Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing Maine


The F/V Bunny Clark (edited May 16, 2014)
Map, Directions & Location (Edited Feb 1, 2007)
Captains & Crew (Revised Feb 1, 2007)
2017 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 11, 2017)
2017 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 11, 2017)
Fishing Update (edited August 22, 2017, 0600 EDT)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb 14, 2017)
Bunny Clark World & State Records List (Edited June 27, 2008)
"Tim Reidsema, Lee Dykas, Jason Ridolfi & Dennis Pietro" Photo Gallery (May 20, 2006)
Short Bunny Clark Fishing Videos(New Mar 6, 1997)
2010 Moon Phases (Revised Jan 30, 2010)
The Best Charter Boat in the World!
The New England Herring Problem (Who is taking our baitfish?)
Federal, State & Private Fishery Regs & Links
Favorite Bunny Clark Weather Links
Current Month Tide Chart for Ogunquit
(The Portland tide is the closest match (within two minutes) to the Ogunquit tide schedule)

2007 Accommodations & Services In Ogunquit Area

We offer many different types of trips on the Bunny Clark in a season. We have the marathon trips, which I usually run myself, the extreme day trips, which Ian Keniston usually captains and then we have full day trips and half day trips. We also have two offshore invitational trips, the Ultra Marathon and the SOFT (Special Offshore Fishing Trip). I run both of the invitational trips, trying to design some special kind of trip that you can't get with any of the others that we offer. I hand pick my anglers based on their love of fishing with us, their ability and because I know and trust them as friends. I always try to do the best for them on these trips. Over the years I have had variable success on the invitationals. We took this season's first one, the SOFT , on July 11, 2017. The focus was on halibut. Why, might you ask, would I focus on a species of fish where you can only keep one legal sized individual per trip. I would answer you that just seeing one caught is exceptionally rare on a party boat. Plus, during the fishing, there are other groundfish to catch. On Tuesday's, July 11, trip, everything went according to a better plan than I actually expected. The first halibut caught was a legal 38 pound fish caught by Neil Feldman (NJ). He chose to keep this fish, as I would have done. The second halibut caught weighed 86 pounds. Lewis Hazelwood (MA) foul hooked this fish in the side of the fin. He fought this fish for over a half hour, making it seem, to me, that it was a much bigger fish than it was. When I realized what had happened, I knew why it took Lew so long to get the fish to the boat. It was like fighting a living kite! And, to make matters worse, a tide rip came through right in the middle of the fight that took the line astern, making me think it might be another species of fish floating to the top. It also prolonged the fight. But it also tired the fish out enough that we could easily boat the fish without much of a problem. A quick weight was taken, a couple of pictures as well and then the fish was released back to the ocean. I found releasing such a magnificent fish very hard to do. Everyone on the Bunny Clark participated in some way to help Lew get his fish. Bryan Lewer (ME) was one. The picture appears on the right with Bryan (the tall one in back of Lew) helping Lew hold the halibut before releasing it. The angler in the background is Dave Miller (MA) who had just hooked into an 18.5 pound cod. Later, Bob Mayer (ME) lost the biggest halibut of the day to a drag system on his reel that he didn't realize was way too tight. He broke that fish off. Bob MacNeil (NH) caught his first halibut, a 34 pounder of legal length that was weighed and released. Larry Kabat (NH) failed to hook a halibut that decided to try to eat a smallish pollock that had taken Larry's fly above the jig. And Neil Feldman caught the second halibut of his life at the end of the day. This one weighed 12 pounds. It was a very exciting trip where we caught many groundfish, fought a bluefin (Dave Miller) for an hour and a half and saw four steaker cod, the most cod over 20 pounds we have seen on a trip in years. As for Lew, he was very grateful for the opportunity to fight a fish like that, to say that he caught a halibut and to have the pictures to prove it. And I have to say that having anglers like the ones I invited makes landing good fish more of a reality if I can put them where the fish are. That was the luck I didn't expect to get. And that is the lure of deep sea fishing! Special fish like Lew's are the kind of fish we like to see caught on the Bunny Clark .

Captain Tim Tower text & photo - unless otherwise noted

For information and reservations, telephone: 207-646-2214

For information and reservations:

Call: Bunny Clark, Corp. at - 207-646-2214
Write: Tim Tower, 50 Perkins Cove Road, P.O. Box 837F, Ogunquit, Maine 03907-0837
Or click here: bunnyclarkdsf@gmail.com

Schedule & Rates

Information & Boat Rules

For a Link To Our Favorite Restaurants, Please Click To Visit:
Barnacle Billy's and Barnacle Billy's etc.

Ogunquit, Maine.

Parts of all these Bunny Clark, Corp. web pages and, indeed, most of the innovations, means to ideas and tons of help came from Chamber Works, Inc. All rights reserved. If anybody in the world is interested in the internet, web pages or ideas for computer displays, kiosks and advertising, these are the companies to go with. Bank on it, baby! Best Fishes, Tim Tower.