Big Fish Outdoors

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Do you dream of catching the big fish? Do you want to have a fun and relaxing fishing trip on a beautiful WA river? Whether you’re experienced, or new to fishing, Big Fish Outdoors can help you bring those big fish home!

Captain Mike has over 30 years of experience and his dream has always been to show the best sides of this sport to other people. He fulfilled his dream and gets to share fishing adventures with other people every day.

You’ll be fishing on a 16’ Alumaweld drift boat that accommodates up to 3 anglers. As soon as you get on the boat, you’re practically on your fishing spot, so there’s no need for engines and long boat rides. Start fishing immediately, and use your time to the max!

Capt. Mike will show you several fishing techniques, including spinning, drift fishing, and jigging. These are all very effective, and yet easy to learn if you’re new to this sport. You’ll go after Steelhead, and 3 types of Salmon - Chum, Chinook, and Coho. You get to keep the catch and you’ll also get it cleaned! Capt. Mike will fillet your fish, so just bring a small cooler to keep the fish fresh.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered and included in the price. You only need to purchase your fishing license in advance and bring some snacks and drinks.

Join Big Fish Outdoors on the river, and make your fishing dreams come true!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Drift Boat River Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Target different types of Salmon and Steelhead on this full day trip. The captain will cover everything you need to catch fish, so your part is only to purchase fishing license and bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Salmon Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Catch some huge King, Coho and Chum Salmon on the Humptulips river. Drift boat fishing at its finest. Bring your camera and capture the beauty of this full day river trip!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Steelhead Trips
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Fishing the Humptulips River for winter Steelhead. Besides amazing fishing action, you'll also have the chance to witness the abundance of beautiful bald eagles. So bring your camera and make awesome photos!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Steelhead Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    There's a half day trip for winter steelhead too! Bring your camera if you want to capture the beauty and wildlife you will see on the Humptulips River! The captain covers everything you need to catch fish.
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About the Captain

Mike Shank
Hoquiam, Washington, United States
Angler's Choice
16 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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 and I love that I get to do it every day. No matter how experienced or inexperienced you are - you're welcome to join on by boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
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
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Finding Jacks that were keepers!
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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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Michael C.
Bremerton, WA
 5.00
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Mike was fantastic

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2020
Mike was a blast, we didn’t catch all the fish, but caught a few and had a pleasure chatting with Mike. Highly recommend...
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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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