Capt. Tim Cheek – Inshore Fishing Guide Serving Coastal Georgia

Fishing Guide Tim CheekCaptain Tim is a full time fishing guide spending over 200 days each year on the water. He has a quiet laid back approach to putting clients on fish. His knowledge of local fisheries and his experience as a professional angler with the Southern Kingfish Association provides clientele with a competent, reputable and patient guide.

His experience started at a young age and his salt water roots run deep. Captain Tim’s ancestry on the Georgia coast can be traced back to the 1770’s. Native to Hickory Bluff, located on the Little Satilla River, Tim knows the local rivers and tributaries like the back of his hand. As a teenager he helped his Grandfather and Uncle run their shrimp boats. In his late teens, he joined the U.S. Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer.

After his retirement, he and his wife operated the marina his family owned in his childhood. While managing the marina, he also continued to guide alongside his son, Captain TJ.

Tim and Beth have been married for 34 years, raised 2 children and currently have 3 grandsons. His greatest joys have been watching his children take on his love and passion of fishing and boating.

Having raised two children on the water, Tim especially enjoys taking kids fishing and sharing the same experiences with them. He does not bark orders, or expect kids to fish like a skilled adult. If you’re looking for a patient and knowledgeable guide, you’ve found the right guy.

Captain Tim is also very patient with adults. He understands that fishing in our local waters may be different from the areas his clientele is used to fishing in and around. He enjoys helping the novice angler learn the particulars of salt water fishing. If you want or need help, he is there for you. If you prefer to fish unassisted, he will respect your wishes and quietly guide the boat to areas of opportunity.

Capt. Tim fishes from a 25’ C Hawk that was custom built by a local boat builder. This boat offers nearly a 10’ beam and plenty of space to fish for up to 6 anglers. The boat has a Bimini top to provide shade during the hot months, but folds away when the space is needed. Built to fish and ride like a tank, this boat is a serious fishing machine built specifically to target Tarpon, Sharks, and Bull Redfish while still only having a 11” draft for inshore fishing.

The Captain doesn’t say much, but when he tells you to “cast over there”, you should cast over there.