Captain
T J George

Member since July 2015

Destin, United States

Background
I have always loved the outdoors and fishing is something that most people can agree is a blast! I started charter fishing with my uncle on school breaks when I was a teenager then in 2001 I got my first job as a full time mate and have been in the buisness ever since. I continue to fish because it is a great feeling to take people who have never fished or don't get to go enough or just don't know how to, and catch them their first fish or biggest fish or most fish they have ever caught!
Techniques
We do mostly bottom fishing(deep sea) and trolling. I am experienced in all types of gulf fishing and can take a family that has never been and have a great time catching fish also take experienced anglers that want to go off into the wild blue looking for the trophy of a lifetime!

Hey, I'm Captain T J George

Destin, United States
Background
I have always loved the outdoors and fishing is something that most people can agree is a blast! I started charter fishing with my uncle on school breaks when I was a teenager then in 2001 I got my first job as a full time mate and have been in the buisness ever since. I continue to fish because it is a great feeling to take people who have never fished or don't get to go enough or just don't know how to, and catch them their first fish or biggest fish or most fish they have ever caught!
Techniques
We do mostly bottom fishing(deep sea) and trolling. I am experienced in all types of gulf fishing and can take a family that has never been and have a great time catching fish also take experienced anglers that want to go off into the wild blue looking for the trophy of a lifetime!
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

 
Destin
trips from
US$ 749

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 45 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fished October 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

This was the fishing trip of a lifetime.  Captain TJ and mate Danny were very knowledgeable, professional and just fantastic!  Caught all kinds of fish and had the best time ever.  HIGHLY recommended going on the High Cotton.

Fished October 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Friendly, helpful and knowledge service.

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, August 18, 2017

The trip was perfect. Kids and adults all had fun. Both captain and mate did a great job.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, August 18, 2017

Captain TJ and his mate Danny were outstanding. Brilliant four hours of fishing from start to finish. We will absolutely be going on another fishing trip with High Cotton, can’t think of anything they could have done better!! Thanks y’all!!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Great experience, hope to come back again this fall and go out.  They really put us on some great fish. 

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, August 14, 2017

TJ and his deck hand Danny were great with our kids. We really appreciated their professionalism and great attitude. They made my wife who is a girly girl, right at home and not uncomfortable.  She was scared getting on, but said that she would do it again when we got back.  Thank you so much TJ and Danny, you made our experience in Destin memorable.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

TJ and Danny did a wonderful job with the kids on our trip. They stepped up big-time because the two fathers on the trip managed to get seasick, much to our surprise. We were no use to anyone, but TJ and Danny made sure that the kids had a great time

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 31, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Highly recommend for family fun.  Captain & Danny are great.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We had an awesome trip. Captain TJ always put us on the fish and statesman Danny kept us with bait and poles ready all the time.  My boys had such a great time.  We will definitely come back and use Hogh Cotton Charters again.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

Captain and Mate were very friendly and knowledgeable.  They put us on fish at every location we stopped at to fish.  Will definitely use High Cotton again if afforded the opportunity and would recommend them to anyone.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fantastic experience on the High Cotton!!!! Captain was great and put us on the fish.  Danny was fantastic attending to everyone on the boat, very friendly, made everyone laugh and the Grandkids had a great time catching lots of fish.  If you want a great captain, crew, and experience , you need to book the High Cotton.  We will see you again next year for sure!!!!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Other family had gone fishing with High Cotton Charters/Captain TJ in June. Based on their recommendation we booked for July. They were right on! Great experience!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

We had a good time with Captain TJ and first mate Danny. We caught two dozen small keeper snapper and a keeper king mackerel. We also threw back as many more fish that were undersized or out of season. So there was plenty of action for a short trip. The crew was very hospitable and would fish with them again.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

This was my 14 year old sons first charter. We couldn’t of asked for anything more. We caught King Mackerel and Bonita the whole time we trolled out. When we got to the spot to bottom fish, we were catching Red Snapper as soon as our lines hit bottom. Capt TJ and Danny were great. Lots of help and tons of fun. The only thing I wanted was a longer trip.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The most family friendly fishing experience we have ever had. We were constantly reeling in fish, either trolling or spot fishing!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

We can’t say enough good things about our trip with Captain TJ and Danny. Best time ever!! Captain TJ did great getting us on fish! Danny was awesome at keeping my family and I baited up and reeling in fish! They even put us on some really awesome exotic fish…so fun!  Lots of fish….lots of memories!! Even if we had not had a nice catch it would have been great. These are great, family & kid friendly, down to earth guys who know what they’re doing! You won’t be disappointed. !!!Thanks TJ and Danny!!!

Fished July 2017

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T J George (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Mission accomplished !!! Thank you all and see ya next time your in destin!

Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

Great experience with these two guys. My boys had a great trip to finish up our vacation. I have TJ’s business card and look forward to the next we can go out. Great boat, great guys, and a great time. I will book a trip with them the next time we come down. Danny, Cheese says thank you for making his very first fishing memorable.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Grandad, dads, and boys loved the trip, The kids were so excited to tell about their fishing experience. The family is enjoying fish on the grill tonight!! Thanks for a wonderful time!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

Fished May 2017

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T J George (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

We really enjoyed fishing with you all and ya better come back next year!

Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Both TJ and Dan were outstanding in working with my kids to catch many fish.  The service was very friendly and the boat was very clean.
I would definitely recommend them.
Fan was a top shelf first mate and TJ was great at keeping us on the fish.  Already looking forward to fish with them on our next visit.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Aside from large swells making it difficult to stand, was our choice to go out anyway, Capt. TJ and Mate Danny put us on fish and we caught a LOT of fish. GREAT BOAT AND CREW

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Had a great trip. The first mate was great. Caught what we were looking for and had a good time.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Both captain TJ and first mate Danny made our trip a an awesome experience.  We had some rough weather and still cought a lot of fish. Thanks TJ and Danny. We will definitely book you on our next trip to Destin.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 7, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, October 28, 2016

Took my wife out fishing for her first time. TJ and Danny of High Cotton were very educational and helped give me some new pointers. Went out for 4 hours and caught our limit in no time. Caught a variety of fish. Some we couldn’t keep. They definitely know what they’re doing and are welcoming and friendly.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, September 19, 2016

Great experience, they went above and beyond to make this a memorable trip. On the way in we saw a pod of dolphins, got awesome pictures and videos. Oh yeah we caught lots of fish too. The Spanish mackeral were delicious.
I’ve been on several charters and this was one of the best! Don’t hesitate to book the high cotton!

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Captain TJ and Danny are the best! Extremely easy to work with through scheduling around bad Weather. Very professional and we caught a bunch of fish! Airconditioned cabin was perfect for my 8 year daughters first big fishing trip. Highly recommend High Cotton! We had a blast!

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Fishing with TJ and Danny was a great experience. They made us feel welcome, and it was almost like we had known them for years.  There were five of us, ages between 12 and 46, and they helped to what ever degree was necessary with our varying levels.  Their knowledge of the gulf coast put us right in the thick of the action, and our party caught as many fish as we wanted to. (both as keepers and catch and release.).

The cost seems fair, and while where we stayed offered cheaper trips on larger boats I hardly think it worth throwing away the personal attention you get on a boat that caters only those in your own personal group.  (Capacity of 6)

All of the crew on The High Cotton conducted themselves in a very professional yet laid back and friendly manner.  It was one of the highlights of our stay in Destin if not “the” highlight of our stay in Destin.  We would both charter with them again and also recommend them to anyone looking for a great trip with a great bunch of guys!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 6, 2016

High Cotton is a comfortable boat with AC and bathroom and plenty of room for 6 anglers, though there were only 4 of us today. We hadn’t been fishing in years but TJ consistently put us on the busy reefs and first mate Danny showed the safe way to land our limit. At one place, we couldn’t keep fish off our lines, as soon as we put our weight on the bottom, we had to reel in, sometimes catching 2 or 3 on a single cast. Danny was quite the juggler, easily unhooking and rebaiting our lines even though we frequently landed multiple fish at the same time. Great day. I’ll definitely look for these guys again when we’re ready to go fishing.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Captain and deck hand were very good and put us on the fish. Weather didn’t work in our favor as it rained pretty much the whole time. But we hung in there and caught our limits in the rain.  Was a great trip and would recommend High Cotton to anyone.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Awesome trip.  Highly recommend.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 29, 2016

The captain TJ was very friendly and put us on fish the whole trip. Deck hand Danny was reAlly helpful keep us on our toes and was great with the kids. I would rate our trip Overall to the highest plan on returning next year.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Had a afternoon trip on 7/21/2016 on High Cotton. Captain TJ and Danny were GREAT. They took care of us and we had a Great Time and caught lots of fish. Can’t wait to hook up with these guys again.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Awesome family fishing trip.  We were first timers and TJ put us on the fish and Danny kept us reeling them in. 

I highly recommend and would use them again. 

Perfect day!!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Very knowledgable captain and crew. Great boat for 6 people or so. The only negative was that I wish we would’ve booked a longer trip!

All-in-all, I would book another trip with these guys in a heartbeat. I recommend anyone else interested to do the same.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

We were on fish throughout the trip and the mate, Danny, was especially helpful.

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 30, 2016

CAPT TJ AND DANNY WERE A 10.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

High Cotton Charters exceeded our expectations.  TJ and Danny were awesome and catered the trip to us.  We did a combination of trolling and bottom fishing.  I bet we caught nearly 100 fish total counting the fish that were too small or out of season that we threw back.  The smiles on the boys faces made it the highlight of our vacation.  I would definitely book with High Cotton Charters in the future.  Thanks TJ and Danny!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, October 5, 2015

Our High Cotton adventure was hands down the best part of our trip!  Even the teenagers agreed ... 18 year-old girl, & 17, & 15 year old boys.  We were very impressed with Captain TJ& first matte Tyler,  the captain got us to the fish & Tyler made it all happen!!! FISH ON!!! was heard several times.  So thanks High Cotton for making it all happen & for making unforgettable memories with us!

Fished October 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 26, 2015

We had an excellent time on the High Cotton!  TJ the Captain is extremely professional and makes sure that everyone has a great time.  Tyler our mate did a fantastic job!  Would recommend this boat and team to anyone looking for a great trip!

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We booked a four hour charter.  We are a relatively inexperienced group but the captain and crew made sure we had a great time and helped us with our lines and fish.  Made a great day and they found us a spot with plenty of snapper.  Will book again next time we are in Destin FL!

Fished August 2015

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