Big Fish

Capt. Mike Shank Hoquiam, WA Incorporated Licensed Insured

Welcome to Big Fish guide service, owned and operated by Captain Mike Shank. Hop aboard our drift boat as we hunt the coastal rivers in Washington State (on the Olympic Peninsula) in search of monster Salmon and Trout. 


Based out of Hoquiam, Washington, Captain Mike Shank has access to an abundance of fruitful rivers. One of the rivers Big Fish guide service fishes out of is the world famous Humptulips River where we’ll be targeting MASSIVE Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, sea run Cutthroat Trout, and Steelhead. Capt. Mike’s passion for angling started as a child. He caught the bug when he was old enough to hold his first rod over 35 years ago. His life’s dream has always been to guide others, and well, mission accomplished! Mike is an open book and he would love to share his lifetime’s worth of fishing knowledge with YOU. Whether you’re an expert angler, or novice, Mike will make sure you know everything you’ll need to have a successful trip.


You’ll be fishing on a well maintained, and safe 16ft Alumaweld drift boat built in 2008. She’s mainly powered by the river’s currents, but she has a 1hp engine on board in case you need to head up river. The vessel has enough room to comfortably accommodate up to 3 anglers. The boat is equipped with Life Jackets, and of course all of the First-Aid equipment needed in the rare event that anything were to happen. And as a bonus safety feature, Captain Mike Shank is CPR certified.


Big Fish guide service offers either Half Day trips or Full Day trips, so you decide which one will be the best fit! No matter which trip you decide to book, you’ll be on the hunt for the following species: Coho Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, King Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Sockeye Salmon, and Steelhead.


On your trip, you’ll have the ability to decide which technique you’d like to use. Big Fish guide service can accommodate both Fly-Fisherman and anglers looking to use conventional gear alike. For the conventional gear anglers, you’d be using a variety of jigging, casting, spinning, and drifting to lure the fish to your bait. Your trip price will include all Rods, Reels, and Tackle, as well as fresh or live bait. Mike Shank will also use an underwater camera to provide you with once in a lifetime photos for you to show off to all of your friends and family! 


We’re looking forward to taking you on a fishing trip you won’t soon forget! Leave all the stress of your daily lives on the banks as we depart down the winding and relaxing rivers of Washington. Book your trip today! You deserve it. 

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

Humptulips Dyke Road, Hoquiam

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Trips start at $150

2 Trips

1-3 guests

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2008 16' Drift Boat

1 1/2 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch



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Includes 1 guests
+$150 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$150  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 5:00am to 10:00am (5 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Drift boat fishing, King, Coho and Chum Salmon. 

digital photos,

Underwater camera
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Includes 1 guests
+$150 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$150  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 5:30am to 1:30pm (8 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Drift boat, 8 hours on the water. King, Coho and Chum Salmon. 

digital photos,

Underwater fish footage
Close details

Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    Coho Salmon
    Cutthroat Trout
    King Salmon
    Rainbow Trout
    Sockeye Salmon

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • CPR-Trained Crew


    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Fishing Techniques

    • Drift Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Jigging
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
    • Underwater cameras by go fish cam

    Minimum Age

    • you be the judge if your child can handle a full day on the water

    Fishing Location

    • Lake
    • River

    About the Vessel


    Capt. Mike Shank

    Boat Type

    Drift Boat

    Boat Length

    16 foot

    Year Built


    Engine Horsepower

    1 1/2 HP