Captain
John Tenore

Member since June 2015

Destin, United States

Background
Born and raised in North Carolina, JT started fishing along the coastline with his father at an early age. After moving to the Destin area back in the 80's and fishing the local piers, he knew fishing was in his blood.
Techniques
Offshore, back bay, inshore gulf fishing; anything swimming around Destin is fair game.

Hey, I'm Captain John Tenore

Destin, United States
Background
Born and raised in North Carolina, JT started fishing along the coastline with his father at an early age. After moving to the Destin area back in the 80's and fishing the local piers, he knew fishing was in his blood.
Techniques
Offshore, back bay, inshore gulf fishing; anything swimming around Destin is fair game.

My Charter Listings

Destin
trips from
US$ 450

Fishing Reports

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 →


Red snapper fishing on fire!!!

June 08, 2015

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 →

Customer Reviews

4.88 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This was our first trip to Destin and first time experiencing salt water fishing. My teenage son and I had a great time with captain J.T.  We had some bad weather the day we planned on fishing.
J.T. Tried to get some fishing in for us. We were out about an hour and caught a few fish! A bad storm was coming in and I felt like he knew how to read the weather conditions and kept us safe for the time that we could be out on the water.  J.T. Got back with us later that day with plans on completing our fishing trip the following morning. Day 2 on the boat proved to be even better! He took us to a great location for seeing things such as a shark, Dolphins, and stingrays, and we were able to hook a Redfish! So exciting for all of us! Fishing on DAWN PATROL CHARTERS was the highlight of our vacation. So worth the 13 hour drive to get here!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We booked based on his previous reviews and were beyond pleased. By far the best fishing experience our family has ever had. We did a near shore trip and had a blast. Captain J.T. Was awesome and was very good with the kids as well. We will definitely book with him again!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We had a wonderful time aboard the Dawn Patrol with Captain John. We had told him that we would really like to catch some Red Snapper. Captain John worked hard to find us some Red Snapper . He kept at it until finally he had us on fish nonstop. Our limits filled for Red Snapper he then suggested that we troll for King Mackerel.  It didn’t take long and we had multiple double hook ups!!! We caught or limit of King Mackerel and the wife and I were worn smooth out . Captain John was very patient with us and taught us how to handle the rods & reels . I was very impressed with how he cheered us on and stirred the pot every time my wife caught more fish than me , which was most of the trip !!!!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

A great day fishing.  The captain Josh was awesome work very hard to keep us on fish we will definitely book with Don patrol on our next fishing trip

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Captain JT is awesome. Puts you on fish no matter what the conditions are. Very friendly and knowlegable. Always ready to bait your hook or cast your rod. Couldn’t be more happy with our fishing experience in Destin FL. We will definitely go back to the Dawn Patrol!! Thanks captain JT!!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Our captain was very knowledgable on where to get the best catch. We caught a variety of fish.  The only thing I would do differently next time is fish longer only because I just isn’t want to stop catching

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, August 19, 2016

Very knowledgeable captain.  Told us we were going to catch and followed through.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, August 1, 2016

After a delayed start because of an early storm Captain Jordan put us on fish all day.  We caught some nice snapper, amber jack and hooked up on some powerful bonitos. We will be returning customers.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We are from Cincinnati visiting the Destin area. Captain JT took us out yesterday for a morning of fishing. We were out for only 20 minutes and we hit on 2 nice King Mackerals! We ended up with 4 Kings, 2 Bonitos, and 2 Spanish Mackerals. JT is a cool guy that was a pleasure to chat with. He was constantly communicating with other boats to see where the fish were biting. I recommend the Dawn Patrol for a nice morning of light tackle, offshore fishing!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 16, 2016

Captain JT made this a very fun trip. He is a really nice guy and wants you to catch fish.  He suggested buying bait instead of fishing for it. This gave us an extra hour of fishing, and we were catching mackerel before the other boats even started.  Captain JT cranked up the radio, piloted the boat, baited our hooks, hauled in our catch, and never missed a beat. We ended up with 7 keepers (mackerel), a throw back, and the big one that got away.  Captain JT is an easy going, hard working, great guy, and I hope I made a new friend.  I will definitely go back fishing with him next year during snapper season.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Took my 13 year old son out for a 4 hour trip in the morning.  This was a first for both of us. Jordan made us feel right at home and comfortable.  The captain and crew Went above and beyond to make sure our first experience was positive. My son said this was the best experience he’s had while on vacation by far.  I highly recommend Dawn Patrol if ever in the Destin area.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

Captain Jordan knows how to catch fish.  We caught or limit of kings and had at least 10 get off. Highly recommend this boat and Captain.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dear Captain JT
Wow!! What a fishing trip.
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the excellent service provided by JT and Blaine of the Dawn Patrol. I really appreciate the time and patience JT and Blaine provide for my two boys 11 and 13.  Best of all, you catch fish aboard the Dawn Patrol because Captain JT knows where they are and how to get them. He put us on some great fish like the 25lb Red Grouper, Red Snappers, King Mackels and Benitos and all the while Blaine was keeping bait on the fishing poles and helping my boys. I certainly would recommend using Dawn Patrol for your next charter. Thanks for the memories Cap.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

We showed up early and was introduced to Jordan as our captain. He immediatly put is at ease,.very polite and professional. He asked us what we were expecting and delivered on spades!  He was super friendly and made po r 13 year old son the focus of his attention. We laighed and joked with him and best of all caught fish after fish until our 6 hours were up.  What a great day, the highlight of our trip.  If you can, ask for Jordan, you won’t be dissappinted.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, September 4, 2015

We had a blast fishing with Capt. JT! He worked hard to keep lines in the water and putting us on the fish. We were catching fish while boats left and right of us were hardly catching anything.We caught Redfish,Red Snapper,Lane Snapper,Blue fish,Stingrays,Hard tails and Spanish Mackerel.Something even more impressive,was that JT had relationships with captains from other boats and was sharing info on where the bite was,so everyone was catching fish.It was a great experience and Capt.JT showed a lot of patience with my 3 teenage boys that had limited fishing experience.I will definitely fish with Dawn Patrol next year when we return to Destin.The only reason I gave 4 stars for equipment was because my son had a handle break on a reel,but,it was a big fish and no big deal at all.It was quickly repaired and we were back fishing in 3 minutes.AWESOME TRIP!

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 13, 2015

It was great. We caught about 16 fish, 3 keepers and the site worked well and the captain was great. Thanks.

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Me and my kids had a great time fishing. Our captain was very experienced and made our fishing fun. I would recommend Dawn Patrol to everyone and we’re coming back next year for sure.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Our 7/30/2015 fishing trip was exceptional.

Captain JT (Dawn Patrol) is a very nice guy and worked non-stop to put us onto fish.  Very patient with teenagers.  Friendly, knowledgable and experienced, he even extended our trip when the bite turned on late in the morning.  I will definitely book with him the next time we are down.

My experience with FishingBooker was also very positive.  You were particularly helpful in finding a trip when the first choice was overbooked.  I will not hesitate in booking through you again.

Jay

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, July 13, 2015

We had a wonderful time out on the Gulf with Captain JT. He was extremely knowledgable and helpful through our 6 hour charter. We caught our limit of snapper ranging from 9 lbs to 14 lbs.. Photos dont’s lie..REEL THEM IN WITH CAPT. JT!!

Fished July 2015

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John Tenore (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 31, 2015

Thanks Chris, that was good grade of snappers that day lots fun fishing with you and your family hope to see ya aging soon


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

We’ve been fishing with Dawn Patrol and Captain J.T. Tenore for over a decade. Always an extreme pleasure, trips with J.T. never fail to please and leave me COMPLETELY satisfied every time. I’ve taken friends and family on numerous trips with him over the years, and every time we come back with new, incredible stories (and fish). From the 125-lb tarpon my 13-year-old son caught a few years back to limiting on trigger, pompano, snapper, to throwing back three times as many as we’ve caught, to catching (and eating) the biggest, fattest grouper I’ve ever seen-every year is a complete blast. This year, my 23-year-old daughter (all 5’2”, 100 pounds of her) repeatedly hauled in the biggest snapper on the boat.

My adult children always ask me, as soon as we start planning our beach trip, if I’ve called and made a reservation with J.T. I’ve now gotten to the point of making an extra trip late summer for a long weekend just for fishing. My friends that I’ve taken along are completely impressed with J.T.‘s skill and professionalism. I have to say, as well, that it seems as though he has every bit as much fun as we do.

Obviously, I can’t find enough superlatives to convey just how highly I think of Captain J.T and Dawn Patrol. I’ll simply say a trip with him is guaranteed to be truly fun and thoroughly satisfying. Happy Fishing!!

Fished June 2015

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John Tenore (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thanks Gary , we had another awesome fishing trip your daughter was on fire landing several big snappers I always enjoy fishing with you and your family looking forward to seeing you guys in the fall !


Went fishing on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Captain JT put us on the fish and we caught a 4 man limit of snapper in a VERY short period of time. The family had a blast and Capt JT worked hard to make sure we were happy.

Fished June 2015

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John Tenore (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 28, 2015

thanks Brayn lots fun fishing with you and family that was banner fishing trip hope to see you aging soon