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, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Little Tunny, Blacktip Sharks, Amberjack, Black Seabass, Red Snapper, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Spotted Seatrout,  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.

Special notice: due to the ongoing fuel crisis and in an effort to not raise our charter prices, we are currently charging a fuel surcharge. Anything over $3.00 per gallon x the round trip gallons will be the fuel surcharge.  This will be calculated via an estimate after you book a trip. We appreciate your understanding of the fuel situation.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Fishing for Spanish Mackerel during the warm water months.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Fishing for Spanish Mackerel during the warm water months.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Add one more hour to your time on the water and go for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Barracuda, and other species, depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    On this afternoon trip, you will be fishing for Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and other species, depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trolling (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    Nearshore and a little further to offshore. Depending on the time of year, fishing for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Albacore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    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 Trip – Live Bait
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    On this trip, we will first let the passengers drop down to try and catch live bait. Then we will head offshore a bit to the wrecks and fish for Amberjack!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    This eight-hour trip will take you trolling for King Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda, and other species, depending on the time of year and water temperature.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    Take your friends out for a fun day of bottom fishing for Black Seabass, Pink and Gray Snapper, Porgy, and possible Grouper.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    This is an ultimate trolling adventure for King Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda, and other species.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    If you want to add a couple of hours to your time on the water, this trip is ideal for you. We will be fishing for Black Seabass, Pink and Gray Snapper, Red Snapper, Porgy, Triggerfish, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,800
    If you want to spend your whole day concentrating on trolling, this is your trip. You will be targeting King Mackerel, Barracuda, Mahi (seasonal), and anything else that will jump on the hook!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,900
    Enjoy a full-day adventure of bottom fishing. We do like to go to Frying Pan Tower for this trip. We will be fishing for Black Sea Bass, Pink and Gray Snapper, Red Snapper, Porgy, and Grouper. Plus anything else that wants to jump on your hook!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,500
    This 12-13-hour trip will take you up to 60 miles offshore to the blue water! Depending on the time of year, we will be fishing for Blackfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. Also a possibility of occasional Sailfish jumping the bait!
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About the Charter Operator

Shane & Carl Snow
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
198 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
266 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) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
6 Hour Amberjack Trip
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License
We have a blanket license on the boats

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
We will clean your catch for a fee.
Catch and Release Allowed
Please let Captain know your wishes.

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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Recent Fishing Reports

Jacks and Kings
Jacks and Kings
May 6, 2022
Too windy for the planned GS trip but they had fun on a shorter trip.
Spanish Macks got some size to ‘em!
Spanish Macks got some size to ‘em!
May 2, 2022
Another beautiful day on the ? water with Captain Nick and Chip!
Limit on King Mackerel!
Limit on King Mackerel!
April 30, 2022
They had fun and great eating fish!! With Captain Nick and Chip.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 196 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Fishing with Shane & Carl
Half Day Trip
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
176
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Reid C.
Sanford, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Many Thanks to Captain and deckhand

VERIFIED   6 Hour Bottom Fishing (AM) on September 25, 2021
    My hat is off to Captain Ken on our recent bottom fishing charter. He was very friendly and capable even though I had...
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Marvin M.
Whitakers, NC
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Fred and 1st Mate Parker

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trolling (PM) on August 18, 2021
Captain and 1st mate were very knowledgeable of everything. They both made us feel comfortable and at ease. We were very impressed...
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Mike S.
East Bend, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Afternoon Half Day

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trolling (PM) on May 20, 2022
The Captain and crew knew exactly what to do to put us on some great action and get fish in the coolers! Terrific way to spend...
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Audrey D.
Kelly, NC
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6 hr trip with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trolling (PM) on April 20, 2022
I always enjoy going out at least once a year. I wish they would contact you ahead of time to let you know that you won’t...
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Joshuah G.
Bad Axe, MI
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 3, 2022
We caught a ton of fish, it didn’t seem like there was more than 5 minutes between catches, lots of doubles also
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FAQs about S. S. Fish Witch II Charters

S. S. Fish Witch II Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trolling (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trolling (PM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Live Bait (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Trolling (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Trolling (10 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (10 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Trolling (12 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (12 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Gulfstream (12 hours)

When you book a trip with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (6 Hour Amberjack Trip)
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (We have a blanket license on the boats)

S. S. Fish Witch II Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

S. S. Fish Witch II Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo