Halibut Season Coming In May
Daily Fishing Report 2014
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 08:55:19
Not sure what to tell you about Saturday's ocean forecast
The forecast as written is certainly marginal but we have had many-a-day when we get up in the morning only to find a lull in the ocean conditions and the forecast was off 3-4 hours allowing us to get out and do some fishing. I suggest checking with our office but it might be one of those "game time decisions" so to speak as to GO or NO GO. Fishing has been great so we are hoping for the best but this time of the year it is difficult to get a good read on what might happen.
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 05:37:46
There might be a chance for Saturday
At the present we are experiencing very heavy winds, rain and heavy seas but the forecast right now shows a possible lull in ocean weather for Saturday with increasing weather rolling in for Sunday. The ocean weather today and Friday looks pretty bad but Saturday looks like much lighter winds and decreasing swell. We will let you know more tomorrow as we get inside the 24-hour period. Hopefully we can find that period where we can sneak out and get some fishing in as the bottom fishing has been just great here lately.
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:30:06
Weather sounds a little nautical thru the work week
Chinook salmon opens March 15th
Get ready to catch that Halibut
Some late winter weather has arrived at the coast and it is forecasted to be with us at least thru the endif the work week. The weekend right now is "iffy" at best but we are always hopeful for a change in the long range forecast.
The 2014 Chinook salmon season opens a week from Saturday, March 15th and if the forecast from the ocean biologists even comes out to be half true it could be a great season. They are predicting record runs this year. As soon as the season opens and we do a little scouting out there we will begin running trips if we find a few fish with open mouths. Stay tuned...
The Halibut season dates we have posted on the homepage scroll we are almost certain are going to be the correct dates but they won't become official until the ODFW makes the final decision on April 25th. So pretty much plan on it.
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 08:44:09
Inclement weather in the forecast for the coastal waters
A Great Sportsman Show over in Boise this past weekend
Redmond next for you folks in Eastern Oregon
The ocean weather does not sound real nice for the next five days but we are hopeful for the upcoming weekend. We will most certainly keep you informed.
Had a great three days of fishing Friday thru Sunday and got lucky to get the Sunday trip in just before the storm hit the coastal waters. All our boats were able to limit on rockfish with a descent catch of some Lingcod as well.
Just finished up a most successful journey over to Boise, Idaho where we met hundreds of past and present Tradewinds faithful and hundreds more future customers also. That has to be the outdoors capital of the western states.
Next up are the good folks over in Eastern Oregon in Redmond another great area and gold mine for fishing and hunting enthusiasts. We will see all of you there at the fairgrounds Thursday thru Sunday.
Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 10:19:50
Ocean windy & a little dicey today
It did not stop the TW boats from fish limits !!
Sent two of our larger boats out today, the Morning Star and the Tacklebuster because of the ocean being a little windy and choppy this morning. Here we are just 2-hours and fifteen minutes later with both boats back in port with limits of fish. A number of Lingcod's caught as well on both boats. Tradewinds knows where to go on these kind of days to get a little better ocean conditions to make it more comfortable for our folks. Another great day for the TW fleet. Hope to post some picture later in the day.
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 22:00:02
Another great catch of Lingcod and rockfish today
Crabbing much better today also
Five boats out this morning for Tradewinds and all of the boats came back in with limits of rockfish and some had limits of Lingcod and the others were well over 1 per person from the reports that were given to us today. The picture above shows the baskets of fish off the Mr Max this morning. The Mariner also reported in with a great catch of fish and home an hour or so early.
The Tacklebuster had an 8-hr trip up to Pacific City and limited on rockfish with one drift with over 100 fish brought onboard. He also comeback with around fifty crabs as well. Another good limit day for the Tradewinds fleet.
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 21:03:41
How about this nice Tiger Rockfish caught on the Tacklebuster on Friday. The Tacklebuster also came back in with limit of Lingcod for the folks.
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 21:02:00
It's the 1st of March
...and our daily fishing report routine is under way thru the spring, summer and fall
Well we are back in full operation as winter is slowly beginning to leave us behind and the weather begins to improve and the Tradewinds faithful starts to show up in Depoe Bay to go on fishing trips. We had three boats out today all having great trips with rockfish limits and very close to all boats having limits on the Lingcod. The picture above off the Morning Star shows one of those nice Lings caught Friday morning. The ocean was very nice and we have lots of boats scheduled for Saturday and Sunday as well with good ocean conditions in the forecast.
Over the next few weeks we will try to catch you up on all of the happenings for the upcoming 2014 fishing seasons and what the outlooks are shaping up to be. The bottom fishing right now along with the Lingcod fishing is terrific as it normally is with the Lingcod spawning cycle happening thru April. It is sure a great time to go especially if you like those Lingcod.
Part of our crew right now is over in Boise, Idaho talking to the hundreds of nice folks from that area with some great discounts and free drawings for fishing trips.
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 14:07:52
Some tentative Halibut & Salmon seasonal information for you
We are taking reservations NOW
Chinook salmon will open March 15th and we are taking peoples reservation information now but please keep in mind that we are also looking for some good "fish catch" information before we actually send a boat with passengers on it. More then likely we are looking at least a week or so after the opener so we can get some fishing success information first before taking folks money and sending them out there. We do have the ONLY boat in Depoe Bay which is equipped to Chinook salmon fish. The "StarShip" has the hydraulic down riggers necessary to fish for the Chinook and if you fish without this equipment you could (& probably will be) be wasting your time and your hard earned money. Please call our offices for information.
Tentative Halibut Season Information
The spring offshore dates which have not been formally written in stone yet will be May 8,9,10,22,23,24 June 5,6,7,19,20 & 21. The summer season opens August 1st and 2nd. The inshore season has been tentatively changed from past years to opening July 1st, 7-days a week. We are taking reservations for all of these dates. Give the office a call directly or reserve over the Tradewinds reservation system on our website.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 15:22:01
Daily fishing reports start up again next Saturday, March 1st
Could not ignore todays fantastic Lingcod catch
Though your authors winter break has only one more week to live after receiving the fishing activity today on a beautiful late winter ocean it was not to be ignored. I get many-many inquiries over the winter months on the best time to fish for Lingcod. I tell everyone its February thru around the 1st of May. That is the best time but our Lingcod fishing is pretty darn good year around however now the spawner Lingcod are active and the "bigger boys" are on the inner reefs doing there thing. Very evident from the great catch you see above off the TW Charter vessel Mr Max. Wow, what a catch and I can guarantee that it is "Only at Tradewinds Depoe Bay".
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:23:47
Idaho Sportsman Show
Tradewinds will be in your city next Thursday, February 27th thru Sunday, March 2nd
Look for the Tradewinds Depoe Bay booth beginning next week as we come to your city with loads of information, prizes and discounts on fishing and whale watch trips. Drop by our booth & see ya at the sportsman show at the fairgrounds !!!
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 17:26:52
Good seeing all of you folks at the Portland Sportsmen Show
Next stop...BOISE, IDAHO
The weather was really nasty most of the days in Portland which certainly held down the crowds but we still saw a whole mess of nice folks who braved the conditions and were out at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show. Nice to see you all and will see you and all those who could not make to the Expo Center this year in Depoe Bay.
Our next stop is at the Idaho Sportsman Show, February 27th thru March 2nd in Boise Idaho.
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 14:25:17
It's February and TW Winter Vacation is almost over
Fulltime daily coverage begins March 1st
We will be back at you daily with fishing information and daily coverage of our fishing and whale watch trips beginning in 28 days. Today was sure a good day out on the pond. The ocean just happened to be nice after a few tough weeks of bad oceans so today we sent out multiple boats and both limited or just a few short of the rockfish total. One boat had one Lingcod around and the other came just a Ling or two short of a limit. Good day!!!
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 16:14:55
See ya @ the Portland Sportsman Show where all of the Tradewinds family has fun
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 08:50:26
Spring must be just around the corner
Portland Northwest Sportsman Show begins soon
Wintertime is slowly disappearing and Spring is just around the corner. As Tradewinds Depoe Bay gets ready for the 2014 fishing and whale watch season we will begin by seeing all of our old and new valuable customers at the Portland Northwest Sportsman Show running at the Portland Expo Center February 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th. We hope to see you all there as we will have experienced folks there to help you plan your visit to the Central Oregon Coast and give you all the information you will need about ocean fishing and whale watching. Drop by our booth for the chance to win valuable prizes such as fishing trips and whale watch adventures. We will also have valuable coupons for discounts off your upcoming fishing and whale watch cruises. Tradewinds Depoe Bay is the largest charter company on the Oregon coast and we will provide you with fishing and whale watch cruises that you will long remember. Hope to see you all in Portland at the Tradewinds booth.
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 07:20:21
Fishing trips going out on nice days
During the rest of the winter months until March 1st we will be running fishing trips when the ocean conditions are decent and we have enough folks to go. Weekend dates in these winter months seem to work the best as we have to have a minimum number in order to go. Contact our office directly for more information and if NO answer leave a message and we will get back to you in a timely manner.
Date: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:46:49
The Rockfish are biting but dress warmly
No fishing trips out today but we do have boats going tomorrow. Real good rockfish on the bite out there with the Lingcod a little slower then it has been but tomorrow is another day to seek them out. Remember even though we have decent oceans for fishing it is winter especially in the morning hours so dress in layers.
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 16:28:53
Fishing good again today
Had 2 or 3 boats out today and from the skippers I heard from the fishing was pretty good. One boat was in two hours early with a limit of rockfish & some Lingcod and the other boats I did not hear from with final scores. Lingcod fishing slowed down today as we were catching some but not like it was. Crabbing was decent but again not as "lights out" as it was a week or so ago. Hard this time of year to get a handle on fishing patterns as because of weather and wintertime sometimes we go days and even weeks without trips. Beautiful weather right now to go fishing.
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 14:48:46
Great fishing out there today (Dec 28th)
Nice fishing ocean weather today and the catching was really good. Lots of rockfish and Lingcod and more trips going out tomorrow. Were the only ones out there so give Tradewinds Depoe Bay a call and catch a ride out there for some good wintertime Holiday fishing on a decent fishing ocean. Also, get your post Christmas crab as well. It is winter so dress in layers.
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 08:47:06
Extended winter hours thru the Holiday period
Fishing has been excellent with lots of Lingcod on the hooks
Quite a few Tradewinds boats out today (Saturday the 28th) and lately the fishing has been really good on days we have been out and the Lingcod fishing has been even better then the rockfish catch. All in all, a great time to go.
The weather is good today and looks better for tomorrow into the first of next week (New Years week). Give us a call as we have deep water Lingcod boats available as well as our standard 5-hr bottom fish and crab trips available. I hear also the crabbing has been very good as well. If you are at the coast now and planning a trip down next week Tradewinds Depoe Bay is the only charter you can count on to get you out there safely and catch you some fish as well.
Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 10:29:03
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Tradewinds
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 16:18:05
Take a look at this big Lingcod
We don't do much posting in the winter months but this today is an exception. This was a 35-lb accurately weighed Lingcod caught on the Tacklebuster today on a beautiful ocean which so far this winter has been the norm. The bad weather I'm sure is coming but the holiday weekend coming up sure looks nice weather wise. I know we had the Mr Max out last weekend and he also limited the boat on Lingcod and some really nice ones just as we did today. We have boats going Friday and Saturday so if your interested in some really good inshore fishing Tradewinds is the way to go. Enjoy Thanksgiving on Thursday and go fishing with us this holiday weekend. Reserve online or call our office. If no answer on your phone call just leave a voice message and we "WILL" get back to you shortly.
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 17:19:56
It's November 1st folks & the offseason is here
The winter weather is coming and this is the official offseason at the Oregon Coast where fishing trips and cruising often depend solely on the ocean weather which can be bad for long stretches of time. Until March 1st we will report those days when we were able to get out on a fishing trip or cruise or any other news that might be interesting to our readers. Our office will be open on those nice days and will be returning all of your phone calls. You can also send in inquiries or request reservations thru the Tradewinds website and those will be answered in there normal timely fashion. It won't be long and spring oceans and weather will be here once again and we will be back with you on a daily basis. Until then have a great holiday season and New Year.
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 11:51
Holiday Tradewinds gift cards on-sale NOW
If you are having a hard time figuring out that perfect holiday gift for that special person how about a Tradewinds Depoe Bay holiday gift card. You can make it for as much as you want and there are NO expiration dates. Give our office a call and if you reach us when we are not in the office during these winter months just leave us a message and we will get back to you quickly.
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