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)
2019 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 4, 2019)
2019 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 4, 2019)
Fishing Update (edited on Friday, November 29, 2019, 0800 EST)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb. 5, 2019)
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

The cod season closed down yesterday. It opened on September 15th and lasted for two weeks. During those two weeks, recreational anglers could take one cod with a minimum of twenty-one inches. Believe it or not, that one cod helped my business tremendously with many anglers telling me that they went fishing with me in order to bring a fresh cod home to eat. You don't really get fresh cod at a fish market. The cod found in a market are not bled before they die. And most of those store bought cod had been in the market for a few days. There is no way to best a fillet that you caught yourself, bled immediately, filleted within a half hour and put directly on ice until you get back to the dock. There is just no comparison. Well, there is a comparison; there is a big difference! We were largely successful with the cod in those two weeks. And we did alter the structure of our fishing trips to accommodate anglers in their desires to bring a cod home. In most cases, we only let the anglers take the one cod that they had decided to keep, not allowing the keeping of a cod that could have been the captain's or the mate's fish. We (the crew) don't keep fish anyway. But there was always the ability to keep two extra cod if the fish were damaged in the catching (i.e. hooked in a vital organ, etc.). On our last day, Dave Symes (ME) had decided to keep a 15.5 pound cod that he caught. He was leading the boat pool for the largest fish of the trip with this catch. Shortly afterward, he caught a beautiful 31.5 pound cod. Captain Ian, running the trip that day, September 30, 2019, took a picture of Dave holding his prize. This digital image appears on the right. Because Dave had come to specifically keep cod, Ian let him keep the big fish when the boat got back to the dock. Ian claimed it as his own and gave the fillets to Dave as he walked off the boat. Dave was pleased. But Dave is also a well respected angler and conservationist. In the big picture, the recreational angler being allowed to catch a cod in a two week period doesn't put a dent in the population, as low as that population seems at this point. Dave's cod was interesting too in the fact that it looked like a fish that had come in from offshore to spawn. It was not a resident fish as was proven by the look of it and the fillets. Cod do spawn twice a year. Or putting it another way, there are two spawning periods for cod. And it appears that one cod has the potential to spawn twice in one year. Dave's fish could have been in that category. Dave has fished with me for many years. It has been a supreme pleasure to have him aboard every time he has gone with us fishing. He started fishing with me years ago when it was normal to see many of these big or bigger cod in one trip. He has also been one to abide by every regulation that has ever come down the pike on groundfish. Dave took advantage of a situation that he was entitled to have. Special fish like Dave'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.