Meet the Captain: Billy Wells
posted in: MGFC News
Born and raised in New Orleans, I’ve been fishing since I was big enough to hold a pole, and I began working for hire when I was seventeen. Once became a captain, I’ve never looked back. This is what I was born to do.
Hi, I’m Capt. Billy Wells, and I fish from Venice, LA.
My 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.”
My philosophy is to run and run — to cover water. The fish are out there; it’s my job to find them.
Personally, I live by three beliefs:
- strive to be the best
- make the most of every day
- go big or go home.
As far as my fishing career, in my teens I did some guiding inshore for trout and redfish and became a deckhand offshore on a 36-foot Topaz.
In 1998, I bought my first boat, a 25-foot Mako, and today, I own a custom-built Freeman Catamaran, called “Wild Bill.”
One helluva fishing machine, this boat was built for me, to my specs. We have repowered it with 350 yamahas and outfitted it with twin Simrad NSE12, a full complement of Furuno electronics, Sirius weather to keep us one step ahead of Mother Nature, and Sirius satellite radio for clients’ listening pleasure are just a few of its amazing features.
Read my bio in the About Us section of this website. Thanks for stopping by MGFishing.com