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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 Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 0630 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
Favorite Bunny Clark Weather Links
Current Month Tide Chart for Ogunquit
2007 Accommodations & Services In Ogunquit Area

The digital image on the right is a picture of Todd Mallory (NY) holding his 26.5 pound Maine state trophy pollock that he caught on the September 15, 2021 extreme day trip with Captain Ian Keniston. The shot was taken by Captain Ian shortly after the fish was boated and weighed. This is the largest pollock that has been caught on the Bunny Clark since Chris Ramage (NY) caught a 28 pound Maine state trophy pollock with me on July 31, 2018. We have caught six other pollock this year ranging in weight from 20 pounds to 22 pounds. When I first started taking anglers deep sea fishing in the '70s, it was very common to catch much bigger pollock than Todd's. From that time through into the '90s, a pollock wasn't considered a trophy in the state of Maine until it reached the 30 pound threshold. After that, the state dropped the minimum size to 25 pounds as there were so few applications being submitted for pollock over 30 pounds. The state will only qualify one trophy fish of any species for an angler per year. During the 1986 Bunny Clark fishing season we submitted 996 trophy applications for pollock over 30 pounds. One angler, Al Robinson (ME), caught well over one hundred trophy pollock that year. I can't remember the size of the pollock he chose to submit in his trophy application but I'm sure it was his biggest. And it must have weighed over 40 pounds, if I were to guess. Needless to say, we caught many many big pollock. The size took a precipitous drop once the marine electronics improved, particularly when the Loran C and, later, the GPS, came into availability. To be able to go to a spot the size of a small parking lot that held thousands of big pollock miles from the sight of land became a possibility that wasn't available before. The result was a massive amount of commercial (and recreational) over-fishing. Gillnets strained many of the big fish out of areas. Draggers (bottom trawlers) could roll over peaks loaded with pollock. When regulations made draggers fish with bigger mesh sizes, it only made the draggers faster to catch the faster swimming pollock. By the new millennium, the big pollock were only found in small isolated areas in numbers. Of course, as the fish moved from place to place, they were also caught. In the meantime, the mid-water herring trawlers were picking up the juvenile pollock along with the herring. The pollock stocks plummeted and became much less available to anglers. I do believe that there is a chance for the pollock to come back; they are a very fast growing fish. But fishery regulators still haven't caught up with the technology that fishermen have enjoyed since 1977, when the Loran C first became available. But then, when an angler does get such a nice sized pollock, it is much more appreciated than it was in the old better fishing days. We didn't know what we had back then. Collectively, we thought it was going to last for ever. I think that all it will take is for the New England Fishery Management Council to make the right moves and the pollock will come back. It's not really that simple as there are a lot of different stakeholders involved. But I try to keep an optimistic view; we still have a lot to be thankful for. 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


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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.