Pacific Roots Adventures

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Stugeon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jul 15
    $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 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $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!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $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 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $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!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Crabbing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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!
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About the Captain

Kyle Uptegrove
Nehalem, Oregon, United States
5 Fishing Reports
45 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

Fishcraft (Drift boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 6HP Minn Kota 80lb Thrust engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 1 knots.

Length
17 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
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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, 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

Customer Reviews

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Ashlyn C.
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Half Day Salmon and Crab Combo 🤙🏼

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 22, 2021
I could not recommend this charter enough! Kyle had excellent communication with us days prior to our trip to give us a heads...
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Half day trip with Capt Kyle!

VERIFIED   Special 5 hour trip for Jon Rankin on August 24, 2021
Truly an amazing experience happened today!! First of all the dreadful wake up call at 445 am to get up and go fishing while...
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Amazing Trip with Captain Kyle!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 23, 2021
Kyle was an amazing captain!  He was friendly, easy to communicate with prior to our trip, and a lot of fun while we were...
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Morning fishing on Nehalem Bay

VERIFIED   Special 5 hour trip for Mike Gibbs on September 20, 2021
Kyle was a great captain and we all had an incredible time. We caught 3 chinook that we were able to keep. We caught another...
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Half day trip with Captain Kyle

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 13, 2021
I booked a half day trip with Captain Kyle for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was so much fun! Captain Kyle was so awesome!...
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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)

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