Outcast Charters (Capt. Warren Marshall), MA

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Mashpee, Massachuestts

Outcast Charters (Capt. Warren Marshall), MA


This year will be my 5th year as an Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide and U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain. I have been recreational fishing for striped bass, bluefish, false albacore, bonita, and bluefin tuna for over 40 years. I have a 23-foot Sea Craft center console that has been set up with the light tackle and fly fisherman in mind. All deck cleats and lights are flush mounted to keep lines from fouling. This is my go-to boat for most of the fishing that I do. I also have a Hewes Redfisher that I use for sight fishing in shallow water. Both boats are equipped with new four-stroke motors for a trouble-free fishing trip. Both boats are on trailers and makes it possible to reach all boat ramps on the Cape in 45 minutes. This means that I can be where the fish are biting anywhere on Cape Cod and beyond.

Date Range

Outcast Charters season starts on May 1 and ends October 31.

What is Provided to Customer

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.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

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.

Typical Weather by Season

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.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

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.


Species You Fish for by Season

Striped bass: all season
Bluefish: all season
False albacore and bonita: August and September


What Should Customers Bring?

Any special needs items
Foul weather gear
Suntan lotion or sun block


Frequently Asked Questions

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.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 16 reviews


16 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    A hard working guide - 10/15/2014
    By: from Hamilton, MA

    I organized a two day charter with Capt. Warren for three of my anglers from the Essex River area on the North Shore. On both days the wind was howling but Capt. Warren did his best to try and get us into fish. The first day we fished the South side of the Cape near the beautiful Elizabeth Islands and on the second we fished the North side near the Brewster Flats. Although we did not catch very many fish, the three anglers and myself enjoyed two wonderful days on the water. Capt. Warren worked very hard to please all of us. He had excellent fishing gear on board and plenty of food and drinks. Capt. Warren has a very nice manner about himself, and he helped to make what could have been difficult days on the water, excellent ones. I refer and recommend Capt. Warren very highly to you.

  • 5/5

    Great Day with Capt. Marshall - 8/23/2013
    By: from Bend, OR, USA

    Capt. Marshall is our go-to guide for the Cape. Why? Because he gets us on to fish and does so without a bunch of stupid chatter. In June 2013, we were put on busting bass throughout the day and had many double and even triple hookups. Crazy good fishing. In 2012, Capt. Marshall found us both blues and bass around the Elizabeth Islands. Looking forward to next year already. Do yourself a huge favor and book a trip with Capt. Marshall.

  • 5/5

    Great experience - 8/4/2013
    By: from Cape Cod

    Captain Warren Marshall delivered a great first time fishing the cape experience for me and a partner. We caught a bunch of bluefish on a fly and he burned a lot of gas getting us near stripers off Monomoy in tough condition. A couple brought to the boat. He went beyond expectations and I am thankful for the experience.

  • 5/5

    . - 7/3/2013
    By: from Dunbarton,NH

    Despite the horrific weather, sun to rain, rain to sun, rough seas, Warren put us on fish. And when they stopped biting he stayed out beyond the allotted time waiting them out,and we caught more. Over 30 stripers boated.

  • 5/5

    Another Great Day - 6/28/2013
    By: from Seattle, WA, USA

    A trip to the Cape would not be complete with at least one day on the water with the good Captain. Headed out yesterday in some thick fog and the fish were hard to find but as always Warren delivered. We found the fish and what we lacked in quantity we MORE than made up for in quality as I landed the two largest stripers of my life. Another great day of fishing with a great guide.

  • 5/5

    Cape Cod & Capt Marshall - 6/26/2013
    By: from Portland, OR, USA

    I have fished with Capt Marshall three times over the past three years and give him the highest praise for his patience and fish finding ability. He is willing to push hard and stay flexible and his boat and rods are in great shape. Perhaps most importantly he has local knowledge of the fishery, knows where the structure is and enjoys his guests. I have used many guides over thirty years of saltwater and I always put him on my agenda when I return to the Cape area.

  • 5/5

    Another great fishing adventure - 6/24/2013
    By: from Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA, USA

    I recently spend another incredible day fly fishing with Capt. Warren. The trip was a great success due to Capt. Warren's tremendous experience and expertise as a guide. He knows how to put his clients on to big fish, and he runs a great operation. All equipment is provided for. He is not only a great guide, but he takes an interest in improving his clients' fishing skills. I go out with him several times a year and always come away having had an incredibly fun fishing experience.

  • 5/5

    The BEST - 5/6/2013
    By: from Ellicott City MD

    I have been fly fishing for decades both fresh and salt and have hired guides all over North America. None have the experience, personality and fish catching ability to match that of Capt. Warren. My buddies and I fish the Cape every year for the last 10 years or so and while we love to wade fish the Cape, we like to supplement our arsenal each year by giving Capt Warren a call. We have never been disappointed with his good nature, excellent craft and his ability to FIND FISH, BIG FISH.

  • 5/5

    Great Day Fishing the Elizabeth Islands - 1/14/2013
    By: from Chatham, MA, USA

    We started early in the morning launching out of Falmouth Harbor-on our way to the Elizabeth Island. Warren is a very knowledgable,experienced and patient guide.Not only does he know where the fish are,but he knows what baits the fish are on and what flies to use. Warren provided a hearty lunch with drinks.We were out all day fishing many places in the area.I would recommend Warren as a guide and plan to book a trip this coming fishing season.

  • 5/5

    Top Notch! - 11/27/2012
    By: from Seattle, WA, USA

    I guarantee that you will have a memorable day on the water with Captain Marshall. Whether you're a beginner or expert, fish with fly or light tackle, like chasing stripers or bluefish, he is your man. However, if you wish to chase false albacore in the fall, Warren is THE MAN! He is passionate when it comes to chasing albies and he translates that passion into working hard on behalf of his clients. Captain Marshall has the experience, tools and positive attitude that has made every day I've had out with him a rewarding day on the water, you won’t be disappointed!

Outcast Charters
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
Capt. Warren Marshall
11 Crow Road
Mashpee, MA 02649
508-612- 4293

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