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)
2017 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 11, 2017)
2017 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 11, 2017)
Fishing Update (edited May 23, 2017, 0300 EDT)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb 14, 2017)
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

When I was a boy, growing up on the Maine coast, son of a commercial fisherman (my father had a mackerel seiner), I was right into lobstering, tuna fishing and, in the spring, halibut fishing. In those days, when the apple blossoms showed, it was halibut season. Nearly sixty years later it's still the same; our first slug of halibut always seem to show up (or get caught) at apple blossom time. On the full day trip of Saturday, May 20, 2017, Captain Jared Keniston ran his first Bunny Clark trip of the season as captain. Jared spends most of his time on the Bunny Clark as the deck hand for his brother, Captain Ian Keniston. I would like to think they are the best team on the coast. Of course I have bias. On this first day, one of the first fish of the trip that was caught was a small legal halibut of 31 pounds. In fact, it was the definition of a legal halibut at just under forty-two inches fork length. The digital image, taken by Captain Jared Keniston, on the right shows this halibut held by the angler who caught it, Tony Carbone (NJ). This is Tony's first Atlantic halibut. It is only the third halibut that has been caught on the Bunny Clark this season, the second largest halibut by a pound. Party boats in New England don't see a lot of halibut in a season. Halibut have never seemed bite a hook as well as other groundfish. Indeed, when I used to longline (called halibut trawling), we used to let the gear soak up to three days to get the maximum benefit of a set. On the Bunny Clark , the best halibut year saw sixteen fish caught, most sub-legal in size. The most I ever caught in a season was on my first charter boat, the Mary E . We caught twenty-seven one year. Needless to say, no one who runs or owns a party boat takes anglers on halibut trips, with some minor exceptions; the chances of an angler catching a halibut are pretty slim. Still, it's almost more fun when you are surprised by an angler catching one. It's special. But it's also a fish that is very good eating as well. Halibut aren't restricted to a certain time of year either. It might be easier to catch halibut in the spring. But you can catch one any time of year. And it's the epitome of deep sea fishing; you never know what you are going to catch. Special fish like Tony'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.