Lost Bay Fishing-No Catch No Pay!!

“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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  • Private trip
    6 Hr Offshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    Watch the rods bend and hear the drags scream on these offshore trips that target species including Snapper, Grouper, Triggers, Cobia, Sharks, Mackerel and Amberjack. These trips run up to 9 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Offshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    Watch the rods bend and hear the drags scream on these offshore trips that target species including Snapper, Grouper, Triggers, Cobia, Sharks, Mackerel and Amberjack. These trips run up to 9 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Target a variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead, Mackerel and Grouper in the calm waters of the bay and intracoastal waterway.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Target a variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead, Mackerel and Grouper in the calm waters of the bay and intracoastal waterway.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Target a variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead, Mackerel and Grouper in the calm waters of the bay and intracoastal waterway.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 4- Stroke engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Bill Willis
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since December 2015
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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: 4 hours
Response rate: 97%

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4.91
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Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Melinda F.
St Louis, Missouri
 5.00
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Best Day Ever!!!!

VERIFIED   March 29, 2019
Girls trip was awesome! Captain Doug was great (funny, sociable and very knowledgeable). All four of us caught fish. Boat ride...
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James M.
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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Great Trip and a Great Captain

VERIFIED   March 8, 2019
What a great trip fishing with Capt Bill. We caught a lot of red snapper some of them keepers but they had to go back in the...
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 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 12, 2019
Captain Bill was awesome and had a great sense of humor! He put us right on the fish and we started catching fish right away....
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Patty D.
Pensacola, Florida
 5.00
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3/4 Day Offshore

VERIFIED   July 31, 2018
This was our first fishing trip and will definitely not be the last. We will use Lost Bay every time we can. Doug is a great...
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Thomas B.
Columbus, GA
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   May 13, 2019
Captain Bill did a great job. I would recommend anyone to give him a try. The fish didnt cooperate today but thats why we call...
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