Lost Bay Guide Service

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Lost Bay Guide Service will take you on an adventure of a lifetime on the waters of Alabama! Captain 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.

You’ll fish on board a 24’ Skeeter center console boat. Its upper station controls allow guests to experience the ultimate thrill of sight fishing for their target fish. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine that can get you to the fishing grounds fast. The trolling motor by MinnKota will serve you well when targeting fearful inshore fish.

Capt. Bill will provide you with all the fishing equipment – Star and Key Largo custom spinning rods with Shimano Stradic reels, and Skeet Reese casting rods with Johnny Morris Signature series reels. After a successful day, he’ll be happy to clean and fillet your catch for you to take home and have a taste.

You’ll explore 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, Grouper. Offshore charters usually target Snapper, Triggerfish, Shark, Cobia, and Mackerel.

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 of 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”.

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!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore – No Catch No Pay!
    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 these offshore trips that target species including Snapper, Grouper, Triggers, Cobia, Sharks, Mackerel and Amberjack. These trips run up to 9 miles offshore. Offshore bookings will be decided by the Captain based on conditions. In the event it is deemed too rough offshore you will fish inshore and the booking rate will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Offshore – No Catch No Pay!
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    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. Offshore bookings will be decided by the Captain based on conditions. In the event it is deemed too rough offshore, you will fish inshore and the booking rate will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore – No Catch No Pay!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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. Start time varies based on time of year.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – No Catch No Pay!
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    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. Start time varies depending on time of year.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – No Catch No Pay!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Target species include Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Flounder, Black Drum, and Red Snapper. Start time varies based on season.
  • Private trip
    Beat The Heat – No Catch No Pay!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    With Summer in full swing, this charter is quickly becoming a hit. Starting at 6 PM, target species could include Trout, Redfish, Macherel, Snapper, and Sharks. Once the sun goes down you will spend the remainder of the trip targeting Trout and Redfish in the dock lights on light tackle.
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About the Captain

Bill Willis
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
14 Fishing Reports
357 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

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
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

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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4.74
out of 5 stars from 225 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Kenrick H.
Winder, Georgia
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Family inshore fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2020
Capt Jake was a great Capt, like great person in general. He made my family comfortable and was very patience with everyone....
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Zackery E.
Kansas City, MO
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Captain Jake

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
I’ve been gulf fishing in different areas around the United States only a few times in my life. My niece and her friend...
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Lafayette, LA
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Father son trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 4, 2020
Great day on the water! Captain Jake and Logan were great guys. Always had the lines baited as needed. Fishing was slow but...
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