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
    4HourTrip (AM) Catch Fish Guarantee
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    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
    4HourTrip (PM) Catch Fish Guarantee
    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 -Catch Fish Guarantee
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Catch Fish Guarantee
    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
    5Hour Offshore Catch Fish Guarantee
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    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
    6Hour Offshore Catch Fish Guarantee
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Lost Bay Guide Service
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
14 Fishing Reports
628 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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)

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
Up to 9 miles.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
MinnKota IPilot
Ice Box
Sonar

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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 392 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Mark D.
Calera, AL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing inshore trip

VERIFIED   5Hour Offshore Catch Fish Guarantee on September 30, 2022
To rough offshore, i was disappointed for about 10 minutes until we hit the first stop.     From the minute the...
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Seth H.
Semmes, Alabama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Noah and Clay

VERIFIED   4HourTrip (PM) Catch Fish Guarantee on April 28, 2022
Due to expected wind conditions, Captain Noah suggested moving our time from afternoon to morning, which was appreciated because...
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Maddi B.
Grove City, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   5Hour Offshore Catch Fish Guarantee on May 3, 2022
This trip was by far one of the best charters I have been on. Right from the beginning the Captins were very inviting and friendly....
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Wesley B.
St. Louis, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Capt. Parker

VERIFIED   4HourTrip (AM) Catch Fish Guarantee on October 4, 2022
We had a great time with Capt. Parker. He was very helpful and fun. Everyone in our group caught 10+ fish. With plenty of keeps...
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Amber G.
Greenview, IL
Excellent
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4 hours - morning with Captain Clay

VERIFIED   4HourTrip (AM) Catch Fish Guarantee on September 2, 2022
Captain clay was very personable, friendly & answered all questions we had. He was also very accommodating to our needs as...
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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 - 4HourTrip (AM) Catch Fish Guarantee (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4HourTrip (PM) Catch Fish Guarantee (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Beat The Heat -Catch Fish Guarantee (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Catch Fish Guarantee (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5Hour Offshore Catch Fish Guarantee (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6Hour Offshore Catch Fish Guarantee (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
  • Sonar

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)