Lost Bay Charters-No Catch No Pay!!

(89) In high demand!
2149 West 1st Street
Gulf Shores AL, United States

Capt. Bill Willis has grown a reputation for providing productive fishing trips with high catch rates aboard top quality vessels. His fishing charter’s goal is to exceed clients’ expectations and provide them with a trip they will remember for years to come.

Lost Bay Guide Service’s boats are furnished with the best and most up to date tools for the job. The 24ft Skeeter’s smooth, dry ride is particularly appreciated by charter guests, and its upper station controls allow guests to experience the ultimate thrill of sight fishing for their target fish. The boat is powered by a reliable 300 HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine that can get you to the fishing grounds fast whether you are heading inshore or offshore, while an i-Pilot trolling motor by MinnKota will serve you well when targeting spooky inshore fish. Fitted with the latest in side imaging electronics, this superb vessel will provide everything you need for a productive fishing trip.

Capt. Bill will guide you around the inshore areas from Pensacola to Mobile Bay or up to 9 miles offshore in the same area. If you decide to fish inshore you can target Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead, Sharks, Mackerel and Grouper, depending on the season and conditions. Offshore charters usually target Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Sharks,  Cobia, Mackerel and Grouper. All fishing equipment is provided, 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. With over 25 years experience fishing the waters surrounding Pensacola, Perdido Key, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Capt Bill and his team of Captains have the confidence to offer the area’s only “Catch Fish Guarantee”.

Capt. Bill Willis has grown a reputation for providing productive fishing trips with high catch rates aboard top quality vessels. His fishing charter’s goal is to exceed clients’ expectations and provide them with a trip they will remember for ye


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  • US$ 700 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • US$ 600 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • US$ 550 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • US$ 400 up to 2 persons
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  • Afternoon Inshore- No Catch No Pay!
    4 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 400 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • US$ 400 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

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

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Redfish
 
Shark (Blacktip)

 
Sheepshead
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Speckled Trout
 
Triggerfish (Gray)
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
MinnKota IPilot
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
MinnKota 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
Gulf Shores, Alabama, 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: 2 hours
Response rate: 99%

Gulf Shores Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 89 reviews

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Started day top waterfishing which is what this one wanted.caught a variety of other fish due to capt bills knowledge.

Fished October 11, 2017
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We had a great half day experience. Great Captain and it was fun that his son was his first mate. We caught lots of fish , but didn’t catch any that we could take home. Some weren’t in season and others were not good eating fish. We didn’t lack for action and our arms were tired when we got home.

Fished September 29, 2017
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CPT Bill and Jonathan took us to 5 different spots trying to find fish. Second spot several Spanish mackerel, a couple of blues and a spec. Second spot caught 1 spec. Last spot was targeting reds but there were too many red snapper (unfortunately they were not in season) so we had to leave.
We used several different artifhal baits but no live bait.
I would recommend that if you intend to keep fish let them know. He said they usually throw them back cause most folks don’t want them.
All in all I was satisfied. Fishing could have been better but that’s fishing. CPT Bill worked hard to put us on fish. I would go with him again.

Fished September 23, 2017
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