Daily Fishing Report 2013
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013 at 07:35:00
Unsettled work week weather ahead
The work week weather looks a little unsettled but the long range outlook looks improving for the upcoming holiday weekend. A little wet weather with some moderate winds are on for the week with a moderate swell appearing for Wednesday. After that things from here look to be improving towards the end of the week into the weekend. We will keep you updated.
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 16:43:17
Fishing on a rough Sunday ocean that got better all morning long
It was not the nicest ocean when we left at 8am this morning but it just got better and better as the morning went on and so did the fishing. The Kadaho reported slower fishing until around 10am when it all broke loose and the three boats out for TW today came home with very respectable catches. Heard of a few XL Lingcod as well caught on the Kadaho this morning with a good number of rockfish.
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 07:05:29
Final Halibut report from Saturday
Yes, it was rough out there from all reports. The TW boats since they were out there already stuck it out and did very well in bringing home the "flatties". The StarShip got all the fish but one and the Tacklebuster got all his fish including crew fish. Working against a 1.7 knot current conditions were tough but we came home with the fish. Good job JT and Roman.
Next Halibut open next week, May 23, 24, & 25.
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 15:55:17
Halibut fishing update
Bottom fishing final report
The Halibut fishing today saw some really windy-choppy waters offshore and it was fishing for the tough folks today. A few of the boats are still not in yet and we will have a final report later but so far this is what we know:
One of our 6-man boats (StarShip) has the majority of there fish and the Tacklebuster had limited his crew and was fishing for crew fish at last report.
The bottom fishing today again was fishing in gobs of crab spawn but the fishing was better then the day before and the bite really took off later in the trip. One 6-man boat limited his boat except for two Lingcod and had all of the rockfish and the rest of the boats from all reports did exceptionally well. Lots of Lingcod reported and 5-6 rockfish per person.
Crabbing remains very-very slow. Hopefully it improves as summer arrives but NO signs of that happening anytime soon here. Sorry folks!!!
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:57:57
Another bottom fishing report from Friday morning
Though we reported earlier that it was a tougher day out there on the bottom fishing grounds one of our 6-pac boats the SeaSon reported in with a limit of rockfish but just a few Lingcod on todays trip. Some of the other boats reported decent Lingcod catches but struggled on the rockfish. Just depends where your fishing I guess?
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 14:24:16
Tacklebuster usual Halibut limit
Bottom fishing tough-hard work today
The Tacklebuster had a great grade of fish today (Halibut) as he as normal limited and as a double normality was first boat back to Depoe Bay with his limit. That is interesting enough but then add onto that he goes further offshore to find nicer fish for his passengers even makes it that much more Tradewinds Cool. Take a look at the nice Halibut specimen the lady caught this morning on the Tacklebuster in picture above. Good job JT, Tyler and Jesse.
Bottom fishing today was slower then certainly it has been a few weeks back. I guess this has been going on for a few days now and personal observation was that the fish caught today had mouthfuls (I do mean mouthfuls) of crab spawn which answers all the questions as to why. The fish finders were loaded with the stuff and the fishing was really hard work. Our boats actually ended up doing pretty well especially for those folks who stayed after it all five hours with quite a few Lingcod caught and around 5-rockfish around one boat reported.
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10:35:24
Friday Halibut openings still open
Use our $10 coupon on the website
Want to go Halibut fishing???
The ocean weather sounds great and we still have opening for Friday and a few for Saturday. You can also use the $10 off coupon on the website under the coupon link. Halibut fishing was really great last weekend and we take you to the outside spots a little further away where the larger fish live. Give us a call.
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 14:49:35
Decent fishing today reported
Captain Dan on the Mariner reported that hard work was involved in the bottom fishing today but came out with a decent amount of Lingcod and around 4-5 rockfish around which is a successful trip on any day. Dealing with a few days here of choppy water which looks like it will all go away in a day or two.
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013 at 13:25:13
This weeks ocean weather update
Today and tomorrow the ocean will be moderately nautical but all appears to be clearing up for Wednesday and right now the weekend looks pretty good. We will update in a few days. This is the time of year unlike the winter where if we do have a little wet, windy weather it is short-lived and a nice ocean normally returns quickly.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 16:36:53
Halibut were biting today
TW had three boats out on the "flat fish" grounds on Saturday and the word is that all three limited out. After a slower day on Thursday this first week things really pickup & returned to normal for Friday and Saturday. Next opener is May 16, 17, & 18 and we have spots remaining for all you Halibut folks.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 15:38:06
Good bottom fishing on Saturday
Crabbing a little slower once again
On a mostly unheard of 1-foot swell Pacific Ocean today the fishing was very good with a good variety of Lingcod and rockfish caught. The picture above caught on the Mr Max was one of many Lingcod landed on the boat today. Sounds like all the boats out today had good catches. After a number of good days crabbing it has returned to slower crabbing once again.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 08:49:25
One of two nice sized Halibut caught by Randy and Tonya longtime regular customers of Tradewinds on their Halibut adventure Friday....
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 16:52:36
One of the really nice Halibut caught on the Tacklebuster today (Friday) and they also caught a bunch of Black Cod as well as a passenger bonus
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 16:50:16
Nice Tacklebuster Halibut caught today
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 16:15:38
No mixed catch bag today like yesterday
Must have been Tradewinds 6-pac Friday day !!
Three boats out on this beautiful flat ocean Friday all three being 6-pac boats and all three by report limited both on the Lingcod and the rockfish. No crab report but possibly no one was crabbing this morning
One boat out on the Halibut offshore fishery today and was back three hours early with a boat and crew limit of the flat fish. Good Day !!
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 19:46:09
Mixed bag of action today on the fishing fronts
The Halibut action for one of there very few times especially in the May fishery was slower with just over half of a limit on the Tradewinds boats offshore today. This happens and tomorrow is another day.
The bottom fishing just the opposite with great action on the rockfish with limits all the way around on the Mariner and the StarShip with close to limits on the Lingcod. Crabbing which was really picking up lately slowed a little this morning.
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 17:08:03
Lingcod fishing stays very HOT
Still a few Halibut openings left for this weekend
The Morning Star had another really good fishing day with lots of Lingcod biting the hooks as the picture above shows. This was a really nice 20-lb Lingcod and we got the Lingcod also which was in the mouth of this "Big Boy". It was a legal one also. We call them "Hangers". The rockfish catch like it has been here lately pretty good but every day a struggle to catch them. The water is still pretty cold and the rockfish just seem like they don't like that. The crabbing continues to improve as they seem to be finally showing up in the more shallow water.
Date: Monday, May 6, 2013 at 18:25:54
The STARSHIP IS COMING HOME
After being in Toledo, Oregon the past three weeks getting a beautiful new paint job she is back in Depoe Bay Tuesday and ready to take you folks wanting a 6-pac boat Halibut, Chinook Salmon, Tuna, Salmon or Bottom fishing. The best looking 6-pac boat on the coast is at Tradewinds Depoe Bay and ready to go.
Date: Monday, May 6, 2013 at 14:53:04
Beautiful ocean to fish on today
Not sure if we had a fishing trip out there today but if we didn't the folks who were thinking of going missed a beautiful day and ocean conditions. The weather sounds great also thru the remainder of the week.
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 12:55:24
Lingcod limits once again
Halibut season getting closer
What has been a every day thing here lately was another great day of fishing and lots of Lingcod's to go around as Captain Brad on the Mr Max delivered again with his what has become a daily limit of Cod. We are in as most of the guides will tell you the best Lingcod fishing in memory and right now with no end in sight. It has stayed very constant all spring long. As with everything there will be a time when it will slack off but we don't see that in the tea leaves in the near future so if you like Lingcod and I mean GOOD SIZED ONES, NOW IS THE TIME. The rockfish have awoken pretty much with a little warming of the water so we are experiencing terrific catches on both Lingcod and rockfish. No reports on the crabbing today but yesterday was the first day this spring that we began to see some improving on the shallow water spots as summer gets closer.
Halibut offshore season begins this upcoming Thursday, May 9th and we still have some spots available for the three day opener this week. Coupons are available for Tradewinds Halibut trips so check out the coupon link on the website.
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 18:19:53
Talk about Lingcod ! How about these "beauties" caught on the Kadaho Saturday
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 18:17:41
Halibut, rockfish, & Lingcod, & more Lingcod & more...
There are even crabs in todays report
It was quite the day of fishing out there today and for that matter the past four days. Sorry about the missing reports the past few days as it "might" have to do with the colonoscopy. We have had really heavy winds the past four days which did not stop the Lingcod from biting but the water has been so cold everything else fell apart. Had a couple of inshore Halibut trips Thursday and Friday which we had to end abruptly with just to much wind and strong currents to deal with.
Today however we started the day with beautiful oceans and no wind to deal with and then the winds hit once again. The difference was they were more or less out of the East which brought unusually warm temperatures to the Coast with 80 degree temperatures on the water. East winds have a tendency to blow the ocean almost flat. Hopefully no one attempted to take there shirts off out there but this was the day for it. Every boat for TW was out there today except one which we held back to cruise all day long and everyone got there Lingcod. Most of the captains would tell you they were throwing them back left and right trying to catch the rockfish. The rockfish did finally bite late in the trip as seen with these nice baskets of fish off the Mr Max in the picture above.
We are happy to report that some of the boats even had good crab scores today or should I say better crab scores with one boat the Kadaho reporting 5 crabs around per person. Hopefully this is a good sign of crabs returning to the shallow water. Summer must be in our future.
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 17:14:54
One boat out this morning
The ocean overnight grew a moderate swell on it but we did sneak one boat out this morning to do a little bottom fishing. The Siamez braved the elements and did fairly well on the fish catching considering there was a knot and a half current to have to battle. The crew kept at it and we came home with an average catch of fish for the trip.
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 18:06:55
Week ahead & weekend weather outlook
The ocean swell looks really good and there is virtually no rain in the forecast thru next weekend. The one thing we are looking at is the wind in the forecast just about every day but normally we are looking at winds decreasing overnight and having a nice morning for fishing activities. The winds usually come up by noon or a little later. So from our weather desk vantage point things look good for fishing trips thru this next weekend. Will let you know if we see any changes coming our way.
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 16:26:43
No trips this morning
A little windy this morning but a reasonably decent ocean but no trips for us this morning.
Remember:Halibut begins inshore this Thursday and offshore next Thursday.
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 13:07:16
Another good fishing day for Tradewind boats...
....crabbing remains poor
Five boats out for Tradewinds Sunday morning and all had good trips. All five boats limited on rockfish with three boats limiting on Lingcod and the other two close on the Lingcod bite. The Lingcod bite was slow arriving this morning with the rockfish on the bite the first part of the trip with the Lingcod's holding off till the last few hours of this mornings trips.
Crabbing remains very slow with only a couple good crab trips so far this spring and they were well over a month ago. We still believe they will arrive in the shallow waters and it can happen real soon as far as we are concerned. We will keep you informed.
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 12:21:28
Husband and wife Lingcod team aboard the Mr Max this morning...the man in the picture used to work on the Mr Max years ago
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 12:18:43
This was the ultimate Ling-Cod-O'Rama Day
Boy it would be hard to imagine looking back in time and finding a better day for catching Lingcod then this morning. I'm sure it has happened as good as this but it certainly were not any better then today. One boat reported a limit of Lingcod for the whole boat on one fifteen minute drift. Folks, this can happen only with Tradewinds Depoe Bay believe me!!?? The picture above was one of the Cod caught aboard the Mr Max today. Unless you do some professional pose the size of these fish we are catching never really measure up. Most of these fish are 10-15 pound fish. Really nice grade. Oh, by the way the rockfish bit pretty darn well also. Two of our boats were back in with total limits by 10:45am. The ocean was just beautiful today also and will be again tomorrow.
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 17:36:45
Halibut season just around the corner
The first nearshore Halibut opener will be May 2nd, 3rd & 4th and the 1st offshore Halibut opener will be May 9th, 10th & 11th. We have spots remaining for all of the offshore dates and the only weekend of the month of May for the nearshore fishery would be the May 2,3,4 weekend. You can still fish for Halibut nearshore the other weekend dates in May but remember NO retention of bottom fish on those dates. The days when the offshore Halibut season is open you can fish for Halibut inshore but we have to abide by the offshore rules. That means NO bottom fish onboard a vessel if a Halibut is also onboard. Sounds strange & confusing but those are the game laws !!
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 15:06:32
Depends on which boat you were on
Like Thursday, Friday was another of those days where it was different for all of the boats we had out fishing. All four of the boats out had good trips but some did well on both Lingcod and rockfish and others did really well on the Lingcod and average on the rockfish and others ripped on the rockfish and only average on the Lingcod. All in all a good fishing day.
A little good ness as crabbing improved some today. Nothing we want to start advertising about yet but it was better. Lets see what happens tomorrow.
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 14:46:03
Interesting day on the ocean fishing today
Two of our boats were out on the reefs today and both had rather strange differing results. One had a total limit of Lingcod and about half of the rockfish and the other had a limit of rockfish and a little over half of the lingcod. It was a fun day where the folks onboard had to work hard for the fish they caught but all in all it was a good day for catching. Crabbing remains quite slow as it has been the past month.
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 15:57:18
Fishing trips this morning but no report as of yet
Pacific City long distance trip this weekend
Hey folks...want to go on a long distance bottom fishing trip this weekend???
Well, we have one going on Saturday and there is still some spots left. It is a great trip fishing some spots that don't get touched all that much and the fishing is terrific. Really Big Lingcod and some really nice rockfish. It is a 8-hr trip which gives the crab pots more time to soak so you get them out there clear thru an entire tide so hopefully that will improve the crabbing some. Another big plus is that it is a beautiful ride with some of the most spectacular scenery from the ocean looking in on the Oregon Coast. You cruise by Twin Rocks and Cascade Head and that is spectacular. Give us a call or you can reserve on the Tradewinds website reservation system. Just mention the Pacific City long distance trip.
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 06:12:32
The wind stayed away and the fishing was great
We only heard from one of our fishing boats out on Tuesday one of our 6-man boats and they limited on both the Lingcod and the rockfish in less then three hours. The fishing remains good and the weather outlook from now thru the upcoming weekend sounds great for all you fisherman.
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 18:53:13
Lots of boats out on the fishing grounds this morning for TW
We were sure happy to wake up to a forecast this morning which did not come true as lots and lots of wind was in the forecast and the ocean was breathless. It was a great morning for fishing with one of our 6-man boats reporting in with a total limit both on the lingcod and the rockfish. The rockfish the last couple of days have produced a good variety of fish as well as a larger grade of fish. No crab report today.
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 16:41:05
Don't worry about all this wind talk folks
Yesterday the forecast was for winds for the rest of the week but normally the winds that hit the coast are usually afternoon affairs. That was certainly the case this morning as we had a beautiful morning to fish and then by 2pm or so the winds were pretty strong on the open waters and the wind waves were quite apparent.
By this evening we will see a drop in those winds and we should have a decent morning with very windy periods by the afternoon but it should be fishable in the morning hours. Thursday thru the weekend things look beautiful so if you can't fish till the weekend begin to make those weekend plans with Tradewinds.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 18:02:36
We've been catching quite a few of these Tiger rockfish like the one in the picture above off the Tacklebuster
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 17:59:23
Lingcod Bonanza Saturday
Another great Tradewinds fishing day with all of the boats and we had a whole bunch of them out there this morning had limits or very near limits for all passengers this morning. The rockfish count was also very good with limits or near limits for everyone. It was just a good day for catching fish. The ocean was a little on the wiggly side this morning but it got better and better as the morning went on. The picture above shows the Captain Brad and Mr Max crew with there total Lingcod limit and the happy passengers with there catch.
Crabbing.....again I can only report that it was very slow and has been this way for the whole spring thus far except for a very few trips. History says it will get better and we hope that history happens soon.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 14:14:05
Beautiful weather in the forecast
All the way thru next week the forecast causes for great looking weather and beautiful ocean conditions. Need a day off during the work week? Next week sounds like the kind of spring weather you would like on a fishing trip out of Depoe Bay and Tradewinds.
Date: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 15:55:00
Wind in the morning...
...so we waited awhile and went later
Some wind a little unexpected hit the coast this morning so instead of taking thew folks out on a windy rough ocean we waited a few hours till the winds went down and as the afternoon got longer the winds went away. The fishing started out slow from what we heard but really picked up as the trip went on and we ended with a good catch.
Better weather tomorrow morning.
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 14:56:46
Good fishing today but the crabbing remains quite slow
Tradewinds had the SeaSon out there today and he had a really good fishing trip with good catches on the Lingcod and the rockfish we were told. The crabbing as it has been lately remains on the slower side.
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 16:59:50
Sounds like a fishing trip tomorrow and they are biting
Great weather forecast for the weekend
We will give you a pre-weekend fishing report after tomorrows fishing trips and we are looking for great weather this weekend with great looking ocean conditions.
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 06:29:01
Nice weather for fishing trips
The weather for fishing trips thru this upcoming weekend looks just great. Very little ocean swell and clear skies are in the forecast. The fishing has been great in particular the Lingcod fishing has been terrific.
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 17:07:11
Weekend a total washout weather wise
Week & next weekend outlook
Spring like weather on its way
This weekend will be forgettable but the week ahead looks just beautiful. Lots of rain and heavy seas dominated the weekend but beginning tomorrow and all the way thru the upcoming week things look great. We will let you know about the weekend as we get closer but right now things look really nice.
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 16:29:24
Good fishing on Friday
Everything cancelled on Saturday
Had three boats out on Friday and all did well on the Lingcod but the rockfish as it has been here lately coming into the boat a little harder. One boat had a limit of Lingcod but about 3-4 rockfish around. Another boat had about one Lingcod per person and all of the rockfish. Another boat did well on both but not a limit on either. Interesting Friday of fishing.
Saturday proved to be a wet rough ocean day with possibly another one coming up on Sunday before things begin to straighten out on Monday.
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 09:44:51
Departure times thru May 31st
Departure times after June 1st thru Labor Day
Departure times thru May 31st
Halibut: 5:30am check-in Departure 6:00am
All other trips 7:30am check-in Departure 8:00am
June 1st thru Labor Day
Halibut & Tuna Check-in 5:30am Departure 6:00am
Salmon Check-in 6:00am Departure 6:30am
Botom fishing Check-in 6:30am Departure 7:00am
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 16:29:20
HERE ARE THE SUMMER SALMON DATES....
Chinook season also
Coho summer / fall fishing season
Chinook salmon open thru October 31st
July 1-31 ...Coho salmon....two fish per day bag limit...7-days a week....Coho must be marked with healed adipose fin to retain....10,500 fish quota
Fall Non-selective Coho salmon season....two fish per day bag limit...any two salmon caught... September 1,2 5,6,7 12,13,14 19,20,21...26,27,28
Tradewinds Depoe Bay taking reservations NOW
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 15:33:43
No fishing trips today
A little rough water this morning that turned into a great sunny day in the afternoon. Lets go fishing Friday morning !!!
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 08:42:03
PFMC has made there 2013 salmon decision
Pretty much like we reported earlier the Coho salmon season will begin July 1st and end on July 31st. We will have another non-selective all salmon fishery in September beginning September 1st thru September 30th on selective days. We will have all the exact dates for you later on today.
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 13:05:51
Not fishing today
No fishing today as the ocean was very wet windy and rough. Hopefully tomorrow as the forecasts suggest things will be getting better.
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 16:05:52
Excellent fishing this morning
After some bad ocean weather days it did not hurt the fishing one bit especially yhe Lingcod bite. Total limits on the "toothy critters" and about 25% of them were offshore Big lingcod size. It was a great day. Fishing in deep water today and most of our rockfish were larger Yellowtail and Quillback rockfish. Had lots of Sea Trout (Kelp Greenling) as well.
Crabbing remains and don't know any other way to put it but very poor. It will get better but this spring it seems they are crawling into the more shallow water a little slower certainly then in recent past years.
The forecast for the weekend looks reasonably good. We will have a semi-nautical looking day tomorrow with not much swell but wind and rain in the forecast. By Thursday however the swell comes down with only a 30% chance of showers right on thru the weekend. The fish bite better with a little heavenly moisture coming down.
Date: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 07:04:37
Early weather look at the week ahead
Tuesday looks like the best day in the beginning of the week and then holding off till Friday for the 2nd best looking day. The better ocean report for Friday also gives us reasonable optimism to look for a nice weekend on the horizon. We will have a better weekend outlook in a few days.
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 11:13:58
Best day coming up to fish...Tuesday
The ocean weather is a little unsettling right now and Tuesday looks like the best day of the next four days to fish with low winds and not much of a swell forecasted. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday look a little unsettled. We are hopeful for things to straighten out for the following weekend.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:56:10
Fishing for Sunday (April 7th) Cancelled
For any of our guests who might have a reservation for tomorrow that we have not been able to contact or for anyone else looking for a fishing trip for tomorrow we have cancelled our activities because of weather. The forecast for tomorrow is worse then what we are experiencing today with rain, wind and heavy seas. Things begin to calm down on Monday and look much better for Tuesday.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 08:05:31
Ocean summer salmon season to be announced next week by the PFMC
We will find out next week exactly what we will be allowed in the summer Coho salmon season and all indications look for something pretty much like last season. Around 10,000 to 12,000 Coho salmon fishing beginning around July 1st and will close on July 31st. These Coho salmon must have a healed adipose fin. Again it looks like we will have the non-selective Coho fishery in September where we need not worry about the healed adipose fin. All in all pretty much a repeat of last season. We will let you know here as always your website where you get all of the honest information as we hear it.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 07:37:51
No fishing again today
The forecasters came up right today with a forecast which we were told was not going to be very nice. They were right ....it is not very nice. Very windy and cold. Very wet and the ocean conditions are very unsanitary. We will see what tomorrow brings.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 19:18:01
All fishing trips for the day cancelled
A messy ocean dominated the ocean conditions today and the weekend forecast does not sound much better. Hopefully as it does from time to time is to give us a break when it is not suppose to. We will keep you informed on any changes.
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 13:24:02
Three boats out this morning
Heard from our big boat out on Thursday morning Mr. Max and Captain Brad reported that he had a limit of really nice Lingcod and close to a rockfish limit. Another great day of bottom fishing for the Tradewinds Fleet. The ocean was just beautiful this morning believe it or not with a 2-foot swell on the water and zero wind. Just the kind of day we dream about. Then the dream went bad in the last half hour of the trip actually when they were on there way home as the wind went from the above mentioned ZERO to over 30 knots. It was predicted but not till late afternoon. SURPRISE !!! The ocean looked like it was totally white. Beautiful from the shoreline but probably not from a boat.
The weather the next few days looks a little "iffy" but we are hopeful there are some holes in the weather especially during the morning hours. It happens quite often.
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 17:23:33
Boats reporting had good fishing trips today
Tradewinds had six boats out fishing this morning with four fishing up off of Lincoln City reefs and some of the smaller 6-pac boats staying closer to home. Not sure what the fishing was like up north today but both of the 6-pac boats fishing the closer to home reefs which included 1st year skipper Justin on the SeaSon limited out on both Lingcod and rockfish. Crabbing remains very-very slow with lots of female crabs coming up in the pots but not much else. Hopefully as the weather keeps improving along with ocean conditions things will improve but right now it is a tough go.
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 17:41:46
A little misty early in the morning but a beautiful ocean
It was a super flat ocean out there today but sorry, we have no fishing news for you today. We did have boats out but no reports came our way. I can only assume with the great catches the past three weeks that it was any different today. Another great ocean forecasted for the next few days.
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 17:32:38
No trips out this morning
We did not have any trips out today but we do have them going out Tuesday morning. We will report back to you tomorrow.
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 06:11:26
Weekly weather update
Things look really good thru Thursday and then there looks like a possibility for some wind and rising swell. We will keep you informed as the rest of the week progresses.
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 13:25:49
Happy Easter everyone
Lots of great fishing out there this morning
Deep water lingcod trips closed till October 1st
Four boats out on the ocean pond today (Amigo, Mr Max, StarShip & the Tacklebiuster) and the Lingcod bite remains very strong with limits or ever so close to limits on the cod today on all of the boats. The picture above off the Mr Max this morning shows a husband and wife team showing off there Lingcod catch. The rockfish catch was also very strong this morning with some variety showing up along with the usual Black Bass.
Deep water lingcod offshore fishing closes today to re-open October 1st. This was our best year ever with the offshore trips sending many-many more trips out to the offshore reefs then in past years and now we will have in October two larger boats which will be taking on the offshore trips for larger groups. We also have three 6-pac boats running the deep water trips as well. Watch our website when October gets closer as we will be having some great deals for you folks wanting these deep water adventures.
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 15:54:55
Deepwater limits on Saturday
Inshore rockfish and Lingcod also on the bite
All of our offshore deep water lingcod boats limited early on there trips led by the Amigo with a full load of customers and after one drift of Deep Water Teaching 101 the folks on board were on fire landing fish after fish. The fish in the picture above was landed on the Amigo deep water jigging in 600 feet of water. It was a great day out there with great weather and ocean conditions.
Our inshore boats also made quick work of Lingcod and rockfish limits with half of them home early on there trips with total boat limits.
Upcoming things to remember:
Chinook fishing trips can be booked daily only @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay
May is not far away and that means Halibut season...1st offshore weekend May 9-10-11
Inshore Halibut opens May 2nd
Date: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 16:51:50
Springtime ocean Chinook this big....WOW !!!
Date: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 16:49:38
Hey folks....The Chinook are biting
....and so are the Lingcod and the rockfish
How nice is this !!! (picture above) These nice Chinook were caught on the StarShip this morning. We are really gearing up to fish these guys especially after April 1st so you know who to book with (Tradewinds) and the Starship we will say it again the only boat in Depoe Bay geared up to fish for them properly. The fish are out there in good numbers from all accounts so what a better time to book your Spring Chinook trip with us.
Lingcod and rockfish catching this morning was spectacular. The Tacklebuster, Mariner and the Siamez to name just a few all limited or were ever so close to it this morning on nice big Lingcod and a mess of rockfish. The ocean was just absolutely flat with good weather predicted clear thru the middle of next week so far by the forecast gu-ru's.
Date: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 06:51:04
Another good day of offshore/inshore bottom fishing
Limits offshore of the Big Lingcod and pretty close to limits inshore on both the Lingcod and all of the rockfish. Included were one boat who brought in some unusually king size Yellowtail rockfish. Beautiful ocean a with more of it to come thru the weekend. This sure has been some kind of weather the 1st week of Spring break with good looking weather to start week #2 coming up.
The offshore Lingcod fishing closes for the season Monday, April 1st so we will be putting our emphasis not only on the bottom fishing but the Chinook fishing as well. We caught a few more Chinook yesterday bottom fishing so remember Tradewinds has the only boat equipped correctly to fish the Chinook in Depoe Bay so call us for reservations.
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 17:13:43
Another very productive day of fishing @ Tradewinds
Weather looking great thru this weekend at least
The ocean was just as flat as it could be today and all of our boats out had plenty of good fishing for all there customers onboard. The Mariner reported in with as close as could be to having a total boat limit of both Lingcod and rockfish with just a few short on both species. Nice Lingcod caught by this young man on the Mariner in the picture above. The crabbing remains still on the slow side but we did get 2-crabs per customer today on the crab count.
Lots of boats heading out tomorrow with inshore trips and offshore trips on the reservation docket. Remember this Sunday the final day to fish the Big Lingcod trips as that season shuts down until October 1st.
Remember after April 1st some should be giving the Chinook salmon a test run as quite a few have been caught on bottom fishing trips and some super secret information privileged only to the folks at Tradewinds has quite a few being caught by salmon anglers here the past few days.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 14:29:57
Yesterdays offshore report
Todays inshore report
We finally got the late night report on the offshore Big Lingcod fishing yesterday with limits of fish put in the boat. Remember that season is winding down with the final day to fish offshore for the Big Lingcod will be this Sunday. It will re-open October 1st.
Today the inshore fishing was good but maybe just a little bit slower then the past few days with either limits or close to limits on the Lingcod and around 4-6 fish per person on the rockfish counts. No report on todays crabbing. Beautiful oceans out there and the marine forecast calls for great conditions thru the upcoming weekend.
Date: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 16:08:46
Offshore trips today...hopefully results later today
Inshore trips with Lingcod limits
Crabbing remains slow
Hoping for reports from our offshore Big Lingcod boats this early evening when they return and will relay them onto you when we receive them.
Our inshore bottom fishing trips did very well again today with some sketchy information but almost positive of Lingcod limits with good rockfish counts but short of limits possibly 4-5 fish per person. The crabbing remains slow after a little burst of success yesterday as we are getting between 1-2 crabs per person. AS we have said many times here lately it will improve as the good weather keeps getting better.
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 15:56:47
The Mariner on a beautiful ocean fishing off of Lincoln City
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 15:46:58
Another great ocean...
.....another great catching day
.....crabbing even improved a little
.....Spring break weather update
Certainly nothing to brag about but we had one boat that had a crab average of three around today. That may not sound like much from last summers averages but for this spring so far it was a bonanza. The winner of todays crab fest was the Mariner.
The Mariner also had a really good fishing day with a limit on the Lingcod and three quarters of all of the rockfish needed including a few giant "hanger" Lingcod. It was a beautiful ocean made special for us at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Our offshore boats hopefully will report in later and we will bring you the results later this evening. The deepwater offshore "Big Lingcod" season closes next Sunday, March 31st not to re-open until October 1st.
The Spring break weather forecast for the new week thru at least Friday sounds spectacular. Lets keep our fingers crossed on that.
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 18:52:13
All of our Offshore Big Lingcod boats struck gold
All of Tradewinds offshore boats fishing the deep water Lingcod spots came home with limits and also picked up a slew of inshore rockfish on the way home. The picture above off The StarShip with Captain Roman shows some really nice Lingcod plus one very special passenger caught another Chinook salmon that we have been catching a lot of these past few weeks. The Kings are out there folks.
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 15:47:39
Excellent inshore fishing once again
Offshore report coming later
Every boat available to fish was out today and all had an excellent day with loads of Lingcod and limits pretty much on all the boats on the rockfish. Most of the baskets for our customers looked like the ones above off the Mr Max with really nice sized Lingcod as they continue to bite pretty much non-stop where we are throwing them back after limit catches. The size also today of the rockfish especially the Black rockfish was excellent with lots of great big ones hitting the filet tables. We will all be out there again tomorrow with beautiful oceans now predicted all the way thru next Thursday for all you Spring breakers.
Should have the Big Lingcod deep water offshore report in within the next few hours for you 600 foot folks.
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 17:20:41
Weather looking great
The weather for fishing is going to be great at least thru the middle of next week so it is a great time to go fishing with Tradewinds and the fish have been biting really well. Whatever your favorite is offshore fishing or near shore fishing we have the best boats on the coast to take care of you. Give us a call and enjoy this upcoming great Springbreak weather.
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 16:06:22
Beautiful Spring Break Depoe Bay Weather on the way
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 15:51:22
Saturday thru Monday looking beautiful
A few days here of rain and wind will end Thursday and after a "tweener day" on Friday the great weather as far as ocean conditions go will return on Saturday. The whole weekend into the first of next week is now looking really nice. Good way to begin Spring Breaks with fishing and whale watch trips out of Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 08:26:35
Weather issues next two days
Chinook salmon being caught on bottom fishing trips
A few days of rather rough oceans and lots of wet stuff falling down from the skies with some moderation occurring beginning Friday. Right now the weekend looks pretty good from four days out.
We are still catching some Chinook salmon on bottom fishing trips and got to keep some yesterday as the season opened the 15th. That might make sense for some of you Chinook salmon enthusiasts to give our new vessel the StarShip a call for a REZ as he is set up and equipped with the means to target them.
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 13:12:14
The fish limit just before the storm
The ocean today looked like some summer oceans we get from time to time, it being perfectly flat. The forecast we had last night might have discouraged some from trying but they said afternoon and the afternoon arrival of the storm it will be. Big winds and rain coming in by 5pm this afternoon. For the fishing trip it was just beautiful. The nice ocean produced a limit of rockfish and pretty much everyone of the Lingcod minus just a couple. A really good day out in the 1st trip of the year aboard the Morning Star.
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 07:35:46
Deep Water Magic
Date: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 14:16:41
Inside-outside-does not seem to matter
These past several weeks it does not seem to matter if we are fishing offshore or inshore. The results have been the same...LIMITS. Our inshore boat put a limit of Lingcod and rockfish on the filet table Monday morning in about three hours and our offshore boat was done with his limit of Lingcod on the deep water trip and on his way back to the inside about the same time. Another great day with Tradewinds sport fishing.
Weather alert: Sounds like a little windy and some wet weather heading our way but right now things look pretty good for the weekend so far with things calming down on Friday. The next three days could be as we mentioned windy and wet.
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 18:40:01
The third step is to bring it on board...
...then rest your arms and get ready to go again
...down to the bottom 590 feet
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 18:38:44
Reel the fish to the surface...
...then gaff it
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 18:37:40
The first step in Deep Water Lingcod Fishing
Hook the fish and reel
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 16:08:55
Rough waters today
A little windy, wet but mainly a rough bar cancelled all of the fishing trips this morning. Looks much better in the morning as we get going into the week before the spring breaks begin.
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 16:01:49
Big Lingcod Friday trip on the StarShip
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 15:59:05
Nice Lingcod caught on the Mr Max Saturday
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 15:56:59
Inshore-Offshore-Great fishing for TW
The weather was interesting today with rain and wind in the forecast. The funny thing was that offshore where it is usually much worse is where the good weather was. No rain, very little wind, light current and no wind chop. Inshore at least later in the morning the ocean was not a friendly place at all. Our offshore boats put the Big Limit onboard of all those Big Lingcod. No one does those trips better then the TW fleet and then we catch you some rockfish on the way home even though today that was a little hard with the tough ocean inside.
The inshore fishing was also excellent with all of our boats limiting from what I hear in all species including throwing back in lots and lots of Lingcod. The picture above shows the Mr Max Crew holding up there Lingcod limit catch. Great day....
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 17:56:47
Chinook Salmon opens March 15th
We can Chinook salmon fish as of today. There are a few out there as we have caught a few on bottom fishing trips. Remember Tradewinds has the ONLY boat equipped to fish them properly with hydraulic down riggers and the right sized cannonballs to troll on the ocean bottom and do the trick. If you want to give this fishery a try call Tradewinds and request the StartShip a 6-pac charter boat. The season is scheduled for now to close the end of April but look for the PFMC to continue the season once they make there decisions on all salmon species around the first week of April.
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 17:51:12
Great fishing today....
....Inshore & Offshore
Had a good day of fishing with four boats out on the water limiting (all of them) on the Lingcod and greta catches of rockfish as well. We are dealing with 44-degree water which seems not to bother the Lingcod but it does upset the rockfish a little so it seems. The Tacklebuster had a terrific day up north with another two 6-pac boats also having good inshore trips.
Offshore was the StarShip and with a late morning bite along with some super secret fishing techniques which I am sworn to secrecy on caught the "hogs of the deep water" and then came inside and caught some rockfish to finish off the trip. Good day all the way around.
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 17:52:30
No fishing boats out today...
...but quite a few going tomorrow
Tradewinds math-101 was being taught again today so we had a mid week day off and will continue tomorrow well educated in charter fishing. The rest of the weekend counting Friday looks possibly to be showery with a little wind here and there but certainly fishable.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 13:44:29
Crabbing Wednesday addition
Crabbing remains quite slow on our trips today. This time of year that is not unusual as we wait for the better weather to become more consistent and the crabs to move into more swallower water. It will improve in time.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 12:46:21
Limits on Wednesday
Nice ocean and really good fishing. Another day of the so-called Lingcod-o-rama with terrific fishing for the toothy critters on both the Mariner and StarShip our two boats out today. Not sure what the crabbing was like but would like to of heard about a little improvement along that line. Sounds like fishable oceans all the way thru the weekend for us here in Depoe Bay so give us a call.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:58:13
Wednesday morning Lingcod fishing on the Mariner
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 17:53:21
One boat out today
Central Oregon Sportsman Show and the upcoming Salmon season
We had a boat out this morning but got no report so don't have that Tradewinds fishing report for you today. I bet the ranch though they had a good Lingcod bite.
We should be getting a salmon season official report around the 10th of April so we will get it to you salmon fishing folks at that time. As soon as the PFMC make that decision we will pass it along to you.
We sure do want to thank all those folks over in Central Oregon for the kind remarks and for stopping by our booth this past week at the Central Oregon Sportsman Show. Always nice to go over to Redmond and you sure can get great food over there.
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 08:03:25
Sunday Lingcod fest
Only one vessel out fishing on Sunday and the results were just like Saturday. Just a little swell on the water in the morning but a perfectly fishable ocean and everyone on board had a great time let alone the awesome fishing. A total limit on the lingcod just like Saturday but not totally sure about the rockfish bite but it was a good one. We also had crabbing but no report on the results of that.
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 06:58:01
Next weeks weather outlook
Today (Sunday) we have a small system going thru the area that will produce a moderate swell which will quickly leave the area by Monday morning. Monday thru Wednesday looks like good ocean conditions with the chance of some showers with wind and another moderate swell approaching the area for Thursday. We will update next weekends forecast a little later in the week.
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 22:04:26
Caught on the Sunrise this morning
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 22:01:00
What a Lingcod Day it was
It was one of those days that you dream about as a charter fleet where we had lots of boats out on a great ocean and just about every boat came home with a limit of Lingcod. This is the time of the year that Lingcod fishing is a must if you can find a nice day as they are plentiful this time of year. One of the pictures above shows a beautiful specimen caught on the Sunrise this morning who limited 17 fishermen on some beautiful Lingcod's.
The Tacklebuster was on a 8-hr long distance trip up to the reefs off of Pacific City and if you have ever seen the fish coming off these spots it is worth the price of admission. Big Lingcod and Big Rockfish and they came home with limits of both. Tradewinds runs these long distance trips from time to time and they are terrific trips and a beautiful ride up to Pacific City showcasing some of the most beautiful shoreline scenery you will ever see. We are the only charter fleet that runs these trips. Call the office for more information.
Finally today the StarShip under the command of Captain Roman (Romanater) was on a deep water Lingcod trip and was the last boat out of five to reach the offshore reefs but he was also the first boat back home. Take a look at the picture above of his limit Lingcod catch. WOW !!!
Another great Tradewinds day.
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 21:58:53
Great Day at the Central Oregon Sportsman Show....
...and another terrific day on the bottom fishing reefs
Everyone is having a great time in Redmond, Oregon even the dogs as they get there pictures taken with the many folks we talk with at the Tradewinds booth. Dogs sure do have a way of bringing the best and brightest to our trade show booths. There will be many repeat customers coming back from the Redmond/Bend area and a slew of new customers who will be first timers at the Tradewinds ticket window this spring and summer and we are only half way thru the show with the whole weekend to go.
More boats out on the bottom fishing reefs again today as we finally may have put a little bit of winter back behind us now as the weather looks good clear thru this weekend into next week. Limits of Lingcod hit the filet tables again today and lots of rockfish as well. Crabbing is starting off a little slow this year but will improve as we get longer stretches of good weather and the crabs move closer in towards the beach.
Tomorrow (Saturday) is a huge day with deep water trips, shallow water trips and long distance trips on the schedule. There will be lots to tell you tomorrow night.
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 07:09:06
Hey folks...There are Chinook salmon out there
Tradewinds Website #1
Caught a few Chinook salmon on bottom fishing trips onThursday and that would be the good news. The other news about this is that the season is not open yet. That will happen probably sometime in April or early May we are guessing but just seeing some in the area is a good sign. Remember, Tradewinds Depoe Bay has the only boat in the area that is fully equipped to fish for these critters with hydraulic down riggers capable to get down where these guys live (deep). That vessel being the StarShip with Captain Roman and it will be available for Chinook salmon trips as soon as they open the season.
So nice to hear all of your very nice emails both over the inquiry link and face-to-face at the trade shows about our website and how lots of you depend on the information we provide you. We do our best to provide the the latest in fishing news and seasonal information.
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 21:50:54
Sure are having fun at the Central Oregon Sportsman Show
As some of our friends are back in Depoe Bay running whale watch and fishing trips some of us are over in Redmond, Oregon greeting the faithful at the sportsman show and having a great time saying Hi to the many folks attending the 1st day of the show. We still got three great days to go and we are giving away free fishing trips and lots of coupons for some great discounts off our whale watch adventures and fishing trips. Come by our booth and say hello. Beautiful weather over here to attend this great show.
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 21:43:17
Plenty of limits of Lingcod and rockfish off the boats Thursday morning
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 21:40:35
Big Lingcod trip on the Siamez this past Monday
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 21:36:38
Great Day Thursday bottom fishing if you like Lingcod
Terrific offshore Big Lingcod fishing
If you like Big Lingcod we sure had a great trip this past Monday with more offshore trips to go this weekend. The fish are out there and the catching is really good as you can see by one of the pictures above onboard the Siamez this past Monday. Offshore Big Lingcod fishing going on the rest of this month before it closes April 1st.
If you don't want to fish the deepwater offshore the Lingcod fishing is really good on the inshore trips with limit catches onboard the Siamez and the StarShip Thursday morning including limits on the rockfish as well. Some pictures above off the Siamez and the StarShip from Thursday morning. More of those inshore trips taking place on Friday and over the weekend including a 8-hr long-distance inshore trip on Saturday to some of those further away places where the BIG inshore fish are. Should be a great weekend coming up and you get these trips only at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 19:13:50
Lots of trips heading out tomorrow
We have 5-hr trips and 8-hr trips going out on the waters tomorrow and still some openings so if in the area head on down and become one of the famous Tradewinds walk-up passengers. The fishing especially the Lingcod catches has been really great. The weather for now looks just fine thru this weekend into the first of next week. Finally.....
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 11:34:56
The forecasters calling right now for a nice weekend
A little rain and a moderate swell on tap thru Wednesday and then things right now according to the forecasters are calling for some nice weather with pretty nice ocean conditions thru the weekend. We will let you know if anything changes.
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 16:54:16
Good ocean weather forecast begins on Thursday
Lots of Big Lingcod caught today
All you folks looking for a fishing trip this weekend it looks like really good weather by the long range forecast. Sounds like light winds and not much ocean swell at all Thursday thru the weekend. Lets hope it holds true.
Our offshore Big Lingcod trip this morning came out rosy with a limit of the Big Ling we catch on the deep water reefs. We can run these deep water trips thru the month of March before it closes down. Also 5-hr bottom fishing trips will be running with some crabbing as a combo trip. Finally some good weather in the forecast so give us a call and make a reservation.
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 13:52:00
Nice day and we are out fishing
What to think!!! Two beautiful days in a row but to make it better the ocean is really nice today. We have one boat out on the deep water reefs fishing for the Big Lingcod. No reports back as of yet on the progress or the results of the trip.
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 08:44:42
Sounds like a No-Go this morning
Woke up to a slightly unexpected 13-foot swell this morning considerably to rough to be taking folks out fishing. We will try again tomorrow. Spring is just around the corner with some better weather coming our way shortly.
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 06:47:14
It's March & hopeful for some good weather today
Tradewinds has big numbers on the books today to go fishing as March has brought the folks out to do some pre-spring fishing. All we need is some good ocean weather from the weather gods. We will let you know how it all turned out as we are expecting three full boats out today; one 6-pac a two large boats all full of eager fishermen.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 14:05:47
Daily Fishing Reports are back
Daily Fishing updates begin for the season Friday, March 1st. After vacationing thru the long winter we are back to work. The most honest and complete information on the coast. Watch for them.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 14:04:27
Daily Whale Watch Reports are back
Daily whale watch updates begin for the season Friday, March 1st. The most honest and complete information on the coast. Watch for them.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 14:01:48
We'll be in Boise, Idaho this weekend
For all you folks over in the Idaho area we will be at the Idaho Sportsman Show this Thursday thru Sunday February 28th thru March 3rd. Come out to the fairgrounds and visit with us for a chance to win some fishing trips and some other great prizes. We will have coupons available for you to use on your fishing or whale watch trips. See ya this weekend.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 13:57:24
2013 Halibut Season Dates Set
Very few changes to the offshore season but quite a change for the inshore season. First of all the offshore season.
Spring Season: May 9-11; May 16-18; May 30-June 1; and June 6-8. If quota remains back-up dates will be June 20-22; July 4-6; and July 18-20.
Summer Season: Open every other Friday and Saturday beginning August 2nd until quota is reached
Inshore Season: Open May 2nd (Thursday-Saturday) every week inside the 40 fathom curve thru October 31st or until quota is reached.
The reason for the change from 7-days a week to 3-days a week is to try to extend the season thru the summer months. If the offshore season is closed then you can retain bottom fish on these inshore trips but if you choose a date for your inshore trip that is on a offshore date then you are bound by the offshore rules which is NO bottom fish. In other words try to stay away from the offshore dates for inshore trips or better yet book a offshore trip.
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 14:14:10
Just a little ocean report update
We are currently in a really nasty ocean weather report situation with a COTP Closure for Depoe Bay. Half of the bars along the coast are on the same type of closure. COTP means Captain of the Port which normally means the Coast Guard in charge has closed the bar for all boats including commercial traffic. The bar at Depoe Bay and others up and down the coast are just to dangerous to cross or for that matter even making it very difficult for the Coast Guard getting out on emergency operations. We currently have 21-30 foot seas if you count the wind chop on most of the bars up and down the coast. Spectacular to look at from the safety of the shoreline. Things sound not very good at least thru the middle of next week. We will keep you informed.
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 15:51:25
Four boats out today under the bridge in Depoe Bay
....and a fishing report from the StarShip
The middle of February looked like the middle of summer today with tons of fishermen on the books with lots of Tradewinds boats heading out for Lingcod and rockfish. The StarShip reported in with a limit of rockfish by 10am in the morning and ended up with slightly more then 1-Lingcod per customer by the end of the trip. Good fishing and catching day out of Tradewinds on a rather drizzly morning but all in all a pretty nice fishing ocean.
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 12:14:50
TW Office wiping off the cobwebs and getting ready for spring
As winter is finally beginning to appear in the rear-view-mirror and spring is beginning to draw light at the end of the tunnel the Tradewinds office is beginning to wipe off the winter dust and get ready for the 2013 fishing & whale watch season. The winter time operating hours of short daily hours and only on nice days is giving way to longer daily hours even on those questionable weather days. Bottom line is our office is open and we are taking reservations for Halibut fishing, salmon fishing, Tuna fishing and bottom fishing clear thru next fall so give us a call. You can also do it all on our website reservation and inquiry links. Spring is right around the corner with better weather and great fishing and whale watching.
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 16:33:49
First trip ever for the Starship
The Charter boat StarShipthe only boat out this morning made its maiden voyage this morning and what a trip it was. Captain Roman operating his own boat for the first time might have a tough time duplicating this trip with very close to a limit of Big Lingcod and just a few fish short of a limit on the rockfish. While the crabbing has been quite slow here lately the StarShip gathered in a very respectable 4-5 crabs around for his crew this morning.The picture above shows some of the really nice Lingcod caught this morning.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 20:30:20
The Charter Boat StarShip
Here is the 1st picture of our NEW member of the Tradewinds charter fleet. The Charter Boat StarShip. Captain Roman will be piloting this very clean 6-pack boat out for Chinook salmon, Halibut, Tuna & bottom fish and crab excursions. The vessel is equipped with hydraulic down riggers which will enable it to troll on the ocean bottom for the Chinook salmon. It is the only boat in Depoe Bay currently equipped to do this and we will be starting up these trips as soon as the Chinook season opens. It will very soon be undergoing a change of appearance with a new paint job coming your way SOON.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 20:22:48
....Another nice Ling...
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 20:20:32
How about this nice Lingcod
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 20:18:27
What a Lingcod catching day it was
We had a fantastic trip today on a really nice ocean as it turned out to be with the Mr. Max on the bottom fishing reefs this morning and not only a limit of rockfish but we also had a limit of Lingcod to go along as the picture above suggests. It appears that the spawning cycle for the Lingcod has begun as evident by this Tradewinds group shot off the Mr Max this morning with some really nice size Lingcod caught. A few more individual XL Lingcod shots will follow this group shot back at the docks.
Crabbing is a little slow right now as the crabs just have not gotten into the shallow waters yet but as the spring approaches and the ocean conditions improve that will happen also.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 08:37:07
Here we are....
...at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show
Day #4 (Saturday) with one more to go. If you are in the neighborhood or plan to come to the Sportsman Show at the Expo Center in Portland, Oregon stop by our booth and say Hi. Lots of chances to win free fishing trips and we have lots of coupons for you for discounts off 2013 fishing trips. Stop by and talk with the guys about this season for Salmon, Tuna, Halibut and our very popular bottom fish and crab trips. Two more days....See ya out there !!!
Date: Monday, February 4, 2013 at 15:35:20
Come see us this week at the Northwest Sportsman Show....
....Wednesday thru Sunday February 6th -10th
Halibut season news
Tradewinds Depoe Bay hopes to see all of you at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show at the Expo Center in Portland, Oregon. We will have plenty of information for you including the latest information on the 2013 Halibut and Salmon season that we have thus far. We can talk Tuna and Lingcod fishing with you and it looks like another good sports crab season coming to the shallow water this summer. All the answers to all your questions at the Tradewinds Depoe Bay booth this week at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show.
Also some of our plans for the Chinook season coming up this spring as we have the answer for your Chinook salmon dreams in our new 6-pack boat coming to our fleet this year. Ask us about it!!
The 2013 Halibut season news will be pretty much like last year by all the reports we have heard with pretty much the same quota and season dates as last year. More then likely looking at a May 1st inshore season starting up and then the offshore season opening on May 9th. Those dates will be finalized later in the spring. Also look for a summer season again opening up in early August.
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 15:12:14
Sloooooow in the beginning.....
......really good in the end
Had a big load of bottom fishermen out on the Mr Max today on a interesting ocean which was as flat as the floor on the outside where we fish but rather bumpy on the inside where eventually we have to come to get home. Crossing the bar was really simple but about 10 minutes before the crossing and just a few minutes after the crossing it was really exciting around the bar entrance today. Tradewinds ALWAYS picks the right spot for there guests when crossing the bar.
Oh YES, about fishing. During the first few hours it was quite the slow fishing but the 3rd and 4th hour it just kept getting better and better. We had a great catch today with near limits all around on the rockfish with 7-8 really nice Lingcod. The picture above shows one of the really nice Vermillion's we caught today. Always a good day with Brad and Buddy on the Mr Max.
Date: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 07:23:40
Starship--Anyone for Chinook Salmon ???
Tradewinds would like to announce a new member of our fleet. A new 6-pack vessel will be joining our fleet named the Starship. The boat will be new but the Skipper Roman Smolcic who has run the Morning Star for Tradewinds the past several years has purchased this new Tradewinds vessel. His new boat the Starship will be fishing for salmon and bottom fish but also will be offshore certified for Halibut and Tuna.
Most importantly Roman's new vessel will be the ONLY VESSEL in Depoe Bay equipped to fish for Chinook Salmon. His new boat has hydraulic equipped down riggers with 50 pound cannon balls which are needed to get down where the Chinook's habitat exists. More information and boat pictures coming soon but make your plans this spring for some dynamite Chinook Salmon fishing onboard the Charter Vessel Starship out of Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 07:21:54
Tradewinds coming to the Portland Sportsman Show
The Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show opens February 6th and runs thru February 10th at the Expo Center in Portland, Oregon. Tradewinds will be there in the same spot we have been at for many-many years and hope you all can stop by and say hello. We will have lots of information for you and some great deals and discounts for the upcoming fishing season on the Oregon Coast. There as always will be chances to win some free fishing trips for you and your fishing friends.
Daily fishing reports both for fishing and whale watching will start up again on March 1st. Also be watching our website for those coupon discounts which will be listed soon after the 1st of March.
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 15:08:07
Another good fishing trip and lots of Lingcod
As always in the winter you have to wait and pick your day but so far when we do get that decent day the fishing has been great. Mr. Max had another good fishing trip with some nice Lingcod specimens caught as well including a limit of rockfish. The ocean weather for the next 4-5 days appears to be pretty good.
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 13:32:18
Nice ocean and great Lingcod fishing
We found a nice ocean on a winter day in January with several boats out and as it usually is the Lingcod fishing was terrific. Caught a bunch of rockfish also on the Mr Max with Captain Brad leading the way. Sometimes it is hard finding a nice day in the winter but when we do the fishing is usually good. Remember to dress to keep warm.
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 16:13:36
We sailed out on fishing trips on Sunday
No information provided but we did have fishing trips go out this morning and if we do get some results we will post them at that time.
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 12:29:34
Sunday looks great by the forecast
If you are looking for that holiday fishing or whale watch trip the forecast looks like a one day window of really nice ocean conditions on Sunday. It is forecasted to go back up on Monday. So if it is a fishing trip you want tomorrow (Sunday) sounds like a great day.
Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 08:53:54
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TRADEWINDS DEPOE BAY
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 17:26:41
No fishing trips for this weekend
The rest of this weekend and more then likely at least thru the middle of next week the ocean fishing weather sounds very rough. Hopefully things will smooth out for the upcoming holidays.
We also were informed that the ODFW has suspended Cabezon fishing until the 1st of July 2013. Lots of other rockfish to catch but that certainly is not very good news.
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:03:46
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10:52:21
Weather got better & fishing was great
I'm a few days late in posting this account of our fishing trip On Sunday but believe me I had a really good excuse. You will just have to take my word for it. Brad on the Mr Max took off on a really nice ocean day and not only had a great fishing catch but reeled in 45-crabs for the folks on board. We run fishing trips every day we have a nice ocean to go and a few folks wanting to go. Keep in touch as we know it can be hit and miss this time of year.
Date: Friday, December 7, 2012 at 15:14:03
Good ocean weather next three days
If you are looking for that fishing trip in the winter months try the next three days as things really look nice all three days with the best days Sunday and Monday. Ocean conditions like what is forecasted the next three days are somewhat rare this time of year so take advantage.
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 12:04:15
Just a quick fishing update
Really there is NO fishing update to be given. The weather on the coast especially on the water itself the past few weeks has been really nasty and no one is getting out. The holidays are coming and we are hoping for some of those holiday nice days that we do have so the many folks that are making inquiries can get out and do some fishing. Keep in touch with the office or use the inquiry option on the homepage of the Tradewinds website to find out if anything is going on and for a weather update.
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:04:11
Good fishing in the calm seas before the storm this morning
The weekend into the first part of next week sounds like winter with heavy winds, lots of rain and heavy seas. All should begin sometime early evening today. In the meantime we did get out a fishing excursion this morning on the Mariner and the catch was really good as we had a hot bite just a mile or so north of town. This one young man in the above picture caught this "hanger Lingcod" along with his limit of rockfish.
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 14:04:28
Don't forget about your Holiday Gift Certificates from Tradewinds
Looking for that special gift certificate for that special someone? How about a whale watch or fishing gift certificate from Tradewinds. Our gift certificates act look and act like a regular credit card does. You tell us how much money you want it to be worth and we will send it to you. They have NO expiration date. Call the office directly and if No answer leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP. Or you can order your gift certificate over the Tradewinds Reservation System off the homepage of the website and our office will call you.
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 18:51:57
Ocean sport crabbing re-opening December 1st
Even though the commercial ocean crabbing has been delayed until at least December 16th to re-open the ocean sport crabbing will open on time Saturday, December 1st. That means our bottom fishing / crab combo trips will resume at that time. It will remain open until October 15th, 2013.
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 11:37:47
Just a few of the nice BASS caught on the Mariner yesterday where everyone onboard caught there limit and some great looking Lingcod as well
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 18:52:37
Nice ocean and even better fishing
The ocean today started out pretty nice with a little swell at times and then turned really nice as the day went on. After the crew dropped off the passengers with there catch it started to rain. It was nice for it to hold off long enough for the folks to stay dry for the duration of the trip. Everyone on the Mariner this morning got a limit of rockfish and there were quite a good number of Lingcod caught also. It was a really good day for the Tradewinds fishermen today. Winter time fishing can produce long waits for nice weather and today the ocean weather cooperated.
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 12:26:27
Winter is here
We will update when we have information of interest for you
No, the picture above is not what Depoe Bay looks like today but is a picture from the past and it does represent winter at times here in Depoe Bay. Snow is certainly not a common occurrence around here but when it happens it is usually something special like the picture represents.
Our office will be open during the winter months for fishing and whale watch cruises normally on limited office hours as the best time to reach someone in the office might be between 10am and 2pm. You can always leave a message on the phone and someone will get back to you ASAP. Another way is to leave a message on the Tradewinds inquiry link which you can find on the homepage of our website and it will be answered promptly.
Bottom fishing trips on days we have folks wanting to go load at 7:30am and leave the docks at 8am. Whale watch cruises on nice days begin at NOON. Holiday gift certificates are great gifts and have no expiration dates and can be purchased thru our office. They will be mailed directly to you.
We will be updating the website from time to time when we have items or fishing reports to give you otherwise we will see you for our daily reports in the spring. Thanks to all you folks for a fantastic 2012 and have a great holiday season.
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 20:25:02
Tough ocean conditions on the coast lately
The ocean conditions have been pretty tough these past few days with possibly some relief forecasted by weeks end but no guarantees. This time of year it is sometimes difficult to find good ocean days but we will keep you up to date when we are able to get out on fishing trips.
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 15:14:03
Great fishing today
Some unbelievable Lingcod as well
On a ocean weather day that was not forecasted to be very nice actually turned out just fine. Yes, it was a little wet but the ocean stayed nice or at least totally fishable for this time of year and the fish very much cooperated with not only a limit of rockfish but some of the biggest lingcod of the year. Captain JT of the Tacklebuster made a radio comment that one of the Lingcod his passengers caught was as big as anything he has seen in 30 years. They had a number of big specimens with the picture above just one of them. A great day as we are approaching November and the winter months.
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 13:22:58
Wet out there but really good fishing
Both the Mr Max and the Tacklebuster were out there this morning on a very wet morning but the fishing was sure good. Both boats got a limit of bass and other various assortments of rockfish and some nice Lingcod in the mix as well. The picture above came off a trip on the Mr Max but as you can see there was blue sky on this trip. Believe me.....there was NO blue sky out there today.
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012 at 12:18:50
Fish were biting this morning until the winds came
Had a decent fishing trip going this morning with quite a few rockfish and some really nice Lingcod as well. Then the winds came.....gusting well over 30 knots with some higher gusts up around 40 knots. Time to go home.
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:57:29
Rainy and windy this morning but ocean is better
With better weather on the horizon and even some sunshine by weeks end with even better ocean conditions forecasted for now we are cautiously looking at a nice weekend coming up as we end October and really get into the winter time period on the coast.
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:56:28
The period of winter time oceans is closing in on us
Normally around the 1st of November is when the coast ocean weather begins to become more and more difficult to predict as the storms coming off the waters begin to pick up in frequency. We will give you updates as they happen and any other pertinent information of interest to you during the winter months. We will be going on winter time office hours and will be closed on those days when the weather is bad. If the office is closed if you are trying to contact us leave a message or you might try between the hours of 10am and 2pm. You can ALWAYS reach us thru the Tradewinds website inquiry line on the homepage of our website.
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:45:26
Rainy and windy this morning but ocean is better
With better weather on the horizon and even some sunshine by weeks end with even better ocean conditions forecasted for now we are cautiously looking at a nice weekend coming up as we end October and really get into the winter time period on the coast.
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 13:49:01
Nothing happening today
Too much swell on the ocean waters today for any fishing boats to venture out. The good news is that the upcoming weeks advanced forecast looks pretty good thru the period beginning tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 17:20:59
Better weather coming
The ocean weather looks better beginning Monday with a gradual improvement beginning Sunday afternoon. The swell will be down so the forecast says for most of next week thru the forecasted period as we approach the end of October.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 14:55:05
We did get out fishing this morning
No reports from our fishing trip this morning but we did get out. If we hear something later in the day we will let you know.
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 15:52:27
There are still some Big Lingcod out there to be caught this early winter
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:47:18
Rainy & windy today
Nothing happening today on the fishing front.
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 15:31:19
Two boats out fishing today
Had a couple boats out today on a beautiful sunny day and the fish bit really well. The Mr Max reported that he got limits on the rockfish but the lingcod bite was somewhat slow today. Of course no crabbing as it closed on October 15th to re-open December 1st.
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 07:50:45
Looking better for tomorrow thru Friday
Still quite a rough ocean today with 11-foot swells but the forecast calls for 7-foot swells by tomorrow morning so hopefully fishing will get going again tomorrow.
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 07:39:46
Thursday looks decent
A few more days to allow the ocean conditions to settle down some and then beginning Thursday things look better. It is the time of year when things change quickly now thru the winter months so we are only looking 36-48 hours out so things can change either way.
Date: Monday, October 15, 2012 at 08:35:04
Rough, windy and wet today
No fishing today. It is looking like in the long range forecast that Thursday & Friday look like the next decent days right now.
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 16:10:23
Bad weather in the forecast the next few days
Looks like it might be a few days before things begin to straighten out ocean weather wise. We will let you know.
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 12:17:41
An old fishing tale came true this morning
Five boats out for Tradewinds this morning on a forecast that was not a good one if you believe the buoy reports but the inshore weather other then a little wind was just fine. There was virtually no ocean on it with maybe a four foot swell with quite a bit of wind chop. It was a very comfortable ocean to fish on and boy did the fish ever bite. Best bite possibly of the year. The old timers from TW used to tell us when you get these southerlies with an approaching storm front on the horizon the fish are normally very active. Yes they were. All the boats limited out on all there fish between one and two hours. It was quite a site I was told from the shore as all five boats were lined up like good soldiers in a straight-line all catching fish singles and doubles. It sure kept the crews busy!!
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 08:38:45
If you go deep water Lingcod fishing with Tradewinds you will catch some "Big Boys" like these......
.....and at Tradewinds we book our trips for 8-hrs so there is always time to catch some more fish like these
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:31:44
Full baskets Thursday morning on the Mr Max...
Beautiful ocean and the fish were biting
It was a perfectly flat ocean with a touch of fog... a normal occurrence in the fall months here on the coast this morning. It sure did not effect the catching as both the Lingcod and the rockfish were on the bite and both the Mr Max and the Season had great trips. The 25+ pound Lingcod above was caught on the Season as fall fishing usually is a great time for the lingcod bite.
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 15:19:57
Thursday is a fishing day they tell me
Back at it again on Thursday and we will have trips going out. Th weather tomorrow should be ideal.
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 18:45:26
Back to fishing onThursday
Plan on doing some fishing on Thursday of this week with us as the weather report we are hearing for the ocean waters sounds bad Friday thru the weekend.
Date: Monday, October 8, 2012 at 15:28:04
Fishing not bad today....
....crabbing was fantastic
The fishing today on all of our boats was pretty good but it took all five hours of the trip to put together a reasonable trip. The fish came slow today but the ocean was so nice that everyone kept on the rods and reels and by trips end there were some good scores to be had. The crabbing on all of the boats was limits for everyone.
Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 16:17:02
Fishing excellent today
Deep water Lingcod on the bite
Sounded like with no official report from any of the boats that the fishing was pretty good today from what I heard over the radio. Lots of fish being caught. No specific reports on the lingcod action or the crabbing results.
The deep water lingcod fishing as you can see from some of the boats passengers in the picture above that it was excellent with limits for all passengers and crew. 80% of the Lingcod caught in today's limit were big boys and the others were bigger then inshore fish but along that line when we catch a nice one inshore. The Tradewinds deep water trips are 8-hrs in length and that gives you a chance on our trips unlike other charter houses to go inshore bottom fishing on the way home. Paid off today with a limit of rockfish for everyone on the way back in from offshore. Good day....
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 16:48:58
Great fishing day
Excellent bottom fishing and crabbing
Excellent inshore Halibut fishing
Excellent offshore deep water lingcod fishing
Quite a terrific day on a picture perfect ocean with great catches this morning on both rockfish and Lingcod and I also heard the crabbing was good also. The offshore Lingcod were on the bite as well as the inshore Halibut with some dandy specimens hitting the filet tables. The weather is great with what looks like great weather at lest thru the middle of next week.
Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 16:32:02
Just got the information about crabbing today and just when it seemed that it was finally going to begin slowing down they came back to life today. The Morning Star collected up 118 crabs today for his crew which is a great score.
Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 14:35:42
Excellent bottom fishing today
All of our boats did really well today with limits on all of the rockfish for everyone and quite a number of Lingcod also. The Mariner had over 1-Lingcod per person average and the Morning Star from the gossip on the radio did as well. I think they were crabbing also but no reports yet on the crabbing totals.
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 16:58:10
Boats out on the fishing grounds today
The Tacklebuster reported really good bottom fishing today with just about a total limit on the rockfish today and an average of 1-Lingcod per customer. Crabbing seems to be slowing somewhat as it does in the fall months. Not much more time to crab anyhow as October 15th will be the final day until December.
A little bit of everything this weekend with straight bottom fishing trips going out with some crabbing on those boats. We also have some inshore Halibut trips on the books along with some offshore deep water Lingcod trips going out as well. Good weather is in store so it should be a fun fish productive weekend.
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 13:45:11
No fishing trips out this morning
A little to much swell this morning for our trips to go out. Suppose to be better tomorrow and much better Friday thru the weekend.
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 15:12:31
Not the best weather or the best fishing this morning
It was just windy and then later in the morning it got a little more windy. The current was really smoking and it was a tough morning to fish and the fish were not really cooperating very much either. We did catch some fish but it was not like we are used to. Sounds like great weather coming up for Friday thru the weekend.
Date: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 15:07:17
Good fishing this morning
Really good fishing this morning up off Lincoln City with a really nice assortment of Lingcod and almost a limit of rockfish with great variety in the totes coming home. More trips tomorrow as the ocean was really nice this morning until just before we came home when the winds came. By that time we were already on the way home. A picture of a nice Chinook caught on a bottom fishing trip on the Tacklebuster a few days back. Yes, we can keep them clear thru the end of this month.
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 19:30:19
October 1st till springtime....
....it will be 8am departure times
As the days begin to get shorter and there is less light in the mornings we will be on our offseason departure times of 8am for all of our trips until next spring. Gives you all a chance to sleep in a little longer.
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 08:34:33
Our boats cancelled there trips for the day
Trying to stay with our policy of making our trips comfortable for our guests we though the ocean to be a little to uncomfortable today with moderate seas and heavy winds in the forecast. Hope for better weather tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 15:06:27
Excellent fishing today .....
....on a big boat day
We had four of our "big boats" out today on a windy morning and that makes the ride a little more comfortable when the wind and swell are above comfortable range for the smaller boats. Anyhow, no real information on exactly what was caught only to say that all of the boats reported good catches of fish. No crabbing today due to the larger swell which keeps us off the beaches. Safety always comes first at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 13:37:03
Bottom fishing kind of strange this morning
Don't forget the Deep Water LIngcod trips begin October 1st
It was not our best day of bottom fishing and certainly not even close to our worst. We had some great drifts then went back to the exact same spot and the fish were gone. That was happening all morning to the Tacklebuster and one of our 6-pac boats. But we toughed it out and at the end of the day we had some good catches in the totes. Crabbing remains very strong even as we get into October here. Remember ocean crabbing closes down on october 15th.
Date: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 05:58:24
Beautiful weather yesterday and good fishing
As we are beginning to experience fall ocean weather we will not be updating our site every day until spring arrives in 2013. Every day we have ocean activities we will report the results of our fishing and whale watch results but when the ocean weather is bad no need to report that to you each day.
We had several boats out yesterday on straight bottom fishing and crab trips and one boat out on a Halibut / bottom fishing trip. The bottom fishing boats started out slow and ended fast with good scores on there vessels on Thursday.
Our inshore halibut boat came home one fish short of a Halibut limit and had a limit of Lingcod and real close to a limit of rockfish onboard as well. Heard that the crabbing was really good yesterday but did not hear any specifics.
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 15:27:09
No fishing trip today
Still a little rough out there for a comfortable trip. Hopefully tomorrow.
Date: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:31:05
No trips out today....just a little rough !!
All of our trips out this morning were cancelled due to very rough ocean conditions. Things look a little better tomorrow but the next real nice day appears to be Wednesday.
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 13:09:55
Bottom fishing very good today
Crabbing picked up quite a bit
After 3-4 days of sub-par crabbing at least by the middle of the summer standards we were seeing it has picked up again with boats having 100+ crabs onboard when they returned to the harbor this afternoon. As you can see from the picture above of some of the passenger baskets on the Mr Max they were almost full of fish as it was a particularly good catching day with limits and real close to limits on our boats today. Lingcod fishing was a little off today from where it was yesterday but was still pretty good.
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 12:57:42
Tuna tripping next Saturday, September 29th
Want to take that final TUNA trip? Well we are scheduling one for next Saturday, September 29th and from a week away the weather looks good right now. Lots of Tuna still out there in range so give us a call.
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 17:57:20
Nice looking Quilback rockfish caught by this lady celebrating her birthday on the Season today
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 17:54:04
Bottom fishing excellent today
Crabbing still pretty good but not like it was
There are still Tuna out there folks and they are still biting
Deep water Lingcod trips begin October 1st
Inshore Halibut extra season opens Monday
Upcoming stuff First off
Our deep water lingcod trips begin a week from Tuesday, October 1st as we take to the deep water spots right out in front of Depoe Bay about 12 miles and bring home the "big Boy Lingcod's...They are 8-hr trips and if time permits we catch some rockfish on the way home.
The Inshore Halibut extra season opens Monday, September 24th as we have an extra 4700 pounds of Halibut to catch. Those are 8-hr trips run as a combo with some bottom fishing on the 2nd half of the trip.
There are still Tuna out there folks and they are still catching them. I saw almost every day this past week with this good weather we are having Tuna coming in and carcasses lying around the next day. If there are enough folks wanting to go we will run those trips.
Now today's action. We had a great day on the bottom fishing reefs with some of the nicest fall weather you will ever see. Flat ocean, sunshine and NO wind. The Season with captain Dustin reported a limit of rockfish and some great looking Lingcod onboard. The picture above shows one of those nice "toothy critters" caught on his boat today. The Mariner with captain Dan put on the decks a limit of rockfish and an average of 1-Lingcod per customer. Another one of our 6-pac boats filled his totes with an almost limit of rockfish and only 1-short on the lingcod count. Six of those lingcod were all 15-20 pound fish. The crabbing is between 3-8 per person which is certainly down from where it was most of the summer but to see a decline in crabs in the fall is not unusual. It is still worth the price to participate.
Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 at 17:18:23
Salmon fishing on the last day was excellent on the catching
Bottom fishing was excellent as well
On the final day of the 2012 salmon season the fish came out to play and the results were some limit catches and some great catch scores on those that did not limit . Nice big fish also. It was a great day on a perfectly flat and beautiful ocean.
Bottom fishing was also very good with some quick limits on the rockfish and quite a few Lingcod I was told hitting the hooks as well. No report today that I heard on the crabbing.
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 14:26:00
Nearshore Halibut to re-open beginning Monday, September 24th
In a rather surprising announcement the ODFW is re-opening the nearshore Halibut fishery beginning Monday, September 24th. It will be open daily until October 31st (or) until the 4,700 pound remaining quota is caught. Do not plan on it being open very long folks especially if the ocean weather is nice. If interested we normally run those as 8-hr Halibut/BF-combo trips so make your plans if interested. Again, it has become a very popular fishery especially amongst the smaller sport boats so it might not last very long.
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:36:08
Good fishing & crabbing today
Final day to salmon fish is tomorrow
Both the Kadaho & the Mr Max had good bottom fishing trips today with quite a good number of rockfish for each passenger and not a huge number of Lingcod but the ones they got were some really "big boys". The crabbing was also very good with 10+ crabs per person. Good day on a flat ocean.
Remember tomorrow Friday, September 21st is the final day of 2012 to salmon fish. We still have some spots left so if you want to go give the office a call today.
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 14:53:15
Fall Fishing Opportunities
Halibut and Tuna are over it seems even though we have in the past run Tuna trips out as far out as the first week of October. Not much interest right now however. The final day of Coho salmon fishing will be this Friday the 21st but Chinook salmon fishing will remain open until the end of October. So there are some opportunities there for the next month and a half or so. The bottom fishing is open year around and recently the lingcod fishing has been lights out so you might want to get yourself in on a little of that. Crabbing in the ocean is still open and will be so until October 15th.
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 14:30:48
Took a day off today
Our office staff took the morning hours off today as we do in the fall months from time to time. Bottom fishing trips going out in the morning.
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 15:49:30
Rockfish on the bite today
On the Mariner this morning the passengers caught a limit of rockfish and collected 7-crabs apiece out of the pots at the end of the trip. The sun never came out today and there was a light mist in the air most of the day but the ocean was just flat and beautiful and should remain so for the remainder of the week.
Remember one day of salmon fishing left, Friday September 21st. See ya on the salmon boats.
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:46:21
Yeah !!! One more day of salmon fishing
With 10.4% of the salmon quota left we get one more day to fish for salmon in 2012...
FRIDAY, September 21st
Make those reservations NOW folks as there is sure to be a heavy demand as fishing last weekend on Saturday was pretty darn good at Tradewinds.
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 06:11:30
10.6% of the salmon quota still left
Hmmm...this could be interesting
Just read this morning that we still have some quota left on the September salmon quota. I am sure they are thinking that there might not be a way that they could re-open the fishery for all three days this weekend without going over the remaining quota. The weather is suppose to be really good so more then likely don't look for that to happen as going over the assigned quota would be illegal. Might they open it for one day or restrict fishing inside Oregon waters? Maybe.... we shall see what they do today or tomorrow.
Date: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 15:42:35
It was one of those days today...it was a good one
The crabbing was really good which it how it has been for several months now and the fishing today was quite the interesting one. Normally we have really good luck catching all or most of the rockfish and have to work the hardest to catch the Lingcod. Imagine the exact opposite and you would have what fishing was like today. One of our 6-pac boats must have thrown back a half dozen plus legal Lingcod trying to catch rockfish. Some of the Ling's caught were "big boys" also. The black rockfish normally the staple of the fishery were on siesta today but we were able to scrape up about 5-rockfish around with the other rockfish species on all of our boats out today. Just a great day with totes overflowing with Lingcod. The picture above for you folks who might have seen this particular fish before and hopefully you threw it back is a juvenile Yelloweye rockfish.
Still NO word that I can find about salmon fishing this weekend. They have not crunched the numbers yet I suppose. We will bring you that decision just as soon as the powers-to-be make it public.
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 15:45:43
What day it was on the Tiger rockfish....these are really neat lookin' fish
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 15:04:12
Good day if you were bottom fishing
The Lingcod were biting and so were the bottom fish. Quite a good number of Lingcod came over the rails today and most of the boats came close to had a limit of the rockfish. The Morning Star was only 4-fish short of a rockfish limit and had a good number of Lingcod on board. The Tacklebuster reported that he was very close to a Lingcod limit as well. Not sure exactly what the crab score was today but it was somewhere around a 8+ per person average around the fleet.
We will let you know next week as soon as we hear if we are going to have the fourth and final week of salmon fishing.
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 13:44:29
Lingcod were the word of the day on this Saturday...another big boy caught on one of our 6-pac boats this morning
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 13:42:10
Small boat bonanza this morning
Bottom fishing really good today
Salmon fishing fair to really good
Crabbing not as good as July-August but still really good
Salmon fishing on possibly the final day of the 2012 season produced mixed results from fair fishing to really good from the radio chatter I was able to pick up. The fish the entire September fishery have seemed to be spread out and not schooled up like they can be. For that reason some boats did really well being in the right place where others only fair fishing. One of our smaller boats this morning not sure of his total score but from what the radio chatter was did really well and possibly limited??? Not quite sure as never heard a final report.
The bottom fishing this morning was really terrific with good scores on al of the boats. The two 6-pac boats really lit it up with not only very close to limits on the rockfish but had a whole bunch of Big Lingcod over the rails and in the boats as well. Take a look at the "Big Bruiser" Lingcod caught on the Season by Captain Dustin in the picture above. Also the Big Boat Kadaho came very close to a limit of fish as well plus over a hump (100) of crabs. Sometimes it pays to be on a bigger boat and other days the smaller boats prevail.....today it was the smaller boats turn!!
Date: Friday, September 14, 2012 at 15:18:17
Bottom fishing limits today
Very nice ocean and really good fishing today. The Sunrise with Captain Craig reporting in tells us that fishing was excellent with limits on the fish side and also limits on the crabbing end of the trip. Can't get much better then that.
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 20:30:57
Salmon fishing...lots of actions...
Bottom fishing and crabbing excellent
Bottom fishing produced good quantities of fish with lots of variety in the catch. The boats produced over 150 crabs today on those trips.
Salmon fishing produced lots of fish on and also produced lots of fish spitting the hooks this morning. Quite a number came to the docks but could have been a whole lot better from the reports given to me.
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 06:47:15
Salmon season this weekend appears to be re-opening
Have not heard any official word as of early Tuesday morning but I did notice that on the ODFW website that they did have posted the catch estimates thru Sunday, September 9th and that only 65% of the quota has been reached. Unless they come up with some other reasoning (which they might) it appears that we will be fishing this weekend (Thursday thru Saturday). So make your plans and give us a call as we will have boats ready to go.
Date: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 13:35:00
Three boats out on this Monday
Two bottom fishing
& another one I'm really not sure??
Had a couple of big boats out this morning and heard from one (1) on this beautiful ocean day. One of the boats was out with a group of 20+ people and then the Kadaho was out with a group of U.S. veterans who go out with Captain Darrell about 5-6 times each summer. They finish off there fishing year with a banquet at Chinook Winds Casino up here in September. The vets have had a tough summer always seeming to pick days where the ocean was a little windy or foggy or something. They saved their last trip of the year for the very best weather possible which might have been the best day of the whole summer. The fishing was just excellent also with lots of rockfish and some great Lingcod catches as you can see from the picture above. Crabbing also hit the mark with some great limit scores for the folks on board to take home.
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 19:36:53
Nice Lingcod caught on the Season Sunday morning....This was the first fish this lady caught on the trip today followed with a limit of rockfish....small boat deep water fishing at its finest only @ Tradewinds...
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 15:29:54
Will the salmon season continue on Thursday???
We will have the information on the ODFW decision on the resumption of the September salmon season in the next day or so. Hard to predict what they might do. We had some tough weather this just completed 3-day opener so there just might be some fish still left to be caught. We will see. I hope to have word sometime tomorrow I hope (Tuesday at the latest). We will relay it to you as soon as we hear something.
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 15:22:38
It felt like Spring out there today
Normally the best time to bottom fish seems to be the springtime as the Lingcod seem to bite the best around that time and the rockfish bite is ALWAYS it seems very good at that time as well. Well, it seemed like spring out there today as after mildly suffering thru a August and early September of good and not so good bottom fishing today was GREAT. Lots of Lingcod and lots of rockfish. One of our 6-pac boats limited his boat today and all of the other boats (mostly big boats) had excellent scores. The Tacklebuster reported lots of Lingcod and nearly a limit on the rockfish. It was a good day with limits or close to limits on the crabbing to top things off.
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 16:12:47
How about this nice salmon caught by this pretty young lady on the Season this afternoon.....now this is a fish that is to become dinner tonight
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 16:02:26
Bottom fishing improved today
Crabbing still really good but not as good
Salmon fishing not so good today
After a slowed day yesterday on the bottom fishing reefs things picked up quite a bit today with decent scores on the rockfish but not a whole bunch of Lingcod this morning. Same thing in the afternoon action with a good numbers of rockfish but slower on the Lingcod. Crabbing remains strong but the days of the limits seem to be dwindling some with now only 7-8 crabs per person. That my friends is still really good.
Salmon fishing really slowed down this morning as we ended the 2nd 3-day opener here in September. Only about a half a fish per rod at best this morning on an average. Just a hunch on my part but I do believe the fish were there just off the bite. There was a little swell out today which severely restricted the boats getting out of the harbor this morning, namely the sport boats so a possible third week of salmon fishing is a viable possibility for next week. We will see how the ODFW sees it.
Date: Friday, September 7, 2012 at 16:35:44
Salmon fishing rather good today
Bottom fishing a little off the mark today
Our boats today nailed the salmon....NO limits but pretty darn close on all of our boats. The Siamez had 1.5 fish around and another of our 6-pac boats was one short of a limit. Another of our boats did really well I'm told. Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last day of the 2nd week so we shall see what happens with the ever amusing ODFW fish counting routine to see if we get another day or two or three......???
I am told that bottom fishing was rather slow today but not a whole bunch of particulars came with the report. Crabbing I believe was still pretty strong as I saw a bunch of bags of crabs coming up the stairs this afternoon.
A nice weather weekend starts tomorrow...
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 15:49:09
Nice hanger Lingcod caught on the Mr Max Thursday morning
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 15:46:40
Salmon fishing (again) hit & miss
Bottom fishing pretty good today along with crabbing
The salmon fishing was just like last weeks 3-day opener. If you were in the right place at the right time you did pretty good. If you weren't then a little struggling took place. Three of our boats did pretty darn well with close to limits today. It has nothing also to do with the boat you choose. Some of the same boats who did real well a time or two last week did not do as well today and visa versa. Salmon fishing is a curious beast !! This is one of the nice salmon caught on the Season today under the direction of Captain Dustin in the snapshot above.
Pretty good bottom fishing today as the water warmed up some and the scores were probably around the 5-fish around on the rockfish and some nice lingcod also. Crabbing is always good so not much to say there. Not quite sure just how many Lingcod came in today but I know there was one beautiful hanger in one of the pictures above caught on the Mr Max. I also heard of a few others also.
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 13:23:12
Remember in my fishing report below I was guessing that crabbing today was probably good without any information? Well as the picture off the Tacklebuster today will attest to there be NO guessing left to do.
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 12:31:06
Lingcod on the bite today
The ocean was way better then yesterday as the wind just never came up and the swell slowly went down during the morning hours. The result was what sounded like a decent fishing day in very thick fog that being the only negative of the morning. To use Captain JT's own words on the Tacklebuster this morning "we are banging the Cod today". Not much more information on the rockfish bite or the crabbing but we can only assume that lots of crabs crawled into the traps today as has been the case for two months now.
The weather forecast that came up this morning looks like much improved weather with a very nice next four days coming up right thru the weekend. We have salmon fishing the next three days and of course the old stand-by bottom fishing and crab trips every day of the week.
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 18:25:19
Results of the 1st weekend of the September salmon season
The first open period in the Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. non-selective recreational coho fishery over Labor Day weekend was very successful throughout the open area with catch rates over half a salmon per angler in all ports, and catch rates of more than a salmon per angler observed in Pacific City, Depoe Bay, Newport, and Bandon. The preliminary estimated total landings for the three days are 5,684 coho and 1,094 Chinook for 7,401 angler trips.
The non-selective coho fishery will continue as scheduled for the next period of Thursday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 8. On days not open for coho retention, the Chinook season remains open. The fishery will continue on a Thursday through Saturday schedule through the earlier of the 11,800 coho quota or Sept. 22.
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 17:46:09
Bottom fishing today
Crabbing today also
It was a little cranky out there today but the big boats do well in those windy-foggy conditions and so did everyone on the boat. Decent fishing but not hot fishing today. A few Lingcod hit the hooks and also a few salmon and one very large Chinook salmon. That was an exciting moment for all to watch. Crabbing produced 7+ crabs per person today. Bottom fishing and crabbing tomorrow and then back to Salmon fishing we go on Thursday. Weather for Thursday thru the weekend looking better and better.
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 11:09:11
Fall Departure Times
Summer is still officially here but since Labor Day has passed, the kids are all back in school and the days are getting shorter it is time for some time changes. Please adjust any fishing reservations you might have to the following schedule.
Tuna fishing: 5:30am check-in & 6am departure
Salmon fishing: 6am check-in & 6:30am departure
Bottom fishing: 7am check-in & 7:30am departure
Afternoon trips: Noon check-in & 12:30pm departure
Whale watch trips: Same as ticketed
October 1st: All trips 7:30am check-in & 8am departure
Date: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 14:54:01
This picture was actually taken on a whale watch trip....sometimes the deck boss as in this picture Jesse on the Tacklebuster fishes on these whale watch trips....this might have been a fish this young man caught whale watching with assistance from him.....this Sea Tout not as big as a whale but was a thrill to him at the time detected by the smile on his face..Yeah for Jesse.....
Date: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 14:45:49
That is quite the salmon specimen caught by this young man on the Mr Max the other day...September size salmon.....
Date: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 14:26:02
This "cool lookin Tiger Rockfish was caught by Captain Brad on the Mr Max this morning
Date: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 14:23:23
Hanger Lingcod caught on the Season with Captain Dustin...need a tape measure to get the length of this one...
Date: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 14:20:49
Nice Vermillion Huh !!
Date: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 14:12:08
The ocean weather gods played nice this morning
Salmon fishing on day three slowed down quite a bit
The bottom fishing (sounded) pretty good today??
As we got ready to take out onto the Pacific Ocean this morning on this Labor Day we were greeted on our doorsteps with an overnight wind that never really stopped. We set sail assuming rough weather possibly only to see the ocean settle right down into a very nice day with at times flat ocean waters. Unfortunately it did not do much for our salmon boats this morning as we were hard pressed to get one fish per rod and to my knowledge did not make it to that threshold? Hard to say "WHY" just that it's salmon fishing. Next opener if the ODFW allows us to fish begins this Thursday, September 6th and runs thru Saturday, September 8th. We have some windy conditions in store the next few days but the last forecast I saw was forecasting some moderation by Thursday.
Bottom fishing which has been a little tough from day to day these past few weeks appeared this morning to pick up quite a bit by the conversation I was getting. The skippers had some pretty good drifts and were picking up some really nice fish like this brilliant Red Vermillion caught on the Kadaho this morning. Some happy young lady huh? Some nice Lingcod in the baskets also.
Date: Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 15:08:12
A group photo off the Mr Max today with a nice catch of salmon and bottom fish. Great day on a really nice ocean on this combo trip with close to 20-salmon caught and a mess of bottom fish including Lingcod. No telling how long this salmon season is going to run so the next three day opener after tomorrow is Thursday, Friday & Saturday September 6th, 7th & 8th.
Date: Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 14:55:04
Bottom fishing sounded like a late morning affair
Salmon fishing good for some...not so good for others
As you can tell by the picture above taken onboard the Mr Max bottom fishing on the 2nd half of his salmon/bottom fish combo trip was going good as Captain Brad reported. Crabbing remains really good with excellent scores from all boats today.
Salmon fishing was good again this morning for some of the boats with the Mr Max leading the way with 19 fish I believe on his combo trip. Two of our 6-pac boats also recored good salmon scores. The fish are out there not schooled up like they can be but if you get into a one here and one there routine you will have quite a few fish by the end of the day. The trick is getting that routine going.
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 17:59:02
Little info on bottom fishing but will tell you what I know
Salmon fishing decent in morning and excellent in afternoon
On the Season this morning Captain Dustin wired in a report that bottom fishing was pretty good with very close to a limit on the rockfish and some nice Lingcod floundering around on deck. Did not hear anything else even on the crabbing but I will take a wild guess on the crabbing. Bet anything it was out of this world.
Today was the opening of the very anticipated September salmon fishing season especially after last years excellent fishing. No one really knew where to go so some stayed inshore aways and others went offshore aways. Some of us fished in both places. It is always better to pick a spot and no matter what unless you are 100% sure stay there. Some of us failed to listen to that historical advise. The score on morning fishing was quite decent as we had one boat who limited and all of the rest had decent scores I 'm guessing around or close to the 1-fish around area. Afternoon fishing is usually and most always not all that good especially in the salmon fishing. Mainly because of the straight overhead sun beating down on the water sounding the fish and YES, don't forget about the wind and today it was forecasted to be 25 knots. Well the wind never really showed up, the sun was up there beating down and the catching was EXCELLENT. Two of our boats out this afternoon limited the entire crew on board and another boat came very close to that as well.
YES, we are excited about SALMON.......
Date: Friday, August 31, 2012 at 17:26:05
Fishing seems to be better lately on the afternoon trips
Just a trend lately but our afternoon trips are producing better catch scores then the morning trips. Normally it is the opposite but not here lately. Today Captain Dustin on the Season had a very near limit on the rockfish and close to a fish and a half per rod on the Lingcod. Thats really good fishing morning, afternoon or overnight. Crabbing does not seem to matter as the folks this afternoon took home 10+ crabs per person. Quite the trip folks!!!
Date: Friday, August 31, 2012 at 12:00:16
Fishing so-so today
Crabbing remains excellent
Today's fishing report off the Kadaho was that fishing was just so-so on all of the boats with most of the folks catching fish but not at the rate we are used to on most occasions. Crabbing remains excellent with limits for everyone on the boat.
Will be an interesting day tomorrow with the opening of the fall salmon fishery. Everyone is wondering will the fish be there like last September???? We will have a report for you tomorrow.
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:27:11
OK fishing today
Salmon opens Saturday
It was certainly not HOT fishing today but it was not bad by any means either. It was just one of those days like we have many which if you spend the 5-hrs on the job or in fishing terms on the rod you came home with a good catch. It seemed like the boats I heard from 4-5 fish around on the rockfish was a good estimate and a number of Lingcod maybe in the .75 per rod average. Crabbing no reports today but I can't believe it was not really good.
Salmon season in September opens this Saturday for the 1st of four weekends with fishing on Saturday, Sunday and Monday this holiday weekend. We are hopeful for action like last September. Reports in on Saturday.
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 15:45:14
The Mr. Max bottom fishing this morning...nice ocean huh?
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 15:37:41
Mr Max bottom fishing on the bite this morning
The Mr Max under the direction of Captain Brad was up north on the bottom fishing reefs today and had a really decent catch with lots of rockfish and a decent assortment of Lingcod as well. He also put over 140 crabs in the totes for his fishing crew. The gal in the picture above caught this beautiful Vermillion rockfish and she was quite proud of her catch. The gentleman in the rear with his back turned has been fishing with the Mr Max for over 30 years and goes back to when Brad's dad was running the boat. Some things you just never want to change.
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:27:35
Good bottom fishing again this morning
Had good bottom fishing trips this morning up north outside of Lincoln City with lots of rockfish and a decent assortment of Lingcod as well. Crabbing was also good as it has been here for the past few months which sure makes for a nice combination to a bottom fishing trip.
Remember that the September salmon season opens this weekend for three days, September 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Three more weekend to follow after that if you can't make it this weekend.
Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 13:54:09
With the rain and the wind gone from yesterday...
...the fishing turned really good today
Yesterday was really one of those rare miserable summer days with rain, wind and not so nice ocean seas we had to deal with. Today we woke to sunshine, no wind and fairly calm seas and the fish responded with a really good bite for our bottom fishing boats and passengers today. As you can see from the picture above caught on the Mr Max this morning this and other "Hanger Lingcod" were on the bite as there were quite a few of these guys landing on the decks along with a good crop of rockfish. Crabbing remains very strong with 9+ crabs per person on a average.
Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 07:45:34
September Salmon fishing is almost here. We begin this weekend, Saturday September 1st thru Monday, September 3rd. Then we continue the next three Friday's thru Sunday's in September. For those of you who do not remember last season September fishery was "lights out Salmon fishing" with great catches and very large September fish in the 12-16 pound range. Don't miss out on your chance as the only way to see it happen in Depoe Bay is with Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 12:03:42
Weather forecast changed while we slept
A weather forecast last night of just 5-10 knots of wind changed overnight to 20-25 knots with higher gusts. When we left this morning it was really nice inshore but as the morning progressed it was apparent that the weather forecaster who changed the forecast was correct. It was a tough morning to fish and the five boats we had out bottom fishing this morning did OK as far as catching but it was certainly off fromwhere we like to be. The Lingcod catch was way off this morning as it was very difficult to stay close to the bottom with the heavy currents. The crabbing however really made up for it as all of the boats crabbing limited out this morning. It will be a short lived weather system as the winds will be down sometimes this evening and Monday looks better.
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 14:36:51
Fishing reasonably good on Saturday
The crabbing remains excellent and the fishing was pretty good to very good on a few boats and just fair on some others. It has nothing to do with any boat good or bad it just has to do with sometimes out there being at the right place at the right time. There were some nice Lingcod caught today along with lots of variety in the rockfish bite. The wind what there was of it today was a little southerly which will help both the bottom fishing as well as the Tuna fishing. It warms up the water some after three days of northerly blows which had cooled it down into the high 40's nearshore.
Date: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 18:35:56
Action shot onboard the Mr Max today on a Tuna excursion
Date: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 18:32:34
The Mr Max skippered by Captain Brad scored right about at 2-Tuna around today on their offshore trip. Picture above shows the end of the day on the dock with their crew.
Date: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 14:25:26
All-depth halibut fishing on the central coast ends
Fishery managers determined there was insufficient quota to reopen the central coast all-depth Pacific halibut fishery again this year. Less than 5,000 pounds of quota remains following the Aug. 17-18 summer all-depth weekend; not nearly enough to extend the season.
The central coast fishery, from Cape Falcon just north of Manzanita to Humbug Mountain near Port Orford, is the most popular halibut fishery among Oregonians. The summer fishery opened Aug. 3 with a quota of approximately 47,000 pounds, which included some leftover quota from the spring all-depth fishery.
Date: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 14:22:16
Bottom fishing pretty good today...
...Crabbing out of this world
This sure has been one special summer for the crabbing. There has been a few days when the take home average might have been down around 6-7 per person but they have been darn few. Most of the time the folks are taking home a full limit of 12 or they are darn close. Can't remember it being this good??
The bottom fishing today might have been just a wee-bit less then what we have been doing here lately but it was pretty darn good. The Sunrise had some neat looking totes full of some extra large Black Sea Bass and a few Lingcod in that mix. One of our 6-man boats had a full limit of rockfish and a little over 1-Lingcod per person. How about this little gal with her double Sea Bass catch of the day on the Tacklebuster recently in picture above. All in all another really good day on the bottom fishing reefs.
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 11:18:28
...always a little unpredictable
Its easy to remember about 10-days ago when the water was a little cold and we were struggling to get the folks enough fish to make the trip worth wild. What a difference a few days makes. The water is a little warmer and the fish have been biting Tradewinds bottom fishing jigs hot and heavy. Limits of fish and crab have been coming in quite often and even the non-limit catches have been real close. Today the Sunrise under the direction of Captain Craig pockets not only a fish limit but also a limit of crab for the folks. We are also getting great variety in our catches because we take the extra time to take you a little further away from port to where we can do that. We are the charter company that does just that. It is not just black rockfish and a few lingcod in your baskets. Out baskets as you can tell front some of the pictures we have posted is black and blue rockfish, Lingcod, Vermillions, Tiger rockfish, Yellowtail rockfish, Sea Trouts and who knows what else. Tradewinds gives you the ultimate great trip for your dollar.
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10:56:31
This is a picture of one very large and old Yelloweye rockfish caught on the Sunrise this morning. For those of you who are now wondering, YES, it is a protected fish, YES, we got it off the hook as quickly as we could for a quick picture, NO, we did not harm the fish, & YES, we were successful in getting it back down to live another 50 years. They sure are beautiful fish aren't they?
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 15:56:36
Tuna fishing going good today
A few openings still for Friday
The office just got a call from the offshore TUNA boats that fishing is going pretty good today. We have trips going out most everyday with some spots still open for this Friday. Give us a call if you are available and want to get in on some good Albacore Tuna fishing.
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 13:25:48
Nice hanger Lingcod caught on the Mariner Wednesday morning
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 13:23:49
Very good bottom fishing today....
Two boats out on the Tuna grounds...hope for evening report later
It was a great day on the ocean pond today especially for the Lingcod bite which has been excellent for the past 5-6 days or so. The Mariner reports not only did he have a good rockfish bite but Captain Dan indicated he had his best Lingcod bite of the season today. Also the Season under the command of Captain Dustin reported in with almost a limit of Lingcod and rockfish with a couple of Lingcod models on display with picture above. All of the boats did really well on the crabbing as it had a little dip in the production over the weekend but is right back where it was this week so far and that being excellent.
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 17:24:24
No bottom fishing reports came in today
One Tuna boat out today and no report yet on the catch
Wish I had a report for you but all I heard today was about the one Lingcod we caught in the picture above. Sure was a nice one. I am sure we caught more then that and had good trips on a beautiful ocean but no specifics came to my attention.
Tuna trips every day so the weather looks good so this is a good time to go.
We are only a week and a half away from September salmon fishing. Make your reservations early to reserve your spots.
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 13:05:37
A good example of the Tradewinds summer Lingcod bite. This specimen caught on the Amigo.
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 19:31:43
Another TUNA report just in...
Just heard from the Amigo who was out on the TUNA grounds today and they collected around 3 fish per passenger on their trip today. The picture above shows a happy customer out on a beautiful day.
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 17:38:45
Good Tuna day on Lake Pacific
On a beautiful flat ocean like a lake day out there the fish came back to life after a few off days and bit really well as we had 4+ around for the customers on the Siamez with Captain Rick. Tuna fisherman tend to be a different breed so to speak as they are after the meat but as we all know Tuna fishing is still just that....Fishing..... There will be great days and then some average days and there will also be those disappointing days. You really can't make sure that your day is gonna be a great day at least I don't know how to assure that for you. We can't guarantee that like others do nor do we make stuff up about our trips but you can be sure that TRADEWINDS DEPOE BAY will work as hard as we can to try to make it happen for you. That is our guarantee.
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 13:49:01
Tuna back on the bite?
Word out of the Tradewinds office is that the two boats out today are having pretty good days as the fish seem to be back on the bite after a not so good Saturday with a bit better Sunday over the weekend. We will try to get some ending numbers for you this evening.
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 11:56:26
Another nice Lingcod caught on the Season this morning.
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 11:53:36
Lots of color in the Tradewinds bottom fish baskets on Monday. This coming onboard the Mariner.
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 11:51:11
Two vessels out on the Tuna grounds today
Botom fishing spectacular !!
The lingcod (above) are coming into the boats like its Springtime folks. Beautiful oceans and the rockfish are biting very well to add to the full baskets of fish. Also lots of color in the baskets with China Rockcod, Vermillions and Tiger Rockfish. Of course the usual Black rockfish are biting frequently also. Crabbing remains very good. Good catches today with lots and lots of variety onboard the Season and the Mariner.
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 05:55:07
Sorry folks...No official Tuna Report
Never hear a confirmed report from the four boats out there yesterday but after the slower day on Saturday I did hear a little buzz from one of the inshore boats who fished bottom fish that the score was at 2+ per rod. Don't know if that was the four boat average or just what one boats was able to round up. Best I can do this morning.
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 14:14:29
A dad and his son on board the Season with this nice Lingcod caught Sunday morning
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 14:11:45
How about this young boy with this big Vermillion he caught on the SeaSon this morning...WOW !!
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 14:08:57
Tuna fishing on Saturday off the mark....
....Tuna sounds better today
Bottom fishing really on the rebound
The report I heard this morning without not very much information was that Tuna fishing on Saturday was really off the mark and rather slow. Some of the radio chatter I was hearing today seemed to give the distinct impression that it is better today. Hopefully we will have a report this evening sometime.
Bottom fishing this morning was really going strong and we have a couple of boats out on the ocean pond this afternoon as well. Since the cold water of last week has left us with some light southerlies we have been getting lately the fish bite has really improved. Just about every specie was on the bite this morning as after a week of really not eating these fish were hungry!! The picture above was of three totes on one of our 6-pac boats. Nice color huh? The word across the boats out bottom fishing today was really good catches just about everywhere. The Kadaho reported great variety as well with some good looking Lingcod to go with the terrific rockfish bite. The Morning Star and the Season also reported in with good catches of fish and Lingcod's. Crabbing remains good but maybe not quite as good as it has been but still good numbers coming to the cookers.
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 13:55:56
This nice Tiger Rockfish was caught on the SeaSon with Captain Dustin this morning...There were a number of these caught on quite a few of the boats this morning...
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 13:50:13
This nice Vermillion Rockfish sometimes mistaken for a Yelloweye Rockfish was caught on the Morning Star with Captain Romans this morning...We can retain this fish and these guys can get quite large....beautiful fish !!
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 13:47:03
This is a picture of one those beautiful Yelloweye Rockfish caught on the Sunrise this morning...The fish after a kodak moment was returned immediately to the water and swam to the bottom...This fish is on a 60-year recovery program but there are tons of them out there but they are a very slow maturing fish and it will take that long for the recovery to be completed...Canary Rockfish are another story as the word is we will be able to retain them possibly as early as 2014....YEAH !!
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 13:41:49
This is one of those "hanger Lingcod" we were talking about in todays fishing update caught with Captain Dan on the Mariner
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 13:38:19
Four TUNA boats offshore today....
....hope to have report by evening
Bottom fishing lighting off once again
Crabbing has slowed some but still very good
Four of our boats are offshore TUNA fishing and we should begin to have information begin to trickle in as the afternoon goes by and have a final report by early evening.
Bottom fishing which was rather slow 4-5 days ago and since then has begun daily to get a little better got pretty darn good today by most boat reports. The skippers reported lots of different flavors of fish from Lingcod to all of the rockfish species we are allowed to keep. The above picture is a 30 pound Lingcod caught on one of our 6-pac boats. Most of the boats were getting between 4-5 rockfish per person on a average and there were quite a number of real nice lingcod caught as well. Just about all of the skippers were reporting "hanger Lingcod" today that being a large Lingcod hanging on to a hooked fish and unfortunately for the fish hanged on a little to late before letting go. Crabbing which was spectacular for the past 6-weeks has slowed just a little down to 5-9 crabs per person. Still very good crabbing...
Date: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 17:57:53
Some kind of quality in this Tuna caught on the Amigo.
Date: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 17:49:25
Another end of trip Tuna report
The Amigo just reported in with about the same score as the previous report with 2+ fish per rod not knowing exactly what the passenger load was on the boat. The report also said that all of the fish were excellent grade and were larger fish then they had the previous day. Lots of meat folks....
Date: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 16:28:48
TUNA report just in
Captain JT on the Tacklebuster has just reported on his way back in from offshore that the catch today was a little slower then yesterday but they still were able to bring in 2+ per person. Might I add that is always our initial goal to have every person on board at least carrying up a nice big fat Albacore Tuna in each hand and we did that today. Every day fishing is different. The fish were there but somedays they bite really hot and heavy and other days not quite as hot and heavy. We will be out there again tomorrow in force.
Date: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 16:19:02
Bottom fishing keeps improving
Lingcod fishing very good once again
Crabbing excellent but dropped off for some
NO offshore Tuna report as of yet
As the light southerly breeze we have had the past few days is still with us that 44 degree water is now approaching 50 degrees and the fish are starting to awaken. Tradewinds boats are always at the place where they awaken first and we had some really good trips today. One of our 6-pac boats limited on Lingcod for the third consecutive day and was also just a very few fish short of a total limit of rockfish as well. The Mariner pictured in the photo above was busy on the front deck as well as the back deck today on this beautiful ocean day with a good catch which included some nice Lings and a terrific assortment of rockfish with some color in the baskets. The Kadaho had that one mind boggling drift which produced 5+ Lingcod and a whole mass of rockfish to have a great big boat catch today with lots of black rockfish, some big Vermillions (spell?) and sea trout and a large assortment of Lingcod with his final tally. He also put on 145 crabs on his deck. The Tradewinds boats continue there fantastic crab catches at Tradewinds Crab Estuary by the Sea a secret crab private reserve fished on foggy days (:
Four TUNA boats out today and we hope they will get back with us this evening with a catch report and if they do we will relay it on to you.
Have a nice Tradewinds evening folks...
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 18:52:20
Another Tradewinds Tuna Boat Update
Another boat just reported in the Amigo under the direction of Captain Perry and they came home with 50+ Albacore Tuna....Great day out there today !!
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 18:18:13
Tuna fishing on the Tacklebuster is an exciting experience for everyone....you should be taking part in this world class fishery right here off the Oregon Coast
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 18:07:41
Good TUNA fishing today to begin a huge weekend of offshore fishing @ Tradewinds
Bottom fishing pretty good today and crabbing very good as it has been lately
Captain JT off the Tacklebuster just reported in with a great score of over 50 Albacore Tuna on his trip today. Today was the beginning of a huge weekend of Tuna fishing @ Tradewinds with 3+boats heading offshore every day thru Sunday. The weather sounds great and hopefully so should the results each day.
Bottom fishing was decent today with one of our 6-pac boats recording a total limit of both rockfish and Lingcod with decent scores on the other boats as well. Crabbing remains excellent with lots of crabs for everyone. We also had some afternoon trips and fishing close to home the Mariner with Captain Dan on the wheel had a really good catching trip just a half mile or so north of the harbor.
Good day all the way around.
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 14:37:27
Fishing picked up more today in mysterious ways
27-TUNA caught on yesterdays trip
Interesting morning we had today. The bottom fishing did pick up a little more today as it has been the past few days but we had two boats that pretty much limited on the rockfish and both were 6-man boats led by Captain Dustin on the Season. He had a full limit of rockfish and 1-Lingcod per passenger. The other 6-man boat was 4-rockfish short of a limit and had a full limit of Lingcod. The big boats today did better the the past few days but not like those smaller boats. Strange occurrence happen from time to time!!?? Crabbing remains excellent with most of the boats posting limits and others 9+ crabs around per person.
There are three or four boats heading west tomorrow to go TUNA fishing as the weather finally shows good weather for at least the next four days. Yesterday we had a group out that caught 27-TUNA so the fish are out there still waiting our arrival. Finally the winds will be down and so will the seas (hopefully the fog will be out of here as well). YEAH......
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 18:38:17
We were out fishing last week with Brad and Buddy on the Mr Max with our 5 year old grandson Kelan and had a great time. His story to his mom was priceless. The first thing he told her was that he had made a new friend fishing and had a new buddy named Buddy. He wants to go out again next year when we go back to the beach.
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 18:22:44
No Halibut opening for this weekend
Sorry but we are full for the weekend with the boats certified for offshore all booked out so no more room for Halibut. There might be some room on the Tuna boats. Call the office for more information on space available. Of course there are bottom fishing boats going as well.
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 16:35:15
Tomorrow is suppose to be the final day of windy conditions and the winds are suppose to dissipate overnight after midnight and then come back sometime tomorrow morning late so the forecast goes. They are also not suppose to be nearly as strong tomorrow. Thursday thru Sunday calls for very light winds.
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 16:27:26
Bottom fishing a little better this morning.....
....especially the Lingcod
Tuna boat still out there and no reports yet
Halibut opener this weekend
We have one TUNA boat out there today and NO reports back in as of yet.
The bottom fishing was a little better this morning with some more rockfish on the bite but the big surprise was the Lingcod bite as many of the boats out today had quite a few of them in the take home size variety. One boat even limited on them. Crabbing remains excellent with around 8-per person average and some limit catches on the boats. The picture above shows the crabs off just one of those boats today. WOW !!
Remember Halibut opener this weekend on Friday and Saturday and trips both days.
Date: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 13:18:06
Halibut this weekend
Tuna most every day this week beginning tomorrow
Salmon will be here before you know it
The 2nd opening weekend of the summer Halibut season begins this Friday and runs thru Saturday October 17th & 18th. Boats going out both days so get your spots reserved so you can have one of the flat ones like the ones in the picture off the Tacklebuster above. Weather for both days sounds really nice.
Tuna trips beginning tomorrow and most every day this week thru the weekend so get your spots reserved as we have had a good to very good season so far. Lots of fish and loads of fun.
Don't forget about the upcoming Salmon season open four weekends in September. First weekend September 1st, 2nd and 3rd. No adipose fin stuff to worry about. If it comes over the rail you get to keep it.
Date: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 13:00:39
Fishing somewhat better today with a pretty decent ocean this morning
Still not great but the catching was a little better this morning on the one boat reporting in the Mariner. Quite a few fish caught that we could not keep like undersize Lingcod and other various rockfish.The weather shows a steady improvement the next two days and then really nice weather beginning on Friday so the weather person is forecasting. Crabbing again was great with limits on all of the boats out today.
Date: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:15:31
Weather better and getting better
The last few days we have experienced some heavy wind, fog and not so friendly sea conditions for both fishing and whale watching. The conditions are not perfect today but better then the weekend. It sounds like things will be calming down slowly the next few days with really nice conditions returning by Friday into the weekend.
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 11:36:20
Not a real great day on the bottom fishing grounds on Sunday
Crabbing remains excellent
Well folks it does happen at times in August and it happened today when the bottom fishing was not very good with a bunch of Tradewinds boats out there trying as hard as they could to make it happen. The boats caught fish but it was below where we really like to be on our bottom fishing trips. There were some nice fish caught like this Lingcod off of the Amigo in picture above. Sounds like it was a Central Coast thing as even the Newport, Oregon charter boats had a tough Sunday. It bounces back quickly in August so we just wait for another day. We must at times like today remind ourselves that it is fishing and not every ocean fishing trip is one where we catch loads of fish for everyone. Other charter companies tell you how good it is when its not but we will tell you the truth and today was a slower day. Tomorrow is another day and the results will be different if we have anything to say about it. Crabbing remains excellent with limit or close to limit catches.
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 11:22:58
Good productive Tuna trip on Saturday
Both Sunday boats cancelled trips today
The Amigo Tuna fishing offshore on Saturday brought back 29-fat Albacore Tuna which figured out to 1-fish under 3-per passenger. A great score on a rather nautical ocean yesterday.
Both of our boats out Tuna fishing today turned around at the 17-mile mark as it was just to rough to fish. We went out there and gave it a try but the skippers determined it was simply not a day where fishing was going to be much fun. We will try again tomorrow.
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 06:10:27
Another 2-day Halibut opener this coming weekend, August 17th and 18th and we will be running trips out. A few weeks ago we had very successful trips out to the Halibut grounds and caught some really big fish like the one in the picture above caught on the Amigo. Come on down and join the fun for some good Halibut fishing with us at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 17:29:08
Captain Brad of the Mr Max on the left in picture above was the father giving away his daughter at her wedding this afternoon. The wedding was suppose to be performed on the Mr Max at sea but with the cold windy foggy conditions it was held on land indoors. Captain Dan of the Mariner (on the right) who is a ordained minister performed the ceremony.
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 15:49:18
Lingcod fishing a little better each day as the rockfish bit just fair today
One boat out on the TUNA grounds but no reports yet
The Amigo is out on the TUNA grounds today but thus far in the afternoon there is no report. Hope to have one this evening sometime.
The Lingcod fishing has picked up quite a bit in recent days but the rockfish bite this morning was only fair. The picture above off the Kadaho shows one of the nice Lingcod being caught the past few days. We have two big boats out this afternoon so we will see what happens there. The crabbing remains excellent.
Date: Friday, August 10, 2012 at 18:52:28
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Date: Friday, August 10, 2012 at 18:44:40
Another nice TUNA coming in on a recent Tacklebuster trip. We will be having Tuna trips most every day for the remainder of this month. Call the office for availability.
Date: Friday, August 10, 2012 at 16:23:13
Four of the Tradewinds crew this morning off the Tacklebuster displaying some of their catch on a good morning fishing for bottom fish up off of Lincoln City
Date: Friday, August 10, 2012 at 16:19:18
No TUNA today
Bottom fishing fair to good
Our Tuna boats this morning cancelled their trips due to some very windy and choppy conditions offshore. The forecast for tomorrow is better & the fish are out there so we are foaming at the mouth to get back out there at the Tradewinds private reserve for Tuna. Today was a bit too windy and choppy to give the folks a fun & successful venture.
The ocean this morning started out a little bumpy and then turned beautiful. Good decision to still go crabbing as it was certainly a banner crab day (again).
Bottom fishing was fair to good this morning. One of our boats caught a limit (Season) and was back in also with limits of crab by mid-morning. Captain Dustin really found the sweet spot. The rest of the boats had fair to good trips with quite a few Lingcod on the hooks like the picture above caught by the Sunrise skippered by CaptainCraig. Crabbing remains excellent with limits or close to limit catches on all of the boats. .
By the way folks....There will be another Halibut weekend next weekend August 17th & 18th so another good chance to get a "flat one" with the charter outfit that get the fish for you (and nice ones to boot).
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 16:30:58
Family Fun on a Tradewinds Depoe Bay Albacore Tuna trip...This young man holds up one of the big ones he reeled in on the Siamez Wednesday
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 16:23:36
Decent TUNA fishing today...more later in evening hopefully
Bottom fishing only fair to decent today
Our TUNA boats will be in around 6pm this evening and hope to have a full report at that time. Preliminary results are somewhere around 2-3 per person so far with 3-hours to go out there (2:30pm update).
The bottom fishing today was a little bit of a struggle with most of our boats having a decent catch but the Lingcod's were biting a little better today then the past two days. The struggle was the rockfish bite with around 3-4 per person. The crabbing remains very-very good.
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 18:44:08
The Siamez hits 'em big again
56-TUNA & back in port...that equals 7-per person...WOW !!!
As you can see from the picture above this passenger sure had a great time out on a very warm and beautiful ocean catching all those TUNA. Captain Rick on the Siamez with his 2nd great trip in a row this week will be heading out again in the morning with other boats from Tradewinds to keep him company. Boats going out every day this week and next week. Get 'em while you can !!!
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 16:14:50
Tuna fishing going well again today...hope for evening final report later
Bottom fishing anywhere from a little above average to really good
Quite a few salmon in the area since the season is now closed
The TUNA bite today as of several hours ago on a report from our Tuna boat offshore was that it was around 45-fish in the boat so far. Hope for a evening final rundown with all of the spicy info....Lots of trips going out in the next two weeks with 2 or 3 tomorrow.
Bottom fishing was good for some and really good for others. It all depended today where you were and at what time you were where you were. How is that for a tongue twister. No specific reports from any of the boats out today but heard a little bit when I was sneaking around the radio eaves dropping. I think that it was a somewhat slower day on the Lingcod but the usual tremendous day crabbing.
For those of you trying to make up your mind on the September salmon fishery many of the boats were catching and releasing many-many salmon today. One of our 6-pac boats released seven on his 5-hr trip. Seems to be quite a few of them around and we are hoping they will be here for our "any salmon bonk on the head fishery" beginning September 1st.
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 17:08:57
Yes, Tuna do in fact bleed...and quite a bit for that matter
There is not another fishery more fun then Albacore Tuna fishing
If you have never tried it you are in for a real thrill !!!
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 17:03:32
Bottom fishing GREAT Today....
....hope it keeps up that way
TUNA back from really good to spectacular today!!!
First the bottom fishing. The past week or so as it sometimes is in August it has been really trying out there where hard-hard work after five hours produces a decent catch of fish. Today it was "lights out fishing" like spring and early summer catching. The water temperature is back to around 50 degrees up from 44 degrees and the rockfish are biting (so are the Lingcod). Three of our big boats did the thing at Tacklebuster Reef up off Lincoln City and two of our 6-pac boats did it also at various other spots. The Kadaho, Morning Star and the Sunrise all were in on the Tacklebuster Reef frenzy and the Season had the best spot because he brought back in a limit of fish and crab and was home an hour or so early. Crabbing like a broken record was spectacular again and every day the softer crabs feel a little bit harder.
On the TUNA side of things Captain Rick on the Siamez had a terrific day and will be back into port sometime right around 6pm with a hefty bunch of TUNA totally 65 . What a great day out at the 23-mile mark. Remember, we have TUNA boats going out every day for the next 12-days (& probably beyond) so there are some spots left and we have numerous boats also ready to load up and go. The weather right now is fantastic which is perfect for the TUNA bite. No one is equalling our fish tally's so now is the time and Tradewinds Depoe Bay is the place.
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 at 16:58:33
Bottom fishing slowly picking up again....
....some good scores today....
Tuna trips (multiple ones) at least the next 13-days
Well folks....lots of Tuna trips going out as we have them scheduled with multiple boats on some days for the next 13-days and beyond. Pick your day, give us a call and we will try to accommodate you so you get the date you desire. It would be best if you also had a prime day to go and a back-up before you call in case some days could already be sold out.
Had a good bottom fishing day today. All of the boats got at least half of a limit for the boat and most of the boats did better then that as the fishing has picked up from a few lean days this past week. There were also quite a few Lingcod in those boat catches. The Mariner had if my math is good around 5+ rockfish per customer and some nice Lingcod in that catch. The Season also had some nice fish onboard as you can see by the picture of a happy customer with his prized Vermillion he caught. The Kadaho had a group of U.S. disabled veterans on board and they had a great time catching a good variety of fish and took home lots of crabs. Many of the boats limited on crabs today and others were very close.
Remember about signing up for a Tuna trip this summer as we still have at least another 5-6 weeks of good Tuna fishing left. Hopefully the ODFW won't close it down and we will have another weekend of Halibut fishing August 17th & 18th.
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 at 14:49:46
Two of the 57-Tuna caught on the Tacklebuster Sunday as each client took home four of these fish for canning and the barbecue....
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 at 14:42:36
Want to go Halibut fishing August 17th or 18th?
Better go with Tradewinds
The Tacklebuster ran our Halibut trip this past Saturday and we normally do not take 17-people but on this day we had some folks pleading to go as they were scheduled to go but there trip was cancelled somewhere else. So we took them and limited all 17-people plus crew and were back by 12:30pm....Take a look at the specimen caught this past Saturday on the Tacklebuster in picture above. Wow!! There were a few like that one and many other good size ones. Captain JT has run many-many Halibut trips this year and has limited everyone of them. That record also goes back 2-3 years also. He gets the fish and you get on one of the most beautiful boats on the coast with no argument coming.
Just for informational purposes he went Tuna fishing on Sunday and brought back in 57-Tuna. Picture above & below on that trip as well. Quite the weekend.
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 at 05:52:18
The Tacklebuster comes in with 57 Tuna on his Sunday trip......Great catch and the picture above shows the number of Tuna each person onboard took home with them
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 14:44:09
Bottom fishing picked up some today
Crabbing as usual terrific
Three boats offshore Tuna fishing
Well here we are in the 1st week of August where the bottom fishing historically becomes a little tougher and after a few days of that it sure picked up today for the boats reporting. Two of our big boats reporting in and one of our 6-pac boat had really outstanding trips making long-long drifts up off Spanish Head this morning. The Mariner and the Mr. Max had great variety with fish baskets with lots of color in them and Lingcod to line the edges of those baskets. Mr. Max getting a reprieve from the daily offshore Tuna fishing he has been doing it seems every day the past three weeks did not forget how to bottom fish and had a great inshore bottom fishing trip. He had lots of baskets that looked like the picture above onboard. Crabbing for all of the boats was once again outstanding and the Kadaho reeling in 126 of those creepy crawlers for his crew.
No reports from the offshore Tuna parade but hopefully we will have something by nightfall.
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 05:24:39
Another Halibut Limit
Heard this morning that our Halibut boat got there limit and were back into the docks by 1pm.. Good job Tradewinds AGAIN !!!
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 18:46:23
Good Tuna fishing today
Bottom fishing only fair but crabbing excellent
No report on the Halibut today
It was a good day on the Mr Max out on the Tuna grounds today with a good score of almost three fish around for their customers. The picture above shows our happy customers catch. We had a rather not-so-good weather report for offshore and inshore fishing for the day but it all turned into a good weather day. The rough seas went away, the fog went away as well as the wind. You can never trust the weather reports around here good or bad.
Had Halibut fishing today but there has been NO report on the outcome of that trip. Hope maybe to have something tomorrow.
Bottom fishing remains only fair with some boats finding that honey hole but for the most part it remains decent but not spectacular on a average. The crabbing however is producing very close to limits on all of the boats.
Date: Friday, August 3, 2012 at 17:46:18
September Salmon fishery looks even better now
Especially if the fish show up (like last September)
We only caught 2,500 of the 8,000 fish quota during the summer fishery for Coho salmon during the open month of July. As bad as that was we are hoping for a repeat of the great fishing we had last September during the non-selective fishery we had last fall. It was if you have forgotten "lights out fishing". The remaining quota of the summer fishery will roll over to the September fishery so if you add the 5,500 still left on the summer quota to the 10,000 quota for the September fishery we are looking at over a 15,0000 fish quota. That means none of that last year ODFW closing it off early after 7-days stuff. Make your reservations NOW with Tradewinds Depoe Bay your best bet for September non-selective salmon fishing and CATCHING.
Date: Friday, August 3, 2012 at 14:31:57
If you look closely this nice Lingcod has two hooks in it's mouth. The son in the background hooked this fish we believe and on the way up his green bait broke off. Two minutes later the boys father in the foreground holding the fish caught this lingcod and it had the same green bait the son was using. Was it the same fish????
Date: Friday, August 3, 2012 at 14:26:37
Interesting bottom fishing day
Tuna on a decent morning bite offshore
Saturday: Bottom fishing, Tuna & Halibut trips heading out
The bottom fishing was between fair to good today on the boats that reported in with some really decent scores on the Lingcod front as they have been really on the bite here the past 4-5 days. The rockfish bite was sporadic with some boats doing well and others struggling some. The Kadaho had a really big Lingcod bite and the Mariner from reports did well on the rockfish. One of our 6-pac boats had over 25-Sea Trout (Kelp Greenling) in his catch along with some nice Cod. The Amigo had one really lucky client on board that caught this gigantic Lingcod in the picture above.
Mr Max is offshore and from his report by 11am had 15 nice Albacore Tuna onboard. Hoping for a good afternoon bite to go with it.
The Tacklebuster will be heading offshore for halibut tomorrow along with three boats (Amigo - Mr Max - Siamez) heading for the Tuna grounds.
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 16:12:20
Bottom fishing a mixed bag again today
Mr Max offshore on the Tuna grounds
Mr Max is offshore today on the Tuna grounds and hopefully we will have a report for you sometime this evening. We had boats out yesterday but no reports came my way. I know we have trips out tomorrow and during the weekend. It has been good Tuna fishing so far this year so hope that keeps up.
The bottom fishing today was a mixed bag with some of the boats doing really well and others catching fish but it was a little bit of a struggle. The lingcod fishing on all of the boats today was really pretty good as it has ben this past 4-5 days. The struggle comes with the rockfish. The Mariner and the Kadaho who split a very large group of middle school kids had the best luck on the rockfish catching around 50+ on their boats this morning. 1st Mate Gene on the Kadaho displays this Lingcod in the picture above that was given to him to celebrate his birthday today. Crabbing remains very strong.
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 14:06:42
The end result of the last trip onboard the Amigo a few days ago. Lots of Tuna....The Amigo heading offshore tomorrow once again
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 16:17:31
Good bottom fishing today
Two boats on afternoon trips today
Crabbing excellent as it has been for some time now
Two boats offshore Tuna fishing...report hopefully later
We have two boats the Tacklebuster and the Siamez offshore Tuna fishing today and we hope to have some report for you early this evening.
Crabbing was excellent again today as it has been for well lover a month now. There seems to be no end in site to the great crabbing.
Bottom fishing was a mixed bag today with some boats doing really well and others above average. Mix it all together and we had an above average catch day. Out on the reefs this morning were the Season, Morning Star, Mariner, the Sunrise and one of our 6-pac boats. On afternoon trips are the Amigo and the Season. The Lingcod are really on the bite after a slow month of July things began picking up towards the end of the month into the 1st day of August.
2012 past reports
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