USCG Licensed Captain Chris Oliver grew up in Dutchess County, New York and it did not take long for him to acknowledge the special Striped Bass fishery that exists in the Hudson River. By the age of 5 Chris was on the Hudson River fishing as often as he could be. As time went on a deep passion for fishing developed. When he was 16,  he purchased his own boat and ventured out onto the river on his own. Since then, he has spent thousands of hours studying these migratory fish, figuring out where they are and developing new ways to catch them. 

Capt. Chris passing 

down his secrets to the 

next generation

When you are fishing aboard the  27' long Mako, you will be using top of the line custom made fishing rods specially designed for live bait fishing for striped bass. These rods are made by Crafty One Customs, the premier rod builder in the North East! Each rod is paired perfectly with Shimano reels.


 We want our clients to experience nothing but the best, from the experience to the gear! check them out below: 

Hudson River Striper Fishing | Custom-Made Rods | Bait & Tackle | Keepin' It Reel

Striped Bass Fishing with KEEPIN' It Reel Sportfishing will be fun for the whole family. We love seeing kids and first timers land fish! We explain our techniques, give our clients choices in fishing styles, and we are open to questions that can help our clients understand our local fishery. 

Some of the Captains Catches

Striped Bass Fishery | Hudson River Valley, NY

Dock Location:26 River Point Rd Poughkeepsie New York 12601 Mailing Address: 67 Peach rd Poughkeepsie NY 12601 

845 416 8679 keepinitreelfish@gmail.com