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)
2018 Season Reservations, Rules & Info. (Revised Jan 13, 2018)
2018 Season Schedule & Rates (Revised Jan 13, 2018)
Fishing Update (edited Sunday, December 2, 2018, 0530 EST)
Bunny Clark Guestletters (New Guestletter added Jan. 27, 2018)
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

On May 1, 2010, we were prohibited to keep wolffish. Until that time, the wolffish was a wonderful fish to catch. They are unique in appearance/morphology, they are fairly rare to catch and they were good eating. Even the livers were excellent eating, very much like chicken livers but much more tender. I know you think I am kidding about this. I am not. The wolffish population had been dropping in the area where we fish. Last year, however, our wolffish catches increased. There were 95 wolffish caught during the 2017 season, nearly double the number caught from the year before. And it was the largest number of wolffish caught on the Bunny Clark since the 2007 fishing season when 103 were caught. We also caught 95 wolffish during the 2006 fishing season. We have not been targeting them as they are illegal to keep. This makes the wolffish an incidental species (like the cod). Our best season for catching wolffish since 1996 (the first year I started counting them) was the 1998 fishing season when we caught 310. We caught too many to count in the '80s. Our best single day for wolffish landings was April 8, 1994 when 29 fish were caught. On that day we also broke an angler record for wolffish caught in a single day with a count of 9 by Al Turner (NY). The previous angler record was 8 fish held by Ray Hill (VT) on an overcast day in May of 1984 two miles from shore! This season, our wolffish count was larger than it was in 2017. Not only were there more caught but we added more wolffish to the trophy list than many previous years. The wolffish has to weigh 15 pounds in order to make the list. The state of Maine does not honor the wolffish as a trophy anymore as it might give the angler incentive to kill the fish in the process of getting it weighed. The picture on the right is a shot of Dave Miller (MA) holding his 16 pound wolffish caught on an offshore trip in the summer of 2018. Dave's "cat" was tied for the fourth largest wolffish of the season with three other anglers. I managed to get this good digital image of Dave holding is wolffish at a moment when the fish had stopped flipping it's tail. It was immediately released alive after this shot was taken. We don't know how well these wolffish survive after being released. There is no tagging data available to support any claim either pro or con. I do know that lobster traps catch a lot of wolffish if left too long before the next haul. And this used to be a worry to me when I was younger, while lobstering when wolffish were certainly more plentiful. The worry of catching a wolffish was that they eat the lobsters while trapped. And I can't help but think that those lobstermen who leave their untended gear on the top of Jeffrey's Ledge for "summer storage" helps to bring the wolffish population back. Still there are positive signs for the wolffish population if we can manage to keep the closed commercial fishing areas viable. And they are always exciting to catch even if you can't keep them. I'm not sure if this 16 pounder was Dave's biggest. He has been a successful groundfisherman for many years. But it certainly was a surprise to see. 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: 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.