S. S. Fish Witch II Charters

If you are looking for the finest angling opportunities that Carolina Beach has to offer, you can’t go wrong with Fish Witch Charters. Captains Carl and Shane Snow will work hard to put their talent to work for you, making sure you have the trip of a lifetime.

The company offers a variety of fishing trips that will suit any angler’s needs and specific wishes. You can stay in the calm waters of the inlet or venture up to 60 miles offshore, spend your day trolling or bottom fishing for whatever is in season – the opportunities are infinite!

The impressive list of your potential catches includes Spanish and King Mackerel, Barracuda, Little Tunny, Blacktip Sharks, Amberjack, Black Seabass, Red Snapper, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish… and the list keeps going!

Fish Witch Charters operates a 42’ Wilder Express Sportfisherman boat, fresh on the water in 2000. It comes powered by twin 370 Volvo Diesel engines and has plenty of fishing space for up to 6 anglers.

The boat is fully rigged with top-notch electronics and professional accessories to make a great catch possible. There is a toilet on board, along with an ice-box for the catch, a fighting chair, outriggers, and downriggers for a professional fishing experience. The only thing that’s missing is you!

All trips come with the use of gear and tackle by Penn and Shimano, bait, lures, and licenses. The first mate will clean and bag your catch at a small fee of 50 cents per pound.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,250
    price breakdown
    $2,250
    This trip will take you up to 60 miles offshore for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and other species.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    Enjoy a full-day adventure for Snapper, Grouper, and many more.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    If you want to spend your whole day concentrating on trolling, this is your trip. You will be targeting Kingfish, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    If you want to add a couple of hours to your time on the water, this trip is ideal for you. You will bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, and other species.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    This is an ultimate trolling adventure for King Mackerel, Wahoo, Barracuda, and other species.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    Take your friends out for a fun day of bottom fishing with Grouper and Snapper among the popular catches.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    This eight-hour trip will take you trolling for King Mackerel, Wahoo, Barracuda, and other species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Depending on the time of year, we'll be fishing for a variety of bottom fish, including Black Sea Bass, Ring Tail Brim, Whiting, Gray Snapper.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Depending on the time of year, we'll be bottom fishing for a variety of fish including Black Sea Bass, Whiting, Ring Tail Brim, Gray Snapper.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Nearshore or a little further offshore on this trip. Depending on the time of year we'll be fishing for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Albacore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trolling (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Nearshore and a little further to offshore. Depending on the time of year, fishing for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Albacore.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Add one more hour to your time on the water and go for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Barracuda, and other species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    On this afternoon trip, you will be fishing for Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and other species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This morning trip will take you fishing for Spanish Mackerel and other species in the inlet.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this afternoon trip, you will be fishing for Spanish Mackerel and other species in the inlet.
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About the Captain

Shane & Carl Snow
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
164 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
154 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Our style of fishing is diversified. We do all types of fishing, nearshore to offshore. We specialize in teaching our customers how to fish and letting them do as much as they want to catch the fish. Carl: "After serving in the USCG, decided to start fishing for a living and making sure his customers got hooked on this awesome sport!" Shane: "Grew up fishing. Loves it just like his dad and is following in his dad's footsteps!"

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Wilder Express Sportfisherman (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 370HP Volvo Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Friendly captain
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98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Half Day Morning Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on October 2, 2020
Capt Shane put us on the fish early and kept us busy most of the trip. The boys had a blast pulling in all those Spanish Mackerel...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on November 2, 2020
We had a great time this past Monday with three boys turning 10. The Captain and crew were great helping the boys and answering...
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Fishing on Fish Witch

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 30, 2020
This was my first time on a charter, I must say it meet all my expectations and then some. Freddie and Chip was awesome and...
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Half Day Trip with Chip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 7, 2020
I can’t remember the Captain’s name but he was awesome! He put us right on the fish!!!!!! And I can’t say enough about...
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10 hr trolling trip with Capt Fred and Chip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip - Trolling on June 11, 2020
Best experience i’ve had in a very long time.  Capt Fred did an exceptional job navigating the 10ft swells that accompanied...
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