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.
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My Charter Listings

High Class Hooker Charters - Venice

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(115 reviews)
Venice
 Last booking: 5 days ago
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High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(167 reviews)
Sarasota
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High Class Hooker Charters - Siesta Key

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Sarasota
 Last booking: 2 days ago
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Fishing Reports

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 284 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Best time with kids of all ages!!
Best time with kids of all ages!!
Best time with kids of all ages!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Ted A.
Venice, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Camille

VERIFIED   NEW  Family and Children Trip on August 3, 2022
Captain Camille was fantastic with my grandkids as well as my son and daughter in law. Grandkids never fished from a boat on...
Ted A. recommends High Class Hooker Charters - Venice
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Karen S.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best time with kids of all ages!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Family & Children Trip (AM) on August 10, 2022
We took out 21,13,11,and 8 year olds on a family trip! It was the best choice and highlight of our entire vacation!!! The guide...
Karen S. recommends High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
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Chris H.
Tucson, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great captain and fun experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 27, 2022
He did an amazing job with the little kids and even us big ones. He was very patient with the little ones not being patient....
Chris H. recommends High Class Hooker Charters - Venice
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David D.
Lithia, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Wonderful Afternoon Charter

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 14, 2022
Five of us thoroughly enjoyed the professional charter with Captain Camille.  His respect for our desires to focus on the...
David D. recommends High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
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Leanne R.
Boiling Springs, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Family & Children Trip (PM) on July 13, 2022
Great experience…Camille was great with the kids…would definitely do it again.
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