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
    Half Day Trip - Single Angler (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    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 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30
    US $800
    This trip is for one angler only. 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.
  • Private trip
    Family & Children Trip - PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30
    US $450
    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
    US $450
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Night Snook Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    US $600
    The best way to target Snook is after the sun goes down. Fantastic action as you fish along the many bridge and dock lights in the world-famous "Snook Alley".
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    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 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30
    US $600
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    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
    Tarpon Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    US $1,000
    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.
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Epic journey with an amazingly skilled guide. This wasn’t fishing, this was catching!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Single Angler (PM) on February 9, 2024
Camille is a jack of all trades and knows the area like the back of his hand.  He turned fishing, into catching which was...
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Perfect Family Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Family and Children Trip on April 21, 2024
Perfect mix of catching fish, seeing wildlife (dolphins/manatee) and then exploring to find shark teeth.  Captain Camille...
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Great Captain with A LOT of patience!

VERIFIED   Family & Children Trip - PM on February 19, 2024
We took the family out for and afternoon charter. While the bite wasn’t explosive, we did find fish! 3 kids with us that...
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Captain Camille Finds the Fish!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 8, 2024
Camille got us to where the fish were and was very good with his instructions how to fish for them so we could hook and catch...
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Fantastic time on the intercoastal!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 27, 2023
My husband and sons 11 and 9 had an excellent time on a half day intercoastal charter. They caught a lot of fish and appreciated...
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FAQs about High Class Hooker Charters - Venice

High Class Hooker Charters - Venice offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per person - Half Day Trip - Single Angler (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per person - Half Day Trip - Single Angler (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Family & Children Trip - PM (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Family and Children Trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Night Snook Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Tarpon Fishing Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with High Class Hooker Charters - Venice, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Cooler On Board

Trips booked with High Class Hooker Charters - Venice include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

High Class Hooker Charters - Venice offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

High Class Hooker Charters - Venice offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with High Class Hooker Charters - Venice include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Camille Mellot
Venice, Florida, United States
163 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
360 Customer reviews
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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
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit

Boat specs

Mako (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Cooler On Board

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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