Lost Bay Charters-No Catch No Pay!!

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”.



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  • Private trip
    6hr Offshore AM - No Catch No Pay!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    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 to rough offshore you will fish inshore and the booking rate will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Private trip
    5hr Offshore AM - No Catch No Pay!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    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 to rough offshore you will fish inshore and the booking rate will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Private trip
    6hr Inshore AM - No Catch No Pay
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    4hr Inshore AM - No Catch No Pay!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    4hr Inshore PM - No Catch No Pay!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    With Summer in full swing this charter is quickly becoming a hit. Starting at 6pm 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
13 Fishing Reports
287 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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.

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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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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:
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Visa
Mastercard
American Express
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Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (136)
4.76
out of 5 stars from 177 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Lunker Red fish (too big to keep)
Spanish Mackrel
Jack Revell
+133
Angler Rating
153
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Jory F.
Williston, ND
 5.00
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4 person- 5 hour off shore trip !!

VERIFIED   May 17, 2019
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James B.
Gulf Shores, AL
 5.00
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5hr Offshore

VERIFIED   June 3, 2019
Scheduled the 5hr trip with my dad in hopes of some big fish. Boy did Capitan Bill deliver!! Not only did he put us on fish...
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 hour off-shore with Captain Bill Willis

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
7/31/2019 Captain Bill Willis and Lost Bay Charters did not disappoint.  Captain Bill put us on the fish! ...
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Shannon D.
Black Rock, AR
 5.00
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Half day, morning trip

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
I booked this trip for 4 men in my life. It was the first Ocean fish trip for all of them. Capt. was so helpful. Keeping lines...
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Cameron F.
Denham Springs, LA
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Great Offshore Trip!

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
We had a great time fishing with Captain Bill and will be doing this trip again and requesting Captain Bill! Had a fun time...
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