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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    The Trophy Speckled Trout - Max 2
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    US$ 999
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is limited to 2 anglers unless special arrangements are made. If you are a gluten for punishment and love chasing trophy Speckled Trout, then this trip is for you. If you want a big Trout then this is your trip. PLEASE discuss your pickup location prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    The Snapper
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 720
    up to 4 persons
    If you want to experience some of the hardest fighting fish in the gulf and some of the tastiest fish in America then you want to tangle with the World Famous American Red Snapper. We can keep 2 fish per person during this very limited Friday, Saturday and Sunday fishing season that expires on Labor Day.
  • Private trip
    The Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 669
    up to 4 persons
    Inshore and nearshore fishing around the south end of Mobile Bay for 1 to 4 anglers. This trip could include fishing for Red Snapper (Seasonal), king mackerel, spanish mackerel, speckled trout, redfish, and the list goes on. We will likely target fish near the beaches, gas rigs, grass beds or other man-made structures. PLEASE discuss your pickup location prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    The Keeper
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 559
    up to 4 persons
    The Keeper is our most popular option for 1 to 4 anglers. This package fits almost everyone's needs. Live bait, artificial bait, whatever it takes. We will keep as many fish as the law allows. Ugly Fishing will clean and package all fish filets. PLEASE discuss your pickup location prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    The Catch and Release
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 479
    up to 4 persons
    Many guests just want to jump on the boat and stretch the line. This trip is for 1 to 4 anglers. We don't get caught up in the little things we go meat and potatoes fishing. Go out catch some fish. Let them swim for another day. Really popular trip for guest who have limited time to spend on the water. PLEASE discuss your pickup location prior to the trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Sheepshead
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.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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

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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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
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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: 11 hours
Response rate: 75%

Gulf Shores Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Trip w Captain Pat got started slow due wind changes and tide. Captain Pat wanted to get us on fish, and decided a different course of action. This took time on the back end from his family. We were able to catch a mess of Speckled trout. My 7 year old son was one our group of four. Captain Pat gave him great pointers, was patient, and got him landing fish. Not only kind to my son, the other 3 of us were able to have excellent conversation, catch quite a bit of fish, and all around enjoy our time spent!
Although we had to go with plan X, due to Pat’s willingness and determination to get us a great experience, we had an excellent trip.
Captain Pat, be on the look out for more Arkansans! Excellent job!

Fished June 4, 2018
Patric Garmeson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 5, 2018

Thank you Ethan for the great review. Most importantly thank you for trusting my decision to relocate the trip. I look forward to us meeting and fishing again.

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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

Traisha,
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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