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Daily Fishing Report 2014
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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