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Daily Fishing Report 2016

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 14:25
Current Report:

Lots of crabs today

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 14:21
Current Report:

Great weather & fishing and lots of crabs

Two boats out on Sunday morning and both boats came back in with limits of the rockfish and a scattering of Lingcod. One really interesting note was that the Sunrise one of the boats limited all of the crabbers on his boat with a limit of 12-crabs per person. Thats really great news as hopefully that means the crabs are in shallow water on the beach where we can get to them easier.

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 12:53
Current Report:
Lots of boats out, nice weather and the fish were biting

Three big boats out this morning and it was another teriffic spring fishing day with lots of fish biting the hooks. The Sunrise, Mariner and the Mr Max all came home with rockfish limits and some nice Lingcod though that bite was off a little this morning. Looks like spring weather is helping us out now finally with sunshine, no rain and decent ocean weather.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 07:44
Current Report:

Now is the time for Lingcod's

Spring is always a good time for catching Lingcod as it is during this time of year that the spawning cycle takes place. We actually have pretty good Lingcod fishing all year around partly because of the abundance of reefs we have on both sides of Depoe Bay but for the bigger ones NOW is the time.

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 13:57
Current Report:

Out fishing Tuesday

After a number of questionable ocean weather days lately we finally got out this morning and had really good success on the bottom fishing reefs. It has been a good spring for fishing like it normally is when we are able to get out. Mr Max was out this morning and came home a little bit early with a limit of rockfish and some nice Lingcod to boot. Nice ocean & great fishing.

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 06:52
Current Report:
Tuesday the best fishing day this work week

Unsettled weather this work week with the exception of Tuesday which sounds like a really nice ocean day. By Friday things will begin to settle out with the next week after that looking really nice so hopefully Spring is finally going to arrive.

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 08:15
Current Report:
All cancelled on Saturday

Tough looking ocean Saturday morning and growing by the hour. Did not look so bad at 6:30am today but 45 minutes later there was white water at times clear across from north to south point. The ocean height went from 9-foot to 11.5 foot in that same 45 minutes. That makes fishing even on bigger boats difficult. Good decision to cancel our trips this morning as many good days are in front of us.

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 19:15
Current Report:
Limits of fish & Lingcod
The ocean Friday morning started out wet, windy and a little on the rough side. As the morning proceeded along the rain turned to blue skies, the windy pretty much went away and the ocean actually turned out pretty nice. Either way the fish don't care that much as the Sunrise got them to bite really well as after about 3 1/2 hours the boat limtied all its passengers and had a good assortment of Lingcod onboard for the folks to take home.

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 15:42
Current Report:
Big fish caught this morning and released
One of our boats was on a strictly Catch and Release Trip Wednesday morning and the boat caught loads of fish as the rockfish were really feeding heavy up off the Siletz River reef area. Also plenty of nice Lingcod came up on the hooks and sure was tough to release some really nice specimens of the "toothy critters" but they were very thankful for the release. We did keep some crab and if the boat was full of passengers it would have equalled out to around 3-per person.

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016 at 17:52
Current Report:
Nice ocean & good fishing
The Mariner brought back home close to a rockfish limit on Monday morning and the crabbing continues to improve just a little bit everuy week it seems. Today each person on board crabbing (there were 8) took home four per person. Another good day and really nice ocean.

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 13:27
Current Report:
Good Sunday morning bottom fishing
The Mariner was out on Sunday morning and had a near limit of rockfish and some nice Lingcod in the mix as well on another nice ocean day.

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 14:53
Current Report:
A good ocean and good fishing on Saturday

After about five days of not-so-good ocean weather we had a really nice day today and the fishing was really good. The Sunrise reported that his crew came home with a limit of rockfish and about half the Lingcod and around 30 crabs for the folks crabbing onboard. The Mariner missed his rockfish limit by about a dozen fish or so.

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016 at 07:03
Current Report:
2016 Inshore Halibut Season

CENTRAL COAST AREA Nearshore Season---Quota = 24,769 lbs. Open June 1, seven days a week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of the quota or Oct. 31.

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 20:11
Current Report:
2016 Summer Salmon season dates announced


Chinook Season - March 15 through October31

All-salmon mark-selective coho fishery June 25 through the earlier of August 7 or a landed catch of 26,000 marked coho. All Coho must have a healed adipose fin attached. All salmon, two fish per day.

Non-mark selective coho fishery September 3 through the earlier of September 30 or a landed catch of 7,500 coho. Seven days per week. All salmon, two fish per day.

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 16:40
Current Report:
Some nautical weather the next few days
Today, Wednesday and Thursday look like ocean weather days we don't want to be out on but Friday thru the weekend look much better. We will see you then.

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 15:32
Current Report:
Close to limits Sunday and Monday
The bottom fishing on both Sunday and Monday on the Mr Max and the Mariner was really good with close to rockfish limits both days with some Lingcods in the mix with the better "Ling" fishing on Monday. No crabbing on either day to report on.

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 16:26
Current Report:
Good fishing with improvement in the crabbing
Did not get a whole bunch of accurate numbers from Saturday morning fishing trips but was told that the fishing totes for the customers were pretty full of fish and that the crabbing came in around 2-3 crabs per person. That was like Friday which is showing improvement over where it was most of the spring so far.

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 13:05
Current Report:
Windy & choppy
The ocean made a wrong turn earlier then it was suppose to do this morning (windy & choppy) and the Mr Max and the Mariner worked hard at it and got plenty of fish but no limits today. Crabbing is getting better though as each boat brought in around 3-crabs per person.

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 17:50
Current Report:
Another limit day on the bottom fishing reefs
The Mariner and his crew were out today and they came back in with a limit of rockfish which has been the normal ever since we fired up the boats this spring. The Lingcod bite today we were told however was a little off so hopefully that will get back to where it has been tomorrow.

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 17:51
Current Report:
Crabbing also picking up some
After a slow start it appears that some better scores are beginning to show up in the crabbing now as well. Mr Max had a decent outing today on them. Hopefully it is a good sign of some good numbers real soon.

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 16:10
Current Report:
The fishing just continues to be really good
Two boats out today with lots of Tradewinds faithful aboard and they were treated to lots of sunshine, great ocean conditions and teriffic fishing. It appeared that we had boat limits on the rockfish and quite a nice assortment of Lingcod onboard as well. Sounds like nice weather for at least thru Friday you can count on.

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 at 06:31
Current Report:
Wet & some wind today
Monday seems to be looking like a little wet & windy but it will all be out of here today and nice spring weather is forecasted to be here for the rest of the week.

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 14:48
Current Report:
Anothr bottom fish limit

Possibly some weather moving in the next few days

Good fishing again on Sunday with the Sunrise limiting the passengers on rockfish and some nice Lingcod. The folks onboard had great views of migrating whales which were going by the fishing boat most of the morning. Another good day with possibly some weather moving in the next few days.

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 15:32
Current Report:
Lingcod & rockfish limits
Our 6-pack boat was out Saturday morning and produced a Lingcod and bottom fish limit with some great fishing. A Beautiful Ocean produced great conditions and the folks onboard came thru with limit numbers.

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 15:52
Current Report:
Another great day on the bottom fish
Both the TW boats out this morning (Friday) had teriffic trips with rockfish limits across the passenger board. One of the boats limited on the Lingcod and the other boat came up just a few short of a limit. Beautiful ocean & great fishing.

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 15:05
Current Report:
Limits on Rockfish and Lingcod
TW boats out on the bottom fish reefs this morning and came home with a limit of rockfish that included nice size Blue and Black rockfish, Yellowtail, Sea Trout and some nice Canary rockfish as well. Each person also went home with 2-Lingcod each. Good day and nice ocean.

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 15:25
Current Report:
Another limit day of bottom fishing
Not to much information but the boat was back in early today with a limit of fish for the passengers as the spring time fishing just keeps producing limits day in and day out. The ocean weather as of right now looks really good thru the upcoming weekend.

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 13:21
Current Report:
Nice ocean and really good fishing
The Mariner was out this morning and reported a early limit of rockfish and mentioned that the size of the rockfish this morning was of really good quality. They also brought home a good number of Lingcod back to the filet table as well. More boats heading out in the morning so if you can play hooky from work the weather sounds good into the weekend.

Date: Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 14:56
Current Report:
Spring Break Week #2
Here we are in the 2nd week of Spring Breaks on the west coast and we had a tough day today where we stayed tied to the docks all day for fishing as well as whale watching. Tomorrow looks like another day like today but then Tuesday thru next weekend looks like clear, dry and sunny weather and right now we are seeing really nice ocean conditions as well. So we will see you at the Oregon Coast at Tradewinds Depoe Bay for some great fishing and maybe some crabbing as that picked up for the first time Saturday.

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 13:19
Current Report:
All four of the TW boats out today and all four home early with limits
The day started with a very wet beginning which thankfully stopped just about the time of departure. The ocean started out really nice with not much wind and ended with a pretty steady breeze out of the south making the ride home wet if you happened to be standing on the bow of the boat. Not many were....

All of the boats brought home limits of rockfish and because of a heavy current the Lingcod catch today was a little off from previous trips but from what the chatter was still produced some really nice ones. The Sunrise reported he also brought in 60 crabs which was a nice improvement from where it has been. So all around a good day.

Date: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 16:04
Current Report:
Better weather on the way
The weekend looks OK with some wet stuff falling from the sky once in a while but next week after a little hiccup on Monday looks really nice and sunny for the rest of the week into next weekend. Of course around here this winter/spring that is all open to change but at least we have a better looking forecast.

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 18:50
Current Report:
Two boats out and back in quickly with limits

Two of our bigger boats went out on a decent morning ocean but one that was forecasted to get windy and rough by the noon hour so the boats fished closer to home this morning. That turned out to be a good decision as the boats limited early with some nice Lingcod to boot. Crabbing remains on the slow side again today.

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 06:49
Current Report:
Ocean weather forecast

Possibly tomorrow but better to look towards the weekend as both days look pretty nice.

Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 14:49
Current Report:
No trips Sunday
We did not send out any boats today and the weather for the next two days thru Tuesday sounds a little nautical. Looks like possibly a break on Wednesday but will keep an eye on it day to day for you folks out there.

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 14:09
Current Report:
Fishing remains red hot

Both the Lingcod and the rockfish catch remain hot as they have been the last few days. All of our boats today limited on the rockfish and brought home a large number of Lingcod as well. Crabbing improved also today with around two per person which is not terrific but better then yesterday.

Sounds like some weather hitting the area beginning tonight with rain, wind and moderate swells. Will let you know when things improve.

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 13:19
Current Report:
Great Lingcod and rockfish bite Friday morning
Had a great Friday morning for all of our boats out on the bottom fishing reefs as the bigger boats boated around a Lingcod and a half per rod and the 6-pac's limited out this morning on the "toothy critters". All boats limited on rockfish. The only bad news was the crabbing as they are just not in on the inside areas yet and the catch this morning was pretty small.

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 13:40
Current Report:
Fist fishing day of the Year

Lingcod fishing produced total limits--Rockfish also
It was a beautiful sunny morning and the ocean was really nice and "did the fish ever bite"! Just a great day with the boats producing total Lingcoid limits and rockfish also. Will have a crab report tomorrow as we will be dumping crab pots tomorrtow morning.

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:40
Current Report:
Thursday and Friday look good-Saturday maybe a little wet
Sure looks like nice ocean weather for this time of year thru Friday and Saturday not a bad ocean but might be a little wet. Will keep you up-to-date with a honest weather prediction for your planning.

Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 18:14
Current Report:
Later next week weather looking better
Next Thursday, Friday and Saturday from this weather viewpoint looking like the best chance of getting out to do some fishing. It looks like it will actually be dry weather as well. Will keep you up-to-date as we get closer.

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 19:03
Current Report:
Chinook salmon season open March 15th
As normally was shceduled you can fish for Chinook salmon from March 15th thru the end of April 2016 and the PFMC will decide by early April of this year of its next opener. More then likely it will open May 1st and run thru the end of October. Around this area not a real popular fishery in the spring as we normally see very few of them until the summer months into the fall. Once in a while we see some spring fish but not a real popular spring fishery.

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 07:57
Current Report:
Maybe next Wednesday ocean looking better
Checking out the long range forecast next Wednesday, March 16th is the first day right now the ocean seems to be clearing up from the several weeks of rain, wind and rough ocean weather. After that things look OK for now but to early to make a prediction but at least things are lookiong better. More as we get closer.

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 20:49
Current Report:
To all the folks out in Central Oregon
A great thank you to the great folks out in the Redmond, Oregon and surrounding area for the attendance at the Central Oregon Sportsman Show the past four days. Great attendance and loads of great folks coming up to our booth and wishing us well and looking forward to coming down and going fishing and whale watching with us. A great weekend in Central Oregon.

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 05:27
Current Report:
Sorry Boise
Want to apologize to all our good friends and customers in the Idaho area for not being able to attend the Boise Sportsman Show. This year we just did not have the personal to get there and put on a good show. So, no matter what you "might have heard" we are running strong for this upcoming 2016 season and "WILL" be back to your great area next year. See you this summer.

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 13:43
Current Report:
Not a good weather weekend coming up
Sorry, but the weather outlook for this weekend and a few days beyond that looks really "nautical". Rain, wind and big swells. Spring is just around the corner and the weather will get better also so stay tuned and we will be the first to let you know when the weather changes.

We will see you all over in Redmond, Oregon where the weather is normally better then it is over here. Drop by the Central Oregon Sportsman Show and drop by our booth for some fishing talk and some valuable coupons.

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 13:43
Current Report:
Not a good weather weekend coming up
Sorry, but the weather outlook for this weekend and a few days beyond that looks really "nautical". Rain, wind and big swells. Spring is just around the corner and the weather will get better also so stay tuned and we will be the first to let you know when the weather changes.

We will see you all over in Redmond, Oregon where the weather is normally better then it is over here. Drop by the Central Oregon Sportsman Show and drop by our booth for some fishing talk and some valuable coupons.

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:45
Current Report:
Thanks to all of the hundreds of folks who visited us at the Portland Sportsman show

Hope to see those of you in the Redmand, Oregon and Boise , Idaho area at the upcoming sportsman shows in those areas.
Tradewinds will be in Redmond, Oregon and Boise, Idaho on March 3,4,5,and 6 at the sportsman shows in those two areas. Drop by our booths and get fishing information for the upcoming spring and summer seasons as well as some valuable coupons we will have at both shows. See you there.

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 07:13
Current Report:
Tenative 2016 Halibut dates set
The following dates are the 2016 offshore Halibut dates proposed by the ODFW and will be finalized in March.

May 12-14 May 19-21 May 26-28 June 2-4

Back-up dates are: June 16-18 June 30 July 2 July 14-16 July 28-30

Inshore Halibut this year begins June 1st

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:18
Current Report:
Portland Sportsman Show – February 10th thru February 14th, 2016

Tradewinds Fishing report back “BIGGER & BETTER” March 1st

Happy New Year folks and the Tradewinds staff hopes to see you at the Portland Sportsman Show only a few weeks away opening Wednesday, February 10th thru Sunday, February 14th at the Expo Center in Portland, Oregon. Drop by our booth and talk with us about some of the terrific changes and specials that will be available for you. This is really going to be a special season @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay.

The upcoming 2016 salmon is already being discussed and the final regulations will be available to you when the PFMC meets in Vancouver, Washington April 8th-14th after many local and state meetings between now and then. Right now what we are hearing are mixed predictions with warm water in the area due to the El Nino we are presently experiencing but we will see.

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