Lost Bay Fishing-No Catch No Pay!!

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.

“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


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Boat Specs

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

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

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Redfish
 
Shark (Blacktip)

 
Sheepshead
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Speckled Trout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota 112 lb thrust IPilot
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota 112 lb thrust IPilot
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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, 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: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 41 reviews

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My husband and I took our 9 year old daughter out for a half day of fishing with Captain Craig. We had a wonderful time and caught lots of fish. The experience is one my daughter will be talking about for many years to come. I would highly recommend this Lost Bay and Captain Craig to anyone looking to book a fishing trip in Pensacola. Thank you for a wonderful time, and we will definitely do it again!

Fished July 19, 2017
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Highly recommend

Fished July 15, 2017
Bill Willis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 16, 2017

Thanks Mike! Hopefully I can get to Oklahoma for some time in the woods or on the water. Best of luck with the lures and I look forward to hearing how they do.

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Captain Craig went above and beyond, he had some technical difficulties with the boat but he made sure we made it out to the water. Captain Craig did a great job taking care of us and he was very friendly.

Fished June 28, 2017
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