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About Your St. Simons Island Fishing Guides

St. Simons Fishing CharterCapt. Tim is a full time fishing guide spending over 200 days each year on the water. His experience started at a young age and his salt water roots run deep. Coming from a long line of watermen, Tim spent his early days on the decks of shrimp boats and crab boats before joining US Navy.

Now Tim continues to lead a life on the water and sharing his passion and knowledge with anglers of all levels of experience. A true native, Tim knows these waters as well as anyone and it’s no surprise after spending 50 years here. His roots on the Georgia coast can be traced back to the 1770s.

Having raised two children on the water, Tim especially loves to take kids fishing and share the same experiences with them. If you’re looking for a patient and knowledgeable guide, you’ve found the right guy.

St. Simons Fishing CharterCapt. TJ Cheek was also born and raised fishing in Coastal Georgia. From an early age his father, Capt. Tim Cheek taught him how to make the most of fishing St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Cumberland Island as well as the estuaries they guard and the offshore reefs beyond the horizon.

From catching shrimp in a cast net to trolling for Wahoo, TJ learned eagerly. Once Capt. TJ was in his early twenties, he and Capt. Tim teamed up to fish tournaments in the SKA, IFA, CFA, FLW, as well as many local tournaments. He also fished Largemouth Bass tournaments in Louisiana. You can now find him fishing on The Elite Series Redfish Tour on Discovery Channel’s Destination America.

Now as a husband and a father, Captain TJ provides for his family by doing what he loves, FISHING! His son, (Capt.) Jackson Cheek, arrived in April of 2011 and Ethan arrived in June of 2014. They are already training hard to take over the family business! Fishing in Coastal Georgia for a living is TJ’s career, and he takes it seriously.