Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing


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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)
2021 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 16, 2021)
2021 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 16, 2021)
Fishing Update (edited on Thursday, April 22, 2021, 0700 EDT/AST)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb. 17, 2021)
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
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Current Month Tide Chart for Ogunquit
2007 Accommodations & Services In Ogunquit Area

The shot on the right is a digital image of angler Keith Wells (NY) holding his jig with a 4.75 pound monkfish caught on the treble hook. This fish was caught during the June 9, 2020 offshore marathon trip. At the time, this was the largest monkfish of the Bunny Clark fishing season. We don't catch a lot of monkfish, as compared to the prevalent species we target. In fact, we catch them infrequently enough as to always be a surprise when one appears on the hook of angler beside the boat. In the last few years, most of the monkfish we have caught have been small, small enough as to let them go back alive. The largest part of a monkfish is the head. The edible part of the fish is the tail. So if you can't get a decent amount of meat from the tail, it's not worth keeping. The fish is worth keeping when it weighs 10 pounds or so. The monkfish is a type of anglerfish that sets on the bottom dangling an evolved fin ray in front of it's mouth waiting for a fish to come along. On the end of the fin ray is a piece of skin that resembles a bait of some kind. When the fish gets near the end of this fin ray, the monkfish grabs the fish with it's jaws. This action is very quick. The jaw is lined with a series of long needle-like teeth that hold the fish in place long enough for the monkfish to choke it down. I have found all kinds of fish in monkfish that we have caught. The list includes flounders of all species, cod, haddock, redfish and even an 8 pound bluefish. They are excellent eating. The meat on either side of the tail will give you two cylinders of meat. These pieces remind me of the way a tenderloin looks from a deer. Most people take these cylinders of meat and slice them up into "medallions", similar to the way you would chop up a carrot. Julia Child raved about "medallions of monkfish" before she passed away. The meat is dry, very similar to cod or haddock. Needless to say, it's a treat to the angler who catches one big enough to make a few meals. Keith's monkfish is a small one. But we have caught them as large as 55 pounds, the largest that has ever been landed on the Bunny Clark . I have seen them caught on draggers up to at least 70 pounds. Bringing one up from the bottom on a line feels like dragging up a dead weight. They don't fight very much. However, initially, they act like a halibut does when first hooked. And they can act like a big barndoor skate. That's part of the fun; you don't know what you have until you finally see it. Special fish like Keith'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 (Mailing Address): Tim Tower, P.O. Box 837F, Ogunquit, Maine 03907-0837
GPS Location to the dock: 70 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit, Maine 03907
Email Address (click here): bunnyclarkdsf@gmail.com

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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.