Lost Bay Guide Service

“We don’t offer the best price. We offer the best experience.” Captain Bill Willis’s motto rings true: he has grown a reputation for providing productive fishing trips with high catch rates aboard top quality vessels. 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 have the best and most up to date tools for the job. The new 24’ 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.

Whether you’re planning to fish inshore or offshore, this boat will provide a comfortable, dry ride. All fishing equipment will be 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.

Inshore trips 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.

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. Don’t hesitate to bring your kids with you and make some amazing new family memories!

The fleet consists of three captains: Capt. Bill, Capt. Johnny and Capt. Jake. All three have a lot of knowledge and experience to share with you, so make sure to book today for a trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Watch the rods bend and hear the drags scream on this morning offshore trip. You'll be able to target different species, including Snapper, Grouper, Triggers, Cobia, Sharks, Mackerel and Amberjack. On this trip, you'll head out up to 9 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Spend 6 hours fishing the calm waters of the bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. You'll get the chance to reel in a variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead, Mackerel, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Explore the calm waters of the bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. You'll target a variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead, Mackerel, and Grouper.

About the Captain

Bill Willis
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
14 Fishing Reports
361 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since December 2015
Captain Bill Willis is an IGFA Certified Captain, 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, Sebastian 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 every day 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.

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 120 reviews
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5 hr off shore with Captain Jake
5 hr off shore with Captain Jake
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110
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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VERIFIED   June 2, 2020
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Mark H.
Baton Rouge, LA
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4 hr trip with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   June 4, 2020
Captain Jake was a great Captain for my 8 year old son and myself. He kept us on fish so we would get the most out of our time...
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Leslie H.
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Half day with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
My wife bought the trip for me and my father in law for Fathers Day. Best day ever. If I could give Captain Jake 10 stars,...
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William R.
Madison, AL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
Jake was great, knowledgeable and fun. He was always busy attending to us by giving advice, baiting or untangling line for...
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Sanford, NC
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 1, 2020
Had a good time with Captain Jake. Caught a variety of fish. First spot was great then we had to search a little. We did end...
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