2010 Fishing Reports
Date: Monday, November 1, 2010 at 08:46:09
See ya March 1st 2011
We will be back March 1st with our daily fishing report updates as we will be taking the winter months off and be on vacation. Not a whole lot of activity down here during those months to be sure but it does not mean that the office is closed during this time as we still run fishing trips during the winter months on nice days. The office will be open during limited daily hours and if you do not reach someone leave them a message and someone will get back to you in a timely manner. You can also make reservations over this website and they will be turned into the office and they will contact you just like before. We will also be answering any and all inquiries you might have, so if you have questions use the inquiry form provided on our website and you will get your answer most times within just a few hours.
We will keep you up-to-date on all fishing news you need to know if anything happens news wise during the winter months. It has been a great year and we will see you in the springtime 2011
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 09:45:31
One last fishing report for the year
We had one boat out this morning and with not a whole lot of folks on the boat they will come back in with their limit as fishing has been pretty good. The Lingcod fishing remains a little on the slower side mainly because of the restriction that we have been under for several months now of fishing inside 20 fathoms of water. This time of year the larger fish will tend to be out in deeper water where we can't get to them because of that restriction.
Today is the final daily report of the season. We will be back with you on March 1st, 2011. See ya then.
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 16:55:46
Lots of fishermen......
...a decent catch of fish
A pretty decent day on the catching front from the word that I heard but not spectacular by how we normally fair out there. The forecast was for the ocean weather to pick up considerably by late afternoon so I assume the fish were gearing up for the next round of bad weather and hunkered down for the day. They do things like that!!
Date: Friday, October 29, 2010 at 13:41:01
NO fishing this morning
The ocean was not all that bad this morning but the bar crossing would have been a bit interesting and was not sue if we had any one fishing anyway. Sounds like a decent day tomorrow (Saturday) and then more winter type weather hitting the area beginning on Sunday. Get your end of October Halloween fishing in on Saturday.
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 11:19:40
This ocean this time of year is hard to figure
We did get a boat out this morning and they did limit. They even had a few Lingcod from the reports I heard. The weird thing is that when we woke this morning it was raining and the swell ten miles out at the data buoy was just short of fifteen foot. Fifteen foot!!! So we probably would cancel. When we got down to look at it the water was almost flat with just a small swell. Where was the fifteen foot swell? Who knows but the important thing is we did get out and take the folks fishing and it was good catchin".
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12:56:48
No fishing today....
...but the ocean might be OK for the next few days
No boats out today but it looks like possibly the next few days look fishable. There might be a little wind coming our way over the weekend so we will keep you informed.
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 13:10:31
Still pretty bad bit a little better then the past few days
The ocean is still a mess but it is a little better then it has been in the past several days. The winds are down as is the rain amounts and the ocean swells. I believe we are a number of days away from it being good enough for ocean activities. We will keep you up to date as it hopefully gets better.
Date: Monday, October 25, 2010 at 14:25:28
The BIG question is the ocean weather??
We are in the middle of a MAJOR winter storm even though it is still the fall season. You really don't see them any bigger then this one in the dead of winter. The swell is currently over 30 feet in height and the Coast Guard has reported that all of the bars are closed even for the Coast Guard up and down the entire Oregon Coast. That about says it all and it seems to be a bad forecast for most of this week. We will keep you informed.
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 14:54:44
Rough seas don't even describe it
How about rough harbor waters?
The seas are approaching 30 feet as we speak and it is even very rough in the harbor as the boats are bobbing up and down pretty good. All boats are adding additional lines to keep them safer. Quite the storm for this early in the fall season. It will be a number of days before it settles down and we will let you know here first.
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 12:49:10
Things down here sound very "NAUTICAL" for the next few days
If you have any reservations for fishing or whale watching for the next several days please call in advance or email us here at Tradewinds for updates. The weather forecast is calling for very (VERY) heavy seas with lots of wind and heavy rain thru at least Monday. We will certainly let you know when things begin to improve.
Date: Friday, October 22, 2010 at 16:50:55
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Date: Friday, October 22, 2010 at 06:33:05
....and more to come
No trips out Thursday or Friday as we have the beginning of a series of storms approaching the coastal area and it is expected to keep the ocean quite rough for several days. The weekend does not sound good but things do change so keep in touch with us.
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 13:27:35
No fishing boats out this morning.....
.....2010 Tradewinds fishing report season comes to an end October 31st
October 31st will be the final fishing report for the 2010 season. We will be back with you beginning March 1st 2011. There will be some informational reports periodically during the winter months. It has been a great year for all of us @ Tradewinds and we hope all of our past and future customers will and have enjoyed the fishing and the whale watching updates we provide for you on a daily basis. Our reports are honest and reflect upon all of our boats combined to give you an averaged daily catch report. Most every day all of our boats have somewhat different results and we try to put them all together when making our daily report. We do try to spin something positive every day because most all not-so-good days are followed by better days. That is reflected in our reports to advertise in a positive way. Our reports are based by Tradewinds boats ONLY and do not reflect the catches of other vessels in Depoe Bay.
Our captains work hard every day to give our customers the best effort we know how so they can be successful. Though the cost of fishing gear and diesel fuel is expensive we try hard to still provide our customers the best trip available and we accomplish that each and every day and our return business shows that.
A few more days to go and then we will see you in 2011.
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 16:59:25
One boat out today
It was a little "nautical" on the bar crossing today so we only sent one of our larger boats out this morning. As things sometimes do the ocean calmed down contrary to the forecast and the ride home was much nicer then the ride out. Oh YES!! We did have a successful fishing trip as well with limits on the rockfish. No word on the lingcod catch.
Date: Monday, October 18, 2010 at 14:19:31
Fishing returned to normal today after a tough day yesterday
Very good fishing today on a simply beautiful ocean that we don't see enough of in the fall months. The fish bit really well and lots of lingcod even though most we were not able to keep because of size restrictions. It was a good morning as there were limits on the rockfish and a picture perfect morning. To add to the morning we were at time fishing along side of a feeding Gray whale who was not more at times then 30-50 feet off the boat. Made for a special morning.
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 14:06:25
Slow fishing today....
but the end of the trip saved us all
It was a beautiful ocean and conditions were just perfect for a great day of catching fish but they just did not cooperate. The fish were showing everywhere but it was the strangest thing. They just did not bite. On the brighter side because the rockfish were not biting the lingcod did. One of our boats had a good number of LIngcod and caught another dozen or so that we had to throw back. One more thing. At the end of the trip on the last two drifts right out in front of the harbor the rockfish bit (a little). It was a good was a enough bite to save the trip so to speak and give the folks on board some rockfish to go with the Lingcod they caught.
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 12:52:59
A little bumpy ocean...
but the fishing was pretty darn good
Pretty much limits on the rockfish with a few Lingcod on a ocean without wind but was a little bumpy from the overnight winds that we had. The conditions are suppose to be by the forecast pretty nice for the next several days.
Date: Friday, October 15, 2010 at 13:58:32
The weekend sounds great for weather....
and the fish are biting
Better then average fishing today on the rockfish with close to limits coming into the filet tables but still not many of the lingcod are getting caught. We should have a beautiful weekend for weather so the forecasters are saying so that is good news for you fall fishing folks. We have space available on out big boats and our 6-pack boats so give us a call.
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 13:54:46
Fishing started slowly today but heated up at the end
Not one of the "hotter bites" we have had but in the end after some hard work and a good bite in the last hour the trip turned out pretty good which like yesterday around 4-6 fish per person. There were a few more Lingcod today but still having to fish inside 20-fathoms they are harder to come by. Crabbing ends tomorrow (Friday) until the 1st of December.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 12:42:00
Another good fishing trip today
Not quite a limit of fish like yesterday but still a good trip. Probably in the neighborhood of 5-6 fish per rod on an average but not many Lingcod today. It is just that time of the year where you don't get many of them in the shallow waters especially where we are forced legally to fish inside 20-fathoms. No crabbing today as we wind down the crab season which ends this Friday, October 15th. It will re-open December 1st.
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 14:56:52
Good fishing today
We had limits on the rockfish and a few lingcod on the deck as well on this mornings trip. It was a good morning as the ocean is getting better by the hour. It looks good thru the rest of this week into the weekend.
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10:03:25
We do have a boat out fishing today
...and the ocean weather is not bad and forecasted to get better
One boat out on the ocean waters today and the trip is going really well on some accounts I have heard so far. The better news is that the forecast for the rest of the week into the weekend sounds pretty good for some decent ocean weather for fishing. This time of year finding a series of nice days to choose from are few and far between. Come on down and take in some fall fishing excitement while the forecast stays decent.
Date: Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:52:50
Very Rough Today
No fishing boats out this morning as we woke to a twelve foot swell even under sunny clear windless skies. It will get better slowly thru the week.
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 08:30:17
No Go today again
No fishing trips out today due to rough ocean conditions. We will try again tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 09:27:53
No fishing trips today
Pretty tough conditions out there this morning so NO boats out after the bottom fish today. Things look better towards the middle of next week. We will keep you up-to-date.
Date: Friday, October 8, 2010 at 14:54:59
No boats out this morning
We didn't have any trips out this morning mainly because we did a rare thing and cancelled them the night before on a miserable sounding forecast. We did that to prevent the folks from having to drive many of them from the valley only to find out they were not going to get to go. Got up this morning and the weather was about 15 hours late so we could have gotten the trip in but it still would have been an adventure. About a seven foot swell and 20 knot winds all morning long. By the way....the fifteen hours is now up and "IT IS FINALLY HERE" !!! If you have reservations for the weekend please call in advance.
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 08:33:01
Fishing trips cancelled today....
.....weather "ifffy" into the first of next week....
.....day to day so we will keep you informed
We woke to wind and rough seas this morning so all the fishing trips going out for the day were cancelled. The weather forecast does not look inviting either thru the weekend into the first past of next week. We will keep you informed day to day.
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 13:25:26
Nicest day of the week....
...and the fish bit and so did the crabs
We sure had a nice day today with no wind, lots of sun and a beautiful ocean. The forecast however is not very optimistic for the weeks end into the weekend. Keep in touch with us and we will keep you informed. Today however was great with patient folks fishing and waiting for the bite to start which did not until after a tide rip moved thru. Once they began biting they kept biting. The crabbing was also very good today.
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 15:14:43
Fishing just so-so today
The fishing this morning was just average as all the passengers caught fish but it was a little tough to do today. The ocean was a little on the moderate side with wind later in the morning but not a limit catch today for anyone. The weather tomorrow and Thursday is forecasted to be better.
Date: Monday, October 4, 2010 at 16:39:03
One boat out fishing and it was a decent outing
Had good fishing this morning but not many specifics on the trip other then the rockfish bit and a few Lingcod in the boat as well. Not sure if crabbing was part of the trip or not as I arrived at the information desk a little late today to find out any info about the catch. Boats going out in the morning as well.
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 16:45:35
It is that time of year....
The time of year when we have some really rough ocean periods along with stretches of good weather is here. The ocean was very rough today so we had no going out but by Tuesday things should be much better and it actually looks kinda nice after that for a few days. In other words it is day to day so keep in touch with us.
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 16:11:20
Fishing really good today
It was a really nice day and the fish cooperated and made it a great day also on the rockfish bite. There were some Lingcod caught but only being able to fish inside 20-fathoms a restriction put forth by the ODFW catching those critters is more difficult. The ones we did catch were really nice ones but were just are not getting enough of them. No crabbing today.
Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 at 12:44:51
No fishing today
The boats this morning decided to stay home rather then go out on a rather wet and semi-rough ocean we were presented with this morning. The swell was a few feet higher then forecasted and with a low tide right about the time we were expected to come home we settled on being tied to the docks today. Things should and hopefully will be better tomorrow as the forecast can't lie two days in a row.
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:21:35
NO boats out today...
......but there will be tomorrow
No fishing boats out today as there was still a little left over swell out there but for those looking for a trip we have boats going out tomorrow (Friday) and a number of them going out on Saturday. The weather sounds good for the next few days to get out and do some fishing so get your group together as the fishing has been pretty good.
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 14:55:01
One fishing trip in the books
W did get one trip out today. When the trip began there was a moderate swell and really foggy conditions but the forecast called for better weather as the day went on and that did happen. The result was a limit of rockfish and a number of Lingcod for the folks on board. Sounds like some better weather is in store beginning tomorrow thru the weekend.
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 12:05:34
No fishing today
We woke to a 12 foot swell this morning and it was very foggy and it looked very rough out in front of the channel entrance. No one wanted to venture out and take a look at it outside the buoy line (in the fog). That was enough to cancel the fishing trips for the day.
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:40:49
No trips out today but we do have folks scheduled for tomorrow
No trips out today as the ocean in the early morning hours was still quite rough only to come down nicely around the noon hour. We will wait and see what tomorrow brings as we are scheduled to go in the morning.
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 15:58:50
Better weather on the way
Monday and Tuesday look a little on the nautical side weather speaking with some moderate seas and occasional rain coming down to get your head wet. It seems to all go away starting on Wednesday with swells down in the 6-7 foot range and better from Thursday and beyond. So there you have it. A little preview of a winter storm in here today thru Tuesday and then more like fall weather back with us after that.
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 09:18:17
No activities today
Very rough ocean conditions today
The ocean is a mess today with heavy rain, moderate winds and heavy seas which will be with us throughout the day. We are probably looking at a few days of this before it is forecasted to settle down a bit. We will let you know.
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 15:56:52
Bottom fishing pretty good today
Crabbing as usual very good
The bottom fishing started out HOT and ended with a RUSH but the middle of the trips kept us from having limits on the rockfish today. It still was a better then average catch. The LIngcod catch from what I heard was off today but the crabbing made up for it with a excellent catch on all the boats crabbing. It was a tough day fishing with a growing swell kept us away from some of the better spots we normally fish. Any day of fishing is still a good day.
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 15:52:49
Tuna - Tuna - Tuna
It was another good day out looking for the Albacore Tuna as we had two boats out there today and they did find the Tuna. The first hook-ups were caught around the 20 mile mark which is not surprising with all of the southerly winds we have been having lately holding the fish close in towards shore as they have been now for several weeks. One of our boats I believe was in the middle 20's in fish caught and the other was a little over 30 fish onboard at least that is what I heard around the 3:30pm mark. I think that will be pretty close to the final tallies as they are on their way back in as this is being written. Nice big fish I was told also. It still looks like they are in the neighborhood and we are going to keep after them until we hear they have moved out for good. Next scheduled trip I believe is the 30th of September but there may be others. Call the office for more information.
Date: Friday, September 24, 2010 at 17:05:21
Too rough to go today
Saturday sounds much-much better
The boats all stayed in the harbor today as we woke to a large swell this morning but as of right now it is improving and if the forecast is true things should be much better for fishing tomorrow. On the future side another offshore storm will be moving into the area Sunday thru the middle of next week bringing another large swell which will be with us for several days. We will keep you informed.
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 15:43:10
Saturday;s weather report below
Lets go fishing
S WIND 5 TO 10 KT...RISING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 7 FT.
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 15:39:09
First we went fishing....
....then we began catching fish....
....then the rain and wind came....
....then we came home
It started out like it was a nice day but later the day fooled us. In between that we caught a limit of rockfish and a few more Lingcod bit like they have been doing now for the last few days. After getting close to a fish limit the wind and the rain came and we caught a few more fish and then went crabbing. Crabbing was a somewhat slower today and tomorrows weather might be a bit on the rough side
Saturday from what the experts are saying will be a decent day for ocean activities so lets hope they are right for once.
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 07:27:05
Late with the report once again
Great bottom fishing and the Lingcod bit
Tuna still out there
Wednesday was terrific fishing on a simply beautiful ocean and the Lingcod as well as the rockfish were biting. Limits all the way around for over 25 people out from Tradewinds yesterday and the crabbing remained strong with good catches as well.
No Tradewinds Tuna boasts out but we did hear from several sport boats out yesterday and they are still biting and in pretty good numbers. Looks like this year the season will be going into the first of October. As long as the winds stay southerly and the water remains warm as it is we should have fish out there.
Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 at 15:10:12
I apologize for the lack of a TUNA report from this weekend...
....the truth be told I was unaware of the results until today
The results were fantastic for the late September Tuna wars. Our boat Saturday had 39 fish on board when they hit the docks after a day of fishing That folks is a great score only from Tradewinds Depoe Bay. I know we have trips coming up here September 25th and 30th and maybe a few others I am not aware of. All of the winds the past few days were southerlies so that would do nothing to blow the fish offshore but maybe even bring them closer. I know from a 1st hand report that the water temperature inshore on the bottom fishing reefs is a bathtub quality 55 degrees so to speak. That 60 degree water or so can't be that far away. It might be a October fishery as well. Who knows????
Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 at 15:04:55
Great fishing today and crabbing to
Had a great bottom fishing trip today and the crabs after a day off from yesterday when it was not very good bit really well again today. There were even from what I was told some Lingcod action today as well. Sounds like the next three days here after a stormy weekend will be nice weather for you mid-week fishing activists.
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 14:33:40
It was a lonely ocean today on the bottom fishing reefs
There were only three boats out today on the bottom fishing reefs (maybe the entire harbor) and all three of them were friendly anyhow because they were all out of Tradewinds so we had lots of conversation on the radio airways this morning. The fishing????? It was pretty good. Limits on all three boats on the rockfish but very few ling cod caught today. Quite a few throw backs but just a few over the 2- inch limit. Crabbing???? Not very good today.......Why??? I don't know.
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 14:19:27
Flat ocean under drizzly skies...
Until next summer all of our trips will be leaving the dock at 8am with a check-in time of 7:30am. The only difference will still be the remaining weeks of the TUNA season where we will still have a 5:30am check-in and a 6am departure. We are now back to the "famous Tradewinds businessman fishing trip hours".
fishing just had to be good
Day two of cloudy & drizzly skies with little or no wind inshore but for the 2nd day in a row the ocean was virtually flat. I did not catch any fishing or crab reports but I did talk to a few neighborhood bottom fishing gurus out there today and they brought back limits. So knowing that I assume that the charter fleet also had a good day.
Date: Friday, September 17, 2010 at 12:34:21
A little rainy and overcast but......
....a totally flat ocean
Another funny day with boats out fishing this morning. It was a little wet this morning as it has been the past few days and overcast but then you go and look at the water. Wow!!! Not a ripple on it. It was hard to think of a ocean this summer which was as flat as the one this morning. It would be a beautiful ocean to fish on inshore bottom fishing or offshore Tuna fishing.
Tuna boats going out this weekend as well as the bottom fishing trips. Still space available on all trips so if in the area give us a call. The weather sounds a little like it has been with some drizzly periods, overcast but the ocean by the forecast sounds just fine.
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:20:23
One boat out bottom fishing today...
but excuse me for not having a report to give you
The ocean looked when I was down there for a while this morning not too bad but it is foggy, windy and very wet today. I was not going to spend much time down there finding out todays catch for getting my head wet was going to happen if I did. Anyhow, all of this is suppose to be out of here tomorrow and the weekend looks very nice.
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 13:06:05
Next open trip on Saturday
Weather looks great
The Tuna fishing this summer is running out of time as normally we have good fishing and weather thru September and then things begin to turn the other way. The point is we still have a few more weeks of good fishing and weather so now is the time to get that Tuna freezer packed and put away for the winter. The weather is good, the forecast is good and the fish are really close to Depoe Bay. We have some spots open for a Saturday trip so give us a call.
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 12:59:05
Here is your TUESDAY fishing report
It was really a terrific day on the Pacific pond this morning with limits all the way around on the rockfish and not a ton of Lingcod in the catch but the ones that were caught were especially nice ones. They were nice because they were caught and put in the fish totes not so much because of size. It is good news because the number of Lingcod has begun to increase as we get into fall which is a normal happening from my memory of past years. The crabbing remains great with between 4-5 crab take-homes per person. These crabs are in the 7-8 inch size and the majority of them are hard as a rock. It has been a especially good crab year after it began to pick up around the 1st part of July.
Date: Monday, September 13, 2010 at 13:27:24
Six footers caught on Sunday's Tuna trip
Beautiful weather for our three boats out bottom fishing today
The Tuna fishing was pretty good on Sunday offshore on a picture perfect day even 25-30 miles offshore. Some really (really) big fish caught as well. They were not Tuna but we did have a number of 6-foot plus Blue sharks on the end of the lines. Not that we wanted them on the hooks but there were quite a few of them circling around the boats out there in the very warm water we found. Good Tuna day none-the-less.
Good bottom fishing as there were limits on the rockfish but not a great deal of Lingcod on the boats today on the three boats we had out there. Crabbing remains very strong with good numbers in the pots today.
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 17:48:43
A bunch of boats out this morning
We had one Tuna boat out offshore today and three bottom fishing boats on the inside reefs looking for the lingcod and rockfish. Never did hear of any information to share with you so I will post something tomorrow when I find out the results. The fishing had to be good if a picture perfect ocean had anything to do with it. Beautiful blue skies on a sunny without a breath of wind kind of day. Sounds like the whole week coming up looks like the same thing.
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 14:13:09
Good bottom fishing and crabbing today
Mostly good bottom fishing this morning as the boats I was aware of had limits on the rockfish and some really huge Lingcod caught today. There were not that many caught but the ones that did hit the decks were of really good size. The crabbing also for the most part was good again with lots of crabs going to the cookers. No Tuna fishing today which is a shame because the conditions are just perfecto out there. The weather remains great for the next several days so the time is right for any kind of ocean fishing you might want to do.
Date: Friday, September 10, 2010 at 17:25:54
My First Mistake
Departure time misdirection
Please except my apology for telling you that all trips will leave the dock at 8am a few days ago. The actual up-to-date accurate information is that we are still loading at 7:00am and leaving at 7:30am. The 8am leave times begin on September 16th. All Tuna trips will still load at 5:30am and leave at 6am. Sorry once again as this is the first mistake I have made in close to 40-years. I've been on a roll with perfection!!!
Date: Friday, September 10, 2010 at 12:53:33
No reports today at least that I heard
TUNA in close and biting with beautiful ocean conditions
I know that we had one of our big ships out bottom fishing and crabbing this morning but heard nothing about the catch. If the ocean conditions had anything to do with the catch then it had to be a grand day. Beautiful overcast / partly sunny skies (no wind) dominated the day with a perfectly flat ocean. Suppose to be that way this entire weekend from what I am able to figure.
If there are any TUNA folks out there still in need of Tuna fish for the winter you had better get off your NFL couch and get down here. The ocean is beautiful and the fish are in very CLOSE and BITING. This (ain't) Super Bowl weekend so fishing should be in the #1 column. Call the office and book a Tuna trip. They are the most fun and exciting trips that we have. If you have never been Tuna fishing you should really consider it. We had a 92 year old gentlemen on the boat the other day reeling in fish. It was a thrill for him.
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 15:17:52
Another great TUNA trip happening as we speak
September TUNA fishing going strong
Just talked to our skipper out TUNA fishing right now (3:10pm) and he has had a great day with lots of fish and they are in around 20 miles just out to the north of Depoe Bay. The skipper told me he has had multiple doubles, two triples and one time when he had five on at once. They are hitting off the troll as well as the light tackle using spin tackle. Can it get any better then that?
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 14:37:45
A little bad news
.....NO offshore "Big Lingcod" trips this fall
We have caught our quota...Not of Lingcod...
...but Yelloweye rockfish...HUH???
Heard from the ODFW and the restricted fishing inside 20-fathoms will remain until the 1st of January 2011 which means there will be NO offshore "Big Lingcod" trips this fall which was suppose to begin October 1st. The ODFW says that because we are already over the limit catch for the Yelloweye rockfish that the fall fishery will not re-open outside the 40 fathom curve. The interesting thing about this ruling is that we have NO quota on Yelloweye rockfish as we have not been able to retain any of them for years. Any that we did catch we were able to release and get them back down to a depth where they will survive. So what quota? Our Yelloweye catch has been 000. Somebody must be catching them but it is not the charter or the sport fleet. Interesting when we are being told that we caught our quota even though we are not allowed to retain them. Someone will have to explain that to me. The bottom line is we are sorry but we still can fish inside 20 fathoms this fall.
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 14:27:38
Good fishing today
Had really good limit catches of the rockfish today but not a great number of Lingcod hit the fish totes today. That fishery should pick up fairly soon now as we get into the fall days. The crabbing remains excellent with lots of crabs coming up in the crab pots.
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 14:25:25
All bottom fishing trips leave the dock at 8am until next summer
Check-in will be at 7:30am
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 06:27:56
Tuna on the bite....
This time of year it is how you approach them that makes them bite....
We go the extra mile
Was on a great TUNA trip yesterday and saw the way you need to fish these fish to catch them especially this time of year. The last half of August into September the fish don't bite the same gear that they like in June and July. Trolling clones in June and July is really all you need to do to put fish in the boat.....Not so in the last part of August and September. You have to approach them differently with swim baits, light tackle and Anchovies. Some large ports use live bait to fish them which is certainly one of the best if not the best way to fish them. We do not have that benefit here like some of the real large ports of Oregon. So we go to the next best way. We use pre-frozen Anchovies. Boy do they work. You troll only the swim baits and NO clones and as soon as you get a fish on you pull the boat out of gear and coast to a stop and let the current take over. You immediately put people on the light tackle up on the front of the boat. You either cast out and reel or you mooch which is letting your line down 50-100 feet and jig while reeling in slowly. At the same time we throw out anchovies on the water to bring the fish to the surface. It works!!!! The fish come up and swarm around the boat and bite the swim baits on the light tackle and also we used some Anchovies on a single hook. Be ready to "hold on tight"!!
It was a great trip and we caught lots of fish. Tradewinds has worked hard to try to perfect our style to give OUR customers the best opportunity to catch fish. We think we have done that as we go the extra expense to get that done. We also offer the best priced trips on the coast especially if you visit out coupon link on our website. The fish are still there, and the weather is still good. You need to give this a try. Call the office for more information.
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 13:43:45
Good fishing today on the bottom fishing reefs. (actually it was really good fishing today) Limits all the way around this morning and some nice lingcod in the mix. Crabbing continues to be really good with another great pull and lots of "creepy crawlers" in the pots.
Date: Monday, September 6, 2010 at 16:35:09
The unofficial end of summer is here
....which means less crowds on boats
....the weather is beautiful and the fishing is good
....the crabbing is spectacular !!!
TUNA....Lookin' good !!!
We are into the charter boat definition of fall which means nice September weather and real good fishing with less crowded conditions. It is a good time to go out fishing and this years crabbing is nothing short of spectacular. There were over 70 crabs harvested on our bottom fishing trip today along with a pretty fair catch on the bottom fish as well. The best bargain in town is the crabbing. Have you seen the price of crab in the stores? Well it only costs you ten dollars and you can divide it up with the other passengers and take home 4 or more each with todays numbers. That is a bargain. Only at Tradewinds Charters Depoe Bay.
There were NO charter boats out on the TUNA grounds today but I did see a few sport boats back in early with pretty nice catches of Albacore. Half of today's catch was taken on troll gear as it was working as good as the light tackle was on this day. Beautiful looking fish so look into a TUNA trip here shortly with the weather looking good for at least the next five days or so.
Another thing to look forward to is the October opener (hopefully) of the offshore "Big Lingcod" trips. They are a lot of fun and Tradewinds gives you the extra bonus of stopping on the way back in for a few bottom fish after getting the Lings. The catch is that when they closed the bottom fishing to inside 20-fathoms last month we are not sure how that is going to affect the October opener. We will get back to you.
Date: Monday, September 6, 2010 at 14:40:13
Salmon season comes to an end
The season report
Today was the final day of the 2010 salmon season and on a perfect ocean the season ended on a slower note then what it has been lately. There were some fish caught but the action was down quite a bit from what it had been lately.
The season at a glance
The typical start of the salmon season almost always occurs in June and runs until the quota for the year is reached. This year the season started on June 26th and ran for the duration right up till the final day of September 6th. Normally the "HOT" months are June and July but this year both of those traditionally good fishing months were nothing short of a total bust. Very few fish were landed and I believe that coast wide after the end of July arrived we still had something in the neighborhood of 94% of the quota left. It was a dismal view especially since August normally brings fewer fish as the month goes on. This summer however it was the exact opposite. The fish finally arrived in smaller numbers but arrive they did around the 8th of August. From that point forward we had reasonably decent fishing. There were few limits going around but the fish action was really good still understanding we had to fight thru the adipose fin thing after we were able to land a fish. The good news was that we were fishing very big fish and they were great fighters and even challenged the experienced angler. In the mix were quite a few nice Chinook as well with some going in the upper 30 pound range and even a few over 40 pounds. In the end it was a fun year and we did get to fish the whole summer. You never have a chance to catch one unless you go out and try. See you salmon people next summer!!
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 13:47:02
Yesterdays TUNA Report
Bottom fishing today and crabbing
Yesterdays TUNA report was one fish around for the crew. Most of the fish caught and reeled on were on the light tackle and from the conversation I heard this morning there were plenty of fish hooked up but the losses were quite high for lots of reasons. These fish are big and strong and it takes quite the effort to get them in on the light tackle which this time of year is the rod of choice as far as getting them to bite. It was a good trip with decent weather and still the opportunity is there if we can just get them landed in the boat. More trips coming up in the next few weeks.
The bottom fishing today was good for some and just fair for others. The fish bit early and often and then from what I heard on some of the boats they just topped biting completely. The crabbing again was very good.
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 13:41:34
One day left for those salmon
Well if you want to go salmon fishing you had better make up your mind real soon. Tomorrow (Labor Day) is your final chance and there are fish out there. Lots of action out there this entire weekend and the chances are there for you. If you get past the fish getting on your line and getting off, get past the adipose fin crazy thing you just might have a chance of bringing one home. They are nice fish for sure. Some of them are up in the fourteen pound range now. Come down and give it one more try.
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 17:07:59
Salmon action still really good...Two days left in the season
Bottom fishing slower today
Crabbing was really fantastic today
The salmon fishing today was pretty darn good as some of the boats got one fish around. Lots of action but still quite a few throw backs. Two days left to get your summer salmon as the season closes at midnight on Monday.
Crabbing was really good today as the boats were bring back in 60-80 crabs per boats. That was really fantastic. It really made up for a slower day on the bottom fishing. It was a real struggle today getting the fish to bite.
Date: Friday, September 3, 2010 at 16:25:55
Bottom fishing really good today
Crabbing even better then that
Salmon surprisingly quite satisfying
The salmon fishing after a few kinda-not-so-good days rebounded today and there seemed to be fish from a few miles south of the Depoe Bay entrance to seven miles north up around the Siletz River. I guess that means we should have decent fishing clear thru the final day of the season this Monday, Labor Day. They are beautiful fish by the way. No limits catches but quite a few fish coming to the docks and if you get by the adipose fin thing you could bring one home!
Bottom fishing was certainly great today. Some great looking rockfish and a fair number of Lingcod hit the filet tables at the Tradewinds dock. There was one huge Chinook salmon caught bottom fishing today that was announced at 50 pounds. A few minutes later it was 45 pounds and then a half later it was 40 pounds. Back at the dock the fish cutters announced it was 30-35 pounds. Have no fear!!! By the time it gets to where it is going it will be back to 50 pounds again. That's fishing.....
TUNA tomorrow...Reports in the afternoon....The water temp at 30 fathoms about three miles offshore is 56 degrees. Should not take long to get to 60 degrees tomorrow. We are optimistic for a great day.
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 19:14:45
Tuna fishing this Labor Day weekend should be really good
The water has warmed up
Reports are the fish have moved back in towards shore
Spots open for this weekend...Give us a call
Give us a call if you still want a few more TUNA for the freezer. The reports are sounding good for the weekend and the weather for the offshore waters is forecasted to be good. Only a few more good weekends left.
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 19:11:58
Bottom fishing good today
Crabbing also good
Water warming up so the Tuna looks good for the weekend
Salmon action still out there
The Tuna fishing this weekend should be good as the waters have warmed up since that last batch of NW winds. Labor Day Tuna should be on the bite. We still have a few spots open for Saturday's trip so give us a call. Should be good fishing
The bottom fishing and crabbing today was really good but not many specifics to give you. Been busy this last week but all is repaired now so better reports coming from now on.
The salmon fishing for the 2010 season ends this Monday and there was still action out there this morning so get down here for that final try. The fish being caught are just beautiful big fish.
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 16:01:26
It a little too dark
...so the trips will leave a bit later
Beginning Tuesday, September 7th the bottom fishing trips check-in now will be at 7am and the boats will load and leave at 7:30am. The first of October all trips will check-in at 7:30am and leave at 8am.
The salmon trips will still load at 6am and leave at 6:30am until the season closes after this Monday, September 6th.
The remainder of the Tuna season the boats check-in will still be at 5:30am and leave at 6am.
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 15:54:17
RED HOT the word of the day for bottom fishing
The bottom fishing was red hot today as several of the boats were back in very early. No crabbing today due to the leftover swell which we have had for the past day but we will be back at it again tomorrow. Not much news on the salmon front as the one salmon boat we had out today came back inshore early and went bottom fishing as the waters a few miles out were pretty rough for salmon fishing. More news tomorrow as we go for the final five days of salmon fishing for the year.
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 12:18:42
Bottom fish on the bite...Crabs too
Only bottom fish trips on the docket today as the un-official summer season is on the final six days and winding down. Good signs for the last minute summer fishermen wanting to get the family out before school starts next week for just about everyone and the fish and the crabs are biting. We had limits of bottom fish today and some real nice Lingcod caught. The crabbing was also pretty good today. Labor Day weekend is almost here so make your last minute fishing and crabbing plans with us at Tradewinds Depoe Bay for the summer season.
Also the last chance for salmon for the summer is this weekend as the salmon season closes this Monday, September 6th. By all indications this morning from sport boat reports they are still out there so the chance is there.
Tuna people we are still running trips into late September so now is the time to go with the weather still holing up for us.
Date: Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:52:54
Salmon about the same with lots of action
Bottom fishing fast a furious this morning
Tuna on the bite early today
Salmon fishing is still producing, but again the key all thru the month of August when the fish finally arrived is getting the ones in the boat without the adipose fin attached. This morning was that same tune as we had plenty of action and fish to the net but less then half of those turned into take home fish. Still a fun trip and the fish were big a week ago and now they are really big.
The bottom fishing the past 3-4 days has ben OK but pokey at times as well. Today ended that with very hungry fish pretty much anywhere we went. The limits came into the docks early today and the happy folks had a good bunch of filets to take home.
We also have a Tuna boat out this morning and early reports was that it might turn into a good day with some early fish biting not quite as far out as they have been. More later when I get some better information.
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 17:16:51
Sorry NO news on the bottom fishing, crabbing or the salmon fishing today
Was not around to get any of the reports today but I do know that the water was a little "cranky" especially in the morning hours. I did see a few bottom fish and a few salmon on the filet tables on the sport docks form a few boats that came in early because of the ocean conditions. Suppose to be by the forecast better tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 11:11:20
No tuna trip today
The Saturday Tuna trip turned around 10 miles out just like Thursdays trip because of offshore winds and rough water. Weird weather here lately. Good NOAA forecasts but some nautical weather offshore the next morning. The Tuna bit real well onFriday so we were really looking forward to todays activity out there. We will try again tomorrow.
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010 at 18:09:03
Bottom fish and crabbing
Report: Wish I could tell ya...Sorry!!!
I was busy today....really busy.... & for that lame excuse I do not know nor can I give you a decent fish report on the other species we fish for. I know we were out there and I did see folks in line at the filet tables but no real report for the day. Things back to normal tomorrow I think.
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010 at 18:05:37
Tuna on the bite
Same place as yesterday....
Next trip Sunday and spaces still available
What a difference a day makes. Thursday the fish were where we were fishing but the color of the water was different then it was today. Today the color was more like what our skippers look for and the fish went on the bite. They were quite a ways out but our guy found them. It was a catch somewhere in the neighborhood of 4+ a fraction per customer. That is good fishing and if you don't think so......
Another trip heading out there again on Sunday and from what I was told there are still spots available for this trip. Weather sounds good so with any luck we should have another good trip. Give the charter company a call who knows where they are and how to fish for them. Depoe Bay TUNA bite differently then other fish!!#^*
Do you know why TUNA are constantly swimming at the speeds that they do? (answer) They cannot sit still and get water thru their gills in order to manufacture oxygen like most ocean fish. It is the speed they swim that forces the water thru their gills.
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010 at 07:33:23
Tuna slower on Thursday
Another go at it today
Slower fishing onThursday as the winds we had the first of the week probably pushed the fish a bit offshore towards warmer waters. The past few days the weather has improved as it is beautiful today so we expect the fish to begin their movement inshore again. Today we are hopeful of improved scores. Sounds like good weather all weekend long into the first of next week as the 1st of September gets a bit closer.
More later in the day as reports come in....
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 13:43:47
No Tuna report yet
Salmon slower today
Bottom fishing after yesterday much improved
Crabbing off somewhat today
Nor tuna report from offshore here early in the afternoon but will try to have one this evening for you.
The salmon fishing from what I heard from all the recreational boats and the one we had out there a little off the bite this morning. Spotty information at this time.
Bottom fishing very much improved after a very slow day yesterday. Some nice Ling cods in the mix and a couple "hanger Lings" in the upper twenty pound class the word from the boats today. The crabbing still pretty good but off from the really good numbers of the past month.
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 14:00:00
Not a real good fishing day
Our TUNA boat got out to the 10 mile mark and made the 180 degree turn and came back home. An unexpected swell with wind and fog forced the cancellation of the trip. It was just not nice out there but all is expected to be better by tomorrow morning as we have a boat headed offshore at 6am.
The salmon action this morning was better then anytime this summer with two boats out for Tradewinds and both of them getting major amounts of fish on the wires. One of those boats had over 40 fish on and was able to retrieve seven of them into fish boxes. The other boat had over thirty fish on but only one was a keeper. The salmon waters were also a little nautical but the forecast is much improved for tomorrow morning. There out there folks it is just getting the right flavor to bite.
Bottom fishing was slow today probably a mixture between minus tides, cold water and a full moon night. Pretty good excuse huh? Anyhow it was the slowest day of the summer and even the crab count was a bit off this morning as well. Tomorrow is another day.
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 14:04:05
Tuna headed out in the morning
Bottom fishing today fair
Crabbing GREAT as usual
Salmon...Loads of action...
The salmon fishing today had loads of action but the ratio of throw backs to take-home fish today was a little out of whack in the throw backs favor. That was different then the day before so every day is different. Make sure when you go salmon fishing you pick the day that there are more take-home fish biting!!
Bottom fishing today was only fair on the average but the crabbing was once again as it has been for a month or so now fantastic.
Tuna trips going out in the morning at the home of Albacore Tuna charters (Tradewinds Depoe Bay) and we still have a few spots open for our Thursday trip. We will give a full report tomorrow evening on the catch.
Date: Monday, August 23, 2010 at 16:29:20
Good salmon action again today...
...the bottom fish bit...
...and so did the crabs...
The salmon action was fast a furious for about an hour and a half this morning and then it was scratch fishing for the rest of the trip. Same old story. If you got lucky with the hook-up and the adipose fin thing you got take home fish. If not then you had great sport fishing but fewer fish to take home.
The bottom fish bit and so did the crabs. Other then that not a whole lot of specifics out there today that I picked up.
Tuna trips coming up this week and we will report on them when they happen. The fishing has been fair to real good depending on the day so give us a call and go out on a offshore Albacore Tuna trip.
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 19:16:12
Not aure how the bottom fishing went this morning....Sorry
I do know it was great in the afternoon
Crabbing was good as I saw a bunch of crab on the sidewalk
NO tuna trips today
Salmon good action but too many throw backs
Never heard about the morning bottom fishing trips or the morning crab scores. I just was not listening. The afternoon trip was a total limit even on the lingcod. I was up by the street side office this afternoon and saw lots of crab going down the street so I assume that was pretty good.
Salmon fishing today saw a bunch of action but also a whole bunch of throw backs. The fish seem to be here in good numbers but today was more of a throw back day then a "keeper" day. Tomorrow we will get them.
No TUNA today but we start again this next week so call if you want to get in on the "light tackle" action.
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 19:16:12
Not aure how the bottom fishing went this morning....Sorry
I do know it was great in the afternoon
Crabbing was good as I saw a bunch of crab on the sidewalk
NO tuna trips today
Salmon good action but too many throw backs
Never heard about the morning bottom fishing trips or the morning crab scores. I just was not listening. The afternoon trip was a total limit even on the lingcod. I was up by the street side office this afternoon and saw lots of crab going down the street so I assume that was pretty good.
Salmon fishing today saw a bunch of action but also a whole bunch of throw backs. The fish seem to be here in good numbers but today was more of a throw back day then a "keeper" day. Tomorrow we will get them.
No TUNA today but we start again this next week so call if you want to get in on the "light tackle" action.
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 18:59:29
Salmon fishing really good again
Bottom fishing a little above average today
Crabbing is always good (lately)
Salmon fishing continues to be a big surprise here late in August as for a few weeks now the fishing has been pretty darn decent. After a dismal July and July things have come to life here as the summer begins to fade away. Not a lot of limits but there is quite a bit of action and the people are getting to real in fish and take quite a few home. The question still remains once they reel it in is it one we can keep. The keepers are around 50% of the fish we are hooking up. We did have two afternoon trips and the catch on those trips was a bit slower.
Bottom fishing was fair to above average today with some of the boats limiting and the Lingcod catch today was the best it has been the past few weeks. The afternoon trips were actually better then the morning trips today. Crabbing remains very good with good catches coming in on all the boats with averages between 2.5 to 5 crabs per person.
The Tuna got off to a slow start today and was causing the skippers to sweat a little as the day went on. The heavy winds and choppy seas from the day before we were afraid might have moved the fish offshore but in the late morning and afternoon hours they began to light off. Around 90% of the fish being caught are being taken on light tackle as compared to trolling for them. That folks is fun fishing. Good average catches today on the boats offshore. The winds are over so expect tuna success to continue into this next week.
Date: Friday, August 20, 2010 at 16:31:16
Salmon remains very good
Bottom fishing good as always
Crabbing seems to be always good here lately
The salmon were a wee bit smaller in size then they have been on average this morning but are still very nice fish and there seems to be plenty of them. Always the key here in the Oregon waters is catching the ones that have the healed adipose fin. If you get lucky there you will have your take home fish. The average between take home fish and non-take home fish seems at least to this sailor to be improved over last summer. Last summer the average was 62% of the fish caught were natives and 38% were hatchery fish. It seems to be running a wee bit better the 50% this summer. The season is open until September 6th and they are really nice fish.
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Bottom fishing which is usually always pretty good was good again and the crabbing stayed very good as it has been for some time now. The summer end is right around the corner before the kids go back to school so there is still time for a great bottom fish and crab trip, salmon trip or a offshore Tuna trip. Tradewinds is the place to go if you want real quality and friendly courteous service.
Date: Friday, August 20, 2010 at 16:23:29
Tuna trip cancelled today
Better weather expected tomorrow
Our tuna trip today turned around at the 10 mile mark where wind and very choppy seas forced the 180 degree turn. The weather is forecasted to be better by tomorrow morning as the winds are scheduled to turn off around midnight tonight. That should make the ride out tomorrow morning much better then today.
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 17:08:37
Ever caught a Tuna on light tackle?
If you haven't you are in for a thrill
Who runs the light tackle trips?
Tradewinds Charters Depoe Bay
Over half of the fish caught today and a few trips recently are being caught on light tackle. Catching a Tuna on troll gear is a real thrill with 18 to 32 pound fish hitting your line at 45 mph. However, catching a Tuna on light tackle is as much a adrenaline rush as you will ever have. Some folks are even bringing their own special light tackle gear and special baits and most of the skippers do not have a problem with this. The ultimate in a World Class Fishery right here off the Oregon Coast.
Fishing today was pretty darn good even with a moderate wind chop on the water. The fish are there and don't care about that.
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 17:15:25
Salmon excellent today
Bottom fishing crabbing also very good
Salmon fishing continues to be a August fishery as the fish continue to be in the area and are biting better each day it appears. There were even some charter limits out there today and a few close to limits as well. Normally June and July are the salmon months with August the slow down month. This year just the opposite. The fish are all in the 11-13 pound range.
Bottom fishing continues to be strong all summer long but the lingcod catch has slowed some as we get into the latter part of August. Expect a pick up here shortly if my memory is working right from past years. The crabbing remains very strong with lots of crabs being pulled up and most are in very good shape.
Tuna starts up again tomorrow with trips out thru Saturday. The catch the past few days has been very good as the weather remains in our favor.
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 05:25:18
Next TUNA Trips
three days to choose from
Thursday, August 19th
Friday, August 20th
Saturday, August 21st
Pick your day while space is still available. 60+ TUNA caught on our trip yesterday Tuesday, August 17th.
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 17:30:47
Salmon good again
Bottom fishing catches good today
Crabbing (ho-hum) great as usual
The salmon fishing was like last summer today for a few hours with lots and lots of bites and fish on and by the end of the day we had fish for everyone on board a a few more to spare. The August fishery is making up for a very poor salmon catch in June and July so we will take advantage of it. It closes in September so come on down and take in a trip while the gettin' is good.
Bottom fishing was good today but I do not have much information on the catch so I will just leave it at that. I heard the skippers talking that they had very good trips and the crabbing as it has been for the past month really-really good.
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 17:25:42
Go with us.....
if you want to catch fish
Today was a pretty good day as are almost all of the Tradewinds Tuna trips. Pretty good multiplied several times over. Over 60 (sixty) beautiful BIG Albacore Tuna on board our vessel today and no one can come close to that. Fast boats mean geting to the Tuna quicker and we have the fast boats. The water was a little choppy out there today but that didn't stop the crew from putting on another great show for the folks on board. Technique is everything in Tuna fishing and you have to know how to make the adjustments that need to be made especially as the summer gets longer. The fish tend at times to quick biting on troll gear later in the sumer and the style to catch them is in the experience of our skippers and crew. Does it work every time...NO...but not before the Tradewinds crew pulls out all the stops to make a successful day for the people on board.
We have trips scheduled and going out this Thursday, Friday and Saturday so make your reservations quickly because before you know it late September will be here and it will all be coming to an end. Now is the time.
Date: Monday, August 16, 2010 at 18:26:05
Tuna on the bite once again
The word from the offshore waters that after a slower bite day on Sunday they were again on the bite offshore with decent scores coming back into the bay this afternoon. We have another two boats headed out in the morning.
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 19:09:19
Bottom fishing RED HOT
Crabbing even more RED HOT
Tuna fishing today not so red hot
The bottom fishing and the crabbing in those combo trips we run were both on fire today with great catches of the rockfish and on the way home the crabbing was terrific also. The Lingcod fishing still remains a bit slower with every boat catching some but not what we are used to.
The Tuna fishing after several days of excellent catches slowed down a bit today. The fish were there and there were hook ups most of the day long but they just din't get many of them on board. About 1.5 fish around today from what I heard on the radios. The conditions were perfect but I Guess that is just fishing. Better fishing in the days to come.
Salmon fishing great this afternoon. Read the article below this one for an update.
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 18:54:17
Just an inch from a salmon limit
As we have been advertising....maybe August will be when the salmon show up? Well the past two weeks we have had better salmon action then we have had all summer long. Today we came real close to a absolute limit with an afternoon trip which came up one fish short of that mark. They fish are beautiful and there seem to be plenty of them out there. Now might be the time to get out there and catch a few.
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 19:01:42
Tuna "HOT" again
Salmon pretty good today
Crabbing is crazy good
Another great day out on the Tuna grounds as the southerlies we have had here today and part of yesterday just continue to warm the water up offshore. We have 55 degree water just a few miles off the beach so finding the fish closer and closer each day has become very common. The scores were in and around 50 fish for one boat and I believe the others were in the 30's. It was another very good day. One boat I heard the folks on the boat said "No Mas", so they came home with a great catch and plenty of fish for everyone.
The salmon actually bit pretty good today as we were close to a fish around on two boats out in the afternoon with quite a few throw backs ad plenty of action.
The crabbing continues to be fantastic with one boat putting over 75 crabs in the baskets for the folks on board. The crabbing has been the "shining star" of this summer so far.
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 10:22:26
Bottom fishing "NUTS"
Bottom fishing this morning for the first time it seems in weeks went "nuts" as the fish totally went on the bite and there were great scores for everyone this morning. You can tell by looking at the time of this report as normally there are still 2-hrs left in the morning trips. There are still some boats out there but all are doing really well today. A little improvement in the Lingcod bite this morning but still a little below the standards we like to see.
The crabbing report later in the day.
No morning salmon boats out this today but we do have one in the afternoon so we will give you a score on that later in the day as well.
Three big boats out after the elusive Albacore Tuna and after yesterday we have high hopes again of a "Tuna gold rush" so we will give you the final report on that this evening also.
A little foggy this morning but it is burning off as we speak and should be a warm beautiful day after the noon hour arrives.
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 05:30:13
Don't forget about those Tradewinds coupons
Remember for those of you looking for a bargain Tradewinds Charters offers discounts on all of our fishing trips and whale watch excursions except on Saturdays. Just look on the website homepage and go to the link COUPONS. Bring it into the office on the day of your trip. It is that easy!
Date: Friday, August 13, 2010 at 19:02:39
A repeat performance for the salmon
Bottom fishing pretty good today
Crabbing remains strong
The salmon fishing is about the same each and every morning lately with a fair number of take-home fish and a few more on the throw back side For every two fish you can keep there seems to be about six we have to throw back. Some days a little more, some days a little less. The take-home fish sure are nice fish as they are of the extra large size for Silver salmon.
The bottom fishing was pretty good today. Probably in the neighborhood of about 3/4 of the fish needed for a limit are being caught. The Lingcod catch like it has been the past few days is a little on the slow side. The crabbing is making up for it as it remains very strong for this time of the year.
Date: Friday, August 13, 2010 at 17:22:26
Tradewinds TUNA Bonanza
Fish location Tradewinds secret
It was just a great day out on the Tuna grounds today for the Tradewinds fleet. Two boats had great trips even though it was a bit on the rock and roll side out there. Not too bad but they even lost quite a few fish right behind the boats today because of the rocky water. It might have been a bit rocky but that did not prevent the crews of the two boat from getting great catches of the Albacore Tuna. One boat had over 50 Tuna and the other smaller vessel had over 30 Tuna. One of the fish was a almost four foot long and it was a Yellow Fin Tuna usually caught in warmer waters further south. Make your reservations while the "gettin' is good. Only at Tradewinds do you get these types of trips.
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 18:07:20
Salmon hot and cold
Bottom fishing hot and cold
Crabbing red hot
Tuna begins 3-day run tomorrow
The salmon is really good for 20 minutes with lots of bites and some take-home fish and then you go an hour without a bite. That is how it has been all week long. You get off to a good start and you have high expectations and then a 1-hr lull brings you back to reality. It has been that kind of a summer. There does not appear to be any concentrations of fish in the area but there seems to be enough to give some action and they are beautiful fish the ones we are catching. They are 12-13 pound Silver Salmon and there are quite a few Chinook Salmon in the mix as well. It is worth the chance.
Bottom fishing was really good early in the trips and then they just threw the switch for the rest of the morning. It was a good thing the morning trips had quite a few fish on board before the lights went out. It turned out to be an OK day and the crabbing is just fantastic. Some of the pots are so full of crab that it takes two people to lift them over the side. It is as good now as it has been all year. Now is the time if you want crab.
Tuna trips heading out Tomorrow thru Sunday. The weather looks great and we had some decent scores on the last trip out Wednesday. Reports tomorrow will be given with a final report in the evening each of the next three days.
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 18:05:53
Salmon slows down
Bottom fishing picks up a little more
Crabbing still excellent
Tuna improves over the day before
After four pretty good salmon days the bite and the action slowed somewhat today. There was still some good hook-ups but it seemed like the amount of the action was off somewhat but there were some nice fish hitting the filet docks. Some of the silver salmon now are upwards of 12-13 pounds. They are just "pigs".
Bottom fishing was pretty good this morning with some Lingcod but that part of the bottom fishery seems to have slowed a bit in the past few days. Crabbing still is very good with really good scores on the boats coming in.
The Tuna picked up today after a slightly down day yesterday. The scores off the boats today were in the mid-20's caught and quite a few others I was told were on and then found there way back to freedom. Yesterday finding the warmer water and the blue water was a bit of a struggle but today they found slightly warmer water then yesterday and the blue water or the color was improved. The fish were found at 25 to 30 miles.
I believe we have Tuna trips heading out this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call the office for information and which trips have openings.
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 17:47:13
Suddenly salmon fishing is.......
better then bottom fishing (almost)
Crabbing stays HOT
Two boats out on the salmon grounds today and the scores keep reaching upwards as far as take home fish go. We are still short of one per person on the take home fish but there is considerable action out there and a bunch of throw backs. Throwing fish back certainly is not what we are shooting for but reeling on 11-12 pound fish is a real thrill. "THE OPPORTUNITY" however is there. You just have to catch one without the adipose fin and you get a take home fish. Still more of the throw backs but lots of action and the best action of the summer.
Bottom fishing after the 5-hr trip turned out OK but it is a little slower then it has been. The Lingcod are not biting as they were and "hard work" produces a good catch. When these fish go back on the bite it is really going to be fun. The crabbing is still very good with a good grade of crabs hitting the Tradewinds cookers.
Tuna fishing today was a bit slower then it has been. The water changed a bit out there according to the skipper on the trip an it was not till late in the trip that he found some good Tuna water. That is where the fish he caught today were put in the boat. The good news is that we know where it is now.
Date: Monday, August 9, 2010 at 15:13:29
Hard to print a real story about this salmon season
They are biting however
The best action of the summer is going on right now out of Depoe Bay (sort of). The past two days one boat out of Tradewinds has had upwards of 50 salmon hitting hooks which sounds awesome. The indifferent news is that there are just not many take home fish. There are lots of 10-13 pound throw back fish. Sounds a little like last season. It is a lot of fun as there have been lots of action and lots of happy folks reeling in big powerful fish. At the end of the day we wish there were a few more take home guys as the ration seems to be 4 to 1 in favor of the throw backs. Super secret spot where the the fish are also. Only Tradewinds knows where it is.
The bottom fishing was good today after a early morning slow start it picked up and there were lots of limit catches. Not sure about the lingcod bite or even the crab count. However I was up on the street and did see two huge baskets of crabs going up to the cookers. That might tell one that it is still really good.
Tuna charter heading out Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
The weather is good and the fishing is good so come on down and join the fun.
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 17:47:09
Next Tuna Trips......
from the powers to be in the office....
Tuesday, August 10th
Wednesday, August 11th
Load times 5:30am
Depart times 6:00am
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 17:45:01
TUNA Final Score
Just a few minutes ago got the final score for the day as it was a "wee bit" better then yesterday with a little over a 2-per person average. The fish bit at the 18 mile mark and the boat(s) ended up a little inside 30 miles at the end. Seems like yesterday and today from what I am being told that they are biting the swim baits as well as the troll baits. That might encourage some question from our viewers but worry not....I'm ready....
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 15:27:39
It almost sounded like by the radio ....
that salmon fishing was better then bottom fishing
Not sure how it all ended up but by the transmissions on the radio it sounded kinda like a slow day on the bottom fishing grounds. Sorry, but I don't have much definite information for you on the catch.
The salmon fishing ended up about the same as it has all summer but there was a ton of action this morning about 6-7 miles offshore with a rather large number of throwbacks and just as many other fish on. After the trip was over and we looked in the fish box there just were not that many fish there. If someone took a video of the entire trip one would think that it was going really well out there. Anyhow, it was a lot of fun out there today as there was plenty of action and lots of reeling on some really big August Coho salmon. There was even some talk about clipping the adipose fin on the back of the fish but calmer heads prevailed. Sometimes I wonder if any of these state hatcheries actually fin clip any of these fish on days like this. Bottom line is that it was fun to see people straining and the poles bending half way over on these beautiful healthy "NATIVE" fish we are releasing.
No word yet on the TUNA boats final catch. Heard this morning early on that fish were being caught not in huge numbers but in as far as 18 miles. That is good news especially if they get some numbers by the end of the day.
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 17:29:57
Halibut was a limit day with a sore arm limit as well
Tuna a mystery today
The halibut fishing turned out great today but as the skipper said, "there was a big price to pay" for the 16 fish caught today. I guess out at the Chicken Ranch where the best fishing is has been taken over by salmon groupers, sharks, huge Lingcod and black cod all of which you can't keep when you are offshore halibut fishing. So the folks on the boat obviously had to go thru a ton of bait and reel up a great number of fish to get some "flat ones" in the boat. The skipper made a good move to leave that area and go out to another place known as "Halibut Hill" which is where they got the majority of their fish and even improved on the quality (larger fish). All in all a good day but a bunch of passengers with sore arms after reeling in a bunch of fish today not always a halibut.
Tuna fishing found perfect conditions but a lack of fish today. Sounds like close to a 2-fish per rod average. Good looking water, the right temperature and all that was present. They just were not on the bite today. Sometimes they just call that fishing. Trips going out in the morning.
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 14:00:25
1st half of the report
Bottom fishing, Crabbing & Salmon
2nd half later / Halibut & Tuna
The bottom fishing was very good today on a beautiful ocean which was just as flat as it could have been. The rockfish bit and a reasonable number of Lingcod were caught as well. The crabbing was not as good as it has been but still very much worth the purchase for the extra $$$. The salmon fishing still is quite slow with action, some throwbacks and a few keepers.
Date: Friday, August 6, 2010 at 16:19:28
Salmon hit & miss
Bottom fishing good the great this morning
One boated limited on Lingcod
Crabbing not as HOT but still HOT
Tuna departing Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Nothing really has changed on the salmon front. It is hit and miss. There seems to be some action every day for a few people when they get in that spot. There is no secret to this spot as every day it is a different spot. If you happen to be there you will catch some. If not it has been slow. There are fish out there and some of the folks down here are still confident that a big swarm of them will be heading thru our area before this all comes to an end in September. Keep your fingers crossed.
Bottom fishing was also a little "hit and miss" today. All of the boats did reasonably well on the rockfish. One did it quit quickly in a secret spot. Some did it right at the end. One boat limited on Lingcod. The crabbing was not as good today as in the past three weeks but we can still classify it is reasonably HOT. You get spoiled when it is really HOT.
Tuna trips going out Tomorrow (Sunday) and also next Tuesday and Wednesday. There are some spaces still left on all of those trips. The water conditions appear to be as good as they might get as far as temperature and those other variables. The tuna were being cleaned at the dock this afternoon from the line of sport boats out there today so if you don't know someone with a sport boat you might just as well go with the very best. We give you the best trips on the cleanest boats and the friendliest crew on the coast.
Date: Friday, August 6, 2010 at 14:53:55
Tuna trips in the future
The trip for Saturday is sold out but we have them Sunday , Tuesday and Wednesday scheduled and there is space available for those three days. Give us a call and notice the coupon on the homepage of our website under coupon link for a discount on trips with Tradewinds. The weather looks great long range and the fishing has been really good.
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 19:28:56
Final Tuna numbers
Don't forget about Halibut
I was a little off on the first report. Got my marine radio reports confused. . One boat got 27 fish with 8 lost while reeling them in on a beautiful ocean. The other boat got 17 fish and an unconfirmed report quite a number lost on the incoming reel. Still some good scores as the boat with seventeen fish was a smaller vessel carrying less passengers. Another trip heading out in the morning and then trips heading out both Saturday and Sunday. Last time I heard the Saturday trip was sold out. Weather sounds PERFECTO.
Remember there are also Halibut trips heading out this weekend as the summer opener is Tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. Another Halibut opener is scheduled for August 20th and 21st.
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 16:53:22
Tuna fishing good today & much closer in fish
Bottom fishing much improved over the day before
Crabbing was lights out
Don't have a final report for you as the boats are still out there on there way home by now I presume but the scores on our fleet (2-boats) was above 25-fish per boat. If that holds we are looking at around 3 fish per rod and a bit more depending on the boat. Fish were caught today at 15 miles all they way out to 31 miles which was as far as we went. There was not a magic spot just scattered fish all the way out. Pretty good fishing.
Bottom fishing improved greatly today after yesterday's bit slower day and rockfish limits were very close to being had. There were also some really nice lingcod in the fish totes but there were not great amounts of them. Crabbing once again was lights out with one pot I heard of had 15 crabs in it and all were very large keeper males. The crabbing as a add on to your BF trip is a really nice EXTRA if you like crab. It is pretty much an exclusive add-on at Tradewinds Charters. Don't believe what some will tell you about soft crab this time of year. The majority of them are in fine shape and we throw the real soft one back in the water
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 14:57:33
Some salmon action today but the catch about the same
Bottom fishing somewhat slower today
Crabbing still HOT
TUNA O'rama begins tomorrow
Halibut summer opener this weekend
The salmon action today was about the same with some caught, some had to be thrown back in and a few other hits and misses. It is about the same as it has been all summer. There is still August HOPE however.
The bottom fishing slowed today with not many Lingcod on the hooks and even the rockfish catch a bit off today. There I said again for those who think that we post only the positive stuff. Today we were a little off the mark. Tomorrow is another day.
The crabbing remains HOT with good scores anywhere from 2-per person up to close to 5-per person. It depended on the boat and exactly where the pots were thrown. There is a little luck in that as you can be twenty feet either direction and you get a pot full of females instead of the male keepers.
The Tuna trips for this week all begin tomorrow with trips right on thru Sunday. There are a few spots left for the four day run except for Saturday which is sold out.
Also the 1st weekend of the Halibut summer opener is this Friday and Saturday. Still a few spots open for this as well.
Call the office directly and check it out for any of our fishing opportunities you would like to go on. We have it all big or small.
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 15:49:27
This weeks TUNA Trip Update
Weather looks great
"The fishies should be there"
Thursday August 5th Some space still available
Friday August 6th Some space still available
Saturday August 7th Sold Out
Sunday August 8th Some space still available
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 15:43:28
No salmon boats out today
Bottom fishing good but not great
Crabbing very good again
No salmon boats out today as we took a day of from the riggers of trolling for the elusive Coho and Chinook salmon.
The bottom fishing was good today but not as good as the past few days as the LIngcod catch was down today. The rockfish bite was good to very good depending on the boat and the crabbers faired very well this morning. One afternoon bottom fishing adventure out as we speak this afternoon.
It's August folks....
Date: Monday, August 2, 2010 at 14:14:34
Next TUNA trips scheduled
Take your pick of four days this week for Tuna fishing. The weather sounds great, the fish are moving in and it is a great time to go. Here they are below so get your friends and group together and go with the office that knows where they are and has the best boats to get you there in comfort and safety. Also, don't forget to go on the homepage website under the link coupons and see if there is a Tuna discount coupon for you.
Thursday, August 5th
Friday August 6th
Saturday August 7th
Sunday August 8th
Check-in and load time 5:30am
Departure time 6:00am
Date: Monday, August 2, 2010 at 14:09:05
Bottom fishing good most of the way....
Salmon continues slow....
Not going to give you the painful salmon story blow by blow description as it continues slow. Same as it has been the past week or so. Some bites, some fish in the boat and not very many take-home fish. Enough said. It is day to day and we have had some good days show up from time to time but right now slow.
The bottom fishing was really good on one of our boats this morning with a rockfish limit and a tasty 1.25 Lingcod per rod on the trip (the math wizard figured that out). One of the other boats did not do as well as this boats story but had over seventy (70) crab on the crab pull to end the trip. Wow!!! That from the math wizard comes out to 6.16666667 per person. That is spectacular and how they divided them up would have been even more interesting.
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 18:46:26
HHERE IT IS !!!!......
the only honest TUNA report around....
Final report on the trip out today with the inside scoop....
Final fish total was 35 fish. That calculated out to 3.5 fish per customer. They had an additional 15-17 fish on the lines and the "fish gods" rescued them. It is bad karma to be greedy so that was a great trip. They were out almost to the 41 mile mark which on any boat takes a while to get to them and a while to get back. At the end of the day the blue water was into 32 miles and fish were still being caught.
We resumed trips today after the cold NW winds calmed and the water warmed up. Two days ago the nearest fish caught on sport boats were at the 60 mile mark. Forty-eight (48) hours later they are at 40 miles today and later in the afternoon fish caught in blue water at 32 miles. Do the math. Thing are heating up folks and we just don't mean the water. You heard it hear....Fair & Balanced.
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 14:53:47
Salmon action about seven miles offshore but not many take-homes
Crabbing remains very hot and they are in good shape
Bottom fishing slow to start - HOT at the end
There were some nice water changes offshore this morning which is one of the things we look for when salmon fishing. For the first time some nice looking ones were showing up as the water warms up to prime-time temperature for salmon. There were quite a number of "take-downs" on the rods but still not a whole bunch of take-home fish. Some of the locals were talking today about years past when we had a slow July salmon fishery only to have a real good late August bite. All we can do is hope that comes true.
Crabbing again was just excellent and the crabs are keeping their form and though some are soft the majority of them are good-to-go and will make great meals. The bottom fishing was good again but there were some scared skippers at the beginning of the trip with just a few fish in the boat after a few hours. That is why we have five hour trips as they took off late and we ended with excellent catches.
Don't forget about that summer Halibut season which opens this Friday and Saturday, August 6th and 7th. Last chance to get your "flat fish" in the freezer for the 2010 season.
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 14:44:52
Late morning Tuna update
Looks like the tuna are getting closer and one of our boats out today found them inside 40-miles and the boat had over a dozen on board late morning. A final report will be coming your way tonight when we get the boat back in port and the final total on the books. Beautiful day here and beautiful ocean weather for trips coming this next week. The NOAA forecast calls for great weather thru the week and seven mile offshore today we already have 53-54 degree water. Maybe we will even have them on the beach in a week or so???
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 17:15:36
Salmon fishing had some moments this morning
Tuna report from some sport boats catching fish inside 40 miles
Bottom fishing amazing
Crabbing even more amazing
Halibut next weekend
Tuna boat heading out in the morning our first in 10 days or so because of the winds and cold water so we will know tomorrow more accurately on a fish report. I talked to a boat that came back in this afternoon at 4pm and he had around a dozen fish inside 40 miles or right in that area. It was a small boat. So they are there and moving in. Hopefully tomorrow even closer as the water is really warming up.
The salmon fishing is still slow but there were some decent moments out there with some good action on three of our boats out fishing salmon this morning. Still not much of a take home fish report but hopefully with the water warming maybe we can get some of these guys schooled up and have a good August fishery.
Bottom fishing was amazing this morning with limit catches on the boats on the rockfish and were they big fish today!!! Lots of mega-sized lingcod as well. The crabbing remains hot as a firecracker especially in the past week with scores in the 40's and 50's on the big boats recently.
Date: Friday, July 30, 2010 at 15:32:32
Water temperatures returning to normal
No salmon boats out today
Bottom fishing & crab fantastic
The cold water we have had here the past few weeks which has been causing problems for all of our fisheries is finally leaving the area. Salmon and tuna should see great improvements and the bottom fishing was great the past two days so it is a good time to go fishing not matter what specie you are after.
We did not have a salmon boat out this morning but we do have several heading out there in the morning. The water temperature on the beach is already risen two degrees in 24 hours so we expect some great salmon water (temperature wise) to be not that far offshore. If the water is there at the right temperature and we suspect that it will be hopefully the fish have moved in with the rising water temperatures.
Bottom fishing was fantastic this morning with the Lingcod back on the bite after a few weeks of spotty catches. That was all due to the very cold water temperatures but today after some mild days recently with not much wind the temperature has risen several degrees. Limits were on most boats on the rockfish and one boat limited the lingcod and there were at least one fish around on the Lingcod on the others. Crabbing was really good again with averages on most of the boats up around 3-5 per person.
Date: Friday, July 30, 2010 at 15:24:36
Tuna going Sunday
Fish were brought in yesterday and there are still a few sport boats out today but we will be going Sunday. The reports show the fish inside 40 miles and the weather getting better and better. The inside water temperatures are already right on the beach up almost two degrees so we can see the warm water beginning to come closer to shore and bring the fish with them. I suspect that Sunday will be a good day. We still have a few spots left on the boats making the journey out to the Tuna grounds.
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 17:30:57
Not sure of any TUNA report from today
Salmon fishing remains slow
Bottom fishing excellent
Crabbing more then excellent
There were quite a number of sport tuna boats heading out to the offshore grounds today but when I was down at the harbor this afternoon they were still out there and did not see anyone that knew any information about what was going on out there. That is what I know.
The salmon fishing in the cold water is still quite slow with a little action but not much to speak of.
The bottom fishing really took off today after a week or two of tough fishing because of the colder water. We were still getting quite a few fish biting even in the last few weeks but it was a five hour struggle to get the fish that we caught. Today they take off like they hadn't eaten in a week or two. There were limits all the way around on the bottom fishing boats and lots of Lingcod for the foks as well. To make it even better the crabs are really on the bite with some great scores the past few days.
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 17:21:09
Salmon action not so good today
Bottom fishing hit and miss
TUNA trips GO again Friday
After two days of really good action offshore in deep water today the ocean was a bit "nautical" out there and the water not as warm and as you might figure the bite was off. The Chinook fishing however on bottom fishing trips and from some reports along the beach was not bad today. Fantastic flat ocean weather expected tomorrow.
A TUNA report will be coming your way this Friday as we resume trips after a windy last week and now that the weather has improved hopeful the fish will be back in our range by this weekend.
The bottom fishing is just plain weird right now. If you were in the right spot they bit like fleas but if you were a hundred feet away it was spotty. Those however that worked at hard the full trip long came home with a good supply of bottom fish.
Crabbing today sounded really great with one boat putting over 60 crabs in the baskets on his morning trip. There were a bunch of happy campers on that boat today.
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 15:32:10
Let's see...How exactly was salmon fishing today?
Bottom fishing good then not so good
Crabbing very good today
The bottom fishing started out this morning really good for the first hour with fish coming over the rails in fine shape and then..... they stopped biting or stopped biting as much. The trips ended up fine but the way it began we thought we were looking at a banner day which turned into just a GOOD DAY.
Crabbing today was very good as they were in the pots and lots of males to make the folks happy.
The salmon fishing....well....How do we explain this. It was really good...in some ways. Not a whole lot of take home fish but lots of action..... quite a number of throw back fish....and lots of fish we got to reel on...and quite a number of those fish bites that you run to the rod and the fish was gone. Everyone was wide awake watching the rods and there appeared to be quite a few fish out there. They were way out by the way in 62-70 fathoms that is about eight miles offshore. Hopefully tomorrow there will be more take home fish.
Date: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 17:07:52
The salmon are back again
bottom fishing really good today
No word on todays crabbing
The salmon bite this morning was not spectacular but off in the deep water there was plenty of action and some take home fish caught along with the usual "fish on - fish off" and the throw backs. The good news is that there was quite a bit of action.
Bottom fishing continues to be really good with close to rockfish limits and some nice Lingcod in the baskets as well. No word came to my info center on todays crabbing. Too busy working on my own boat today. Sorry....
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 11:45:33
(How many times can I say it)
....better weather for ocean boating & Fishing
Yesterday was not a nice day for boating on the ocean waters. It was foggy, windy, cold and pretty rough. The fog just kept us from seeing what was really going on out there so we went. Not much fun.....Lots more FUN today as nearshore the ocean was much-much better. The fishing was just fantastic with limits coming into the Tradewinds dock here in just a little over 45 minutes from now (11:35am pdt). The boats are on there way home with rockfish limits and not exactly sure of the total scores but some rally nice lingcod in the fish baskets.
We did not participate in the crabbing derby today as there was still a little fog and swell left over from the day before but hopefully we will be back hunting down the "creepy crawlers" tomorrow morning.
We did cancel our salmon trip this morning as with a eight foot swell and still a little windy offshore from the coastline it was not to be for a real comfortable ride yet. We should be back at it in the morning.
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 20:24:16
Lots of Coho salmon left to catch
If you are worried about the Coho salmon sport quota to run out before you have a chance to catch your freezer fish for the winter stop worrying. After close to a month of the season into the books we have only caught 6.4% o the quota. The season ends September 6th. Givess hope to catch some "BIG" September Coho salmon thru Labor Day.
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 16:25:49
We tried but the ocean weather did not try very hard today
All of our big boats braved tough conditions today and neither the weather nor the fish cooperated very much. The skippers worked very hard but it was a bit difficult to get to the fish with the wind and the current today. Hoping very much for better conditions tomorrow. The crabbing portion of the trips were cancelled this morning.
Our Tuna trips were both cancelled this morning due to rough ocean conditions offshore. We will keep you informed when not only our next trips will be but when the ocean weather offshore improves.
Date: Friday, July 23, 2010 at 14:53:24
Salmon catches slow down
Bottom fishing really good today
Tuna goes in the morning
Fist off sorry about the report that we had a TUNA boat going today. I was misinformed. Boats scheduled to go out tomorrow morning (Saturday) so we will have a report tomorrow afternoon on how things went.
Salmon fishing has slowed down after a week of good catches the past few days. We sit now and wait for the next school to pas thru our area. We will keep you informed how they do tomorrow on the catches.
Bottom fishing was really good today for the majority of the boats. It was one of those "right place at the right time" kind of trips. If you were there you loaded up the boat. If you were not there you sped there as quick as you could and got in on the after-bite catch which still was pretty good. Did not hear the report on the crabbing today...Sorry.
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 17:02:54
Salmon slowed a little
Bottom fishing was really good today
The crab counts were up as well
Word has it the TUNA parade begins again tomorrow
The salmon scores were a little less today but we did have quite a bit of action but not a whole bunch of taker-home fish available for the bridge spectators to see. Hopefully better tomorrow. The ones we did bring in were just "big pigs."
Bottom fishing was really good today with very good catches on the Lingcod and some nice Cabezon as well in the fish totes. Most of the boats did good to real good on the rockfish and the baskets had good rockfish variety for the fishermen today.
Crabbing was very good today with some high 30's on some of the boats. The crabs are still good and hard with plenty of meat to pick out for a appetizer.
Tuna boats heading west from Depoe Bay starting tomorrow so we will have some up-to-dat reports beginning tomorrow.
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 18:18:58
Salmon fishing continues to improve
Bottom fishing hot and cold
NO word on the crabbing today
Sounded like the bottom fishing today depended on where you were. Some did quite well and others not so well. Not any real particulars on the catch out there today.
The salmon fishing continues to improve with over one fish around today on several boats and even those that did not get that average the action has been loads of fun for the folks. It still comes down to that adipose fin on the back of the fish. If you catch the ones with the fin you throw it back in the water and the boat average goes down. If you are luckier and catch the ones with the heeled adipose fin the boat average goes up. There is lots of action. No falling asleep on these trips and our salmon long last have shown up.
No real information on the TUNA. No boats out of the harbor for the past five days so it is hard to comment on it. I do know that the winds have been down for the past five days or so and the water temps have gone up somewhat so that would be a good sign on the surface. That is about all we know right now.
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 06:49:56
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Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 06:43:53
Bottom fishing continues to get back to the norm
Really some good catches today with great variety in the catch. The Lingcod was just a little bit off today but some good looking Cabezon and lots of different sizes, colors and shapes in the rockfish catch. Crabbing was around 2-3 per person on a average of all the boats combined.
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 06:41:34
Salmon starting to hit the lines
Finally the salmon are on the bite and in the area as we had good scores today maybe a little better then one fish around and some sport boats limiting on the Coho. The fish are offshore around 5-6 miles and getting lots of action including the hit and misses and the native throw back fish. If salmon is what you want possibly the wait may be over. The past few days we have seen steady improvement with today being the best day of the last three.
Date: Monday, July 19, 2010 at 07:43:48
Tradewinds Story of the Year
...and it is true story
I had a customer on my boat this morning from the Portland, Oregon area who over 23 years ago was fishing off of Boiler Bay (about a mile North of the Depoe Bay Harbor) and while reaching over the side of the boat to pull in a fish somehow dropped his wallet into the ocean. Of course right down to the bottom never to be seen again....
Here recently he was contacted by the Oregon Stat Police and his wallet of 23 years back was brought in by a dragger boat off of Tillamook Head over 60 miles to the North of Depoe Bay. The wallet was somewhat not in the best condition but his Oregon Drivers License was still in good shape as they give them to you now as we all know in plastic casing. The state police wanted to know if the person on that drivers license was still alive or if he had perished at seas somewhere. Well he got his wallet back after all those years. There was no paper money in the wallet. Incredible and a true story.
Date: Monday, July 19, 2010 at 06:40:35
TUNA Report looking good
Moving back in closer to shore already
After a week of heavy NW winds and cooling of the ocean waters near shore the forecast is excellent for at least the next week or as far as we can see. The waters should return to the more warmer conditions we see in the summer quickly and the TUNA should be here like they were a week ago. TUNA can move over a hundred miles a day and the computer pictures are showing us that the waters are getting warmer and the chloroform levels are "ripe" for excellent TUNA fishing. The reports from the commercial boys is that they are moving in already ( inside 50 miles today) and by mid-week we should have a good report for you all. Next weekend we expect with the weather and everything on our side that it should be great fishing. Stay tuned for reports as they come in.
Date: Monday, July 19, 2010 at 06:33:32
Bottom fishing great today
Crabbing slowed a little
Salmon showing signs of life
The salmon fishing for the 2nd day in a row is showing signs of life with quite a number of sport boats and charter boats offshore around 7-8 miles and finding quite a bit of action and a number of take-home fish as well. Not quite sure of the total numbers but it sounds like a number of sport boats limited on fish and the two charter boats out there caught quite a few but with throw backs did not limit but saw quite a bit of action and some of the folks took home fish. A definite improvement.
Bottom fishing was very good today as the waters slowly warm-up and the fish are beginning to come out of the deep freeze and begin to feed once again. With a great forecast for at least the next week we should have some great fishing for the immediate future. The Lingcod and Cabezon were biting today and the rockfish were back on the bite. The female crabbing today was fantastic with over 40 per pot but since we can't keep the "girl crabs" there was not a great deal of room for the male guys in the pots so it was somewhat slower today.
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 17:44:26
YES...We are busy but we always have room for you
Lots of folks here today
Thanks to all our passengers
Thanks to the website followers
It was quite a day off the Tradewinds docks this morning and afternoon with 9 fishing boats fishing this morning and four boats out in the afternoon. The total passenger load of the day was around 180 fishermen for the day and about 80 whale watchers. We want to thank all of the folks who choose Tradewinds Depoe Bay for their charter services. We appreciate so much your business and hope you will keep our fleet in mind for all your future ocean activities. Our owners and staff are constantly working with our skippers to provide you with the best service offered anywhere.
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Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 17:11:23
Tuna fishing not good today
Salmon fishing improved
Botom fishing continues to improve
Lingcod & Cabezon HOT
The bad news is that Tuna fishing today after a week of NW winds was not good as the winds blew in the cold water and pushed the fish offshore. Not to worry however. We have a great forecast for tomorrow and all next week which will bring them back where they were. I think the fishing will be right back where it was real soon!
The salmon fishing actually improved which is a new line from the one that we have had to report since the season opened last month. One of our boats today brought home four fish and I know that is not a great deal but it was a 6-man boat so the folks aboard got some fish. There was another sport boat in the area which got four fish as well. What it all means I do not know but there is some hope that some fish are moving into our area.
The cold water we have had has even brought down the bottom fishing but the weather has improved which is warming up the water slowly and the fishing has improved slowly over the past few days. Today the Lingcod and Cabezon catches were really good with the rockfish catch steadily improving. Crabbing today was fair.
The weather for the next 5-6 days looks beautiful with nice ocean weather and sunny skies. A great time to go with the coasts best fleet of vessels and friendly hard working skippers. Compare us to the rest and you will be happy with your choice....Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010 at 16:21:17
No crabbing today
Bottom fishing improved
We didn't do any crabbing today as the swell was a little high at the beginning of the morning which slowly improved as the day went on. The weather starting Saturday looks much better especially as we get into next week. The very cold water we have experienced this past week which turned the bottom fish bite off was warmer up North this morning and the bite was much improved. No specifics of the catch came to me but I did hear that the rockfish bit very well and there were nice improvements in the Lingcod and Cabezon action as well.
Tuna trips start up again tomorrow so we will have reports for you sometime tomorrow afternoon.
We also have a few salmon trips out Saturday morning so hopefully we might have some better news on that front as well.
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 16:30:20
One Chinook caught today
Cold water (Brrrr) and bottom fishing don't agree
Had a beautiful Chinook salmon caught today but the bottom fishing is hard work as the cold water has sent them inside or to warmer reefs. Those folks who work hard for the five hours are getting fish and even close to limits but the fish are lethargic at best. The crabbing however remains strong as they must like the cold water. Some of the inshore waters have been as low as 45 degrees where offshore ten miles it is still at 55 degrees. The cold water is the result of the strong NW winds we have had here the past 4-5 days but they are scheduled to leave us sometime this weekend. So hopefully as soon as the winds die down a bit the Tuna will still be fairly close to shore we hope. Warmer water inshore means biting hungry fish.
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 16:23:11
Nearshore halibut fishing closes after quota met
Fishery managers have decided to close the central Oregon coast (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain) nearshore (inside 40-fm) sport Pacific halibut fishery on 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 17, because the quota has been met.
The summer central coast all-depth Pacific halibut season opens Aug. 6 and is scheduled to be open every other Friday and Saturday until the remaining all-depth quota of less than 29,000 pounds is taken.
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 18:19:00
"For those who said it is never said"
Fishing was not so good today
It was windy and rough out on the ocean waters this morning and the fog didn't make it any more fun. The only thing that we didn't have was rain. Somewhere it was sunny but inside the fog closet we never saw the "big light". Forecasters say things will be getting better.
A couple of boats out salmon fishing this morning and no other way of saying it the fishery remains very slow. To make things even tougher for some salmon to bite is that the water is very cold. Multiple days of extremely strong NW winds have driven a normal ocean temperature in this area around 52-54 degrees down around 47-48 degrees.
Bottom fishing was also slow this morning with the folks landing some fish but certainly down from the levels that we have had here all spring up to this point. Lingcod fishing was also slower today.
The one shining moment of the day is the crabbing which was very good today as we retrieved the pots after the fishing part of the trip. No boats out Tuna fishing today as we wait for the winds to subside a bit.
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 15:22:43
Gave the TUNA the day off
Salmon fishing better but still slow
Bottom fishing hit & miss
NO crabbing today
The salmon fishing went out with higher expectations this morning after a sport boat yesterday in some rough water out about four miles limited 2-3 people on legal Coho salmon. Today we caught two on one boat and one throw back and a few others on and then off. Still slow.....
Botom fishing was "hit and miss" and if you were in the right spot you got a few fish to bite but if you were not it was a pokey day. All of our boats got fish but some did better by being in that "right spot". No crabbing today due to a large swell we had to deal with.
We gave the TUNA the day off to re-group and plan their strategy but we will be back on them very shortly.
Date: Monday, July 12, 2010 at 17:30:34
TUNA _ TUNA
No- one catches them like Tradewinds
Bottom fish took the day off
Crabbing not too bad
The bottom fishing today was a little on the slow side with fish caught and some nice LIngcod and Cabezon but all in all it was a slower day then we normally see. The crabbing however was pretty good with around 4 per person on a average. Cold water and the fish were nervous because we have a rising swell and windy weather coming in on Tuesday so they are predicting.
Now about the Tuna. It was a bit windy and a bit rough off shore but that did not force a 180 degree turn by this captain and crew. Hard work pays off and they brought home 58 extra large size Albacore Tuna. These were the XL size. What a great start to the 2010 season and your ticket is waiting for you on a Tradewinds boat. Check out our website coupons!!!
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 15:56:55
Tuna slowed down today
Bottom fishing was a real struggle
Crabbing also a struggle
Today was the day when it was a struggle to catch fish in all of the species we fish for. Who knows for what reason but everything today came with hard work. The bottom fishing was fair and everyone got fish but the Cabezon were the big thing today with a good number hitting the decks for the 2nd day in a row. The Lingcod were not so much on the bite today but some nice ones were landed but not as good as it has been. Crabbing also was a little slower today.
The Tuna boat is still out as we speak but the word was they had fish and a reasonable number but down especially from what we have done the past two days. The Northwest winds might be the problem as the water is quite cold along the shoreline about 48-49 degrees. I did hear offshore that the warmer water was harder to find today so if you wish we can blame it all on that.
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 19:39:31
Tuna Red Hot Again
Bottom fishing very good
Crabbing improved today over yesterday
Salmon still very slow
One boat had 58 Tuna on board today and the other was in the high 30's from what I was told. Saw the fish and they were very good quality as these are the cold water Albacore we get here. The warm water Albacore we also get here are the smaller sized ones. More boats going out in the morning.
Salmon fishing still very slow as we had a few hits and one fish in the boat I believe that I heard but no keepers. Just not very many fish in the area right now.
Bottom fishing today was very good with limits on the rockfish but not a whole bunch of Lingcod caught today. There were some but there were a great numbers of Cabezon's caught on all of the boats today. The crabbing after a slower day Friday improved quite a bit today (3-5 per person average).
Date: Friday, July 9, 2010 at 19:09:42
Rockfish good today
Lingcod off and on today
Crabbing a wee bit slower today
Beautiful day to fish the ocean with flat water conditions with some fog in the area but quite a bit of visibility to work around. It was the kind of day that you had to work for your fish and those that did came home with good catches. The lingcod bite was inconsistent with some good catches on some boats and not as well on others. It was the right place at the right time situation. The crabbing was a little light today also right place right time thing. One boat did really well where the others were a little light today. Tomorrow is another day. See ya out there.
Date: Friday, July 9, 2010 at 19:05:23
What a GREAT opening day for TUNA
It was just another "Tradewinds Kinda Day" here on this opening trip of the 2010 Albacore Tuna season and pay attention to these numbers. We had two boats out today and each of those boats brought back in just under fifty (50) fish each. These were nice sized specimens ranging in the 18-32 pound size with a few around 40 pounds. The pictures will be up early next week as we have some great shots of some "tired armed folks" but extremely happy. Remember this is just the beginning as we will be fishing Tuna normally thru the middle of September. Two more boats heading out in the morning.
Date: Friday, July 9, 2010 at 14:56:20
TUNA really on the bite
Great day today offshore
Now is the time!!!
Great fishing today on Albacore Tuna and one boat is near 50 fish already as of NOON today. The other boat doing extremely well also.
More end of trip information later
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 20:20:18
Two boats chasing TUNA Friday
We will know at least something tomorrow afternoon. We have two boats going out in the morning chasing he Albacore Tuna so we will see how the openers shape up. News will be heard here first tomorrow when it comes in.
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 13:24:11
Some Coho reported caught today
Bottom fishing excellent
Crabbing continues to be good
A few Coho salmon reported on hooks this morning and other bites but the few fish we did hear about being caught were all of the native variety so we thrilled the customers when we had to throw them back.
The bottom fishing continues to be very good and the current was even less of a problem today as things are returning to near normal as far as these heavy ocean currents we have had here recently. A 30-pound plus Lingcod was caught on one of the Tradewinds boats today along with many other smaller legal ones. Limits were common on the rockfish and crabbing remains good with decent average per person catches.
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 07:00:45
Weather hot in the valleys but real nice (cool) on the coast
Want to escape the heat predicted in the valley for the next 3-4 days? Well the coast might be the best destination with nice weather forecasted thru the period with very nice ocean conditions as well. Possibly a little local fog from time to time but great conditions for fishing trips and whale watching.
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 17:46:11
Ocean current problem of the past few days improved
Lingcod bite picked up
Rockfish bite a bit slower then the day before
Crabbing remains very good
First Tuna trip this Friday
The headlines above is a mouth full but it pretty much explains the happenings on the fish report for Wednesday. The rockfish bite which was limits on Tuesday slowed a bit but because the current was better and we were able to fish closer to the bottom that improved quite a bit along with some nice Cabezons. On the way home we did well again on the "crabbies" and we do have a salmon trip or two on Thursday so we will have a "New Report" for you on that tomorrow as well.
Also, dont't forget our first TUNA trip of the year goes on Friday so stay tuned for that report late Friday on how we did. Things are heating up including the weather. It was suppose to be in the 80's at the coast today but by noon the fog rolled in and at press time it had sunk to 52 degrees. Brrrrr
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 09:15:12
Salmon news still rather slow
No new news on the salmon front. A few fish are being caught including some nice Chinook salmon but the effort still has to be termed quite slow. The news we have been able to put together puts loads of fish in the Columbia River and some rather steady fishing quite a ways north of Depoe Bay on the extreme northern Oregon Coast into Southern Washington but not much to the south of us. There are some reliable sources saying the fish that usually come thru our area are way offshore which might have something to do with feed patterns and ocean conditions. Not really sure about that. When things change we will let you now first here on the Tradewinds site.
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 00:06:02
For Tuesday's posting you had to stay up late
Down in Reno, Nevada watching the AAA Reno Aces play the Sacramento Rivercats tonight on a beautiful day/night in Northern Nevada. I guess not many folks care much about that so I will get to the fishing report.
Good day of catching on the rockfish as everyone took home limits on those guys but the lingcod catch was rather slow for the day. For the third day in a row we had very heavy currents to tend to and today's were up in the 2.5 to 3 knot range. Getting to the bottom was virtually impossible which is where the Lingcod live. End of story. The crabbing was very good with good scores on all the boats looking for those guys with averages in the 3-4 range per person.
For those of you who care the Rivercats beat the Aces 14-13.
Date: Monday, July 5, 2010 at 19:10:36
OK it happens...Fishing a little slow today
It was a rather slow day on the bottom fishing grounds with most of the boats struggling to get fish in the fishing tubs on the final day of this holiday weekend. The weather was threatening with a forecast for winds and moderate swell. Neither of those things happened but the fish thought it was going to happen and buttoned down the hatches and took the day off. We did get fish but we are used to much better. The crabbing however was pretty good with nice hard crabs still being caught. Tomorrow is another day.
Tuna caught inside 30 miles today by some sport boats and our first venture is Friday. The start of the 2010 TUNA season is here. Get your reservations in and check out the coupon we offer on the website coupon link. Savings....Savings....Savings
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 16:34:02
Strange fishing day...but exciting
It was a little strange on the bottom fishing boats this morning as there was a better catch on average on Lingcod then there were on the rockfish. Not that rockfish catches were all that bad but when you average out the final tally of 2 Lingcod and 7 rockfish per person we ended up better on the lingcod. There were some really nice ones also. Crabbing was good again with scores in the upper 30's and low 40's on the boats. Good day....
Salmon remains slow even though we did have a little action this morning. Before switching over to bottom fishing we had a number of take-downs (fish on briefly) and one in the boat. Too bad though it had a adipose fin and had to go back. For a while there we thought that there were a few fish out there and I guess there were but nothing to bring home. That is the bottom line....
First TUNA trip of the year is this upcoming Friday so if you want to go get on the horn and give us a call. We will be running multiple trips each week this summer so get into the mood and have some fun chasing Albacore TUNA.
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 13:26:35
TUNA reservations going strong
With some good reports offshore in the areas that are easy and somewhat quick for us to get to the TUNA reservations and trips being scheduled are really getting heavy. There is loads of room as we hope to have trips going out daily here quite soon. So if you have never gone after Albacore Tuna and felt the adrenaline rush of a 18-35 pound Tuna hitting your hook at 40mph you are in for a treat. They are great trips out to some of the most beautiful "blue water" you have ever seen. The wildlife out there will keep you transfixed and then of course the fishing. Be aware though. After you get home you have lots of canning and vaccum packing to do.
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 13:21:38
Salmon still quite slow
Bottom fish on fire this morning>
Crabbing slowed down some today
Had a couple of the boats out looking for salmon this morning and they gave it a good try but unfortunately it still remains slow. There were about 4-5 fish that were on hooks or brought in but no keepers to go home. The salmon action we are hearing about are to the North with not much action to the South of us. It is still early so we keep hoping and will keep you informed as well.
On the better side of things we had a great morning on a great ocean to bottom fish and it did not hurt anyones feelings. Good Lingcod fishing this morning. There was one boat limit that I am aware of and quite a number caught on the other boats as well. There were also some "Big Boys" that were on display at the Tradewinds filet dock with some 20+ pound cod to show off. Lots of nice Cabezon in the mix and most of the boats were at or near limits on the rockfish.
On the crabbing side after a few great days this past week it slowed a little this morning. Loads of crabs in the pots but most of them were "girls" and we had to pitch them back in the water.
Date: Friday, July 2, 2010 at 15:30:41
Another good TUNA report
The TUNA are here within our range as several boats in the harbor (sport boats) came back in with some good lookin' Albacore Tuna yesterday evening so now is the time to make those TUNA plans and make a reservation with us ASAP. July is a great month to fish TUNA but we will be fishing them clear thru the month of September. The weather always seems to be better in the middle of the summer so if your need TUNA to can or freeze now might be the time. We are planning our first trips very shortly. Better to call the office directly on these trips to see when the trips we are planning are on the books already. Hopefully we will soon be going daily.
Date: Friday, July 2, 2010 at 14:31:19
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Date: Friday, July 2, 2010 at 12:01:45
Rockfish bite very strong but the Lingcod somewhat off the bite today
Crabbing remains strong
Very good bite today on the rockfish with some nice Cabezons in the fish totes but the lingcod bite was a little off the mark today with one boat doing fair and the other three getting just a few. Just a day in the life of fishing out of Depoe Bay. This has been one of the best Cabezon seasons we have seen which ultimately means a closure on them will be coming before the summer is out more then likely. But we still have everything else. Crabbing remains strong with lots of crabs in the pots (lots of girl cabs) but quite a number of in-good-shape males to make it very much worth wild.
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 16:41:46
The 1st Tuna report of the year
The TUNA are close. A report exclusively into Tradewinds just an hour ago put boats on a spot just West of Depoe Bay and fish were caught. The report specified that the conditions were very good and with this southerly wind we have had here today that would only improve the situation. So sharpen those TUNA jigs as we are getting very close if not ready to go. Give us a call and book a trip and stay tuned for more information as it comes in. This is the (TUNA) time of year that things start to happen.
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 13:19:30
Fishing was really good again today (REALLY)
The Tradewinds fleet had another good morning on the bottom fishing reefs up North and the crabbing was also on the good side as it has really been picking up here lately. The good news about the crabbing is the size and the condition of them. There are some really big guys being brought in and they are just full of meat. Absolutely no sign thus far of any softening of the shells. Last year we had a bunch of good crabs to go home clear on thru the closing date in October. A nice assortment and variety in the fishing baskets today with quite a few "toothy Lingcod" in the mix.
Contrary to my critics (if I have any) the fishing (bottom fishing) has been as steady as a rock with some slower days when the Lingcod have not always bitten real well. A look on the archives of this site would prove that in writing that there have been a few of those days. Other then that it would not be inaccurate to write that fishing has been good for 120 days straight since the first of March when we have been able to get out. On this site you can read backwards and see how things have gone. We give a solid accurate report of what is going on both in the fishing side and the whale watch side. You can count on a accurate point of view from this author. Talk to our customers or better yet book a trip and see for yourself.
No real good news as of yet on the salmon side. Tillamook Bay over this past opening weekend caught just shy of 300 Coho salmon but there hardly was anything from Depoe Bay to the South. They are out there and we will get our shot at some good fishing here pretty soon the knowledgeable folks say.
No new news yet on the TUNA side except that we do have some Southerly winds here today which would help to warm the water up and push the TUNA in closer to shore. Keep in touch with us.
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 17:39:31
Another good day on the reefs and pulling crab pots
Fishing was really good again as the bottom fishing has held up all thru the spring months and now into the first part of summer. The Lingcod fishing is the prime target of the charter boats and usually they seem to go down in numbers around the start of summer. This year they have held up right on thru the first part of the summer months as well. Making it all even better is the past few weeks crabbing has really picked up and the past few days it has been even better in the per person average.
Now if we can only get the salmon on the bite and the TUNA moving into range. It will happen SOON!!!
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 07:15:04
The weather looks great thru the weekend with the possibility of a little wind coming in on Sunday. Those winds especially its direction (northwest) are normally afternoon events so fishing and the early whale watching trips should not be effected. We will keep you up-to-date. Other then that great ocean conditions are in store for us as we break into the month of July.
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 19:21:24
Salmon still slow
Didn't hear a word about salmon fishing today which lends me to believe that it is still slow. All of us in the industry do believe however that it is just a matter of time until the fish show up in our area. So keep with us and we will inform you when any news hits the wire.
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 18:10:12
Good fishing for the most part....
Crabbing goes absolutely wild
The fishing for the most part went quite well with some boats doing well from the get-go and others showing their fishing colors with a late surge to limit at the end. The big part of the day was the crabbing with probably in the range of 4-8 per person depending on the boat and morning or afternoon trip. Either way it was a great crabbing day. One skipper commented that it took two people to get the pots over the rail because they were so heavy with crab. Some nice Lingcod caught today but a little slower on the "toothy ones" on this Tuesday.
Date: Monday, June 28, 2010 at 15:05:00
Bottom fishing was a "KILLER" this morning
Salmon a "wee bit" better but still quite poor
The salmon fishing action did improve somewhat from over the weekend as there were a number of hits and misses and a couple fish landed and brought in but we still have to call it what it still is....poor. Things will get better and you will hear it here FIRST.
THe bottom fishing on the other hand was tremendous. Great catches of Lingcod continue to come over the rail which has been quite common ever since spring but it continues to hold up into the summer months. Crabbing continues to be a little better then fair with loads of crabs in the pots but after sorting there are many juveniles and "girls" to throw back. Sure is good news for the future if you want to look at it that way. The folks are getting to take home around 2-4 crabs each on an average my guess is.
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 18:37:10
What a day on the ocean water for the Tradewinds bottom fishing fleet with great catches of Lingcod for all of the boats and limits on the rockfish as well. It was just a beautiful ocean with fantastic ocean weather in store all the way thru this next week by the forecast. Crabbing was also very good with good numbers on the boats crabbing.
Salmon remained slow for the 2nd day of the season with one of our boats doing the right thing by going where the fish were rumored to might be. It did not turn out that way but just like Halibut season the Tradewinds fleet is not afraid to use a little fuel to give the folks the best chance. One of our salmon boas was over twenty miles offshore in over six-hindred feet of water where some of the commercial boats were saying they were picking up some. Kudos to the skipper for the effort only at Tradewinds.
Come on down and enjoy the fantastic ocean weather and if you are afraid to go after the salmon until they get here try a great bottom fish and crab trip or Thursday and Friday a Halibut trip open those two days only. The water is warming up inside with 56 degree water on the beach waters so the 60 degree plus water that the TUNA need is not far away offshore.
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 09:22:34
The morning coffee house news is that the fish are around 80 miles offshore off of Coos Bay and quite a number of commercial deliveries have been made to the Coos Bay Port recently. That makes our annual start after the 1st of July pretty much on schedule so lets get ready. More news as it comes in and also when our first trips will be. They will be going out soon.
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 07:19:51
Fishing season update
Remember we have the final two days of the Spring Halibut season coming up this coming Thursday and Friday July 1st and 2nd.. This is your final chance to catch that "flat fish" until the summer season opens in August.
The 2010 Albacore Tuna season should be getting under way in the next ten days to two weeks. The water is warming up and some of the reports have the fish moving our way.
The salmon season got off to a slow start Saturday the 26th but be confident that the fish will be here in short order. We have heard that the fish are still South of our area but will be moving this way soon. We will let you know reports as they come in.
The old reliable bottom fishing and crab trips remain the #1 choice along the coast here as the fishing is usually always very good and the crabbing has greatly improved over the past several weeks. Lingcod fishing remains strong and we expect a full summer of terrific fishing and crabbing.
The weather has been beautiful these past 7-8 days and the outlook on the forecast charts looks for even more great ocean weather for your fishing and cruising pleasure. It is summer time!!!
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 15:51:59
Salmon opener slow
Bottom fishing & Crab remains HOT
The bottom fishing remained very good this morning and on our afternoon trips with limits of rockfish and a super assortment of LIngcod and Cabezon. Some of our boats limited on the Lingcod where the others were over a "Ling" per each rod. One of our larger vessels limited everyone on the boat for Lingcod and caught several over 40 inches in length Those are "Big Boys". Crabbing was good once again with the boats having over 30 per vessel on the larger boats. There is still many-many juveniles and females in the pots that we pull up.
The 2010 salmon season got off to a slow start with very few salmon biting the hooks out of Depoe Bay today. One of our charter boats was the only one of the charter boats out of Depoe Bay that actually brought back in fish from what I was told. There were some throw backs and other hits and misses but all in all a slow opener. Word has it the fish are still down South and will be in our area very soon. You will hear it here when that happens as they will be moving this way.
Date: Friday, June 25, 2010 at 18:25:56
Initial TUNA report for 2010
One scout boat out yesterday (Thursday) a little short of 30 miles and could only find water just under 60 degrees. The water was green with no blue water yet so it appears we are still a week or two away from some fish in the area. The skipper who went reported some good signs that made him believe that we are close to seeing some fish here pretty soon. Lots of porpoise and some sharks out there so things are hopefully shaping up for a good 2010 season. We will keep you informed as more information comes in. We run these "scout trips" at our expense so we can make sure when we do go we have some information that would make for a good trip rather then going out on a chance. We here at Tradewinds are looking out for our customers to give them the best opportunity to catch some fish when we do go. Check in later....
Date: Friday, June 25, 2010 at 17:17:27
Advanced weather forecast simply superb
The forecast for the ocean weather all they way thru next Wednesday looks just great with only nice weather in the forecast. A little drizzle this morning turned into a beautiful day with afternoons as nice as the mornings.
Date: Friday, June 25, 2010 at 17:12:37
Questions abound about Coho salmon opener tomorrow
There are many questions out there about tomorrows opener of the 2010 Coho salmon season as the hooks have been sharpened and we are ready to go. All the reports place the fish that might be in the area at this early date quite a ways offshore so that is where most of the Tradewinds boats will be heading in the morning. We will have a full report tomorrow afternoon for the thousands of readers out there who depend on this website for the accuracy it has shown over the past two years. Let all hope for the best but it is a long summer.
As of today we had quite a number of boats out and all didi very well with a couple having limits not only of the rockfish but Lingcod as well. Some big beautiful Lingcod hit the docks this morning with many of them over the 30 inch mark. They looked real good all the way up off the observation deck I was told. Crabbing was also decent this morning with one boat well up in the 30's for his folks.
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 15:09:04
Good fishing Thursday...Good ocean weather on the horizon
Another good fishing day as we creep up to the beginning of the "real summer" which is marked by the opening of the Coho salmon season. The salmon start biting this Saturday June 26th. Had good catching today with near limits on most of the bottom fishing boats and a decent catch on the Lingcod but a little slower then it has been. The crabbing however was really good with boat counts up in the thirties for three of the four boats out there this morning. We also have a afternoon boat out on this nice summer day for the folks who like to sleep in but still get there fishing trip in.
The summer weather remains great with warmer days starting to be the norm with sunny skies mostly and calm seas. The normal afternoon wind comes up which is standard for most summer days here in June thru September. The forecast ahead is a good one with more of the same it looks like thru the weekend.
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11:23:42
Spring Halibut season gears up for two final days
Fishery managers added two days to the all-depth sport halibut fishery off the central Oregon coast. Fishing for Pacific halibut will be open July 1 and 2 at all depths. The mangers predicted that the quota will be met with two more days of fishing but not a third which is the normal three day a week opener.
The central coast all-depth fishery summer season opens Aug. 6 and is scheduled to be open every other Friday and Saturday until the combined spring and summer season all-depth quota of 141,265 pounds is taken or Oct. 31, whichever comes first.
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 16:16:25
Beautiful ocean day and great fishing
It was a NO wind day on the waters this morning which is normal for an overcast day like we had today. The current unlike the day before was very good for the majority of the morning hours which allowed us to fish in deeper water today and we brought home some very nice Lingcod. Several of them were over the 30 inch mark on the ruler and a bunch more of our legal sized ones. Rockfish limits were the rule of the day on the five Tradewinds boats out this morning and the crabbing after a dismal day on Tuesday improved quite a bit today.
The ocean weather has been just beautiful lately and we see nothing in the forecast over the next several days that will be anything but nice ocean weather. It is a good time to go fishing and remember the start of the Coho salmon season begins Saturday.
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 14:20:18
Tough fishing today but good fishing
It was a beautiful ocean but sometimes even the best of ocean conditions produce roaring currents and that was the case today. We had currents over two knots today which really made fishing difficult. As difficult as it was the folks aboard the six Tradewinds vessels out fishing today did very well as we had close to limits on the rockfish along with some nice Cabezon and quite a few Lingcod bit the hooks. Crabbing however after a week of really good catching turned a little sour this morning. Could have been the current, tides or maybe just one of those days that no one can explain.
Great weather in the forecast for Wednesday and for that matter thru the end of this week. Light winds and maybe a little drizzle won't hurt anything as things should be smooth and calm for the next 3-4 days.
Date: Monday, June 21, 2010 at 14:50:36
Good fishing decent crabbing
Great ocean weather forecast
Good fishing today once again up North off the Lincoln City reefs where we had near limits around on the rockfish and better then a Lingcod and a half per passenger. That is a great trip. On the way home we picked up the crab pots and had 3-4 crabs per person on the boat crabbing on this beautiful ocean day.
The ocean weather forecast for the next 3-4 days sounds just beautiful with party sunny skies here at the coast and primetime ocean conditions for fishing as well as whale watch trips.
Remember the start of the Coho salmon season begins this Saturday, June 26th so come down and join in on the fun. If you don't like salmon join us for one of our great bottom fishing trips and catch some crab on the way home. Sounds like great weather and loads of summer fun for the family.
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 16:45:00
Ocean Weather Thru Friday
Sunny periods and possibly a few scattered showers thru the five day period. The ocean should be beautiful with no swell to speak of and light winds also forecasted thru the period. Should be a good next five days for your ocean activities with us here at Tradewinds.
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 15:26:03
Limits & lots of CRABS
Greta fishing once again and very good Lingcod catching as well as the "COD" action continues to be good as it has been all spring long. The good news is the crabbing has really picked up over the past week as we are finally getting the numbers we are used to. There are literally hundreds of crabs we are sorting thru as their are loads of juveniles and females in the pots as we sort for the legal males. The start of another great 'crabby" summer.
Remember Coho salmon opens up next Saturday, June 26th. Two fish limit and we are hopeful for a good opening weekend.
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 15:44:02
What a day to be on a Tradewinds fishing boat
Do you like fish filets?
How about Lingcod?
Do you like crabs?
The perfect ocean on a sunny beautiful day was all that could be asked by the fishing hopefuls and we gave it to them. Limits on the rockfish on all of the Tradewinds boats out this morning and a great number of Lingcod and Cabezon were in the totes when the filet people got ahold of them. How about that crabbing which is finally picking up. Hundreds of crabs in the pots which had to be sorted with the girl crabs and the undersized ones but still when all was said and done we had a hearty number for the folks.
Remember crabbing stays open now until the middle of October so you "crabby people" can come down and have crabs all the way into the fall months. Have you heard that rumor around the docks once in a while about these so-called soft crabs that are in the ocean from middle-summer till December? It is true but we never catch those. We only catch the hard shell ones!
Date: Friday, June 18, 2010 at 16:25:43
Couldn't find my keyboard but now I have it....
Sorry for a few days away from the reports but would you believe I couldn't find my keyboard? Mr dog had it so I was unable to publish reports. Now that is back I am pleased to report what great fishing we have had the past few days. Good Halibut fishing, great bottom fishing and today the Lingcod were really on the bite. To make matters even better we are finally getting a bit of consistency in the crabbing with 4-5 good days out of the past week. It was a little tough there for quite a while but now it seems to be picking up. Summer must finally be here and so is some beautiful weather.
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 14:35:08
Good fishing today close to home
The closer you were to home the better the fishing was. The further away from home port you went the water had a weird color to it and the stacks of fish just were not there today. Probably back tomorrow. Fish schools move around especially with the different flavors of water. Anyhow we had good limits of rockfish and a good number of Cabezon biting the hooks today. Good day all around. Crabbing was cancelled due to a moderate swell out there this morning. The weather for Friday thru the Fathers Day weekend looks great.
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 07:55:43
Boats out this morning...Halibut openings for Thurs, Fri & Sat
Better ocean weather, less wind and the swell is way down. Looks like a "fairly good" rest of the week and a even nicer weekend coming up. More on today's trip later in the afternoon.
This is a offshore Halibut weekend and if the weather holds it might be the final one for the spring quota. So if you want your "flat fish" this might be the last weekend until the summer quota arrives in August.
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 09:27:58
Warmer water reported at 20 miles....Get you TUNA canning jars out
Some early reports are beginning to filter in with news of some fairly warm water just offshore at the twenty mile marks. This news goes along with the prediction from the people on the scientific side who predicted a mild El Nino year for our area this summer. That will bring the TUNA when they arrive fairly close to our area and makes for a good TUNA year. Traditionally we begin around the end of June to the 1st of July so it might be time to sharpen those TUNA jigs, get the pressure cooker out and put your team together for a Tradewinds TUNA trip. One of our boats has a brand new TUNA system for cleaning just caught Tuna and prepares them for the ice down. We are already taking reservations for July so be part of the fun on the fast, clean, and well equipped boats here at Tradewinds.
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 09:19:46
A very messy ocean today after winds yesterday blowing upwards of thirty knots turned the ocean inside out forcing us to cancel activities for the day. The first half mile to the entrance buoy is quite spectacular today meaning quite on the rough side. Things begin to improve gradually beginning tonight so hopefully tomorrow will be better. We are "FIRST" to keep you up-to-date on ocean conditions and fishing news here in Depoe Bay. Get your "FAIR & BALANCED" accurate reports right here on the Tradewinds site.
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 13:24:47
Two large boats out Sunday
Two of our larger boats braved the elements this morning on a ocean that by the noon hour was not very nice. The fishing was pretty good until the weather came up and the boats came home somewhat early due to the conditions. No crabbing today after yesterdays great day which we hope is news for good things to come on the crabbing front. A little bit wind in the forecast for the next day or two.
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 16:48:33
Crabs and Lingcod the NEWS of the day
The normal news is that we had ten boats out on the pond today bottom fishing and all ten limited on the rockfish. That is something that we all do pretty much daily with those few exception days. The other NEWS of the day was the great Lingcod catch for the day with all boats doing a decent job on them and several limits on other boats. One boat had 12 Lingcod an hour into the trip and only six rockfish in the boat. It took the rest of the trip to cash in on them. The other NEWS was crabbing really picked up today with one of the larger boats filling the pots totes with 32 crab and another larger boat putting 52 crabs in the totes. Hopefully this is the start on the great crabbing that only Tradewinds knows how to do.
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 16:43:24
Chinook report not great news
We have had a few trips out to find a few Chinook salmon since the season opened May 29th but have not had much success. There are a few around as we have caught a half dozen or so on bottom fishing trips and a few brought into Depoe Bay on sport boats but nothing to get real excited about. We are hopeful the Coho will be here on the June 26th opener and then we can get a few Chinook like we normally do on Coho trips as incidental catches.
Date: Friday, June 11, 2010 at 15:52:00
Nice day on the water with complete cooperation from the fish...Crabbing still a little poky
A great day for fishing for the three boats out this morning and the one afternoon trip that we had. Calm winds and basically flat seas greeted us this morning even though a minus tide made the bar crossing a little thrilling. Rockfish limits were fast and furious with doubles coming up on the poles consistently. It was also good Lingcod fishing today with a little better then one per rod on a average. Crabbing continues to be a little slower then this time of the year normally brings with lots of females and just under sized crabs in the pots. We are getting some but we are not as consistent as normal for the month of June
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 15:27:35
Three more all-depth days added to central coast spring halibut season
Fishery managers added three days to the all-depth sport halibut fishery off the central Oregon coast. Fishing for Pacific halibut will be open June 17 through 19 at all depths.
Weather kept many boats in port during several of the all-depth halibut days this spring, resulting in sufficient quota to allow the fishery to continue.
The spring all-depth season for the central coast area – from Cape Falcon (30 miles south of the Columbia River) to Humbug Mountain (south of Port Orford) – opened May 13 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only. It could have closed as early as June 5 if the 105,948-pound quota had been taken.
The fishery will be open June 17-19 and may continue on one or more of the following days: July 1-3, 15-17 and 29-31 until the quota is met
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 09:28:59
Not like yesterday......
The morning weather unlike yesterday did not give us a chance to get out there, do our thing and get back in before the late morning weather hit. The early morning weather today was not good enough to go out fishing this morning. A nine foot swell and windy conditions on the waters forced cancellation of our trips today. Things will be improving thru the day and tomorrow thru the weekend looks much better.
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 12:32:49
Great fishing and just in time
Well three boats full of people got what they wanted that being a fishing trip. It was not a long trip only about two hours total and that was a good thing. Things worked out really well for everyone except for some moderate rain they had to endure but they all got limits of fish. About a half hour after the trips were over and the three boats were back in tied to the docks the wind came up over 25-30 knots and the rain came down in buckets. Everyone on their way home with ice coolers FULL of filets of fish. Good day and better timing. Only @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 09:20:18
Wednesday Morning Fishing (update)
Woke to a forecasted not-so-nice morning but what actually happened was it was just a wee-bit wet. Off and on showers during the morning so far but the fishing.......
Hot & even Hotter
The fish are biting like fleas and we will have a more detailed report after the boats get back in and unload. The ocean was absolutely flat and according to the skippers of the three Tradewinds boats out there all the folks aboard are having a great time especially those who put on the raincoats. Everyone has a great time when as soon as the hook hits the water you've got a fish on it. We just spoil everybody!
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 14:54:39
Beautiful ocean...Great fishing....so so crabbing
It was another beautiful ocean and perfect ocean conditions. Overcast skies make for good morning bites and that was certainly the case this morning. Limits very early on the rockfish and the captains spent much time afterwards scanning the area for the Lingcod bite which never really materialized this morning. Not that we didn't get some on all of our boats out today but it was not the heavy bite we were hopeful for like the day before. Crabbing remains a little slower then normal for this time of year. Normally we are into a great bite in June and July but we have not seen a steady crab bite so far this year. Maybe it will just begin a little late this season.
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010 at 15:01:05
Tradewinds boats can find the most interesting places to fish where there usually are NO fish or we can't get too
On a perfect ocean with NO swell, NO wind and NO rain our boats hit an area very hard to get too on most Oregon days. It was a shallow water spot tucked in behind some rocks north of Depee Bay close in to the beach. On one drift there were fish hanging in the water as frantic deckhands tried to get to frantic passengers who had fish on their hooks hanging over the side of the boat. Fifteen fishing rods all with doubles hanging on their poles. The next drift nothing bit at all. Out to the next spot where the boat sat still in a zero mph drift on a historically great fishing spot. Thousands of fish so it seemed were showing on fish machines and noting biting. The skipper noticed a huge pile of birds just offshore so he ventured out to this spot where No fish are at because it is over sand and not rocky reefs. The birds were feeding on a huge bait ball of squid. Unknown to the skipper that some of the bigger bass he has seen in a long while were feeding on the bass under the squid and gorging on them.. They also gorged on the fishing lures. LIMIT along with some dandy Lingcod to make the trip that much better. Only at Tradewinds!!!
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 19:55:31
Rockfish, Halibut, Lingcod, Crab & Chinook Salmon
Just another Tradewinds bottom fishing trip
When you go on a bottom fishing with a charter boat outfit you can catch the sea bass and the occasional Lingcod and call it good. Go with the Tradewinds fleet & you catch all of the above plus Crab, Halibut & Chinook salmon. That is what happened on Sunday. It was quite a day. The Crabs bit fairly well, one boat had a nice Halibut and another had a great lookin' Chinook salmon. "Only at Tradewinds" is a catchy phrase but it fits the headline today.
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 16:23:15
...and the winner is...
Tradewinds vessel 17 fish on board and back in port. Much better grade today on most of the fish. Back at the dock, fish cleaned and boat cleaned by 4pm. Great day!!! Hopefully another full weekend of Halibut fishing June 17th, 18th & 19th. If there is quota left you will hear it here first!!
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 14:24:58
#1 Does It Again
Oregon's oldest, largest, safest and the fleet that limits did just that today on a beautiful Saturday of bottom fish and halibut fishing. Our halibut boats will be in shortly with a limit of flat ones out at the Halibut Ranch for passengers and crew. Tradewinds consistently goes where we have to go to get the fish for the passengers even though it is a longer run then most boats go. It is just what you have to do.
The bottom fishing boats also had limit catches on the inshore reefs with some decent catches on the Lingcod and Cabezon as well. The crabbing today was somewhat slow after a work week of rougher oceans stirring up the shallow water spots we like to fish.
Sounds like a stretch of nice ocean weather clear thru next week on the horizon and we are hopeful this might be the beginning of the summer season nicer weather. It has just been a year with NO spring to speak of so we are hopeful for a beautiful summer of good weather.
Date: Friday, June 4, 2010 at 14:14:11
Free Fishing Weekend
On June 12-13 the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites you to pass along your love of fishing to a friend or family member during Free Fishing Weekend.
June 12-13 is Free Fishing Weekend and on those two days Oregonians won’t need a fishing or shellfish license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in the state. You also don’t need to buy any additional tags.
Take the free fishing weekend with licenses and put it with a Tradewinds coupon for money off your fishing trip and you have a real winner. ONLY @ TRADEWINDS.
Date: Friday, June 4, 2010 at 14:11:08
Only one boat out today from the harbor... Again
We had one full boat out today and for the 2nd day in a row it was pretty much the only boat out of the harbor. Some questionable forecasts that didn't come true probably keep a few folks on the sidelines. They missed a "Big Bite" though as the boat was only out for a few hours and back in with a boat limit. No wind, no rain and the ocean got better as the quick morning passed by. The weekend looks better by the day and into the middle of next week as schools get out and the summer season begins.
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 17:39:59
One boat in Depoe Bay out this morning
The always dependable Tradewinds fleet got the only sport fishing boat out this morning but their was one commercial boat who ventured out on a nice morning but a rather large swell. It was one of those large swell but 18 seconds in between each other and that made it do-able. The fish bit also with a limit for fifteen people on the rockfish, some nice Cabezon in the mix but not a whole lot of Lingcod bit the hooks. No crabbing today with the large swell. Sounds like a miserable day tomorrow (Friday) but it is shaping up to be a real nice weekend with the swell quickly down to seven foot or less for the weekend into the first part of next week.
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 21:05:30
Weather looks good for the weekend
A few days of bad weather but this is kind of the start of the summer season so the bad weather normally only lasts a few days. The forecast confirms that with good ocean weather on the books for the weekend.
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 09:04:40
Ugly Day...No fishing today
Pouring down rain......winds gusting over 40 knots.....Seas combined at close to 20 feet....
Get the picture? Everything cancelled for the day.
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 14:32:54
How About this 4-Foot Lingcod ? (Photo above)
Only Tradewinds can catch them this BIG
......and if you believe that ???..........
......we know of another one in the area where this one was caught which we have had on several times that is 7-foot long.....and that is the Truth!!
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 14:10:15
Three hours of good fishing then things got a little nautical
A beautiful ocean for the first three hours then the forecasted wind came up today right on schedule and the ocean reared its ugly back and began to get a wee bit nautical. By that time the boat had a very good catch with not a great deal of Lingcod to report today with current speeds running close to 2-knots. That made staying close to the bottom (the home of the Lingcod) somewhat difficult. Crabbing didn't have any big numbers but enough to send the folks home with a couple for each client.
Date: Monday, May 31, 2010 at 14:42:51
Memorial Day celebrated @ Tradewinds with fishing and the annual Fleet of Flowers
A not so promising forecast turned into a nice day for the annual Depoe Bay Fleet of Flowers celebration. This day annually in Depoe Bay we honor those who have lost their lives at sea and of course to our fine military families who help protect our liberties and freedom here at home. It was a fine day in remembrance to all of those Americans who have lost their lives at sea and in defense of our country.
The fishing was great as we sent two boats out this morning and the folks on board were rewarded with total limits on the rockfish on both boats had a bunch of great looking Lingcod as well. The crabbing was also very good for the 2nd day in a row as we had over 30+ on the boats these past few days.
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 19:42:02
Beautiful day...Beautiful ocean....Beautiful catching
Eight Tradewinds boats loaded with passengers on one of the nicest days of the spring and had a flat ocean to fish on and the fish catching did not make any of them unhappy. Good Lingcod catches on most of the boats who checked in and lots of variety and color in the baskets sent all our passengers home happy. No word on the crabbing today but will find out tomorrow how it went.
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 16:57:27
Who says fish don't bite on 2nd trips?
The morning trips were out as seven Tradewinds vessels hit the ocean waters and the bottom fishing was very good as well as the crabbing. The claw creatures bit well today as the boats brought back in 25+ per boat on a average which is a good day. There was quite a few Lingcod and Cabezon brought in and one 6-pack boat pulled a limit of the Lingcod. The ocean was great when we left and got even better as the day went on.
We had one 2nd (afternoon) trip on the docket today and despite what some folks think that the fish bite better in the morning listen to this!! One large group on one one of our largest vessels had a super trip pulling in over 20+ Lingcod as well as a limit of quality sized rockfish with lots of variety. The crab count was around 40 for the boat. Great afternoon fishing for you folks who like to sleep in and then go fishing.
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 18:28:23
Good fishing, fair Lingcod catching & fair crabbing
A good fishing day with threatening weather all morning that never really happened. The forecast was for winds in the area and quite a bit of wind chop but it stayed just offshore during the fishing hours in the morning so we were able to get a decent trip in. Good rockfish catch with limits for the folks, some nice Cabezon but only five Lingcod of legal length but they were ALL Nice Ones. They were in the 10-15 pound range everyone of them. Crabbing was also just fair with about 2-3 per person. The weather sounds great all weekend long with Memorial Day Monday great weather as well. Boats will be going out fishing all three days so come on down and join in on the fun.
One Chinook salmon boat going out tomorrow morning so we will have a opening day report for you in the evening. One was caught today on our bottom fishing boat so there are a few out there as that was about the fifth one we have caught this spring on bottom fishing trips. We will have Chinook fishing in the area for the first time in five years because of closures due to the California situation. It is not like the Coho fishing here in the area but there have always been a few out there that bite here and there. We will see tomorrow.
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 13:33:39
Fishing excellent on a beautiful ocean....Crabbing also
Had a great trip this morning with limits around the boat for the rockfish and a good variety of everything else including some Lingcod and even got to a spot where the yellowtail were biting. The yellow tail which we do not catch all that often are "great eaters" so that was a plus in the fish baskets. The crabbing rounded out the day with about 4-crabs per person which is a great day in pulling the crab pots.
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 12:21:57
62% of Halibut quota still remains
No fishing today but ocean getting much better
For those of you worried about the Halibut season possibly closing as every year the rumors run wild we are here to tell you that only 39% of the quota has been caught which leaves hopefully about two full weekends left to catch Halibut in the offshore spring fishery. So make your reservations with the charter outfit that consistently goes where the fish are....that would be US...Tradewinds
The ocean is getting much better by the hour and from tomorrow (Thursday) thru the weekend as far as ocean conditions go the weather looks great. So make plans to come down for the holiday and fish with the VERY BEST.
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 12:38:17
No fishing today
Rainy...Large swell...A little windy....makes for not fun fishing.
However, beginning about Thursday thru the weekend things look really nice for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend holiday. Fishing trips every day thru the holiday including Monday so give us a call.
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010 at 13:26:01
Good fishing and crabbing on this Monday
Two boats out this morning add both came back with limits on the rockfish with great size to them also. The Lingcod for the 2nd day in a row was a little on the pokey side but we got saved with the crabbing. There were several Lingcod and Cabezon caught but not as good as it has been the last few weeks or so. One of the better days in crab pot pulling of the season happened today with good numbers for the folks to take home.
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 12:21:52
Cranky "Maytag" kind of oceans does not stop Tradewinds
Two boats out for the largest and oldest charter boat company on the Oregon Coast and two boats in with limits of fish. No crabbing on the boats today as it was a little too "cranky" in and around the shallow waters this morning to take that on. Some nice lingcod and Cabezon were also part of the catch.
Remember, there is NO Halibut fishing this upcoming weekend as we take a week off to evaluate the quota and observe the Memorial Day weekend recess. There( at least I believe) is NO way the quota has been caught with the bad weather days so make plans for the next three day opener which will be June 3rd, 4th & 5th.
Also next weekend is the start of the 2010 Chinook salmon season which opens Saturday, May 29th for a all summer run. No real idea what to expect as we have not been able to retain any of them for 3-4 years now so it will be interesting when we go out and give her a try. There have been several caught on bottom fishing trips this year already and some of the commercial trollers have been picking up some up in their efforts.
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 13:11:37
Good bottom fishing and Halibut fishing....Slower crabbing
The Halibut boat is on its way back home with a limit of the "flat fish" and should be in sometime around 2pm. It was really hot fishing out there today at the same place it was hot last Thursday and Friday and quite slow on Saturday. You know folks I guess that shows that sometimes even with the best intentions they just won't bite.
The bottom fishing today was good with mostly limits around on all of our boats but a little slower on the Lingcod today. One boat got to the sweet spot and did fairly well on them where most of the fleet found some but a little slower then it has been.
Crabbing today was quite slow after the last few weeks was showing mark improvement. There was a little swell today so we were not able to get them where we normally like to set the pots so possibly that was a factor. All in all a good day.
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 09:40:01
We are all out fishing
The Halibut boats left early and the bottom fishing boats left a little bit later. The ocean is much nicer then what was forecasted so we will have up-dates for you later in the day on their success (hopefully).
Date: Friday, May 21, 2010 at 09:16:07
NO Halibut Today
No halibut fishing again today as the forecast with wind and rising swell told us to cancel and try to re-schedule the folks to another day. We did get one bottom fishing boat out this morning as things were better inshore. More on that trip later.
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 09:30:08
It is very rough today
NO halibut fishing today. NO bottom fishing or crabbing today. The storm which hit the coastal area yesterday showed this morning with a very angry looking ocean. It will slowly begin to recede during the day and we are hopeful for the weekend.
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:45:45
The weather waited for Tradewinds and we got it in
A terrible forecast for this morning with storm warnings for winds above 50 knots and a 12 foot swell saw us coming and waited for us to finish our fishing trip before getting with the program. The boat as of this time is on its way back in with a limit of fish with a few nice Lingcod and some really nice Cabezon in the mix. It was a little windy and drizzly but the ocean was just fine with no big swell to speak of. In an hour or two that is suppose to change.
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 12:58:54
Todays Key...We left at 8am
When we woke this morning we did so to a somewhat windy drizzly morning. The kind of a day that might discourage ocean fishermen from venturing under the bridge of Depoe Bay. By 8am when the Tradewinds fleet left for the fishing grounds we found:
very little rain.....
very little wind....
and the ocean surprisingly was almost flat...
So we fished....
......and YES, it was great fishing with limits all the way around and a fair number of Lingcod for the folks who went with us this morning. We should have gone crabbing but we didn't because of the forecast of wind, rain and rising swell which never happened. The next time we will go crabbing so apologies to the crew for this mis-step.
Date: Monday, May 17, 2010 at 15:01:33
Beautiful ocean day....Fantastic fishing
The ocean was as flat as a floor and the fishing was as good as it could get. The Lingcod were biting so well that the two Tradewinds boats had to move to get away from them after a limit was secured. Some great size to them as well and some huge Cabezon again for the 2nd day in a row. The rockfish rounded out a limit catch for both Tradewinds boats on the day. No crabbing today.
Remember Week #2 for Halibut opens up on Thursday of this week for another three day run.
Also Chinook salmon season opens in less then two weeks on Saturday May 29th. Summer is approaching and we will have Coho salmon opening June 26th and the talk around the docks is that the Tuna might be here even earlier then normal. July is a time we always look for the Tuna to arrive from offshore but the talk is that maybe by mid to late June we will begin to see them with the warmer water expected this season.
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 15:57:27
Another Cabezon and Lingcod O'rama
What a week it has been with great ocean weather and great fishing. Other then a rare (very rare) off day on the Halibut on Saturday it was a limit week with great Halibut fishing and the bottom fishing was fantastic. The Lingcod and Cabezon bite on Sunday was just fantastic. Big 'Cod was the word of the day with limits on all three of the Ttradewinds boats out in the morning. The Cabezon were also heavy on the bite with some huge fish being caught on the morning trips. The rockfish were a little slower on the day until the last hour of the day and then that also took off. The crabbing was great all week but we did not have a crab boat out this morning. A great day and a great week.
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 16:07:56
In the surprise of the day the Halibut fishing was a little on the slow side today. By far the best weather day of the three openings halibut days this week going to the places where the fish have been caught the past two days they just were not hungry! The two boats went everywhere out there, places almost forty miles away from Depoe Bay and it was just SLOW. Yes, there were some caught but we did not limit. It's fishing and it happens. Next opening....next week...Thursday thru Saturday May 20, 21, and 22.
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 13:49:07
Bottom fish and Crabbing report
Tradewinds had eight full bottom fishing boats out on the ocean waters this morning and everyone of them was either limited or very close to be limited on the LINGCOD. It was just one of those days where the Lingcod were actually biting more then the rockfish were and that is a rarity. Some of the boats reported multiple legal sized Lingcod being thrown back as they were already limited on them. Catching the rockfish was a different story. Most boats did really well in the end but the reports that I heard were some early struggles to get them to bite. Crabbing was good with lots of "girls" we had to throw back but still most of the boats had 2-4 per person of the legal "boys".
Halibut report from the two boats offshore when it comes in later.
Date: Friday, May 14, 2010 at 14:38:23
Todays Bottom Fish and Crab Report
The fish after a few days of waiting for the fish to bite sometime during the trip bit the entire trip today and the numbers turned out very good. Besides what we refer to as the usual Tradewinds rockfish limit we had a good number of Lingcod as well along with some nice Cabezon. The crabbing for the most part has been picking up the past week or so and we potted 30+ today for the boat crew. Another good Tradewinds day and the weather tomorrow and Sunday should be fantastic.
Date: Friday, May 14, 2010 at 13:05:32
2nd day ...Same as yesterday...Limits on the day
Another cranky day on the offshore waters but the Tradewinds boat got to the "secret spot" once again and brought back the folks with another limit of Halibut. The size was about the same as yesterday with size between the 34-45 inch range. ETA back to Depoe Bay around 3pm this afternoon. Not a great deal of ocean out there but quite the windy day. Forecast for tomorrow is much improved as we go out for Day #3. Once again we out distanced them all !!
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 18:43:33
Thursday bottom fishing
Extra slow fishing for three hours this morning and the first three hours to be more specific. Then it happened! The fish lit off and they not only got a limit of rockfish but the Lingcod bit as well. A disaster trip of sorts turned into a super great trip as only Tradewinds can do. Crabbing you ask? That was pretty good also with 3-4 crabs per person. Gdod day........
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 13:46:47
You just gotta go where they are....
A little longer run....
A little more fuel to get there....
A little deeper water....
....But that is where the fish are and that is where Tradewinds goes. The Tradewinds boat out this morning was the last boat out of port from Depoe Bay and Newport and the 1st boat back to port with a full limit of HALIBUT including crew fish. The conditions were a little nautical out there this morning but it did not hold us back in going to get the #1 mission in mind...that being catching the folks the fish. It was a great catching day with fish anywhere from the 34 inch range up to 45 inches. No big "hogs" today but nice freezer fish. The weather is suppose to be much better tomorrow and Saturday.
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 06:16:01
Halibut opener today...Results later
Get back with us later on the results of the opening day of Halibut season. Wr will give you a full report later.
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 16:21:21
Want to catch a Chinook salmon...Go bottom fishing
Bottom fishing today was termed "steady slow. That calculated into a limit of rockfish but it took the whole trip to accomplish it. For the third day in a row we had lightning quick currents that are hampering the catch a bit. Not a great deal of Lingcod caught today also more then likely due to the fast current.
The crabbing after a slower day yesterday really picked up with close to 40 crab in the pots for the folks to take home.
The big NEWS of the day was that three (3) 20 plus pound Chinook salmon were caught on the bottom fishing trip today. When the Chinook salmon season opens May 29th it might be a good plan to book a Chinook salmon trip OR just go bottom fishing and get your King Salmon that way.
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 16:52:14
Well, sometimes it happens.... even at Tradewinds
Fishing was just pretty slow this morning. Some of the folks on the two large boats out fishing this morning did pretty well while most of the others had a tough time of it. The current for the 2nd day in a row was really screaming and from what I hear there was a secondary current beneath the surface of the water that made things even tougher. Even the crabbing was slower today. It happens and the next day being tomorrow could be fantastic fishing. Matter of a fact, we are counting on it.
Date: Monday, May 10, 2010 at 15:05:02
Heavy current hinders fishermen today
Fighting some of the heavier current of the spring so far it was hard work out on the bottom fishing grounds this morning. The ocean was just beautiful but we had a current to deal with right about two knots in speed. To give you an idea on how hard that is running we normally fish in currents somewhere between .3 and .8 knots. Almost three times the speed today. The folks on the boat however really worked hard and by the end of the trip came home with a limit of LIngcod and around 5-6 rockfish per person. It turned out to be a good trip but it was a lot of work. Crabbing was fair with about 3-crabs per person.
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 17:26:08
HALIBUT just a few days from the season opener
We still have some spots left on the halibut trips for the opening weekend this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 13th, 14th, 15th). Book your trip with the very best and go to the spots where the "almost sure thing" halibut live. We go a little further out then some of the boats but we come home with the fish. The most comfortable boats in the fleet go out of Tradewinds in Depoe Bay.
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 13:39:05
Happy Mom's Day
What a fantastic day and ocean for all the mom's out on the Tradewinds Mothers Day fishing trips today. For all the mom's out there who were not on the fishing trips Happy Mothers Day to you as well. Great ocean, great fishing and decent crabbing made up the day. A good catch of Lingcod, sea trout and some huge cabezon made it a little more special. The weather sounds great for the next few days as well so if you have the day off come on down and join in on the fun at the spot where the skippers of Tradewinds know where to take you for successful fishing and crabbing fun.
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 15:35:47
Don't forget about your exercise!"
Just as important as fishing is keeping a healthy body and that would be even more important. What charter office has stairs for you to climb before and after your fishing trip? You guessed it, Tradewinds! No one in the charter industry that I know gives you your heart exercise as well as the best fishing trip. The full purpose charter office. Climb...Fish...Climb... All for the same low price. If you don't want the climb part of it we can even pick you up on the port docks free of charge. At Tradewinds you can have it both ways!
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 14:14:23
Beautiful day...Full boats...Lots of fish and crab
SDix big boats and one 6-pack boat out on the Pacific this morning hunting down the mighty LIngcod and the many different rockfish available to catch. The word from the fishing grounds today was near limits on the rockfish on the vessels fishing but along with that some great scores on Cabezon and Lingcod to top off the fish baskets. If we needed to even make it better the crabbing like we told you a few days back has been improving. It improved even more today with all of the boats crabbing and all the boats doing really well on the clawed bottom creatures. You gotta know where to put the crab pots and Tradewinds does. It is a great way to round off a fishing trip with some Dungeness crab to take home. Springtime is here at least for this weekend into next week so enjoy the weather while it is good.
Don't forget Halibut season opens this coming Thursday May 13th three days a week, Thursday thru Saturday at least for the next three weekends. Call for reservations and look on the website homepage for that all important discount coupon for your halibut trip.
Date: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 14:19:38
Beautiful ocean....great fishing
On a ocean which no one could deny was a beautiful springtime ocean with balmy blue skies, no rain and almost no winds. A perfect day for fishing and they did not disappoint. Limits all the way around today and some decent scores on the Lingcod as well. The weather for the rest of the weekend clear into the middle of next week is forecasted to be just as good. A great time to come down and fish with the best charter outfit on the Oregon Coast and we prove that each and every day. Great skippers who try every day to do their level best to give the customer the best trip possible. Our office personnel are polite and will answer your every question. A great internet site which gives you daily fishing and whale watch updates from the most honest perspective on any charter website around. If it is not so good we tell you that and when it is good we try to build it up. Check us out or come down and see for yourself.
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 15:08:12
More good fishing but a little different...Great weather
It was good fishing again with more limits on the Lingcod but the different thing today which is quite unusual was that the hard specie to catch were the rockfish. More Lingcod then you knew what to do with but had to work hard for the other critters. We ended up with about 5-6 rockfish around per each customer which is a bit short of a limit but total limits on some nice sized Lingcod.
Some great news so start spreading the word because the CRABS have shown their smiling little "crabbie" faces. Great crabbing today with about a average of six per customer They were nice BIG ocean commercial size as well. Great quality....
Great weather in the forecast as well with calm seas and sunny skies should be right thru the weekend so the forecasters tell us.
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 18:54:08
The Lingcod and about everything else was really on the bite today with limits pretty much all the way around on both of the Tradewinds boats out on the pond this morning. No crabbing today but we do have crab trips going out in the morning. It was serious good Lingcod fishing with some good size to them as well. Some good variety as well on the rockfish with a little bit of everything legal to keep in the baskets.
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 15:08:20
Great WEATHER beginning tomorrow....all the way thru the weekend
The weather turns great beginning tomorrow and the long range forecast has it getting even better all the way thru this weekend into the first part of next week. The forecast calls for little if NO rain and great looking seas with light winds. Come on down and get in a fishing trip and remember HALIBUT begins in a week on Thursday, May 13th.
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 09:08:04
No fishing today but look for lots of good weather coming tomorrow
The ocean is still a bit on the cranky side but by the time the cruises start to run at mid-day there is a chance that they might be running today. The weather report for at least thru the whole weekend from this point looks really good. Have NO fear on making plans for the rest of the week thru the weekend as things really look good by the forecast we are seeing.
Date: Monday, May 3, 2010 at 15:20:51
Weather Forecast Update with MOM's Day Coming
The forecast which has been just released at 3pm today shows improving weather after one more day of "cranky conditions". Wednesday's weather will be OK but Thursday thru the weekend as of now looks beautiful. Bring MOM down for a great Mothers Day gift with a fishing rip at Tradewinds.
Date: Monday, May 3, 2010 at 09:18:09
It was a "NO GO" this morning
Back into the terrible weather (wind, rain & stormy seas) on this first day of the new work week which is the bad news. The good news is that this one looks like a short window and then back into some good weather Wednesday and even nicer weather by Thursday. Make your plans as right now it even looks like a good weekend coming up.
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 16:32:00
Upcoming dates you should know & remember !!!
Halibut anglers (Thursday, Friday & Saturday's beginning May 13th)
Chinook anglers (Beginning Saturday May 29th)
Coho salmon anglers (Beginning Saturday June 26th)
Albacore tuna anglers (Usually around the 1st of July)
Make your summer reservations NOW so you get the date and trip that you want. No money $$$ up front to make a reservation. Just a CC# as a guarantee. Some summer dates are beginning to fill right now.
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 12:45:31
"Three Big Boats" on the fish Saturday morning
Three of our larger vessels took to the fishing grounds Saturday morning on a nice ocean but one that still had a bit of wind on it. Bigger boats make for more fun to fish when the wind chop is around on some days. From all accounts that I have heard the fishing was really good but I have no specifics for you to chomp on today. They were also out on the crabbing grounds and hopefully we will begin to see as we normally do the crabs start to move to the beach as we get longer into spring. Crabs in deeper water make for difficult charter boat crabbing. Crabs in shallow water in towards the beach makes for happy camper passengers.
Date: Friday, April 30, 2010 at 16:53:53
Fishing good, Lingcod fishing a bit slow, and the crabbing a little slower
The fishing was really good today but the Lingcod fishing was quite slow as only a few were caught on the two boats out this morning. Everyone was catching lots of fish but as they stayed longer trying for the Lingcod all they caught was more rockfish. The crabbing on the other hand on the way home was also quite slow today. The weather is better and getting even better so we expect all to improve as we get into the weekend.
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 12:51:34
No fishing today but we are fishing tomorrow and the weekend
Still a little rough on the ocean waters today but tomorrow (Friday) looks better and the weekend even looks better then that. There is still room left to go any of the next three days so give us a call or make your reservation on the website reservation system.
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 11:24:37
No fishing today
No fishing boats out today because of moderate seas but the forecast for the weekend is really good with calm seas and light winds in the forecast. Sounds like a good weekend.
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 06:27:19
Hey folks....Sounds like a great weather weekend
We are still three days out but the national marine forecast looks great for the weekend with light winds and calm seas forecasted. Fishing should be good so make your plans today.
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 12:02:27
Still some spots for the opening weekend of Halibut season
The opening weekend of Halibut season is only a little over two weeks off and we still have some slots available for the weekend openers May 13th, 14th and 15th. Make sure you look on the coupon link off the homepage as there is a coupon available for the spring halibut season.
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 09:15:53
Kinda messy out there today
Not a nice day here in beautiful Depoe Bay unless you like very stormy wet conditions, rather windy and the ocean is rather messy. If you like that come right on down but don't expect any boats out there today. We are hoping for better weather by the end of the week....hopefully!!
Date: Monday, April 26, 2010 at 15:54:57
Highway 20 road closure May 14th-17th
The Oregon highway department is planning a full closure of U.S. 20 (Corvallis to Newport) beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 14 until 6:00 a.m. Monday, May 17. There will be no through-travel between the valley and the coast along U.S. 20 during that time. Those of you planning on fishing with us over this weekend need to make alternative plans.
Date: Monday, April 26, 2010 at 10:03:31
Just before the gale arrived....
Todays forecast will be accurate but anywhere from 3-4 hours late which allowed us to get those Monday morning fishermen out on the gentle waters of the Pacific before the heavy winds hit the coastal strip. Here we are at 10am and the winds seem to be just beginning to kick up a might but the boat fishing close to home has pretty much all the fish needed for a rockfish limit and some nice Lingcod as well. So we will see what happens in the next few hours and hopefully we can get the full trip in but success is already on the books.
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 13:55:00
One boat out on the pond this morning
It was not the best of oceans this morning but we did load up one boat and took the folks out on a fishing trip. As the morning went on the ocean got a whole bunch better and the fishing was really good. The Cabezon bite was tremendous and a decent catch on the Lingcod as well. Of course the rockfish bite showed very hungry fish. The crabbing which was decent for a week or so has fallen of a bit lately. The seas however have been to the point where we can't get to where we need to go in on the shallow water spots so hopefully as the weather improves so will the crabbing.
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 15:26:29
Not the best of days but "it was what it was"
Every boat available (well almost everyone) went fishing for Tradewinds this morning (close to 90 people) and it was one of those days where the ocean forecast was not good. It was also the forecast which was late in arriving which allowed us to make the trips out today. The boat skippers were all up on the lookout making decisions on the conditions when the rain hit very hard but after the rain stopped the wind went away and the ocean laid down. So we went and got in about 3 1/2 hours of the trip when the rising swell which was suppose to be here in the early morning hours finally arrived. By that time we had decent catches on board the boats and home we came a bit early, but safely. These days are fun as the folks in the town go to the sea wall around the entrance and watch the boats come in on these cranky oceans we have here from time to time. We call the lookout "Chicken Point". Your author was one of the chickens this morning!!!
Date: Friday, April 23, 2010 at 16:32:03
Salmon season official now thru the ODFW
From Cape Falcon, near Manzanita, south to the California border, PFMC adopted the first significant ocean fisheries for chinook salmon since 2007. However, the approved fisheries will still be restricted because stocks of Sacramento River chinook salmon continue to be weak for the third straight year.
PFMC approved a May 29 through Sept. 6 recreational season for chinook salmon, with fishing allowed for hatchery fin-clipped coho salmon from June 26 through Sept. 6, or until 26,000 coho are landed, whichever comes first.
Anyone wanting to try the Chinook fishery we do have a few boats willing to give it a try using deep running divers and whole baits being allowed. Tradewinds has the boats and the know how to catch the Chinook if they are around to be caught. We won't know that unless we go out and give her a try.
Date: Friday, April 23, 2010 at 12:29:22
Boats out this morning
The "great fleet" had boats out fishing this morning on a pretty nice day with a little swell out thee but more then fishable. I heard a few things on the radio that things were going really well but no specifics. Anyhow the weekend is coming up.
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 08:51:22
Another day of reprieve for the fish
The fish don't have to worry for another day as NO boats went out again this morning. The ocean is somewhat better but still a moderate swell and quite a bit of wind still covers the inshore waters. Friday looks like the best day in the next three with light winds and only a 7-8 foot swell. Saturday looks a little "cranky" and Sunday looks a little better with next week things beginning to improve greatly as the forecasts shows.
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:37:30
No boats out today
No fishing boats out this morning as the ocean is windy and rough with that occasional heavy downpour in the area. The forecast looks "iffy" at best with the best day in the forecast for the next five days looks like Friday. So, if you can get that day off that looks like from the Wednesday noon time view as your best bet. We will keep you up-to-date. Stay tuned........
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10:01:56
Halibut Season Almost Upon Us
Pacific halibut seasons open May 1st
The central coast fishery, from Cape Falcon just north of Manzanita to Humbug Mountain near Port Orford, is a very popular fishery among Oregonians. Anglers may fish inside the 40-fathom line (defined by waypoints) seven days per week, through Oct. 31 or until the 12,284-pound quota is met. The all-depth dates for the spring season are May 13-15, 20-22 and June 3-5. Backup dates (if sufficient quota remains) are June 17-19, and July 1-3, 15-17 and 29-31. The spring season catch limit is 105,948 pounds. The summer season opens Aug. 6 with scheduled open days every other Friday and Saturday until the total area all-depth catch limit of 141,265 pounds is taken or October 31, which ever occurs first.
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 10:15:57
No Boats Out Today
We have a turn in the weather today which also forecasters show some unsettled weather over the next few days. We will keep you informed from day to day as to what the weather is doing and what we might expect for the upcoming weekend.
Date: Monday, April 19, 2010 at 13:49:03
We did but I don't know...
The Tradewinds fleet went out fishing this morning but I don't know the results as no one called and I was not listening. Watching from Idaho is too far away to watch for sure. Anyhow the ocean was really nice with a sprinkle of wind on it from an approaching weather system which might makes things a "little cranky" for the next few days but unsure at this point. I am sure fishing was good again this morning as it sure has been recently and there was nothing going on this morning weather wise which might have changed that unless the fish were in a bad mood.
Less the four weeks to go till the opening of the offshore Halibut season. Opening day is May 13th and it will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday's until the quota expires. The nearshore Halibut season opens May 1st.
Also remember the Chinook salmon season open on Memorial Day next month and runs thru September 6th and the Coho salmon season opens June 26th and runs till September 6th or until the quota expires
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 16:02:13
Tradewinds is the place to come for fishing
What a great ocean and weather day and the fishing was just as good. Fourteen folks went out today to try their luck and all got their limit on the rockfish and we were ever so close to a limit on the Lingcod as well. It was also a great day on the rockfish variety count as well with lots of color in the baskets with vermillion, rock bass, cabezon, sea trout and a few others I have failed to mention. Beautiful sunny skies and calm seas greeted our guest today as well. Tradewinds takes you to the spots where the best chances for success are so if you are new to this website give us a try as we have the boats and the experience crew that no one else can offer.
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 17:45:37
Windy and wet - but fishy!!
The ocean was not so bad with only about a six foot swell but lots of wind chop on top of that swell which made for a interesting ride for the folks this morning. Tradewinds had two boats out this morning and the fish must like it because they bite like fleas in this weather for whatever reason. Two boats full of limits of rockfish and a surprisingly decent number of Lingcod as well. No crabbing today as it would have been hard to find the pots in a moderate wind chop like this morning. Sounds like better weather tomorrow morning.
Date: Friday, April 16, 2010 at 18:44:46
Anyone for Chinook?
Starting Memorial Day after a few years of being unable to catch them the Chinook salmon season opens and runs thru September 6th. Though not as plentiful as the Coho salmon and having to fish for them differently then the Coho the opportunity is still there for you folks wanting to go out and give it a try. You fish for them a little deeper and we can see what happens. There were quite a few of them in the area last summer as we caught many of them while Coho salmon fishing. If you feel lucky it might be worth your time to give it a try starting Memorial Day in May.
Date: Friday, April 16, 2010 at 18:37:13
A little windy, A little choppy, A little un-fishy
After a just beautiful day on Thursday the weather was a bit on the unsettled side today with beautiful sunshine but some wind which chopped up the waters somewhat. The fish were just off the bite today until late in the trip but by all ways we measure it still was a successful trip. Quite a few Lingcod came aboard and after everyone worked hard we had about 5 of the rockfish around for each angler. Everyday can't be fantastic fishing.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 17:01:13
Ocean salmon season set
The Pacific Fisheries Management Council have made there decision on the 2010 salmon season. The Chinook salmon fishery will be allowed in our area this year for the first time in several yeas and we will have a Coho salmon season as well however it is 70% less then the quota we had last year. The following are the seasons set today by the PFMC:
Recreational fisheries in Oregon will allow Chinook retention and run from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. There will also be a concurrent mark‐selective coho fishery from starting June 26 and ending either September 6 or when the quota of 26,000 is reached.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 16:21:21
Beautiful day and great fishing
The ocean was beautiful with bright sunny skies, very little wind and flat seas. That produced some of the better Lingcod fishing of the season with limits in less then a hour on the Ling. Th rockfish we had to work for but got them as well near the end of the trip. Crabbing is slowly starting to pick up with around three per person now on the average. You can not beat this weather so it is a great time to come down and enjoy our spring weather.
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 12:18:45
Another beautiful day
It was another beautiful day which makes close now to five in a row but we did not have a fishing boat out this morning so no fishing news to give you. As nice as it was and as good as the fish have been biting I am sure it will continue to be good fishing days. Sounds like good weather right on into and hopefully thru the weekend.
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 14:59:39
Limits of rockfish and some Lingcod to top it off
Like the day before the fishing started off slowly and then as the current slowed just a might they took off with a very heavy bite to limit the boat for the rockfish catch. Along the way a number of Lingcod were boarded along with a few Cabezon as well. No crabbing today so NO report.
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 06:59:54
Tradewinds Website Inquiries
Have a question??? The Tradewinds inquiries link can help you. If you have any question or a concern just got to the website homepage and fill out the information needed and ask your question. You will get a prompt response with an honest and accurate reply. Give it a try and you don’t have to worry about talking with someone on the phone.
Date: Monday, April 12, 2010 at 15:46:23
Beautiful weather the whole week
If you ever wanted to go springtime fishing this week is certainly the time to go. The forecast all the way thru the weekend is calling for great weather and great ocean water forecasts. Oh by the way, the fish are biting!! Had one boat out today on a 3-foot swell and no wind to speak of (a little drizzle then lots of sunshine) and the Lingcod bit like fleas. The rockfish were harder to catch then the Cod. Unusual but it sure was fun and also by the way, the rockfish finally lit off. A great trip and heard from the day before that the crabs are starting to move into the beach area and we had a decent catch on a Sunday trip. Come down the Tradewinds way and enjoy the spring weather and the great fishing.
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 15:49:59
Another great day of springtime fishing
Not a great deal of information available about todays fishing trips but we do know that it was excellent catching but not any tid-bits of information of what actually was included in the catch or the crabbing as well. Your author was sort of out of town and only heard that it was good but without any details. I will do better tomorrow as we have a great weather forecast at least what we are reading for the entire week.
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 18:54:55
Yeah...We finally got out fishing
The ocean came down and we got out and the fish really missed us with a great bite on the northerly reefs. It was a great time and the weather all the way thru next Thursday looks really- really good so get down here while the gettin' is good.
Date: Friday, April 9, 2010 at 15:00:03
The good weather is near
The weekend is upon us and so is the nicer weather. Beginning tomorrow the weather gets better every day thru the middle part of next week which is as far off as we can see normally. Should be a good time to come on down and take in some spring bottom fishing and crabbing. The fishing should be really good.
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 11:55:55
Last of the storms going thru today and tomorrow
If the long range forecast is true then we are looking at a somewhat decent day on Saturday, much better on Sunday and a great start to next week. Maybe this means that SPRING might be blooming and the better weather is on the way.
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 16:31:39
No fishing today
We had decent weather today, not perfect but we didn't have anybody on the books as the weather has been so bad that the folks have been a little discouraged. The forecast is suppose to clear for the weekend so they tell us and better weather is suppose to be in store for us into next week. Hopefully this bad weather or the end of winter is finally here.
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 11:06:54
No fishing again today
Tuesday was another day like the past ten days where we have not gone out due to ocean conditions. If the forecast holds true we still have a few more days of this before a wind direction change and the swell starts to lower for the weekend. We are hoping for a nice weekend and a return to fishing by that time. More later.....
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 06:54:40
Possibly the bad weather end is near
Still a few days away from it but it looks like with a change in wind direction coming in the next few days and a weekend forecast that looks better that this almost two week run of bad weather might be coming to an end. We will keep you up-to-date as we get a little closer to the weekend but you can preliminarily start to make your plans for the weekend.
Date: Monday, April 5, 2010 at 17:20:53
Halibut Coupons Anyone ??
Halibut seasons first three day opener will be May 13th, 14th, & 15th and you can go out and get your flat fish and feel a whole lot better about it with a Tradewinds coupon for $10 off. Just go to the homepage of the website and print out your coupon off the coupon link and bring it with you the day of your trip. We make it easier for you as well as less expensive at Tradewinds.
Date: Monday, April 5, 2010 at 15:42:00
More of the same....but is it close to the end?
The bad news is today we had more of the same (rain, wind & rough seas) but the good news is that the wind shift predicted is coming our way and we will begin to see some improvement by the weekend. The weekend is still a long ways off but all of the weather models point to improving conditions.
Date: Monday, April 5, 2010 at 07:55:40
PFMC Salmon decision due next week
The Pacific Fisheries Management Council decision on the 2010 salmon seasons off the Oregon Coast will be made next week in Portland, Oregon at the next scheduled PFMC meeting. Three options are being considered all of which have salmon fishing for both Coho and Chinook salmon in them. We will let you know here first when those decisions are officially made.
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 10:13:07
Better ocean for a short period of time....
We woke this morning to a ocean that was less then a 12 foot swell (barely) and actually had a bar that a big boat could cross (barely). The forecast however was correct as it was short lived (very short). Gale flags are flying with 30-40 knot winds by the noon hour and the seas are already as of this writing at 16 foot. It was at least good to see that the ocean was capable of laying down even for a short period. No, we did not go fishing today.
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 12:28:20
No Go Again
Another very rough day at the coast and it looks like possibly the middle of next week when some moderation may finally begin to occur. No promises for sure but some of the weather models we are seeing show some good news may finally be in the offering. After a very mild winter with not a lot of rain to speak of the Oregon Coast is making up for it in large amounts these past 9-10 days with still a few more storms yet to come. Yesterday we had driving rain and wind gusts over 50 knots and 25 foot combined seas. It was amazing to see and watch the ocean in all its fury but not fun to watch when there are folks wanting to go fishing. We will keep you informed right here on Depoe Bay's #1 source for fishing information.
Date: Friday, April 2, 2010 at 07:33:28
Early in the morning but today is a easy call
After a few days of some minor ocean moderation we are back into the "real rough stuff" with storm warnings up all over the coast for the day with winds approaching 50 knots and sea conditions in the 20-25 foot range. In other words there will not be any ocean activities for another few days at best. We will keep you informed.
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 14:55:59
One boat out today...Yahoo !!
Well we really didn't have any boats out today so it is sort of a April Fool's joke but then in another way we did. One of our skippers seeing a small window to get his certified boat down to Newport and then up the river for haul-out braved the first half mile out to the entrance buoy and I am sure he would tell you it was interesting. Certified boats have to be inspected every year and every other year bottom side as well and when you get these appointments with the Coast Guard unless you want to wait for a while you should try to keep it. Depoe Bay can be pretty boring this time of year especially when the ocean is rough like it has been but one of our super experienced skippers braved the first half mile with excellence and made the journey South. The crowd on Highway 101 to watch the first half mile if we were charging admission would have been profitable by any standards even if we were charging for parking as well. Why am I telling you this? I don't know, I guess with the series of storms we are experiencing lately and another big one hitting the area tonight I waned to write about something different except bad weather. Tradewinds skippers are the best!!
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10:27:05
Another day tied to the dock
Today is actually a better day as there is virtually no wind, much less rain but still a rather large swell out on the ocean especially in the middle grounds between the entrance buoy and the channel entrance. Quite hazardous!!!
Other then that, tomorrow looks like a better day but still the ocean forecast looks like the same size swell in the area and then unfortunately another rather large Pacific front hits the area Thursday evening into Friday. More on the weekend outlook by tomorrow afternoon.
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 08:20:26
Better......but needs to get much better
The weather in Depoe Bay is less wind rain and better looking seas but it is still a ways away from being good enough to run ocean fishing trips. The forecast is unsettled for the next few days but we will keep you informed and updated.
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010 at 06:08:19
Another very rough day
We woke up Monday to heavy winds and very rough seas so another day of keeping the lines tight to the docks are in order. It still looks like a few more days of this so we will keep you informed. Spring will be here soon....
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 11:00:11
The weather predicted has arrived
The first of a couple of rather large storms predicted has arrived on the Central Oregon Coast and we should unfortunately see some unsettled weather for the next few days. We obviously had all of our fishing trips cancelled today and we will let you know when things begin to clear up. It is time for Spring!!
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 16:50:03
Lingcod O'Rama and Friends
It was a beautiful ocean on Saturday morning and six Tradewinds vessels headed to the north in search of the "Toothy Lingcod" big bite and we most certainly found it. Most all of the boats. big and small, limited on the prize catch as well as the rockfish. The Ling's were the 8-14 pound variety with a number over the 20 pound mark. Crabbing was in one word rather slow. We are waiting for some better more consistent weather where the crabs will begin to migrate closer to shore. Right now they are staying in deeper water but we did get a number of them. As spring kicks in a little more that too will improve.
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010 at 16:00:22
No fishing Friday morning but a break in the weather for Saturday / But Hurry!
It was still a little too rough this morning but we do have a window for Saturday morning and it sounds pretty good to get the whole trip in before another even larger weather system hits the area late Saturday afternoon. The next five days beginning on Sunday thru the middle of next week sounds not-so-good so tomorrow is your best bet.
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010 at 15:57:16
2010 Halibut Season Information
Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain – All-Depth
Spring: May 13-15, May 20-22 and June 3-5, with extra back-up dates of June 17-19, July 1-3, July 15-17, and July 29-31 available as long as the total catch does not exceed 105,948 pounds.
Fall: every other Friday and Saturday from Aug. 6 to Oct. 30 or until the sub-area all-depth catch limit of 141,265 pounds of halibut is harvested.
Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain – Near-Shore
Open seven days a week from May 1 until Oct. 31 or until the harvest quota of 12,284 pounds is achieved.
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 13:17:10
Sorry & a Messy Day
Sorry for being away for five days but I had to leave town and had the computer packed and left it on the counter. Sorry once again. Today is a messy day with rain, wind and rough seas. The past five days however we had great fishing and lots of whales on the whale watch tours. So when things improve which sounds like possibly Saturday being the best day come on down for the last few days of the Oregon spring breaks and take in a fishing trip or a whale watch tour. Lots of Lingcod being caught and remember next Wednesday is the final day to go offshore for those "Big Lingcod" trips as it closes until October 1st. The inshore Lingcod bottom fishing adventures will be open all year around.
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 14:09:55
Windy but a dandy fishing day
It was a beautiful ocean with almost no swell to speak of but quite a bit of wind to put with however. It made us fish shallow water and put on the heavy sinkers in order just to get to the bottom in a 2-knot plus current. The Tradewinds fleet worked hard at it and came home with some great scores on the rockfish and some nice Lingcod to boot.
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010 at 13:02:59
It was certainly a fantastic day of fishing after a mediocre day yesterday. The Lingcod bit very well with our three boats out in the morning all or very close to collecting Lingcod limits on our morning trips. There was also the usual rockfish feast and the only somewhat negative was the crabby catch. There were loads of crabs in the pots but a slew of females and just barely undersized ones that had to be thrown back. That will improve as we get into the springtime. Oh, by the way. The ocean was just simply fabulous with just over a 3-foot swell, no wind to speak of and blue skies with lots of sunshine to go around.
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 17:24:51
Fishing on a rare spotty catching day
Had a boat out fishing today and the final catch was fair to good but was a little off the normal very good fishing that we are used too. It was a windy rather cool day and the fishing was a little cool as well but for the tough fishermen aboard they ended up all right. Not sure of the final numbers but tomorrow is another day and we have multiple boats going out in the morning.
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 13:19:50
Rough Ocean - No Fishing Today
A very rough ocean awoke us today which is suppose to be with us thru the day with moderation by Thursday. Things look much better Friday thru the weekend.
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:04:13
No Ocean Activities Today
Very Windy... Very Rainy...Very Rough....
That is about all we have to report. Except that the weather report from Friday thru the weekend sounds Fantastic!!!
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010 at 14:00:54
Monday was a great fishing day
We did get a boat out Monday morning before a forecasted front runs onshore and it was great fishing. A limit of rockfish hit the filet tables as well as around one Lingcod per person on the trip. It was a little choppy going in and out of the harbor but once about a quarter mile offshore it was a very nice ocean. Expected great weather is in the forecast for the start of spring break next Friday and beyond (let's hope their right).
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010 at 13:57:21
Information about the upcoming summer Salmon season
The fishing season options developed at the ODFW meeting will go out for more public comment through a series of public hearings to gather testimony. The PFMC council will adopt the final set of regulations for the ocean waters off of Oregon when it meets April 10-15 in Portland.
When the council approves one of the three options the season will open June 26th for Coho salmon and will run thru September 6th or until the quota is reached. The Coho quota will be somewhere between 25,000 fish and 35,000 fish somewhat lower then last year. The Chinook season will either open May 1st, June 1st or June 26th which also will be decided by the PFMC council in April.
Confused? Just like us all.
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010 at 06:28:48
Weather looks good for the beginning of the spring breaks
We have a few more days of winter time ocean conditions but it looks like the spring type weather might be just around the corner with better weather conditions forecasted by weeks end. Lets hope so as the spring breaks are set to begin this coming weekend with nice weather predicted.
Date: Friday, March 12, 2010 at 20:41:18
Spring & Fall Halibut Seasons Set
Make your Halibut plans early
The halibut commission approved a nine-day spring halibut season and a 14-day fall season from Cape Falcon to Port Orford. The spring season will take place May 13-15, May 20-22 and June 3-5, with extra back-up dates of June 17-19, July 1-3, July 15-17, and July 29-31 available as long as the total catch does not exceed 105,948 pounds.
The fall recreational halibut fishing season will take place every other Friday and Saturday from Aug. 6 to Oct. 30 or until the sub-area all-depth catch limit of 141,265 pounds of halibut is harvested.
The near-shore season, for ocean waters inside the 40 fathom line, will be open seven days a week from May 1 until Oct. 31 or until the harvest quota of 12,284 pounds is achieved.
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 20:44:18
Halibut season opens in May
The picture above shows what you have in store for yourself with the opening of the offshore halibut season May 13th. The season will be open each week Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the quota is reached. The quota is about 20% smaller then last year so if you want your freezer halibut make your reservations early in the season.
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 09:05:47
Weekend weather questionable
The upcoming weekends weather appears to be questionable for ocean activities. However, the weather along the coast can be strange at times and bad weather can turn into good weather overnight. The best advise is call the office for more information or go to the Tradewinds website and double click on the link to the left on ocean weather for the latest forecasts on ocean conditions.
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 16:14:35
Chinook Fishing? It sure sounds like it!
We just got wind this past week that there might just be a Chinook salmon season for the Central Oregon Coast this year. We heard that rumor last fall but never heard much about it until some news came out at the local salmon meeting a week or so ago. After doing a little research on the subject this seems like it is in the cards for this year in our area. That along with a good Coho salmon season this summer will just make it another great summer fishing season ONLY at Tradewinds.
Date: Monday, March 8, 2010 at 19:21:23
Home from Boise - Heading to Redmond
A big thanks to the hundreds of great folks we met and spoke to at the Boise, Idaho Sportsman Show over this past weekend. It was such a great time over in idaho talking with such a great bunch of outdoor folks who really care about hunting and fishing. From a guy whop lives most of his life in Nevada it was like being home again. Thanks to all the great folks once again we saw and spoke to and we will be in Redmond, Oregon this weekend talking with another group of outdoor folks about fishing the Oregon Coast at Tradewinds.
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 07:59:49
Marine Ocean Forecasts
Check put the Tradewinds NEW marine ocean conditions report that you can access by clicking on the link off the Tradewinds homepage surrounded by the STARS. If you need to know an accurate ocean weather forecast for a upcoming trip you have check it out. The forecast is a NOAA forecast mostly accurate up to five days out.
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 05:23:42
Not Perfect but we have gotten out
The ocean conditions have not been perfect the past few days but it has been good enough for us to get out. The fishing has been pretty good also even though we have been fighting the currents. The fast running currents have limited some of the good Lingcod fishing as it is harder to stay on the bottom where those guys live. Spring is coming and so will the weather improve.
Date: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 17:34:36
Boise - Here We Come
Daily reports Resume March 15th
Daily reports after a long winters rest will begin on Monday March 15th with reports when needed continuing between now and the 15th of March.
Tradewinds will be returning to the home of the Boise State Broncos this week. The Tradewinds gang will be at the Boise Idaho Sportsman Show to be held at the Expo Center March 4th thru March 7th. All you folks in the Boise Idaho area come on out and visit with us on the great services we can provide you this spring and summer. Sounds like we are in for some good seasons for salmon and Albacore Tuna as well as bottom fish and halibut. There will be some great discounts for your group or family available at the show so come out to the Expo and pay us a visit.
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 16:41:13
It was Tradewinds Sunday
If you were not fishing on Sunday that was a mistake. If you were not on a Tradewinds Depoe Bay boat Sunday that could have been a bigger mistake. What a day it was. Talk about great fishing folks. The usual limit of the rockfish was had for all on the boat but the big news was we had one of our larger boats out on a semi-rocky ocean and did the Lingcod ever bite. Yes, we had a limit on the "toothy critters" Sunday as well. Not every day is like this but today was that day.
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 15:31:01
Fishing before the tsunami
The bad ocean weather which we were suppose to have the past few days never materialized so we went fishing instead. The Oregon Coast was under a tsunami watch because of the earthquake in Chili this morning so we fished well and fast and made it home with a limit for everyone on the boat and about half of the Lingcod. We stayed a wee-bit closer to home this morning because of the potential bad weather but as it turned out the fishing was good closer to home as well. Another good day which you find only at Tradewinds.
Date: Friday, February 26, 2010 at 13:34:51
Great fishing despite weather forecast
The fishing Friday morning was really good even with a weather forecast which never did materialize. Limits around the boat on the rockfish with some great looking Lingcod caught as well. We are hoping for a repeat this weekend with good weather despite a "iffy forecast" and we know the fishing will be good.
Date: Friday, February 26, 2010 at 09:30:22
Coming to Boise
Tradewinds will be returning to the home of the Boise State Broncos this upcoming week. The Tradewinds gang will be at the Boise Idaho Sportsman Show to be held at the Expo Center March 4th thru March 7th. All you folks in the Boise Idaho area come on out and visit with us on the great services we can provide you this spring and summer. Sounds like we are in for some good seasons for salmon and Albacore Tuna as well as bottom fish and halibut. There will be some great discounts for your group or family available so come out to the Expo and pay us a visit.
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 18:30:29
Another great Lingcod day on the pond
Two more boats out on a beautiful sun baked Sunday and two more boats back with great catches. Both boats were even back a little early. Getting the only sour news of the day out of the way was that the crabbing was not all that great today. It has been a mixed bag over the past several weeks with some decent days and some not-so-decent days. Today was one of the not-so-decent. The crabbing will improve as we get into Spring and get really good in the Summer months as the crabs move closer into the shoreline. Enough about the not-so=good and more about the very good. Big beautiful Lingcod once again was the prize with many in the 12-24 pound range and the usual limit of rockfish. This is such a great time to LIngcod fish and all of the big fish leave the offshore waters and come into the shallows for the spawning cycle. It is already evident that some of the spawning has taken place so we expect about another month of this great fishing before it calms a bit. It is a great time to fish on the coast in the late winter.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 16:35:14
How about these fishing trips
Saturday gave proof to the previous report that you may just want to save a little money on those offshore trips right now and choose the less expensive inshore trips. Why, because the bigger LIngcod's are biting heavy on the inshore fishing trips. Two large boats out this morning and not only were there limits on the "Cod" but we had loads of great looking Cabezon on board as well. Some folks will tell you that the Cabezon is a better eating fish then even the LIngcod's are. Had to throw back quite a few Cod and Cabezon as they were biting better then the rockfish. Came up just a wee-bit short on both boats on the rockfish but what a trip!!!
Crabbing??? I forgot. Great crabbing for the 2nd straight day with great scores to go around for those onboard running the crab pots.
Date: Friday, February 19, 2010 at 16:08:50
Lingcod on the bite
Great late winter weather happening NOW
This is the time of year to be fishing if you want the Big Lingcod. No real sense to go out ten miles in the late winter when you can get the same sized fish on the inner reefs. Both trips are great and producing Lingcod but maybe just a word to save you a few dollars. The "Big Boys" are in on the shallow reefs and biting really well with limits all around. You even save some dollars ($$$). Fishing the deep water reefs is great fun also but sometimes it does not permit getting your rockfish on the way home for lack of time. The inshore trips provide you with both. Either trip this time of year is great fun and the choice is yours. Check out the great crabbing going on now also with a trip today producing 5-6 crab per person. The weather has been great the past few days with good weather forecasted thru the first part of next week. Good time to come down for some late winter fishing.
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 19:24:11
Bad weather at the coast but great weather at the Portland Sportsman Show (inside)
Heavy seas, rain and lots of wind at the coast kept all the boats in the harbor for the past five days and into the first part of this next week but we sure had loads of fun at the Portland Sportsman Show this past weekend. We met lots of the old folks we see quite often and a boat load of new Tradewinds customers at the show which lasted five days at the Portland Expo Center. It was lots of fun meeting all the nice folks who stopped by our booth and we will see you all this spring and summer down here at the coast for what looks like a great fishing summer.
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 17:24:47
Portland Sportsmen Show
Wednesday, February 10 thru Sunday, February 14th
Drop on by and see us at our booth at the sportsmen show in Portland. Book your trip for this year at the show and get last years pricing. There is no date expiration and you do not have to set a day at the show. Do your planning at a later time and when you do book your trip you get 2009 trip rates. What a deal!!
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 13:17:12
The bite was like fleas on a dogs back
On a rather mediocre ocean forecast overnight we awoke to not a perfect ocean but certainly good enough to venture out and do some fishing. It turned out to be a great decision for all of the passengers who turned the turnstiles' at Tradewinds Saturday morning. The only bad thing was we did not get the whole five hour trip in. WHY? The fish bite was so good we limited out the entire crew on rockfish as well as Lingcod and some great lookin' Cabezon as well. We were back tied to the docks by 10am. It was a great day and better forecasts with less precipitation is in store for the next few days. Maybe the Groudhog who saw his shadow the other day forgot about the Depoe Bay forecast and Spring is not far off.
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 09:34:21
Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show
Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show & Sport Fishing Boat Show coming next week, February 10th thru the 14th at the Portland Oregon Exposition Center. Tradewinds will be there how about you? Come meet the Tradewinds Staff and skippers and talk about the upcoming 2010 season. We will have all the answers for your questions and the inside information as well as whale tour information. Drop by and say hello at the Tradewinds booth.
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 18:25:21
Large group of folks on the fishing grounds Sunday
Nice sunny weather brings the winter time fishing enthusiasts out of hibernation as the ocean was flat Sunday and the sunny and warm winter breezes dominated the day. The fishing and crabbing was dominated most of the trip by sneaky not so hungry fish and crab. "Kudos" however as always goes to the never say die Tradewinds fleet as they worked terribly hard today to find the folks some biters. Fishing in many a different place they finally found some late biters and turned a rather tough day into a good day. The Lingcod just were off the bite most of the trip but the rockfish did there hungry thing late and it turned out to be a good trip. The crabbing was slow when the pots came up after the fishing side of the trip was over as the commercial crabbing is very good in the deep-deep water but they just have not moved into the shallows yet.
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 16:36:24
Wanna Fish? Wednesday and Thursday look good
This time of year when we have a break in the winter weather maybe we should report it. Well tomorrow (Wednesday) and the next day look like good ocean weather for fishing. Friday into the weekend the forecast again is not good. So if you are in the area give us a call and come on down and get in touch with our office.
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 13:50:11
Tradewinds & the Portland Sportsmen's Show
Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show & Sport Fishing Boat Show coming February 10th thru the 14th at the Portland Oregon Exposition Center. Tradewinds will be there how about you? Come meet the Tradewinds Staff and skippers and talk about the upcoming 2010 season. We will have all the answers for your questions and the inside information as well as whale tour information. Drop by and say hello.
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 14:46:07
Fishing great today as only Tradewinds knows how
Today (Saturday) the ocean overnight turned fishable and got even better as the morning went on and it was a great morning for our initial fishing trip of 2010. It was a first place finish for TW this morning with seven folks on the boat and limits of Lingcod and rockfish around for the entire crew. The Lingcod were nice size ones as well as this time of year the Lingcod fishing is as good as it is anytime of the year. The "big boys" are in on the inner reefs beginning the spawning cycle and the rockfish, well, they are always in the area. This time of year the trick is to find a nice ocean day so keep an eye on the weather and get out on your first ocean fishing trip of the year while the Lingcod are really biting especially for the Tradewinds crews.
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 09:29:04
2010 Salmon Season
Some preliminary information I heard this morning about the upcoming summer 2010 salmon season is very encouraging. Although no specific information was discussed the word is that we are once again going to have a good season somewhat like what we had last summer. So hopefully this coffee shop chatter comes from some good sources and all you Tradewinds folks out there can start preparing to catch some great looking salmon this summer. Information on exact opening dates will be out sometime in April.
The halibut season will open up in May as it normally does but look for a slightly smaller quota this 2010 season. So plan on getting your "flat one" early this year so you don't miss out on the halibut fishery this year. Information on exact opening dates will be out sometime in March.
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010 at 11:52:55
Goof fishing when we can get out
We have only gotten out a few times over these winter months as I am sure you can realize the weather down here can make fishing trips quite difficult to put together. Winter now is getting shorter all the time as we get every day closer to spring so the better days are not that far away. The times we have gotten out the Lingcod fishing especially has been really good. No real information so far on the crabbing thus far but we will be getting some information soon as the ocean begins to clear up some. Information on the upcoming salmon, halibut, and tuna season will slowly begin to filter in and as usual you will hear it here first with all of the news. It is going to be a great year!!!
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