Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21'

Book your next trip with Plug’s N Bug’s guide service and find out what fishing in Gold Beach is all about. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Mathew can tell you all about the local fishery.

Chinook Salmon, Lingcod, Coho Salmon, Black Rockfish, and more can be found in these waters if you cast your line at the right time of year. For these species, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle. Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. Now that’s dinner!

You’ll step aboard a 21’ Aluminum fishing with room for 4 passengers. It has a fighting chair, and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, as well as lures. Looking to get the whole family outdoors? Kids are absolutely welcome! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board.

You might need to get a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species may be off-limits or require a special tag, so make sure you know what to expect. A few items to bring include snacks, drinks, sunglasses, sunblock (non-spray), and a hat. Alcohol is allowed.

Plug’s N Bug’s guide service will make it easy for you to go fishing in Gold Beach. So, how about booking that trip?



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  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    You get to experience the mighty Rogue River bay in all its glory with a possible whale sighting to plenty of seals. If the weather and ocean conditions permit, we may be able to go and catch some rockfish too. This is a shared trip, but if you would like to make it a private one, contact the captain.
    Targeted fish
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Black Rockfish
    Black Rockfish
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
87%
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Peter V.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Salmon on April 28, 2024
Captain Matt was awesome. He had us on fish all day. Very professional knowledgeable guide. We did an 8hr trip that i will...
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Ramona C.
Merlin, Oregon
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with Captain Mathew

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Salmon on September 23, 2023
We had a great day of fishing with Plugs and Bugs! We limited out on black snapper before the water turned rough and made our...
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Chris H.
Battle Mountain, NV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Rock Fish and Lingcod trip with Captain Mathew Weems

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Salmon on June 23, 2023
Big shout out to Mathew Weems of Plug’s N Bug’s Guide Service for guiding us on a wonderful family fishing adventure today....
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David J.
Excellent
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Salmon on April 14, 2024
Very enjoyable. Very knowledgeable, great personality and would go again in a heartbeat. Would recommend Matt to anyone.
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RAY P.
Hualapai, AZ
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Salmon on June 14, 2023
Although the day we picked didn’t produce even a nibble Capt Matt was knowledgeable and provided a fun experience for us....
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FAQs about Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21'

Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21' offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $225 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Salmon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Plug’s N’ Bug’s Guide Service – 21' include:
  • Black Rockfish
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

Mathew Weems
Gold Beach, Oregon, United States
24 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2023
Meet Mathew Weems, a local of the Rogue Valley, raised right on the banks of the Rogue River. Fishing the Rogue has been his lifelong love, and he's genuinely passionate about it. For Mathew, it's not just a job; it's his calling. He's your friendly, fun, and always professional guide, ensuring you have a fantastic time on the water. With a high success rate in catching fish, Mathew and his team are dedicated to making sure you reel in your catch. But it's not just about the fish; it's also about soaking in the breathtaking scenery and savoring the incredible fishing experience!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Rockfish Black Rockfish
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat specs

Fun float (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 150HP Evenrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1% charge will apply.

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