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)
2024 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 10, 2024)
2024 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 10, 2024)
Fishing Update (edited on Sunday, April 14, 2024, 0600 EDT)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Jan. 5, 2024)
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 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
2007 Accommodations & Services In Ogunquit Area

I was cleaning out my parents house this winter before vacation and came upon this article written about me from the Portland Press Herald . I was fifteen years old at the time. I had my own small lobster boat, a skiff, which I had had for six years at that time in my life. I divided my time between school, tub trawling for halibut on any boat I could get on, occasionally gill netting, lobstering and, very occasionally, dragging (trawling). My passion, though, was tuna fishing. I dreamed of having my own harpoon tuna boat. That dream came true in 1971. I was nineteen years old at the time. Before that, I helped every harpooner in Perkins Cove either find fish, drive on fish as a helmsman or, on a couple occasions, harpoon tuna as a striker. I was very unsuccessful as a harpooner my first day in that capacity when I was sixteen years old on the Sea Guppy with Captain Mark Bochert. On that day we chased a bunch (school) of bluefins that would not go down. I threw my arms off with, at least, forty throws. Every throw a miss. Imagine today a school of bluefins staying on the surface long enough to potentially harpoon ten or more fish with the prices of tuna today? That just doesn't happen. We finally lost the fish (it was the only bunch around that day). Carl & Sonny McIntire must have watched us for at least an hour in their harpoon boat, the Priscilla Cameron , gracious enough not to take the school of fish away from us, that we were chasing. Once we lost those fish, it was anybody's school. Those were the rules. Being far far above me in ability (in the world of harpoon tuna fishing, they were the best in New England), Carl & Sonny went on to harpoon three fish out of that bunch before the fish went down for good. I learned later that I had to pick a fish before I could harpoon it. Seems simple now. Then, the whole system was mysterious and too exciting. I got my chance on July 30, 1970 when I landed two fish as the striker aboard Mel Weiner's boat, the Elsam , with Steve Weiner as the helmsman. Steve and I landed five tuna in three days, getting paid $.03/pound and grossing $69.47! In 1971, I started running Norman Graves' boat, the Mary E. which I caught bluefins from until 1977, when I bought the boat and went harpooning, tub trawling (winters), lobstering and charter groundfishing/blue fishing. I broke the Maine state bluefin harpoon record with a tuna that weighed 1145 pounds in 1981 with Billy Stevens as the helmsman. That record still stands today. I commissioned the Bunny Clark to be built for me starting in 1982, launching the boat in 1983 and, occasionally, harpooning off this boat for two years. It was hard to concentrate on party boat grounfishing when it was a perfect day to go harpooning in those early days. So I got rid of the mast and tuna stand so I would not have the temptation. I never put the mast and stand on the Bunny Clark again. But I eventually got cured of that disease when my focus changed to landing world record cod, haddock, pollock, etc. with anglers who were just as excited about fishing as I was. My appreciation for my party boat participation on the Bunny Clark has never been greater than it is today. Special things happen on the Bunny Clark . Special fish happen as well. I'm just happy to be a part of the experience either on the Bunny Clark or living it through Captain Ian Keniston.

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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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.