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Daily Fishing Report 2015


Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 16:58:11
Current Report:
Good fishing again Friday

Loads of people wanting to go fishing today so the Mariner had 23 folks onboard and they came home with 23 limits of rockfish and quite a few nice Lingcod to boot. Another good day!!!



Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 15:09:58
Current Report:

Thursday another good fishing day

Caught lots of fish on Thursday fishing trips with close to limit catches on the boats as reported in on the Kadaho. Looking at the photo above you can see lots of color and variety in the fish totes and some Lingcod hanging there as well. Another good day only thru Tradewinds Depoe Bay.



Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 05:32:03
Current Report:
Offshore "Big Ling" report

The Kadaho ventured offshore Wednesday morning and from the inshore report it was pretty windy out on the ocean waters and then on top of that fishing 600 feet of water. They got a number of Lingcod and also some nice Canary rockfish to bring home but not a limit out there on Wednesday.



Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 18:43:57
Current Report:
Lots of fishing spots available

More fishing trips tomorrow (Thursday) and had a offshore Big Lingcod trip today with No results reported. Maybe later. Much better ocean weather tomorrow.



Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 15:37:28
Current Report:
Windy but great fishing

The winds were up in the 15mph zone with some higher gusts but the fishing was really good. The Mariner was out there and limited out 16 folks and heard they were home with about one hour to spare. Good day as the fishing results remain consistent with terrific catch rates.



Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 09:06:30
Current Report:
Quick Saturday update

Had several boats out on a windy ocean Saturday and both the Kadaho and Tacklebuster (those were the two that I heard from) had great trips with lots of rockfish and some really nice Lingcod also.



Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 16:10:42
Current Report:

Good bottom fishing Friday

Really good fishing on the Kadaho with a nice batch of really big Bass and a few nice Cod hit the filet table. Hope for good weather as it is spring break time.



Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 14:56:03
Current Report:

Good day on the pond

Really nice ocean and really good fishing on the Morning Star Wednesday morning with some mighty nice Lingcod hitting the decks as you can see from the picture above. The spring breaks are beginning so lets hope for good weather as spring begins Saturday.



Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 10:58:42
Current Report:

Thank goodness the fish bit right off the bat

Interesting morning with such a beautiful ocean at sunrise with fairly calm winds in the 5-10 knot range. The next good thing was the fishing which took off fast and furious from the 1st drift and continued until the Tacklebuster had his fish limit and came back in early. The picture above was part of that hot fishing this morning. The Mr Max had near a limit and came back in as the afternoon forecast happened mid-way in the morning as storm warnings are up around the coast today. It is really blowing hard here now well over 30 knots with higher winds predicted later in the day. Yes, it is raining also!



Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:26:07
Current Report:
Friday fishing terrific

Bad weather here for the weekend

The worst storm of the winter which does not have much time left has landed on the coastal waters and things look iffy for the entire weekend into the first part of next week. Hopefully things will straighten out for next weekend the beginning of the spring break times

In the meantime fishing was good on the inshore and offshore trips on Friday. Before the winds got here in the afternoon on Friday one boat was back in three hours early with a load of rockfish for its customers. The offshore boat limited out on really nice big Lingcod, caught a limit of really big Canary rockfish while out in the deep water (we can keep one around now if you did not know) & then limited out on rockfish when they came back into the shallow waters. Good day.



Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 16:41:50
Current Report:
Canary Rockfish Retention

From the ODFW Website

NEW RULE effective March 11

Anglers may retain one Canary Rockfish as part of the 7-fish marine daily bag limit but are urged to avoid Canary Rockfish (retaining one if caught incidentally) and to recompress any that are released.



Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 16:14:04
Current Report:
Chinook salmon season update

The Chinook salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain which is our area out of Depoe Bay will open March 15th and continue till April 30th. By then the PFMC will have had its annual meeting and expect that season to be extended along with knowing what the Coho salmon season will be also in our area. The bag limit is two per person and must be at least 24 inches long. So if there are any out there go out and catch one.



Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 12:39:52
Current Report:

The fishing just can't get any better

This is just the time folks to take in a fishing adventure exclusively with Tradewinds Depoe Bay as we are having a banner spring season so far. Every day just seems to produce lots of Lingcod and rockfish. The thing that makes it even better is the size of the Lingcod coming to the TW filet table each and every day. The Kadaho just reported Sunday (pic above) with another boat limit of not only rockfish but also a boat limit of Lingcod. Another terrific day.

Our deep water trips can't be beaten by anyone as our deep water boats normally always get the fish as we go to where they are much more consistently. Our trips are long enough (8-hrs) to give time to catch a bunch of rockfish for the folks onboard also on the way back inshore. Compare if you wish but we are #1.



Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 15:13:20
Current Report:

Terrific grade of Lingcod off the deep water reefs Saturday

Inshore fishing just as terrific

It was another really good day on the fishing front on Saturday with our deep water boat getting a limit of Lingcod of which all were 22 pound fish and above (like the one pictured above) and one was a pound or so over 40 pounds. They then came in a put a limit of rockfish on the boat for the perfect score. The inshore boats also having great trips as the Kadaho reported close to a Lingcod limit and the same for the rockfish. Just another great Tradewinds day with another terrific ocean weather day in the forecast tomorrow.



Date: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 13:17:31
Current Report:

Another great day on the pond

For the 2nd day in a row the Mr Max brought back lots of fish and today they bit so hard that they came home early with limits. The picture above shows another one of the Mr Max "Big Boys" and there were a lot of others not quite as big but sure plenty good to eat. Two of our 6-pac boats, one fishing offshore for the Big Lingcod in 600 feet of water both limited on both Lingcod and rockfish and home early as well. Quite the day folks!!!



Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12:23:02
Current Report:

Great fishing Thursday

As the skipper said about the picture above, "that is a Big Boy", and that described the picture very well. The Lingcod fishing remains very strong and as normal the rockfish catch is very close to limits as well. The weather thru this weekend also sounds really good so a good time to get out there and catch some good eating fish.



Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 05:34:16
Current Report:
From five days out the weekend weather looks decent

We are still five days away from the weekend but the long range ocean forecast looks good for fishing trips for the weekend including the next 3-4 days as well. Fishing is really good right now so it is a great time to not only catch some fish but the LIngcod are also on the bite.



Date: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:12:07
Current Report:
Coupons on the website and the Tradewinds APP

The first installment of 2015 coupons are now visible on the Tradewinds website coupon link and the Tradewinds APP coupon link. The beginning date is March 15th, 2015. There are coupons for bottom fishing trips, Halibut trips & one and two hour whale watch trips. Coupons on the website are printable for your use and if you use our smartphone APP you only have to show the office staff when you check it the coupon you want to use on your phone and it will be honored.



Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 17:59:27
Current Report:
Tradewinds says Hi to you folks in Redmond, Oregon and Boise, Idaho

For you folks in Eastern Oregon and Idaho we hope to see you out at the sportsman shows to be held in Both Redmond, Oregon and Boise, Idaho this next week, March 5,6,7, & 8. We will be at both locations with fishing and whale watch information and some valuable coupons for some great discounts for the 2015 season. Come see us at our booths.



Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 15:15:29
Current Report:
Lingcod fishing really good today

For one of those rare times the Lingcod fishing today was a little better then the rockfish catch and we caught quite a few rockfish today also. I know a couple boats limited on the Lingcod and others had really good catches including the Morning Star with a nice "Cod" catch and around 5-rockfish around per customer. Good Day!!



Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 17:24:41
Current Report:
Decent catch day on Saturday

The Kadaho reported in with a little over one around per person on the Lingcod on Saturday with 3+ Black rockfish around per customer and some nice blues in addition. It was a nice sunny day but the wind made the current troublesome with a fast moving one which hampered the catch somewhat.



Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 07:21:43
Current Report:
Fishing has been really terrific lately

Just a quick note on the fishing report over the past several weeks where the Lingcod fishing has been red hot with close to limit catches on most of the trips in the past few weeks. Real nice weather has certainly helped out the cause and we have a good forecast clear thru the upcoming weekend. Crabbing still as it has been remains quite slow.



Date: Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:18:08
Current Report:

2015 Halibut Seasons

We are only 10 weeks away from the start of the 2015 sport Halibut season as the ODFW will make final approval at there meeting April 24th. Below are the proposed season information which you can begin to make plans for.

Inshore season...July 1st thru October 31st or until a 21,076 lb quota is caught...inside the 40 fathom line...7-days a week

Spring all depth season...May 14-16...May 28-30...June 11-13...June 25-27 (back-up dates) July 9-11 & July 23-25....season quota 110,649 lbs

Summer all depth season...Aug 7-8 and every other Friday and Saturday until the 43,908 lb quota is caught



Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 18:35:17
Current Report:



Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 18:34:20
Current Report:

Nice 20+ pound Lingcod caught on the Kadaho Sunday morning



Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 14:58:14
Current Report:
Sunday Lingcod

Just a quick note as the Lingcod fishing after a few days of good ocean weather returned to the type of fishing we expect this time of year with limits or close to Lingcod limit catches on all of our boats out Sunday morning. Also near limits on the rockfish as well.



Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:08:25
Current Report:
Good fishing last three days

Excellent rockfish bites the past few days but because of moderate currents the Lingcod bite has been somewhat slow but one boat on Saturday was getting a little more then one per rod. Windy conditions on Saturday had the ocean a wee-bit nautical but the fish sure did bite.

Will begin daily fishing reports shortly after the 1st of March as we begin to get closer to spring.



Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 16:50:19
Current Report:
Bottom Fish bag limit for 2015

There are some changes for the 2015 bottom fishing bag limit which all of the captains of the charter boats and sport fishing boats should be aware of. The 7-fish marine bag limit is still in effect with the following changes: Yelloweye rockfish, Canary rockfish, Quillback rockfish, Copper rockfish & China rockfish must be returned to the waters unharmed.

You may keep Black rockfish, Vermillion rockfish, Rock Greenling, Sablefish, Yellowtail rockfish & Kelp Greenling.

You may also keep up to 3-Blue rockfish per angler. 1-Cabezon may also be kept but only in season between July 1st & December 31st.

This Lingcod separate bag limit is two per angler.

You may also keep up to 25 in aggravate Petrale Sole, Pacific Sanddab, California Halibut & Arrowtooth Flounder. Pacific Halibut only in season.

Offshore pelagic bag limit which includes Albacore Tuna, Pacific Mackerel, & Blue Shark are 25 per angler.

White Shark, Megamouth shark, Oceanic Whitecap shark and Opah are prohibited to harvest.

There is an opportunity after the PFMC meets in the spring that a 1-fish limit of Canary rockfish could be added to the bottom fish 7-fish bag limit. Will keep you informed.



Date: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 08:12:13
Current Report:

Upcoming Sportsman shows for Tradewinds Depoe Bay

Hope to see all you past and future customers of Tradewinds at one of the three upcoming Sportsman Shows we will be attending. We will have lots of information about the upcoming 2015 seasons and free trips to win as well as valuable coupons you can pick up for fishing and whale watching trips. Hope to see you there.

Portland Sportsman Show February 4,5,6,7 & 8

Central Oregon Sportsman Show (Redmond, Ore) March 5,6,7 & 8

Idaho Sportsman Show (Boise, Idaho) March 5,6,7 & 8



Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:50:07
Current Report:
Crabbing Report

Just a little update for those of you enjoying a little crab with your bottom fishing trip. Right now the crabbing is very poor as even the commercial crabbing out front of Depoe Bay this winter has also been poor. No reason to believe that it won't improve this spring into summer but for now not a good bet on success. We will keep you uipdated if and when that changes.



Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 18:50:55
Current Report:
Holiday season ending

With some windy & rainy weather forecasted for tomorrow and a rising swell we pretty much can wrap up the Holiday season on a good note. We had excellent fishing today with limits of fish and some great looking Lingcod. We will be open for fishing trips January & February with the best times certainly on weekends where we can get enough folks to go to allow the boats to make the trip. The office will be open on a daily basis beginning March 1st.



Date: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 17:02:42
Current Report:
Good Lingcod and rockfish catch today

Heard from Captain Rick of the Siamez and it sure sounded like a good day. The day started out pretty chilly and I am talking about air temperatures. The fishing was not red hot but it was steady all morning and the boat got a limit of rockfish and also a beautiful limit of Lingcod for everyone. Good day....



Date: Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 11:48:54
Current Report:
Fishing trips going out both Friday and Saturday

We have bottom fishing trips going out this Friday and Saturday and lots of room available as we have lots of boats standing by. If interested give us a call today and secure your spots. Dress warmly !!



Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 19:32:23
Current Report:

Happy New Year

Hope your had a great 2014 and a better 2015 as we usher in the New Year. From all of us from the Tradewinds family Happy New Year and hope to see you for the 2015 fishing and whale watching season.



Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 06:47:04
Current Report:
NEW Tradewinds App up and running

The New Tradewinds Depoe Bay mobile App is up and running fully now so download it (It's FREE) and use it to make reservations and get the latest fishing, weather and whale watch information happenings.



Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 06:25:35
Current Report:
Weather sounds really nice thru next weekend

For any of you winter time fishing folks the ocean weather sounds really nice all the way thru the final holiday weekend. Give us a call as we do have fishing trips going out. Dress warmly!!!



Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 13:28:27
Current Report:

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas

From all of us @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay we wish you and your family the best of holiday wishes and a very Merry Christmas.



Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:06:24
Current Report:

Holiday gift certificates make great Christmas presents

If your having a hard time with what to get for a relative or someone special you might consider a gift certificate from Tradewinds Depoe Bay. They have no expiration date on them and you can have them for any amount that you desire. Just call our office directly at 541-765-2345 and the office staff will get it in the mail to you quickly. If no answer leave a voice message with name & phone number and we will get back to you within 24 hours or sooner.



Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:29:14
Current Report:

Tradewinds Mobile App “Live” now on your Smart Phone

The Tradewinds Depoe Bay Mobile App is now available on your Smart Phone. Just go to your App Store on your Smart Phone and add it to your Apps you have saved on your phone for quick reference. You can dial our ticket office directly, checkout our whale watch and fishing reports, check our Rates, find available coupons, and get directions to our office in Depoe Bay and other valuable information. You will always be just a few clicks away from Oregon Coast fishing, whale watch information and coastal weather with this new app. Check it out and always be a click away from Tradewinds Depoe Bay the largest and everyone’s #1 charter business on the Oregon Coast.



Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 08:16:52
Current Report:

Happy Thanksgiving

Our office will be open after Thanksgiving if the ocean weather is OK for fishing trips. If the weather is not good we will be operating on limited hours but the answering machine is turned on and we will return your calls. We hope that you and your family enjoys a terrific Thanksgiving from all of us here at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.



Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 14:53:30
Current Report:

Finally some fishing trips

After somewhere around three weeks plus of not so friendly ocean weather we got the perfect day to go fishing and it just happened to be a Saturday. Things tomorrow seem to be getting back to the not-so-nice ocean weather but for today it was beautiful. The fishing after a long wait for some folks who have been trying to get out for weeks was worth the wait with lots of fish biting in particular the Lingcod. You can tell by the guy in the picture above off the Mr Max as he shows of his two huge Lingcod he will be taking home today. As we mention before during the winter months, we will have a report when there is something to report. Today was a great day.



Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:39:55
Current Report:
A nice weekend com ing up

Just a quick note on some nice weather (FINALLY) coming this weekend to the coast. We are planning some fishing trips. Give the office a call and if no answer leave a message or reserve over the Tradewinds website.



Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 19:53:03
Current Report:
Crabbing season closed

Just to let you folks know that the 2014 crabbing season in the ocean is now closed. It is scheduled to re-open December 1st.



Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 19:12:28
Current Report:
Daily updates when needed

It is that time of the year when things really begin to slow down and that daily updates become increasingly difficult to find something to report. This is what we call down here the off-season where we will be running trips when we have the folks wanting to go and when the ocean weather allows that to happen. When we have trips and are able to run them we will report them to you or any other fishing news that you might want to know about. Other then that we will begin the daily reports again March 1st, 2015. Remember, gift certificates no matter what the occasion are available year around by calling the office directly at 541-765-2345 or 800-445-8730. See ya in the spring 2015.


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