Who are we: Reel Assets Fishing Team is a professional fishing team
The REEL ASSETS Fishing Team is comprised of 5 First Responders led by licensed Captain Andy Richter, a veteran of the US Coast Guard. We are based out of Lake Worth, Florida. Our professional tournament team competes in the Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) professional fishing tour which is America’s largest offshore tournament trail consisting of over 40,000 members. Our home SKA district is 10 (south Florida). We also fish the championship in held in Louisiana or North Carolina. In addition to the SKA events, we fish the local tournaments in Palm Beach and Broward. We aim to fish 12-15 tournaments each year. With this comes all the preparation, practice, pre-fishing, Captain’s meetings, and awards banquets etc.
The Reel Assets Fishing Team is comprised of very successful and consistently top rated tournament fishermen. Solid teamwork is a must! Each member has several specifics jobs/tasks that they must perform (at the perfection level) in order to achieve the common goal of catching/landing the biggest/most fish and successfully beating the competition. There is zero room for errors or mistakes because it is understood that team is only as strong as their weakest link. We routinely outperform our competitors who fish full-time every day for a living. Our team prides ourselves in professionalism. The team is basically run as a business in which perception is everything. This is not a booze cruise party boat. Through years of being sponsored by numerous corporations we understand the importance of image and marketing.
What Separates Us: Our Team is comprised of top rated fishermen
Reel Assets out performs our competitors and prides ourselves in professionalism. The team is basically run as a business in which perception is everything. This is not a booze cruise party boat.Through years of being sponsored by numerous corporations we understand the importance of image and marketing.
Although there is some luck involved, professional fishing is all about preparation and practice. The old saying practice makes perfect is not just a saying, it’s true. After each tournament, we hold a debrief to discuss what went well, what didn’t go well, and what we can do better next time. All this is recorded in a journal so we know how to strategize for the next one. The more you practice, the more you learn. The more you learn, the fewer mistakes you make. As the process repeats itself, you begin to be more successful and begin winning (and winning and winning).
Our Boat: 33′ SeaHunter Tournament series boat
We chose the Sea Hunter brand because it is a top of the line custom center console fishing machine that is built to take on any sea condition conformably and efficiently. It has a Carbon fiber and Kevlar constructed hull and is built by fishermen for fishermen. It delivers a smooth and dry ride. In fact, our particular model is rated as the direst center console under 34 feet. Boat Specification: SEAHUNTER Tournament Series Custom Center Console, Overall Length: 33’2″, Beam: 9′10″, Weight: 12,300 lbs, Fuel Capacity: 300+ Gals, Power: Twin Yahama 300hp outboard engines, Electronics: Garmin.
In the video link below, Sea Hunter deliberately drops a new boat from 30 feet in the air onto the pavement (impact of over 100 G’s) then puts it in the water and drives it without issue. This clearly shows it’s reliability and substantiates its claim for being virtually indestructible. Next, they take a saw and cut the boat completely in half. The boat (or ½ of it at least) is placed back in the water and is driven to prove that it is virtually unsinkable.