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 January 19, 2017, 0730 EST)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Feb 12, 2016)
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

Happy New Year to you all! I'm hoping we all have a prosperous, healthy, safe, peaceful and wonderful new season. Hopefully, there will be many more! I'm ringing in the new year with a digital image of Donna Moran (NY), pictured right, holding up a double keeper pollock catch which she landed on November 1, 2016. This was our last trip, a marathon trip, of the 2016 Bunny Clark fishing season. Her catch included a 13 pound pollock and a 15.5 pound pollock, both fish caught on the same line at the same time. It turned out to be a tie for the tenth largest double keeper catch of the 2016 fishing season. The pollock was our number one pool fish of last season, the most consistent fish to win the boat pool for the largest fish of the trip. There were more pollock caught over 10 pounds than any other species of fish that we caught last season. And this has been typical of the last two or three seasons. Before that it was the white hake. And before the hake it was the cod. The 2016 season as a whole saw more haddock than we have ever caught in a season on the Bunny Clark . Albeit, most were sub-legal (less than seventeen inches caliper fork length). Still, it's a wonderful sign when, for nearly ten years, if we caught any haddock at all it was remarkable. In fact, one year, we landed twenty-six haddock all season. I believe that was 1989. But I am not one hundred percent on this. We had huge white hake years from 1983 to 1986 and, again, from 2002 through the 2013 season. Since then, we have had very few good white hake trips. Last season was the same with only three good white hake trips and only one of those being an exceptional white hake trip. The cod last season were larger, on average, than they have been for the last four seasons. We took a terrible hit on the big cod a year or two after the Catch Share system was implemented by the Federal government (National Marine Fisheries Service ). This was because this system allowed the much larger vessels, mostly draggers from offshore, to come inside and fish on the spawning stock cod biomass. These are mostly big fish. And since most fish swim (school) with their year class, when these fish were caught, they were caught in large numbers. Since then, the regulations have changed somewhat so that not as many of these big fish are being caught. The system is still not a good one; the Days at Sea program was more conservative. But the change and maintaining the closed areas have lessened the pressure on the cod so we are seeing them grow larger. Cod are more territorial than most realize so the closed commercial fishing areas are the cement that is holding this fishery together, particularly where it concerns the cod. We saw the same number of wolffish, cusk and halibut we have been catching the last few years. And we saw the most whiting we have ever seen in any season on the Bunny Clark in 2016. Our pollock were not as plentiful as they were in the early years of the Bunny Clark . Although it was a very good year for pollock. And we did see more sub-legal pollock than we have been seeing. We saw our biggest pollock in the last third of the season, as we always do. Some of our best big pollock catches occurred in the last month. Donna's catch was one. In fact, her largest pollock that day was the second largest pollock of the trip. And she caught the largest haddock that day at 5 pounds. I'm looking forward to a great 2017 fishing season. The fact that I don't know what to expect just makes it that much more interesting. So I'm hoping you have a wonderful New Year and that you can share some of that good cheer while fishing on the Bunny Clark . Special fish like Donna'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 to Graphic info@bunnyclark.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.