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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  1. Slick Calm And Slick Fly Lines :)

    5/23/12 by Corey Pietraszek

    Both Patrick and James were great today. Both these guys are new clients and when you have new people you never know what to expect. We left the dock and not 1 mile out ran into a wild amount of 12″-18″ fish. After about 10 or so of these guys we decided to make the run to hunt for something larger. After about 35 miles of running and some mixed reports via cell phone from a few other guys on the water it was HANG ON. The finder was lite up and for about 4 hours we had some amazing fly fishing in 50ft of water with fish anywhere from 12lbs-25lbs just chubbed for the flies. Great trip today guys and the weather for the next 5 days looks PERFECT.


  2. 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 ūüôā


  3. End of April and it’s “All Systems Go”

    4/25/12 by Corey Pietraszek

    Well after a few rough weeks of boat issues both of the tools to carry us to the fish are in the water and are now “All Systems Go”. As usual just when you think your getting ahead and your close to being ready something else comes up. You find what was not a huge issue last fall has now become a huge mess. Between wiring, pumps, gel-coat, waxing and some light glass work….finally the boats are floating. Word around the shops locally is that the Blackfish bite has been great when people have been able to get out. The issue I’m having is getting a reliable source for green crabs and something you can actually call bait. The crabs are like the size of a quarter and mushy seriously come on guys lets get some real “Greenies” please. Also you go ahead and call a few bait shops and they reply…”O Yeah, we have plenty” and 30 minutes later you arrive to nothing. Green crabs are the best bait for the Blackfish right now but you gotta get em fast.

    Well today was the¬†official “shackdown” for the Contender. The last 3 days have been filled with heavy winds and some well needed rain. I woke up this morning and saw a window to at least try and get the boat off the slip and take a look and see what was actually happening out there. My main objective was to look in the harbors and marshes which tend to hold fish this time of year. First spot was quiet with very little activity and also really poor water quality. Move a harbor down most of discovered the same thing except the water quality was much cleaner. Not 5 minutes in this spot and we were tight to our first Striped Bass of 2012. Loaded with small sea lice this was a sign this fish was not alone. We fished for another hour or so¬†releasing¬†roughly 10 small fish ranging from 18″-25″ nothing much larger. Either way not a bad way to start the 2012 season and with what I saw this morning my guess is this time next week we could have our first REAL good push of Striped Bass in Buzzards Bay. Welcome 2012 season and I’m super excited about the weeks to come.