Welcome to Island Guide Services

Professional fishing guide Andy Shanks has grown up fishing the waters of the Pacific Northwest. His passion for fishing and the great outdoors is something he has always loved to share with his family and friends—especially his two young sons. Island Guide Services offer half-day and full-day first class fishing adventures on many of the premier rivers of the Pacific Northwest to people of all ages.

Join us as we pursue trophy salmon and Steelhead in our heated 16ft Alumaweld drift boat or experience the thrill of blasting up and down the rivers in our 20ft heated Alumaweld jet sled. You can find us fishing the local rivers such as the Skykomish and Snoqualmie for both summer and winter Steelhead. Both these rivers offer great opportunities in the fall for Coho and the hard fighting Chum salmon. Further south we also fish the mighty Cowlitz River. With its huge runs of both summer and winter Steelhead combined with excellent spring and fall Chinook runs, you are guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime. Just south of the Cowlitz River is the beautiful Kalama River which offers year round fishing, great runs of spring Chinook and both summer and winter Steelhead. This is one of our favorite rivers to float down in the drift boat. We offer not only top quality tackle but many years of experience fishing these waters to provide you with a memorable fishing adventure.

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