Capt's Mike and Gary of the Celtic Stoirm

The Crew

The Celtic Stoirm is family owned and operated. Captain Mike Bouchard and Captain Gary Bouchard have over 50 years combined experience fishing the Raritan Bay and the surrounding waters of New Jersey and New York. They began fishing the Raritan Bay with their father, Captain Gary L. Bouchard aboard the well known and respected Misty Morn out of Morgan. Both have captained and mated on the Misty Morn for many years before branching out to deliver a more personalized fishing experience aboard the Celtic Stoirm. Captain Mike has also spent many years on the crews of The Sea Pigeon, The Norseman and various other Party Boats along the New Jersey coast.

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The Celtic Stoirm

The Celtic Stoirm, a 38 foot Henriques Flybridge, is docked at Belmar Marina in Belmar, NJ. Powered by twin Turbo charged Caterpillar engines, the Celtic Stoirm cruises at 20 knots and has a top speed of 25 knots. The flybridge seats 6, so feel free to join Capts. Mike or Gary for the ride out to the fishing grounds.

The Celtic Stoirm is loaded with state of the art electronics to find our target species. Once on the fish, our massive 140 sq ft cockpit provides a rock solid fishing platform, giving your party the room and safety to enjoy the day. The cockpit is equipped with freshwater and saltwater wash down pumps, two 102 gallon fishboxes to hold the day's catch and a new fighting chair for big game. For evening charters, the cockpit is fully illuminated by overhead halogen lamps.

The Celtic Stoirm is prepared for any situation with all required USCG approved safety equipment including full color Northstar GPS, depth/fish finder, EPIRB, satellite phone, a portable defibrillator, enough pfd's for all onboard and a brand new 8 person life raft.

For your comfort and convenience enroute to and from the fishing grounds, the Celtic Stoirm's salon is your home on the water. Amenites include Heating and Air Conditioning, stand-up Head with shower, and v-berth for catching some zzzzz's on our longer charters. For your meals, the galley is equipped with refrigerator, microwave, and stove.

An angler fighting a striped bass on the Celtic Stoirm

The Celtic Stoirm's Amenities

  • 38' Henriques Flybridge
  • Twin turbo Caterpillar diesel engines
  • 20 kt cruise speed/ 25 kt top speed
  • 140 sq ft cockpit
  • State of the Art Electronics
  • Heated/Air Conditioned Salon
  • Stereo / TV
  • Full Galley w/ microwave, stove and refrigerator
  • Stand-up Head w/shower
  • 8 Person Life Raft
  • Satellite Phone


  • Penn International Reels
  • Shimano, Seeker, and Abu Garcia Rods