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 November 23, 2014, 0600 EST)
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

As I contemplate the end of another season, year number thirty-nine of taking passengers on the high seas, I reflect on all the good times, the fish we have caught and the great fish we have lost. And I think of all the anglers who have made catching fish very much more meaningful to me in the last forty years than it ever did without them when I was commercial fishing. And I loved commercial fishing and hope to continue commercial fishing if I get a chance. I know it seems like a cliché that "time goes too fast" but it does. And, for me, it's going faster all the time. And with the passage of time, I see that our groundfishery is not really getting better. I say this in a general sense, of course. Specifically, there are some signs that we have found ways to bring certain species back. The haddock, for instance. We now have spawning populations in areas that had no haddock fifteen years ago. In fact, in places, there are so many small haddock we frequently have to leave those areas to get to areas where they are bigger or have other species that we can work on. And the pollock are just waiting to bust open and populate if the mid-water herring trawlers could leave them alone and the closed commercial fishing areas could remain that way. I think there are three things that are preventing us from moving forward with salient fishery management plans. The first is that we have too many chefs in the kitchen. Politics and too many players are being allowed to have a detrimental role in deciding how to get things done. Representation is unbalanced. The second is that we do not know enough about the fish, the ecology or the way each user group (fishermen) effects the fish and the habitat. And the third is that the fish and the managers can't cope with the advancing technologies available to fisherman. In fact, because of these technologies we have no comparative basis with the past in landings or the way we catch fish. If we knew twenty years ago what we know today, there would be no fish left. Or we would have had to shut the fishery down years ago. And, yes, I don't believe environmental changes are the problem with depleting fish stocks. The good news is that I believe the recreational fishery can be managed well enough to keep fishing into the future. I hope managers allow us to do so. And some of the fish the recreational angler can catch and keep are still exciting to see, like the 3.5 pound redfish shown in the iPhone digital image on the right. The angler holding it is Bill Socha (NH), a frequent angler on the Bunny Clark . He caught this fish during the November 4, 2014 offshore marathon trip, our last Bunny Clark trip of the season. This redfish becomes our largest of the 2014 Bunny Clark fishing season (and many previous seasons). It's also, at over eighteen inches caliper fork length, between seventy-five and one hundred years old! How this fish reached such a ripe old age without being caught, I will never know. But I would like to. And it's the little things like this we need to know if we are going to take our fishery deep into the future. I certainly hope I will be there years from now. And I truly hope that all you anglers will be there with me! Special fish like Bill'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.