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)
2022 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 21, 2022)
2022 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 21, 2022)
Fishing Update (edited on Thursday, October 6, 2022, 0300 EDT)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Jan. 30, 2022)
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
2007 Accommodations & Services In Ogunquit Area

On September 1, 2022, the 2022 fishing season's recreational groundfish regulations went into effect. They should have been implemented on May 1, 2022, the fiscal start of the 2022 fishing season. For some reason, unknown to me, decisions could not be made fast enough to complete the regulation process in due time. It didn't really matter. The proposed regulations called for an increase in the haddock bag limit from fifteen to twenty fish which we really don't need as recreational anglers (my opinion). And the fall cod season was going to be a little bit longer starting on September 1, 2022 and ending October 7, 2022. And the minimum size to take a cod was going to go up by an inch or twenty-two inches minimum. The proposed cod changes became law just in time. It just so happened that I was running an offshore fishing marathon on that date. During that trip we were able to find plenty of cod. These were mostly well over the minimum size limit and everyone who wanted a cod was able to get one. We released quite a few legal sized cod back to the ocean alive. One of our anglers on that trip who had a particularly successful day was Todd Mallory (NY). He won the boat pool that day with a Maine state trophy white hake over 30 pounds. But he also caught our third largest cod of the season on this trip as well. I did take a picture of Todd holding his 19 pound cod right after he caught it. This digital image appears on the right. At the time, it was the largest cod of the day. But, later, another angler beat Todd with a cod that was a pound and a half larger. As of this writing, though, (September 15, 2022) Todd's cod is still the third largest cod caught during the 2022 Bunny Clark fishing season. I honestly don't believe that there is any justification for keeping cod either commercially or recreationally. Our cod population has gone progressively down hill ever since I first saw a cod as a kid. I remember thinking in 1977, when a friend of mine was having a dragger built to go groundfishing; "Why is he buying a dragger now, there aren't any cod left!" I would give my left arm right now to see the cod fishing like it was in 1977. I had no idea the cod stocks would drop as low as they are now. Our fishery management system is very poor. We have a Council that tries to balance the science with what the fishermen want. The problem is that the fishermen want to catch fish. That's what they do. For a living. I've always thought that if you make the priority the fish, then the fishery will come back. Close the fishery down completely for a number of years like they did in Norway. They have a wonderful fishery now with a huge cod stock spawning biomass. Norway followed the science, not the wants of the fishermen. Whether Todd could keep his cod or release it, the fish he caught is still spectacular to see. Particularly now when it's rare to catch one cod of 20 pounds or more all year. Special fish like Todd'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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