Meet Captian Bill
I’ve been called several things, lately it’s been Captain Bastard, but most people call me Bill. I tend to the details. I’m an American owner/operator and have been managing the lodge since it opened in 2002.
I’d like to be clear about what Mars Bay is and what it ain’t…….this ain’t resort, it is a fishing lodge. All slots are reserved for fishing guests. I don’t entertain complaints about the internet being down, the pillows being too hard, not enough closet space, or dogs fornicating on the beach. Yeah….it happened. I politely said,”you didn’t have to watch”. On arrival odds are good one of my dogs will stick his nose up your crotch. He’s glad to see you.
There is absolutely nothing pretentious about the lodge. We use paper napkins, we won’t crack your pepper for you. You’ll not find a mint on your pillow or a fresh flower on your nightstand. You can grab your own beer and mix your own drink the way you like it. And we won’t insult you by charging you for every beer, soda, or glass of booze you drink like some very expensive lodges do. It’s included in the rate. Think of it as the difference between a stuffy dinner party or a casual gathering with good friends.
The lodge has a laid back vibe to but don’t let that mislead you. Everything goes off on time as scheduled. One review said the lodge runs like a Swiss watch. The reviews are always the same; great food, great house staff, clean rooms, excellent guides, well maintained boats, great fishing, we’ll be back.
We are a small lodge with capacity for ten fishermen. We take bookings for singles, doubles, sets, and groups to fill the lodge. Because we are a small lodge it sets up great for groups of ten wanting to reserve the entire lodge.
Last fall fishing was great, particularly October. There were more big fish caught than any other fall of my past twenty years here on the island. A ten pound fish will measure 26 – 27 inches to the fork. There were several caught measuring 26 to 30 and two at 32.
Last Spring and Earlier…