Catch date:5/14/2016 8:51:00 AM

Story date:5/17/2016 11:03:00 AM

Location:Jamesport NY

Species:Porgy

Saturday was an annual fishing trip with the FEM Men's ministry in my church. That group of guys only like to fish for Porgy, and sometimes Sea bass. I'm no longer the president but I take the responsibility to put together our fishing trips. In times past our trips were less than satisfactory. last year we went to Boston and did okay with some catching and others none...this year was the trip they have been asking for.

last season on one of my fishing trips with the Celtic Grace out of Port Jefferson I over herd one of the mates talking to a regular about the insane Porgy bite that takes place the first, and second week of May. So I took note and decided I would put the Men onto that bite for our next trip. I am so glad I did that. We got on the Celtic quest out of Jamesport to fish the Peconic bay in picture perfect weather, and conditions. Many of the Men either reached the limit or came close. I've seen large Porgy’s in Montauk but the size of these Porgy’s easily had them beat. Kirk caught the biggest one in our group close to 19" The one I'm holding was 16" I couldn't ask for a better day on the water fishing with friends...Stay Bent!

Shaka Antoine

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