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)
2018 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 13, 2018)
2018 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 13, 2018)
Fishing Update (edited Saturday, July 21, 2018, 0915 EDT)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Jan. 27, 2018)
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 Bunny Clark has had a very different party boat fishing season so far in 2018. We have been catching an unprecedented number of haddock, the surface water has been colder longer than any year in the last thirty years, we have seen relatively few pollock as compared to the last twenty years and we have caught more halibut, and bigger halibut, on the Bunny Clark than any previous season for that same number of trips in the same time frame. I want to focus on the halibut here on this home page. On the full day trip of July 3, 2018, Steve LaPlante (CT) caught the first halibut of his life. It weighed 102 pounds, making it the largest halibut that has ever been boated on the Bunny Clark . Unfortunately, we are not capable of weighing a fish over 100 pounds whole. So we had to weigh it in pieces. And who knows how much weight you lose by doing that. It was 60.5 inches long which, according to a halibut length/weight reference table I have, would put it between 108 and 115 pounds. So I'm a bit disappointed that we couldn't get the live weight. Still, it's the longest halibut we have ever landed by a couple of inches. It also had the biggest head of any, barely fitting into a five gallon bucket! I save the head for one of my most respected fisherman friends and mentor in Perkins Cove. I took a picture of Steve holding his big halibut. This digital image appears on the right. Steve Selmer (NH) is behind the fish in this shot helping Steve LaPlante hold the fish for a picture. This is the eleventh halibut we have caught on the Bunny Clark this season to date. Ten years ago if we caught one a season that was remarkable. To catch more than ten before the season is even half over is hard to believe. And to catch three around 100 pounds is just hard for me to fathom. If someone told me last year that this would happen this year, I would have wondered if they were into opioids. I know I say this quite often but it bears repeating that the closed commercial fishing areas are largely, if not solely, responsible the haddock and the halibut coming back the way they are. I hope the National Marine Fisheries Service can understand this better than they have shown in the last few months of regulation changes. History has shown that this isn't always the case. Special fish like Steve'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.