Daily Fishing Report 2014
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 19:53:03
Crabbing season closed
Just to let you folks know that the 2014 crabbing season in the ocean is now closed. It is scheduled to re-open December 1st.
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 19:12:28
Daily updates when needed
It is that time of the year when things really begin to slow down and that daily updates become increasingly difficult to find something to report. This is what we call down here the off-season where we will be running trips when we have the folks wanting to go and when the ocean weather allows that to happen. When we have trips and are able to run them we will report them to you or any other fishing news that you might want to know about. Other then that we will begin the daily reports again March 1st, 2015. Remember, gift certificates no matter what the occasion are available year around by calling the office directly at 541-765-2345 or 800-445-8730. See ya in the spring 2015.
Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 07:59:19
Big ocean swell in the area today
A fast approaching ocean swell had grown quickly in the early morning hours building from 3-foot to 7-foot in less then two hours Saturday morning. It is forecasted to grow an additional 5-foot to 11-14 feet by 11am which caused cancellation of all our fishing trips this morning.
Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 15:24:18
Good Lingcod fishing with plenty of rockfish
One of our 6-pacs reported in with a very near limit of Lingcod (1-short) and 3/4 of a rockfish limit including a nice Cabezon and a huge Vermillion. Beautiful ocean and great fishing.
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 15:25:06
Good fishing and crabbing on Thursday
The Tacklebuster reported in on there trip Thursday morning with a terrific catch of rockfish and each party on the boat taking home at least one Lingcod. The crabbing sent home 3.5 crabs per person as well.
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 16:17:57
Office closed Tuesdy and Wednesday
The Tradewinds office will be closed Tuesday, October7th and Wednesday, October 8th. The office voice mail will be operating and we will return your calls on Thursday, October 9th. For website information and inquiries use the link entitled INFORMATION REQUESTS on the homepage of the website. Those will be answered promptly.
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 07:24:26
The picture above shows the really nice Lingcod caught by the lady in the picture on the Morning Star Monday morning.
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 07:22:18
Good Tradewinds bottom fishing on Monday
Had quite a few boats out on the water on Monday morning and all of the boats had decent trips. The Morning Star had really good fishing and even caught a Halibut on the trip as well. The Halibut pictured in the photo above, a small one but none the less a Halibut. Along with that was a good catch of rockfish and some Lingcod hit the filet tables as well.
Two offshore boats had good trips also with pretty good catches of the Big Lingcod in 600 feet of water.
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 16:18:15
Good bottom again Sunday
Offshore Lingcod once again limit catch
Both boats out today on the inshore bottom fishing had good fish catches and lots of crabs caught as well. The offshore Big Lingcod boat also had a limit of Lingcod and some really nice sized ones today along with 15-20 rockfish caught on the return to the inside waters.
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 17:37:21
Bottom fishing sounded good from those reports we got
Got a few reports on the bottom fishing this morning and it sounded pretty good as well as the crabbing. The boats got between 35-60+ crabs... One 6-pac boat out on the deep water trip we offer reported a limit of the "Big Lingcod" we get out in the deep and also about 20-22 rockfish on the inshore fishing they did in the last hour or so of the trip.
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 17:54:25
Weekend looks good
The coming weekend for fishing trips looks pretty good with both weekend days only with a 6-7 foot swell and winds 10-15 knots. So October fishing begins this weekend with straight 5-hour bottom fishing trips (also crabbing) and the 8-hour long-distance Big Lingcod trips available both days. See ya this weekend.
Date: Monday, September 29, 2014 at 13:47:34
Good bottom fishing again Monday
The rockfish bit really well on all of the TW boats that went out today and even the Lingcod although not a hot bite did show signs of coming back to life after a slow weekend. The big catch today were the number of Cabezon caught this morning. Crabbing was really good off the beach and not so good in the deeper water.
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 18:16:16
Deep water Big Lingcod trips open up October 1st
October 1st the ocean opens up to outside 30 fathoms thru March 31st 2015 and allows us to fish the real deep water for the Big Lingcod which reside out in deep waters. These spots are 12-15 miles right outside of Depoe Bay and are fun trips if you want to real up a fish 550 feet down. The rewards are good however as there are some really nice sized fish out there. Hopefully after catching those "COD" you can come back in and if time permits get some rockfish on the inside reefs. Fun trips...
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 17:18:59
Good bottom fishing today
A late report is better then no report but did hear from the Tacklebuster that the fishing was a slight bit slower then yesterday but they ended up with a limit of rockfish and 5-crabs per person. The other boats I was told did close to limits also from the ones I heard about.
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 17:03:08
Fall whale watching you were asking about? Take a look at this duo of whales with the picture taken off the Tacklebuster Sunday afternoon. Awesome huh???
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 15:16:57
This Japanese Sunfish was photoed by one of our skippers this morning as it during a bottom fishing drift swam around the boat completely three times. They are quite large and can get up to 10 feet in length and weigh up to 5,000 pounds. This was a big one but not that big!!
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 15:11:55
The Tacklebuster reported in with a limit catch of rockfish today and as you can see from the photo above some really nice "toothy Lingcod" caught as well. They also potted 65-crabs for the folks participating onboard to share in the catch.
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 12:57:10
Bottom fishing seemed to be good around the fleet today
From the radio chatter out there it sure seems like it was pretty good bottom fishing day across the fleet on Saturday morning. It was a really good ocean this morning after a full week of heavy swells and rain so it was nice to be out there in the sunshine and warm temperatures. If any fishing specifics come in later we will pass them on to you.
Date: Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:26:40
Ocean weather looks good for the weekend
Saturday's forecast calls for 5-10 knots of wind and a 6-foot swell & Sunday 5-10 knots with a 4-foot swell. Monday sounds ok as well with a growing swell forecasted for Tuesday. Winter type ocean conditions are coming folks which makes it this time of year day-to-day.
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 14:38:43
Thursday afternoon Ocean Weather Update
We are still looking at pretty tough conditions right now but it is is slowly coming down. The good news is that Saturday thru Monday looks like pretty nice conditions with swells between 5-7 feet and light winds in the forecast. Should be a "GO" for those three days anyhow for fishing trips.
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 08:00:41
Take a few days off for anyone looking for a fishing trip
The ocean weather is changing
Just a weather update as we did not go out this morning with 20 knot winds and 7-foot seas and growing into a gale warning by afternoon. It has been such a great summer and early fall that we are taking some time off and rest our weary bones. Sounds like questionable weather thru Friday with Saturday looking like a decent day as we begin the weekend. Hope to see you then.
Good bottom fishing happening and the deep water Lingcod trips begin next Wednesday, October 1st. Crabbing is still pretty good in the deeper water and maybe even a Chinook salmon trip as the fish (Chinook) are outside the river entrances like the Siletz. Give us a call on when the next nice days might be.
Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 at 14:09:54
Good bottom fishing today
It was a really nice day on the water this morning as it sounds like the last real nice day for a few days with rain and growing swell for the next 3-4 days. We will see what each day brings. Most of the boats either limited or came real close to a rockfish limit with some Lingcod hitting the filet table as well. Some boats did ok on the Lingcod and others not quite as well. Crabbing improved greatly over the day before with numbers today in the 3+ range of those crabbing on the boats.
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 13:52:00
Just an average day out there on the bottom fishing grounds
The boats I heard from said that everyone fishing caught some fish but certainly not very many limits were had out there today. A windy morning the last three hours of the trips today which made the ride somewhat uncomfortable coming home. Crabbing today possibly because of the big swell yesterday really slacked off in the catch.
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 07:17:06
Winter must be coming....
....all boats NO GO today
The ocean weather was marginal in the forecast to begin with but in one hour the ocean swell went from 7.2 foot to 8.2 foot to 9.8 foot and now at 10.5 foot. That is a really quick rise in swell in a real hurry. The result is a total cancellation from the Tradewinds fleet this morning. No wind to speak of but really rough especially at the entrance to the harbor. Suppose to be much better tomorrow.
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 16:08:20
The Kadaho had a nice bottom fishing trip this morning with a good number of the rockfish they were allowed and a nice Lingcod or two on the trip this morning. They also had a good number of really nice big crab for the folks who were crabbing on the trip.
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 14:42:15
Whales right out front
Lots of whale sightings today right out in front of the harbor on this Friday afternoon.
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 14:40:44
What is still open @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay?
* 5- hr Bottom fishing
* 5- hr Bottom fishing and crab (crab till October 15th)
* 8- hr Inshore Halibut trips
* 8- hr Chinook salmon / bottom fish / combo trips
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 14:37:41
Salmon closes on a slow note
Bottom fishing hit or miss it sounded like
The salmon fishing on the last day of the season was quite the slow bite as it sounded like barely a fish around on some boats and it went down from that point. Well, we have 9-months or so to think about it because at midnight tonight the season for the Coho salmon comes to a close. The Chinook will be open till the end of October but beware about paying a charter unless the boats has some down riggers available. Otherwise you are throwing much of your money away. It would be a good question to ask before you pay your hard earned money to try to go after a Chinook. Most Chinook unless they are feeding up above live close to the bottom and hand lines and divers just don't get it done.
Sounded like bottom fishing was a mixed bag with some of our boats really hammering the rockfish and the Lingcod and others having a tougher time of it. We still have a few boats out of combo trips.
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 13:54:07
No boat reports thus far but....
....from the radio chatter a good day
First off a interesting photo above. On Wednesday morning we were all greeted when going out on fishing trips acres and I mean acres of this white foamy stuff which was actually brown that was everywhere out up to several miles offshore. Some say it is bounce back from the waves hitting the rocks on the shoreline and then bouncing this stuff off. Others say it was that and a mixture of torn up kelp (brown in color) which made a bit of sense as the islands of kelp pieces broken off by the rough surf out there were also all over the ocean yesterday. Whatever is the right answer the ocean was just chuck full of this stuff for as far as the eye could see mostly inshore.
Sounded like really good salmon fishing again today, not red hot, but pretty steady as two of our boats I know of came home with limits of salmon. It also sounded from the radio talk that the bottom fishing was also worth the price of the trip but no specifics. The final day of Coho salmon fishing will be tomorrow, Friday, September 19th. The Chinook salmon remains open till the end of October.
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 14:36:00
Friday last day for Coho salmon for 2014
The official word just came in thru the ODFW and Friday, September 19th will be the final day to catch Coho salmon for this year. I am sure that the ODFW realized that by letting fishing take place on a weekend day that they would go over the allowable 35,000 fish quota. By state/federal law governing the fisheries they can't allow that to happen.
So as we said earlier in the day you have two days to get another two salmon so give us a call (541-765-2345) as we do have space available.
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 14:30:36
Starship limits on Salmon
The Starship just reported in with a limit of salmon for the day. He commented that it was not a red hot bite for him but persistence paid off. At the end they had all they needed.
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:39:28
Excellent salmon fishing again this morning
Sounds like either a Friday or Saturday season closure
First off we had five boats out there this morning and all were salmon fishing. Interesting as none were on the bottom fishing reefs this morning. The fishing was excellent and without a lot of boat information I know of two of the five boats limited & waiting for more information on the others.
On another salmon front the word unofficially from the ODFW is that either Friday or Saturday will be the season closure as the 35,000 fish quota nears. If you can get Friday off and want a chance at two more salmon in this terrific fishing I would not want to bet that it will still be open on Saturday.
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 17:36:28
one 6-pac 8-hour combo today
The SeaSon reported in with his combo trips today and came home with a full limit of Silver salmon and two-thirds of the rockfish. Good trip....
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:31:45
Here is a good picture of some of the limit of salmon caught on the Mr Max Tuesday morning. Were getting close to the end of the fall salmon quota folks. If you want to go you'd better make plans quickly.
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:22:09
First salmon boat back...Mr Max
Was hanging around down on Highway 101 near the Tradewinds office and saw the first boat back in that was salmon fishing was the Mr Max. Looked over the side of the bridge and saw a limit of salmon going up the ramps to the filet stations. Salmon still RED HOT !!
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:35:45
No more TUNA for this year
With some slower trips over the past week or so Tradewinds has decided to end the TUNA trips for this year.
Will see you late June 2015.....
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 06:10:51
Salmon season only 16% of quota remains
As of Sunday past we have only 16% of the 35,000 fish quota that remains with around 29,500 fish caught. With hot fishing north and south of Depoe Bay throughout the quota area one would think that it will not remain open long. In one week we went from 54% to 84% so with 30% of the quota going last week and with what we have left we might get to the weekend (maybe not). So if salmon is in your plans it would be a good idea to not want very long.
Date: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 16:43:05
Starship a 6-pac that knows how to limit salmonM
Captain Nate limited out on the salmon today on the 6-pac Starship with a late catch towards the end of the trip. Got a good late bite in very close to the shoreline and even dragged up a few rockfish in the same area trolling for the final few salmon. A little bonus catch there.
Date: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 14:22:04
Good salmon fishing this morning
The salmon fishing this morning remains really good with quite a few fish caught and one 6-pac back to the harbor by 8:45am. The fish were not as far out as yesterday but still a good eight miles or so. Had some bottom fishing going on as well but no report thus far. Crabbing is also going really well with some good numbers coming off the boats. The picture above shows some of the fun in pulling up the pots to see what or how many might be inside them.
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 19:26:02
Starship catches the bottom fish & the crabs
The only bottom fish report we got for the day comes from the Starship with a limit of rockfish. Captain Nate reported that it started off really well with fish biting and then slowed down quickly after that. He also added 57-(Dungees) crabs to finish off a great trip.
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 15:26:13
Captain Rick on the Siamez had a really good catch on a salmon/BF combo trip today with lots of salmon and a decent catch of the rockfish. The picture above shows the folks showing off the salmon catch.
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:48:03
There were 6 or 7 boats out salmon fishing today for TW and many of them limited but three I am hearing needed just a very few fish to limit. Misread the report initially. Sorry about that folks!! Just want to make sure in the end we get it right.
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:03:26
Salmon fishing along ways off but great fishing
The salmon are out in 70 fathoms of water (420 feet) about 10 miles offshore. That is along ways off but the TW fleet were all out there and all of the boats limited. No word on the bottom fishing yet but will report more about the day later.
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 18:51:09
Combo report from today
The Starship reports on his 8-hourt combo today that he had 8-salmon, & did well on the rockfish and had 35-crabs to top things off. The combo trips are a good way to get a little bit of everything all on the same trip.
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 18:14:04
SeaSon one of the few who found the Silvers
The SeaSon operated by Captain Chet was one of the few who did find the Silver salmon this morning but he found them at 70 fathoms. As he stated, "half way to Japan". Thats about 10-12 miles offshore.
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 13:14:40
Salmon a little slower today
Bottom fishing on fire this morning and good crabbing
One TUNA boat out and a report hopefully this evening
Probably will have some boat reports later but the radio reports this morning was that the salmon bite was a little slower today but did pick up towards the end of the trips. Sounded like possibly they were in a different place then where everyone happened to be fishing.
Bottom fishing on the other end was spectacular again with lots of Lingcod caught and limits of rockfish. The crabbing also was good with 3-4 per person.
We do have one TUNA boat out today and will have more information on that hopefully this evening. More later....
Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 18:36:30
Good combo day on the SeaSon with a limit of Coho salmon and as Captain Chet relayed, "Thanks to Brad on Mr Max" (he called him to the big bite this morning). Sure is nice when someone gives credit to another...as I say here and there, only at Tradewinds Depoe Bay. They also had a good bunch of rockfish, one nice Lingcod and 43-crabs. Great Day!!!
Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 13:52:29
Salmon bite returned today
Bottom fishing terrific as was crabbing
It was a terrific Friday of fishing with the slower salmon bite from Thursday turned into a very good bite on Friday. All of the Tradewinds boats limited and most were on combo trips where we catch the salmon first and then go after the Lingcod and the rockfish. The Mr Max one of our bigger boats put together a salmon limit and the picture above shows one of its happy passengers holding a slug Silver salmon and a smaller one. Tradewinds is the only charter company that I know of that books these trips. A great way to get some salmon and some bottom fish in the same day.
The bottom fishing on the straight bottom fishing boats was excellent. All limited on the rockfish and one of the 6-pacs took home a limit of Lingcod for passengers and crew. The crabbing was also good today with maybe around 3-5 per person.
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 15:23:47
Lots of whales again
Whales out front and a few more north and south of the harbor area. Beautiful ocean and bright warm blue skies here at the coast.
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 14:18:27
Nice salmon caught on the SeaSon yesterday
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 14:16:55
Salmon slows a little
Bottom fishing great up on the spit
The salmon bite for the first time since the fall fishery re-opened August 30th slowed some today as the boats were getting around one fish per rod with a few getting a little bit better. The word around our fleet is that the fish appear to still be around but possibly just off the bite this morning. A full moon last night with clear skies certainly did not help matters much. We will see about tomorrow.
Bottom fishing was good up north around the spit area just off of the south end of Lincoln City with almost limits of rockfish and lots of Lingcod the report was. Take a look at this nice Lingcod in there photo above caught on one of the 6-pac boats.
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 13:31:07
Salmon still HOT and so is bottom fishing
The salmon September season has 54% of the quotas caught as of late Sunday so we still more then likely have a good week or so left of this fabulous fishing. Another pretty close to all limit day with all of our boats that were out there even though they did say the bite was a little slower today then it has been.
Bottom fishing was just pure amazing with all of the rockfish being caught and some fantastic catches of Lingcod hitting the filet table today.
Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 13:51:50
The picture above shows a China Rockfish which are not totally rare but we just don't catch a great many of them out there. Cool looking fish caught on the Morning Star today who also collected 17+salmon for 11 passengers and close to a limit of rockfish. They were pulling crab pots as we speak.
Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 13:22:48
Tuna a little slower the report was on Sunday
Salmon fishing monday morning remains HOT
Bottom fishing one of those depends where you were day
The crabbing was excellent today
The bottom fishing was a little slower on some boats and pretty darn good on others. It was one of those days that just depended where you were at the right time. The picture above off the Amigo shows just how terrific the crabbing was though with a real nice haul.
Salmon fishing was really good again today but did hear that the quota is winding down some so if you want to get in on this September fishery I would make it soon. Also heard that the Tuna fishing was a little on the slower side yesterday from what it was but we don't believe that the season is over yet.
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 18:31:56
Another great trip from the SeaSon who was on a salmon/bottom fish/crab combo today and it went like this. Salmon limit....rockfish limit... 6-Lingcod and the 25 pounder in the photo above and to top it off 42 crabs. WOW!!!
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 16:07:17
One boat out chasing TUNA
Salmon fishing very HOT again today
Bottom fishing also very good
As you can see from the photo above the salmon fishing was very good again today morning and afternoon for Tradewinds as the lady in the picture off the Amigo surveys the boats limit catch. I heard of two big boats all limited and all of the 6-pacs also limited today.
The bottom fishing was reported to be very good this morning and I also heard that one of the 6-pacs limited on Lingcod and rockfish on the 2nd half of a combo trip and another 6-pac had a very good bottom fish catch as well.
We have one boat out offshore chasing the Albacore so hopefully we will have a report for you later in the evening.
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 16:14:34
Finally a good bottom fish report
On the Sunrise Captain Craig just reported a good trip on the morning bottom fishing trip with over 100 fish caught and a limit catch on the afternoon go. Gotta be in that right place it appears.
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 15:54:45
The Season had a decent bottom fishing trip getting over half of the rockfish, a nice Lingcod and a bonus fish that you can see in the picure above. A nice salmon caught on a bottom fishing trip. They also were able to bring home 2-3 crabs per person.
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 14:33:36
Tuna fishing HOT today
Bottom fishing sounded a bit on the slow side today
Another "Big Boat" salmon report
The Amigo one of our larger boats reported in with a boat limit for the folks onboard and the picture above shows the beautiful salmon they caught this morning. The fish were a bit further offshore then they have been but when we found them they really bit with authority.
The first TUNA report of the day comes from Captain Rick on the Siamez who's passengers had all they wanted/needed as the ETA is 3:00pm this afternoon. They are coming in with 7+ per rod. Great day!!!!
One of the boats reported in with a smaller catch of bottom fish today but have not heard from all of the others. Sounded like it was a slower bite up in the north country off of Lincoln City this morning. Hope the afternoon boats have better luck.
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:13:15
Salmon still going strong
No reports from the bottom fish boats or Tuna yet
We will get later reports from the bottom fishing boats and early evening hopefully from the Tuna boats. The Salmon however remains very good with very near limits on all of the larger boats all catching over 30 fish from the reports received and the small 6-pac boats all limited. More later in the day....
Date: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 17:43:15
The first Tuna report is in with Captain Roman of the Kadaho reporting a 30-fish catch today including this huge 44-pound Albacore displayed by the passenger in the picture above. He also reported that it was a very slow bite until around noon and then it all broke loose. More trips going out thru the weekend only @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 14:34:57
The passengers in the picture above show off the limit of Salmon they caught on the SeaSon this morning. The six-pac duo of Captain Chet and Captain Nate drove home early this morning with limit Salmon catches in the two pictures top and bottom.
Date: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 13:00:58
Salmon still in the area and biting
No reports today from any of the bottom fishing boats but one came in early so I am going to go out on a limb and say that it was pretty good bottom fishing today.
The Salmon bit really well for about an hour or so and then were quite sporadic after that. Some boats in our fleet limited which included the Starship and I believe the SeaSon and the other boats were much better then 1-fish around per passenger. Heard there were lots of escapee fish today which had the right style to spit the hook. Anyhow still what we might call pretty good fall Salmon fishing.
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 17:50:05
Good bottom trip on the SeaSon today with a limit of rockfish and some nice Lingcod like the one in the photo above.
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 14:55:17
Another really decent day on the salmon front with close to limits on all of the boats with the Kadaho capturing just shy of a boat limit on Thursday morning. The picture above shows a whole bunch of salmon getting ready for the filet knife and the dinner table.
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:25:22
Salmon and bottom fishing good again today
The bottom fishing started off really fast this morning and then settled down but by trips end it sounded like most of the boats who were talking on the radios had really decent trips but with not many Lingcod's biting today. The salmon fishing had its first morning when it was not so fast and furious as it has been so it was a pretty much all trip long experience out there. A few limit boats and others getting maybe around 1.5 fish per rod. Some individual boat reports hopefully later.
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 16:24:45
Another bottom fish report
The SeaSon also reported in with another limit of rockfish for all of the passengers 4-Lingcod and 23 crabs to divide up. Another good day ....
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 16:22:26
Good bottom fishing on Wednesday
The Starship reported in with a really good bottom fishing trip boating a limit of rockfish, one nice Lingcod and a fishing tote full of crab. Good day....
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 09:45:47
Salmon really biting
Bottom fish really biting
Only half way thru the morning and the majority of the salmon boats are back in, passengers unloaded and boats cleaned up and put to sleep for the day. Same with the bottom fishing as the word is "HOT" fishing on that specie as well. More later on another special pre-fall day.
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 17:02:22
The charter boat SeaSon captured another limit of (silver wiggly fish) Salmon this morning on a triple combo trip (we are the only office that runs these fun trips). Then added a almost limit of spiny fish (rockfish) and topped it off with 24 spiders (crabs). Great day!!!
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:37:38
Limits on the 6-pacs
All three of our 6-pacs limited early today including the Starship to mentioned that for the first hour or so it was pretty slow and then it was like in fifteen minutes it was over with a full boat limit. Great day!!!
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:25:02
The picture above shows the limit catch off the Mr Max Tuesday morning and some of these fish were big 12-13 pounders. Depoe Bay is leading the way as this is where the fish are.
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 09:54:52
Just in case you were wondering...
...the salmon are still biting...
Several of our boats (9:00am) are already back in with limits and quite a few more are probably under power coming home or real close to powering up. Even the Newport boats are running up here as NO fish down there. Big fish also....More later...
Date: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 18:45:32
The SeaSon just reported on two Salmon trips on Monday that the boat limited on both trips...morning and afternoon. Some of todays fish were in the 12-pound range. Amazing September fishing going on here.
Date: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 13:31:40
1st boat report in for the day
The Starship was on a 8-hour combo (tri-fecta) today and quickly had a limit of salmon and then proceeded to the bottom fishing. It was pretty slow until with about two hours left in the trip it was described as "one epic drift" and they were done. Those are the kind of drifts for bottom fish that are so exciting. Every time the line goes down you know a bite is coming so ...GFET READY... about 2-3 crabs around to make for an outstanding trip with Captain Nate.
Date: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:46:18
All of the salmon boats limited (I think?)
Two boats out bottom fishing and both limited (I think?)
I know we had seven boats out salmon fishing and two boats out bottom fishing and I think all salmon boats limited even though several of them are still out on combo trips. The salmon action was fast and furious. The two bottom fishing boats were tied up to the dock by 10:30am so I can only assume they limited also. More exact information a little later.
No one out on the Tuna grounds today.
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 18:48:55
The Starship had two Salmon trips today and spent a total of less then the length of one trip on the water today burying the competition with morning and afternoon limits of great looking Coho Salmon ., Great Job!!!
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 18:38:30
The Kadaho just reported in with a very successful Tuna trip on Sunday collecting 56-Albacore Tuna in a very successful and fun filled offshore trip on a great ocean. Great Job Kadaho crew !!!
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 18:34:30
The Mr Max just reported in with a very successful Tuna trip on Sunday collecting 45-"Big Fat Tuna" on the trip offshore today as seen in the picture above...Great Day !!!
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 17:17:57
Another Salmon/BF Combo report just in
Tradewinds the only charter office to run the combo trips that I know of had another successful one with the Mariner bringing home a limit of both salmon and bottom fish. They also had crab for the folks as well. The combo trips save you some money if you add up fishing two days in a row. The only downside is sometimes there is not enough time for both fisheries as we salmon fish 4-hrs and bottom fish 4-hrs. It saves you $25 and Tradewinds Depoe Bay the only one that books them.
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 15:42:14
The first of the Tuna reports is just in from Captain Rick on the Siamez as he is within cell phone range and has reported that his crew had another good day offshore with 5+ Albacore Tuna per-person coming home. Good job Rick...
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 14:12:46
1st report back in on a combo trip and the Season limited salmon for passengers and crew and also a limit of rockfish....no report on the lingcod catch
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 13:00:12
It's the last day of August....
...& salmon and bottom fishing RED HOT
Every boat out for the Tradewinds fleet fishing bottom and salmon fishing limited this morning. We have there boats offshore Tuna fishing and two others on the 2nd half of 8-hour combos but it was a great morning. Three more boats out this afternoon on PM Salmon fishing ventures and hope to have information on those trips later.
The picture above shows the limit catch off the Amigo this morning and he is out on a 2nd GO as we speak looking fore the afternoon salmon bite.
Bottom fishing was terrific this morning with all boats back in early with limits and the crabbing was producing around 3-5 crabs per participating passenger.
Hope to have some reports on todays Tuna action as we did not get any of those off yesterdays trips. We found out thru the grapevine that it was pretty good with 20-30 fish per boat. Maybe not what it was a few days earlier but still when you get 2-3+ fish per person it is a good day out there. Hope to have some report early this evening.
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 20:31:11
Tuna possible report
No official report but did hear from other means that the catch rate today did slow down and the scores were somewhere around 20-30 fish on the boats. Not what we have been doing but certainly nothing to be ashamed of. Not every day is a record day.
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 17:23:55
The salmon in the picture above caught on Captain Chet's SeaSon on a PM salmon trips Saturday might look like a Chinook salmon because of the size. Its early Fall folks and this is the size on quite a few of the Coho salmon we caught today.
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 17:22:08
The SeaSon, another of the TW boats having a great day had a AM bottom fishing trip that came home with a limit of the rockfish in some pretty wet and choppy conditions. In the PM the boat came home early with a limit of Coho salmon as the picture above shows really well.
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 16:46:56
Afternoon bottom fish report
The Sunrise under the direction of Captain Craig continued this great day of fishing with an afternoon limit of bottom fish for 20-people and a whopping 86-crabs in the pots. As posted earlier he also had a limit of salmon on the morning GO. Is this a Tradewinds day or what?
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 16:38:35
A few 8-hour combo reports
Captain Nate of the Starship reported in with a straight 8-hour combo and as they say on his 6-man boat, "we got 'em all". A limit of salmon plus crew fish and a limit of rockfish to go along with it and home an hour or so early. Great trip....
The Mariner had the triple combo which includes crabbing and had more then a salmon per angler and was catching more salmon on the bottom fish side of the trip to improve that score. He also limited out on the bottom fishing side of the trip and added 65-crab to the total. Some of those combo trips even in good salmon fishing are hard to limit because you have to drop crab pots and then you are limited in the time you have to salmon fish as well as bottom fishing. You then have to have extra time to go and retrieve your crab traps. So put it all together and you have another Great Mariner outing. One other 6-pac boat who never reports in totaled a limit of salmon and bottom fish as well as 27-crabs. These trips happen only and I mean ONLY at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 16:21:01
A very busy Saturday...morning and afternoon
Quite the busy day at Tradewinds Depoe Bay with three more Tuna boats offshore and lots of salmon boats opening up the fall salmon season and of course the old reliable bottom fishing trips.
The salmon bite did not disappoint the expectations for this day with lots of limit catches to show for all of the boats out this morning. We have more boats out this afternoon so we will hopefully have a afternoon report in the evening. We expected a big catch as ever since the summer season closed back on August 10th we have been seeing lots of salmon chasing bottom gear ever since. Those expectations were not disappointed. The picture above was off the limit catch from the Sunrise this morning.
Bottom fishing was really good today from the radio chatter and we know of three boats out on 8-hr salmon/bottotm fish combo trips that limited the bottom fish on the 2nd half of the trip. Three or four more boats out on the afternoon bottom fishing reefs and hope for a report from those boats later as well.
No report yet from the Tuna boats but sure we will have one later on in the early evening.
Date: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 17:51:33
2nd Tuna boat in for today and another great trip on the Tacklebuster with the picture above showing today's catch. If you count them it will come out to 80-Albacore Tuna on the dock.
Date: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 16:05:35
Date: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 16:03:05
Another good day on the Siamez with each passenger getting 5+fish on Friday's trip on a beautiful offshore ocean.
Date: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 15:16:41
Bottom fishing and crabbing went well on the reports today
The reports received from the bottom fishing boats from Friday morning was pretty good with one boat getting a boat limit on the Lingcod and the others reporting having excellent rockfish catches. The crabbing information out there is that we are getting somewhere in the neighborhood of 3-4 per person.
We have three or four (??) Tuna boats out on the offshore grounds today and pretty surge we will get a early evening report from some of them before long. We will report when we get them on what had tone a beautiful ocean offshore.
The 2014 salmon season re-opens tomorrow (Saturday) morning and we will have a full report tomorrow afternoon. Expect a good report as the bottom fishing boats have been fighting them off now for the past several weeks. Unless something weird happens overnight it should be a decent opener. The non-selective fishery (any salmon legal size caught can be kept) runs thru the end of September 7-days a week.
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 14:12:26
A simply perfect day out on the Tuna grounds reported by Captain Rick on the Siamez and not only is the weather good but so is the fishing. So far and the day is not over yet they have boated 37 Albacore Tuna as you can see some of the action taking place in the picture above. Looks like were gonna have a possibly good Tuna season in September this year.
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:56:55
Bottom fishing good again on Thursday
Sounds like the bottom fishing boats are having another good day out there with not only a beautiful ocean to fish on but also biting fish. Nice picture of a young lady holding up a really nice quality Lingcod in the photo above caught on the Mr Max this morning.
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 18:13:25
Nice variety of fish on the SeaSon today with this nice Tiger rockfish.
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10:54:14
Good bottom fishing on Wednesday morning
Sounds like the boats are doing really well out on the waters today with really good catches of bottom fish coming into the boats. The Kadaho caught this really nice Cabezon in the photo above. As you can also see by the picture even with little bits of local fog in the morning hours which is mostly burning off the ocean is really nice and forecasted to stay that way into the weekend.
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 09:23:31
Tuna boats on the way back home...
...Ocean weather issues
The word has it that our two Tuna boats have turned around because of rough ocean weather and are on the way back to port. The ocean weather forecast for tomorrow is forecasted to be much improved so it says on todays morning update.
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 14:48:16
No Tuna boats out today
Bottom fishing good for the most part
The bottom fishing today was pretty good as there were several boats that limited on the rockfish and one that had quite a good number of Lingcod onboard. The crabbing seems to have slowed out in the deeper water spots and improved some on the pots located on the beach more shallow areas. Everyday seems to be a bit different.
No Tuna boats out today as we took a break. Probably a good thing because the word from the offshore boats a little south is that they turned around around 10 miles out due to very rough conditions. The weather shows much improvement by the middle of this week thru next weekend.
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 18:33:55
The Mr Max under Captain Brad is back at the dock with his terrific catch of 68-Albacore Tuna on a also terrific ocean offshore today. Good Show Brad !!!
We send 2-3 boats out every day and everyone of our skippers comes back in with a great catch.
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 18:30:45
The picture above taken back at the dock with the catch of the day on the Siamez.
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 15:35:58
A great day offshore on a beautiful day and ocean to fish for the Albacore Tuna. The first of three boat reports (hopefully) is in and back early is the Siamez with a terrific catch of 7-around per fishermen and even boat crew fish. The picture shows the 1st mate working on the catch with a bunch more still to process laying on both sides of the back deck. A typical great Siamez day with Captain Rick.
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 14:09:28
Do you like Crabs? The picture above shows the crab catch off the Tacklebuster today....158 in all during the PC Trip (Pacific City)...that is a bunch of crabs...they also limited with 160 fish up there as well....
These are great trips up to Pacific City and not only is the fishing really good (and the crabbing) but the scenery going up and return is spectacular going by Cascade Head & Twin Rocxks... a great 8-hr trip.
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:16:13
Next Saturday August 30th, the salmon season reopens and it should be an exciting fishery. The bottom fishing boats are all catching salmon and having lots of fish (salmon) chasing jigs up so they are still in the area. As long as we don't get any big rains the word around the harbor is that it should be really good fishing. Remember, this is the non-selective fishing time as no restriction on the ones that have the adipose fin. As long as it makes legal length we get to keep it. Lots of interest so get your reservations in ASAP.
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:09:27
On what looks like a nice ocean to fish on the SeaSon did a number on the bottom fish with a limit of rockfish and three nice Lingcod on a blue sky Sunday morning. One of the happy passengers in the picture above shows one of those "COD">
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 09:53:12
Three boats out after the Tuna...
...lots of bottom fishing boats out
Will have a full report back to you all later in the day and at least we don't have any fog today. It is a sunny blue sky kind of day. So far no wind to speak of that was predicted. The offshore boys did report that the ocean out where the Tuna are is better then yesterday so far. That was a little surprise as the offshore forecast called for choppy windy seas. Not yet anyhow.
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 19:14:34
Saturday's group picture off the Tacklebuster showing the days catch of 63-Albacore Tuna...another great day !!
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 19:13:01
Another good Tuna day offshore
The Tacklebuster just reported in with another great trip of 63-Albacore Tuna as the picture above shows a group of two holding up there share of the Tuna caught on Saturday. What a fantastic last couple of weeks it has been on the Tuna grounds.
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 14:35:38
Unless this is some kind of trick photography I can honestly say that this is the biggest Lingcod I have ever seen. Goodness....that is HUGE!!!! It was caught on the SeaSon this morning along with a limit of rockfish and over 40 crabs. Not a bad trip huh? (I am waiting for some kind of a size on that fish...give me a moment).....Yeah, I guess it was a little "tricky" there as the guy holding the fish pushed it towards the camera....Captain Chet told me about 25 pound fish...still big but not a world record...
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 12:47:44
Three more Tuna boats offshore today....
...bottom fishing decent today but not like the day before
The Kadaho, Siamez and the Tacklebuster are offshore today Tuna fishing and we will have reports as they come in towards early evening. One radio report we heard did say one of the boats mentioned already had 17-fish and that was around 9am....sounds like another terrific day but we will wait and see.
Bottom fishing this morning was decent with fish being caught but the word was not likes the day before when we had lots of limits and quite a few Lingcod caught. Did not sound that way today but will wait till the reports come in if they do. I do know that from three boats heard from that crabbing remains very good with anywhere from 4-5 crabs around.
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 20:57:13
Another great trip onboard the Kadaho on Friday as they boated 45 Albacore Tuna.....a great season so far for the Kadaho averaging over 50 fish a trip....Good show!!!
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 17:58:19
Monster trip of the year so far folks. The Tacklebuster just back in with 87-Albacore Tuna. Wow!!! Look at those happy fishermen and this happens at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 16:27:38
The first of the Tuna trips is in with Captain Rick and the Siamez already back in port with 32-Tradewinds quality Albacore Tuna...the group onboard said they had plenty and home they came....another great Siamez trip.
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 14:24:15
Bottom fishing as reported a little earlier was good today...the Lingcod were even biting as witnessed by the great looking catch on the Amigo in the picture above...some of those Lingcod in those totes are nice looking fish...Great Job!!!
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 09:55:53
Sounds like bottom fishing is pretty good out there in the fog Friday morning with some Lingcod being caught on the Mr Max and this really nice Vermillion in picture above.
We have several boats out on the Tuna grounds this morning and we will hopefully get a report back to you in the early evening like always.
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 18:43:25
More Tuna Fun on the Siamez Thursday
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 17:31:34
Tacklebuster "on fire" on the Tuna grounds Thursday
The folks who fish with Tradewinds should be really happy with the experience of the five Tuna boats that fish the Albacore for us. All five are really experienced pilots who put safety first and then are the best on the coast at finding and catching them. <(Amigo-Kadaho-Mr Max-Siamez-Tacklebuster).... The season got going late this year but is really going strong now so get on the phones and call Tradewinds Depoe Bay and get your spot on our trips. Trips going daily.
The Tacklebuster one of our boats out today just reported in with 54- "Monster Tuna" today and one other Tuna being a Bluefin on board. Great weather made it a terrific day and good weather right now the next several days for sure. The picture above off the Tacklebuster today with this happy customer holding up a beauty.
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 14:33:29
Bottom fishing steadily improving
The water is warming some after the winds in the area kept it pretty cold but now the fish are waking up and getting back to feeding. The SeaSon today had almost a limit of rockfish and 30-crab to add to his quality trip.
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:47:59
Tuna boat(s) out today
One bottom boat back in with limit at 9am
Will have our normal early evening Tuna report hopefully as we have 2-boats out offshore hunting down the Albacore on a really beautiful ocean. They will be out there with guessing over a hundred sport boats leaving the harbor early this morning after dumping the boats into the Depoe Bay harbor water. Could be crowded out there.
Also later in the day bottom fishing and crabbing report but one of the 6-pacs back into the harbor with a fish limit just a few minutes past 9am.
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 15:46:18
Thank goodness...the bottom fish bit today
After a few off days on the bottom fishing trips they are back on the bite as I heard all the boats had good trips today. The SeaSon had a limit of rockfish and some Lingcod to top off the trip. The picture above shows the happy crew. Good job Captain Chet....
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 15:36:38
Beautiful ocean and good Tuna fishing today
The Siamez was the boat of choice this morning heading out to the Tuna grounds on a beautiful ocean and they did not disappoint. A great trip with no huge bite going on just singles and doubles Captain Rick relayed in to us but still a good trip with 25-30 fish onboard which maths out to 3-4 per person. GREAT TRIP.....
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 19:42:39
Nice catch of fish and some passengers displaying the catch off the Mr Max Tuesday
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 16:40:58
Todays preliminary Tuna report
Sounds like Mr Max gathered in 47 (give or take one or so) out on the Tuna grounds today. Hope to have some pictures in early evening.
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 15:26:03
Crabbing still going strong
Though bottom fishing right now is a bit slow the crabbing remains strong as the SeaSon a 6-man boat collected 55-crabs today on his fish and crab trip. That makes everyone a little bit happier. Bottom fishing does this from time to time and as soon as we think this is pretty tough fishing the fish wake up and go on the bite for weeks at a time. We in this industry have seen this before.
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 12:16:46
Not sure about Tuna trips this morning?...
...but I will venture a guess
Bottom fishing from all reports somewhat slow again
We did have Tuna boats going this morning but I peaked down into the harbor and the ones I though were going were tied to the dock. Well as it turned out the ones I though were going were not really going and the Mr Max turned out to be the hard charger this morning. Anyhow by 10:30am Captain Brad had 20+ fish already on board on a much improved ocean over the past few. Have a final report and score in the early evening. Tuna is "HOT" at Tradewinds Depoe Bay the only ones out there from this harbor with scheduled trips looking for the Albacore.
The bottom fishing with a few hours left in the trip was reported to be a little slow this morning but somewhat better then yesterday morning. The picture above off the Morning Star shows one very nice "BIG" Vermillion rockfish that was caught and took the 1st mate and the lady who caught it to hold it up. That is a big Vermillion.
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 18:23:01
Monday's Tuna report is in with the Tacklebuster reporting his catch of 35-fish today. A better ocean then the day before produced a really nice grade of fish today. The photo above off the Tacklebuster shows one of today's fisherman displaying some of his catch. Nice fish huh?
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 15:02:44
More salmon to be caught
There were 31,470 Coho Salmon remaining on the Cape Falcon to the OR/CA Border recreational mark selective quota of 80,000 Coho. An impact neutral transfer of a portion of these Coho resulted in an increase of 15,000 Coho in the August 30 through September 30 Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. recreational non mark selective Coho quota. This increased the quota for this season from 20,000 up to 35,000 Coho Salmon.
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 14:34:17
Though bottom fishing was slow this morning one lucky customer on the SeaSon caught this beautiful Chinook salmon displayed in the photo above.
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 14:07:34
Tuna boats out on the grounds again today for TW
Bottom fishing a bit "slooowww" today
It was a tough day bottom fishing on Monday morning with all of the boats just barely scratching out a catch for the folks onboard. The young man in the photo above caught this Tiger rockfish on the Morning Star this morning. We have these tough days bottom fishing from time to time as they just don't bite no matter how hard we try. Tomorrow is another day.
Hope to have you the Tuna catch information sometime in the early evening so you can get that information right here. I did hear on the radio chatter that they were catching fish...how many & how far out we will let get that information for you later.
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 17:57:09
Photo from the Kadaho Tuna trip on Sunday and all of the Albacore on the docks getting ready to meet the filet knife....thats four terrific Tuna trips in a row for the blue boat...
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 16:16:08
Tuna boats on the way back with TUNA (4:10pm)
The skipper of the Kadaho just phoned in a report that they are on the way back to Depoe Bay with 38 (BIG) Albacore Tuna onboard. Another great trip.
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 15:38:11
This Quilback rockfish was caught on the Morning Star Sunday morning
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 15:36:48
Rough day on the bottom fishing grounds except for the Morning Star...Nice Lingcod in the photo above...Captain Dustin limited his 20-people on all the rockfish and had a couple of nice Lingcod as well...none of the other skippers bottom fishing likes Captain Dustin today....actually thats not true... I think??
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 14:29:51
Bottom fishing slowed by ocean conditions
Tuna: the word from offshore...rough waters but the fish are biting
The ocean received a gift from the weather and roughed up overnight aided by some heavier then predicted offshore winds and the ocean waters were a bit on the tough side this morning. That proved to be a factor on the fish counts except for one boat where the word about the fleet was it limited. Everyone else really struggled this morning. Sounds like about one more day with this stuff and then calming by Tuesday.
No official word from offshore but we did hear that the waters were nautical by anyones definition but the Tuna were not caring about that and biting really well. Probably some more precise information in the evening sometime.
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 11:58:23
Another good picture off another good Tuna trip this time off the Mr Max who came back with just short of 7-hands of Albacore (35)....Good Day!!
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 20:06:44
The Tuna report just in on one of the boats offshore today. The Kadaho boated 45-Albacore on the day. Will try to get more info sometime tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 16:41:47
This young man in the photo above shows off the Sea Trout (Kelp Greenling) that he caught on the SeaSon today. Captain Chet came home on a afternoon bottom fishing trip with a limit of rockfish and also had 42-crab on a morning trip.
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:45:49
Bottom fish on the bite Saturday
The fish went on the bite on Saturday after a few days of hit and miss for some with limits up north as reported by the Mariner and Captain Dan. Good variety with nice big Lingcod, Cabezon and a few nice big Vermillion.
Tuna offshore again today and am sure we will hear the results and will report to you later in the day.
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 18:58:17
This 34-pound Albacore was one of fifty caught on the Kadaho on Friday with fish weighing in between 20 pounds to 34 pounds. Great Day !!!
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 18:56:12
Another great day for the Tradewinds Kadaho with 50 more "Big Tuna" with a really big grade today with Albacore weighing up to 34 pounds. The picture above shows the finished product of the fishing day. We say it a lot but another great day only at Tradewinds Depoe Bay the premier charter fishing business on the Oregon Coast
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 16:40:46
One of the nice Albacore caught on the Siamez today
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 15:31:58
The picture above shows a pretty full fish box off the Siamez who was out on the Tuna grounds. Captain Rick is on his way back in from 32-miles and stated that they had a rough start with lines snapping off but ended up in great shape. Tuna going strong folks and nobody gets you out to where they are better then the Tradewinds Tuna Fleet.
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 13:53:02
Bottom fishing very mixed bag....
....Halibut from the radio word limited out....
....Tuna going strong again Friday
Bottom fishing was a mixed bag with I heard a few boats having good trips and the rest of them mediocre at best...the Lingcod bite really slow today...
The radio buzz had the TW Halibut boats on the move back in with limits...
The radio buzz2 had the Tuna on the bite again today...
Probably more later !!!
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 17:44:27
Tuna by the boatload Thursday
Want to go Tuna fishing? Better call Tradewinds Depoe Bay as we can certainly get the season started even though its a bit late in the summer but it's here so give us a call. The Kadaho just came back into port with 71 whopper Albacore Tuna. Boats going out tomorrow and all weekend long into next week. Better give us a call....
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 14:42:20
The SeaSon crew today showed off there limit catch of rockfish and the 48 crabs they collected...Great Trip !!
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 12:40:01
Good News...the bottom fish back on the bite
Was glads to hear this morning that "limits" was the word of the day when it came to the bottom fishing trips. For about the last four days or so the rockfish were sitting down there looking at fish hooks and not offering any interest at all. Only the very curious ones were snapping at the fish lines. Today however, I guess they woke up as was reported by Captain Dustin on the Morning Star.
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:44:12
Tuna in the catch zone
Got some information from the office staff (Thursday, 11:30am) that the Tuna are in pretty close and that they are on the bite today. Some good scores taking place out there. More information later.
Better late then never. Hopefully this is the start of the season off of the Depoe Bay area as we will be sending multiple boats out tomorrow thru the weekend into next week. Give the office a call on the details and more updated information.
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 13:40:47
Bottom fishing improved today....
....crabbing remains pretty good
The crabbing has really improved for the most part with some really good scores if you get those pots in the right spot. If you don't then....well. it didn't improve much. Bottom fishing which was a little slower yesterday returned to pretty much normal today with close to rockfish limits and some Lingcod mixed into the mix The Tacklebuster had a really good trip with 58-crabs as well. The picture above shows one of the pots as they come up full of crabs.
Halibut trips this weekend as well as Tuna and bottom fishing trips going out of the #1 charter business on the Oregon Coast.
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 14:49:15
Bottom fishing today was a mixed bag
Crabbing has taked a huge turn for the better
One of the skippers who had a decent bottom fishing trip today said, "he couldn't find and big stacks of fish so he set up where nothing was showing and there bit." (author to be unknown)
Another skipper had a slower trip even after catching close to 80-crab on the way home sent this cartoon above which described his fishing efforts. We work harder when the fish don't bite then when they do. When they do bite anybody can find them. I thought this cartoon was fascinating so I printed it. (author to remain unknown)
Crabbing has turned around as we are getting terrific numbers....the best of the summer by far. So as good as bottom fishing was yesterday today it was slower. We had a weather change today as some stuff was coming out of the south so maybe the fish felt that change and hid somewhere. At Tradewinds there are days when we don't have the best of days and WE report it.
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 13:35:26
As we can see by full fish totes the Mr Max had lots of variety in his catch on Monday morning
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 13:33:32
The Cabezon on the Kadaho Monday morning looks like they were sure on the bite with this trio of ladies showing off the catch
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 13:31:39
No salmon fishing today
Sounds like it was a terrific day on the bottom fishing grounds
As you know and if not then we shall tell you that the 2014 summer salmon season came to an end Yesterday, August 10th. It ended what some believe as the most successful salmon season in the summer months in recent memory. Don't forget the non-selective salmon season opens up August 30th and stays open until the end of September. Don't have to worry about the adipose fin in this season. If the fish are still around it should be fun.
The bottom fishing took center stage this morning and it was not a disappointment. The Lingcod, Cabezon and the rockfish were all on the bite with all the boats coming back with really good scores. The nice Cabezon in the picture above displayed by this happy lady was caught on the Kadaho this morning.
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 06:42:16
Non-Selective salmon season opens August 30th
Now that the selective salmon fishery summer season is closed we have only to look forward to the non-selective season which opens August 30th and runs thru the month of September. If the fish are still around which every indication seems to look like they will be it should be a great deal of fun. We will no longer have to worry about the adipose fin as we can harvest any salmon that we catch. Also folks, the fish should be much bigger possibly 11-14 pounders we are possible looking at. Make plans to join the fun as with the rollover quota from the summer season to be added on to the non-selective quota it should provide lots of fun thru September.
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 16:53:50
Miss Oregon USA 2014 Miss Emma Pellet shown in picture above bottom fishing on Sunday afternoon.
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 16:51:57
Miss Oregon USA 2014 fishes with Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Miss Emma Pellet and her entourage went on a salmon/bottom fishing trip this morning and limited on salmon and caught all of there Lingcod and pretty much all of the rockfish also. It was good having her onboard Sunday morning with Tradewinds.
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 16:36:48
The last day of summer salmon season ends today
Fall season opens august 31st and runs thru September
Bottom fishing pretty good today
From what we heard it was a fairly good end to the summer salmon season with most boats getting lots of action for the passengers onboard. No information available as to what the scores were but it sounded like from the radio chatter that it was pretty decent.
Bottom fishing was also pretty good today with lots of rockfish hitting the filet tables and quite a few Lingcod as well from the reports we received. Nice Lingcod on display in the above picture off the SeaSon Sunday morning.
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 16:27:07
Offshore Halibut season to re-open
There is still quota left on the summer Halibut season and the season will re-open Friday and Saturday, August 15th and 16th. Call the office for reservations.
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 16:36:10
Another SeaSon nice Lingcod
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 16:34:55
The SeaSon had a Lingcod "o-rama" on the ocean Saturday
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 15:20:17
Salmon fishing good again today
Bottom fishing spotty from boat to boat
As the picture above shows excellent salmon fishing again off the coast out front of Depoe Bay from a trip on the Siamez. One last day remains in the summer salmon season, Sunday August 10th and then we sit around and wait hopefully for the fish to be here during the September fishery which actually begins August 31st. Not surge of the fish counts on each boat but I do know lots of fish caught, lots of take home fish and lots of throw back adipose fin fish.
The bottom fishing seemed to thrive in the deep water today as it was a difficult task anywhere with windy & heavy currents to deal with. In the deep water the boats that were out in the deeper water found that the Lingcod bit consistently and so did the rockfish. Crabbing has really slowed down here lately as lots of crabs in the pots but mostly girl crabs.
Date: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 15:51:59
The picture above displays what you can catch if you go fishing with Tradewinds Depoe Bay. It was taken Friday morning off the Starship with Captain Nate and that there my friends is a beautiful Chinook salmon.
Date: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:52:07
Salmon fishing a little more spotty this morning
The salmon fishing was not quite as "HOT" this morning as it has been but our salmon boats still did awfully well. Some limited and others were close and others had the "adipose fin fever" bad today. They were just not as many 2-3 & 4 fish on at a time this morning as it was a little more one at a time most of the morning. They are still there though.
Did not hear much about bottom fishing so far though I did hear some of the boats were into some "full bales" as they like to call it. So I hope to have some good scores by the end of the day.
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 16:53:54
The bottom fishing started out slowly this morning but then the Kadaho got things rolling as one basket of customer fish is on display.
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 16:52:26
Big Boat salmon limit displayed off the Mr Max Thursday morning....then he went and caught a bunch of bottom fish in the afternoon
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 16:50:47
The SeaSon crew hold up the limit salmon catch Thursday morning
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 16:49:35
Another nice Lingcod caught onboard the Morning Star Thursday morning
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 16:48:53
Nice Lingcod caught onboard the Morning Star Thursday morning
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 16:47:14
Great Salmon fishing (AGAIN)
Bottom fishing started out slow and then got with it later in the trip
It's getting to be like a recording but I can honestly say because of what has happened since the opening of the 2014 summer Salmon season on June 21st that this has to be be the best season in many-many a year. We just keep getting lots of fish daily and even though honestly we can't say that we are bringing back limits on every boat we are very close on every boat. Many of our boats are limiting with the larger boats either limiting or coming back with a ton of fish. The bigger boys have to catch not only more fish but wade thru the native ones every day. I know that the Mr Max a big boat limited and the Amigo came home with just a few fish shy as did the Mariner. The picture above a sample of some of the fish coming off the Amigo this morning. (Notice that Chinook on the end of the line...Big Boy!! I believe all of our 6-pacs (SeaSon to name one) limited today.
Bottom fishing began slowly this morning and then really got going in the later part of the trip with boats coming back with around 75% of boat limits. Good day on the bottom fishing grounds with afternoon boats also doing very well with the Mariner raking in a bottom fish limit on the backend of his 8-hour combo.
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 18:53:47
Another good salmon outing
Good afternoon salmon fishing as well
The Amigo salmon catch shown in the picture above was a good one and take a look at the nice King Salmon at the bottom of the picture. The 2nd half of the trip produced some hard earned rockfish and a some nice Lingcod.
The Starship under the direction of Captain Nate had a terrific salmon afternoon go with 11 of the 12 salmon needed to limit. Good day all around with a morning limit of salmon.
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 14:42:05
More Kids Day with Captain Chet on the Season Wednesday morning
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 14:40:54
How would you like to have this fish basket as one passenger did who fished with Captain Dan on the Mariner Wednesday morning...Lingcod and Vermillion rockfish
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 13:28:46
Another good salmon day
Bottom fishing excellent today
The salmon action for so many days in a row now was excellent again with loads of fish both keepers and throw back fish. Did not hear any exec numbers form the boats but did hear that all did really well.
The bottom fishing was also excellent with lots of Lingcod to go with the rockfish and even some salmon and another big Halibut caught on this mornings trips. In the picture above a young lady on the Mr Max caught this hanger Lingcod. WOW!! It was a terrific ocean and beautiful weather to go with it Wednesday morning.
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 19:21:42
This young man pretty proud of his Black rockfish caught on the SeaSon Tuesday afternoon
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 19:19:28
Nice couple with a great looking Coho salmon..and a nice shadow picture in the background caught on the SeaSon Tuesday
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 15:56:19
Here at Tradewinds we catch multiple inshore Halibut each year and this one was between 40-50 pounds caught on a inshore salmon/bottom fish combo trip today...you never know what is going to come up
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 15:54:51
Pretty nice looking Lingcod caught on the Mr Max today ...one of the many
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 15:52:50
Salmo n still on the bite (Heavy)
Bottom fishing pretty good today again
It was another great day on the salmon grounds with mostly limits to speak of with some boats falling prey to the adipose fin syndrome in boating 40+ fish that had to be thrown back. Very frustrating believe me!! The Starship had two salmon trips today limiting both of them morning and afternoon trips with the crew posing for a limit picture above.
Bottom fishing was very good today with either limits or close to limits and a bunch and I do mean a bunch of really nice Lingcod hitting the filet table today. A terrific day all around.
Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 at 17:17:58
Combo trips go good today
The Season had a great combo trip today scoring a limit of salmon for passengers and crew and then went and came home with a limit of rockfish for his passengers as well. Great day on the SeaSon and Captain Chet.
Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11:32:36
Salmon HOT again
Limits again today as the summer salmon season winds down with its closure occurring this Sunday, August 10th. So you only have 6 more days to get your summer season salmon and then you will have to wait till August 31st for the fall opener thru September. In the Meantime the Sunrise, Mr Max and the SeaSon all limited out there this morning early so there are sure lots of fish out there and they have not moved in a week or so now.
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 18:28:08
The Starship had a salmon/bottom fish combo and limited both ends of the trip with some nice Lingcod to top the trip off. The picture above shows one of the happy fisherman holding one of his salmon for display.
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 15:55:15
There are lots of fishing pictures but these are the best. This young lady shows off her first ever salmon caught on the SeaSon on Sunday
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 14:01:50
Nice Inshore Halibut caught on the Kadaho Sunday morning
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 14:00:49
The fisherman in the picture above off the Mariner was on a bottom fishing trip not only caught his limit of Lingcod and rockfish but caught this inshore Halibut. Great day for him with the BONUS fish.
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 13:58:35
A picture of the limit of salmon caught aboard the Kadaho Sunday morning
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 13:56:27
Salmon "White Hot" again Sunday
Bottom fishing depended on....???
All of our salmon boats limited today and we had quite a few of them out there. We had one of our larger boats that was on a 8-hr combo who was two salmon short of a limit but had to switchover at the four hour mark. With the extra hour we would have been 100% limits. The Amigo was back in port by 8:30am with a salmon limit one being a "Big Boy" Nook (Chinook). The Kadaho had a 8-hr combo with a limit of salmon and thus far on the bottom fishing part has some nice rockfish & Lingcod and a inshore Halibut.
On the bottom fishing side not a great deal of information but some had a average catch and others like the Mariner report a real good fish catch and some nice Lingcod as well.
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 18:19:29
Halibut limit again
The Tacklebuster was back today before NOON with a limit of Halibut. The fishing was fast and furious and again was the first boat back to the harbor. The Tacklebuster is the premiere all around fishing boat on the Oregon Coast fishing bottom fish, crab, Salmon, Halibut and Tuna. It gets to the offshore spots fast and brings home limits of Halibut well over 95% of the time. A good bet for your dollars. We will see if there is any of the summer quota left after today. I would not bet your last dollar. We will let you know here first.
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 18:13:04
The Lingcod in the picture above came off the Mr Max and it was a "Big Boy"
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 18:11:26
Salmon fishing excellent
Bottom fishing decent
Nothing more to say about salmon fishing except it was good about everywhere out there today with the three boats I heard from all getting limits or real close. The fish were also real close to port so it was a quick in and out for the fleet today.
Sounded like good bottom fishing this morning with some real nice Lingcod hitting the filet table like these caught off the Morning Star in the picture above.
Afternoon bottom fishing was also very good with a lot of Lingcod caught and one of the bigger boats got a limit of rockfish this afternoon.
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:46:22
Salmon fishing Saturday "White Hot"
I think "White Hot" is about as hot add it gets and that is how salmon fishing was Saturday morning. Lots of fish out there and consistent action. Two of our boats back in by 9am. A slightly smaller grade today maybe an average of 8-pounds a fish but still some 9-10 pounders as well. Great fishing and only at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 15:18:26
A real nice big boat catch of salmon on the Amigo this morning. This included a dandy Chinook pictured above.
Date: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 15:10:24
Take a long look at this 38-inch hanger Lingcod caught on theMorning Star this morning.
Date: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 15:08:34
A fish cooler full of dandy Halibut caught on the Tacklebuster this morning. Some don't fit very well in that fish cooler.
Date: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 15:06:15
Typical Tradewinds Halibut day
Better catches on the salmon grounds today
The bottom fish even bit today
As you can see in the picture above it was a terrific Halibut offshore day with the Tacklebuster bringing home his almost routine Halibut limit and there were some really nice ones on the bite today. Another opener tomorrow and if past history means anything that might be the final offshore day for 2014. Lets hope for more weekend dates but this quota is a short one.
The Salmon with much calmer waters this morning went back on the bite and we had two smaller ships get there limits this morning and some decent scores on the other boats.
Good bottom fishing this morning with the Starship collecting close to limits on rockfish and topped that off with some nice Lingcod to boot.
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 16:48:22
Salmon & Tuna report
Not much really good to say here. Salmon bite as far as keepers go was pretty slow but they did have "gobs" of throw back ones with the fin thing. Tuna was slow today on some pretty cranky water I'm told. Halibut opener for tomorrow and Saturday. Hope thats better.
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 14:21:54
Good reports from the bottom fishing reefs this morning
Not a great deal of information from the skippers this morning but on a quite windy morning the bottom fishing did sound like it picked up quite a bit today with both the Mr Max and the Mariner reporting decent catches of both Lingcod and rockfish today. The picture above off the Mariner showed a passenger onboard displaying his Lingcod he caught this morning.
No reports on the salmon catch or the Tuna boats out this morning but hopefully we will hear something by the end of the day.
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:20:33
The Mr Max is back with that brand new engine and only an hour into his morning bottom fishing trip had quite a few fish already in the baskets. Welcome back Captain Brad
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 20:39:43
Tuna season is here on the Tacklebuster....some of the nice fish caught Wednesday the trip offshore
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 16:31:05
Salmon fishing a bit slower this morning
Not sure about bottom fishing but also sounded a bit slower
The salmon bite was very scattered this morning with most boats getting a decent amount of action but the radio was full of adipose fin sarcastic remarks (too many). The fish being brought back in are sure nice in the 10 pound range with a few bigger.
Bottom fishing sounded a little slow this morning and the biggest complaint seemed to be the cold water. Quite a few fish caught but it is a struggle right now. The Lingcod are a little more lively then the rockfish are. Thats a reversal from most days.
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 16:18:22
Tuna report (prelim) in for the today
Well not where we want to be based on our great reputation over the other fleets but we did have two boats out there around the 20-25 fish range on Wednesday. It was quite bouncy out there and the word from our two boats was that they lost a ton of fish that were hooked up. Maybe it all is about to begin for the Tradewinds Tuna Fleet. Book with the very best and we are the best.
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 18:32:36
Good day to combo fish
It was a pretty good day to have been on the Mariner and there salmon/bottom fish combo trip with over half the salmon landed to take home and a good afternoon finning bass bite with some Cabezon and Lingcod to boot. We sell a lot of those trips with half the time we spend salmon fishing and the other half of the trip we bottom fish. We don't always outright limit those trips but it gives most of the time the folks onboard quite a bit of the combination salmon and bottom fish filets to take home.
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 15:06:40
Salmon fishing appeared to be good again today
Bottom fishing generally good Lingcod bite but slower on the rockfish
Not a lot of information on either front but I saw one boat that had what looked like a pretty decent catch of Salmon at the docks and that is a pretty good indication on how the fleet did as a whole. The bottom fishing had to deal with a very tough current running south around two knots which helped make the bottom fish bite a little slower then normal but several boats had really good Lingcod production. Kinda a foggy/windy day at the coast today and expect that pretty much every day thru this weekend.
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 15:32:01
Another goos salmon report
The Tacklebuster reported lots of salmon hit the decks this morning with over 40 fish hitting the nets and 18 keepers.
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 14:39:53
Kadaho reported in with one short of salmon limit and 40 crab on a salmon/bottom fish/crab combo.
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 14:02:06
Bottom fishing fair on Monday
The fishing was fair to decent on the bottom fishing grounds Monday morning with those able to get thru the cold, foggy conditions coming home with a good catch of fish reported by the Sunrise. Crabbing was also pretty good. The salmon are still in the area in good numbers as they are still biting like they have been the past week. It might go down as one of the best salmon summer seasons we have had in many a year.
Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 16:40:12
Good salmon fishing Sunday
Nice king salmon in picture above off the Kadaho in 8-hr salmon trip...the other boats also did well catching fish but have no total boat scores...bottom fishing I was told was not good at all on Sunday with the wind, cold water and brown water.
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 16:16:36
Good salmon fishing this morning
No report on morning bottom fishing
The Starship reported that salmon fishing this morning was really good with lots of take home fish and of course lots of throw back native fish. Everyone got to reel in lots of fish. The Starship also reported that the bottom fishing was slow on there afternoon portion of his combo trip but that crabbing was excellent with almost a limit of 58-crabs for those participating.
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 15:08:40
Not much info across the press desk today
Did not hear much information with the fleet today at all except we do know that a trip to PC (Pacific City) which is our long distance bottom fishing trip was back in the harbor 90 minutes before they were listed to be back and that means.... LIMIT. I am assuming that but more then likely that is what happened as it normally does up there. Beautiful trip with many Kodak moments and you might want to give that one a try.
The only salmon report was one of our 6-pacs left the harbor at 7:15am and was limited on salmon in less then 20-minutes. I then assume that everyone in the fleet "salmon slaying" had a decent day.
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 15:56:03
Salmon still pretty good from our reports
Salmon fishing is still decent from the vague reports that we did get but one of our boats the Starship one of our 6-pac's did limit all of his passengers and came home early. As the picture shows above it was good salmon catching on the Starship.
No reports today on the crabbing or the bottom fishing.
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 16:41:13
An ugly weather morning....
...but great salmon fishing
It was pouring down rain or close to it but in July it was really raining hard. The wind was blowing and you can only imagine that the ocean was a little bit uncomfortable. The salmon fishing though was terrific with three boats salmon trolling and all three producing limits of fish. The bottom fishing early on sounded extremely slow though a 6-pac found some shallow water very close to home biters and hammered out seven limits in 20 minutes in the middle of the five hour trip. No word how things ended up for the remainder of the bottom fishing fleet or the crabbing results today. Maybe some more info later....
The Tuna fishing news right now has us on hold for a lot of our trips until we get some better offshore news. We will let you know when we know something.
Remember you flat fish people we do have a summer Halibut offshore opener coming up here beginning August 1st and 2nd.
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 18:41:00
The Siamez had a limit catch of salmon and bottom fish on his combo trip Tuesday
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 16:15:32
How about all these big Salmon caught on the Mariner Tuesday morning for a limit catch
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 15:48:56
Excellent salmon fishing today
Good bottom fishing on the salmon/combo bottom fishing trips
All of our boats out salmon fishing today limited fairly early and were back in by 10am or so. The fish are getting bigger with most pup in the 9+ pound range now. Tradewinds Depoe Bay is the PREMIER salmon fishing charter company on the Oregon Coast. Limits were posted both by the Siamez and the Mariner two of our boats out salmon fishing today.
Bottom fishing on the other end of the salmon/bottom fish combo trips was excellent as well with one of our 6-pac's getting a total salmon/Lingcod/rockfish limit today.
Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 17:26:32
Hey all you Mr Max Fans...
...Brad and the Mr Max back in action by the upcoming weekend
What you see in the picture above is Captain Brad helping to lower his brand new engine into the engine room. The Mr Max has been out of the action for about three weeks but by the upcoming weekend will be back at it. All of you Mr Max fans call in and get your reservations to be with Brad and Buddy on one of our longest working boats in the Tradewinds fleet. It is going to be a great time.
Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 16:15:40
Twenty-three salmon caught on the Kadaho this morning
Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 16:14:20
Both salmon and bottom fish on the bite today
Good day on the fishing grounds today with all the salmon boats reporting good scores even though we had to sort thru a bunch of the ones with the fins on the back but that made it more fun for the folks. Lots of fish to reel in. The Kadaho ended the day with 23- salmon onboard without a adipose fin.
The bottom fishing was terrific today with both the Sunrise and the Tacklebuster reporting limits and lots of Lingcod also. The picture above shows a Tacklebuster hanger Lingcod that was caught this morning.
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 18:39:54
No reports today
I believe that bottom fishing was pretty good and that the crabbing was decent also. Thats about all I know folks. Better tomorrow....
Salmon fishing was I guess spotty from the limited information though pretty decent in the afternoon. One of our 6-pac boats had 8 salmon.
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 13:43:30
Salmon fishing spotty some places...
....but good in others
Bottom fishing showed real good Lingcod fishing and fair on the rockfish
Had some really decent salmon fishing this morning if you were at the right spot and that was a real far ranging spot. Some did good in real shallow water just off the coast line and others not so good. Some travelled offshore 5-6 miles and had pretty good action and others had only spotty action. It was an interesting morning and if you ran across some salmon feeding in a spot you caught fish. Lots and lots of sporadic action.
Lingcod fishing was pretty good al the way around today with the Morning Star reporting he got overt twenty of the critters and on elf our 6-pac's caught a boat limit. Also heard of good action on the rockfish but did not hear of any limits this morning.
Tuna fishing is pretty slow right now but there are very good reports but they are quite a ways offshore. They will make it in here soon and they can travel many miles overnight so we expect things to pick up here real soon.
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 17:25:08
Salmon slower this morning...
...bottom fishing very good and crabbing very good
Had really good bottom fishing Friday morning with the boats reporting all having really good trips with some nice Lingcod in the fish baskets. The picture above off one of our 6-pac boats shows some of the younger members of our fleet this morning showing off the nice Lingcod they caught. The crabbing was also very good today with averages per-passenger in the 3-6 range.
Salmon fishing did not produce a lot of information to talk about but it was quite a bit slower this morning then in the past week. It more then likely means the school of fish which provided some really good action for almost a week has passed thru. Now we wait for the next school to come up out of the southwest or from wherever they are coming from.
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 15:31:25
Salmon way-way out....
....bottom fishing tough start and then it turned on
The bottom fishing was very "slooow" at the start this morning as reported by the Amigo but then turned on and the boat produced very close to limits of rockfish and some nice Lingcod to boot. They also picked up 6+ crabs per-participating passenger on the crab grounds for a great fishing trip this morning. Great morning....
The salmon fishing after 4-5 days of fairly in-ciose hook-ups were found this morning in 75 to 90 fathoms of water. Folks, that is way out there beyond many of the boats ability to get there and give passengers some decent fishing time. We did have three boats that made it out to that area and had pretty good trips with the best action (and lots of it) out in 90 fathoms 12-14 miles offshore. Thats a long way to go. Hopefully the forecast which is showing less wind then we have had here lately will warm the water and bring the fish back in closer. Lets hope so....
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 16:59:57
We did see whales today
The whales were around the area today but they were feeding in and around some wash rocks so it was difficult to get real close to them. We did see them but it was from a few hundred yards away.
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 14:11:35
Decent bottom fishing
Very good salmon fishing also
The salmon fishing was very good once again as one of our boats limited out and two of our larger boats came very close but reported just a swarm of throw back salmon today. So far this salmon season the throw back ratio has been better then in past years but today we had quite a few.
The bottom fishing did not produce limits today but we had good crab scores on a whole and quite a number of Lingcod in the fish totes today. The picture above shows this lucky fisherman catch a real nice Halibut on the Amigo which is a legal fish now that the inshore Halibut season is open. The Amigo like the other boats had a decent rockfish bite and some nice Lingcod and Cabezon to go along with it.
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 13:58:44
Salmon remains excellent
Bottom fishing also very good this morning
Salmon fishing remains "red hot" with lots of fish landed today and most of our salmon boats limited out and came home early. Some of our salmon boats were on extended trips with bottom fishing included so are still floating around out there.
Bottom fishing this morning was excellent with lots of limits even though it was a semi-tough morning with pretty windy choppy seas in the inside as the oceans weather was actually better offshore in the salmon grounds then next to the beaches. The Tacklebuster shows off a 41-inch Lingcod in the picture above that was hanging onto a 26-inch keeper Lingcod. Yes they got them both. Pretty Cool Huh ?? Crabbing was also pretty good this morning with most boats reporting a 3 to 5 per-person ratio.
Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:51:26
Nice two salmon caught by a terrific fisher-person (being politically correct here) Kimberly Ann on Monday morning...
Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:47:21
How about this salmon fishing onboard the Sunrise Monday morning...Limit...WOW!!
Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:15:58
Salmon fishing spectacular !!
Now is the time to salmon fish. Four salmon boats out and four salmon boats catching lots of fish with three I know already limited. Nice fish also in the nine pound range most of them. More later....
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 16:16:33
Need to correct a Tuna report I gave from yesterday
A report I was given that our Tuna boat offshore yesterday had 20-fish was not correct. The Siamez ended up with 11 Albacore and I believe it was (?) 1-Bluefin Tuna on the day. My fault...blame me !!!
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 15:57:46
The picture above displays part of the Siamez limit catch of salmon Sunday morning
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 15:55:59
It was an all around hot day
Salmon fishing was spectacular this morning with the Siamez and the Tacklebuster bringing home limits in just a few hours of fishing time. The Mariner also came pretty close in the salmon parade and also each person came home with 3+ crabs to have when the dinner bell rings.
The bottom fishing was just as spectacular with lots of Lingcod and Cabezon caught today like the picture above off the Amigo with some of the crew displaying there rockfish, Lingcod and Cabezon catch. The Sunrise had another great catch of rockfish and some nice Lingcod to boot.
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 17:45:46
Bottom fishing by all reports improving from past few days
Salmon depended on where you were
Tuna on last report was going well today
Heard that the bottom fishing was really good this morning in places and that the Lingcod fishing continues to be really good. The Amigo reported that the rockfish catch improved quite a bit from a few days of slower fishing and that the Lingcod catch on the boat remained very good. The Sunrise was able to be at the right place this morning and limited on the rockfish catch. Crabbing improved quite a bit this morning after a few slower days.
The salmon catch was very dependent on where you were. For the 2nd straight day the boats that fished off to the southwest had good catches with a 6-pac boat only two short of a limit and the Mariner boating one short of 20 fish on his trip today.
The Siamez offshore Tuna catching had over 20-fish on the last report that came our way with quite a bit of time still left. Hope to get you a final report later this evening.
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 14:33:14
Lingcod and Vermillion rockfish caught on the Sunrise Friday morning
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 14:32:13
Two of the limit Lingcod catch caught on the kadaho Friday morning
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 14:30:58
How about this variety of good looking salmon and bottom fish caught on the Starship Friday morning
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 14:28:47
Salmon fishing was a mixed bag this morning
Bottom fishing sounded good around our fleet
Sounds like crabbing has slowed somewhat
Interesting morning around our fleet with some good reports in some places and only fair reports from others. The salmon fishing for those reporting and for those who went south out of the harbor was excellent and for those that went north it was only fair to not so good. The Mariner had better then a fish per rod this morning (went south) and one of our 6-pacs (went south) and limited. That sometimes means the fish moved out of range to the north and the new pack of fish is coming up out of the south. Go to the bell buoy in the morning and choose a direction and live with it.
Some great reports out of the boats that fished bottom fish this morning with all fishing up north of Depoie Bay around the Lincoln City area with terrific Lingcod scores from the Sunrise, and the Kadaho along with the Amigo and checkout that picture of the lady above who caught this great looking Cabezon on the Amigo this morning. I also heard from some skippers that the crab pots were full of crabs this morning but most were of the female brand so back they went. Good for the future but not so good for today.
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 16:10:33
Bottom fishing good especially for Lingcod
Salmon fishing spotty this morning
The bottom fishing was like yesterday fishing in very cold water down around 47 degrees so all of the boats had to venture off into deeper water to find a good bite. The Lingcod seem not to mind the colder water and they were really on the bite this morning with some really nice ones caught around the fleet. Later in the morning the rockfish went on the bite also out in deeper water to cap off a great morning.
From all the reports the salmon fishing was a little spotty this morning with some decent action at times but no big scores coming back into port. The Starship got three keepers early on in the morning and then spent the rest of the trip throwing back in natives.
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 14:31:22
Now thats a Lingcod caught on the Kadaho Wednesday morning
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 14:30:37
Another nice Lingcod caught on the Morning Star Wednesday morning
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 14:28:53
Nice Lingcod caught on the Morning Star Wednesday morning
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 14:28:02
Nice Quilback rockfish caught on the Tacklebuster Wednesday morning
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 14:25:42
Bottom fishing for Lings and Cabezon very good today
Salmon fishing improved a lot over yesterday
First off we heard that the salmon fishing turned out pretty well today and the ocean on the offshore waters improved steadily during the morning and the Mariner came home with a dozen real nice Coho salmon. We had other boats out there but no word yet as they were on combo trips with bottom fishing later in the trip.
All of the boats bottom fishing and reporting (Tacklebuster-Kadaho-Morning Star) reported basically the same thing that Lingcod fishing was excellent as well as Cabezon but the rockfish was a little on the slow side. A great picture above as this young man holds in pride his Lingcod he caught on the Tacklebuster very close to the vest. Pretty good stuff here.
Also heard that crabbing was excellent with the Tacklebuster bringing home lots of the "spiders" today. Weather sounds great Thursday thru the weekend folks so hope to see you then.
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 15:07:30
Happy bottom fisherman displaying the salmon they caught on a bottom fishing trip on the Morning Star Tuesday morning.
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 15:05:32
Salmon dropped off today on the catch rate....
....bottom fishing did the same
Everything we fish for fell off today and I can say without hesitation that there was a good chance it had to do with the weather out there this morning. It was windy, choppy and cold and on top of that the ocean was not very nice with all of those things put together. The salmon bite was way off from the previous four days and the bottom fishing was really tough in all of that wind chop. Had quite a few really nice Lingcod caught this morning including a few salmon on bottom fishing trips but the bass were really off the bite. The picture above shows one of those nice salmon caught on the Morning Star. Probably one more day of this but not as bad at least by the forecast and then by Thursday things will be much better leading into a nice forecasted weekend.
Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 17:36:39
Tough go on the 8-hr combos today (2nd half)
The Starship had a great salmon trip only coming up one fish short of the salmon limit with 11 beautiful fish. The 2nd half of the trip was tougher as the bottom fishing was quite on the difficult side with the really strong winds we had this afternoon.
Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 16:12:22
It was not foggy inWhale Cove this afternoon...
...especially when a wedding was taking place
This afternoon Cindy and Troy repeated the vows of marriage in beautiful Whale Cove and the ceremony was officiated by our own Captain Dan onboard the Mariner. The picture above showed the happy couple after the wedding as they stood on the "pointy end" of the Mariner and posed for their wedding picture. Congratulations Cindy and Troy.
Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 14:56:43
Big fish huh? I'm told its a Yellowtail rockfish caught on the Kadaho
Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 13:36:43
Foggy out there this morning....
...but sounded like good fishing all the way around
More or less a dreary day at the coast with some wind which is suppose to get stronger later in the day and a fairly thick fog covering parts of the coastline. That however did not seem to hurt the fishing as it sounded like really good salmon fishing with several boats posting limits...one being the Siamez with the Sunrise having some really nice looking fish as well.
The bottom fishing also seemed to be really good with the Tacklebuster home an hour early with fish and crab and the Mariner having a really good trip and caught this nice Coho salmon as the picture shows above.
Anyhow things sound a bit windy the next few days with it forecasted to be out of here by the weekend. Typical summertime Oregon Coast weather when it gets hot in the valley.
Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 12:31:51
Monday morning limit of salmon on the Siamez.
Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:29:52
How about this nice catch on the Sunrise this morning (Monday)
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 18:04:44
Good afternoon of fishing on the Siamez as the crew shows off a limit of salmon in the picture above
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 15:14:09
Excellent salmon fishing Sunday morning...
....just as good bottom fishing from all reports
The Sunrise reported in with limits for 21 people this morning and from all that we heard it was good for the other boats as well.
Salmon fishing was also good especially after we found them where they were hiding. I know one of our 6-pac boats limited passengers and crew and the others were doing very well also.
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 18:48:43
Excellent afternoon bottom fishing...
The Mariner reported in with a near limit of afternoon bottom fish and was fishing in the kelp beds up north as the "finners" were in the upper water column feeding surface food. They also had a real nice catch of Lingcod and almost 60-crabs for the folks. Sometimes those afternoon trips really do produce.
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 16:52:33
Two Lingcod displayed here which were part of the Tacklebuster Lingcod limit on Saturday
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 16:50:03
How about this "Killer Kingsize Cabezon" board on the Tacklebuster on Saturday
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 16:47:06
Amnother good fishing day out of Tradewinds on Saturday
It was a beautiful day on the ocean waters today with bright sunshine most of the day, no wind even though a strange rain shower came out of nowhere and rained on the NOON time fishing boats for about 30 seconds today. Hardly a cloud in the sky except for one.
The salmon fishing was very good as the SeaSon limited his crew this morning and all the other salmon boats did very well even though some were hit with the adipose fin disease a little to often. Other then that a good day on the salmon grounds.
The Amigo, Tacklebuster and the Sunrise all had really good bottom fishing trips and the Sunrise had another good one on a afternoon run. The young lady in the picture above displays her Tiger rockfish she caught on the afternoon warm weather run. The Amigo had a real good Lingcod catch and over 3-crabs per person. The Tacklebuster had a Lingcod limit on the 2nd half of a salmon/BF combo trip and a "killer" Cabezon catch. One of our 6-pac boats had a near limit of rockfish, a limit of Lingcod which included a 30 pound Halibut.
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014 at 16:55:35
Four folks on July 4th displaying there salmon catch off the Tacklebuster today
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014 at 16:54:08
4th of July kids day on the ocean waters this morning displaying some of the catch on the SeaSon from this morning
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014 at 16:52:06
How about this 30# Chinook salmon caught on the Siamez today
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014 at 16:49:58
Happy 4th of July Everyone
Happy Birthday America
Happy day of fishing especially salmon
For the 2nd day in a row after three down days the salmon were on the bite out there west of Depoe Bay somewhere (?) and all of our salmon boats limited there passengers on Silver salmon and a few Chinook salmon also. It was a great holiday gift for all of our folks onboard our boats today as the barbecues will be red hot with salmon tonight. Pictures will be above of pictures off the Siamez and Tacklebuster some of our salmon boats out today.
Bottom fishing was good today also with very decent catches of rockfish and some Lingcod with terrific catches of crab to go along with the fish barbecues taking place tonight.
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 16:41:49
SeaSon good day fishing salmon etc
The Season had a good salmon trip getting half of the salmon to the filet table and had quite a few more on lines which had to be thrown back on Thursday morning. One of them was a nice Chinook salmon being displayed in the picture above.
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 13:36:24
Salmon much better this morning
Bottom fishing and crabbing also very good
As we spoke to yesterday the Salmon fishing was going to get better as some more fish are moving thru from the south like they should be doing most of the summery (we hope). The adipose fin thing is still an issue but we had lots of action and had scores better then one per person on all of our boats this morning from the chatter. There were lots of throwbacks and lots of fish on and then off so everyone was on there toes this morning.
Bottom fishing was also very good with most of the boats recording limits on the rockfish and there were some more Lingcod's in the totes from trips this morning as well. Cabezon season is on now as of July 1st and in the picture above off the Kadaho is a really nice one caught today. Crabbing was very good again with averages I believe around five+ per person from the boats we heard from.
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 19:32:05
Season produces good rockfish catch
The Season fishing the bottom fish in the afternoon produced a limit of rockfish and some nice Lingcod as well. Beautiful day to be on the ocean this afternoon with blue skis, light winds and calm seas.
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 16:28:42
Salmon still pretty slow
Inshore Halibut picked up some
Bottom fishing hot and cold
Lots of headlines. Salmon for the third day was pretty slow but the reports are that there are fish down the coast (south) in lots of areas and they will be moving up our way here pretty soon if history means anything. We will let you know when.
Inshore Halibut after a brutal beginning yesterday picked up some today with some fish caught and with a little more luck on some bites we got could of had a really good trip. Some nice sized ones also as one lucky fisherman displays his catch in photo above.
Bottom fishing was really good for some boats but others really had a tough time this morning. I can tell you from someone that was there that the bottom fishing was tremendous in the afternoon hours with Government Point just a few miles north of the harbor was on fire. The crabbing was excellent with north of five per person coming into the crab cooker.
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 17:13:32
Tough day fishing on Tuesday
Hard too guess which was worse this morning: salmon fishing or inshore Halibut fishing. Today was the opening day for the inshore Halibut and the catch was not really good at all. Salmon for the first time since opening day was pretty bad as well but like everything tomorrow is another day. Like all fisheries, sometimes they just go sour and in a day or two things improve. Thats why they "call it fishing and not catching" as the old warn out saying goes.
Even bottom fishing was somewhat on the slower side with one boat the Sunrise getting a rockfish limit and the Mariner also having a reasonably decent catch. The only lingcod I heard about came off the Kadaho which is in the picture just above and the guy who caught it. What was good today was the crabbing as it just continues to get better and better with scores 5+ and above per angler.
We will have something better to say tomorrow.
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 16:18:41
The Season out on a very windy Monday afternoon as you can tell by the picture but having a pretty good afternoon with five salmon so far and one a nice Chinook. Sometimes salmon fishing is better in the afternoon even under a very bright sun.
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 13:43:41
Salmon & bottom fishing might have been a little slower this morning then it has been but the crabbing sure has picked up. Crabbing has been really good lately but today it was excellent as this passenger shows one off the Morning Star this morning.
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 13:18:36
Slow salmon bite today
Well it was bound to happen after a good start to the salmon season as it slowed down significantly this morning with not much action. The first bad day of the season so far. Word out of Newport was that they had good action down there this morning so the next batch of them is moving our way as these fish move from the south to the north. The Tacklebuster on a salmon/crab combo made things better though for the folks onboard by bringing back around 60 crabs.
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:30:40
A guy holds two of the crabs for the picture caught on the Morning Starthis morning. Each participant got 8-9 per person
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:28:38
All these crabs caught on the Morning Star was just short of 100 total..
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:27:09
This nice salmon was caught on the Amigo on a bottom fishing trip. It was the first salmon he ever caught.
Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:59:07
Bottom fishing semi-slow on some boats...
... and pretty good on others
We had a mixed bag out there this morning with a decent ocean but really windy conditions making things a little tough on fishing and passengers alike. The Amigo had a good catch of around 6-rockfish around this morning and one lucky passenger caught a 9-10 pound Coho salmon while bottom fishing. The Morning Star had an average trip on the rockfish but had a great trip on Crabs collecting just short of 100 of those critters and each participant got an average of 8-9 per person.
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 16:45:17
The Kadaho fishing salmon for the first time on this boat in 10 years boated 15 beautiful salmon as the picture above shows the happy crew displaying there catch. They also released 8-salmon with fins or at least the wrong fin so it was a pretty busy day on the "Big Blue Canoe" on Sunday morning.
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 15:11:26
A couple off the Tacklebuster this morning displaying there salmon for the camera
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 15:09:54
Salmon fishing really good today
The Tacklebuster was out on a 8-hour combo trip today, both salmon and bottom fishing and came home with a really good catch for his crew. They boated seventeen legal salmon and then went and came back with a limit of bottom fish for the folks as well. The had 5-throwback salmon and another 10+ on the lines that made it off the hooks on there own. Good day.
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 14:36:51
Good bottom fishing today on a big boat day
No small boats out today as the ocean on the inside was pretty rough with a 8-10 foot swell roughing up the Depoe Bay middle grounds and channel. Once you got outside th 1st buoy there was no wind and a almost flat ocean to fish on. The fishing was decent according to Captain Dustin of the Morning Star with near limits on the boat for those fishing but only a 2+ crab ratio today per person ads they could not put the crab pots anywhere close to the good shallow spots we've been fishing lately. Too much shoreline swell to have to deal with.
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 19:54:27
Good bottom fishing this morning
The bottom fishing turned out pretty good this morning with a limit for most of the passengers on the Tacklebuster and the boat was just a few fish short of a total boat limit. Not to many of the bottom fishing boats reporting in today.
The final Salmon report for the day was a few of our boats had good trips and a few others had tough trips. It pretty much comes down to the ones that get fortunate enough to get the ones with the clipped adipose fin. Some did and others didn't today.
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 13:34:50
Salmon fishing from the boats reporting was good this morning
Bottom fishing also very good
Better sign up with Tradewinds if you want to catch that salmon as limits was the word out of the TW office. The proof is in the above picture which came off the Starship this morning with all of there six passengers holding up there limit catch which included two nice Chinook salmon.
The bottom fishing from the radio chatter was good again with on of our 6-pac boats in by 9:30am with a limit and the Kadaho reported a nice catch of fish also.
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 19:46:17
Not much happened today....
...weather better tomorrow
The weather just got in the way of most everything today canceling our morning trips as we tried to run them later in the morning with not much weather luck. We we're able to get an afternoon fishing trip under the bridge however as the ocean began to improve. The weather for tomorrow looks much better with a possibility of a rising swell for Sunday. It's suppose to be summer here.
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 14:33:17
A collague of pictures from the Tacklebuster's spring Halibut season and it was a good one with lots of great looking fish caught this year.
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 07:52:27
Quick hitting summer storm delays our activities this morning till 9"30am
A summer storm hit the coastline rather unexpectantly this morning bringing rain, lots of wind and some wind driven seas so we delayed our departures until 9:30am to give it time to come down as it is forecasted. We will keep you up to date.
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 15:47:37
Now folks, this is what fishing is all about @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay. A young man had a great day on the Siamez catching salmon. Do you think he will remember this day ??
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 15:34:33
Salmon fishing slowed some this morning
Bottom fishing and crabbing remains strong
Hard to give a real accurate report on the salmon fishing as we still today had lots of action with lots of fish being reeled on and quite a few more being thrown back because of that adipose fin. But the take home fish today was down from previous days with the best score coming from Captain Rick on the Siamez with eight fish that visited with the filet knife after the trip was over. Some of those fish displayed in the above picture.
Bottom fishing was again very good with most of the boats fishing in one area this morning where fish were finning on the surface feeding on crab spawn most of the morning. Not a heavy bite as sometimes that can be but most of the boats limited on the rockfish or came very close. One of our 6-pac boats not only limited on rockfish but also boated a Lingcod limit as well. The Amigo also had a good trip with more the one Lingcod around for his folks, a good rockfish bite and a little more then 3-crabs per person coming out of the pots.
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 17:36:54
Tradewinds gets limits in the afternoon also as the SeaSondid the trick with a Salmon afternoon trip
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 17:35:38
How about this 9-10 pound Salmon caught on the SeaSon on a afternoon trip Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 14:38:29
TUNA season just as few days away
Reports are that the water temperature is looking good and that there were some modest scores coming from the four corners area about 25 mile or so off of Lincoln City. Tradewinds has there first Tuna trip scheduled for the first week of July and we are getting ready to go. There will be lots of trips scheduled from that point forward so get on our reservation sheet and get your Albacore for the season. The reports that are being given to me sounds like a good outlook for this summers season.
Bottom fishing excellent this morning
Crabbing also very good and getting better all the time
Salmon fishing loads of action but....
First off about the salmon bite. I will have to call it really good action with lots of pole take downs, people getting to reel on fish and land them and also lots of throwback fish. There is the problem of sorts as we area getting more then our share or take home fish but it seem where th pasty few days more are getting thrown back then someone introducing a filet knife to them. Both the Siamez and the Mariner were the Top Dogs out there again today but with a little more luck on the adipose fin could had been a lot better.
Bottom fishing was excellent today with three of our boats just a whisker shy of rock fish limits and two others with there limits. There were also some real nice Lingcod caught but that bite was down this morning possibly due to a heavy current that greeted us about an hour into the trip. None the less the Tacklebuster, SeaSon and the Kadaho had excellent trips with the Kadaho also pulling in over 60 crabs today. The Season had over a Lingcod around and the picture above off the SeaSon one passenger displays some of his catch this morning. .
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 16:07:22
Nice Cabezon caught briefly on the SeaSon this morning...quick picture and then back in the water until opening of the Cabezon season July 1st.
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 14:58:49
This really nice Chinook Salmon up over the 20-pound range was caught on the Sunrise yesterday on a salmon trip
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 14:57:26
A group on the Morning Star yesterday showing off there totes full of fish after the trips was over
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 14:55:36
Salmon fishing had lots of action today ...
...but to many throwbacks
Bottom fishing and crabbing remains very good
Bottom fishing and crabbing remains pretty good or even close to excellent these past few days with lots of Lingcod being caught after a few down days and the rockfish numbers are up to the limit levels. Crabbing continues to get better and better as showed with this picture from the Morning Star from yesterday with totes full of crab for the folks.
Salmon fishing still showing lots of fish out there but we ran into a bunch of them with the adipose fin attached today and had to throw back quite a few more then we were able to take back to the filet knife. This is normal though folks with some days are better then others with the adipose law. It almost seems like the ones without the fin run together and the ones who have it stay together. Hard to even believe that but sometimes it sure appears that way.
Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 15:53:46
The SeaSon had a nice catch of rockfish today limiting with lots of kids on his trip this morning. It was really fun as they got into a bunch of "finners" (top feeding bottom fish) that were really on the bite.
Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 15:51:47
It was "Kids Day" at Tradewinds as you can see by the pictures below as this one was on the SeaSon this morning
Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 15:06:27
Another one of the young fisherman on the Tacklebuster this morning
Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 15:04:55
Salmon stays pretty darn good
Bottom fishing ale very good +Lingcod + Crabs
The salmon continues to be fairly hot with times when the boats were getting 3-5 fish on at one time. Everyone is getting chances to reel in a fish and then of course we have to hope for the adipose fin to be missing in this summer fishery. The Sunrise had a decent catch with one really nice fat Chinook on deck. In the September fishery we will not have to worry about that. I know we had one boat that had around 12-15 keepers with lots of throwbacks.
The bottom fishing started off a little pokey and then got into 1st gear in a big way with pretty much limits around on the rockfish and a great assortment of Lingcod's. I did not hear many of the crab counts except for off the Tacklebuster who had 68 today. The picture above shows one of the Tacklebuster big time fisherman today who caught lots of fish this morning. Tradewinds more then anyone a family affair. One of our 6-pac boats had all the Lingcod except for one, a limit of rockfish and 5-6 crabs per person.
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 15:59:48
Someone is gonna enjoy crab for dinner like these caught on the SeaSon Sunday morning!!
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 15:58:40
How about this nice Lingcod caught Sunday morning on the SeaSon....Nice fish !!
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 15:33:57
In this picture are the 23 Coho salmon caught on the Mariner Sunday morning. He also had a really good catch or rockfish and some nice Lingcod as part of the 8-hr Salmon / bottom fish combo they just completed. The Mariner was the Top Dog out of Depoe Bay this morning after having a great salmon catch on Saturday as well.
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 13:02:42
Bottom fishing just a touch better then decent this morning
Salmon fishing very good again
Bottom fishing today was OK or shall we call it just OK. Cold water has the fish somewhat sluggish the last few days but as seems to happen, those that work hard at it by the end had a decent catch. There were some nice Lingcod reported and one of the 6-pacs had one ling around for his customers. The picture above off the Starship shows some folks displaying some of there catch this morning. Crabbing turned out to be good again with a nice average around the fleet per person.
Salmon fishing was very good again this morning with the understanding that if you catch too many of the ones with the "adipose fin" still attached it might not seem that way. One of our boats was top dog in Depoe Bay the Mariner with real close to 25 take home Coho salmon this morning. Lots and lots of action once again this morning.
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 05:30:51
Good bottom fishing Saturday
With all the talk centering on the salmon bite yesterday bottom fishing took a back seat at least for one day. The bottom fishing bite reported by Captain Dustin on the Morning Star was a good one with limits on the rockfish and some nice Lingcod also hitting the fish baskets. I also heard that crabbing remains really good as it has been the past few weeks.
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 13:32:22
A little more 1st day Salmon information
All of our 6-pac boats limited this morning with another out there this afternoon. The larger boats salmon fishing did not limit but had terrific trips with loads of action and also unfortunately loads of those adipose fin throw back fish. All in all a great morning and will let you know this evening about the afternoon bite and the bottom fishing results.
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:23:42
Salmon Fishing Opening Day
!!! WOW !!!
Fabulous opening day with great fishing. One of our boats was back in by 9:30am with a full limit and crew fish. The picture above is from that trip this morning. More later in the day.
Date: Friday, June 20, 2014 at 19:42:06
A family shows off some of there catch on the SeaSon this morning
Date: Friday, June 20, 2014 at 19:40:12
Decent on the rockfish - slower on the Lingcod....
The rockfish bite was decent today with mostly good scores on the boats out fishing today. The picture above shows a really nice Quilback rockfish caught on the Kadaho this morning. The Lingcod bit continues to be a little off since the minus tides started even though the tides are pretty much back to normal now. The SeaSon got a limit of rockfish and a few lingcod. Crabbing continues to improve with some good scores pretty much daily now.
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 19:57:57
Not a really heavy bite anywhere today
Though all of our trips were good ones they didn't get to the limit range we always like to shoot for but always knowing that somedays were not going to be as good as others. Our bottom fishing trips today I'm told were better then decent but were not li it trips even on the rockfish except for one of our 6-pac boats was able to get there. Heard crabbing was very good for the boasts that reported in but did not hear the entire fleet report.
We even came up a little short on the Halibut fishing but the Tacklebuster came closer then anyone did with catching 11 really nice fish but needed two more for a limit. Tomorrow is another day folks.
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:43:07
Fishing and whale watching combination
The SeaSon under the command of Captain Chet reported quite the trip this morning capturing a limit of rockfish, some Lingcod and crabs for the folks on board. They also had great whale watching with lots of whales reported around the boat most of the morning long. The crew onboard showing off some of there catch in the picture above.
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 17:58:03
A look at some of the totes full of fish caught on the Morning Star today
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 17:56:09
If it looks like a snake and it does as this Wolf Eel are not seen all that often and was caught on the Mariner today
They are not friendly creatures and you must be really careful with them. THE BITE!!!
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 17:51:14
Some of our crew Wednesday morning displaying some of there catch on the Kadaho today
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 17:49:46
Nice looking Copper rockfish caught on the Kadaho today
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 17:48:31
Nice looking Lingcod caught on the Amigo today
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 17:46:48
Excellent fishing today on all the boats
It was a great day of fishing on the Amigo, Morning Star, Mr Max, Kadaho and the SeaSon on a afternoon trip. There was a great variety of fish caught today with lots of color in the baskets as you can see from these beautiful Tiger rockfish caught on the Amigo this morning. They also had a terrific catch of Lingcod and quite a few Cabezon which of course had to be thrown back as the season opens for them on July 1st. The Mariner and Kadaho also had a good catch of rockfish and a few interesting looking ocean residents you will see in a picture above as well. The Morning Star also had a nice catch of rockfish and quite a few really nice Lingcod. One of our 6-pac boats caught a very near limit of Lingcod and just a few fish short of a rockfish limit. Great day....
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 14:21:05
Somewhat of a cranky ocean early on this morning
The ocean fooled the ocean weather forecasters (again) as we wok to a 7-8 foot swell and a middle grounds and bar crossing on the cranky side. It was obvious that after the tide change and it actually happened before that it was gonna smooth out an fit did. Good fish in g trips this morning with the SeaSon getting all his fish and some crabs for the folks and another 6-pac doing a two hour round trip limit day with rockfish and some Lingcod to boot. The Sunrise and the Tacklebuster also had good trips especially for those onboard who were able to get thru the cranky ocean initially and fish the entire trip.
Big Weekend coming up with Halibut Thursday thru Saturday and Coho salmon opening Saturday with Tuna just a few short days away from our first trips.
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 14:13:26
Crabbing on the rise....
...on the beach spots and out in front of the harbor
Crabbing might be a good thing to put on your trips as combos as they seem to be moving inshore finally as our scores up along the beaches in close have been very successful here lately with one boat in our fleet getting close to 70 I believe it was. Also our deeper water pots are starting to produce right out in front of the harbor so we will be putting some every day right out there also from this point forward. We had a feeling it was gonna happen real soon which is why we crab all year around when in season to keep an eye on the movement. Depoe Bay & Tradewinds, the crabbing capitol of the coast.
Date: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 16:53:30
Interesting morning out on the bottom fish reefs today
Interesting morning out on the bottom fish reefs today
If we were to count all of the fish on all of our boats out today around 9:30am over two hours into the trips you might (guessing here) have been able to count the fish caught altogether on one hand.
It was that slow.
Then we know why we spend five hours out there on a bottom fishing trip so to give the fish time to change there minds about feeding and being hungry. One of our 6-pacs ended up with 10 of the 12 Lingcod needed and about 6-rockfish around. I did not get any specifics from the other boats but did hear things were going much better towards the end as well. Crabbing on one boat was around 4-around today.
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 15:20:10
Amigo into the bottom fishing fun
Here and there in the summer months we get into the "finning bass" a huge bunch of bottom fish finning on the surface feeding off of crab spawn and other assorted "yummie" things swimming around out there. Instead of dropping too the bottom you spin cast for them and as soon as the jig head hits the surface of the water you begin to reel back. If they are feeding like they were on the Amigo this morning they bite often and hard. Lots of fun on the Amigo today.
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 14:28:10
Father & son Dad's Day Lingcod off the SeaSon today
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 14:26:46
Nice China rock bottom fish off the Tacklebuster today
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 14:24:51
Fishing good and crabbing good today
Sounded like a good day out there with all the boats reporting in having limits or very close to limits of all the rockfish they were allowed with a slower catch of the Lingcod taking place. Sounded like halfway thru the trip the current picked up significantly which can easily effect the Lingcod catch. The picture above off the Mariner shows totes of fish and crab ready to come home. Also heard from the Tacklebuster and the Mariner that crabbing was very good with scores around 3+ per person.
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 07:22:34
Happy Dad's Day Folks
Lots of dad's out on the water fishing with Tradewinds this morning on a simply beautiful ocean. Hope they all catch bunches of fish and enjoy a fish barbecue this afternoon.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 19:06:52
Afternoon trips very successful
Lots of fish caught on the afternoon trips as we had lots of boats out on there 2nd GO's today. Not sure exactly the catch report but sounds like lots of fish biting and crabbing about average for the day around 2+ Brad on the Mr Max reports. Also did hear that the Morning Star was the "Big Crab Dog" today bringing home over fifty this afternoon.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 17:00:52
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 16:59:44
Captain Chet on the SeaSon showoff one of the nice rockfish caught on a afternoon trip as the couple display there catch...The Season had a limit of fish on the afternoon trip
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 16:35:47
Lots & Lots of Halibut quota still remains
Next 3-day opener June 19-20-21
Well folks with the windy and rough oceans during last weeks 3-day Halibut opener the bigger boats were the only ones capable of getting out there so only 8% more of the quota was landed leaving 42% more to catch. We might see this keep going for another two (2) 3 day openers. The next one is this next Thursday, Friday & Saturday June 19th, 20th & 21st. Give us a call and get your reservations in as space is very limited in particular on Saturday with the 2014 salmon season opener happening on the same day.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 16:30:02
A few more boat reports just in
The Mariner and the Amigo reported in with a decent catches of rockfish today and a some really nice Lingcod even though the bite is down a bit on the "toothy critters" the past few days. Many of the passengers limited on there rockfish where others had smaller catches. Might have something to do with the rougher waters we have been experiencing during that time or it might be that they were not very hungry. Crabbing also dropped off a little during this same period with somewhere around 2-crabs per participating passenger.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 13:53:23
Better ocean today (sorta)
The ocean was certainly better as all of the big boats got out but the 6-pac boats were all restricted till about 10am. The ocean on the outside was really nice but the bar was still rather on the rough side especially with the big minus tide this morning. By that time many of the passengers for small boats had either gone home waited till 10am or went on the big boats.
Fishing however from the few reports that I did gather in was pretty darn good. The Tacklebuster limited his 25 passengers in less then two hours of fishing. (He had that many people because of the 6-pac restriction). They had a nice bunch of Lingcod and the picture shows a really-really nice Quilback rockfish above. Didn't as of yet hear anything about crabbing but probably will later.
Date: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 17:20:02
It was a day of surrender
Fishing, whale watching no matter what was a NO GO today. A little to much wind rain and hazardous seas did us in today. These systems unlike winter storms are fast moving in the summer months and by later in the afternoon the ocean was looking much better. Tomorrow looks really good with a five foot swell and winds 5-10 knots. Good to go tomorrow. See ya then...
This is an exciting time of the year with bottom fishing going strong, crabbing looks like its improving, salmon fishing opens next Saturday June 21st and Tuna just a few days after that.
Tradewinds Depoe Bay has only one (1) reason to choose us over all the competition out there. "We are just the best in our craft in what we do year in and year out". Don't believe this writing either you have to just come out and see for yourself. Customer service is our number one priority. Do we fail once in a white, of course we do but not because of lack of effort. Best bottom fishing on the coast, best salmon fishing, best by far in Tuna and Halibut and were the only ones who go and give crabbing a chance. It has been a little slow starting out but improving now. Lots to choose from so join the Tradewinds team and get all your information here on this website "Fair & Balanced".
Date: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 06:41:27
Morning trips Friday a NO GO
Woke to a wall of wind and heavy seas around Depoe Bay on Friday morning so all of our trips cancelled out and we will see about the afternoon goes. Hoping for this system which was not really suppose to push thru until tonight makes tomorrows weather better as the forecast is indicating at this time.
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 14:38:02
It was a tough ocean today
Started the morning out on a pretty nice ocean with a little light mist in the air but the ocean was pretty much flat. The fishing started out pretty good then about two hours into the trip the wind came up and was gusting over 30 knots a good majority of the time. The fleet was able to get quite a few fish those that stuck in out with the rods and reels and not just the wind as it was raining quite hard as well. The Amigo folks for those who toughed it out limited on rockfish and there were 12+ nice Lingcod in there fish baskets as well. One of our 6-pacvs limited on rockfish and had 4-5 Lingcod on deck. The Sunrise had a really good catch of rockfish and the Tacklebuster recorded the best score of the young summer so far with 66-crabs. Crabbing there past few days is showing some signs of summer time improvement. This weather is suppose to blow thru our area tonight and be nicer tomorrow.
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 14:17:54
Fishing got back to normal today after a few just average days
The ocean was beautiful, the weather was beautiful and the fishing got back to normal. All of the boats out today had really good rockfish catches either limits or very close to limits. The Lingcod bite was back to pretty close to where it was and crabbing was actually pretty good today.
The crabbing is finding loads of crabs in the pots even though quite a number of them are female crabs. Mixed in there are some really nice jumbo male crabs and some smaller legal male crabs. It might just be improving.
As we mentioned the Lingcod catch was much better today with quite a few of them coming over the rails with a limit on one of the 6-pac boats. The picture above shows another nice Chinook salmon which was scaled around 30 pounds caught on the Mariner (AGAIN - 2nd trip in a row). Don't book a Chinook salmon trip just go on a bottom fish trip with Captain Dan out of Tradewinds and catch one there (He He) !!
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 17:36:43
Nice Lingcod caught on the SeaSon Tuesday
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 15:15:54
Some boats still found that race horse current this morning
Lingcod fishing on a whole this morning was slower then it has been for a long time and it is not to far of a stretch to blame that on this heavy current. Keeping even 6-8 ounces on the bottom where they live is a difficult task. Were still getting some rockfish numbers but even that is off a little. We had some boats this morning around the fleet which got in the right spot and did good but we have been so good recently with not only rockfish limits but lots of "COD".
Interesting to note that the currents were still running hard up north of Depoe Bay and normal running currents were present in a report from one of our boats south of the harbor. Fishing sounded a little better down there this morning but not near the Lingcod bite presents itself down there normally and the rockfish can be wormy. Pick a few scattered worms out and they are just fine but passengers just don't like them. So most of the time we stay out of the south territory. Sorry folks but fishing is just not good every day.
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 13:50:48
Another nice ocean and good fishing
Captain Brad on the Mr Max reported in with a nice catch of rockfish and some nice crab for the folks participating. The picture above shows some of those fish and crab off the Mr Max this morning. One of our 6-pacs also had a limit catch of rockfish and some really nice Lingcod to boot.
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 16:58:10
Here is a picture of that "Sweet Looking Chinook Salmon" caught on the Mariner this morning...WOW
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 16:34:21
How about that kelp bed !!
Captain Dan on the Mariner had a great trip this morning more then likely fishing in his favorite fishing hole well known to the TW fleet as the "kelp beds". It is usually good fishing even though it will take lots and lots of your lead lures. Very "catchy" bottom there. It is a spot up north which except for the TW fleet is "super secret" and the past few days has been producing not only near limits of rockfish but lots of Lingcod. Nineteen today for the Mariner which was short of his thirty just the other day. Still pulling just short of 50 the past two trips is great fishing. Just to top things off one of the passengers caught a 20+ Chinook salmon. Crabbing was at 1-per participant but returned back over 150 females. Good for the future but were looking for the guy crabs.
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 14:10:17
Slow fishing in the beginning....
.... and therm it heated up
The Morning Star reported that fishing began quite slow today and then it got going later in the trip and produced almost a limit of rockfish for the boat with a heavy current for the third straight day. . There were a few nice Lingcod caught as well. Crabbing was just OK with 22-crabs landed for 11-passengers for a 2-crabs per person average.
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 14:09:53
SeaSon out today on 2014 maiden voyage
The SeaSon under the leadership of Captain Chet ventured out on the first trip of the newly re-furbished SeaSon today. Tradewinds will display proudly the 6-pac with loads of fishing room and a door on the side for easy boarding for anyone and everyone. They had a good trip today with lots of rockfish. The picture above shows a LIngcod caught by the lady in the picture and she couldn't wait to get it onto the dinner table.
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 13:17:11
How about a 2.9 knot drift folks !!
Yesterday we had a heavy current which made fishing difficult but today we had a current better then a half knot higher then yesterday. It fell just short of a 3.0 knot current. Heard some of the guys say that they have not seen a 3.0 knot current in many a year. Quite remarkably or credit to the captains we still had a pretty good day. Lots of rockfish and Lingcod were caught on all of the boats today with one 6-pac collecting a passenger limit of Lingcod and two more for the crew. The Lingcod were mostly nice sized ones like the one in the picture caught by this young man off the Tacklebuster today. Crabbing from the boats I heard from was between 2-3 crabs per person. Not great but certainly better then what it has been on some days.
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 20:22:57
The Kadaho catch and the happy gang of fishermen who were onboard Saturday.
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 20:21:38
The Tacklebuster complete catch on Saturday.
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 20:20:14
How about these three nice fish and happy fishermen caught on the TacklebusterSaturday.
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 20:18:08
Halibut fishing was a hard working day out there...
...but the TW fleet got the job done
The Halibut pictured above was one of the nice fish caught on the Tacklebuster Saturday. The ocean was a bit on the nautical side but Captain JT on the Tacklebuster and Captain Roman on the Kadaho got the job done with crew fish.
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 15:26:57
Crazy fishing today in lots of ways
Honestly speaking it was not the nicest ocean you would ever want to see with very little swell maybe 4-5 foot but lots of wind waves. It just made it uncomfortable and to top that off we began the fishing with a current around 1.2 knots and ended with it over 2-knots. That folks is a smoking northerly drift. The fishing was weird as the Mariner had an all time best Lingcod catch with around 30-Lingcod for the boat. He caught enough rockfish but had more Lingcod then rockfish I believe he said. That is very unusual. One of our 6-pac boats limited his Lingcod passengers and boat crew and thru back a lot of keepers. They had almost a limit of rockfish as well. It was a tough ocean day but most of the boats I heard about did fairly week today. Better ocean forecast for tomorrow.
Heard all of our Halibut boats limited out and were on there way back as of 2:30pm or so. Probably have more information and pictures later.
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 20:50:33
How about another "Big Boy" caught on the Tacklebuster Friday...would you rather have one of these or a sea bass??
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 20:49:06
How about this "Bad Boy" caught on the Tacklebuster Friday
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 20:47:00
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 20:45:03
Halibut Friday a good oneE
Tradewinds had another great Halibut day with lots of TW Halibut enthusiasts out offshore looking for the big flat fish and we found them for all. The picture above shows the happy folks that were onboard the Kadaho as they limited the boat and also for the crew. The Tacklebuster also limited his crew and have some pictures also above with some of there fish caught.
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 14:32:36
Hit & miss fishing today
All of the TW boats out there today had decent fishing but some did better if you just happened to be on the right spot at the right time. For about the third day in a row the Lingcod fishing was slower today with decent but NO limits of rockfish hitting the decks this morning. Not much swell left from a few days back but the wind is still there as it comes up about half way thru the morning trips and the belief is that the water temperature might the a factor. Just a few days ago we were seeing water temps in the high 50's and now it wouldn't surprise anyone to see some water temps in the high 40's. North winds blowing pretty steady for long periods of time will do that. It only means that we are just going to have to work harder to get them to bite.
Hopefully some Halibut information on todays trips later in the evening.
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 18:40:27
Late report on todays fishing
Late report in off the Morning Star who reported a limit of rockfish and actually came home a little early as they were fighting a north wind that was described as really cold especially for this time of the year. The picture above shows a gentleman who caught a nice lingcod which was one of the few caught. The lingcod fishing these past few days with the wind and swell earlier in the week has been really south of what we were doing lately. Hopefully as soon as the weather calms a bit they will get back on the bite as before.
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 15:55:33
No fishing reports today
Had boats out today but no reports yet to report. I guess that could mean fishing was a little slow or just not reported. The ocean sure is a lot better but it is still pretty windy out there. It seems to get lighter somewhat overnight but looks like it will be breezy thru the weekend. Halibut trips and bottom fishing trip scheduled for tomorrow.
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11:11:57
Ocean better today...
...fishing still pretty strong
The ocean improved quite a bit from the day before with the swell down and improvement in the forecast right into the weekend. The Morning Star boated a limit of rockfish today but like yesterday the Lingcod bite was off some with just a few in the fish totes today.
Halibut three day opener starts up again tomorrow so we are open all day for any last minute reservations so give us a call as we still have some spots available for Thursday and Friday.
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 16:28:36
Halibut weekend June 19th,20th & 21st....
...some spots have opened up
We have some spots that we created on all three days of probably the last 3-day spring opener for 2014 for that Halibut you need for your freezer. Give us a call ASAP or make your reservation over the Tradewinds website reservation system. Fill out the information and we will get back to you.
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 14:35:17
Forecast better after Tomorrow (Wednesday)
The daily afternoon NOAA forecast just came out and the wind forecast all the way thru the weekend they were predicting has been reduced quite a bit. So after another rather unusual large swell forecasted for tomorrow we should be a lot better beginning on Thursday thru the weekend. Hope-Hope !!!
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 13:47:27
Good fishing today on an unusual ocean
On a quite unusual ocean today for this time of year with a large swell we still had a very good fishing trip. Thank goodness out where we fish there was no wind and the long ocean swell that was there was easily managed. That made for good conditions for the folks onboard the Mr Max and we had a near limit of rockfish and well over 6+ fish around. The Lingcod were a little un-hungry today with just a few caught on the trip. Crabbing was slow also as because of the swell we had to put the pots out in deeper water then the shallow waters we have been working lately.
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 15:59:05
The picture off the Kadaho shows some rockfish and Lingcod catches which was part of a super Lingcod catch and just short of a rockfish limit on this boat Sunday morning.
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 15:24:13
Spots open for HALIBUT Thursday and Friday
Remember folks we have another three day opener for HALIBUT this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday (June 5-6-7) and probably this three day opener and one more later in June might be it for the spring season. If you want that flat fish now is the time as the weather looks good and we are catching the fish on our boats. I know we have spots available for Thursday and Friday but pretty full for Saturday with just a few spots left for that day.
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 14:48:54
Good Sunday bottom fishing with Tradewinds
Had five boats out today and it sounded like good fishing on all of the boats. We were radio fishing today and listening into the boats transmissions and from what they were saying it was a good day on all of the boats as they all were reporting good rockfish catches with lots of those drifts that were producing 15-20 fish per drift. The Lingcod catch sounded decent but no great scores produced. One of our 6-pac boats came within whisker of a Lingcod limit and ended up close to 5-6-rockfish around. The crabbing in on the beach as one report said there were lots of crabs in the pots they were pulling up with quite a few female/male mix so sounded like decent crabbing but no records being set.
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 17:41:07
Tacklebuster with a quick rockfish limit Saturday morning
The Tacklebuster collected a quick 1-hr limit on the rockfish this morning and then spent the rest of the trip looking for the Lingcod and caught some really nice ones along the way. The picture above shows one of those nice "Cod".
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 16:28:38
Nice trip on the Kadaho Saturday
A couple of happy fisherman off the Kadaho in the picture above holding there Lingcod and one real nice quill back rockfish. They also had a good variety of coppers and bass along with somewhere around 1-2 "Lings" per person. Good day out there.
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 13:00:37
It was Lady Day on the Mr Max Saturday
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:34:22
Crabbing showing some signs of improving
The past week or so there have been more decent days then bad days which hopefully means that as the summer begins it might (hopefully) get even better. We've had some decent scores up around the 3-4 per person range on some of the trips with some of the other trips not as good. Improvement is improvement though and today Mr Max boated 34 of those legal guys. Thats better!!!
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:22:18
One of the Morning Star passengers displaying a really nice Vermillion rockfish
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:20:57
Nice green Lingcod caught on the Morning Star Saturday morning...one of many !!
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:18:43
Saturday reports beginning to come in....
....and it sounds like good fishing
It sounds like from the first reports to come in that fishing was really good Saturday morning with some limits on the rockfish and the others sounded really close to a rockfish limits. Lingcod catches sounded really good with the Sunrise reporting excellent Lingcod catches along with the Morning Star as well. The picture above shows one of those nice Lingcod caught on the Sunrise.
Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 14:31:28
Windy out there but decent fishing
The ocean started out really nice and flat and even though no swell came up it did get quite windy towards the end of the trip. With all of that the Mariner was able to get a limit of rockfish for the folks and I thought I heard some Lingcod as well. Crabbing turned out pretty good today with those crabbing taking home four per person.
Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 07:15:54
50% of the Halibut quota still remains
We still have spring season Halibut to catch with fifty percent of the quota still out there. So make sure that you make your reservations for next weeks three day opener June 5th, 6th, and 7th (Thursday-Friday-Saturday). If there still is quota left after that then make plans for June 19, 20, and 21. Chances are if we do get to the late June opener that would be the final opener so if you have not caught your Halibut yet this year this might the the final chance till the summer August 1st and 2nd dates.
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:25:30
Good fishing and good news about crabbing hopefully for the future
Our boat out fishing today looked like from above the filet tables that it was a limit or near limit on the rockfish with some Lingcod mixed in there as well. Lots of crab on the boat also with one large tote full of them. That is good news as we have noticed a little better luck here in the past week. Lets hope it keeps improving as summer nears.
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:53:16
Very wet Wednesday morning but the fish must like rainy weather
As you can see from the picture above of a couple of happy fisherman off the Mr Max Wednesday morning displaying there Lingcod catch. Good fishing on all of our boats on Wednesday with limits on the rockfish but the Lingcod were somewhat off the bite for the first time in a week or so. It was a very wet morning but when the showers stopped at times for 20 minutes or so the sun came out and it was just beautiful out there and quite warm. One of our boats also got the extra special treat of seeing very close up a pod or Orca whales. There were three adults and one calf.
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 14:15:16
Another good fishing day for Tradewinds
Good fishing out on the pond Tuesday morning with Captain Rick on the Siamez catching a quick limit on the rockfish in the 1st hour of the trip and then worked hard for a few hours more to put some Lingcod on the boat for the folks. Captain Booner with the Mariner came up just four fish short of a rockfish limit and boated 11-nice Lingcod along with 32 crabs. One of our 6-pac boats also came within a few fish of a rockfish limit and had 10 really nice Lingcod for his passengers and close to 5-crabs around today for those on the boat crabbing.
Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 at 14:01:44
Mr Max slays the bottom fish on Monday
On a beautiful Memorial Day Monday the Mr Max and one of our 6-pacs hit the ocean bottom fishing grounds and slayed the rockfish and had good Lingcod catches. That included the "big boy" in the picture above....The young lady who caught it in the picture had trouble getting the tail off the ground. Crabbing was about 2-3 per person today.
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 17:36:32
Have A Terrific Memorial Day Holiday
We honor our military men and women
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 13:59:12
This hanger Lingcod weighed in at the 31-pound mark-True weight....
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 13:58:05
Nice Tiger rockfish caught on one of our 6-pac boats Sunday
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 13:56:31
Showing off thier Lingcods Sunday morning on the Mr Max
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 13:55:05
Nice Lingcod landed on the Tacklebuster
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 13:52:47
Lots of great fishing out there Sunday on the bottom fishing reefs
Pretty good crabbing also
As it has been for the past few weeks the rockfish catch right along with the Lingcod catch has been just a little short of spectacular. It seems everyone in the Tradewinds fleet is not afraid of sharing there spots as it was today. Everyone was catching but the Mariner found the big bite and after a reasonable catch first half of the trip for nice rockfish and Lingcod everyone converged on Mariner Reef as I will call it for the final "most rods bending-limit the boat" action in order to go home. In the picture above a really nice Lingcod landed by this very happy lady on the Sunrise today.
Crabbing sounded pretty darn good today as with the flat oceans lately we are able to get into really shallow water where they seem to be and the scores are improving.
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 17:19:25
One of the Halibut boats back in port
The Tacklebuster back in port with 17-Halibut onboard and one of them pushing a little over 50 pounds was the report. The picture above shows one of the nice grade Halibut caught on Saturday.
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 15:16:22
Another bottom fishing and crab report for Saturday
The Mariner just reported in with a Saturday bottom fishing and crab report with a limit of nice rockfish and 1-Lingcod per rod this morning. They also had a good crab day by this years standards with 3+ per passenger.
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:54:45
The picture above are full fish tortes off the Mr Max Saturday morning and the below picture is a photo off yesterday's catch on the Kadaho out at the Halibut grounds.
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:51:48
Saturday great bottom fishing with TW
Halibut Day also
The picture above shows why it was such a great fishing day with fishing totes full of passenger fish. This picture was off the Mr Max who had terrific rockfish catches and Lingcod. The Sunrise had 20 limits of rockfish for a boat limit and 20-Lingcod to go along with his catch. One of our 6-pac's came within a few rockfish short of as limit and also had a boat and crew limit of Lingcod. Crabbing was a wee-bit better today with an average around 2+ crabs per person.
The Halibut were still out there at 1pm and we will give you that report later in the day.
Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 15:26:45
Nice looking hanger Lingcod caught on the Morning Star Friday morning. The Morning Star ended up with some really nice Lingcod a good catch of rockfish and about 2+ crabs per person.
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