Balding Eagle Enterprises

Balding Eagle Enterprises welcomes you aboard! Come to Freeport, Maine and have a relaxing and fun day on the water. Friendly and skilled Captain David Tyson will take you offshore and guide you through the productive waters of Maine, making your trip the best it can be. Join in and experience a sea adventure!

Your trip will start on a 20’ Grady White 208 cuddy cabin that holds enough space for up to 4 anglers. It runs on a 225 HP Honda engine with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots and uses modern fishfinder, GPS, and radio systems for safe and efficient navigation. You can use the onboard livewell to get live bait.

Captain David offers you many fishing styles to try out. Using light and heavy tackle, you can bottom fish, deep sea fish, troll, spin, jig, pop, and even fly fish and drift fish. There are also many fine species you can target, some of them including Black Seabass, Haddock, Pollock, and Cod. Capt. David is also a registered Maine Tidewater Guide, meaning he can take you fishing for the famed Striped Bass. All the guests can keep their catch. The children are welcome to join and smoking isn’t allowed on board.

You’ll be provided with all the equipment you’ll need. This includes rods, reels, tackle, as well as fly fishing gear, live bait, and lures. The captain will also clean and fillet the fish you caught, totally free of charge. Before you depart, you’ll just need to bring your fishing licenses and pack food and drinks of your choice.

Come visit Freeport and enjoy its lovely marine world with Balding Eagle Enterprises!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tidewater Striped Bass Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Join Captain David, a registered Maine Tidewater fishing guide on The Casco Bay. We have 10' tides every 6 hours that offer great striped bass fishing around the islands and over the mud flats at high tide! We will catch live bait such as Mackerel and herring to use along with an assortment of lures and fly's. The Striper season starts at the end of May and will run into early October before they all head south. Our schedule is flexible: Sunrise trips, mid day and Sunset trips available.
  • Private trip
    Family Fun Mackerel Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    Mackerel fishing is extremely fun for all ages, especially children! Join Captain David and learn how it is done! Maybe we can catch a striped bass also! Sometimes we catch 6 at a single time on the jigs we use! These fish can be kept, taken home and cooked! Minimum trip is 2 hours, seas permitting! Charter trips can be extended, $100/ hour.
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About the Captain

David Tyson
Freeport, Maine, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2021
Captain David is a registered Maine Tidewater Guide and has been hooked on fishing since he was 8 years old on his first party boat off Atlantic City! He's been fishing ever since (ask his wife!), in the ocean and freshwater. Coastal fishing in Maine, where he now lives, is a daily habit! He has hired captains from Hawaii, the Gulf of Mexico, coastal Carolinas, and the Florida Keys over his lifetime – and knows a good one from a not so good one! As a semi-retired design/ build general contractor (40 years of running his own corporation), his new vocation is running fishing and cruise charters on his home waters in South Freeport, Maine.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Haddock Haddock

Pollock Pollock
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Boat Specs

Grady White 208 (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal

Recent Fishing Reports

TOO BIG TO KEEP!
TOO BIG TO KEEP!
July 17, 2021
Damn what a shame, but cstching is what it is all about!! 36” 20lbs!!!
17 Striped Bass in 3 hours!
17 Striped Bass in 3 hours!
July 12, 2021
A triple hook up right off the bat this morning! I was very surprised when we lost a bluefish right next to the boat! Haven’t seen one in a couple of years!
1st keepah of the season!
1st keepah of the season!
July 11, 2021
This 18 lb. stripes bass put up a great 10-15 minute fight before I carefully got him along boat side and got the Bogagrip on him. It was 34.5” long and soon to be dinner for me and a few neighbors!! Also landed 4 others in the mid 25” range, 6 lbs! All fun during the Captains day off!?

Customer Reviews

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Great family fishing day!
Great family fishing day!
Great family fishing day!
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Great family fishing day!

NEW  Tidewater Striped Bass Fishing on July 19, 2021
We went out on a morning trip for stripers at high tide. Captain Dave had my 8 year old son jigging for bait fish right on...
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Dorothy S.
United States
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2/2 day with capt. dave

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Deep Sea on July 7, 2021
Captain Dave put my grandsons right to work fishing before we even left the dock . The smiles on their faces were all I needed...
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Craftsbury, VT
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AM 4 Hour Trip

NEW  Tidewater Striped Bass Fishing on June 27, 2021
After not having much luck on our own, my two daughters and I decided to sign up for a charter with Captain David to try to...
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Topsham, Maine
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A few hours out, looking for striper w/ Captain David -,

NEW  Tidewater Striped Bass Fishing on July 12, 2021
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FAQs about Balding Eagle Enterprises

Balding Eagle Enterprises offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - Family Fun Mackerel Fishing (2 hours)
  • $450 per group - Tidewater Striped Bass Fishing (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Balding Eagle Enterprises, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Balding Eagle Enterprises include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Balding Eagle Enterprises offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Balding Eagle Enterprises offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Balding Eagle Enterprises include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Haddock
  • Pollock
  • Seabass (Black)