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)
2023 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 3, 2023)
2023 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 3, 2023)
Fishing Update (edited on Sunday, November 26, 2023, 0430 EST)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Jan. 30, 2023)
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 took the digital image on the right with my iPhone during the October 10, 2023 marathon trip. The angler is John Ford (PA), an excellent fisherman who had an excellent trip that day. He is holding up an 11 pound monkfish, also called a goosefish, that he caught on that trip. At the time of this writing, the day after this trip, this monkfish is tied for the second largest monkfish of the 2023 Bunny Clark fishing season. Monkfish don't give anglers much of a fight; they tend to come off the bottom like a dead weight. But the tails are excellent eating. In fact, Julia Child, before her passing, promoted "medallions of monkfish" as one of her favorite meals. For us, the monkfish is exciting to catch as it's so unusual to see on the end of a fishing line. We don't catch many during a fishing season. And we treat them just like any other fish, taking note of the five biggest for a season and posting the weight in a spread sheet with all the weights of the other big fish that are caught every year. They are a very interesting species of fish, called an anglerfish, because much of their time is spent setting on the bottom waiting for a fish to swim by. It attracts these food fish by means of an evolutionarily developed fin ray that can be angled forward with, what looks like, a piece of bait or food on the end of the fin ray. It's actually a piece of skin that has been highly developed for the purpose. When a fish gets close, the lightning quick jaws of the monkfish open and close, capturing the fish with inverted needle like and needle sharp teeth. We find all kinds of fish inside the monkfish before filleting, including many species of flounders. They have also been known to eat waterfowl, hence the name goosefish. A friend of mine caught a monkfish while hauling lobster gear. The monkfish had eaten the toggle buoy, a small float part way down the lobster line used to keep the excess warp off the bottom. The monkfish had eaten the buoy but couldn't dislodge it because of the inverted teeth! In 1978, I was tub trawling (long lining for groundfish) during the winter. On one of the hooks was a thirty plus pound monkfish. When I slatted it into the fish bin I found that it hadn't been hooked, it had eaten a cusk that had eaten a sculpin that had taken the bait, hooked initially before the cusk ate it for a meal. I couldn't market the cusk and we don't market sculpins - yet - but I did market the monkfish. But this is the fun of fishing; you never know what you are going to encounter at sea. Special fish like John'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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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.