Discover the true essence of freshwater fishing and join Kristy Lynn Charters on an unforgettable adventure on Lake Michigan! With over 30 years of guiding experience, Captain Terry Nied understands the Great Lakes and will make sure your trip is productive, safe, and especially fun!

Whether you’re planning a family trip, a corporate retreat, or looking to get out on the water with a few of your fishing buddies, your captain will accommodate you to best suit your preferences. Your vessel for the day is a spacious 34’ Tiara fishing boat, outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including a flybridge, GPS, and fishfinder.

You’ll have a chance to discover some of the most productive freshwater fishing grounds in the world while traveling in style and comfort. There’s a private head, as well as a kitchen, bed, and air conditioning to provide you with maximum comfort while on board. Capt. Terry loves taking families on his boat and encourages kids of all ages to join. He is extremely patient, an excellent teacher, and loves to entertain all of his guests!

You’ll be provided with top-quality light action rods while you troll for some stealthy Salmon and Trout. Lake Michigan is home to a variety of freshwater species including Steelhead, Brown and Lake Trout, as well as Chinook and Coho Salmon. You’ll be amazed by the amount of life that exists underneath the surface and also appreciate just how pristine these waters truly are.

When it’s time to head back to shore, Capt. Terry will offer to clean your catch so you can take it home and enjoy a delicious Salmon or Trout fillet. Just bring a cooler with some of your favorite food and drinks, and remember to purchase a fishing license prior to your trip. You can buy one at a local store or Capt. Terry will send you the link so you can do it online.

Join Kristy Lynn Charters and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. Remember to bring a camera and come in good spirits, ready to create some epic fishing memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 2 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $380
    Rise and shine! Head out right before sunrise and take this opportunity to go fishing on the largest body of fresh water in the world! You'll be hitting productive Salmon and Trout grounds, using light tackle to troll from 34' Tiara Yacht. Please note, this is a trip for up to 2 guests.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 2 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $380
    Troll for Salmon and Trout on beautiful Lake Michigan while enjoying the view from a comfortable and spacious 34' Tiara. Capt. Terry will take you to productive freshwater grounds and put you on fish while making sure you have a good time on board. This trip is perfect for team-building with colleagues, getting together with friends, or a family outing. Please note that this trip accommodates up to 2 anglers.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) MAX 2
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $450
    A 6-hour charter for 2 persons.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 2
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $450
    This is a 2-person 6-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 3 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $480
    Book your next fishing charter with Capt. Terry, cruise in a 34' Tiara Yacht, and enjoy a productive morning of freshwater fishing on Lake Michigan. Your main targets will be Steelhead, Lake, and Brown Trout, as well as Chinook and Coho Salmon. Please note, this trip is for 2 to 3 people only.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 3 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $480
    Join Kristy Lynn Charters, aboard a 34' Tiara Yacht and enjoy a productive day of fishing on Lake Michigan. Your targets are Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout, as well as Chinook and Coho Salmon. Please note, this trip accommodates between 2–3 people.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    Rise and shine! Head out right before sunrise and take this opportunity to go fishing on the largest body of fresh water in the world! You'll be hitting productive Salmon and Trout grounds, using light tackle to troll from 34' Tiara Yacht. Please note, this trip takes between 2 and 4 people.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) MAX 3
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    A 5-hour charter for 3 anglers maximum.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    Troll for Salmon and Trout on beautiful Lake Michigan while enjoying the view from a comfortable and spacious 34' Tiara. Capt. Terry will take you to productive freshwater grounds and put you on fish while making sure you have a good time on board. This trip is perfect for team-building with colleagues, getting together with friends, or a family outing. Please note that this trip accommodates 2–4 people.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 3
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    Enjoy a 5-hour trip starting at 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $550
    A 5-hour morning charter.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $550
    A 5-hour charter running on weekdays.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $560
    Catch the early sunrise aboard a spacious 34' Tiara yacht and enjoy a productive morning of fishing on Lake Michigan. This enormous body of fresh water is home to some of the best lake fishing grounds, and you can count on Capt. Terry to take you to all the right spots. Get ready to troll the waters for Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as Trout species such as Steelhead. This trip accommodates anywhere up to 4 people, making it perfect for some family fishing!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $560
    Fish comfortably from a 34' Tiara yacht and experience the Great Lakes with a guide who has over 30 years of experience! Lake Michigan is home to many productive fishing grounds and Capt. Terry will take you there and put you on some nice-sized fish. Get ready to troll the waters for Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as various Trout species, including Steelhead. This trip accommodates anywhere up to 4 people, making it perfect for the whole family!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 6 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 22 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $570
    Enjoy a productive morning of fishing on Lake Michigan. You'll troll for Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as Rainbow, Brown, and Lake Trout. This trip takes up to 6 people, perfect for team-building with co-workers, a friends' get-together, or a fun family vacation.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 6 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 22 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $570
    Enjoy an early afternoon fishing trip on Lake Michigan, trolling for Trout and Salmon. This trip can accommodate groups of 6 people comfortably aboard a spacious 34' Tiara yacht. You'll have an experienced guide and first mate to take you to some of the best fishing spots and keep you entertained along the way!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) 6 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $570
    This 5-hour weekend trip will see you trolling for Trout and Salmon on beautiful Lake Michigan. Join Capt. Terry, your guide with over 30 years of experience, and prepare to hit the largest body of fresh water in the world, the amazing Great Lakes. These trips are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and accommodate groups of up to 6 people, so grab the whole family and enjoy a fun day of fishing!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $590
    A 6-hour charter that runs on weekdays.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 6
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $590
    A 6-hour afternoon charter.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) 6 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    Join Kristy Lynn Charters on a fun weekend trip fishing Lake Michigan. Your expert guide, Terry Neid, will put you on big Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Steelhead and other Trout species. These trips are available on the weekends, including Fridays, and accommodate up to 6 people, making it a perfect family outing!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 6 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $630
    Wake up and hit the waters right in time for that early morning sunrise above Lake Michigan! Invite 5 other fishing buddies and enjoy a fun morning of trolling for Trout and Salmon aboard Capt. Terry's 34' Tiara.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 6 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $630
    Six hours is plenty of time to get some quality fishing time in. Whether you're on vacation or playin' hooky from work, Capt. Terry will make sure the time spent on his boat is worth your while. Enjoy the space and comfort aboard his 34' Tiara fishing boat while trolling for Salmon and Trout. This trip accommodates larger groups, up to 6 people.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) 6 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $660
    This charter is for those early risers, anxious to get the first-morning bite. Head out before sunrise and prepare to hit some of the most productive freshwater fishing grounds in North America! You'll troll for Salmon and Trout, using high-performance lures and state-of-the-art gear. Your knowledgable captain will be sure to put on some impressive fish! This weekend trip runs on Fridays as well, and takes up to 6 people, making it the perfect getaway for the whole family!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) 6 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $660
    Book a weekend trip with Kristy Lynn Charters and enjoy a productive 6 hours of fishing on Lake Michigan. Capt. Terry will take you trolling for Salmon and Trout while using high-performance lures so you can expect some intense action using top-of-the-line light tackle. This trip can accommodate groups of up to 6 people, making it perfect for the whole family!
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About the Captain

Terry Nied
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Angler's Choice
74 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2015
Captain Terry Nied is not only a fish person but he's also a people person. His customers agree that he is one of the friendliest and most patient guides on any of the Great Lakes. With over 30 years of experience, you can expect a great teacher and passionate angler, always determined to put you on the biggest fish possible. In a nutshell, Capt. Terry enjoys fishing for fun, being outdoors, meeting new people, teaching kids, and accommodating families. Come share your passion and enthusiasm with Capt. Terry and join Kristy Lynn Charters on Lake Michigan for a fun day of fishing!

About this listing

Targeted species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Tiara (Fish and ski) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 270HP Twin 350 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Private head
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Tips are always appreciated!

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
No minimum age
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (78)
6 hour trip am
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Half Day
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Angler Rating
64
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Kaitlyn C.
Escalon, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5am Charter with Terry

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 3 MAX on May 12, 2022
I cannot say enough good things about this trip! I went with my father and brother for the 5am slot and we had a wonderful...
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Martin M.
Chicago, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) 6 MAX on July 15, 2022
We had a day that was really not optimal for perfect fishing—yet Captain got us out on the water and we were able to hook...
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Miriam M.
Chicago, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with capt teri

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) MAX 2 on June 20, 2022
Never a dull moment caught 5 nice Size coho salmon enjoyed our trip would recommend capt.teri is funny answers questions to...
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Natasha M.
Palatine, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Such a great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 4 MAX on May 5, 2022
We had a great time with Captain Terry fishing for coho salmon. Captain Terry is very personable and definitely gets you on...
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Nancy M.
Quincy, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 2 MAX on April 26, 2022
The captain and his helper were excellent on a day you wouldn’t think you would catch anything they got up on the dish
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FAQs about Kristy Lynn Charters

Kristy Lynn Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $380 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 2 MAX (5 hours)
  • $380 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 2 MAX (5 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) MAX 2 (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 2 (6 hours)
  • $480 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 3 MAX (6 hours)
  • $480 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 3 MAX (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 4 MAX (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) MAX 3 (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 4 MAX (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 3 (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) MAX 5 (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 5 (5 hours)
  • $560 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 4 MAX (6 hours)
  • $560 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 4 MAX (6 hours)
  • $570 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 6 MAX (5 hours)
  • $570 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 6 MAX (5 hours)
  • $570 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) 6 MAX (5 hours)
  • $590 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 5 (6 hours)
  • $590 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) MAX 6 (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) 6 MAX (5 hours)
  • $630 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 6 MAX (6 hours)
  • $630 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 6 MAX (6 hours)
  • $660 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) 6 MAX (6 hours)
  • $660 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) 6 MAX (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Kristy Lynn Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private head
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Kristy Lynn Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips are always appreciated!)

Kristy Lynn Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Kristy Lynn Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Kristy Lynn Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)