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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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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LaTessa B.
Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 hour trip with Captin Jake

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Amy M.
Watertown, WI
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1/2 day trip with Jake

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – No Catch No Pay! on April 28, 2021
My husband and dad went fishing with Jake and they absolutely loved it!!  My dad has a bad back so he sat most of the time...
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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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RANDALL H.
Ankeny, IA
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 30, 2021
Jake & Josh were top notch, I wanted to make sure my 81 year old father had a good time catching fish which was our priority. ...
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Jason B.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 19, 2020
The charter operator canceled on trip date. This is an automated posting
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