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Daily Fishing Report 2016

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 14:50
Current Report:
Sounded like a fair day on the bottom fishing reefs

First off the word on the bottom fishing boats was that the Salmon were even swarming around the boats this morning and that the sport boats we heard from had good salmon trips with lots of them biting. It has truly been a strange summer/fall of Salmon fishing

The bottom fishing from the reports I was able to hear was that the fishing was pretty good with most folks on the boats doing fairly well Sunday morning. Ther 6-pac boat reported a quick limit on rockfish with Lingcod as well.

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 17:16
Current Report:
A mixed bag Saturday morning

It was a big boat morning on Saturday as the bar crossing was quite rough for anyone crossing so all of the small charter boats and recreational craft stayed tied to the docks. The word was once the boats got up north a ways it mellowed out quite a bit and from there as the morning progressed turned into a pretty nice ocean. The return home bar crossing was very smooth. As far as the fishing went it was a mixed bag with some of the boats doing quite well and others not as well. It has been that way here the past month mostly with having to be in the right spot to do real well or just an average trip. No word on the crabbing today but the past week or so the crabbing is around 5+ per person which is down quite a bit from where it has been most of the summer. No surprise here as the fall normally shows the crabbing slacking off some.

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 12:12
Current Report:

Two of the twelve limit the boat Salmon caught Thursday on our 6-pac boat

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 06:59
Current Report:
Good day to take a day off

Sounds like a nice day to stay on the docks as we are expecting rain and pretty gusty winds today. So the office decided to give us all a day off and will see you all Saturday morning.

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 17:06
Current Report:
Great Salmon fishing !!...

....bottom fishing and crab good also

The bottom fishing and crabbing was decent today with the bite good in some spots and not so good in others. Keep moving around though and you wil find those sweet spots. Crabbing also was like it has been pretty good even though lots of females and younger crabs beginning to show up in the pots. Long range that is a good thing.

Our 6-man boat on a 8-hour Salmon fishing, bottom fishing and crab trip limited on the Salmon side with really beautiful fish with an average maybe around 11 pounds for the 12 fish. Some were a little smaller and some were up above 12 pounds. Really fat pigs as they should be this time of year.

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 14:06
Current Report:
Nice ocean and good fishing Wednesday

We got out of the rough ocean mode finally after 3-4 days and had a nice ocean today and the fishing was very good also. The fishing totes looked pretty full for just about everyone from the observations that I was able to see and some nice Lingcod also. Crabbing has slowed some since the great summer we had but is still pretty darn good. The ocean weather for Thursday sounds good but a little unsettled after that thru the weekend.

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 07:56
Current Report:
Another bad ocean morning

We are hopeful for the ocean to mellow by mid-day but right now we are looking at a 9-foot swell which kept the boats on the docks for the 2nd day in a row. The forecast calls for nice conditions beginning tomorrow so lets look forward to some good ocean fishing beginning Wednesday.

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 15:03
Current Report:
Sorry my mistake....

...8am departure time

I said earlier that the new departure time for fishing trips was to begin on Tuesday September 29th. I was right on the day of the week but wrong on the number. The real change over to the 8am departure time is Tuesday, September 27th.

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:52
Current Report:
New departure times announced

Beginning next Tuesday, September 29th our fishing departure times will be at 8am as our present times are rubbing right up against the morning still being dark. The only exception will be the 8-hour offshore Lingcod trips which will still be leaving at daybreak right around 7am.

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 07:55
Current Report:
No fishing today

Though the official beginning of Fall begins Thursday, September 22nd it sure is looking like Fall as all of the boats in the harbor appear to have cancelled any fishing trips for the day. Rough bar conditions and a moderate swell dominate the ocean conditions today. The forecast is saying that Wednesday all will be better for a few days with growing swell again for Friday.

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 13:23
Current Report:
A few days of nautical oceans

Wer did have one boat out Sunday morning on a bottom fishing trip and thus far no word on how that trip went. It was a drizzly, foggy morning and the ocean had a pretty decent swell on it so certainly was not what the ocean has been like for the past few months. Sounds like Wednesday everything will be back to nice conditions with a little more of what we saw today Monday and Tuesday.

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:07
Current Report:
Salmon improvement and limits on rockfish

Out of the blue the Salmon fishing improved. Just when you thought that the Salmon season was all but over they showed up again. Not in huge numbers but we kept everyone on the boats interested and watching rods. Lots of "swings and misses" but quite a few really-really nice Salmon put into nets on the two boats out Salmon fishing this morning.

It was a rainly windy day out there today so having a rain jacket on was a must. The bottom fishing was extra good today with all of the boats recording limits from the radio chatter with a few Lingcod in the mix. Crabbing as it has been was also very good.

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 14:05
Current Report:
Slow day on the Salmon but a good bottom fishing bite

Salmon has slowed down considerably since the good opening week of the September fishery but the fish that are getting into the net are really nice big fish. Problem is there are not enough of them.

Bottom fishing on the other hand today started out slow and ended up with a really good catch. Crabbing also remains strong with another good day of pulling pots.

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 20:14
Current Report:
Thursday morning fish report

We had boats bottom fishing and Salmon fishing this morning and from all reports the bottom fishing was really great especially when the fish were on the bite early in the morning. They were up on the surface finning and normally when they do that it is a circus of catching fish.

The Salmon fishing was slow with three being caught and another being thrown back in. It was a legal fish to keep but was one of next year's fish and we thought we would just catch it next season. It swam away and said good-by.

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 20:11
Current Report:

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Current Report:
Good fishing Wednesday

Our boats bottom fishing Wednesday morning had good to very good trips catching rockfish and Lingcod and the crabbing of course as it has been was very good. One of our boats came really close to a limit of rockfish and had 4-5 Lingcod in the boat by trips end which actually ended an hour early as the south winds was whipping up the waters quite a but late in the morning. All is suppose to be much better by tomorrow. Looking at the waters this afternoon that transition has already taken place. We have some Salmon ships heading out tomorrow as well as bottom fishing boats also so hopefully some "slippery's" are still in the area.

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Current Report:
Salmon on the return

There only half way thru the morning trip and already quite a few salmon have taken refuge onboard the Mariner. So after a few days of missing Salmon we are finding them again. Good news and a final report later in the day.

Date: Monday, September 12, 2016
Current Report:
General fishing update over past few days

The word out there right now is that fishing for Salmon has slowed considerably. After a week and a day of good September Salmon fishing with really nice sized fish they have moved out of our area it appears. We have had quite a bit of northerly winds, which have cooled down the water quite a bit, and maybe that’s the reason. It could also mean that the fish have moved close to the eventual place where they run up the rivers and that certainly is far from anyone’s thinking that it could be close to Depoe Bay. We will let you know if it improves.

Bottom fishing is really good right now with quite a good number of Lingcod also being caught as the catching has improved since a slower last half of August. Crabbing also remains very good.

Date: Sunday, September 4, 2016
Current Report:
Happy days on the planet

Was talking to one of our skippers Captain Dan owner/operator of the Mariner who for the 2nd straight day had a really good Salmon catch. He told me that he had his best trip of the summer with over half the Salmon, well over half of the crabs and a slew of bottom fish. That was the captain talking right? Well take a look at the picture above taken by our office staff as this couple as it was stated to me "happiest fisherman on the planet" as they show off their Salmon, lots of Sea bass, Lingcod and a load of crabs. What a day!! No one tries harder everyday then the skippers at TW to give our clients more "happy days on this planet".

Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016
Current Report:
There be Salmon

We got a really nice surprise this morning with some September Salmon showing up right out in front of the harbor out a few miles. One of our boats (Mariner) got just a little over one per rod on an average which is so much better then what the summer Salmon season which ended in August provided. Nice looking fish also from what I was told.

The bottom fishing was decent today but one of those days that you had to work hard with that rod and reel to put some fish in your tote. Did hear some nice Cabezon were caught but not much in the Lingcod department. Crabbing remains really good maybe up around 8+ per person.

Date: Friday, September 2, 2016
Current Report:
51 Tuna caught today on the Mr Max...

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 17:42
Current Report:
Saturday afternoon boats had good trips

All of the TW boats out in the afternoon had pretty good trips with the average for the rockfish averaging around 6-fish per customer plus a few Cabezon were reported. Crabbing was around 6 or 7 per angler.

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 14:04
Current Report:
The weather report got it wrong this morning

The forecasted weather was a little off the mark this morning as it seemed to be much wetter out there then they were talking about and the winds were quite a bit more then what we expected. That didn't stop a really motivated TW fleet this morning as we all had good trips and one of the boats had a really good number of Lingcod as well. Lots of rockfish were biting this morning on all of the boats and the crabbing had a really good morning with the larger boats hauling in 100 or more and the one smaller boat with less pots had around 60. Good day !!!

Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 at 16:20
Current Report:
Back to being in the right spot

The reports handed into me today was that the four big boats out had good trips but some had great trips. It was another one of those days where if you happened to drop into the right spot the fish "bit like fleas". If you were elsewhere as we can't all fish the same exact spot you caught fish but not like the hungry fleas. Crabbing after only a decent day yesterday returned to "lights out" crabbing today.

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 12:24
Current Report:
Beautiful day....

...beautiful ocean....

....great fishing....

....excellent crabbing !!

Bliue skies and a breathless day must have put the fish into a good mood as our boats either limited or had really good trips. Not a great many Lingcod came back to port but there were a decent number with some Cabezon in the mix. Crabbing as it has been all summer remains really good.

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 19:13
Current Report:
Wednesday fishing report

One boat out this morning and another out on an afternoon trip and from all reports pretty good fishing but not quite as good as the day before. Crabbing was excellent again with scores around 6-7 per person on an average.

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 15:15
Current Report:
Good Tuesaday fishing

Two boats out on the reefs bottom fishing on Tuesday and the boats came back with good catches mostly rockfish and one boat reported only a few fish short of a limit. The Lingcod catch somewhat slow with 5-keepers on the boat. Crabbing remains very consistent with one boat bringing home over 120 of the pinching critters.

Date: Monday, August 22, 2016 at 12:28
Current Report:
A good Monday

The Morning Star was out on the bottom fishing reefs and came home early (just a little bit) with a load of bottom fish. That would be a limit. Crabbing was also good with participants on the boat sharing 75 really nice crabs. Good day !!!

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 16:21
Current Report:
Some more website issues

Sorry about the fishing reports that are missing folks. We are having some unknown issues with for no reason it appears all of the reports back to early August seem to disappear. Some smart people are working on it. The quick update I can give you is that the crabbing like it has been all summer long is terrific. The big boasts on a continuous basis are bringing in large amount so cabs with some boats consistently over 100 per day. It has been really good. With all of the fishing we do (crabbing-bottom fishing-Salmon fishing-Tuna fishing-Halibut fishing) we very rarely have a season when all of them are good all season long. There always seems to be some that are better then others and then the next season the reversal happens. Here lately the bottom fishing has been sporadic from boat to boat like it was today. You get in the right spot and we have terrific trips where another boat basically in the same area not as well. That’s fishing folks.

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 15:36
Current Report:
Sunday report

Had a good day of fishing on Sunday but it was another one of those days where you had to get to that sweet spot. If you did then you were one of the big boats that limited or had really good trips or just an average one. Weird morning trips here lately but really good afternoon goes. Normally its opposite. Crabbing stays teriffic with the boats coming in with overt 100 crabs on some of them.

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 14:25
Current Report:
Weird swell and pretty good fishing

Really a nice wind free ocean out there this morning but there was a weird swell sometimes approaching 7-foot and more once in a while that had much of the radio chatter attention today. They were calling it a pre-fall swell which by the looks of things is not that far away. Anyhow not a heavy bite but for those that kept aftert it the entire trip the rewards were pretty good with a good number of fish caught. No news on the Lingcod score today but the crabbing was once again excellent.

Date: Monday, August 8, 2016 at 15:49
Current Report:
It depended on a few things this morning

Once in a while where you are and who your with might make for a good or not so good day. Today we had three boats out and one did Great, another did pretty good and another not so pretty good. The strange thing was we were all fishing in the same area up north of Depoe Bay. Right place and right time morning. Crabbing was almost the reverse of that. The Great fishing boat did good on crabbing, the not so great fishing boat did Great on crabbing and the pretty good boat did pretty good on crabbing. Fun day anyhow on a really nice ocean.

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 15:47
Current Report:
2016 Summer Salmon season closes

The summer salmon season ended today, Sunday, August 7th and will re-open September 3rd with the only difference is that we do not have to worry about that adipose fin. Lets hope another difference is there are fish to catch. Any salmon caught we can keep as long as it is the proper length. That late in the summer hard to find a Salmon less then the required length. Tradewinds ran one (1) Salmon trip all summer long that being opening day, June 25th. The last time we did worse then that was one summer quite a few years ago when the season was closed all summer long and that year we ran zero trips. Our office should be commended for telling people the total truth on the prospect of catching any Salmon and everyone opted to either wait to see if it improved or to go bottom fishing or something else. Our office wants our passengers to feel like they are being taken care of and not to waste money on a virtual zero prospect of having a boat having a good trip. We are not saying anything about other charter places that chose to run them only that we opted to do it this way. Hopefully we will find not only some fish in September but with not having to worry about the adipose fin at least give our customers a fighting chance to take home a fish.

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 12:43
Current Report:
Light rain and a little wind but a good bite today

All of our boats out today and from a little radio chatter I heard most if not all the ships had a decent to good bite this morning. Quite a good number of bass caught with the normal assortment of Lingcod also on the filet table. Saw the crab cookers carrying up three totes of crabs off of one boat so shall we assume it was another stealler day pulling crab traps.

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 12:40
Current Report:
Sounded like a decent day on the fishing grounds

Sounded like over the radio chatter that the fishing was decent today with some average catches of rockfish and an above average hooking of Lingcod today. Crabbing as it has been was pretty darn good again today.

Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:39
Current Report:
Friday was not a nice summer day

Everything cancelled on Friday as the ocean was not very cooperative and never came close to the improvement which was forecasted from Thursday's rough seas. The weekend into next week look very much improved so lets hope that this comes up true.

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 13:14
Current Report:
Not totally sure about fish reports last few days

....crabbing still really good

...Tuna trips scheduled but none in past 9 days

Just have not heard a whole lot to attempt a guess as to how the boats have been doing Tuesday and Wednesday. No clear messages have come my way but I do know that it has not been a heavy bite if what I have heard is accurate. Fish have been coming into the boats but apparently not at a heavy rate. Crabbing I did hear about and it is still really-really good.

Our 6-pac boat just reported in with really good scores both days with lots of Lingcod coming to the filet tables along with 4-5 rockfish per rod and really good crabbing also with close to 40 today for the four folks participating. So there is a little update.

We still are trying to get some Tuna trips out but all of the trips the past nine days have been cancelled or put to other days in the future. Just no weather right now offshore worth dealing with.

Date: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 13:14
Current Report:

This is what the new signs at Tradewinds looks like at night

Date: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 13:14
Current Report:

Date: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 13:13
Current Report:

...and of course the Halibut caught on the Mr Max this morning

Date: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 13:12
Current Report:

This is what the new signs at Tradewinds looks like at night

Date: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 13:11
Current Report:

The NEW Tradewinds and its facelift

As you can see in the photo the office here at Tradewinds has a new facelift with new lettering, a fresh paint job and new signs coming real soon. All sorts of new things on the way over the next year that will just add to the already great fishing trips our skippers provide you each and every day. So keep up-to-date with us for some great new stuff.

Todays fishing was really good with from what the chatter was some good catching of Lingcod and rockfish with lots and lots of crabs. One of our boats put a limit of Lingcod on the deck today with all the others catching some nice Lingcod as well with some really big Canary rockfish and an assortment of Blue and Black rockfish. Mr Max even caught a really nice Halibut.

Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 13:57
Current Report:
We got backj out this morning

After a day off yesterday due to rough ocean conditions the "Big Boats" got back out today but small boats both recreational and 6-pac boats were restricted. Saw the fish in some of the totes that had the fish in them after the filet knife took care of them and it looked like it was not an especially good day so we will call it a fair day on the bottom fish catch. Crabbing looked good but this summer it would be rare when it was not.

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:14
Current Report:
Saturday a rare summertime NO-GO on the ocean waters

It’s rare in the summer months when we have NO-GO days especially for the larger boats but we sure had one today. The swell out front of Depoe Bay right now is 9-foot with lots of wind chop on top of that and winds up to 25-30 knots forecasted. The larger boats made that decision this morning after watching it for some time. With the buoy off Tillamook, OR showing a still growing swell now which is up to 13 foot to cancel for the day.

The skippers of Tradewinds always look at these oceans in respect to the passengers in the chances of catching fish, having a good time and in many cases the passengers wasting there passenger fares because they get motion sickness. Put that altogether and the skippers made the correct decision in thinking about there passengers to cancel. This is the time of year that these life long skippers make there money to also pay the bills in the winter months but we are committed to putting our clients #1.

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 14:38
Current Report:
Dress warmly this weekend folks

You are probably asking why dress warmly when its one-hundred degrees in the valley. That valley weather brings fog and heavy winds over here (COLD). Should be choppy on the water this weekend, windy and a good cance of fog. The fish don't mind though. That kind of weather was around today and the word was the fish bit pretty good in that stuff. Better weather predicted for next week but we have heard that before.

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 14:18
Current Report:
Windy but a decent catch day

It was certainly a windy ocean this morning but it was Ok because even with the northerly winds gusting over 20 knots at times there was virtually no ocean swell. That made for the fishing experience to be relatively calm and the fish responded with a decent bite. It was not a hot bite but one of the TW vessels reported over 15 Lingcods in the totes today. Crabbing was again very good with some boats reporting over 100 in the baskets to divide up amongst the folks.

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 18:26
Current Report:
Fun trips Tueasday morning

Four of the five TW boats out on the bottom fishing reefs had reasonably successful trips with a good number of rockfish and quite a few Lingcod I heard bit the hooks as well. The people all had fairly nice looking fishing totes when they took them up to the filet tables. Crabbing as it has been all summer was really good.

Sounds like a little bit of wind the next few days but as it was today with a windy forecast it was pretty nice in the morning hours up until about the 11am hour when we were already on the way home.

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016 at 18:58
Current Report:
Salmon fishing and why Tradewinds not running trips

With 13 days left in the summer Central Oregon Coast salmon season the quota on salmon is only 5.7% caught with over a month gone in the season. The season closes August 8th. Tradewinds has only run one salmon trip so far this summer. We have had plenty of opportunities but are telling our clients calling in the situation so they full well know what is happening. Most are opting to go a different fishing option like bottom fishing, inshore Halibut or Tuna fishing. So far this summer only 146 fish have been harvested in Depoe Bay which the ODFW somehow has reported that each angler fishing for Salmon this summer out of Depoe Bay is catching 0.18% of a fish. Not sure what the reason is maybe warm water, El Nino or something else but one would think after years of great Salmon fishing along this part of the coast that something is really wrong. A week ago the ODFW reported that the best fishing of the summer will be in the next three weeks and one week has gone by and it has not improved. Hopefully maybe the September fishery will prove to be better.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The crowds are here this summer...

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

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

The crowds are here this summer...

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

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

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

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

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

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

The crowds are here this summer...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good day on the bottom fishing reefs Wednesday

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

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

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

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

Tueasday Fishing Report

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

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

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

More Mr Max Tuna

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

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

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

Sunday morning bottom fishing report

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

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

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 17:59
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Nice bunch of TUNA from the Mr Max

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 14:17
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The rockfish bite on the Mr Max was really good Tuesdasy morning

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 14:15
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Really a nice early morning ocean on Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 07:57
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Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 07:56
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Cool Picture

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

Date: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 12:37
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Friday fishing report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Monday, July 4, 2016 at 19:15
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Good fishing on the 4th of July

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 14:45
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Nice sized Sea Trout

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 14:44
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Heavy currents so bring out the light tackle

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

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

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Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341


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