Fishing out of John’s Pass, Deep Color Fishing specializes in fishing the reefs and wrecks in state waters. Captain Hank Valencia is an expert at giving anglers the chance to fish some productive spots at a reasonable price.

You’ll head out on these prolific waters on a 22’ Allcraft center console boat fitted with a large T Top for shade on those hot summer days. Powered by a 175 HP Suzuki Outboard, the boat reaches the best fishing spots with plenty of time to spare for you to focus on hooking a prize catch. The wireless trolling motor will help you approach some of those fearful specimens.

The crew at Deep Color Fishing has many years of experience fishing the local waters and is well-equipped to use the right bait at the right times to catch the fish that lives in and seasonally visit the waters off Florida’s West Coast.

With possible target species including Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Cobia, Mackerel, Trout, and Shark, they will put you and your friends or family on the fish while making sure you have a great time doing it.

Taking up to 4 guests out to 9 miles offshore, the crew is sure to provide you with an enjoyable and productive reef and wreck fishing adventure. They provide all the gear and bait you need, and will even clean and bag your fish for you at the end of the day. All you need to bring are your snacks and drinks, sunblock, and a camera.

Join Deep Color Fishing and let the crew show you a great time fishing the productive waters of Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $325
    Just like the longer trips, we'd fish out to 9 miles off the beaches for the best action. Same trip, just an hour shorter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    We'll fish the reefs up to 9 miles from the shore, weather permitting. Target species include creatures such as Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, Flounder, Kingfish, Pompano, Cobia, Barracuda, Seatrout, and more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    We'll fish the reefs up to 9 miles from the shore, weather permitting. Target species include creatures such as Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, Flounder, Kingfish, Pompano, Cobia, Barracuda, Sea Trout, and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    We'll fish the reefs up to 9 miles from the shore, weather permitting. Target species include creatures such as Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, Flounder, Kingfish, Pompano, Cobia, Barracuda, Seatrout, and more!
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About the Captain

Hank Valencia
Bay Pines, Florida, United States
148 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
346 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
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The crew at Deep Color Fishing have been fishing the productive waters off Florida's West Coast for many years and they have extensive experience of the best bait and tackle to use for the season and species targeted. They recently decided to turn their passion into a profession by offering fun, family friendly reef and wreck fishing charters.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Allcraft (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

We Have the Meats!
We Have the Meats!
January 23, 2023
Another Winter Half Day trip with steady action on the Jey West Grunts and Sheepshead. We kept what on the table and releases the lucky otherones for next time. Also caught grouper (closed) and other species. Time for fish tacos!
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Grey Gold
Grey Gold
January 8, 2023
Well, today we werent able to land any bugger fish, but we still had NON STOP action on the Key West Grunts. We also couaghy short Red Grouper, Black Sea Bass and other species but only could keep the Grunts. Good thing they taste as good or better, anyway!
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Who's Hungry?
Who's Hungry?
January 2, 2023
Went out with some regular customers and although it was a little windy and rough, we still managed to fill the table with some awesome seafood!
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 346 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Good catch
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Jason W.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 26, 2022
If you’re like me, you’ve scrolled through every available charter and have debated “which one should I book?” Well,...
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Keith M.
Fair Oaks, PA
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Excellent 3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 15, 2022
My wife wanted to go fishing while we were in FL.  When I saw Capt Hank’s site, I knew we’d be in for a fun trip & we...
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Sharon J.
Hillsville, VA
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Good catch

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on February 2, 2023
Had a wonderful time Captain Hank cleaned and cut into filets and we took to a local restaurant for dinner Delicious!
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Trayton H.
Waukee, IA
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Awesome day with Deep Colors

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 2, 2022
Hank was awesome man, from beginning to end everything was smooth sailing and easy, FUN fishing! Boat ride out to the reefs...
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Cullen S.
Lebanon, TN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 30, 2022
Me and my girlfriend had an amazing trip with captain Hank and his son. They were both very professional and awesome people!...
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FAQs about Deep Color Fishing

Deep Color Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Deep Color Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Deep Color Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Deep Color Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Deep Color Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Deep Color Fishing include:
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout