|Capt Allen Gonzalez|
Capt Allen Gonzalez is the Owner and Captain Reel Class and holds a 6-pack/OUPV license from the United States Coast Guard.
Capt. Allen has been fishing the Jersey Shore in and around the Point Pleasant area and to the south for over 25 years. He started out fishing for snappers and flounders with his dad, grandfather, and uncle on the docks in Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant Beach, and the Point Pleasant Canal in the late 1970's, and started fishing party boats in the early 80's.
By the time he was in high school in the early 90's, Capt Allen started running his family's 21’ Dixie walk around after they had 2 smaller boats; and she was named “Susie-G III” after his mother Susan. Capt Allen spent most of the early 90's taking the boat out by himself, learning Barnegat Bay, Manasquan River, and the ocean around Manasquan Inlet with a LORAN and a simple depth finder. In that time span, he became a light tackle fanatic fishing for fluke, winter flounder, stripers, bluefish, bonito, albacore, and weakfish.
The first Reel Class (26' Seaswirl Striper WA) was purchased in 2000 a year or so after he graduated college, and roughly the same amount of time he landed his first teaching position. At the urging of his fiancee Eileen (now wife), mother, and father, he obtained his OUPV/6-Pack license in 2004 after many years of fishing, running boats, and daydreaming about being on the water entirely too much. At that time, he started doing Sportfishing Charters from Reel Class's home port of Point Pleasant, NJ. The second Reel Class, an Albemarle 305, was purchased in November of 2009, and will hopefully have a career that parallels its predecessor!
Kenny Kaufman: First Mate / Captain.
Kenny has been fishing the waters of New Jersey ever since he could hold a rod in his hand. Having the opportunity to fish alongside his grandpa and father he gained a lot of knowledge in his early years. Around the age of 13 Kenny started working on a few different party/charter boats in the local area; gaining valuable knowledge and hands on experience. Every chance he gets he is always willing to learn more about the sport itself everything that comes along with it. In June of 2011, Kenny passed his OUPV/6-Pack Test by the US Coast Guard and is now a licensed Captain. Kenny has been with Reel Class Sportfishing since 2008, and will make your day enjoyable and productive!
Michael Guarino: Deckhand
Michael has been fishing the Jersey Shore most of his life and is certainly a "sharpie" when it comes to inshore fishing. He has caught everything from winter flounder to big striped bass, as well as cod, speedsters and small tunas. He has a love for fishing, boats, and everything involving saltwater fishing, and is now an integral part in all aspects of Reel Class Sportfishing. His first love is bottom fishing, in particular catching blackfish, however he has an unparalleled passion for simply catching as many fish as he possibly can with the time that he has! On the boat, that same mindset applies: Michael is energetic, fun, and upbeat, and will make anyone's day
on Reel Class productive and memorable!
Jimmy Sakers: Deckhand
Jimmy started fishing the Jersey Shore when he was old enough to hold a rod. His father got him started at the age of 3 with an 11 foot surf rod catching his first fish, an 8lb bluefish from the beach. By age 7 he was fishing on the family’s first boat and hasn’t stopped since. Every chance he had he was fishing and if not fishing he was playing baseball and by 13 he was working at a couple local tackle shops in Brick. Deciding he wanted to be a deckhand Jimmy started working deck on local Point Pleasant charter boats when he was a junior in high school. Since them Jimmy has worked on a couple boats from Sandy Hook down to Manasquan. Fishing up and down the east coast, he has tussled 300lb Bluefin tuna and 45lb striper. With experience ranging from the Bays to the Canyons Jimmy’s enthusiastic and outgoing personality is sure to give you a wonderful outing
Bill Tevlin : Deckhand
Bill is an avid inshore, offshore, and freshwater fisherman, and has fished our local waters for over 20 years. He regularly pursues a variety of species ranging from porgies to tuna and tilefish, and just can't pick a favorite. Bill has a great knowledge of many angling and rigging techniques, and will think "outside the box" to put together a catch.