Captain
Hank Valencia

Member since May 2016

St. Petersburg, United States

Background
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.

Hey, I'm Captain Hank Valencia

St. Petersburg, United States
Background
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.
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Deep Color Fishing

100 Reviews  
St Petersburg
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Fishing Reports

Openning Day Success!

June 01, 2018

Took out a group of returning customers on openning day of Gag Grouper season and not only got a 26 inch Gag, but also pulled up a 37 inch Cobia! Along with those, we also landed Snapper, Key West… Read Full Report →


Big Grouper in Small Water!

May 24, 2018

Getting ready for Gag Grouper season to open on June 1st, we targeted them the other day and pulled a couple fattys! Attention all Grouper - you better start being more careful out there! Read Full Report →


Show me the SNAPPER!

May 01, 2018

Went out to a shallow reef and pulled some REALLY nice Snapper, Flounder, and other fish, usually found in deeper waters. Had another great day with a Father and Son team! Read Full Report →


Bananas, SCHAMANAS!!!

April 11, 2018

Okay, like many other anglers, I have discouraged my guests from bringing bananas on board my vessel. Always. It is no secret that bananas are bad luck when it comes to boats and fishing, and I have my own… Read Full Report →


Red Grouper and Grey Gold

March 17, 2018

Went out today in calm seas and gorgeous weather, with a super nice family from Wisconsin. Making the day even better, were all of the cooperative Red Grouper, Key West Grunts, Black Sea Bass and many other species that… Read Full Report →


Cold Weather - Hot Bite!

January 24, 2018

Grey skies and chilly temps didn't stop these 4 guys from catching some of the tasiest fish to swim our local water. Fortunately for the fish, this crew opted to release every one. A rare occasion, on my boat!… Read Full Report →


Steady Action

January 02, 2018

Started 2018 of right with a trip full of steady action. We caught Kingfish, Sanpper, Flounder, Sheepshead, Key West Grunts and more on a calm day, in super clear water. We could even see the bottom in 30'. Check… Read Full Report →


GOLDILOCKS!

December 29, 2017

Rode out 6.5 miles with a Father and Son from South Dakota, to a local reef and had another great day. We caught Kingfish on top, as well as Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish and others on the bottom. But, we… Read Full Report →


Spice of Life

December 26, 2017

Had another great day last week with a Father and his 2 sons. Again, we caught fish from the top, all the way down to the bottom. Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper and even a surprise Tripletail. And, the weather was… Read Full Report →


Steady Action - Top to bottom!

December 20, 2017

Went out with a great couple from the Atlanta area and caught a grip of fish. We were hooking Kingfish on the surface by drifting shad under balloons and at the same time, were pulling up nice Grouper and… Read Full Report →


WE THREE KINGS...

December 06, 2017

Spent the day with 4 people down for a business meeting, who handled even more business out on the water! In addition to the Grouper, Black Sea Bass and Key West Grunts, we were able to hook and boat… Read Full Report →


The QUEENS of KINGS!

December 01, 2017

Went out several miles with a Father and his 2 teenage daughters a few days ago and found the hungry Kingfish! While the recent Super-moon may have slowed the daytime bottom bite, it didn't stop the King Mackerel from… Read Full Report →


Grouper On the Menu!

November 24, 2017

Took a couple cool guys out last week and EARNED our Grouper, that day! Every mile further we rode offshore, the seas got bigger and bigger. Half way to our spot, I asked the guys if they were sure… Read Full Report →


Overcoming BANANAS!

November 18, 2017

Took a nice family from Georgia out last weekend and found some cooperative fish. Among other species, we landed some nice Snapper and quality Kingfish. We also hooked some big Red and Gag Grouper, which got the better of… Read Full Report →


Pa-POW!

November 08, 2017

Went out with 3 people the other day and absolutely CRUSHED it! Had one of our best days in terms of the variety, action, and sizes of the fish we landed. Sime of which included Banded Rudderfish, Bonita, Hogfish,… Read Full Report →


HOGS, GROUPER and a KING at the end!

October 28, 2017

Braving the wind and waves paid off yesterday for us as we boated quality Gag Grouper, Kingfish and some nice Hogfish. Live shrimp on knocker-rigs got the piggies and cut shad tricked the Gags. After the wind forced us… Read Full Report →


The Kings Are Back!

October 01, 2017

What a nice surprise it was to see more birds than usual, diving on more bait than usual, right off the beaches! The water temp was just above 80 degrees and although it was a few weeks earlier than… Read Full Report →


Scouting Areas

September 20, 2017

Owing my own son a fishing trip for too long, I took him and a couple of buddies out to an area I dont fish that often and got into a mixed bag. Dropping down live shrimp and cut… Read Full Report →


1st Trip After Hurricane Irma...

September 16, 2017

After two weeks off the water preparing for and cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, Deep Color finally got back at it. With a Mom and her two young boys on board, we ran out 8.5 miles off the beach… Read Full Report →


Grouper Digging!

August 20, 2017

Had a great day with a couple of East Coast Floridians. Found BOTH keeper Red and Gag Grouper in only 35 feet of water! Along with those, we landed a handful of Snappers, White Grunts, Spanish Mackerel and more… Read Full Report →


Menacing MONSTORS (and more)...

August 09, 2017

We took out 2 dads with their 2 boys and got into some MONSTERS! After going through tons of short Red Grouper and loading up on Key West Grunts, we went a bit deeper and floated into straight up… Read Full Report →


Angel Fish and MORE

August 09, 2017

Went out a bit further with some friends made thru Deep Color Fishing, and we had an awesome day! Fishing mostly with live shrimp in 43-51 feet, we rounded up Hogfish, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, White Grunts, Red Grouper,… Read Full Report →


Grouper Digging!

July 28, 2017

Took a Dad and his 2 young boys out to a secret hard bottom area for a half day trip and had a blast. After a 10 mile ride ride, we immediatly got into red-hot action on Red Grouper… Read Full Report →


Full moon - Schmull moon!

July 09, 2017

The bite is typically slower during the day trips around the full moon, but not today - check out the type of hogfish and snapper we pulled off the bottom! Read Full Report →


Saltwater Groceries

July 03, 2017

Took another Father-Son combo out and had another great day. We caught lots of fish off the local reefs and had a blast. The fiah we kept ate live shrimp, sardines and cut-bait. Check the pic of what we… Read Full Report →


Snapper Limits!

June 21, 2017

The weather prevented us from hitting the reefs out in the gulf, so, we stayed inside and got limits of Snapper! Read Full Report →


A "Walk-Off" Cobia!!

June 04, 2017

We had to make the trip a bit later in the day due to the rainy forecast, but the timing ended up being perect! After boating a handful of nice Snappers, some Grouper, Key West Grunts, Shark, and a… Read Full Report →


Everybody Catches!

May 31, 2017

Had a full boat with a Grandpa, his son, and his grandkids. Fishing the bottom with "knocker rigs" was unusually slow, but once we went with light jigs - it was ON. We caught a Cobia, a 2nd Cobia… Read Full Report →


Wanted something big, with TEETH

May 30, 2017

A coupleasure of newlyweds joined me last week for a trip, out looking for something big. Knowing that the Barracuda have been patrolling the local reefs, we took some extra tube jigs, and they worked! We kept one, along… Read Full Report →


Got 'em!

May 22, 2017

Squeezed in a half-day trip between the two weather fronts. The first reef was a little slow so, we rode up north a couple miles to the next one and it paid off! We caught several nice Snapper and… Read Full Report →


Bottom Action!

May 10, 2017

Was honored to have a soldier from the US Army, his wife, and his Father out last Wednesday. We started out at our regular spot right off the beach, but didnt findo the size we were hoping for. So,… Read Full Report →


Fish For Everyone!

May 01, 2017

Took an entire family from up North, and had nonstop action, all on the same spot. We had grips of live shrimp and caught fish after tasty fish! Practically the only time they weren't catching, was when they were… Read Full Report →


Banner Day!!!

April 19, 2017

Took out a Mom, Dad, antique theit two bous, and we CRUSHED it!! We began the day close to the beach and loaded up on Sea Trout and Pompano (along with Snapper, Sheepshead, etc). Then, we ran out 7… Read Full Report →


Fishing's Fabulous Females

March 24, 2017

Not too many things cooler for a Fishing Guide, than to Captain a charter with ladies only. Again, live shrimp was irresistible to gobs of quality Pompano, Sheepshead, Seat Trout, and more. They definitely could go "cast for cast",… Read Full Report →


Killing it...

March 23, 2017

Live shrimp on light jigs, we're (still), irresistible to the best tasting nuggets cruising the beaches. We caught so many NICE Pompano, Spotted Sea Trout, and Sheepshead. The fishing family took (some of) their bagged fillets to a local… Read Full Report →


Fish For EVERYONE!

March 07, 2017

Rode out with A great family from the Upper Peninsula last week and absolutely CRUSHED the fish! As usual, live shrimp did the dirty work in tricking gobs of fish to eat the wrong mean. We caught a mountain… Read Full Report →


Pompano Pounding!

March 01, 2017

Took a ride south along the beaches to a spot that has been ON FIRE, recently. We boated several FLOCKS of Sheep, some fat black drum, and grips of quality Pompano! Check out the pics! Read Full Report →


Catching Convicts

February 17, 2017

Took a young married couple and 10 dozen, live, shrimp out to a nearshore reef and wrecked the Sheepsheads. We hooked grips of sheep in about 30', with a couple of real fatties! We also nailed some Snapper and… Read Full Report →


Iowanian Brothers!

February 14, 2017

Took out a couple of brothers from Iowa yesterday and headed straight to a nearshore reef, about 8 miles from the John's Pass Bridge. Although, the full moon slowed the daytime bite down some, we still managed to boat… Read Full Report →


Snapper For Days...

February 02, 2017

Yesterday met us with perfect conditions and we took full advantage, limiting out on the snapper. The bite was on straight FIRE, as it was almost impossible to get a live shrimp to the bottom without it getting nailed.… Read Full Report →


Five Year Old Fun

January 19, 2017

Went out last Thursday with a couple from up North and their 5 yr old, grandson. The weather was perfect and the Grey Snapper/Key West Grunt bite, was on fire! We went out about 7 miles and out the… Read Full Report →


Key West Grunts - The Other White Meat

January 15, 2017

Sunday we went out in perfectly beautiful conditions, but had to move around a lot and fish HARD to get the good tasting fish. I think the full moon slowed the bite down a bit. However, after fishing multiple… Read Full Report →


Persistence Paid Off

January 14, 2017

Went out for a half day trip on Saturday with some recent transplants from up North and loaded up the chest with some tasty seafood. We started out off the beaches but found the bottom too grassy this time.… Read Full Report →


Fatty Flounder

December 27, 2016

Cruised out 7 miles to a shallow reef and found the flounder, still biting. We released all of the fish that the guys wouldn't be able to eat, which were many. Check out the ones we kept: Read Full Report →


Reef Redfish and Flatties

December 15, 2016

A couple from Alabama and I started the day with a run up to the North Beaches and put the smack down on the Trout and Spanish Mackerel. Then, we decided to get out a bit deeper and got… Read Full Report →


Silver Bells...err...Silver TROUT!

December 13, 2016

Went out Tuesday with some great guys from up North, ages 10, 44 and 78! It's started out EXTREMELY foggy, but we navigated our way safely up the coastline and found lots of hungry Sharks. We bounced around a… Read Full Report →


Hammer Time

December 01, 2016

Took out four super cool clients on vacation from Sweden for a very interesting day on the water. The morning was SUPER foggy and only allowed us to see as far as we could cast. Not wanting to venture… Read Full Report →


Umm, is that an OCTOPUS?!

November 28, 2016

The wind kept us from the reefs and closer to shore, but we still caught grips of fish, and a great variety! Lots of Spanish Mackerel, sharks, Key West Grunts, Black Seabass, Mangrove Snapper, and even a surprise octopus! Read Full Report →


Our Vote Was For KINGFISH!!!

November 08, 2016

Went out with 3 guys on Election Day and put the smackdown on the fish. Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Sharks, Sea Trout, Snapper, and Huge Kings! Read Full Report →


Kingfish Rule!

November 02, 2016

Our 3 guests and I started the day in shallw water south of John's Pass and quickly coolered some tasty species - sheepshead, snapper, trout, etc. But, before long, everyone was ready for some Pelagic activity and so we… Read Full Report →


Raiders on the hunt!

October 29, 2016

Had 3 Raider's fans come into town for the big game against the Buccaneers on Sunday, and went out for a few hours in search of a monster King. And... "Mission Accomplished"! Read Full Report →


First '16 Fall Kings!!!

October 28, 2016

It was a last minute trip where a family on their last day in town, decided to try their luck for some teethy creatures. And, we're glad they did because we hooked up with our first Kings of this… Read Full Report →


Food and Fights

October 26, 2016

Again, our shallow spot paid off - limits of snapper and a fat flounder with plenty of time to move on out a little deeper for some beasts! Sharks are patrolling the hard bottom areas and pigging out on… Read Full Report →


This ain't Arizona!

October 25, 2016

Had the pleasure of taking out Mr. Chuck from Arizona a couple of days ago and had a blast. We started out in shallow water and immediately began putting tasty seafood on ice! Lots of snapper and flounder. Then,… Read Full Report →


Mack Attack!!!

October 21, 2016

Loaded down with gobs of white bait and live shrimp, we started the day off catching flounder, redfish, and mangrove snapper. Later, we ran a mile out from the beach and got into an all out feeding frenzy on… Read Full Report →


Variety IS the spice of life!

October 18, 2016

Loaded with 10 dozen live shrimp and white bait (small fish), we ran south and fished near the beaches again. The 3 of us limited out on Snapper, which were so thick we could literally watch them compete for… Read Full Report →


Ladies Only

October 15, 2016

Had the pleasure of taking out 3 sisters for their get together in Florida. The wind was blowing steady from the East and so we we ran up North to fish some culverts not far off the shore and… Read Full Report →


Half Day, Full Action...

September 08, 2016

Was awesome to fish with a great young family from South Carolina this Thursday and we started slaying as soon as we stopped! Nacho (the elder son) started the action with a sweet Redfish and the rest of the… Read Full Report →


Bye, Hermine!

September 07, 2016

The Tampa/St Pete fishing was shut down for a few days because of Hurricane Hermine, but it's "on" again! Took a couple out this Wednesday and they killed it. We found plenty of really nice Snapper, some fat Key… Read Full Report →


Limits In No Time

August 23, 2016

Took a group from Orlando on a half day trrip and boated a full day's catch! We fished 2 semanate areas several miles off the beaches and were landing snapper after snapper on light lines and live shrimp. The… Read Full Report →


More Snapper and Hogfish!

August 19, 2016

Had the pleasure of taking Chris and Brandon from Ohio out and had a blast. We hit up some reefs several miles out from John Pass (Madeira Beach) and as soon as we found the fish, they found our… Read Full Report →


Great Times and Fish Dinners!

August 12, 2016

A group of 3 hopped on board at 8am and we were at our 1st spot by 9:45. Once we let the fish know we were there (with our thinly sliced sardine pieces for chum), the snapper started getting… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Plant City, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, June 18, 2018

Was a little confusing finding the dock but called Captain Hank and he guided us to him.  Super friendly and nice to hang out with.  Knew his fish and even had one of them shark suckers suck onto the palm of his hand.  We went five miles out then came in to three miles then fished under the bridge near the dock.  To me, I caught many fish.  For my son this was his first time fishing in the ocean.  He did catch several fish after a slow start and stated he had a lot of fun.  I booked the trip mostly for the experience for him.  We caught enough fish to have some nice filets for dinner later.  We had a great time and would recommend Captain Hank and Deep Color Fishing.  Thanks Captain Hank for a great time.

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Orlando, fl
Went fishing on Saturday, June 16, 2018

We had a fantastic time caught a lot of Spanish Mackerel, two sharks and a Key West fish.  He captain was very interactive and made the trip great!!!!  I would highly recommend this captain and boat!!!!!!

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, June 15, 2018

Captain mike was very nice, fun! We would do this again.

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Tampa, fl
Went fishing on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Had us catching fish all day.  Caught kingfish, mackerel, hogfish, blue runners, grouper, small sharks and plenty of other fish. It was a blast. Would definitely do it again.  Hank does a great job making sure your into the fish all day long.

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Uniontown, oh
Went fishing on Monday, June 11, 2018

We had a wonderful time fishing with Captain Hank.  He was really good with our sons, aged 10 and 13.  This was our second trip with him.  On our way out to fish, we were escorted by dolphin and had a drawbridge close over the boat as we passed underneath.  The fishing was pretty good.  We caught grunts, spanish mackerel and a kingfish.  Amazingly, the ocean was so clear that we could see to the bottom - 35 ft deep.  The area we were fishing in was like an aquarium.  We saw a Goliath Grouper and an Eagle Ray along with a multitude of other fish.  It really was like looking into a aquarium.  We would recommend Captain Hank to anyone interested in a fishing charter.  Make sure to get his recommendation on restaurants to cook the fish afterwards.  We couldn’t eat everything we caught but we tried!

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Tampa, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Had a great time will do it again next year if we can

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Sanford, fl
Went fishing on Friday, June 8, 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Had an amazing 4 hour experience with captain Hank! Even though the weather wasn’t very cooperative and we couldn’t go out as far as we wanted because of the wind, I still was able to catch a bate shark, lady fish, & snook! Never had a rod out of my hand! Not only did we catch fish, but the view was absolutely amazing! Saw dolphins through out our entire trip. My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience and will absolutely be booking with Hank again!

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Lady Lake, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

We had a great trip with Captain Hank. The boat was very well maintained and we caught a lot of fish. Captain Hank did a great job with my 7 yr old son teaching him how to fish. We had a wonderful time!

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Riverview, fl
Went fishing on Sunday, June 3, 2018

Hank is very knowledgeable of the waters and goes all out to ensure your Day is successful. He’s very helpful to the novice. We caught so many fish and enjoyed s great meal last night. Hank is a great captain, and a truly good guy! You won’t be disappointed with this charter

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Cumming, ga
Went fishing on Friday, May 18, 2018
Peter Delbove does not recommend Deep Color Fishing

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hi Peter, thanks for the review. Sorry the conditions made the bite as tough as it was that day. As you know, the weather was rougher than we had hoped for, which forced us to fish in protected areas. Still, I wish I could have been able to put you on better fish. This is by far, my worst review ever, and I take that seriously. I do thank you for booking me, being a pleasure to fish with,  and even the tip. I did try my best. I am sorry you didn’t have a better experience.

Middletown, Ohio
Went fishing on Monday, May 21, 2018

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Austin, tx
Went fishing on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Great trip. I cant wait to do it again!!!

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St. Petersburg, fl
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

My family and I vacationed in Treasure Island, FL this year and decided to book a deep sea fishing trip for a first time experience. After searching and reading reviews, I decided to go with Captain Hank Valencia. It was a great decision! The trip was just AWESOME. We caught several types of fish, and Hank was quick to know the type and details of each species we caught. Everything you need is provided for this trip, you only have to bring yourselves! Captain Hank was a very kind gentleman and even baited the ladies hooks. We fished the reefs and the bay and even got to see some stingrays. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had on vacation, and I would highly recommend booking a trip with Captain Hank!

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 25, 2018

Thanks so much for the review, you have a great family!

Pinellas Park, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 25, 2018

Thanks!

Largo, fl
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 25, 2018

Thanks!

Largo, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Half day with Captin Frank was an awesome experience.  He warmed us up with something to fill out stomachs for a few meals then moved us on to catch something fun. It was great to see several species which included key west grunts and Spanish mackerel. His expertise was absolutely apparent when moving from spot to spot.  From the moment we stepped on board until after he cleaned our catch Frank’s attitude and work ethic was too notch. A day we will not soon forget!

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 25, 2018

Thanks, Mike!

Rossville, ga
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Captain Hank does an awesome job, he works very hard to keep you on the fish and is such a great person to be around. We really enjoyed our half day and would recommend taking this charter to anyone.

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 25, 2018

Thanks!

Pinellas Park, fl
Went fishing on Friday, May 4, 2018

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 25, 2018

Thanks Penny

St. Petersburg, fl
Went fishing on Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Orlando, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

My son and I went fishing with Captain Hank with the half day trip.  Time flew by.  He did a great job of keeping us on fish and he would even let my son reel in some of the fish he (Hank) caught. I would book with him again.
Thanks again Captain!

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St. Petersburg, fl
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thanks!

Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, April 2, 2018

Hank was fantastic!  He was very personable and friendly.  He made the fishing experience very fun and enjoyable. You

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Thanks, Todd!

Toledo, oh
Went fishing on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Captain Hank is the best. My buddy, 8 year old son and I went out with him. He was great. I’ve been on many charters, and he is the best by far!  Book him now!

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure fishing with you guys.

Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, March 23, 2018

Capt Hank kept us fishing the entire trip. I never had an empty rod in my hand - knows where the fish are. He is professional and made us feel welcome on his boat.

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thanks, Dan

Parrish, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Even though the weather conditions weren’t perfect, Captain Hank had us on the fish all day. We caught about 10 sheep heads and a big catfish in a half day trip. He filleted all of them for us and reccomended a great restaurant that cooked them up for us for cheap. I highly reccomend this trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
Went fishing on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Despite a windy day Captain Hank kept us in the fish all day. We had a great time.

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Largo, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Albany, Wisconsin
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

We had a great 1/2 day trip with Captain Hank. Neither of us had ever fished in the ocean before. He took us to a spot where he had been having very good luck recently. Every single cast, we had bites. The fish were tricky and were really good at stealing the shrimp, and us not being able to hook them. But it was non-stop bites. We caught about 10 keepers, and had another handful that were just a little too small to keep. The captain was great and had all the gear we needed, as well as a cooler for us to use for snacks and drinks. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Would definitely recommend his charter.

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Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, February 19, 2018

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North Fort Myers, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Had an awesome day of fishing with capt Hank. Never a dull moment…stayed hooked up all day. When the bite slowed, just picked up anchor and moved. Kept us on fish all day. Ended up with 29 total keepers of all kinds, from flounder to sheepshead

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, February 11, 2018

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, February 9, 2018

Awesome day of fishing, definitley a great experience. Caught fish everytime the line was in the water, he always cuts the fish up for you to take and go out to eat with.

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Albany, Wisconsin
Went fishing on Saturday, February 3, 2018

Capt Hank worked very hard to make sure we had an enjoyable fishing experience. We had a great day.

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Seminole, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, February 1, 2018

great day, had fun.  Caught a lot of fish in variety of areas.  Fish were not grand but, caught a lot and had a nice fish fry same night.
Thanks much Captain Hank.

Steve and Sean
Ottawa Ontario

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hank was awesome! Willing to pick up and move the second the bites slowed rather than waiting it out all day. Had a great time minus the -235 temperature.

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, December 29, 2017

Excellent.

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Trip was great. Caught a huge variety of fish. Captain Hank has lots of knowledge of the places to fish, types of fish and how to catch each kind of fish. It was a great day fishing and will surely come back.

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Hank was an absolutely fantastic Captain with great knowledge on where the fish were!!!

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Lutz, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Great day on the water with Captain Henry!

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, December 1, 2017

Great experience for my teenage daughters! We caught some tasty fish for dinner, and topped of the day with a 30 lb Kingfish!! Overall, we caught the Kingfish, Grunts, Red Grouper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, and Black Sea Bass!!

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, December 8, 2017

Thanks for fishing with me, Bob! I had a great time with your family. Hope to get out there with you and the “Queens of Kings” again! Tight lines.

Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Captain & crew were wonderful & we plan to return again!!

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hank, thanks so much for an awesome day and we could not have selected a better guide or person to go fishing with.  All the best to Deep Color fishing.  We will be back!!

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thanks, you guys were a pleasure to fish with! Thanks for everything!!

Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Bradenton, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, November 10, 2017

Cpt Hank worked hard to keep us fishing and to find fish.  Weather kept us in-shore perhaps more than ideal, but we managed to get a fish.  Oddly we landed 3 birds, a new Cpt Hank record.  Thanks for working so hard to help us have a great day!

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thanks for the review, it was great to get to know you guys! I wish the weather/conditions would have allowed us to fish my regular areas but at least we did catch a hand-full of Sharks to go along with the Sea Trout, Snapper, Porgy, Jack Crevalles and numerous others. By the way, I still have “Disco Inferno” stuck in my head - tell Mazy thanks for that, LOL.

Largo, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, October 13, 2017

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Apple Valley, California
Went fishing on Monday, September 18, 2017

Captain Hank was very personable. He was very helpful and made sure we always had lines in the water. We only caught smaller fish but he was really trying to find some big ones for us.  I think he was disappointed more than we were. It was an amazing day on the water with him and we will absolutely book with him on our next vacation! We highly recommend!!!

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, September 24, 2017

10/10. Great experience. We caught a lot of cool fish including sharks and catfish. Hank was great, very professional, and very welcoming. Extremely fun, and I would definitely come back.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, September 16, 2017

We had a great time.  Highly recommend!

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Fort Valley, Georgia
Went fishing on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Capt. Hank is awesome Capt. My wife and son had a great time. Capt. Hank did everything to make sure they had a great time.

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Capt. Hank was great!! He got us all set up and was very friendly!! He always put the bait on for my wife and knew every fish we caught! Very enjoyable experience and I recommend Hank to anyone!! Plus, he filet the fish we caught at the end and gave us a recommendation to where to take it for lunch that day! Had great grilled snapper and fries grunt thanks to Hank!

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, August 20, 2017

Had a blast very professional and friendly he knows the right spots to go and stays on top of keeping the line baited and in the water for you to keep reeling in the fish

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

We had a great time, from the start to finish.  Weather was beautiful, couldn’t have asked anything better.  Water was a little choppy at the furthest point out, but we made the best of it.  Hank took us where there was fish, and we caught fish.  Only wish we could of fish out deeper, (bigger fish).  LOL.  Thanks Hank, we will call again!

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

We had an amazing fishing trip. This was our first salt water charter experience, and it could hardly have been better. The first hour started out a bit slow with just smaller fish, but Capt Hank knew right where to go for more and bigger fish. We moved a few times and caught loads of fish, including a 48 inch barracuda, several bonitas, lots of Spanish mackerel, a three-foot black-tip shark, and a seven-foot female bull shark on a hand line!! Capt Hank was excellent with the kids too, and even allowed them a chance at the helm. What an amazing experience. We will definitely come back next year and book with Deep Color Fishing!!!!!!

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Seminole, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Awesome trip. Hank was very cool and personable. I would go again.

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Excellent fishing. Extremely attentive to our needs. Anyone who keeps baiting my wife’s hook is 5 stars. Will do a 6 it 8 hour trip next year with captain hank next year.

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thanks! It was a pleasure to fish with you guys!!

United States
Went fishing on Friday, August 4, 2017

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Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A good captain can nake all the difference and we had a blast with Captain Hank. Already looking forward to the next trip!

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Captain Hank was the best guide we have had yet.  He made our experience better than we expected. Will definitely come back to fish again.

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Lady Lake, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

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Ellenton, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Seminole, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Awesome trip! Boater a ton of fish despite the moon phase making fishing slower! If we weren’t all catching good fish it was on to the next area! Kept us on fish the whole trip. He even let my 5 year old son drive the boat which made his day. It was an awesome experience and we will be back.

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Winter Garden, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

My son and I had a great time.  Captain Hank was very knowledgeable. We will be back!

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Longwood, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Great trip. Weather was awful in the gulf so we reduced our 6 hr trip to 4 hr and fished the intercoastal.  We caught our limit on snappers and also caught a stingray which was quite a challenge.  I would recommend captain Hank and will charter him again in the future.

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Longwood, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

We hit several spots anywhere from 2 - 6 miles out. Caught quite a few fish, just not a lot of good sized ones. Seems like every big fish we had on broke off! Had a lot of break offs today, not just from big ones. But we were fishing around a lot of rock. Saw a giant Goliath Grouper (about 400 lbs) and caught a really nice Barracuda. Enjoyed our days catch for dinner @ Captain Bills restaraunt. Great call Capt. Hank, best meal ever!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

I took my dad on a half day fishing trip for an early father’s day present.  Captain Hank obviously can’t help the weather…  as soon as we left the dock, it poured rain on us.  We ducked under a bridge to get out of the rain and caught some red snapper, catfish, and snook while we waited for the rain to lift.  Captain Hank offered a refund if we wanted to call it a day due to weather but said if we wanted to wait it out and give it a shot, he was in it with us.  The rain lifted and we took off.  We fished a few cool places including one spot several miles out.  We didn’t catch a whole lot, but that was obviously due to the weather.  Captain Hank can move around that boat fast and always had a pole ready for us.  He kept us fishing and when they stopped biting, he moved us to the next place.  Will definitely try again with him next time we come.  Hopefully less rain and more sun!  Bottom line…  Captain Hank is a cool guy that knows his stuff and will work his tail off to keep you fishing and catching!  We went home with an awesome dinner too!

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

We had a great time, seas were a little rough but Hank worked extremely hard to get us in the right spots.

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Spring Hill, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Captain was great….

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Peoria, Arizona
Went fishing on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Caught fish and cooked them that night…...wonderful.  Captain Hank was very courteous and helpful.  Fun time.

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Riverview, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, May 12, 2017

Captain was awesome! Had a great time. He made sure we caught fish and fished from difference areas. Our catch was about 20 fish (keepers) plus the 8 or we threw back. Would defi Utley good again. Thanks!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Sunday, May 7, 2017

Captain Hank was very professional and knowledgable.  Unfortunately we were unabld to go in the Gulf due to high winds several days in a row, so we fished the Bay and it was pretty eventful.  My wife and I took our fathers for an early Father’s day present and they enjoyed the experience and Captain Hank.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fishing with captain Hank was enjoyable. My son and I booked this as it was our first trip in salt water.  Once we set up he had us on the fish. We caught fish pretty steady. Once it slowed down we headed out to a reef to try for flounder. No luck there but we had already had enough for dinner. I would fish with him again.

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Captain Hank rocks!!! We caught a ton of pompono ans sea trout. Hank is very patient and kid friendly.  I would highly recommend this charter!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We caught fish half hour into the trip and through out the day. Captain Hanks was very friendly and accommodating. He even set us up with a restaurant that cooked them. Thanks Captain.

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great trip!!  Capt. Hank was great and fun.  We pulled in a 9 Pompano, 2 Seatrout, 3 Sheepshead and 5 Flounder (plus a bunch of misc. fish that was under the size limit).  Capt. Hank cleaned and bagged the catch when we were done.  I would recommend this trip for anyone who wants to catch some fish and have some fun in the sun.

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, March 24, 2017

We had a great time fishing wth Captain Hank. He was kind, professional, knowledgeable, and enjoyable. Hope to fish with him again soon.

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

It was a tough day. High NW winds kept us close to shore and in the intercostal. But we caught fish, and had a great time with Capt Hank! Fish tacos for lunch. (What we caught btw) Awesome! Thanks Hank!

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Wichita, Kansas
Went fishing on Monday, March 6, 2017

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Largo, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Great time despite cold temps!  Capt. Hank really went out of his way for the boys to catch some nice fish. Highly recommend.

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Great overall experience. Caught many species and learned a lot. Will go again when the big ones are around. Can’t wait to get my catch to the kitchen.

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thanks, John!

Columbus Junction, Iowa
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wonderful trip! Capt Hank was more than we’d hoped! We had tried booking with another boat, they did not get back to us, so Fishing Booker recommended this one. Great Choice! We are going with Capt Hank again on our next trip and will recommend him to everyone!!! thanks so much for the day, and helping my brother in law catch his first ocean fish…he even caught the biggest one!

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hank is really awesome. He did so well with our 5 year old grandson, they worked together to catch many fish

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, January 14, 2017

My dad, friend, brother and I had a great trip with Captain Hank. When we weren’t catching anything, we moved into a school where we caught one almost every drop-down/cast. He quickly took off fish and put on bait and even cleaned and bagged our catch. I would highly recommend this charter service and will be contacting Hank in a few months for another trip! -Keith Neibarger

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Seminole, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Had a great day fishing

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, January 1, 2017

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Clearwater, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Very professional and captain always made sure hooks were baited and everyone was catching fish. When area was not producing a lot of bites we moved around to find a better spot. And the kicker he fillet all the fish we kept and bagged for taking it home.

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The guys (ages 10, 44 & 78) had a wonderful time. They caught a ton of fish and were extremely satisfied with the boat and captain.

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Stockholm, Stockholm
Went fishing on Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, November 27, 2016

Capt Hank is who you need to book with. He has a clean boat, great working knowledge and wonderful people skills. You will not regret it—he’s a one man show and he takes care of everything. You’ll definitely catch something with him!

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Cambridge, Maryland
Went fishing on Saturday, October 29, 2016

This is the best fishing charter around. Thanks to captain Hank and the Deep Color Crew for the best fishing experience ever. He’s serious about his work and makes sure everyone has a fantastic time. His boat is super clean and puts you right on the fish from the start. We caught tons of fish like grouper, snappers and especially the King Mackerel (Kingfish). We caught a monster King Mackerel that weighed in at 33 lbs and 46 inches long. I highly recommend Captain Hank and Deep Color Fishing for all of your fishing needs. Get ready captain Hank!!! We’ll definitely be back for more fishing trip here soon!!! thanks for everything!!!

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, September 8, 2016

I have to thank Captain Hank for the great time we had.
I have 2 kids and we really enjoyed that time, it is a good way to spend the money, no doubt we are going to do it again next time.
I highly recommend him

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Oak Grove, Missouri
Went fishing on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

This was another great fishing experience with Captain Hank! This dude is serious about his work and is excellent at making the day memorable. I’ve now used his outfit twice—once with my wife and kids and once with just buddies. Each trip was skillfully designed to fit the occasion. So much bang for my buck! Cant wait to go again!

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thanks for the review, glad you guys had a good time!

West Palm Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, September 5, 2016

I met up with a couple high school buddies we went out for a day of fishing the weather was beautiful the boat is really nice and Captain Hank really knew where to go for the fishing. we cought a bunch of fish even though it was after a major storm and the gulf was kind of turned up. Most of the fish werent as big as we had hoped it but the gulf is pretty shallow for miles and miles out so it’s pretty tough to get bigger fish that we caught. We got some snapper and grouper and all in all it was an awesome day

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Hank Valencia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thanks for fishing with Deep Color Richard, you guys are awesome!

Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, August 1, 2016

Great day on the water Capt Kevin worked vary hard on keeping us happy fishing.

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, July 24, 2016

With out a doubt a GREAT fishing trip with Deep Color Fishing and the BEST Captain!! My Son and I couldn’t have picked a better trip! We caught our limit and released others!  Captain Hank works hard, very friendly, extremely helpful and highly knowledgeable on Deep Sea fishing. Color me HAPPY with Deep Color Fishing

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