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)
2016 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 11, 2016)
2016 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 11, 2016)
Fishing Update (edited May 25, 2016, 0545 EDT)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb 12, 2016)
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

I love this time of year. You never know what to expect. Fish are moving around a lot. The big spawning cod are moving in. We expect the pollock to show up any day; splinter schools of bigger pollock are already being seen here and there. And I expect to see a halibut at any time. One of the surprises this season has been the number of porbeagle sharks we have seen and the length of time they have been on the fishing grounds. Since our first trip we have either seen them or had one on the line. All the sharks we have hooked we have lost. At least that was the trend until the May 10, 2016 marathon trip. On that day, Andrew Claehsen (NJ - pictured right), on his first groundfish deep sea fishing trip, hooked into a porbeagle shark, fought it famously for an hour and brought the fish to gaff totally unassisted. All this on one of our Surfland special jig sticks (cod rod) with 60 pound test line. The shark took a small fish that bit the jig as Andrew was reeling the fish to the surface. Unlike other porbeagle sharks, this one did not roll up into the line as they so often do. Had this fish done so, during the hour it took to boat the fish, the line probably would have chaffed and broken before we even saw what it was. The porbeagle belongs to the lamnid shark family which also include the mako sharks and the great white. Unlike it's cousins, the porbeagle does not jump. Instead, it stays down like fighting a tuna. But unlike the tuna, it's runs are not very fast or very prolonged. The lamnid sharks and the bluefin tuna are thermoregulating. Some may call these fish warm blooded. But that really isn't the case. They can maintain their body temperature to some degree. But the range is eight to ten degrees or more. Whereas truly warmed blooded animals can maintain a body temperature within a degree. Part of the discrepancy in temperature regulation has to do with the ocean being such a big heat sink. But it also has a lot to do with the mechanism by which they achieve thermoregulation. The porbeagle is also very good to eat and could very easily be confused with swordfish if one wasn't told the difference when put on the plate. It has been my experience that some cuts are even more tender than swordfish. So not only is it a great achievement to land this big game shark on a cod rod, the culinary benefits are endless! Andrew's shark (pictured right) weighed 233.75 pounds, a Maine state trophy by 33.75 pounds. It is also the second largest porbeagle shark that has ever been landed on the Bunny Clark and Andrew's largest fish ever. So you never know what you are going to get when you go deep sea fishing. But the anticipation of what you could get just heightens the experience! Special fish like Andrew'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.