2012 Past Fishing Reports
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 19:18:01
This young boy off the Season yesterday caught this nice Coho salmon and a nice Lingcod on his first ocean trip.
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 19:15:13
Good Tuna Day
Salmon season ends today
Bottom fishing and crabbing interesting today
Heard from the Mr Max on the Tuna grounds and he ended up with 33 Tuna as you can see from the picture above. Good day offshore with close to 3-Tuna per customer today.
Salmon season ended today with another decent day of action but not a whole lot of take home fish brought to the filet tables. Remember we have another weekend fishery on tap coming up for Salmon in September. All of the dates for that September salmon fishing are on the website homepage on the scroll.
Bottom fishing sounded pretty good today with lots of Lingcod caught and an average number of rockfish as well. A whole bunch of Sea Trout were caught as they were biting better in some places then the bass were. Crabbing remains excellent.
Date: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 15:23:14
Salmon fishing really good this morning....sort of
Bottom fishing...especially Lingcod fishing "HOT" today
More TUNA fishing beginning again tomorrow
As the 2012 summer (July) salmon season comes to an end tomorrow probably the best day of the month was today with excellent action with multiple fish on lots of times during the 5-hr trips today. Lots of fish caught also. The only drawback was one boat had a take home ratio of one per customer and that was the best of the day. Many more fish caught that had to be thrown back then we were able to keep. Well at least we had the action finally.
Bottom fishing was very good this morning with the Mariner having around 1.5 Lingcod per pole and around 4-rockfish per pole as well. The Tacklebuster came really close to a full limit of rockfish this morning on his trip. Crabbing was excellent on both the boats who were crabbing this morning but did not hear any numbers.
Next Tuna trips going out Tuesday and Wednesday and there are some spots still available.
Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 18:35:45
Captain Brad of the Mr Max just reported in with this picture of his very happy crew of Tuna fishermen with their 35 Albacore showing off their catch at the Tradewinds dock. That folks is between 3-4 fish per person. Great Day!!!
More trips going out this Tuesday and Wednesday with great weather in the forecast.
Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 12:31:14
Salmon slowed down again today
Bottom fish also a little pokey
After a few positive signs and some good salmon fishing the past few days things slowed down once again for the almost to be completed summer salmon season. Good catches the past few days gave way to slow fishing today with just a few fish caught. The fish were there as we were seeing them jump all around the boat from time to time but they were just not biting. Tomorrow and the final day Tuesday are brand new days though.
Bottom fishing started off really good today but ended up on the pokey side. Sounds like about 4-fish per rod today with a mixing of some lingcod also.
The Tuna report we will share with you later on this afternoon when we get a final score to tell you about. Sounds like they were biting out there around the 18-mile mark but no real particulars yet.
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 18:29:31
Final Saturday Tuna Numbers
Not as good a day as it has been here lately but we still averaged around 2-3 fish per person walking away from the boats up to get the filet knife after them. The Tacklebuster was high boat today in the middle 30's of fish caught and everyone else was in the 20's somewhere. Captain Brad of the Mr Max reported the fish were there but just were off the bites. Tomorrow another day folks. Tomorrow is sold out but our next trips will be Tuesday and Wednesday of next week and there is space available.
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 16:22:30
Salmon fishing much improved today
Bottom fishing excellent from the reporting boats
Crabbing spectacular (again)
No final TUNA reports as of yet but we are hearing another decent catch
The salmon fishing really improved today with a fish per rod and quite a few more that had to be released. There were also a number more "hit and run" fish that we never got to see. Good day.....too bad only three more days left.
The bottom fishing reports from the Kadaho, Mariner and the Sunrise was one of very good catches of the rockfish but not sure of the lingcod bite today. The crabbing was outstanding (again). We also have 3-4 botas out in the afternoon on afternoon BF trips. Will try to get a report on that later as well.
Heard that the Tuna boats out today were having a spotty time of it in the morning hours but that things were really picking up in the afternoon hours. We will try to get you a final report this evening sometime.
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012 at 17:51:35
How about this beautiful Lingcod caught on the Season with Captain Dustin this afternoon....Lingcod fishing after a week or so of being a little cool is heating up once again...
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012 at 17:46:04
Tradewinds Tuna Fleet On Fire
Bottom fishing really good today along with Crabbing
YES....we bleed and ice down our Tuna after catching
Our Competition bleeds and ices there fish also....
You see ...we don't lie!!!!!!
Your Tuna Report first hand. Our Tuna Fleet lead by Mr. Max, Tacklebuster and the Siamez today had another fantastic day. Mr. Max led the way with 77-fish which happened to be the high boat of any Depoe Bay boat as well as any Newport boat today. (See picture above off the Mr. Max) Congrats to Captain Brad and the Mr. Max. The Tacklebuster and Captain JT was right behind in the high 60's today and our smaller boat the Siamez with Captain Rick was in the middle 50's I thought I heard from the office report. All in all a great day on a great ocean. We are full the next two days and Monday but do have openings for this coming Tuesday and Wednesday and with this kind of fishing our fleet is producing you don't want to miss any of the action.
Bottom fishing was really great again today as the Kadaho reported in with pretty much limit catches of rockfish with some really nice Lingcod in the mix. The Sunrise also reported a really good catch and both boats had super crab reports with close to limits. The Season had a very productive afternoon bottom fishing trip with lots of rockfish and some nice Lingcod. What a day.
The Salmon has improved with much more action but we would like to see a few more take home fish rather then the multiple throw backs we are seeing. The summer July season closes this upcoming Tuesday and to reopen in September.
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 18:44:12
The end result on the Tradewinds dock of the 41-Tuna caught with Captain Brad on the Mr. Max today
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 16:07:38
Slow morning TUNA fishing....great afternoon TUNA fishing
Bottom fishing really good today....
Crabbing just like it has been...excellent!!!
The Tuna bite this morning was off the mark and the boats were really searching. The winds we have had the past few days cooled off the water some and the Tradewinds Tuna boats took to offshore a little more and found a really good afternoon bite. Captain Rick of the Siamez found 40-great looking Albacore Tuna and his folks said thats enough and they are already home. Two more boats still out there and lots of boats going Friday thru the weekend. Space is still available on Tuna boats, salmon boats as well as bottom fishing boats. Call for the best rates in the area hands down.
Bottom fishing was excellent today both in the shallow water and the deepwater. For one of the first times in several weeks the currents were running at a more acceptable levels and were able to fish some deeper water today. The Lingcod fishing was good as well as the rockfish bite. Captan JT on the Tacklebuster reported that the rockfish bite was outstanding and they also had a nice Lingcod catch as well. Crabbing which has been awesome for over a month now continues that way.
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 19:27:40
Bottom fishing fair to really good
No Tuna fishing today
Crabbing very-very good
The salmon report is pretty good with some decent numbers of fish coming back into the harbor to the filet tables finally.
We had a Tuna trip scheduled today but we cancelled it due to a pretty decent amount of wind chop offshore so we will be taking three boats offshore tomorrow.
Bottom fishing was really good on some of the boats today and fair on others. It really depended if you were in the right spot at the right time. The lady in the picture above off the Amigo caught this really nice Lingcod. Lingcod fishing has been picking up these past few days. Had a couple of afternoon trips which went really well and the crabbing continues to be fantastic. The Morning Star today brought back in 216 crabs out of there pots. Wow!!!
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 20:13:50
Tacklebuster Tuesday Final TUNA Report
The final TUNA report was 59 today on the Tacklebuster which arrived back home close to two hours early as the folks on board had more then enough fish to satisfy them. The picture above shows a whole lot of Tuna on the Tradewinds dock. It was a wee-bit on the nautical side out there today but the forecast for the rest of the week is much improved. Still great fishing today with a Red Hot final score. Trips going out every day for the rest of this week.
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 16:28:51
The Lingcod are on the bite again these past few days evident with this nice big specimen caught on the Morning Star...
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 16:25:33
Tuna fantastic again today
FINALLY some good Salmon fishing
Bottom fishing and crabbing pretty darn good today
The Tacklebuster is out on the Tuna grounds today and the ocean is a little windy and choppy out there but the fish are sure biting. Weather forecast calls for much improved conditions the rest of the week and we have Tuna trips going out every day for the remainder of this week. Not exactly sure where the Tacklebuster fish count is right now but the last time I heard it was over 50 fish and that was 3-hrs ago. The picture above off the Mr Max was from yesterday with his crazy just short of 80 fish as you can see them spread all over the Tradewinds dock. Great fishing!!!!!! Will try to have a final Tuna report for you later in the evening.
Salmon fishing was better somewhat yesterday and really good today. It seems the fish have finally arrived. We have one more week of the season left so you'd better get on down here for some good salmon action.
So much talk about Tuna and Salmon that lost in the conversation is the bottom fishing. That happens because the fishing year around is normally so good with the bottom fishing. The rockfish catches today were really good on most of the boats and since yesterday the Lingcod bite is really shaping up again after a week or so of slower catches. Crabbing remains excellent with lots of boat limits today.
Date: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 17:12:51
What a day on the Tuna Grounds
Today's final TUNA report below
The Mr Max with Captain Brad at the controls reeled in 79-Albacore Tuna on Todays trip out of "Tuna Heaven" better known as Tradewinds Depoe Bay. It was quite the day. After a little bit of a slow start the Mr Max found his niche with North and South trolls and boy did the Tuna start biting. The boat will be at the dock around 6pm this evening.
Two more boats heading out tomorrow with trips every day this week. It is a great time to go folks.
Date: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 16:05:19
Tuna fishing remains spectacular
Tuna fishing these past few days has just been out of this world folks. Lots of Tuna and they are really big fish this year. If you have never gone Tuna fishing you really have a treat in store for you. Two more boats out there today for Tradewinds. One of our small boats and one of our larger boats. The smaller one was back in at 11am with as many fish as they needed or wanted and the Mr. Max will be back in around 5-6pm. Three hours ago he had over 50 fish. Another great day. Take a look at this Albacore Tuna in the pic off the Mr. Max today.
Bottom fishing was good today as the Kadaho reported in with somewhere around the 5-6 fish per passenger on his morning trip. Sounded like the same thing was happening on some of the other boats from some reports we heard. Crabbing remains terrific with the Morning Star rounding up over 190 crabs for his happy crew this morning. The year of the Dungeness Crab.
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 14:47:34
What a smile on this young lady with her Albacore Tuna she caught on board the Sunrise Sunday morning. Take a close look and you might recognize this girl from our upstairs Highway 101 office???
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 14:42:14
TUNA Red Hot again today on the Siamez my report indicates
Bottom fishing starts out Red Hot also
Crabbing remains Red Hot
The picture above off of the Siamez yesterday with his RED HOT BITE of a little over 60 fish I'm told and today the fishing is just as good. The Siamez reports at 2:30pm he has around 55 fish already with a few more hours to go. Remember Tuna trips headed out and scheduled every day this next week our office reports. A great time to go if this keeps up folks !!!
Bottom fishing remains very good and it was also a RED HOT BITE this morning. It slowed down after that but the major damage was already done so good scores today. Crabbing is getting to sound like a broken record but it remains fantastic with per crabber averages around 8+ per person which includes a limit on the Mr Max today and 156 on the Marinerthis morning,.
Inshore Halibut closed down today for the year but remember we do have those every other weekend All Depth Halibut Summer Season opening up for the 1st weekend, August 3rd and 4th. The summer salmon season closes July 31st but also a reminder about that September Salmon season we have coming up every weekend in September. If you recall last September that was a "lights out fishery" with 12-16 pound Silver Salmon being caught. That was also after a slow summer season so we are hoping for the same results.
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 15:22:18
Though the Lingcod action is a little slower then this past spring we are still catching some beauties like this specimen today off of the Mr. Max....
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 15:19:02
Did we have fun fishing today
Tuna report below this article
Salmon still slow but....
Bottom fishing really good today
Sure was a great day of fishing on the most beautiful day of the summer both in weather and ocean conditions. The picture above off the Mr Max shows what a great catch of bottom fish and a limit of crabs how that brings smiles to the passengers faces.
The Amigo and the Siamez are offshore TUNA fishing as the article below explains and doing fantastic. Trips going out tomorrow (Sunday) and every day next week. Spots still available.
Salmon fishing slow again but we are beginning to see signs of life as we had lots of salmon chasing hooks of bottom fishing jigs so maybe we are close to some good salmon action.
The bottom fishing was fantastic with the Kadaho, Mr Max, Sunrise, Mariner and the Season boats I heard from having very good catches with limits or very close to limits on the rockfish. The lingcod catch though somewhat better today but still off from what it was a few weeks ago. That folks is historically the case as the summer months always seem to show the Lingcod bite not as good as the spring. We can't say that about crabbing as it was anywhere from 7-crabs per person up to limit catches.
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 13:47:11
Tuna are really biting ...Great scores Saturday onboard the Amigo and the Siamez with well over 100 TUNA coming to the dock this evening...Now is the time call us and GO...Tradewinds has the multiple boats ands capacity to get you out there where the fish are
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 13:40:35
TUNA TUNA TUNA
Tuna only out 10-18 miles
Trips going out Sunday and every day next week
Here is your chance folks. The Tuna are close into shore and really biting. The Amigo and the Siamez are out there today and with a few hours still left have between 40-60 fish onboard each boat already. Since we are the only outfit with multiple boats going daily we still have spots for you to sneak on tomorrow and the trips already scheduled for next week. It just takes a phone call.
Date: Friday, July 20, 2012 at 16:35:36
Friday Tuna Report
The office heard from the Amigo our boat out Tuna fishing today and sounds like they have 2-fish around as they are heading back in at this hour. We still have some spots available for Sunday and Monday Tuna trips. If interested give us a call and book your spot on the boat.
Date: Friday, July 20, 2012 at 15:00:27
Some boats did fair some did really well on the bottom fish grounds today
Crabbing remains excellent
Salmon remains pokey
Tuna boat out today but no report yet....try to have one by morning
The salmon fishing remains slow as we did have a few boats out today trying to round them up but the action was a little better today but take home fish still pretty dismal. There is still that information that we heard again this morning about the fish moving up from just below Newport, Oregon. We shall see and hope it happens for us soon.
Bottom fishing was red hot for a few of our many boats out today and just fair for others. The grade of the black rockfish I saw today was really great but still a little show on the Lingcod bite for the 2nd day in a row. The Cabezon season closes today so no more retention for the remainder of the 2012 season. Crabbing remains red hot for every boat and this picture above off the Sunrise today of a pot filled with crabs shows you how stuffed these pots are.
One Tuna boat out today and multiple boats out for the weekend and will try to get you a report from todays trip by morning.
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 16:40:51
Lots to talk about today
Bottom fishing & Crabbing
Inshore Halibut closes this Sunday
Salmon fishing remains slow. Sorry folks. We did catch a few today but the action is quite slow. We are still hopeful for some of those northerly moving fish to move thru our area and if that happens we will surely let you know.
Tuna fishing yesterday was really good with about forty fish being caught and the final tally which was good for about 5-fish around I am told. The fish are out between 10-20 miles which is not very far. The Siamez reports today that the total bite was down from yesterday's but still everyone got just below 3-fish per person average and they are really nice fish. They fish were there in full view but were off the bite today. We still have some room for this weekends trips and the weather does sound good so if in the mood give us a call. We are also taking advance reservation thru the middle of September so get your group together.
Bottom fishing today was fair to good on the boats reporting in. The water has warmed up quite a bit and some readings were in the upper 50's and the fish were full of bait. Hard work though still produces a good catch. The Lingcod and Cabezon bite was off today somewhat for what reason I have no idea. There was one nice Cabezon caught by this picture above off the Amigo. Nice fish huh?
Crabbing remains spectacular with the crab counts per passenger take home were today anywhere between 10 crabs to a limit of 12 per passenger.
Alos it was announced today that the very popular Inshore Halibut season closes this Sunday as the quota has been met. The summer offshore Halibut season does open on August 3rd but history proves that the summer season never really lasts very long. It will be a every other Friday-Saturday fishery until the quota is reached.
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 18:41:18
Bottom fishing pretty good today
One boat out on the Tuna grounds today as well
Sounded like from the reports that I heard that bottom fishing produced well over half of a limit of the rockfish with not that many Lingcod biting the hooks today. Crabbing was once again very good with the Morning Star having five totes full of crabs which got real close to a boat limit for all of the passengers.
Not a full story about the Tuna trip but heard around 30-fish caught today out over the 20 mile mark from Depoe Bay on the Siamez..
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 07:27:09
Tuna trips Friday and Sunday...
...multiple boats going so spots still available
We have boats going out for Tuna Friday and Sunday of this week and we still have spots available for both days. We have a boat out there this morning (Wednesday) and already have fish in the boat at 10-miles. Sounds like there are fish around close by so give us a call and get in on the fun.
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 17:24:02
The ODFW does some good things once in a while....
...today was not one of those days
As of July 21st this coming Saturday we will no longer be able to retain Cabezon in our 7-fish rockfish limit. For the past several years the department has cut off our Cabezon fishing somewhere between mid-August it seems and Labor Day. This year in order to preserve the fishery to go longer they delayed the opening to retain them I believe it was either the 1st of March or 1st of April. Can't remember exactly when it was? They also limited each fishermen to 1-per day instead of being able to catch 7-per person. That way it would stay open thru our summer season. Well today they announced even with all of the restrictions and delayed opening the earliest closure ever. Makes NO sense folks.
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 14:49:25
Good fishing this morning
The Mariner and the Season reported in with limits on there rockfish for all of their passengers on board and a whole bunch of crabs. The Season limited his passengers and the Mariner had over 100 crabs for his folks crabbing on board his boat today. There were Lingcod and Cabezon caught but not in any great numbers this morning.
Salmon fishing remains slow out of Depoe Bay but the good news is that there was a really good bite south of Newport about 10 miles off of Seal Rock which could be a 1-2 day swim for these fish. We know as soon as the water warmed up to reasonable temperature that they would be headed our way. Sounds like they are within range here in a day or two (we hope).
Date: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 13:38:31
Everyone took a well deserved day off today
The fishermen, boat crews, whales and the fish all took a day off today to get ready for the remainder of the summer rush. It was a good day to take that day off also as the ocean was just a little tipsy today. Things look very much better for tomorrow. See ya then.
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 14:32:56
Because of popular demand we would like to show you these two quite different Halibut caught by Captain Dustin's crew on the Season two days ago. Can anyone tell what the difference is?
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 14:28:54
Just fair bottom fishing Sunday
A little light rain, some foggy mist, a little wind and a moderate ocean swell today made the fish a little Irritable and the bite today was only fair. Not many Lingcod were caught today as well. At times when the ocean is going thru a weather change it does effect the fish bite. Not always but on occasion. This nice Tiger rockfish caught on the Tacklebuster (picture above) made this young lady happy. We did not crab today because of the moderate swell so not much to report.
Salmon fishing also remains slow.
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 07:14:07
Weather front thru the area this morning
A 7-8 foot ocean swell, a little wind and some light rain and fog is in the area this morning. Combined it has made the ocean only marginally uncomfortably this morning and the whole thing is suppose to be out of the area by afternoon. Tradewinds sent out five of there big boats this morning fishing while the smaller 6-pac boats had a Coast Guard bar restriction placed on them. We will have our usual fishing and whale watch reports later in the day.
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 15:45:44
Guess What? Another Halibut bottom fishing
Good catches in the bottom fish also
Salmon remains slow
Halibut #15 in the last two and a half weeks on a bottom fishing trip . Amazing!!!This has got to be some sort of a record of which I am sure no one has ever kept track of. Tradewinds Depoe Bay is catching lots of Halibut on recent bottom fishing trips. It seems every day another picture is going up of a bottom fishing guest with there prized Halibut. This one was caught with Captain Dan on the Mariner.
Back to bottom fishing. It was a really good catch from those reporting in. The Tacklebuster and the Kadaho really got into big bites and it came late. It was a mediocre bite until they just "lit off" in just a few late drifts to virtually limit the boats. Word from the Tacklebuster was they had every rod on the boat going at the same time. Every boat was out there so hopefully they all were part of it. Crabbing I heard was still very good but not quite as good as it has been. We have been spoiled this past month or so. One boat crabbing in a super secret spot had a boat limit of crab for its customers if you know where that spot is????
Salmon fishing remains slow. I must tell you though as I try to spin something good into everything that they are really on the hooks heavy down in the Winchester Bay area on the Oregon south coast. Why is that good you might ask? All those fish have to come this way and as the water is warming up to salmon standards now again you can bet those fish are going to be here shortly. Take it from me if you dare.
Date: Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:27:19
Here is a nice Tradewinds Trophy Lingcod
Date: Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:25:00
It was a "Big Lingcod" day out on the pond today
Our inshore Halibut boat has three beautiful Halibut so far
Putting together an early report today as other responsibilities will take up the afternoon and evening I'm told so here is the report that I have been able to gather so far. The Tacklebuster reported in with a decent catch of fish including a number of "hanger Lingcod" like the one in the picture above. Mean looking but awfully good eating. Also reporting very good catches were the Kadaho and the Amigo (picture above) who a happy young gal caught this good-looking "Cod" this morning. Not sure of the crab count today as it is a little early for that report but would bet my last dollar that it will be really good.
Our inshore Halibut / BF boat had a great 1st half of his trip boating 3-beautiful flat fish on his trip on board the Season with Captain Dustin. Will try to get a picture if he takes one and gets it to me sometime this evening (Hint)
Also Captain Rick on the Siamez is back offshore Tuna fishing so hope to get some later afternoon report on my self imposed deadline on that as well. Later folks....
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 15:21:44
Want to catch a Halibut? Might just as well go bottom fishing as this is number 14 in the past 17 days on a bottom fishing trip. This one caught today (Thursday) on the Mr Max afternoon bottom fishing.
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 15:15:20
Lots of salmon action today....
Bottom fishing good especially the Lingcod bite...
Crabbing excellent once again...
Tuna on the bite offshore
Lots to report today but to spare you a lot of reading I will try to make it short. First off the Tacklebuster was out salmon fishing today and had loads of action I am told with lots of fish on and quite a few in the nets. The only problem was that most were throw back fish with adipose fins. Makes some of us want to tell the ODFW a thing or two about letting us raise more hatchery fish. It sure is a waste of a good resource.
We have two Tuna boats offshore today and the report from the Siamez is that they were biting early with quite a few fish in the boat. I will try to give a wrap up report later in the evening if I get my computer turned on.
Bottom fishing today was a mixed bag as we are still having to deal with this cold water. Most of our boats did pretty well with good catches of Lingcod and a fair assortment of rockfish even thought they are coming with hard work. Reporting in with good catch scores were the Sunrise and the Kadaho and one of our baby boats. Crabbing again today as it has been now for weeks on end was spectacular.
Sure looks like maybe even the afternoon trips are doing a little better here recently then the morning goes as the fish have a chance to thaw out from overnight cold water and wake up for the afternoon go. This young boy in the pic above off the Mr Max on a afternoon trip today sure had fun reeling in this Lingcod. Another Halibut caught this afternoon also on the Mr Max.
All in all it looks like a pretty special Tradewinds fishing day.
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 15:00:11
Thank Goodness Siamez Rick is back....
Tuna in the boat early on Thursday
Captain Rick on the Siamez is back!!! Thank goodness as we have now our small boat offshore specialist back with a new engine and going strong. First trip of the summer for Captain Rick and early in the morning the Siamez already had 10 fish in the boat and I am posting this four hours later. Today is the first day of Tuna fishing for Tradewinds and we have the Siamez out there and the Amigo fishing for Albacore. Welcome back Captain Rick!!
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 15:41:04
Late afternoon fishing report
The Mariner and Captain Dan came thru with a half hour to spare fishing report deadline so here it is. On board the Mariner this morning on a bottom fishing trip they had 1-Lingcod around per customer and 4-rockfish around per customer. To make the passengers even happier each passenger took home 10-crabs per person. This report is a general idea of the past few days as we battle colder water which makes the rockfish in particular a little lethargic . So you have to work hard for them. It does not seem to effect the Lingcod much nor the crabbing.
It (cold water) also effects the salmon fishing as they find warmer water elsewhere and dive to much deeper water (Coho salmon like it around 50-54 degrees). This takes the Coho salmon out of range for many of the boats at times. However a sport boat yesterday in this same cold water found 18-Coho salmon on their hooks. Unfortunately they had to rid themselves of most of them as they had that dreaded adipose fin attached. Not so for the Chinook as they still seem to be around in the colder water even though you naturally find them in deeper water. The weather will change and so will the salmon fishing.
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 12:39:54
Is crabbing great or what!!! Wednesday's catch on the Tacklebuster in this picture.
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 12:36:56
A repeat almost like the day before...
...good Lingcod and Cabezon bite but hard work on the rockfish...
...crabbing excellent once again
It was a good day of fishing Wednesday but with the cold water that we have because of all of the northerly winds the rock bass tend to be a "wee bit slower" on the bite. Hard working fisherman did OK on them but the Lingcod & Cabezon don't seem to mind the colder water as they bit really well from most of the boat reports that I heard today. As you can see by the picture above on the Tacklebuster there were loads of happy fisherman having loads of fun showing off just a small portion of there catch. They also caught 105 crabs today to round off a very good day.
Not much right now happening with the salmon fishing reports as we await the winds to die down a bit as even the smaller sport boats are waiting a few days until that happens.
Tuna trips heading out tomorrow thru Saturday as we begin our quest for the elusive Albacore Tuna. We all are awaiting the first reports of the season tomorrow afternoon.
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 13:53:40
Another Halibut off a Tradewinds bottom fishing trip this one caught on the Kadaho. This is #13 caught on a bottom fishing trip in the past two weeks or so.
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 13:50:01
Real good Cabezon and Lingcod fishing today
Sure was a beautiful ocean this morning with no wind and bright sunny skies. The fishing was really good especially for the Lingcod evident by this beauty in the picture above caught on the Amigo and there were some great looking Cabezon caught as well. The rest of the rockfish count was a little slower with maybe in the neighborhood of 3-4 rock bass around. The Kadaho had another beautiful Halibut (picture also above) caught which I'm told was close to a 55-60 pound fish. That folks is 12-13 Halibut caught on Tradewinds boats in the past two weeks. We actually still call these bottom fishing trips!!! Crabbing also was good with the Kadaho reporting in with 120+ crabs for a 9-10 per person catch.
Date: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 14:57:20
How about this big Black rockfish caught on the Amigo on Sunday
Date: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 14:53:05
Bottom fishing today was a tough go but ended up on the good side
It was not your typical "red hot" bottom fish bite this morning but it was one of those slow steady ones where at the end of the trip it turned out great. Lots of Lingcod caught today as these days when the rockfish bite is a little slower the Lingcod bite always seems to pick up on those days. Good fishing this morning as the picture of this Morning Star group above shows (actually this was a Sunday trip). There were several limit Lingcod boats and some others that had more then 1-Lingcod per rod. Good day all around today on the Mariner, Tacklebuster, Sunrise and the Season & one other secret boat. Crabbing after a few days where it was around 5-per person went right back up to the 8+per person this morning from the reports I heard with the Sunrise over 125 crabs on his boat.
We did have one salmon boat out today but no word as of yet what the catch was this morning.
Believe I heard Tuna trips going out this Thursday and also into the weekend so get ready to go Tuna fishing as the word is there out around the 20-mile mark.
Date: Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 16:18:36
Excellent bottom fishing today
No salmon trips out Sunday
Crabbing great again
First off we did not run any salmon trips out today but I did hear of some Coho being caught by the sport boats and another half dozen or so Chinook salmon caught in the shallow water. Hopefully the Coho will be moving in here with greater numbers soon and we will surely let you know.
Bottom fishing was excellent today and it was a "fever bite" quite close to home as some of the boats found some local fish and put the folks on board to work on them and were they ever on the bite. Limits around on the rockfish and from what Captain Dan on the Mariner reported a little better the one Lingcod per rod. Captain Brad of the Mr. Max fished up north and also reported very good fishing with Cabezon and Lingcod in good supply. We also had good crabbing again like it has been here lately but did not get a per person score today. For the record the Tradewinds boats caught two more Halibut on bottom fishing trips today and that makes about ten in the past two weeks. Picture above of Halibut caught today on a bottom fishing trip. The inshore variety are "Big & Tasty".
Date: Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 16:01:33
1st Tuna Trip Thursday....
...all the conditions look good and a few spots remain
For those of you looking for a Tuna trip and if Thursday is a good day for you give us a call as we are taking our first trip out on that day July, 12th. The pictures we have been able to see on the computer look good so the time is here to get get she Tuna. 1st trip of the year.
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 17:24:58
Morning bite better especially for the 'Cod and Cabezon
Afternoon bite was limits away
Crabbing still red hot
No formal reports from the captains today but I did hear a radio buzz from Captain Dan on the Mariner that it was somewhat better then yesterday with a whole lot more Cabezon and LIngcod. I took that also to mean that the rest of the rockfish bite was still al little off from our normal standards. Still sounded pretty darn good. Crabbing was not as good as previous days but still excellent with 7-8 per person from what I was able to decipher from the radio jabber.
That all changed in the afternoon as one of our boats had a afternoon trip and limited on the rockfish and came 1-fish short for a total Lingcod limit. No Cabezon on that trip. The afternoon crab bite was also excellent with a limit of 12-crabs per client. Great afternoon bite & crabbing on a somewhat "rock & roll" ocean.
Date: Friday, July 6, 2012 at 18:51:49
There are some salmon out there including quite a few Chinook salmon like the one this lucky lady caught on Friday.
Date: Friday, July 6, 2012 at 18:46:24
Bottom fishing just fair today
Salmon fishing a little better buy still pokey
Crabbing remains excellent
Lets talk about crabbing. It just can't get much better then it is now. Probably around 10+ per customer. The crabs are stacked up before they are cooked for our customers in the picture above. Impressive huh!! There were five boats that had crab scores over 90-125 crabs per boat.
Bottom fishing was really lots of hard work this morning but was better in the afternoon trips. Sometimes that happens as normally you would think that morning trips would be better. Not today. Not a whole lot of information about the catch only that it was only just a mediocre morning catch.
Salmon fishing was actually a little better this morning with a fair amount of action and some fish brought back into the filet table. Certainly we can't call it good fishing yet but with the water temperature back to where salmon tend to like it more there is some improvement out there. The Silvers are in the 7-8 pound range and still some 10-15 pound Chinooks coming in as well.
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 19:46:33
All-depth halibut fishing closed until August
With only about 9,500 pounds remaining in the 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 17 days (two days longer than the spring season last year), resulting in the harvest of approximately 111,000 pounds of Pacific halibut. After the most recent opening on June 29-30, only about 9,500 pounds remained in the quota—not enough to have another spring all-depth opening.
Instead, remaining quota will be transferred to the nearshore and summer all-depth fisheries. The summer all-depth fishery will open Aug. 3-4 with a quota of approximately 53,000 pounds. The summer season for the central coast all-depth fishery is scheduled to be open every other Friday and Saturday until the all-depth quota is taken or Oct. 27, whichever comes first.
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 17:15:14
Salmon remains pokey....
...bottom fishing just on the fair side today...
....crabbing remains excellent
Not a whole lot to report on the salmon front today as the fish we did have here a little north of town have moved somewhere else as the bite was pokey again this morning. A couple of good fronts of salmon news is that the water temperature with the northerly winds we have been having has finally returned to the level it needs to be for good salmon action. Now we only have to wait for the salmon to hear about that so they can come to our area. The other thing is there was a fairly decent bite down off the Newport lighthouse today so maybe they are moving our direction.
Bottom fishing today was only fair to good depending on the boat you were on. No one had that really outstanding trip but mostly the boats that reported in being the Kadaho, Mr. Max and the Mariner and one 6-pac boat had possibly in the 4-6 fish per person range. There was also a scattering of Lingcod and Cabezon in that mix as well. We continue to catch Halibut on these bottom fishing trips today as as the picture above shows off the Mr. Max this nice medium sized prize for this fisherman. This is about 5-halibut in the past week we have caught on bottom fishing trips.
Crabbing remains excellent with between 75-110 crabs each on the big boats this morning.
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 19:53:27
How about this nice 45 inch long Halibut caught on the Amigo on a July 4th afternoon trip
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 14:05:33
This young boy is celebrating our country's birthday here on July 4th with this great looking Lingcod caught on the Kadaho
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 14:01:09
Salmon still pokey...
...bottom fishing and crabbing excellent
Salmon fishing remains pokey with very few Silver salmon showing up to this point in the 4-day old season. The main catch so far is quite a few Chinook salmon hitting the filet tables thus far which normally it is the other way around with very few of the Chinook and lots of Silvers. The ODFW did predict this to be a good Chinook salmon year and so far they are right. Now if only the Silvers would show up.
Bottom fishing was once again very good this morning. Two of our boats limited out on Lingcod with one being the Tacklebuster. The pic above caught on the Tacklebuster shows you some of the size of these fish we are catching this year thus far. Mr. Max, Tacklebuster. Sunrise, Kadaho and two of our 6-pac boats all had really good trips this morning with limits or close to limits of rockfish. We have two boats out this afternoon on bottom fishing runs so hope for a report later on the outcome of those trips. Crabbing remains excellent with the Kadaho limiting out his entire crab fleet onboard and had over 100+ crabs on the boat for the ending catch.
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 16:31:17
The Tuna must be here
A small aluminum boat just came into Depoe Bay and was out Tuna fishing today on a a really choppy morning ocean. Interesting that he was even out there as most of the salmon boats cancelled there trips this morning. Must have been good fishing as he has 47 Albacore Tuna on board. Guess you better start making plans to go Tuna fishing.
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 13:33:14
Fishing today only fair....
The ocean was a little on the nautical side early in the trip and then got better as this little surprise system which came into the coastline overnight has left so maybe we are done with that anyhow. Fishing was only fair today and those who worked real hard at it did just fine but it was tough fishing today.
The crabbing on the other side of the story was excellent with limits on all of the boats crabbing today and with one boat gathering in close to 150-crabs for his catch. We will be back out there again tomorrow.
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:04:23
Good news...Bad news for salmon today
We cancelled our salmon trips for the day as it was very windy when we awoke this morning and any chance of having a comfortable ride out past about one mile were remote. Bottom fishing fishes in a whole lot closer so it did not do harm to our bottom fishing trips today. The ocean is looking a whole lot better at this 11am hour but the trip would have been all but over by now. Weather looking better for tomorrow. There is good news as the northerly winds will continue to cool off the water temperature and bring the fish in more and school them up some. So maybe today is a good thing.
Date: Monday, July 2, 2012 at 16:25:16
Afternoon Monday Fishing
Two boats out on the afternoon bottom fishing grounds and both came back in with really good catches. The Mariner and the Mr. Max had excellent catches of Cabezon and 4-6 rockfish around per customer with a few Lingcod on deck. One very lucky customer caught this beautiful Halibut held up by Skipper Brad on the Mr. Max. Crabbing also was in the neighborhood of 5-per customer on the afternoon goes.
We sure had a great day!!!
Date: Monday, July 2, 2012 at 15:02:48
This happy TW fisherman is pretty pleased with this nice Lingcod caught on the Season skippered by Captain Dustin
Date: Monday, July 2, 2012 at 14:59:05
Salmon fishing better...especially if you like Chinook salmon...
Lingcod and rockfish catching awesome today...
Crabbing also very good
It goes without speaking (of course) that Tradewinds had the high boat salmon catch today coming back into the harbor with 6-salmon and five of those were really nice fat Chinook (King) salmon. Beautiful fish. These were the prized catch aboard the Amigo this morning and there was quite a bit more action then that especially compared to yesterday reported by both the Amigo and the Mariner. Maybe the winds we had yesterday helped by cooling the water somewhat. I noticed a 56-degree surface temperature today as compared too over 60 degrees a few days back.
Sure had a great day on the bottom fish grounds as it started out slow and picked up a little in the middle and ended with a "big rush". It was hard to find fish this morning without seeing bait swimming around with them which makes them harder to catch. We have ways @ Tradewinds of fooling the fish and by trips end we had them all fooled including some great catches of Cabezon and Lingcod. The Kadaho, Sunrise, Mr. Max, Season, Morning Star, Mariner and another one of our baby boats all had excellent trips. This young lady in the above picture off the Kadaho caught this giant Cabezon all by herself. Crab counts ranged from 5-7 per person except for the Sunrise who produced a 12-crab per person limit (Mr. Piggy). The ocean was beautiful with no wind and very warm temperatures which produced T-shirt conditions. It's summer folks (finally) !!!
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 16:06:22
Crabs caught on our Sunday bottom fishing trip today. Crabbing has really heated up theses past few weeks.
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 15:58:46
Several boats out on the bottom fishing grounds Sunday
No called in reports on Sunday but I did learn from the office staff and from watching the customers coming up the stairs to the street that it was more then likely a pretty successful trip. Saw plenty of Lingcod filets (Yes, we can tell by looking at them) and plenty of other filets. There was a also a fair amount of crabs in bags in the hands of most happy customers. People sure have a lot of fun on Tradewinds boats. Its always about fishing and fun conversations and making the folks feel comfortable. All in all a safe bet to tell you it was a most successful day on the bottom fishing grounds.
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 11:06:11
Opening day of salmon...
....not a whole bunch of catching....
....but there is some good news
To get the discouraging news out of the way quickly not a whole lot of salmon action being caught this morning off of Depoe Bay. There were some fish caught but certainly not all that many. We do however need to offer hope for those folks out there wanting to catch a salmon and there is good news and lots of hope. We have a really weird thing happening here the past 10 days or so and that is the amount of warm water right on the beach. Some measurements are over 60 degrees which is Tuna temperature water. We normally have a line of cold water which meets the warm water 20+ miles or so offshore this time of year. The warm water as we said before is right on the beach. So what is the good news? It is very windy here today and the ocean is quite choppy and suppose to get stronger winds by afternoon out of the North. That will push some of this warmer water further offshore helping the salmon to move into more shallow water and also school up the Tuna more offshore. We don't usually root for northerly winds but we are cheering them today. Northerly winds are forecasted for the rest of the week usually in the afternoon and evening hours. Stay tuned as things will get better.
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 17:42:10
Lots of afternoon Tradewinds fisherman Saturday...
....lots of fish and crab also
Three full boats of afternoon Tradewinds fisherman on this Saturday on board the Mr. Max, Mariner and the Season. Funny day as they left in misty wet conditions and returned on a pretty nice afternoon with clearing skies. As the picture above taken on the Mr. Max shows it was some kind of a good Cabezon afternoon. Also lots of rockfish caught and a decent number of Lingcod and crab as well. Afternoon trips are popular at Tradewinds as we have full length trips as well as 4-hr summer afternoon trips for the folks who want to sleep in and a shorter trip for the family. Don't have the full numbers but from the chatter I did hear it was a good afternoon of fishing with lots of fish and crabs.
Also reporting in this morning was the Amigo with Captain Perry directing a very successful trip up to the northern fishing grounds. They returned with their crew with a full limit of rockfish some nice Cabezon and a decent number of Lingcod caught on the boat Saturday morning.
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 15:04:05
Look at this giant Lingcod caught on the Kadaho Saturday morning by this young man. One of the many on this boat and on the entire Tradewinds fleet Saturday morning.
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 15:00:37
What a good looking Cabezon caught on board the Morning Star Saturday morning. One of many on this last day of June.
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 14:56:49
Another offshore limit Halibut trip....
....inshore bottom fishing really great....
.....Salmon & Tuna folks....information below
First off we had another fantastic offshore Halibut trip with limits and back in the harbor unloading fish at NOON. Thats right folks and not only that but we had great quality in the catch as well with many in the 40+ pound range (picture above). The Tacklebuster under the command of Captain JT ran the table on another spotless spring fishery with limits the entire season. When the summer season in August comes near, our readers when you decide who to go with you might consider Tradewinds. We get you out there and get you the fish and get you back.
We know you folks are anxiously awaiting the opening day of Salmon tomorrow and we will give you the first updated report around and it will be an honest one. We know some are waiting for the results before you book a trip. Don't blame you on that one. The same with Tuna. We are waiting till the fish come in and group together a little more. Yes, there have been scattered reports of fish inside 30 mlles and just the other day reports of fish caught at 12 miles but not enough for us yet to be booking charter trips. We want to feel that we can get you some quality fish & numbers before booking those trips. Right now it is to much of a guess of what is out there. We will let you know when we wil be starting. SOON we all hope!!!.
Bottom fishing was really good today with some great looking Lingcod caught and lots of Cabezon. Most of the boats including reports by the Kadaho and the Morning Star also produced close to rockfish limits and also had good crab catches with from what I heard in the neighborhood of 3-7 around depending on the boat. Good day all around
Date: Friday, June 29, 2012 at 16:09:18
A little wind today....
...but really good fishing
Had five boats out on the bottom fishing grounds this morning and by the sounds of things even though I only got a few reports all of the boats had good trips. The rockfish bite was somewhere around 5-6 fish per person with one boat limiting and the Lingcod bite was around 1-Lingcod per rod on most of the vessels. Crabbing was anywhere between 45-75 crabs on the boats doing the crabbing so I am guessing around 4-7 per person depending on the boat.
Ocean Coho salmon season opens Sunday July 1st and the folks are awaiting the results of opening day. Tuna about the same scenario. Just waiting to see the first scores that come in. Lots and lots of warm water out there but it is everywhere with no line between colder and warmer water so I am told. That is one of the things we look for. It only means there will be many scattered fish out there just about everywhere we go. Should be and hoping for a good summer Tuna season.
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 15:12:50
Being in the right place at the right time....
....was important today
Some of our boats today had average trips catching 4-5 rockfish per person with some Lingcod and Cabezon in the mix. Other boats did really well with rockfish limits and a few Lingcod and Cabezon in the mix. The Kadaho did really well with 2 Lingcod short of a limit along with some real big Cabezon and a limit of rockfish. Some of those spots showing lots of fish did not produce so much where other spots produced really well. You had to be there at the right time also. If you were on those spots you had a great trip like the Mariner. In other words a really good day for some and just fair for others. Crabbing was really good on every boat producing close to 6 to 8 crabs per person today and a very large majority of them were nice hard crab still. The more shallow it seems you crab the harder the crabs are. The deeper you crab the more soft shell crab you will get. That seems to be the theory out there.
Still room for the Saturday Halibut trip which by all information we have will probably be the last day of the spring season.
Also don't forget Tuna as they are real close in with water temperatures around 63 degrees just 10-15 miles offshore. Booking trips now.
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 13:32:39
Tuna in real close folks
We had a test boat out on the Tuna grounds and they are real close with some in as close as 12 miles. Nice fish also. Looks like time to get yourself geared up to go with Tradewinds. We have the boats geared up and ready to go.
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 18:17:30
12 year old Karsyn from Nampa, Idaho pulled in several Halibut today along with a slew of bottom fish and helped pull up 4-stuffed crab pots....WOW!!!!
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 18:10:05
Inshore Halibut limit....
...great bottom fishing trips
Another beautiful ocean and another great day of Tradewinds Charters fishing on lots of boats and on one different trip today other then bottom fishing.
On the bottom fishing front all of our boats had great trips with close if not total rockfish limits and many-many Lingcod and Cabezon. That has been the repeat message over the past few days and things have been the same with excellent fishing for some time now. The Morning Star boated this nice Chinook Salmon you see in the picture above along with lots of bottom fish. Also reporting in with great catches was the Tacklebuster limiting on the rockfish and a little over one Lingcod per customer. The Mariner and the Season also recording good scores to round out the bottom fishing fleet this morning.
One of our small boats came home after the 8-hr Halibut inshore / bottom fish / crab Trifecta with a Halibut limit, rockfish limit, 2 short of a Lingcod limit and a crab limit. Just one of those days where every thing fell in place.
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 14:40:14
The Kadaho apparently was Octopus fishing on Tuesday morning
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 14:35:53
Dry on the north side today and rainy on the south side
One boat went south today to fish and the rest of them went up north. Weather reports from the northern boats said that it was a total dry day where the boat that went south experienced rain most of the morning including one 20-minute gully washer. Fishing was good down there with near limits of Lingcod and a total limit of the rockfish on one of our baby boats.
The Mr. Max got off to a business man's fishing trip leaving an hour late but as the picture above tells all caught the nicest fish of the day. This passenger had to hold it high to keep its tail off the floor. Excellent fishing with lots of Lingcod and Cabezon once again and limits or near limits of rockfish on the other boats (7-boats out total) from some of the reports that I heard. Also crabbing remains good as the Kadaho pocketed over 60+ crabs on his fish and crab venture.
Date: Monday, June 25, 2012 at 18:19:18
Lots of Lingcod, Quilback & Cabezon today
Good day if you like bottom fish other then black sea bass. Three of our boats (Kadaho, Morning Star & Tacklebuster) had great catches in both Cabezon & Lingcod. Some of the other vessels having fair catches of Lingcod along with some nice Cabezon and some really big Quilback rockfish caught in deeper water. Take a look at this great looking hanger Lingcod caught on the Tacklebuster today in the picture above. The hard running currents we have been dealing with for several weeks appear to have let up quite a bit allowing us to venture a little further out to deeper water now. Crabbing was great today with the Morning Star collecting 77 crabs and one of our baby boats getting close to 6-per person today. We also had another afternoon trip today on the Season for those of you who like to use vacation time for catching up on that lost sleep with 12:30pm departures.
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 16:11:33
Upcoming fishing reminders....
Salmon, Halibut & Tuna
Well folks ....we are beginning the busy part of our year as it all begins in ernest next weekend.
The 2012 ocean Coho salmon season begins next Sunday, July 1st and will run thru the end of the month. This season is on I believe a 8,000 fish quota so if the fishing is really good it might not last the whole month of July so keep watching our fishing report for all the details about how the quota and fishing is going.
We have another two day opener for Halibut happening this coming Friday and Saturday June 29th and 30th. This will be if the weather holds more then likely the final days of the spring season as the quota will probably be reached. It will re-open again for the summer season in August.
Don't forget about Tuna. We are ready to begin taking Tuna trips as the reports are the warm water is near-by and the fish are reported being caught around 30 miles. Nothing more exciting then a Albacore Tuna on your line.
Of course our old stand-by bottom fishing and crab trips. The best bounce for your buck there is. We always catch fish and normally quite a few of them. Crabbing has really picked up here in the past several weeks as well.
See ya at Tradewinds Depoe Bay ......
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 15:55:45
Excellent fishing morning Sunday...
...but not many details
We do know this. Five boats out in the morning. The Tacklebuster, Season, Mariner, Mr. Max and one unidentified other mystery boat. They all said fishing was excellent with good catches of everything but not many more details. I'm gonna have to have a talk with these guys. Crabbing was also very good and I do know that as I saw a picture of three baskets full of them. I would have posted the picture but it had someones thumb on the lens so just take my word for the excellent crabbing. Had to be 60+ crabs in those baskets plus whatever they were hiding.
We also had an "afternooner" where fishing was decent with rockfish and lingcod and then the trip ended early for some odd reason (no details). Crabbing also was good with only a hour and a half soak delivered 19 crabs in four pots.
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 13:57:10
...two day opener for Offshore Halibut Friday and Saturday June 29th & 30th
More then likely the final two days of the spring Offshore Halibut season will be this coming Friday and Saturday June 29th & 30th. It will be your last chance to catch a big Halibut like the one above caught on the Amigo a few weeks ago. Taking reservations NOW.
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 13:51:19
Caught on the Amigo June 23 (Saturday) WOW!!!
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 13:38:40
Excellent all around day...
....lingcod, cabezon, rockfish & crabbing
Good reports from all of the boats reporting in today. The Tacklebuster for the can't even count the number of days had lights out Lingcod fishing. The Mariner had the big pressure of the day taking out old school mates some he had not seen in 40-years or so and had a fantastic variety catch with lots of everything. The Kadaho & the Mr. Max another good steady catch with some very good crabbing. Todays picture came off the Kadaho with this young lady (above) catching this Lingcod as big as she is. Wow!! Both of the baby boats including the Season had limits of rockfish and some Ling's and Cabezons. There were a bunch of other boats also as we had the entire fleet out today (10 boats) but wanted to get this report up as early as I could so here it is. Nice ocean day with a little drizzle early in the morning but the morning got better with sunshine mid-trip thru the end of the trip.
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 13:23:21
Time for Albacore Tuna....
....fish just 33 miles outside Depoe Bay...
...they are on the bite today.....
...we are taking reservations now!!!
They are here & just about right on time. Normally the very end of June thru the middle of September. Time to go out for some great Tuna fishing. Take your pick between the Amigo, Mr. Max, Siamez or the Tacklebuster.
Date: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 18:12:08
Most of our boats reporting had really great catches. The Tacklebuster either was real close or had a full limit of Lingcod this morning including a very nice catch of rockfish. One of our 6-pac boats had a full limit of rockfish and Cabezon and real close to a LIngcod limit as well. The pic above is one of our skippers who caught a big Cabezon a few days ago and there were lots of these "giants" caught this morning. Crabbing again was either real-real good or a bit slow depending on the boat and where the pots were dropped. We drop them one spot and we have grab crabbing. Go back there the next day and it is not as good. It seems to be that way this spring and summer just about every day.
Good day of fishing Friday
For the most part it was a great day of fishing
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 16:09:49
Another great fishing day on Thursday
Lots of boats out there today and great all around fishing for the Tradewinds fleet this morning. The Season with Captain Dustin was out on an afternoon trip and got a limit of rockfish and a few Lings I was told and had over 6-crabs around for the folks. Good afternoon go on a gorgeous ocean.
The morning boats that reported in were the Kadaho, Amigo and one of the baby boats with all of the boats doing at least 5-rockfish around and all of the boats either limited on Lingcod or were awful close. There was also a bunch of Cabezon caught for great catches for our Tradewinds guests. The picture above off the Kadaho was another of the many nice Lingcod caught this morning. Crabbing was which boat you were on. It was great on one and not so good on another. The amazing thing was the pots were right next to each other. It's fishing folks....
Salmon season is coming up folks as it opens July 1st. The Chinook season is open now but really.....save your money as there are very few if any being caught. Come July 1st you can go out there and troll for a Silver salmon and you might catch that Chinook. In the meantime we are not running Chinook trips as it is just a waste of YOUR ($$$) MONEY.
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 15:46:16
Two more days of Spring Season Offshore Halibut
June 21, 2012
Fishery managers added two more days to the popular all-depth sport halibut fishery off the central Oregon coast. Fishing for Pacific halibut will be open Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, at all depths.
The spring all-depth season for the central coast area – from Cape Falcon (30 miles south of the Columbia River) to Humbug Mountain (south of Port Orford) – opened May 10 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It could have closed as early as June 2 if anglers caught the entire 120,821-pound quota.
Give us a call as we are ready to go on both days and we have great discounts available for you. Take a look at the coupon link on the website homepage.
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 12:22:52
...fishing back to normal
After yesterday where the bite was really off the mark and was so unusual it was hard to compare it to anything. So I didn't. I only hoped it was a one day thing and it was as today's catch was really very good. The Season, Sunrise and the Kadaho all reported rockfish limits and with some decent Lingcod fishing as well. The one in the picture above came off the Kadaho this morning and there were quite a few more just like that. Crabbing also which was off yesterday came back to the normal range with an average around 3-per person. Good day.....Whew!!!!
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 12:48:06
Not much to say today folks....
...so I won't say much at all
Fishing was not so good today after yesterdays really rough ocean storm that passed thru. Things seemed to be all jumbled up out there with the fish really scattered around. Tomorrow will be much-much better. Thats all for today folks!!!
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 12:46:35
Not much to say today folks....
...so I won't say much at all
Fishing was not so good today after tasty really rough ocean storm that passed thru yesterday. Things seemed to be all jumbled up out there wit the fish really scattered around. Tomorrow will be much-much better. Thats al folks!!!
Date: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 07:43:51
Seven boats scheduled to fish this morning for TW....
.....seven boats cancelled for the day
A very fast moving system is currently as we speak at 7:30am moving thru the area with just a little drizzle but very windy with a very rough ocean. We had lots of fisherman this morning most of them rescheduling for a later day or tomorrow where the forecast is for much improved conditions. Would not have been very much fun out there this morning folks. Light winds and much improved seas on the horizon for tomorrow. So..... we will see ya all tomorrow.
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 13:30:09
Not like yesterday....
...but still very good
A little more wind....a little light wet stuff....a little more swell....but still a pretty good day on the fish catch. A Lingcod catch like yesterday was certainly more then likely not going to happen but we did pretty good on many of this mornings boats. The big winner on the day was more then likely the Sunrise with Captain Craig at the controls. Some of the boats were fishing up north like always and in some stronger currents then we had yesterday which for some of us was a little unbelievable put together a limit of some really nice rockfish and a handful or so of Lingcod. A great catch in that strong of current. He then went into the beach crab parking lot and put over 70-crabs in the totes. That was a 6-per person plus average. Both of our baby boats (6-pac boats) took home limits of rockfish led by Skipper Dustin on the Season and also a good assortment of Lingcod and Cabezon. The Lingcod picture above was a little heavy to pick up by one of our passengers on a 6-pac boat this morning. Good day all around.
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 16:12:25
Tradewinds Halibut limit Saturday
Not much information just yet but the Amigo is on its way back to Depoe Bay with a limit of nice Halibut. The boat is suppose to be under the bridge by 5:30pm. For those of you still looking for that Halibut for the winter freezer you can pretty much pencil in at least one more three day opener June 28th, 29th & 30th. We had half the quota left going into this three day opener this weekend so doubtful that it was achieved in just three days. We will know for sure sometime next week and you will hear it here first.
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 15:07:07
Two Green Lingcod caught on the Mr. Max Saturday
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 15:03:43
Did you go fishing today ?...
....did you fish with Tradewinds ?....
....well you should have !!
What a spectacular day. The ocean was flat....there was NO wind...there was a "voracious" current....there was fog.....and boy did the fish ever bite. Five calls came in for this website report and all five of those boats reported not only limits of rockfish but also limits of Lingcod. What a day !!!!The Tacklebuster, Mariner, Mr. Max, Kadaho and one of our baby boats all reported spectacular catches today. We were throwing legal Lingcod back in folks. Thats how good it was. The Mariner even limited on Cabezon with the Tacklebuster almost having the "hat trick" on Lings, Cabezon & rockfish as well. The Lingcod were really good size ones for the most part. The picture you see above came off the Mariner and the report of this fish was he came clear out of the water to snap at a sea bass on the hook. The sea bass and the Lingcod both lost. The color of this Lingcod indicates he lived his life in the kelp beds.
Crabbing after three great days not quite as good today with between 2-3 per customer who were crabbing today.
Date: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 12:13:14
Saturday June 16th
A few spots still left to fill
Date: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:30:20
What a LINGCOD day
....rockfish and crabbing also very good
If there was any questions that the bite was back on again after a few slower days the first of this week was evident the past three and especially today. We are still battling very fast moving currents but it did not matter today. The Lingcod fishing was spectacular with one of our baby boats getting a Lingcod and a half around plus a rockfish limit and one of our larger boats reporting, the Morning Star has well over one Lingcod around. The boat with the bragging rights today was the Tacklebuster as his entire crew plus boat workers caught a limit of Lingcod. Wow!!! The rockfish bite was around 5-6 fish per person which was excellent when you figure we were not only battling heavy currents but fish with full tummies. There is so much bait in the water right now that when we catch the rockfish their months are just full of it. It is that time of year. Crabbing also good as it has been the past few days. The pots are coming up today with 5-9 keepers per pot. Thats good crabbing!!!!
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 16:26:08
The Halibut Coupon on the website under the coupon link says that it expired on June 2nd. That has been extended thru the Spring Halibut Quota. Just cut it out and bring it with you on check-in.
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 14:14:50
BOTTOM FISHING... FANTASTIC
HALIBUT FISHING...LIMIT CATCHES
GREAT WEATHER WEEKEND COMING UP
The weather for this Fathers Day weekend is sure looking great. It is a good time to take advantage of Tradewinds great pricing and be sure to peek at our Coupon link on the homepage of the website. Some great bargains there.
Quite the day today on the first day of the extended Halibut season which has two more days left that being tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. There will be more then likely some more of these three day openers coming up as only 50% of the quota was used coming into this opener so if you can't go the next two days more then likely there will be others. Beautiful day offshore and limits of fish were caught.
Now bottom fishing.....after a few days of fair to good fishing the past two days have been just excellent which is back to our norm of limits or very near limit catches of the rockfish and lots of Cabezon and Lingcod to go around as well. That sure happened today. We had the Amigo skippered by Captain Perry and two of our "baby boats" out today with one being the Season. Captain Dustin reported a limit on the rockfish and some very nice Lingcod and Cabezon hit the decks including this nice Cabezon in the picture above. One of our other boats had one short of a limit on Lingcod and quite a number of "COD" on the other. Good Day !!!!
The really great news to go along with the excellent fishing was the crabbing which has been hit and miss the past few weeks. Not anymore!!! One of our boats crabbing today had around 5-per person and the Amigo had that average and possibly a bit more. Hopefully this is a sign that the "crabbies" have finally moved into the shallow waters along the beaches. Summer is here folks.
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 16:06:42
Beginning to get back to normal...
....that is the bottom fishing
After a week of minus tides which seem to throw things off from the normal we are used to began to creep its way back to what we expect each day or at least strive for. All of our boats I believe from the chatter had decent trips. The Mariner with Captain Dan at the helm came close to a complete limit of rockfish, had a nice catch of Lingcod and also a nice number of Cabezon to go with the catch. The crabs also began that climb back to normalcy with a real good catch for an average around 5-per person. Good Tradewinds day.
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 13:06:13
Thought it was suppose to be sunny today....
....well it was not
Woke up this morning to one of those foggy steady mist rains so famous here on the Oregon Coast. The water seems to seep in and get everywhere. The ocean was pretty nice with hardly any swell to speak of but one of those weather days that will be gone by tomorrow.
Fishing was like it has been the past few days with the word "Fair" being used to describe it. The Mr. Max with CaptaIn Brad in the wheel house basically said that those that really worked hard at it the entire time ended up doing pretty well. Not a great deal of Cabezon and Lingcod activity today but a fairly decent rockfish catch with some limiting and others a little over half way there. Crabbing once again was "hit and miss" with some of the pots showing signs of crab life and other pots just a few yards away not having much. Sunshine back by tomorrow.
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 20:59:58
Another Halibut weekend is here - June 14, 15 & 16
The Spring Halibut quota is only about fifty percent used up going into this weekends 3-day opener. Give us a call as our boats are 100% this year in getting limits for all of our trips and passengers. The picture above off of the Amigo is one of the nice fish caught on that boat this spring.
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 15:07:04
Interesting Monday on the bottom fishing reefs
It seemed like it was "Slow Fishing Today" as reported by the majority of our boats but it really turned out to be a great day of fishing. There was no real heavy bite all day as the fish were coming very slowly. One boat reported a ocean just jammed full of crab spawn which has been out there it seems now for a few days and the fish seem to enjoy the taste of it very much. Most of them had a mouth full of it when they do make a mistake and get hooked up. There is one really good thing about these slow bite days. It seems like it gives the Lingcod and Cabezon a better chance of getting involved with the bite more then it does on those heavy bite days which normally produces many more bass and other rockfish then Cabezon and Lingcod. It was such a beautiful flat ocean day today that all of our guests worked very hard all 5-hrs and the end result was a very handsome catch. It was really a great day for all of the boats including the Amigo and the Kadaho and one of our smaller boats today reporting in. Take a look at this lucky fisherman who got to take home two really nice Lingcod off the Kadaho (picture above) this morning. Wow!!! Crabbing remains hit and miss and today it was somewhat a miss. Some of the pots had up to 7-keepers and then the very next pot had hardly any. It surely to this time of year is a slower crab year then last season. It is early however.
Date: Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 15:23:28
A fair day on the bottom fishing reefs
Just as yesterday the report out on the bottom fishing reefs was fair to decent but somewhat off from where it has been. There is a tremendous amount of crab spawn and other bait things out there swimming around which could have something to do with the slightly off normal bite. All of our skippers today pretty much reported the same thing with great drifts and then you motor back to the same place and barely nothing. So you go and find a new spot. The good news of the day is that we continue to get great variety and color in our baskets and some really nice Lingcod & Cabezon for those able to hook into one. (example pic above off the Mr. Max today). Some folks limited out and others struggled a bit. Both the Mr. Max and the Tacklebuster reported in with these same type of reports as they fished up North off of Lincoln City.
The Season with Captain Dustin at the wheel fished closer to home and found about the same results but a little better Lingcod score with close to one per person. The Season had a really nice family from Nebraska on board with the dad being a dentist and the three sons studying to be dentists. Like father like son(s).
Crabbing on a really difficult tide today was not so hot but we are all looking forward till tomorrow.
You know folks, somedays fishing is not just all out fish slamming and is more of hard work and without limit catches. We try to give you the most honest appraisal of the results that we can from the reports we receive from our skippers. Nothing worse then misleading our potential guests and then they find out by other means.
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 20:24:57
Good crabbing today
The Amigo had a good day of fishing delivering limits of rockfish with some nice Lingcod. The best part of the trip was that the crabbing was very good today as they put around 5 crabs in each persons fish basket along with a good fish catch. With the sloppy conditions today in the shallower water because of he big swells that is a good score.
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 16:55:02
Beautiful sunny day to fish....
....there was so much bait in the water....
....we really had to work for the bites today
Hard work pays off and if there is one thing you can always depend on from a Tradewinds boat without hesitation I can tell you.... we work hard. Today we had to pull out all of the stops and at the end of the day we were successful. There was just gobs of bait in the water today from crab spawn to tons of other stuff?? The fish were just plugged with bait which was evident from the ones we were pulling into the boat who's mouths were stuffed with it. At the end of the day we had just about every one of our boats above 75% of there rockfish and several actually limited on the rockfish. It was good Lingcod fishing on some of the boats and not so good on others. Several of the boats had really good Cabezon catches. The Tiger rockfish were also on the bite today as the baskets many of them had a good variety of color in them. Crabbing picked up really well today with the boats somewhere around the 2-5 per person range. That was really strange as we had to dump pots much further out in deeper water then we are used to because of the large swell today. Two of our boats today caught Chinook salmon (pic above) so it was quite the weird day of fishing. Reports today came in on the Mariner, Tacklebuster, Kadaho and Sunrise....
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 16:19:56
Interesting sailing day out of Depoe Bay Saturday
As the picture shows above with the Mr Max waiting out in front of the Depoe Bay channel entrance we had a very interesting day crossing the bar this afternoon. A really weird swell was with us most of the morning into the early part of the afternoon and really roughed up the Depoe Bay entrance until mid-afternoon. They even had the bar closed to all recreational craft and un-inspected charter boats. All of the 6-pac charter vessels were all waiting in line for the go ahead from the Coast Guard to cross the bar of which happened around 1:30pm or so this afternoon. Of course there were hundreds of people up on the sea wall and surrounding area watching the show.
Date: Friday, June 8, 2012 at 18:40:25
Friday mornings fishing report
On board the Amigo this morning with Captain Perry and deck boss Dan we had quite the successful fishing trip. The water appeared to be a little nautical from the shoreline but it tuned out to be a very decent and fishable ocean. Our crew today had a great time as we were even able to help some walk-ups who needed a fishing trip to add to their resume for this Friday Morning. What a great appreciative passenger crew we had and they were rewarded with a limit of rockfish for all and some nice decent sized Lingcod to make the taste of the day even sweeter. Fishing continues to be just great this spring and pre-summer as our difficult catching days have been few and far between. We do have them once in a while but certainly not the fault of our boat crews who work so very hard for our passengers. Crabbing today was a little off possibly due to the shallow beach water conditions as we had about 1-crab per person.
Date: Friday, June 8, 2012 at 14:28:41
Weekend into next week looking like good weather
After three days or so of wind and rain it all comes to an end later today and the weekend forecast into next week sounds much-much better. Should be a nice weekend for whale watch and fishing as we are right on the starting line of the summer season.
Remember next weekend June 14,15 & 16 another three day Halibut opener is upon us so if you want to go and catch Halibut we are the ones to book your trip with.
Also remember that we are just three weeks away from the beginning of the Tuna and Salmon season openers as July 1st is the opening day for Salmon and also normally the beginning of the Tuna season. We are already currently taking reservations throughout the summer for these fisheries.
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 18:04:43
Tradewinds New Dock ???
Actually I was hoping this was April 1st so I could tell you this was the new Tradewinds dock. This is a picture (above) of the 66' long x 25' wide Tsunami dock that floated all the way from Japan and landed at Agate Beach just a little north of Newport. Just thinking about it however...it would look really cool coming under the Depoe Bay bridge and the Tradewinds boats being able to load and unload on all four sides. Hmmmmm??
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 12:17:28
More Halibut Fishing.....
....and you heard it first here @ Tradewinds
You folks looking for some nice weather June offshore Halibut fishing you can stop worrying. The ODFW just announced at NOON today that at least three more days will be added to the season. Next opener June 14,15 & 16. More then likely more three day openers will follow as we stand now at only about 50% of the quota caught. Call us today for reservations. Remember we are 100% on all of our trips this year in limiting our passengers on some nice sized fish. See ya on the boats.
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 10:03:55
Thursday's bottom fishing cut short...
....very wet and a little nautical out there
The boats today woke to a very wet morning with quite a little bit of wind chop on the ocean waters but we gave it a shot and after catching some fish Mr. Max called it off. It's gotta be fun and it got to the point where it was not fun anymore. Anyhow, what is a fishing trip without a fishing picture (above). This really nice size Quillback rockfish was not caught today but was boated yesterday on the Morning Star skippered by Captain Romans. It was a nice sunny day...not like today !! This little storm today is like most late spring/early summer storms as they are quick hitters. Suppose to get steadily better tomorrow thru the weekend.
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 07:54:03
Now here is a fish you need to catch
On board the Mariner yesterday the fish in the above picture was caught and its identity is a Skulpin fish. Looks like a small Cabezon in some ways and has a horny head. Not sure exactly what its use might be because it certainly is not worth eating. Very very bony and very little meat. Not a whole bunch of them caught. We take cute pictures of them and throw them back.
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 13:03:11
What A Day !!!!
Wednesday's final fish report
It was quite the day with Tradewinds Depoe Bay. Hard to even think about where to begin. We had loads of boats out today with all of them reporting in with not only end of trip fish results but some great pictures. The picture above came off the Mr. Max skippered by Captain Brad and he was one of two of our boats this morning to catch a Halibut on a bottom fishing trip (Kadaho also) . (We know where the "flatties" hang out on the bottom fish reefs.) The Mariner, Morning Star and the Kadaho were also out there and all reported the same thing happening in the fish catch. Lots of fish, lots of Lingcod and a fantastic variety of different kinds of rockfish hitting the hooks this morning. One picture below is a picture off of the Tacklebuster and shows the variety all of the boats had today. Heard crabbing was also very productive but don't have any real number averages to give you at this time.
Looking for a reason to go with us rather then the competition? Well folks, there are lots of reasons but one you don't hear much about is because we always have multiple boats out there and our skippers are not only good fishermen but good company people as well. They have the super secret ways of sharing there catch so if others are struggling the boats finding the biters call them over. That doesn't happen everywhere but it does with us.
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 11:51:12
Tacklebuster on the bite today
Can this boat catch fish or what?
On a day when the forecast was not so good it turned out to be beautiful sunny day on a beautiful flat ocean. The fishing on board the Tacklebuster was fantastic today with everyone not only catching bunches of fish but everyone getting great "VARIETY" in there take home catch today. Take a look at the picture above. Six big boats total out this morning for the "Best of the Best"....Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 09:58:37
Six Big Boats out Wednesday morning....
....fishing reports later in the day
Even 3-year old young girls go fishing on the Tradewinds Kadaho...She (above picture) is catching fish also on this sunny Wednesday morning. Family fun "ALWAYS" at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 14:46:23
...but great ending
Two boats out today with big groups on board and headed up to the fish and crab grounds up off Lincoln City this morning. The Mariner with Captain Dan behind the wheel said that the ocean waters were quite on the confused side with lots of rolling he described his boat was doing and very few biting fish. As the morning went on the ocean got better and better and so did the fishing. The trip ended up with two-thirds of a rockfish limit and some really nice sized Lingcod and Cabezon. By the time the trip was over the ocean was darn near flat...well almost. Crabbing was really good today aboard the Mariner with close to 5-crabs per person.
Date: Monday, June 4, 2012 at 18:51:09
Free Fishing weekend @ Tradewinds this weekend
Want to go on a fishing trip this weekend? Well, at Tradewinds Depoe Bay you can book a fishing trip with us and you do not have to purchase a fishing license on either Saturday or Sunday, June 9th or 10th. What a great deal. Call Tradewinds for reservations.
Date: Monday, June 4, 2012 at 18:11:27
One big boat and one little boat out today
Had some pretty good bottom fishing today with a couple boats which included the Kadaho out off of the Lincoln City reefs and had much to much current to fish any deeper water today other then the shallow stuff. We are in the middle of the worst minus tides of the summer and we are not even in summer actually yet. We have 3-4 days of close to minus three foot tides. Basically what that does (I think?) is create a heavy flow of water from low to high tide or close to 10 foot all three days. That is a ton of water going in and out. It also makes the current run faster then it normally does (I think?).
Anyhow we still had good fishing with around 5-6 rockfish around for all of the happy Tradewinds customers and we had a great day on the Lingcod and Cabezon with one of the boats limiting on the Lingcod. Crabbing today I am not to sure what the final score was so I won't guess. The weather looks like it will be a little moist but not bad for the next few days but no bad ocean conditions involved. See ya at the coast.
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 18:11:49
Super calm ocean to fish on Sunday morning....
...and the fishing & crabbing was really good
On a beautiful ocean with lots of sunshine the fish bit really well with lots of rockfish, some really nice sized Cabezon and a little over 1-Lingcod per person on our Sunday morning trip. Showing the folks the honey holes up north off of Lincoln City was the Tacklebuster and on the way home they picked up a little over 3-crabs per passenger evident by the one being held by Tacklebuster deck boss Jesse Neill. The rest of the week sounds like a little moisture in the air but the ocean looks like it will stay decent for the entire week.
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 15:24:59
Saturday's bottom fishing report
Th weather finally did an about face here on the coast in the afternoon and we are finally seeing some of the partly cloudy sunshine promised by the forecasters but not after a rather dreary wet morning of bottom fishing. Reporting on bottom fishing today was the Kadaho and the Mr.Max with pretty decent catches with no limits on both rockfish or the Lingcod but pretty darn good. Close to rockfish limits and one of the boats had a average of 1-Lingcod per passenger and the other boat did not have as many but some real "Big Boys" evident by the picture a little below this article. Take a look. The Kadaho and the Mr. Max two of our bigger boats have tons of experience with either of the two skippers (Darrell and Brad) and some of the best deckhands and nice guys you are ever gonna find (Gene & Buddy) to help you to have a fun trip. If your looking for a great time on a bottom fishing trip you won't go wrong with either of these boats.
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 15:06:20
Tacklebuster home early with a Halibut limit
No Surprise there !!
The Tacklebuster with Captain JT at the helm came home early today with monster catch of Halibut for his passengers. It was like Halibut fishing in the old days as the folks dropped a line to the bottom , set the hook and started reeling. No surprise with the success of this boat as limit catches of Halibut is as close to a sure thing as you can find around this area. The Tacklebuster fishes Halibut, Bottom fish, Salmon as well as Tuna. A good boat name to remember the next time you come to the Oregon Coast looking for a fishing trip.
Today is the last day of the official Halibut spring fishery but there is a very good chance that there will be additional weeks of fishing more then likely beginning June 14, 15, & 16. We will let you know right here as soon as the ODFW makes an announcement on the availability of any quota left.
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 08:55:07
This nice Lingcod caught early Saturday morning (June 2nd)
The fishing trips are still going on but just thought you'd like to see a great looking Lingcod caught on the Mr. Max this morning already. The national weather service did another butcher job on the weather forecast forecasting sun today. Well its raining but the fishing is really good we hear. More on todays Halibut and bottom fishing action later in the day.
Date: Friday, June 1, 2012 at 14:39:45
Drizzly kind of dreary day.....
...but none the less very decent fishing as always aboard the Mariner
On board the Mariner for today's fishing trip report who always seems to find lots of fish for his customers and today was NO exception. Certainly one of our best bottom fishing boats Captain Dan found a very near limit of rockfish but only a handful of Lingcod for his crew today. The news of the day that made up for the lack of Lings was lots and lots of "Big Cabezon" hit the decks today. Talk to some of the locals around here and many of them would say, "give me a Cabezon over a Lingcod any day".
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 18:50:03
Beautiful day on the ocean waters today
Boats out bottom fishing and Halibut fishing
Not a great deal of information to share with you today as there were no reports from the bottom fishing boats on how the fishing was today. The office did say that our Halibut did limit on the flat fish today. Our next Halibut trip will be Saturday I believe and there still is room available so if you want to make that last minute reservation for this weekend for either Halibut or bottom fishing give us a call.
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:51:04
Beautiful calm seas today....
...and great fishing with lots of Lingcod and Cabezon
What a beautiful Tradewinds ordered day it was this morning with no wind, calm seas and partly sunny skies. The current was running just enough to move the boats along the reefs and then we watched the fish bite. One boat reported about 1.5 Lingcod per person and was only two short of a Cabezon limit. The other rockfish were a really nice grade of bass and the boat limited on them.
We had another boat or two out also that were crabbing but thus far no report from how the crabbing was doing today. I did here that both these boat were fishing up North and that the fishing was excellent.
Don't forget tomorrow is the opener of this weeks Halibut days which will run thru Saturday. Hopefully there will be other opening weeks to come but for now we will get these three days in and will give you the word of additional days to fish on the spring quota. We are pretty sure that this will take place as it was looking like the quota was short of its limit and probably would not be reached by these next three days. Time will tell on that as we will have some announcement by the end of next week. Look for another opener hopefully June 14, 14 & 16.
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 13:35:33
This Thursday, Friday & Saturday last official set dates for spring Halibut....
....but probably more weeks to come
Well folks, this is the 4th weekend of the scheduled spring Halibut season before the automatic closure for at least one week as the ODFW takes a look at how the quota is progressing. All indications are that the season will re-open on June 14,15 & 16 but NO guarantees there. It just appears from the numbers we have been seeing that the quota because of some bad weather has a ways to go.
We do have trips for this 3-day opener May 31st, June 1st and 2nd so get that flat fish in your freezer before it is to late. Remember, no other charter house can tell you that we have had everyone of our trips in the first four weeks go out and come back with total limits not only for passengers but the crew as well. The skipper of the Tacklebuster told me this morning that it has been several years since he has not limited his passengers. WOW!!! I say it much of the time but ONLY AT TRADEWINDS.
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:14:06
Two boats out today....
...on another beautiful spring day
The day after Memorial Day as the throngs of people who were down over the holiday weekend were getting out of town and getting ready for the official start of the summer season here in another two weeks or so. One of our boats out today the Kadaho had a post holiday great catch with limit of rockfish and a very decent catch of Lingcod and Cabezon. There was about two crabs plus around for the crabbers on board. The young lady in the picture above sure was a "happy camper" with this very special nice sized Lingcod she pulled in with the help of First Mate Gene on light tackle this morning.
Date: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 14:23:29
Happy Memorial Day folks
A real quick holiday report
Since it is a holiday and we are celebrating the men and women of our armed forces passed and present we will have a real quick report of the day. Three boats out this morning and very good fishing with close to limits on the rockfish but lots of Cabezon ad Lingcod today. Crabbing was around 2-per person on one of the boats and 3-4 on the other boat. Have great holiday everyone.
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 16:49:07
Sounds like the Kadaho was the big winner today....
....though it was another banner day at Tradewinds Depoe Bay
From what I was able to figure out on the radio with only half my hearing working every boat out of TW this morning had a great trip. Every boat in the fleet had a fishing trip this morning except one and that was because we had to hold him back because he was backed up as the whale watch boat beginning at 10am today. Before the day was over he ran 6 whale watch trips. Fishing was pretty good off the back end of the WW boat I understand.
Anyhow back to fishing. The Kadaho reported a limit of rockfish and another great bite of Lingcod getting 1.5 Lingcod average wise per person. All of a sudden Captain Darrell is taking great satisfaction with his Lingcod catch. Hmmmmmm???
Did not hear anything on the crab counts today. Try to catch up for tomorrow. I do know what a great day of fishing it was. Lots of great big Lingcod and Cabezon like the ones shown above and some of the biggest bass I have seen in the past I don't know how many years. Really....No exaggeration !!!
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 17:57:02
Amigo coming in with a load of nice Halibut also
The Amigo one of our two boats out on the Halibut grounds today reported in with a limit of a really great grade of Halibut for his load of customers today out at a Tradewinds favorite spot called Windy Island. Captain Rick of the Siamez has been running the boat for the past couple of weeks when Amigo owner/operator Captain Perry was laid out after some arthroscopic knee work done. Captain Perry will be back in the saddle beginning tomorrow morning.
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 16:58:01
Another banner Tradewinds Halibut day
Two boats out & two boats back in with limits
Two boats out on this rather bumpy Saturday morning Halibut fishing for TW which saw what we normally see on these days with a decent forecast is a steady but slow improvement as the day went on. That is exactly what happened today. Before the ocean got really nice and during that improvement time we caught two limits of really nice Halibut for our delighted customers offshore today. That makes it limits on every one of the trips we left out of the Depoe Bay harbor on this year. We expect that to continue by the way folks. Take a gander at this beautiful fish in the above picture that one very happy customer caught on the Tacklebuster today. The skipper and crew of the Tacklebuster did it again (as normal).
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 15:49:10
Having patience is rule #1 of fishing....
...you had to have it today folks
What a funny ocean it was. Not a breath of wind in the air all day long and one would take that as good news for nice ocean conditions. As sometimes happens the ocean was coming from about six different directions all day long at the same time and it was quite bumpy even though the ocean appeared to have a kind of lazy feel to it. The first two hours nothing bit. Pretty much nothing in reality. One boat had 1-fish at that time and the rest from what I heard not too many more. That is where the patience thing kicked in. Our Tradewinds skippers hung in there and then it all broke loose for us and we were getting hook-ups left and right so to speak on our super secret patient day hooks. Most of the boats either limited or were really close. For the 2nd day in a row some of the bigger bass of the season in the 4-5 lb range. Not a great day on the Lingcod but the Mariner like he normally does limited on the rockfish and had very close to 1-Lingcod per customer. The crabbing improved somewhat for the scores I heard. Somewhere conservatively around 2-3 per person.
Date: Friday, May 25, 2012 at 14:03:15
Three boats out today bottom fishing.....
....and It was a wee-bit on the nautical side this morning
Had lots of folks on the boats taking advantage of the day before the big crowds come down to the coast for the holiday weekend and took in some Friday morning bottom fishing. It was "cranky" out on the water this morning but that never seems to bother the Tradewinds crowd who can catch fish in any weather. The Tacklebuster and the Season were out there and both limited on the rockfish catch but because of the windy ocean and fighting a 2+knot current keeping ones bait close to the bottom where the Lingcod live was quite a challenge. Bottom line to coin a phrase it was a slower day on the Lingcod action. Somewhere around 2-3 crabs per person on the crab catch today so all in all a decent catch. We always like to present a highlight when we can find one but the size of the rockfish today were really "big boys". Not a little guy in the bunch evident by the one you see in the picture (4-5lbs) above caught on the Tacklebuster this morning.
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:45:55
Trips scheduled Friday thru Monday
Halibut, bottom fish and crab combos are your choices
With the good weather coming in and the fishing really great what a better way to spend the holiday weekend. We have Halibut trips planned and lots of bottom fishing trips all four days of the holiday weekend including Memorial Day itself. Our boats have been limiting every time this season so far on Halibut and are going to some places where there have been some bigger fish then some of the usual places others go. The bottom fish and Lingcod fishing has been nothing other then excellent and the crab fishing has improved quite a bit over the past few weeks on the most part. Nothing better then a good tasting Dungeness Crab to start off that holiday dinner and you can get them here with us.
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 15:24:08
Only 20% of the Spring Halibut quota taken so far
Sometimes a little bit of bad weather can be a good thing. It keeps the Halibut season open longer and gives you folks who can't get here till June a chance at a "Big Tradewinds Flat Fish". From this juncture in the season and what we are seeing on the quota use so far you folks in June will more then likely as we see it now have a chance for some offshore Halibut fishing in some nice June weather. We here at Tradewinds will keep you up-to-date. We have the best boats to take you out and the best pricing for your Halibut trip. Call the office directly for some really good Halibut trip prices.
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:17:32
Today was a tied to the docks day
For the 2nd day in a row we were rubbing the boards of the docks not by anyones failure just the weather. Since Monday mid-day we had a pretty good spring storm run thru the area and at this time on Wednesday it is finally beginning to move out of here. Things look good for the rest of the work week and the weekend is forecasted right now to be beautiful. Good time for some Halibut fishing and some bottom fishing with our trademark Tradewinds Dungeness Crab along with bottom fish. Great trips going out this weekend on take your pick of a larger uncrowded boat or 6-pack boats. We have them all.
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 06:38:00
Wondering where the Siamez has gone?
Captain Rick back real soon
One of Tradewinds small boat vessels has been out of the picture here for several months but Captain Rick and the Siamez will be back within a month. He is at haul out having a brand new re-built engine put in his boat. Rick, the best small boat Halibut and Tuna fishermen in Depoe Bay will be back soon ready for the remainder of the Halibut season and certainly for the entire Tuna season. Of course he also fishes bottom fish and salmon. His love however is Tuna fishing and any you folks out there who have a small group and want the whole boat to yourselves here is the boat for you. This guy can really catch fish !!
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 13:53:07
Halibut really biting where Tradewinds boats go
Where we are taking the folks out to fish for Halibut this year on the TW boats is producing some really nice size fish. The picture above gives you an idea with some larger ones as well. It has been a good season so far with four trips out and four trips back in with LIMITS. All last year and so far this year only one time have our boats not limited on a Halibut trip. We go the extra mile to give you the best opportunity to catch your fish and hopefully some nice sized ones. If you have not fished with us before and want to give us a try give us a call. You will not be disappointed.
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 12:06:40
Weather very windy & wet today
All trips cancelled for the day with better weather tomorrow
Fish like the one to the right are awaiting you
Not a real nice day today with lots of wind and rain but all the bad weather will be leaving us by tomorrow and the weekend sounds really good. Halibut fishing Thursday thru Saturday and the old stand-by bottom fishing and crab trips 7-days a week.
Date: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 14:11:21
Mr Max out fishing Monday morning
Limits and a special catch
It was a little wet and sometimes really wet but the ocean was flat and the fishing was great. This all happened on the Mr. Max Monday morning with Captain Brad and his 1st mate Buddy on board to take care of the fisherman on board with them. Limits of rockfish with a large number of Lingcod and one happy customer who caught this great looking Halibut you see here. The ocean as they were coming in began to get windy but they were back in the harbor getting there fish cleaned when the winds became stronger. Another great day with Tradewinds. Might be some showery periods for the work week with dry and sunny weather so far predicted for the weekend.
Date: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 09:47:05
How about these Halibut
Another three day opener coming up this Thursday thru Saturday
Sure was a good day this past Saturday on the Halibut grounds on board the Tacklebuster. Take a look at these nice fish and we have three more Haibut days coming up this Thursday thru Saturday, May 24,25,& 26. Call in for your reservation today.
Date: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 09:15:16
NEWS FLASH: Mr Max out today....
....bottom fishing and halibut fishing
Just a quick special report on this mornings trip which is only two-hours old as of this writing. Not only is bottom fishing going well but they caught a nice Halibut while bottom fishing. More later....
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 22:27:42
Boats out today....
...but no reports available
On a flat ocean that makes most flat oceans look rough (it was really flat...saw one report where the ocean swell was less then three feet...thats flat folks). The only report I saw was one of the biggest Quillback rockfish I have seen in years. I will post it later this week. It had to be in the 8-9 pound range. It was caught by Captain Dustin of the Season charter boat for TW on a morning trip today . Anyhow after two weeks of straight sunshine a little drizzle in store for the next few days with forecasted sun to return by the end of the week.
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 06:43:13
Summer departure time scheduled begins today
Unless special departure times are reserved the following departure time schedule will be in effect until after Labor Day in September beginning today, Sunday, May 20th.
Halibut /Tuna Check-in 5:30am Departure 6am
Salmon trips Check-in 6:00am Departure 6:30am
Bottom fishing Check-in 6:30am Departure 7am
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 14:10:37
What a great Halibut Day...
...Tacklebuster just about home...
...great quality fish today
Coming back home from Tradewinds Halibut Plantation is the Tacklebuster with 18+ very good quality Halibut which is a limit for passengers and crew. What a day on a picture perfect ocean!! Of all the Halibut boats out of Depoe Bay you can't find a faster more comfortable riding vessel then the Tacklebuster. Don't believe me? Switch over and give it a try once. You will not be disappointed.
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 14:09:39
What a great Halibut Day...
...Tacklebuster just about home...
...great quality fish today
Coming back home from Tradewinds Halibut Plantation is the Tacklebuster with 18+ very good quality Halibut which is a limit for passengers and crew. What a day on a picture perfect ocean!! Of all the Halibut boats out of Depoe Bay you can't find a faster more comfortable riding vessel then the Tacklebuster. Don't believe me? Switch over and give it a try once. You will not be disappointed.
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 12:07:00
A KADAHO fishing trip to remember (REALLY)
A beautiful ocean Saturday produced one of the better bottom fishing scores I can remember (ever). I am certain it has happened but hard for my deteriorating memory to recall. Tradewinds had quite the crowd today out fishing and the boats were loaded with hungry fisherman. Only one boat not out this morning for TW and the operator was somewhere where the air temperatures are just to darn hot.
Anyhow back to fishing. The crew of the Kadaho produced a limit within three hours of some of the nicest assorted rockfish you have seen in a while. Real big boys. The clincher was the Lingcod catch. On board today were 22 TW customers and three crew members. There were 44 Lingcod caught for the passengers and also a limit for the crew members. Hope to have some more reports on this busy Saturday later on including a Halibut report. Folks, that is a wild fishing trip. Only at Tradewinds.
Date: Friday, May 18, 2012 at 23:03:00
Tacklebuster out for Tradewinds this morning
The Depoe Bay bar had a restriction on it this morning for all boats except for certified vessels so the Tacklebuster loaded up everyone and took 'em all fishing. Really a nice day with sunny conditions but we had a ocean current of about 1.8 knots. Most of the charter operators will tell you that anything above a knot of current creates difficulties out there as it is very hard to keep your hooks near the bottom where a majority of bottom fish dwell most of the time. I guess thats why they call them bottom fish. Never-the-less we had a very good trip with a nice assortment of Lingcod, Cabezon Black bass, Quillbacks and a few others I'm failing to mention. For the second day in a row the crew of the Tacklebuster found the crab with 48 crabs coming aboard today for around a 5-per person average. He's gonna have a bunch of charter boats following him around in the morning.
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 14:43:00
Tacklebuster on the fishing & crabbing grounds Thursday morning
Sure was a beautiful sunny day on the waters off of Depoe Bay Thursday morning as we took a load of Tradewinds faithful up north off of Lincoln Ciry for some great bottom fishing aboard the Tacklebuster skippered By Jeurgen Turner better known to his following as JT. Lots of expert teaching went into this mornings crew but when that was over the fish began to come up on the hooks. They had a limit of rockfish and a limit of Cabezon to really make it a great trip. Also they had just over 1-Lingcod around for each customer. The real big plus of this trip aboard the Tacklebuster was the crabbing numbers. Crabbing if you remember from the past few days has been a little off the mark. Well, not today. The folks on board this morning crabbing averaged 7-crabs per person which anytime of the year is an outstanding score.
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 07:43:08
Three boats out fishing on Wednesday....
...all three back in with really good catches
It was a really good day on the ocean pond Wednesday with three of our boats out and they all had really good trips with lots of rockfish and a fair supply of Lingcod on the decks. The two big boats the Morning Star and the Mariner along with a 6-pack boat ventured north off Spanish Head to fish. It was a little windy and choppy on the waters yesterday so staying down where the Big Lingcod live was a little trying but all three had a decent catch of them. The 6-pack had about a 1.5 Lingcod average and the larger boats a little less. The boats had limit catches on rockfish or really close to a limit. Crabbing was back to only a so-so catch yesterday after a few days this week of better catches. Hopefully things will begin to pick up as we get into summer more.
The water has been a little windy and choppy here the past few days but the ocean report for Friday thru the weekend looks really nice with much less wind and chop. See ya this weekend.
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 05:50:02
Fishing boats out on Tuesday on a beautiful ocean
We did have fishing boats out Tuesday but no report was turned in so hopefully we will have one for you today.
Date: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 15:54:41
Folks: Just to squelch the inevitable Depoe Bay rumor mill
Today’s topic: bottom fish bleeding
It is company policy and a hard fast rule at Tradewinds Depoe Bay that our first line of business is customer service and we work very hard on it from your first office contact, on the boats and at the filet tables. One of our main topics every year at our company meetings is that we work hard on customer service and do not “EVER” bad mouth anyone especially other charter companies anywhere to our customers. We answer those questions when asked about these things with the best service we can provide. We also ask all of our valued customers that if you ever hear negative talk of any kind in your Tradewinds experience to “PLEASE” report them to our staff. It will be dealt with promptly.
Tradewinds Charter vessels do bleed bottom fish on request. There are several boats on our fleet that bleed all of the fish as routine but the others would be more then happy to bleed all of your fish on your request and with a smile. This practice has been going on for years. As a reminder, yes we also bleed Salmon and Tuna and yes, we do ice down our Tuna as well.
No matter who you choose as your charter company we hope you have a great experience.
Date: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 15:31:08
Interesting fishing today on a pretty wind chopped ocean in the morning...
...and some cool information left over from yesterday
It was fairly windy this morning with a good bit of wind chop on the water but hardly much of a swell to deal with so it was good to go. The problem was really not the wind chop we had but a current well over a 1-knot drift. Hard to stay down on the bottom where the fish were. Took us a while but we finally figured out the fish were not on the bottom but half way up. The results was lots of "fishies". The Kadaho and one other boat were up off of Spanish Head (North of Depoe Bay) and came home with a close to limit catch. The Kadaho had lots of Cabezon and some of the bigger bass as they were described of the year. There was a fair amount of Lingcod but on both boats down from previous days. The neat news was the Kadaho folks averaged between 4-5 crabs per person.
The cool leftover news from yesterday the Mr. Max caught a limit of great big Cabezon on his morning trip. I have a publishing deadline of 5pm so that little tid-bit of information made today's paper.
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 18:53:52
Another Boat reporting in on Sunday's catch
The Season and Captain Dustin reported in today fishing Government Point as he wanted to stay a little closer to homeport with a little choppy water this morning. No matter where TW fishes our skippers get the job done most of the time with his passengers getting all of the rockfish and 8-nice Lingcod for 5 people. Great trip for our youngest skipper in the fleet and one who's bottom fishing skills are quickly developing into one of our best Lingcod catchers. No "crabbies" for Dustin today because he didn't crab.
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 16:35:05
Another Big Day on the bottom fishing reefs
Four boats out today
Tacklebuster leading the charge
The ocean appeared to be a little more windy then it has been most mornings here lately but it sure didn't have a whole lot of effect on the fish bite. It sounded like most of the boats did really well with good catches.
Ever been on the Tacklebuster? Well you might want to check this beautiful boat out. The Tacklebuster skippered by Jeurgen Turner and assisted by his son Tyler had a great catch with just a few Lingcod short of a total limit and the same with the rockfish. Just a few Cabezon hit the decks but they were really some big ones. The good news to go along with the great fish catch was that the crabs are starting to show up in the beach area. The average today was a little over 5-per person. Great day on the pond and boats going out daily.
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:37:10
Changes in FISHING departure times beginning Sunday, May 20th
Beginning next Sunday, May 20th please note the changes in departure times for all of the Tradewinds Depoe Bay fishing trips. These departure times will remain the same until after the Labor Day Holiday in September.
Halibut & Tuna Trips 5:30am check-in 6am departure
Salmon Trips 6am check-in 6:30am departure
Bottom Fishing Trips 6:30am check-in 7am departure
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 15:51:27
I finally got a crab report for you
...and a final word on Saturday's Halibut Bonanza
Captain Dan on the Mariner not only had a great fishing trip but the word from the crab pots was 6-crabs around on his boat. That folks is really-really good. Guess I should mention he also had a good fishing trip with a slow start and a crazy ending. More then 1-Lingcod around and most or all of the rockfish.
Final word from the Halibut grounds is that Captain Rick had great looking Halibut today. Nothing under 40-inches was the word that came back to me. Super secret TW spot that he fished so make those reservation for next week folks.
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 14:21:11
Next Halibut opener...
....next Thursday, Friday & Saturday
...May 17th, 18th,19th
The Halibut rules are so interesting that you want to make sure that you get your fish as you really can't come home with anything else. Make that reservation with Tradewinds Depoe Bay as we get the fish. Last Halibut season we had only one trip on any of our boats that did not limit the boat. Not sure but I double anyone can match that record. We have the best rates around and if you don't believe that give our office a call and become a believer. See ya next weekend.
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 14:15:19
Captain Rick & the Amigo with the Big Halibut Limit
Captain Rick who you normally hear about on the Siamez is running the Amigo these days and today he had a TW Halibut trip and did what he normally does on his two favorite trips, (Halibut & Tuna) he limited out passengers and crew. It was a beautiful day out there as Tradewinds ordered the weather for the day and from the reports is bringing back some really nice fish. Rick is currently putting a new engine in his own boat the Siamez and will be back on his own vessel hopefully here pretty soon. Certainly by the Albacore Tuna season.
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 13:17:31
C/V Season and eight other boats out on the pond today
Terrific Lingcod bite today as well as rockfish
What a beautiful Central Oregon Coast day it was today. Clear blue skies, very little if any wind, calm seas and the best of it all, "BITING FISH". Captain Dustin on the Season had a great trip with just two short on a Lingcod limit and most if not all of the rockfish with some great variety. Another TW boat was home early with a boat limit oF Lingcod and rockfish and from what I heard when I tuned the volume up on the marine radio everyone was doing very well today. No report on the crabbing today but hope to have one by days end. Such beautiful weather and suppose to stay with us with bright clear sunny days it looks like another week or so. Yeah!!!!!
Date: Friday, May 11, 2012 at 13:45:06
Halibut going in the morning....
....much better wind forecast for Saturday
Having to cancel today with heavy offshore wind forecasted the forecast just came out on the afternoon marine posting showing much improved conditions for Saturday. Winds are fairly nice in the morning and subsiding even more in the afternoon. Gear up and get ready to go.
Date: Friday, May 11, 2012 at 13:36:55
Lingcod-O'rama on Mr. Max & Mariner...
Caught on the Mariner today. Is Tabitha really holding the fish by herself?
...good rockfish catch as well...
and a third good day in a row of crabbing
A great day on a nice Friday morning ocean with one boat limiting on the Lingcod and the other oh-so-close. Both the Mariner skippered by Captain Booner and the Mr. Max piloted by Captain Brad were catching king size Lingcod at the super secret Tradewinds only Lingcod holes as well as a really nice catch of assorted rockfish to make fish baskets look almost full to the brim. One of the boats had crabbers and they did very well with somewhere close to 3-per person. Fish the morning folks as the ocean is really nice in the morning here lately with those pesky NW winds cropping up in the afternoon hours.
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 17:08:56
Sorry...one error in below update
Tomorrow the CV Amigo is making the Halibut run and not the Tacklebuster.
Sorry about that folks but got my information wrong.
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 17:02:03
WAY TO GO TACKLEBUSTER
WHAT A GREAT JOB ON THE HALIBUT TODAY
With a sloppy afternoon ocean and a 2-knot ocean current making matters difficult Tradewinds Tacklebuster skipper Jeurgen Turner and his crew pulled off what they say could not be done. With a group of 16 folks who worked there backsides off limited the boat along with the crew and is currently on his way home at this hour (4:45pm). There are some real nice fish on board the report is and after a few hours sleep JT will be heading right back out there in the morning. Certainly one of the very best Halibut fishermen along this coastal area just about always limits his crew. I for one can't remember for that matter when the last time he didn't. From what I understand there is still a few spots left for tomorrow and some also for Saturday. If you want to make one of those last minute reservations give us a call as we will be going in the morning. Remember Halibut will be open the next four weeks Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12:43:13
Still a few spots left for Friday and Saturday Halibut fishing
We still have a few spots left for both Friday and Saturday Halibut fishing trips. We load at 5:30am and leave the dock at 6am sharp. Halibut season on the spring quota can be short in number of days especially if the weather is good where lots o boats can make it out to the Halibut grounds. Get your flat fish for your barbecue when the fishing is good.
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12:40:20
Good bottom fishing again today
The weather fooled us again with a beautiful morning ocean
Got a little windy by mid-day
Another really good bottom fishing trip with close to limits on the rockfish and loads of Lingcod caught but to many nursery models today not long enough to keep. Still a good number of nice keepers. Crabbing seems to be picking up with 2-3 crabs per person as they appear to be moving into the beach areas. Good sign for late spring & summer crabbing.
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 15:00:06
Halibut offshore fishing begins tomorrow
The offshore Halibut season starts tomorrow morning and will be open the next four weeks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. After that the quota will be re-evaluated and hopefully it will re-open. My bet is that it will be open thru most of the month of June but just a guess there. I am hopeful to have some reports for you tomorrow.
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 14:56:15
Choppy and windy on the waters this morning....
...but fishing was sure good
The rockfish were on a heavy bite pattern today as were the Lingcod. The ocean water was quite choppy and windy but sometimes that is what is needed to stir up the hunger patterns of the fish. It sure worked today. Limits all the way around for all passengers.
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 17:19:54
For your information to Tradewinds customers
US Coast Guard Safety Alert (01-12 5-April 2012)
The United States Coast put out a safety alert a few weeks back and then there was an article about the same thing on the Internet just a day or so ago that I read. The safety alert was about recreational sport boats are being sold that "some" do not meet federal construction requirements and then being used by the owners as charter boats. This does not include certified Coast Guard inspected vessels which are those that carry 7 passengers or more and have to pass rigid stability testing. This safety alert was referring to (UPV's) uninspected passenger vessels also known as 6-pack boats. These vessels are not Coast Guard inspected and do not have to meet some of the criteria that Coast Guard certified passenger vessels on construction and safety. These vessels ((UPV's) in Oregon are sometimes inspected by the Oregon State Police and they informed me the other day that all of this is under consideration to change in the next few years. Possibly all of them will in the future have to pass the same type of yearly safety inspections. I mention this because Tradewinds Charters employs three of these 6-pack vessels and all three were manufactured as commercial passenger carrying vessels. So, if ever inspected by the Coast Guard we believe would certainly pass any manufacturing requirements and any other marine safety concerns. (FYI)
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 17:01:17
Fishing was pretty good today but was different on all of the boats
The Sunrise and the Morning Startwo of our big boats were out today along with one 6-pac boat and all of the boats seemed to experience different fishing results. The Morning Star and the Sunrise did pretty well on both Lingcod and the rockfish but no limits on either one. All in all it was a good day of fishing on a windy choppy ocean with heavy currents making things pretty tough. One of our 6-pac boats put on board a limit it of really nice lingcod for everyone including crew but had trouble catching the rockfish. One boat did only so-so on the crabbing where the 6-pac boat had 5-crabs per person average. It was a different day depending on what boat you were on.
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 13:21:24
Halibut Internet Special this weekend
Hey folks if you want to go Halibut fishing this weekend (Thurs-Fri-Sat) take advantage of the Internet special with our Halibut fishing coupon you will find on the coupon link. Give us a call for the ever exciting halibut adventure only at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012 at 15:57:30
Lingcod and rockfish bonanza today
After a slow start our fishing trip this morning really got with it about an hour and a half into the trip and put limits on the boat very quickly of Lingcod and rockfish. No really "big boy" Lingcod today but some great eating size 25-28 inch fish. Lots of variety in the rockfish with even a few Vermillion's along with some kingsize Quillbacks and lots of big bass and Yellowtail. Crabbing was OK today but nothing great with a 2.5 per person average. Crabbing will get better as we get further into this nicer weather we are beginning to have now.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 17:55:29
1st offshore Halibut opener Thursday, May 10th
Interested in Halibut? Well the first three day opener is this week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 10th,11th and 12th. Fishing spots are still open so give us a call for either of the three days.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 15:44:19
It was such a beautiful Saturday
....and the fish were biting
....not so much for the crabbies
Lots of Tradewinds boats out on a beautiful minus low tide Saturday and lots of folks on the Tradewinds boats today and all came home with smiles on there faces. It was a minus 1.8 tide this morning which sucks quite a bit of the water out of the harbor making it quite shallow in places. Got some really good reports on the fishing today and heard a little radio chatter to put a few words together for a fishing report. One of our younger skippers Dustin who runs the Season had a special trip with folks wanting to do a little fishing and a little whale watching which both turned out very successfully. They did see whales and caught some of the biggest rockfish I have seen all spring so far. There were a few nice Lingcod in the mix as well.
Another boat operator Booner on the Mariner had a great trip with what I understood to be limit of rockfish with great variety and well over 1-Lingcod around per passenger. Also heard one boat had a limit of Lingcod and rockfish and other boats also had very good trips.
Crabbing I would like to ignore but it was only good enough for around 1-per customer however a couple of the boats did find a honey hole or two and wound up with between 2-3 around. Summer is coming and so is better crabbing.
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 12:37:16
As it always seems to work....
...when the ocean is a little unsettled....
...the fish bite like crazy
Woke up this morning to a little surprise as far as the ocean conditions go with a little more rain; a little more wind and a little more ocean swell then what was predicted. Had two boats out this morning one being the Mr. Max and he got a late start and was back in with a limit of rockfish and one Lingcod around for his entire crew in two hours. WOW !! Captain Brad and his back deck head engineer Buddy had the folks on board dialed in on this trip. It just never fails. Some of the best fishing is when the ocean is in a bad mood.
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 13:40:25
Kadaho out on the bottom fishing grounds today
It was not red hot fishing today but it ended up really good with a nice assortment of fish after a rather slow start. The Lingcod count onboard the Kadaho charter vessel was a little better then one around for the folks and a little over 5-rockfish around. Quite a few nice comments I heard about the brand new "ALL BLACK" fishing rods and the also brand new spinning rod set-ups attached. Really good looking stuff. Oh yes by the way, crabbing was fair with a little more then 2-crabs per person.
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 19:50:20
One boat out this morning
Trips scheuled out for next several days
We did have a boat out Tuesday morning but never heard a fishing report on the results of the trip. If your in the area the weather sounds great and we do have fishing trips going out both Wednesday and Thursday mornings. There is still space available !!
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 16:14:56
Hey Folks...Good weather coming
I have been wrong before but it sure seems by the ocean forecast that we are in for some good ocean weather beginning tomorrow morning right on thru the weekend. If you were waiting for some good weather news it looks like you got it. Check out our coupon link off our homepage for some great bargains on bottom fishing and halibut fishing. We give great comfortable trips with terrific boats, well mannered skippers and we catch fish and give you some great bargains. If you have been with us before keep coming. If you are looking for a change give us a try. We try so hard not to disappoint.
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 16:04:00
Good Tuesday afternoon folks...
....departure time updates
I made a pre-mature announcement that we would be switching our bottom fish departure times to 7:30am with a load time of 7:00am as of today, May 1st. As normal I was wrong. The actual switch over date will be Sunday, May 13th to the 7:30am departure times. So, between now and then we will remain on the 7;30am check-in and a 8am departure. Another boo-boo. Blame it on me...everybody else does!!!
Date: Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:12:32
No fishing trips today
Due to inclement weather todays fishing trips were cancelled.
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 17:28:56
Cabezon on the bite Sunday
As for the 2nd day on most of the boats the Lingcod bite was a wee bit slower then the great bite we have been seeing for several weeks now but the Cabezon made up for it with limits on one of the vessels. Not sure exactly what took place on some of the boats out today but what I do know is that the rockfish were on the bite and there were some really big Lingcod caught as some of them were reported over 34 inches in length. Those are big fish. No crabbing report today for you guys but will keep my ears open for one especially after a fairly decent crabbing day on Saturday.
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 14:18:21
Sailing times change on Tuesday, May 1st
Inshore & Offshore Halibut opens in May
This coming Tuesday, May 1st we will be leaving a half hour earlier for bottom fishing trips. The load time will be 7am and the leave the dock time will be at 7:30pm. May is also the beginning of the Halibut season and all of our offshore Halibut trips load at 5:30am and leave the dock at 6am.
The offshore Halibut trips begin Thursday thru Saturday for the first three day opener May 10, 11 and 12th. Also for the next three Thursday thru Saturday's also.
We will also be running the Inshore Halibut trips which are open 7-days a week for those who would like to give that a try. The neat thing about the inshore trips are even though they might not be as sure a thing as the offshore trips are we normally do catch some fish and you get to fish bottom fish on the way home. A little extra plus there. Give us a call if interested in either of these Halibut trips we offer.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 17:21:46
The Kadaho is back in town
....another Saturday fishing report
After a relaxing winter being a snow bird in Arizona Captain Darrell of the Kadaho is back chartering and what a great trip he had today. Along with his two assistants Gene and Dave they fished the deeper water reefs off of Lincoln City and came home with some of the biggest rockfish of the season (all of them) and a complete limit of Lingcod for all of his requests who filled his boat. The Kadaho is the only boat in all of Depoe Bay who runs with two back deck engineers who are there to help and entertain the folks. If you have never been on the Kadaho you are in for a treat.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 15:40:04
Great trip on the Mariner and five other boats Saturday morning
Captain Dan on the Mariner had another great Tradewinds trip up to the north country with 12 limits of rockfish and a few short of a passenger limit of Lingcod as well. On a pretty nice Saturday morning ocean without any rain Captain Dan and his able First Mate Tabatha took there normal fishing spots off the Siletz River out in a little over 100 feet of water and provided a fun and entertaining trip for the folks on board. . The Mariner a well cared for 43-foot vessel is one of the few vessels that I am aware of that its only home has been Depoe Bay (I think).
The crabbing news is still a little slow however we believe much better crabbing is not far away as our ocean weather continues to improve. (update) On one boat it was a little slow but heard on another boat just a few minutes ago that they pulled in a little over 2-per person and on the 6-pac boat they had 6-around. That my friends is not bad.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 15:32:42
Was told a couple Chinook salmon boats out there today??
Heard a few boats were out of the harbor in search of the mysterious and sometimes hard to find Chinook salmon. I guess they were hard to find also. After seeing quite a number of commercial trollers off of the Depoe Bay area last week one might think there would have been a few in the area. Guess not !!!
Date: Friday, April 27, 2012 at 17:33:14
Bottom fish limits on the Amigo this morning
A little bit of a bouncy ocean when we departed this morning but the ocean got better during our trip and the folks on board did not disappoint. They all fished hard and they got a limit of real nice sized rockfish and some really nice Lingcod as well. The Lingcod bite the past two days has been a little off from what it has been but we also have been dealing with some wind choppy waters. As normal the crew of the C/V Amigo worked exceptionally hard the entire five hour trip to make it a very successful venture. No crabbing today as we have not crabbed in the past 4-5 days now. We will more then likely have crab reports for you tomorrow.
Remember folks inshore Halibut season opens up next Tuesday 7-days a week and the first weekend of the offshore Halibut fishery will be May 10, 11 and 12th. See ya then. The Amigo is one of our offshore Halibut boats. Lots of room to fish on this vessel for Halibut and NO big crowds with the very best Halibut gear you might find.
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 13:10:06
Another good fishing day
Put limits of rockfish in all the baskets, a limit of Cabezon and some real nice Lingcod adds up to another great day of fishing. The rockfish were of really nice size today along with some jumbo Cabezon made the fishing baskets look real good today. The Lingcod fishing was slightly off from where it has been the past few days but still a good day all the way around.
Sounds like a real nice ocean weather forecast on tap for the weekend with a 5-foot swell for Saturday. Looking forward to that.
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:57:02
Another great Lingcod morning and it was quick
On a wet and windy morning we had trips out and it was not the best of days to be venturing to far from home. So we fishing pretty much right out in front of the harbor. The fish (Lingcod in particular) were biting as well as they do at our more favorite places further up to the North. All in all we limited the boat on Lingcod with another nice bunch of really "Big Boys" and all of the rockfish in about an hour and a half. We actually threw back over 30-Lingcod in the process of getting those limits of fish this morning. Fishing close to home was a good call as it really got very windy towards the end and the rain drops actually hurt your face if you got in the way of them. Good Tradewinds morning none the less.
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 16:06:26
Need help carrying your fish up to the fish cutters?...
....and one final word on Big Lingcod trips
Excellent fishing today out there with limits on both the Lingcod and the rockfish I'm told. Some of these Lingcod were quite large and with seven nice rockfish in each persons basket carrying them up the ramp to the filet table proved to be a happy struggle for some. Hard to remember when not only the Lingcod fishing being so good in the spring months but the size of these critters is really impressive. Sure is a great time to come down and go fishing and hope the fish keep biting.
Have had a few rather personal opinions expressed the past few days about the offshore Lingcod fishing trips. They are a really FUN trip especially between October 1st and the end of March. That is when it is open. My point was that we are doing so well on the inshore trips right now and catching such big Lingcod inside on the regular 5-hr trips that this is just a special time to catch Lingcod at such a bargain. Come October 1st when the deep water opens back up, those are special trips and the "deep sea fishing" term really comes into play. Anyone who has been on those trips mostly have had a great time but they would all agree that because of the depth of the water they are not for everyone. We have folks all the time write in on inquiries asking about what is the most appropriate trip for them and we try to gear them towards the most fun and appropriate trip as they have described themselves. Bottom line is we want to give great service, have fun and catch the folks some fish.
Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 at 20:19:58
Another good day of fishing
Several boats out this first day of the work week with another nice ocean with some local fog in the area. That happens when the temperatures warm up in the valley area. Fishing was really good with close to limit catches in both the Lingcod and the rockfish. Crabbing we were told still remains a little on the slow side.
Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:27:36
Chinook salmon in the area...
...at least yesterday they were
One of the commercial salmon boats caught 26 Chinook salmon right out in front of Depoe Bay Bay yesterday. Thats quite a few. For the first several weeks of the season all of the trollers were down in front of Newport but it seems now that they have moved out in front of our tiny little harbor. The outlook for this year were for a very healthy stock of Chinook in the area. The sport season is open now thru the end of October.
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 13:54:02
Never seen Lingcod fishing like this
Its amazing how the Lingcod are biting and the size of these critters. Half of them are every bit as big as the ones caught offshore in that deep water Lingcod fishery. This sure seems like a better trip for the folks. You get all of your rockfish and some crab to boot. Not trying to say that the offshore trips are not worth it but the offshore trips really take a hit with this kind of inshore Lingcod fishing. Some folks however just like the adrenaline rush of reeling up fish from 600 feet. Think about that one for a while. That goodness that fishery is closed now until October 1st.
Anyhow we had plenty of boats out today and all were full and all came home with limits if not real close to Lingcod limits. That is how good it is. By the way we did get all of the rockfish and a few crab. Springtime crabbing will pay for the cost of the ticket but right now somewhat on the slower side by comparison to what we are used to. It will improve as we get further into spring weather.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 20:12:15
All of the boats out today
It was certainly a busy day at Tradewinds with all of the 10 boats out and fishing did not disappoint. The Lingcod fishing was simply stated out of this world today with the 6-7 boats that I heard about pretty much all limited on the toothy critters. The rockfish like the day before came late but they also were in the limit category by the end of the trips. Several trips out in the afternoon and the fish were hungry then as well. Did not hear anything on the crabbing from the morning trips as no one checked in but the afternoon crabbing saw a fairly respectable 3 crabs around. All in all a great day with more great weather on tap for tomorrow.
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012 at 15:18:06
It was just one of those days out fishing
In the first hour on our bottom fishing boat this morning we had eleven legal sized Lingcod on the boat and not one rockfish in any of the baskets. There was not a rockfish to be found or hooked if you will. Then in the 2nd hour the Lingcod stopped biting and the smaller Blue rockfish went on the bite. We threw back in many more of those then we kept. In the 3rd hour of the trip we caught one additional Lingcod and the bigger Black rockfish went on the bite with one very large Tiger rockfish which weighed in at seven pounds. After cutting out the age rings from the head of the fish it was determined it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 60+ years of age. We almost felt bad about keeping it but with its belly popped out probably a good thing we did. All in all limits all the way around today including even some nice Lingcod that went home with the crew. Good day with great ocean weather and sunshine for the next three plus days. Come down and enjoy the good fishing and great weather.
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 13:44:36
We had a most interesting fishing trip out this morning
The forecast people who know all told us heavy rain and winds 20-25 by 2pm this afternoon along the coast. So out we go on a very nice ocean this morning to head north to the Tradewinds super secret bottom fishing holes and began to put fish on the boat. The smartest 10-11 people in the world decided not to crab today so it was a straight bottom fishing trip. Getting pretty close to a limit of fish the 2pm heavy rain and moderate winds hit the coast at 10am. Well it was a really fun ride home but when we got back the boat had a very close limit of rockfish and a solid good number of the Lingcod as well. The folks (some) enjoyed riding the whole way home on the back deck seating area. Probably got a little wet. Good-fun-exciting day!! Tomorrow will be better we are told and the weekend looks nice and they are calling for dry warm weather so they say???
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 14:39:42
No fishing trips out today
The weather for the rest of week thru the weekend looks good
No takers this morning but the weather for the ocean waters which was a little iffy on Monday now has shaped up to be looking pretty good for the rest of this work week and thru the weekend. So with the LIngcod fishing so good with good sized ones hitting the decks come on down to Tradewinds and take in a good bottom fishing trip.
Halibut season on the inshore begins May 1st and the first offshore weekend is May 10,11 & 12th.
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 15:33:47
Had the boats out today but no reports
Had a ocean weather forecast for this week which was not all that encouraging but every morning we wake up to not nearly close to what they were calling for. So today we went fishing. Had quite a number of folks on the boats also. Trouble is a fishing report never hit the editors desk but we will let you know if one does come across the wire. Anyhow things do look OK for the upcoming weekend beginning on Friday. Between now and then we will wake up and take a look at it.
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012 at 16:37:23
No boats out this morning
A little to much rain and wind this morning and a moderate ocean swell on top of that for fishing trips to go out. Hopefully tomorrow but it sounds somewhat the same with a much brighter picture for Friday thru the weekend.
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 15:25:53
Fishing was sure good today
First off no information on the crabbing. Hard to find out any information here lately but will try to get that for you when we can. The fishing we can tell you about. Lingcod & rockfish heaven to start the trip, no fish hardly at all in the middle of the trip but what a great ending. Limits all around. That was just one boat and I believe but not sure that all the other boats did quite well also. The Lingcod fishing here the past several weeks has been really steady with some really good sized fish. Makes me wonder why folks want to spend all that money $$$ to go offshore for those "Big Lingcod Trips" so they call them, reel them up from 600 feet when they can get somewhat the same size fish as well as all of the rockfish and crabs for half the price. I guess I just don't know.
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 13:34:48
It was good fishing today....real good
Got lucky enough today that one of the boat operators reported the happenings so that was a rare but good thing. Also heard on the radio that someone said they had lots and lots of color in the baskets which means they were catching more then just a bunch of black bass.... that also being a good thing. The report we got indicated the boats had collected over 4 pat of Lingcod (charter boat talk...over 20). That is also a good thing. So sounds like it was some kind of a special day as a somewhat wiggly ocean in the morning turned into a nearly flat ocean by mid-morning. That was also a good thing. Weather forecast for tomorrows oceans conditions...real nice. That is also a good thing.
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012 at 16:23:42
Three boat were suppose to fish this morning,,,
....but a rough ocean got in the way
A rising swell overnight spurred on by a very windy Thursday brought an ocean swell upwards of 13-feet on Friday morning. It was a neat looking ocean (FLAT) outside the entrance buoy a half mile out but inside that buoy the ocean was exceptionally rough. It would have been quite the ride getting out to that half mile mark and even more of an adventure getting back in. Bottom line...we did not go. Things look better for the entire weekend.
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 16:12:08
Quite the nasty ocean this morning
Was not a good day for anyone today to go out so we didn't. Might have a few days of tough conditions to fish in but we will look at it each morning. Improvement for the entire weekend so keep those plans as Saturday and Sunday look good.
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 13:28:47
It is only fair to tell you that Tradewinds boats take you where you have the best chances to catch Lingcod and bigger fish on our bottom fishing trips. It is a little further and a little more expensive on the fuel but we get it done. This morning we had LIMITS on Lingcod and I'm told the Lingcod fishing was so good that they were throwing legal ones back trying to get the remainder of the rockfish limits. Some nice Cabezon were in the mix and just in case you were wondering after throwing back quite a number of legal Lingcod they did get the rockfish limit. No crabbing today so NO word on that until next time.
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:49:50
....no boats out last few days
The kids are back to school after several weeks of spring breaks so now we get thru springtime with our eyes on the upcoming Halibut season beginning in May and the summer salmon and tuna fishing seasons and never forgetting our most popular trips the bottom fishing and crab combos.
Boats are available 7-days a week so take advantage of the great bottom fishing we have now with the Lingcod really on the bite here recently.
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 15:46:56
If you didn't catch your Lingcod.....
...you went out on another boat other then at Tradewinds
The Lingcod fishing was utterly fantastic today on all of the TW boats that I heard from which was all but one. Most of the big boats had over 20+Lingcod on them and some limited. Both of the 6-pac boats limited on the toothy critters. It was quite the day which also included big Black rockfish, lots of Quillback rockfish and really nice Cabezon. Some of the stuff I heard on the radio was Lingcod in the 10-12 pound range with close to 20-pounders hanging onto the smaller Lingcod (doubles). Crabbing... I only heard from one boat and it was in the 2+ crabs per person range so NO fleet numbers today. Crabbing will continue to improve as we get further into spring and the ocean conditions near the beaches improves. Remember no matter what you hear from others the crabbing is still good enough to pay for its cost and the ones we are getting are really big boys full of meat. Makes for a good appetizer just before that Lingcod dinner.
Date: Friday, April 6, 2012 at 12:33:40
Excellent fishing today
The Tradewinds fleet of bottom fishing boats did a number on those fishes today with limits on the rockfish including a good number of Cabezon and a whole bunch of Lingcod getting ready for the filet knives here in a few minutes when the boats get back to port. Still awaiting the final numbers on the crab count and we will have that for you before we sign off here. Beautiful ocean this morning to fish on and it looks like it will stay that way for several days here.
Tradewinds does not advertise it but we are the charter fleet which goes the extra mile and takes you to those places where the bigger fish are especially the Lingcod. Fishing close to home is fine but you can't try to save a few dollars on fuel at the expense of your passengers. You will find our guys consistently try to get you to the places where the chances are better for a nicer catch no matter if it is offshore or inshore fishing.
Crab count just in....around 2-crabs per person.
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 16:11:38
The Good..the Bad..and the Ugly
2012 Ocean Salmon season announced
Well here it is finally what we have been waiting for....the 2012 Ocean Salmon season.
Chinook Salmon open 7-days a week from March 15th thru October 31st. Any Chinook salmon over 24 inches
Summer Coho season....July 1st the July 31st... fin clipped Coho salmon only...quota is the lowest (8,000) that can be remembered except for the years when the quota was zero.
The good news is that we get another one of the September non-selective salmon fisheries. That is we can bonk on the head any legal sized salmon of any specie even if it has a adipose fin. The quota is 10,000 which is 2,000 more then the entire quota we get in the summer fishery. Hmmmm ?.... Figure that one out folks...It will be open September 1-3, 6-8, 13-15 & 20-22. The idea there is last years selective fishery was so RED HOT that it was over in I believe it was 7-8 days. This gives us four weekends of fishing with a slightly larger quota this year then last.
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 15:52:09
Good ocean weather all the way thru next Tuesday
Check out this good weather finally. Nice ocean conditions all the way thru the weekend into the first part of next week. The Tradewinds fleet is ready for you all with the nicest fleet of large boats and 6-pac boats anywhere. Our promise to you is to provide you with the best service and considerate and helpful crew anywhere on the coast. Come down and see for yourselves.
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 15:40:23
Boats out fishing again today
No crabbing today on the charters but we did have decent bottom fishing. The Lingcod bite was off today as it sometimes is from time to time but we had really good rockfish scores as everyone on the boat limited even the crew. Lingcod were caught today but just to many of the undersized ones and not enough of the legal ones. Tomorrow is another day.
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 13:10:08
The bite today was like swarming Piranhas
The first fishing day of better ocean conditions began today with crazy hard hitting action. Put the jig in the water and the fish were swarming after it. The crew took off the extra hook with shrimp flies on it in order to slow down the bite somewhat. It accomplished two things. One it did slow the bite down some and also increased the size of the fish hitting the one hook remaining. It still took only about two hours to limit out the entire boat with quite a good number of Lingcod in the fish totes heading to the filet tables.
The crabbing was not so good with a 10-foot swell we were unable to get the pots inside about 9-10 fathoms of water. We had been getting good crab bites in around 6-7 fathoms of water the last time we were out crabbing about a week ago. . No way to get that close this morning. Still a good day with another fairly decent day tomorrow coming up and the best weather as far as ocean conditions begins on Friday.
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 08:46:41
Yeah !!! Fishing this morning
Weather sounds great from Friday thru the weekend
Still a little drizzly with still a little swell but certainly nice enough to get out there with a full boat this morning for some good bottom fishing and crabbing. We will give you the results later in the day
The ocean water is really beginning to shape up with great sounding ocean weather from Friday thru the weekend and probably the way things look into next week. Make those plans with us for the weekend or even those weekdays where the crowds are less on the fishing boats as well as the cruise boats.
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:36:14
Today looks to be the last bad day for sometime
It is pretty rough and windy down here today and the ocean is not very nice. Thats the bad news. The good news is that improvement begins later on today and possibly by Thursday and for sure Friday thru the weekend we are seeing at this time nice weather with good ocean conditions. Make your plans with Tradewinds for fishing and whale watching as we are ready to go as the forecast shows the weekend looking terrific.
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012 at 13:29:31
There is a weather forecast light at the end of the tunnel
Things are certainly looking much better as we approach the end of this week and maybe even sooner. Most definitely by Friday and hopefully thru the weekend but possibly even by Thursday maybe even sooner. Certainly make your plans for Friday thru the weekend and it looks like you might be safe. Spring can't be too far away and we will keep you informed thru out the week.
Date: Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 08:56:15
Todays fishing cancelled
Deep water Lingcod trips out of season
Check-in & departure times
Today's fishing trip was cancelled as the ocean swell came up quite a ways overnight from yesterday so much to rough to go out this morning. Hope things are better for Monday.
The deep water Lingcod season came to an end last night at midnight and will be closed now until October 1st. We are now restricted inside 30-fathoms of water to bottom fish. However, the Cabezon season opened today and we are allowed to keep one Cabezon per customer. So one good thing and one bad thing for April Fools Day. No fooling about any of this however.
Between now and then end of April check-in times will be 7:30am and departure 8:00am.
On May 1st check-in will be at 7:00am and departure at 7:30am. The exception for this will be Halibut trips which will check-in at 5:30am and depart at 6:00am.
On June 15th check-in for Halibut or Tuna will be at 5:30am and departure at 6:00am; salmon fishing trips check-in at 6:00am and departure at 6:30am; bottom fishing trips check-in at 6:30am and departure at 7:00am. This schedule after June 15th will run until September 12th.
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 15:54:18
Weird weather down here right now with not-so-good forecasts but we are planning on a trip in the morning. Hopefully the forecasted ocean weather will stay offshore like it did today and we can get out. Thats what we are counting on. See ya all in the morning as we are planning on going out.
Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 at 15:17:21
The weekend looks like it might be a bust
From the forecast it does not look like there is a good chance that we would be doing anything this weekend. Things do change but right now the forecast is showing wind and rain with swells anywhere from 11-15 feet for the weekend. That does not sound really inviting. As always we will keep you informed.
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 12:26:47
Very Very Nasty
The ocean and even onshore weather here in De[poe Bay today is Nasty and is forecasted to stay that way at least for a few days. Nothing much more today except we will be back with you tomorrow to give you an update. Right now the weekend is looking not very promising.
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 16:41:04
Too rough today and might be so for a wile
Heavy seas outside of Depoe Bay arrived in ernest today and by the marine forecast which came out this afternoon we may be adding a few more lines to our boats as a very rainy and windy system hits the coastline tonight. It also says it might be here for the next five days or so. We shall see and also we shall keep you informed day by day.
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 12:52:32
It should had been Mariner Flats this morning
Really not sure if we had fishing folks this morning but we did not go probably because of the forecast from the day before. More then likely if you took a boat out about three miles you would most certainly had found that forecasted weather but in the shallow water inshore it was more then a do-able thing. It would had been the perfect morning for Mariner Flats another of the TW super top secret marginal weather spots. Not many really know where it is but from its vantage point you can watch the swell build in the middle grounds leading into the entrance to the harbor and still at the same time smell the popcorn from the shops downtown Depoe Bay. The fishing is normally three drifts count the fish and take home a limit for the folks. The spot only is used for those days when the swell might build rather quickly. In case you skeptics think I'm kidding here well I'm not (maybe about the popcorn?).
Date: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 18:15:14
Deep water Lingcod trip today....
....a number of 5-hr bottom fishing trips....
....and the crabs are biting
The crabs are biting in the TW super secret crab spot as we are getting some nice numbers in the five around average per person. Nice to see the "crabbies" beginning to show up again in the more shallow water.
Had two limit 5-hr bottom fishing trips to make those crab pulls even more impressive with a good number of Lingcod in the fish baskets as well. It was a good day on a nice morning time ocean.
We also had two afternoon Tradewinds Specials 6-pack fishing trips with full boats of fisher-people. One boat limited on Lingcod's and rockfish and the other came close but was forced in when the waves got larger then the Lingcod they were catching (we catch real big Lingcod!!!).
We did have a offshore deep water trip today as well and I was told the boat limited out at Tradewinds Lingcod Ranch a private Lingcod sanctuary for TW boats only. (I wish but only kidding)
Sounds like another Pacific storm heading our way so we will keep you up-to-date here on the Tradewinds website the Voice of the Oregon Charter industry.
Date: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 06:08:54
Advertising is fine…..
But the proof is in the pudding
With Halibut season opening up in May you are going to spend quite a bit of your hard earned $$$ in booking that trip. You might want to give some study as to where you are going to catch that fish. There are lots of Halibut spots out there but there is REALLY ONLY ONE (1) in the area out of Depoe Bay and Newport that produces fish a large majority of the time. For your $$$ you might want to investigate that. The Chicken Ranch where Tradewinds fishes is a little over 30 miles from Depoe Bay is that spot. Tradewinds Depoe Bay only had one Halibut trip all last year in which everyone on the boat including crew failed to bring home a fish. These fish are in the 25-30 pound average with the occasional larger fish. Are there spots out there that produce larger fish? Possibly…….are there limits out of those spots?…. maybe 60% of the time on average and that does not guarantee you a larger fish. These spots are used for the purpose of saving fuel on most occasions. We almost always spend the extra diesel fuel to get you to the spot where you will catch that fish. Our crewmembers only take home the smaller of the caught fish. Sometimes weather gets in our way so we have to make other choices.
You have lots of choices as to where you book that Halibut charter not only here in Depoe Bay but in other cities. Our catch percentage stands alone at the top of that list. With the restrictions on Halibut fishing trips of not being able to bring home anything else but that Halibut your choice of who you charter with is an important decision. If you have used other agencies you might want to give us a try on our cabin heated clean and comfortable vessels.
The bottom line though these are nothing but words….the proof is in the pudding.
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 14:24:46
Another terrific fishing day at TW
Four onshore bottom fishing boats out today and all had the rockfish limits and a terrific number of Lingcod in the totes as well. The crabbing from what I heard really picked up today with some really great numbers. Did not hear the average per person so I will refrain from guessing. Just heard it was a significant improvement over the past few days.
One offshore Blg Lingcod Trip as someone calls them. Kind of a silly thing to call a fishing trip. The fish are of nice size the majority of them but as one passenger said today you have to really love the larger fish to reel him one up from 600 feet of water. That pretty much covers it but it is pretty exciting none the least. Nice ocean this morning also as pretty important not to take folks out there on a marginal ocean as that really makes things tough in many different ways. Good Day Tradewinds.....
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 15:42:04
Lets talk Limits of Big Lingcod
Limits of Rockfish
...and of course those who drew the right ticket also caught Chinook Salmon
The boats that didn't have to stay home for the throngs of whale watchers went fishing and it was a great day. Three boats limited on Lingcod and they were quite the monsters and the other boats came darn close to the Lingcod limit. All of the boats I believe casted limits on the Rockfish and the crabbing this early in the season was not bad at all with a average around 2-per person.
The BIG PRIZE of the day was if your rod and reel had the lucky number attached you reeled up one of the six (6) Chinook Salmon Tradewinds boats caught bottom fishing today. They were nice sized slugs too. Some of our boats know the super secret places where they hang out. THe fisheries department did predict lots of Chinook maybe in the area this year so this might be a sign that there assessment might be true.
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012 at 13:09:29
Big and Bigger LIngcod hitting the decks
It was a great day today in the deep water as the fish were biting and we came home with some monster Lingcod off the deep water reefs out in front of Depoe Bay about 13 miles. The ocean had a little breeze on it but stayed nice for us all day and the boat will be home a few hours early off there trip. These deep water trips are available thru March 31st so you still have a few days left to get in on the action. The weather gods look good for tomorrow and especially Sunday for any of you takers and we do have some space still left for both days.
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 20:15:45
Deep water trip scheduled for tomorrow
Will give you a report tomorrow afternoon on the Deep Water Big Lingcod trip we have going tomorrow and I believe we have another for Sunday and maybe even Saturday. Also a mess of bottom fishing trips scheduled for the weekend so we will have much to "spread the word" with you on our fishing action for the next three days. Keep in touch with us for our daily fishing report from the most honest fishing report charter company.
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 17:50:29
change in the forecast
Sounds like a great weekend ahead but right now the first of the week has changed to a possible growing swell? We will keep you informed....
Sunday appears to be the best day of the next three with hardly a ripple on the ocean waters and NO wind....Great day to fish offshore for the Big Lingcod, inshore bottom fishing or whale watching. Give us a call as we have space available for all three.
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 14:48:35
Ocean weather looks good into the first of next week
There might be a little breeze from time to time and there might be a periodic shower from time to time but the big thing the ocean swell will be well inside the moderate range so it is going to be a good start to spring break. So no matter what your pleasure is ocean fishing or whale watching we should have fair to good conditions thru at least the first few days of next week. Come down and join the show with Tradewinds.
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:15:57
It's a miracle !!! ....
...nice weather for the weekend
Well folks...we are still three days away but we have a really nice ocean report weather forecast up on the NOAA site. Nice ocean weather for Saturday and even nicer for Sunday. Make those plans as the fishing should be good with our:
5-hr bottom fishing trips
5-hr bottom fishing and crab trips
8-hr deep water offshore Big Lingcod trips
Tradewinds is the only charter outfit on the coast that has the boat numbers to handle all comers for whatever trip you desire for as many folks in your party. Whether it is fishing or whale watching we can handle your group no matter big or even bigger or smaller.
Date: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 19:40:20
Next few days look stormy
We are all hopeful for the upcoming weekend which is the beginning of spring break #1 to show a little break in this persistent stormy weather we have been dealing with basically since November. It all has to end pretty soon we hope. The end of weeks weather shows a little lowering of winds and swell height so possibly the weekend will be a good start to the spring breaks which run about three weeks in total. As always this is the best place to keep up-to -date on it all so stay tuned. We have deep water Lingcod trips going this coming weekend as well as 5-hr bottom trips and remember the Chinook salmon season is also open. We don't have any information on any Chinook being caught out there yet but some folks just like to give it a try.
Date: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 15:03:22
The Tradewinds Fleet Now On Facebook
Follow all your friends in the Tradewinds family NOW on Facebook . Just click on the Facebook icon on the homepage of our website and off you go. I'd tell you all about your adventure but I don't have the foggiest idea about Facebook. Not a social media hound. I am sure it will be exciting though reading the thoughts of our valued customers.
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 13:00:56
Much to our surprise.....
To continue the sentence in red above...we woke to a fairly decent ocean this morning but the forecast from the night before was not good at all but this time of year we can get surprised a little. Tomorrow the forecast is suppose to be better then this morning so we are hoping that it comes true and we can get some fishermen out in the morning. We do have a whale watch boat out there now as we speak and he just reported the ocean is fairly decent so we are hoping for the best for tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 13:00:14
Much to our surprise.....
To continue the sentence in red above...we woke to a fairly decent ocean this morning but the forecast from the night before was not good at all but this time of year we can get surprised a little. Tomorrow the forecast is suppose to be better then this morning so we are hoping that it comes true and we can get some fishermen out in the morning. We do have a whale watch boat out there now as we speak and he just reported the ocean is fairly decent so we are hoping for the best for tomorrow.
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 09:35:44
Might be a little moderation in ocean weather by next week (middle)
Thanks to all of you Central Oregon Sportsman Show visitors
The five day ocean weather forecast shows a little moderation possibly for the middle of next week. It does not show anything really substantial as of yet but I am tired of telling you about bad weather. So this is for a little bit of "hope to your heart" on a whim that I am actually wishing for not actually sure about. My knees are telling me today as they ache less that I might just be right.
Sure enjoyed visiting with all of you folks out there in Central Oregon last weekend at the sportsman show. The throngs of people who visited our booth were sure excited about the spring and summer fishing prospects here @ Tradewinds. It was fun visiting and joking with you all and we will see you at the home of sports fishing for the Oregon Coast here this spring / summer. Good discounts are available with the items you picked up at our booth and thru the Tradewinds website as well. See ya this season.
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 18:09:17
The weekend ahead....not looking good at all
....we will keep you informed of any change
Normally we do not spend a whole lot of time informing all you folks out there about weather especially when we get to this time of year. That is because it has normally turned the corner somewhat by this time as we get closer and closer to spring. This winter has been really different. We woke up Tuesday morning past to 5-inches of snow right here in Depoe Bay. Really weird....Schools have been closed for two days in a row now and it is just unusual. We would love to just quit talking about the weather real soon and more about fishing and the upcoming spring and summer seasons. The weather however is the story right now and we just gotta keep you up-to-date instead of how others might say "come on down anyhow knowing there is no-chance of getting out". One thing for sure...it will get better and soon we all hope.
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 08:43:42
Summer Coho salmon season looks pretty much like last summer
The report on Chinook is very rosy
The pre-PFMC meeting talk is that the Coho season will be a quota somewhere between 10,000 to 13,000 fish in our area. That is right in the neighborhood of last season. So expect a very late June opening or a very early July opening. Hopefully the powers-to-be see it in there wisdom to give us another one of those September fisheries like last year as well.
It sure sounds like there might be quite a number of Chinook also swimming around out there. The returns from the California sections are way up so expect a few more Kings in our area as well. When they show up around here is another question?? As always you will find out all the fishing and whale watch information here first on the Tradewinds website.
Date: Friday, March 9, 2012 at 20:13:54
Had another bottom fishing trip today....
...just ahead of some forecasted bad weather
Not much information available about todays trip. What we did know was that it was going pretty good about mid-trip and then no reports for the rest of the day. Try to find out something tomorrow.
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 21:57:36
Big Lingcod trip produces limits of fish
Boats heading out to the offshore bottom fishery which produces nice sized Lingcod for those able to reel one up from 500 feet of water. After doing that and a nice sized Lingcod is on the other end of your fishing pole then one must be happy. That is what happened as we had happy fishermen all around the boat with Lingcod for dinner that evening. A beautiful ocean today with a changing ocean in store for us beginning tomorrow into the middle of next week so it appears. Will let you know if anything changes and YES, it must still think its winter.
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 15:21:36
Chinook salmon season opens March 15th
The National Marine Fisheries Service in consultation with the Pacific Fishery Management Council, the State of Oregon, and fishery interests has reviewed the recreational Chinook salmon seasons adopted under the 2011 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. All retained Chinook salmon must be 24 inches or larger.
The Chinook season after May 1st thru the summer will be announced at the PFMC meting in early April.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 15:17:43
The Tradewinds Weather Swami looks ahead
Will see you folks in Redmond, Oregon this weekend
Thursday and Friday of this week look like very decent fishing days so if you can get off work or like someone like me who never works you should pencil in a Tradewinds fishing trip. Our office is open daily now as spring approaches for five hours a day so give us a call or reserve over the Tradewinds reservation system off the homepage of the website.
The Swami also sees dark skies and growing oceans for the weekend. We will keep you informed on this forecast and hope the Swami is wrong.
The Tradewinds fishing and whale watch gang will be parking their mobile guide service in Redmond, Oregon this weekend for the Central Oregon Sportsman Show at the Redmond Expo-Fairgrounds. Hope to see all of you faithful Central Oregonian's out there for some free fishing talk and some valuable special spring and summer fishing discounts only available at our sportsman shows. See ya there.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 06:50:29
All of those Halibut dates you wanted
Make those Halibut plans NOW
The spring dates are as follows (120,821 lbs quota):
May 10-11-12 -17-18-19-24-25-26-31-June1-2
Back-up dates if quota remains are as follows:
June 14-15-16-28-29-30-July 12-13-14-26-27-28
Summer Dates (season will close when quota is reached):
August 3-4-17-18-31-September 1-14-15-28-29-October 12-13-26-27
Inshore 40 fathom fishery open 7-days a week (23,014 lbs quota):
May 1st to October 31st
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 21:30:02
Halibut season dates are set
Salmon season dates to be announced around April 10th
The 2012 Halibut season dates are now on the record with the first three day opener set for May 10th, 11th and 12th. The next three weekend three day openers are set for May 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, May 31st, June 1st and 2nd. I assume at that time they will evaluate the catch and determine at that time additional days later in June if parts of the quota are still available.
The Pacific Fisheries Management Council will decide at there next meting the salmon season opening date and the 2012 quota as well. It sounds like from what we are hearing that the Chinook outlook should be really good with the Coho season somewhat like last years quota. We will see what it will all look like in about a month.
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 21:22:36
Great fishing day for our bottom fishing boats
Pretty close to limits on the day of the rockfish and real close to limits on the Lingcod catch today with some really big Lingcod caught on the inside reefs today. It was a super day on a real nice ocean with the crabs also on the bite as well with an average of 3-4 crabs per person. The weather still needs a little continued improvement still to come but the forecast about mid-week looks to be improving which could mean another nice weekend next week coming our way.
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 21:38:25
Saturday looks for sure like the day
Saturday for sure 36 hours out looks like the day this weekend with Sunday not quite as good. So if you want a fishing trip or a whale watch adventure this Saturday looks just beautiful with a light swell predicted and light wind out over the ocean waters. It sure looks like the best Saturday we have had for a very long time. So get down there and take advantage or give us a call for a reservation for fishing or whale watching for this Saturday.
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 06:47:32
Right now it sounds like Saturday is the day this weekend
The weather here this winter has been so unpredictable that we can hardly see 48 hours in advance but right now Saturday is looking pretty good for both fish and whale watch activities. The swell will be down and it does not sound like much wind will be in the area. If all this holds true (??) it should be a pretty decent day. Sunday at this time looks not nearly as nice. So it looks like Saturday is the day to make your plans if you are planning on coming to the coast this weekend and visit the only place to visit for ocean activities....Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Monday, February 27, 2012 at 17:52:44
Not very nice weather for this week
Some relief maybe in store for the weekend???
Th rest of this work week we are going to experience some rough looking ocean weather but there is some possible better weather on the way for the weekend. We will keep you informed as we get closer to that time.
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 19:13:30
Sportsman Show #4 coming this next week
Boise, Idaho NEXT
Tradewinds Depoe Bay will next be in in Boise Idaho for the Idaho Sportsman Show which begins next Thursday, March 1st and continues thru Sunday March 4th. Drop by our booth at the show and speak with the show staff and collect some valuable discounts off fishing and whale watch trips coming up this spring and summer. We will have all of the latest fishing season news for you and you can book your spring or summer trip right there at the show on last seasons pricing. See ya there Idaho.
Date: Friday, February 24, 2012 at 06:49:38
Lots of folks wanting to go fishing and whale watching
Might be some better weather for next week
This is one of our busiest late winters we have had with phone & internet reservations as we have trips ready to go fishing pretty much every day the past ten days or so. We just can't find very much good ocean weather days to get the folks out there. Sure is a great sign for Tradewinds to have this much interest so early in the year. We are currently waiting for the Halibut season regulations and also the salmon season information coming the 1st part of April;. All signs point to a very busy spring / summer. We have seen many folks already at the three sportsman shows we have attended with a number more to go in the next month or so. See ya when we come to your area.
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 13:01:38
Things can change but....
it's looking like bad weather for the weekend
Weather along the coast can change rapidly but it has been quite the winter and if the groundhog back in Pennsylvania was right with his six more weeks of winter forecast a week or so back our weather sure seems to point that he/she was correct. Nothing but wind, rain and heavy swells for Friday thru the weekend into the first part of next week has been forecasted. We will keep you up-to-date but it does not look good right now.
Date: Monday, February 20, 2012 at 15:22:44
Monday was kind to Tradewinds Depoe Bay
Like we indicated in yesterday's update the forecast for Sunday afternoon thru Monday the ocean had a calming manner to it but we did not think it wold be good enough to go. Well it was OK to go as long as you did not mind the wet stuff and a little wind. The ocean was relatively calm for once. That good ocean conditions are going away thru the rest of the week if the forecast holds up with rising swells and more rain.
Oh YES....the fishing results !!! The fishing this morning was really great. We limited on those rockfish types and had a really nice catch of Lingcod to go along with everything else. Just a good trip and notice of good things to come as soon as we begin to get a little springlike weather.
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 14:25:40
More boats available to charter as we get closer to spring
The weekend ocean weather not nearly good enough to go
What next week is beginning to look like
As we are getting closer to spring more of our ten boat Tradewinds fleet are beginning to come out of there winter hybernation and becoming available. As of right now five of Tradewinds fleet are available with another coming on line next week. The Sunrise, Mariner, Tacklebuster, Mr. Max and the Amigo are currently available for service all part of our big boat fleet. The first 6-pack boat comes back on line week after next with the Kimberly Ann awakening from a long winters rest. The SeaSon and the Morning Star and not far behind with the Kadaho looking at the middle of April. He's retired and likes longer vacations. We will let you know as things progress as we get closer to Spring.
This weekend was chuck full of rough ocean weather with a little calming effect for Sunday afternoon into Monday but still probably not anything that would be fun to venture out on. Tuesday thru the end of the week looks like more of a rising swell and wet weather. Sounds familiar huh???
We will give you a next weekend update upcoming in a few days when things begin to get clearer.
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 15:01:27
We got out fishing today
Did not get much details about this mornings trip but fishing from the report that I did get was it was decent with some Lingcod in the mix as well. The main thing was we did get out as the ocean weather forecast was quite slow approaching the coast this morning and it stayed away just long enough to get the trip in. We also have trips for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday on the books. We will see what happens for those four days as the rain and heavier swell is beginning to move in as of this report. No crabbing today as crabbing so far this year has been very slow. The weather needs to lighten up some and the ocean conditions need to get better before any crabs begin to migrate into the more shallow water which is where we can get to them. It will happen and as always here is where you will hear it first.
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 11:42:22
Daily updates begin March 1st
This weeks weather report like most of them lately
The ocean weather forecast into next weekend looks fairly nasty thru the entire period. We will update you later in the week as we get a better look at the weekend just a few days out.
We have kept you abreast of the fishing and whale watch situation over the winter months and will be beginning our daily reports beginning March 1st. As spring gets closer and the ocean weather gets better (we hope) we will begin to get the seasonal information on this years halibut and salmon seasons. We will report them to you as soon as they become available.
Date: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 15:51:21
Thanks to all the folks attending the Portland Expo Sportsman Show
Tradewinds would like to thank all of the hundreds of nice folks who stopped buy the Tradewinds booth at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show at the Portland Expo this past week. It was a great show with what appeared to be record crowds attending or at least record crowds at our booth anyhow. Thanks to all of the great folks stopping by and for the nice remarks you had and for signing up to fish or whale watch with us again. It will be a great season once again at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 15:06:04
Come visit us at the Portland Expo Center
The Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show
Wednesday thru Sunday, Feb 8-12
We will be in Portland beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) thru Sunday to give you the latest fishing and whale watching news and we will have some valuable discounts for you for the upcoming season. Tradewinds Depoe Bay is the only & best place to go on the Oregon Coast for fishing and whale watching excitement. Come speak with our skippers about the upcoming spring & summer season.
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 14:11:27
Better sit down for this one
We have a fishing report for you
After weeks of bad weather and it might have been months we got out fishing twice this weekend. Once yesterday Saturday and then once again today. We are on a streak. Maybe old man winter is a little scared because he sees spring down the road a bit. Anyhow enough of the sarcasm and on to the report.
The fishing was scratchy but because we are who we are and provide the best captains they worked at it and found the fish on both days. It was a particularly good Lingcod catch both days from what the report indicated. Nice oceans both days even though on Saturday it roughed up a little bit on the way back but that happens this time of year. If you folks out there do not know this is a great time for inshore lingcod fishing. The "big boys" are inside in the shallow water spawning. Come down and get 'em. We are open for business and after those bigger lingcod.
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 18:07:30
The weekend forecast and beyond
The Portland Sportsman Show opens next Wednesday, February 8th
The weekend forecast looks marginal at best with a-not-so-good Saturday looming but somewhat better for Sunday. The first of next week looks promising with more swells hitting the coast towards the middle of the week. The ocean weather still does not see spring in its future YET.
Tradewinds Depoe Bay will be in Portland for the start of the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show which will be held at the Portland Expo Center next Wednesday, February 8th thru Sunday, February 12th. Come buy and say Hi and pick-up not only some good information but some terrific discounts for the upcoming fishing season. Hope to see you there.
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 18:37:51
The broken record continues along the same course with our forecast
It has been some winter. The forecast for this week up to Friday looks like wind, rain and a decent swell in the area. None of the days between now and Friday looks like anything is probably going to be happening as far as fishing or whale watching. We will get back with you later in the week when we can see what the weekend is shaping up to look like. Between now and then it looks like winter is holding itself together pretty well.
Date: Friday, January 27, 2012 at 07:32:31
Sounds like Saturday is a go with Sunday looking nasty again
Well there appears to be a one day window for some fishing and whale watching for tomorrow (Saturday) but then another system approaches the coast on Sunday which will rough things up again thru about mid next week. So if you are interested get on the phone and give us a call or make your reservation over the Tradewinds website reservation system.
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 05:38:21
Well it didn't take long
After reading of a weekend where the ocean was going to be moderating it disappeared just as fast overnight with oceans swells in the 10-foot height for the weekend. That is in some cases a do-able thing but don't bet the ranch on it. We will keep you informed if that goes back down but right now consider it marginal at best.
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 21:41:49
Moderation in ocean weather as of right now scheduled for this weekend
If your looking for that fishing trip or whale watching adventure you might look at this weekend as the forecast so far shows quite a bit of ocean weather moderation coming our way this weekend. If it holds it should be nice weather for ocean activities. Come down and take in your favorite ocean activity with the very best, Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 18:00:05
What a winter !!
When will it all end?
I have only been around for a few years but this is a winter to remember. I am sure the folks who live in the rain and stuff along the coastline in the winter would tell you they love living here. For those of you looking for a fishing trip or a whale watch adventure this winter it would seem to be something not to remember. The forecast as we have been doing at the end of the weekend to let you know what the work week looks like looks terrible thru this next week. There is a possibility of some moderation coming Friday and then by looking at that hoping for a decent weekend. We will let you know that when we can see it in a few days. Spring is coming........
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 16:54:29
The weather is bad at the coast right now...
...and the weekend looks not any better at all
Any of you folks who seem to have been waiting to go fishing or whale watching for it seems like a lightyear now will be waiting a bit longer. The weekend weather looks like swell heights over 20 foot straight thru the extended forecast period. You have heard this before but it will get better. Tradewinds will let you know better then anyone when that happens. Stay tuned....
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 14:20:53
Fishing pretty good today and then...
...the ocean got nasty prematurely
Had some real good fishing today in the morning trips with good catches of rockfish and Lingcod but the forecasted weather came in a little earlier then hoped for which made things tough at the end. The winds came up as well as the swell towards the end of the trip. The crabbing was really bad today and might be a good idea for the folks wanting to crab in future trips here for the next month to wait for a better report when things begin to improve. Charter crabbing requires the crab to be in on the shallow water spots as crabbing in deepwater is difficult for hand pulled pots. The crabs in the winter months tend to be further offshore in deeper water. As we said in an earlier entry we expect bad weather here for the next five days so keep in touch as we shall inform you when things begin to look better.
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 09:39:54
Your twice a week ocean & fishing report is here
Well today looks OK but it seems to suggest it might deteriorate sometime this afternoon but hopeful as we are things will hold together to get out whale watching in the afternoon. We do have a boat or two out this morning fishing on fairly nice conditions so far this morning. The fish are biting from the last report that was given to me so things are looking good.
The weather beginning sometime later this afternoon and was far as the forecast can see into the middle of next week looks rather nasty. They are even predicting snow overnight so you will just have to wait for the mid-week update coming your way next Wednesday or so.
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 08:41:12
Sounds decent thru Saturday with swell increase by Sunday
Sounds pretty good for ocean conditions beginning Thursday thru Saturday and then some more weather coming into the area roughing up the ocean for Sunday. That gives you three days to see those whales and catch those fish. Give the best whale watch fleet and fishing fleet on the coast a call today. You can also reserve over the Tradewinds reservation system off the homepage of our website.
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 07:30:53
Sounds like the ocean weather is getting better come Wednesday
After close to a month of bad ocean weather it looks like we will finally be getting a break from it beginning tomorrow at least thru the end of the week. Might be a good time to schedule a fishing trip or some whale watching.
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 07:47:54
Tradewinds loses a giant in it's family
Max Haight passed away Saturday
The Tradewinds family has lost one of its giants in the charter boat industry with the passing of Max Haight yesterday. Max was the owner of the charter vessel Mr. Max and has been a legend in the fishing industry out of Depoe Bay and Tradewinds Charters for over 40 years. Max and his wife June came to Depoe Bay over 40 years back and owned the famous Chowder Bowl restaurant in downtown Depoe Bay before getting into the charter fishing industry in the early 1970's. It was always a family business with his son Brad who has in the past 10+ years or so taken over the actual running of the boat. Max one of the nicest and most respected members in the Oregon Coast charter fishing industry always had a nice word to say to everyone and was mostly characterized for the respect he had for everyone. The Tradewinds family sends it's condolences to his wife June and the rest of the Haight family.
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 16:58:25
Your mid-week weather report for the upcoming weekend
...and it does not look promising
The ocean weather does not sound good thru the weekend with what was looking like some moderation possibly for Sunday a few days ago but that has deteriorated with another stormy period hitting the area on Monday of next week. When will it all end? A good question for which I certainly do not have a good answer for you.
Some client made a honest comment that things looked good for the beginning of next week because it was suppose to be sunny. Remember we have wonderful sunny days down here but the ocean remains a mess. Sunny weather does not mean good ocean conditions. I will get back with you during the weekend in case we see some moderation for next week.
Date: Monday, January 2, 2012 at 12:03:41
I know this sounds like a recording....
...but this week also does not sound very good at all
The weather thru at least Friday sounds like the weather the past three weeks....really bad. We will keep you informed when things begin to clear up (Spring maybe?) but until then just keep watching the Oregon Coasts #1 Charter Website. We do appreciate the huge number of folks that have been calling, sending inquiries and making reservations over the phone as well as website REZ's over the holidays. It is disappointing but we can't control the weather. Keep in touch with Tradewinds Depoe Bay for the best Oregon coast weather reports, fishing charters and whale watch excursions.
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