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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High Class Hooker Charters - Venice

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Venice
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High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota

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Sarasota
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Cory D.
Littleton, CO
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3/4 day with Captain Camille

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Ron C.
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Awesome half-day on the water and a great captain!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 1, 2021
We were visiting from Minnesota and booked a last minute half day trip.  Right up front I was impressed with how much effort...
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Chris N.
Huntington, IN
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Half day afternoon trip with Captain Camille

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 12, 2021
My grandson was feeling pretty down after getting no bites fishing a half dozen times offshore. We booked this trip and asked...
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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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Dave S.
Wadsworth, OH
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Half Day Inshore Single Fisher

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Single Angler (AM) on October 2, 2020
I have chartered at least a dozen fishing trips in the last 10 years. This was my 1st as a single fisher, and inshore.  The...
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