Captain
Camille Mellot

Member since November 2014 Venice, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
I am a light Tackle and sight fishing enthusiast, especially when the conditions are right on the flats or in the backcountry. Light Tackle allows clients an opportunity to really go toe to toe with our area game fish in a much more fun and exciting way than with much heavier tackle.

Hey, I'm Captain Camille Mellot

Venice, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
I am a light Tackle and sight fishing enthusiast, especially when the conditions are right on the flats or in the backcountry. Light Tackle allows clients an opportunity to really go toe to toe with our area game fish in a much more fun and exciting way than with much heavier tackle.

My Charter Listings

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(158 reviews)
Venice
Trips from US $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(182 reviews)
Sarasota
Trips from US $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Sarasota
Trips from US $400

Fishing Reports

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 359 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Matthew F. M.
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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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Megan D.
Excellent
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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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Heather W.
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Night Snook Fishing on June 7, 2024
We had a great trip with Capt. Camille.  We were impressed by the fact that there were 5 of us and we had no line tangles! ...
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Jeremy L.
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4 Star

VERIFIED   NEW  Family & Children Trip (AM) on July 1, 2024
Was a great experience, the Captain was very experienced and a great instructor to my young kids.  Would highly recommend...
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Chris M.
Excellent
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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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