Nick Kester, All-Star Fishing Charter Captain, is a familiar face around Puget Sound. Kester has a vast knowledge of local marine fisheries and can steer anglers toward catching more fish on the waters of Puget Sound located just minutes from Seattle or Everett. Nick has honed his craft catching these resident and migratory salmon and lingcod. Born and raised in Monroe-Snohomish Washington, he started fishing with his grandfather at age 2, and worked as a deckhand on local charter boats in high school where he met Captain Gary Krein in 1986.

Nick went summer fish guiding in Alaska for 6 years, then returned to full time Charter Captain with All Star Fishing Charters in 2003 where he has chartered on Puget Sound pursuing Salmon, Lingcod, Halibut and other Puget Sound fishes.

“What I love about this job is the energy every morning that my clients bring to the boat. The fact that I’m going to give them a story that they will tell for the rest of their lives. Whether it’s their first Salmon, Lingcod or just a fish that they have never caught or their first time seeing a whale in the wild. I know that this story is going to be told many times and the fish will get bigger as time passes.” He will share some of his methods, locations and tips to help you improve your success.