Porgy have become a popular sport fish in NYC over the past few years. Humble in appearance with flat, round bodies, they are fun to catch and even better to eat. Also called sea bream and scrup – or “dinner plates” by professional anglers – a porgy fishing trip in NYC provides a fantastic day on the water and a tasty dinner.
At Marilyn Jean Fishing, we give you the best way to catch porgies. Our porgy fishing trips are ideal for advanced, intermediate, and beginner anglers who want an excursion surrounded by great people and the friendliest crew. Check out our upcoming schedule and book your tickets on the online calendar, or call Captain Tony to discuss options for private trips. Everything is seasonal, so be sure and check what the current season’s fish are so you know what’s biting.
The Best Porgy Fishing Experience in NYC
The porgy fishing season begins in May and hits its peak in August and September. But these fish are numerous, and our experienced captain and crew can help you catch porgies well into the fall in some of the top fishing spots around NYC like Jamaica Bay, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, and along the New Jersey Shore.
Our fishing excursions for porgy are open to the public and depart from Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. From there, you will sail aboard one of our top of the line ships, all outfitted with twin diesel engines for a smooth journey and a quick trip. This means less time traveling and more time fishing.
As a bottom feeder, scrup are easy to catch while still offering excitement for anglers of all skill levels and ages. These fish can be aggressive and steal your bait if you are not careful. When you hook one, these fish are one of the strongest pound for pound, so you may get a bit of a fight to reel one in. If you are already familiar with porgy fishing, go ahead and cast your line. We are also able to give a quick lesson for those enjoying their first time out to help you make the most of your fishing trip.
We also have the appropriate rods, reels, and rigs for porgy if members of your group prefer not to bring their own, as well as clams, sandworms, squid, and other top porgy baits. With fish cleaning included in your ticket cost too, you and your party can focus solely on fishing and enjoying the water.
Why Join a Marilyn Jean NYC Fishing Trip
The captain and crew of the Marilyn Jean are proud to be the top party boat fishing experience in NYC. Throughout the years, we have welcomed hundreds of new and returning anglers aboard for a special trip with:
- All the Amenities Onboard – Our 70-foot party boat and other boats in our fleet are equipped with climate control, microwaves and refrigerators, powerful deck lights, clean restrooms, and the latest safety and navigation equipment for comfort and convenience.
- Friendly Crew – Are crew are here to make sure you have the best possible trip. They can answer questions, offer tips on fishing for porgies, assist with tangled lines, and more.
- Up-to-Date Fishing Reports – We run public boat fishing trips almost daily throughout sea bream season in NYC to catch a variety of fish, giving us the latest first hand information on where fish are.
We also offer private boat charters in NYC as well if you want to reserve the boat entirely for your party. This is a great way to celebrate a special occasion, entertain work clients, or simply have more say in your fishing charter.
Our porgy trips generally include a variety of fishing, and you can expect to bring home a range of delicious fish depending on the season. Get more information on upcoming trips and purchase your NYC fishing excursion ticket through the online . You can also call us for more details if you are interested in a private charter.