top of page
Ocean Water
Calm Sea
Team Fishing
Fishing Rods
Man Fishing

About The Captain


Captain Brian Lilienthal has owned, fished, mated and captained boats from the Hope Town Bahamas chasing blue marlin to Costa Rica & Mexico chasing sailfish and tuna. However, his passion remains right here on Long Island New York, chasing striped bass, fluke, bluefish, tuna, sea bass, cod, tautog, & sharks from his home port in Sayville, NY on the Great South Bay.  

Captain Brian has won numerous inshore and offshore tournaments from striped bass & mako, to monster big eye tuna.  In 2017 Capt. Brian was a crew member on a tournament boat that almost went for the triple crown, winning three years in a row! They didn't complete the trifecta as a mako had taken a large chunk out of an estimated 250 lb. big eye tuna which would have put them in the lead.  They weighed what was left of the fish to be 203 lbs.  Three out of five years in this particular tournament the team has taken top honors in the big eye category.  

Captain Brian was named Angler of the Year in 2017 and topped the charts with impressive catches of yellowfin, big eye, wahoo, and mahi mahi, Fluke and striped bass.

On your charter trip you will be provided with the very best rods, reels & tackle.  Reel Busy Sport Fishing will provide everything necessary for you to catch a variety of species using a variety of techniques.  Capt. Brian has enjoyed teaching family and friends about the South Shore of Long Island for the past 25 years and has brought many of friends to their personal best catches.  Capt. Brian enjoys teaching the new and the most seasoned sharpies of the techniques he has and continues to learned throughout his fishing career.  From the moment you board the Reel Busy you will be treated like family and will have full use of the 30ft Stamas that is in impeccable condition. We guarantee that you will have an amazing experience and all the while filling the cooler or just catch and release we will keep you and your fishing friends REEL BUSY!


Fully Licensed and Insured. 

Have Questions or Want to Book a Trip?

Click Here or just give me a call!


Message from the Captain:


"I grew up on the South Shore of Long Island and have had the good fortune to have been on a boat since birth. I have fished from Hawaii to the Bahamas and I have worked as captain or crew on many different types of boats, commercially and for recreation. I am a full-time Physical Education Teacher on the Island and I have a "reel" passion for fishing. I enjoy showing anglers and friends different fishing methods, species and especially watching someone set the hook on there first trophy fish or that fish of a lifetime. Fishing to me is about being on the water, the planning that goes on before the hook set and building memories with friends. Give me a call and lets start making memories."

About: Inner_about
bottom of page