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Welcome to Hot Ticket Fishing Charter, a premier fishing experience in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. With over 30 years of experience and a friendly and professional crew, we specialize in providing an enjoyable day on the water. At Hot Ticket Fishing Charter, we pride ourselves on giving all our guests an amazing adventure while catching plenty of fish, no matter your skill level. Join us and explore the beauty of the local waters while creating unforgettable memories with family and friends.

Captain Bill Kane of Hot Ticket Fishing Charter has been a lifelong member of the Carolina Beach fishing community. With 49 years of experience, he is an experienced and tournament-winning captain with a passion for sharing his knowledge and expertise to have a great time on the water and catch fish. Whether it’s a family trip or an angling competition, Captain Bill provides exceptional service on the water in pursuit of that big catch. Join him and experience the best that Carolina Beach has to offer.

Hot Ticket is an incredible 39 ft. custom Harris Sportfish charter boat with brand new, turbo-charged CAT C7 diesel engines. Equipped with everything you need to find and reel in fish, such as state-of-the-art electronics for finding fish fast, two helms, three fighting chairs, outriggers and downriggers, two huge fish boxes and a flybridge to spot the big ones. Inside, you’ll find an air-conditioned salon and a restroom with a sink and shower. Hot Ticket is the perfect charter boat for any fishing adventure.

Hot Ticket Fishing Charter specializes in targeting the most sought-after fish in the area. Popular species include King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Black Seabass, Sharks, Sailfish, Bluefish and Triggerfish. We troll nearshore for Mackerel and Sharks as well as reef and wreck fishing to target bottom feeders like Grouper and Snapper and reef fish like Cobia and Amberjacks. Further offshore, we venture into the Gulfstream, where anglers can expect to find pelagic trophies like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna and even Sailfish and Blue Marlin.

Hot Ticket Fishing Charter offers a variety of fishing techniques to ensure you have the best experience. We specialize in Gulfstream, trolling, live bait and bottom fishing trips, as well as light tackle, heavy tackle and drift fishing. Our experienced captain stays informed on the latest trends and has many techniques in his arsenal to put you on the fish. He knows the best tactics for catching big fish.

Hot Ticket Fishing Charter offers a variety of trips for anglers of any skill level. Our trolling trips range from 4-10 hours, while our live bait and bottom fishing charters range from 6-10 hours. For the ultimate deep sea adventure, join us on an extended 12+ hour Gulfstream trip and enjoy some of the best big game fishing available. Come experience the thrill of fishing with Hot Ticket Fishing Charter.

Hot Ticket Fishing Charter offers all the supplies necessary for a successful fishing trip! Not only do they provide the best tackle, bait, and no-license required fishing excursions, but they also have top-of-the-line Shimano Tiagras two-speed trolling rods and custom Live Bait fishing rods to ensure an enjoyable experience. Remember to bring food, beverage, sun protection, motion sickness medication, and a camera to capture memories and bragging rights of your catches. The crew is happy to clean your catch at the end of the day so you can take it home.

One thing that sets apart Hot Ticket Fishing Charter from all the other charters around is Kristie, the wife of Captain Bill. As an award-winning angler and USCG Captain, she helps guests select the right charter for their needs and provides insights into what to expect during different times of the year. Our guests gain access to her superior knowledge and expertise in fishing.

At Hot Ticket Fishing Charters, you’ll experience a fishing adventure like no other. With a family-run charter and experienced crew, you are guaranteed an unforgettable, safe and enjoyable day on the waters of Carolina Beach. Whether you’re looking for a casual trip or an action-packed excursion, Hot Ticket has something for everyone! Join us today and create your own memorable fishing story!

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Fishing Charter Rates

  • Trolling (4 Hours)
    $ 700.00
  • Trolling (6 Hours)
    $ 1,150.00
  • Trolling (8 Hours)
    $ 1,500.00
  • Trolling (10 Hours)
    $ 1,750.00
  • Bottom Fishing (8 Hours)
    $ 1,750.00
  • Bottom Fishing (10 Hours)
    $ 2,250.00
  • Gulfstream (All Day)
    $ 2,650.00

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  • Brian Fleming
    Brian Fleming
    7 months ago

    We had an awesome time with Captain Bill and Brandon! Both of them made sure the kids caught plenty of fish. The boat was super clean and the weather was good. Kristie kept in touch all week and explained everything clearly. Brandon cleaned our catch for us and they made sure we had plenty of opportunity to take pictures for the kids. They even went out of their way to get us an opportunity to catch a shark, my boys were so excited. They whole crew made it a great experience! If I make my way back to Carolina Beach I will book again!

  • Rasheedah Graham
    Rasheedah Graham
    7 months ago

    Had an AWESOME time! Boat was spacious, comfortable, and very clean. Capt knew exactly where to go to make it a successful trip. The entire crew had a fun sense of humor. And at the end, they cleaned all our fish for us!!! I'd definitely recommend having Hot Ticket on speed dial.

  • Jackie LeMere
    Jackie LeMere
    a year ago

    My best man (little brother) and some of my groomsmen planned a fishing charter with Captain Bill of the Hot Ticket and his mate Seth for my bachelor weekend because I have always wanted to go offshore fishing. Captain Bill was amazing, he is knowledgeable, taught us about fishing, the why and how of everything, and just has an amazing vibe about him. Seth his mate was extremely helpful to us on the deck and also shared his knowledge. We all laughed, joked, and shared stories which made this experience so much fun, felt like we’d know each other for years. When we plan another charter we will definitely be booking the Hot Ticket with Captain Bill!!! And we can’t forget Kristie who was extremely helpful in the booking experience, she showed up at the dock when we returned and got an awesome group picture of us.

  • Alan Haynes
    Alan Haynes
    a year ago

    This was our second charter with Hot Ticket. I will gladly say Capt. Bill, Capt Kristie, and Seth are second to none. They are all wonderful with children and first time anglers. The entire crew will make sure you have an enjoyable time. We were blessed with good seas and were able to catch a limit of Amber Jacks and some Spanish for the cooler. Bill is a very knowledgeable Captain. I love his style of if they are here and bite, we stay and catch em, if not we move on. Don’t try to “guide” the guide as I have always said. Let the Hot Ticket crew do what they do better than anyone. Nothing like screaming drags and peeling line. FISH ON!!!! See you again soon Hot Ticket

  • Steve Webber
    Steve Webber
    8 months ago

    I had an amazing trip with Captain Bill and Blake. The strikes and catching was non-ending! The weather was perfect and I really enjoyed the entire trip! I can’t wait to fire up the grill and try new recipes for the beautiful Amber Jack and Spanish Mackerel that filled my cooler. I can’t say enough about the hospitality the fine people at Hot Ticket Charters showed me. It was a learning experience as well. Thanks guys, see y’all next time!

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