Your Captain, Joe Francis is a native Cape Codder. Joe takes great pride in the quality of your charter experience. Joe has one boat, the Nauset. And you may be assured that only Joe, will Captain every trip that is booked. He grew up helping his dad work the family’s oyster grant. As a teenager, Joe bought his first commercial boat and plied the waters of Cape Cod bay clamming. After serving our country proudly in the Navy, Joe returned to commercial fishing.
The Nauset is a new 27 foot Albemarle Sportfisherman. Families appreciate the below deck private walk in bathroom. Older folks are restful seated in the fully enclosed weatherproof salon.These important features make the Nauset the most comfortable charter boat departing from the Pamet Harbor, Truro. Fishermen have 180 degrees of deck space to fly fish, light tackle cast or jig.
For Don, it’s been well over 10 years since both of his daughters have visited the family Cape house in Wellfleet together. That house has been in the family since ’74, a two acre parcel that overlooks Wellfleet Harbor. While underway outside the Pamet Harbor, Don regaled us with surf casting stories of a bygone era. The large Stripers were in the surf, off the great backside beaches, and they were easy to catch. His daughters, Erin and Megan, were kids back then. Too young to really appreciate the life of a Cape surfcaster, as their father was. As we settled into our trolling routine, the rod almost doubled over. Erin fought gallantly a trophy Striper, that ended up to be the pool winner. Later, she and Megan doubled up on large Striped Bass. It was one of those epic days of fishing. A day that certainly made their father proud. A rare fishing trip for a father and his daughters, making family fishing memories that will be retold for a long time.