Deep Color Fishing

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 very productive spots at a very 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 150 HP Evinrude engine, 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 live 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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is an 8-hour trip that will allow us to visit the reefs up to 9 miles from the shore, as long as the weather allows it. You can expect to target species like Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, and Cobia (in season).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this trip, we'll go fishing the reefs up to 9 miles from the shore, as long as the weather permits. We'll fish for species such as Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, and Cobia (in season).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    We'll fish the reefs up to 9 miles from the shore, weather permitted. Target species include creatures such as Snappers, Groupers, Sheepshead, and Cobia (in season).
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About the Captain

Hank Valencia
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
111 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
188 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
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) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Allcraft (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude E-tec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

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Customer Reviews

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4.93
out of 5 stars from 188 reviews
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97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Michael Q.
Edgemoor, DE
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VERIFIED   December 31, 2019
My 18 year old son and I went out with Captain Hank Valencia on 12/31 from 8 am - 12 pm.  We stepped on the boat and were...
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Dublin, OH
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Half day trip!!!!

VERIFIED   December 4, 2019
After the cold front that moved in earlier this week, it started out slow but after a bit we started killing it.  The...
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VERIFIED   November 1, 2019
6 stars for this find! Captain Hank worked it boys! Put us on the HOT SPOT crushing the Kings! Everything you need for...
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Ashley L.
Albany, Georgia
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 13, 2019
We had a great time with Cpt. Hank! Super nice guy. Great music taste ! The weather was just calming down from a bad storm...
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Raymond C.
Pinellas Park, Florida
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VERIFIED   NEW  February 20, 2020
What a wonderful day. Cpt. Hank did everything he could to make our day successful and it was. Would do this again if in this...
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Fishing Reports

Surface Action!

February 11, 2020

With a break in the windy weather, we were able to check out the 8-mile reefs and pulled up to big pods of bait being smacked high and low. It didn't take us long to figure out what was… Read Full Report →


Tripletail!

February 01, 2020

After mostly catching smaller stuff along the beach rock piles, we decided to hunt for Triple Tail along the crab bouys and BAM, we found em! Some of the coolest and best tasting fish out there! Read Full Report →