“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
    $800
    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
    $700
    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
    $650
    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
    $500
    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
    $500
    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.
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About the Captain

Bill Willis
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
434 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.

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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
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
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

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Austin S.
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Trip with captain Jake

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on July 13, 2021
Captain Jake was great. We didn’t get to go offshore because the water was too rough but captain Jake did everything he could...
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 30, 2021
Jake & Josh were top notch, I wanted to make sure my 81 year old father had a good time catching fish which was our priority. ...
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 17, 2021
This fishing trip was for my dad’s 60th birthday. My dad and brothers really enjoyed their experience and plan on going again...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on July 14, 2021
Captain was knowledgable and friendly. We caught several varieties of fish. Great communication. Scheduled a night trip for...
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Bastrop, TX
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6 hour trip with captain Jake

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on February 24, 2021
My wife and I had an awesome time.  We had pretty calm seas and Jake put us on Mangrove , white, and red snapper.  We caught...
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FAQs about Lost Bay Guide Service

Lost Bay Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Lost Bay Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota 112 lb thrust IPilot)

Trips booked with Lost Bay Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Lost Bay Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles.)

Lost Bay Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lost Bay Guide Service include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout