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)
2016 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 11, 2016)
2016 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 11, 2016)
Fishing Update (edited December 8, 2016, 0600 EST)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb 12, 2016)
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 digital image on the right is a shot of Jon "Griff" Griffin (MA) holding his 4.1 pound Maine state trophy whiting (silver hake). He caught this fish on the Bunny Clark during the marathon trip of October 27, 2016. This is the Bunny Clark's largest whiting of the 2016 fishing season and a Maine state trophy by 1.1 pounds. It is also the sixth largest whiting that has ever been caught on the Bunny Clark . The largest was a whiting that weighed just over 5 pounds when boated by Erik Callahan (MA) on August 8, 1996. It ended up becoming the IGFA all tackle world record at an official on-shore registered scale weight of 4.51 pounds, weighed a few hours after capture. Our second largest whiting was caught last year with Captain Ian Keniston by Jason Collier (VT) on August 28, 2015. Jason's fish weighed 5 pounds, just under the weight needed to go through the motions of world record registration. Oddly enough, Griff caught a 3 pound whiting in October of 2015 that became the third largest whiting landed that season on the Bunny Clark . The whiting is a very good eating fish with a very delicate fillet that I prefer prepared pan fried in garlic and butter. My wife, Deb, also makes a pan fried version with capers and lemon butter. Since they are a thin fillet, it's best, if deep fried, to use a thin batter so it doesn't over-power the fillet. We have seen a big increase in the number of whiting over the last three years. In fact, on one trip last (2016) season anglers landed thirty-six whiting of 1.5 to 3 pounds, caught incidentally while fishing for other groundfish species. There is no telling how many whiting we could have caught had we targeted them as a principle species. There are not nearly as many whiting as there used to be when I was growing up - a familiar theme I harp on from time to time. The whiting is a fish that is caught commercially by the method called dragging (known world wide as bottom trawling). With this method a net is pulled along the bottom, often digging up the substrate in the process. Dragging has created problems with the proper management of many groundfish species, the haddock, various flounder species and the whiting of most concern. The creation of the closed commercial fishing areas in the Gulf of Maine twenty years ago have helped tremendously. These areas may be the key to fishery management success. This has certainly been proven with the increase in the haddock stocks in direct correlation with the commercial closures on Georges Bank. Indeed, most of our good whiting catches have been in the Western Gulf of Maine closed areas. But none of these good fish would be seen if not for the excellent anglers who sail on the Bunny Clark , Griff being one of our best fishermen. And I am always glad when I'm getting ready for an offshore trip knowing that Griff and his dory mate, Ray Westermann (MA), will be two of the anglers sailing with us. If the fish are there, we will certainly see them with those two aboard! Special fish like Griff'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 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.