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    2014 Season


  • Hi Elena. Wanted to let you know we had a great day fishing. Captain was on point with his fishing knowledge, preparedness and boating skills. He even had rain gear for all. Calm seas never make skillful mariners. We hope this fishing trip will be the start of a new tradition. He took some photos , would you email them to me when you have a moment. Thanks for a memorable day 7/14/14
  • Hi Captain Bob, We enjoyed going fishing with you on your boat. It was a good experience, thanks for the boat ride too. It was great. I will be happy you too recommend you to friends. I know we couldn't keep the big striper I caught, maybe next time. It was a lot of fun catching it. My sons and I would like to say thank you very much!! 7/07/14
  • Elena. Thanks for all your help in planning this weekend. Although we had no luck on Saturday due to the weather, Friday was great. Ian is a great kid and really did a great job in teaching the correct way to jig. We were very pleased over all and will definitely be coming back to Reel Deal. Thanks again 7/05/14
  • Hi Elena, My friends and I really enjoyed the charter last Tuesday. We had a blast and caught some nice fish. Ian was our Captain for the trip. Any chance you can send me some of the pictures he took? We would really appreciate it. Let me know. 7/06/14
  • Hi, We had two charters on the morning of 18 June and now I am back in the UK I wanted to take this opportunity to provide some feedback. The trips were a pre-wedding event for my wedding on the 19 June. As I had been out with Bobby two years ago, I figured this would be the perfect way to show my guests what fishing on the Cape is like. I was on a boat with Ian and I want to say he is the most accomplished young man, I struggle to believe he is only 19. He made our trip memorable, not only from making us catch a LOAD of fish, but also because his social skills made him integrate with our group. Ian is a true asset to Reel Deal - it was a pleasure to work with someone who is clearly an expert and so passionate about what he does. I look forward to coming back to the Cape next year and going back out on the boats with you. 7/2/14
  • Can't wait to do the trip. Four years ago went on the first trip with Bobby and it was fantastic. I have been on a few charters here in RI since then and I have to say none of those trips even can be compared to the operation Bobby and yourself run. 6/30/14
  • Elena, Photos look great! They are a perfect compliment to go with an incredible charter. Both [of us] really enjoyed the trip with Bobby. [We] are definitely interested in coming back next summer and doing it again! Thanks again and I will definitely be steering more business your way in the future! 6/25/14
  • Elena, Thanks for the pics! We posted to Yelp, and Paul says to tell Bobby he's the man. The guys were all smiles Thursday night, it was a great trip. Thank you! 6/26/14
  • Hello Elena, Wow what a nice fishing trip! Thanks to all your team :) Can you send me the pictures Ian took? Thanks again to the captain 6/23/14
  • We are definitely going to plan another trip out with you guys before the end of summer! Everyone had a blast. 6/21/14
  • These are great [photos]! Thanks, and hats off to Capt. Ian 6/20/14
  • Thanks for another great day on the water! 6/18/2014
  • Hi Elena, A good time was had by all. Please send me any pictures the crew might have taken of the trip. Thanks 6/15/14
  • We just wanted to thank you for both outstanding fishing trips. We thoroughly enjoyed our days and really appreciated you accommodating our needs on the foul weather gear. Thank you for sending the pictures, and Doug was such a good sport and took a lot for us. If all goes as planned we will be returning again next year and I will book again nice and early. Hope the rest of your season goes well. Thank you again. 6/14/14
  • I just wanted to say Captain Ian was awesome he showed us where the good fish were. We had a lot of fun on Saturday the 14th and are coming back! Captain Ian rocked and can't wait to do it again! :) thanks 6/14/14
  • Hi Elena, Thank you for a wonderful trip out on Wednesday, [we] had a fantastic day! 6/11/14
  • Please thank Bobby and Ian again for an incredible day. 6/9/14
  • Thanks so much Elena, it was a great time. This was my first charter however it wasn't the guys first and they all said this was the best charter they have been on! We look forward to another one. 6/3/14
  • 2013 Season


  • Pass along our thanks. JR was made our fishing trip fun. Kids had a good time even in the wet conditions. We employed fresh fish at dinner. Thanks again. 8/27/13
  • What great pictures. You guys are the best. I voted for your company as the best fishing charter and hope u win. Since I have posted pictures from this trip I have had many people ask about setting up a trip with u guys. Thanks again for passing along all these photos. I look forward to doing business again in the future. 8/27/13
  • We were out on Saturday morning with JR. I wanted to thank you and him again for a great time, and let you know that we really loved heading out with JR..that dude rules. Total pro, from beginning to end. Even with the waves, which weren't all that bad, it was a blast. I've wanted to do a trip with Reel Deal for years, and after finally going, I can't believe I waited so long. The guys with us, two friends from Boston, and another local from Eastham talked for the rest of the day and night about that was the best day they can remember having in a long, long time. Needless to say, I'll keep recommending you to everyone I know. Thanks again! 8/26/13
  • Hi Elena, Thank you so much for coordinating and being so helpful up to the trip day. My husband and his friends had the time of their lives! Thanks again! 8/26/13
  • Elena, I wanted you to know that Doug was fantastic. The trip was somewhat of a comedy of errors (my mother in law got so sick we had to go back, my jacket with the money seemed to have gotten lost in the water). Despite everything, Doug was very good natured and helped us catch some fish. I am very grateful for how kind and supportive he was. 8/25/13
  • Thanks so much for a great fishing trip! JR was super and we caught more fish than we could imagine. We will be enjoying delicious bass and blue fish dinners for months to come. Jen & Mike 8/24/13
  • Hi Elena. The trip was fabulous and I thank you for your due diligence. Captain John [JR} was amazing. 8/14/13
  • Hello Elena, It was a great morning for us. JR did an excellent job to give us an awesome striped bass experience. He did not let us go without big size bass. Thanks a lot for that. It is a unique spirit. And the filets taste superb at cooked at low heat in the oven with lemon slices, olive oil, butter and a bit of garlic all wrapped in aluminum foil. Take care and keep that spirit 8/13/13
  • Elena, The boys and I had a fantastic time. We caught a lot of fish and JR was great. We would recommend your charter to anyone. Thanks for everything! 8/10/13
  • Thanks for a great trip Bobby! 8/9/13
  • We had another fantastic day fishing with captain Bob, just awesome as usual! We'll see you next year! 8/7/13
  • Had an awesome day striper fishing with Captain JR, Started out with a heavy fog and choppy waters, and in no time were put on the bass. We hooked up one after the other for the entire trip. After awhile it cleared up, the sun came out, and it seemed like we were catchin stripers with every cast. Thanks JR, Thanks Reel Deal Charters, Ya made our trip unforgettable!! 7/23/13
  • Elena, Thanks for the nice charter. JR was great. Lots of fish. 7/22/13
  • Thanks again for a great trip with Capt Bobby. While Charlie Tuna was elusive, he did find the stripers. He was wonderfully professional, kind and fun. My niece Irina and I had a blast. Would you be able to send over a couple of pictures of trip? Thanks again for being so helpful with the bag I left behind as well. Finally, we had a lovely meal at Mr. Rice's restaurant. Delicious. 7/19/13
  • Please extend our thanks and appreciation to JR for an outstanding morning. Not only did we catch some great fish (and quite a few if them), but JR was a lot if fun as well. You have a great crew at Reel Deal; evidenced by the boats coming along side of us to ask JR what his magic to catching so many fish was. Both this year and last, Real Deal has shown that they are incredible guides, and teachers! We'll see you next summer! 7/19/13
  • Hi Elena and Bobby, Just wanted to send a few photos of our recent trip last Thursday feel free to use them however you want. It was the best bass fishing we have ever done! It was a great way to send my nephew off to start his new career in CA....but I'm sure he will be back when we book again! 7/18/13
  • Hi Elena and Bobby, Thanks for the great trip, the striper was delicious - wish we had a ton more! Maybe next time... [We] will be booking a tuna charter sometime in the future - see you next year. 7/17/13
  • Bobby- Thank you again for a great time this past Monday the 24th. What a fantastic experience. It was truly a pleasure to be out on the water with someone like yourself. I can only hope to attain half of the fishing knowledge and experience you have acquired. I hope that you were able to salvage some of the blitz video, that was truly awesome. Thank you again for a great day! 6/24/13
  • Hi Elana, Just a quick note to say thanks for helping to make a good vacation even better. JR was great, the boat excellent, and even the fish cooperated. See you again! 6/24/13
  • Elena, I wanted to take a moment and provide some feedback on our Reel Deal Charter today with Captain JR Barnes. I have fished the Cape for many years from my Dad's boat, with friends and with charters and I was very much looking forward to Reel Deal given how much I enjoy reading Bobby's stuff in On The Water and everything I have heard about the Reel Deal operations. In every possible way, the experience exceeded my expectations. JR was a true professional. We went out today in the relatively brisk SW winds with my brother-in-law who is not a boat person and has never fished. JR was terrific to him. He was thoughtful, educational, supportive, funny and very engaging. We both felt very fortunate to go out with him and. I imagine you get many emails like this; however, I did want to make certain you knew what a superb job he did as Captain. 6/21/13
  • Thanks so much Elena! The guys had a great time and said the fish were so thick it looked like you could walk on water! Great time and they no doubt will be repeat customers. Thank you again!!!! Have a great summer 6/16/13
  • Elana, Thank you so much. I just want you to know that 2 friends of mine from CT, were in our group and both had a spectacular day on the water with Bobby, Jean especially. She was concerned that the crew would treat her differently (being a women) but her concerns vanished as soon as she hooked her first keeper. She couldn't thank me enough for inviting her on the trip. She is an accomplished fisherman and can and does out-fish us all from the beach all the time. Thank you for steering us through all the confusion about the weather and trip options to a most eventful day On The Water 6/10/13
  • 2012 Season


  • Elena, Great picture of Jake and tuna thanks. We had such a great time can't Wait till the next trip. My boys and I had a perfect day. 9/4/12
  • Hi Elena, Just wanted to send you a quick email let you know how much fun we had fishing with JR. We caught a ton of fish and my children had a blast!! Thank you for all your help!! Talk to you next year... Definitely booking again :) 8/31/12
  • Hi Elena - just wanted to say thanks to you all for our 2 trips. The one with kids was a lot of fun and Bobby was pretty patient with us all. The trip today was great - I really understand that its fishing (not catching) and I'm always just pleased to be out on the ocean and even a bumpy ride back is fun for me. The fish - well, they really are the icing on the cake. Please let Bobby and Mike know how much I appreciated their can do attitude and talking me through the fish! 8/31/12
  • Elena: my friends and I had a great time with your husband, Bob, despite the slow fishing. He worked very hard to find us fish. You can't fight nature. I look forward to trying again with you guys next year. :-) 8/27/12
  • Elena, We had a great time fishing and caught 2 nice fish in the fly rod, thanks again. Keep up the good work. Rick 8/26/12
  • Elena: We enjoyed today's fishing trip! It was very successful! The guys were satisfied with reeling in the fish and us gals were happy to see the porpoises that Bob brought us out to see. We appreciate the hospitality. ... It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed the ride out of the harbor. 8/22/12
  • Hi Elena, I just wanted to let you know that we had an awesome time and JR was great. We are looking forward to doing it again next year! 8/19/12
  • Hi Elena! I would like to thank you for making this fishing trip possible on July 24. I was alone and I know that it is not always easy to join a group. I had a great time and caught a lot of stripe bass. It was the best fishing trip I ever attend - everything was great the captain, the boat, the service everything was better than I could imagine. 8/13/12
  • Hi Elena, Thanks for your help - the trip yesterday was fantastic. Bobby and Fran were great and we already feasted on some of our catch. 8/5/12
  • Hi there. Just wanted to say thanks again for a fantastic Striper fishing trip. Bobby is a great Captain and you can really see his passion for fishing and life on the water. Same for his first mate, can't remember his name. Just a great laid back guy just wantin' to catch fish. I will definitely be back on his boat for sure!!! Thanks! 8/4/12
  • Elena, Just wanted to thank you and JR for the excellent time we had on our fishing charter this morning. Everything worked out great, JR did a great job of finding the fish and teaching us novices how to catch them. We literally caught a boat load of Striped Bass as a result and our teenage girls had the best time. Thanks again and we'll definitely recommend Reel Deal to everyone we know coming to the Cape. 8/4/12
  • Attached are pictures from our 7/25 charter with JR. The Jones family has enjoyed fishing CC Waters for years ... with JR at the helm. Kids had a fantastic day - again. Attached pictures show all the smiles. Thanks and look forward to seeing you again 7/25/12
  • We have fished all over our end of Cape Cod and many other places, endlessly dragging various foreign objects thru the water, but it was different with Bob Rice. We were CATCHING! Once we were out Bob would go in what appeared to me to be random circles. After about 10 minutes of this, he suddenly stopped and said, "Put your lines in the water" Within 2 minutes we had hooked 5 fish. When the action slowed down, he would tell us to pull the lines in, and he would do his search pattern and repeat the excitement. It was our best "catching day" ever. (80th birthday trip) Parker A. Small, Jr. M.D. 7/25/12
  • Hi Elana, What an awesome day of fishing, you guys delivered again Big Time!! I'm sure we will be talking about this trip for years to come as the new bench mark for fishing trips. Thanks again to JR. ... Thanks again for a great day 7/22/12
  • Capt. Bob, we had a great time with you today. What an experience! Your knowledge, experience and expertise surely make you one of the best guides New England has to offer. We will be back! 7/20/12
  • Dear Elena and Bob; Thank you for having us aboard your beautiful boat on 7/17/12 for a half day striper trip. Your boat was immaculate, your fishing skills second to none and we learned a lot about fishing Cape Cods pristine waters. Your website is also very informative and made booking the trip a breeze. We are still laughing about the wave that got us wet near the end of the trip. My wife printed the whole striper for you and we will send it out to you ASAP. Thanks again 7/17/12
  • Hello Captain Bobby and Elena - Just wanted to drop you a line regarding the GREAT trip we had on the Reel Deal last Friday morning. The fishing was awesome and as usual the Captain knew right where to find the fish. The boys have enjoyed their new found "celebrity status" with those pictures on your website. Thanks again for a great trip and enjoy the rest of your summer. 7/13/12
  • Dear Elena, I just wanted to make sure you knew what a huge success our fishing trip was. Great captain [JR], great fishing, great time. Many thanks -- my sons are already making plans for next year. 7/12/12
  • Just had an absolutely off the wall day with Bob and Fran on board. Started out with a Bluefin in the morning and ended up with about 40 Stripers after. Not to mention a few Bluefish and Dogfish as well. Janlyn Eikenberg and I had a day we will NEVER forget! At one point you were upset if you didn't hook a fish in 3 jigs up. Unforgettable! Thank you so much. 7/07/12
  • Elena, I went on the charter last Friday morning. I wanted to compliment your husband Bob on what a great trip and experience we had. I brought my 7 year old son with us. This was his first deep sea fishing trip and he had an excellent time. I did not think Ben would get to fish, but Bob had it set up so that he could. Besides catching our fair share of fish. My Son caught the biggest fish of the day and it was almost the same size as him. As a father who hunts and fishes I want to pass on the tradition and appreciation of the outdoors and this trip did this for my son. I will highly recommend Reel Deal fishing charters to anyone looking to go out. 6/29/12
  • Just wanted to drop you a quick note regarding our charter. [We] caught our limit. JR knew where the fish were and how to catch them. We had a great time and JR made the trip really special for my son who caught the biggest fish of the day. Thanks for the great time! Thank JR for us.6/21/12
  • Hi Elena, We all had a fabulous time today. I don't think it was Bobby's favorite fishing day because he had had two spectacular days just before today but we loved it. I want to send a few pictures and report in on the mackerel, which Bobby would have returned to the ocean and which we cooked and loved. I'm going to send a picture of it as we served it tonight, on a radicchio and avocado salad with lemon vinaigrette. Tell Bobby we really had a great time. 6/17/12
  • Hi Elena... Thank you so much for putting the charter together for my husband and I and our friend Pat yesterday! We had a unbelievable time! It was so amazing the fish we caught and saw out while with Bobby! We've never experienced anything like it! We were so busy fishing that we didn't get a lot of pics and were wondering if you'd be so kind and email some of those which Bobby got of us all? If its not too much trouble! We appreciate it! Thank you and Bobby again for yet another great trip! Hope to make it out again this year....have a great weekend! - Amy & Glen 6/15/12
  • Cannot wait to get out there fishing with the best Captain in Cape Cod! 6/14/12
  • Just wanted to say, a huge thanks from Josh and I! We had the best time fishing with you Saturday, and can't wait to do it again! You rock! 5/19/12
  • 2011 Season


  • Hi Elana: Great time with Captain Chris. He was very patient with the kids and really put us on the fish despite rough seas and high wind. We really had a lot of fun and look forward to doing it again. Thanks again 8/25/11
  • Just wanted to thank you guys for a great trip today. We just finished dining on our yummy fresh fish. Chris was a terrific guide. Thanks again. 8/24/11
  • Mom, Dad and Dennis had the best time ever fishing on your charter. JR can find the fish! Lot's of actions. Caught our limit with the biggest over 30 lbs. Thanks to JR for the great trip. Thanks to Bobby for the best equipment and boat and thanks to Elena for the wake up call :) Also had a great meal at the Whitman House. Hope to see you next you next year! We will pass the word that your charters are the best!!! 8/23/11
  • Capt Bobby, We had a great time out with Capt Chris a few Fridays ago--thanks for helping us schedule another trip that week! I can't tell you how much fun we had, and can't tell you how much we want to come back! Thanks again. 8/23/11
  • Awesome fishing. JR is the best. The last four drifts were catch and release and we must have released 5-40" fish along with another 15 keepers. These are not schoolies. I don't think we caught a fish smaller than 30" the whole day. We will be back and I will tell people the only charter at the cape is reel deal. Thanks for a wonderful day of fishing. 8/25/11
  • Reel Deal Fishing Charters was AWESOME to us! We caught no less than 10 keepers..hardest part of the day was throwing back 36 inch fish, cause you can only keep 2 each! 8/22/11
  • Hello Bobs wife. Myself and 3 friends had an great time on 7/29 fishing. We are already talking about next yrs trip! Its going to be an every year thing from now on. Thanks again for running such a great operation, and have a wonderful season!! Tight Lines!! 7/29/11
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  • Elena, I would just like to thank you and the Captain Chris deSousa for our fishing trip on Wednesday of last week. I have chartered fishing trips in different locations over the years, and this trip was most enjoyable. Chris is a great Captain kept conversation light and enjoyable, and most of all got us into nice Stripers. Great time and I hope to do this again. 7/27/11
  • Elena, just wanted to let you know the boys had a great time fishing, really enjoyed Chris. He was great with them, good attitude, easy to relate to for them, very helpful and found a lot of fish. The decision for next outing is the Reel Deal. Thanks again 7/26/11
  • Elena, Thanks for a great experience the group had a great time. Bobby certanly put us on the fish! 7/25/11
  • Capt Bobby, My boys had a blast, thank you for everything! 7/21/11
  • Bob and Elena, We had a great time fishing with you. This was an especially nice 25th for [us]. Thank you 7/16/11
  • I had family visiting from Buffalo and CT this past week and three of them enjoyed a day fishing on one of your boats (and I shared in the rewards, delicious!). They were so pleased, I thought I would add information about Reel Deal to our website ... Thanks again for helping to make my family's visit a memorable one. They are already talking about coming back in the Fall for tuna. 7/6/11
  • Thanks for the awesome trip... Hope to see you next year or sooner! 6/27/2011
  • Elena, Thank you and Capt Rice for two great trips on water topped off by the incredible 'seafood feast'!!! We greatly appreciate your efforts in putting this together for us as well as Capt Rice's efforts to provide us a great time on the water. Also, thank you for the pictures. We look forward to returning this fall (~early October) for another tuna/bass trip (I'll send you requested dates toward end of summer as we finalize our plans). Thank you for helping us create great family memories :) 6/22/11
  • Hi Elena, We just returned from fishing today and I wanted to thank you and Bobby for a nice day on the water. It was a positive experience all-around and I look forward to fishing for tuna again with Bobby in the future, hopefully with better luck next time. 6/18/11
  • Fished today on the Reel Deal with Bobby Rice and with a special guest appearance made by RonZ. We made the long run from Pamet to the tuna grounds with the rest of the fleet. Lots of life with whales, birds and bait, but fishing was on the slow side. The three of us worked the RonZ's hard for the majority of the day. Just when it looked like we would finish the day empty handed, Bobby hooks up just off the bottom on a white RonZ jig, fished on a VSB250 and a 7' VS jig stick. Took the fish a minute to realize it was hooked before it ran. Bobby handed me the rod and I began to fight the fish, my first ever east coast bft. These fish pull harder than any fish I have ever had the chance to pull on. I worked the fish for a while, before handing off to Captain Bobby for a lesson in how to skillfully and patiently finish off these brutally strong fish. We had the leader on the rod no less that 6 times and the fish was at gaffing range twice before Ron was able to stick it after a 1:40 minute battle (we couldn't harpon it because it was not an obviously legal fish). We dragged it on board and it taped out a 76"! High fives all the way around. By the time we landed the fish it was time to make the run back to Pamet which did not seen so long with a beautiful "sale fish" inside the kill bag. In just one day I learned a great deal about this wonderful fishery and this new to me technique of big game fishing on light spinning gear tackle. What a blast and what a challenge. Thanks to both Ron and Bobby. The Reel Deal is just that...Bobby has a great riding and fishing boat, he worked his ass off, his gear is the best of the best, and most of all I appreciated his positive attitude and demeanor. I would recommend him highly. Ron, thanks for your humorous storys and your coaching while I "tried" to land my first giant bluefin. Maybe next time I will be able to "close the deal". It truly was a great day on the water and an experience I will never forget! Thanks Again, John 6/11/11 Read on 360 tuna forum
  • 2010 Season


  • Without re-stating the obvious, we had a memorable trip with Capt Bobby and an awesome dinner prepared by his dad at Whitman House. We're looking forward to setting up some more charter dates with 'reel deal' next summer for bass and tuna! You are truly blessed to have such a great family caring and looking out for one another ... we were stunned by THE fish, but in more awe at what tremendous people each of you are, which is what really made our experience a memorable one! 10/5/10
  • Good Afternoon, We booked your striped bass fishing charter on August 11th as a last minute decision while vacationing in Truro. We left on a Wednesday at noon with a party of 5. Our captain was Chris and he put us right on the fish. The action was great! This was our first time hiring a striped bass charter. We caught our limit quickly and tried to catch some larger fish. We had a great time and would recommend this charter. Thanks for providing an awesome fishing experience for me and my family! 9/28/10
  • Thanks Bobby Rice for another successful Reel Deal trip. Dad enjoyed himself, the day could not have been better & the freezer is filled with fish in preparation for the ride back home. Thanks again Cap'n! Its always a good time. 9/26/10
  • Elena/Bobby, I just wanted to say Thank you for everything. We had a great time and we are already talking about 'next year'. Hope to see you then... 9/16/10
  • Had a great charter with JR on Fri. My friend and I loved it. Lots of fish! I look forward to making it down again. I had a great time with Reel Deal and I'll be back. 9/10/10
  • Bob, Got to thank you and Chris for what I learned about some fine points on wire line jigging! 9/2/10
  • Elena & Bob, We had a great day on the water...You have a new convert! Thank you for sharing with us. 8/26/10
  • Just wanted to say we all had a super time!!!! It was the best fishing we have ever had on the Cape and on a charter. I told the Captain that we are hooked and will see you next year. And thank you for all the work on arranging the charter and trying to hook me up on the extra trip. 8/12/10
  • Bobby ROCKS!! 8/10/10
  • You know its a great day when you are throwing back 34 inch fish!!!! OUTTTT! Bobby, you ARE THE MAN!!! Thanks for another great trip. See you in September! 7/30/10
  • One of my most fond memories of the summer of 2010 will be the charter trip I experienced with The REEL DEAL. From our emails and phones calls to set the trip up to the bags of fresh caught Stripers and Blues I left with I was very impressed with the quality of the service and fishing experience. You and Bobby (and your associates) are top notch and you have me planning my next trip ASAP. I can't say how much fun I had but my picture on your website starts to tell the story. My advice to anyone looking to book a charter is - fish the reel deal. 7/18/10
  • My wife and I had a lovely afternoon with Chris. The boat is very nice and Chris was excellent in getting us to catch fish and in teaching us how it is done in these waters. We came home with three large bass and released two smaller ones and could have caught many more if it had been our desire to do so. 7/9/10
  • Bob, thank you for a great day of fishing. Bagging 100 stripers in one day was totally fantastic. Your boat is awesome and your knowledge of the area second to none. I just grabbed the photos off your website and will always look back at yesterday as a super day. Best to you and your family! Thanks Again 7/02/10
  • Bob, We had a GREAT time today fishing with my Dad and brother. We had the stripers cooked on the grill with olive oil, herb seasoning, garlic, tomatoes, onions, with white wine and butter wrapped in aluminum foil. We had a New England clam bake with steamers & lobster along with corn on the cob. It was fantastic!! We can't wait to get out there again next year ( if not sooner)!! 7/01/10
  • ... Met up with Captain Bobby with his brand new 26' sea craft 5:00 AM in the morning. Loaded up the gear and go!!! fished and ran every place.. from the bank all the way to chatham, and the bay. However the tuna love was not there.. But plenty of big ol striped bass and bluefish busting on small mackerel and herring to keep the action going. Even without tuna singing, we did enjoyed so much on the trip by great companies and experienced different lures, knots and rods to get ready till next time.. Thank you to the guys on this trip, and Captain Bobby for the hard working. 6/20/10
  • Hi, I wanted to thank you for a great morning of fishing with Capt Chris. My son and I had a really good time. Chris hooked us up right away on the lite spinning gear. When the bite slowed we quickly moved on to the jigs and had doubles three times. We also really liked your boat! I am sure we will book with you as soon as I can make it back down to the Cape! I can't wait....Hats off to Capt Chris. 6/20/10
  • Such a fun trip thanks again for the experience! ... We all had a blast and are contemplating booking both boats again for next year. 6/11/10
  • Went out Sunday fishing for haddock, cod and pollack with friend Bobby Rice, and had a great day. Weather was nice, caught a lot of fish, brand new 26 ft Sea Craft and an awesome whale show. First day on the water this year... hear come the stripers! 5/02/2010
  • Left Pamet Harbor (Truro, Cape Cod) at 6am with Capt Bobby for some fishing - Pollock/haddock/cod. Run out was cold but fast. Then started fishing. Then the show began - whales and more whales and dolphins. We felt like part of the gang they were so close. A great trip (we did catch a lot of fish) It was truly a great morning on the water - great fishing, and great whale and dolphin watching. Can't beat a charter with Reel Deal 5/01/2010
  • I wanted to send you an e-mail to thank you for the opportunity to fish with the Reel deal fishing charter, the two tuna fishing days was absolutely incredible and the three day striper fishing was outstanding. My dad who is 87 and my sister who is my age all had a time of their life, and Bob I do believe that you have fish blood in your veins because I have never seen a boat captain with such hard rock enthusiastic skills and commitment to running a fish charter, you truly believe in taking care of those who fish on your boat, you named your boat the reel deal, well it is the REEL DEAL. We will see next year around the same time. 9/07/2009
  • Hi Elena - if you could just pass on my thanks to Bobby and the mate for what was really a great day out for me! They were patient, answered stupid questions and really talked me through the two tuna - and made me laugh when I realized I was only a fraction of the way through the fight. Its been a tough year and a day on the ocean with all the wildlife and catching, what for me, might be a once in a lifetime fish was very special. The trick now is to find myself on the cape every fall! 9/05/2009
  • Hello Reel Deal, We had a wonderful day fishing. It's been along time since we have seen the Stripers run like this. The Cape has always been our second home and sometimes our first. Thanks for the run! 9/03/2009
  • We have loved getting to know Bobby and you and have loved our trips and the great fishing! Thank you so much for your friendship and generosity and helpfulness on our previous trips together. 8/27/2009
  • I wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience for my family..They talked about it all night and told their gramp and gram all about it too! We had a wonderful dinner of fish Friday night. ... Lastly, you should know that you have the respect of all mine to the upmost degree. How you handled the boat, getting the lines out and bringing them in, right down to the skilled filleting and handling. I know you have been doing this all your life, but they were very impressed with your skill and your knowledge. You expanded their knowledge and I thank you. I hope you have a good rest of the season, and get some time to enjoy your family as well. Thank you once again. 8/24/2009
  • I had a great time. We look forward to fishing with you guys again soon! 8/23/2009
  • We went out on a fishing charter with you on August 21, 2009 (myself, three sons, and two friends) and it was very enjoyable. I've told many people about the experience, so you have gotten quite a bit of free advertising. We also had supper at the Whitman House on our last evening on the Cape and thought it was excellent (food, service, and price). Thanks again for an enjoyable time. 8/21/2009
  • We wanted to send you a quick note to let you know what an incredible time we had catching those huge bass, taking a swim off Race Point, and seeing those amazing whales. Additionally, my brother an I greatly appreciate your flexibility with regards to what the guys wanted to do, your open and relaxed attitude, your patience with a boat load of Norwegians, and your willingness to stay on the water and fish as long as we did. We never felt rushed - on the contrary I think you would have fished with us until midnight if we wanted to! Anyway, my brother and I are seriously considering a tuna trip in October ... So expect a call! 8/18/2009
  • Thanks again. We had a great time. The fishing was outstanding and the filets proved to be very tasty. We will definitely be back again and I will be sure to pass your name along. 8/11/2009
  • The fish we got today were plentiful and delicious tonight! Weather was gorgeous. Thank you! 8/1/2009
  • We had a GREAT TIME! One of our partners is going out with his kids next week and I forwarded him your name. Everytime I'm on the Cape I'll be sure to look you guys up. Thanks again! 7/15/2009
  • Bobby, Thank you again for a great experience. 7/9/2009
  • Thanks for taking the photos after our trip last Thursday. They turned out awesome and we had an excellent time!! I'm glad the weather finally cooperated. I am going to recommend Captain Bobby to other people I know. In fact, I already mentioned to someone who just vacationed in Cape Cod. I also voted for him as Best Charter on the Cape for 2009. As soon as I know when I'll be back, I'll let you know as I'd love to do it again!! He really knows how to catch big fish!! 7/02/2009
  • Thanks so much for the awesome day of fishing! We all had a great time catching our limit of stripers. We grilled some up for dinner and they were out of this world!!! We look forward to fishing with you soon!! Best of luck and you are the reel deal! 06/30/2009
  • Captain Bobby is one of the most talented individuals I have ever seen on the water. He amazed us with his knowledge and understanding of what techniques work given the conditions. He is heading straight to the top. ... I can't wait until he has his own fishing show! 06/13/2009
  • We had a GREAT TIME fishing with you this spring!! we caught 82 fish and brought home 77 POUNDS of meat -- and that's after we gave a BUNCH away! How could we NOT have a good time with THAT kind of day!! We had to buy three Styrofoam coolers just to get it all home! We saw whales on the way out -- a few fin backs even visited us while we were fishing. We had porpoises playing right off the bow on the way home -- just incredible! We have eaten the fish twice now an OH MY GOD is it good! Please thank Bobby for a GREAT trip! 4/20/2009

2008 Season


  • Hi Bob, Awesome Trip Saturday!!!! Here are some photos from the trip for your use on the website. ... See you next year, maybe more than once since I now have 3 neighbors that would love to do a trip like this. Thanks again - Tuna Saturday night was outstanding! 10/11/2008
  • Hello, went fishing today and had a great time! Thank you again! 9/22/2008
  • Here are a few picts from the trip. I hope to see you all next year. Thanks so much for a great day on the water. 9/18/2008
  • Hi Guys, Just wanted to send you some pictures of another fantastic fishing trip! Sue and I had a blast with you again. Sue’s first time “fishing” in a “man’s world”! She was absolutely floored! A really great experience for her. Thanks again and I hope to see you both again soon! 8/16/2008
  • Hi Elena and Bobby, This being our fifth charter with you, I am amazed. You have brought us right to where the fish are every single time. Even when we had the Large Crew form Kansas. We have yet to come home with out our limit of keepers. This has now become a tradition with my boys and I. Its' great to have a captain that knows so much about boating and how to find the fish even when mother nature can change so rapidly. When the fish die out in one area, Bobby seems to know exactly where to go to find them. I also feel very comfortable being on the water with Bobby. Thanks again Mark, Aaron, and Nathan Grover 8/15/2008
  • We wanted to thank you for a wonderful day on Monday! I cannot tell you how much fun we had and how perfect the day was. The boys had a blast and the "fish stories" [they] told when we got back were priceless. I am still amazed that we actually had to reel up "10 foot ball fields" of line to bring a fish in......and that we actually caught "about 100 fish". We are going to get our act together and get a group of either family (if we can) or friends down there to go out fishing again as I know everyone would have an absolute ball! 8/04/2008
  • I just want to write to let everyone who visits this website how great this fishing charter with Reel Deal really is. My brother-in-law Roger and myself have been using Reel Deal Fishing Charters for the past 7 years. Captain Bob Rice lives up to the name he has chosen for his fishing charters. You will not get a boat ride for half the trip, he will go straight for the fish through out your fishing trip. One year we went fishing with my son Adam and my Daughter Stephanie and we caught are limit within 90 minutes. But although we couldn't keep anymore fish we still spent the rest of the day catching and releasing good size keepers. I just want to say thanks to Bob and Elena Rice for making part of our vacation at the Cape each year most memorable and one of the best times on our vacation. I look forward to going out again next year and every from now on with Reel Deal Fishing Charters...Thanks John Pepin 7/14/2008
  • Hey There! What a fantastic trip we had...a little coast guard excitement but luckily all involved in that incident were OK. 8 keepers -- not counting all those blues we chose not to keep. Cap'n Bob was great with the kids -- gave them just enough direction. My 15 year old caught 10 fish himself and cannot wait until next season to book with Reel Deal again. I managed to only catch ONE all morning but hey -- it was the BIGGEST of all brought on board so who's complaining! A big thanks to you all for a great trip, a wonderful day and many memories...we'll be eating striper for weeks but believe me that is not a complaint! Thanks again. 7/22/2008
  • I went down to the cape this weekend for my bachelor party and to fish with Bobby on the REEL DEAL and I have to say it was one of the best weekends I ever had. Bobby put us on the fish right away and it didn't stop the whole day. We were on the boat that day for ten hours and it flew by, with great fishing and knowledgable conversations with the captain and o ya it wouldn't be a bachelor party with out a few beers. So for all its worth if you want fish and memories to last a life time I recommend the best boat and captain on cape cod THE REEL DEAL CHARTERS. THANKS BOBBY AND ELANA & FRAN (I didnt forget you buddy) 7/19/2008
  • Bob you definately go above with your service. To say we share your passion just doesn't seem enough. You're out there today and as I type this we have the new memory of our trip. I want more!! Hope you get your 13 hook up's out of the way and beat Charlie-the-Tuna!! Talk to you again. 6/29/2008
  • I want to thanks again for best day of fishing I [have ever] experienced. It was great to see all this marine life surrounding us and catch so much fish thanks to Bobby's skills, intuition and instructions, he gave me during such a beautiful day. I absolutely loved every minute! ... I'm talking with my friends about my experience and some of them may be calling you to reserve a charter. 4/19/2008

Archives


  • Hi Bob, Thanks for a great trip. We caught the max in two hours and all the kids big and small just want to thank you again. 8/10/2007
  • Just wanted to follow up on our wonderful fishing trip of the other morning - we had the BEST TIME and I never would have believed how many stripers there were under there! Certainly none of them ever appeared until we went with Bobby - he is amazing. It was very interesting watching other boats around us NOT catching fish, and us catching every single time we dropped the line back in the water. Today we were out on Herring Cove watching the Reel Deal through the binoculars and envying whoever was on there! We are already talking about doing another trip in September. Bobby is very patient and we had a really wonderful time - Thanks again for all your information and help setting it up! 7/24/2007
  • Hi Bob, Thanks for a great trip. We caught the max in two hours and all the kids big and small just want to thank you again. 8/10/2007
  • Just wanted to follow up on our wonderful fishing trip of the other morning - we had the BEST TIME and I never would have believed how many stripers there were under there! Certainly none of them ever appeared until we went with Bobby - he is amazing. It was very interesting watching other boats around us NOT catching fish, and us catching every single time we dropped the line back in the water. Today we were out on Herring Cove watching the Reel Deal through the binoculars and envying whoever was on there! We are already talking about doing another trip in September. Bobby is very patient and we had a really wonderful time - Thanks again for all your information and help setting it up! 7/24/2007
  • Thanks for a great day of fishing. We all had a great time and will remember it forever. You made our great day that much better with stripers. Thanks again! 6/30/2007
  • Thank you for an awesome experience on June 3rd, 2007. My wife and I had a memorable experience fishing with you and have never caught so many "Quality Fish" like that. Your easy going approach and preparedness were great. Thanks too for the use of your "Foul Weather Gear"! 6/3/2007
  • Thanks for a great fishing trip that you arranged for my family. My goal was to create a memory for my boys that would never be forgotten. And that you did. 8/6/2006
  • My son and I would like to thank you for a wonderful fishing trip last Sunday. We both had a great time and he's already asking when we can do it again. We greatly enjoyed every aspect of the trip, from pick up through packing up our fish. (and the dinners that followed!) 7/3/2005
  • Just a quick note to say THANKS for a really memorable day on the water off of The Race....last Wednesday. You really picked the right spot and the whole day was truly sparkling. The fish were awesome and we enjoyed eating them and freezing them for the future! You are a great fisherman and wonderful guy. Thanks for teaching us what to do and taking us out. 10/2003