Re: first trip to PI this weekend
Short answer - head to Surfland on PI and you will get all the info you need on what has been working. Once you cross the bridge on to the island, it is directly ahead of you on the right hand side, can't miss it.
As of right now, the entire length of the refuge beach (south of the mouth, starting where the houses end on Google Earth to the southern tip of the island) is closed to protect the Plovers.
You are not allowed to fish from the North Jetty.
However, there are plenty of spots to fish.
I would focus on the area from Plum Island Point (which is the northernmost bit of the island INSIDE the jetties- and is referred to as "in the river"), the south jetty (which you can fish on, but it is a difficult walk as the jetty is just a jumble of huge blocks, not a flat surface) and the beach front from the south jetty to the start of the wildlife refuge.