Bill Schaefer


Captain Bill Schaefer; outdoor writer, photographer, editor, lecturer, guide, and tournament fisherman both in salt and fresh waters. Captain Schaefer was originally added to the Hobie Team by Hobie Alter himself and has continued to represent in the fishing world for over 30 years.


Captain Schaefer writes for many outdoor magazines and websites. He also guides on the inshore ocean waters of southern California as well as many of the lakes and bays. He is a freshwater and saltwater tournament fisherman, qualifying for championships in both venues. At one point in his career he was ranked in the top 100 bass fishermen in the United States.


Captain Schaefer travels and fishes all the different areas of the world that he can, bringing it to the public through his photography and writing. From Bluegill to Blue Marlin. Visit his website at