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 June 24, 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

The picture on the right was taken at around 8:00 AM during the May 25, 2017 offshore marathon fishing trip aboard the Bunny Clark . Those posing for this digital image are (from left to right) Keith Wells (NY), Rod Wells (NY) and Phil Brown (NY). They are holding the tail of a 282 pound porbeagle shark (also called a mackerel shark) on the aft deck of the Bunny Clark . Phil hooked and boated this shark while fishing for pollock and haddock. The mackerel shark hit a bare jig as Phil was reeling it up from bottom. Phil fought the shark for no more than five minutes allowing me to leader the fish to the boat where Captain Ian Keniston was standing by with a gaff. All this on a cod rod! After about a half hour of thrashing around, breaking gaffs, tail ropes, everyone helping out and sliding the fish in through the "man overboard stern door/ramp", I was able to get this picture. May and June are the times we see most of these sharks. We only catch them as an incidental species when targeting groundfish. But they are fun to catch and are very good eating. A good center cut can taste like the best swordfish you ever had and much more tender. It can also be a bit tough if you get a lean male shark with a steak near the tail. Phil gave everyone as many steaks as they wanted. I took two and ate one a day later. Delicious. This is the second largest porbeagle that has ever been caught on the Bunny Clark . The largest mackerel shark caught on the Bunny Clark weighed 304 pounds. It was caught by Dick Slocum (NJ) on May 17, 2015 while on an extreme day trip with Captain Ian Keniston and, deck hand, Captain Jared Keniston. The third largest porbeagle was Andrew Claehsen's 233.75 pounder caught on May 10, 2016 on a marathon trip with myself as captain and, deck hand, Captain Jared Keniston. The fourth largest porbeagle shark caught aboard the Bunny Clark weighed 217.5 pounds, caught by Jon Tesnakis (NY) on October 21, 2005. The fifth largest weighed 171.5 pounds and was caught by Dave Haberl (MO) on October 25, 2012. All these sharks were caught with "cod rods" with no more than 65 pound test line. As you might imagine, we lose many more sharks than we land. It's almost a miracle that we land any of these big fish with plain monofilament for leaders, light line and small rods. In most cases, the shark has to be hooked perfectly and the fish has fight like a tuna. Often times they roll up into the line and chaff the line off with their sandpaper like skin. It is certainly an added benefit to a regular day of groundfishing. Special fish like Phil'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.