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. 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore – No Catch No Pay!
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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!
    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. 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
    $650
    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!
    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. 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
    $500
    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
    $500
    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 Charter Operator

Lost Bay Guide Service
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
14 Fishing Reports
467 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) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Wore them (and us) out!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – No Catch No Pay! on June 17, 2021
Booked an evening inshore trip and was not disappointed. The boat is a comfortable platform to catch fish on and provided a...
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Battle Lake, MN
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Half Day with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   5 Hour Offshore – No Catch No Pay! on February 19, 2021
Words cannot explain the amount of fun we had fishing today! Jake was so accommodating and knew exactly what he was doing....
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O'Fallon, MO
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4 hour with captain jake

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – No Catch No Pay! on July 15, 2021
It was what we were was hoping it would be and more it makes it so much better when you have a great guide like we did , he...
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Kathleen J.
Winder, Georgia
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Day trip with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – No Catch No Pay! on September 7, 2021
Captain Jake and his crew were awesome! My husband and brother in law thoroughly enjoyed themselves and can’t wait to get...
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LaTessa B.
Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 hour trip with Captin Jake

VERIFIED   5 Hour Offshore – No Catch No Pay! on April 20, 2021
Daniel and I had a great time fishing with Captin Jake. I caught one the very first time I put my bait in the water, but the...
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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 (AM) – No Catch No Pay! (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – No Catch No Pay! (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Beat The Heat – No Catch No Pay! (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Inshore – No Catch No Pay! (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Offshore – No Catch No Pay! (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Offshore – No Catch No Pay! (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Lost Bay Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (MinnKota IPilot)
  • Ice Box

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
  • Jigging
  • 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
  • Triggerfish (Gray)