Jumbo Porgy Fishing Trip

Island Current Fleet

Zerve Seller: ICFleet
Activity #1400

Available Dates & Times Price Duration
All times listed are Eastern time zone


Come aboard the Island Current Fleet for a unique day of bottom fishing JUMBO PORGIES! Great for baking, broiling, or grilling, porgies are a special delicacy fish found in the coastal waters of the Atlantic. As fun to catch as they are good to eat, porgies range in weight from ½ lb to a huge 4 1/2 lbs.

On this 8-hr angling adventure, you will:
  • Search for these slender, oval-shaped fish that are both plentiful and delicious!

  • Enjoy superior service and instruction from an expert crew that will guide you to a successful fishing experience.
  • Learn all kinds of fishing techniques, tackle rigging, bait selection, netting or gaffing, and even top of the line fish cleaning.
Come on, come all - all ages and levels of experience are welcome aboard the Island Current Fleet. You don't want to miss this one of a kind day of fun!

Trips will last 8 hours, giving you plenty of time to catch as much as possible!

Rods, reels, clams and tackle are included FREE in the ticket price.  Sandworms cannot be purchased on board but you can buy them at Jack's Bait & Tackle for approximately $7 a dozen.

What Is Not Included?

Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Please feel free to bring your own food and beverages in a plastic cooler no larger than 48 quarts. 

Meeting Location

City Island (Bronx, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


-------------------------------FISHING DETAILS-----------------------------------
What has the catch been like lately?
8/10/12 The local PORGY fishing has really taken off! We have consistently seen fish in the 3 to 4 pound class. Many anglers are reaching their 40 Porgy limit. We are in the "Bonus Season," so the limit is now 40 Porgies! Come on down and enjoy this fantastic summertime fishery. You may see a sea bass from time to time as well. Capt. Chris
I have never been fishing before. Is that okay?
Yes! We encourage all different experience levels to come fishing with us. We will help you learn all the necessary techniques to begin.
How many fish can I keep?
Captain Chris and his crew are up to date with the most recent limit details, and will inform you of these at the start of the trip. Regulations will also vary depending on the season and what we are fishing for on a particular day.
What are the differences between your trips?
The Jumbo Porgy trip focuses on these delicious yet fun to catch fish. Though we do run a couple of different porgy trips for different seasons throughout the year, this one allows us to hone in on just porgy, whereas others have us going for other types of fish as well. Once you're done on this trip you're sure to have a great treat to take home. Porgy are great for baking, broiling or grilling, and they are a special delicacy found in the coastal waters of the Atlantic.
At what depth will we be fishing?
We will go to different depths depending on what kind of fish we are looking for. Bottom fishing can range anywhere from 15 - 30 ft.
What's the limit for a child?
Limits are the same for everyone who comes fishing with us. Limit regulations will be explained by Captain Chris and his crew at the start of the trip.
How long will the fishing trip be?
The trip will last around 6 hours.
How long is it until we start fishing?
It will be anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour after we leave the marina before we start fishing.
Can I sell the fish I catch?
No - it is illegal to sell any fish you catch on board.
Do you guarantee that fish will be caught?
We can't guarantee that you will catch fish, but we do guarantee that we will try our hardest to help you catch fish.
What can I do with the fish that I catch?
We recommend that you have the fish cleaned by our expert mates. They can clean the fish on the way back to the marina. The cleaning service falls within our recommended gratuity of 15% for the mates that work so hard for you!
How big are the fish we'll be catching?
Porgies are tasty fish that can be pin size to as large as a whopping 4 pounds. Most of the pool fish generally average 2 to 4 pounds. NY & CT regulations mandate that all porgies must measure 11 inches in order to keep.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advance purchase is strongly recommended, and trips often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please buy your tickets well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
What happens if it rains?
We will go out rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, we may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time, in which case you will be allowed to reschedule (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.
What happens if the trip gets cancelled?
Generally, for any cancellations that are weather related, customers will receive a call the night before the trip, sometime after 7 PM. In the rare case of inclement weather on the morning of the trip, the Captain has the right to cancel or modify any trip. If the trip is cancelled as a result of a private charter booking the client will be notified ASAP. In all of the above mentioned cases, ZERVE bookings will be refunded 100% or you will be able to reschedule for another trip.
If the trip is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
Unfortunately we do not have waiting lists for our trips. While cancellations are rare, you may try to purchase tickets at the start of the trip. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be any room left! To maximize your chance of getting the day and time of your preferred trip, please buy tickets in advance.
Can I still go on the trip if I don't want to fish?
Yes! If you don't want to fish, you are welcome to come along, but you will still need to purchase the appropriate ticket type (Adult, Senior or Child) when you book your tickets.
Are children allowed?
Yes! We love children. Children are allowed on board, but keep in mind that the trip might be less enjoyable for a child under 5 years of age. All children, regardless of age, must purchase a full price Child ticket.
Is my child too young to go fishing?
We think the best age to start fishing is 5 - 6 years old. Of course, you know your child best, but keep in mind that the trip is 6 hours long and will require some level of concentration!
Is this cruise suitable for pregnant women?
Though we put no limitations on who may or may not attend, pregnant women should consult with their doctors before participating in active activities.
How early should I arrive to check in before the trip?
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before the trip departs.
--------------------------WHAT SHOULD I BRING-----------------------------
Can I bring an ice chest?
PLASTIC personal coolers under 48 quarts are allowed, but no metal coolers are allowed on board.
Can I bring my own food and/or beverages?
Yes! Please feel free to bring your own food and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.
How much money should I bring?
If you plan on buying any souvenirs, please bring around $25 with you.
------------------FISHING EQUIPMENT/LICENSES-------------------------
Will I need a license to go fishing?
No - in New York State no one is required to have a license to go on our day fishing trip.
Can you provide me with fishing gear, bait, and tackle?
Everything you need for a fun day of fishing is included in the price of your ticket. We will provide all the necessary equipment for the day. Sandworms can be purchased on board or at Jack's Bait & Tackle for only $5 a dozen.
What type of gear do I need?
We will provide you with all the gear you will need. If you want to bring your own, the gear you will need will depend on the type of fish we are fishing for. In shore species like flounder, fluke, porgies require a light saltwater outfit, whereas striped bass, bluefish, and blackfish require a heavy saltwater outfit. If you want to be really prepared, bring both!
----------------------------QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BOAT-------------------------
Which boat will we be going on?
Because of private charters, variations in demand for different trips, and unforeseen repairs, no particular boat is guaranteed for any trip. Our fleet consists of the 42' Island Current (up to 21 passengers), the 50' Island Current II (up to 49 passengers), the 76' Island Current III (up to 110 passengers), and the 65' Island Current IV (up to 75 passengers).
Is smoking allowed on the boat?
Yes, smoking is allowed in designated areas.
Will there be room on the boat to stow my belongings?
There are two overhead luggage racks on the port and starboard and space under the seats where you can store your belongings. However, please only bring what you will need for the day!
Are there restrooms on board?
We do have restroom accommodations on board our boats.
Is the boat wheelchair accessible?
Our boats are all wheelchair accessible. Please click on "Contact ICFleet" and we will accommodate you!
Is the boat safe?
Absolutely. Our boats are Coast Guard certified, and each year they are re-inspected to insure passenger safety and comfort.
Is there any shade on the boats?
Yes! All of our boats have an overhang around the exterior of the cabin, which allows you to sit outside while still shielded from the sun. All boats also have limited indoor seating.
Do I have to wear a life jacket?
No, although we do have life jackets on board, you are not required to wear one.
Are there life jackets on the boat?
Yes, our boats are compliant with the rules and regulations of the state and are fully outfitted with safety equipment. However, you are not required to wear life jackets during the trip.
Will I get seasick?
While our vessels are extremely safe, we will be on the water and there will be some movement. If you are prone to motion sickness, consider taking preventative measures beforehand.
Can I bring my dog or other small pet on board the boat?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on board our fishing trips.
Can I book a private fishing trip?
Yes! Island Current Fleet can accommodate almost all of your special requests. Please click on the "Contact ICFleet" link for more information about private charters.
Are gift certificates available?
YES! If you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate, please click the "Contact ICFleet" link.
How big are the fish we'll be catching?
Porgies can range anywhere from a tiny 2lb to a huge 20lb!


Island Current Fleet

Captain Chris, owner of Island Current Fleet, has been fishing the waters of the Long Island Sound for 24 years. He and his knowledgeable crew will take you on an extraordinary daytime fishing trip that will show you New York City from a completely different angle. Enjoy their top of the line equipment and expert advice on fishing techniques.

Island Current Fleet offers a variety of different fishing experiences, from open party daytime fishing trips, to nighttime blue fishing, and special events. Come spend an unforgettable time with Island Current Fleet!
Please call Zerve at
1 (800) 979-3370
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