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.
Maybe pound for pound there is a more vicious fish in the Gulf of Maine waters, but I certainly haven’t run across it. Bluefish are always angry! They bite though leaders, they cut though our rubber tube tails with their razor teeth, and leave dozens of gouge marks on any plug we use to catch them. The hardest part of my job, for which I give a silent prayer, is the landing and dehooking part. I grab the short leader attached to the fish with a gloved hand and in one motion swing the bluefish out of the water and into the slender fish box on the stern. It doesn’t always work as planned, leading to frantic moments with a snapping 12 lb bluefish on the deck. Thankfully, those moments are rare and in any event it keeps everyone on their toes, literally. Yesterday, I must have repeated that process a hundred times, seemingly. We started trolling and catching right outside the mouth of the Pamet river, and it never let up for 4 straight hours! Now that’s a great day of fishing!