Uptick Charters – Duck

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 22’ Kencraft center console. You and 3 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • 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
    $1,850
    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.
  • 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
    $1,650
    You will fish the towers for Amberjack, and search the weed lines to catch Mahi Mahi. Will also have the opportunity 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 you can store this in.
  • 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
    $995
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $825
    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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 31 - Sep 30
    $625
    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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    Seasonal trip May 31 - Sep 30
    $625
    Inshore for Spanish Mackerel and Blues
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About the Captain

Mike Tierney
Duck, North Carolina, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
49 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cougarcat (Catamaran) originally built in 2012. 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
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
52%
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Michael C.
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Great OBX Charter

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 20, 2020
A group of us took out this charter hoping to catch some Wahoo (Yellowfin mostly moved north and the weed lines for Mahi have...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 16, 2020
Captain Mike and crew went above and beyond to land us a fish. Between the funnel clouds and misc storms they kept us safe....
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Mike K.
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Full day with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on June 9, 2020
Capt Mike is very knowledgeable about his fishing.  Very personable and fun individual
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 21, 2020
Well, it’s fishing! We were excited with 4 green horns including my six year old to catch their fish OBX fish, however not...
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Liza B.
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Great Day for kids!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 13, 2020
Captain Mike did not give up until kids caught 8 fish!!
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FAQs about Uptick Charters – Duck

Uptick Charters – Duck offers the following trips to customers:
  • $625 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $625 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $825 per group - Half Day Shark Fishing (5 hours)
  • $995 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • $1,850 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

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)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo