About the Captain
U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain Jamie Bassett, has over 3 decades on the water and is a commercial shell fisherman turned guide. Jamie's local knowledge of outer Cape Cod's coastal systems, including North Beach, South Beach, Pleasant Bay, Nauset Inlet, and the Monomoy System, in all conditions and seasons, is thorough. Since 2010, he has logged over 1000 on the water mariner trip days documented with the Massachusetts Division Of Marine Fisheries. Over 700 of these days have been logged during 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. While nothing can be certain, Jamie will bring his extensive local knowledge to bear and he will work to put you on birds.
About the Rig
For the 2022-2023 Season, Jamie will be running a 19 Foot 80 inch wide 198, shallow draft Carolina Skiff with a F115HP 4 Stroke Yamaha. The rig is equipped with a Garmin 741xs GPSMAP Touchscreen, a Cobra VHF system, required safety equipment, a stern poling platform, shown in the above picture and an 80 inch wide casting deck with leaning post. Accessing Monomoy and local waters in skinny water is challenging during the best of circumstances but the Carolina Skiff is a surgical workhorse and excels at this task. For decades, it has been a favorite among professional shell fishermen who depend upon access to make a living and it really fits the bill for guiding clients. It is wide and comfortable platform that can run on plane in shallow water, can come tight to an edge, can handle chop, and can usually be floated over really tough spots. The rig can handle 4 passengers with gear and is the ideal local shallow water landing craft. .