Pacific Roots Adventures – Portland

Explore the rich freshwater areas of the Portland area in Oregon with Pacific Roots Adventures! Join Captain Kyle Uptegrove who’ll take you on a journey down Sandy River. He’s been fishing these waters for more than 20 years, so there’s no doubt that he’ll take you to all the secret spots.

You’ll cruise down the river on his 17’ Fishcraft drift boat, which can accommodate up to 3 people fishing at the same time. It’s roomy and quite an experience floating down the local rivers. Bring a few friends and come enjoy your day in these beautiful waters.

Capt. Kyle will provide Daiwa, Shimano, and Lamiglass fishing gear. He’ll provide live bait as well, and you can use artificial lures. Keep in mind that you should buy a fishing license before the trip. If you want to taste the fruits of your labor and prepare some fish for dinner, the captain will clean and fillet your catch for you.

On this trip, you’ll do some drift fishing, trolling, and spinning for Salmon and Steelhead. Don’t hesitate to bring your kids, and make some amazing memories with them! Children of all ages are welcome, and there are life jackets for them, so you can relax and have a great time.

The captain will have coffee on board, just pack some food and drinks so you can stay energized during your trip. Make sure to dress appropriately, bring rain gear and some warm clothes.

All that’s left to do is book Pacific Roots Adventures, and you’re ready to have some serious fun on the waters of Portland!

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  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $550
    Spend a whole day fishing on one of Portland's beautiful rivers! You'll explore Sandy River, Columbia, and Willamette rivers targeting Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon. The captain will provide all the equipment you'll need. You'll have a lot of opportunities to catch fish and you'll be able to do longer drifts. Bring some food and drinks, and get ready to explore these beautiful waters!

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 28, 2020
Kyle,         Thanks for the your knowledge and persistence. Kyle will put you in the zones the rest is up to...
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FAQs about Pacific Roots Adventures – Portland

Pacific Roots Adventures – Portland offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $275 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Pacific Roots Adventures – Portland, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

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

Pacific Roots Adventures – Portland offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

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

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

Meet the Captain

Kyle Uptegrove
Gresham, Oregon, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
73 Customer reviews
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

Alumaweld (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 1 knots.

23 ft
12 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing



Trip includes

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

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


Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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: