Wild Bill Skinner

Wild Bill Skinner had a connection with sport fishing that nobody could miss.  It was the subject of most of his conversation, and the occupation of most of his waking hours.

This website was originally established by “Wild Bill” and managed by his Australian webmaster for over ten years.  Today it has been remade to pass on the excitement and passion.

Wild Bill Skinner and Trophy Bass Lodge

One of his proudest accomplishments was the establishment of “Trophy Bass Lodge” on Lake Huites in Mexico, and under his direction (and with a lot of Bill’s sweat) it was made into the premier fishing lodge of its day.  The food was legendary, he made sure he had only the best guides, and the equipment was always maintained to a high standard.  Many an angler today has fond memories of time spent at “Trophy Bass Lodge”

Wild Bill Skinner

Wild Bill Skinner

Wild Bill Skinner in the Amazon

Bill was also mad crazy about the fishing excitement in the Amazon.  He loved a strike of a fighting “Peacock Bass” (tuncare), not to mention the giant catfish, piranha, and other weird and wonderful fish, many of which defy categorization. (Click here to see video of the EXPLOSIVE Peacock Bass)

So now this site is dedicated to assisting anglers who are looking for that “strike rush” to find it.

Wild Bill Skinner and David Fields

David Fields was one of Bill’s partners when Wild Bill Skinner was alive, and now David is carrying the baton, arranging “trip of a lifetime” fishing tours to the Amazon.  So if it’s blood-pumping, thrill-seeking, exotic fishing you are after, check out the Amazon pages, then get in touch so you don’t miss that that trip of a lifetime.

They viciously attack and often destroy lures. The strikes they produce on subsurface baits can be bone jarring. Their surface strikes can leave you trembling and often unprepared for responding to the second and sometimes third startling explosion. The runs that a Peacock can produce at hookup, all the while pulling drag, are heart stopping. Don’t ever consider trying to horse this fish when it is still green. They can become violent with one, two or more powerful runs left…  to tame even the peacock bass veteran. They will destroy your tackle and shatter your nerves. How can such a beautiful sport fish have such a ‘big bad attitude’?”  — David Fields, Outfitter

All this would have pleased the legend we have known as Wild Bill Skinner!