We’re at Capacity for 2017!

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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 http://reel-heroes.com

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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!


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2016 Patch Released


This year each veteran and their guest will receive a  3 x 3 patch specifically designed for the event.  Also, any volunteer or sponsor will receive either a patch or decal as a small token of our appreciation for helping us put this year’s event on for our heroes.

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42 Boats!







Arthur and I would like to thank all 42 owners and crews for volunteering for the 2016 event.  We both know what is involved to get the boat, equipment, and crew ready and get it all there along with everyone else. Some of you even gave up or postponed charter dates in order to make the event.   Pretty impressive group of people and we’re proud to be a part of it.  Looking forward to catching up with friends, old and new…

Captains should have received a newsletter with information specifically for them.  If you did not receive one, please contact us and we’ll get you a copy ASAP

See you there!


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Raymarine by FLIR Does it Again!

Major Sponsor again for 2016!

Operation Reel Heroes Is very proud to announce Our Major Sponsor. For 2016Raymarine has teamed up with FLIR to once again sponsor the awards dinner on Saturday night!  We think this will be a great way to cap off the event for our veterans, their guests and our boat crews. Special Thanks to Bill Jones of Raymarine for making this happen.

Check out their products at: http://www.raymarine.com/


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Our 2016 Event

Our 2016 Event
As of today we have 37 Boats with Captains and Crews who have volunteered to take local veterans out on the water for a day of fishing on Saturday June 4, 2016. We will only take 40 boats this year for logistic reasons. In addition, support boats of our own as well as town, state and federal vessels will be on hand to make sure everyone has a safe and fun day on the water.
A welcome party and captains meeting will be held on Friday evening June 3rd. Our boat crews will be on hand get their assignments and meet their guests for the next day.

After a day on the water a banquet will be held in honor of our veterans where we will give out awards and prizes and enjoy a Cape Cod style lobster bake.
We’re looking for help to make this year’s event another huge success for the veterans and their families. If you or someone you know would like to make a donation or if your company would like to be a sponsor, please fill out this short form and summit it to us. We are accepting Gift Cards, Cash, Product, and Services. We are also looking for corporate supporters who would like to sponsor one of the activities we have planned for the event.

Let’s make this year’s event another memorable time for our heroes. Please download the form and submit it to us and we will be in touch with you to facilitate your donation.

Register Here


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Register to Join Us in 2016!

We are accepting 40 boats to fish out of the Bass River on June 4th 2016. We are taking boats on a first come first serve basis. However we will take additional boats and add them to our waiting list. We will do our best to accommodate anyone who wants to volunteer.

If you would like to be part of our 2016 event please fill out the form here:   2016 Registration

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Kick Off Dinner!


This past weekend we were guests of Anthony Caturano at his amazing Restaurant Prezza in Boston. During our visit we went over last years event and what we wanted to accomplish in 2016 to make this year an even better experience for everyone.


The Event will be held out of the Bass River once again and will be limited to 40 boats.  We’ll have more info as soon as it’s available.

Thank you and Tight Lines in 2016!