Kristy Lynn Charters

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
    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)
    $630
    price breakdown
    $630
    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)
    $630
    price breakdown
    $630
    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!
  • 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)
    $560
    price breakdown
    $560
    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
    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)
    $560
    price breakdown
    $560
    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)
    $540
    price breakdown
    $540
    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)
    $540
    price breakdown
    $540
    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 – 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)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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)
    $480
    price breakdown
    $480
    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)
    $480
    price breakdown
    $480
    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
    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)
    $465
    price breakdown
    $465
    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)
    $455
    price breakdown
    $455
    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)
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    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 (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)
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    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 (AM) 2 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $340
    price breakdown
    $340
    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)
    $340
    price breakdown
    $340
    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.
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About the Captain

Terry Nied
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
20 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) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

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
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

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
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Steven F.
Western Springs, IL
 5.00
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Great day with Captain Terry!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 4 MAX on June 23, 2020
Captain Terry was spot on with his Lake Michigan experience of finding the fish. Being somewhat rough water in the first...
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Miriam M.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM) 4 MAX on August 27, 2020
HAD AN AWESOME TIME IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A FUN DAY FISHING WITH AN AWESOME CAPT. BOOK YOUR TRIP KRISTY LYNN 👍😊😎
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David W.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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Fish Lives Matter! They taste pretty good too!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekday (AM) 4 MAX on August 19, 2020
Thanks Terry for the awesome morning! My son Zach had a fantastic time. We also had a great grilled lake trout last night!
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Richard B.
Romeoville, IL
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Half day trip with captain Terry

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) 6 MAX on July 12, 2020
We arrived at 4:30 in the morning out on the water captain Terry was ready to go we had a great day on the water and caught...
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Larry W.
Huntley, IL
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM) 6 MAX on August 23, 2020
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