Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing Maine

www.bunnyclark.com

The F/V Bunny Clark (edited May 16, 2014)
Map, Directions & Location (Edited Feb 1, 2007)
Captains & Crew (Revised Feb 1, 2007)
2019 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 4, 2019)
2019 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 4, 2019)
Fishing Update (edited Sunday, January 20, 2019, 0700 EST)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Jan. 27, 2018)
Bunny Clark World & State Records List (Edited January 20, 2019)
"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

There were many highlights during the 2018 Bunny Clark fishing season. Not the least of which was the large number of haddock that were caught. It was the first time in my life taking anglers fishing, since 1975, that haddock could be found on any piece of bottom that you fished. Of course, there were some areas known as haddock spots where we found more. But we caught haddock along with the hake in deep water, on the half day trips on the hard bottom, along with the pollock and drifting anywhere. We caught more haddock on the Bunny Clark last year than we caught during any season since I started in 1975. This in a season where we took the least number of Bunny Clark fishing trips and the least number of total anglers. Of all the haddock ever caught on the Bunny Clark since she was first launched in 1983, 14% of all those haddock were caught in 2018. That's quite a statement. The only thing that might have tipped the scale in the other direction was the average size, which was smaller than any other year. However, an average small size of any fish species when you have a very big stock of fish is a sign that the stock is also very healthy. We did have a few larger fish. With only a few exceptions, all our largest haddock were in the 6 pound range. We caught less than ten 6 pounders and only five larger than 6. A couple of the 6 pound haddock that we caught should have weighed more according to their length. One 6 pound haddock was caught by Rodney Miller on June 7, 2018. Shown right, with Rodney holding it, this fish was twenty-eight inches caliper fork length. In the earlier spring, a fish of this length could be as heavy as 9 pounds, a Maine state trophy fish with 2 pounds to spare. Rodney's fish was a female that had already spawned out. In so doing, the fish loses the weight of the eggs. But, also, those spawned out female haddock are thinner after spawning and have a fillet that isn't the thickness you would expect out of a haddock that length. Until you get the fish into the boat, these haddock look much bigger and cause some excitement before they are weighed. So the haddock situation is improving. With a successful haddock season like we had last year, one worries about fishery management making bad choices, sending us back to the time when haddock weren't so common. I am crossing my fingers here. Still, one can look back on 2018 and say that that was a great haddock season. Special fish like Rodney'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.