Porgy: Delicious Fish, Horrible Name — Catch Some Soon with Celtic Quest Fishing

What’s in a name? Well, in the case of porgy, a silvery fish that’s enjoyed by millions, deserves a better name. Regardless, it’s porgy season near Port Jefferson, New York and there’s no better way to catch some and enjoy a delicious meal than by booking a Long Island fishing trip with Celtic Quest Fishing.

Porgy lovers believe it can be cooked and served any number of ways including broiled, fried, baked or poached. In fact, they also believe there is no better fish to enjoy after a day of fishing in Port Jefferson than a finely prepared plate of porgies.

One thing is for certain, porgies have a lot of scales and bones so it’s important to clean and filet them well before cooking. One famous chef recommends removing the scales and cooking the fish whole! (Then part of the fun becomes picking around the bones!)

At Celtic Quest, our experienced captains can’t wait to take you and your family or group of friends out on our beautiful fishing boats for a relaxing afternoon. If we’re lucky, we’ll come back to Port Jefferson with plenty of porgies. While the average porgy weighs between one and three pounds, they are so plentiful — and healthy — you can catch many and eat until your heart’s content.

Porgies are an important species of fish in the Long Island Sound because they attract fishermen and tourists who enjoy boating and want to give fishing a try. Sailing out of Port Jefferson (a beautiful place to visit in itself with its quaint shops and delicious restaurants), you can come aboard a Celtic Quest Fishing boat and set out for porgies all the way until the end of October. (The official porgy season is Sept. 1 through Oct. 31.)

Welcome Aboard Celtic Quest Fishing Boats

Celtic Quest is happy to host a private charter boat for your company, family reunion or special occasion. Contact us for details. 

However, if you are looking for some peace and quiet, staring out into the open waters, Celtic Quest welcomes all experienced and newbie anglers. We provide the pole, tackle and bait.

Reserve your spot now and join us in beautiful Port Jefferson Long Island. You’ll come back with fish stories you can’t wait to share with friends and family (and plenty of photos to post online!)

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