If you’re looking for a family-oriented charter to take you fishing in Mobile Bay and beyond, turn to Trick ‘Em Charters! Captain Patrick Gallagher is not only friendly and knowledgeable but he also knows the local waters like the back of his hand.

Do some inshore fishing and go after the all-time favorites like Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Mangrove Snapper on 4-hour excursions. Want more time on the water? No problem, Capt. Patrick has 4-hour expeditions to offer, where you will combine inshore action with trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel. It usually takes up to 20 minutes to get to the fishing holes.

The boat that will take you to the best bite is a 2400 Blazer Bay powered by a 225 HP Suzuki engine and well-suited for different types of fishing, from backcountry to reef fishing. You’ll use Daiwa, Ugly Stik, and Shimano rods and reels to get your catch into the boat, and Capt. Patrick will provide live bait and lures.

You can get your catch cleaned and filleted for no additional charge, and whatever you don’t want to eat, you can release. Families with kids are welcome, it’s preferable if the little ones are 4 and older, your guide will have life jackets for everyone.

Pack a supply of drinks, snacks, and food, some sunscreen, and a camera, and leave everything else to Capt. Patrick. Join Trick ‘Em Charters for a day on the water and create lasting memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Introduction to Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 21 - Mar 1
    US $350
    So you want to cut your teeth in our saltwater fishery? Well during our 2 hour intro to fishing trip, you will get a quick look at targeting trout, redfish, mackerel, sheepshead and some of the other inshore species. You will get the crash course on our fishery and the inshore species, but don’t count out catching “the big one” we will be fishing some of the same spots our longer tours see.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Introduction to Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:45 AM
    US $350
    So you want to cut your teeth in our saltwater fishery? Well during our 2 hour intro to fishing trip, you will get a quick look at targeting trout, redfish, mackerel, sheepshead and some of the other inshore species. You will get the crash course on our fishery and the inshore species, but don’t count out catching “the big one” we will be fishing some of the same spots our longer tours see.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Introduction to Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $350
    So you want to cut your teeth in our saltwater fishery? Well during our 2 hour intro to fishing trip, you will get a quick look at targeting trout, redfish, mackerel, sheepshead and some of the other inshore species. You will get the crash course on our fishery and the inshore species, but don’t count out catching “the big one” we will be fishing some of the same spots our longer tours see.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Introduction to Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $350
    During this trip, you will get a quick look at targeting trout, redfish, mackerel, sheepshead and some of the other inshore species.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip–Fishing Intro (3:45PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:45 PM
    US $350
    So you want to cut your teeth in our saltwater fishery? Well during our 2 hour intro to fishing trip, you will get a quick look at targeting trout, redfish, mackerel, sheepshead and some of the other inshore species. You will get the crash course on our fishery and the inshore species, but don’t count out catching “the big one” we will be fishing some of the same spots our longer tours see.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour (7AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Looking for something a little more in depth than the 2 hour tour, yet don’t want to be on the water all day? Look no further than our 3 hour intermediate charter option. This will give you a more in depth look into our gulf coast fishery. Whether its back water for redfish, trout and flounder; or offshore to the nearshore Gas Rigs targeting king mackerel, Spanish, triple tail, or even a Cobia. This trip gives you the diversity you need.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (10:30AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    US $450
    Looking for something a little more in depth than the 2 hour tour, yet don’t want to be on the water all day? Look no further than our 3 hour intermediate charter option. This will give you a more in depth look into our gulf coast fishery. Whether its back water for redfish, trout and flounder; or offshore to the nearshore Gas Rigs targeting king mackerel, Spanish, triple tail, or even a Cobia. This trip gives you the diversity you need.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (2PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $450
    Looking for something a little more in depth than the 2 hour tour, yet don’t want to be on the water all day? Look no further than our 3 hour intermediate charter option. This will give you a more in depth look into our gulf coast fishery. Whether its back water for redfish, trout and flounder; or offshore to the nearshore Gas Rigs targeting king mackerel, Spanish, triple tail, or even a Cobia. This trip gives you the diversity you need.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $550
    Rise with the sun and meet up with Capt. Patrick to go after all the most popular local fish species. You can expect Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout at the end of line, and if you go trolling, then both King and Spanish Mackerel are on the menu.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    US $550
    On this 4-hour excursion you'll target whatever is in season and if you have any preferences, just let your guide know. Primarily you will chase Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and other inshore species of fish. If the weather allows, you can troll for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel. Bring some drinks, food, and you're ready to rumble!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Red Snapper
    In demand! Last booked: 19 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Jan 1 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $850
    On this excerusion we will be chasing Gulf Red Snapper! These hard fighting reef fish can be found offshore, on a variety of structure, and will definitely give you the fight you’re looking for! They make for a phenomial meal as well!!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (3:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Jan 1 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $850
    On this excursion, you and the crew will be chasing Gulf Red Snapper! This hard-fighting reef fish can be found offshore, on a variety of structure, and will definitely give you the fight you’re looking for. It makes for a phenomenal meal as well!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (11:30AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Jan 1 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $850
    On this excursion, you and the crew will be chasing Gulf Red Snapper! This hard-fighting reef fish can be found offshore, on a variety of structure, and will definitely give you the fight you’re looking for. It makes for a phenomenal meal as well!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 320 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler rating
292
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
93%
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James T.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour (7AM) on May 16, 2024
Captain Patrick was professional, courteous and got us out there right when we arrived.  He took time to fix any break offs...
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Michael W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellemt Trip, Lot of fish caught

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on April 17, 2024
We really enjoyed our 4 hr inshore fishing trip w Captain Patrick. We caught a ton of fish, mostly sheepshead and drum fish....
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Chris E.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Family getaway with Men's excursion

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 5, 2024
Capt Patrick has us on the reds right out of the dock. We caught our fill of them, then switched to speckled trout. The trout...
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Meredith O.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Patrick

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (2PM) on August 17, 2023
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Brad P.
Hammond, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Capt Patrick and Skipper Jayden get the job done! 5 Stars

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 7, 2023
In the water at 630 and back by 1030 with limits on spanish, even some bluefish! Also caught other great pelagic just a bit...
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FAQs about Trick'Em Charters

Trick'Em Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Introduction to Fishing (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Introduction to Fishing (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Introduction to Fishing (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Introduction to Fishing (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip–Fishing Intro (3:45PM) (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour (7AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (10:30AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (2PM) (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (3:30PM) (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (11:30AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Trick'Em Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Simrad NSX9
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Trick'Em Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano Reels and Diawa rods)
  • Live Bait (Live shrimp, fiddler crabs, and other bait fish)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning is included in trip cost however tips are always appreciated )
  • Fishing License (Alabama saltwater license is included in trip cost)

Trick'Em Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (3-9 miles depending on)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Trick'Em Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Trick'Em Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Charter Operator

Trick'em Charters
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
ID & license verified
324 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain Patrick Gallagher is a great example of how life-long passion for fishing can turn into a full-time job. He spent every moment he could spare on the water and in 2010 he became a professional angler. Capt. Patrick won several tournaments including the Dauphin Island Rodeo and Gulf Coast Slam in the Flounder and Speckled Trout category. These days, he loves running charters and meeting new people.
Our Team
Mike G.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Blazer Bay (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 225HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
3-9 miles depending on
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Simrad NSX9
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano Reels and Diawa rods
Live Bait
Live shrimp, fiddler crabs, and other bait fish
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning is included in trip cost however tips are always appreciated
Fishing License
Alabama saltwater license is included in trip cost

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age 4, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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