Captain Billy Wells

From USD $2,500.00
  • Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Venice, LA
Book a trip with Captain Billy Wells on the Wild Bill

Captain Billy Wells
has been fishing "since I was old enough to hold a poll upright". I've fished for hire since I was 17, and I've been a licensed Captain once 2001. Much of that time has been with MGFC. Capt. Billy knows and respects the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Book a trip with Billy Wells, and learn what precision deep blue fishing is all about.

Charter trips are $2,500 + fuel per day (in 2024).

$2500 + fuel per day + tip for the deckhand. Each boat holds up to six passengers.

Note: A 4% processing fee is charged on all credit card orders. Charter trips are booked online and secured with a credit card. Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits made on weather cancelled trips are valid for transfer up to one year.

All bookings take place online. Deposits must be paid by credit card. Balances on each trip may be paid by cash, or credit card, with your captain on day of the trip - at the dock. 

Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock.

Fees include the guided trip plus all fishing tackle, bait, ice for the fish box on the boat, and fish cleaning back at the dock

His boat, the f/v Wild Bill, is one of the newest 42-ft Freeman Boatworks catamarans. Powered by Mercury. 
It sports the latest in Simrad electronics, tackle by Shimano and Mustad, and comfy bean bag chairs from E-SeaRider.

Captain Billy says he lives by three beliefs:

  • strive to be the best
  • make the most of every day
  • and go big or go home

Billy says his satisfaction comes from seeing the excitement, and smiles and exhaustion that come when clients defeat a big fish. Nothing compares to sinking the gaff into a large yellowfin tuna and seeing the beautiful contrast of streaming blood in cobalt blue water. Nothing beats catching large tuna, seeing the look on people’s faces as they wonder if the fish will ever stop and hearing, “I can’t believe a fish can pull that hard.”