Ugly Fishing LLC

110 Alabama 180
Gulf Shores AL, United States

Ugly Fishing Charters is run and operated by Captain Patric Garmeson. Having spent over 25 years fishing the beautiful waters of the Mobile Bay, Alabama, Patric has grown a reputation as one of the best captains in the area.

You will be fishing aboard a 24-foot Triton boat. It comes powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and has a maximum speed of 50 knots. The boat is rigged with all the necessary navigational electronics, as well as a wireless trolling motor, an anchoring system, a live bait tank, and an ice-box to ensure you have a quality fishing experience.

Take your pick from the variety of packages available. “The Catch and Release” is ideal for serious sportsmen who want to check out what is biting in and around the Mobile Area. “The Keeper” is the most popular package and is great for any angler, from novice to pro. If you want to go fishing around the south end of Mobile Bay, “The Nearshore” is the right choice. This trip is ideal for younger anglers and kids, since you just never know what you will catch. What is more, the packages come with two Ugly Fishing performance shirts!

“The Trophy Speckled Trout” is the Captain’s personal favorite trip. Trophy Trout Fishing is his passion and is what keeps him up at night thinking about what big Trout are doing and why. This trip will start as early 4.30 in the morning, when you will leave the dock to catch your live bait and may not return until dark. Seven out of 10 people catch the biggest trout of their life on this trip!

Your trip will include all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, tackle, and various lures, as well as licenses. Your fish will be cleaned, filleted, and packaged for you to take home after the trip. The Captain will provide water, but you may want to bring your own snacks and food for lunch. 

If you are still reading, then you are Captain Patrick’s kind of fisherman!

PLEASE discuss your pickup location prior to the trip.

Ugly Fishing Charters is run and operated by Captain Patric Garmeson. Having spent over 25 years fishing the beautiful waters of the Mobile Bay, Alabama, Patric has grown a reputation as one of the best captains in the area.

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Trip Date:
  • US$ 999 private charter
  • The Snapper
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 720 private charter
  • The Nearshore
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 669 private charter
  • The Keeper
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 559 private charter
  • The Catch and Release
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 479 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Black Drum
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Spanish Mackerel
  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Triton (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Patric Garmeson
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Member since January 2017
Taught how to fish by my parents at the age of 2, then fishing nearly every weekend with my dad from the age of 6 till 18. Bought my first boat at the age of 20. Began tournament fishing at 26 and obtained my captain license at 30 years of age. Featured in 3 nationally syndicated fox outdoors fishing shows starring Barry Stokes. My moto has become "fish to live and live to fish". When I am not tournament fishing or charter fishing I am taking my family fishing or just fun fishing. I feel really confident in teaching people how to fish with live and artificial bait alike. I just enjoy being on the water and teaching people about catching our fish in and around Mobile Bay. Regardless of your fishing ability, we will figure out the best options for you and your guests.
Response time: 14 hours
Response rate: 63%

Gulf Shores Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.56 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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I will rate the experience as excellent. Got us into a lot of specks. Limited out.  He really enhanced the experience of the 7 year old.  His guidance and patience enabled the boy to have a truly memorable experience. All of us had a great time.  Would highly recommend Ugly Fishing.

Fished August 2, 2017
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Hard day of fishing but our captain didnt give up and changed things up when one of our kids got a little sea sick. Very friendly and accomadating. Even though we didnt catch more fish or the type of fish we were aiming for, we all still had a good time and enjoyed the trip

Fished August 1, 2017
Patric Garmeson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 3, 2017

First, I would like to thank you and your husband for booking my guide service while you were in Gulf Shores. Second, it was a great pleasure to spend the day on the water with you and your family. Last, thank you so much for the review. Based on the quality of fishing I would say you fudged a little by giving this trip a 4 star review but I will take it. I wish that every trip had smooth seas and bountiful harvest but some days are more challenging than others. Please keep up to date with our activities by following Ugly Fishing on Facebook, twitter, instagram and youtube. Thanks again

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Captain Patric. Not only accommodated us on a day before the trip booking ,but also picked us up 3 miles from our rental. His boat was more than equipped with equipment along with two types of live bate. Artificial available upon request. Was a bit windy and rough on departure so he took us across the bay to better waterm and less wind. Caught our limit on red and several nice speck’s long before our time was up. Spent the rest of the time catch and release . Would highly recommend Ugly Fishing to anyone who can get on Captain Patrick scedule. had a most enjoyable day. DAN COLE

Fished March 29, 2017
Patric Garmeson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 29, 2017

Thank you for the review Dan. I had a great time with You, John and Jimmy. I hope we can do it again!

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