High Class Hooker - Offshore

Casey Key Road
Nokomis FL, United States

High Class Hooker Charters is based in Venice, Florida - a prime destination for anglers of all skill levels and abilities. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler, Captain Camille Mellot will customize the trip to suit your abilities and put you on the fish. With over 25 years of experience in these waters, you can count on him to be dedicated to your success and ready to assist in any way.

You will be fishing aboard his 26’ Nautic Star center console equipped with twin 150 HP Yamaha Four Strokes. Boasting the latest Garmin electronics and all the necessary safety gear, she won’t let you down. She also comes with a T-top, padded seating, and a bathroom onboard, making your comfort a sure thing.

High Class Hooker Charters specializes in light tackle sportfishing for a variety of species that call these waters home. Expect to go after the likes of Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Cobia, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Sharks, and more. Capt. Camille is also proficient in handline fishing for giant Goliath Grouper (catch and release only) along area wrecks and reefs.

In fact, he is proud to offer a no-fish no-pay guarantee for any of his offshore trips. He’ll get you on the fish and that’s a fact!

Rods and reels, tackle, bait, ice, and your licenses are all included in the price of a given trip. When you return to the dock, the catch will be cut, cleaned, and bagged for your convenience. So when you’re ready for your next fishing trip, come spend a day with Capt. Camille. He won’t take you fishing, he’ll take you catching.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    If you have a full day to explore the Gulf of Mexico, you can look forward to some awesome fishing. Expect to target species like Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Barracuda, Snapper, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    When a 4-hour trip simply doesn't cut it, this is the next best thing! Come on down to the Gulf and fish for some Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper, Cobia, Hogfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Quick trips to the Gulf are very rewarding if you lack the time to stay longer. Some of the usual suspects you'll go after include Hogfish, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Afternoon trips are a good alternative for anyone looking to avoid the early-morning rush hour. You'll be fishing in the Gulf for the likes of Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, and more besides.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Nautic Star (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

25 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

About the Captain

Camille Mellot
Nokomis, Florida, United States
Member since November 2014
Growing up on a large dairy farm in western Massachusetts, there wasn’t much for my brother and I to do once our chores were done, so we spent the majority of our free time stalking Trout through the mountain streams that flowed across our family’s property. When I moved to Florida, I fell in love with the amazing fishery that is found in Sarasota and the surrounding areas including Tampa Bay, Venice, and Charlotte Harbor. I was very fortunate in that one of the first people I met when I moved here was one of the best guides in the area and over time he taught me the intricacies and tactics for successfully fishing both the inshore and offshore waters of the greater Sarasota area. Now, many years later the area waterways feel more like home to me than any other place on Earth.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Nokomis Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Fished September 2, 2017
Camille Mellot (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 3, 2017

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to fish with you both.

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I had the best time fishing that I ever had before and caught the most amount of big groupers. The captain was very nice professional and very easy to get along with.

Fished August 18, 2017
Camille Mellot (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 20, 2017

Thank you. It was great fishing with you. Hope to fish with you again in the future.

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