Lost Bay Guide Service
Lost Bay Guide Service
About this listing
Skeeter (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 4- Stroke engine .
“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.
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, Master Card, Check, American Express, PayPal.
About the Captain
Member since December 2015
Pensacola Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on July 12, 2016
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.
Fished July 2016Drew Ramsey • Fished Jul 12, 2016Drew Ramsey recommends Lost Bay Guide Service
Went fishing on July 10, 2016
Great time. We’d do it again.
Fished July 2016Paul Kersten • Fished Jul 10, 2016Paul Kersten recommends Lost Bay Guide Service
Went fishing on July 6, 2016
Captain Jim was very patient with the boys and myself. We had a fantastic experience! He made sure he took us where we could catch fish! We hooked so many and were able to bring a red snapper home for dinner. Best meal of the week!!
Fished July 2016David Bolt • Fished Jul 06, 2016David Bolt recommends Lost Bay Guide Service
1544 Sandcliff Drive, Pensacola
, FL 32507, United States