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Daily Fishing Report 2016


Date: Monday, July 25, 2016 at 13:06
Current Report:
No wind and lots of fish and crabs

Had a great morning as all four of our boats out this morning as we held one back for early cruising. Most of the boats did really well on the rockfish and the Mr Max reported catching double digits in the Lingcod department. That is a treuthful write up also. Was suppose to be windy but a little marine cloud cover which we all like to see kept the winds down to virtually nothing. Great ocean and lots of fish and crab. Same thing likely to happen tomorrow.



Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 13:55
Current Report:
Fishing today depended on where you were and lucky to be there

First off yesterday our Tuna boat on some seas that turned pretty rough in the afternoon hours brought home 17-fish and after travelling out about 20-miles this morning turned around and brought the folks back home. Too rough today!!

The water temperature after heavy northerly winds yersterday lowered the temps almost 10-degrees overnight to around 51-degrees. The bottom fishing today was a matter of being on the right boat when the fish were biting at that one spot. It happened to a few of the boats and not to a few. The fish bit in spurts and there was no special places to go it was just being there when it happened. Some did well and others not so well. Crabbing remains very good as it has been for some time now.



Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 13:51
Current Report:

The crowds are here this summer...


Are the crowds ever flocking to Tradewinds Depoe Bay (picture above) to go fishing with the best charter fleet on the coast where the skippers take care of the passengers in a 1st class fashion. You won't find that everywhere. The past month the crowds are bigger then at anytime we can remember in the past for our 1st rate fishing trips and whale watch cruises. If you have never given us a try come by and see what we offer at our bridge side office right above the harbor entrance. If you have tried us and gone elsewhere make that comparison and we will see you next chace you come to the coast. Our folks are making that extra special effort to make your charter one to remember (IN A GOOD WAY.)



Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 13:51
Current Report:

The crowds are here this summer...


Are the crowds ever flocking to Tradewinds Depoe Bay (picture above) to go fishing with the best charter fleet on the coast where the skippers take care of the passengers in a 1st class fashion. You won't find that everywhere. The past month the crowds are bigger then at anytime we can remember in the past for our 1st rate fishing trips and whale watch cruises. If you have never given us a try come by and see what we offer at our bridge side office right above the harbor entrance. If you have tried us and gone elsewhere make that comparison and we will see you next chace you come to the coast. Our folks are making that extra special effort to make your charter one to remember (IN A GOOD WAY.)



Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 13:50
Current Report:
A little slow Saturday morning

Fishing was a little slower Saturday morning with fish on the filet table amounted to around 3-4 per person. Not very many Lingcod were caught this morning also. Once in a while no matter how hard we work the critters just don't bite as well as we want them to. We get up the next morning and go try again.



Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 13:48
Current Report:
A little slow Saturday morning

Fishing was a little slower Saturday morning with fish on the filet table amounted to around 3-4 per person. Not very many Lingcod were caught this morning also. Once in a while no matter how hard we work the critters just don't bite as well as we want them to. We get up the next morning and go try again.



Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 13:43
Current Report:

The crowds are here this summer...


Are the crowds ever flocking to Tradewinds Depoe Bay (picture above) to go fishing with the best charter fleet on the coast where the skippers take care of the passengers in a 1st class fashion. You won't find that everywhere. The past month the crowds are bigger then at anytime we can remember in the past for our 1st rate fishing trips and whale watch cruises. If you have never given us a try come by and see what we offer at our bridge side office right above the harbor entrance. If you have tried us and gone elsewhere make that comparison and we will see you next chace you come to the coast. Our folks are making that extra special effort to make your charter one to remember (IN A GOOD WAY.)



Date: Friday, July 22, 2016 at 15:11
Current Report:
Good day out on the pond

We had a beautiful ocean on the bottom fishing reefs Friday morning and it was a "tough go" for it seems like the entire trip until the final few hours. Then as they normally do in a five hour trip the fish went on the bite, were finning on top of the water in spots and all of the boats came home with a great catch. Most of the boats limited on the rockfish or were really close and our 6-pac got a Lingcod limit for 6-passengers. the crab counts for those participating were over 100+ crabs per charter boat as it was only the larger boats crabbing today. I would guess that puts the average per passenger count up in the ten range per. Good day folks and I can only say it once in a while but no one does it better then we do. We have captains that care and will work hard for you till the very end. You are paying alot of money to go fishing and you want a nice clean vessel and want a crew that cares. You will get that from Tradewinds.



Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 16:52
Current Report:
Thursday fishing report

All of our boats out this morning and it was a pretty decent day of catching and crabbing. The average was around 6-7 crabs per passenger participating today and the fishing was not teriffic but eveyone caught lots of fish with quite a few Lingcod landed.



Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 13:08
Current Report:

Good day on the bottom fishing reefs Wednesday


Decent day on the bottom fishing reefs Wednesday morning as we also have 2nd trips going out that hopefully we can report on later. The water has really warmerd up again with some areas up around the 62-63 degree mark. Hot water has never been something that bottom fish really like so it as sometimes it is was a battle out there today. I do know our 6-pac got a few Lingcod and just short of 6-rockfish per passenger. I did hear over the CB radio that the other boats were doing about the same the ones I was listening too. The picture above off the Mr Max who has been catching alot of these "big toothy critters" lately as it was this young lady celebrating her birthday today caught this GIANT. Happy Birthday!!! The real surprise today after the crabbing cooled off the past few days was the return of the good crabbing. The 6-pac limited all his passengers and I hear some of the big boats getting right around a hundred crabs in pots they were pulling. All in all a good day.



Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 14:12
Current Report:

Lingcod on the bite today - this one off the Morning Star




Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 13:58
Current Report:

Tueasday Fishing Report


From all reports received over the radio chatter it was a pretty good day out there on the reefs as all of the boats heard from said they had a decent day with a somewhat a slower crab pull then the past month or so. It was still pretty good with 3-5 around but not quite where it has been. The picture above shows this 36-inch long Lingcod caught on the Mr Max this morning and our 6-pac reported having 9 of the 12 Lingcod needed to limit so sounds like they were on the bite this morning.

Still waiting for a little better news on the salmon bite. It is better then it was at the seasons beginning but still far less then a fish per passenger which would be labeled good salmon fishing. There is still time and we are running trips for those folks who know the score and want to go out and give it a try. Remember we still have the September salmon fishery coming up where at least we do not have to worry about the adipose fin thing.



Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 18:49
Current Report:

More Mr Max Tuna




Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 17:04
Current Report:
Sunday Tuna Report

Good day with the Tuna being located a little over 30 miles offshore and we had a good trip bringing home over 3+ per passenger. Good trip and the boat to go on out of Depoe Bay as has been for quite a number of years is Captain Brad on the Mr Max. Brad has been a fisherman all his life working with his dad for many years and now runs the operation.



Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 13:53
Current Report:

Sunday morning bottom fishing report


The boats had good bottom fishIng success this morning with really good scores coming from all of the boats with both Lingcod and rockfish being caught. Our 6-pac limited early and the larger boats came home latew with really good catches. The 6-pac reported a lighter catch of crabs but no reports from the larger boats. The picture above is one of the passengers on the Sunrise this morning who along with many other fish being caught displays this Red Irish Lord. Very interesting fish and nort many ever caught and basically not a fish that we keep as they have lots of bones and not much meat on them. Interesting just the same.

The Mr Max is out on the Tuna grounds and we should have a report early on this evening from that trip for you.



Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 17:59
Current Report:

Nice bunch of TUNA from the Mr Max




Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 16:43
Current Report:
Saturday TUNA Report & Bottom fishing

The north winds the previous 2-3 days cooled the water off and as a result pushed the Tuna further offshore. So the result for the Mr Max today was just short of 3-Tuna per person and they had to go a little over 30 miles out to find them.

Not much info from the bottom fishong fleet today but from the radio chatter it sounded like the bite was just ok and no really heavy action in the morning. Will see how the afternoon trips did.



Date: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 20:58
Current Report:
Your stuff here

A quick not about Friday's fishing was that we finally go over those three days of wind on those northerlies and hopefully it cooled off the water some to bring the fish back on the bite again. I did hear the fishing was pretty good up north today on all four of the boats out this morning.



Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 14:01
Current Report:
Good day on Wednesday 6/13

The five boats out this morning for TW all had good trips from the radio chatter with lots of rockfish caught. The 6-pac boat for Tradewinds had a teriffic catch of Lingcod as they finally went on the bite for an hour or so this morning. One was upwards of 25 pounds. The water was so warm that the mackrel were everywhere and most of the boats had problems keeping them away from the bottom fishing gear but the kids have fun catching anything that bites. The crabbing like it has been was really good again today.



Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 14:17
Current Report:

The rockfish bite on the Mr Max was really good Tuesdasy morning




Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 14:15
Current Report:

Really a nice early morning ocean on Tuesday


Bottom fishing went well on Tuesday morning as most of the boats reporting did really well on the rockfish front but right now the honest report on the lingcod bite would be quite slow. We are getting some nice Canary rockfish in the catch as seen in the picture above as some of our customers are displaying. The reason that I have for you today is the water is very warm in the very high 50 degree marks almost in the 60's. Lots of southerly winds the past 4-5 days are responsible for that. That also brings in tons of bait fish and the fish we fish for are plugged with bait in there stomachs. Sounds like the northerlies will be returning tomorrow and that should cool down the water at least inshore ina few days.

The warm water on the other front is a good thing as the Tuna fishing is really good right now and we have trips going out Thursday, Saturday and Sunday of this week. If interested give our office a call.



Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 15:35
Current Report:
This weeks TUNA trips scheduled

After a very successful Tuna trip last Thursday our trip today was cancelled due to the heavy swells we experienced this weekend. We do have two scheduled this upcoming week on Saturday and Sunday, July 16th anfd 17th with still some openings available on each day. Give us a call if you want your TUNA for 2016 as after our first trip they appear to be out there and biting.



Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 15:29
Current Report:
Late start-slow fishing-good crabbing

We awoke this morning to a really rough ocean but the forecast was saying that it would improve rapidly in the morning hours so we put departure time off till 9:30am. After looking at it the boats made the decision to go and fishing was said to be quite slow but the crabbing was good as we were able to put out cab pots as well. Weird weather this summer. The weather person in charge says that it is supopose to be better tomorrow. I guess we will wait and see.



Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 07:57
Current Report:




Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 07:56
Current Report:

Cool Picture


This is a Saturday morning picture of 4-large charter boats out of Tradewinds and possibly two others from some other locale out fishing really close to home this morning. They were just less then a mile north of Depoe Bay fishing where Tradewinds boats hardly ever fish except for questionable weather days, which this one is. It looks almost flat out there and it was but a forecast which should hit the area very soon will bring lots of wind, some wet stuff and a rapidly growing swell. Not one sport boat out of Depoe Bay on the waters this morning plus cancellation from all of the UPV's. Funny to see all of these TW boats grouped right next to each other. Hope they are catching fish?



Date: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 12:37
Current Report:

TUNA - TUNA

Friday fishing report

First off the results of our first Tuna trip of the year came in later then I thought last night so had to wait till today to post the results. As you can see by the picture above it was a successful trip with right around 3-fish per passenger on what was called a really nice ocean most of the day. Our next scheduled trip is Sunday but possibly some weather might get in the way so we will keep an eye on that for you.

Our 6-pac boat came home early this morning with a rockfish limit and 41 crabs but NO Lingcod or at least keepers this morning. The ocean weather got really choppy up there about 2-hrs into the trip so getting jigs down where the Lings live was not a real easy task.

The weather for this weekend sounds a little nautical as we are seeing right now with Monday looking really nice. We will keep you informed of that also.



Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 16:42
Current Report:
Thursday fishing report

Good bottom fishing results today as all of the bottom fishing boats out today limited on rockfish. Not sure about the Lingcod bite count but do know there some caught but not sure of the exact number. The crabbing was really good today with even some of the larger boats bringing home limits today.

Our first Albacore Tuna trip was today and the boat is due back in about an hour and have not heard anything yet on the results but will pass them on when I receive them.



Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 13:33
Current Report:
Wednesday fishing report

Had 4 of the 5 TW fishing boats out Wednesday morning on a beautiful ocean and the fish were biting pretty well all morning long. From all reports it was one of the better Lingcod mornings in a while with some nice Cabezon's boated also. Crabbing as it has been the past month remains very strong.



Date: Monday, July 4, 2016 at 19:15
Current Report:

Good fishing on the 4th of July


All of the boats out today for TW had great trips both in the fishing as well as the crabbing on America's Birthday. Either limits or close to limits were recorded by all of the boats and some of the boats had some really nice lingcod like the one in the picture above caught on the Sunrise. Crabbing was again really good with between 5 to 9 crabsd per passenger depending on the boat.



Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 13:24
Current Report:
Sunday fishing report

Good day of fishing as we had every boat out on the fishing grounds this morning and by all accounts picked up it was a good day. Most boats came home with close to limits of rockfish and not sure what the Lingcod scores were. The 6-man boat reported in with a very low count of them so not sure how the bigger boats did. Sounded like good crabbing once again with lots of them in the boiling pots on the TW dock.



Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 14:56
Current Report:
Tuna beginning next week

Hey folks...the 2016 Tuna season begins in earnest next week with two trips scheduled one on Thursday, July 7th and the other for Sunday, July 10th. A few spots remain on each so give our office a call @ 541-765-2345. Reports the office has been getting is fish being caught inside 35-miles. The ODFW fish checker reported to our office this morning that sport boats brought in over 100-fish yesterday (Friday). Get you Tuna for the freezer with Tradewinds.



Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 14:45
Current Report:

Nice sized Sea Trout




Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 14:44
Current Report:

Heavy currents so bring out the light tackle


For the 2nd straight day out on the bottom fishing reefs we experienced the same thing each day with a decent first half hour of current and then the current explosion. It started today with just under a knot and then was well over 2.3 knots for the remainder of the trip. The boats mostly came home with a limit of rockfish and a few Lingcod hit the filet tables. The picture above shows a passenger hoding one of the biggest Sea Trout we've seen in many years. It was over five pounds. Thats a big Sea Trout.

The Salmon fishing is still very slow and our office is still not trying to run many salmon trips until it improves. I know we did run trips a few days ago but the folks just wanted to try knowing that it was not very good. When improvement will be we have not an idea to give you but right now rating Salmon fishing would be unfair to say that it was anything above POOR. Hopefully that will change and we will keep you informed.



Date: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 14:34
Current Report:
Good fishing for a while

Two boats out this morning and we started out really well with quite a number of Lingcod on the bite and some decent numbers of rockfish and then came the heavy current. We began the day at a very do-able 6 to 7 tenths of a knot and then when the rip-tide ciurrent hit it was anywhere between 2.2 to 2.6 knots (not do-able). We were able to round up a good catch though with lots of hard work and I believe both boats came in with quite a few Lingcod and maybe in the 4-5 rocvkfish per rod. Crabbing on the one boat doing it this morning by the looks of the totes going up the docks with crab in them turned out really well.



Date: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 14:33
Current Report:
Good fishing for a while

Two boats out this morning and we started out really well with quite a number of Lingcod on the bite and some decent numbers of rockfish and then came the heavy current. We began the day at a very do-able 6 to 7 tenths of a knot and then when the rip-tide ciurrent hit it was anywhere between 2.2 to 2.6 knots (not do-able). We were able to round up a good catch though with lots of hard work and I believe both boats came in with quite a few Lingcod and maybe in the 4-5 rocvkfish per rod. Crabbing on the one boat doing it this morning by the looks of the totes going up the docks with crab in them turned out really well.



Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 13:59
Current Report:
Better catching today

We still have a ton of cold water out there as we are still not out of the NW winds yet but the fishing did pick up as we had the best catch per-rod in the bay today on all of our boats. There were a number of Lingcod in the mix as well. Crabbing today still remains very hot with good numbers for those participating.



Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 13:00
Current Report:
One of those tough days

This was one of those rare summer days where the fish just did not cooperate. The water temp after 4-5 days of really heavy NW winds has dropped the sea temps below 50 degrees. That can be unless in the perfect spot a "kiss of death" scenario. So it was today with the skippers working there back-sides off to find biting fish but it was a struggle. Our 6-pac however found that "sweet spot" so to speak and caught a really fast limit after having a tough day the day before. It gets all of us once in a while but tomorrow is another day.



Date: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 17:02
Current Report:
Cold water limits the catching

It was a good day of fishing and for that matter catching as well but with the last 3-4 days of northerly winds we are having is really cooling off the water temperatures. That makes the fish rather on the lethargic side and the folks onboard still fishing really had to work at it. The ocean weather never developed the forecast we were hearing but it was still chilly and choppy on the bottom fishing grounds. Crabbing remains very strong.



Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 14:14
Current Report:
It was a BIG BOAT day

It was a fishing day to be done on the Big Boats as it was foggy, moderately windy and a little choppy out there this morning. Heard however that those that were able to stay after it the entire trip came home with a good bunch of fish and crabbing as it has been was terrific. One boat limited all of his passengers participating, took home a limit for the boat crew of two and had to throw back over fifty crabs so not to be over the limit. That is good crabbing.,



Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 13:49
Current Report:
Bottom fishing really good

Crabbing excellent

Salmon fishing quite slow

Had a bunch of boats out today bottom fishing and everyone I heard from had a teriffic trip with limits or real close to limits of rockfish and quite a few Lingcod in the batch. The crabbing remains very strong with 6-8+ crabs per passenger on an average. Today also we found a much better grade of crab with not as many soft ones as the last day or so. There still are some we are sorting out but a higher percentage of crabs with quite a bit of meat in them. Thats good news. Salmon fishing on the opening day was like many of them lately quite slow. Hopefully the fish are south of us and will soon be moving our way.



Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 16:43
Current Report:




Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 16:42
Current Report:

Good fishing Friday


After a rainy windy day on Thursday, Friday turned out to be a beautiful day and the fish cooperated well with limits of rockfish to the most part and some nice lingcod also being caught. One real nice Halibut also hit the filet table as you can see in the picture above. Crabbing remains very good though we are beginning to get some softer ones in the mix. We try to sort out some of the real soft ones but a two-thirds full crab is better then no crab.



Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 15:13
Current Report:
Raiiny & wet Thursday morning fishing

Overnight the winds and rain picked up and it was fishable even though I was told a bit uncomfortable our boats ventured up north and had really good trips. Not alot of information but I did hear that lots of fish were caught so the fish didn't mind the rainy weather either.



Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 14:40
Current Report:
Mixed bag fishing report for Wed, June 22nd

The rockfish bite was slower then it has been for sometime now with boats having to work really hard to get a decent catch of them. I heard anywhere from 2-3 fish around to around five fish around. The 6-pac boat got a limit of Lingcod and the crabbing on two of the boats sounded really good as some boat tallies above 70-crabs were reported. There are these days as remember the old saying that this is fishing not catching and it will get better.... probably tomorrow.



Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 17:06
Current Report:

Summer Salmon season opens this Saturday June 25th


Interested in some exciting salmon fishing? Well now is your chance as the summer season opens this Saturday, June 25th and we still have some openings. So if you want to be one of the first to get your salmon this year come on down and go with Tradewinds this Saturday.

Call usd @ 541-765-2345



Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 13:59
Current Report:

Tuesday June 21st fishing report


What a beautiful day it was with teriffic ocean conditions on top of that. All have a great time with Tradewinds Depoe Bay and even our youngest fishermen catch fish off of our boats like this young lady in the picture above on the Sunrise this morning. When mom and dad say YES, we take young folks out with us and they get to fish unlike some charter outfits which put a age limit on fishing trips. The fishing started out extremely slow for the TW fleet and then in the last hour or so of the trip it took off for all of our boats and we all ended up with rockfish limits or very close. One of the larger boats the Sunrise reported 14-Lingcod as well. The crabbing was still pretty good but a little slower then what we have been getting the past few weeks. Averages were between 3.5 to 7 crabs per person.



Date: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 18:16
Current Report:
Monday fishing report

Two boats out this morning ands the water was a little bit choppy but the fishing was good with boat boats coming home with near limits and some nice Lingcod.



Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 14:36
Current Report:

Nice Lingcod off the Mr Max Sunday morning




Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 14:34
Current Report:

Sunday fishing report


All of our boats out on Sunday morning and from all accounts things went really well. Sounded like from the radio chatter that it started out slow and ended up with some good catches and some really nice lingcod like the one above caught on the Morning Star. Crabbing is just excellent with all boats doing really well.



Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 15:07
Current Report:
Fun Saturday fishing on the bottom fishing grounds

Every boat out today loaded with very nice Tradewinds customers with most having an extra large donut and a cup of coffee before loading on the boats and ready to go to sea. I believe the opinion of all today was a slower bite but most of our customers worked at it and came home with limits of rockfish and some nice Lingcod. Crabbing was very good again ranging from 40 or so on our tiny boat to over a 100 on one of the larger boats.



Date: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 15:12
Current Report:
Good fishing Friday

Crabbing was the big story with 7-12 per person depending on what boat you happened to be on. Most of the boats limited on the rockfish and our 6-pac boat got quite a few lingcod for his passengers.



Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 14:12
Current Report:
Good day on Thursday bottom fishing trips

Two boats out on the bottom fishing reefs today and both didi really well on the rockfish but the Lingcod bite was slower on this day. Crabbing on the other hand was really good with one of the boats reporting 7-per passenger of those participating.



Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 15:59
Current Report:

Better make a REZ to go fishing and don't forget about crabbing. It was really great today




Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 15:54
Current Report:

Nice Wednesday ocean and great fishing and crabbing


We had a real nice ocean and weather today after a few days of rain and moderate ocean conditions. All of our boats out today had teriffic catches of bottom fish and a good number of Lingcod today and the crabbing was terrific. The Sunrise limited all passengers on crab and even had a few for the crew it was so good today. Letys hope as we approach summer that it keep sup for a the next three months.



Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 13:41
Current Report:
Decent bite on the bottom fishing boats today

The bottom fishing boats had a decent bite this morning but it was a little off from what it has been. The message from the folks fishing today was that there was a weird current going every which way and then a short choppy ocean also played a part in it also. Fishing is normally really good around here this time of year but we do have those days when things are a little slower where only hard work rewards those that fish hard for the full five hours. Tomorrow is another day and the weather will be improving.



Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 15:36
Current Report:
Two boats out bottom fishing & one out Halibut combo

No reports from the bottom fishing boats today but I assume they did really well as the Halibut/BF combo boat on there BF side of the trip limited out with about half of the lingcod needed. They also caught two really nice Halibut one 42 inches which I was told close to 40-pounds.



Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 13:45
Current Report:

Nice fish and crab catch Saturday morning on the Morning Star




Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 13:43
Current Report:

Saturday fishing report


Had another great Tradewinds day on the bottom fishing grounds with all the boats doing really well. Had two reports from the Mr Max and the Morning Star that they both had limits or near limits of the rockfish and a scattering of Lingcod to the catch. Crabbing was reported to be really good also with multiple crabs for each passenger participating. The picture above not totally sure what some were doing here but lets assume those on the deck were limited and enjoying the morning sunshine out on the Pacific Ocean.



Date: Friday, June 10, 2016 at 13:13
Current Report:
Tough ocean weather day

Had a few boats out today and had to put up with rain and a moderate to heavy wind which came in a little stronger then expected. The Mariner though was able to put together a limit of rockfish and it looked like had a decent catch of crab as well. The inshore halibut boat got blown off the Halibut spots outside in 240 feet of water but managed to drag in two nice Halibut before it got a to rough to fish out there. He came back in and landed about 20 or so rockfish before coming in to the shelter of the harbor. Much better day for tomorrow is forecasted.



Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 17:45
Current Report:
Another nice day on Thursday

It sure was a nice morning on the water with just a very few sprinkles here and there but no wind and the fishing was really good. The rockfish were biting like they normally are and our boats caught not a great number of lingcod today but not bad. Crabbing was excellent as one boat reported 6+ per customer. Catch ya all tomorrow.



Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 17:44
Current Report:
Another nice day on Thursday

It sure was a nice morning on the water with just a very few sprinkles here and there but no wind and the fishing was really good. The rockfish were biting like they normally are and our boats caught not a great number of lingcod today but not bad. Crabbing was excellent as one boat reported 6+ per customer. Catch ya all tomorrow.



Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 17:38
Current Report:

Summer free coffee & pastries


Hey folks....Thankl you for all your very kind comments last weekend for our FREE FISHING WEEKEND gift to you of providing you FREE COFFEE AND PASTRIES before your fishing trip. We thougt so much about your kindness that the office staff has made it a summer long gift to our loyal past and future customers. Enjoy your cup of coffee and pastry on Tradewinds everyday thru the summer.



Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 17:21
Current Report:

No wind today & good fishing


The happy couple above shows some Lingcod caught on the Sunrise Wednesday morning a part of there personal limit catch and what turned out to be a limit of rockfish for all passengers, a good number of "COD" and 6-craps per person. The report was turned in by the office staff on what turned out to be a very nice day with no wind and a little fog but sunny towards the end of the trip.



Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 13:52
Current Report:

The New Tradewinds Depoe Bay

Cystomer Service & Satisfaction our priority


If you want 1st class service and satisfaction after your trip come visit and go fishing and cruising with Tradewinds Depoe Bay as we are working extra hard to make sure that your experience is a safe and successful one. We are going the extra mile so if you left, come back! and if you're old customers or new ones, a new experience awaits you

Speaking of happy customers, how about these folks in the photo above after the trip was over on the Mariner Monday morning with lots of fish caught and lots of crabs to take home. We had another boat out there with them but did not get a report on what they did but I'm sure it was a positive trip.

We have daily trips for bottom fishing with crab as a combo going out at 7am....YES, 7am and not earlier than that so if you are coming over from the valley no need to get up quite so early. Part of our customer satisfaction plan and leaving a hour later does not make a difference on our catch record. Salmon opens June 25th!!!



Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 13:12
Current Report:
Good fishing Sunday

Another minus tide bar crossing made for some fun but once out to the 1st buoy the ocean was pretty nice as we had three boats leave early (7am) and two others with deeper drafts wait till more water was back into ther harbor (9am). For all boats the rockfish catch were limit catches from the radio chatter. Not sure about the lingcod catch but the 6-pac got three-quarters of his limit onboard. Crabbing I heard was somewhere between 4-6 per person depending on the boat with lots of female crabs showing up today for the first time. Thats good news for the crab future.



Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 15:25
Current Report:
Tough tide but fishing really good.

The boats had to cross a 2-foot minus tide bar this morning which had the exit out to the first buoy a little interesting but all was cleared up pretty nice by the time we all returned 4-5 hours later. We have another one tomorrow morning but an hour later & not sure if that is a good or a bad thing. Find out tomorrow.

Now to the fishing. Never heard any exact reports from the skippers but do know the 6-pac limited on rockfish and came really close to limiting the Lingcod as well. The boats were back a little early and from the chatter I did hear they all did really good on the rockfish but heard lots of "shorty" Lingcod but not a whole bunch of legal to keep Lingcod. Crabbing sounded from the one radio report I think I heard correctly was that it was really good.



Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 at 17:48
Current Report:

Free Fishing Weekend

Free Coffee and Muffins at Tradewinds

You get to fish free without a fishing license this weekend June 4th and 5th but the better news is that before you boards your boat to go out on your Tradewinds fishing trip please enjoy free coffee and muffins
courtesy of Tradewinds Depoe Bay. Customer satisfaction is #1 with Tradewinds and we are working harder then ever to make sure that your fishing trip is not only fun but also successful. We are committed to customer satisfaction.



Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 at 17:15
Current Report:
Excellent fishing and crabbing today

The Sunrise was out on the fishing grounds on Friday morning and came back just a few fish short of a rockfish limit with some Lingcod mixed into the catch. Had great crabbing with over 100+ crabs onboard caught in the pots today.



Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 15:07
Current Report:
Acres of BASS

The Mr Max reported he got into what seemed like the water was full of "finning Bass" and it looked like there were acres of them. Without speaking the rockfish limit went very quickly and they stayed out another hour or so trying to catch legal Lingcod but not many cooperated on Thursday morning. Had a good crab day to go along with some good fishing.



Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 15:06
Current Report:
Acres of BASS

The Mr Max reported he got into what seemed like the water was full of "finning Bass" and it looked like there were acres of them. Without speaking the rockfish limit went very quickly and they stayed out another hour or so trying to catch legal Lingcod but not many cooperated on Thursday morning. Had a good crab day to go along with some good fishing.



Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 15:32
Current Report:
Tough inshore Halibut go-good bottom fishing

It was a tough day out on the inshore Halibut day opener as our 6-pac experienced in the morning hours windy, choppy and to make matters worse a heavy current. We did come back in later and caught a limit of rockfish and most of the lingcod. Hopefully the next trip out there will be in better conditions.

The Morning Star had a good bottom fishing trip catching a limit of rockfish and some nice crab and came back in a tiny bit early.



Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 15:28
Current Report:
Decent catching but a pretty tough day with ocean currents

WE ENDED UP ON TODAYS TRIP ON OUR 6-PAC VESSEL WITH AROUND 6 ROCKFISH PER ROD AND HAD NINE LINGCOD FOR THE SIX PASSENGERS BUT THE OCEAN CURRENT REALLY MADE IT A TOUGH DAY. A NORMAL CURRENT THAT WE LIKE TO SEE IS BETWEEN .2 UP TO .8 OF A KNOT. TODAY ALL MORNING LONG IT WAS RUNNING NEAR 2 KNOTS. IT WAS JUST FLYING BUT WE MADE IT THRU AND WITH HARD WORK FROM THE PASSENGERS WE CAUGHT A GOOD NUMBER OF FISH. WE ALSO BOATED 36 CRABS FOR THE THREE PASSENGERS CRABBING WHICH IS TWELVE PER PERSON AND THAT FOLKS IS A LIMIT.



Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 14:56
Current Report:

Free Fishing Weekend


Next weekend June 4th and 5th is Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon where you do not need a license to fish in the state. Pretty good deal as you can go fishing with Tradewinds and save yourself quite a bit of money either day next weekend by not having to purchase a license for that day. Give us a call and book a fishing trip with us.

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Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 14:47
Current Report:

Coffee on the house


No sense going anywhere for your morning cup of coffee before going fishing with Tradewinds as we have it for you at our office. Enjoy your morning cup and watch the harbor come alive from above as you can watch the doings in the harbor from the TW observation dock before going down to board your fishing vessel. More great things coming soon.



Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 13:20
Current Report:

Hope you all had a great family Memorial Day


A beautiful day in Depoe Bay with blue sunny skies and beautiful ocean conditions. Today is the annual Fleet of Flowers here in Depoe Bay which looked like was celebrated by hundreds of proud Americans as they watched the ceremony and then the boats decorated with flowers as they left the harbor for the ceremony at sea.

We did have several boats out fishing this morning and both came back with rockfish limits and a nice assortment of Lingcod. The crabbing was also pretty good this morning on the boats as well.



Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 13:20
Current Report:

Hope you all had a great family Memorial Day


A beautiful day in Depoe Bay with blue sunny skies and beautiful ocean conditions. Today is the annual Fleet of Flowers here in Depoe Bay which looked like was celebrated by hundreds of proud Americans as they watched the ceremony and then the boats decorated with flowers as they left the harbor for the ceremony at sea.

We did have several boats out fishing this morning and both came back with rockfish limits and a nice assortment of Lingcod. The crabbing was also pretty good this morning on the boats as well.



Date: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 13:19
Current Report:

Hope you all had a great family Memorial Day


A beautiful day in Depoe Bay with blue sunny skies and beautiful ocean conditions. Today is the annual Fleet of Flowers here in Depoe Bay which looked like was celebrated by hundreds of proud Americans as they watched the ceremony and then the boats decorated with flowers as they left the harbor for the ceremony at sea.

We did have several boats out fishing this morning and both came back with rockfish limits and a nice assortment of Lingcod. The crabbing was also pretty good this morning on the boats as well.



Date: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 13:06
Current Report:

Tradewinds just that much better once again


All of the TW boats limited with lots of Lingcod and some crazy numbers in the crab counts. It was a beautiful day on the water with some clouds to start out the morning which gave way to beautiful sunny skies. No wind with teriffic ocean conditions. All of the TW boats were out full of great fishermen and the folks on board are being treated in such a way that we are getting lots of requests and referrals. The picture above off of the Morning Star shows some of the happy fishermen and some of the nice lingcod caught today. It is a new day at TW and we thank the great folks onboard our boats every day.

Have a great Mermorial Day holiday folks.



Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 13:18
Current Report:
Great fishing and crabbing Saturday

The entire TW fleet out on the water today and all boats (i think) pretty much came back home with limits of fish. The ocean was beautiful, blue skies and very calm wind. Can't ask for anything better then that. From what I heard from the skippers the Morning Star, Sunrise all had great crab trips along with our 6-pac boat. Not sure if the other two boats out crabbed today and the Mariner was back early so assume a rockfish limit. I also heard from the skippers that the Sunrise, Mr Max limited on the rockfish and that the Morning Star was close. The 6-pac boat checked in with a limit of Lingcod for passengers and crew on this day.



Date: Friday, May 27, 2016 at 13:44
Current Report:
Excellent Friday on the fishing boats

Had a bunch of TW boats out on the bottom fishing reefs Friday morning and all of the boats did really well with close to limits if not limits on the rockfish with some nice specimens of Lingcod as well. Our 6-pac boat came within two Lingcod of a total limit and the crabbing was somewhere between 2.5 and 5-crabs per person depending on the boat.



Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 12:35
Current Report:
What a day of fishing & crabbing

Our 6-pac out today on the bottom fishing reefs and came back home a little bit early with a total Lingcod limit for all on the boat and also a rockfish limit. Crabbing was also teriffic with a limit for all of the passengers on board with 12-each.



Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 13:46
Current Report:
Good day on the bottom fishing reefs

Two boats out for Tradewinds this morning the Sunrise and our 6-pac boat and both limited and home a little early with limits of rockfish. One of the very few times this spring that the Lingcod were really off the bite with from what I heard only a few hitting the filet tables this morning. Thats why they call it fishing.



Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 07:52
Current Report:
Nice weather is here


Not only are we forecasted for nice ocean weather thru this holiday weekend but also clear thru into the end of next week as well. Not much wind and very nice ocean swell forecasted thru that entire period. Fishing should be great and the crabbing is also pretty decent as well.

Inshore Halibut opens up next Wednesday, June 1st. That can be a fun fishery as we have to fish inside 40-fathoms of water for the Halibut but we get to catch some bottom fish on the same trip. The Halibut catching can be hit or miss as not as close to a sure thing like the offshore fishery is but still the chance is there.



Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 07:52
Current Report:
Nice weather is here


Not only are we forecasted for nice ocean weather thru this holiday weekend but also clear thru into the end of next week as well. Not much wind and very nice ocean swell forecasted thru that entire period. Fishing should be great and the crabbing is also pretty decent as well.

Inshore Halibut opens up next Wednesday, June 1st. That can be a fun fishery as we have to fish inside 40-fathoms of water for the Halibut but we get to catch some bottom fish on the same trip. The Halibut catching can be hit or miss as not as close to a sure thing like the offshore fishery is but still the chance is there.



Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 17:20
Current Report:
Sunday morning fishing report

We had one boat out on Sunday morning on a much better ocean then the last few days and they were back in off a fish and crab trip about an hour early. Did not hear any specifics on the trip but seeing how they were back in early pretty sure they had a good catch of fish for the customers onboard.



Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:56
Current Report:

Good fishing on Saturday


Three big boats out Saturday morning bottom fishing and one was back in early with a limit and the other two came back in on time with really close to limits. Some nice "toothy Lingcod" also hit the filet tables. The Depoe Bay bar was a little rough this morning pretty much only allowing bigger boats to venture out but the ocean outside the entrqnce buoy looked decent and the good catch coming home was worth the morning ride out of the harbor. Things now and the ride back into the harbor aroundn oon was much better.



Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:21
Current Report:

Nice Lingcod on our 6-pac today


Not a full limit but came real close to a limit of Lingcod and easily got the limit on the rockfish on Wednesday morning. The rockfish we caught this morning were extra big ones also as once in a while you get into a bunch of rockfish which are the "adults only" section. Quite a few in the five pound range. Seems like a little weather coming in the next two days so sounds like a few days for the big boats. Nothing bad just a little swell and some wet stuff falling out of the sky.



Date: Monday, May 16, 2016 at 12:54
Current Report:
Monday morning fishing report

One of our 6-pacs out on the bottom fishing reefs Monday morning on a decent ocean but appears like some changes are in the process weather wise. No wind to speak of but a small swell that was really close together made the trip semi-uncomfortable but only at times. It did not effect the fishing however as we got a quick limit on the rockfish and they were really nice quality fish this morning. We got eight of the twelve Lingcod needed but the crabbing for the first time in over two week was a little slower. We averaged about 3.5 crabs per fishermen this morning.


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