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 Thursday, April 26, 2018, 0315 EDT)
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

Our first trip of the 2018 Bunny Clark fishing season commenced on April 12, 2018. It was a wonderful weather day. We had light winds from the south in general, the ocean was calm and it was sunny for most of the day. The fishing was excellent, the catching was very good and landings were down. We didn't land as many fish because we couldn't keep cod or haddock. On April 15, 2018, the haddock season opens. Had it been open on the 12th, everyone would have brought the Federal bag limit home with them. In fact, Jason "Jay" O'Connor (ME), pictured right, caught and released over forty haddock himself. I believe he also caught the most haddock. I didn't count his haddock. Nor did I write down what everyone else caught. But it was fairly obvious. He already had twenty-eight haddock before noon. It is interesting to note that I never stopped on any haddock spots or areas I would go to specifically catch haddock. I don't know as I have ever seen so many haddock caught per person so early in the season on every spot we tried. It didn't matter if you were on hard bottom, gravel, edges, drifting or anchored. We caught haddock everywhere. And we ranged twelve nautical miles from the first spot to the last spot of the day. Depths ranged from 25 to 60 fathoms. It didn't matter. The haddock were smaller than normal. But this, I believe, is a function of the colder than normal sea water temperatures and the fact that we weren't targeting haddock spots. We did target pollock areas and redfish spots. The pollock spots were tried first as they are more of an early morning feeder. Legal pollock were caught as an incidental species. Most of the pollock were the pollock you would find at any time of year, small and on the edges of the bottom. After noon we targeted redfish spots. And there were many redfish in those places. We caught a lot of redfish but not nearly as many as we could have had they been biting. The digital image on the right is a shot of Jay holding one of the largest redfish that was caught that day. It weighed 1.75 pounds, a quarter of a pound shy of a Maine state trophy. It was not a very long (old) fish but it was loaded with it's young, making it much heavier than normal. And certainly heavier than it would be if caught in the fall. This is the time of year when redfish bear their young. And they do bear their young alive, unlike every other teleost (bony fish) we catch. Dana Decormier (NH) also caught a redfish that weighed 1.75 pounds. It was also of similar dimensions and state. As for other fish, we had a halibut or small porbeagle shark bite a haddock on the way up from bottom. The haddock had teeth marks on both sides. And the teeth were close together. It was probably a small halibut, my best guess. We caught quite a few cod. Most of the cod were very small, the largest coming in at 6 pounds. And we saw a sign of tinker mackerel, one falling out of a pollock's mouth. It was a very active day. There was very little down time. And, for me as captain, it was very satisfying and well worth the trip. I don't judge a trip on what you can keep. And everyone had a good time. Isn't that what it's really all about? Special fish like Jay'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.