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Tammila Lowery Threadgill

Master Capt Steve was great! We had a short busy morning and caught our limit. Professional, friendly and very knowledgeable about the lake! You cannot go wrong taking a trip out with Steve! Thanks for a great time! Robert said it was a great birthday 🚤🎣👍

Brad Polin 

Took my mother and brother out for Mothers Day and wow Steve more than made her Mothers Day. I quote her"This is my best fishing trip in 62 years" and she has done a lot of fishing..It was looking very unfavorable this morning as we took off in the pouring down rain but 5 minutes after he stopped the boat it was Fish On!! and it never stopped. Hands down I would recommend anyone to fish with Steve and Reel Kaos. Very Personable, Very Informative, and yeah the man might know how to talk to the fish..Thank you Steve for making this a very memorable Mothers Day for my our family.

Marvin Carraway

Capt Steve is very knowledgeable and has a unique gift in that he is able to teach. I have been on many charters with other Captains who were only in it for the money not Captain Steve.

Captain Steve puts you on fish all day long and tries to ensure you have a productive day while out on the water with him.  If you want to catch fish, call Captain Steve.

Tom Renedo 

 have fished with Capt. Steve three times so far and have been pleased with the experience. Capt. Steve works real hard to get you into fish – so far each trip has been successful!

Michael Butler 

Captain Steve, we had a blast fishing with you  on the Reel Kaos.  Your knowledge of Lake Murray and fishing goes without saying that you know your stuff. Thanks again for making our trip a memorable experience!


AWESOME time...Cool Captain!!! We loved every minute of it. Totally worth it too...

Alberto Escalante

Great time with Steve and his vessel. I got to fish with my brother after 10 years. Thanks Steve for the awesome time.

Cameron McGarity

My son and I had a great time fishing. Captain Steve put us on the fish first thing. I would highly recommend Reel Kaos Striper Guide for anyone looking to fish Lake Murray. We look forward to coming back again.

Tom Hesse 

Capt. Steve was very accommodating to our preferences.  He put us on the fish right away.  He was great to get along with and the trip was a great value.


Great fisherman, we had an amazing time with Steve and he really knows what he is doin.

Stephen Smith

Great day fishing with Steve!  Took my three boys out for a half day trip, and Steve was great with them - taught us a lot, very patient, and we caught our fair share of stripers!  Highly recommend Reel Kaos.

Charlotte Barnett 

Booked this for my husband Tracy who has been fishing since he could walk. He had a great time, caught lots of fish and said he felt like he had been fishing with a lifelong friend. Captain Steve was awesome and very knowledgeable about the lake. I am certain I will have to book this trip for him again!

Jeff Stone 

Great fishing trip. Captain Steve really knows how to put you on some fish. Had all the 5 poles going down at one time before the sun was even up and reeling in fish. Had our limit before 8:30. Some of biggest fish I have ever caught. Going to schedule another trip as soon as I can. He even cleaned my fish cheapest on the lake.

Ron Gentry

This was a trip back in time for me on Lake Murray when White Bass and huge schools of Stripers were everywhere on the lake. Now you need someone with the know how to find them and stay on them. That Capt Steve of Reel Kaos Striper Guide. He's down to earth and a true Striper Guide. He is the best guide I have ever fished with that you thought you were fishing with your buddy and not someone that will put ya on small fish in a hurry to limit you out quick. He's the MAN in my book. You want be sorry. Forget what you know and do it the way he tells you and you too will love it.

Donald King

Great guide! Second time and we got our limit both times. Very patient and informative.

Charlotte Dolak 

Captain Steve is a great guide and Captain, we had a fantastic time and caught our limit in just a couple hours. Highly recommend his charter service.

Tiye King

We had an amazing time with Steve! It was freezing cold but we had the best time. Steve is personable, funny, knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend Reel Kaos for a pleasurable fishing experience. We are excited to go back again this summer and fish Lake Murray!

Cheisi Pinkett 

Captain Steve was amazing! Very knowledgeable and personable. We had a great time and all three of us caught our max! He knows where all the hot spots are! ☺️

Chelsea Mockli

Steve was an awesome guide! We weren’t on the water long before we were reeling in fish one after another. We had a great time and highly recommend you book your trip with Reel Kaos!


Went out on 2 different occasions.  We got our limit both times.  Great guide and takes the time to put you on fish

Tom Moses 

We went fishing with Capt. Steve on a beautiful morning in August. We waited for about 1 hour until the sun came up and we caught our limit in 1 hour and 20 minutes. I have never seen fishing that fast and furious and at 1 point we had 5 fish on the deck and only 1 pole with no bait, and 3 of us were working the poles.

Amazing guide, a great boat and great memories. We will be regulars. Tom and Dotty Moses

Robert Martinez

Me and my brother in law had a fantastic time! Captain was super cool and knowledgeable. He put us onto at least 30-40 fish and kept up with us pretty consistently! I would definitely do it again!

Casey Bolin
Captain Steve is very knowledgeable about lake Murray. He had us on the fish all morning . Me and my boys had a blast today all smiles. Caught over 30 something fish and was able to keep 15 or so. We will definitely be booking another trip in the future. Couldn’t ask for a better fishing trip or better captain. Book a trip and take a kid fishing u most will definitely have amazing adventure

Wayne Orrey

Had a great trip with Steve. Really knows his stuff, did some homework the night before and put us on decent fish right away. Highly recommended from me and John my son. Very friendly, informative and let us know what was going on and how too fish for strippers.

Shannon Timmerman

Phenomenal day fishing with the best striper guide on Lake Murray. Celebrated my son's birthday striper fishing with CPT Steve and Owen had the best birthday ever. CPT Steve is great with kids and the big kids too. Don't tell anyone but there is a chance he may have let Owen drive the boat some too. We caught our limit and Steve was not going to let us leave until we did, we ended the day with a monster 9 pound striper and 7 pounder too. Please see our pictures and story on Reel Kaos Facebook page. If you are looking for a great day catching big striped bass do yourself a favor and book today. Thank you again Steve.

Hannah Dominique 

We had a great time with Steve!! He found a perfect spot and we hit our limit in about an hour. He’s very personable and knowledgeable about all things fishing and Lake Murray. Highly recommend!

Andrew Lister

This is definitely the guy to book for Striper fishing at Lake Murray! Captain Steve took us right to the sweet spot and it really was “Reel fishing Kaos”!  Fish after fish after fish! He was very professional, accommodating and just an all around nice guy. Highly recommend and can’t wait to come back!

Joel Avilia 

Great price for the experience!  My parents and sister came in town from NY, we had a blast fishing with Steve. His knowledge of the lake and fishing spots were on point, we reached our limit in about 3 hours.   He assisted all four of us with baiting the hooks and really focused on making sure we had max time with lines in the water. Definitely will book another fishing trip with Steve.  

Upon return my family went to eat lunch and By mid afternoon Steve had the 20 plus fish cleaned and ready for the grill.  Again thanks a lot for the great fishing experience.

Mansfield Parson 

Great experience! Enjoyed being out on the water and will be doing it again very soon. #TruHero

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