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
(136 reviews)
Venice
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Sarasota
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Sarasota
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 327 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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4 Hour Solo Trip With Camille
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Chris O.
Sarasota, 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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6 hour trip with Captain Camille

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 18, 2023
Great inland fishing trip with Captain Camille! My sons caught two tarpon, and we later caught some sheepheads and mangrove...
Chris O. recommends High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
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Jeffrey W.
Hamburg, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 Hour Solo Trip With Camille

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Single Angler (AM) on September 22, 2023
I told Capt. Camille my dream was to catch a tarpon. We were hooked up 7 times and it was the fight and catch of a lifetime....
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Karlie P.
Bourbonnais, IL
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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Family fishing trip

VERIFIED   Family and Children Trip on August 15, 2023
We all were able to catch fish and got to see several dolphins and manatees! When we went to the beach we ended up with 30-40...
Karlie P. recommends High Class Hooker Charters - Venice
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Misty M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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What a great morning!

VERIFIED   Family & Children Trip (AM) on June 29, 2023
Went on a family charter with my son. Captain Camille was very patient with him and showed us both how to catch some delicious...
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Jeremy Z.
Rockville, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Trip with Captain Camile

VERIFIED   Family & Children Trip (AM) on December 21, 2022
Captain Camile truly understands what a Family Fishing trip should be. We were able to catch fish for a couple hours then go...
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