Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing

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)
2017 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 11, 2017)
2017 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 11, 2017)
Fishing Update (edited December 4, 2017, 0700 EST)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb 14, 2017)
Bunny Clark World & State Records List (Edited June 27, 2008)
"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
(The Portland tide is the closest match (within two minutes) to the Ogunquit tide schedule)

2007 Accommodations & Services In Ogunquit Area

The shot on the right is a digital image of Bryan Lewer (ME/FL) holding a 5 pound haddock which he caught with me during a May marathon trip last season. Bryan is an exceptional fisherman both on groundfish, near shore pelagics and warm water species. He also runs his own business here in Perkins Cove called Salty Lewer Fishing Charters where he specializes in catching striped bass. If I am lucky enough to get him aboard with me on the Bunny Clark , special things happen. He is quite often high hook and he does catch some special fish. One example was the 45.5 pound cod that he caught with me during the 2016 Bunny Clark fishing season. During the 2017 Bunny Clark fishing season he caught one of the biggest hake we have seen in twenty years, a Maine state trophy white hake that weighed 47.5 pounds. But the haddock has also been one of Bryan's fish. The one I think of immediately is the 8.25 pound Maine state trophy haddock he caught with me during the 2015 Bunny Clark fishing season. The last two years have been the best haddock fishing we have ever seen on the Bunny Clark or on my previous charter boat, the Mary E . I like to call the big haddock come-back the greatest success story of the proceedings of the New England Fishery Management Council. Years ago the Council closed three major offshore haddock spawning areas. Two were on Georges Bank called areas 1 & 2. The other was on the Fippennies/Cashes Ledge area called the Cashes Ledge closed area. The Georges Bank closed areas were prohibited from fishing with commercial groundfish gear and recreational vessels targeting groundfish. And Georges Bank is one of the principle haddock spawning areas for all of New England. Unfortunately, mid-water herring trawlers are allowed access into these closed areas. Because of the shallow depth where they fish, they too catch a lot of haddock. Still, this hasn't totally prevented the haddock comeback. We started seeing haddock again in the fall of 1994 after many years of not seeing them. The haddock were there to greet us when the Bunny Clark season started in 1995. The haddock continued building in population as the years went on. The 2016 Bunny Clark fishing season saw the largest number of haddock ever caught on our boat. Last year was not quite as good but was still the second best haddock year the Bunny Clark has ever seen. The only problem that I can see for the recreational angler is the size. Haddock sizes seem to be dropping with the increase in population. Now whether this a bad thing or just a developmental stage in healthy population dynamics, I don't know. What I do know is that Bryan's 5 pound haddock was one of our bigger haddock caught last year which is why I chose to take a picture of it. I also took a picture of Bryan's fish because it had the frame of a trophy sized haddock. In order for a haddock to reach trophy status in Maine the fish has to have a minimum acceptance weight of 7 pounds. A fish of that weight can be anywhere between 25 and 27 inches caliper fork length. Bryan's fish was about 26 inches long. The right length but not enough weight. Still, seeing that many haddock bodes well for the 2018 Bunny Clark fishing season. Considered New England's best table fare, I'll be looking forward to the spring when we see our best haddock showing up on the fishing grounds. Special fish like Bryan'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: Tim Tower, 50 Perkins Cove Road, P.O. Box 837F, Ogunquit, Maine 03907-0837
Or click here: bunnyclarkdsf@gmail.com

Schedule & Rates

Information & Boat Rules

For a Link To Our Favorite Restaurants, Please Click To Visit:
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.