What’s made Eagle Point Fishing Camp unique since 1929 is its location and business model. Because it's in the center of the Galveston Bay, EPFC allows anglers to conveniently fish a vast stretch of water spanning from Houston to Galveston. Using the same full-service concept as its date of establishment, EPFC has proven for nearly a century that easy access to the water combined with a skilled staff creates the perfect fishing experience. Along with the boat ramp, boat storage, live bait for purchase, gas dock, tackle shop, and RV park, EPFC has always had a fleet of shrimp boats to supply the bait that so many of their regular customers desire. Their successful commercial shrimping business has been an intricate part of what makes EPFC unique.
Eric Valentino, General Manager
Since he was four years-old, Eric Valentino spent every summer working at Eagle Point Fishing Camp with his dad, Johnny Valentino, Jr., and shrimping with his Grandpa Johnny Gray Valentino, so it’s no surprise that life on the water became his passion. Eric always knew he would take over the family operation. After spending 17 years in sales, he hung up his suit and tie and decided to get back to his shorts and T-shirts. In 2013, he became General Manager of EPFC and is now responsible for continuing the growth of the business.
Johnny Valentino, Retired (But Always Working)
Eagle Point Fishing Camp is part of Johnny Valentino. While growing up in San Leon in the 1950s, he spent his summer months on the water shrimping with his father, Johnny Gray Valentino, in Galveston Bay and on the Gulf of Mexico. After college and a stint in the army, Johnny thought he was destined to be a football coach or an FBI agent, but when he returned from being stationed in Germany, he received an offer from his Uncle Bubba Valentino to take over Eagle Point Fishing Camp. Fate stepped in, and Johnny knew where his future would lead him for the next forty years. Johnny was the driving force in making EPFC the best full-service fishing camp in Texas. After working tirelessly to create such a success, Johnny “retired” in 2013. Now, he spends his days off creating his own hours, which happen to be to EPFC’s benefit. He’s usually helping with anything and everything at the camp.
For anyone who wants to learn how to fish and where to fish, there’s no one better to ask than Captain Windy Marshall. Windy is one of the most famous fishing guides on the Gulf Coast, dating back to the 1970s. After building one of the biggest fishing guide services in the region out of Eagle Point Fishing Camp, he used his entrepreneurial spirit to establish one of the largest bulk mail businesses in the state of Texas. After an early retirement took him to the mountains of North Carolina, he decided to come back to the place he calls home: Eagle Point. Now, he manages the bait and tackle shop, where his knowledge and experience give patrons the tools they need to have a successful fishing experience.
Captain David Dillman, Bait & Tackle Shop Manager
Captain David Dillman has been a fishing guide out of Eagle Point Fishing Camp since the 1980s. In 1998, he fished part-time when he took a job as the YMCA Childcare Director. The many talents he learned managing and caring for multiple kids has come in handy now that he is back at Eagle Point managing the many characters of the bait shop team. When he isn't running the bait shop, you can find Captain David out on the water as a fishing guide or holding boating school classes.. Give us a call at Eagle Point if you want to book a charter or boat school class, and Captain David would be happy to help you!
Rob Halik, Energizer Bunny
Rob proudly served our country while working on a nuclear aircraft carrier for the Navy. It is hard to find Rob without a smile on his face so sometimes we wonder what he is up to. Rob has been serving Eagle Point Fishing Camp customers since 2016 and has become a star for our regulars. When Rob is away from the office he is passionate about time with his mother, gaming, and movies. We need more Robs in this world. He is Fantastic!
Chill Pillsbury, Business Development
Chill has many years in the boating industry while humbling beginning at the family boat dealership, Pillsbury Boats in Dallas, back in the 70's. Working with his Father, Mother, Brothers, and others had its challenges at times but Chill said it was very gratifying. "He loved it". After graduating from Baylor he has had many years in the boating retail business with broad experience in a couple of boat dealerships. Chill is committing to providing the best experience we can offer to anglers and boaters that share a passion for boats and the water as he does. When Chill is not by the water he is love to be with his wife, Lisa, and his 4 children and now Grandchildren. Eagle Point loves having an additional Waterman on the roster and he is in the starting line up with our other teammates.
Ray Repczynski, Master Fix-it
Ray Repczynski spent his career in the automotive world as a mechanic. His passion for America's sports car led to him opening his own Corvette repair business. For years, his nationally renowned Corvettes By Ray ensured that 'Vettes from vintage to shiny new ran perfectly. After retiring, Ray missed his need for speed and found plenty of action at Eagle Point Fishing Camp to keep his mind, body, and soul (if that's what you want to call it) fulfilled. Now, he helps out on special projects at the marina, and he is our "phone a friend" whenever something goes awry. Ray knows how to fix everything. Just ask.