Captain
John Tenore

Member since June 2015 Destin, United States
Background
Captain John “JT” Tenore was born and raised in North Carolina. JT was first introduced to fishing by his father and was fishing along the coastline at a very early age. In the 1980’s, JT moved to Destin and started fishing the local piers. And the rest is history!
Techniques
Offshore, back bay, inshore gulf fishing; anything swimming around Destin is fair game.

Hey, I'm Captain John Tenore

Destin, United States
Background
Captain John “JT” Tenore was born and raised in North Carolina. JT was first introduced to fishing by his father and was fishing along the coastline at a very early age. In the 1980’s, JT moved to Destin and started fishing the local piers. And the rest is history!
Techniques
Offshore, back bay, inshore gulf fishing; anything swimming around Destin is fair game.
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68 reviews
Destin
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Fishing Reports

Schools of tarpon rolling down the beach

July 02, 2018

We are seeing schools of taron every day this is a big game fish when hooked it becomes very acrobatic it is not on common to fight one of the's fish for over an hour or two especially if… Read Full Report →


Red snapper fishing on fire!!!

June 20, 2018

Red snapper fishing has been red hot since opening day and has not let up any. We have been catching a really good grade of snappers this year. The baits of choice are live cigs and herring.We also have… Read Full Report →


Tarpon fishing really heating up!!!

July 01, 2016

Sight fishing along the the coast line for schools of these big silver kings they are strictly game fish .Once you have hooked into one of these monsters you will never forget it you will shirley want to come… Read Full Report →


snappers snappers and more snappers !!

June 01, 2016

Memorial weekend the weather was absolutely gorgeous the fishing was awesome our clients had banner catches of red snappers, mangrove snapper, lane and vermilion snapper, flounder and king mackerel and also landed several sharks and released them . the… Read Full Report →


Bay fishing starting to heat up !!

July 22, 2015

If your looking for lots of action for you and your kids fishing the grass flats this time of the year is the ticket. We use live bait and light tackel and tossing free baits out as chum seem… Read Full Report →


still crushing the snappers!!

June 22, 2015

The snapper bite is still insane !A really nice grade of snappers this late in the season .We have been catching a few black snappers still lots scamp grouper too.This past week we caught several nice size red groupers… Read Full Report →

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4.91
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
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Half Day Trip with Phillip
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Trevor H.
United States
 5.00
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Awesome trip with Captain Phillip!

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
My family and I are from North Carolina and this was our first vacation to Destin Florida. We booked a six hour trip with Dawn...
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Mark T.
Troy, Illinois
 5.00
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Amazing afternoon of fishing geared toward my 7 year old’s first big fish experience. Rough waters were against us being...
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Michael G.
United States
 5.00
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Four hour morning trip with Captain Phillip

VERIFIED   September 25, 2019
Really great trip. Highly recommend Dawn Patrol and Captain Phillip. My wife and I booked a four hour morning trip. Captain...
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Chris S.
Huntsville, AL
 5.00
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Daughters first chartered trip....

VERIFIED   August 30, 2019
Capt. JT had some cancellations so called me early and asked if we wanted to go ahead and go. So glad we did. He put us on...
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Alethea L.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 23, 2019
Had an amazing time on the kids fun trip!  Captain JT took me and my 2 sons aged 8 and 12 out for a 3 hour trip and they...
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