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Cape Cod Charter Fishing Captain Captain's Fishing Report

    2014 Season


  • 12/1/14: Looking for that perfect holiday gift for your favorite fisherman? Reel Deal gift certificates are available now!
  • 11/14/14: Check out some of On The Water's video of Captain Bobby Rice battling a giant tuna on spinning gear!
  • 11/11/14: Could not ask for a better way to wrap up a spectacular season than a couple days off outer Cape Cod of calms seas and awesome topwater tuna activity fishing with Craig Cantlemo from Van Staal and the On The Water TV crew! Be sure to watch for another episode featuring Reel Deal in 2015...
  • 11/5/14: November topwater tuna bite continues! Another great fish picked up on the Strategic Angler lure.
  • 10/28/14: The pearl RonZs were the ticket for landing two mid-60 inch fish during a day that showed schools of fish popping up under the birds many times, yet more often than not the high activity dissolving just as soon as it began.
  • 10/18/14: Bluefin tuna bite continues with the RonZ and spinning gear!
  • 10/15/14: The October run continues with another magnificent day on the water targeting bluefin tuna off Cape Cod. The Point Jude Deep Force jigs and RonZ had the magic again as all our boats picked up multiple fish. Certainly will enjoy this bite as it lasts!
  • 10/13/14: Ronz, Ronz, Ronz! More spinning rod activity including a few giant battles - the fish one this time!
  • 10/12/14: A fisherman's dream is unfolding on Cape Cod...it is mid-October with favorable offshore conditions and a red hot bluefin tuna bite on spinning gear! Reel Deal II and Reel Deal 3 were back out again with great results vertically jigging RonZ baits.
  • 10/11/14: The tuna bite stays strong as this group of anglers picks up two fish on Ronz baits and another for the Strategic Angler lure. The rods are bending and the weather window is good - get one more trip in before the season is out!
  • 10/10/14: Record bluefin tuna landed on spinning gear! 86-inch 423 pound bluefin boated aboard Reel Deal II and the strong bite continues, get your trip in during this weather window! Yahoo's GrindTV article
  • 10/5/14: It was a Sunday for fishing as all three Reel Deal boats get on top of some awesome striped bass fishing. Feeling appreciative for favorable conditions and great customers!
  • 10/3/14: We recently had the great pleasure of celebrating this angler's 78th birthday aboard Reel Deal! He told us it was an extraordinary day for him, which is what we love to hear - two thumbs up to our Captains and crew.
  • 10/1/14: Snuck in one more charter before the wind came up and landed this 60" fish on topwater with the silver RonZ! Will be anxiously awaiting calmer seas to get back in on the bluefin action.
  • 9/29/14: The calendar may be approaching October, but the Reel Deal fleet is still striped bass fishing with great results including some of these large keepers. The Cape Cod fishing season continues right along with the summer-like weather - we'll take it!
  • 9/25/14: Dad's 68th birthday did not disappoint - picked up our under & over on the bluefin and then got into some smokin' striped bass action. Awesome day on the water - well deserved, happy birthday Dad!
  • 9/24/2014: Set the trolling gear aside and put the Van Staal GT rod to work paired up with a VM 275 casting a Strategic Angler plug which proved to be a great decision! Went 4-for-7 with the tuna and then got into some red hot striped bass action on the way in - certainly a day to remember on the water...
  • 9/23/14: Headed out into some heavy seas again, the signature of Fall tuna fishing on Cape Cod, and was rewarded with a couple bluefin! Awesome job to Steve and Doug whose positive attitude and energy earned them a great catch.
  • 9/15/14: Light winds bring calm seas and a whole lot of boats on the water, although Reel Deal still goes 2-for-3 outside the pack on today's tuna fishing charter!
  • 9/13/14: With favorable marine conditions being few and far between, the Reel Deal boats went for it and found more great activity on the tuna grounds! Both groups aboard Reel Deal II and Reel Deal 3 brought home big smiles and bluefin tuna - just reward for toughin' it out.
  • 9/12/14: Striped bass fishing stays strong into September! Recent fishing charters enjoy continued light tackle action including these recent photos.
  • 9/11/14: Finally saw a weather window to get offshore and took it! The bluefin tuna did not disappoint as one of our loyal Reel Dealers brought in this beauty on recent fishing charter.
  • 9/6/14: The bluefin bite is on! This bachelor party fishing charter experienced high activity and a fantastic day on the water - great group of anglers bringing in multiple fish, one to keep and others released!
  • 9/5/14: Reel Deal II and Reel Deal 3 both bring home tuna on yesterday's offshore fishing charters! Way to go team Reel Deal rockin' the bluefin bite, welcome September...
  • 9/2/14: Thank you to everyone who voted Reel Deal as Cape Cod's Best Fishing Charter for 2014!
  • 8/29/14: More high action striped bass and blues to report as we roll through the final week of August. Several fun days on the water especially with the younger anglers who will be heading back to school soon. Happy Labor Day!
  • 8/28/14: Two awesome days of tuna activity including a great striped bass bite on the way back in on recent combination fishing trip. As soon as ocean swells calm down will be back to the tuna grounds again!
  • 8/25/14: And the big bass are back! Awesome weekend of striper fishing for the Reel Deal fleet, new photos posting soon...
  • 8/22/14:Boisterous schools of topwater bluefish dance across the surface as the yellow-eyed devils begin to dominate although still keeper striped bass to be found as well. Lots of fun activity!
  • 8/19/14: On a slow day of tuna fishing, the blue sharks provide plenty of action particularly on the light tackle Van Staal fishing gear! The rods kept bending on this recent offshore fishing charter.
  • 8/16/14: Tight lines and adrenalin-pumping bass action aboard Reel Deal create a memorable midsummer's striped dream! Several large keepers landed during these recent fishing charters off Cape Cod
  • 8/13/14: Watch Captain Bobby Rice accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
  • 8/12/14: All ages and skill levels are getting in on this amazing striped bass bite! Thankful for a beautiful stretch of weather paired with some exceptional light tackle fishing trips - here's to another great day on Cape Cod!
  • 8/8/14: Bluefin tuna and blue sharks provide some high octane activity aboard Reel Deal II! Recent offshore fishing charters find success targeting these amazing (and strong!) species.
  • 8/7/14: August begins with some high action striped bass fishing including some really big fish! The Reel Deal Captains are keeping busy staying on top of these fast moving schools that light up the surface one day and then vanish the next. And the summer excitement continues...
  • 8/2/14: Tuna Update: What started out as a challenging day (16 smashes on our rigs with only one hook-up!) turned into an awesome one as we landed 8 tuna on this high activity tuna fishing charter.
  • 7/29/14: Fishing through the spectacular days and the slower days on outer Cape Cod as the new moon phase carries us through the closing days of July. Today's fishing charters enjoyed a considerable increase in activity including some topwater!
  • 7/25/14: Reel Deal is the Boston Globe's top-rated Cape Cod fishing charter!
  • 7/20/14: It certainly was a bass-tastic week for our Cape Cod fishing charters. We enjoyed many trips with anglers of all ages and skill levels pulling in some magnificent striped bass. Are you ready to go deep sea fishing? Call now!
  • 7/15/14: Rain or Shine: Fish the Cape! Striped bass continue to shine while fishing Cape Cod despite the cloudy skies! Put on some foul weather gear and join Reel Deal Fishing Charters on those days not exactly meant for the beach.
  • 7/12/14: Cape Cod fishing is in it's summer pattern with Southwest winds and super striped bass! Recent fishing charters enjoy light tackle battles with these great fish.
  • 7/4/14: The week leading into July 4th shows off plenty of stars and stripers aboard the Reel Deal fleet. Light tackle fishing for big striped bass make for a memorable holiday week deep sea fishing on Cape Cod. Happy Independence Day!
  • 6/28/14: The striped bass are performing quite the whitewater show off outer Cape Cod. Be sure to get in some fishing these last few days of June to experience the blitz!
  • 6/25/14: Boisterous masses of striped bass are grabbing those sparkling jigs off Cape Cod and making the drags scream. The bending is a trending as the Reel Deal fishing charter fleet enjoys double, triple, quadruple and yes, QUINTUPLE hook-ups! Video coming soon...
  • 6/23/14: Weekend Fishing Report: striped bass fishing stays strong off Cape Cod. Be sure to get your June fishing trip in before the month is out - openings still available this week!
  • 6/20/14: Spring Finale: The spring striped bass fishing season welcomes summer with a bang as these last couple days yield awesome fishing off Cape Cod on light tackle spinning gear. Happy Summer!
  • 6/17/14: Things to do on Cape Cod: Go Fishing! Rolling into mid-June the striped bass fishing activity continues to heat up along with the weather. More great fish landed on topwater and vertically jigging during recent fishing charters- shaping up to be an awesome summer.
  • 6/14/14: It was a Saturday for Stripers! The Cape Cod fog couldn't hide the big bass from Reel Deal, as all three of our boats get into some spectacular light tackle fishing. Looking forward to more fun today & Happy Father's Day to all our wonderful dads!
  • 6/13/14: Daddy Mac jigs are catching big striped bass again! From topwater back to vertically jigging, Cape Cod fishing produces some fantastic results over the past few days. Book your fishing charter while the bite is still on!
  • 6/11/14: Great family, great fishing, great fun - Reel Deal enjoyed an awesome day on the water striped bass fishing with this father and sons team, plus grandpa! The keeper bass continue to keep those Van Staal drags singing...
  • 6/9/14: Stripes, camera, action! The striped bass performed magnificently as Reel Deal was out fishing with a Canadian film crew - they came looking to capture an episode and remarked the fishing was so awesome they could make a whole season from the footage! Cape Cod fishing at it's finest..
  • 6/8/14: Just when the Cape Cod fishing scene looked good - it raced to incredible! Non-stop striped bass action catching continuous keepers from 35" to 45" for hours. Amazing day on the water with striped bass shining as far as the eye could see...
  • 6/7/14: It is KeepAmericaFishing Day and Reel Deal is proud to have its whole fleet out on the beautiful waters of Cape Cod bringing the absolute enjoyment of this sport to several anglers - tight lines!
  • 6/5/14: The overcast and rainy Cape Cod weather did not put a damper on the striped bass fishing as Reel Deal II and Reel Deal 3 boat some nice keepers!
  • 6/4/14: And the striped bass are getting bigger! Pulled in multiple fish hovering around the 40" mark on today's fishing charter.
  • 6/3/14: Plenty of bent rods and thumbs up on this 6-passenger striped bass fishing trip with a group of awesome Reel Dealers!
  • 6/1/14: After a moderately slow day, the Cape Cod striped bass fishing action roars to awesome status as several large fish get hooked by Gibbs Lures and Daddy Mac Lures - including a 45" fish!
  • 5/29/14: Jigging up some big bass on the Daddy Mac! Cape Cod striped bass fishing continues to improve as we approach June.
  • 5/22/14: As the new fishing season is upon us, it is time to take a few moments to enjoy the best of Cape Cod's Inshore Fishing for 2013! Watch some amazing underwater video of those topwater striped bass blitzes.
  • 5/20/14: Day 2 and the Cape Cod striped bass fishing continues to improve! Light tackle spinning gear provides for some great fun - looking forward to tomorrow!
  • 5/19/14: Reel Deal is back on the water! Captains Bobby and Ian tear it up on the black sea bass and striped bass fishing grounds off Cape Cod. We still have some openings for Memorial Day weekend!
  • 5/13/14: Black sea bass season opens this Saturday! And the schoolie striped bass are moving into our area, be sure to get your May fishing trip booked today.
  • 4/7/14: Busy, busy, busy! Reel Deal and Reel Deal II are re-powered for the 2014 fishing season with brand new Mercury outboards. Getting our boats ready for a great season of fishing Cape Cod. We still have some great availability for black sea bass, striped bass and tuna fishing trips. Contact us today!
  • 2/24/14: Looks like there will be more Cape Cod ice fishing as the temperatures drop through this week - would prefer the warmer weather, but will take whatever fishing we can get!
  • 1/8/14: Welcome 2014! The Reel Deals will be back on the water in just over three months. Be sure to book your fishing charter soon for best availability!
  • 2013 Season


  • 11/17/13: While our 2013 fishing season has come to a close - don't forget your favorite fisherman's holiday gift, Reel Deal gift certificates are available now!
  • 10/29/13: A calm pattern between the blustery late Fall days gets Reel Deal back out on the water to catch probably some of our final bass and tuna for the season on RonZ baits!
  • 10/19/13: Fun times fishing with the family for some Fall striped bass and blues.
  • 10/8/13: Wind, wind, wind! Marine conditions are keeping Reel Deal off the tuna grounds, yet there is still some awesome Fall striped bass activity to be had closer to shore. Guides Secret lures grabs the attention of these nice stripers on recent fishing trips.
  • 10/5/13: Superb day of fishing Cape Cod including this bluefin tuna, followed by dozens of feisty bluefish and then some great keeper striped bass. October provides for a very memorable day on the water!
  • 10/4/13: Thank you to everyone who voted Reel Deal as Cape Cod's Best Fishing Charter for 2013!
  • 10/2/13: Not tuna but we'll take it! Excellent striped bass fishing makes for high activity on recent combination fishing trip.
  • 9/29/13: It was Reel Deal 3's turn to pull in this great tuna! The weekend also surprisingly held some fantastic striped bass fishing. Therefore we will be striped bass fishing this week - call today!
  • 9/25/13: The seas calm down just in time for Dad's birthday tuna fishing trip! Watch the video of the team landing this 63" tuna caught on a RonZ.
  • 9/18/13: Supreme activity on the tuna fishing grounds! The conditions just looked right upon arrival and they sure were - caught and released several fish on the Van Staal spinning setups including this 70" fish.
  • 9/16/13: The mesmerizing colors of the rising sun set the backdrop for another awesome day for tuna fishing going 3-for-3 including this mid-60" fish!
  • 9/15/13: That magical silver RonZ tail was drawing those bluefin tuna towards Reel Deal yet again! Your legend continues my friend...
  • 9/14/13: Back out on the water as the seas start to calm down and the great fishing continues! Picked up this nice tuna and released two others - will enjoy this weather window as it lasts.
  • 9/11/13: Another day we are able to get out to the fishing grounds and another big fish aboard Reel Deal II. September fishing has a spectacular start.
  • 9/10/13: Early day as Reel Deal boats this 74", 230-lb fish and heads back in before the winds come up!
  • 9/9/13: Just when things were good, they got a whole lot better going 7-for-11 on this action packed tuna fishing charter!
  • 9/6/13: The Van Staal spinning gear paired with Deep Force jigs provides for another great day of Cape Cod tuna fishing aboard Reel Deal II.
  • 9/4/13: Another day on the Cape Cod tuna fishing grounds and another day of bent rods! Nice work to Steve and company reeling in these fish on today's fishing charter!
  • 9/3/13: No boats in the area, very little talk on the radio, fishing in the pea-soup fog...and today's fishing charter perseveres to go 4-for-6 on the Van Staal spinning gear and Point Jude Deep Force jigs. Well worth heading out!
  • 8/29/13: The new VM 275 spinning reels aren't getting a break as more tuna are landed aboard Reel Deal on this recent fishing charter! Enjoy this clip of getting a mid-50" fish to the boat.
  • 8/28/13: 5-for-7 on today's bluefin tuna fishing charter with the Point Jude Deep Force jigs getting the job done!
  • 8/27/13: Early morning trip into the fog still yields some big striped bass fishing with Smith Optics!
  • 8/22/13: Day off from the tuna grounds for some excellent striped bass fishing on the vertical jig fishing technique.
  • 8/20/13: Long-time Reel Dealers Paul & Mike go 3-for-3 on today's tuna fishing charter! Picked up two low 50" fish on the troll and a mid 60" fish on the spinning gear.
  • 8/17/13: The sky was blue for an 82! Some extended travel time pays off on today's fishing trip which boated this beautiful 82" bluefin tuna.
  • 8/15/13: Nice-sized striped bass continue to bend rods aboard Reel Deal through mid-August on Cape Cod!
  • 8/8/13: The forecast cooperates just enough to get out for some awesome striped bass fishing along with this unexpected guest on Thursday's fishing charters.
  • 8/7/13: It is time to take your family out for some great Cape Cod fishing! Big smiles and big bass shine on our recent fishing charters.
  • 8/5/13: One and Done! Picked up our first tuna within about ten minutes of arrival on the tuna fishing grounds, then back in for some striped bass & blues fishing - called it a day...well, called it a terrific day!
  • 8/4/13: Third time's the charm for tuna fishing today...First hook-up lost at side of boat, second snapped the teaser, third - in the boat! Overall great day on the water.
  • 7/30/13: The last few days of July offer some quality striped bass fishing including these big bass landed on recent fishing charters aboard the Reel Deals. Looking forward to August!
  • 7/27/13: Cape Cod combination fishing charter pulls in this 60" tuna followed by some high action striped bass & blues!
  • 7/23/13: Tuna Update! Two days ago went 0-for-2, yesterday went 1-for-2. The tuna fishing bite is looking up...
  • 7/22/13: If you are on board a vessel in the Reel Deal fleet, then you are surely seeing stripes! Striped bass fishing keeps our Van Staal VM150s in overdrive as tight lines and big smiles are the prevailing conditions on these recent fishing charters off Cape Cod.
  • 7/19/13: When it's hot! Keep cool and head out on the water to catch one of these big striped bass!
  • 7/12/13: Bass, bass, bass! Overcast skies and cooler temperatures keep Reel Deal's lines tight during these recent striped bass fishing charters.
  • 7/07/13: Sunday afternoon striped bass fishing off of Provincetown finds some big bass on the vertical jig fishing technique.
  • 7/04/13: It was a Daddy Mac kind of Day! Daddy Mac elite series jigs hook striper after striper on this sunny 4th of July fishing trip off of Cape Cod.
  • 7/02/13: July begins with the stars & stripers! Southwest winds keep the striped bass biting.
  • 6/28/13: Gibbs Lures and Daddy Mac jigs light up and absolutely phenomenal week of striped bass fishing aboard the Reel Deals!
  • 6/22/13: Welcome summer, Southwest wind and more great striped bass fishing! All three Reel Deals pull in some nice fish on our fishing charters during the first few days of summer.
  • 6/18/13: Battled a 90"+ tuna for almost five hours to snap the main line just out of harpoon range! Yes this was fairly traumatic, however please enjoy some necessary comic relief.
  • 6/17/13: Sunny skies and big blitzing striped bass make for a wonderful way to start off Father's Day!
  • 6/14/13: While thoughts stray to the tuna fishing grounds, the striped bass fishing provides for some excellent action over the past few days. Out with a great group of anglers yesterday (including the Wicked Fishah!) and the stripers did not disappoint. Looking forward to clear skies arriving for the weekend.
  • 6/7/13: Light tackle striped bass fishing adds to an awesome week of fishing Cape Cod!
  • 6/5/13: Another bluefin tuna on board during a great day on the water fishing with Craig Cantelmo from Van Staal and Kevin Blinkoff from On The Water magazine. The Van Staal gear was put to the test yet again!
  • 6/1/13: First bluefin tuna of the season! Reel Deal boats a 77" tuna during today's fishing trip, see the day's full report.
  • 5/30/13: High action light tackle striped bass fishing is a good-looking preview to the upcoming Cape Cod weekend!
  • 5/25/13: Memorial Day weekend starts out fishing in some difficult weather conditions, but we toughed it out to reel in these great striped bass on Gibbs Lures.
  • 5/21/13: Striped bass show up in good numbers just in time for Memorial Day weekend including this 40-inch fish!
  • 5/5/13: It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our good friend Ron Z Poirier owner of RonZ baits. Our time together was far too short - may you have eternal calm seas and tight lines.
  • 4/29/13: Decent pollock fishing on recent ground fishing charter. Openings this week - contact us today to get in on this great weather window!
  • 4/20/13: Check out our recent fishing article published on the Goose Hummock site.
  • 4/16/13: The fishing season begins! Recreational cod fishing opens today and black sea bass fishing opens on May 11th. Contact us today to book your fishing trip and enjoy that first spectacular day on the water.
  • 3/25/13: Friends of Reel Deal - We ask for your thoughts and prayers for our good friend RonZ who continues his battle against cancer. We greatly appreciate any positive energy you can send his way.
  • 3/10/13: Time to take a break and enjoy Reel Deal's Best of 2012! Excellent collection of photos and video from the 2012 fishing season, showing Cape Cod at it's finest fishing for black sea bass, striped bass and bluefin tuna. Reel Dealers be sure to check it out to see if your charter is included! Book your 2013 fishing adventure today.
  • 3/8/13: Check out some amazing footage of the Ballston Beach break through to Pamet River during this early March storm in Truro, Cape Cod.
  • 2/24/13: Daylight savings time change is only 2 weeks away - that means it is time to book your Cape Cod fishing charter with Reel Deal! Weekends in June and September are going fast, be sure to call us today. Also this season we are welcoming another 26' SeaCraft to our fleet!
  • 1/3/13: Happy New Year to all! Stay tuned for photos of Reel Deal's new addition for 2013...
  • 2012 Season


  • 12/14/12: Happy Holidays from Reel Deal! Wishing you all calm seas and tight lines. Be sure to watch our annual holiday song video!
  • 12/1/12: Is there an angler on your holiday shopping list? If so, you are at the right website! Call today for your Reel Deal gift certificate - the perfect gift for your fisherman or fisherwoman!
  • 11/8/12: Another fishing charter season comes to a close...of course this is always hard for us to believe! Stay tuned as we are compiling a slideshow for the best photos and videos of 2012. Thank you to all the great anglers who fished with Reel Deal this season!
  • 10/13/12: Wellfleet's Oysterfest is Truro's Tunafest! The bluefin boys light it up with the Van Staal spinning gear and RonZ baits landing multiple fish during this outstanding October fishing trip.
  • 10/8/12: Switched over to the Van Staal spinning gear (including the VM150s!) early on and it sure paid off! Awesome spinning rod tuna action with a great group of anglers. Nice work Victor and Kurt!
  • 10/6/12: Slower activity with heavy pressure on the fish, yet still boated our over and under bluefin tuna on today's fishing charter. Back out in the morning!
  • 10/2/12: Excellent Cape Cod fishing charter catching bluefin tuna on the troll and on spinning gear with RonZ baits!
  • 9/30/12: Moderate slowdown tuna fishing out in challenging weather conditions, but recent trips are still getting fish in the boat!
  • 9/28/12: 6-for-7 tuna fishing today including one over and one under, epic!
  • 9/25/12: Picked up tuna in both slots today, including this 67" fish for Dad's 66th Birthday fishing trip!
  • 9/21/12: Seas calm down enough to get back out on the water and the great tuna fishing continues!
  • 9/14/12: Co-owner of Gibbs Lures Dennis Ryan came aboard Reel Deal II today and showed us how to catch tuna on the Tuna Candy!
  • 9/9/12: Awesome father and sons fishing team goes 8-for-8 with bluefin tuna including one in each slot. Picked up a mid-forties striper on the way in to make for a memorable day on the water!
  • 9/8/12: Weather allows to get back into the football game! Bluefin tuna fishing stays strong on recent fishing charters.
  • 9/1/12: September starts off right where August left off with some great fishing! Reel Deal II goes 5-for-5 on today's bluefin tuna fishing charter.
  • 8/31/12: Decided to go for it today despite the winds and was well worth it! Reel Deal II picked up tuna in both slots and Reel Deal limited out on striped bass. Need to take advantage of every day of fishing we can get rolling into late summer!
  • 8/26/12: Late August bluefin tuna time! Had to change it up a bit with the fishing gear, to get in on the recent high activity trolling bite.
  • 8/21/12: Slightly cooler temperatures definitely liven up the striped bass fishing, including a topwater show! Weather and fishing continues to outperform into mid-August.
  • 8/15/12: Awesome tuna trip today for a few reasons: (1) had the lucky charm on board - RonZ himself! (2) landed a tuna (3) fished with a father and his 5 year old son. This kid was amazing, fishing out for hours often times in the rain and not a complaint!
  • 8/14/12: Great family striped bass fishing charters today with some nice keepers landed! Back to the tuna grounds tomorrow.
  • 8/11/12: While the tuna fishing was slow for this combination trip, the striped bass fishing did not disappoint pulling in several large keepers to round out a fun day on the water. Great group of anglers!
  • 8/6/12: August begins right where July left off with bluefin tuna tails on board and a superb striped bass fishing weekend!
  • 7/29/12: Wow, this week went by in a blur of more bluefin tuna and consistent striped bass fishing. Gray skies and cooler temperatures today brought out these big bass!
  • 7/21/12: Reel Deal and Reel Deal II go 7-for-7 today on a spectacular mid-summer bluefin tuna bite!
  • 7/20/12: Surprise bluefin tuna pops up on striped bass fishing charter! High activity from multiple species starts the weekend on Cape Cod.
  • 7/15/12: Same old story but we are loving it! Great fishing, great weather, great people - Cape Cod fishing holds outstanding through another weekend of charters.
  • 7/12/12: The keeper striped bass continue to keep lines tight even with the warmer temperatures and calm seas. July is on a fantastic run!
  • 7/07/12: Today's combination fishing charter lands a 64" bluefin on RonZ baits! Awesome day on the water starts with a tuna in the morning, then onto big keeper bass in the early afternoon. Always a memorable day to fish in the best of both worlds!
  • 7/04/12: 4th of July brings out the stars and stripers! Another solid week for fishing charters jigging up striped bass on spinning gear.
  • 7/01/12: July kicks off with continued high activity striped bass fishing! See some of the great fish caught with light tackle on today's Cape Cod fishing charters.
  • 6/27/12: Limited out on both striped bass fishing charters today! Variety of techniques kept the lines tight throughout the morning and afternoon.
  • 6/25/12: The stripers were on the move this weekend keeping Reel Deal busy - vertically jigging, wireline jigging, topwater plugs, covered a lot of ground and techniques. Picked in some groups, did well in others. We'll see what this morning brings!
  • 6/19/12: It's Wicked Stripers! Spectacular striped bass fishing on this morning's trip with the Lind family.
  • 6/17/12: Started the weekend off with an amazing whitewater blitz of striped bass on the surface. June fishing is at its finest!
  • 6/12/12: Big bass keep lines tight vertically jigging RonZ and metals on recent fishing charters off Cape Cod.
  • 6/11/12: Even though it looked good ended up being a slow weekend for tuna fishing, but the striped bass fishing continues to brighten the day on recent combination fishing charters. Looking for another early morning blitz today!
  • 6/2/12: Despite heavy Northeast winds June starts right on target with some excellent light tackle striped bass fishing.
  • 5/29/12: Many new photos posted from a fantastic weekend of Cape Cod fishing!
  • 5/24/12: Memorial Day weekend fishing gets off to a great start on today's striped bass fishing charter. Best to everyone for a fun-filled weekend on Cape Cod!
  • 5/18/12: It is time to be striped bass fishing on Cape Cod! Excellent outing on today's fishing charter, don't miss the fun & book your trip today.
  • 5/13/12: Black sea bass fishing gets an excellent start on Cape Cod. Very high activity on recent fishing charters.
  • 4/28/12: First striped bass keeper landed! Fun times shore fishing starts the season on outer Cape Cod.
  • 4/3/12: Regulation Update! Bluefin tuna regulations now allow for keeping fish in the 60"-72" range which we previously had to release. Also minimum size for cod reduced from 24" to 19" (and catch limit from 10 fish/angler to 9 fish/angler).
  • 2/14/12: Time to review the best of Cape Cod fishing for 2011! As the fishing season approaches we remember all the big bass, bluefin tuna, bent rods and bright smiles of last year. Book your 2012 fishing charter today!
  • 2011 Season


  • 12/10/11: Happy Holidays from Reel Deal! Wishing you all calm seas and tight lines. Be sure to watch our annual holiday song video!
  • 10/24/11: Three days of good weather, three tuna in the boat! Great job on today's fishing charter to Kurt & Victor and thanks to Captain Mike for joining us!
  • 10/23/11: Great day for fishing the RonZ on outer Cape Cod for bluefin tuna and some nice cod too! See our updated photos...
  • 10/22/11: With the return of calm seas also comes a return of the RonZ tuna! Great to see that Van Staal spinning gear in action again on today's fishing charter.
  • 10/12/11: Check out the beautiful color of this tuna! Great day of tuna fishing with my good friend, Capt. Jay.
  • 10/10/11: Christopher Columbus sailed for the new world in 1492...Reel Deal sailed the ocean today and found a giant blue!
  • 10/2/11: Bass and tuna cooperate to make for a great combination fishing charter!
  • 10/1/11: It hasn't been your typical Fall for bluefin tuna fishing on Cape Cod, so it is great to see a tuna boat side every chance we get! Caught & released this mid-60's fish on today's fishing charter.
  • 9/30/11: While the tuna fishing maybe slow, there are still some nice-sized striped bass to be caught off of outer Cape Cod.
  • 9/21/11: Increased tuna fishing activity continues, landing a 75" bluefin tuna aboard Reel Deal II today!
  • 9/20/11: Pulled it off towards the end of the day, catching & releasing this bluefin tuna on today's fishing charter.
  • 9/17/11: Slow tuna fishing day turned around after catching this 46" striped bass on the way in!
  • 9/9/11: 3-for-3 with tuna and also hooked a whole bunch of cod on today's fishing charter - all on the RonZ baits!
  • 9/1/11: Check out our underwater bluefin tuna video from yesterday's tuna fishing trip! Spinning rod tuna fishing scene heats up on Cape Cod. Book your tuna fishing charter today...
  • 8/31/11: Bye bye Irene, Hello bluefin tuna! Post-storm fishing charters get into some great bluefin tuna action with RonZ and bait.
  • 8/28/11: Striped bass fishing charter the day before Irene hooks some great big stripers on Cape Cod! Let's hope the fishing after the storm is just as good.
  • 8/24/11: Fun day of tuna fishing and sharking! Getting ready for some fantastic Cape Cod fishing during the next few days in the calm before the storm.
  • 8/20/11: Same old story, and its a good one! Striped bass fishing stays strong again, check out our latest photos from recent fishing charters.
  • 8/13/11: RonZ baits for tuna and diamond jigs for striped bass generate great spinning rod action to round out this week's fishing charters on Cape Cod.
  • 8/9/11: Foggy and rainy start on Cape Cod over the past few days, but throw in some fantastic spinning rod striped bass fishing and we'll take it!
  • 8/6/11: Third tuna fishing charter in a row goes tight! Excellent few days of tuna fishing off of Cape Cod with live bait and RonZ getting the rods bent. Back to bass fishing for awhile now.
  • 8/4/11: After weeks of striped bass fishing, headed out for some tuna action and we found it! Went 2 for 2 on today's tuna fishing charter.
  • 8/2/11: Incredible striped bass action continues! Recent charters experiencing the best of Cape Cod fishing for stripers. Easy getting up well before dawn when the fishing is this good.
  • 7/28/11: Reel Deal and Reel Deal II continue to find large striped bass off the coast of Cape Cod on recent fishing charters! Mixing it up between topwater lures and butterfly or diamond jigs to keep lines tight.
  • 7/24/11: Guides Choice Striper Sliders are grabbing the attention of big striped bass! Striped bass fishing stays hot right through the heat wave on Cape Cod.
  • 7/20/11: Topwater and vertically jigging is filling the fish box with keeper striped bass. Superb week to be striper fishing on Cape Cod, be sure not to miss it!
  • 7/15/11: When the striped bass get finicky, get your RonZ baits! Picked up several nice-sized stripers on the 6-inch tails during this week's fishing charters.
  • 7/8/11: Light tackle striped bass & blues action lights up the first week of July on Cape Cod! More recent photos posted to our gallery.
  • 7/4/11: The stars and stripers were out on Cape Cod for July 4th weekend. Picked up this 42" striped bass on today's fishing charter with one our long-time Reel Deal fishing teams, great to see you all again!
  • 7/1/11: July striped bass fishing on Cape Cod starts with great action! Several keepers, laughs & good times for today's charter of family & friends.
  • 6/29/11: Slight slowdown on the striped bass fishing front over the past couple days, but still picked up this nice-sized keeper on yesterday's fishing charter!
  • 6/26/11: Fantastic weekend of striped bass fishing! Morning and afternoon fishing charters found their limit aboard the Reel Deals. Welcome Cape Cod summer!
  • 6/25/11: Awesome topwater striped bass fishing on this morning's fishing charter. Gibbs Lures pencil poppers in Green keep the lines tight!
  • 6/22/11: Wasn't a giant bluefin tuna, but we'll still take it! 58" bluefin tuna landed on today's fishing charter on a RonZ 3X off of the east side of outer Cape Cod.
  • 6/17/11: Light tackle striped bass fishing returned in full force on this morning's striped bass fishing charter with multiple commercial-sized keepers pulled in on RonZ baits and Guides Choice lures.
  • 6/16/11: Southwest wind brings the striped bass fishing back around on outer Cape Cod! Today's fishing charter started out slow, but ended great with several keepers and smiles on board.
  • 6/11/11: Spinning rod bluefin tuna fishing season begins on outer Cape Cod! Landed a 76" bluefin tuna on today's fishing trip with Van Staal spinning gear and RonZ baits!
  • 6/6/11: Finally caught the striped bass blitz on video! Now is the time to book your Cape Cod striped bass fishing charter!
  • 6/4/11: Encountered an amazing striped bass surface blitz on today's fishing charter! The camera was not rolling for the initial frenzy since all the rods were bent, but still managed to capture the tail end of the fast moving school in this underwater video just off of Cape Cod.
  • 5/28/11: Holiday weekend on Cape Cod starts with big striped bass smashing the RonZ baits on light tackle!
  • 5/23/11: Striped bass fishing continues to heat up. A cloudy and rainy Cape Cod day is best spent out on the water reeling in the big ones! Time to book your Cape Cod fishing charter for Memorial Day weekend.
  • 05/21/11: View highlights from yesterday's cod fishing trip where on the way in we encountered excellent surface striped bass action with the magical silver RonZ bait. It is time to go bass fishing on outer Cape Cod!
  • 05/20/11: 39" striped bass on the way in from today's cod fishing charter. Great way to round out an awesome day of fishing.
  • 05/19/11: The striped bass have arrived to outer Cape Cod! Keeper stripers are now being caught mixed in with the schoolies we have seen over the past week.
  • 05/03/11: Weather continues to cooperate for continued action in the Cape Cod ground fishing scene. See photo of a nice steaker cod!
  • 04/22/11: The weather allowed (finally!) for a high action cod fishing charter today and the Celtics won! All around awesome day.
  • 03/21/11: Great to get out for a few fishing trips last week! Back to reality as the cold and windy Cape Cod weather sets in again, but will be back out on the ground fishing scene when the next weather window returns.
  • 03/08/11: With the start of Daylight Savings Time this weekend and hopefully a few days of calmer seas, Reel Deal II will be back out on the water soon for the start of another great Cape Cod fishing season! Check back soon for our first fishing report of the year.
  • 01/08/11: Welcome fishing season 2011! In just a few months Reel Deal will be back on the water. Contact us early to book your Cape Cod fishing charter for best availability!
  • 2010 Season


  • 12/24/10: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Best wishes to everyone for a 2011 filled with calm seas and tight lines.
  • 12/05/10: Happy Holidays from Reel Deal! Be sure to listen to this year's holiday song. Enjoy!
  • 11/25/10: Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We give thanks for a safe fishing season that saw several amazing days on the water. Best to you for a fun-filled day of family & friends, football & fishing stories!
  • 11/06/10: With the extended marine forecast today might have been the last hurrah. Went 0-for-2 on the spin with tuna, but still enjoyed a few more great moments on the water. Also picked up some nice-sized cod. Wow this has been a phenomenal season! Hope the winds calm down at least a couple times more before it is over.
  • 11/03/10: Awesome day of fishing with the On The Water TV crew! Hooked 6, landed 4 including a 74" sell fish all on Van Staal setups and RonZ baits. Watch for episode airing after the New Year!
  • 11/02/10: Got beat up in some rough conditions but the fish were still there! November bluefin tuna fishing starts on Cape Cod! Be sure to get your wool hat out.
  • 10/25/10: 5-for-11 high action bluefin tuna trip with all-star crew aboard Reel Deal! Van Staal reels and rods outperformed, I'm a believer.
  • 10/24/10: The bluefin tuna streak continues as 3 more bluefin get landed with RonZ baits on today's fishing charter! Fishing continues strong into late October on Cape Cod.
  • 10/21/10: Didn't get spooled this time, 75 1/2" giant bluefin tuna on the spin with RonZ baits! Another amazing day of bluefin tuna fishing.
  • 10/20/10: Went 6-for-9 with the bluefin tuna all with RonZ baits on the spinning gear today. Ranging from 52" to 70", even got spooled on a giant! The Goose keeps Reel Deal in the game, thank you to Tom for redo-ing all my drags keeping our success ratio high!
  • 10/11/10: Mid-October and the RonZ baits keep the drags screaming. Rods continue to bend on the Cape Cod tuna fishing grounds!
  • 10/09/10: Took advantage of a brief window of calm winds after days of being blown out and it certainly paid off. Doubled-up instantly on this morning's bluefin tuna fishing charter, releasing a 63" and 65" fish! Hoping the winds lay down again to get back out soon. Still plenty of great Cape Cod fishing to be had!
  • 9/30/10: Finally got a reel one! 95" giant bluefin tuna landed aboard Reel Deal II, one hour on stand-up, 510 lbs. Thank you to Captain Mike for the help!
  • 9/28/10: Only boat on the stormy tuna fishing grounds today, but it paid off with two great bluefin tuna caught & released!
  • 9/26/10: Beautiful morning for some late season striped bass fishing as the winds calmed for a moment. Hoping to get in at least a few charters this week if the weather allows it!
  • 9/23/10: Another high action bluefin tuna fishing charter going 2-for-4 on the spin, mixing it up with RonZ baits and butterfly jigs. Picked another one up on live bait! Cape Cod fishing at its finest.
  • 9/18/10: Phenomenal bluefun tuna action today as 6 fish are landed; 1 kept, 5 released. RonZ baits keeps the spinning gear screaming! It is definitely time to book your Cape Cod tuna fishing trip.
  • 9/16/10: Bluefin tuna tango continues aboard today's combination fishing charter! Three huge blue sharks on bait, three tuna hook-ups on the spin, one 64" tuna caught & released.
  • 9/13/10: Another amazing tuna fishing charter. 55" tuna landed and 3 other tuna caught & released. Two on spinning rod setups, the silver RonZ bait strikes again!
  • 9/12/10: 2-for-3 bluefin tuna fishing charter! 53" tuna landed and 65" tuna caught & released during a brisk Cape Cod day aboard Reel Deal II.
  • 9/06/10: Excellent striped bass fishing on Labor Day (including a 40" fish!) while the weather cooperates to make for a memorable day on the water!
  • 8/31/10: Six strikes, two hook-ups, one 67" bluefin tuna caught & released and today's fishing charter isn't over yet. Awesome bluefin tuna action begins on outer Cape Cod!
  • 8/28/10: Another spinning rod heartbreak today with a school of surfacing bluefin tuna. Would've loved to have landed it, but great to see them out there! Striped bass fishing still on the recovery from the heavy East wind, slow start this morning but great ending to the day.
  • 8/22/10: Calm before the storm has the striped bass lively as morning fishing charter limits out in no time! A gray day on Cape Cod is a great day with Reel Deal!
  • 8/16/10: Recent spinning rod bluefin tuna catch and release photos are online! Hooked into another one today, but did not land it. Jigging also continues to produce with the striped bass during the past couple days fishing charters.
  • 8/08/10: Exceptional weekend fishing Cape Cod for striped bass, sharks, and ground fish! Multiple species offer high action on recent fishing charters to make for several memorable moments on the waters of outer Cape Cod.
  • 8/01/10: Epic tuna battle on today's fishing charter as Reel Deal II catches and releases a 68" bluefin tuna on spinning gear! Stay tuned for footage and photos.
  • 7/30/10: Cool dry weather livens up the striped bass on today's fishing charter! Limited out again to round out an awesome July on outer Cape Cod.
  • 7/25/10: First shark charter of the season is a great one! Six blue dogs provide for wide eyes and high action fishing while several others were spotted on today's fishing trip. Underwater footage coming soon!
  • 7/22/10: Hooked into some lunker striped bass today, holy cows! Cape Cod fishing at its finest pulling in the multiple fish close to 40-lbs.
  • 7/18/10: The midsummer's striped bass dream continues as big bass and blues smash the surface during a stunning weekend of topwater action. Book your Cape Cod fishing charter now and cast your troubles away!
  • 7/02/10: After a few moments on this morning's fishing charter we saw the type of day it was going to be...we set a goal for 100 topwater fish and met it! Called it an awesome day on Cape Cod and headed back in to celebrate!
  • 7/01/10: For years I have heard the myth that NW winds make for slow fishing, well not this week! The tuna and striped bass scene is hot and we have had some spectacular light tackle action, welcome July!
  • 6/26/10: Striped bass and tuna casts was the story for today. Had a few great casts into schooling bluefin although at the end of the day no tuna on board, but several keeper bass to still make for a memorable fishing trip on Cape Cod. Best wishes to Jeff on his upcoming wedding!
  • 6/18/10: Guides Choice lures keep the light tackle striped bass action high aboard Reel Deal during today's fishing charter double header!
  • 6/09/10: Mid-week striped bass fishing charter finds the keepers! Light tackle plus RonZ baits plus 40"+ striper equals great morning on ol' Cape Cod!
  • 6/05/10: Two spinning gear tuna hook-ups on today's fishing charter, great fun even though the tuna won both battles. Superb striped bass action on light tackle eased the loss!
  • 5/28/10: First bluefin tuna of season boated this morning aboard Reel Deal! 70" beauty and the bluefin tuna fishing season begins on Cape Cod!
  • 5/19/10: Rain and wind keep Reel Deal on land today. Great stretch of striped bass and groundfishing over the weekend, perfect time for a multi-species combination fishing charter!
  • 5/11/10: Chilly day, but the striped bass have arrived on outer Cape Cod! No real big ones just yet, but non-stop action.
  • 5/03/10: High activity fishing mixed with whales, porpoises, sun and calm seas make for an amazing charter fishing weekend! Experience a few moments aboard Reel Deal II with this video clip!
  • 4/24/10: Excellent ground fishing continues through the week. Hoping for more good weather next week. Call today to book your cod fishing charter!
  • 4/20/10: Reel Deal II starts off with success! First charter aboard our new boat slam dunks with an excellent catch of cod, haddock & pollock on today's trip.
  • 4/06/10: Amazing whale watching trip today! Great time of year for whale watching and porpoises on outer Cape Cod. View our private whale watching rates.
  • 3/30/10: Reel Deal II, our new 26' SeaCraft Master Angler arrives on Cape Cod! Watch for photos coming soon of this new offshore fishing machine.
  • 3/21/10: Calm seas make for our first excellent weekend of cod fishing! Great start to the ground fishing season on Cape Cod.
  • 3/08/10: A beautiful weekend on Cape Cod has us ready for fishing! Cod fishing charters beginning in April. Contact us today for best availability!
  • 1/15/10: Book your 2010 Cape Cod fishing charter! Our charter rates have recently been updated including new per person rates for our cod fishing trips.

2009 Season


  • 12/8/09: Happy Holidays to all from Reel Deal! Our annual holiday song has been released. Thank you to all for an exciting and memorable season of fishing Cape Cod! It was great to fish alongside many long-time Reel Dealers in addition to several new anglers. Check for updates in the next few months for cod season 2010!
  • 11/18/09: A small weather window allows for one more excellent fishing trip hooking into 20-lb+ pollock and a shark! Savoring a high action, calm day on Cape Cod in late November as they are often few and far between.
  • 11/9/09: A little taste of fishing's Indian Summer today as the winds lay down to allow for a few more great bluefin tuna moments on outer Cape Cod!
  • 10/27/09: One more end of the season adrenalin rush to reel in three consecutive bluefin tuna on Fin-nor spinning gear. Going to be tired after today's fishing trip, wow!
  • 10/21/09: The RonZ baits continue to interest the bluefin tuna in Cape Cod waters as today's respite from the wind produced multiple hook-ups! Enjoying these end of season fishing blitzes while they last.
  • 10/12/09: Feeling a hot streak as another fishing charter boats a bluefin tuna - October season stays strong!
  • 10/10/09: Moderate slowdown with the stripers as the tuna season roars on! Hooked into a fish on RonZ during yesterday's fishing charter, already boated a 67" for today.
  • 10/04/09: Early October and the striped bass continue to cruise the outer Cape. Multiple commercial-sized fish on this morning's trip.
  • 09/29/09: Amazing bluefin tuna blitz! Multiple hook-ups with RonZ baits, even a triple hook-up at one point. Landed two fish, one fought for over two hours, definitely a top 10 fishing charter!
  • 09/24/09: After two days of back to bass-ics, pulled in a 64" bluefin tuna on this morning's combination fishing charter.
  • 09/20/09: Winds calm down for another great fishing charter that brings home a tuna!
  • 09/15/09: Excellent tuna bite over the weekend continues through Monday. Seven trips in a row have all landed a tuna, Reel Deal is on a roll! Book your fall Cape Cod fishing charter today.
  • 09/08/09: Two hours and 42 minutes later a 65" tuna landed on spinning gear!
  • 09/04/09: Two hook-ups, one 59" bluefin tuna - then some striped bass fishing to round out another great day. Now is the time to book your fall Cape Cod fishing charter!
  • 09/01/09: Wrapped up today's combination fishing charter with some striper action after landing a 66" bluefin tuna this morning. September is off to a great start!
  • 08/28/09: Morning fishing charter decided to head in early after three hours of solid striped bass action! Calm before the storm gets the fish in a frenzy on outer Cape Cod.
  • 08/22/09: Back to jigging for a couple days to stay on top of the striped bass as eel fishing slows down. Interested to see how tomorrow's storm will effect the fishing.
  • 08/19/09: NECN's Cape Cod A-List announces Reel Deal Fishing Charters is Cape Cod's BEST FISHING CHARTER. Thank you to all who voted us into FIRST PLACE!
  • 08/16/09: It's bluefin time on Cape Cod! Boated a bluefin tuna just after sunrise on morning combination fishing charter.
  • 08/15/09: Great whale show today in addition to some decent fishing on full-day striped bass charter.
  • 08/07/09: Mixing it up with some jigging and live eels to continue the pattern of high action striped bass fishing charters!
  • 07/31/09: The old adage holds true - when it's blowin' sou'west fishin' is the best. Couldn't agree more this week!
  • 07/26/09: Now is the time to be striped bass fishing! Believe it or not 20-lbers are starting to look small as Captain Bobby continues to pull in fish in the 30-lb to 40-lb range. Reel Deal is on a roll!
  • 07/21/09: Live eel fishing is lighting it up. Spectacular striped bass fishing the past two days!
  • 07/18/09: Top water action makes a come back! Changing up the tactics a bit to continue to get big stripers in the boat.
  • 07/13/09: The warmer weather brought a slow down in the light tackle striped bass fishing, however jigging continues to interest big bass in the earlier morning and later afternoon hours. Contact us for details about Reel Deal jigs!
  • 07/09/09: Tuna action heats up again in full force, morning bass charter hooks into a fighter on a spinning reel. The fish won this time, but we still enjoyed the excitement! Striped bass fishing continues to be strong.
  • 07/05/09: After some mid-day jigging yesterday, rounded out the afternoon fishing trip with an amazing topwater striped bass blitz.
  • 07/03/09: Our thoughts go out to our good fishing buddy John Jonason and to the family of Chris West, one of the nicest guys I had the privilege of meeting.
  • 06/28/09: Can't say it enough - RonZ, RonZ, and more RonZ! Spinning gear action continues. Happy Birthday Jan!
  • 06/20/09: Great day for fishing RonZ baits for striped bass. Also hooked into a tuna!
  • 06/14/09: Make the best of a rainy day on Cape Cod - go on a tuna fishing charter with Reel Deal! Captain Bobby Rice lands 1 of 3 hook-ups this morning for back-to-back days of tuna magic.
  • 06/13/09: It's tuna time! Spectacular morning bass trip with one of Reel Deal's favorite fishing groups, followed by an afternoon outing to boat our second tuna of the season. Couldn't ask for a better day!
  • 06/08/09: First tuna of the season landed! 64" fought for just under two hours.
  • 06/07/09: Superb day of striped bass fishing during the free Fishing Charters for Veterans event!
  • 05/29/09: Light tackle striped bass fishing with the RonZ baits starts earlier than usual, we'll take it! Book your fishing charter today!
  • 05/22/09: Happy Memorial Day weekend to all! Reel Deal landed the first keeper striped bass a week ago now, looking to be an excellent fishing season!
  • 05/12/09: Still some great cod fishing to be found before Reel Deal switches into striped bass mode!
  • 05/08/09: Found some squid earlier in the week (squid stew, yum!), landed striped bass this morning during a beach fishing trip. All the signs are pointing to the start of a great season!
  • 04/18/09: Haddock fishing continues to produce, great time to book your spring fishing charter!
  • 04/09/09: Finally back out on the water! Great day of fishing yesterday - heading out again today before the winds return.
  • 03/30/09: The whales have arrived in the Outer Cape area! We are offering VERY REASONABLE rates for anyone looking for a private whale watch trip aboard Reel Deal. Contact us today and don't miss this chance of a lifetime to see some of nature's most amazing creatures.
  • 02/18/09: The 2009 fishing season is rapidly approaching! Be sure to book your next fishing charter for cod, bass, or tuna now for best availability.

2008 Season


  • 11/28/08: Thank you to everyone who fished aboard the Reel Deal this season! We had a terrific year with many outstanding memories. Thanks to all our loyal Reel Dealers and to all the new fishermen and fisherwomen we met this summer. We greatly look forward to seeing you next season. Happy Holidays!
  • 10/26/08: Wow, the tuna action was unexpectedly incredible this weekend! Multiple landings and even more hook-ups on both weekend trips and we expected to be mostly codfishing. The live bait has moved out but casting RON-Z has been highly effective.
  • 10/11/08: Today's trip fought a 60" tuna for an hour and twenty minutes and landed it. Nice work! RON-Z magic continues. It's October...Be sure to schedule one more fishing charter before the season is over!
  • 10/10/08: Bluefish made for some great top-water action this week! The tuna slowed down a bit with the North wind but considerable action has returned.
  • 10/01/08: Tuna fishing remains strong with live bait and RON-Z. The stripers continue to hang around as well!
  • 9/28/08: Great action with recreational-size stripers on light tackle. Tuna bite continues to be strong. Hooked into a giant a few days ago on light gear, chased it with the boat but ended up losing it, argh.
  • 9/24/08: Happy Birthday, Dad! Congrats on the nice tuna.
  • 9/22/08: Tuna and stripers out there although did note a moderate slow down. Still landed a nice 56" bluefin tuna and half a dozen keeper stripers this weekend.
  • 9/14/08: Best tuna weekend by far this season. Hope to continue to be able to get live bait as lately that seems to be the key.
  • 9/12/08: Despite the high seas had an excellent tuna trip yesterday, landing a 60" fish and releasing 2 others. Striped bass fishing mid-week was great as well. Hope the wind cooperates so we can keep getting out!
  • 9/05/08: Here comes September and here comes the WIND. Blown in a couple days this week, did manage to get some nice stripers early on and had a tuna hook-up this morning. Bass charter tomorrow then most likely landbound on Sunday for when Hanna passes through.
  • 8/27/08: Stripers back on track, limited out on this morning's trip.
  • 8/23/08: The Richmond brothers land a tuna on Reel Deal this week. Striped bass fishing showing improvement.
  • 8/20/08: Can't seem to get the best of both worlds. Tunafishing continues a strong morning bite while the day-time stripers have gone into hiding. Looks like will need to get more creative to find those keepers!
  • 8/18/08: Tuna blitz this morning while out on a striped bass trip. Many fish showing themselves at the surface.
  • 8/13/08: Reel Deal lands a tuna and releases two other just after sunrise today. It's football season!
  • 8/5/08: North wind has increased the tuna hook-ups. Hope this pattern sticks around for upcoming trips!
  • 8/3/08: Jigging has been the key to landing several nice size fish this week. The stripers are definitely interested in the custom made Reel Deal jigs, glad to see all those long winter days of pouring lead is paying off! Still getting in some top water action here and there as well.
  • 7/28/08: This past week, despite a couple days of heavy winds and rain, we had some great fishing trips with younger kids on the boat. It is so rewarding to see them land stripers and blues. Still seeing a good amount of bait and whale action, keeping an eye out for the return of the football tunas.
  • 7/21/08: The bright full moon seemed to slow down an already slow start to the tuna season. Have spotted quite a few whales in close recently and hope that the tuna follow in the same bait they are chasing. Striped bass fishing continues to be consistent, hooked into some great fish in the gusty winds and showers yesterday. Had an awesome bachelor party fishing trip on Saturday, congratulations to Mike and his fiancee!
  • 7/16/08: Reel Deal Fishing Charters was just named SECOND PLACE in BEST CAPE COD FISHING CHARTER! Thank you very much to all those who voted.
  • 7/13/08: Fishing started out great early in the week, then slowed down considerably after the strong SW wind on Wednesday. Yesterday morning's trip did very well catching their limit for striped bass, so looks to be picking back up again. Expecting lots of boat traffic on this morning's trip being the opening day for commercial striped bass, yet another season begins!
  • 7/05/08: Had a couple slow days mid-week with the big tides. The stripers seemed to be there, just not hitting. Turned back on yesterday, they must've been celebrating the holiday!
  • 6/30/08: 25+ lb stripers made the weekend one to remember and also helped to make up for a couple more tuna losses after adrenalin-pumping fights. Looking into revamping the light tackle tuna set-ups to get one of these 100+ lb fish into the boat!
  • 6/23/08: Superb striped bass fishing this past weekend, early morning and late afternoon were great. Tunafishing on Saturday was made tough by the unusually high number of boats out there, although still had one nice hook-up.
  • 6/18/08: The excellent top water fishing continues as striped bass and tuna continue to show themselves on the surface. Hooked a large tuna with the RONZ of course!
  • 6/14/08: Heartbreaker of a trip today. Four tuna hook ups on light tackle with RONZ baits, one fish was fought for almost two hours! The fish won out today, but there's always tomorrow.
  • 6/10/08: Stripers and bluefin on the surface, yahoo!
  • 6/07/08: Let's keep the warm water coming in! Fishing is picking back up, today's trip lands 44" striper.
  • 6/06/08: Looking forward to some warmer temperatures heading our way. Water temp was pretty low today (48 F in the Pamet!) which has slowed down the fishing a bit.
  • 5/29/08: Striped bass are boiling on the surface! This is the best time of year for spinning rod action!
  • 5/23/08: Captain Bobby lands the first keeper striped bass of the season!

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