Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters

If you’d like to spend an enjoyable day on a lake and chase various interesting species, then Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters is the right choice for you. A place of many good fishing spots, Lake Michigan not only offers a wide range of freshwater species to catch but is also distinguished by beautiful nature and rich marine life. Captain Nick Kandes will take you to the best spots on the lake and make sure you have a lovely time on the water and return with a fine catch. Join him and explore the beauties of fishing in Manistee, Michigan!

Your trip will start on a 31’ Tiara 3100 Open offshore sport fishing boat. It runs on two 270 HP 350 Crusader engines with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots and can sit up to 6 anglers. The boat’s got a full-featured navigation system, toilet, refrigerator, and downriggers.

Using heavy tackle, you’ll troll mostly for various types of Salmon and Trout, but you can also bump into Walleye and Perch. All the fish you catch is yours to keep and take home. You’re also free to take children on your trip.

As for the needed gear, you’re covered with rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Captain Nick will also clean and fillet your catch free of charge. You should just bring your licenses, food, and drinks.

Join Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters and spend a wonderful time fishing this Great Lake!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    Fishing offshore out of the port of Manistee on Lake Michigan for Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    You'll fish out of the port of Manistee for Salmon and Trout.
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About the Captain

Nick Kandes
Manistee, Michigan, United States
69 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2021
Captain Nick Kandes wishes you a warm welcome to Michigan and invites you on lovely lake fishing trips. Come aboard and enjoy a beautiful stay on Lakes Michigan or Erie!

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 3100 open (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 270HP 350 crusaders engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

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
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 61 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (66)
Fantastic Morning!
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Captain nick is awesome!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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James H.
Troy, MI
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Evening with captain Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 2, 2022
Captain Nick went way above and beyond on our fishing trip! He made sure he put us on fish and threw the tackle box at them...
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Tony H.
Franklin, TN
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Nick was great experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 8, 2022
Captain Nick and Josh were amazing for the first timers in our family. They worked hard to make sure we had the best chance...
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Tom L.
Louisville, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Afternoon Trip with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 10, 2022
Unfortunately half our party had to drop out of the trip. Many thanks to Captain Nick for handling the last minute change....
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Hailey D.
Graettinger, IA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 23, 2022
Was a great first experience. The captain and his first mate were always making sure we were catching fish and if not would...
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Christopher W.
Manistee, Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great half day trip with Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2022
Had a wonderful time with Nick and first mate Josh! We got into fish right away and all the way up to the end of the trip!...
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FAQs about Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters

Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Refrigerator
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Fast Times Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)