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 May 5, 2016, 0700 EDT)
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

I took the picture on the right during the April 19, 2016 marathon trip, our second Bunny Clark fishing trip of the season. The digital image shows Don Spencer (VT) holding is 17.5 pound wolffish that he caught on the last stop of the trip. It is illegal to keep wolffish and has been for a number of years now. So we treated the fish gently to get it out of the water, weighed it quickly (without touching the gills) and took two quick pictures before releasing it. The wolffish is a magnificent fish, particularly when they get as big as the one that Don caught. They are also very good eating. Don started fishing on the Bunny Clark in 1983, the year the boat was launched. Those were the days when a 30 pound pollock was an every day occurrence, steaker cod or sow hake were generally the pool fish every trip and haddock were few and far between. Those years also featured many wolffish the size shown right and bigger. In fact, Don caught one quite a bit larger than this fish the first year he fished with me. I don't know the exact weight (I would have to look it up). But I do know that it was over 20 pounds. Don's 17.5 pound wolffish is the largest wolffish we have seen on the Bunny Clark since August of 2013. Until we can keep haddock (May 1, 2016), we will be fishing the rocky areas looking for redfish and cusk. This is also the same kind of bottom that we find most of our wolffish. We will be avoiding this bottom structure as soon as we can keep haddock. So I suspect that after that time we will be seeing far fewer wolffish until next year. During the 2015 Bunny Clark fishing season we caught a total of 50 wolffish, mostly in the 6 to 8 pound range, down 18 fish from the year before. I don't suspect that number will change much for this season. Maine used to give the wolffish trophy status. That all changed when the Federal prohibition went into effect. The minimum acceptance weight for a Maine state trophy used to be 15 pounds. So anything over that size is considered pretty big. And, as I just mentioned, they are a very good eating fish. My father preferred them over cod. But then, Mainers of my father's vintage didn't eat cod anyway. That seems odd to me now but was a very natural way of life among the local villagers/fishermen when I was growing up. Still the wolffish, or catfish as it is called locally, is a very interesting fish to see with it's huge canine looking teeth used to crush clams and lobsters. And it's slate gray color coming up from the bottom always brings excitement to the boat. Special fish like Don'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
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Schedule & Rates

Information & Boat Rules

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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.