Captain
Bill Willis

Member since December 2015 Orange Beach, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Our Mission at Lost Bay Guide Service is to provide a safe, courteous, and enjoyable outdoor adventure while adhering to the general fishing regulations and conservation methods of the Gulf Coast fisheries. Our private fishing charters are geared toward anglers of all ages and experience levels. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations with a trip they will remember for years to come.

Hey, I'm Captain Bill Willis

Orange Beach, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Our Mission at Lost Bay Guide Service is to provide a safe, courteous, and enjoyable outdoor adventure while adhering to the general fishing regulations and conservation methods of the Gulf Coast fisheries. Our private fishing charters are geared toward anglers of all ages and experience levels. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations with a trip they will remember for years to come.

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Fishing Reports

Bassmaster Classic Winner Randy Howell

February 18, 2020

Its been a busy busy year!!! Lots of fish caught all Winter and now we are approaching Spring Break. The Spring fishing inshore and offshore will offer a variety of species. Pics are from another great Redfish Trip wth… Read Full Report →


Fall Redfish

October 21, 2018

The Fall Redfish run is almost here! Be sure to book now to ensure availability. November and December is some of the best fishing of the year. We will be targeting large schools of trophy Redfish with light tackle.… Read Full Report →


Fall Redfish

October 20, 2018

The Fall Redfish run is almost here! Be sure to book now to ensure availability. November and December is some of the best fishing of the year. We will be targeting large schools of trophy Redfish with light tackle.… Read Full Report →


Fall Redfish

October 19, 2018

The Fall Redfish run is almost here! Be sure to book now to ensure availability. November and December is some of the best fishing of the year. We will be targeting large schools of trophy Redfish with light tackle.… Read Full Report →


Making Memories!

January 22, 2018

More memories made with repeat clients. Lots of Redfish and Speckled Trout being caught! Read Full Report →


Making Memories!

December 05, 2017

The last couple weeks trips have been full of trout and BIG Redfish. Book a charter now to make memories with your family. Read Full Report →


Bass Master Classic winner Randy Howell

August 03, 2017

Another great trip with Randy and his family. Lots of speckled trout, redfish and flounder. Call now to make memories with your family. Read Full Report →


Absolutely Insane Fishing!!

December 03, 2016

The last week has been the best Pensacola fishing of the year! More and more Reddish seem to show up each year for the annual spawn. This past week clients have got to experience thousands of Redfish feeding on… Read Full Report →


Best Redfish Season Ever!!

December 02, 2016

This year's warm temperatures and high salinity from lack of rainfall have loads of bait fish sharing the bay with thousands of hungry Redfish. You can imagine the daily frenzy our clients are seeing with those conditions. Acres of… Read Full Report →


Red Snapper Fall Season Starts 9/2!!!

August 27, 2016

Book now!!!!The Fall Snapper season starts September 2nd and will be open on Fridays, Saturday's & Sundays during September and October. To ensure availability and make your families memory book soon. If inshore fishing is more your style there… Read Full Report →


Lots of action both inshore and offshore

May 16, 2016

Recent trips have seen lots of action both inshore and offshore when Mother Nature has acted like a lady. Offshore the story us Red Snapper, Red Snapper, Red Snapper!!! Always my pleasure to watch familys make memorys together. Offshore… Read Full Report →


Red Snapper season approved!!!!!

April 13, 2016

With us also having a licensed boat just minutes from Gulf Shores in Perdido Key this is huge!! Florida state waters Red Snapper season has been approved! Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28 the… Read Full Report →


Red Snapper season approved!!!!!

April 13, 2016

Florida state waters Red Snapper season has been approved! Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28 the season will open continuously through July 10. The Fall season will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in… Read Full Report →


Pensacola fishing is on fire!!!

February 13, 2016

Joyce and Guy from Illinois got to see what a great fishery we have here in Perdido Key and Pensacola. With Snapper season scheduled to open on weekends starting May 7th the could easily see why so many people… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.78
out of 5 stars from 345 reviews
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Morning trip with Captain Jake and Logan
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
81%
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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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