The Hot Ticket Difference

You will notice the Hot Ticket difference right away when you give us a call and speak with Kristie who is not only very friendly but also has a superior knowledge of fishing as she herself is a tournament winning angler and a USCG Captain.  She will help you choose between the type of trips offered, what you can expect different times of the year, and make sure that you book the charter that will be the most exciting and fun for your party.

The Boat-39′ Custom Harris Sportfish

  • The Hot Ticket is USCG certified and can carry up to six passengers (Six is the maximum by the US Coast Guard)
  • All trips are run by a licensed USCG Captain putting your safety first.

  • Experienced Captain and Mate both with over 30 years experience on local waters.

  • Powered by new CAT C7 Turbo Charged Diesel engine.

  • 3 Fighting Chairs-You will need them!

  • Top of the line Fishing Gear and Tackle.

  • State of art electronics help us find the fish fast.

  • Upper and Lower Helm stations for catching the big ones.

2021 Refit

In January of 2021 the Hot Ticket was totally refit with tons of upgrades and new features.  The house was rebuilt with new windows including a special solar tint for heat deflection.  On the outside the entire boat was repainted with the hull featuring a light blue Awlcraft 2000 finish.  The bridge was outfitted with new Garmin electronics including fish mapping, 3D relief shading, a 1000 watt transducer for finding fish, night vision, bi-colored spreader lights, a Rigid curved Bar light, and a brand new Apollo Bluetooth and Apple Airplay stereo system with all new fusion speakers, subwoofer, and 2000 watt amplifier.  Going inside we replaced the seating with new Sunbrella cushions as well as a new downstairs helm station.  As far as the mechanical part of the part of the boat we had the 1000 hour service done on the Cat C7 as and a new propellor installed for increased speed.  Below deck all of the wiring was replaced as well as fuel lines and a new fuel filtration system installed with top of the line selector valves.  As we finished with all of the boat upgrades we then turned our attention to the fishing equipment.  We replaced all of the trolling rods and reels with top of the line 2 speed Shimano Tiagras and then purchased all new custom Live Bait fishing rods with Shimano Tiagras as well.  The outriggers were revamped with Triple lines and teaser reels as well.

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Captain Bill Kane

Bill Kane Hot Ticket Carolina Beach NC

Bill Kane – Captain

I have lived in this area since I was 3 years old. As a boy I was introduced to the water at an early age which quickly turned into a passion for fishing and being on the ocean. At the age of 21 I began charter fishing as a mate and soon became a Captain. Now 49 years old and a tournament winning Captain, I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with everyone that I get to fish with. It is my goal to make sure that your group has a great time on the water and we catch fish. Whether it is a tournament or just a fun family outing I will work diligently to find fish and use every resource I have to be in the right place at the right time. I am a true people person and I look forward to meeting you and spending a day on the water.