Rich Harris is the senior captain and is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer. He has been near the water all his life and has fished all over the world in places like, Caracas Venezuela, Panama Canal, East Coast of Africa, Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force where he proudly served for 22 years, most of that time here locally at Charleston AFB, fishing inshore and offshore every chance he had. Captain Rich is a Christian and a member of New Spring Church in North Charleston, so you are guaranteed good times in a great atmosphere with him.
Brian Garris is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer. He grew up fishing the waters of the Lowcounty from his fathers dock located in the Wando River. Living on the water as a child afforded him the opportunity to become intimately knowledgeable with the waters of the Charleston Harbor, Cooper River, Intercostal Waterway, and of course the Wando River. He is one of the founders of the East Cooper Fishing Club, an organization founded to help others become better fishermen while giving back to the local community.
Carl Griffin is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer. He grew up in North Carolina. He came to Charleston in 1989 after finishing his second tour in the U.S. Navy. He started fishing the local waters off-shore onboard the “Thunderstar”, where he started as a mate and worked his way up to become Captain. He has fished from North Carolina to Australia for everything from Sea Bass to Marlin. With twenty years of experience on the local waters of Charleston, he can find the fish! The customers love his knowledge of the local waters, along with his many stories of the waterways surrounding the Charleston area.
is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer. He grew up on the Alabama Gulf Coast, and has been on boats all of his life, enjoying everything from a kayak to 130 foot cargo boats. He is very comfortable with all types of boats: paddle, outboard, inboard & sail, his resume is endless. He enjoys fishing in all types of conditions from fresh water, to brackish and salt; bottom fishing and trolling are his expertise. He can catch fish with either fishing gear or a spear gun, as he is also a Master Diver. He is an instructor at the Charleston Sea School and has a vast knowledge about everything that has to do with the water. He co-owns a diving charter company up the road in Myrtle Beach. He has literally fished all over the world, but his heart is here locally in the Lowcountry.
Greg Anderson is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He
grew up in the Charleston area of South Carolina fishing on the Cooper River with his dad. After
graduating from Cathedral of Praise in 2008, he went on to receive a certificate from Trident
Technical College in Automotive Technology. The saltwater continued to reel him in; he started
working part-time with The Reel Deal as a mate and went on to get his captains license—all
the while learning the responsibilities of being a captain and mastering the art of providing great
customer service, which The Reel Deal Charters is known for.
Bobby Streisel is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He was born
and raised in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina where he saltwater fished all his life. He remembers
taking a boat out fishing on his own during elementary school. When a little older he started working
as a mate on various boats around the area and went on get his captains license. He graduated
from Wofford College and is currently attending the University of South Carolina School of Law.
His plan is to move back to the Lowcountry once completing his education, because he has to be
near the saltwater. He specializes in bull reds and sharks, but is capable of targeting any inshore or