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, Mangrove Snapper on 4-hour excursions. Want more time on the water? No problem, Capt. Patrick has 6 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 25’ Epic powered by a Suzuki 225hp 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 a small 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
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip May 28 - Jul 10 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    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!!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    $500
    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!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Introduction to Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $300
    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 Introduction to Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:45 AM
    $300
    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 Introduction to Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $300
    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 Introduction to Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $300
    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 Introduction to Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $300
    During this trip, you will get a quick look at targeting trout, redfish, mackerel, sheepshead and some of the other inshore species.
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About the Captain

Patrick Gallagher
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
73 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Epic (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 225HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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2 hour trip! My son really enjoyed it!
2 hour trip! My son really enjoyed it!
2 hour trip! My son really enjoyed it!
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Jessica H.
Sandoval, IL
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Excellent, amazing, and awesome two hour trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Introduction to Fishing on July 24, 2021
We only had time for a two hour trip but, captain Patrick and trickem charters did not disappoint . He put us on fish the whole...
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Gary W.
Winder, Georgia
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Half Day Trip with Captain Patrick

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 9, 2021
We did a 6 hour fishing trip with Captain Patrick. We had a wonderful time. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about...
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Kenova, WV
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 11, 2021
My husband and I highly recommend trick em charters.  The Captain Patrick was great.. I never once had to bait my own hook...
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Martin F.
Brownwood, TX
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Four Hour Trip with Patrick Gallagher

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 4, 2021
Patrick was a really great boat captain for the four of us, my wife, ganddaughter 14 and grandson 12. He was very accepting...
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Great Day for the Boys!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 2, 2021
We’ve fished with plenty of guides all over the country and this was one of the most enjoyable trips we’ve ever had. Patrick...
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FAQs about Trick 'Em Charters

Trick 'Em Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Introduction to Fishing (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Introduction to Fishing (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Introduction to Fishing (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Introduction to Fishing (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Introduction to Fishing (2 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Red Snapper (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with Trick 'Em Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle ( Daiwa, Offshore Angler, Ugly Stik, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Trick 'Em Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • 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:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout