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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Fishing Has Been AWESOME!

5/16/12 by Corey Pietraszek

Capt. Corey Pietraszek with a nice spring run bass from last week!

Well after a few weeks of the smaller fish we can finally say that the bigger fish are starting to show in most locations. This time of year I’m not a huge fan of fishing the rocks as the fish are migrating and usually that means the better fishing will be in the deeper water. This past week we had fish to 25lbs both on top water baits like the Tattoo Sea Dog and also the Afterhours 3-1/4oz floating Needlefish . Jigs and weighted plastics have also been working well when your working the fish finder and watching fish on the bottom. Plastic swim baits like the Tsunami 7″ Swim Shad in Pearl or Blueback have been perfect for getting down and also targeting the larger fish due to the overall length the larger fish tend to want it more then the smaller fish. Your plain old run of the mill bucktail jig with a Ronz as a trailer has also been working great for both the Striped Bass and the Sea Bass. Huge Sea Bass have been taking these same jigs in the same areas and since May 11th we are now able to keep a few of these fish.

Kevin Costello with a nice plug caught Striped Bass.As far as fly fishing goes that’s been a bit tougher. When the fish are deep I have been having anglers pile cast 400-500 grain sinking lines near the boat upwind. As the boat drifts away from the flyline piled up I have them feed line out almost until the backing is exposed allowing the fly to sink with none or little drag. The drag of the boat moving away pulls the fly back to the surface which can make it tough when the fish are deep. Once the fly is deep strip the line back slow like 10-15 short strips. after that feed your line back out allowing the fly to sink again. This technique has worked wonders when the fish are just not coming up and you might be picking them up on the fish finder.

Aubrey Theall with one of many nice Bluefish yesterday on Buzzards Bay

Yesterday we had our first decent appearance of the “Yellow Eyed Devils” aka Bluefish. As much as I’m not a huge fan of these fish they are a huge part of my daily work. bluefish can salvage a trip from being not so good to almost EPIC. Days when the bass are just not playing nice the bluefish can fill that void with instant action and STRONG fights. In the rocks the lkast two trips we had some touching 10lbs. They are not schooled up just yet but could be in the coming days. Working the rocks along Mattapoisett Harbor and Marion Harbor. We managed well over 20 nice sized Bluefish which were puking up 5″-8″ squid as you tried releasing them boat-side. The lure that seemed to outfish everything else was the Bone Jumping Minnow. I mean we got them on just about everything we tossed out as bluefish are usually not to selective, but that Jumping Minnow was outfishng everything 4 to 1. I always change the stock hooks on these lures to VMC 9626PS Treble size 1/0 treble hooks and usually take the belly hook off for  a few reasons. One, the belly hook always tears fish apart. And two, you ever try landing a 4lb Bluefish with a Boga Grip…Well if you haven’t then trust me this is always the safest bet as they never want to sit still so getting that middle hook out of the way is a huge help and you can handle the lure easier which you less likely to get hooked yourself and helps tame the critters boat-side.

 

Dave Gale with one of his many spring fly rodding bass on Buzzards Bay.Right now we still have some open dates and if tossing plugs at Striped Bass or Bluefish is something you have done or want to try then now is certainly the time to think about booking. Looking at the calender I see the current dates we have available are May 21-23-26-27-28-30 and also some AMAZING open days in June. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to get out on the water short notice. Matt will be working hard along side me this spring. Looking forward to seeing everyone and tight lines 🙂


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