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Daily Fishing Report 2015

Date: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 08:17:46
Current Report:
Fishing can't be good everyday, right?

Sunday bottomfishing was on the slower side, overall. I suppose with how good bottomfishing has been, we can't expect to get all the fish every day! All boats still brought in rockfish for everyone, just not as many as we would like to see. Crabbing, however, still remains excellent with averages between 6-9 crab per person yesterday. Tuna fishing was also somewhat on the slower side yesterday, with the wind these last few days pushing the tuna a bit further offshore than we like to see. Everyone on board the tuna boat ended up with tuna, but again, not the high numbers we like to see here! Today is a new day out there, and it sounds like the ocean conditions are even better than they were yesterday and fishing sounds like it's picking up. I'm certain crabbing will be excellent again today, with crab numbers lately running about as high as we've seen them in many years!

Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 07:15:54
Current Report:
Saturday Bottomfishing up and down, Crabbing stellar

Bottomfishing was decent yesterday, with some nice looking ling cod and cabezon brought in, plus even a nice halibut. Some boats did well on the bass and rockfish, while others reported in somewhat slower catches. Sounds like the ocean conditions were not as cooperative as we liked them to be, but everyone still had fish to bring in. Crabbing was great yet again, with anywhere from 6-9 crab per person brought in. The ocean conditions are much nicer today, and bottomfishing will likely be much better again today. We also have a tuna fishing boat out today, with hopefully a good tuna report by tomorrow morning!

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 08:38:54
Current Report:

Wow! Nice Halibut off the Sunrise this morning, landed on a bottomfishing trip!

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 08:10:05
Current Report:
Friday Bottomfishing Good, but not quite Limits. Crabbing over the top!

The ocean conditions were fairly windy and choppy yesterday, and subsequently the rockfishing trips didn't quite produce limits, but they certainly brought fish in. It looked as though some people had limits of fish, while others had anywhere from half to three quarters of a limit. Crabbing was outstanding once again, with averages of 8-12 crab per person. Our crab cooker was certainly busy yesterday! Looks like the wind is going to finally ease off starting this evening, and ocean conditions will be back to normal, in theory, by tomorrow!

Date: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 07:11:07
Current Report:

Nice Ling Cod off the Mr. Max yesterday

Bottomfishing was very good yesterday, with some boats limiting out and some getting near limits. Looks like some nice ling cod up there off of the Mr. Max yesterday, a happy angler was nice enough to submit us a photo from their trip. Ocean conditions continue to be favorable inshore, but offshore tuna grounds are "off limits" until the wind settles down out there, which should be by this Sunday! We still have some availability on our bottomfishing and crab combos this upcoming weekend, come on out and let's go fishing!

Date: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 07:08:34
Current Report:

More heaps of crab off the Morning Star yesterday!

Despite superstition about crabbing this time of year, the crab brought in continue to be large and hard-shelled. A few have been on the soft side, which we will return back to the ocean, but otherwise crabbing has been excellent. Our fleet averaged between 10-12 crab per person yesterday!

Date: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 07:06:36
Current Report:

Heaps of Crab off the Mariner yesterday!

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 07:36:08
Current Report:
Bottomfishing Excellent Again

Starting to sound like a broken record again, but bottomfishing was amazing again yesterday. The Sunrise reported in early with limits of rockfish for everyone on board, and te Mariner, Morning Star, and Kimberly Ann were not far behind. The Mr. Max was on a trifecta yesterday, and though bottomfishing and crabbing was excellent, salmon still remains on the slow side. We are all hoping the second salmon season in September will be a different story. Offshore ocean conditions kept us off the tuna grounds today, but we are hopeful they will improve by this weekend. Bottomfishing is the best bet for the most productive and most action as far as fishing goes right now with some good variety of rockfish being caught and a few ling cod in the mix. Crabbing has been a banner year for us here, with daily averages of 6-12 crab per person being brought in!

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 07:50:45
Current Report:
Tuesday Bottomfishing and Crabbing Exceptional

Bottomfishing yesterday was excellent. The Morning Star, Mariner, Sunrise, and Kimberly Ann all reported in early with limits of rockfish for all passengers. Crabbing was outstanding yet again with anywhere from 6-10 crab per person on average. Bottomfishing trips continue to leave daily at 7:00 AM, give us a call and we will get you out there fishing!

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 07:35:14
Current Report:
Monday Fishing Report

Bottomfishing was again excellent yesterday, with multiple boats bringing in limits of rockfish for all passengers. Again, some ling cod being brought in, but not necessarily limits for everyone. Sea bass are really on the bite, and I saw some good color variety of rockfish hit the filet tables yesterday. Crabbing still continues to be exceptional. Yesterday's averaged anywhere from 6 to 11 crab per person. The tuna fishing yesterday was a little slower than last Friday's trip, with 2+ fish brought in per person, but many were decent sized. Sounds like the water was a little choppy offshore yesterday, but they still managed to bring in some nice looking albacore!

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 07:31:40
Current Report:

Tuna off the Mr. Max from July 24th's trip!

A happy angler off the Mr. Max from last Friday's trip was kind enough to submit a picture from his trip. He said it was an "experience of a life time" and had some really nice fish to show off!

Date: Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:53:46
Current Report:

Lots of Crab off the Mariner today!

Date: Monday, July 27, 2015 at 07:31:27
Current Report:
Sunday Bottomfishing all over the place, Crabbing still excellent

Bottomfishing yesterday was great for some, and medium for others. What a difference a day makes! Everyone still brought in rockfish, though some boats were closer to limits than others. Crabbing still remains excellent with 6-8 crab per person being brought in, some days even limits of 12! Bottomfishing and crabbing trips leave daily, call our office and we will get you out there!

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 07:22:16
Current Report:
Saturday Bottomfishing Excellent

Bottomfishing was excellent yesterday. The Morning Star reported in early with limits of rockfish for all passengers on board, and very nice sized sea bass. Larger than usual! The Mariner was on an 8-hour trifecta trip and reported in some keeper salmon caught, and limits of rockfish and 7+ crab per person. The Mr. Max reported in with near limits of rockfish for his passengers, and the Sunrise came in early on his afternoon trip with limits of rockfish for everyone on board. Some ling cod were in the mix on all boats, but no boat limits of ling cod. Sounds like those rockfish are really on the bite!

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 07:25:46
Current Report:

Great Catch of Tuna off the Mr. Max yesterday!

The Mr. Max brought in 42 Tuna at 27 miles out yesterday! The ocean was very nice, with no wind and light swells. The catch averaged out to 3+ fish per person. We have tuna trips scheduled over the next month with limited availability left, so give us a call if you'd like to get your tuna this year! Fish on!

Date: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:48:57
Current Report:

Wow! Limits of rockfish AND crab for these guys off the Sunrise today!

Date: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:13:30
Current Report:

Excellent Crabbing on the Sunrise today!

Date: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 08:59:46
Current Report:

Big Cabezon off the Sunrise this morning!

Date: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 08:58:46
Current Report:

Nice Ling Cod off the Morning Star this morning - 28 lbs!

Date: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 07:35:56
Current Report:

Lots of rockfish and some ling cod on the bite!

Bottomfishing was very good yesterday with limits or near limits caught. Some ling cod are also coming in as well, the above off of the Morning Star. Crabbing still remains excellent with averages of 5-8 per person each day! The salmon bite has really slowed these last few days, with some action and a few keepers being caught. Hopefully this will change in the next few days! Bottomfishing and crabbing trips are leaving at 7:00AM daily, let's go fishing!

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 07:24:28
Current Report:
Bottomfish on the bite, Crabbing excellent

Bottomfishing was excellent yesterday. The Morning Star reported in early with near limits of rockfish for all passengers, and a full limit of crab (12 per person!) for those that were crabbing. Ocean conditions continue to be very favorable and the forecast looks great for the next few days!

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 07:25:13
Current Report:

Nice Halibut off of Mr. Max caught while Bottomfishing!

This lucky angler was able to land a really nice halibut on his bottomfishing trip yesterday on the Mr. Max! Great bonus!

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 09:23:10
Current Report:

Nice Hanger Ling off the Mariner this morning!

The rockfish are on the bite today, with this nice ling cod brought in off the Mariner this morning. The ocean is very nice, with little wind and no swell, and it is expected to stay this way through the weekend. Bottomfishing trips continue to leave daily at 7:00 AM. Give us a call to book your trip, all you need to bring is your fishing license and anything to eat/drink and we will take care of the rest! Fish On!

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 09:19:57
Current Report:

Tuna Fishing Red Hot!

Looks like the tuna have finally arrived! These nice fish came off the Siamez last night, averaging about 5 fish per person, between 30-40 miles out! Ocean conditions look favorable for the next few days, let's go tuna fishing!

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 09:15:28
Current Report:

Wow! Nice bonus off of yesterday's bottomfishing trip on the Morning Star!

Date: Monday, July 13, 2015 at 11:15:10
Current Report:
Bottomfishing and Tuna Fishing red hot!

Bottomfishing and crabbing has been excellent these last few days. The Tacklebuster and Siamez have been bringing limits of rockfish with some good variety in daily, with crabbing averages around 6-8 crab per person! The Siamez was out on our first tuna fishing trip of the year yesterday and it was an excellent trip. They averaged about 6 fish per person! Bottomfishing trips continue to run daily leaving at 7:00 AM. The ocean conditions look very favorable for the next few days!

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 15:04:16
Current Report:

Picture of some of the salmon caught on the Siamez this morning

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 14:57:14
Current Report:
Salmon pretty good today

Bottom fishing limits about everywhere

Crabbing off the charts

The bottom fishing produced limits on all of the boats out today with a 6-pac coming within one Lingcod of a total limit on both rockfish and Lingcod. The crab boats were also reporting some with over one hundred crabs onboard with the 6-pac coming within 2 crabs of a total limit. The Salmon boats I heard did pretty well with the Siamez reporting better then one fish per rod and also had a really good bottom fishing side of the combo to make it a special day for his passengers. Good day all thew way around.

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 21:35:45
Current Report:

Bottom fishing really good again on Tuesday

The picture above shows a lot off the Mr Max on Tuesday with just a few fish short of a rockfish limit and some nice Lingcod. Along with that was over 100 crabs that the crew on board the boat shares. Beautiful ocean and great day.

Date: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 16:30:24
Current Report:

Salmon heated up today

Bottom fishing really good once again

Really good bottom fishing as the boats were back in early with limit catches with some nice Lingcod in the catch. Crabbing still remains excellent with some really good totals today on the boats.

The good news today was the Salmon fishing as it was a few days back starting to heat up some and today one of our boats the Morning Star boated ten keeper fish, one being a nice Chinook and returned back quite a few others. A few of those nice Coho salmon on display in the picture above. It was a good day.

Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 14:57:33
Current Report:

Good fishing Sunday

No salmon fishing boats out on Sunday but our bottom fishing boats did really well with limits on all of the boats. Good variety was in the fish totes with lots of blacks, blues Yellowtail and Canary rockfish. There were some Lingcod in the catch as both the Kadaho and the Morning Star reported in with good catches along with almost 60 crabs on the Morning Star. The picture above off the Kadaho shows one the nice lingcod caught this morning.

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 15:14:28
Current Report:
Spring Halibut Season Closed

The Central Coast Spring all-depth halibut fishery is closed. Not enough quota remains for any back-up dates. The remaining quota (1,486 lbs) from the spring all-depth fishery will be rolled over to the summer all-depth fishery.

The Central Coast Nearshore fishery opened July 1, seven days per week.

The Central Coast summer all-depth fishery opens August 7-8, every other Friday and Saturday.

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 13:26:07
Current Report:

Happy 4th of July Everyone

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 13:21:19
Current Report:
Salmon improving

Bottom fishing and crabbing continues really good

For the Salmon only trips we are real close to one fish per rod take home now with fairly good action showing up Saturday morning. There are also more then plenty of throw back fish with the adipose fin still attached at the 2 for every 1 take home fish. One 6-pac boat reported in with close to 20 fish on the hooks total in fish actually landed and those that were reeled on and then lost. So it appears at least for this day that things are improving.

The bottom fishing remains really good with limits on rockfish coming in but no Lingcod reports coming thru the bottom fishing information. Crabbing however does remain really good with lots of those critters being caught.

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 15:01:22
Current Report:
Trifecta had good results today

The Kadaho had a nice day to run a 3-bagger (TRIFECTA) as we call it with lots of Salmon action keeping 7-nice fish but having to throw back quite a few including two just under the size limit Chinook. He came really close to a rockfish limit and came home with 74-crabs as well. Good day.

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 14:25:08
Current Report:

This passenger on the Morning Star this morning proudly displays his two Lingcod he caught. As reported earlier it was a pretty good day for the "toothy critters".

Date: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 12:57:57
Current Report:
Hey Folks !! Salmon picked up today

Bottom fishing excellent with the Lingcod catch also better

Crabbing also excellent

It was a good day before the 4th of July as the bottom fishing continues to be really very good and the crabbing also is good on a daily basis. The even better news today was the Salmon fishing. No limits or even one per rod but all the boats we had today salmon fishing caught take home fish and considerable landings they had to throw back. So maybe its about ready to get lots better.

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 17:42:04
Current Report:
Took a break from salmon fishing

Bottom fishing remains strong

We took a break from the salmon fishing and hopefully they will be coming our way here shortly. The bottom fishing today remained strong with a number of nice Lingcod hitting the fish totes today. The rockfish bite was not really a fast effort but by the end of the day all of our boats had terrific catches. Crabbing as it has been is also very good.

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 16:08:54
Current Report:
Windy foggy weather on Wednesday

Pretty tough fishing conditions on Wednesday morning with foggy and wind and during some gusty times some semi-rough ocean conditions. Our skippers did there best but it was a tough day. It sounded like the salmon action was better then it has been since the season beginning but it was also hard getting the fish back to the boat with the weather. The Kadaho reported lots of salmon action and quite a few landed and a half a limit of rockfish and a bunch of crab. Good effort on this day.

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 16:39:20
Current Report:
Bottom fishing excellent with some Lingcod

Lots of crab

Salmon remains a little slow

Bottom fishing was red hot on the rockfish today and they were real close to the harbor and then the crabbing was really good after the fishing was over. There were some Lingcod caught also. The salmon fishing remains on the slower side even though today more fish were caught but many were the throwback types. We expect it to get better soon.

Date: Monday, June 29, 2015 at 18:36:51
Current Report:

Mixed bag fishing on Monday

After three days of salmon fishing opening along the coast we can't say that it is red hot rather rather on the slow side so far. This is no unusual as our time will come as the fish get more into our area. Hopefully with in a week we will have some nice numbers to report to you on salmon catches.

The bottom fishing was good today but the Lingcod fishing also has been on the slow side with some being caught but certainly not like it was a few weeks back. The rockfish catches are terrific and the crabbing remains really-really good. The picture above shows some of the rockfish we are catching and if some appear to be nice sized fish you are right. These fish came off the Kadaho on Monday who also brought back 69 crabs.

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 18:17:01
Current Report:

Excellent Sunday afternoon fishing

Good fishing in the afternoon for the whole weekend with the Mr Max posting a rockfish limit and a whole bunch of crabs for his passengers. The photo above shows some of the fish and crab caught on the trip. The Morning Star also posted a rockfish limit and over 60 crabs on his bottom fishing trip Sunday.

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 15:47:56
Current Report:
Kadaho fishing reports

The Kadaho had a bottom fishing trip this morning and reported at one time he had more Lingcod then rockfish. That can be taken as a good thing or a sad thing. In the end though the rockfish bit heavy and he had more rockfish then Lingcod but all in all a terrific catch with some great looking Lingcod.

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 15:45:36
Current Report:
Correction from yesterday

Salmon report for today

Bottom fishing report for today Yesterday being away from my perch high atop the ocean waters here in Depoe Bay I thought we had Halibut boats that went Saturday and the truth of the matter was we did not have anyone Halibut fishing. Why I don't know??

Salmon fishing Saturday was quite slow and today it was a little bit better but nothing to write anything more then it was a bit better. The thing that is worth reporting was the number of Chinook salmon we got in that catch today. I think it was about 11-12 of those spotted tail rascals. Nice looking fish also but the Coho salmon there are some reports a little south of us that might (MIGHT) be encouraging but the past few days not very many on the hooks and quite a few throw backs in the ones we did see. It will get better.

Bottom fishing yesterday was slow-slow-slow and then was really good in the afternoon. Bottom fishing today was slow in the morning to begin and then really heated up the last hour or so which produced some really good trips. Some Lingcod in the catch but not a great many. Crabbing is still very good but maybe not quite what we were doing a week or so ago (but still will bring smiles to your faces).

There...I think I got everything corrected and up in good timing on the official watch of Tradewinds Depoe Bay fishing reports...Apple I Watch.

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 17:58:51
Current Report:
My best guess fishing report for Saturday

Got a salmon report from the Sunrise this morning off his trip that he caught 6-salmon. I am going to assume that those were take home fish and that probably others were caught that by summer salmon season rules have to be immediately released back in to the ocean. So to give you a 1st day report it would depend a lot on how many throw backs there were as we have no control over which ones we catch and can keep.

Today some would tell you it would be the final day of the offshore Halibut season but we will wait and see what "Big Brother" says down at the ODFW offices later next week. I did not get a report but did notice that the two boats I believe were Halibut fishing today were back into the harbor at 4pm when I checked which would mean to me that they limited on the trips today.

No reports from the bottom fish boats but i did notice quite a few totes off the filet dock that had fish in them so I am assuming that bottom fishing was good today & we know crabbing was.

Not a really goof fish report but today th best we can do.

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015 at 13:17:21
Current Report:
Fishing sounded good today

The Tacklebuster reported in with not very many fish shy of a rockfish limit and also bringing home lots of crabs. No Lingcod report today as we head into the opening of the salmon season weekend. We also have one final day of Halibut fishing on Saturday as the rumors persist that it might be the final day. We will let you know when we hear anything.

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 17:18:13
Current Report:

Three nice Halibut caught off the Tacklebuster on Thursday

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 14:47:08
Current Report:

Still a few spots left for Halibut on Saturday

Tacklebuster limited today (Thursday) on Halibut

Final 2015 Halibut fishing day offshore probably this Saturday

Bottom fishing a little slow Thursday

First off the Tacklebuster limited all his passengers and crew on Halibut and is on his way back into port as we speak with that limit of fish. Anyone wanting to go Saturday which by all estimates will be the final day of Halibut fishing offshore for 2015. We still have a few spots left to fill.

Bottom fishing had a slower day today as the fish were hard to find and even harder when we did find some to get them to bite. We did have one 6-pac boat find a sweet spot and pulled a limit of rockfish but most of the boats struggled today but were helped with (a) a late morning bite and (b) good crab pulls. Fishing is not good every single day folks as today proved that. Tomorrow is another day.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 14:46:54
Current Report:
Good fishing Wednesday morning

All of the boats had good trips with limits or close to rockfish limits on our boats. Some boats had decent catches of Lingcod but on the most part they were tough to catch today. Crabbing remains very strong.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 14:03:48
Current Report:
Some Halibut spots have opened up for Friday, June 26th

There are still a few opening for offshore Halibut fishing this Friday, June 26th for anyone looking into going on a last minute Halibut trip. Give the office a call directly @ 541-765-2345 and secure your spot to get a nice Halibut for your freezer meat.

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 14:53:14
Current Report:

Great fishing again today

The fishing was outstanding today with limits of rockfish on all boats which included Black rockfish and a limit of Canary rockfish on the boats as well. The Tacklebuster also put on the boat 117 crabs out of the pots for a very happy crew of passengers. To make things even better the ocean was beyond words "BEAUTIFUL'.

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 17:53:34
Current Report:
One good whale all day long

On all of our cruises we had one good performing whale right out in front of the harbor all day so we did not have to go far. So today it was nicknamed econo-whale. Anyhow, good day of whale watching.

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 12:59:26
Current Report:
Another boat with great results

The Tacklebuster just reported in with a limit of rockfish and a real nice assortment of Lingcod. They also put onboard a limit of Canary rockfish with that rockfish limit for all passengers onboard. Great trip !!

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11:55:14
Current Report:

Boats in early Monday

The ocean was so beautiful and the fishing was so good that only a great picture like the one above could make it even better. This picture came off the Mr Max and they limited out all these nice people on rockfish with some Lingcod. It was a great day....the kind we wish we could have every day out there that everyone just loves.

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 05:54:57
Current Report:
Salmon opens Saturday, June 27th

Tuna trips beginning real soon

The 2015 summer Coho salmon season opens this coming Saturday, June 27th so get in your reservations to go salmon fishing with us.

Also we are getting some good news about Tuna offshore and our Tuna trips will be beginning soon so call the office (541-765-2345) to find out when the first trips will begin. Be the first to get your Albacore Tuna this summer.

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 14:11:14
Current Report:

Decent ocean Sunday and really good fishing

All of our boats out fishing on Sunday had good trips and some had really good Lingcod fishing like the Kadaho (picture above) who netted 21 of the toothy critters and another 6-pac boat limited on them. Everyone did really well on the rockfish with limits or near limits. Crabbing was excellent once again with tallies on 6-man boats around 35 or so up to larger boats who had over 100 of them (they put out twice as many pots). Good ocean today and it sounds pretty good for the upcoming week & remember the 2015 Salmon season opens next Saturday, June 27th.

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 15:42:06
Current Report:

The Tacklebuster put in the boat a limit of rockfish today and 20-25 nice Lingcod including the one in the photo above.

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 15:19:50
Current Report:
Good fishing but WINDY

We had a good day on the pond this morning and this afternoon but the pond was a bit on the windy side which made the water choppy most of the day. Most of the boats had close to limits on the rockfish, a reasonable catch of Lingcod on most boats and the crabbing was very good as it has been here lately.

Date: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 13:39:06
Current Report:

Some of the stuffed crab pots off the Kadaho today as he brought in 110 of them for his passengers participating. Crabbing is exceptionally good right now.

Date: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 13:36:48
Current Report:

Beautiful day and great fishing on Friday

Another really good day of fishing on a super flat ocean as all of our boats out today had really good trips. Pretty much rockfish limits all the way around but the Lingcod bite was somewhat off today after the last few days of really good Lingcod action. Crabbing remains strong with lots of them going into the crab cooker off trips today. The photo above shows some real nice father and son Lingcod action.

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 12:19:40
Current Report:

Another good Thursday of fishing

The Kadaho just reported with a excellent fishing report with lots of nice Lingcod being caught and three-quartets of a limit on the rockfish with really nice variety in that bunch. They also collected close to 60-crabs to finish up the trip. The picture above shows a young lady with one of the Lingcod she caught on the Kadaho this morning.

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 13:28:03
Current Report:

Just a little picture above that shows what the crab pots are looking like these days. This one came off the Tacklebuster on a Wednesday morning trip. The Tacklebuster had a limit of crabs for all participating passengers which is 12 each. WOW!!!

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 13:20:15
Current Report:

Wednesday fishing teriffic

Was a really nice ocean and the fishing was one of the better days of the year so far. The rockfish bit really well and a whole bunch of Lingcod hit the filet tables as well like the one in the picture off the Tacklebuster above. To make things even better at the end of the fishing trips lots & lots of crabs came into the crab cookers which only Tradewinds can brag about with the fishing and the crabbing combined.

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 13:16:04
Current Report:
Nice ocean & good fishing (& crabbing)

Pretty nice ocean today which was a welcome sight after around ten days of windy conditions and the fish responded to the nice conditions. Just about all of our six boats out today got there rockfish limit with lots of black and Blue rockfish and a good number of Yellowtail rockfish. The Lingcod bite today was really very good, no boat limits but I would guess most boats had one per rod or a little better. The crabbing was also really good with the Sunrise putting 129 crabs in the totes on the way home. Another really good Tradewinds day.

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:57:31
Current Report:
Fishing trip coupons

Beginning June 16th our fishing trips coupons you will find on our website for all of our trips we run in the summer will be good Monday thru Friday but not on weekends. If you have previously booked trips before June 16th we will honor that coupon commitment.

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:43:44
Current Report:
Weather getting better

Fishing really good on Monday

Sounds like beginning tomorrow the winds will be down inside 10 knots and the rest of the week thru the weekend right now looks like more of the same. Also heard that our boats out today all limited on the rockfish with some Lingcod and the crabbing sounded pretty good as well.

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 19:00:53
Current Report:

Windy & nautical...

..but pretty good fishing

It was a tough weekend for just about everyone along the Oregon Coast for fishing purposes as the heavy winds and semi-rough seas were persistent all weekend long. It caused us to only get out Halibut fishing one day out of the three day opener and made bottom fishing tough as well. On Sunday we did have three of our larger boats out there and the Kadaho was able to get around five rockfish per person, some Lingcod and a really nice catch of crabs. The picture above off the Kadaho shows some of the catch by one of the passengers onboard this morning.

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 15:38:32
Current Report:

We are still getting hammered pretty hard by winds which have been in our area for almost two weeks now. There could be and I repeat could be some relief by the middle of next week. The fishing has been just average on the bottom fishing with the Halibut boats turning the trips they had today into bottom fishing. Just too rough offshore to go out there.

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 17:07:01
Current Report:

Ocean a little nautical....

...but we got limit of Halibut

The picture above off the Kadaho shows one of the nice Halibut caught out there today. The ocean was a little nautical but the folks onboard got the job done. Great job as normal from the Tradewinds Halibut fleet.

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 15:48:41
Current Report:

It was good fishing today

The Kadaho reported in with a great variety of bottom fish today with some Lingcod, well over 60 rockfish with Canary, Black, Blue and some Olive rockfish like the one in the picture above. They also took in around 16 crabs as the ocean was pretty decent but with all the winds the water temperature was around 46 degrees. Cold!!!

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11:54:33
Current Report:

Winds are down

...and we got to go fishing today

How about this young man in the picture above off the Mr Max this morning celebrating not only nice ocean conditions (finally) but for his "Big Lingcod" catch this morning. From what we are hearing fishing was perity good today.

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 14:26:37
Current Report:
Another day of wind

More wind today and rough seas but the fog was at least gone. Suppose to be relief from the heat in the valley forecasted later in the week and our forecast down here looks better. We will keep you in formed.

Date: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 09:57:09
Current Report:
Not a nice day Monday

Our fishing trips for Monday were cancelled due to wind, fog and rough seas. The heat in the valleys is causing all of this down here as we wait for this weather pattern to move out of the area. We are day to day as hopefully Tuesday is a better day.

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 12:26:42
Current Report:
Fishing picked-up Sunday

The bottom fishing picked up some on Sunday with much better results on the rockfish catch with over three quarters of a limit biting the hooks on board the Mr Max. They also came home with a really nice catch of crabs as well.

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 14:23:34
Current Report:
Fair fishing on Saturday

Heard on a windy and foggy ocean on Saturday that some of the boats got a half limit of rockfish but the Lingcod were really on the bite as a really good number of them filled the fish totes. The crabbing remains very strong with one boat putting over 80-in the boat. The foggy windy weather should remain as long as the heat remains in the valley. The Coast is a good place to catch some cool breezes this weekend. Bring a coat!

Date: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 15:53:25
Current Report:
Foggy & windy

As the temperatures in the valley heats up so does the fog and wind on the coast. You can pretty much bet your bank account on it. Fishing was OK today but they were battling some wind out there and a pretty quick running current. The crabbing however stayed red hot with one boat putting I heard 98 in the crab totes. Other then that we need for the wind to go away as soon as it can.

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 17:38:39
Current Report:
Thursday (June 4) fishing report

The bottom fishing remains good but the Lingcod catch the past few days has been pretty slow. Might have something to do with colder water on the minus tides we have had the past few days in the morning hours. The good news is for the 2nd day in a row the crabbing report is better then good with 9+ crabs per person on the average today after a terrific day Wednesday.

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 13:50:37
Current Report:

Limits of rockfish & crab

It was quite the day out fishing with two out of three of the things we like to see happened. The rockfish bit like fleas but the Lingcod was on the slow side today. The other thing was the "big" surprise where the crabbing which has been picking up in recent weeks went from fair to "out of this world" overnight. The Mariner as you can see in the picture above had totes full of crab along with the rockfish limit. Another boat in the fleet had the same results with rockfish limit, slower lingcod fishing and very close to a full limit of crab. Wow!!!

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 18:40:34
Current Report:
Sounds like a good Tuesday of fishing

The Morning Star reported in today with a pretty good fishing report with close to a full limit of rockfish in the fishing totes but the Lingcod catch was OK but the numbers were down a little bit. Heard most of the morning trip the current was running quite hard and let up quite a bit towards the end of the adventure. The boat also came home with 36-crabs for the day.

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 17:08:26
Current Report:
Free fishing weekend

Come down to the coast & Tradewinds Depoe Bay and take advantage of the Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. No fishing license needed to fish in Oregon this weekend, June 6th and 7th.

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 15:25:51
Current Report:
Another good bottom fishing day

All of the TW boats out today had really good trips with limits across the board on all boats on thew rockfish front. The Kadaho reported in with 17-limits of fish for passengers and crew and some really nice Lingcod in the mix. Crabbing on the three boats involved with pulling pots today all said it came in around 2.5 to 3.5 crabs per person which with our skippers is an acceptable tally. Summer is here folks and the weather this week really looks nice on the ocean condition front.

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 19:13:23
Current Report:

Saturday Halibut report

The Tacklebuster just reported in with a limit of Halibut and 20 "flat ones" on the boat for the day. The picture above shows one of the nicer fish a 49-inch specimen caught today. Another good three day opener is over with another hopeful one June 11, 12 and 13th. Call in for your Tradewinds Depoe Bay reservation ASAP.

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 18:17:57
Current Report:
More bottom fishing reports

The Siamez reported in this afternoon with a good catch of bottom fish in the morning trip with limits of rockfish. The afternoon fishing seemed to be just as good as the Mr Max just reported in with limits of rockfish as well with a scattering of afternoon Lingcod. We hope to have the Saturday Halibut report here this evening.

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 14:49:51
Current Report:

Nice Lingcod caught on the Sunrise afternoon fishing trip on Saturday. In the summer when the weather is warm and the ocean normally is nice we run many of these trips leaving the docks at 12:30pm....really a good family fishing outing ...

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:48:11
Current Report:
Saturday bottom fishing report

Really nice ocean....sunshine...heavy current.

...& biting

It was not a good day to fish in deeper water so all of the TW boats and a few others were huddled together on one of the close to shore shallow water spots that our charter agency has made famous and all of the boats there had a great day. Pretty much TW-Around limits on rockfish and quite a few nice Lingcod were pulled out of this shallow water spot. A 2+ knot current kept us away from some of the more normal 80-130 foot spots today but none-the-less another great TW day. Oh, by the way pretty good crabbing day as well between 3-4 per person it sounded like.

Halibut report later on by early evening.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 19:59:25
Current Report:

The picture above shows the limit of fish caught on the Tacklebuster Friday.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 19:57:31
Current Report:

Terrific Halibut Day from TW

Both the Kadaho & the Tacklebuster limited on Halibut today with some really nice looking fish. The picture above comes off the Kadaho who boated 16 Halibut including crew fish which are shown laidouton the Tradewinds dock. . The Tacklebuster boated 20 Halibut which included crew fish on the day.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 17:19:43
Current Report:

Tacklebuster Halibut limit

The picture above shows the normal outcome of a Tacklebuster Halibut offshore trip with everyone onboard with limit of nice Halibut. Two more days on this opener this Friday and Saturday.

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 13:53:51
Current Report:
Tuesday morning fishing round-up

The fishing was really good this morning as reported by the Morning Star with limits of rockfish with nice Canary rockfish in the mix as well. The Lingcod bite was not really hot but we were able to round up some really nice ones that did bite the hooks this morning.

Date: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 18:30:09
Current Report:

Happy Memorial Day Everyone

Date: Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 20:07:14
Current Report:

Another good fishing day

Every boat out today again for Tradewinds and from the radio chatter all had really good trips with plenty of rockfish and good Lingcod fishing. The crabbing was also really good for the 2nd day in a row. The picture above comes from the Tacklebuster with the lady holding a giant Lingcod she caught this morning.

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 13:28:13
Current Report:

Nice Lingcod caught on the SeaSon Saturday morning with a steady catch of rockfish as well with Captain David.

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 13:26:41
Current Report:

This lady onboard the Siamez Saturday morning displays her nice Lingcod caught. Captain Rick reported a really good catch of Lingcod and just a few short on the rockfish today.

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 13:21:46
Current Report:

What a Saturday morning of fishing

Look at the great picture above of a young man proudly displaying his two Lingcod he caught on the Tacklebuster Saturday morning. Tradewinds had every boat out this morning and everyone of them has reported a great catch of not only Lingcod but rockfish as well. We began the crabbing today as well with some reports we have been getting and had reasonable reports so we gave it a try and had good results for the first time of the summer. The Tacklebuster ended up with 57 "creepy crawlers" for there crab catch today.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 15:34:42
Current Report:
Fishing continues the hot

The Mariner reported in today with really good fishing not only as usual on the rockfish but came home with quite a few nice Lingcod as well. The weather sounds good clear thru the holiday weekend.

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 14:52:18
Current Report:

Fishing continues to be red hot

The Kadaho was out this morning and reported filling his boat up with rockfish in less then an hour. Thats how good the fishing has been lately. He stayed out for more time for the folks to catch some Lingcod after that and from reports was able to round up a few to go with the rockfish limit. The picture above shows the good quality and size of the rockfish catch.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 13:05:40
Current Report:

Tuesday limits

Good fishing on Tuesday with a beautiful ocean to fish on. All of the TW boats out today limited on the rockfish with one 6-pac also sending the folks home with lots of Lingcod. The Morning Star also boated a really nice big Chinook salmon for one of our lucky customers. You see the young person who caught that nice Chinook in the picture above.

Date: Monday, May 18, 2015 at 14:51:06
Current Report:
Monday terrific bottom fishing

Beautiful calm seas and really good "catching" with almost limits on all of the Tradewinds boats out this morning and a real good Lingcod catch to boot. Going thru some very low minus tides this week which is the reason for the off week for Halibut fishing. These tides usual occur quite often in the summertime and are normally early or first of the morning occurrences.

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 13:02:35
Current Report:

Nice Canary rockfish caught on the Tacklebuster this morning

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 13:00:11
Current Report:

Good Sunday bottom fishing

After an off day with the Lingcod bite on Saturday they were back in action today with lots of them hitting the filet tables on Sunday. The picture above off the Tacklebuster shows a happy crew showing off all of the Lingcod caught on that boat this morning. Sounded like the Morning Star also had a good catch of fish as well as Lingcod. Yes, the rockfish catch was also pretty good.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 17:54:25
Current Report:
Limit Halibut day

The Tacklebuster reported in with a limit of Halibut Saturday and some crew fish to boot. Good three day opener May 28, 29 & 30th.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 13:04:32
Current Report:

Another good bottom fishing day Saturday

Halibut being caught & results in the evening

Had a real good day on the bottom fishing reefs with several boats limiting and coming home early and all of the others having good trips with close to rockfish limits and some nice Lingcod. One of the Lingcod's specimens is in the picture above caught on the Mr Max this morning. Nice fish.

We will have the Halibut results later in the day but from what we are hearing fish being caught with much nicer weather offshore. Remember the next three day Halibut opener will be May 28. 29, and 30th.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 18:22:14
Current Report:

Decent fishing on Halibut grounds

Bottom fishing also really good

Well the picture above shows some really happy Halibut fishermen with some really BIG fish. You can see some of the other Halibut in the background of the picture. The Tacklebuster had another good day but not quite a limit on a really challenging ocean. The ocean was really nice on the inside but offshore the winds produced quite a challenging fishing day. Saturday the final day in this three day opener with the next one set for May 28-29 and 30th.

Bottom fishing took place on a nice ocean on the inside with limits of rockfish but not a whole lot of Lingcod hit the hooks on Friday. Battled quite a fast moving current but the size of the bottom fish caught today was really good.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 18:08:10
Current Report:
Not a lot of info but what we got was good

Heard the fishing was good as the one boat reporting the Tacklebuster limited out today. Heard it got a little windy and choppy out there in afternoon but next two days of weather sounds terrific.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 07:18:51
Current Report:

The TW boasts loading and heading out to the Halibut grounds in the picture above on a sunny, hardly any wind and nice ocean day....Results will be reported later

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 15:09:55
Current Report:
Weekend weather

The weather forecast calls for a little more wet stuff Wednesday morning and then really nice ocean weather with light winds and light swells thru the weekend.

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:38:33
Current Report:
No fishing on Tuesday

No Tradewinds boats out today as it has been raining steadily since late last night and we anticipated a wet rather uncomfortable day. Hope to have the boats back on the fishing waters Wednesday with a much nicer forecast in the cards.

Date: Monday, May 11, 2015 at 14:04:03
Current Report:

Lots of variety

The report on the bottom fishing Monday morning was that it was a great day with lots of variety in the catch as you can see from the picture above off the Mr Max. Lingcod were biting really well along with the rockfish including some nice Canary rockfish.

Date: Monday, May 11, 2015 at 10:54:09
Current Report:
Halibut spots available for Thursday & Friday

Weather sounds good for the three day opener for Halibut this week and we do have some spots that came available for both Thursday and Friday. If interested either reserve on our website reservation request link or call the office directly at 541-765-2345.

Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 14:25:53
Current Report:
Another good fishing day

No specifics on the day but from what the radio chatter was saying it sounded like a good day with lots of variety and quite a few Lingcod caught on Sunday Morning. The Siamez reported pretty much the same thing as the report we heard.

Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 12:00:09
Current Report:

How about this "Hanger" Lingcod caught on the Tacklebuster Sunday morning...WOW!!...almost as big as the guy who caught it.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 15:11:41
Current Report:

Today (Saturday) was special

If you didn't fish with Tradewinds today (Saturday) well you should have. It was one of those special days that honestly does not happen all that often but when it does it normally happens at Tradewinds. The Lingcod bite was so good the boats limited on those fellas before the rockfish limit was obtained. It is normally the other way around and usually not a limit on Lingcod. The picture above off the Tacklebuster shows the quality of the Lingcod we caught today. We heard from the Tacklebuster, Mariner, Siamez and the Sunrise after the trips were over and all reported the same thing. We had nine boats out this morning and from the radio chatter it was happening on the other boats as well.

The weather today was extra special as well. It was actually foggy in the morning and the overcast skies stayed with us all the way thru the fishing half of the day. There were a few radio complaints on the fog but some feel the overcast skies and fog keeps the wind down and we really needed a day without the wind which has been making things tough on us for about a month now. Bring on the fog !!!

Date: Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:52:18
Current Report:

Terrific Friday fishing

It has been a week or so but the fish finally are biting and we mean a lot of them on this beautiful Friday. Have been catching the rockfish quite regularly but it has been the Lingcod catches that have been down. We have tried to blame it on the heavy currents we have been experiencing lately but today the "toothy critters" went on the bite with well over twenty Lingcod were boated on the Tacklebuster today. Along with that a limit of rockfish including some nice Canary rockfish like the one shown in the picture above.

Date: Friday, May 8, 2015 at 08:59:48
Current Report:
Summer operating hours

Beginning Thursday, May 14th we will be returning to our summer load and departure hours for all of our fishing trips.

Those times are as follows:

Offshore trips (Halibut & Tuna).... Loading at 5:30am and departing 6am

Salmon trips.... Loading at 6am and departing at 6:30am

Bottom fishing trips.... Loading at 6:30am and departing at 7am

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 14:19:06
Current Report:
A little windy but the fish were hungry

The Kadaho reports in with a good fishing report on his boat Thursday morning. Of the fourteen passengers on board they were really close to a complete rockfish limit for all passengers and boarded 7-nice Lingcod as an extra. Like the day before the current started out in decent fashion and with the wind increasing ended up over a 3-knot drift. That makes the Lingcod fishing on the ocean bottom that much more difficult. All in all a good day.

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 13:59:54
Current Report:
Nice ocean...good fishing

After a fairly rough day on Tuesday the ocean like it can do later in spring and in the summer months settled right back down for nice ocean conditions to fish on Wednesday. The fish bit fairly well producing a limit of rockfish and they were of really nice size and variety. Only a couple of Lingcod hit the filet table as they have been off the bite the past few trip days. That too will change.

Date: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 13:08:08
Current Report:

Flat ocean and good fishing

We finally had the days that we treasure which is a flat ocean with little if no win and great fishing. Its been a while in the waiting as we have had a "on and off" spring thus far. Lots of bright sunny days this spring but its accompanied by quite a bit of wind along with it. Today was perfect and the Mr Max was back about an hour early with a limit of rockfish. No word on the Lingcod catch this morning. The picture above shows one of the younger passengers displaying part of her catch this morning.

Unfortunately we are back into the wind, wet stuff and moderate swell for Tuesday so it is forecasted. The good news is it will be short lived with better weather forecasted Wednesday into the weekend.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 15:47:24
Current Report:
After Friday....Saturday was much better

Had five boats out this morning on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning though it was quite windy again like it has been the past few days. The fishing after suffering thru a slow day on Friday really improved from all the reports that were gathered in with one boat even limiting early. Others did pretty well with one even boating a take home Chinook salmon.

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015 at 13:29:41
Current Report:
Friday morning fishing

Fishing was really slow today. Very windy, the fish were there but just didn't bite. Tomorrow is a brand new day.

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