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 October 22, 2017, 0930 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

The digital image on the right is a shot of Ben Austin (MA) holding his 34 pound Maine state trophy white hake which he caught on the marathon trip of September 14, 2017. Ben had never caught a big hake before. In fact, he had never caught a hake. On this trip, this particular hake was the largest fish of the trip, the pool winning fish and one of the biggest groundfish Ben has ever caught. The hake were not easy to catch. Ben was having a hard time figuring out how to do it. But he got the hang of it right near the point were we couldn't find them again and caught his only hake and the largest to boot. It's been more than three years since we have found hake to any degree. Places where we used to catch them dried up on us. And newer places, where I thought they surely must be, were not very productive - until today. This spot turned out to be a real good one because we caught cusk to 15 pounds and our biggest haddock of the trip. Oddly, we never saw a pollock here where, only a short distance away, we were catching pollock with regularity. I wasn't going to do any scouting this day as the fishing started off fairly slowly. But looking around a bit paid off not only for the hake but, later, for the pollock as well. This year, so far, has been very productive for anglers. As I was telling Phil Eastman on the radio the other day, it's been the most consistent season I believe we have ever had. Phil agreed; it's been very consistent for his boats as well. And that is saying a lot for this day and age. We, basically, have not been able to keep cod for three years. I believe that this has brought the cod back to a level that has been fun to see. Every year since the cod closure we have been seeing more cod and bigger cod every season. This would lead one to believe that recreational angling does have an impact on cod populations, particularly in the closed commercial fishing areas. We have caught more haddock this season than on any other previous season. However, the haddock sizes have averaged less than any other season. The average size has been diminishing for five or six years now. It seems the same with the pollock. There seem to be more pollock this year but most of those pollock, although legal, have been much smaller. Pollock, too, have been diminishing in size for the last fifteen years or more. We have already seen more halibut caught off the Bunny Clark than any previous season. The fact that we have larger populations of juvenile groundfish species seems to bode well. But are we taking too many of the larger fish? And how would you know this? With the limitations put on the cod catch in both commercial and recreational sectors, other under utilized species have come under increasing fishing pressure. The white hake is one. I believe this is the reason we have not seen as many in the last few years. The hake move inshore in the summer and back offshore in the winter. Maybe they are getting caught before they get within reach of the Bunny Clark . Regardless, when we do find them it just makes it that much more exciting to see them. Special fish like Ben'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.