Captain Frank Bovasso III has been fishing the waters of New Jersey for over 40 years. Captain Frank started fishing and crabbing as a young boy at his Aunt and Uncle's house on the Manasquan River. As he grew up, fishing became his passion and he learned from the areas best anglers.....Bottom fishing from his cousins Ed and John, Beach Fishing and Trolling from Captain Jim Freda, Bass fishing from the late Joe Nunziotto and Sharking, and Offshore skills were learned from his mentor and teacher, the late Captain Vic Galgano.
Captain Frank has fished from the Great Lakes all the way to the Florida Keys and makes it a point to learn "how the locals do it". All he has learned he brings to the deck of the 26' Mako, the Predator II. He is also on the Pro Staff of "Canyon Reels", "Tony Maja Products", "South Chatham Tackle", and "Jersey Tackle".
Captain Frank is registered with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, a member of the American Professional Captain's Association, a supporter of the American Littoral Society (which we voluntarily tag fish for), and participates in the National Marine Fisheries Service Shark Tagging Program. He is also a Certified Training Instructor for The Future Fisherman Foundation, and has also completed the New Jersey D.E.P.'s "Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs" training program.We are also a member of the "The Greater Point Pleasant Charter Boat Association".
What is unique to our charter business is we like to take experienced, as well as novice anglers out and we especially cater to Family Fishing Trips to teach young children how to fish and promote conservation.
Captain Frank's experience and skill will put a SMILE on your face when the rod bends and its "FISH ON!"
If you want to target large Sharks, Bottom fish, Stripers, Blues, Fluke,Tuna or just take your family out for a day of fishing and making lasting memories, give us a call!
Captain Frank's Tournament winnings include: 1st place J.C.A.A Fluke Tournament, 1st Place North East Mako Owners Striped Bass Tagging Tournament, Grady White / Mako Bluefish Shootout, and McCarthy's Marine Fluke Tournament.
ABOUT THE "MACHINE'S"
Predator II is a 1987 Mako Center Console. It is one of the toughest, reliable, sturdy and most seaworthy hulls ever built. It is equipped with 2 VHF Radios, Radar, Furuno plotter / Fish finder GPS, 47 Rod holders, Out riggers, Hard top, 200 Gallon Fuel Tank, Cannon electric downriggers and is powered by two Evinrude 200 hp fuel injected outboards.
We are also operating a 33' Custom Center Console with twin 300 H.P. Mercury Verado Outboards.
Kid Squid is a custom Typhoon Boatworks 33 Center Console and is one of the most fishable center consoles afloat. Kid Squid was completely re-outfitted in 2014 with twin Mercury 300 Verados and a state of the art Simrad electronics package. With a 38 knot cruising speed, it will get you to the fishing grounds in a hurry while providing a totally safe and dry ride. Crafted with an 11’ beam and multi-stepped hull, it boasts an incredibly stable one-level flush deck from bow to stern and a unique amount of unobstructed deck space. There is enough space to pass the console amidships completely uninhibited while fighting a fish. The 132 square feet of open aft deck and even more spacious forward working deck allow multiple anglers to fight fish all at the same time. Below deck in the super console, there is 6’4” of headroom, complete with a seven foot vee-berth, stand up shower, head and sink. We use only the best of the best custom tackle which ensures landing the big one!
Fully Tournament Equipped with Simrad Electronics, Outriggers, Center Riggers, and Custom Tackle for all Coastal, Mid shore, and Off Shore Charters.
All USCG safety gear is on board plus we carry a 406 MHz locater beacon.