Caleb's Guide Service Nehalem

Visit Wheeler Oregon and discover the scenery and fishing opportunities of Nehalem Bay State Park. With Caleb’s Guide Service Nehalem you’ll be under the wing of titular Captain Caleb Runyan and he’ll provide you with professional guidance as well as some fun time while exploring the scenic area.

Experience the serene bay on the Alumaweld (Aluminium fishing) model from 2006. The boat is 20 feet long and it can accommodate up to 4 guests per trip. For your better fishing experience, there’s fishfinding equipment on board. The vessel can reach speeds up to 35 knots with its two Mercury engines.

With its wonderful location, the charter specializes in river inshore fishing from early autumn to early spring. You’ll be able to catch two species of Salmon – Chinook, and Coho. Anglers can test their skills in light and heavy tackle, as well as fly fishing. Also, if you want to stock up on some crab meat, there are crab hunting tours. 

Be sure to check online for the Oregon fishing license, as the charter doesn’t cover it. Necessary fishing equipment and lures are available on board, just bring refreshments and snacks for yourself. Families with children are welcome, and should they catch yummy fish, the crew will help with cleaning.

Treat yourself with a gorgeous day on the river bay and hopefully fill your fridge with delicious Salmon. Don’t miss out on this wonderful chance and book a trip with Capt. Caleb.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 15
    $500
    On this 8-hour trip, you will be gear or fly fishing for Steelhead or fishing for Salmon, depending on the season. Chinook and Coho Salmon are available in the fall, while winter Steelhead fishing is best between December and March. Come in the summertime for beautiful scenery and Chinook fishing. All fishing equipment is provided, just be sure to bring a valid Oregon fishing license. Starting time may be flexible. The trip may require a fuel surcharge after the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    In the winter months, this 4-hour trip will take you fly fishing or gear fishing for Steelhead on coastal waters near Nehalem, or come during the summer months and enjoy some of the best scenery and salmon fishing Oregon has to offer. Just be sure to bring a valid Oregon fishing license. Starting time may be flexible. You can also fish for Chinook and Coho Salmon in the fall. The trip may require a fuel surcharge after the trip.
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About the Captain

Caleb Runyan
Wheeler, Oregon, United States
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
37 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
I started fishing When I was a young kid. The first thing I learned to do was fly fish then as I grew older I learned more and more techniques. Now I use my knowledge to teach others how to have a great time on the water. I love to help people catch there first Salmon or steelhead. Nothing is more rewarding than that. The opportunity of catching the fish of a lifetime every time a new fish is on the line has me coming back for more and always will.

About this listing

Targeted species

Crab Crab
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat specs

Alumaweld (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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

Recent Fishing Reports

Summer/fall salmon fishing Best time of
Summer/fall salmon fishing Best time of
July 20, 2022
Summer salmon fishing continues to be consistent. Some days much better than others. Fishing should continue to get better towards the end of the summer and into the fall. Get out and spend a day on the water and target some of these beautiful fish.

Customer reviews

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Experience
Excellent
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Full day of river salmon fishing
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Appropriate for children
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Michael A.
Portland, Oregon
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Full day of river salmon fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 22, 2021
I have fished a lot. Caleb is a very talented fisherman. He kindly steered me to a better fishing location than I suggested,...
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Lydia O.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 29, 2021
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FAQs about Caleb's Guide Service Nehalem

Caleb's Guide Service Nehalem offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Caleb's Guide Service Nehalem, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Caleb's Guide Service Nehalem include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Caleb's Guide Service Nehalem offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Caleb's Guide Service Nehalem offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Caleb's Guide Service Nehalem include:
  • Crab
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)