Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing Maine

www.bunnyclark.com

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 Friday, August 17, 2018, 0600 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 shot on the right is a digital image of Steve Selmer(NH) holding his 54 pound Maine state trophy white hake. This fish was caught on the Bunny Clark's Ultra Marathon on July 17, 2018. The hake is the largest that has been caught on the Bunny Clark since Tom Giorgio, a prize fighter from near Troy, New York, caught a 55 pounder with me in the summer of 1985. But Steve's fish is more than that. It is also a potential International Game Fish Association (IGFA ) all tackle world record. Steve's hake was a large female in full spawning mode. This is significant in two ways. One, the hake will attain much larger weighs when in this state. Two, the fish loses more weight over time than if it were a big male or if it were a female without the large egg sacks. From 1983 through 1987, we caught many big hake, almost seventy of these fish over 50 pounds. One of these fish, our largest ever, was a 63 pounder caught by Bob Jorgensen (ME) in 1983 only eleven miles from shore! If I remember correctly, the world record in 1983 was either vacant or 39 pounds, despite the fact that Captain Paul Forsberg of the Viking Fleet was landing bigger hake off the Andrea Doria wreck south of Cape Cod. Of course, we were too. Every time we caught a hake of 50 pounds or better, the hake was disqualified because it didn't meet the other requirements necessary to allow the fish to become a world record. For instance, lines tangled in the line used to catch the fish, if not cut right away, would disqualify a potential world record. And, in those days, we had lots of tangles. It was only in 1986, October 26, that we were successful landing a hake big enough to qualify and within all the parameters and qualifications necessary to meet the IGFA all tackle world record requirements. That fish was 51 pounds ten minutes after boated, caught by John Audet (ME). The on-shore registered weight (all fish have to be weighed on-shore on a registered scale to qualify) was 46 pounds 4 ounces after approximately six hours out of water. This fish stayed as the all tackle world record. In contrast, Steve's 54 pound hake weighed 48 pounds 4 ounces after twenty-four hours out of water. There was no place open when we got back to the dock at 9:00 PM where we could weigh the fish officially. Steve is still in the process of bringing all the information to the IGFA to see if it qualifies as a new world record. It may still not qualify, for at least three reasons that I can think of. Still it's the largest hake that I have seen in a long long time. And it's nice to think that there are places in this ocean that haven't been fished enough where these particularly large fish can be found. 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

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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.