Ugly's Blog

Welcome to Captain Patric's blog page. He will share Mobile Bay fishing reports, tips and tricks, fishing forecasts and fishing suggestions for the Mobile Bay area. If you have a question for Captain Patric about one of his blog posts please send him an email.  In addition to this blog Captain Patric also publishes videos on youtube and keeps fresh content on Instagram and Facebook. Thank you for supporting Ugly Fishing and Captain Patric Garmeson.

Pompano restocking

Trachinotus carolinus The Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) is a species of marine fish in the Trachinotus (pompano) genus of the family Carangidae. It has a compressed body and short snout; coloration varies from blue-greenish silver on the dorsal areas and silver to yellow on the body and fins. It can be found along the western…
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Captain Patric’s Salsa

Captain’s Salsa Recipe 2011 my wife, Autumn and I honeymooned in Belize on San Pedro Island. It was on this vacation that I had a rediscovery of fish tacos. Found an appreciation for great salsa and a new love for ceviche. Autumn and I found the hole in the wall restaurants and a charter boat…
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Rising Rivers

Massive Watershed The Mobile Bay Watershed encompasses 65% of the land area for the state of Alabama. Also, includes portions of Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. Mobile Bay is the end-point for the Mobile, Tombigbee, Black Warrior, Alabama, Coosa and Tallapoossa Rivers. The watershed is a vast network of over 250 separate waterways, including rivers, bays, creeks, bayous,…
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Battle Of the Grubs

Battle Of the Grubs BOG What is BOG? BOG stands for “Battle Of the Grub.” Well, it’s a fishing tournament. Kinda like the Never Ending Story of fishing tournaments. The BOG history book dates back to the 20th century and began as a fishing challenge to decide who was better at catching speckled trout on…
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2018 The Winter Classic

The best speckled trout tournament The Winter Classic. The best speckled trout tournament in the entire Mobile Bay area. This is a two day event where you can only use artificial lures and you get bonus points for bringing in live speckled trout. Our 2018 edition of The Winter Classic was the best event thus…
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Mobile Bay fishing report

Cold air invades Huge blast of cold air has invaded the whole country including the Alabama Gulf coast. This Mobile Bay fishing report is a projection of what to expect behind the rainmaker. Monday 12/4 our weather was stable and water temps as warm as 73 degrees. Today I am not fishing because I am…
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