Lost Bay Fishing-No Catch No Pay!!

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1544 Sandcliff Drive
Pensacola FL, United States

“We don’t offer the best price. We offer the best experience.” Capt. Bill Willis’ motto rings true: he has grown a reputation for providing productive fishing trips with high catch rates aboard top quality vessels, and his extremely large and loyal circle of repeat customers would not hesitate to agree that his trips are worth every penny.

The boats belonging to Lost Bay Guide Service are furnished with the best and most up to date tools for the job. The new 2015 24 foot Skeeter is equipped with Lowrance HDS touch screen electronics as well as a GPS and VHF radio to assist the captain with putting you on fish. A 10 ft Power Pole anchoring system and Minn Kota 112lb thrust trolling motor are fitted on board, while Trim Tabs help keep the ride stable and balanced and a hydraulic jack plate allows the boat to run in shallower water than it would with a regular engine mount. Whether you’re planning to fish inshore or offshore, this boat will provide a comfortable, dry ride.

Inshore trips with Lost Bay Guide Service will involve fishing for Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Flounder, Mackerel and Grouper. Capt. Bill covers the area from Pensacola, Florida, to Mobile Bay, Alabama and always keeps a close eye on where the fish are biting in the area. Offshore charters travel up to nine miles out to target Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Mackerel and Grouper. All fishing equipment is provided on the trip and consists of Star and Key Largo custom spinning rods with Shimano Stradic reels and Skeet Reese casting rods with Johnny Morris Signature series reels.

Capt. Bill is an IGFA certified captain who is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association and the Orange Beach Fishing Association. He has fished professionally on the IFA Redfish Tour, using the extensive knowledge that he has acquired over 25 years fishing in the area. With two boys of his own, Capt. Bill is passionate about teaching young anglers how to get the most out of each fishing trip.

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Boat Specs

Skeeter (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by 300HP Yamaha 4- Stroke engine.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles.
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red)

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota 112 lb thrust IPilot
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota 112 lb thrust IPilot
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Bill Willis
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Member since December 2015
Captain Bill Willis is an IGFA Certified Captain, and is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association and the Orange Beach Fishing Association, and has fished professionally on the IFA Redfish Tour. Holding a USCG Captain license since 2004, Bill is a native of Pensacola, Florida and has fished the waterways surrounding Perdido Key, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach for over twenty five years. In addition to his local knowledge, he has fished Key West, Marquesas Islands, Sebastians Inlet, Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Apalachicola, Sarasota sound, Indian Pass, Louisiana Marsh, and most lakes and ditches in between. Captain Bill has two boys of his own, and enjoys teaching young anglers how to get the most out of every fishing trip. Bill spends almost everyday on the water following the patterns of this great fishery. Once a general manager for one of the world’s largest retailers, Bill jumped at the opportunity to fulfill his life-long dream of being a full-time fishing guide.
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 89%

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Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews

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Could not have been better.  Captain Bill is experienced, knowledgeable and professional.  He knew right where to find the fish.  A very pleasant day on the water with my son.

James Martin  • Fished February 5, 2017
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The fog was thick the morning of the trip which limited our movement and that of the fish. By the time the fog broke and the larger fish started popping, it was time to go back in. We did catch quite a few trout but no keepers.

Jeremy Morrill  • Fished December 27, 2016
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The boat and equipment were nice and well taken care of. We had to catch bait, which used some of our fishing time, but we agreed to it and my wife and son had fun jigging for cigar minnows. We also had some close dolphin sightings as they like to steal the bait and my family really liked seeing them so that was a plus also. The only things that detracted from having a 100% great experience was coming back in 30 minutes early and running out of steel leaders on the trip. I had the same thing happen on a trip in Key West last year so I actually had a pack of steel in my pocket, but I really don’t feel it was my responsibility to “save the trip” by having extra leaders. You need leaders to catch Kingfish and that is about all that was in season so it was a necessary part of the equipment for that day. We were suppose to be back at the dock by 10:40 AM but were done cleaning fish and on our way back to the condo by 10:40. All in all the trip was good and we caught probably 10 decent size fish; 3 kings, 5 bonita, a red snapper, and a hardtail. If you go book a trip just make sure you time how long it takes to get to the fishing spot and make sure you dont head back earlier than necessary as each hour costs you about $100. This is my family’s second offshore trip (two different guide companies) and both times steel leaders seem to have been in short supply. If you have any knowledge of the type of fish you will be catching then you may want to tuck a pack of leaders in your pocket just in case.

Drew Ramsey  • Fished July 12, 2016
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