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)
2014 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 10, 2014)
2014 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 10, 2014)
Fishing Update (edited August 23, 2014, 0500 EDT)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb 18, 2014)
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

On July 8, 2014, we hosted the first of two "ultra" marathon trips scheduled for the 2014 Bunny Clark fishing season. It was a long but very successful trip. And we caught some fabulous fish, lost some good fish and had some once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We also caught a few special fish including two Maine state trophy fish, three halibut and two wolffish. One of the trophy fish was a 7 pound haddock. Caught by one of my most favorite anglers, Dick Lyle (PA), he can be seen holding his prize in a digital image on the right that I took shortly after boating the fish. The haddock have come back from a period of time when not a single haddock could be found in the Gulf of Maine (late 1980s - early 1990s) either commercially or recreationally to now when, outside of ten miles, you can't get away from them. In fact, we have caught more haddock this year (one third of the way through the season) than we have during the Bunny Clark's best haddock season ever. Why? Because of the closed areas, particularly the closed areas 1 & 2 on Georges Bank. These areas have been closed to commercial and recreational groundfish (cod, haddock, pollock, etc.) vessels for years. The haddock stocks have not recovered yet; there still remains vast areas of bottom inshore where we used to make a living catching haddock that are still barren. But the signs of recovery are very apparent offshore. Is this a good thing? Yes, of course it is. However, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), pressured by commercial interests, is in the process of opening up the Cashes Ledge area and parts of areas 1 & 2 on Georges Bank. This is not good. Another thing that isn't good is that the NMFS is allowing the herring mid-water trawlers to go into those closed areas and take haddock with the herring they catch there. This has been allowed for years. But it is also the reason we know that this is where the haddock found in the Gulf of Maine are coming from. And worse, President Obama recently declared that the NMFS "has largely ended overfishing in federally managed waters". I don't care how you feel about the President but he has been grossly misinformed. So although the weather for fishing has been excellent as of late, the climate for good fishery management decisions shows signs of deteriorating into a whole gale against fish stocks in New England. The same fish stocks that are showing signs of recovery now. And of course you know, if there are no fish there is no fishery. I'm hoping we see some common sense and keep the areas closed that are bringing our haddock back. Special fish like Dick'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, 93 Frazier Pasture Rd., P.O. Box 837F, Ogunquit, Maine 03907-0837
Or click here to Graphic info@bunnyclark.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.