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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!



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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278 reviews
  • Jubilee Brown
    Jubilee Brown
    2 weeks ago

    What an amazing family day! We loved Captain Bill and Dylan - and our record haul of 29 black fin tuna! They knew just where to go and taught us a ton - made us feel like we did all the hard work (when we know it was you guys!) They prepared the fish sushi grade at dockside upon return. When we went to the grocery after, we chatted with the checkout clerk who said, “Great fishing day? You must have been with Hot Ticket!” That’s for sure!

  • Shane Hayward
    Shane Hayward
    3 weeks ago

    We had an awesome morning on the water today! Captain Clint and Dylan were great guys and ran a well-oiled operation. The Hot Ticket was a meticulously maintained boat with all the creature comforts of home but built for fishing! We had an awesome guys fishing trip even with some questionable weather/waves. We will definitely be back! Thanks again Clint & Dylan 👍🏼👍🏼

  • Thomas Ziegler
    Thomas Ziegler
    a month ago

    I had an amazing experience with Hot Ticket Charters on my fishing excursion today! The crew was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and ensured we had a fantastic time out on the water. The captain skillfully navigated to prime fishing spots, and we caught some impressive fish! The equipment provided was top-notch, and the overall atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. I highly recommend Hot Ticket Charters for anyone looking for an unforgettable fishing adventure!

  • Joseph Clontz
    Joseph Clontz
    a month ago

    Went on a work trip with Favored Home Buyers and decided to run a charter while we were out. Mainly all first timers for us in fishing terms. Trip was great, we caught tons of fish and had a great time. Bill and Dylan were awesome and made it worthwhile. Definitely recommend.

  • Hannah Ziegler
    Hannah Ziegler
    2 weeks ago

    I recently went on a fishing charter with Bill, Kristie, and Dylan on the Hot Ticket, and it was unforgettable! The trip was flawlessly organized and incredibly enjoyable from start to finish. The captain and crew were professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about fishing. They ensured everyone had a fantastic time, regardless of experience. The boat was clean, well-maintained, and fully equipped. We visited prime fishing spots with non-stop action, catching more fish than I imagined. The crew offered great tips and even cleaned and filleted our catch for an easy, delicious dinner that night. Hot Ticket Fishing Charters came to us highly recommended and I would pass that sentiment along to anyone!

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