Looking to catch some super cool fish, have a great time, and only head out a maximum of 25 miles? Then join Captain Mike Tierney of Uptick Charters today for a fishing adventure you won’t forget in a hurry.

You will spend the day aboard his 36’ Cougar catamaran. You and 5 fishing friends will have plenty of space to fish simultaneously on this trip. The boat is equipped with all the necessary electronics to help you track the fish.

You can expect to see a range of species on these trips, including Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Tilefish, and more. These will mostly be caught by trolling and bottom fishing. These trips are great for the whole family.

Even kids as young as 5 can come on these trips. Start their love of fishing from an early age. Due to the nature of the sea, Capt. Mike would recommend to bring them on the inshore trip. If the parent is happy though, Capt. Mike and his crew are happy.

Live bait is prepared before the trip, so you can spend maximum time with your lines in the water. You are welcome to bring along food and drink, which can be kept in the coolers on board. Then, after the trip, transfer your haul into your personal cooler in the car.

Please note, it is customary to tip the crew 20% after the trip. They are with you every step of the trip and will show you the tricks of the trade so you can catch your dream fish. Uptick Charters can’t wait to welcome you on the water and start making some awesome memories together.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 31 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $795
    On this trip you will troll along the shoreline. You will stay within 3 miles of the shore. You will troll for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. All gear is provided. You are welcome to bring along snacks for when you are feeling peckish, and plenty of water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    Seasonal trip May 31 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $795
    Inshore for Spanish Mackerel and Blues
  • Private trip
    Half Day Shark Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $895
    Run about 5 miles offshore and set up a chum line for Sharks. Bring your camera to record some real excitement when the reel starts to scream and you see them up close. The captain will supply all the bait, rods, and fishing licenses. This trip is suitable for up to 6 persons.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 31 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,450
    You will head out a maximum of 3 miles and troll for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. All rods and reels are provided. You can bring food along, and plenty of water. This can all be stored in the cooler on board.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    Full day Trip- Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $1,750
    We go out 5 to 15 miles and set a chum line for sharks. Hammerheads, Blacktip and spinner shark
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 31 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $2,150
    You will fish the towers for Amberjack, troll for Kings and search the weed lines to catch Mahi Mahi. We also have the have trips to bottom drop for Tile and Sea Bass. All equipment is provided. You will need to bring plenty of water and food along. There is a cooler on board for your snacks and drinks.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 31 - Oct 25 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $2,350
    On the trip you will head out to the Gulf Stream to troll for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. On the way out you will search the weed lines and other structures for Cobia. You can bring along food and drink, which can be stored in the cooler on board. All rods and reels are provided.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 65 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
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Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Carlos C.
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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AWESOME CAPTAIN AND CREW

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Deep Sea on June 3, 2024
If you want to have the best fishing experience on the Outer Banks, call Captain Mike of Uptick Fishing, you will the best...
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David H.
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Great family trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 11, 2024
Captain Mike and Firstmate Trey are awesome people would highly recommend them
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Michelle M.
Corolla, North Carolina
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike and First Mate Ben

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 28, 2023
Had a great time with Captain Mike and First Mate Ben even though we couldn’t get the fish biting. Still were able to get...
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MOLLY M.
Moraine, OH
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great way yo start your day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 4, 2023
Trip was awesome.  We will be booking again next year!  Great for those who love to fish and those that just like to be the...
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Craig M.
Lillington, North Carolina
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Great Boat and Crew

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Deep Sea on July 25, 2023
Unfortunately the fish weren’t biting. But captain Mike and Ben worked hard and made it a Fun time. Would absolutely book...
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FAQs about Uptick Charters – Duck

Uptick Charters – Duck offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $795 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $795 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $895 per group - Half Day Shark Fishing (5 hours)
  • US $1,450 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group - Full day Trip- Shark (8 hours)
  • US $2,150 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • US $2,350 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Uptick Charters – Duck, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Uptick Charters – Duck include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Custom to tip 20%)
  • Fishing License

Uptick Charters – Duck offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Uptick Charters – Duck offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Uptick Charters – Duck include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Mike Tierney
Duck, North Carolina, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
80 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
Captain Mike Tierney has been fishing the blue water off the Outer Banks for almost 25 years. He's got decades of experience in both inshore and offshore waters, and he grew up doing a lot of sound and inlet fishing too. Capt. Mike strives to provide everything you'll need for a memorable trip, including tackle, expert advice, and solid fishing action.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tilefish Tilefish

Boat specs

Cougarcat (Catamaran) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
36 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
First Mate
Custom to tip 20%
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age 5
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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Monster Tile fish
Monster Tile fish
June 17, 2024
Tile season is going strong. Getting limits
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Deep sea Trip for Tile Fish
Deep sea Trip for Tile Fish
June 4, 2024
The Tile fishing is great on our DEEP SEA trip. Yesterday we limited out.
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