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About Your Captain

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Captain Terry Nied is a full-time, U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Terry fishes everyday day on the Kristy Lynn, and is the owner and operator of the business. You benefit from fishing with a full-time captain because Terry knows exactly where to go to find the fish, and what to use to catch them. He has spent more than 35 years fishing on Lake Michigan, and holds one of the oldest charter licenses on the water.

Contact Captain Terry at  847-553-7129, or via email at to schedule your fishing trip aboard the Kristy Lynn. Call or email us, too, if you have any questions.

Customer Reviews

"Let me start by saying I have chartered several [fishing] trips in a few countries. I am no novice, but always downplay my experience to see what the captain is like. A bad captain will always stick with a few spots, and never change lures or bait. Terry was the complete opposite. He constantly checks depth, temp, used different lures, and kept an eye on other boats. This is a huge tell for me. Terry is one of very few captains who has integrity. He will not take you for a glorified mini cruise. Take my advice and use him." - Steve K. from Sutton, MA

"Kristy Lynn is the best charter captain I've ever fished with. He knows the fish and how they move. He knows the conditions and their effect on the fish. We have consistently gotten a bigger catch than anyone else I see returning to the dock on the days we fish. Terry keeps his boat in top condition. He really understands what it is to be a host and sportsman. He works hard to give you a great fishing experience. I highly recommend a charter with Captain Terry on the Kristy Lynn." - Patrick M. from La Grange, IL

"I have used Kristy Lynn for many years and have always caught fish. A few times we had to go in early because we caught our limit. Captain Terry knows the lake and where the fish are biting. A sign of how good they are is when you see other boats follow him to see where he fishes. He is also one of the fastest fish cleaners I have ever seen. He gets lots of practice." - William P. from Barrington, IL

"I went out in May for an afternoon fishing charter to celebrate my birthday. What a great time! Captain Terry worked hard to find us places where the fish were biting and we had a great haul of fish! We caught Kings, Coho, a 20 pound Brown Trout, and a 12 pound Rainbow Trout. It was a perfect day and a great birthday present. We will be back again! - Suzanne B. from Chicago, IL

"We chartered with the Kristy Lynn in April, with six people for a six-hour time slot. We left the harbor at 6 a.m. and were done with our maximum allowed fish per person by 9:30 a.m. That should tell you how awesome of a fishing trip it was for all of us. Captain Terry knew exactly where to take us to fish. After about two minutes of him setting the lines in the water, the fish were biting. At times we had two people pulling in Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout out of the water. We had a very good time, and we know that a captain with so much experience helped to ensure that." - Naveed S. from Arlington Heights, IL

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