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Daily Fishing Report 2014

Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 19:51:31
Current Report:

Another report from Friday

The Tacklebuster reported in this evening with a good catch of rockfish on Friday mornings trip and some really nice Lingcod like the one in the picture above. A great smile from a lady with a really nice Lingcod. Like the other report today crabbing was slower this morning but we do expect it to pick up once the ocean weather gets better.

Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 15:50:56
Current Report:
After a day off due to weather fishing continues to be really good

The Mariner was out on the bottom fishing grounds Friday morning and continued the really great fishing we have had the past month or so with a limit of rockfish for all the folks onboard. The Lingcod were also on the bite today producing over 1-Lingcod per fisherman which is about where we have been over the past few weeks with the occasional limit here ad there. The crabbing took a bit of a nose dive today with only a little over 1-crab per person below what we have been doing lately. That happens from time to time especially after a rough water day as often it takes a few days for the sandy shallow water etc, to settle before it returns to how it has been around 3-5 per person.

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 16:10:59
Current Report:

Another good Tradewinds fishing and crabbing day

The Tacklebuster was out on the fishing grounds today and had a rare "Tri-fecta limit" which occurs not to often. That being a limit of rockfish, Lingcod and crab. Some of the Lingcod were ones that needed a picture taken like the one in the picture above. There were not that many crabbing today but those that did got all 12-crabs to go home with.

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 19:20:41
Current Report:
Another pretty good fishing day

The Tacklebuster hit the bottom fishing grounds on Tuesday morning and had a very decent trip even though the bite was a little bit off from what it has been. Still the crew was able to only be 3-fish short of a rockfish boat limit and had a good number of Lingcod in the fish baskets to make for a nice stack of fish for our customers. Crabbing produced 3-crabs around per passenger. The ocean picked up towards the end of the trip which produced a little bit of a rough ride on the way into the harbor but all in all another good Tradewinds Day.

Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 at 15:44:14
Current Report:
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Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 16:37:33
Current Report:

Were less then a month away from Halibut season

Now is the time to begin to make those spring season plans

Opening weekend is May 8, 9 & 10 and all of the spring season (3-day opener dates, Thursday's-Friday's-Saturday's) are listed on the homepage scroll. Tradewinds Depoe Bay has five boats to serve you both larger boats and 6-pac boats listed in alphabetical order:






We have the best fleet to serve you with clean comfortable boats that have experienced operators that know where to go to get not only your Halibut but some nice quality ones as well. We are dedicated to getting you to the spots where the fish are so you will have the best possible experience. Give us a call and reserve your spot(s) and experience the very best.

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 13:26:37
Current Report:

One of the nice Black Bass caught on the Tacklebuster Sunday. There are a bunch of big ones out there if you know where to look. The Tradewinds fleet knows where these guys are.

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 13:24:19
Current Report:

Nice Lingcod caught on this beautiful ocean on the Tacklebuster

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 13:11:57
Current Report:
One very important reason to fish with Tradewinds Depoe Bay

We have spoken on this in the past but once a year its important to remind our old customers and new ones why we feel we are the best bet for your hard earned dollar. We are the only consistent charter agency running the extra mile to get our folks to the prime fishing grounds. We are not afraid to spend a little more money on that expensive diesel fuel if it means not only more fish for our customers but a better quality fish. There is no question that if averages were kept especially in nice Lingcod we top all the competition. The same goes for Halibut and Tuna fishing. Our boats will run to where we hear and feel the best fishing will be. It is a larger expense for us but we feel that your recreational dollar is important and deserves our best effort. Certainly this is our opinion but when you see for yourselves the proof will be easy for you to see.

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 13:01:00
Current Report:
Another boat with a limit of rockfish and Lingcod

The Tacklebuster for the 2nd day in a row brought back in a limit of rockfish and a limit of Lingcod for his very capable crew onboard Sunday morning. They were also crabbing and each person got to take home 4-beautiful Dungeness crab per person. Great day on another beautiful ocean.

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 12:23:41
Current Report:

Sunrise back in early Sunday morning

The Sunrise ran his 18-passengers to the fishing grounds caught a limit of fish and was back in a little more then 3-hours. They had a limit of rockfish and 1-Lingcod around including this beauty displayed on the dock after they returned to port. Nice ocean and great fishing.

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 14:04:25
Current Report:

Nice Halibut caught Saturday morning on the Tacklebuster...this picture was taken just seconds after they got the hook out and then seconds later after the picture it was thrown back in...Out of season folks

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 14:02:45
Current Report:

A client on the Mariner this morning showing off his Lingcod catch

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 14:01:46
Current Report:

Can't wait to get these Tacklebuster caught crab cooked and on the dinner table

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 13:53:06
Current Report:

Great fishing today on all of our boats

The Tacklebuster performed like most of our boats this morning and that being a total boat limit of both rockfish and Lingcod. The Mariner followed that up with a boat limit of rockfish and just a few short of a limit of Lingcod. Both of the boats had averages between 3.5 to 4.5 crabs per person. Folks that is really fishing. The picture above shows one of the baskets of crab off the Tacklebuster which is a great sign for 2014 crabbing. It is OK to repeat from yesterday: the crabbing this year after a off season last year looks really promising.

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 12:11:51
Current Report:
1st posting of the day for Saturday's catch

On the Sunrise piloted by Captain Craig they are already home with not only a total boat limit of rockfish but as it was put on the message, "Lots of nice Lingcod's" in the passengers baskets as well. Translation more then likely: "Some really nice sized ones!!!".

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 17:29:08
Current Report:

Good Eats Tonight !!

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 17:28:20
Current Report:

Very windy today but good fishing

Multiple boats out on the pond today with the Morning Star reporting in with not quite a limit on the rockfish or the Lingcod but a terrific overall catch. Big Black Bass today almost filled the baskets along with a real nice assortment of Lings. This included the two pictures above of some of the nicer ones caught this morning. It was reported 39 keeper crabs came onboard for about 3-around and tons of female crabs (tossed all of them back in). Looks like it has the markings to be a good crab year.

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 15:25:20
Current Report:

The 2014 Ocean Salmon Season is here...

...or at least decided upon...

...and its a good one !!!

We have a 2014 salmon season for both Chinook and Coho. It looks like the best one we have had in many a year. So here it is and begin to make those plans folks.

Chinook Salmon open thru October 31st 2-fish per day

Coho salmon (Selective fishery - fin clipped) opens June 21st thru August 10th - 2-fish per day

Coho salmon (non-sleective fishery - any salmon) August 30th thru September 30th - 2-fish per day

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 14:05:59
Current Report:

Another nice lingcod caught Thursday

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 14:05:08
Current Report:

Another good Tradewinds fishing day

Captain Dustin on the Morning Star reports that his trip collected a limit of rockfish on Thursday morning and over 1+ Lingcod's per angler to make the trip even better. The picture above shows one of those lucky Lingcod fisherman. No boat limit on the toothy critters as some folks had limits where others probably were not jigging in the right spot. Actually its just fisherman luck once in a while. The trip also hauled in 32 crabs for an average reported at around 3-per person.

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 16:08:28
Current Report:
Good fishing today....

...then the winds came up

Had multiple boats out on the bottom fishing grounds today with good results. The Mariner reported in with a really decent trip today with a limit of rockfish and 1-Lingcod around for 10 passengers. Probably would have been better but during the trip the NW winds came up which turned the ocean into a unfriendly place. They didn't spend any extra time out there today but did pick up crab pots and averaged 3-crabs per person. Until the wind came up a good day all around. Hopefully another good day tomorrow minus the wind.

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 13:09:31
Current Report:
Fishing departure time changes coming soon

Beginning May 1st our load and departure times will go on our summer schedule. Until after Labor Day, load and departure times will look like this:

Bottom fishing (crab) Load: 6:30am Departure 7am

Salmon fishing: Load: 6:00am Departure 6:30am

Halibut & Tuna: Load: 5:30am Departure 6:00am

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:37:51
Current Report:
No boats out today

No fishing trips out today but we sure do have beautiful oceans to do so. Got some time off or in the area, give us a call.

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 15:15:10
Current Report:
Feels like Spring is here

The ocean weather for all ocean activities sounds really nice thru Saturday folks. Give us a call.

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 13:23:49
Current Report:

Good fishing day for the Tacklebuster and the Starship

Crabbing gets better & better every day

Another great Tradewinds fishing day with both the Tacklebuster & the Starship limiting on the rockfish limit and quite a few Lingcod caught as well. The Tacklebuster reported 24-total Lingcod in his fish totes which amounts to a terrific trip. That includes the one caught by the gentlemen in the picture just above fishing on the front of the boat catching this beauty. Captain Jt also put 55-jumbo crabs onboard for the folks participating. The Tradewinds crab fleet is really beginning to put some good numbers of crabs on the decks so it is worth the extra few dollars so to take home some crab along with your fish filets.

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:49:31
Current Report:

Nice catch on the Starship Monday morning g with limits of rockfish and some nice Lingcod

Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 16:22:27
Current Report:
Just found out...crabbing excellent today

Better late then never

Captain Dan on the Mariner just reported in with the crab count and it was the best so far I think this year. 48 jumbo crabs which mathematically figured out to 6-around. Thats terrific.

Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 16:09:39
Current Report:

Another good Tradewinds fishing day

The Mariner doing his thing this morning

The CV Mariner with Captain Dan running the show reported in at 11:30am already with a limit of rockfish and a number of real nice Lingcod onboard such as proudly displayed by this fisherman onboard this morning. The were off to finish off the trip trying to locate more Lingcod for the folks onboard as another of our captains works hard to extend his trips to seek out more of the "toothy" critters. They were also crabbing today but did not hear the results of that side of the trip but we do know lately that crabbing has been picking up nicely in the more shallow waters. Weather sounds good for this week and the fishing is great so if you have some time off or down on a holiday give us a call and go with the very best Depoe Bay can offer.

Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 06:42:24
Current Report:
Most of the spring breaks are over...

...but the week ahead ocean weather forecast looks good

Looking for a nice day to fish with us or a whale watch trip? Looking ahead at the ocean forecast now thru the end of next week looks really promising. If you plan to be in the area or looking for a fishing trip or cruise give us a call.

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 12:56:55
Current Report:

Terrific fishing day....

Tacklebuster on the right spot today

Not sure how many boats were out for the "good guys" today but I though it was quite a few. The Tacklebuster with Captain Tyler at the reigns today had a great trip with limits of rockfish and a little over 1-Lingcod per person. The Tacklebuster always works hard after the rockfish limit to try to put extra Lingcod onboard and normally increases that catch by putting the extra effort and time in. A Tradewinds tradition!!! The crab catch continues to improve and we are hopeful that this is a sign of a better crab summer then last year. I few over 40-crabs were brought onboard and that comes out to if all onboard were crabbing to around 4+crabs per person. In comparison to last year thats exciting news.

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 16:50:12
Current Report:
No fishing report today

One boat out this morning but no report came our way on the results. Try again tomorrow.

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 18:47:03
Current Report:
Fishing boats out this morning but no reports

I do believe we had 2-3 boats out fishing this morning but did not get any reports during the day. Try again tomorrow.

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 13:35:53
Current Report:

What a beautiful ocean....

...great fishing also...

....crabbing really picking up

As you can tell from the picture above off the Mr Max there were many happy fisherman on the Tradewinds boats today including these two happy anglers with this really nice Lingcod to go home for dinner tonight. We had a slew of boats out today and from all reports we had good success on them all with several calling in with limits of rockfish and good Lingcod fishing and crabbing as well. The Mr Max had a limit of rockfish and quite a few Lingcod to compliment his overall catch.

The Tacklebuster had 13 folks onboard and each of them collected a limit of rockfish and the boat had a few over 21-Lingcod in the fish-filled totes. One of those Lingcod was a 25-pound hanger biting onto another large Lingcod. Yes, we got them both. He also collected well over 40 crabs and had a good average of close to 4-5 for the anglers participating. Great day at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 17:28:31
Current Report:
Kadaho on the Go again

Late fishing report just came in with the Kadaho being called in late this morning with quite a few Tradewinds walk-ups wanting to go fishing and it certainly made them TW customers forever. They not only limited on some really nice sized rockfish but put over 15 Lingcod on the decks as well. Having the Kadaho being run by someone other then Darrell Hobbs who passed away last fall is tough on many of us who loved him but Captain Roman is doing a great job of preserving his memory with a great operation on Darrell's former boat.

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 15:21:30
Current Report:
Fantastic weather for tomorrow

If your trying to decide which day to go try tomorrow (Wednesday). Hardly any swell and hardly any wind. By the far the best day this week. Should be great fishing.

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:44:10
Current Report:
Really nice ocean today...

...always room with Tradewinds...

...good fishing and crabbing

Two days in a row now of beautiful oceans to fish on and we are hopeful this will keep up at least thru October. There was a little bit of chop on the bar on the way out but as soon as we got passed the first buoy it was like a lake out there. The ride home was really nice back into the harbor

Tradewinds had a number of boats out fishing this morning. The fishing was excellent once again with Captain Dan on the Mariner reporting in with limits of rockfish but not a whole huge bunch of Lingcod today. We got some nice ones but not as many as yesterday. We made up for that with around 5-6 crabs per person which is a blessing to see it beginning to pick up after a slow start the past few months.

Just a word for you folks who like to make arrangements at the last minute that we always have room for you no matter if its fishing or whale watching. We always have boats on call like this morning when we had a bunch of walk-ups and those folks seeing the nice ocean this morning and decided then that they wanted to go fishing. We just make a quick call like this morning and we had a boat ready for you. Walk-ups are always welcome at Tradewinds and we are the only ones really capable of accommodating you.

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:18:54
Current Report:

How about this great looking Vermillion rockfish caught on one of our boats this morning....We had great catches today and had total limits on the rockfish on all of the boats and one of our boats had over 1+ Lingcod per rod also...Another great Tradewinds Depoe Bay day

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:36:36
Current Report:

The ocean weather is better plus some great fishing...

...Kadaho back by 9:30 this morning with limits... a great hanger Lingcod

It's great to get back on the water after 5-6 days tied to the docks with bad ocean weather but the fish were looking for us when we went out this morning with multiple boats and rewarded Tradewinds passengers for going out with limit catches. The Kadaho under the command of Captain Roman took only a little short of two hours to limit and put some nice Lingcod in the fish baskets as well. Take a look at the picture above as this happy member of the Kadaho crew this morning boated this 20+ hanger Cod on light tackle. It was a great morning for Tradewinds.

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 08:14:07
Current Report:
Fishing boats out this morning

We do have boats out this morning and the word is that possibly we will have the rest of this work week of good enough weather to get out fishing. Give us a call if you are planning on being in the area. We will have a weekend forecast in a few days.

Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 09:40:46
Current Report:
No fishing again today

We have no boats out on the pond again today due to rough ocean conditions but the good news is for you folks wanting to get out fishing is the forecast for Monday. It is showing us the wind and swell will be down and we have a good shot at getting out tomorrow. We will let you know as the week moves forward day to day and hopeful the ocean weather will improve even more as we go further in the week.

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 14:23:22
Current Report:
The bad ocean weather just keeps on coming

Sure wish we had better news for you for tomorrow going forward but we are just in a bad stretch here and right now unfortunately for everyone there is not a lot of relief in sight. The swell comes down early next week but the forecast still shows tons of wind still with us. Possibly looking at Tuesday or Wednesday for some relief maybe. As always, we will keep you up-to-date on any changes but for now things are not looking real promising thru Monday.

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:53:51
Current Report:
A little more summer salmon season information

Hopefully I got all of this right and if not its close.

The Coho season will either open June 21st, June 28th, or July 1st. The total number of fish we can catch will be somewhere from a high of 80,000 to a low of 50,000 in the three options the PFMC will decide on April 3rd. This will be a marked selective fishery which means only fish can be retained to have a healed adipose fin. This is a huge amount of fish judging by what we had last year which was around 10,500 if I remember correctly not that it matters a whole lot. This will be a 7-day a week fishery.

The non-selective Coho fishery will either open August 30th or September 1st. We will be allowed to retain any salmon with or without a healed adipose fin. It will be a 20,000 fish quota and I did not see any information so I am assuming it will be a 7-day a week fishery.

Anyhow in a week we will know but it sounds like lots of fish and a whole lot of fun (HOPE).

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:29:50
Current Report:
Another lost day on the water

Salmon summer season announcements next week

All of our ocean activities for Friday have been cancelled due to rough ocean waters. Hopeful for something for the weekend but it does not look promising but this time of year you never know.

Next week will be a big week for Salmon enthusiasts as the ocean Salmon season will be announced I believe it is next Thursday, April 3rd by the PFMC. From all that I have read there are going to be plenty of fish out there this year as some areas are predicting record runs this year. Then again, politics always plays a part in this so lets just wait and see. Expect too see a later in June or July opener for the 1st season with another September non-selective fishery like we have had in recent years.

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 08:30:32
Current Report:
Another day with all the boats in the harbor

The weekends looking very iffy

Really rough ocean conditions out there today which will cancel all of our ocean activities for this day and tomorrow looks like more of the same. The weekend right now also does not look good but we will keep an eye on it for you as we get closer as things can change this time of year rapidly.

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 08:36:27
Current Report:
Nothing happening today on the fishing front

All of our ocean activities were cancelled for Wednesday and we are keeping an eye on the rest of the week thru the weekend. Unsettled weather appears to be in the forecast thru Sunday with the best day right now appearing to be Friday. We will keep you up-to-date.

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:45:52
Current Report:
We did get the morning fishing boats out today...

....and got back into port (with limits)

As Tradewinds Depoe Bay is so good at is there ability to read the morning ocean and make determinations as to if it should be a GO or a NO GO. This morning the skippers determined that there was enough time to get out and give a good trip and be able to catch some fish before the predicted ocean change would get here. The did all of the above. They got out, read the ocean correctly, caught lots of fish and got back in before the winds and swell got here. All of the folks on all of our boats got limits of rockfish but not many Lingcod caught today which is normal for a fast moving current drift like this morning.

We are in the beginning of a not-so-good weather change right now and it certainly will last thru tomorrow (Wednesday) and we will see from there. Hopefully not, but the weekend weather might be possibly threatening and we will keep you informed daily right here.

Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:59:50
Current Report:

Monday's catch proves Tradewinds is on fire

Our boats came back in with limits of rockfish and some nice Lingcod

Captain Roman limits of fish on both Kadaho & Starship

Crabbing picked up today folks

Good fishing again today for the Tradewinds fleet with limits of rockfish coming back in and some real nice Lingcod on board our boats from the morning catch. The crabbing has also pickd-up some, not where we would like it but 2+ legal male jumbos per person was our score today. We can say for sure that you are getting your money back on the crabbing thinking on the price per crab in the stores.

Captain Roman who runs the Kadaho and owns the Starship is awaiting the new skipper to take over the Starship operation but today he ran his 6-man boat to a great catch with some nice Lingcod as well. No matter which boat he has run this past week the final word has been "LIMITS". The picture above shows one of the fish totes off his vessel this morning.

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 20:23:52
Current Report:
...and the fishing reports is in !!

All of our boats out today either limited or were really close to a limit. No specifics were given but we did do as I expected as fishing has been very good. I suspect that Lingcod fishing was fair on all of the boats with no limits caught but a fair assortment on each boat.

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 17:00:37
Current Report:
Looked like a nice ocean out there today for fishing...

...but no reports on the results

Wish we had a fishing report for you today but none came our way. Hope maybe we might get one later in the evening. Sounds like good weather tomorrow with some wind, showery periods and swell coming our way that could be a bother for Tuesday thru Thursday (hopefully not though). Friday into next weekend looks really good for right now.

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 14:33:52
Current Report:
Good fishing today on a beautiful ocean

The word out there this morning was that the ocean was flat as a pancake and the fishing was very good. The Mariner reported in with limits of rockfish and just short of one around on the Lingcod bite. Some of the boats came back early but it sounded like every boat out in our fleet limited out on the rockfish and had some Lingcod onboard.

The crabbing on the inside remains slow even though if there was any good news about it was that they were throwing back in lots and lots of females. I can only assume that the males have to to be right behind them.

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 14:44:03
Current Report:
Fishing pretty decent today

Had one boat out today and they came home early with a limit of rockfish but not sure about any or many Lingcod in the fish baskets. Not much information today on what was in the fish baskets other then a rockfish limit. Could have been quite a few Lingcod but normally I hear about good Lingcod catches so I will assume that as the other day the Lingcod catch has slowed down some. No crabbing today so no news on that front. Sounds like good weather thru Monday and then the long range forecast shows a building swell Tuesday and Wednesday.

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:27:58
Current Report:
It was a NO GO today

The ocean weather is getting ready for a nice Spring Break by getting it all out of its system today. A rough Depoe Bay bar kept us all in port today and there will be much improvement tomorrow as we get ready for the start of Spring Break 2014.

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 16:57:58
Current Report:
Hey folks a great fishing opportunity for Saturday if interested...

...A PC trip (8-hr to Pacific City) has some spots left

We have some spots open for a 8-hr bottom fishing and crab trip to Pacific City if you are interested this Saturday March 22nd. If you have never taken the boat ride up past Cascade Head and Arch Rock it is breathtaking. Along with that, some of the better bottom fishing you will find around our area. We also drop the crab pots up off the Nestucca River which for the past two years has been our best crabbing we have had as far as crabs per person. The Nestucca River is up near PC and way to far for the 5-hr boats to get too. It is a great trip, great fishing and crabbing and some ridiculous good Kodak moments.

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:56:04
Current Report:
Good bottom fishing today....

....crabbing on the slow side

Multiple boats out on the bottom fishing grounds this morning and the rockfish bit really well with a slower bite on the Lingcod today. Nice variety on the rockfish catch with some color in those fish baskets. Had some windy, wet and moderate swells in the area the past week or two which sometimes can make water visibility cloudy. So hopefully with the nice forecast in the works for the weekend the Lingcod catch will also pick up some.

Crabbing remains on the slow side with only around 1-per person on the average. As more and more of the commercial crab pots are stored away for the year the crabs have a better chance to get to the more shallow water. We hope this will get crabbing going better as we get closer to summer.

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 15:11:12
Current Report:
Nice day today but NO boats out

The weekend looks just GREAT (right now)

Sure had a really nice coast weather day on Tuesday and the next few days looks breezy and a moderate ocean to deal with. The good news however is Friday is a "tweener" day with fairly decent weather in the forecast and the opening weekend of Spring Break #1 looks really nice. Lets hope it all holds true.

We have spots still open for fishing trips on our boats that are going out this weekend so give us a call and join in on what has been lately terrific fishing. Reservations over the Oregon Spring Break are a good thing to have especially if the ocean wether forecast holds true. Remember, we have great inshore bottom fishing going on right now and still have a little short of two weeks left on the offshore "Big Lingcod " trips. Don't miss out as Tradewinds Depoe Bay, your best bet not only to get out but your best bet for a successful fishing experience.

Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 14:51:07
Current Report:
The ocean weather word(s) of the day:

good - not so good - gettin' better

With the beginning of the Spring Breaks on the horizon for this weekend we are hopeful for this unpredictable ocean weather to start thinking that spring is here. Looks like a real nice ocean day for tomorrow with some increase in swell and wind for Wednesday and Thursday and then looking better for Friday thru the weekend. Beware though that ocean forecasts this time of year can change by the day but we will keep you up to date as we get closer to the weekend. We have room for you whether its fishing or whale watching your looking for because we are the ones that have plenty of boats available for you...big or small. Call for reservations or reserve over the Tradewinds reservation system off the homepage of the TW website.

Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 09:21:16
Current Report:
No go today due to ocean weather

Could not get all our boats scheduled out today due to inclement ocean weather as we used up all of our luck yesterday. We had great fishing yesterday and plenty of "cool" comments from our passenger crews. It was not the greatest ocean in the world but certainly was more then good enough and comfortable enough for the folks to have a good time and catch lots of fish. Today is different.

Spring Break begins next Saturday so hopeful the ocean gets it all out of its system by then.

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12:56:47
Current Report:
Yes, we did get out today....

...& the fishing was really good

Had four boats out this morning and one additional offshore boat for the offshore Lingcod's which we had to cancel because of a larger swell offshore and 20+ knot winds out there. Would not have been too much fun more then likely.

The inshore boats really did well with from what I understand some of the boats limiting early and others taking there time in limiting. Faster retrieve ratio on some of the reels. A good day for the Tradewinds fleet which certainly most of the time the norm.

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:39:48
Current Report:
Great day on the bottom fish in grounds this morning

The official word(s) from the boats out fishing today was "full limits." Now exactly what that means to keep this report as honest as I can I am not totally sure. Hopefully it meant not only 7-rockfish around but 2-Lingcod per person also. I am sure however that they had the 7-rockfish and more then likely quite a few of the "toothy Lingcod" on board as well but can't be totally sure about that folks.

Most of the time I get the report in category form but was on the golf course today shooting a pretty good round so my mind was elsewhere like on my erratic driver that seems to have a nasty slice or hook in it pretty much every time its used.

Sorry....this is suppose to be about fishing. Lets hope for a ocean tomorrow morning like today which was below what the forecast predicted as we have many folks on boats tomorrow.

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 08:12:03
Current Report:
Two boats out this morning

Summer Halibut season posted

Saturday morning fishing a toss up

We have two boats out this morning as the forecast was not accurate (again) so we had a bunch of folks wanting to go. Hopefully we will have the results later on in the day for you.

The summer Halibut season was posted in the IPHC manual and the dates are (Friday and Saturday's) August 1,2,15,16,29 & 30. Possible further dates if the 46,000+ quota has not been caught. The spring fishery begins May 8,9 & 10. All dates posted on the Tradewinds homepage.

The Saturday fishing for tomorrow looks again like a "game time decision" but I'm gonna put my money on a "GO" for tomorrow. After last week when we woke up to a nice ocean I'm going on the positive side for tomorrow. Lets go fishing (hope)!!

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:28:32
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Just a little 2014 salmon season information

The Chinook salmon season is open March 15th thru the month of March and will probably re-open until the end of October at sometime here shortly.

(The following is basically geared towards the Coho salmon season for your information)

The first of the two salmon season setting meetings by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Sacramento, CA from March 7-13 (2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA). The meeting in Sacramento will establish a range of alternatives for further review. The final season setting meeting will occur at the Hilton Vancouver Washington from April 4-10 (301 W. Sixth Street, Vancouver, WA). More information on these meetings can be found at the PFMC's website.

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 13:18:22
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We got out fishing today

We beat the next series of bad weather with a early morning fishing trip and the fish did bite really good for us. It was a good stroke of luck for the Morning Star as soon after he returned with his limit the ocean turned it up a notch with a growing swell and it is now pretty rough out there. Before that happened however we had really good fishing close to home and they all came home with a limit.

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 16:30:26
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Best weather day might be Friday as we see it now

Chinook salmon season opens Saturday

As we look ahead to the end of the week for a day or two that looks good for fishing it appears that Saturday still looks doable at this point. The best day might be Friday for those of you with some flexibility in your schedule however. Its still early in the work week and we will keep you informed as the forecast seems to change about every 12-hours or so. So keep in touch thru this site and we will give you the best idea about the ocean weather that we can.

Not sure what to expect about any Chinook salmon out there now but the season does open this Saturday, March 15th and the biologist forecast is for a terrific season. Hopefully we can get a scout boat out there real soon to check it out and then we can get you out there if any fish are around. Remember, the Starship that runs for TW is the only boat equipped to fish for the Chinook as we have the hydraulic down riggers to get you down where they live.

Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:46:55
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Still some bad ocean weather with us....

...but might be looking better for the upcoming weekend

Still some wind and moderate seas out there but you can at least begin preliminary plans to go fishing this weekend as it looks like there is a chance for some better weather. We will keep you informed when the weekend gets a little closer.

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 19:21:36
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Tough weather weekend at the coast

Great weekend at the Central Oregon Sportsman Show

Lots of folks wanting to get out fishing this weekend but no cooperation from the weather folks as we got a rough ocean all weekend. We will try again as soon as it clears up.

We sure had a great time over in Redmond, Oregon talking with the many nice folks overt there about whale watching and fishing. We want to thank all of the nice folks who stopped by our booth pictured above and said hello. We talkers to so many nice new customers as well as many return customers about the upcoming 2014 fishing and whale watch season. See ya all over at Tradewinds Depoe Bay this spring, summer and fall.

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 08:55:19
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Hello Boise

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
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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
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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
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See ya @ the Portland Sportsman Show where all of the Tradewinds family has fun

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 08:50:26
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Tradewinds

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 16:18:05
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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
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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
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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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