2011 Fishing Reports
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 09:12:35
Happy New Year again
Ocean forecast bad thru the weekend and thru the better part of next week
Hope that your New Year celebration tonight goes a whole lot better then the "complete bust" we had for the holiday ocean activities due to persistent bad ocean conditions. Things don't look any better into the 1st week post holiday period with heavy swells forecasted thru the period. When it gets better we and only Tradewinds Depoe Bay will let you know.
Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 13:27:14
Happy New Year to all of you Tradewinds faithful
Sorry about the weekend and New Years ocean weather forecast
All of the skippers and employees at Tradewinds Depoe Bay would like to wish all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year. We hope that means we will be seeing you, all of your relatives and friends and all of the new customers we expect to come our way this upcoming 2012 fishing and whale watch season.
We wish we had a better ocean forecast for you for the holiday weekend but it sounds terrible at best. The best day is Sunday and even that has a moderate swell and the winds predicted are forecasted to be moderate to heavy. It just sounds like a weekend to stay home and watch football games. We will let you know when things begin to moderate.
Date: Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 13:26:04
Merry Christmas from Tradewinds Depoe Bay
Sorry about the ocean weather forecast
Tradewinds would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the hope for a safe and prosperous New Year. We are also sorry for this ocean forecast thru at least next Wednesday with heavy ocean swells in the forecast. If that holds we will not be doing any fishing or cruising until it subsides. Keep in touch here and we will let you know when the future forecast shows some improvement.
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 14:02:11
1st look a the Christmas weekend forecast
The ocean weather outlook looks to be on the nasty side with rain at times with a growing swell up around the fifteen foot mark for the weekend. There is always the possibility of moderation but this time of year this type of ocean forecasts are commonplace. Hopefully after Christmas as we get towards New Years things will moderate for some good fishing days and whale watching.
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 19:24:13
Unsettled weather week coming up
Some real tough weather days coming towards us this upcoming week with some marginal days mixed in with them. Sounds like the next week is going to be day-to-day so keep in touch with the office if you have fishing or cruise plans with us thru at least Friday.
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 12:59:33
Weekend weather outlook
It looks a little om the "iffy side" for the weekend upcoming. Saturday is the best day looking forward with only a moderate swell but after that the swell grows and might be a period where we stay away from ocean activities. All of this can change so stay in touch with the office if you have plans to be with us this weekend and hope for a better forecast as we get a bit closer.
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 08:09:40
Good fishing Saturday out of winter equipped Tradewinds charters
Want to go fishing in the winter? Tradewinds Depoe Bay has the best winter equipped boats without question with hearted cabins which makes for a comfortable ride for all. We use mostly our larger boats in the winter because they are better riding and have more comfort to them. We had very close to a limit of rockfish on Saturday and 15 Lingcod on board which was also very close to a boat limit. Nice ocean with a Oregon Coast leading warm and comfortable ride.
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 17:41:38
Work week weather for next week looking good
The ocean weather forecast for this net week is looking good thru at least Friday. We will get back with you as the weekend gets closer to give yo the weekend update. Fishing was good today so with a warm jacket winter bottom fishing can be really rewarding.
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 15:24:45
It's been awhile but we do have a fishing report
The ocean like it does even in the winter once in a while cooperated with nice fishing conditions with not much wind and produced very well for us this morning. The rockfish cooperated in grand fashion with limits for all the folks on board and the report was some really nice mega-bass all the way around for each passenger. The Lingcod bit very well also with a little over one Lingcod per person. Yes, it is good to give you a authentic fishing report and hopefully this holiday season there will be plenty of nice days to report the fishing results to you. Tradewinds is open year around to take care of your needs in the winter when the conditions merit going out there. Our website fishing and whale watch reports will keep you up-to-date as only Tradewinds Depoe Bay can.
Date: Friday, December 2, 2011 at 10:41:24
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Date: Friday, December 2, 2011 at 10:35:44
Weekend weather outlook and beyond
Things look good beginning tomorrow all the way thru next Tuesday. No matter if its fishing or whale watching you would like to do we can help ya all out. Give the office a call or reserve over the Tradewinds website reservation system. Remember the office during the winter is only open limited hours so if no one is there leave a message on the phone and we will get back to you ASAP.
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 15:50:07
Fishing weather still sounds decent for the weekend
We have a fishing trip scheduled for Sunday and the ocean as of right now sounds just fine for that day. Ocean fishing this time of year when we can get out is usually really good especially the Lingcod fishing. They have been swimming around out there for a month or so with nothing to do so wear a nice warm coat and hop on board.
Date: Monday, November 28, 2011 at 18:18:08
Saturday looks like a nice weekend fishing day as of right now
There is some interest from the phones and the weather looks pretty good right now for Saturday so if interested give us a call. Nice days in the winter can be few and far between.
Date: Monday, November 28, 2011 at 13:26:36
Ocean weather looking better (but just a little)
Not sure exactly what days do look better in the next 5-6 days but there is some moderation showing on the forecasts. Call the office and leave a message for more details. Hopefully things will begin to get better for the upcoming holidays.
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 14:49:19
Just a weather update for you die-hards
Nothing really to report. Worst weather of the season so far as we are experiencing storm warnings three out of the last five days. Winds steady around 35 knots and gusting a whole lot higher then that along with that steady rain. Looks like this type of stuff with us at least thru the middle of next week.
Date: Monday, November 21, 2011 at 10:59:01
Another long bad weather week in front of us
Winer must be here not by date of year but by appearance. After a one day break from the elements on Sunday with a decent ocean day things have returned to winter normal. Looks like a real nasty ocean weather week in front of us. Hopefully by the Christmas Holidays where the whale migration begins in ernest things will improve some. We shall see and we will let you know on the best fishing and whale watch site with up to the minute news and weather forecasts.
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011 at 17:38:38
Looks like a break in the weather for Sunday(only)
You folks out there looking for a fishing trip things are looking up for a one day window that being Sunday. Tomorrow (Saturday) looks not-so-good but Sunday does look much better with a new series of stormy water hitting the coast beginning early net week.
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 07:50:26
Ocean weather still pretty nasty sounding thru the weekend
Gale warnings, lots of wind, rain & heavy seas are the weather reports thru this weekend. Sounds like a nasty forecast and we will let you know when the ocean begins to moderate.
Date: Monday, November 14, 2011 at 13:56:47
Ocean Dungeness crab season opener delayed
The opening of the ocean commercial Dungeness crab season from Point Arena, Calif., to the Canadian border will be delayed at least until Dec. 15.
Recreational harvest of crab in the ocean off Oregon will also be delayed at least until Dec. 15. Recreational harvest of Dungeness crab in Oregonís bays and estuaries will remain open.
The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season along the Oregon coast normally opens on Dec. 1, but can be delayed to ensure a high-quality product to consumers and avoid wastage of the resource. Crab quality testing in early November showed the majority of test areas coast wide did not meet minimum preseason test criteria.
The delayed opening date will give time for the crabs to fill with more meat.
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 19:08:25
Fishing trips today but the weather got in the way
The boats were scheduled to cross the bar today and go catch some bottom fish but the windy, wet and building ocean swell got in the way. We will try again when things get better (when they get better we will let you know).
Date: Friday, November 11, 2011 at 07:53:02
Wet and rough ocean weather ahead
The coast and ocean weather changes quickly this time of year and after a mid-week weekend forecast that looked OK has turned the other way now. There should be a steady developing rain system around the area for the next 4-5 days along with rough ocean weather as well. We will let you know when it gets a little better.
Date: Monday, November 7, 2011 at 17:36:24
Weather for Saturday sounds OK
After watching some bad weather go thru the area the past 4-5 days and also watching the forecasted weather it look like things just might be OK for a Saturday fishing trip or two. If interested make a reservation as the wind and the swell will be down to good conditions from a look at it right now. We will keep you up-to-date as the week goes by.
Date: Friday, November 4, 2011 at 12:18:46
Weather forecast not the best
We are open this winter on nice days
Holiday gift certificates on sale NOW
The ocean weather forecast all the way thru the middle of next week does not sound all that promising. Ocean weather sounds wet, windy at times with a rather large swell most days. Certainly sounds like our fishing and or whale watch activities will not be taking place for the next 4-5 days at least.
Our office will be open this winter on nice days but we will be operating on limited office hours so if you stop by or call the office either try again or leave us a message. We will get back to you as we check phone messages daily. A good way if you need an answer quickly is leave us a message on this website inquiry link as it will be answered promptly.
Remember a great way to celebrate this coming holiday season is by giving one of our gift certificates for whale watch and or fishing trips. A great holiday gift for anyone on your gift list this season.
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 19:21:12
Holiday Gift Certificates NOW available thru Tradewinds Depoe Bay
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Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 06:10:56
Looking kinda messy for a while
THe first extended messy looking ocean weather is here and appears it might be here for a while. We will keep you up-to-date. Stay tuned as winter might be peaking its head around the corner and heading our way.
Date: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 13:09:58
Got a good fishing trip in this morning
Just before some forecasted UGLY weather hits the coast late this afternoon we got our morning fishing trip in on a real nice ocean before the storm hits. The weather is forecasted to be not so nice for the next several days thru the end of this week at least. We will keep you informed. Otherwise it was a good trip with not a red hot bite but persistence paid off with a terrific catch by the end of the trup including some nice Lingcod.
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 12:46:43
Ocean not so bad but a very wet day
The ocean considering what a dreary day it is is pretty nice but it is a very wet day with some more not so nice ocean rather approaching the area this next week. We will keep you up to date.
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 12:42:38
Great fishing today with limits of rockfish
Some real nice Lingcod in the mix as well
Lots of fun out fishing this morning as TW had several boats out there in a lull between sloppy ocean conditions. This morning the ocean settled down we had NO wind to speak of and the fish bit like fleas to coin a phrase used around this area quite often. In the mix was some pretty good Lingcod fishing as well as one boat had one per person. Both boats were back in before 11am with those limits. Good thing also as the ocean is beginning to swell up a little as the afternoon progresses. The ocean reminds us that we are getting a little closer to the winter type ocean conditions. Spring is only four months away.
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011 at 12:14:13
No fishing today but weekend looks OK
No fishing boats out today but the weekend looks OK with a little swell and possibly some light rain in the forecast. It sure looks like however we will be able to get out there for some end of October fishing.
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 14:20:49
Offshore trips today were good ones
One at normal spots and another at super secret spots
The ocean was nice, weather was nice and so was the Big Lingcod fishing. We had one boat out at the spots about 12-13 miles from Depoe Bay fishing in that 500+ feet of water and it was from what I am told a very successful trip. Another boat went to another undisclosed location to try Big Lingcod luck at spots around 300 feet of water and had a limit catch of those critters. There was also a limit of Yellowtail rockfish and Quillback rockfish on board. As we get closer to winter it was one of those days where ocean and fish cooperated with each other.
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 07:49:03
A little rough today....
...ocean weather looks fine for Wednesday and Thursday
Our fishing trips were cancelled for today as it was a big rough with quite a bit of wind to contend with. Things do look nice for tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday.
Date: Monday, October 24, 2011 at 13:25:20
Excellent fishing this morning
Things are a little slower now....
...so reports will be written when we have information to share with you
Had a boat out this morning and we do have trips scheduled for the next several days but we will be keeping you up to date on the happenings when we have some information to share with you. If we had trips and were able to get out we will most certainly let you know how things went and of course any fishing news information which happens over the winter months.
The fish bit like fleas today with limits all the way around the boat and a few nice Lingcod in the mix from what I was told. Crabbing is closed for the time being and will re-open December 1st or at least scheduled to re-open then.
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 12:39:03
Trips out on the water today
As things begin to slow up as we get closer to winter we have had boats out the past few days and the fishing remains very good as well as the ocean weather remains good. As long as the weather holds we should have good fishing success.
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 13:51:51
...but as nice as it is no fishing boats out today
Simply summer type conditions but just didn't have any folks wanting to go. We do tomorrow however so see you then and over the weekend.
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 17:32:17
No report today but we had boats pout
We had boats out today but did not hear of a fishing report to give you. The weather was nice so I suspect as it has been that the fishing was very good. Sounds like real good weather thru the weekend.
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 15:03:05
Beautiful ocean weather
The fishing is real good also
The only thing missing from this fishing report is an abundance of Lingcod to tell you about. The fishing for the rockfish has been great so come on down and see some great ocean fishing weather and the forecast is holding up thru the weekend as of now. The Lingcod catching has been a little slow the past few days but more then likely improve once all the bait in the water gets out of here. It was much better today but these fish have got to have "Over flowing bellies of bait fish".
Date: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 12:08:07
Mega Bass today on the bite
It was a fairly short trip this morning around the two and a half hour mark to get all of the fish needed with some of the bigger rockfish of the summer/fall. They were all that way also not just a few of them. Just big fish on the bite today along with a few Lingcod to make it that much better. The salmon were also on the bite with quite a good number landed and on the hooks for a while. All had to be released as the salmon season came to an end at the end of September. Good day all around.
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 13:09:56
Fishing close to home was the ticket today
We had several boats out on the bottom fishing reefs today and one stayed particularly close to home. It was a tad bit on the windy side but a decent ocean beside the small amount of wind chop which was present. The boat that did stay close to home was back in port about three hours into the trip with a boat limit of fish. Somedays it just pays off to stay close to home.
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 14:46:11
Limits of rockfish today but slower on the Lingcod fishing
Crabbing comes to a seasonal end with good scores on all the boats
There was so much bait up on the reefs this morning it was totally surprising that the fish bit at all. Every fish that came up on this mornings trips had a belly and mouth full of bait and jellyfish they seemed to be eating today. They sure bit the hooks really well however. Catching the Lingcod was a different story as not a whole lot of them bit the hooks this morning. Today is the final fay of crabbing for the 2011 season as it closes at midnight tonight. It will re-open December 1st. It was a good crab day as well with scores around 5-6 per person.
Date: Friday, October 14, 2011 at 15:04:46
Fishing and crabbing very good today
Got back out on the pond today and the fishing was red hot with some nice Lingcod's also in the mix. Sounded like round 7-crabs or so for each participant today which makes the next to the last day of crabbing also a successful. Tomorrow October 15th is the final day of crabbing until December 1st. Yeah!!!!
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 12:22:46
Not quite good enough this morning to go...
...but getting better
One more day should and will do it as we have good weather in store clear thru the weekend and it looks like into the first of next week. So fishing should be good as it certainly was before this latest ocean storm hit the area so make your plans. The Lingcod were biting really well last weekend and of court so were the rockfish. Also remember the long ocean CRAB season comes to an end on Saturday so just two more days to get some ocean crab. It will re-open as of now December 1st.
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 18:08:41
Weekend sounds GREAT if it holds true
The ocean weather from Friday thru the weekend sounds just really good with small swells predicted with a little wind but normally that is an afternoon affair. Lets make those reservations as this time of year sometimes nice days are few and far between.
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 17:50:09
Weekend looks good for fishing WEATHER
Weather clearing out of this present rough ocean period by Thursday evening making Friday an OK day and even better conditions forecasted for the weekend.
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 13:39:46
No fishing today
Much to rough today on another windy, wet Oregon Coast day. Friday and Saturday still look like decent days...make your plans.
Date: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 13:57:52
Interesting enough we did send one boat out today!
A little surprising with the forecast being what it was and it didn't really look all that awful at first glance (it was dark). So we sent a boat out this morning with around 16 hopeful fisher-people on board but as soon as they crossed the bar if I heard it right, "things seemed to be doubling in size". By the time that they got to the first buoy the captain wanted to show the folks what it would be like and the passengers had seen enough. Sometimes when the folks look at it from the highway it just does not look all that nautical. No fun out here today they all agreed. So turn around they did and back into the friendly confines of the Depoe Bay harbor and thought about the next day possible to go out and catch some fish. They got there cardio-exercise in by climbing the stairs and went out and ruined that by having a big breakfast. We might just try it again tomorrow who knows but things do look better for real by weeks end. Keep informed right here on the Oregon coasts best fishing and whale report news and weather updates.
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 15:19:12
YES we will be open this winter
Well maybe not every day when the wind is blowing forty knots, the ocean looks like it is upside down and the rain is coming down sideways but we will be open on those NICE days. Everyone in this industry closes doors when the weather is like that but we will have fishing trips and whale watching trips in the winter especially during the holidays. Believe it or not sometimes we have real nice sunny weather here during that time. You can ALWAYS leave us a phone message and we will get back to you ASAP. Remember another way 24/7 (well close anyhow) is leave a message or a question for us over the Tradewinds website inquiry system and you will get an answer within hours sometimes minutes. You can also make those reservations over the website REZ system and WE will get in touch with you. So keep us in mind this winter as we have boats available and ready to go.
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 15:11:35
We got the trip in but just barely
Had one boat out on a fishing trip this morning with a fast moving ocean storm coming towards us and we fished close to home and got the job done. It was none to soon also as about an hour later things out in the ocean got pretty rough. We did get a limit of rockfish and a few Lingcod but there was NO crabbing today.
Things sound pretty unsettled for the next few days with Thursday looking marginal but Friday looking like a pretty nice day. Make those plans for some fall fishing.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 14:04:21
Limits all the way around
The bottom fishing before the next storm surge into the area this evening produces limits on all six boats out on the bottom fishing grounds today. It was a really a good day. The Lingcod fishing was also fairly good as not a huge number of them hitting the filet tables but certainly enough to make the folks happy. It was a good day....Oooops.... forgot also the crabbing as we wind down the crabbing ocean season still is awfully good with averages around the 5-8 pet person range. The last day to crab in the ocean will be October 15th to reopen December 1st.
Date: Friday, October 7, 2011 at 16:44:02
Fishing good inside and outside today
Had real good inshore fishing today with real hungry fish biting the hooks and some real decent crabbing to top things off. The Lingcod fishing inside was a little slower then we like but we still had some nice ones to show off for the folks looking down at the filet table from the bridge top.
We had one offshore boat today who I was told this morning "specializes in deep water fishing" went out to the 600 foot deep water fishing grounds and had a pretty good day under some trying weather related issues. It was pretty windy, very wet and a current running just under 2-knots. Tough fishing was an understatement. We managed however and ended up with just about all of the fish we needed and came home with happy campers. Good day....
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 12:16:18
No fishing today
No fishing boats headed out this morning with still a little to much swell out there to make it FUN. A nice two day window hits the area tomorrow so things should be nice for the next two days with another smaller weather push into the area for Sunday.
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 10:29:35
No activity again today
Nothing happening again today even though at the moment the ocean is not all that bad. The swell is down to 7-foot even though the forecast is for 14-foot. If that happens quickly you would not want to be out there. Friday right now looks like a marginal OK day with the best day being Saturday. Sunday looks like another rise in the swell for now. Will keep you informed.
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 12:41:57
Just another No-Go day
Gale warnings on the flag pole today even though it has hardly blown a bit so far and it is getting close to 1pm about five hours past the 8am warning start time. Maybe this afternoon but anyhow it was still pretty rough out there. Looks like Friday will be a good day.
Date: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 13:22:50
No fishing today...WEATHER DECISION
Turned away a bunch of folks also
A semi-nasty day with no-takers in the fleet so we stayed home. Probably a good idea. Sounds a little semi-not-so-nice for the next few days. The Tradewinds National Weather Service Report will keep you up-to-date. We know what is really happening out there.
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 15:24:29
Good fishing for the entire fleet this morning
We got back in from our morning fishing trips about an hour before the rains came, the winds began to blow and the ocean started to turn upside down. The storm we have been watching the last few days had begun to move into the area and will have things a bit confused for the next several a days and we will keep you informed.
The fishing however was real good as the fish knew we would be gone for a few days so they ate while they could. A real nice supply of rockfish hit the filet tables along with some nice Lingcod. The crabs were up around an even hundred for our big boats out this morning. Good day....
br>Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 20:43:38
Inshore bottom fishing really good today
Offshore deep water Lingcod fishing good as well
Crabbing continues to be really good
Have much good news on the bottom fishing fronts with good fishing both inshore and offshore today. The deepwater fishing opened back up today and the fishing was really good in the deep water as well as the more shallow water. The rockfish limits war taken by most of the boats today and many Lingcod hitting the decks as well. There were also four salmon boated today but salmon season ended yesterday so none could be kept anyhow. The crabbing was as good as it has been for the past month with averages around the 7-per person area. More trips tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 20:42:47
Inshore bottom fishing really good today
Offshore deep water Lingcod fishing good as well
Crabbing continues to be really good
Have much good news on the bottom fishing fronts with good fishing both inshore and offshore today. The deepwater fishing opened back up today and the fishing was really good in the deep water as well as the more shallow water. The rockfish limits war taken by most of the boats today and many Lingcod hitting the decks as well. There were also four salmon boated today but salmon season ended yesterday so none could be kept anyhow. The crabbing was as good as it has been for the past month with averages around the 7-per person area. More trips tomorrow.
Date: Friday, September 30, 2011 at 16:44:00
Great afternoon fishing today also
Another great Tradewinds afternoon fishing trip with the current running harder then it was in the morning but still real good fishing coming home with just a few fish short of a limit. Crabbing also was very good with another 75-crabs or so on deck.
Date: Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:58:55
Crabbing probably fantastic
Deep water Lingcod trips resume tomorrow
The fishing was just out of sight this morning with three boats out and three boats back in with rockfish limits and a good many Lingcod hit the filet table as well. Remember tomorrow the 20-fathom inside restriction is lifted so we can fish as deep as we want. The deep water Lingcod trips open tomorrow as well.
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 15:36:22
Latest weekend weather report
Now the NOAA ocean weather forecasters are forecasting OK weather even for Sunday at least in the morning. The afternoon on Sunday looks quite windy with a rising swell. For the now the next three days look good for the fishing grounds.
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 14:09:37
First fishing report in a few days
After 4-5 days of bad weather calm returned to the fishing grounds off of Depoe Bay and the Tradewinds fleet did not disappoint. Limit catche's of the rockfish and some real nice Lingcod in the mix as well. The crabbing was also very good with around 5-6 per person.
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 17:09:16
Good weather on the ocean thru Saturday...
rising swell for Sunday...
October 1st (Saturday) we can fish outside 20-fathoms
On Oct. 1, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will lift some restrictions on bottomfishing, allowing anglers to fish at all depths and halibut anglers to retain bottom fish. The restriction were originally put in place to reduce the incidental bycatch of yelloweye rockfish, which is considered overfished by the National Marine Fisheries Service Since July, ODFW has required anglers fishing for bottomfish to stay inside of the 20-fathom line. In addition, since the Central Oregon Coast nearshore halibut fishery reopened on Aug. 13, anglers have not been allowed to have both bottomfish and Pacific halibut onboard at the same time.
The deep water Lingcod fishery will open on Saturday so make your plans to go out for some of those Big Boys offshore.
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 14:09:55
Inshore fathom restriction lifted as of Saturday October 1st
Offshore Big Lingcod trips begin
A quick note the ODFW lifted the inside 20-fathom bottom fishing restriction as of Saturday October 1st and that means that not only can we fish deeper on the 5-hr inshore bottom fishing trips but we can also go offshore to the deep water spots and fish those "Big Lingcod Trips" that are so popular. Remember though you are fishing over 400 feet of water. Give us a call and book now.
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:57:48
The UGLY, the BAD & the GOOD
The old Clint Eastwood movie comes to mind but in reverse as the movie was called. The ocean presently shows nineteen foot swells are right on the shoreline as we speak and you can't even see the buoys out there as they are under water. That is the UGLY part.
The forecast shows one more day of this Wednesday even though not nearly as ugly as today but still BAD.
Thursday however looks really nice as the forecast after that looks reasonably nice as well & certainly good enough as we see it now for ocean activities. That is the GOOD.
So we will see you on Thursday.
Date: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 12:13:55
Nothing happening today
Sounds like Thursday will be the next good day to get out on the water for you fall fishing enthusiasts as we will have unsettled ocean weather between now and thru Wednesday. We will keep you up-to-date and speak with you daily.
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 07:45:11
Looks like winter and feels like winter but it is not winter (YET)
"Nasty" the word that best describes the ocean weather down here today with a little bit of everything going on out there. There is some fog in the area, very rough seas, rain and winds gusting as high as 50 knots. After such a beautiful summer this is a reminder just how things get down here once in a while. Needless to be said all ocean activities have been cancelled for the day. We were really busy today also with seven boats scheduled to go out on fishing trips today. For your planning purposes the first part of this week looks "nasty" as well with nicer weather returning to the area Thursday. We will keep you Tradewinds up-to-date.
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 12:22:36
Sounded like fishing was GREAT today
No crabbing today first off as it was not your typical beautiful ocean weather day as we had a moderate swell and a not-so-flattering forecast to deal with. So we bagged that. The fishing though was really good with a few boats home early with limits and all the rest doing really well. All of the boats out there today fished in the deeper water or as deep as we can legally fish these days to stay out of the larger swell which occupied the inner reefs. Would not have been all that comfortable in there. The deeper water reefs produced long ocean swells but a very comfortable ride and the folks on board responded with lots of fish caught. Yeah for US!!!
Date: Friday, September 23, 2011 at 20:02:08
How good was fishing today?
No idea as there was NO report given..however...
Lots of Salmon and Mackerel caught...HUH?
You heard it right. Never did get a fishing report on the bottom fishing as we went out on a rather semi-rough ocean and came home on a unexpected flat ocean. The weather reporters were surprising us lately with accurate forecasts but today we were back to normal with one that was totally wrong. We were suppose to have wind and growing swell and fog and we got clear skies, no wind and a flat ocean. (Not that way right now however). The only report that I did hear was that they were catching lots of salmon and had to throw them all back as they were all Silver salmon of course out of season. Then they were catching Mackerel which is a warmer water fish and the water out there is anything but warm. Strange day....No crabbing today also.
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:20:15
Really BIG ocean today
No ocean activities today as the ocean swell is up over 12 foot and is very rough out there. Hopefully tomorrow brings better conditions.
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 13:32:44
Just in time today
NOAA weather for the ocean waters was right on today with a forecast for hazardous seas at 11am this morning. That was just about the time that the swell started to come onshore and it was just about the time that our four fishing boats began running home with loads of crab and a very-very decent catch of bottom fish. The Lingcod were a bit off the bite this morning but the rockfish after a day of yesterday were back on the bite today.
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 05:54:07
Fishing slower today again
Crabbing still excellent
After 3-4 great days of fishing things were off today with slower fishing. The crabbing made up for it with some huge numbers once again.
Date: Monday, September 19, 2011 at 17:01:24
Fishing trip cancelled this morning...
...even our latest "The Charter" pilot got sidetracked
It was a sunny day but the ocean showed the first signs of a change in the seasons with rough ocean weather which forced all four of our boats this morning to cancel there fishing trips. A very rough bar this morning made a bar crossing an adventure so we declined the adventure part and stayed home today.
We had our disabled vets down with us again this morning to go out fishing and they were scheduled not only to fish but be part of a pilot filming of a new television reality series. The vets have re-schculed for next Monday.
Better weather is forecasted for the morning so we will have a fishing report for you tomorrow.
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 10:49:16
Early word "Red Hot Fishing"
A little on the drizzly side Sunday but the word from the fishing grounds is "Red Hot" fishing taking place with good catches of rockfish and Lingcod. We know the crabbing is going to be real good so no need going into that. The crabbing in the deeper water has fallen off in the past few days quite a bit but the crabbing in on the beach areas (or close to the beach) is still excellent. Have a little weather that looks like it is going to be showing its ugly head next week so we shall see what will be happening with that.
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 15:03:01
Tradewinds...the QUALITY FISH charter company
Directly to the point the Tradewinds skippers have been working hard this season to catch the folks on our boats the best quality fish we can find. To do that we need to accomplish several things with the most important being (not being afraid) to burn a little fuel to get you to those more lucrative spots. Secondly you have to gear up to fish in deeper water even when we have a 20-fathom restriction on where we can fish. Fishing shallow water close to home historically produces Black bass mostly so we have been working hard to improve that. It has been a work in progress all summer long with many days of success. Sometimes you just can't fish those deeper spots as wind and current prevents that from happening. Today was the ultimate day with limits on all of our boats and we had such quality and variety in our catch with not only Black and Blue bass but we had Tiger rockfish, Vermillion rockfish, Yellow tail rockfish and many other nice sized fish. To make it even better there were many-many Lingcod on all of the boats and some were 18-30 pound fish. Our fishing totes were full and we had well over 100 happy fishermen on board.
Too top things off we are cooking (and probably still cooking) close to a thousand crab for the folks involved in that today. It was a great day.
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011 at 18:33:49
Bottom fishing really on the improve
Crabbing even getting better then it already was
The crabbing was fantastic and today it was even better then fantastic. Today the boats out there for Tradewinds even got crab for the crew as well as limiting the passengers on board. That I can never ever remember happening. The fishing is also very good and on the improve with a real good load of rockfish in the fishing totes and some really nice lingcod in multiple numbers also getting the filet knife. It was a great fishing day on a beautiful ocean.
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 16:08:24
Long distance Pacific City fishing trips being booked
Talk about a ton of fun. The Pacific City bottom fishing trips are just that with these 8-hr trips being booked. If you want to go on one of these trips give the office a call or book over the Tradewinds REZ system off the homepage of the website. We have made several trips so far in the past week or so and we are getting pretty close to total limits which includes a bunch of really nice size Lingcod as well. This is almost like "virgin fishing grounds" as it is really just full of really nice big rockfish and the Lingcod are of really nice length and weight. You will be fishing close to 18-20 fathoms of water (120 feet) and get ready for some real hard fighting fish. It is also one of the most beautiful boat rides you will take as some breath taking scenery and Kodak moments will be at your fingertips along the way. Crabbing is part of the trip so make your reservation NOW as the ocean conditions remain so nice.
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 16:02:01
The bottom fishing is beginning to return to normal
It was really good fishing today with lots of good sized Lingcod on the bite and some really nice variety fish being caught on the rockfish side of things. The buckets looked like a Christmas tree with some different colors in there other then some of the usual black color. The crabbing remains very hot as it was about 8-9 crab around for the days participants.
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 16:43:24
Good fishing today and GREAT Crabbing
A decent fishing day with between 4-6 fish around for the folks on board. Some nice Lingcod hit the decks as well. The crabbing was GREAT again with 139 crabs in the totes for the passengers. That folks was a limit for everyone crabbing on board our boat crabbing today.
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 17:32:24
Don't blink now but....
...quite a few Tuna being caught out there
Yes it is September and YES we have had some real good Tuna trips during this month historically. Looking for that late summer trip now is the time. Some southerlies have warmed the water and they are bing caught not to far offshore so come on down and take advantage as we have boats ready to go.
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 12:37:23
Fishing a mixed bag today
Crabbing as normal ..great
In the right place at the right time and the fish bit like fleas....in the wrong place at the wrong time and it was a fish here and a fish there. One of our boats limited out and another got 3-4 fish per person. The crabbing continues to be the savior with one of our boats gathering in over 100 crabs for the folks on board.
Date: Monday, September 12, 2011 at 13:29:35
Bottom fishing very good today
With three boats out this morning and two reporting real good bottom fishing scores hopefully we are finally (hopefully) getting out of this slower fishing we have had the past week or so. Not a ton of Lingcod hit the filet table today but a real nice assortment of rockfish were caught to improve everyones spirits in particular the boat captains. The crabbing was excellent with one boat reporting over 110 crabs for his crew today.
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 15:07:17
Bottom fishing back to slow again today
Crabbing still very good
Lots and lots of bait in the water and no one is doing much in the bottom fishing activity for the past week or so. The fish if you squeeze them will spit up bait and that tells the story. One boat yesterday went North about 25-miles and escaped the bait but he was on a 8-hr trip. Everyone else on the 5-hr trips did mostly nothing in the catching category. There were a few Lingcod caught over the past few days as they don't seem to ever get full of food and they are looking for a bigger dinner then the rockfish are. It will improve when the winds and the currents take the small bait fish out of here and when it does the fish will get hungry once again. Crabbing is saving the day with the fishing slower with great scores on the crab per person.
Nothing much else going on here now with the salmon fishing closed. Even many of the sport boats in the harbor have pulled there boats and heading home for the winter. Still a halibut to be caught as the inshore season is sill open but other then that the old bottom fishing (crab combo) trips seem to be the most popular thing going.
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 19:32:07
The solution to slow bottom fishing found only @ Tradewinds
The fishing was again a bit on the slow side today but one boat found the solution in a very big way. He drove his boat twenty-five miles and came home with 23 limits of bottom fish including many Lingcod on board. There is so much bait in the water locally that when you squeeze the fish they actually regurgitate mouthfuls of bait fish. Bait is good to have around but I guess before the bottom fishing improves locally some of this is going to have to clear out. The good thing about it is that is what the whales eat & whale watching really improved today. The crabbing was a mixed bag and not because they are not biting. There has been very little bait for the crabs around because of the poor bottom fishing so some used other things to entice the crabs. Some of this type of bait obviously did not work. Gotta give them credit for the effort though.
Date: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 14:19:50
Crabbing sure was good today
The crabbing as good as it has been the past several weeks sure saved the day today. Since none of you asked how fishing was I won't tell you. Hope things are better tomorrow on our Saturday fishing and crabbing express.
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 18:25:19
A message to our valuable customers regarding Chinook salmon trips
Because of the number of calls we are getting our position is stated below
We at Tradewinds Depoe Bay are offering you the opportunity if you so desire to go Chinook salmon fishing as long as the season is open till September 30th. Tradewinds position on this fishery of catching a chinook is small and contrary to our competitors claims there are not that many chinook off the central coast right now. During the entire salmon season which dates back to May of this year there have only been 155 Chinook salmon caught out of Depoe Bay during that time. We will gladly take you out for 5-hours or an 8-hour trip to TRY but this is not how Tradewinds represents the fishing opportunities to our valued clients. We believe in some integrity regarding your actual chance of catching one of these fish or other fisheries over just making a sale. Thank you everyone for checking us out.
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 19:34:37
Salmon closes for the year
Bottom fishing very good again..so was crabbing
The 10 day September salmon season which lated only 7 days came to an end today with pretty good fishing somewhere around the one per rod average amongst the four Tradewinds boats out there trying to get a few last salmon. The fish as they have been were really nice sized ones. We will see you next year in 2012 hopefully as we hope for some better seasons and especially maybe a few more fish to catch.
Good bottom fishing today as we ran into some terrific variety with some Lingcod, monster bass, Quillbacks, Yellowtail and Sea trout. The crabs were around 7-8 per person.
What is left for us now in 2011 as we are still able to catch Halibut inside 40 fathoms, Chinook salmon if you can find one, bottom fishing (crabbing) and maybe a Tuna or two but it appears though that season is all but over now for the year.
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 17:04:44
Salmon fishing very good
Botom fishing excellent
Crabbing always excellent
Good salmon fishing this morning with well over 1-per rod catching but it was closer to a fish and a half a rod. Real good action this morning. That is the good news but the bad news is tomorrow is the final day of this 10 day season which will actually only last 7 days. So if salmon is on your mind get down here tomorrow.
Bottom fishing was lights out this morning in the fog and they bit like flees. Must like foggy conditions those fish. Some real big Lingcod as well. The crabbing as usual was tremendous with one boat having a 11 crab per person score.
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 16:00:26
If you want Salmon tomorrow (Wednesday ) is the final day for 2011
The 2011 salmon season will close for the final time Wednesday, September 7th at midnight. That leaves you one final day to catch a salmon off the Oregon Coast. So take the day off and give us a call as we have room fro you.
Date: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 13:22:24
Bottom fishing late bite today
Crabbing saw another real good day
Salmon still pretty darn good
The bottom fishing saw the boats who stayed just a little while longer cash in on the bottom fish bonanza. They bit lights out right at the end of the scheduled time to depart the bottom fish reefs and the cash cow was delivered. The crabbing on the one boat we had crab bin g this boring produced many-many nice creepy crawlers and everyone on the boat was probably quite happy about that.
The salmon bite saw another day where one fish around was a close rule on most boats and two of our boats produced limits. The bite was a little slower then the first three days of this September season but still saw some big beautiful fish land on the decks. We were fishing in an area straight out off the harbor this morning and the bait was almost top to bottom out there. It we believe was a bait called "crill" which is a prime time supper for feeding whales. We know that because it was a non-stop whale show out there this morning and one skipper swears up and down that there was a Great White shark out there as well. Possibly the abundance of bait gave the salmon a choice this morning possibly answering why the bite was a little slower this morning.
Six more days of this salmon fishing and they are "big hogs" so come down and take advantage of your last chance for 2011 to catch a ocean salmon. Tradewinds has the best boats and the most knowledgeable skippers to lead you to the salmon bite.
Date: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 13:12:30
Fall operating hours in effect September 11th
Starting next Monday, September 11th all bottom fishing trips will be loading at 7am and leaving the docks at 7:30am. Salmon season will be over and if we do have any offshore Tuna trips to run they will leave at the normal time of 6am. October 1st all trips will load at 7:30am and leave the docks at 8am.
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 16:35:40
Salmon fishing dropped off a little bit today (but just a little bit)
Bottom fishing was great on a few boats and not so great on a few others
Salmon fishing was pretty good this morning with a few boats gutting over one per person but no limits this morning. The fish are just "big fat pigs".
Bottom fishing was a mixed bag with some of the boats doing real well and others struggling this morning. The crabbing made up for it with one boat putting 157 crabs on board. Believe me when I tell you...."Only @ Tradewinds"....
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 15:44:55
Tuna out offshore today...reports later we hope
Bottom fishing real slow and then real fast
Salmon fishing real good again
Hope to have you a report from offshore as the Tuna boats are out there looking for Tuna.
The bottom fishing scared everyone this morning as nothing was biting the first three hours and then thank goodness they lit off towards the end of the trip. Put that together with another fantastic crabbing show and it turned out to be a good day.
The salmon fishing was really good once again today. No, we are not all getting limits (one boat did) every day but we are getting over a fish around when we average it all together and some boats are getting real close to that BIG "L". Real nice "fat piggy" fish also. Now thru September 10th....
Date: Friday, September 2, 2011 at 17:15:52
Salmon continues to be fairly HOT
Bottom fishing mediocre to quote a colleague
Crabbing is so hot it is scolding
The bottom fishing with all of the NW winds we are having and still are having thru Saturday are cooling down the water and that makes the fish a little lethargic about biting. The boats worked hard at it today but it was one of those slower days. Crabbing made up for much of it with incredible scores coming in for the folks to take home.
Salmon remains fairly HOT as most of our boats did really well. One limited and another was really close. The other boats from what I heard were at least one per rod and a few more. These fish are really "pigs" also.
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 16:31:28
Salmon fishing Red Hot
Bottom fishing rather slow this morning
Crabbing as usual....Great
Not to much to say about the bottom fishing this morning other then it was rather pokey. No real information available other then it was a struggle. The saving grace so to speak was the continued great crabbing with the folks on board getting close if not total limits to take home. After some slower fishing the crab saved the day.
As posted a few hours ago the Salmon fishing was as good as it was rumored to be. Real big fish which made you think back to the better years of salmon fishing on the coast with lots of fish going home. We have 5,900 fish in this ten day quota and we are all hoping it lasts thru the 10 day period. You need to give us a call and take advantage of this.
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 15:42:50
Terrific Salmon fishing today
More later but the 1st day of our take home any Salmon that you catch September fishery was really great this morning with limit catches or close to limit catches on all of our boats this morning. There was plenty of action and are these fish every "big boys". Come on down and join in on the fun on this 10 day fishery ending September 10th.
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 15:42:37
Terrific Salmon fishing today
More later but the 1st day of our take home any Salmon that you catch September fishery was really great this morning with limit catches or close to limit catches on all of our boats this morning. There was plenty of action and are these fish every "big boys". Come on down and join in on the fun on this 10 day fishery ending September 10th.
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 15:43:05
Bottom fishing good today
Crabbing always good
No word on the Tradewinds Tuna express
Excitement in the air about the salmon opener tomorrow
The Tradewinds crabbing express exploded for the 2nd day in a row with over 100 crab on board and the fishing was not bad either. Some nice lingcod and a good catch of the rockfish as well.
No word on the Tuna fishing today but will pass along any information that we hear later in the evening.
The excitement is around Depoe Bay as we begin our 2nd salmon season of the year and this one has a little bit of added excitement as we can keep anything that we catch on this one. The word is that there are some fish in the area but you never know these things until you actually get out there and get the hooks in the water. Will let you know the results tomorrow as we will be first with the information for you.
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 14:17:21
Tuna going again tomorrow
Bottom fishing today was really good
Crabbing today better then excellent
We will have another Tuna boat heading offshore tomorrow morning so we look for some reports later in the day.
The bottom fishing was very good again today as things look like they are picking up after it being so day-to-day there for a few weeks. We have now had several good days in a row. Some nice Lingcod in the mix today with lots of nice sized bass and other creatures coming in to the filet table. The crabbing was great today with one boat getting total limits for themselves and even limiting the skippers quota. Pretty cool....Only @ Tradewinds....
Don't forget about the inshore Halibut still open and the Salmon fishing begins in just two days with reports of fish out there on the bite according to some commercial boats.
Date: Monday, August 29, 2011 at 15:17:45
Salmon report following
A report that came to our attention at Tradewinds was that several commercial salmon trollers in our general area fishing for Chinook salmon are throwing back quite a few Coho salmon as they are trolling. That could be good news that there are still quite a few Silver's in our area and with NO adipose fin to worry sabot it might just be a fun 10-days of fishing starting this Thursday, September 1st.
Date: Monday, August 29, 2011 at 15:14:08
Two Tuna reports for the price of one
Yesterday (SUNDAY) they caught 11 fish on the trip which turned out to be about a fish and a half around for the passengers on board. Todays score is much better as the warmer water has moved back into the "strikes zone" so to speak and of course the ocean conditions were ideal today. Today with still an hour or two left of fishing have around 4+fish around so things are picking up folks. We are the ons that schedule the trips and get out there to give it a try. You have to do that if you have any chance of locating and catching g fish. You can't wait till that "perfecto day" as they very rarely ever happen. Go Tuna fishing and give it your best shot. Right now things look good.
Date: Monday, August 29, 2011 at 12:21:28
Just like the good ol' days
Botom fishing Red Hot & crabbing as well
Hope for some Tuna words this evening...sorry nothing reported from yesterday
Sorry about the Tuna report from yesterday as we just never heard a word from anyone. Hopefully this evening it will be different.
The bottom fishing on a near perfect boring and ocean returned to what we have grown used to with some boats limiting not only on the rockfish but the Lingcod as well. Some of the boats experienced slow fishing in the early hours of the trip but things really turned on in the last few hours. It was a terrific day for fishing, catching & crabbing as well.
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 15:33:28
It's amazing & it's still September
What's amazing you ask?
It is September and half of the countries kids are already back to school and the other half only a week away. Here we are with the September tourist summer season practically over and there isn't a fish we fish for out of Depoe Bay that you can't catch right now. Usually by now we are down to Lingcod and seas bass. Want to catch a Halibut? The inshore season is still open I believe. Want to catch a salmon? Beginning this Thursday you can do that also. Want to go Tuna fishing? We are still running successful trips for the Albacore. Want to go crabbing? As a combo trip with the bottom fishing you can do that too. How about bottom fish? Yes, we do that year around and other then a few skinny orange fish and the Cabezon you can catch anything and take home anything that bites a hook out there. Depoe Bay Tradewinds is the place to be this September as we are the only ones running these trips pretty much daily each and every day of the week.
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 15:25:49
The 2nd summer salmon season opens Thursday
The summers 2nd salmon season opens Thursday, September 1st for a 10-day run thru September 10th. It will be a 2-fish limit per day and the quota is somewhere around 6,000 fish but don't worry, I doubt it will even get close to being caught. Just not enough time. You can keep the 1st two fish caught of any specie and no matter if they are native or hatchery. The only restriction would be the size of the fish as there is a length restriction. So there you have it Tradewinds charter folks.....if there are any fish around it should be fun and also because you get to take home fish. I promise you the (adipose fin word) will not be used on a Tradewinds boat unless mistakingly brought up by one of our clients.
Don't forget to ask about the new upcoming reality series called "The Charter". Someone must know something about it ???????
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 13:49:17
Tuna fishing again today...much nicer day to be offshore
Bottom fishing anywhere from fair to really good
Crabbing is like pinching yourself to see if it is really true
The crabbing was so good today that some of the folks took home between 9-10 per person. It NEVER gets any better then that unless you crab with Tradewinds and then we might get you a limit someday. The fishing was really good at the start with great drifts for the 1st hour and then it kind of slacked off some unitl the last half hour where it picked up again. Bottom line for bottom fishing was a good day for Lingcod and the rockfish we saw were really good size ones today....all in all a great day.
Tuna boats out there again today and we hopefully and I do hope that I hear some news by the end of the day. If I do I will pass it on to you as soon as I hear anything.
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 14:51:39
Tuna a "rough go" today
Bottom fishing hit or miss but crabbing excellent
The bottom fishing this morning was either good or just fair depending on the boat and the area being fished. Some of the boats got into a pretty good bite where others struggled to find that sweet spot. Some real nice Lingcod were caught but the wind and choppy waters prevented any real good numbers on most of the boats. The crabbing again was excellent.
The only Tuna report heard was that the boats was closing in on a fish around at the NOON hour but it was a tough go with windy and choppy conditions. The forecast for tomorrow is suppose to see improving conditions. We will see if there is an end report early this evening and if so we will pass it along to you.
Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 at 18:27:32
....10 days of salmon fishing beginning September 1st....
....all species caught are take home fish
Remember there is one more chance in 2011 to catch a salmon. The season begins next Thursday, September 1st which begins a 10-day run thru September 10th. Another thing to remember is that as long as the caught fish meet the length requirements it goes into the fish box as their are no native / hatchery requirements in this short September fishery. Should be fun......
Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 at 15:51:53
Botom fishing a bit slower today after a greta day on Thursday
Crabbing stays RED HOT
Tuna sounds like a little pokey in early afternoon
The TUNA report today sounds like it was yesterday with the boats at about the one per rod position early in the afternoon.
The bottom fishing after a great day yesterday slowed some today as the winds and ocean weather picked up some making things a little more difficult. Sounds that way thru the weekend with OK conditions but it will be a little windy especially later in the morning. The crabbing remains Red Hot with great scores on al of the boats. Some nice quality fish caught today even though everyone caught fish but just not enough of them.
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 19:06:34
No fishing updates tonight (maybe a little one)
Good news from the Salmon September fishery
Just a little blurb on todays fishery as I did not hear much. I heard the ocean was a bit choppy but the fish were biting pretty well this morning...sorry...all that I have
The 6-day ocean September fishery which opens September 1st and was suppose to be a 6-day affair has been not only increased in the amount of days but the amount of fish. The following is the official ODFW email:
ACTION TAKEN: In the area from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt., the scheduled non-selective coho salmon quota for September is increased from 3,000 to 5,900, following the impact neutral rollover of the remainder of the July-August quota. The open days of this season are adjusted to include all days from September 1-10. Therefore, retention of all legal sized coho will be allowed from September 1 through the earlier of September 10 or attainment of the quota of 5,900 coho. The entire month of September is open to retention of all other species of salmon within this area.
So folks lets get ready for some salmon fishing that we can keep any salmon we catch as long as it fits in the length criteria.
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 15:04:14
Tuna fishing slow today
Bottom fishing just fair but crabbing remains red hot
Out to around 45 miles today looking for Tuna in the fog even out there. The conditions were really good but had a hard time finding the Tuna. We caught about one fish around I believe but that was about it for the day.
Bottom fishing after the improvement I talked about the last couple of days was only fair today but crabbing remains excellent.
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 06:22:01
Bottom fishing picking up a little more each day
After the last couple of weeks of bottom fishing where the catching was fairly good but just barely eligible to be labeled good it has been the past few days picking up a little more each day. The bass bite which really produces the numbers out there has ben off the past few weeks and now it appears to be improving. The past three day the bass seem to be awakening from their deep slumber and along with the other fish species including the Lingcod things appear to be pretty much back to normal around here. Crabbing continues to be excellent.
Date: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 16:04:19
Bottom fishing heating up again
Todays reports brought to you on behalf of the CV Mariner & Captain Dan
The word around the bottom fishing boats today was a little slow heating up of the bass bite which in turn makes what we are getting froth other species look that much better in the fish totes let alone a little color in there. Lingcod are still biting as they have been most of the summer and excellent crabbing along the lies of 4-per person.
No TUNA boats out today but trips are being formed so give the office a call and get yourself onboard the next Tradewinds boat going out. We offer great trips at the best price on the Oregon Coast. None of the price escalation for fuel as prices for fuel have stabilized. Yes we do ice down and bleed our fish and take care of them with "top deck" service. When we say were going on a trip we GO. The only thing to hold us back is real bad weather and 95% of the time we will give a try and let you see for yourselves. No turning back @ Tradewinds with your safety paramount first in line. ( Secret Hint: Tuna fish to bite in a little choppy water)
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 15:49:56
One Tuna boat out this morning
Bottom fishing pretty good this morning
If we get some after the trip information from the Tuna boat we will get it to you this evening
The bottom fishing was about like yesterday pretty good on some boats and only fair on others. The crabbing was excellent with good catches on all boats participating today.
Summer is slowly coming to an end but there are some good fishing days left between now and the end of September so take advantage of anticipated good pre-fall bottom fishing and crabbing as well as Tuna fishing which has been good right up till the end of September as long as the weather holds up. One of the sport boats was back in early today from offshore and I saw about 20 real nice Tuna sitting on the sport filet table on the south end of the harbor. The weather for next week looks really good thru the week from the last forecast I saw so take advantage.
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 18:04:59
Final TUNA Report in...
Got one of the boats inside 10 miles or so where I could actually talk with someone on the cell phone and get the real scoop on the happenings out there today. The Mr. Max had a good day with plenty of fish caught and plenty more on the hooks that demonstrated Houdini acts of escape. Three of our boats did pretty darn well and another had a tougher day. Those of you who have spent time on fishing boats know that we all have those good days and those not so good days. Two of our boats had 2+ fish around and another had 3+ fish around where the other was a little over 1-fish around. All of the boats fishing in basically the same area. It's amazing how you can be on top of the world one day and the bottom of the world the next. That is fishing....Lots of fish on today reeled on and lost. Things could have been a whole lot better but also could have been worse. Was out bottom fishing this morning and noticed a sharp swell at times even on the inner waters. I guess that was on the outside waters with 15-20 knots of wind on it....Ughhhhh
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 16:30:25
Latest from the TUNA grounds
Three boats "bobbing like corks" all close to the 25-30 fish mark
The Tacklebuster reported as they turn towards home that 3 of the 4 boats are around 25-30 fish per boat and a 4th boat not reporting as of yet. That would be if I remember boat counts that they are in the 3+ fish per rod mark. Sounds like a good day even though JT the skipper of the Tacklebuster said that we are all out here "bobbing like corks" in a pretty choppy ocean as it has become as the afternoon got longer. Funny what a ocean can do to a 50,000 pound boat!!!!! Still comfortable to the hardy TUNA fisherman as they bounce around catching "BIG TRADEWINDS TUNA". You know folks when you are 20-30 miles offshore you cannot expect everything including the ocean conditions to be perfect. Tradewnds Depoe Bay has never had a charter accident and we have the interest of our passengers 1st in mind. As long as it is safe and you are catching fish you just get after it.
......we get after it!!!!!!......
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 15:32:02
Tacklebuster reports i withTuna report
Bottom fishing fair to really good
Crabbing excellent once again
What a beautiful day to fish for rockfish. Beautiful ocean and over 170 people took to the Tradewinds docks morning and afternoon to take in the great ocean weather and fishing. The bottom fishing was fair on the inside reefs and really good in the mid-water stuff. The fish are biting better on the outside reefs inside the 20-fathom curve limit we are restricted to then they are on the more shallow reefs. Somedays it is like that and others it is the exact opposite. The Lingcod were on the bite today pretty much everywhere as we caught hundreds of them during our morning trips. Sounds good huh? The one little itsy-bitsy thing I "could have neglected to tell you" is that we have a 22-inch minimum on those critters and lots and lots of them are going back in over the side. It was like fishing in a trout pond for kids out there where they starve the fish so they bite at a bare hook. (Kind of like that) Still a good array of them got clubbed on the head and taken home for dinner. Crabbing after they took a day off on Friday returned to the typical Tradewinds crab fest as 3-4 around was not uncommon. Practice makes perfect and most of them are still nice and hard shell fellas with a few of the softies in the area. They eat just as well as you just need two of them instead of one. More fun in eating!!
The Tacklebuster our biggest and fastest Tuna boat reported in today with both a report on yesterdays action and one at 12:30pm today with several hours left to go on the catch & bleed day. Yesterday was a tough day mainly because of the weather out there where lots of wind and choppy waters hurt the catach with loads of lost fish. We were still able to get somewhere around 1 fish and a half per person and these fish are really good sized. Today we have four more boats out there fishing alone next to each other and all are doing much better then the day before as the ocean is much nicer. Scores already were in the upper 20's. Hope for the final report to you folks later in this evening. Nice ship that Tacklebuster. Beautifully maintained and quick as a cat and gets you to the TUNA grounds in a blink of the eye.
Date: Friday, August 19, 2011 at 16:18:18
If you wait long enough miracles happen...we have a Tuna cats hint report
Bottom fishing OK today despite the windy choppy conditions
Crabbing for the 1st time in a long time a little off today
Never did hear a TUNA report from our Thursday trip but I was in the right place at the right time today and do have preliminary Tuna report for you on Todays action. Three Tradewinds boats out there today and the fishing is pretty darn good with still about 2-3 hours of fishing time left in the day. Two of the three boats reporting in had just short of 20-fish on board already with conditions somewhat choppy and windy like the inshore waters. If I happen to get a report or shall we call it a final report from any of the boats I will get in to you ASAP.
The bottom fishing was decent today even with the ocean conditions a little on the rough side with lots of wind on the waters today. The crabbing for the first time in a long time was a little bit off today but will be great tomorrow I just know it. One of the highlights of the day was the size of some of the Lingcod we caught. There were 7-8 monster fish on the filet tables today all caught by the Lingcod capital of the Oregon Coast....Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Inshore Halibut is open but with the windy conditions no one is giving it a try as of the past few days. Winds should begin to get out of here some say by later tomorrow but probably Sunday is a better guess.
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 16:29:00
Tuna boats out today
Bottom fishing improves greatly after yesterday
Crabbing still very-very good
No reports from the offshore TUNA boats today and we are hopeful that we will hear something by this evening sometime???
Bottom fishing was really better today especially after yesterday was so slow. The good thing about today was a that even though we are not getting limits the fish that we are catching are of great quality. Some really big Lingcod hit the decks today along with some good sized Quillback rockfish and loads of Sea Trout. The blue and black Bass are the specie that gives us the numbers and they were back biting somewhat today but along with everything else we caught it was a good day of fishing. Crabbing remains excellent with counts in the 3-4 per person range on the boats reporting in.
Inshore Halibut is open but have not heard about any boats out there in the places we fish for them inshore so no news right now.
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 14:44:01
A day of bottom fishing to forget (mostly)
Nothing else going on as salmon is closed and the Tuna offshore fishing has been held up some due to the winds which will diminish this evening. Halibut inshore fishing was off the books today due to choppy seas and a mach-1 drift current.
Since the Tradewinds fleet is heading offshore tomorrow it will be a great day. The forecast offshore sounds good also. No way will the weather gods rain on our parade.
Anyhow I have put it off long enough so I guess I will just have to tell you that it was not a good day for bottom fishing today. A few of our boats did fair to good but others just had a tough one. The conditions were also really tough with steady 20 knot winds all morning long with no let up and a choppy sea condition made for not good fishing. On top of that we had water temperature hovering just over 46 degrees and close to a 2-knot drift. Can't get much tougher then that. Crabbing did hold together on all of the boats except for one who had a tough day on those guys as well.
You see folks....contrary to some opinions from our friends at Tradewinds we do have an off day once in a while. Normally only a 24-hr virus which goes away the next morning.
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 16:15:59
Final Salmon numbers are in
There were 24,334 salmon trips which somehow they came up with this figure. Only 6090 Coho were caught that could be retained out of the 15,000 allowable quota we had this year. We released 12,158 which is a 2:1 ratio. The retained catch per angler state wide was 0.32. The Depoe Bay information was 2,765 angler trips. There were 1139 Coho retained and 2,248 Coho released. Our retained catch per angler was 0.45 ranking us 2nd in the state by port only to Pacific City. The only comment that I would make is that the ratio that the ODFW has released about the number of Coho retained to the number of Coho released seems rather odd. I do not know of very few anglers who told me anything short of four or five to one would be a better ratio of retained to release. There numbers are just odd.
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 14:45:26
Heard about wind today so we re-scheduled our Tuna trips for the day
Adipose fin salmon fishing coming soon
Bottom fishing was only fair today
Crabbing spectacular once again
Well the bottom fish I believe heard that the wind was coming so they hunkered down in the safe passage of the rocks until the afternoon blow was over. They came out once in a while to bite a hook but only enough to make it a reasonably decent morning of fishing. Crabbing once again as it has been was really-really good.
No TUNA ventures today as we wanted to spare the good folks on the Tradewinds fleet who wanted to go Tuna fishing today. So we suggested that they stay home and save there money ($$). There would be better days and they are coming as soon as we get some of this NW wind out of the way that stopped by for a day or two.
Get ready to go salmon fishing September 1,2,3 & September 8,9,10 as we can filet any specie of salmon that bites a hook. If you ever wanted to club one of those salmon with the adipose fin on its head well, here is your chance. We can harvest any salmon that bites....6 days only.
Date: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 19:53:35
No Tuna report for Monday's trips
Neither of the two boats out on the Tuna grounds today made contact with us to report the happenings. Sorry about that. You might try calling the office for the results tomorrow during business hours.
Date: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 11:16:57
It's Tuna time and the weather is perfect
Tradewinds Depoe Bay is the place to come for the best Tuna trip on the coast. We are by far the cheapest rate as we are holding the line on last years prices as the cost of fuel has slipped some over the past month as you know. So NO rise in trip prices here. We do everything the same way as everyone else and we feel we do it better. We ice down our fish, bleed them correctly and take care of your catch as well as it can be done. We also spend the time going out where the fish are as every day they might be in a different spot or little further away. We put in the time and don't just concentrate on one area.
The weather is great. Virtually NO wind. The forecast thru at least Friday is very good with five foot swells forecasted. Water temperature is perfect. The fish are jumping and being caught from reports already this morning. Give us a call as we are booking trips every day.
Date: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 06:11:33
Two Tuna boats set to go Monday
Bottom fishing decent in the morning...Hot in the afternoon
Crabbing excellent again
Took a day off from the Tuna fishing wars on Sunday to give our troops a day of rest but are back at it Monday with two boats heading out there on more then likely another beautiful ocean and lots of hungry Tuna. We will report the results Monday evening if the folks on the boats turn in a report.
The bottom fishing on Sunday was good but not great ion the morning trips an then the fish woke up in the afternoon and hit the hooks producing some great scores. Lots of Lingcod in the afternoon as well as limits on the rockfish. Crabbing was spectacular on both sides of the Noon hour.
Remember the offshore Halibut season ended August 6th, but they are opening up the inshore Halibut fishery (inside 40 fathoms of water) beginning last Saturday, August 13th and it is predicted to run for at least a few weeks so they say. No bottom fish are allowed on a boat that catches a Halibut during this season so you either have to fish for Halibut or do something else. You can retain salmon and tuna. Yes, there are some weird rules out there that not many understand so we won't try to explain it. Weird or not we get a few more chances to catch some Halibut and that's a good thing.
Date: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 06:02:39
Non-selective Coho Season
Open each Thursday through Saturday from Sept. 1 through earlier of Sept. 10 or 3,000 coho quota
Bag Limit: All salmon. Two salmon per day.
Only open 6-days and this might be a popular season since we can retain all salmon so make your reservations early.
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 18:43:44
Great day out on the Tuna grounds
It was a light tackle day supreme with some of the larger fish we have seen. Most of the fish I was told were averaging around the 30 pound mark which is a incredible size for what we might usually see. One boat caught 32 Tuna but only caught one on the troll and spent most of the rest of the day pretty much in the same area with the light tackle jigging for them. The weather was perfect and the ocean was flat. Four Tradewinds boats out there sharing information and all had a real good day. The weather looks great for the next 3-4 days as fart as we can see so things should be about the same catching we are thinking. Give us a call and take in on some of this terrific action. If you have never caught a "Tradewinds Tuna" you have a treat in store for yourself.
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 14:24:55
Sounds like things are going good out on the Tuna grounds today
Bottom fishing great today as well as crabbing
Salmon fishing ends....
No final words out on the offshore Tuna grounds but sounds like everyone of our boats and we have four out there are doing real well. More later....
The bottom fishing on a beautiful ocean was terrific today with great catches of rockfish and quite a number of Lingcod onboard all of the boats today. Crabbing remains very-very good.
The salmon season comes to an end today at least the first one does. To be honest that is not a bad thing. Today one of our boats boated (that means caught) over 20 fish that they actually put in the net and landed. Well over three-quarters of them had to go back in. There is just something wrong with this fishery. Some folks are saying why even have it the way it is. Many of these throw back fish are dying or already dead when they are released. It is just a shame. The good news is when the September fishery begins on the 1st of September we can keep anything we catch. A day like today gives many people a lot of take home fish if it happens like it did today. Hopefully there are still a few fish around at that time.
Date: Friday, August 12, 2011 at 17:04:58
Offshore Halibut closed for 2011
Do you still want to catch a Halibut???
Yes you can!!!!
Even though the Halibut season outside 40 fathoms is closed for 2011 you can still fish for one inside 40 fathoms. That season re-opens Saturday, August 13th. Probably more then likely there are enough poundage of fish still remaining on the quota to keep it open for two weeks or so so fish managers say. However, groundfish retention is not allowed when a Pacific halibut is onboard a boat. Tradewinds will be running these trips to some inshore spots that are popular amongst Halibut anglers so if interested give us a call. The season will be open 7-days a week.
Date: Friday, August 12, 2011 at 16:53:23
Tuna fishing pretty good today
Salmon ends tomorrow (1st season)
Bottom fishing pretty decent today
The tuna score is in and we got in the neighborhood of 3 per person. Pretty good score seeing how last nights winds and winds this morning moved the fish out just a might. Took us a while longer to re-locate them but when we did the fishing was pretty good. Tomorrow we have four boa headed out and the weather settled down really well in the afternoon so we expect great weather thru the middle of next week so says the forecasters. That hopefully means lots of great Tuna fishing.
Salmon ends tomorrow.......
Bottom fishing today was very decent but not great. Some boats had better scores then others and the crabbing continues to be the best thing going right now. There were some nice sized Lingcod caught and the bass are really "Bomber Bass" as we like to call them. Really nice size ones being caught.
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 16:02:50
Final Tuna results in for the day
The boats are still 16 miles or so out from the harbor but it looks like an inside / outside report. Inside fishing boats got 20+ fish (18-20 miles) and the outside boats (40 miles) with the speed to get there in speedy fashion got 40+ fish. Great fishing in both spots. The outside fish have been moving in so looks like a great Friday thru the weekend of fishing out of Tradewinds Depoe Bay. We know where they are better then anyone because we are out there finding them. Trips going Friday thru the weekend and there is still some spots available al three days with four boats heading out on Saturday. Give us a call as the #1 fleet for Tuna wants to show our stuff off.
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 15:10:16
Salmon season ends on Saturday...not a bad thought
Bottom fishing improves quite a bit today if you were in the right spots
Crabbing just seems to always be good
Final Tuna report later this evening
Charter boat skippers really enjoy salmon fishing as it besides Albacore fishing is quite the exciting sport. It has not been all that exciting this summer. Except for a week in early July it has been not a whole lot of fun for any of the charter boat skippers let alone our customers. Not enough fish, too many adipose fins and fish running deeper then we can remember. Charter boats don't have the luxury to use down riggers and get down 100 feet or so as that seems to be where the fish that are in the area are swimming. Coho salmon are normally surface swimmers but not this summer. Hopefully when the season re-opens in September and we can filet out any salmon that we catch adipose fin or not it will be a bit more fun for customers as well as skippers.
The bottom fishing was either a little better then fair today or down right "lights out" fishing. The rockfish were just huge today along with a scattering of nice sized lingcod in the mix. The water appears to be clearing up a might which probably had much to do with the better biting if you happened to find the clearer water. This crabbing season will go down as one of our best.
The Tuna are biting today and we will have the "final score" if you will in the early evening when the report comes in (hopefully it comes in???).
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 13:11:10
Been hearing those reports about NO Tuna fish???...
...been hearing about them being to far offshore???...
...been cancelled out because of any of the above???...
...Come fishing with us...we are running trips today
We would love to take you Tuna fishing. The last time I checked you can't catch Tuna unless you go out to where they are and give it a try. Sometimes they are a few more miles offshore from where we would like them to be but you just have to go out there and give it a try. Tradewinds Depoe Bay will do that and give it every last effort that we have to find you some fish. It is a fishing trip and there are never any guarantees except to have the confidence in the charter company you choose to give you the best effort we have with the information we have to catch you some fish. It pretty much always works out that you catch something and sometimes you hit the jackpot. On rare times it is slower fishing. No one tries harder then we do on our 12-hour trips to provide the service that you want in a offshore trip. We will not cancel a trip on you after booking it with our office unless we have a bad weather report. Much of the bad Tuna catching reports we hear are pretty much bogus as its a big ocean and our guys no where to go and give it the best effort possible.
NOON TUNA update
Only ones out of Depoe Bay today on our trip and (by the way) did I mention to tell you that we have over 20-fish on board already as of 11am this morning??? Sorry I forgot to mention that. Your next trip book with the very best...Tradewinds Depoe Bay. Trips going out Friday and all thru the weekend and the weather looks great.
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 12:15:20
No Tuna trips today
Salmon fishing pretty slow
Dirty water makes for slower bottom fishing
No Tuna trip today as we wait a day or two to try to get some better information about the fish a little closer to shore. More information as we get it.
Salmon fishing remains slow with bites happening but with the adipose fin thing we are not getting very many take home fish.
Bottom fishing was OK today but was not as good as we expect it to be this time of year. We are dealing with some pretty cloudy water which I assume makes visibility down there not as good as it needs to be. Hard work today produced a good catch but staying with the program and working hard at it was a must today. Crabbing remains the best part of fishing right at this moment with good loads of them being brought back to the docks.
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 05:36:17
Beautiful weather days in front of us
As summer gets a little longer the weather keeps getting better and it will stay that way clear thru this weekend. It is a great time to come down and go fishing or whale watching. Ocean conditions are forecasted to be near perfect.
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 20:02:35
Tuna needs a weather change
Bottom fishing decent today but not great
Salmon fishing lots of action and then the bad news
The Tuna are a little to far offshore according to the skipper who has been out there the past few days. Right around fifty miles out to the fish. If they would move in just a little further then we could be on them a little sooner in the day and consequently catch more fish. We caught fish today along with another Yellowtail something or other (whatever that is..I think another type of Tuna???). We want to catch the folks fish so we are hopeful that a weather change of some sort will bring them in a little closer.
The salmon fishing saw tons of action today. That was the good news. The not so good news was that pretty much all of them went back in the ocean because they had that adipose thing on there back. The folks sure enjoyed catching fish today but it sure makes it more fun when they catch one they get to keep it. Why are there so many more models with that darn fin. Has to be one of two reasons. (1) There are lots and lots of native Silver salmon out there. (or) (2) They don't fin clip hardly any of them in the hatcheries so they look like natives but really aren't. Your choice....
Bottom fishing today was fair to good as we are dealing with this muddy looking dark green water. Visibility is about 8 inches. So hard work produces some fish but not nearly as easy when the water is more clear. Crabbing remains excellent....
Date: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 15:40:15
Salmon fishing remains slow
Bottom fishing fair to real good
One TUNA boat out but NO report as of yet
The salmon fishing as we approach the final day this coming Saturday continues to be only marginally successful from boat to boat. Hard to put a score on it but it remains slow.
Crabbing stil is very good with well over two-thirds of the crab are in very good shape and the other third about half to two-tirds full of meat. There are some real soft ones in the mix. We try to return those when caught. Bottom fishing was a strange pone today with some of the boats doing "lights out" and others only fair. The funny thing is that we are fishing all in the same place or near the same place.
One TUNA boat out today but no word thus far. We will hopefully have a report later for you. The hope is that each day they get a little bit closer to the beach.
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 15:50:41
Final Sunday TUNA Report
Sounds like two (2) fish around for the folks onboard our Tuna trip today. Pretty decent fishing as it appears the fish are slowly moving inshore a little closer each day.
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 15:12:48
Early report on Sunday Tuna fishing
The early report we heard offshore is that the fish have move in a little and quite a few had been caught as of a few hours ago. We will try to have the final number to you in a few hours or early this evening.
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 12:31:21
Salmon somewhat better this morning
Bottom fishing pretty good and crabbing real good
One boat offshore TUNA fishing
The salmon fishing was somewhat better this morning with not all that many more bites but the ones that did bite got to come home. One week left as the season ends next Saturday but will reopen September 1st and run thru September 11th. That fishery will be the first two caught no matter if they have an adipose fin or not. If there are fish around it should be fun.
Bottom fishing was good again today but not to many particulars on the catch. I did hear that crabbing once again was very good with around 2-4 around per person depending on the ship.
Sorry about the Halibut and Tuna reports from yesterday. Not any information was available to me to post from the skippers. Hopefully we will hear something from todays trip???? The Halibut season will re-open again August 19-20 if there are any fish or pounds of fish left on the quota. We will let you know.
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 17:22:15
No word yet from the Halibut & TUNA boats
Salmon fishing was really slow today
Bottom fishing and crabbing returned to the good ol' days
No word yet from the offshore boats as we had quite a number of them floundering around the Pacific in search of the Halibut and the Tuna. We will try if they report in to give you an update later on this evening.
The salmon fishing is slow. Enough said....
The bottom fishing gave an indication that it was returning to its normal "lights out" fishing with the bass on the bite today. The Lingcod also followed suit with a good bite themselves especially those boats who were quite a ways up north this morning. We had three trips this afternoon but no word on there fishing adventure so far in the early evening. Crabbing remains very good.
Date: Friday, August 5, 2011 at 19:02:18
Kudos to the Tacklebuster...
...more then a nice catch of Halibut today
Here we are in a struggling economy let alone industry and one of our boats goes the extra mile to work hard for his guest passengers. The Tacklebuster doing his homework on the 1st day of the summer Halibut season runs probably another hour south then normal to fish for the Halibut today. He was basically close to being off of Waldport, Oregon where he ended up. Down on the dock this afternoon watching the Halibut come back in and as I said in my earlier report they were "Huge Fish". Well maybe not "Huge" but they were certainly a far cry larger then the normal size Halibut that come into Depoe Bay on most occasions. Certainly using considerable more precious fuel (more expensive for sure) to get where the skipper went all to hopefully catch his clients a fish and a day to remember. Good job JT.......
Date: Friday, August 5, 2011 at 15:54:58
Record Tiger Rockfish catch today out of Tradewinds??
Bottom fishing great north of town but only fair south of town
Crabbing depends who you were with
My visual of the Halibut catch was "Huge Fish"
Tuna report today...not sure?
One of the Tradewinds boats recorded a record catch of Tiger rockfish today landing 9 of those critters on the same fishing trip. Actually we really don't know if it is a record or not it is just everyone who spoke to me about it told me it was a record so it must be. For that reason we will rejoice the fact that Tradewinds Charters is now the holder of the record. They were caught off of the Siletz River reefs in 119 feet of water. The whole thing is kind of silly but we like records. They sure are big monster fish. Wonder if they taste any good???
Bottom fishing was OK to the South but not as good as it has been. Bottom fishing to the North was fantastic with excellent catches of Lingcod and an assortment of other rockfish critters including 9-Tiger rockfish on the same boat (new record). It really puts the color in the old baskets to highlight the beauty of the sea bass. Tiger rockfish have a prettier mouth.
Crabbing was good but not great today as we survey the entire fleet. The males have moved out to deeper water to get away from all of the females. It must be that time of year. Still around 2-4 around per person.
No boat report from the Halibut crew but just happened to be around the filet station when they came back in. Biggest Halibut I have seen in a while off the Oregon Coast. I guess you can say "we go where they is".
No report from the Tuna boat on there catch and if we hear one we will relay it to you if one comes in????
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 14:46:50
Beautiful day today but windy...
...causing a turn around @ the 100 fathom mark on our TUNA trip
Salmon fishing better but still not great
Bottom fishing real good again but no word on the crabbing
Friday and weekend weather lookin' GOOD
The ocean was decent but it was quite windy especially on the outside waters and at the 100 fathom mark the crew decided that it was a little to windy and uncomfortable to continue. The weather however for Friday where more Tuna trips will take place as well as the weekend looks pretty darn good. Now we just have to find those hungry TUNA (and we will because we are the best)
The salmon fishing did improve somewhat today with some take home fish and of course more of the ODFW throw back models and some other drive-bys as we call them (fish that hit and then are gone). Maybe just maybe things might look up here as the water conditions were really good today with loads of bait out there and the birds were assembling better along the bait lines. It is entirely possible that the fish are there because they seem to be down in the deeper water around the 70-100 foot make a little out of the charter boat range. Now if they would just move up to the bait lines which are more shallow we could have some good fishing happening. How is that for a positive spin?
Botom fishing started out grim today and then half way thru picked up and ended rather nicely I heard one of the skippers remarking. Did not hear the crab counts but it has been so good that I believe I will go on record in saying that it was good again today.
Also remember Halibut opener this weekend the first of the summer quota beginning on every other Friday & Saturday until the quota is used up. Halibut season was a god one this year in the spring quota so no reason to believe it won't now as well.
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 15:42:51
Tuna report spotty today
...salmon remains slow but there seems to be some action out there
...bottom fishing great today..crabbing good north and not so good south
First the Tuna report that I was able to put together. We have been out the past few days and have had minimal success on both days. It seems from the skippers report that was texted to me that the fish are out there but they for some reason are staying down and not coming up to the surface to take the bait. I know this happens and I also know that it is normally a temporary thing which occurs from time to time. So I will call Tuna fishing success day to day and will get HOT here soon (hope).
Salmon fishing remains slow with the take home fish but I was told that there is quite a little bit of action but just to many of the ODFW throw back fish.
Bottom fishing returned to its normal Red Hot fishing today with near limits of the rockfish on all boats and quite a good number of Lingcod on the hooks as well. Yesterday we caught a Octopus. What they did with it I am not sure. I guess you boil it and then pickle it. Pickled Octopus...Hmmmmmm...Only @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay...
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 15:36:25
Salmon count only at 27.5%
Salmon fishing remains rather slow
Bottom fishing picked up quite a bit today
Crabbing still good
Tuna only fair today
The bottom fishing which hit a low point last week is really picking up now as the water warms up a might and the ocean conditions are almost perfect. Lots of Lingcod today again and a good bunch of rockfish to help fill the baskets. The crabbing remains good but it has fallen off a little from the excellent days of last week and this weekend.
Salmon fishing remains a bit on the SLOW side but we will get thru the 13th of August as we have only caught 27.5% of our 15,000 fish quota. Remember also about the September 1st thru the 11th Salmon fishery where we can keep any salmon with or without an adipose fin. If the fish are around that will be fun and certainly more fun then the Salmon fishery we have now due to the insane rules we have to follow.
Tuna fishing was only fair today with the best catches around 32 miles offshore. They were a bit hard to find and very few boats found them. The Tradewinds boat did and had the best scores of anyone so it was reported to me.
Date: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 16:03:19
Bottom fishing gets a little bit better each day as the eater warms up
Crabbing remains excellent
Halibut this weekend
Salmon fishing has fallen off quite a bit
The salmon fishing has dropped off quite a bit since the last part of last week when it was quite strong so we wait once again for the next group of fish to pass thru our area.
Bottom fishing which was pretty bad about five days ago has improved a little bit more today and our catches are getting back to normal. The good thing about the rockfish being a little off the bite is that the Lingcod fishing has been real-real good. So not as many rockfish going home but a good supply of the Lingcod have been hitting the filet tables. Crabbing remains very-very good with around a 4-5 crabs per person ratio.
Don't forget about the Halibut opener this weekend.
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 16:57:02
Halibut Summer season set to begin next Friday and Saturday
Interested in another halibut for the freezer. Tradewinds offers halibut trips next Friday and Saturday as the sumer season quota begins. It will be open every other Friday and Saturday until the quota is met. Call Tradewinds for reservations.
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 15:27:30
The salmon disappeared again
The bottom fishing improved a little more
Crabbing was great
No tuna boats out today but trips this next week
The salmon after two days of pretty good fishing just disappeared today and no one could find them. North, South, inside or outside it was a complete mystery today. Tomorrow maybe they will reappear and then we will wonder where they were today. We will let you know.
The bottom fishing was improved a little more over yesterday and most of the better bite was in slightly deeper water then normal. The inside reefs were not producing much so we fished the 15-20 fathom stuff and found the fish a little more cooperative out there. Some nice Lingcod and Quillback rockfish along with the normal bass, sea trout, etc. The crabbing continues to be spectacular. Before you begin to hear those normal August rumors about "don't go crabbing because they are all soft-shells" listen to this. Your faithful reporter personally pulled in over thirty keeper male crabs and all but two were hard as a rock. It is a great combination to your fishing trip to get the fish and also take home some great tasting crab. Only @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 16:05:15
Bottom fishing improving...
Crabbing is just great...
Salmon getting a little better each day....
Hopefully Tuna in the morning as weather improves
After a few days of cold water-wind driven fishing things finally improved some today and we caught some fish. Not a greta catch but better then the past few days. Yes, everyone caught more then two fish. The Lingcod fishing was good again today as that has been the only savior over the past few days. The weather is improving and so will the bite as the water warms a little. Crabbing remains RED HOT as we are getting an average around 5-6 per person.
Salmon fishing the past two days has warmed up with lots of action. As per every year since the ODFW has instituted this insane adipose fin thing in the salmon fishery there are lots of throw backs. There were also quite a few take-home fish as well. The action thing though has been great as for the 5-hr trip there are fish being caught most of the length of the trip.
Hopeful for Tuna fishing to resume tomorrow. Don't even know if we have a trip out there or not but the weather is better and it is time to resume the offshore Tuna fishing.
Date: Friday, July 29, 2011 at 17:02:19
Salmon quota only at 25% caught
Two weeks to go until the end of the first season
With the salmon season closing on August 13th we are at the 25% of the quota so expect it to last clear to the end of this first season. Remember we will have a 2nd season beginning September 1st and we can keep those fish with the adipose fin as well. Instead of having to return them to the water dead we can keep them from September 1st thru September 11th.
Date: Friday, July 29, 2011 at 16:58:22
Every summer bottom fishing has one of these days
...so it happened today
Salmon fishing pretty darn good today
Crabbing remains excellent
Hopeful for the return to Tuna fishing this weekend
The bottom fishing today was just plain poor. Lingcod fishing however was pretty darn good. Lingcod are really classified as bottom fish but we had a good catch of them but the rockfish bite was just not good a all. Today was the day for this summer. Crabbing made up for it with scores around 7-per person.
Our salmon boats did really excellent today if you look at the total fish caught and other fish on and off. We did OK on the take home fish also but there were a slew of throw backs. Lots of action though. Hopefully this is the start of another good run for our area.
Hopefully after some windy days we can get back to catching Tuna this weekend. We will keep you informed.
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 15:55:52
Kind of windy today
Salmon fishing had some action but weather hindering the catching
Bottom fishing good for some not good for others...Crabbing remains excellent
A total mixed bag out there today as the ocean had not much of a swell to it but lots of wind chop as the NW winds are back in the area again. The water is getting a little colder onshore which made the bottom fish a little reluctant and the salmon are just hard to catch with the choppy water. Quite a little bit of action today out there while we were out there but we found it tough to get them to the nets with the choppy water. The crab saved the day this morning with some catch on the boats over 80 on board. Some better weather predicted by the weekend (we hope).
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 19:42:36
Salmon fishing improved today
Bottom fishing just fair for the 2nd day in a row
Summer Halibut coming up soon
The salmon fishing improved quite a bit this morning with quite a few fish caught and quite a few more brought back to the docks. It was certainly the best day for salmon fishing in the past several weeks. Hopefully it will keep up.
Bottom fishing was only fair today but though the caching was sporadic we caught a few Coho salmon on the trips this morning and one 50-60 pound halibut. Halibut being out of season had to be thrown back into the pond. That had to break someones heart or taste buds. What made the trips end on a good note was the really-really good crabbing that we have had here for close to a week now. Most of the larger boats brought back in 60-80 crabs per boat.
Remember the summer Halibut season opens in ten days with every other week openers on Fridays and Saturdays beginning August 5th and 6th. Were going out there so make your reservations.
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 17:27:47
Tuna fishing a little pokey today but tomorrow is another day
Two boats heading out tomorrow and tomorrow is not only another day but were gonna get 'em tomorrow. When you go tuna fishing you have to hunt them down and as you are well aware it is a big ocean out there. Sometimes it is just a matter of making a wrong turn out there and going North instead of South. For tomorrow we have some good information we learned today and we shall put it to good work in the morning. Had around 1.5-fish per customer today.
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 16:02:07
It was a tough day of fishing today
Nothing was biting real well today no matter what it was we were fishing for (except the crabs). The crabbing was fantastic again but the salmon bite was slow once again despite some great looking conditions out there. There were rip tides, multiple water changes, lots of bait and the sea temp was perfect. Just not many fish on or fish being brought back in.
The bottom fishing was also just on the fair side. Some of the boats did real well especially the ones that were on 8-hr trips as they had the extra time to spend. All the boats caught fish and everyone went home with some but just not what we are used to. It will be better tomorrow.
Date: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 16:03:02
No salmon boats out today but we will tomorrow
Bottom fishing hot and cold today
Tuna starts tomorrow for a 6-day run
We did not have a salmon boat out today as everyone was bottom fishing and crabbing. The crabbing remains very good with great scores coming in as some of the boats depending on the participation are getting 4-6 crabs per person. The bottom fishing today was some hot boats and some boats shall we say a little bit cooler. It was REALLY about being in the right place at this very particular time. If you were it was great and if you got there late it was not so great. All of the boats caught fish but I guess we could say it was except for a few boats just a FAIR catch today.
We begin a 6-day run tomorrow of multiple boats taking off after the Albacore Tuna and there are always spots available either on the scheduled boats or we just put another one out there as well. If you are thinking about it then give us a call as we work hard at getting you on the fish.
Date: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 15:31:36
About Tuna fishing .....
....just for the record....
....to clear up any misconceptions
Tradewinds Depoe Bay has been Tuna fishing out of this port longer then any other outfit in this bay. We were the pioneer in Tuna charter fishing out of this bay and we do it correctly paying attention to the latest interventions in the industry. YES WE DO ICE DOWN OUR FISH ON OUR TRIPS!!!!! If you hear otherwise it is simply just not true. We run a honest business and try to give our customers the best trip that we know how. We work hard to promote OUR business here at Tradewinds Depoe Bay and show respect for others. That you can count on right from the first internet conversation or the office phone call right thru the cleaning of your fish after your trip. Enjoy your Tuna fishing experience whether it is with us or someone else.
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 18:35:33
Bottom fish good....Salmon still slow
Bottom fishing was very good today with lots of Lingcod and close to limits on all of the boats this morning. Crabbing remains super HOT with scores today on some boats depending on the participation of over 7 per person.
Salmon remains slow in our area. There are some really good catches just to our South off the rockpile straight out from Newport and those fish WILL be moving up to our area. The only question is something needs to push them here and WHEN? We will let you know when "WHEN" happens.
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 18:31:28
Tuna almost every day this week
Tomorrow (Monday) is the only day the Tradewinds Tuna Fleet will not be going offshore and there are spots available all of those days because we can pull in additional boats if need be. If this is something you want to do jump on the very best Tuna fleet around Tuesday thru Sunday of this week.
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 19:04:02
Bottom fishing just a little above average today
Some salmon caught today but still we will cal lit slow
Crabbing just excellent
More Tuna trips Tuesday and Wednesday
Bottom fishing today was just average with quite a few Lingcod biting but the rockfish catch was a little below what we might normally do. A few boats on afternoon trips had great trips where others not so good. If you can get in that proverbial right place you can with the bottom fish lottery. If you are not in that spot you can die on the vine. Crabbing no matter when you were doing it today..... morning or afternoon was excellent. High boat today had 83 keepers on it.
Salmon fishing remains slow but if there is any good news it is that the water has cooled off quite a bit. It is exactly where the salmon like it so maybe things will be picking up shortly we hope.
Date: Friday, July 22, 2011 at 16:55:08
Water warmed up again...salmon slowed again
Bottom fishing very good again...crabbing red hot again
The water warmed way up there towards beach temps of 60 degrees overnight and salmon fishing was really pokey this morning. However we are in a afternoon NW wind pattern as we speak and I betcha tomorrow morning we will be seeing salmon water of 54 degrees when we get out there first light. Possibly by Sunday we will get some good action going as hopefully the salmon will move back into our fishing area.
Bottom fishing was excellent today and the crabbing was even better. There were crab scores up in the 60's to 80's on the bigger boats which is a 100% improvement over the catch lately. Lets hope that keeps up. Quite a few Lingcod to go along with the limit rockfish catch this morning.
Date: Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:02:07
Tuna trips gong tomorrow (Saturday)....
& two more next Tuesday and Wednesday....
spots still available
If interested in Tuna fishing give us a call as we have three scheduled and spots available. All day trips leaving the dock at 6am.
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 17:04:36
Tuna again today but no report yet...
Salmon fishing like yesterday better but certainly not hot my any means....
bottom fishing excellent as was crabbing
We had a boat out on the Tuna grounds again today but NO word as of yet and will make sure all reports I give you that happens out there are CONFIRMED first off.
We had a few boats out salmon fishing and even though like yesterday there was a good amount of action we still have to qualify it as slightly better then slow (to spin it in a positive way). We did bring home some fish today and had a number of throwbacks but it needs to get better.
Bottom fishing was the bright light in our universe today with biting fish on all of our boats and with great variety on the first day of the self imposed ODFW summer restrictions which went into place today just like very summer. The total Cabezon catch today which are off limits was one which was returned unharmed. You could not harm that fish with a club even if you wanted to. We are staying off those spots where the Cabezon live in order to be good conservationists. Lots of Lingcod caught today as we can still catch those and lots of rockfish with just a few stray orange fish that also were returned to the bottom of the ocean unharmed. Crabbing was very good for those boats doing it with over a 2+ average.
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 17:53:43
Thanks to all loyal readers out there
Recently I have been getting quite number of nice emails in a thank you form for the Tradewinds reports we give both for the whale watching and the fishing news. We try very hard here to get it right or as right as we can. We give it our best "fair and balanced" effort to give you the most accurate report based on the information we receive and still be a good company guy. We give you our best honest shot included with some positive spin that things will get better (hopefully... and they normally do).
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 17:45:29
How about them Tradewinds Tuna boats today!!!
Late afternoon bite does it again
NEXT TRIP ON SATURDAY WITH SOME SPACES STILL REMAINING
On my initial report a few hours back I reported beautiful conditions for Tuna fishing but not many Tuna. A few hours later...... WOW!!! Ended up with bring back fish in the mid-20's so a disappointment turned into a WOW at the end. My initial report also said that our inside the seaway reports were that the folks out there thought the fish were there but just not biting. That turned out to be exactly correct as a little perseverance won the day again for the Tradewinds fleet. Tuna are like any other fish. Sometimes they are just not hungry or biting on what is being presented to them. Same with salmon and bottom fish. You just have to bide your time and try hard. No one tries harder then we do or put in the time to get it right.
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 15:48:51
Last day to catch Cabezon today so we targeted them...
Salmon fishing picked up some today....
Crabbing very-very good today....
Surprisingly as of a few hours ago Tuna fishing very slow
The bottom fishing was excellent today with great catches of just about all of the rockfish and a good supply of Lingcod hit the decks as well. We were told last night that today was the final day to retain Cabezon for 2011 so everyone wanted to catch a bundle of them today (and we did). Yeah ....Crabbing was excellent again today on the boats that checked in.
Salmon fishing improved a little today with a decent amount of action and about 3/4 of a fish per rod today. Sounds kind of stupid to describe dividing fish into quarter cuts but we try to give you the most accurate report that we can so that is the way we report today.
The big surprise today as of 1pm or so was the slow Tuna fishing. The conditions were almost perfect with water temperature and water color but they just did not bite. Some of the prelim reports from our offshore sources was that they felt the fish were there just not biting. How they determined that I have NO idea. Will try to get you a final report if they check in with the electronic media outlets that we employ. High tech stuff going on around here.
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 19:55:54
....All is OK Folks...
Lots of places to fish & lots of fish to catch...
First of all thanks everyone so much for being such great readers. The message we wrote just before this one I hope did not give you the wrong impression. Well over 90% of the places we normally fish are inside 20-fathoms of water so the closure we spoke of will only have a very-very limited impact on our fishing behavior. There will be no difference practically at all in where we fish and the type of fish we catch. Everything will be virtually the same. We will only loose the spots that we on very limited occasions venture out to outside 20-fathoms of water when the conditions and the current merit fishing out there. We do this for a change-up in what we do and for a little fun in fishing in a little deeper water.
Our complaint with the ODFW is in the way that they count fish and predict without any information how many trips we are taking and how many people are on the boats (charter or sport boats). It is all a guess on there part. They are trying to protect two species of fish (Yellow-eye and Canary rockfish) which are in huge numbers in our areas here in Oregon. The places where these fish are in danger is in California and was not the fault of Oregon boat operators. We are just placed in there zone so we have to burden the effect of the over-fishing which I guess took place there.
So NO worries about our trips and you will still get that great Tradewinds trip and there will be lots of fish to catch. After that message was posted we began to "immediately" receive phone calls. I hope this helps to ease your minds but also really makes us feel great about you folks out there and that you read our reports and keep up-to-date thru our website.
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 17:27:22
Cabezon closes down tomorrow night (Wednesday July 20th)
Ocean bottom fishing closed down outside of 20-fathoms (120 feet)
ODFW continues with there bogus numbers game
For those of you out there who frequent the Oregon waters to catch a few bottom fish you might put in a call to your local ODFW office the one in Newport, Oregon in particular and express your displeasure. Tomorrow night, July 20th the ODFW has closed down all Cabezon fishing as well as limiting us to inside 20-fathoms to fish. This is the earliest closure ever that we can remember. The ODFW is telling us that our trip numbers are up 15% this year (absolutely inaccurate) and there are more and more small boat operators out there harvesting bottom fish. The truth is the majority of the small boat operators are fishing for salmon and Tuna and not bottom fish. The charter trip numbers are down from previous years and if you doubt that ask any of the operators in the Depoe Bay area. The ODFW comes up with there own numbers and they are not to be questioned about them. With these areas that the ODFW supports for No fishing zones coming in the next few years it won't be long folks that there will not be anyplace to fish. Don't worry though you can still buy a fishing license. It's coming......
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 17:12:03
Salmon quota at 20%
After that great catch we had last Sunday thru Thursday the quota only went up from 12% to 20%. Looks like we will get thru this month anyhow and hopefully all the way to the closure date of August 13th.
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 17:09:14
Bottom fishing pretty good today
Tuna fishing was pretty much near a "bust" today as these northwest winds the past 6-7 days not only have played havoc on the bottom fish and salmon bites but obviously we know now have pushed the TUNA offshore. We had boats out today as far as 55 miles. So what now? Well we need a weather change either in two ways. One, a change in the wind direction from the NW to southerlies which will quickly warm things up or just a reprieve from these afternoon steady 20-25 knot cold winds. Either would be welcome around here. We will certainly let you know in a timely manner when we think things will improve as we are FAIR AND BALANCED here @ TW to bring you the most accurate reports we can give you.
Salmon remains slow
Tuna going out again tomorrow
The bottom fishing went pretty well this morning with decent catches of rockfish and some nice Lingcod's showing up as well. Crabbing has really picked up the past few days and some real good scores are showing up on the boats.
Salmon remains slow but the water temperature is slowly getting down there where we might see some changes in the catch rate here pretty soon and the word is that south of Newport some good scores are happening. Those fish should be up in our area here pretty soon.
Date: Monday, July 18, 2011 at 15:45:08
Salmon very slow right now but there is some encouraging news
Bottom fishing fair to good with good crabbing
TUNA on Wednesday
Remember you TUNA buffs if you can escape the boss and get down here mid-week another TUNA venture heading west Wednesday at 6am so give us a call.
Salmon fishing right now is very slow as the hot water persists. The encouraging news is that the northwest winds started up again today and are forecasted thru the week. Nothing real heavy but it appears to be just enough to (hopefully) cool down the water enough for the salmon to return. That is our hope. Stay tuned for the most honest fair & balanced reporting out there (maybe a little spin but just enough to keep your hopes up).
Bottom fishing was not great today but was not to shabby either. The Lingcod were somewhat off the bite today from what I was able to gather but pretty decent rockfish scores and crabbing for the folks on board. Like the salmon some cooler water will straighten this right out.
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 16:40:55
Final TUNA Score
47 Albacore TUNA
1 Blue Fin TUNA
A Great day.... Read story below...
Next trip I know of Wednesday....More end of week into weekend....
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 16:14:14
See the TUNA Report one report down
Final Tuna numbers later in the day
Salmon fishing remains pokey
Botom fishing just fair today
We will have the final TUNA #'s for you later in the day when the finals come in so stay tuned for that. We had the best scores out there today and have a great fleet of comfortable boats to get you out there safely and show you a great time. Also to catch you some fish.
The salmon fishing remains pokey even though some are being caught. We need to cool down some of these inside water temperature without destroying the outside water temperature offshore. When we do get a little north wind the fish gods tell us that the salmon bite WILL IMPROVE. Saw today some light northerlies forecasted in for tonight and this upcoming week.
Bottom fishing a tad bit slower today on some of the boats but there were a few that did very well. No current to speak of out there today after several days of raging currents. One is no better then the other. We need some drift to get the fish going. No word on the crabbing today but will have it tomorrow for you.
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 15:39:24
What you have been waiting for...
The Tradewinds TUNA Report
Come to Tradewinds TUNA town and get 'em
Our boat is out there at the Tradewinds selective spots and we have at this time (3pm - Sunday) 45+ TUNA on board. That is around 6+ per person. We are the place to go from as we have the skippers passionate about TUNA fishing. Some of them dream about them in their sleep. Trips coming up this week. Call our office for more information on special pricing and availability.
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 14:57:41
Tuna cancelled today due to offshore weather
Salmon remains slow
Bottom fishing even with the elements came out pretty good
Not sure about the crabbing today
It was just not a very nice day as we awoke to wind, rain and very choppy seas. The TUNA boat turned around after going out as far as eight miles. Just to rough today
The salmon fishing was really tough today in the above conditions as the ocean was really rock and rolling to coin a phrase. Not much going on with the rough conditions and then very warm ocean water on top of that.
The bottom fishing turned out pretty good for those who fished the entire time. Lots of folks choosing the warmth of the cabin instead of a fishing pole and the rail. Somehow I can't blame them all that much. For those that did brave the elements it turned out pretty good with Lingcod, Cabezon and a variety of rockfish. Not many limits but close on most of them. No word on how the crabbers did but they were not able to get in real close to the beach where the majority of the crabs are now-a-days because of the ocean conditions. It was a tough day with much better weather predicted tomorrow...much better.
Date: Friday, July 15, 2011 at 17:13:45
Salmon fishing slowed down today
Bottom fishing good to real good
TUNA going out tomorrow
The salmon bite after five days of lights out fishing slowed down quite a bit today with only a scattering of fish caught. The reasons....who really knows but some theories are that they simply moved out of DODGE and then we wait for another group to come thru. Another theory was that the fish because of the very warm water are running deep evident by some of the "peanut fleet boats" which have down-riggers on them. They were able to do better then the charter fleet which are forced to troll with shallow water lines. Either way things were very much slower today.
Bottom fishing for most was extremely good today with several boats getting limits on the Lingcod and also on the rockfish. No word on the crabbing scores today.
Well we are much anticipating some positive news come tomorrow afternoon when the TUNA fleet returns for Tradewinds with this warm water we are hopeful of a good bite. We will let you know about this time tomorrow.
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 17:37:54
Salmon remains pretty good
bottom fishing was very good this morning
not sure about crabbing today
TUNA trips going out this weekend
First off we have more TUNA trips heading west this weekend and with the southerlies we have been getting here the past few days there will be no problems finding the right water temperatures. All we need now is that blue colored water which seems to be more to the liking of the TUNA. I believe there is room remaining if you want to go this weekend.
Bottom fishing was pretty decent this morning but not sure about what the catch looked like. No specifics except that it was a near limit catch.
Salmon fishing remains pretty darn good with our boats salmon fishing this morning (4) coming in around the 1.5 fish per rod which is a good score. There were still lots of throw backs and fish on and off on a rather funky offshore ocean. Very windy, wet and choppy. It sounds like a nice Friday thru the weekend coming up but the weather person making these marine forecasts has missed the mark badly the past three days in a row.
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 19:57:47
Latest salmon quota information
The good news is thus far we are in good shape with only 12.4% of the quota taken. That was as of Sunday, July 10th. The scary news is that (Sunday, July 10th) was the first day of the good fishing. Since then we have had three lights out salmon fishing days with pretty much every boat either limiting or getting darn close far and wide. This time next week when the new numbers come out that number I am afraid will be somewhat larger. Sure would like to see the season last at least till the end of this month???
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 19:04:23
Lots going on this day
First off lets talk TUNA. Not as successful of a trip today as was yesterday. Yesterday the good weather was offshore and the windy choppy weather was inshore. Today the good weather was inshore and the windy choppy weather was offshore. Not sure how windy choppy water effects TUNA fishing but it might of today as who really knows. The water temps were perfect but we are still experiencing the odd water color which is not the color we are looking for (some kind of a "ukkky" green flavor). More trips this weekend. We are really close to having just what we need out there in conditions so stay tuned.
Salmon fishing is just RED HOT and not another way to describe it. Still we have to contend with that adipose fin think and some folks don't get all their fish. One boat today thru back over 30 finned fish and had another 15 or so on and still had enough good fish to keep to make a great trip. Other boats limited. Bottom line is salmon fishing is very good right now and also it would appear that the season is not to run very much longer as that small quota is just around the corner.
Bottom fishing on some of the boats was excellent and others decent. Not a whole lot of information out there today but still lots of Lingcod biting and most of the boats had a good variety in their fish totes. Crabbing remains good with an average of 2+ per person.
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 14:22:18
Today's catch on the salmon & bottom fishing trips
The salmon fishing was just as HOT today as it has been the past few days but today we along with many others were throwing back-in 4-5 times as many as we were able to keep. It was pretty much a non-stop 5-hr salmon action experience but many throw backs and hit & runs as we call them.
Bottom fishing was excellent with 6-boats out there fishing the bottom fishing reefs and all came back in with a terrific variety and color of fish. Lots and lots of Lingcod and Cabezon and the crabbing was also steady as it has been with 2+ per person average on the boats.
All in all a good day of fishing out of Tradewinds no matter if your choice was TUNA, Salmon or bottom fishing & crabbing. Honest, Fair & Balanced reporting each and every day from Tradewinds.
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 14:16:00
Tradewinds 1st out to test the TUNA waters....
& we are 1st to report a good catch
One Tradewinds boat out this morning on a TUNA exploratory run after a bad day this past weekend with paid passengers and it was a good thing we went. The fish are biting and we have a good catch coming back in this evening. Another trip going in the morning and more this weekend scheduled. Need some TUNA??? Call Tradewinds and schedule a TUNA trip with us tomorrow or this weekend. Weather sounds good.
Date: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 15:13:45
Salmon biting like fleas...
...better reserve quick as our quota this year is quite small
bottom fishing a little better today then yesterday
crabbing about the same with a 2-per person average
If you want to catch a salmon on the Oregon Coast in our catch area from Cape Falcon to the Oregon/California border some suggest you'd better get here quick. The catch rate off of the Depoe Bay area is very strong as boats out of the Newport area are charging up here every morning. The Depoe Bay sport boat launch area and parking is full to the brim each morning early. It all means that there are lots of fish being caught and with only a 15,000 fish quota it could go quickly even though the ODFW has had some strange ways of counting fish over the years. Who really knows how many we are really catching. Better get here quick anyhow.
The bottom fishing with the cold water has heated up a little with the water rapidly warming without the northerly winds and today we had southerlies out there which will accelerate the process. All that means is the bottom fish will increase in there biting activity so things should get hot here real quickly. The crabbing remains good with a 2+ per person average with good hard shell crabs full of meat.
Don't let last weekends TUNA Report bother you as with the water warming rapidly we could easily be back on the fish this weekend.
Stay tuned with Tradewinds for FAIR & BALANCED reporting.
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 19:53:45
Try our salmon / BF Combo's (or)
...our salmon / BF / Combo Trifecta's
Looking for a trip where you get it all in one morning & afternoon? We can give that to you with one of our salmon, bottom fish and even crab combo trips. All three in one 8-hr package. They are fun trips and with great ocean weather this upcoming week it might just be what you are looking for. Call Tradewinds for more information on which days we have some of these combo trips available.
Remember to do your fishing in Depoe Bay this summer. Lots of great places to stay, great restaurants and even if you book your charter with another outfit the fishing out of Depoe Bay is the best on the coast. We have the easiest access to the ocean and reefs run both north and south of our harbor where the bottom fish live. Salmon are close by and one of the best TUNA spots is just to the Northwest of our area. Remember to add crabbing to your charter. A little dungeness crab on your dinner table that night is just an added delicacy. We might be small but fishing wise nothing can compare to our "Worlds Smallest Harbor" ocean access. If you have not tried Depoe Bay it is worthy of your attention. You will never go back anywhere else.
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 15:31:48
Lots to talk about today....
Good news on the TUNA already...
Salmon fishing goes from good to HOT...
Bottom fishing decent today but not RED HOT..& crabbing good
First of all the TUNA news. Actually NO news about the fish themselves after yesterdays not-so-good-day but the optimism is the weather. Looks like good weather thru this entire upcoming week and without the big winds here anymore the water in the inshore areas has already climbed to over 50 degrees. That will pull the TUNA in so my guess ( and it is a guess please understand) but by weeks end I truly believe we will have TUNA within range. If the weather stays good I would not be all concerned about scheduling a TUNA trip here shortly.
Salmon today was RED HOT especially when we talk about the action. TW boats were out there all alone today with some friendly charter boats from other companies but they were all the way up from Newport charter houses. "Up here catching OUR fish"! I guess they are not OUR fish especially when we go down to there to catch OUR Halibut straight out from Newport. Fair play I guess. They were nice guys though. They let us fish the good areas and they took the outskirts around the good areas. We caught more fish at least I think we did??? Anyhow one of our boats got a total limit, another came within two of a total limit and another got more then one around today. Loads of throw backs and other fish on. If you want salmon I think you should call Tradewinds and schedule because with a short quota this year and if the bite keeps up this way it might not last a whole lot longer.
Bottom fishing was better today with the warmer water but not lights-out fishing as the Tradewinds fleet is used to but we will try harder. Lots of Lingcod again and Cabezon but the other rockfish were biting but not like you think they might. Crabbing was good with a 2-per person average.
Well enough chatter for the day!!!!
Tradewinds chatter....Fair and balanced...
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 15:36:14
TUNA today...not good
we need a weather change
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 14:38:31
Bottom fishing good again today
Crabbing also very good today with "huge Dungeness crabs"
Only in the Tradewinds pots
Bottom fishing up in the north country off the Lincoln City area where the Tradewinds boats go and fish was a deeper water affair today. Ever wonder why you see all of those boats off the Lincoln City area in the morning? There is a reason for it. Lots and lots of big Cabezon and Lingcod hitting the decks today with the bass somewhat off the bite. So the Tradewinds fleet improvised and went deeper and caught the available deeper water rockfish to finish off their trips.
Crabbing was good today and as one skipper put it the crabs coming into the shallow water area are getting bigger and bigger. Some of these crabs are the same ones or size that you see coming off the deeper water commercial boats. One boat had a 4-per person average this morning.
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 14:28:02
Salmon finally on the bite
The cold water didn't bother them today
Nice looking 8-10 pound fish
The warmer water was not even found out as far as 80 fathoms about 10 miles or so offshore so we fished in 46-48 degree water about five miles offshore. The bite was a mid-morning affair and produced some decent scores on the Tradewinds 3-boat salmon fleet fishing for them this morning. It was right around a 1-fish take home average with many more throw backs and take downs in the trips. It was a good day. We know our passengers want that limit of salmon but with this adipose fin thing it is becoming more difficult to achieve that but the fishing was good today just the same. Tradewinds is the place that produces the highest scores in the area. Come down and see us as more trips going out in the morning. More information tomorrow.
Date: Friday, July 8, 2011 at 12:58:33
Bottom fishing on the med big time...
Salmon still pretty slow...
TUNA in the morning (Saturday)...spaces remain...give us a call
The salmon remains fairly slow with the cold water still is our main obstacle from the experts opinions anyhow. Salmon water ideally is in the 50-54 degree range give or take a degree depending on which expert whats to disagree with me. It's my best effort opinion though. We are getting only in the high 40's almost 8 miles offshore. From there it warms a little until you get out in around 20 miles or so and then you are on our TUNA boat in the morning. In other words the salmon boats never make it out that far. When the water does warm and it is slowly doing so as the winds are down we think the fish will move back in towards shore. Some of the "experts" say the fish might be 100 fathoms or more offshore where the TUNA are swimming around Maybe we will catch one tomorrow on the TUNA trip. You will hear it here if it happens.
A slow warm up of the water nearshore has improved the bottom fishing greatly. The rockfish bit very well this morning and the Lingcod bite was fair but not great. Crabbing remains around the 2-3 per customer level.
Tradewinds has a birthday coming up. Come celebrate with us.
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 13:57:26
Bottom fishing much improved over the past few days....
Salmon fishing remains slow....
TUNA on Saturday
Put a whale watch report on the fishing side today so you folks who book fishing trips will more then likely be able to whale watch while you fish and certainly to and from the fishing grounds. Whale watching is FREE if you book a fishing trip at Tradewinds.
The salmon fishing remains slow as the water is still too cold. If the winds continue to go away like they did today more then likely some improving salmon fishing will come in the next few days as the water warms up.
The bottom fishing really improved today especially where we were fishing out in the deeper water. Lots and lots of Lingcod and Cabezon were brought in today with a fair amount of the other rockfish as well. Crabbing was pretty good with still lots of smaller crabs and females being thrown back. Good hard shell crabs are still the word of the day. Crabbing with Tradewinds....the best $10 deal in town.
Another TUNA fishing trip this Saturday. Our boats at Tradewinds want you to remember last Sunday & how good it was. The fish are there and we know where they are. Weather looks good for the weekend.
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 13:47:51
Full boats whale watching ALL DAY LONG
It was a great day for whale watching as the fog was only sticking around offshore a ways and the winds were calm and the ocean was very nice. A far cry from yesterdays weather. The whales are here in multiples and the Tradewinds crews onboard the boats know where and how to find them. They did indeed find them today with whales right out in front of the harbor and a little further north. They are probably south as well but no need to go down there when we have them right in the general Depoe Bay area. We have lots of room as we have multiple boats ready to take you out and see the whales. No one does it better then Tradewinds with our very clean smooth running vessels.
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 13:36:21
TUNA fishing SATURDAY....
Ocean lookin' GOOD
The Next TUNA fishing trip is Saturday. We do have some space available so give us a call today for your SPECIAL RATE from our office staff.
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 05:33:41
Break in the windy pattern hopefully Saturday but for sure by Sunday
(so the forecasters say)
The ocean has NO swell on it but it has been quite windy these past 3-4 days with choppy conditions. We are looking at the same thing for the next few days with some break by Saturday and it looks now like a definite break by Sunday into next week. We will keep you informed.
Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 14:21:33
Windy and foggy ocean this morning...
...but we did catch fish
When we left this morning we went out on a windy and moderately foggy day. When we came back in after the 5-hr trip it was still windy and was still moderately fogy. In between we fished. We did catch fish but it was hard work all morning. Most of the boats I talked with ended up pretty good considering the water is extremely cold for this time of year and the fish are a little slow on the bite in these conditions. The drift and fishing conditions were surprisingly very good as there was NO ocean so to speak but quite a bit of choppy water. I would guess the average around the fleet was around 4-6 fish per person with some nice lingcod in the mix. Looking for a better morning tomorrow.
We need this wind to go away for several reasons. One so we can get out on those TUNA and secondly so we can get out on the troll for the salmon. Some warmer water in here will improve the salmon bite at least normally it will.
Too rough to crab today. Tune in tomorrow for the next CRAB report.
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 14:46:07
Fouir days ago 60 degree water on the beach...
...this morning 47 degree water on the beach
...salmon rather slow but the bottom fishing is still holding up...crabbing also
We have very windy conditions here at the coast which turns off around midnight and then turns back on around 10am in the morning in the inside waters. If you have to salmon fish then the wind is there from the get-go in the offshore waters. We were able to find warmer water out around 50-fathoms but it appears that the majority of the salmon might have moved out to much deeper water until these northwest winds settle down. Sounds like this upcoming weekend is when that will happen. Until then the salmon fishing might be a bit on the slower side. There were some caught today and the usual throw backs but we need some warmer water back in here to bring the bait and the fish in towards the beach.
The bottom fishing even in the colder water held up fairly well today even though there were not many specifics about the catch which reached these ears. I do know that the crabbing was really good again today from the high 20's per boat up to the high 40's.
Another note is the inshore Halibut season will close down tomorrow at midnight (July 6th) as the quota has been reached. It will re-open for the summer season August 5th.
Date: Monday, July 4, 2011 at 13:02:19
Salmon fishing same as yesterday....sporadic but good at times
Bottom fishing spotty today & Crabbing GREAT
Time to go Tuna fishing
The bottom fishing today was spotty even though we got a little reprieve from the heavy currents we have had over the past 3-4 days. Probably because these minus tides we are going thru right now are beginning to subside. However, we are in a windy period in the afternoon and evening hours which has cooled down the nearshore water temperatures some 11 degrees over the pat 3-4 days. We were right on the beaches just a few days go recording some 60 degree water and now down in the upper 40's. The fish seem to be a might bit lethargic.
Crabbing remains very much improved with scores the past few days in the upper 40's per boat to the lower 50's. Yum !!!!
Salmon improved a bit over the opening day on Saturday but the past few days still remains sporadic to define it with some honesty with only the minimum spin. We have been catching but throwing back about 2 for every 3 we catch. To explain to those not up on the Oregon rules if the salmon has a adipose fin it is deemed a native specie and over the side it goes to become a seal lions dinner. We can only keep the healed adipose fin models. Now in the September fishery we can keep them all if our lines can stretch long enough to be up next to the Columbia River.
Don't forget about that TUNA. Had a boat out yesterday who boated a good number of very nice sized Albacore. The fish are there and have your names on them. We have lots of boats ready to go so give us a call. The weather sounds good so now is a great time.
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 15:26:21
Salmon a little better today but still listed as sporadic
Bottom fishing slow to begin and red hot at the end
Crabbing showing definite signs of "back to life"
One boat today on the crabbing front with over 50 keepers on the boat which is really "Tradewinds Good". The bottom fishing started really slow with another one of these days of sometimes over a 2-knot current which really is tough on fishermen. But towards the end as we ran into the shallows the fish really went on the bite both the Lingcod and the rockfish and we all had great trips. The entire Tradewinds 10-boat fleet were filled to the gills today and the fleet did not disappoint. One boat even had a limit of Lingcod for the folks and the rockfish were great big guys. It started with foggy, somewhat breezy and rain falling as a heavy mist and that is when the fish did not bite. The sun came out and off they went on a feeding frenzy.
The salmon fishing today was improved over yesterday but still in the sporadic range. We had one boat that brought home 6 keepers and threw back in 7 I believe it was with some others on and off. That is a better line score then yesterday but it still needs to improve (and it will).
Tradewinds Daily Fishing report....Fair and Balanced with the only up to date information. Depend on it for your Depoe Bay information as so many do. We thank you all....
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 15:15:10
Tuna on the bite
We don't have the ending report but wanted to let you know that we are currently (3pm-pdt) around 4 Tuna per person as of a few hours ago. The Tuna are between 19-28 miles offshore and are scattered thru the area. The Tuna season has begun so call the charter fleet who can get you out there most safely and comfortably to get your Albacore for the summer. Now thru the middle of September.
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 12:51:36
Sporadic Coho salmon bite but some good reports to the South
Bottom fishing bite so-so this morning but crabbing still improving
The beginning of the ocean Coho salmon season got off to somewhat of a sporadic start with decent action but not many fish in the take home column to speak of. There were some keeper fish caught and more so on the throw back side and some additional take down action but this all needs to improve. The good news is that there was some heavy Coho action on the rock pile just on the North side of Newport so these fish do move North so possibly (hopefully) some better action is only a day or so away.
Bottom fishing was also sporadic with real good action for a while and then it was like someone turned the biting switch off. Some boats did decent where others had a tough time of it. The crabbing was also decent with over 2-per person on an average.
Date: Friday, July 1, 2011 at 17:53:13
....the opening of the 2011 salmon season....
....daily reports right here every day
It is finally here. The opening of the 2011 Coho salmon season. We are all looking forward to the troll season and hoping that there are fish out there not only to catch but that they are minus the adipose fin so our faithful can take some home with them. The daily reports will be here each and every day in a honest appraisal of whats going on out there. No matter who your reservation is with or if you own that sport boat and ready to dump it in the water you will get your salmon report here each and every day.
Fair and balanced reporting (with just a little spin)......
Date: Friday, July 1, 2011 at 15:56:38
Central coast closed to all-depth Pacific halibut fishing until August
With only about 1,000 pounds remaining in the harvest quota, fishery managers today closed the spring all-depth Pacific halibut fishery for the central Oregon coast.
The spring all-depth Pacific halibut fishery for the central coast subarea (from Cape Falcon south to Humbug Mountain) was open 15 days, resulting in the harvest of approximately 115,000 pounds of Pacific halibut. After the most recent opening on June 23-25, only about 1,000 pounds remained in the quota. Not enough to have another spring opening.
Instead, remaining quota will be transferred to the summer all-depth fishery, which opens on Aug. 5. The summer all-depth quota will be approximately 43,500 lbs.
Date: Friday, July 1, 2011 at 13:44:30
Bottom fishing tough today.....
....fighting the heavy current most of the morning
Tuna this weekend and things are looking TRADEWINDS BRIGHT
The boats had to fight a heavy current this morning so that makes fishing somewhat tough because of the need to stay close to the bottom to catch the fish so the captains say. Some of the folks on all of the boats out this morning did just fine where others struggled a bit. They all caught fish but a little short of what we are used to. Hope for better ocean current conditions tomorrow. One salmon report as one lucky person landed a 30-pound Chinook salmon on a TW boat this morning.
The crabbing was either just fair today or really good depending on the boat and where they dropped the pots. The encouraging news is that quite a few crabs in the pots and even the throw backs are mostly male now instead that heavy stream of females we encountered there for several weeks. Things are looking up as summer gets into the full steam of things.
Tuna going out this weekend I know for sure on Sunday and maybe even tomorrow as I don't have the full information packet in my brain to crunch the numbers properly. Hard to keep track of things this time of year as we are quite busy. My TW computer transfer station must me on the blink. Word I heard today that a commercial boat caught close to 80 fish out at a Tradewinds super secret spot just yesterday so guess where we are gong??? Some rumor out there that the warm water is all close to the beaches and not offshore....POSSIBLY UNTRUE...Either that or these are cold water TUNA.
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 15:38:22
A day of color on the Tradewinds fishing morning trips
Some of the best fishing of the year was today with fish totes not only full of fish but lots of color in the baskets. We had the best variety of catch of the year with lots of Lingcod (one boat limited), Cabezon, Sea trout, China rockfish, Olive rockfish, Tiger rockfish, Vermillion rockfish & Yellowtail rockfish. It was a neat day to see all of those different flavors of fish.
The crabbing also is improving a little each day as the females seem to be reducing themselves in numbers and the males are moving back in if that anyway accurately describes what is happening? One boat had a 4-pert person average today. Anyhow whatever is happening crabbing is getting better & back to normal.
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 17:14:16
TUNA fishing this weekend....
....a reason to get excited
The reason is that the ocean water temperature right out in front of Depoe Bay a half mile out is almost 60 degrees. That is real good Tuna temperature water that we look for offshore. Maybe we will be getting them at the whistle buoy this year?
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 17:11:44
Good fishing this morning & great Lingcod catching
Had good fishing this morning and close to a limit on the rockfish but what we lacked on the rockfish limit which was not much we made up for with a terrific Lingcod catch. They were really on the bite today. Crabbing also was very good with a average over 2-per person.
We had one afternoon trips where fishing was a little slow as the ocean got windy and wet as the afternoon progressed. We ended up coming home early on that one.
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 17:12:56
THE SEASON BEGINS...THIS WEEKEND @ TRADEWINDS DEPOE BAY
SPOTS REMAINING FOR OUR 1ST TRIP OF THE YEAR
We have some information from some reliable sources that the fish have been located within our range so we are opening the season this weekend. Some spots still remain so if you are interested in the 1st Albacore Tuna trip of the year give us a jingle. Remember just like Halibut the Tradewinds boats go the extra mile (in this case nautical mile) in order to put the fish on the deck for the folks on board.
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 13:16:18
Mixed bag of catching today
Salmon opens Saturday
The ocean was suppose to be real nice today but it was wet, windy and lumpy. Can't believe those weather forecasters. Anyhow we had four boats out and three were bottom fishing and most of the passengers did well where others did not do well at all. It was a tough day to fish and you really had to work hard at it in those conditions. The ocean was not all that bad just uncomfortable.
One boat had people on it that insisted on going and catching some inshore Halibut. So we gave in and went. It was really messy out there but believe it or not they all caught fish. One of them was of the 48 inch variety. Back at the dock at 9:30am with the FLAT FISH.
Remember the 2011 Coho salmon season opens this Saturday, July 2nd. Should be an interesting day!!!
Date: Monday, June 27, 2011 at 16:38:30
Halibut on the bite during bottom fishing trips...
...Lingcod and rockfish on the bite too
A young 9-yr old boy on his very first ocean fishing trip on his very 1st drop down to the bottom hooked into a 54 pound Halibut this morning on one of the Tradewinds charter boats. It was hard to decide who was more excited, the 9-yr old or the other passengers on the boat. How exciting is something like that. The day before there was another Halibut caught on a bottom fishing trip. Oh, by the way, the Lingcod were biting like fleas and one of the boats limited and the other came mighty close to a limit as well. Both boats limited on real nice sized rockfish of all different varieties. It was one of those special days everyone wishes they were part of.
Date: Monday, June 27, 2011 at 06:10:56
Pre-Season Salmon Report....
....from what we know?
As we approach this Saturday and the opening day of the 2011 ocean salmon season off of Depoe Bay there is not much out there being said but the best information will come Saturday morning. Two items do come to mind. Some of the "mosquito fleet" boats have been out there giving the Chinook salmon a try with not a great deal of success but they have been picking up some Coho salmon which of course had to be released. So we know that there are some out there. With the late start to this years season traditionally we should have quite a few fish in the area come Saturday. Some of the word we heard out of the ODFW was that there will be a great many of the native salmon out there but of course they are the ones we have to release. The prediction of a large number of natives was said to be part of the reason for the lower quota this year. Sorry, can't explain the logic behind that one.
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 17:51:09
Trips in the AM & the PM today....
...better in the AM
The fish were biting in the AM trip and the Lingcod bite was really good. Some of our larger boats even limited on the "toothy critters" which is limiting 15-18 people with two lingcod a piece. Great fishing....The rockfish biting was OK but not as good as the Lingcod bite was. Crabbing continued to be good but not great around the 2-per passenger range.
The PM trips were very sloooow......
....the last two drifts. The current picked up about a half a knot in speed and sometimes that is the kiss of death but today it was the miracle. They turned on and we almost got a limit with one Lingocd per person. Talk about waiting till the end to catch a few fish.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 19:38:16
It's in....halibut limits all the way around
Got the info in a round about way. Another limit on another Halibut trip. That makes the entire spring season which might be over now (we will let you know) that we were successful on every trip in securing limits for the passengers in all of them except for one. That is something that the Halibut fleet from Tradewinds Depoe Bay can be proud of.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 18:54:38
One boat limited...the other don't know yet??
For some reason or another it was hard to get information on the Halibut boats. One for sure who stayed a little closer to home had a great trip out at the Banana Banks and brought home some really nice fish. The banks is about 19 miles straight out from the Depoe Bay harbor. The other boat went out to the place called the Chicken Ranch and that is the trip I have "No" idea about yet. I will make a report if I ever find out anything.
Word is this might be the end of the Spring season. If it is we will let you know when announced and also inform you that we are scheduled for a summer season starting in August. More about that as it gets closer.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 15:37:13
Good morning fishing trips
The fishing in the morning hours turned out to be pretty good. Only one boat showed up back home with a total limit but the others did pretty well with many a Lingcod hitting the boat decks again today. Lingcod fishing remains really good as we get into summertime with over one per rod pretty much on a regular basis on an average. Cabezon also keep biting the hooks and the crabbing has improved though not as good as three weeks ago still 2-3 per person is a decent catch.
Halibut results later this evening but I believe both our boats got total limits again today but will give you the complete story later.
Date: Friday, June 24, 2011 at 18:30:47
No Halibut boats today
Bottom fishing a little on the slower side today
Some Albacore Tuna caught at the 4-corners yesterday....there getting close
Crabbing improves a little more
No Halibut boats out today but I believe that we have three of them going out tomorrow on the last trip for the month of June. Hopefully it will be a real nice day for the catch. Stay tuned tomorrow for the updates on how we did.
Bottom fishing was quite the struggle today. The inside reefs just was a tough go and did not produce the catch that we are used to. One boat fishing the outside deeper reefs with heavier gear limited on the Lingcod and also got the majority of the rockfish but it was one of those days if you didn't have the heavy gear to get down in deeper water with a one-knot current drift it was a real tough go. Tomorrow is another day and the fish are gonna be hungry.
The crabbing slowly is improving a bit as we get towards July with some scores over three around per customer. That is a good improvement over the past several weeks. A few of the crabs are getting a little soft as we get into the molting season but more then 80% of them are in fine shape.
A week from tomorrow (saturday) is the opening of the Coho Salmon season. There is finally a few boats out Chinook salmon fishing and they are picking up some coho salmon in that fishery which they have to release but it means they are out there.
Some smaller boats caught a few Albacore Tuna out at the 4-corners area a spot about 15 miles or so off to the northwest of Depoe Bay. Not many caught but they are moving into the area. The season is close to seeing a grand opening. Stay tuned....
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 20:13:34
GREAT HALIBUT FISHING
Excellent Bottom fishing
Crabbing improved (today)
Again our great Tradewinds fleet hit all of the Halibut that could be caught and we still have had only one trip this year where every passenger including the boats crew did not bring home their flat fish. That is quite the record. We were back in scrubbing the boats by just after NOON today. Our captains sacrifice a little more fuel to take you to the spots where you will catch the fish so hats off to them. More trips coming up tomorrow and Saturday and hopefully more limit catches.
The bottom fishing was really good today with just a few fish short of a rockfish limit, a limit of Cabezon around the boat and a nice assortment of Lingcod to round things out. To make it all the better we had around a 3-crab per person catch today which we can all hope after these last few weeks is a sign of improvement of the males making their way back into the pots.
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 15:58:45
Fishing was a whole bunch of hard work today
Crabbing remains hit and miss
The morning fishing trips were labeled as just so-so with lots of hard work to get close to your limit. The one good thing was that the Lingcod fishing was very good today but the rockfish catching was a little off.
The crabbing was fair with a little over 2 per person.
Afternoon trips faired a little better on the rockfish limiting two boats on those guys but the Lings did not bite in the afternoon as well as the morning trips. I guess you can't have it both ways. Better start booking morning & afternoon trips so you can catch your Lingcod in the morning and then get your rockfish in the afternoon.
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 17:35:14
Crabbing remains a little pokey....
....fishing pretty good all over
The deeper water fishing today was the place to be as the Lingcod were on the bite as well as some nice looking rockfish. The Quillback rockfish were really biting today with some nice Cabezon in the mix. The shallow water fishing was somewhat slower but the hard working folks caught quite a few fish.
The crabbing again today was hit and miss with some boats doing fairly well and others not quite as good. Every day the male crabs seem to be in a different spot then they were the day before. The average is around two per person the past few days which is down from where we were just a few weeks back.
Date: Monday, June 20, 2011 at 18:36:21
Depoe Bays 1st Tuna Report
Nothing of great urgency here but the first report of fish beginning to move was a confirmed report that commercial fishing boats out of Eureka, California are heading offshore to begin fishing for the 2011 season. The report said that the fish are still hundreds of miles offshore but they are beginning to move North. Remember that the commercial boys fish much further offshore for the fish because of sheer numbers they are trying to put in their fish holes. The sport fishery is more concerned about the larger fish found closer to shore even though they are not as big of schools of smaller fish as the ones the commercial guys get into. This is all an initial good sign so hopefully in ten days or so we will have something to make you begin to foam at the mouth.
Date: Monday, June 20, 2011 at 14:49:00
Fishing better if you stayed closer to home today
Hard to get the full complete picture of todays fishing activity but from what was coming across the radio waves was that if you were fishing right around the city you did real well. If you ventured up North where we go most of the time it was more of a chore finding fish to bite. Anyhow it was a good day right out in front of the city for the boats that fished close to home with rockfish limits and lots and lots of Cabezons. Crabbing today was either pretty poor or a little better then fair depending on the boat. It just has been that way here lately with some good days and then some not so good days. Another day will probably change the results as it has been hit (or) miss on the crabbing here lately.
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 12:17:01
Albacore Tuna REPORTS to begin soon
Only @ Tradewinds
Stay tuned and turn towards the Tradewinds Albacore Tuna report coming real soon on this network presented by Tradewinds. We will give you the most honest and up-to-date information that we can find. Tradewinds has four boats who will be going offshore to fill your winter freezer with the worlds best Tuna product. The fish we catch are between 18-30 pound average and if you have never caught a Tuna on rod and reel you are in for a treat. Watch the reports beginning in about 10 days and give us a call when things begin to heat up.
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 12:10:49
Lingcod, Cabezon & the rockfish on the bite today
Crabbing report forth-coming
It was HOT fishing on the bottom fishing reefs this morning with limits on the rockfish and a very nice assortment of Lingcod and Cabezon. The word out there was they were "BIG" also (that being the Cabezon and Lingcod). One boat crabbing but no word on the results of that venture. Oh, here comes the crab report over the Tradewinds wire. It reads.........49 crab. WOW!!!
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 06:06:48
Another 3-Day Halibut opener this coming Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Call for our special pricing for this weeks opener
Halibut fishing has been great and we have had only one boat trip which did not bring home a Halibut limit all season long. That is a record which would be hard to match anywhere along the coast. If you have been with us before go again. If you have not tried us before give us a try. The weather sounds good for later this week so call for your special price quote today.
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 15:23:47
Fishing turned on in the last hour of the trip....
crabbing improved a little and a whole bunch on one boat
Crabbing proved today that it can be just like fishing. Get yourself in the right spot and you will fill the boat. One boat put 71 keeper crab on the deck today far better then the past ten days or so and better then some of the boats right around the same area. The rest of them did fairly well but this boat was the "big piggy" of the day. So the average per person was somewhere around 2-3 for some boats per person and on the "piggy boat" it was a little over 5 per person.
The fishing was a little slow today until the final hour or so of the trip. Then they turned on and lit up the poles and most of the boats either limited or came pretty darn close. One boat fishing the deeper water came one Lingcod short of a limit with three of them 20 pounds or better. Speaking of last hour fish biting it was a little funny this morning because one of the radio conversations on the way up to the fishing grounds this morning was about leaving earlier then our scheduled 7am departure time. Some like it the way it is and others like it to be earlier. Thank goodness we left later today!
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011 at 16:04:03
Fishing excellent & crabbing improving somewhat
The fishing continues to be very good with lots of rockfish limits in both morning and afternoon trips. Did not get any information on the Lingcod and Cabezon bite today so will assume it was fair as it was in the afternoon.
Crabbing after about a ten day hiatus where it was a girl crab heaven has begun to improve over the past few days and we are hopeful that this will continue. We have come about some super secret spots where the girl crab are not allowed and the males are fighting them away. Spots that only Tradewind boats know about. So we are prohibiting hand held GPS units on the boats to protect these special spots from detection. If it was illegal to have them on boats and tell others about our spots the punishment might be called Capital Crab. (Sorry a failed attempt at humor) Bottom line...crabbing is improving some lately.
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 13:32:25
Crabbing picked up today (good news)
Fishing remains really good
The real good news is that our boats fishing north of the harbor found some better crabbing after about ten days of loads of females. Maybe we are seeing the start of a turn-around with the males beginning to move back into play here. The fishing remained "HOT' with limits of the rockfish and a very decent catch of the Cabezon and the Lingcod to go with them. All around a very good day for the hard working Tradewinds fleet (as normal). That is why we are the best on the Coast.
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 13:10:01
Lots of biting fish
Lots of crabs but mainly girl crabs
Another good fishing day on a rather choppy ocean but still more then comfortable enough to enjoy the ride and catch fish. Three of the four boats we had out this morning limited on the rockfish and there were quite a few Lingcod and Cabezon filling the fish baskets as well. No limits on those guys but decent catches. The crabbing again saw far to many female crabs and not nearly enough male crabs but that to will change in time. A week or so ago the crabbing went from fantastic to lots of females almost overnight so we will see a change again here pretty soon. Not a bad thing showing lots of females in on the shallow spots doing the "baby crab thing" as that provides good cabbing for us in the future.
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 12:36:48
Fishing South today was hand over fist catching
Fishing North today was slow at first and then hand over fist catching
Crabbing today was OK but too many girl crabs
Had a good day on the bottom fishing grounds with non-stop action for the boats that went South and then a little later after a somewhat slow start the same thing happened up North. Not a great assortment of Lingcod in the mix but enough to make it a decent result. The crabbing was certainly a mixed bag. The male take home specie were a little slow but better then in the past week. If you are interested in the survival of the crab populations don't worry as there are hundreds of throw back girl crabs coming up in the pots the past week or so. We would like to see a few more boy crabs and fewer of the girl crabs. That will happen as it is just a cycle.
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011 at 16:28:08
Various results on todays fishing trips
All of our boats did good today but the difference because the boats fished in two completely different ares was one worked real hard for their catch where the other had a slightly easier time of it. That is a very almost normal happening. Some boats out there every day are going to find them in a biting spot and have an easier time of it where other boats find fish but they just are not as hungry. Crabbing still a little slow with the keepers but the pots were sure filled with cab. Problem being is that there are many more females and shortie males here lately. We will be at it again tomorrow.
Just to let you know because some folks have been asking we do not run inshore Halibut trips at Tradewinds Depoe Bay unless it is just something that a group of folks just want to try. Truth being it is just not a viable fishery as they are only rarely successful. They are somewhat expensive and feel that your money can be better spent on another type of trip. If Halibut is what you might want we suggest the offshore long distance trip. A little more money but highly successful.
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 15:00:16
Depending on the boat fishing was average to very good
From the fishing reports it seemed to depend on the boat and the area being fished. One of our boats was home in two hours with a limit or rockfish and better then a Lingcod a rod. Other boats in different areas had decent rockfish bites where others had a struggle for five hours to put fish in the baskets. It was an interesting morning.
The not-so-good-news was the crabbing. After fantastic crabbing for most of March, April and May and then a lull towards the end of May the crabbing has shown improvement the past 3-4 days until today. It was not very good today and we will just leave it at that. Yes, we do have something negative to say when it is negative and not afraid to tell you that. Not sure why I had to tell you that but there it is just in case it is important.
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 13:12:04
Next Halibut opener....
Call us about matching or beating any Halibut rate
After a great Tradewinds weekend of Halibut fishing where our boats on all three days limited on the flat fish we go into the extra weekend dates that were available if any of the quota remained. By all information there will be plenty of fish left to be caught so give us a call on our great fishing rates to go Halibut fishing with Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 13:18:24
It all depended if you went left or right
For those boats who went left it was an easy limit on the rockfish and some decent catches on the Lingcod. If you went right then it was a 5-hr struggle to catch the rockfish. In the end ( for those that went right) it sounds anyway like some of the boats did OK and others struggled. One boat had a limit of Lingcod and threw back in 75+ of the shorties as we call them. Lingcod have to be 22 inches long to retain them. Crabbing was decent but not like it was about ten days or so. It was around 3 per person today from what was broadcasted.
(left and right definition)
When you get to the first buoy out of Depoe Bay you can go North or South which to some of us not so nautical left or right.
Another fishing trip out this afternoon which we will report on if we get that information.
Halibut fishing today wrapped up another three day opener and the fishing was good once again. We have had four boats out the past two days and all coming back in with limits. Some good discounts coming up on the next opener June 23,24,25 so keep watching.
Date: Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:43:23
Got yesterdays report from one caring skipper....
....today was just as good
Thanks to one of my colleagues who called in or should I say texted in the report from yesterday and he is just a love-a-ble guy. Yesterday was another typical Tradewinds day with a limit of rockfish and a good catch on the Lingcod with just a little short of one per person. The crabbing was also really good and continued improvement with a 4-per person average.
Today was a just as good day with a limit of rockfish and decent Lingcod fishing as well with a little over one per person. No crabbing on the boat I heard from but maybe later I will have a crab report for you. Real nice ocean with a real good ocean report for the next five days or so (so they say???).
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 19:46:25
No reports today from the fishing boats
Sorry about todays fishing report but I don't have one for you. The two charter boats out of the harbor today did not report in and I failed to get to them as well to get the report. I am a good guy so I try to share the blame. I only know that the boats were back right on time so whatever that means. Will try to do better tomorrow.
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 18:09:35
Hard work fishing today....
...but we pretty much got 'er done in the end
It was a tough go today but a little persistence and hard work saw a pretty good score by the end of the 5-hr trip. Just a few fish short for the entire boat on the rockfish limit and a few Lingcod and Cabezon thrown in for extra flavor. The crabbing is beginning to return to normal with 39 netted today which is a far cry better then what we were doing up to a few days ago. Weather thru the weekend into the first of next week sounds really good. See ya down here.
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 12:36:14
Ocean weather made today a "Big Boat Day"
The ocean was a little on the "nautical side" this morning which as usual made it a "Big Boat Only Day". so we call it. The bar crossing was a little messy both ways and the ocean had some wind on it and a 8-10 foot swell with a little drizzle. Other then that it was a great day. Oh, by the way we limited the folks on the fish and even had some Lingcod in the mix. These kind of days hanging around the bottom jigging for Lingcod can be difficult so you get what you can and hope for as many of the "toothy" Lingcod as you can. We did have a couple of the boat crabbing but (sorry) not sure of the results of that. Tomorrow might be the same type of day (maybe a little bit better) and then back to nice weather Thursday thru the weekend.
Date: Monday, June 6, 2011 at 16:01:54
Fishing spotty in some places really good in others
Crabbing improved finally.... Whew!!!
The bass had lock jaw this morning it seemed at least early in the Tradewinds trips and improved some thru the morning hours. One boat limited on the Lingcod, Cabezon and the rockfish but had only three of the 21 rockfish caught that were bass the normal rockfish limit fish. So it was an interesting morning. The bright spot of the morning was that the crabbing picked up and finally started to again give us some nice male Dungeness crab after about a week of poor crabbing. Hopefully it will continue to improve.
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 16:31:32
All boat limited on the rockfish...
...two boats limited on the Lingcod...
....crabbing we won't say to much about
Another great fishing day with limits on all six Tradewinds boat out today on the rockfish with limits on two of the boats on the Lingcod that I heard from. Cabezon fishing was also very good on most of the boats with an assortment of those guys in the fish buckets. Crabbing was way off again from what we are used to as many females have moved into the area and smaller juvenile males. All I can tell you is that this will improve and change just as fast as it did about a week ago when it went from great to mediocre.
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 20:24:35
Halibut Fishing & Quota News
First of all we had a few boats out today on the Halibut grounds and as it has been this year "WE LIMITED". Only one time this Spring Halibut season have our boats not gathered in all of the fish we needed to catch. Pretty good results I would think.
The other Halibut news is that 41% of the inshore Halibut have been caught but only 28% of the offshore catch has been taken so we are in real good shape to be fishing flat fish more then likely thru the June & the July dates.
So here is your chance to take advantage of the Tradewinds $190 Halibut special coupon we are offering on the coupon link. Call now and get your spots reserved as we catch the fish. Dates are below:
June 9-10-11 June 23 -24-25 July 7-8-9 July 21-22-23
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 18:06:10
Pretty god fishing again today
Not a ton of information came my way but from a few boats that I did hear there were limits on the rockfish and one of those boats caught quite a few Lingcod to go with everything else. It seemed to vary differently from boat to boat on the Lingcod catch. Crabbing was also hot and cold with some doing just fair and others doing fairly good also again from boat to boat. It still remains a little slower then it was a little more then a week ago. Put it all together and it was another really nice ocean and another real good Tradewinds fishing day.
Date: Friday, June 3, 2011 at 15:56:08
No one can beat us in catching fish
Another fantastic fishing day that only we can do with two boats with absolute full limits of Lingcod and rockfish included in that were some nice Cabezon. We also had our boats averaging today 4-crabs per person on the crabbing end of the trip. Not that anyone can say we are any better is is just the effort that our skippers put into it that makes such a difference to our passengers. Fuel is expensive but that is secondary to our skippers who try to give it the best effort for the folks who give us their business. It is all about "a people business" so if you have not tried us on for size you will not be disappointed. Our prices are competitive with anyone and have you seen the beautiful Tradewinds Fleet. We have a boat for anyones needs and we go the extra mile to earn your business.
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 12:56:09
Fishing really good again today and crabbing still a little slow but improving
Over a Lingcod around per customer and a good number of Cabezon plus the normal Tradewinds limit on the rockfish. Just another really good fishing day on a real nice ocean even though it was a little wet from time to time and some wind towards the end of the trip. When your catching fish like our fleet has been doing I guess a little damp clothes seems OK.
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 13:27:03
Bottom fishing excellent with some Lingcod and Cabezon
Salmon fishing was not good this morning
Crabbing was somewhere around poor
We had a salmon run this morning for the Chinook salmon the only specie open right now (Coho opens July 2nd). No bites out there as just not many around right now. We will let you know if any news comes forth when they begin to show. Normally July and August.
The crabbing for about the fourth straight day was poor. This will improve soon as we are in these bad tides so I am hopeful for a return to more normalcy by the weekend.
The bottom fishing was really great. Limits on the rockfish with really big quality today on just about all of them along with a decent catch of some nice lookin' Cabezon and Lingcod hit the decks.
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 15:40:58
Fishing red hot today....crabbing improved
Boats were home early this Tuesday morning with limits on the rockfish and some nice Cabezon in the mix. The Lingcod fishing was a little off but that was more then likely associated with the fact that everything else was biting before the lines even hit the bottom. You just couldn't keep them off. Crabbing improved today somewhat so hopefully we are on the way back to some crabbing like we had a week ago.
Date: Monday, May 30, 2011 at 15:05:02
Memorial Day fishing fun with holiday type biting
Fishing was sure good today as we celebrated our nations armed forces and their contributions to all of us in our nations history. The Lingcod bit fairly well with around one Ling around for the folks with lots of Cabezons and limits all told with the rockfish. The only specie taking the holiday day off were the crabs. They actually took the whole weekend off as crabbing has been a bit slow the past few days. That to will change shortly.
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 10:01:52
Limit on Halibut & good bottom fishing scores
A quick update from what I know from yesterday is we finally were able to get out to the Halibut grounds after some bad weather days. The one boat that I know about limited all of the folks plus all of the crew got fish as well.
The bottom fishing grounds also produced some good scores Wish I could give you more but your faithful reporter is out of town and I am going on some sketchy reports from some of the other guys who know. Up-to-date reports begin this afternoon.
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 06:50:55
Lots of boats out on Saturday
Pretty much the whole fleet out this morning hopefully if the weather cooperates as we have two Halibut boats going offshore and 6-7 bottom fishing boats heading to the northerly reefs. Should hopefully be a good day and lots of fish caught.
Date: Friday, May 27, 2011 at 17:09:07
Limit of fish but NO crabbing today
The weather was a "little on the iffy side" but when your on a big boat we had really good fishing today and the limit of fish hit the decks beside the rather windy conditions. Take the wind off the water and it was a nice day but wind and a little wet stuff make it a little uncomfortable. None the less the folks caught lots of fish. We did not crab today because of the windy conditions.
Date: Friday, May 27, 2011 at 06:58:22
I know we had a boat out??
The ocean was OK on Thursday morning early so waited an hour or so and went down to the harbor and the boats were in and no one on the fishing landing at Tradewinds. Looked at the ocean and it was not very nice looking especially compared to a few hours earlier. Did they catch fish??? Did they just get tired of the weather which was coming and came home?? I don't know either??? There will be better weather days a coming soon.
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 17:45:36
Your fishing report for the day is lacking information...Sorry!
We did have boats out today and the ocean looked just beautiful this morning and I did hear that the current was really moving at a brisk pace. That is about all I know for the day. We got a little bit weather coming in the next few days( a little wind, a little swell with a little wet stuff) and hopefully all will be cleared up for the Memorial Day weekend holiday the unofficial start of summer. Yeah!!!
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 13:20:47
Real decent fishing and crabbing today
The crabbing was excellent again today after an off day yesterday with a little over a 3-crab per person average on the boats. That is a good score. The fishing started off a little slow but as it has been going picked up about half way thru and ended on a positive note. Fairly close to all of the rockfish hit the decks and a good number of Lingcod also were caught. A real nice ocean and sunny skies greeted our clients today. Holiday weekend coming up in a few days but still spaces left on our Halibut and bottom fish trips for the weekend. Noting better then deep fried fish or Dungeness Crab for the holiday picnic.
Date: Monday, May 23, 2011 at 20:53:55
Tough going until the end
One boat out and it was a real tough bite until the end. Our skipper said they went all over the ocean it seemed with no luck. Towards the end things lit off and they got all of the rockfish and about half of the Lingcod needed. I know it sounds like a good trip but it was a tough one and thank goodness things lit off at the end. Crabbing was slow again with about 2-3 around down quite a bit from the day before. We were still in this minus tide thing which ends today so maybe some more seasonable tides with get things back going again.
Remember this is a Halibut weekend so offshore deep water Halibut this Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Also remember to get those salmon reservations in as the season will be here before you know it starting July 2nd.
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 22:09:18
Fish biting again hot and heavy
Red hot fishing today as the rockfish after a few days off the bite went back on the bite with limit catches this morning. The one bad thing that happens when the rockfish bite that way is that the Lingcod have trouble beating them to the hook so the Lingcod bite was OK but not where we like it. Crabbing which also has been slower the past few days was crazy today with one boat netting 59 of the critters for the folks on board. Good day....
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 14:15:08
Whales right out in front of the harbor today
Did not have to go far for the whale watching today as the critters were right out in front of the harbor waiting for us. Later in the trips they moved to the outside more so being on the boat instead of the sea wall was a good thing.
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 14:10:35
Another hard work for it day
Like yesterday Saturday was the same type fishing. Tons of Lingcod biting (mostly juveniles) and the rockfish off the bite somewhat. The boats that reported in today as we had many out there experienced the same thing. Those that worked hard at it by the end of the day had a great score. Two of the boats limited on Lingcod and one limited on Cabezon. All of the boats had plenty of each. The rockfish bit seemed to average around 4-6 per person. The crabbing was not totally reported by all boats involved today but it appeared t be somewhat slower today around 2-3 per person.
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 17:33:56
It was just one of those unexplainable days
Lingcod fishing was fantastic!!!! Catching the rockfish was a 5-hour mystery today. Ninety five percent of the time it is the exact opposite. Lots of rockfish biting like fleas but you can't find a lIngcod. Today the opposite. Not only were there Lingcod limits but we were throwing back dozens of them. The rockfish were there on the fish machines but would they bite?....No. Not all that bad as we got around 4-per person on an average but jus a weird day. The crabbing was OK with about 3-per person on the boat average.
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 11:54:59
Not hot fishing but TW seems to get it done
The fishing was not red hot today but as it seems we normally can get it done. There was a limit of rockfish today on our vessel out fishing and only one short of a limit of Lingcod. No Cabezon today and because of the minus tides and heavy swell on the beaches NO crabbing today. It was a bit on the hazardous side to be dumping pots with one turned out to be a 10 foot swell. So we didn't put our pots out today but hopefully will be right back at it tomorrow.
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 15:45:47
Fabulous fishing day for the best of the west (Tradewinds)
Talk about almost total limits for the several TW boats out this morning. Limits on the rockfish, limits almost for everyone on the Lingcod & limits on the Cabezon for all of the folks. Crabbing had one boat around 4-5 per person and another was around 5-6 per person. It can't get much better then that. Only @ Tradewinds!!!
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 16:26:52
Beautiful ocean and decent fishing once again...
...and a return to excellent crabbing after a few average days
The crabbing was really good today with scores around the 6 per person range which is really very good and above the average we shoot for. The fishing was average to pretty good. Excellent Cabezon fishing with I believe a limit of those critters less then one around on the Lingcod and probably a average of 4-5 fish around on the rest of the rockfish. It was a good day. Sounds like decent weather thru the weekend.
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 13:50:23
Excellent fishing Monday morning
Only one boat out of the harbor this morning (for Tradewinds) and the fishing was terrific. There was a limit of Lingcod, a limit of Cabezon and a limit of rockfish for all on board. The only downer was that crabbing was again for the 2nd day in a row a little off (only about 3 per person...still not bad but not up to standards set). The reasons.... Possibly because of the minus tides this whole week, possibly because they aren't hungry the past few days, possibly because there are not as many in the place where the pots were dropped and possibly because of the rising of the ocean levels due to global warming. Who knows???
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 15:23:29
Limits on the rockfish and a real good number of Cabezon and Lingcod...
....crabbing was good but not as good as the past few days
It was a beautiful ocean to fish on with very little wind a fairly smooth ocean but from what I was told a real weird swirling ocean drift which was hard for the folks on board to navigate. No matter what side of the boat you were fishing on the lines were going under the boat. Explain that one?
The fishing however was real good with limits on all of the rockfish and a real nice supply of Lingcod and Cabezon to help fill the filet bags. Crabbing was good today but probably around the 3 per person range which is a little down from the past few days.
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 06:50:45
Next Halibut opener
The next three day offshore Halibut opener will be May 26th, 27th and 28th. They will be followed by dates in June of 2nd, 3rd, 4th 9th, 10th & 11th. There are back-up dates in June & July that follow these dates as well. See the scroll on the homepage of the website for those dates.
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 06:15:35
Departure time changes
Please note that all of our offshore trips remain check-in @ 5:30am and departure @ 6am sharp. Those times for both Halibut & Tuna will remain the same throughout the summer season.
The departure time change will be for all other trips between May 15th and June 14th. The new check-in time will be @ 7am and departure time at 7:30am. Lots of daylight by these times now and time to get to those fish a half hour earlier. If you were told of a different departure time by email or over the phone please make this change. If you have questions or concerns please call our office directly.
On June 15th thru the summer the following times will be in force:
Halibut & Tuna check-in 5:30am departure 6:00am
Salmon check -in 6:00am departure 6:30am
Bottom fishing check-in 6:30am departure 7:00am
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 17:23:27
Good fishing & crabbing today
The ocean was nice as the wind and the wet weather gave us a reprieve today and stayed away. The result was limits or close to limits of rockfish with some really good catches of Cabezon and lingcod as well. The crabbing was again really good with scores on most boats around the 3-5 per person range.
Fun day today as Tradewinds sent out ten boat fishing with full loads which make the skippers happy and lots of people from different areas of the country to meet. All in all a great day for fishing, crabbing, whale watching and meeting new friends on the boats.
Date: Friday, May 13, 2011 at 16:04:58
Misprint on Halibut numbers
The Halibut numbers today was 13 and 2 meaning 13 passenger fish and 2 crew fish. I believe I said nineteen fish caught. It was really 15 fish caught. Sorry about that. I was to excited!!!
Date: Friday, May 13, 2011 at 15:31:17
Mixed results today on the bottom fish grounds
Som folks on the boats did real well and others just average. Lots of wind and current today made it a little difficult and a little luck mixed with hard work made some of the folks successful. Others not so well. The Lingcod bite in the heavy current was slow today as was the Cabezon bite. Crabbing was also slower today with a moderate swell kept us in a little deeper water where the great crabbing has been lately in shallow water. Tomorrows weather thru the middle of next week looks much better.
Date: Friday, May 13, 2011 at 15:27:27
Ho-Hum..Another Tradewinds Halibut Limit
Not trying to brag about our Halibut guys but they do a great job in some trying conditions. It has been quite windy and choppy out there the past few days and they continue to catch the folks their fish. Another nineteen fish caught today and brought back in for our customers. With safety always in mind our guys take you to the spots where the fish are in good numbers to give our (fisher-people) the best chance of success. The numbers tell the story as in the first two days of the season no one can match our success with limits both days. The size of the fish are a mixed bag. Some nice ones and some smaller ones.
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 16:50:10
Thursday Halibut Limit @ Tradewinds
Go with Tradewinds and get that Halibut for your freezer. That is what happened today as we went to where the fish were and got the job done like we normally do. A little further to go a little more fuel used but getting the fish for the folks is what we can do. Spots still available these next two days of this first weekend so give us a call or reserve over the Tradewinds website. We are open all night on the website(sorta).
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 15:27:27
Rockfish limits, 55 crabs & a decent lingcod bite
Good day on the bottom fishing grounds with rockfish limits for all and a decent catch on the lingcod with many-many undersize throw back Lings. The crab count today was 55 crabs good for around a 4-5 per person average.
No word yet on the Halibut 1st day action.
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 15:42:21
Tradewinds goes where the crabs arebuck $.
A little note about ocean crabbing. There are crabs everywhere in the ocean I suppose. As you could probably imagine there are spots where there are more then other places. Tradewinds not only knows where those spots are but we take you to those spots on every trip which has crabbing involved. The idea is to catch crab and send you folks home with as many as craw into the pots. You can count on our skippers even though these spots are a little further away to take you to those spots on your trip. Do they always produce good loads of cab? No not always as crabs are like any other living creature in sometimes they jut don't bit (craw into the pots). Ever priced crab in the stores? For your extra $10 you can easily get five times that amount in crab it seems here lately. You can count on US to give you the best shot for your $
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 15:31:39
Beautiful ocean when we left, wild waters as we returned
The fishing was really good and the crabbing was really good also. It was a beautiful overcast morning when we left with some rain suppose to hit the coastal area by evening. It arrived in the middle of the morning hours. On the way how there were some heavy duty winds in the area which gave the folks onboard an exciting ride home. Safe but exciting!
The fishing...quite a number of Lingcod and a limit of Cabezon with one described as a "humongous mother" (20 pounds) and close to a limit on the bass. Lots of crab also around the 5 per person average. Good day even with the wind and rain.
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 12:46:40
Beautiful ocean and good fishing & crabbing
Limits for all on board in the rockfish category and close to one Lingcod around for those critters. The crabbing was again excellent but NO word on the amount caught only that it was very good. Lets hope the good weather stays with us as it makes fishing good as well.
Remember Halibut offshore season opens on Thursday of this week and we expect limit catches if the weather holds up for us. Halibut discount coupons are available on the Tradewinds website so there is still time for you to book your trip for the 1st weekend.
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 20:19:13
Halibut Discount Coupon now posted
Make your Halibut reservation with Tradewinds and then copy off your discount coupon good for $10 off your price for the trip. Bring it with you on the day of the trip when you check in. You can find the coupon on the Tradewinds website under the link coupons. Limited time only.
Date: Monday, May 9, 2011 at 15:52:16
Windy, choppy, a little wet, slow fishing....
...then..... they began to bite
Interesting morning for the Tradewinds faithful. Everything said above was true to my word. Three hours into the trip even with all of the above still happening except for the wet stuff the fish put on a show worthy of Tradewind folks. The Lingcod went on the bite and enough rockfish bit to get close to a limit of those guys as well. We had three boats full of fisher-people and was not totally sure what happened on all the boats but probably close to the same. The crabbing....unbelievable again...one boat I know had 39 and another boat had close to 50 crab. It was windy and choppy but the fish & crab made us forget about it the final three hours or so.
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 10:27:37
Limit of lingcod...
...& a limit of rockfish...
...Happy Mom's Day
Offshore Halibut Season Opens Thursday
Tradewinds boats today produced limits of both Lingcod and rockfish in a flurry of action after a semi-slow start. When they started to bite they just kept on biting. Happy Mother's Day everyone !
Don't forget about the opening of Halibut season this week with boats going out Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Opening can still be had on all three days so give us a call. Also look on the website under the coupon link and see if there is a special Halibut coupon for you in the next few days. Bring it with you as you check in and get yourself a Tradewinds discount.
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 15:50:11
Halibut season starts next week May 12,13,14
Look for the Tradewinds Halibut coupon on this site in the next few days
Get your reservation in for the opening weekend of the 2011 Halibut season which opens this next week. Look for the Halibut discount coupon on the Tradewinds website in the next few days to help you folks out with the cost of the trip. Should be a good flat fish season. Space available for the 1st weekend and open weekends to follow.
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 15:45:35
Another one of those hard working days....
those who worked hard got lots of fish
It was the 2nd day in a row of "steady slow fishing" but the hard working Tradewinds folks on board this morning did just that *& worked hard and came home with some excellent catches. Quite a number of Cabezon in the fish totes and most of the boat commented that they had close to limits on the rockfish. The Lingcod fishing was a little on the slower side today but some real nice ones were caught. Crabbing again was just great with depending on the boat around 3-6 per person. Three large boats and one 6-pack bat were out on the pond this morning.
On one of the boats this morning we had a very large Halibut caught as is a somewhat common happening as we slide off the rocky reefs into the sandy bottom where the flat fish live. We hope to have a picture of the fish posted later.
Date: Friday, May 6, 2011 at 15:33:46
HALIBUT IS ALMOST HERE!!!
IT ALL STARTS NEXT WEEKEND AS THE 2011 HALIBUT OFFSHORE FISHING SEASON SWINGS INTO FULL GEAR. SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR ALL THREE DAYS ON OUR BOATS SO IF YOU HAVE THE TIME AND WANT A FLAT FISH GIVE US A CALL OR MAKE YOUR RESERVATION ON THE TRADEWINDS RESERVATION SYSTEM.
Date: Friday, May 6, 2011 at 14:23:56
Steady slow fishing today...but in the end....
The fishing was termed "steady slow" but in the end we had a very near limit of the rockfish, a limit of Cabezon and 1.5 Lingcod per person so it ended up as a great trip. Deeper water was the key today with the shallow water seemingly not producing but the deeper water produced that "steady slow effect". No crabbing today as a departure time swell had the captain chicken out on the pots this morning.
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 08:34:19
Beautiful day & ocean but No boats out of the harbor this morning
We all missed a picture perfect day this morning with absolutely calm seas, no wind and the fish probably biting. Tomorrow is another day. See ya then.
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 16:50:59
Slow fishing that closed with a mad rush
Sounds like the low tides put the fish to sleep for over half the trip today and then all broke loose towards the end and we came very close to a rockfish limit with some nice Cabezon in the mix and quite a few legal Lingcod hit the deck. Actually in that "mad dash" many-many Lingcod hit the deck but most were the "shorties" as we call them (not 22 inches long). All in all a good trip with great crabbing with 47 crabs for the folks crabbing. Worked out close to 7 per person.
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:07:08
Chinook in the area
A few folks out on one of our smaller boats today fishing Chinook salmon and they got one real nice King Salmon (Chinook). The bottom line is there must be a few around.
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 16:48:11
Tuesday the fish took the day off
Those Lingcod have been working us so hard these past three weeks that we just had to give them and us a day off. Seriously it was nice to get a day off and get back at it tomorrow. The lingcod fishing has been super great and very consistent. The crabbing has been as good as it is in the summer and the rockfish....well they always seem to bite sometime in a 5-hr trip. Bottom line fishing can't be a whole lot better then it is right now.
Date: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 16:49:49
Two boats out....Two limits in...
some nice Lingcod too
A little drizzly out there today and it became a little windy as the morning went on but when the fish bite who cares. Limit catches on all of the Tradewinds boats out this morning and some real nice Lingcod brought onboard as well. Crabbing on one of the boats produced fifty crabs for the folks so another can I be so bold to say (typical) day out on the pond. Good job to our skippers, crew and passengers today.
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 15:22:09
Great Tradewinds fishing day
The Lingcod are on their second week with a all out bite with one boat limiting out and another boat coming real close to it. The rockfish again were the issue at hand as we had to work real hard to get them to bite but in the end one boat limited and the other one was real close. Also one 28 pound Lingcod on the deck caught with others in the 15 pound range. The crabbing was spectacular with one boat around 5-per person and another boat around 7-per person today. Just a super all around Tradewinds day.
By the way, inshore Halibut opened today and we were hoping but didn't catch any on the bottom trips today. Maybe tomorrow......
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 15:17:40
Wedding @ Sea Today
Love in Whale Cove this afternoon
Wedding on a boat? Yes, it does happen quite often and this afternoon on a sun drenched day we had the perfect union take place in Whale Cove on the Mariner owned and operated by Dan "Booner" Zimmerman. Dan is also a ordained minister so he also performed the ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony with a happy couple reciting their vowels onboard and got to see the whales on the way home.
Now you know...Only @ Tradewinds...A full service charter...Really!
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 12:56:21
Rockfish limits on three boats.....
lingcod limit on one boat....
Fantastic crabbing on one boat....
one boat No Report
The weather was great and four boats out for the Tradewinds fleet Saturday morning. One of the boats had a rockfish limit with some nice catches of Lingcod, another had a rockfish limit and also some nice Lingcod. Another ship had a limit of both Lingcod and rockfish and one of these boats had close to 60 crabs in the totes by the end of the trip. Another boat did not report in so we don't know. Bottom line is after most of last week being a wash due to bad ocean conditions the fish are still on the bite as the case was before the bad ocean weather. What a great day with another day tomorrow that sounds even better weather wise.
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 07:21:15
Beautiful ocean...Lots of Tradewinds boats out....
Ocean in real good shape and we will let you know later in the day on the results of the fishing and crabbing trips. Sunday looks like an even better day.
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:45:07
Ocean slow in coming down
Thought today that the ocean would have come down enough to get out but it didn't. Thirteen folks were disappointed as the ocean was quite windy and also quite rough at daylight so we had to cancel. The weekend forecast is suppose to be much-much better.
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 14:09:59
Halibut but two weeks away....
...& dont forget about getting early salmon reservations for the summer
The 2011 spring Halibut season begins two weeks from today Thursday, May 12th. Fishing will be on most Thursday, Friday & Saturdays. The full schedule you can find on the homepage scroll of seasonal information. Should be good fishing as it normally is in this spring fishery. There are still spots left to fill so cal in for your reservation ASAP.
Never to early to start thinking about the summer. Summer salmon fishing opens July 2nd and runs thru August 13th and then re-opens September 1st thru September 11th. Opening the season later makes for bigger fish and the September fishery allows us to catch any two salmon regardless of hatchery, specie or native models.
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 11:30:51
Beautiful sunny day on departure...
...pouring down rain on arrival back into port...
...oh by the way... another Tradewinds limit on Lingcod and rockfish
When we left this morning it was sunny and mild and we ventured out on another one of our bottom fishing trips. Somewhere after fishing & catching it began to rain quite hard and the wind came up a little, the ocean puffed up a little but with all of that..... another limit on nice looking Lingcod and rockfish. No one got wet as no one ever does on a Tradewinds boat and home we came. Good day...... !
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 12:45:05
Ocean better but still awfully windy and choppy...
no fun to be out there folks right now...
weekend looking better & better
Lots of wind and wind chop on the top of the water today even though the ocean swell is down quite a bit over the past few days. Still not much fun to be out there
The weekend is really looking good weather wise.
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 15:54:08
Weekend weather outlook
Looks like really nice weather moving in for the weekend. Low ocean swells makes for good fishing and that is in the forecast. Time to make those weekend reservations as the fishing before the last few days of bad weather has been the best all year with great Lingcod bites.
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 13:08:46
Sorry...tied to the boards for another day
Another day of bad weather and another day tied to the docks in the harbor. We will let you know when things improve.
Date: Monday, April 25, 2011 at 06:59:58
Yesterday the ocean was rough and getting rougher....
today it has completed the job
A very rough windy wet ocean will cancel all ocean activities for the day and we will let you know how things shape up for tomorrow and the week ahead. 13 foot swells and winds approaching 40 knots are with us today. We had a great last week of nice ocean weather and that type of weather will return shortly.
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 09:09:09
No fishing trip out of the harbor today
Everyone spending the day with their family on this holiday.
Good for you.
Happy Easter from Tradewinds Depoe Bay
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 12:44:06
Another Great Tradewinds day on the fishing pond
Had several boats out this morning and one of them had limits early on the Lingcod and the rockfish even though the skipper said that they had to work hard for them. Probably meaning the quick current out there this morning. The crabbing was also excellent with one full tote full of crab and another with some others crawling around. Another great day as it has been for the past 7 days. Easter Sunday's weather sounds pretty good to round out the holiday weekend.
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011 at 13:58:41
Limits all around today...except crabs
Fishing sure was great for the two boats out of the harbor this morning with total limits on both the Lingcod and the rockfish. One boat nearly had a limit on the Cabezon coming up one short. The crabbing a little off with about a 2.5 crabs per person average. Not terrible but not what lately we have been used to. Sounds like the weekend looks like a GO for the weather. Easter weekend fishing @ Tradewinds.
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 15:12:55
Revised weekend weather outlook
The rising swell and whatever that was with it has held off for 24 hours and we are expecting great weather thru the weekend. Both weekend days plus tomorrow look great as we see it now. Monday looks like the weather could change a bit.
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 15:10:10
Limits al the way around on two Tradewinds boats
Two Tradewinds boats out of the harbor this morning and both brought back limits of Lingcod and the rockfish. After a decent day yesterday on the Lingcod but no limits they came to life in a big way again this morning. Crabbing checked in at around 4 pert person.
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 13:34:21
Part of the fish bite goes North...
...part of the fish bite goes south (just a little)
The Lingcod bite still very-very good but not quite as good as the past few days. The rockfish bite which has been tougher then normal was limits for everyone today. So how it goes on the fishing grounds from day to day. Still the Lingcod bite was a little better then one around per customer which is still really good was made up for with a great catch of the other guys (the rockfish) with limits for everyone. The crabbing....fantastic with around four per person on an average.
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 06:11:37
Ocean weather update
Good weather thru Saturday but a rising ocean swell for Sunday now predicted. Might want to make your plans NOW thru Saturday. We will keep you updated.
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 15:13:24
Thats four days in a row for the Tradewinds Lingcod hunters
For the fourth day in a row the Lingcod bite was terrific for the Tradewinds fleet bringing back in limits or very close to limits on the Lings as well as a better day for the rockfish and limits on them as well. The ocean provides us with these periods of fantastic fishing and the Tradewinds fleet is in one of them right now. As the weather remains great it is a good time to take on a Tradewinds fishing trip as all is in fine tune mode now.
Don't forget.... HALIBUT SEASON opens up May 12th.
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10:37:30
Tuesday morning fishing (live update)
Lingcod still heavy on the bite
Halfway thru the morning trip the Lingcod as they have been the past three days are heavy on the bite with near limits already on the "toothy critters" and a little better bite on the rockfish as well. One 15-18 pound Vermillion rockfish also part of the catch this morning. It is the best time of 2011 so get here quickly as the catching and the weather is just wonderful (sunshine, calm seas, light winds thru the weekend).
Date: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 16:51:07
PERFECT weather thru the weekend
Spring has sprung! If you like going fishing in perfect conditions you might lock into a date on one of our boats for the next 5-6 days. The weather report is just perfect with very low wind, lots of sunshine and hardly any swell at all. Now is the time.
Date: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 15:16:52
If you want lingcod there is no better time then NOW
....The Lingcod literally are biting like fleas. It is harder to catch the rockfish as there are so many biting Lingcod out there the past few days. The ocean is beautiful and will be that way for the rest of the week by the forecast and you will like the results if all stays the same. One of our boats this morning threw back about a dozen legal sized Lingcod. We were trying real hard to fish above the bottom looking for the rockfish and the Lingcod came up higher in the water column to get after the hooks. This should be the case for the next few days anyhow with the weather forecast and able to fish a little deeper with slower running currents. Now is the time and we have boats going out every day. Take that day off you have been thinking about taking.
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 14:53:04
Fantastic fishing & crabbing
What a day on the fishing links. Limits on Lingcod and some really large models to boot. Almost a limit on the Cabezon as well as we are after April 1st limited to one per angler per day. The rockfish also made the limit and crabbing was up around 6-7 per person range. There were some jumbo crabs in that mix to make it even nicer. It was just one of those days folks.
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 14:05:46
Saturday Lingcod & Crab update
Lingcod and Cabezon fishing was excellent with only a few short of limits on the boats reporting. Also crabbing was very good with by my calculations around 4-5 per person on an average. I know it is a long spoken phrase but "Only @ Tradewinds" is really true. Only @ Tradewinds as our skippers work harder for their folks then anyone around.
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 13:41:27
Lots of Tradewinds boats out on the pond this morning...
....& good fishing it was
The ocean overnight went from a 16 foot swell with 30 knots of wind at 7pm last night to a 6 foot swell by departure time with little or no wind.
The fishing was great with near limit catches on all the boats with crab catches not reported so I can't give you a guesstimate on those. Judging by the past crab performances it more then likely was pretty good as the crabs begin their push into the shallow water in the spring. That is good for the charter fleet @ Tradewinds as we have difficulty getting to the guys when they are in the deeper water. Cabezon and Lingcod were part of the catch this morning on a really nice ocean with light drizzle.
Tomorrow should be even better with even less drizzle in the area. Should be a good day with spaces still available for the morning.
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011 at 11:45:22
Very nice ocean....
lots of wet stuff falling from the sky....
fish biting like fleas
Tradewinds sent the boats out this morning even being a little wet (actually it was a whole bunch wet) but when the ocean is nice and the fish biting like fleas no one whimpered at all. The Tradewinds boats all have rain gear and put it in places where the folks have access to it so lets go fishing. Around one Lingcod per rod and all of the rockfish hit the decks in less then two hours. Tomorrow the weather (rain) is suppose to be much better and the ocean even better then today. The fishing will depend if you are on a Tradewinds boat or not!! He he he
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011 at 08:32:45
Weather presently getting better...
...ocean coming down...
...weekend looks great for ocean weather...
...one boat out of the harbor today
Will let you know the fishing results this afternoon when we get the report but things are beginning to look good for the weekend into the next week as the forecast looks great. Fishing and whale watching activities should be "full speed ahead" so there are still openings so give us a call today and make plans for the weekend. Think about that great tasting deep fried fish and fresh crab salad. Only available with this kind of taste at Tradewinds.
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 16:27:24
Read all of this but only if looking for some good news....
Lots to tell you....
Great weather weekend....
Halibut & Salmon in your future
The weather this weekend thru at least the middle of next week looks bright with virtually no swell on the ocean and that means great fishing and whale watching. Maybe, just maybe spring is about ready to kick ol' man winter out the door. It is the first good sign so far so & we are hoping.
Lots of Halibut activity on the books for the opening weekend May 12, 13, 14 but still plenty of room as we have plenty of boats ready to go. Should be a good season with a quota a little larger then years past.
The 2011 Salmon season is posted on the article just below this one so take a gander at that. It opens a little later this year but there are good things about that. Larger fish and more of the fish will be north of the southern ports so not so good for them but good for us. Also a September fishery for you folks who are vacationing after the kids go back to school in the fall.
Never forget about the summer Albacore Tuna fishery. Late June, July, August and September. It is gonna be a good one by all reports.
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 08:56:26
2011 summer salmon season adopted
Interesting summer season which includes a September fishery
All-salmon mark-selective coho fishery: July 2 through earlier of August 13 or a landed catch of 15,000 marked coho. Seven days per week. All salmon, two fish per day. All retained coho must be marked with a healed adipose fin.
Any remainder of the mark selective coho quota will be transferred on an impact neutral basis to the September non-selective coho quota listed below. Non-mark-selective coho fishery: September 1 through the earlier of September 10 or a landed catch of 3,000 non-mark-selective coho quota. Thursday through Saturday all salmon, two fish per day; Sunday through Wednesday, all salmon except coho, two fish per day.
Basically what this means is the July 2nd thru August 13th fishery must be Coho with healed adipose fin. The September Coho fishery can be any shape or model.
The Chinook salmon fishery is open presently thru September 30th.
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 09:28:12
No fishing boats out this morning....
...but if there were we would have limited
The headline says it all. We are that good. It was a day that had LIMIT written all over it. You missed it but there will be others. Come down and go (limit)_fishing with the Oregon Coasts very best.
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 13:43:10
Just one boat out of the harbor today
We got a fishing trip in before the next storm hits the area and the fishing was really good this morning. Just one boat out of the harbor this morning & Tradewinds made the trip north and found some near limits on the rockfish and a very respectable catch of Lingcod as well. It was a pretty good ocean where we fish and as normal we make the journey to where the better fishing takes place. You can count on that out of our fleet as we not only are affected by high fuel costs just like everyone is but we still are dedicated to taking the folks to the better fishing spots. Caring about the folks is what we believe has made us the largest and most popular charter outfit on the coast. If you have tried others give us a try the next time and compare. Let us know what you think as we want to win you over for future trips.
Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 at 11:04:38
Halibut - Halibut - Halibut
Time to start thinking about it & making plans. We are only one month away from the start of the offshore season which opens May 12th. Reservations for the first three day weekend opener are going very well so give us a call or book thru the online reservation system for your spots. Should be a good season to get your flat fish in the freezer. The homepage scroll has all of the halibut dates listed so take a look at that and get back with us. Tradewinds-has always been #1 in Depoe Bay Halibut fishing and has the boats and knowledgeable skippers to take you where you need to go.
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 08:10:32
The sunshine, Nice oceans, No wind....
....well its gone
The wind, the rain and the rough oceans are back with us. As we saw a glimpse of spring these past three days "ol' man winter" even though by the calendar is gone peaked his head back up for another go. All of our ocean activities were cancelled today and it sounds quite "iffy" for the next few days. We will as always keep you informed like no one else does.
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 16:23:06
Fair fishing today but it was a struggle
Fishing is not red-hot every day and today was one of those days. It was just plain hard work with some folks doing really well and others really struggled. The fish don't bite every day. Some of the boats did good to OK and other just fair. The Lingcod fishing today was really off with very few hitting the decks on any of the boats. Sometimes cold water, recent storms and heavy currents play a toll on the fish biting and maybe one of those was the problem today. Crabbing however was excellent. Tomorrow is another day.
Date: Friday, April 8, 2011 at 15:43:18
We did get out fishing today
W did have a number of boats out on the ocean pond today and the fishing was only fair. After a series of days of northerly winds the water really cooled down which can make the fish a little sleepy so to speak. Some nice fish in the mix but limits were had only by those who were able to brave the cold conditions for the full 5-hr ride. Suppose to be better tomorrow both in water temperature, ocean conditions and we hope biting fish.
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 10:06:39
No fishing boats out today....
...but as last entry said things look good for Saturday
The ocean is still quite messy today so nothing took place this morning as far as getting the boats out. Too bad also as we had plenty of boats and people on the books ready to go catch some fish. Just a little to rough. The ocean report for Saturday as of right now looks very good so make your plans for that day. The next day Sunday looks like a return to the rough stuff again so Saturday is THE DAY!
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 06:02:08
Saturday lookin' good
Saturday looks like the real good day from the forecast they are showing now with building weather and seas for Sunday. So if you want to go fishing book with us for Saturday as it looks like a decent day.
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 14:08:39
Another bad weather day to go and then maybe???
Cancellations again this morning for all of our ocean activities and probably another one tomorrow as well. Friday looks better and we are hopeful for the weekend. Time will tell and we will let you know day to day what things look like.
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 16:12:22
Surprise this morning....
ocean not so bad
Woke to a not-so-good forecast but the ocean was only 6-foot in swell sized and no wind or rain to speak of. It was very fishable but the forecast was not good for later in the day. Halfway thru the morning it started to get with The program so to speak and the ocean turned upside down very quickly so maybe a good thing we didn't send any boats out this morning. It is just that time of the year folks.
Date: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 10:06:11
Todays fishing trip back in early because of weather...
...or maybe they limited early?
Awoke to a fairly nice morning with a little drizzle which quickly as the ocean weather goes turned not-so-nice out there. We had fishing trips this morning which I believe went out under the bridge to give it a try and the next thing noticeable the boats were back in the harbor. Which means they either hit a ton of very hungry biting fish or the captain told his crew there will be better days. So with all that in mind our Tradewinds skippers have a knack of either finding "windy-wet-choppy ocean biting fish" (or) our Tradewinds skippers as they always do have the best interest of the folks in mind. Either way, "YEAH FOR US"!
Will let you know when things calm down in it seems these endless early spring winter type storms.
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 16:51:02
Lots of fish caught today
Fishing was very good today with two boats out on a pretty nice day which got better as it went on. The fishing was really good with some nice Lingcod and Cabezon in the mix as well. No crabbing today as when they went out there was a pretty good swell still out there and no one was sure which way things as far as the weather goes was going to end up. Tomorrow we hope to get the day in but there is some wind in the forecast and then the middle part of the week looks a little on the rough side. It does change without notice sometimes and we will let you know the happenings.
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 09:54:22
Boats out this morning but you'd better hurry...
...sounds like Monday is a good day but rest of week not good at all
Will give you a full rundown of the fishing action this morning later and it also sounds like another decent day tomorrow. After that the forecast sounds like very heavy swells arriving in the area for the rest of the work week.
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 18:19:49
Nothing again today....
...but looking better for Sunday and Monday
Another day of bad weather forced the cancellation of all trips today. It was just a bad week entirely but we do have hope for tomorrow morning and Monday. See ya in the morning.
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 14:59:55
Fishing trips cancelled this morning
A very rough Depoe Bay bar forced cancellation of all of our fishing trips for the day. It was to bad also as the waters outside the #1 buoy were looking really nice with no wind or rain today. It was just too rough the first half mile getting out to where the nice water was. Hopefully tomorrow....
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 16:19:01
Iffy weather upon us again....
....hopefully the weekend will get better
No fishing boats out today. The "boys" were up on the highway 101 overlook and watched it for a while before calling the trips. We had four full boats today and many disappointed fisher-people. It just would not have been much fun. Hope for better weather for the weekend.
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 18:47:37
Chinook salmon is open until April 30th
...after May 1st salmon fisheries wil be announced in the middle of April
The ODFW fishery interests has reviewed the recreational Chinook salmon seasons adopted under the 2010 regulation setting process, and the season scheduled to be open for Chinook salmon from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. will occur as scheduled for the period of March 15 through April 30.
Seasons from May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012 are currently being developed. Season alternatives will be reviewed and a final season recommendation made at the Pacific Fishery Management Council public meeting in San Mateo, California on April 9-13
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 13:22:52
Wednesday Afternoon Update
Limits all around. It was windy and rainy out there so our experienced skippers were forced to take the folks to those "we need fish quickly spots" so we can get the passengers lots of fish and get them home an hour or so early. Thats what we did with the help of those super secret spots. Honestly that is what we hope happens on these type of days and today we were fortunate. No crabbing today as it was one of those skippers choice decisions which happens from time to time on marginal days.
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 10:13:35
One boat out this morning
....forgot to tell you about our deepwater trip the other day
Forgot to tell you about more then likely the final deep water trip out to the deep water lingcod reefs that we had just the other day (Monday). Tradewinds was out there as no one fishes that spot like we do and we were well on our way to a probable limit when the ocean got quite "large" and the inside water was piling up on the Depoe Bay bar so we cut the trip short. If it is the final trip out there for the year as it ends Thursday until it re-opnes October 1st it was a good season on the deep water reefs.
We have one boat out this morning as the swell was quite a bit less then was predicted but it is quite windy and wet out there. Even with that the last report was that our vessel is well on the way towards a limit of bottom fish. Will give you the full report later.
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:17:04
Not so nice day
The ocean is not as rough as yesterday afternoon after a decent morning but there is a bigger swell, more rain and some wind to contend with. Put it all together and everything was cancelled today. Suppose to be better tomorrow so we will try again then.
Date: Monday, March 28, 2011 at 11:37:10
Good fishing then back we came
The ocean calmed down enough this morning to get out on three trips which one was a offshore trip. Fishing inside was very good and the fishing offshore was also very good until the call came to probably head back to the beach. The ocean was suppose to be a little "bumpy" this morning and then calm this afternoon. The opposite happened and the boats decided to head back to the harbor. Other then that another good fishing day for Tradewinds. Sorry NO crabbing report today as it was another one of those not a good day to do it.
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 08:53:17
Early & easy report to make for the day
Nothing happening today. We are under gale force wind warnings and unlike yesterday, today's warnings came to pass. Very windy, very wet & very rough ocean conditions exist right now and it looks that way at least thru the next 24 hours. We will update you on the happenings throughout this upcoming week.
Fishing has sure been good and when we have been able to the crabbing has been just as good. This coming Thursday is the final day to go offshore for the Big Lingcod trips. It looks like we won't have the weather to do any of that thru the period because of offshore weather forecasts. It will re-open October 1st. It was a good winter season out there when the weather allowed fishing on those deep water spots as it normally always is.
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 16:16:57
Interesting weather morning that never materialized....
but the fishing was sure great fun
Five Tradewinds boats ventured out this morning on a weather report that sure surprised just about everyone. We woke up actually expecting the kind of morning ocean conditions that send us all home and back to bed. The ocean was just fine for us to sail and all of the boats had good catch scores. It was a little wet and windy at times and because of a moderately heavy current we had to fight the Lingcod and Cabezon catch was a little off from what it has been but lots of other fish bit the hooks. All of the folks on the boats went home with a decent catch of fish. We kept watching the weather all morning expecting it to get bad but it actually got better as the day went on. The fish gods were looking over us at Tradewinds today and our many fishermen on board our vessels this morning. The super secret weather forecaster we turn to on marginal ocean forecasts came thru for us once again.
Date: Friday, March 25, 2011 at 15:37:54
One boat out this morning and had a fun ride home
We had one boat out fishing on this sun drenched Friday and they did really well as the ocean waters where we fish was just quite pleasant. Lots of Cabezon and Lingcod to go along with a good catch of the rockfish. The Depoe Bay bar really got rough around 10:30am and the Coast Guard informed our boat operator of the conditions and they came home on the side of safety. It was a fun bar crossing also as the Coast Guard was not kidding. Our experienced skippers do a great job of navigating the bar when they get rough while we are out there. Piece of cake.....
No crabbing again today as we spoke to yesterday. Crab trips are immensely popular for our skippers as it is that little extra we like to give the folks on our trips. Our guys know when not to drop crab pots on these marginal days. It can for some be a trick of the charter house trade (NOT US) to sell those crab trips knowing that crabbing was not going to happen only to disappoint the folks on the way home that it is to rough to pick them up. I guess they end up on the skippers dinner table later that night or the next day. Just trying to throw a little honesty at you on this sunny day. Sunshine makes me do that. Thats why we know when to crab and when not to. As Kenny Rogers used to say, "Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold "em". Only @ Tradewinds the honest charter of the Oregon Coast!!
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 17:51:36
2011 SALMON SEASON pre-season reports
The 2011 Chinook salmon season opened March 15th in our area and will be open until the end of October according to the information posted by the PFMC. This time of year there historically have never been that many Chinook around the area but we will keep you informed if we begin to see some of them begin appear in the area.
As far as the proposed Coho summer season it does not sound all that encouraging for a long season. The quota looks like it will be somewhere between 15,000 and 21,000 fish quota beginning either on June 25th or July 2nd. We will know sometime in the middle of April and again will keep you informed on the actual adopted season information. Judging on past summers this would mean to make your reservations for salmon early as with that kind of quota on a normal summer we might make it thru July into the 1st part of August. Lots of things can effect that however either making it longer or shorter. Good catches might shorten the season and slower catches would lengthen the season especially with the adipose fin thing we deal with each summer. One way or the other we will have a season of some length.
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:20:41
Fishing over early for the day...
....it began to rain...hard
Fishing was great as in two quick hours all three of our vessels pretty much limited on their catch and even had a good number of Lingcod on deck. A little after 10am the heavy wind predicted and a driving rain hit the area and pretty much everyone was happy about going home (some might have liked it out there in that stuff). So we got the trip in and were smart enough to cancel the crab pot portion of the trip before leaving in the morning as the skippers read the weather report and knew what was coming. Yes, we do read the weather reports at Tradewinds and experience and good sense paid off on this one. Good call there...
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 16:30:15
Great day of fishing from the one boat info was available from...
that probably means the whole fleet did pretty well (I guess?)
The one boat that information was available from was a limit of rockfish and only 1-Lingcod short on the Lingcod limit for a whole boat of fishermen. It was just good fishing with lots of Cabezon and some very good size Sea Trout also filling the baskets. It was just a good day of fishing on a beautiful ocean. I believe the crab score was around 3-crabs per person on the average. The Tradewinds fleet is not afraid to spend a little extra fuel money to take you where the fish seem to bite a little better. Even with the rising cost of diesel fuel that our skippers have to pay for we are not letting that get in our way of giving our folks the trip they deserve.
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 15:07:35
Ocean fighting back this morning...fish wise
Well, it was not a bad day fishing but it was not what we expect out of ourselves either. Trying hard was not the problem. The fish were the problem today as they once in a while win the game. Today we averaged about 4-5 fish per rod which is a barely average day of fishing. It happens....and there is really nothing you can do except for to try hard....and we did. Even the crabbing was off today with many females showing up this early in the spring which was a little surprising. Don't normally start seeing an abundance of them until the summer months. Every day is different just like tomorrow will bring.
Date: Monday, March 21, 2011 at 12:15:34
Went to bed last night with beautiful ocean conditions....
woke this morning surprisingly to everyone to a windy rough ocean...
hard to figure the spring time ocean out once in a while
Four fishing boats ready to go this morning with a bunch of anxious fisher-people only to wake to a surprisingly rough ocean not in the forecast we saw last night. Anyhow, looking better hopefully for tomorrow.
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 14:13:53
TACKLEBUSTER NOW IN COOS BAY
The NEW Tackletbuster is closer to its Depoe Bay arrival as it begins about a two week stay in Coos Bay, Oregon where it will be given a so-to-speak face lift to get it ready for duty. More information on its final arrival home here as we find that out.
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 14:09:29
A nice day finally...followed by a good fishing morning
Five full Tradewinds charter fishing boats ventured out on a nice ocean Sunday morning and the fishing was very good with excellent Lingcod catches and limits on the Cabezon and the rockfish was near the rule of the day. Crabbing was also pretty good not great but probably in the neighborhood of 2-4 per person from boat to boat.
Remember only another ten days left on the offshore deep water "Big Lingcod" trips as the season closes on March 31st and does not re-open again till October 1st. On April 1st we are limited to fishing inside 240 feet of water. Book that trip before the season ends as no-one limits those trips like Tradewinds Charters Depoe Bay.
Reservations are going very well for the opening of the offshore halibut fishery opening May 12th but still lots of room available on the multiple boats available thru Tradewinds. Take your choice of large boat deep water halibut fishing or small boat fishing. Lots of action and "big fish" to catch.
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 12:31:22
We tried today but just too rough to go
The forecast changed a bit yesterday afternoon and the calming forecast that was predicted is a little slower to occur and not until tomorrow. Sunday thru the middle part of next week looks pretty good for your ocean activities. Hopefully you folks who were in quite large numbers scheduled for Saturday could put things off until tomorrow.
Date: Friday, March 18, 2011 at 06:38:20
Weather beginning to improve
The weekend weather is beginning to look much better as we approach the 1st of three weeks or so of the spring breaks. Should be good fishing and whale watching as long as the forecasts are correct indicating the improvement.
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 14:58:15
Half of weekend looking better
We are still three days out but Sunday into the first part of next week looks much better then this weeks weather with Saturday right now a little iffy. We will keep you all up to date as things have and do change as we get closer to the start of the first of a series of spring breaks.
Date: Monday, March 14, 2011 at 16:20:14
Thanks Redmond, Oregon....
still bad weather at the coast
Thanks to all of the nice folks out in Redmond, Oregon over this past week who visited our booth and signed up for the many fishing trips that we are offering this spring. Also congratulations to those of you who won the fishing trips which were being drawn today back at our Depoe Bay office. Nice to find so many of you Eastern Oregonians who are interested in this springs Halibut trips and summer Albacore Tuna trips which should offer exciting seasons. Once again thanks to the many folks who visited our booth this past week.
The weather down here is still not very good and we are awaiting spring to show up now that daylight savings time is here. It should be happening soon.
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 16:48:19
Not a whole lot to report about fishing....
but some other interesting stuff going on
The weekend appears to be a NO-GO as another week of bad weather has past with more coming our way thru the middle part of next week it appears.
It was an interesting Friday in Depoe Bay with the Tsunami wave hitting Depoe Bay with several smaller waves early in the morning and then the bigger one hit around 11am. That wave did a little damage to Dock#1 by tearing off around fifty feet of that dock but little else. The boats that were on it at the time were all moved to safer spots and now the city ponders how to fix the damaged dock.
Spring breaks are coming up here in just around ten days so we hopefully will have good weather for the folks that will be coming to our area for their holidays.
The NEW Tacklebuster is now in Eureka, California where it appears it will be sitting for the better part of next week awaiting some better weather to get going again. Its first destination will be Coos Bay which he can make in one day when that one good day arrives to travel again. There it will undergo some boat work for a few weeks and then take the final leg of the journey to Depoe Bay to get down to the work of fishing and whale watching.
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 07:07:38
Weather looking not-so good
The weekend weather to be honest looks not very good at all. Sounds like heavy seas, rain and wind for the extended period. Contact the office for up-to-the-minute present conditions.
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 21:03:45
Where is the NEW Tacklebuster
On its way to Depoe Bay. It is spending the night in Half Moon Bay, California (just below San Francisco) as it works its way up the coast from Southern California. It will stop in Coos Bay, Oregon for a few weeks as it gets outfitted for the fishing season. Can't wait to see it and we will keep you informed on its movement as it gets closer to Depoe Bay. Next stop hopefully tomorrow is Bedega Bay.
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 20:57:24
Over in Redmond this weekend and visiting with lots of folks from Central Oregon
Weather issues along the coast this weekend? Keep in contact with the Tradewinds office for all the up-to-date information
The Tradewinds gang (at least some of us) are over in Redmond, Oregon participating in the Central Oregon Sportsman Show at the Expo Center. We sure on the first day have met many of the neat people over here and talked with them about an exciting spring and summer fishing season that we have coming our way. If you are in the neighborhood of Redmond plan to stop by and say hello and get some of the valuable coupons and the possibility of winning some free fishing trips.
Not sure what is going on over at the coast weather wise but it is snowing off and on here and then sun breaks. If you are scheduled for a fishing trip or whale watch adventure with us this weekend give the office a call and they will inform you on the weather happenings and what to expect this weekend. Hard to predict something that you can't see from Redmond.
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 07:10:16
Here we come Redmond, Oregon
After sportsman shows in Portland and Boise we are on our way to Redmond, Oregon for the Eastern Oregon show beginning tomorrow (Thursday) thru Sunday. Should be a good show and all of you Tradewinds fans and new potential customers stop by our booth and say Hi. We will be there with show specials and discounts plus chances to win free fishing trips.
Next year we continue to do the sportsman shows and will be adding other spots where we will be attending so watch for us at NEW locations that we will be announcing SOON. We are the largest and oldest charter fishing and whale watching outfit on the Oregon Coast. We have been doing it longer and continue to get better to serve our customers old and new.
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 09:03:17
Weather issues here again
Have some ocean weather issue here once again after last weekends great weather. Will give you some updates as the week progresses.
Date: Monday, March 7, 2011 at 15:56:29
Another Tradewinds Great Lingcod Trip
Have you heard about the Alaska Halibut quota & size limit??
Today was the inshore Lingcod variety trip and it was a good one. Darn close to a total limit on those "toothy critters" but a little tough fishing on the rockfish. Seems like it is usually the other way around. It was a good rockfish count but we are so used to everyday rockfish limits that when we don't it is a little unusual. The Lingcod's though make it just right. To make things better had 3-4 large Dungeness crabs per person for a little extra bonus.
Remember those offshore "Big Lingcod" trips that will be available thru the end of this month when it closes until October 1st. They are real fun trips with as close as you can get to a sure thing when you can get out there and fish the 450 foot stuff. Then you get to come back in and do the rockfish thing. Probably able to book it with crab as well if you wish.
Just a little note on the Alaska halibut quota and fish length thing going around up there. Though a once in a lifetime trip to our 50th state sure is fun but if you have been there before and like to bring back a ton of Halibut don't be so sure anymore. The limits up there now are in the southeast one Halibut per person and it has to be smaller the 37 inches. We can get that done for you here and catch ya a larger fish then that. Halibut opens May 12th and with a larger quota this year.
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 17:58:36
Another great fishing day on the pond
More boats out today and more fish on the filet table as another nice day on the Pacific produced limits of Lingcod and rockfish. Actually we were two Lingcod short on the inshore trip with all of the rockfish and a total limits on the offshore deep water Lingcod trip. Boy, were they nice "Big Boys". No crabbing today so we will get you an update I believe tomorrow on the fish and crab adventure scheduled for tomorrow. Weather looking good for the for-see-able future so come on down and fish with the very best....Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 22:10:19
Great day of ocean fishing
It sure was a great day to fish Saturday as we had our boats out in the morning and all limited out on both the lIngcod and the rockfish. The weather is improving and the fishing was red hot. The spring is always a good time to fish the bottom reefs as this is the best time to hunt down the lingcod. The weather seems to be improving so now is a good time to book your spring time trip.
Date: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11:53:40
Weather improving for the weekend and beyond
One more little windy period this afternoon and tonight and then better on Saturday and even better Sunday into the middle part of next week. Sounds like fishing prospects looking good for the near future. Make those reservations as the Lingcod bite has been real good and the crabbing has been really good so far in this early part of spring.
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 07:16:00
Weather outlook looking a little better for the weekend
As we look ahead to the weekend we see the winds down and the rain breaking up from the forecast and now we need just a little bit more moderation in the ocean swell which it seems to be doing. We still have three more days so lets keep our fingers crossed. Friday will be the decision day.
Date: Monday, February 28, 2011 at 15:43:22
Sorry to tell you this about the weather but...
The NOAA ocean weather report is not a real good one for the next 4-6 days, so if you have reservations with us between now into the coming weekend pay attention to the weather reports. Make sure that you check in with us as your fishing trip gets closer (24-48 hours). Things can and do change and we will let you know if that happens or when it is expected to happen. For now we are looking at a combination of rain, wind and moderate to heavy seas over the time period.
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 14:38:57
Not a pretty day, but....
fishin' was great
The ocean was nice this morning if you only go by the size of the swell. However it was pretty windy, and the rain was coming down which made the catch even that more remarkable. They came real close to a boat limit of Lingcod and also very near a boat limit on the rockfish as well. The cancelled the crab part of the trip as they chickened out on that part. That was a good idea for this day. Fishing is really great right now but we do have a few days here now as another end of winter storm rolls thru. The weather folks tell me that this is the last hurrah for winter storms at least we can hope.
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 15:43:35
Offshore "Big Lingcod" really on the bite today
Inshore Lingcod fishing also very good
Crabbing was really good today
On a beautiful ocean day but also a rather cold one the fish and the crabs were biting. With one more month to go on the offshore "Big Lingcod" trips they were really on the bite today so make your plans to book one of these trips between now and the end of the month of March. Nice size Lingcod with many of them as big as what the offshore boys caught today on the inshore trip with a limit of the rockfish to go along with them. The crabbing was the "ace in the hole" today with 50+ crabs hitting the cookers and they are just jumbo size this year thus far. Spring is not that far off as the weather is beginning to turn around and cooperate some now. Winter is in its last days so it is time to book a trip as we are up and running now as the 1st of March is our normal start of full time operation.
Date: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 17:25:17
Nice day for Saturday fishing
Tomorrow brings the nicest Saturday we have had since last season sometime with calm seas, very little wind but a bit more then likely on the cold side. The fish bite good in cold temperatures. The sun should be shining bright so it will warm up as the morning goes on. Load up time is 7:30am so if in the area come on down and hop aboard. The fishing should be great and the Dungeness crab are big and ready to boil up for dinner.
Looks like a real good weekend on the horizon
Tuesday thru Thursday looks a little "stormy" here at the coast but Friday shows much improvement and Saturday looks like a 3-foot swell day which is even in the summer months unusually nice. So start to make those phone calls to us as we are really beginning to gear up for the spring fishing. We now have multiple boats ready to go and by March 1st will have 7 of the 10 fleet boats in operation. By the end of March all ten will be ready to go.
Remember no one fishes the offshore "Big Lingcod" like Tradewinds does so we have boats ready to go out there for the "Big Boys". The coasts most popular trips the 5-hr bottom fish and crab trips are going real well and the crabbing this past Sunday was very good.
For you folks in the Boise, Idaho area Tradewinds will be there for the sportsman show set to go March 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th @ the fairgrounds.
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 19:43:55
Lingcod on the bite / Crabs also
Good fishing today on the ocean waters with a super Lingcod bite for all of the customers with just one fish short of a total limit. This is the better time of the year to fish the Lingcod as they are in on the inner reefs spawning. Should be good for the better part of the next two months. The crabbing was also pretty good for the late winter crab fishing with about 3-4 crabs per person. The weather is slowly getting better so give us a call and set up a trip for you and your buddies.
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 15:53:32
Pretty good fishing out on the pond today
The fish score today was around 4-5 fish per person on half the passengers and a full limit on the other half. There were a number of Lingcod caught as well but was unsure about the total number of those guys. Their was one Cabezon in the fish baskets and believe it or not a 12-pound Coho Salmon. How weird is that? It had to go back in but to find one around this time of year is a little unusual.
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 16:29:52
Better weather but we are hoping for even better yet
The weekend is looking a little "iffy"right now but sure is looking better then what we have gone thru the past few days. So we are still hopeful with a little more change that this weekend might just shape up OK. It is suppose to be DRY so all we need is a bit more cooperation in the ocean weather and we will have a good weekend. More information as it becomes available.
Date: Monday, February 14, 2011 at 17:24:58
Messy weather next several days
Lookin' bad thru at least Wednesday down here as winter is still holding on a bit so relax here for a few days. Lots of rain and wind and very rough seas so we will get back with you Wednesday and let you know if things are beginning to calm down a bit. Don't worry....Spring is in the front window.
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 18:33:46
Portland Sportsman Show a grand success
Depoe Bay office open for business
We sure had a great time in Portland the last five days and we met thousands of nice folks and enjoyed talking with all of you about the upcoming ocean fishing season. The Portland Sportsman Show is the annual kick-off & opening of the season for Tradewinds as we begin to man the office here in Depoe Bay as we prepare for the upcoming spring breaks and the spring and summer fishing seasons. We are up and running and have lots of great deals for you and the fish are biting. Give the "Very Best" a call and we will see you real quick for a fishing adventure out of Depoe Bay and Tradewinds Charters.
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 20:08:43
We snuck before the storm hit....
It was a decent day at departure time but we knew that we had only a hour, maybe two to get some fishing in before a forecasted storm hit the coastal area. So the Tradewinds fleet headed to the closest spot we could find with lots of fish and limited on the rockfish and came real close to a full limit with the Lingcod as well. Then the winds came up and we were forced in off the water before we caught the last few Lingcod. Still a good trip and the folks went home happy with lots of fish filets. It's gonna be a great year.
This is a great time to catch Lingcod as all of the spawners are in on the inner reefs so between now and the middle of April you are gonna find the Lingcod catch will be really good. Make your reservations now and hope for some good weather as we see the end of winter in the front window.
Date: Friday, February 11, 2011 at 21:17:52
Coming Soon - New Tacklebuster heading to Depoe Bay
There is a new boat coming to Depoe Bay. It will show the name "TACKLEBUSTER" on it's hull and have the same red and white colors as before. It will be run by the same skipper who has run the Tacklebuster over the past 20+ years.
It will be about seven feet longer, more comfortable, more room for fishing and whale watching and will be even more wheel chair friendly then any boat in the Depoe Bay harbor. The new 50 foot Delta hull will be arriving very soon and will certainly be one of the jewels of Depoe Bay if not the Oregon Coast.
Date: Friday, February 11, 2011 at 08:31:19
Crowds of people talking with Tradewinds at the Portland Sportsman Show
The first two days are finding excellent turnouts for the 2011 Portland Sportsman Show at the Expo Center on the shores of the Columbia River. It is a great time for folks to meet some of the boat operators and talk about the 2011 ocean fishing season coming up. There are also lots of valuable coupons and trip discounts available. The show runs three more days thru Sunday so drop by and say HI and cash in on those discounts for this spring and summer. There are also chances to win free fishing trips.
The ocean weather is improving slowly so make your plans to take in on a spring fishing adventure. The lingcod are really biting heavy right now inshore and on our offshore deep water trips.
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 08:59:22
Inshore and offshore bottom fishing picking up as weather improves
Deep water "Big Lingcod" trips NOW available
Lets go get some early season Dungeness crabs
We are gearing up for the 2011 season and the weather is beginning to improve and the fishing is really good for Lingcod as well as the rockfish. We have offshore deep water "Big Lingcod" trips going on now as we hit the deep water spots around 11 miles offshore right out in front of Depoe Bay. Great trips for the "Big Boys" and we are geared up and ready to GO. The inshore 5-hr trips are also catching nice size Lingcod as the spawning Lingcod are in on the inner reefs making for this years hatching. Make your reservations over the Tradewinds website or call the office for trip reservations Best time to find someone in the office is between 10am and NOON. If no answer leave a short message and someone will get back to you ASAP. Regular hours return March 1st.
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 08:11:25
Bottom fishing picking up as ocean weather improves
Daily fishing reports begin March 1st
Portland Sportsman Show this week @ Expo Center in Portland Febr 9-13
The bottom fishing has improved greatly now that we are getting some better weather along the coast and we are able to get boats out there. The offshore deep water "Big Lingcod" fishery is also in the hot fishery category as that will be open thru the month of March. Lots of Lingcod in the 15 pound to 30 pound class are of the normal catch. Watch the weather as our boats are geared up for the spring fishery so come down and go with the very best charter outfit on the coast.
If you are in the Portland area and planning on attending the sportsman show this weekend drop by our booth and pick up some valuable coupons for fishing as well as whale watching for this spring and summer. We will be there to answer all of your questions.
Date: Friday, January 21, 2011 at 14:30:15
Daily Reports return March 1st
Portland Sportsman Show February 9th-13th
We are only a month away from the return of our daily reports on the fishing report link and also don't forget Tradewinds will be in Portland at the Portland Sportsman Show at the Expo Center February 9th thru the 13th. Come on out and say HI and see about all the great deals coming up this summer only at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
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