Big Fish Outdoors

Do you dream of catching the big fish?  Do you want to have a fun & relaxing fishing trip on a beautiful WA river? Whether you’re experienced, or new to fishing, I can help you bring those big fish home!
I have over 30 yrs of experience fishing, and my dream has always been to guide others on a fishing trip they’ll never forget.
Join me on the river, and let’s make both our dreams come true!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Drift boat river fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30
    $250
    up to 1 person
    + $150
    each additional person
    Coatal rivers, for salmon and steelhead

About the Captain

Mike Shank
Hoquiam, Washington, United States
16 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
I've loved fishing since I was old enough to hold my first rod over 35 years ago. My life's dream has always been to guide others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon
Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Chum)

Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Alumaweld (Drift boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 1HP N/A engine.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (20)
4.94
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
First fish of the day
Finding Jacks that were keepers!
Selfie with Captain Mike
+17
Angler Rating
6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jenelle W.
Olympia, WA
 5.00
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Full Day Fishing with Captain Mike = Epic-ness!!

VERIFIED   November 30, 2019
If you’re looking for a superb guided fishing trip, THIS IS IT. First of all, Captain Mike is AWESOME!! ...
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Jason S.
Bonney Lake, WA
 5.00
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Full day with captain mike

VERIFIED   October 29, 2019
Listen to me carefully, if you are thinking about a trip with Mike Shank and you like to watch t.v. than he is not the guide...
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Brandon S.
Firth, Idaho
 5.00
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SLAMMIN SALMON on the humptulips river!

October 5, 2019
I’ve caught alot of salmon in my life and have had some great and memorable times doing so but this trip toped every...
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Dusty B.
Kent, WA
 5.00
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Full day with captain Mike

VERIFIED   October 20, 2019
If you want to catch a lot of salmon this is your guide, he is very knowledgeable on the river and where the fish are and what...
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Tedlon B.
Seven Points, TX
 4.67
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Private boat charter trip.

VERIFIED   September 8, 2019
Mike got me on the fish at first light. We could hear them all around. The fishing is going to get heavy very soon.  I...
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