Plug N Play Charters

Welcome to Plug N Play Charters website. We're off and running this season with some new tactics for all styles of fishing. Whether you like tossing huge plugs into the rocks for monster Striped Bass or drifting some sea-worms along the bottom for Fluke and Sea Bass we can make it happen. We're also going to be offering some harbor tours and beach picnic excursions this season so Welcome Aboard. All feedback is encouraged.

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Seminars, speaking in front of crowds……I’m not a huge fan to be honest I can’t stand it. Much like Belichick does I avoid the media and lime light and would prefer to just do my thing and be happy in doing so. But I’m not getting any younger and its time to start sharing what I’ve learned with others. So this past weekend I did one and it was received with open arms!


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Fishing Is Getting Hot Weather Is Not!

7/24/09 by Corey Pietraszek
Well again I apologize about the lack of reports but to be honest the charters this season have been unreal with a full schedule and very little time most days but I’m trying anyway right! Since the last report the fishing I would say has been solid and getting better daily. I will have to say that most of the action from past seasons along the rocks of the Elizabeth Islands has been amazing in early July but tougher this season for sure. I would have to say it was very slow when I was able to get out there the first two weeks of the month and now its finally starting to get better for the bigger fish many angler hope to see. I’m not sure if its the overall numbers of fish or just other factors like weather and food sources but traditionally the first week of July is when you start to see “shark like” objects following your lures or flies to the boat but this season seems to be a few weeks behind. Maybe its largely in part to this so called “summer” we are having or maybe its just a cycle of fish but its finally showing signs of improvement in the spots that usually hold big fish each season for us.

When I am able to get out there I’ve had to work a bit harder at finding them and when you do they seems to be more then happy to come up on a large surface lure or flies. Oddly enough the thing that’s been concerning me is the lack of smaller fish say 18″-28″ in many locations. I mean not that I’m not a huge fan of big fish as many are but if you look at the pattern prior to the crash of the Striped Bass fishery 25 years ago its scary how similar things went then and it didn’t go well. The fishery we have here in New England is amazing and many people including myself never got a good look at when it was REALLY good out there years ago but if it was better then this now that must have been unreal. I would hate to see it crash again or just plain disappear because of over fishing or just terrible management. We all do what we can to help keep the stocks healthy but some things like environmental changes and commercial harvesting is just out of are control but appears to be getting better on some levels in certain places and I hope it will remain to improve and not get any worse. I just hope other people like my son and his children get to enjoy what we have now which is what its all about. Maybe the lack of smaller fish is a sign of a cycle I’m not sure but lets hope the fishery stays stable as my jobs and many others who live in New England rely on it to keep food on the table and this area would never be the same without it.

The Newport fishery as far as I can tell has been amazing. When the conditions are right and the seas allow you to fish some of the structure along the reefs and rocks the bass bite has ben nothing short of awesome. Many days anglers are getting fish from 28″-40″ and it seems like this goes from Newport all the way to Westport at times you just need to move and until you find the fish. From what I have seen is Newport has had a huge push of big sand eels like 5″ long which after talking to some of the hardcore locals has not happened for sometime and can help hold the bigger fish in these waters for a longer period of time. With that being said the fishing has been great and I hope it holds right until October. We have not been catching many bluefish yet which is rare as usually your trying to get away from them to get just bass this time in the season. Although its almost time for the huge schools of bluefish to start moving in which traditionally starts around the first week of August along Newport. What we really need this year is some peanut bunker. Last season we saw just about nothing for peanuts and without this small baitfish we might end up having a repeat performance of last fall where the fishing is just tougher and you see very little surface activity. Either way the only complaint I have at this time is the weather. Summer, man who would have thought we would have 65 degrees as an average temperature in July. I hope august is better for weather because this rain is getting old and a few weeks of some nice weather could push in some pelagic fish in many locations so give us a break Mother Nature! Well I look forward to seeing everyone who’s booked in coming weeks. I do have some dates open in August and September so if your looking to book something now’s the time for sure.

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