Outcast Charters season starts on May 1 and ends October 31.
I have all the necessary equipment for the day's fishing. Helios fly rods and Mirage reels are provided for my customers in the correct weight and sizes that they will need for the day. I tie all of the flies that I use and they are also available to my customers. Spinning rods and reels are also on the boat for customers' use. If a customer has a favorite rod that they want to use, they may bring it along on the trip.
My first choice of fishing locations would be the Elizabeth Islands, starting at Woods Hole and extending southwest to Cuttyhunk Island, with Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket included. These islands are beautiful and usually there is plenty of wildlife along the way for the viewing enjoyment of those on board. When water temps rise and the fishing slows down for surface-feeding fish, I look to Cape Cod Bay and the Chatham areas to find fish. In the hot and humid days of August and September, we look forward to the arrival of bonita and false albacore to fill the absence of the stripers. These fish can be very frustrating to catch on light tackle and especially on the fly, but when you do hook up, it is all worth the effort.
In May, the fishing for stripers can be excellent with water temps in the 40s and fish migrating through this area. This time of year can be cool and warmer clothing is needed. Towards the end of June, water temps start warming and this fishing is usually still good to excellent. Expect showers and dress accordingly. July brings much warmer water temps and the surface-feeding stripers become a rare sight. Water temps are usually in the high 60s and 70s and this sends the fish looking for cooler water. In August the water gets really hot and brings in the funny fish (false albacore and bonita). Pop-up thunderstorms usually chase us off the water later in the evening. By the time October rolls around, the weather is starting to cool off and this triggers the fall migration.
A full day of fishing (8 hrs.) starts off at 5 or 6am in the morning at the boat ramp (whatever ramp previously agreed upon). We will then be casting along the shorelines of all the Elizabeth Islands, including Robinsin's Hole and Quick's Hole and all popular fishing spots that hold fish along the way. A normal day of fishing will cast up one side of the Islands and back to Woods Hole on the other side. On a normal day, we will stop around noon for lunch. I provide fresh rolls and cold cuts for sandwiches with bottled water or soft drinks. I also carry snack foods and fresh fruit for my customers. Any extensions or add ons will be agreed upon at time of trip.
Striped bass: all season
Bluefish: all season
False albacore and bonita: August and September
Any special needs items
Foul weather gear
Suntan lotion or sun block
Q. Are gratuities customary?
A. Gratuity is not necessary but always appreciated.
Q. Where is the closest airport?
A. The closest airport is in Hyannis; it is 11 miles to Falmouth.