CAPTAIN BOB DECOSTA

Growing up on Nantucket fishing has always been part of Bob's life; he started working as a mate for his dad Ray on the Albacore when he was nine years old. By the time he was 18 he had obtained a Coast Guard Captains License and become an expert at fishing Nantucket's unique sets of shoals and rips. After spending three years in the US Army Bob returned to Nantucket working as a Mate or Captain on both private and commercial fishing boats. Fishing from Nantucket to the Bahamas Bob quickly received recognition as one of the Island top Captains. In 1994 Bob took over the Albacore after his Dad lost a short but fierce battle to cancer. Some of Capt. Bob accomplishments include captaining the boat that caught the first Blue Marlin in Nantucket Anglers Club History, being featured in Saltwater Sportsman twice and catching the first keeper Bass on the Island three years in a row. In 2007 Capt. Bob won the Boston Big Game Club Monster Shark Tournament on Martha’s Vineyard. This tournament is the largest shark tournament on the east coast and was televised on Spike TV. Capt Bob does a daily fish report on Plum TV local channel 22. Bob and Debra, his wife of 21 years have a son Raymond. (Named after his grandfather). Both Deb and Ray love to fish and will often be seen out on the boat with Bob when he doesn't have a charter. Ray is taking after his dad and grandfather and working on the Albacore as a mate from time to time.

CAPTAIN “SMITTY” SMITH

A commercial tuna fisherman and bay scalloper Capt. Smitty has been fishing the waters around Nantucket for over 30 years. Several years ago Capt Smitty made the transition from commercial tuna fishing to Charter Captain. Smitty ran the charter boat “Coof” for several years before becoming part of the Albacore staff. Capt Smitty is a resident of Sconset. Ask Smitty about any thing on the island and he will have a great story for you. Capt Bob and Capt Smitty have been friends for a long time. They work hand in hand to insure that their customers catch the most fish possible.