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