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.

speckled trout

Springtime Speckled Trout Fishing

Springtime Speckled Trout Fishing Spring brings new life and with it often brings great fishing. Most of the speckled trout are leaving the rivers and creeks where they have spent the last several months and they are hungry! Most of the baitfish and shrimp are in very low supplies right now so speckled trout are…
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Sheepshead Fishing

Springtime Sheepshead fishing It happens every year. Winter turns to spring, spring to summer, summer to fall and fall to winter. Regardless if you want it to happen the seasons change and so do the fish that we target. Springtime sheepshead fishing is a great way to enjoy a day on the water with friends…
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man holding big bull redfish

Bull Redfish

Year round action You may or may not know this but I am on the water all 12 months per year. During those 12 months I am taking clients out into the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, Weeks Bay and all the rivers that feed Mobile Bay. I have had to adapt to…
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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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