Bill's Guide Service Lake Wallenpaupack bass fishing

It's with a heavy heart that I convey the sad news of my good friend Bill Albright's passing.  Billy passed away this morning (on his birthday, Sunday 22 November) after a long battle with cancer.  Billy was not only my friend but my mentor for over 20 yrs. We travelled together and fished bass tournaments from the 1000 Islands to the Potomac River and just about every body of water in-between.  More importantly we shared our love for the Pack (as Billy referred to Lake Wallenpaupack) and our love fishing (in particular) for Smallmouth bass.  Whether it was fishing the Professional Bassmasters Tournament Trail (back in the day) or fishing a local tournament with friends, Billy enjoyed being out on the water fishing.  And, it didn't matter what the weather was either..he'd fish in snow, sleet, hail, wind, rain, hot, cold.  He just enjoyed fishing and guiding, and sharing his love/knowledge of bass fishing with anyone.   

When I hear from Billy's wife (Marlene) re: the funeral arrangements this week, I will post them on this page.  In the meantime, if anyone would like to post something nice about me at:  or  and I'll post it below.  Also, if you have a photo of Billy, email that as well.  I was Billy's webmaster for his website for 20 yrs.  I thought the site was corny (old school) after a while but Billy never wanted me to update it.  I could have made it real professional looking but Billy said, "No, it's fine the way it is".  That was Billy for you..he didn't care about the glitter in life...just keep it simple as long as it worked.  I will miss my friend.  I will miss my weekly emails to Billy just asking how things were going.  If it wasn't fishing we emailed about, it was sports.  Billy loved watching all sports- particularly baseball.  

And to Marlene (Billy's wife), you truly made Billy a happy man in the short time you were together.  I know that to be true, Billy told me.  To Billy, I can already see you fishing at Lunker Lake in heaven catching 6 lb. Smallies and 10 lb. Largemouth all day long.  I will miss you.  Until we meet again my friend.  Your pal, Rob Muller 


In memorium