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

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (85)
Venice
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trips from $325

High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (132)
Sarasota
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4.9
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Best captain and trip in a long time!!!!
Best captain and trip in a long time!!!!
Best captain and trip in a long time!!!!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Matt B.
Brentwood, TN
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Best captain and trip in a long time!!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2021
Captain Camille will give you the “no fish, no pay” guarantee because he knows he has nothing to worry about. In roughly...
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Cory D.
Littleton, CO
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3/4 day with Captain Camille

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 29, 2021
2 of my sons and I were able to fish with Captain Camille today. We had a great day on the water with 37 landed fish. Mostly...
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Dwayne T.
McKinney, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Camille

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 11, 2021
I brought my wife, who had never been fishing, and my boys.  Captain Camille was awesome and very patient helping us all to...
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Mike B.
Windermere, Florida
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Son’s first fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 23, 2021
I told Captain Camille that this was my 6 year old sons first trip and I wanted him to have a great experience. Captain Camille...
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Tom M.
Fishers, IN
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 28, 2021
Our 4 person group included a teenager, grandfather and parents.  No experience. Captain Camille was an expert guide and extremely...
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