We Offer Gulfstream, Trolling, Live Bait, and Bottom Fishing Trips!

All Tackle and Bait is included with each trip and trust us -we have the very best in Tackle. No Saltwater Fishing License is required. We have a blanket license that covers everyone on board. We offer Trolling Trips, Live Bait/Trolling, as well as Bottom Fishing Trips. On a trolling trip the boat is always moving and the anglers take turns reeling in the fish while on a Trolling/Live Bait fishing trip we troll some as well as stop over different structures/wrecks and target HUGE fish as well as sharks with the live bait. On our bottom fishing trips we will head out to some very productive ledges and the boat is anchored while you fish.  Different species are targeted with each type of trip depending on the season. Fish Cleaning is included on all trolling and live bait trolling trips.


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What Our Customers Are Saying!

We could not have asked for a better fishing outing with our kids (4x ranging from 5 to 10 years old). Bill, his wife Kristie, and Seth made the entire trip a safe and fun experience. We landed 27 fish in our 4 hour trip. That was plenty to wear out all of our kids from the fun. Our next trip to this area will absolutely include another adventure on the Hot Ticket charter. Thanks again to Bill and his crew for the great trip!
Aaron Heisler
Bill, Kristie and Seth were so gracious to our family. We took our 2 girls 6 and 9 on a couple hour croaker fish trip around the bouy near the inlet. They explained the process to the girls, let them real every fish in, answered every question these two little girls had. The girls were the center of attention for the entire trip, the crew focused on them and made this the most amazing experience either has had. They each had a chance to steer the boat and ride in up top. Captain Bill was very cautious as we did catch some species that could have been harmful and made sure the girls were always safe. We laughed a lot and shared stories with the girls of other trips and experiences they have had. I would recommend this charter boat and crew to everyone I know who has kids and very little experience. These girls had never been on a bit fishing before. The Hot Ticket is generous and friendly, and the way they do their job shows how they love what they do. I wish there was more than 5 stars to give this company.
Ryan Witham
I have been offshore fishing numerous times. Captain Bill is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. This was by far the most fun and best trip I’ve been on. There is no better choice when it comes to fishing in CB.
Hews Hyre
I took my boys on a Sunday morning six hour fishing charter. It could not have been more amazing. Captain Bill and first mate Seth were fantastic. They were a wealth of knowledge and so supportive and made it so easy and so fun wish every day of my vacation could be that great. They were so accommodative and their ship was great and you would’ve thought the fish were working for them. This is my third charter by far our best one. I’d recommend this experience to anyone who wants to have a good time.
Payton Danti
We had an incredible day fishing with Captain Bill and Hot Ticket Fishing Charters! We caught 23 fish total, our limit of Amber Jack, a copier of Barracuda, and ton of King Mackerel. His mate Seth was also very professional and friendly. Can’t wait to go again!
Wade Coble
Capt. Bill and Capt. Kristie run a great boat. Safe, clean, and they put us on the fish!! Willing to do extra to make sure we had a great trip. Can’t wait to fish with them again!!
Scott Parry
Best charter we have been on yet!! Captain Bill and Jeff was outstanding. We went on a 10 hour trolling trip June 14th and these guys made it fun and put us on the fish! Everything was phenomenal starting with the booking process with Kristie over the phone she knew we wanted to catch big fish and Bill had it planned out for us and it showed! We literally was catching large amberjacks, barracuda and king mackerel within 10-15 min of stopping. The whole day we caught fish and honestly never went 30 min or so without catching one. We caught over 20 fish and it’s because Bill and Jeff were constantly talking and switching baits and trying different things when we went over areas that produced fish in the past. These guys put in the time and it definitely showed! We will definitely book again next year and highly recommend anyone wanting a great day of fishing to book with Hot Ticket!
Ben Tullock
Capt Bill and his first mate Jeff were terrific! We caught a lot of fish, which was super fun and the boat ride was just as enjoyable. We took our kids with us, and the guys were GREAT w/them. We’ve been coming to Carolina Beach for a number of years now, and this was easily one of the best experiences we’ve had here!
Robert Krieghoff
From the initial conversation with Christy we knew we were in good hands. Christy explained everything we needed to know and followed up as needed to assure we were set. Bill and Jeff provided a morning of great fishing and relaxing boating. The 21 Spanish Mackarel we caught were expertly prepped for cooking. Our meal the evening after was perfect. Planning our full day trip for some time Fall or Winter and will definitely be planning around Hot Ticket’s availability.
Drew Setchfield
The Hot Ticket Charter is exactly that! THE Hot Ticket! Great fishing. Great Crew! Awesome boat. We caught a ton of fish. The crew made it all possible Capt. Bill was fantastic at finding fish and the 1st mate was funny , informative, helpful and worked hard.. They filet all the fish when we returned after our 6 hr. trip. Looking forward to many more trips on the HOT TICKET!!
Michael Chapman
Five stars for Hot Ticket! I came on as someone having just had surgery, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to take part in anything. Captain Bill was absolutely professional and accommodating, and I was able to fish and catch with everyone else. I can’t recommend charter highly enough.
Ryan Graczkowski
The best boat in Carolina Beach. My family and I had the best time. We will book with them again. . Bill and Jeff, thank you!
Jacob Beauchamp
Captain and crew were great with both my 70 year old Dad and my 10 year old son… Trip was safe, educational, fun, and resulted in a 40+ fish catch at the end of a 5 hour outing. Couldn’t ask for more. Everyone got into the action and had a ball. Five stars and highly recommend Hot Ticket!
Douglas Blue
This trip was amazing!!! The crew went out of their way to make sure our family had a good time and caught lots of fish. My six year old son has not stopped talking about his adventure. Professional, out going, fun and accommodating! We will definitely book another trip when we return to the area. These hosts could not be topped.
An awesome time from beginning till the end. Great people with even better personalities. Would have been a great time even without catching fish till the point of exhaustion. Can’t wait till our next trip.
Brandon Shelley