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5. Small Cooler
Below is a sampling of letters and praises Captain Martin has received just this year.
Dr. Mike Conway
Sure was a great trip & I'll remember that drum all my life. You are a great guide Doug - always work hard to catch us fish. Personally, I look forward each year to being in the same boat with you and hope I can call you my friend.
All the Best,
Just wanted to say thanks for a great time - the drum fishing was really something. Hope you are doing well and catching fish. Don't know if I'll be down in the fall but Judy and I will definitely be there next May or June. Take care and thanks again.
"I can't believe that (Speckled Trout) was 5.5 pounds. We will definitely be back next year!"
N.C. Saltwater Fishing Magazine
The Sportfishing Report
Allen Odom and Glen Wendt fished with Captain Doug years ago one April and wrote quite an extensive article about their experience. The article is best summed up below:
"We enjoyed fishing with (Doug) so much we spent two of our seven days on his 21 foot center console...we combined drifting cut bait and jigging lures in the sound and caught our limit of grey trout and bluefish. The action was, at times, fast and furious and it was not unusual for all three anglers to be hooked up at once, with several doubles on the two-hook rigs....After adding some flounder and Spanish mackerel to the cooler, we cast for big drum and troll for kings. We didn't find any drum, but got into the best action of the trip when we hit a school of false albacore...Glen hooked two and lost them both before the heroic efforts of Captain Doug saved his day. With a fresh fish stripping line fast, Glen in his excitement, ...hit the free-spool lever...I assumed the only thing we could do was cut the line and let the fish go, but Captain Doug had a different plan. He cut the line all right, but only after pulling in enough to tie to the boat cleat. He then cut out the tangle with his bait knife, leaving enough line on the reel to fight the fish. He restrung the rod and tied the two lines together. Talk about performing under pressure! Glen got his fish in and released it unharmed."