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“first time on bunny clark”

Bunny Clark Fishing Charter
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
1 review
“first time on bunny clark”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

best time fishing. i cought a pollock 25.25lb 43in.capt tim and eaion were very helpful.we cought a lot of fish. they know were the are

Visited June 2013
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Cambridge
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“Best in NE”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I really can't believe some of these negative reviews. I've fished the Bunny Clark at least several dozen times over a few years, and this is the best boat with the best captain out there (and I've fished just about every other party boat from MA up). This is no-frills fishing, and Tim Tower has a devoted following of really serious (and excellent) jig fishermen.

The in my experience have always been first class, as have the various captains over the years. Yes, the ride out is long and the boat is tight to fish on, but so what? They find fish like no one else. I suggest dress well and book a longer (marathon) trip, where they take fewer people and you have more fishing time. The tackle they provide is fine--no need to bring your own unless you have a personal favorite rod/preference. Jigs tend to be favored and, imho, usually work better than bait.

That said, this is probably not a boat for you if you want to get drunk and be a jerk. If you're serious about fishing but new to the sport, you'll learn a lot by just watching some of the guys on the Bunny. Be respectful, ask questions, and have fun. The longer trips attract a hard-core crew of fishermen, but I've always managed to have fun. Tim Tower and the Bunny Clark are top-notch.

Visited September 2012
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Cooperstown, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not for the first time fisherman”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

While the pamphlets show sunny skies, calm seas, big grins and even bigger fish, the reality of a trip aboard the BC is that the probability of your trip being a pamphlet kind of day is slim. Very slim. The typical day trip is long, leaving around 7am and getting back to the dock around 5. Typical steaming time to the fishing grounds: 2 hours. That's right. Each way. To say you need to dress appropriately is an understatement. Your choice of clothing will pretty much determine your day for you. Sure, you may catch fish, but if you are soaked to the skin with chattering teeth and unable to feel your toes, a 20 pound Cod won't help. You can expect to get tossed around. Even the most diehard of diehard fishermen puke on this boat. I have been out several times and in every instance there was at least a handful puking before we even got to the fishing grounds. Dramamine is your friend. Start the night before. Avoid a greasy breakfast. Regardless of whether you are anchored or drifting, you can expect quite a bit of boat motion while fishing. On a typical day you aren't able to stand. It's probable that your neighbor will be providing chum courtesy of an encore presentation of his breakfast. The fishing itself varies dramatically from day to day and can be anything from catching nothing to your arm cramping because you are reeling up a fish from 200' down on every single drop down of your jig. Predicting success is next to impossible and for those of you who insist baitfishing is more productive: Jigs are typically far more productive on the BC. Don't bother bringing your own tackle. The supplied tackle is adequate and always in good repair. Do expect to have folks fishing on either side of you. 20-30 folks on a 40 foot boat means that at best you will have somebody 2 feet away from you. At worst they will vomit onto you. Don't expect the captain/mate to make you a sandwich or grab you a cola. If you want that, try the Yankee Fleet. They will get you on the fish. They will untangle your line. They will gaff your larger fish. They will filet your catch. They will bring you back to the dock. That's not to say they aren't great guys. They are, but if you are used to being coddled while catching fish, it won't happen here. What can you expect of most trips? A sore butt from sitting on the wooden benches. Standing is not often an option on a 40 foor boat in 6ft+ seas. You are likely to get wet, if not from rain then from spray on your way out and back in. You are likely to be disappointed if you think you will catch a fish as large as those seen on their website or pamphlet. Those fish are the exceptions, not the rule. You can expect to be hungry if you don't pack a snack. The following foods are available for purchase on the boat:
You can expect to witness a lot of puking. If you are lucky, you won't be among those doing it. If you are, please revisit my lack of coddling section. Someone may pass you a bucket in time. Maybe. You can expect the ground to rock back and forth underneath you for several hours after returning to shore. Yes, really. Finally, you can expect a parking ticket if you don't utilize the $10 lot that is available for boat patrons. While a day on this boat can be the stuff memories are made of, I don't recommend it for children (definitely NOT for young children), for anyone who has difficulty walking or who cannot handle a fair amount of physical exertion. That said, if you choose to go, prepare reasonably well in advance and approach it with realistic expectations, you are likely to consider it well worth your time and money.

Visited May 2013
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Charleston
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“Good Fishing”
Reviewed 18 February 2013

There were a lot of people on the boat but my husband and everyone in their party caught fish. There were 6 of them. They had a great time. They did not win the lunker pool but it was fun to try. Get there early to make sure you have a spot. The mates were also very helpful.

Visited July 2012
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CALIFORNIA
2 reviews
“Fishing machine”
Reviewed 17 December 2012

The bunny Clark is the best catching party boat in New England, that being said you need to be properly prepared for the day. The bunny is made for killing, not comfort. This is no yacht it's a slaughter house and you should be dressed for such. I do not recommend the half days they don't have the range or time.

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