Captain
David Bartels

Member since March 2017 Quincy, United States
Background
I've been working in the pleasure boating marine industry for almost 15 years. I've worked alongside some of the best fishermen, captains, and mechanics around Boston Harbor. While working a number of captain's boats, I learned a lot of tips and techniques. While talking to, working and fishing with these captains, I developed a love for the sport and a want to share this with others. Every day out on the water is a new experience and the scenic views and skyline of city of Boston from the water is amazing!
Techniques
When we go flounder fishing we will either anchor at a spot or drift over several. Live worm bait works best. When we go striper fishing we will troll some hot spots with artificial baits, use the tube and worm technique, or use live bait. Mackerel and pogies are fun to catch and more fun to use to catch big stripers! I offer light tackle fishing which means people of all ages and abilities can learn to fish. No experience necessary!

Hey, I'm Captain David Bartels

Quincy, United States
Background
I've been working in the pleasure boating marine industry for almost 15 years. I've worked alongside some of the best fishermen, captains, and mechanics around Boston Harbor. While working a number of captain's boats, I learned a lot of tips and techniques. While talking to, working and fishing with these captains, I developed a love for the sport and a want to share this with others. Every day out on the water is a new experience and the scenic views and skyline of city of Boston from the water is amazing!
Techniques
When we go flounder fishing we will either anchor at a spot or drift over several. Live worm bait works best. When we go striper fishing we will troll some hot spots with artificial baits, use the tube and worm technique, or use live bait. Mackerel and pogies are fun to catch and more fun to use to catch big stripers! I offer light tackle fishing which means people of all ages and abilities can learn to fish. No experience necessary!

My Charter Listing

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8 reviews
Quincy
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Fishing Reports

Flounder/bass combo charter

June 09, 2018

We had a fantastic day fishing for flounder and then bass! Caught over a dozen flounder and another dozen bass! We started using some umbrella rigs and started catching multiple fish at a time on one rig! So much… Read Full Report →


Schoolie blitz galore!

May 27, 2018

We had Soooo much fun enjoying schoolie blitz’s both days this weekend! We had a couple near keepers at 26 inches! The 17.5 doormat flounder was a great addition to the many fish caught this weekend! Contact us today… Read Full Report →


Flounder fishing late May!

May 26, 2018

Had another great day out on the waters of Boston Harbor on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend! We tested out some new gear and some new boat systems. Added hydraulic steering and I couldn’t be happier! We went to… Read Full Report →


Fantastic Flounder fishing

May 27, 2017

Fantastic day out on the waters of beautiful historic Boston Harbor. Flounder fishing is in full swing. So much fun for the whole family! Read Full Report →


Flounder fishing late May

May 21, 2017

What a beautiful day on the waters of Boston Harbor! Vince and Guy were fantastic guests out on the Explorer! Perfect weather, good tunes, making friends out on the boat, but most importantly catching Flounder! We anchored out off… Read Full Report →


Late April flounder fishing

April 30, 2017

The fishing was a little slow for this chilly morning. We were able to get a few flounder, some skate, and a couple crab in the boat. No keepers but it was still fun! We weren't the only ones… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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4 hour Striper Charter with Captain David
Gorgeous sunrise greeting us.
Captain David assisting 2 amateurs.
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kevin O.
Braintree, Massachusetts
 5.00
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4 hour Striper Charter with Captain David

VERIFIED   NEW  September 12, 2020
Floated out of Quincy MA into the Boston Harbor Islands on a sunny fall-like morning with Captain David. We only caught a couple...
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Randy C.
Milton, MA
 4.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 9, 2020
Great morning on the water captain was nice a knowledgeable
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Larry L.
Gahanna, OH
 5.00
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Half day striped bass charter

VERIFIED   September 14, 2019
The captain is a great guide, thoughtful and dedicated.  We would go again.
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Alan C.
Syracuse, NY
 5.00
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Striper fishing with captain dave

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Had a great time, we caught 7 stripers and captain Dave was great.
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Jenn T.
Medford, Massachusetts
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Half day trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   June 27, 2017
Easy location to access at marina, Captain David was there early and prepared for us upon our early arrival. The...
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