Lucky 13 Sportfishing

Setting out from the stunning Carolina Beach, NC, Lucky 13 Sportfishing offers a fantastic selection of trips, both nearshore and offshore. Catering to your needs, you can spend as long or as short as you want on board. Captain Mark Cogdell will be your guide, and he promises to pull out all the stops to make sure you have the time of your life!

You’ll cast off of a 24’ Mako center console that was fully restored in 2012. She was designed to drift along the calmer nearshore waters, as well as atop the deep seas, and is sure to give you a comfortable ride. Powered by twin 140 HP Suzuki engines and equipped with a GPS and fishfinder, you’ll be at the hottest fishing spots faster than you can blink.

In the nearshore waters, you’ll be most likely bottom fishing for species such as Mackerels (Spanish and King), Groupers, and Blacktip Sharks. You can also bottom fish offshore around the reefs and wrecks on the ocean ground. A bit further afield and you’ll target exquisite game fish, like Mahi Mahi and Sailfish, through trolling or even kite fishing, which is unbelievable fun!

On all trips, you’ll be provided with rods, reels, and tackle, as well as a choice of lures and live bait to entice that bite. Be you an experienced angler who can talk about past catches and impress him, or a first-timer who needs a helping hand; Capt. Mark is looking forward to welcoming you aboard. So hop on and start fishing!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    Spend 10 hours between 20–40 miles offshore big game fishing in the Atlantic for big game species such as Mahi Mahi and Sailfish, among many more. You’ll get to troll, spin, or even kite fly on this fantastic trip to the middle of the ocean.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    On this 8-hour trip, you’ll head between 10–25 miles offshore to hunt some big game fish along the Gulf Stream. These waters are also home to nearshore species like Cobia and Amberjacks. Sharks are commonplace here, and you’ll be able to use a range of techniques to target them all.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Travel up to 15 miles off the beach, bottom fishing for some nearshore species like King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjacks and Sharks. Keeping you within sight of land, you’ll get to enjoy the beauty of the Carolina Beach shoreline while experiencing fantastic fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This half-day trip will see you drift along the waters up to 5 miles offshore from Carolina Beach. This stunning coastline will blow you away, with its picturesque boardwalk worth the trip alone. However, you’ll be fishing for outstanding nearshore species, like Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Stay near the beach of this wonderful coastal town and experience excellent inshore fishing. Try your hand at trolling, bottom fishing, or spinning to try and reel in a King Mackerel, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, or a Blacktip Shark. You’ll love the feeling of getting a big one on the boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 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
Popping
Kite Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Mark Cogdell
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Member since April 2016
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A trustworthy fishing guide, Capt. Mark Cogdell is eager to take you out on the water and to share his passion with you. Based in Carolina Beach, he's an expert at both nearshore and offshore fishing - how could he not be? He employs all sorts of methods to entice the bite and to reel 'em in, from jigging to kite fishing, trolling to popping, as well as spinning and bottom fishing using both light and heavy tackle.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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4.74
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Dalton Ray Britt Britt
Carolina Beach, NC
 5.00
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10 hour trip

VERIFIED   October 23, 2018
best day of fishing ever check off idem on my bucket list. captain Mark Cogdell is the best, he put us right on the fish. The...
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Mason Walker
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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4hr trip with CPT Mark

VERIFIED   August 4, 2018
The weather held out and we had an awesome time. Captain Mark was very patient with us (a couple amateurs) and was fun to spend...
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Layton Moore
Charlotte, NC
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VERIFIED   June 28, 2018
Fishing trip was a blast, caught a bunch of fish, good variety, my wife caught a shark, we couldn’t be happier with how it...
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Eugene Hill
Birmingham, AL
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1/2 Day trip with Lucky 13 Captain

VERIFIED   June 14, 2018
Good 3 hrs trolling for spanish mackeral and talking with Captain. Weather good but fishing poor.  Caught 4 mackeral and...
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Thomas Griczewicz
Wilmington, North Carolina
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 14, 2018
Beautiful weather, captain mark put us on the fish, and the day could not have been better!
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