Capt. TJ Ott was born and raised on a small island just outside NYC called Broad Channel. Fishing and hunting have always been a staple in his family’s life. Fishing would eventually take his father, Tim Sr., to Gloucester, MA in search of giant bluefin tuna in 1989.
TJ spent every summer on those docks in Cape Ann fishing with his father and anyone else who would take him. When Capt. TJ turned 20 years old he began to captain the family boat, the Hot Tuna. Capt. TJ has caught hundreds of giant bluefin tuna from the Gulf of Maine to the Outer Banks of the Carolinas. When not chasing bluefin tuna TJ resides in Key West, Florida doing light tackle charters and chasing a variety of inshore and offshore species. Fishing isn't just a job for TJ, it's a way of life and his passion.