High Class Hooker Charters - Venice

High Class Hooker Charters offers light tackle, saltwater fishing charters for anglers of all skill levels, ages, and abilities, in Venice, Florida. Captain Camille has over 18 years of experience fishing these waters, and the surrounding waterways from Tampa Bay down to Charlotte Harbor.

Your professional and experienced guide is so confident that you will catch fish that all of High Class Hooker Charters trips come with a “No Fish – No Pay” guarantee. Simply put, if your party doesn’t catch fish then the charter is free (excluding the deposit). No other guide service in the area can offer a guarantee like that.

You’ll be fishing aboard High Class Hooker Charters 21’ Mako 2018 21lts flats boat powered by a 225 HP Mercury Verado engine. Ride in comfort to the fishing grounds with padded seats and seat backs. This boat is equipped with two large Ice Chests for your catch and refreshments, two Power Pole Shallow Water Anchors for precision anchoring, Garmin GPS/Sonar, a large live well for plenty of bait, and a Minn Kota GPS enabled trolling motor.

Venice, Florida and its surrounding waterways are home to some of the best inshore fishing in Florida. These waters are teeming with some of the most sought-after gamefish including Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, and Tarpon. Other fish often encountered include Sheepshead, Black Drum, Snapper, Cobia, Pompano, Permit, and King Mackerel, to name a few. These waters hold something for every angler.

Captain Camille’s charters include everything that your party will need for a successful day of fishing – including rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. Complimentary water is also provided onboard. After a successful day of fishing sit back and relax as High Class Hooker Charters cleans and bags your catch for you to take home and enjoy.

If you’re in the Venice, Florida area and looking for an exciting day out, step aboard High Class Hooker Charters for an amazing inshore experience. Families and kids are welcome!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    A full day trip is your ticket to the ultimate Florida inshore experience. You'll have plenty of time to visit several fishing areas and target a variety of species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    When a shorter trip just doesn't cut it, this is the next best thing. You'll be fishing inshore for species like Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Seatrout, and more.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Tarpon are the most sought after inshore game fish, considered by many to be the holy grail of light tackle sport fishing. You'll target Tarpon early in the morning along the beaches from Englewood to Anna Maria Island. The average fish weighs between 100 and 130 pounds with fish from 150 to 200 pounds common. Tarpon are famous for their long runs, immense power, and acrobatic leaps. Don't miss out on your chance. Book now. Tarpon trips are limited to 2 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Night Snook Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Night time is prime time for Snook. Target Snook while fishing the lighted docks and bridges along the famed “Snook Alley.”
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    A quick run to the inshore waters is both fun and productive fishing. You'll be targeting the likes of Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Seatrout, and more besides.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Afternoon trips are a great option when you're looking to get some more precious sleep hours in. You'll be fishing the local inshore waters for a variety of species.
  • Private trip
    Family & Children Trip - PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Specifically designed for families with small children ages 5 through 12 years of age. Your charter will spend the first 2 and a half hours targeting fish that bite easily and quickly to keep your children entertained and engaged. The last 1 and a half hours will be spent along the beach or small islands in the bay looking for sharks teeth and shells. Complimentary buckets, sand shovels, and dip nets are provided for the children.
  • Private trip
    Family and Children Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Specifically designed for families with small children ages 5 through 12 years of age. Your charter will spend the first 2 and a half hours targeting fish that bite easily and quickly to keep your children entertained and engaged. The last 1 and a half hours will be spent along the beach or small islands in the bay looking for sharks teeth and shells. Complimentary buckets, sand shovels, and dip nets are provided for the children.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Single Angler (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $570
    price breakdown
    $570
    Sometimes you just don't have anyone else to fish with and you want to get out for a day on the water. High Class Hooker Charters offers a single angler half day rate for just that reason. Everything is the same as the regular half day trip - it's just more economical for the single angler.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Single Angler (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $570
    price breakdown
    $570
    This one is for any angler looking to head out on their own and do some quality afternoon fishing. It's the same as the regular half day trip, but more economical for the single angler.
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About the Captain

Camille Mellot
Venice, Florida, United States
66 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
142 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 225HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 60 reviews
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Half day with Capt Camille
Lorie catching the big ones.
Half Day inland fishing with Captain Camille
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Jeffrey D.
North Port, FL
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A 16th birthday gift for my Grandson. Capt Camille was very knowledgeable and worked hard to teach my grandson how to catch...
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Cape Coral, FL
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VERIFIED   July 8, 2020
My kids and I had a great 1/2 day trip with Captain Camille. He got us on the fish and was a great host on his boat. He did...
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Tampa, FL
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Half Day inland fishing with Captain Camille

VERIFIED   August 9, 2020
Captain Camille has a great boat, fishing equipment, and he knows where the fish are located.  He kept us out longer than...
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Alan S.
Basking Ridge, NJ
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VERIFIED   March 2, 2020
Great learning experience. I pays too hire a pro when you are new to fishing this area. Camille put us on fish the whole trip....
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Marty A.
Nokomis, FL
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VERIFIED   November 27, 2019
Great day with Captain Cam…caught 6 different species of fish today in plentiful numbers, including an abundance that...
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