I fish Porgy when I can t get outside because the weather is too bad. Porgy taste great on the grill. This fish is a real show stopper when youíre stuck inside the reef for weather and got a barbeque in mind. They weigh up to 10 pounds, they fight like hell and can be caught easily by fishing around sea fans near a reef. For me, I like the offshore fish, but when we are closed out for weather I can always count on catching Porgy. Here is what I do. First I get on the sight and chum the whole area with chopped sardines for about an hour. I fish the sight. After Iíve caught all the pesky grouper and snapper out of the area I take a light weight with a size two hook hang back off the reef a few yards and bait with sardines. I guarantee you I can always load a grill. Thatís how I am. Now you go try and see.
Not the most exciting or glamorous fish to catch but it is a standout when I canít get outside for weather. Captain Dilzon Murcia is the project manager for Island Ferry and owner operator of Dilzon Charters, a sport fishing charter business. To catch the fish featured this week, and other large fish, call Dilzon at 620-6118 or drop by the Island Ferry office and schedule your next fishing adventure.