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)
2019 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 4, 2019)
2019 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 4, 2019)
Fishing Update (edited Sunday, February 17, 2019, 1600 EST)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb. 5, 2019)
Bunny Clark World & State Records List (Edited January 20, 2019)
"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

I took the digital image on the right during the April 19, 2018 marathon trip. The angler is Cody Lank (NH). He is holding a double keeper catch (both fish caught on the same line at the same time) of cod while on the Bunny Clark that day. One of the cod weighed 7 pounds, the other weighed 8 pounds. Both of the cod were resident (territorial?) cod caught in fairly shallow water. The two months of fishing during the 2017 fishing season saw so many cod that it was hard to get away from them. Both the 2017 and the 2018 seasons were marked by a cod prohibition on retention. I expected to see the same large population of cod in the first two months of the 2018 fishing season. But we really didn't see any amount of cod until June last year. All the cod we did see were resident fish. I can't say that I saw one cod that I would have expected to have come from somewhere offshore. That was a prevalent occurrence when I was growing up; a large recruitment of new cod from somewhere offshore in the spring. This was so common that it was said that cod in the cold water during spring time did not have worms. When the water warmed in the summer, they developed the worms. What was really happening was that there were so many cod moving in from the offshore waters in the spring that they well overshadowed the resident cod population that was already there. The new offshore cod did not carry the nematode in their flesh. These new cod were following the herring as they passed through. Most were also spawning before moving back offshore. When these new cod moved back offshore they left the resident cod behind. These were the cod that had worms. So it wasn't really that the cold water prevented the cod from getting worms. It was that the new fish moving inshore didn't carry the nematode anyway. There were so many new cod as to make it seem there were no resident cod there. And the offshore cod were much more aggressive. As the years have progressed we have been seeing less and less recruitment of cod from offshore. Virtually all the cod we catch now are resident fish. And I'm sure every one of them carries the nematode we see as a "worm". This isn't bad for eating. It's just a change from when I was younger. Is it good? Who knows. I would rather see the newer "green" looking cod from offshore in the spring. Is it a sign that we don't have as many cod? Well, I think it's true that we don't have as many cod. But I'm not sure if this is the case where we aren't seeing the newer looking cod coming inshore. It may just be that the herring stocks are so low that the cod have nothing to follow inshore. Or that the herring stocks are bigger offshore than they are inshore, keeping the cod from making their yearly migration. Regardless, the cod is a fun fish to catch and plentiful enough to enjoying seeing them on most trips. We would see even more cod if we were able to target them. Special fish like Cody'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.