When you book a trip with Hot Ticket Sportfishing, you know to expect a fun-filled day on the water! The professional crew has over 25 years of local experience and is dedicated to making sure you catch fish!

Hop aboard a 39’ Harris sport fishing boat that was updated in 2020, along with new electronics and all new fishing gear. The "Hot Ticket" has a flybridge to help spot the big ones and a downstairs helm station for those days when you need all hands on deck for multiple hookups.

The cockpit features 3 fighting chairs, a huge fish box, outriggers, downriggers, and plenty of room for everyone to be where the action is. Inside, you’ll find seating for everyone as well as a private toilet and downstairs bunk if you need to take a break.

The crew offers all kinds of trips, depending on how long you want to stay on the water, or whether you prefer trolling or bottom fishing. You can target various species including King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Black Seabass, Sharks, and even Sailfish.

All of your fishing gear, bait, tackle, and ice are provided. All you need to bring is whatever you want to eat and drink. At the end of the trip, the crew is more than happy to clean your catch to take home.

Hot Ticket Sportfishing is just what you need for your next Carolina Beach adventure! The crew is always set and ready – the only thing missing is you.



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
    $700
    This half day morning trip is a great choice for novice anglers and families with children. You'll mainly troll for Spanish Mackerel, but you never know what else you may catch. All of your gear is provided and you're free to bring any drinks and snacks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    This is the perfect trip for those anglers who prefer to sleep in and is a great choice for novice anglers and families with children. You'll mainly troll for Spanish Mackerel, but you never know what else you may catch. All of your gear is provided and you're free to bring any drinks and snacks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    A 6-hour live bait and trolling trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    Fish using live bait for 8 hours.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,750
    Enjoy 10 hours trolling for various species.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $2,250
    A bottom fishing catching Grouper, Snapper, Seabass, Grunt, Triggerfish, Pinky, etc.

About the Captain

Bill Kane
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
11 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
I grew up fishing the local waters in Carolina Beach. When I finished college, my passion for the water turned into more than just a hobby and I began commercial fishing. After a couple of years, I became a Captain. I'm now 49 years old, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience of the ocean with others. I stay informed and up to date on where the fish are and the latest and greatest techniques to catch the big ones. I've been married to my wife Kristie for 19 years and she's also a tournament-winning angler and Captain. Please give me a call anytime and let's go fishing!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Harris (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 460HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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, 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Douglas T.
Evergreen, CO
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Our Dream Trip Out with Hot Ticket Sportfishing

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling on July 28, 2022
Everyone caught their limits in huge amberjack and plenty of Spanish Mackerel for our family reunion fish fry ( which was...
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Nam L.
SIENNA PLANT, TX
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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Good Time

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling on October 15, 2021
This was an excellent trip for us.  We were able to catch some big fishes. The Captain is very knowledgeable and took time...
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Jed C.
Lake City, MN
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 26, 2022
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Brittany M.
Americus, Georgia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 28, 2022
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Michael E.
Winder, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip fishing for Spanish Mackerel

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on September 8, 2020
We had Bill as the captain and Jeff as the first mate and we had an afternoon trip booked. We were carefully watching the weather...
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FAQs about Hot Ticket Sportfishing

Hot Ticket Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling (8 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Trolling (10 hours)
  • $2,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Hot Ticket Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hot Ticket Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hot Ticket Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hot Ticket Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hot Ticket Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)