Trigger Happy Fishing with Captain Mike Valentino
Depart on a guided fishing excursion from Grayton Beach on the “Trigger Happy”. Captain Mike will take you 3-10 miles offshore on his well-equipped Cape Horn vessel. Capt. Mike has been fishing the Grayton Beach area since 1983 and knows the offshore reefs well. We will be fishing state waters within 9 miles of coast. Capt. Mike and award-winning deckhand James Griffith strive to provide a FUN & SAFE trip on the open water for your entire group.
Capt. Mike Valentino
To reserve your date, please contact:
Barbara Valentino 832-723-7544
- $600 for 3 hours or $700 for 4 hours in morning.
- Only 3 hour trips offered in the afternoon
- Cash/Check only. Make Checks payable to: Mike Valentino
- Fish Cleaning Extra / Please include fish cleaning fee w/gratuity
- The boat can accommodate 4 Adults or 5 total if 2 are 12 or under
- Licenses, Bait and Tackle provided
- To keep up with the dates of what fish are legal to keep, check out www.myfwc.com
What to Bring
- Drinks & Snacks in small cooler or use our drink cooler on Boat
Meeting Time / Location
- Morning Trip departs @ 7:00 a.m. Afternoon trip will depart @ 10:45 or 11:45. Depending on length of morning trip. We’ll know the night prior.
- Park near Red Bar (70 Hotz Avenue, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 ) and walk down to waters edge. Meet at orange cones.
- Afternoon trips should plan to arrive a little early to find a parking spot near The Red Bar
“Great fishing with you Mike! The boys really loved it all...from launching and landing on the beach, to catching the bait fish, to landing the 58 inch KING MACKEREL. None of us will ever forget it. We will be back to try and top this next time”. - Steve Zimba, Atlanta, GA.
“Captain MIke and First Mate John,
Can it be said that fishing with your wife and mother in law can be fun? Well, YES, we had an awesome charter and you made it very easy and accessible for the ladies to board the boat from the beach, along with a smooth ride to the famous "Haley Hole". We, or should I say, the women, had the limit of their Grouper within the first hour and half. The snapper were marvelous also. Heck even both the ladies scored King Mackerel, fighting them out of the water and into the cooler. I look forward to our return to charter again.” - Spencer Haley, Nashville, TN
“Phil, Robbie, Adam, and I went fishing on the "Trigger Happy" Saturday AM with Capt. Mike Valentino out of Grayton Beach. As there is no pass and no marina, charters there launch right off the beach. He met us at the public access, loaded us in the boat and drove out to the surf. we spent about an hour catching bait about 100 yards off the beach then went bottom fishing. We put out the trolling lines on the way back in to try to get a king. With only about a mile to go until we were back, FISH ON! we gave Adam the rod and he reeled it in- but not a king, a red snapper. I've never seen a snapper caught when trolling so this seemed fairly odd. Anyway, we look at the graph and there are fish everywhere. I dropped a dead minnow down to the bottom and immediately had a keeper size snapper on. As it came to the surface there were about a dozen more schooling around it. Never seen that before either. A great day on the big pond. We limited out on red snapper and had one nice grouper and some mingo snapper (beeliners) and lane snapper.” - Darren, Auburn, AL
“I just wanted to thank you again for the fantastic day we had on your boat. From the time you picked us up on the beach until the time we picked up our fish you were a total professional. Each of the boy's caught a nice King on the fly line and we all made a contribution to a nice limit of Red Snapper. We caught a huge Varity of fish as well. Man, I sure would have liked to have gotten a look at the big fish that broke my line, that fish had some shoulders.
Mike Miller and myself have both decided, hands down this is the best four hour trip either of us have ever been on. By far the most productive four hours I have ever spent fishing in the Gulf.
I will pass your business cards around to my friends at the office. I also have a business acquaintance that will be in the area sometime this summer and he will be very happy to hear of the success that we had with you. He will get your card.
Top to bottom the "Trigger Happy" fishing service is a class act all the way. “
Regards, Larry A. Morrison - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Check out Capt. Mike’s Grayton Beach Whale Shark Adventure Video
Five Whale Sharks appeared just offshore from Grayton Beach, Florida in the first week of August in 2009. They remained in the local waters for two days. Capt. Mike ferried divers and photographers out to swim and photograph the event. A Whale Shark is not a whale (mammal) but is a gentle, non-dangerous, filter-feeding shark that is the largest living fish species.
James Griffith, a local firefighter/diver in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida captured the underwater video. The large school of bigger fish swimming with the whale shark are cobia. Local illustrator, Edmond Alexander edited the footage and stills to produce this beautiful video.
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