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

Ajax Charters

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Quincy
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5.0
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Great trip and captain even if weather didn't cooperate
4 hour Striper Charter with Captain David
Gorgeous sunrise greeting us.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Rafe J.
Quincy, MA
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Great trip and captain even if weather didn't cooperate

VERIFIED   NEW  Flounder + Bass Combo Charter on July 3, 2021
My family visited from Wisconsin and wanted to go sea fishing. There were concerns with the weather being bad and if we could...
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Kevin O.
Braintree, Massachusetts
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4 hour Striper Charter with Captain David

VERIFIED   Striped Bass Charter - AM on 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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Simon T.
Braintree, MA
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Flounder trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   3 Hours Flounder Charter - AM on June 6, 2021
The Captain is outstanding and super nice. I definitely recommend and would come back again
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Randy C.
Milton, MA
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Half day trip

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

VERIFIED   Striped Bass Charter - AM on September 14, 2019
The captain is a great guide, thoughtful and dedicated.  We would go again.
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