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Our Auction Count Down

Our Auction will begin at 8:00AM Saturday May 27th!

This year we have quite a list of items and lots of great deals to be had.  All proceeds from the auction go directly onto helping us put on a fantastic time for our Veterans and their guests.   Please register to bid here.

The items on our online auction are a small sample of all the items on auction and can be seen in person on Saturday June 3rd at Trader Eds in Hyannis, where we’ll hold this years banquet in honor of our guests.  The public is welcome to stop by and check out all the great deals on auction.

Some of the deals are from the folks at Raymarine, Titleist, Navionics, Crafty One Customs, Yeti, Nike, Nauset Marine, and many others. Check them out tomorrow!

Happy Bidding!

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Online Auction!

Each year Operation Reel Heroes holds an auction during the event.  All the proceeds go into hosting our veterans and their guests for our annual event held on Cape Cod and are tax deductible.  The auction will open online on Saturday, May 27, 2017, and end on Saturday June 3rd at 7:30 PM  during  our banquet in Hyannis.  You may bid on any item on line or in person at the banquet as many times as you like.  Online bidders must first register with us here on our website.  All winners will be notified Saturday evening on the 3rd.

Lots of great items to bid on, the online auction is just a sample of our larger auction held at Trader Eds during the banquet held in honor of our guests.

To register please visit our online auction page.


Thank you for your support and happy bidding!

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A Word from The Organizers

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Donations to Operation Reel Heroes

I’m sure most of you understand what goes into a program like Operation Reel Heroes, but considering some of the bad press of some nonprofit organizations are getting these days, Arthur and I would just like to let everyone know about how we use donations made to Operation Reel Heroes.

First off, 100% or every dollar goes into the event itself. Everyone involved in Operation Reel Heroes including Arthur, Paul, our families, Boat owners, crews, and support staff, volunteer their time and a lot more.  Many of us take it a step further and donate to the cause with product, services, and cash to help put this great event on.  Like all the great people we have working with us, we all enjoy this event immensely.

This is our third year hosting this event.  The people we have met, all of them wounded in battle fighting for our way of life, are all incredible people, many of whom have become lifelong friends with our volunteers.   The appreciation shown by our guests for allowing them to step out of their world even for just a couple days is overwhelming.  This has truly been a life changing experience for me and many of our volunteers.

So, if you have donated to our event, thank you for helping us do this. If you are thinking about it, you can rest assured that all your tax-deductible donations go directly into helping put on this event for so many extraordinary people.

Thank you for your Support, let’s keep this going…

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American Flag

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Thanks to our long time supporter and friend Jack Sheeran, we will have a huge American Flag displayed at the mouth of The Bass River on Saturday morning.  Should be an awesome site for our guests to see on their way out on the water!

If you would like to see our veterans off on Saturday morning June 3rd,  boats will be leaving from Bass River Marina and passing under the Rt 28 Bridge from 5:30 to 6:30 AM and from Smuggler’s Boat ramp  and heading out the mouth from 6 to 7 Am.


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2017 Saturday Night at Trader Ed’s!


This year Trader Ed’s in Hyannis will host

our Saturday night banquet in honor of our heroes and their guests.

We’re looking forward to a packed house where we’ll give out some hardware and auction off some great items. Not to mention all the great food and drink!


Hope to see you there!

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Special Thanks to Sundancers for hosting our kick off party this year.


On Friday June 2nd our captains meeting we at Sundancers followed by a meet and greet as our crews get aquainted with their guests for the next day’s fishing event.   Looks like we’re going to have a great crowd!

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We’re at Capacity for 2017!

We have 40 boats signed up for our 2017 event!

We sold out in two days! More than three quarters of the fleet from last year signed up for another event. It’s awesome to see so many people step up and volunteer for such a meaningful event. Looking forward to seeing everyone in June!

We are still taking registrations from anyone interested in getting involved. We already have a wait list started for boats. We do our best to get any volunteer involved.

We’re also still looking for sponsors. If you or someone you know would like to help out please get in touch with us through our website at

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Our Third Annual Event Announced!

2017 will be our third annual event held out of The Bass River in Cape Cod.  The dates for the 2017  event will be Friday June 2nd and Saturday June 3rd.

We are currently looking for donations to help pull this all together.  If you or someone you know would like to donate to this wonderful cause, 100% of all donations go directly into the event and are tax deductible.

More information will be announced as it becomes available.

See you on the water!


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Another Year…

Another year under our belts. By all accounts, it went off better than expected. We had 100 guests comprised of veterans and their friends and family join 44 boats for a weekend on the Cape. The weather cooperated and the sun finally showed itself for what turned out to be a great day on the water.

A short video and slide show for those who missed the event or those who were there and just want to take another look. Enjoy!



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Fishing Report

It looks like the fish have arrived and are just waiting for our fleet to head in just over 2 weeks.   Black Seabass and Scup are in thick, school stripers have been close for a while now, larger fish are starting to show.  Bluefish have already shown also and should be around for our event as well.

With 50 plus veterans and their guests signed up for this years event.  We expect to have 44 boats fishing, 2 support boats as well as state and federal vessels on hand to assist.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some nice weather.  See you all there!