West Wind

Fully licensed and insured “West Wind” is a Fortier 26. An extremely comfortable riding sea boat for her size she is equipped with top of the line electronics for maximum safety and fish finding capabilities.

Bob

Bob Rank is a Coast Guard licensed Captain with over 45 years of fishing experience on the waters around Nantucket Island. He makes his own gear, he knows how to find the fish an he knows how to catch them.

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“We had an amazing day of fishing on the West Wind with Captain Bob. We caught fish on every pass and landed many blues and four striped bass, with the two largest measuring 40 and 38 inches. Captain Bob made the outing extra special, with his patient and easy-going way. A very nice man and a very special day for our family.”
-The Heinzelman’s, Helena, Old Bert, Big Bert and Max, from Nevada City, California

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I come from a long line of commercial fisherman of Norwegian heritage. I know the difference between someone who thinks they are a good fisherman and someone who really is a good fisherman. Bob is one of these GOOD FISHERMAN. Every time I have gone with him we have caught our limit of striped bass. I have also learned a lot of techniques about catching striped bass from him. My friends always beg for me to take them or go with them……….. here is a picture of a fish I caught using what Bob taught me. Photos -Jim Sjolund, Nantucket

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I recently had the opportunity to visit my brother and go fishing with him on the West Wind. Being a computer geek, I was really impressed with all the cool electronics. But let me tell you, I had the time of my life catching those bass. He knew all the right spots to go, and we were landing those stripers all day. Not a very experienced fisherman myself, he was a good teacher. If you relly want to have a fullfilling and fun day, I recommend you give Bob a ring. I can’t wait until I can make it up to Nantucket again and have another go at it. -Bill Rank, Grandy, NC

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I went fishing with Captain Rank last fall. I’ve lived here all my life, but I’ve never caught as many big bass as we did that day. Even in the fog, Captain Rank had us right on top of a mountain of fish the whole time. Captain Rank has been commercially fishing in these waters for a long time. He once told me the only kind of fishing he was interested in was the kind that filled the boat. Now I know why. If you go fishing with Bob, I guarantee you will have a great time. -Jareb Keltz, Nantucket, MA

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Want to catch some fish? I went out with Bob for a day and caught more stripers than I’ve ever caught. I was exhausted. This man knows his business and can catch em. One of my best ever days of fishing!!! -Peter Duquette, Rhode Island>

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