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 Washington 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 Washington on the river, and make your fishing dreams come true!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Salmon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $450
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $450
    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
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $325
    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
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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

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Beautiful hatchery coho!
Hit like a bulldozer, caught like a crocodile!
10 minute fight for this handsome guy!
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Mount Vernon, WA
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Full day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Salmon Trip on November 6, 2020
Came down to the Hump to celebrate my boys’ 18th birthday with Captain Mike and had the time of our lives! Though we fish...
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Olympia, WA
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Half Day Trip With Mike Shank

August 27, 2020
This was my second trip in a month with Mike and my first time King Salmon fishing. Mike is passionate about fishing and providing...
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Chris G.
Redmond, WA
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Great day with Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Salmon Trip on September 13, 2020
We had a great day with Mike on the Humptulips. My wife and I are novice Salmon fishers, and Mike taught us all of the techniques...
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Justin C.
Locust Grove, GA
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Very laid back trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Steelhead Trip on May 22, 2021
Mike did a wonderful job in facilitating the fishing trip.  He provided good communication and instructions throughout. ...
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Steelhead Trip on October 9, 2020
It was my son’s birthday and he is the one who has pictures of the fish on his phone. But I will say that I truly enjoyed...
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FAQs about Big Fish Washington

Big Fish Washington offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per group, additional $125 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Steelhead Trip (5 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Salmon Trip (8 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Steelhead Trips (8 hours)

Trips booked with Big Fish Washington include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Big Fish Washington offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Big Fish Washington offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Big Fish Washington include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)