If you’re up for a fishing adventure in the rich waters of Oregon in the Nehalem area, Pacific Roots Adventures is the best choice! Captain Kyle Uptegrove has been fishing the rivers here for over 20 years, so you can be sure that he knows all the best fishing spots.

Explore the natural world on the 17’ Fishcraft drift boat. The boat is perfect for exploring these freshwater areas, and you’ll surely enjoy your time on board while floating down these rivers. Depending on the conditions and the size of your group, you may also fish from the Capt. Kyle’s 23’ Alumaweld Columbia.

Capt. Kyle will have Shimano, Daiwa, and Lamiglass equipment for you, and you’ll use either live bait or artificial lures. Make sure to buy a fishing license before the trip. If you have a productive day and want to take some fish home for dinner, the captain will be happy to clean and fillet your catch.

You can go on a crabbing expedition with Capt. Kyle and look for some delicious Dungeness crabs! On other trips, you’ll do some drift fishing, trolling, and spinning for Salmon and Steelhead. Feel free to bring your kids, since there’s no minimum age on this charter. There are life jackets for everyone, so you can relax and make some great family memories!

There will be coffee on board, but make sure to bring some food and drinks so you can stay refreshed throughout the day. You should dress according to the weather, and bring adequate rain gear.

Visit Nehalem and enjoy the rich natural world of Oregon by fishing with Pacific Roots Adventures!



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  • Shared trip
    Half Day Crabbing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    Let's go crabbing and get some of the most delicious bounty that our bay has to offer! Dungeness crab are one of my favorite things to catch and eat! We have a limit of 12 per person and that is a lot! This is a 5 hour trip which is perfect for families and people new to the bay!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    This trip is great for getting young people and other new anglers out for a quick introduction into fishing. You'll get out early in the morning, and explore the river fishing for Salmon and Steelhead. The equipment will be provided by your captain, just make sure to dress appropriately, and you're ready to have some serious fun!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    You can get some more sleep and explore the river in the afternoon. This is a great trip for novice anglers as a quick introduction to fishing. Come and explore the river, reeling in Salmon and Steelhead. Your captain will provide all the equipment you'll need, just make sure to dress appropriately, and you're all set to have a great freshwater fishing adventure!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Stugeon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    Sturgeon are one of my favorite fish to catch. We fish in Astoria from the End of May through July for these awesome fighting fish. It is one of the best ways to get out and catch fish and have lots of action! This is a great trip for kids and adults! Catch and release is open the whole season! Contact me for dates that are open for retention of sturgeon!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    Come and enjoy a full day of fishing on one of Oregon's most beautiful rivers! A full day offers more opportunities to catch fish and allows for longer drifts. Expect to reel in Salmon and Steelhead. All the fishing gear will be provided, you should just bring some food and drinks to stay refreshed. Make sure to dress according to the weather, and get ready or your newest freshwater expedition!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Portland Spring Chinook!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 15 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    Come and fish the Columbia and Willamette rivers for beautiful spring chinook. It is one of the tastiest fish around and super fun to catch.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Drift Boat
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    Drift boat fishing is one of my favorite ways to fish for salmon and steelhead. Floating down a beautiful river while fishing is hard to beat. We will be fishing in my 18' Willie drift boat. Come and enjoy this magical excursion with me!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Rafting!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    We will be floating one of several different rivers on the North Oregon Coast! Beautiful scenery and white water will be a part of this awesome trip. We will also be fishing for steelhead and salmon.
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About the Captain

Kyle Uptegrove
Nehalem, Oregon, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
54 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
Captain Kyle is a local to the area. He has been fishing since he was a kid, and he loves it, as well as teaching people how to do it. Seeing how excited people get when they catch their first fish is one of his favorite things in the world. "I have been fishing the Oregon Coast and the Portland area for over 20 years. It has been my passion for years and I love to see people catching their first Salmon and Steelhead."

About this listing

Targeted species

Crab Crab
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon Salmon

Boat specs

Willie (Drift boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by 2 6HP Minn Kota 80lb Thrust engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 1 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa, Shimano, and Lamiglass.
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Coffee

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Kids of all ages are welcome.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks

Recent Fishing Reports

The run is looking good!
The run is looking good!
January 11, 2023
Srarting to see some good fish around!!
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Steelhead are off to a great start!!
Steelhead are off to a great start!!
December 19, 2022
The steelhead season is off to a great srart. Here is an early beauty from December!
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Half Day trip with Captain Kyle
Half Day trip with Captain Kyle
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Paul K.
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highly recommend Kyle, the Nehalem bay is a good spot to fish, caught some fish had a great time.. Boat and gear was in terrific...
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Half Day trip with Captain Kyle

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 15, 2022
This trip was amazing!!! Caught 3 awesome fish. The big one was 37” long. Will fish with Captain Kyle again. Highly recommend....
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Ellen P.
Portland, OR
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Half day salmon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 9, 2022
Fun and relaxing morning with Kyle. Caught a couple of big ones. Definitely recommend.
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Scott M.
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Half Day Crab Trip With Kyle

VERIFIED   Half Day Crabbing on June 13, 2022
My family had a great day catching lots of crab.  Kyle was awesome and I highly recommend him for fishing trips.  We had...
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David R.
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Crabbing on October 8, 2022
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FAQs about Pacific Roots Adventures

Pacific Roots Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Half Day Crabbing (5 hours)
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Stugeon (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $275 per person - 8 Hour – Portland Spring Chinook! (8 hours)
  • $275 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Drift Boat (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Rafting! (8 hours)

Trips booked with Pacific Roots Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Shimano, and Lamiglass.)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Coffee)

Pacific Roots Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Pacific Roots Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pacific Roots Adventures include:
  • Crab
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon