The cows are coming over the rails

Captain Birch and mate Dan have been pulling the big cows over the rails.  It’s getting hard to find a fish small enough to keep with a slot limit of 28-35 inches.  On Thursday no fish under 40 pounds was caught.   What fishing!! Yesterday a trip to block yielded all fish over the slot.  The… Read more »

Thanks to all of our clients

Thanks to all who fished with Captain Birch this year.  It was a fabulous year with many fish caught.  The 28-35 slot limit for stripers made the creels a bit lighter, but we managed to get take-home fish for just about every party.  Captain Birch is primping the boat for next year which will be… Read more »

Fishy Charter Weekend

It was a busy weekend on the Reel Steal. After a Saturday doing maintenance work, Captain Birch had 2 charters Sunday. Both charters had kids, and both wanted the kids to catch porgies. Captain Birch and mate, Alden, came through for them, putting more than 30 of the delicious creatures in the box for each… Read more »

Lots of fish but the slot is hard to get

Had the Kaphar group out today.  2 dads and 4 wonderful sons.  Caught a whole bunch of stripers, but only one fish in the new 28-35 inch slot requirement.  Also stopped and found a few porgies, so maybe the waters are warming up a bit.  Everyone had a great time on the Reel Steal, as… Read more »

First Striper of 2020

Well, it looks like the cows have finally arrived as evidenced by this 42 inch bass, first one caught on today’s charter. Had to return it to the sea, though, as RI has a slot of 28-35 inches. Anything over or under goes back in.. Caught about 30 other smaller bass and all were returned… Read more »

New Striper Regulations

Striped Bass regulations in Rhode Island have been established for 2020.  The law allows 1 fish/angler not shorter than 28 inches and not longer than 35 inches total length.  Also, when fishing with live or dead bait, a circle hook is required, except if the bait is attached to an artificial lure, such as tube and… Read more »

The new Reel Steal is beautiful

Reel Steal has begun to book trips for the upcoming season.  Trips begin on May 15.  Captain Birch has been working diligently on the new vessel and boy, is it looking good.  New electronics and new fishing equipment are only the beginning.  Book a trip this year and you’ll have a very rewarding, fun, and… Read more »

Reel Steal is “Best of Westerly” once again

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reel Steal Fishing Charters Receives 2019 Best of Westerly Award Westerly Award Program Honors the Achievement WESTERLY November 29, 2019 — Reel Steal Fishing Charters has been selected for the 2019 Best of Westerly Award in the Fishing Charters & Parties category by the Westerly Award Program. Each year, the… Read more »

June 7

Had a fun half day trip Friday, 6/7. The beginning was very slow with no drift at all, but as soon as the tide started running, the fish became active. Caught a bunch of fluke, 3/1 shorts to keepers, a couple of dogfish and the requisite sea robin. Also got a few really big and… Read more »

A New Season is upon us.

Hello all. Florida charter fishing is over for us and we’re getting the boat ready for the Rhode Island season, which will begin in June. This year looks to be a good one for stripers, as the Hudson River population seems to have increased and they are catching fish earlier than normal. Please visit our… Read more »