Fishing Report

Sunday July 12th fishing report

July 12, 2020

Ocean Weather

The weather is changing and so will the fishing.  The only spots the fish were biting here in the last week or so was south of Depoe Bay. As we get back the NW winds which began this afternoon and will be with us thru the whole next week the waters will cool down and we will probably see a return to good fishing north of Depoe Bay.

Bottom Fishing & crabbing

It was good today but not as good as it has been on the south side reefs and the northern spots begin to heat up as the NW winds began to return.  The three boats out today we know of two of them that limited but not a whole lot of Lingcod were caught today.  Crabbing remains excellent.

Salmon

We did hear reports of decent fishing down off of Newport so those fish will be moving this way and we do have some salmon trips scheduled mid-week and beyond. Hopefully some good catches will follow.


Saturday July 11th

July 11, 2020

Bottom fishing & Crabbing

Excellent fishing this morning with limit catches but not as good as the four previous days.  Only difference was it just took longer.  Great sized bass and rockfish with some Cabezon and thensame for the Lingcod.  Crabbing is as good as it gets.

Halibut

We do have the Kadaho out there again today and will have information on the trip later in the day.  Remember there will be additional two more openings during the spring schedule as it is called J8ly 16,17,18 and July 30,31 & August 1. Then additional opening beginning in August for the summer season as it is called.  The first one being August 6,7,8 and then additional opening later to be announced if quota remains.

(Report) The Kadaho came home with some really nice fish but we came home 1-fish short of a limit.  The boat was by far the best out there today but sure wish we could have gotten that last fish for that customer.  I guess as they say. “thats fishing”.


July 10th fishing report

July 10, 2020

Halibut

The Kadaho is back in port already with a limit of Halibut for all passengers and crew.  It was a beautiful day out there and our boat was by far the first boat back into port with great looking fish.  Hope to have a picture later.

Salmon

No Tradewinds boats out today but some word on the radio from the sport guys still seem to point to slow action.

Bottom fish and crabbing

All of the action is in shallow water with light tackle.  Any mid-water fishing or deep water fishing was not effective at all the past few days.  Probably somewhat to do with the very warm water we have been having lately with some places showing 61-degree water.  Bottom fish don’t normally like that hot of water.  However, in the shallows the bite was fast and furious with limits on all boats on the rockfish and quite a few Lingcod and a few Cabezon.  The crabbing as it has been is very good.

 

 


July 9th reports

Halibut trips going out Friday and Saturday morning.

No salmon reports for this day as nothing new to report.

Bottom fishing was good today but not great.  Warm water has slowed the bite some but there were some really nice Lingcod and Cabezon caught today on all boats.  The rockfish bite was OK but it was a 5-hour trip worth of hard work  to get them in your tote.

Crabbing remains as good as it can get.

 

 


Wednesday July 8th fishing report

July 9, 2020

No salmon trips today but some of the news from the sport boat guys was it was quite slow again today.  It will improve and hopefully it will be soon.  We will let you know.

We have Halibut trips going out both Friday and Saturday.  Not sure about if both trips are full but if you want to go you might give the office a call and inquire on availability.

Bottom fishing was very good today again with limits on all of the boats with Lingcod fishing today was slower then the past few days.  Cabezon catches today was quite good however.  Crabbing as it has been the pat month was just fantastic.  About half the crab are full and good weight to them with the other half in the molting process and maybe half to three quarters full.

TUNA

The first Tuna information came our way this morning with fish at the 60-mile mark.  Still a little far out there for day trips which we run but they are moving in.  Stay tuned….


Monday July 6th whale report

July 6, 2020

Just about the same report as of yesterday with excellent sightings of the whales in the area feeding off the coastline.  There was also a report of an Orca(s) whales in the area this morning.


Monday July 6th fishing report

Salmon fishing after a decent report yesterday from some sport boat operators only produced three take downs and the folks did get to reel on the fish but about halfway to the boat they spit the hook.  So we are still waiting on some fish to get to our area.  There were a few Chinook today on sport boats caught up north off the Siletz River but that was the only catch report we heard today.

Bottom fishing took place on the other four boats right out in front and slightly to the north of the harbor and it was over in about an hour.  Limits on all boats on the rockfish with lots of Cabezon but only a few legal Lingcod got to the filet table.

Crabbing remains terrific as all the people crabbing today took home at least nine per person.


Friday July 10th Halibut Trip

The weather sounds just fantastic for next Friday’s offshore Halibut trip July 10th.  There are a few spots still open if you want to get your Halibut for the year.  Last trip we got some really nice ones out there on the Kadaho a beautiful 50-foot very comfortable vessel so give our office a call and get your name on the list.


July 5th fishing report

July 5, 2020

No salmon boats out today but we did hear thru some of the sport fishing boats that there now a few Coho salmon out there being caught.  No word on the keepers as you might know that all Coho salmon caught to retain must have a healed adipose fin.  We do have a boat going out there tomorrow so we will have some reports for you then.

Bottom fishing was as it has been really hard work but we have been coming  home with good scores for those who spend the 5-hour trip working at it. One of our boats today found a sweet spot and was home about mid-morning with a rockfish limit plus some Lingcod & Cabezon also in the catch.

The crabbing which we hope remains the same as it is right now was fantastic with great scores and even some limits for some of the participants.


July 4th Fishing Report

July 4, 2020

All of the Tradewinds boats were out today with all of them except for one on bottom fishing trips.

One TW boat was on a 8-hour combo trip with salmon, bottom fish and crabbing. The vessel spent close to 3-hours on the salmon grounds and they did from radio reports heard one take home fish, had a few throw backs and a few other bites.  Bottom line is still pretty slow.

The bottom fishing boats are did well with a number of them close to limits and some Lingcod did make it to the filet table.  Lots of variety today with the usual shallow water bass types, some Cabezon caught today which are legal to keep after July 1st and some mid-water species like Canary rockfish.  A good catching day all around after another minus tide slow start to the biting.

The crabbing was nothing short of GREAT with good numbers on all boats.  One boat came very close to a total limit (12) for all participants onboard.


Happy Birthday America Folks. Hope you and your family have a great day.

July 3, 2020


July 3rd fishing report

Al of our boats out today with good reports from all of them.

First off the salmon report.  We did not have a boat salmon fishing today but some of the radio reports from sport boat operators suggested that they were getting a few fish to bite but not very many take home fish.  Remember, that any Coho salmon caught must have a healed adipose fin present in order to retain it.

The crabbing was terrific as it has been the past month.

Bottom fishing was good also with not many folks getting rockfish limits but most were very close.  One boat was off fishing in deep water and had a great catch of Canary rockfish and a limit of Quilback rockfish along with 8-Lingcod for  6-people. The Kadaho put another Tradewinds Halibut onboard which I believe now is 6-for the season on inshore bottom fishing trips.


Thursday July 2nd fish report

July 2, 2020

First off salmon fishing continues to be very slow.  Obviously the Coho salmon have not moved into our area yet and we will let you know when we begin to see them.

Bottom fishing started out slow as it has been lately with finding biting fish was quite slow but improved greatly towards the end and all came home with good catches.

The crabbing has been really good the past few weeks and today it was even better.  Some boats bring back 80+ crabs off some of the big boats.


Fishing report June 30th

July 1, 2020

We had bottom trips and salmon trips today as well as pulling crab pots at the end of these trips.

The crabbing was again really good with some boats reporting 4+ per person.

Salmon fishing is quite slow with a few Chinook salmon caught today but no Coho salmon yet to be brought back to Depoe Bay as of yet.  They will show up as we get into July at some time and we will let you know when they do arrive.

Bottom fishing was a mixed bag today and the “being at the right place at the right time” was really important today.  Some of the boats experienced slow fishing the entire trip but others “being in that right spot” limited on the rockfish with a really nice assortment of Lingcod.  We even had one Halibut caught today on the bottom fishing trip. We have caught quite a few on bottom fishing trips this year.


Monday fishing report (6/29)

June 29, 2020

Another day stuck on the beach with very tough ocean conditions out there so another day of cancelled trips.  Very unusual to have multiple days of heavy swells out there this time of year but 2020 has been a unusual year.  The good news is that it is coming down and the forecast for tomorrow (Tuesday) is much better.  Lets wait and see what tomorrow brings.  The weekend right now looks beautiful.


Sunday Fishing (6/28)

June 28, 2020

Tradewinds has cancelled its Sunday schedule of fishing trips due to a forecasted 8-9 foot swell which will produce rough seas on the waters in front of  Depoe Bay.  We should be back on schedule Monday morning.


Saturday fishing report (6/27)

Interesting day out on the pond today with a questionable weather forecast but except for a burst of wind for about a half hour around the noon hour the ocean was really nice today.

We had boats out on bottom fishing trips plus crabbing as well as boats on Salmon trips.  First the bottom fishing.  It was quite slow today as even around mid-afternoon no one was able to get many of the rockfish to bite.  Probably because of the cold water we had down around 49-degrees due to northerly winds the past four days.  The good news if any was the Lingcod bite.  Al of the boats had really good Lingcod counts today as it would be normal with a really slow rockfish bite that the Lingcod were getting all of the chances out there.  Some really nice specimens brought to the filet table today.  The Kimberly Ann on the 2nd half of a combo salmon/bottom fishing trip caught a 43-inch Halibut in 50-feet of water.  Take a look at this picture.

The Salmon bite was slow with only one Coho salmon caught but there were a bunch of Spring Chinooks caught as Mr Max displays three of them brought back. Hopefully the Coho’s will begin to arrive soon.


Thursday Fishing report (6/25)

June 26, 2020

Fishing was great and Crabbing was also really good on this day but the ocean was a little choppy this morning which made it a semi-difficult day out there.  We are in a little period of choppy water for the next 2-3 days. Next week looks more like summer.


Wednesday Fishing Report (6/24)

June 24, 2020

Interesting morning and proves that one day the fish are showing everywhere and the next day they are hard to find. Such was the case today as one boat got into a massive bite only to find when the other boats heard that on the radio by the time they got there most of that bite was over. So one boat did really well and the others had to work the entire five hours and they still came up with good trips.

The “Big Lingcod’s” have been coming to the TW filet dock the past four days and today was the same as you can see from the picture this morning off the Mr Max.


Tuesday fishing report (6/23)

June 23, 2020

Excellent day of fishing out on the Pacific pond this morning with all of out boats getting excellent catches. After a few slower days on the Lingcod today saw quite a bit of action in that department. Encloed is a picture of one of the larger Lingcod measuring over 36 inches. Crabbing was also as it has been excellent today.


Two openings added to Central Coast all-depth Halibut

Two additional dates added for Spring all-depth Halibut which are July 16-18 and July 30-August1. There are also openings July 9-11 and July 23-25. Lots of opportunities so if you need a Halibut or additional ones in your freezer give us a call and make your reservation.


Monday fishing report (6/19)

June 22, 2020

A decent day out on the bottom fishing reefs this morning at least for the whole fleet as it was better then it has been especially on the inside reefs. Not a great Lingcod bite today as only a few caught but one was 43-inches and weighed in at 33 pounds landed on the Kadaho this morning That is a large fish! The picture of that fish is attached to this report.

The rockfish bite was slow at the start but came alive in the last hour or so and the light tackle boats did well thanks to that late bite. The offshore rockfish bite was also a little slower then it has been but five hour trips make for good catches and so it was.

Crabbing again was excellent.


Sunday June 21st Fishing report

June 21, 2020

HAPPY FATHERS DAY out there for all you dads and we hope you are having a great day.

Sounded like all of the boats had really good trips even though some of the boats reported a very slow go at the beginning of he trip till about halfway thru and then the fish began to bite quite a bit. One boat had some really big “PIGS” in the Lingcod department and in the mid-water fishing the Canary rockfish were really on the bite today.

Crabbing has improved from Good to Very Good in the shallow water spots we frequent from year to year.


Saturday June 20th Fishing Report

June 20, 2020

Had a good day out there this moring even though the rain came down pretty hard with some wind in the last hour of the morning trips. We had two more boats out there on second trips this afternoon. Lots of rockfish made it to the filet table this morning and one boat came back in with lots of Lingcod caught in the deeper water off the Lincoln City Reefs. Also crabbing for around the fifth day in a row was excellent.

We did have a Halibut boat out there today (Kadaho) and we will get you that report as soon as we can. 3pm: The Halibut boat came back in early in the afternoon with a limit of really nice Halibut.

More great trips going out in the morning and the forecast is for much better weather then this morning maybe even a little sunshine.


Good Bottom Fishing Friday morning (6/19)

Had a number of boats out this morning (Friday) and all had good to excellent trips with close to limits on the rockfish and some Lingcod caught on all of the vessels. Crabbing again was excellent this morning.

Lots of bottom fishing trips heading out on the morning along with a Halibut boat as well.

Remember you Salmon fishermen, the Coho season opens up next Saturday, June 27th. We have a seen a few salmon chasers on the bottom fishing trips but not a great many as of yet.


Thursday (6/18) fishing report

June 19, 2020

Pretty nice ocean this morning which stayed with us thru the better half of the morning so we were able to get good fishing and crabbing in before the winds came up early afternoon.

Al of the boats had limits of rockfish and we had a decent Lingcod catch and the crabbing was once again really good.


Mixed bag of results on our fishing trips this morning

June 17, 2020

First day the fleet has been out there after a few days of not-so-good weather and now we are seeing really nice weather in the forecast thru the upcoming weekend.

Today one of the boats found a limit of rockfish and some nice lingcod out in the really deeper water where the normal hot bite on the inside reefs was falling short today on some of the other boats.

The great news was all the boats that were crabbing today came home with great catches certainly the best of this year so far.


No Fishing Tuesday Morning (6/16)

June 16, 2020

A little to much swell this morning for any successful fishing adventure so we will re-group for tomorrow. See ya then.


Halibut Saturday June 20th

June 14, 2020

Interested in some offshore Halibut fishing. Well we have trips going out next Saturday, June 20th at 6am and if your interested give us a call at our office to reserve your spot. Nice picture here to show you the catch we had from this past Friday.


Sunday Fishing Report

Sounded like all of the boats out this morning had good trips especially on the rockfish bite and most of the vessels had real good variety as well with Canary rockfish as well as the more normal Black rockfish and other species. The Lingcod bite was sporadic with lower counts on some boats and better counts on others. If you are thinking its the boat, its not. This time of year if your in the right spot you will catch a good number of them. Where is that right spot well, its different every day.

One really cool thin today was a really tough fella caught a 38 inch Halibut. His dad had to help hold the pole but he cracked it all the way up. Only person more excited then the young by was the skipper of the boat. The picture has all three of the young brothers showing off there prized fish.


Halibut Limit Friday-Saturday Fishing Report (6/13)-Sunday Forecast…

June 13, 2020

Got a late report from the Friday adventure offshore that the Kadaho our Halibut boat limited out his passengers and crew and was home by 1pm in the afternoon…saw some of the carcasses in the totes and some looked like really nice sized fish.

The boats did really good today on a really trying ocean as the marine forecast folks really missed the mark on this one this morning. It was suppose to rain this morning but not as much as the stuff falling out of the skies in the morning hours. It was also very windy especially around the rain squalls with gusts over 20-knots and at times 6-foot of wind waves. Made at times for a interesting morning. But as they do in rougher waters the fish bit like fleas for the most part. No info today thus far on the crab counts

Tomorrow is forecasted to be 5-knots of wind, no rain and light swells in the forecast which should be beautiful. Parson me as I wait and see in the morning.


Interesting Bottom Fishing Friday (6/12)

June 12, 2020

The two boats reporting one did very well on the rockfish but only a few Lingcod on the decks today. Another limited on the Lingcod but had somewhat a difficult time on the rockfish. Crabbing was a little slower today then it was the past few trips with 2-3 per person.


Not much information today

June 11, 2020

Did not get much information down thru the info channels but we did see a couple buckets of just cleaned crab parts on the docks so we can say with almost certainty that the crabbing was good.

The ocean weather is really nice right now so a great time to come down and catch some fish and take home some crab. Bring rain gear however as some showery periods are in the forecast.


Wednesday Fishing Report (6/10)

Decent fishing but not great today after we got back out on the water after a rough seas day off on Tuesday. Close to limits on the rockfish counts but not as many Lingcod today as we had on Monday. The crabbing was good today with a 3-4 average for those participating.


Halibut on Friday (6/12)

June 9, 2020

We still have a few spot left for our Halibut trip on Friday June 12th. Give us a call and get on the trip with great weather in the forecast.


Ocean Weather Forecast

Today (Tuesday 6/9) is a miserable day at the coast (rain and wind) and not a boat in the harbor is and or will be moving. But as summer ocean weather goes tomorrow looks and forecasted to be nice and this will last at least thru the weekend. Come on down and go fishing with us.


Monday Fishing Report 6/8

Had excellent fishing this morning as the semi-rough oceans over the past few days gave way to certainly not perfect but a good fishing ocean. Limits on the rockfish with some nice Lingcod as well. We had 1-Lingcod average around this morning per person and a real good 62-crab pull for a 4-6 per person average. Good Day !!


Saturday Fishing Report

June 6, 2020

Another good day of fishing and crazy weather. Today we left the harbor in the morning with great ocean conditions only to have a few hours later heavy rain with windy conditions that made fishing a little difficult. Then the rains went away and the ocean calmed and it was nice again. This afternoon another cloud burst hit the area. Sounds like showery periods are in our forecast for the better part of next week but only one day looks a little “nautical” while the others look like good ocean weather. Most boats limited on the rockfish catch or came darn close with some Lingcod caught in a heavy current but not a great deal. Ocean crabbing sounds like again it was in the 2-4 per person range.


Friday fishing report

June 5, 2020

You better had been in the right spots this morning because it was a “hit or miss” morning. Some boats did really well and others not so well. The ocean weather this morning was not really close to a forecast we heard as with -2.1 minus tide and wind it made for tough fishing. But those who worked at it came home with a good catch and one boat had a good many Lingcod onboard. Crabbing was somewhere in the 2-4 range again depending on the boat.


New offshore Halibut date added

July 23-25, originally scheduled as a “back-up” opening in the Central Oregon Coast Subarea spring all-depth halibut season, has been added as a sixth “fixed” opening for this popular fishery, to replace the May 14-16 opening that was cancelled.  

Remaining scheduled spring all-depth openings are June 11-13, June 18-20, July 9-11, and July 23-25. These dates were scheduled based on public input earlier this year. Additional all-depth fishing days may be opened later in the spring or summer if quota remains.


2020 Spring/Summer Halibut Dates

June 4, 2020

Central Oregon Coast Subarea:

Spring All-Depth Season:    Opens May 21.  ODFW is delaying the opener by one week (from May 14 to May 21) to allow more time for ports, charters and other facilities to prepare for reopening, and to ensure fair and equitable access to halibut across the entire Central Coast Subarea.  ODFW has been working with local governments and ports to address COVID-19 concerns related to the all-depth halibut opener.  Once the season begins, it will be open on dates scheduled based on public input earlier this year: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 11-13, June 18-20, and July 9-11.  Additional all-depth fishing days may be opened later in the spring or summer if quota remains.          ​                Quota = 171,103 pounds.

Summer All-Depth Season:  Scheduled to open Aug 6-8, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31.                                          Quota = 67,898 


Thursday fishing report

A day suppose to be windy even in the morning hours turned out to be a nice morning With some of that wind showing up in the afternoon hours. The fishing was really good this morning again and was steady all morning long. Lots of Lingcod caught but just as yesterday being the same not many of them were take home models. Lots of “shorties” we had to return to grow up some. Crabbing was decent again today in the 2-3 range per person participating.


Good fishing on Wednesday

Had several boats out on Wednesday morning and the fishing was really good north up off the Lincoln City reefs. Both our our larger boats limited out on there rockfish and we caught a good number of Lingcod but had to throw back about half of them as they did not measure the required 22-inch length requirement. Crabbing was also good with a onboard average about 4-per person.

Lots of trips going out Thursday thru Sunday and the weather sounds good with some possible showery periods over the weekend.


Good fishing both Monday and Tuesday

June 2, 2020

Boats were catching limits on both days Monday and Tuesday of rockfish and quite a few Lingcod also caught out in deeper water. The crabbing has picked up with a Monday average around 3-per person and Tuesday even better at 4-5 per person. Beautiful weather should remain with us at least thru this Friday with possibly some showers over the weekend.


Beautiful ocean and good fishing Sunday

May 31, 2020

Two different stories for Sunday with the boats fishing inshore in more shallow waters limited out on the rockfish and after seeing that catch they were really nice BIG fish that were biting on the shallow waters reefs. Lingcod fishing was somewhat on the slower side with some caught on every boat.

The offshore or deeper water boats had a tougher time on the rockfish even though by the end of the 5-hour trip most of the rockfish were caught with lots of nice Canary rockfish with an appointment for the TW filet table. The Lingcod fishing in the deeper water over 200 feet was pretty good with quite a few finding the decks of the boats.

The crabbing today were told was pretty good in the shallow waters up off of Lincoln Beach. All around good day this morning with two more boats running afternoon trips as we are getting back into full swing. Sounds like nice weather is in store for us thru this next work week.


Bad weather-Back to work Sunday morning

May 30, 2020

After several days of stormy-windy weather we will be back on the water Sunday morning. It also looks like a nice week coming up as well so maybe some better late spring & pre-summer weather is upon us. We are open 7-days a week so give us a call for some exciting ocean fishing.


Monday morning fishing

May 27, 2020

First off NO boats out for TW this morning as the ocean was very windy with lots of whitecaps just about everywhere even though there was not much swell out there this morning.

On Monday we did have one boat out that limited on the rockfish species but the word from the deckhand only four keeper Lingcod were caught. Fishing is really good here in late spring and the longrange weather forecast calls for from next Sunday well into the next week some really beautiful ocean weather. Hope to see you then.


Memorial Day Remembrance

May 25, 2020

The annual Depoe Bay Fleet of Flowers was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 but one of our vessels took some folks out to remember loved ones and say thanks to the armed force of our country.


Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day is a sacred day in our country’s history and we honor all our military heroes, past and present and we hope that al of you will honor them on this very special day. It is also a great time to honor all of our health care workers across the country for their sacrifices especially in these past three months in protecting all of us. Have a great Memorial Day everyone.


More weekend Ling’s

May 24, 2020

Good catch on this boat !!


Sunday morning fishing report

Fishing this morning was like it has been the first two days of our re-opening with great catches of rockfish and some decent sized Ling cods as you can see in some of the pictures..


Saturday fishing round-up

A little better ocean this morning then we had on Day-1 Friday and the fish were on the bite with all three boats getting good catches of rockfish with limits for most of the passengers on the boats out this morning. Crabbing was better today then the previous day with around 2-per person with one boat doing really well with over 40-crabs in the pots. Lingcod fishing was OK but not a great deal of the legal variety caught today but one lucky guy in the picture above caught a really nice one.


Our first day is behind us

May 22, 2020

Had a good day out on the water for our first day back with limits of rockfish reported on one of our boats out this morning but only a handful of Lingcod hitting the filet tables. There were quite a few of them caught but most had to be thrown back in as they were undersized. That is not unusual this time of year as the Lingcod seem after spring to move out to deeper water at least the bigger ones anyhow. We did do some crabbing today and the numbers were a little over 2-per person. This the past few years is typical with the numbers getting better as we get more into the summer months and the crabs move into more shallow waters.


Crabbing off Depoe Bay open for non-residents May 20th

May 19, 2020

Recreational crabbing will reopen to non-residents tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20 along most of the Oregon coast. Recreational clamming along the entire coast will remain closed to non-residents for now. 

Non-resident license holders will be allowed to participate in crabbing in Oregon bays and estuaries, and in Oregon ocean areas, that are south of Cape Falcon. Ocean areas north of Cape Falcon, as well as the Columbia River, will remain closed to non-resident crabbing for now. 


Opening-Up Day-May 22nd Weather Outlook

May 18, 2020

We are anxiously looking forward to Tradewinds opening-up day this upcoming Friday, May 22nd. We are seeing a decent ocean weather day forecast for that opener with light winds and a 7-foot swell. Fishing should be good so give our office a call and make a reservation for Friday or over the weekend, May 23rd and 24th. Call our office for vessel availability as not all will be running the 1st weekend but will be online by June 1st. We will keep you up-to-date on the weather report as it gets closer. Let’s start catching some fish.


Tradewinds Depoe Bay Re-Opening Friday, the 22nd of May

May 15, 2020

 The poles are out and the hooks sharpened, as Tradewinds Depoe Bay will be returning to the waters on Friday May 22nd.  Of course lets hope for some good ocean weather.  We know the fish are awaiting our arrival on the waters outside the Depoe Bay harbor.  

The Governor of Oregon along with the Lincoln County officials have given us the go-ahead to re-open but there are some changes we are making on our vessels to assure your safety as well as the crew.  

  • All passengers will be required to have with them face coverings.  If you do not have one they will be for sale at our office on the day of your trip.  
  • There will be limited passengers on our boats to further insure your safety and meeting the social distancing requirements put forth by the State of Oregon.  
  • Tradewinds will be enforcing social distancing not only on our vessels but also on all of the grounds and facilities on Tradewinds property.   We appreciate all of our customers in helping us to insure everyone’s safety.  
  • Our cabins will be restricted so in case of inclement weather please bring rain gear and enough clothing to keep you comfortable.  
  • No beverages will be served on the vessels but you are more then welcome to bring your own beverages onboard the vessel.  
  • Out-of-state visitors are legal to purchase fishing licenses and fish in Oregon but are not allowed to crab as of this time.  
  • Anglers are required to have in possession Oregon fishing licenses and tags on arrival on the day of their trip..   Licenses can be purchased at sporting good stores, ODFW website or by using the ODFW app which is (myodfw).  
  • To limit contact and check-in as fast as possible prepayment is highly recommended at time of confirmation. (usually 48 hours prior to your departure.)
  • Anyone displaying any obvious symptoms may be refused service for everyone’s safety.

Boat operators will be working hard to keep their vessels as clean and as sanitary as possible before you load onto the vessel and during your trip. We here at Tradewinds are so glad to be back to work and we hope to have a great summer serving you. 


Tradewinds Depoe Bay Re-Opening

May 8, 2020

The State of Oregon has begun to put forth some information to the counties around Oregon and Tradewinds Depoe Bay is beginning to put together our business program for a successful and safe opening we hope will be coming soon.  That exact date of start-up is not known completely right now but we will be giving you that information on this website ASAP.  We are taking reservations for the summer so give our office a call to reserve your dates.  Rest assure, Tradewinds will be doing all that we can do to make sure that your fishing or whale watch trip is not only successful and exciting but also as safe as we possibly can keeping in mind the state and federal guidelines.  


2020 Halibut dates now available

The spring all-depth Pacific halibut sportfishing season in Oregon’s Central Coast Subarea (which includes ports from Port Orford to Garibaldi) will open May 21. 

Once the season begins, it will be open on dates scheduled based on public input earlier this year: May 21-23, May 28-31, June 11-13, June 18-20, and July 9-11. Additional all-depth fishing days may be opened later in the spring or summer if quota remains.

ODFW is delaying the opener by one week (from May 14 to May 21) to allow more time for ports, charters and other facilities to prepare for reopening, and to ensure fair and equitable access to halibut across the entire Central Coast Subarea. ODFW has been working with local governments and ports to address COVID-19 concerns related to the all-depth halibut opener. 

Many coastal communities remain concerned about a large influx of visitors while COVID-19 restrictions are still in effect. Anglers are asked to be mindful of the Governor’s Executive Order as well as coastal community concerns.


Salmon season regulations set for 2020 season

April 12, 2020

(Hopefully) this virus thing will let loose and we will have a good fishing season.  Below are the regulations for the Salmon season and they are quite restricted from last summer.

Recreational Chinook Salmon seasons on the central Oregon Coast from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. opened for Chinook Salmon on March 15 and will continue through October 31.

The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the Humbug Mt. will be open from June 27 through the earlier of August 16 or the quota of 22,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon.  There will be also be a much more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. in September.  This non-selective season will open on September 4 and be open each Friday and Saturday through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 3,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon.  Coho minimum length of 16”.


Tradewinds COVID-19 update

April 1, 2020

To update our good friends of Tradewinds Depoe Bay out there we originally wrote that we would re-evaluate the situation on April 1st.  The company has decided that because of the state and national COVID-19 regulations that we will remain closed at least till May 1st.  We will re-evaluate at that time. Please stay home and be safe.


COVID-19: A message from Tradewinds Depoe Bay

March 21, 2020

To all our valued customers:

Due to the increasing concerns regarding COVID-19, beginning March 22nd, Tradewinds Charters of Depoe Bay has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend fishing and whale watching trips until April 1st. Tradewinds has been abiding by all recommendations from the State of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority, practicing social distancing, increased sanitization measures, and limiting groups of people to less than twenty. An example of the issues we are facing is that it is extremely difficult to aid customers with social distancing on whale watching excursions, especially when whales are sighted. Our office will remain open to take reservations for after April 1st.

 

Please take a deep breath, step back, and look at the bigger picture of what’s truly happening in the world around us. Fear, panic, and misinformation is being spread like wildfire through all platforms of the media, as well as our own government officials. Please remain calm, be compassionate, and maintain a sense of dignity. This pandemic is a very real and serious issue that needs to be addressed, and we hope that the virus is contained and eliminated as soon as possible. Common sense, washing your hands, and staying home if you’re exhibiting symptoms of illness should be the current norm. We believe the economic crisis will eclipse this pandemic in the near future. We urge everyone to remember that the pandemic will eventually end, but the consequences of this economic crisis will be long-lasting. Our nation will be dealing with critical supply shortages, food shortages, high unemployment, and families will be struggling economically to pay their bills.

 

In times such as these, we all need to come together within our communities. We have already seen companies in this industry blaming each other, and arguing over who’s “more” responsible or who’s doing the “right” thing. The truth is, none of us knows what the “right” thing to do is during this time. Our own government officials are telling us that the information they have on COVID-19 is primarily based on what little information is available, not research. It is important for all of us to come together, support each other the best we can during these difficult times, and remember that a healthy society and community is built on compassion and common sense.

 

The Harmon Family will re-evaluate this decision in the coming days, and will announce when fishing and whale watching trips will be resuming again. The Tradewinds Captains, Crew, and Staff all hope to get you out on the ocean very soon! In the meantime, we hope everyone out there stays healthy and safe.

 


Friday fishing report

No direct reports today from the boats out there but in listening to the radio the boats quite quickly loaded the boats with limits on the rockfish side but the captains were still up there till the end of the trip looking for Lingcod.  One captain was throwing quite a few “shorties” as we call them as the Lingcod have to be minimum 22-inches in length.  Crabbing was decent on some botas and only fair on others.


Thursday fishing report

March 19, 2020

Another terrific day on the bottom fishing reefs and to make it even better the weather was beautiful.  All of our boats out today came home with limits and some really nice Lingcod to boot.  A few pictures we are posting as well.  One was a beautiful Vermillion rockfish and it was quite the specimen as well along with a picture of the filet table of a portion of the fish we caught on todays trips.


Tuesday fishing report

March 17, 2020

Terrific fishing today on a really nice sunny day but the ocean was getting a push from offshore which made the boating a little on the uncomfortable side once a while.  Most of the time it was just fine but a large swell would run under the boat here and there.  Thats the somewhat negative news but the good or even great news was the fishing.  The boat out today for us had limits of both Lingcod and rockfish and there were some really “Big Boys” on the Lingcod side.

Good day !!!


Great weather but even better fishing

March 16, 2020

Blue skies and calm seas for the most part today but it was an aggressive bite up on the northern reefs around the Depoe Bay area with all folks onboard getting to take home a limit of rockfish and there were also 26 Lingcod which hit the filet tables as well.  The crabbing was decent also today with 45 crabs for the folks participating and they were in great shape full of delicious crab meat.  one of the “cod” were very large and would notify in the totes so they had to be put in the bench bins like one of the pictures shows.  


Friday March 13th fishing report

March 13, 2020

Spring must be just about here as the weather is better and better and the fishing is better and better.  Today’s trip saw “Friday the 13th” no where in sight as we brought home a limit of rockfish and they were of terrific grade which made it even better.  There were also 36 Lingcod on the boat as the picture on this page shows many of them.  The ocean was nice and it sounds like a nice weather 2nd half of the weekend with even nicer weather into the first part of next week.  No crabbing today but we have been getting about two per person on previous trips.


It’s Spring and the fish are biting

March 10, 2020

In a week or so we will be opening up the website fishing and whale watch reports on a daily basis so get all of your fishing and whale watch news right here for a perfectly honest report on the goings-on as the 2020 season is upon us.

We have bottom trip reports for the last few days as we finally have had some good weather and have gotten out the past three days.  Sunday was slower fishing but we had a really good bite the last hour and a half or so which made for a decent trip with quite a few Lingcod on the filet tables.

On Monday our best day of the three was a real good rockfish bite with limits for all and 24-Lingcod on the hooks and into the boat.

Today (Tuesday) we had a terrific early morning bite with limits on the rockfish on the boat by 8:30am but the Lingcod bite today was just OK but not as good as Sunday or Monday.  Really good weather folks for the rest of this week with a possible” hiccup” for Saturday.

Really good weather as we get closer to Spring so time to get your Spring rockfish & Lingcod filets into the freezer. Give our office a call @ 541-765-2345 and make a reservation.


Central Oregon Sportsman Show

The Central Oregon Sportsman Show is coming up this week for all of you folks over there in the Central Oregon area and we hope to see you all there this Thursday thru Sunday, March 12-15 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon. Tradewinds Depoe Bay will be there with coupons and lots of information about fishing and whale watching.  Drop by and say hello.


2020 Ocean Chinook Season

March 8, 2020

The planned ocean Chinook salmon (all-salmon-except coho) season will open as scheduled from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. on March 15, 2020.  The bag limit will be two salmon, except closed to retention of coho, with a minimum size of 24” for Chinook and a minimum size of 20” for steelhead.


Idaho Sportsman Show

March 2, 2020

The Idaho Sportsman Show is coming up this week for all of you folks over there in the Idaho area and we hope to see you all there this Thursday thru Sunday, March 5-8 at the Expo Center in Boise, Idaho. Tradewinds Depoe Bay will be there with coupons and lots of information about fishing and whale watching.  Drop by and say hello.


Pre-season Salmon meeting

February 26, 2020

Remember this Thursday, February 27th at the Newport Hallmark Resort beginning at 10am you will be able to see a review of the 2019 Salmon season along with 2020 Salmon forecasts along with public opinion time to discuss these items.  There will a also be information presented by the ODFW  on the possible options for this summer season.  There will be a lunch break between 12-1:15pm and the meeting will conclude by 3:30pm.


Good fishing Thursday

February 21, 2020

As we told you on our last post the Lingcod are in on the shallow water reefs and they are biting.  Take look at one of the nice ones and there were quite a few of them landed on our fishing trip this morning.  Very close to limits all around today.


Fishing this coming Saturday morning

February 20, 2020

Hey folks…looks like some decent weather for this coming Saturday, February 22nd as we have a good number of folks interested in some late winter bottom fishing.  Remember, this is the very best time of the entire year to get those really nice sized Lingcod as they are in the spawning cycle and are in on the more shallow reefs.  Give our office a call at 541-765-2345 and talk to the folks there to get your name or your group on the lists.  Should be good fishing with some partly sunny weather forecasted with highs in the 50’s.  Hope to see you this weekend.


2020 ODFW Staff Halibut Season Recommendations

February 19, 2020

The following after the IPHC meeting a few days back the ODFW has posted the following dates for the upcoming 2020 offshore / nearshore Halibut dates.  The ODFW still has to finalize these dates on April 17th @ there next meeting but you might start making your reservations with us here at Tradewinds Depoe Bay for the season.  

Central Oregon Coast Subarea 2A

Spring All-Depth Season

  • Fixed Dates:  May 14-16; May 21-23; May 28-30; June 11-13; June 18-20, and July 9-11.
  • Back-up Dates (available if quota remains):  July 23-25.
  • Quota = 171,103 pounds.

Summer All-Depth Season:  Opens Aug 6-8, then every other Thurs, Fri and/or Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. A new trigger is now in place that allows for 3-day all-depth halibut weekend(s) during the summer season, as long as the quota is greater than 60,000 pounds. Initial quota = 67,898 pounds. Any overage taken during the Spring All-Depth fishery will lower the Summer All-Depth available quota.

Nearshore:  Opens May 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. A new trigger is now in place that allows the nearshore season to begin on May 1 instead of June 1 when the initial quota is greater than 25,000 pounds. Quota = 32,591 pounds.


Reminder for Halibut meeting

February 10, 2020

Feb. 12th Public Meeting in Newport OR for the Central Coast spring recreational all-depth halibut season

ODFW will host its annual pre-season halibut meeting on Wednesday, February 12th, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the ODFW Marine Resources Program Conference Room, 2040 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport.

An overview of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Annual Meeting and the resulting quota will be presented by staff at the meeting, followed by discussion and public input on the timing of “fixed” and “back-up” dates for the Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain) spring all-depth halibut season for 2020. The IPHC Annual Meeting will take place in Anchorage, Feb. 3rd – 7th.


Portland Sportsman Show

February 4, 2020

The Portland Sportsman Show opens this Wednesday, February 5th and runs thru Sunday, February 9th at the Portland Expo Center.  Show times are Wednesday thru Friday 11am till 8pm, Saturday 10am till 8pm and Sunday 10am till 6pm.  Tradewinds Depoe Bay and the whole gang will be there to answer your questions with some discount coupons and 2020 fishing information.Please drop by the booth and say Hi.


Central Coast spring recreational all-depth halibut season info

January 30, 2020

 

ODFW will host its annual pre-season halibut meeting on Monday, February 12th, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the ODFW Marine Resources Program Conference Room, 2040 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport.

An overview of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Annual Meeting and the resulting quota will be presented by staff at the meeting, followed by discussion and public input on the timing of “fixed” and “back-up” dates for the Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain) spring all-depth halibut season for 2020. The IPHC Annual Meeting will take place in Anchorage, Feb. 3rd – 7th.


Upcoming 2020 Salmon meetings

January 2, 2020

If any of you folks are interested in upcoming state and federal salmon meeting for the upcoming 2020 Oregon Coast Salmon pre-season  meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020.

The 2020 Ocean Salmon Industry Group meeting (OSIG) will take a first look at the 2020 salmon forecasts, and develop a set of Oregon preferred recreational and commercial ocean salmon season concepts via public input to take forward through the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) regulation setting process. The OSIG meeting will be held at the Hallmark Resort, 744 SW Elizabeth Street, Newport, OR.  Doors open at 9:30 AM at the Hallmark Resort’s Salon Room (downstairs) with presentations scheduled to start at 10:00 AM and conclude by 3:30 PM

The first of the two salmon season setting meetings by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma in Rohnert Park, California (One DoubleTree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA) from March 3-9. This first PFMC meeting in Rohnert Park will establish a range of alternatives for further review. The final season setting meeting will occur at the Hilton Vancouver Washington (301 W. Sixth Street, Vancouver, WA) from April 3-10.


Happy New Year

December 29, 2019

The staff and skippers of Tradewinds Depoe Bay would like to take this time to wish you a very Happy New Year and a most prosperous 2020.

We are currently running fishing trips during the winter months when we find some ocean weather to get you out there.  Give the office a call for weather updates and to make reservations.


Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season

December 19, 2019

The staff and skippers from Tradewinds Depoe Bay would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and holiday season.  We will be running fishing trips over the holiday period into the new year when ocean weather permits.  Call our office for trip times and details.


2020 Bottomfish regulations

December 12, 2019

Very few changes for the 2020 Bottom fish regulations which came out today.  Everything is the same except for the following:

  • One fish bag limit for China, Copper and Quillback rockfish combined
  • The seasonal 40-fathom depth restriction is June 1st-August 31st.
  • All depth fisheries is January 1st-May 31st and September 1st-December 31st.

Whats the same:

  • General marine bag limit is 5-fish.
  • No more then one of which can be a Cabezon from July 1st thru December 31st or until quota is reached.
  • Bag limit for Lingcod is (2), flatfish (25), and offshore longleader is (10).
  • Yelloweye rockfish are prohibited at all times and in all waters.


Good weather predicted and Free Fishing Weekend

November 25, 2019

As bad as the ocean weather has been the past week and into the start of this week so far the ocean forecast for the holiday weekend beginning on Friday sounds really good with light winds and a four foot swell.  That is great news for Friday going forward.  It is also a free fishing weekend so you don’t have to pay the money for a license if you do not have one which makes the fishing trip less expensive.  On top of that when we got out on the waters before all of the bad weather the fishing was great with lots of really nice Lingcod in the fishing totes.  Give our office a call at 541-765-2345 for reservations.


Free Fishing Weekend

November 21, 2019

Free fishing in Oregon on Black Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving

It’s easy to #OptOutside in Oregon on the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving—you can fish, crab or clam for free anywhere in the state!

Oregon Fish and Wildlife hosts annual Free Fishing Days the two days after Thanksgiving. That means on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, 2019, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement or Two-Rod Validation) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon.


The Holidays are just around the corner

November 8, 2019

The Thanksgiving and Christmas season holidays are closer then you think and a great way to celebrate the holidays in gift finding is a charter fishing or whale watch trip out of Tradewinds in Depoe Bay, Oregon.  Our gift certificates have no expiration dates so you can use them at anytime in the future when you are in our area and set to go.  

 

As you can see in the picture we give a plastic card just like a credit card and we can make it worth any amount that you wish.  Just give our office a call at 541-765-2345 and we will assist you in your gift certificate purchase and mail it out to you.


November fishing information

Yes, as you can see by the recently caught fish in the pictures we are still open and running trips when the weather is good and we have enough interest to go.  So if you want to get in on some really good late fall/early winter fishing now is a good time all the way thru February.  It is a great time as you can see to catch Lingcod and some really BIG ones.  Our office is open everyday for shorter time periods but when the ocean and weather is nice you will find someone there to assist you.  If not, just leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP.  Also remember, you can reserve online off our Tradewinds website.


Still running bottom fishing trips with great results

October 10, 2019

Hey folks…even though things have certainly slowed down since a very busy summer we are still running trips especially on the weekends with good crabbing taking place and some really nice Lingcod being caught like the one shown in the picture recently.   The rockfish bite is still very good.  So give the office a call and enjoy the ocean and some good fishing as we have trips scheduled for Saturday, October 12th.

Also, as a reminder this weekend will be the final weekend of crabbing as the season closes on the 15th of October to re-open on December 1st.  


The off-season is here

September 26, 2019

This is the time of year where the weather quite often makes getting out on the water sometimes difficult and there are less folks coming to the coast for fishing and whale watch trips.  We will run reports when we have reports to give you but there will be times when we have no reports for you.  There are some times not only in the fall but also the winter when we have really nice weather so don’t give up on booking a trip. Best thing to do is call the office and ask them about trips we have booked and weather forecasts. We will be back to full time daily reports in the spring.


Tuesday thru Friday September 24-27 Report

September 24, 2019

Only one boat out from the harbor this morning on a seemingly rough ocean with a forecast to get even worse by the end of the day.  No Tradewinds boats crossed the bar this morning.  The next three days look like questionable ocean weather with a possible good day on Thursday.  The weekend is still in question with a predicted 8-foot swell but that is a long way off and hopefully will come down from that forecast.  We will keep you informed.


Monday September 23rd Fishing report

September 23, 2019

Welcome to Fall everyone.  

Our fishing trip this morning was cancelled as we had an overnight swell which was suppose to be fine by the morning but it was anything but fine.  There was a 9-10 foot swell out front of the harbor so we cancelled our trip.  Tomorrow (Tuesday) looks a (little) iffy and the rest of the work week after that looks not very nice with 10-11 foot swells Wednesday thru Friday.  We will see about the weekend.


Sunday September 22nd fishing report

Bottom fishing and crabbing

It really depended which boat you were on and what you were fishing for.  If you were bottom fishing you had limit trips with really nice rockfish with a few Lingcod in the mix.  Crabbing however pulling pots from the deeper water was very slow today.

Salmon 

Very slow Salmon fishing on Sunday with only one fish was caught on the trip.  The good news on the Salmon on this trip was the one really lucky person who caught that fish came home with a 18-pound Chinook.  It was really a nice fish.  On this trip crabbing in the more shallow water was pretty good.  With the deeper water crabbing bottom fishing today was not very good and the Salmon boat crabbing in the more shallow water makes you think the crabs have moved back to the more shallow water which they like to do in the summer months.

Remember SALMON will be open every day thru the end of this next week.


Some pictures from Saturday’s Lingcod catch

September 22, 2019

Lingcod bonanza on Saturday


Saturday September 21st report

Bottom fishing and crabbing

Bottom fishing slowed down today for the 3rd day in a row with average catches but fish on the 5-hour trips were hard to come by but quite a few folks did really well with hard work over the trips length.

One boat went offshore for the deep water Lingcod and limited on really incredibly large fish.  A little unusual was that you normally catch quite a few Canary rockfish out there in the 600-feet of water we fish in but they were either off the bite or on vacation from that area.  Only 1-really large Tiger rockfish was caught but the Lingcod limit made up for it.

Salmon

So far this weekend the Salmon catch was very slow with very few fish finding there way into the nets.

Tuna and/or Halibut

We had one offshore boat out yesterday and today but there were no reports from either day.  Will try to find out some information by tomorrow.

Sunday update:  We did have two Tuns trips on Friday and Saturday and both trips produced about three fish per passenger without really knowing how many folks were onboard each trip.  But going by normal Tuna trips there were somewhere between 10-12 passengers and we averaged on these trips between 30-37 fish.


Tradewinds Charters-Best of the Best of Lincoln County

September 21, 2019

Tradewinds Charters Depoe Bay was informed this morning that they have been selected the Best Whale Watching Charter and Best Fishing Charter in there best of Lincoln County Awards. We received this award from the Newport News Times newspaper.

We love our customers and appreciate your business.  Thank you for choosing us.


Salmon fishing for the rest of September

September 20, 2019

(Season Update)

From Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 29, anglers can keep any legal sized salmon they catch in the ocean on the central Oregon coast after fishery managers increased the popular non-selective coho fishery to seven days a week for the final week of the fishery.

The ocean non mark selective coho fishery between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mountain opened Aug. 31 on a schedule of each Friday through Sunday and open for all salmon including coho. During the first three open periods of the season, anglers have landed a total of 8,935 coho out of the quota of 15,640, which leaves leaving 6,700 coho remaining to be caught.  Fishery managers believe they can open it up every day for the rest of the month and still stay within the quota allowed.


Friday September 20th report

Tuna

I believe we have one boat out today as it gets towards the end of the season and no word thus fat as to how well they are doing.  Will try when we hear something to bring you the results as soon as we hear something.

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Two boats out today and now word on what happened out there today.  From some the radio chatter the rockfish bite was pretty good today after a slower day yesterday. Hopefully we will. have more for you later this evening.

Salmon

One boat came back in with one fish per rod but the radio chatter was that it was slower then that on other vessels.


Thursday September 19th report

September 19, 2019

Bottom fishing & crabbing

First time we have been out in five days and both fishing and crabbing was on the slower side today.  With the bad ocean weather and all the rain etc we have had over the past 4-5 days things get stirred up out there and it takes a day or two to get things back to normal.  Tomorrow and over the weekend will be better.


Friday & Saturday looks like nice ocean conditions

September 18, 2019

After 4-5 days of tough ocean weather we are looking at a nice patch of weather at least for Friday and Saturday of this week.  We do have openings for both bottom fishing and Salmon fishing which is open for another three day run Friday thru Sunday.  Give us a call for your reservation as the summer season “Officially” comes to an end & we welcome in the Fall season.


September 20-22 non-selective Salmon season

September 17, 2019

September 17 Salmon update

 Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. Non Selective Coho Recreational Season: The season will be open this Friday through Sunday (September 20-22. Through the third open period a total of 9,073 coho have been landed out of the adjusted quota of 15,640 coho. This leaves 42% of the quota remaining. Fishery managers will evaluate the status of the fishery early next week, and announce any changes to the season dates if needed at that time.


Monday & Tuesday September 16-17 report

We can write the report for today and tomorrow as we are experiencing very rough ocean conditions with gale force winds up for Tuesday.   Things are improving for Thursday and really nice fore Friday and Saturday.


Sunday September 15th report

September 15, 2019

All fisheries

The first really intense stormy period of the fall season hit the coast this morning and all of the fishing trips for the day were cancelled.  At the present time it is raining really hard with lots of wind and the ocean from the shoreline has lots of white on it.  The ocean weather report looks like some rising swells for the next few days with better weather in store from Thursday thru next weekend.


Saturday September 14th report

Salmon

After a pretty good day on Friday the Salmon fishing was not as good on Saturday.  It started out really well for the 1st 2-hours or so and then like turning on a light switch it went downhill for the rest of the morning.  The fish that were caught in the first 2-hours were quite a bit smaller then the ones caught the week before.  This obviously was a different and smaller grade of fish moving thru the area.

Bottom fishing and crabbing

Bottom fishing was red hot on Saturday morning with a scattering of Lingcod on the filet tables and the crabbing was also really good.  The fishing went very slow for the afternoon trips and then towards the end of those trips started to light up once again.


Friday Salmon update

September 13, 2019

(11:30am). A few sport boats and one independent charter boat are back in the harbor with limits of Salmon.  Hopefully our boat out on the salmon this morning is doing well also.   Hopefully  over the weekend there are lots of fish out there on the Tradewinds filet table.


Thursday September 12th report

September 12, 2019

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Very nice ocean this morning and very good fishing as well.  The one boat we had out today got a limit of r0ckfish but unfortunately the Lingcod bite was light probably due to the warm ocean conditions we have here in the area in the shallow waters.  Water temps are up towards 60-degrees mark.  Crabbing was also very good today.


This weekends Salmon fishing

September 12, 2019 – Non Selective Coho Recreational Season:

The season will be open this Friday through Sunday (September 13-15. Through the second open period a total of 7,950 coho have been landed out of the adjusted quota of 15,640 coho. This leaves 49% of the quota remaining. Fishery managers will evaluate the status of the fishery early next week, and announce any changes to the season dates if needed at that time.


Wednesday September 11th report

September 11, 2019

Tuna

One boat out today and we will get you a report as soon as we get one.

(update). 32-Albacore Tuna on todays trip on the Starship…….. great trip!!!!

Bottom fishing and crab

One bottom fishing boat out on the inside reefs and they came home with a limit of rockfish and a few nice Lingcod.  Some of the fish were nice looking Canary rockfish.

We had a deep water boat out today and the boat limited on Lingcod and also came home with quite a few really BIG Canary rockfish.  Crabbing was good also with around 4-5 per person.  When you crab off the boats you have to help pull the pots up and you can get wet from the line going thru the pullers.  So one lady on one of our 6-pac boats came onboard with a few garbage can liners and made them into a nice throwaway top and bottom as you can see to the right.


Tuesday September 10th report

September 10, 2019

Tuna

We do have a boat out today and hope to get you a report as soon as we hear something.

(Updated). The Mr Max came home with 40-really nice Albacore Tuna on Tuesday’s trip…really nice catch !!!

Bottom fishing and crabbing

Slow bottom fishing today in the morning until the last two hours and then as we got closer to the top the tide the fish lit off.  Some really nice Black rockfish and Canary rockfish along with some nice Lingcod.  Crabbing was fair today between 3-4 per person.


Monday September 9th report

September 9, 2019

Tuna

This morning Tuna trip was cancelled due to rough offshore ocean conditions.  All should be better by tomorrow.

Bottom fishing

We did have a few boats out bottom fishing this morning and it was wet, windy and semi-rough when the rain squalls went by.  The fishing was slow also but both boats by the 5-hour trips end had most of there rockfish and there were some nice Lingcod caught also. The ocean weather is suppose to improve and be better beginning tomorrow and looks good thru the end of this week.


Sunday September 8th report

September 8, 2019

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Did not get much information but what we are aware of is that several boats are back in early today with rockfish limits and there were some nice Lingcod in the bunch. No reports on the crabbing today.

Salmon

For the first time this September fishery we had slow fishing out there this morning.  There were some caught on every boat but all in all a slow morning on an ocean offshore where we were fishing we experienced some quite choppy and windy conditions.

Tuna

Trips going out tomorrow (Monday) and Tuesday.


Saturday September 7th report

September 7, 2019

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Bottom fishing was very good this morning especially in the rockfish with limits on most all boats but it was a fairly slow Lingcod bite again for the 2nd day in a row.  (The picture you see here was a 7-pound sea bass.  You see them this big just once in a while)  The crabbing made up for it though with really good scores on the crabs and for the first time since anyone can remember at least from Tradewinds was there were very few girl crabs.  We have been sorting thru just “gobs” of females all season long until TODAY.  One boat reported only one female and another had zero females.  The boys have taken over !!

Salmon

From what the radio chatter was saying slower then yesterday but still quite a few fish going home with the folks out trying for them.  A number of Chinooks today we were told.

Tuna

Two boats offshore today and we will get those reports to you by early evening.

(update) The scores were somewhere in the neighborhood of 3-5 per person on the boats out there.

The next trips out for Tuna will be Monday & Tuesday.


Friday September 6th report

Halibut

One boat went out today and we will get some reports for you when we here how they did.

Tuna

Trips going out tomorrow and we should or usually have day reports by early evening after they get back.

Salmon

Salmon fishing today was really good as we had vessels who came back in with slightly over 1-fish per rod and little better.  Quite a few fish still out there and they are really nice sized specimens.  Lots of meat on these guys.

Bottom fishing and crabbing

Rockfish limits on all of the boats today with a slower bite on the Lingcod.  Quite a few Lingcod caught today but it was mostly the throwback ones who were just little short of the 22-inch minimum size.  Crabbing after a slower day on Thursday was really good today with upwards of 4-6 per person on boats reporting.


Thursday September 5th report

September 5, 2019

Bottom fishing and crabbing

One report on the crabbing this morning was that it was slower which possibly might have to do with the ocean weather the past two days and the lumpy swell we fished in this morning.  Hopefully it will get back to normal by tomorrow.  The fishing on the other hand was really good in the shallow waters and slower out in the deeper stuff.  At the end of the morning trips all had limits on the rockfish or close to limits and one boat reported a decent catch of Lingcod.

Salmon

The three day opener opens tomorrow morning (Friday) and runs thru Sunday.  No worries about that adipose fin and the catching on last weekends opener was pretty good on some of the boats.

Halibut

We have a boat going out on Friday morning and the new regulations lets you catch 2-Halibut and retain bottom fish if you catch any as well.  Pretty cool!!!

Tuna

Tuna going Friday and Saturday this week and maybe Sunday.


Some Bottom Fishing info for ALL

 

Due to recent inseason changes in regulations, there have been a number of questions about what the current bottomfish rules are.  Here are some clarifications:

  • Yelloweye rockfish remain prohibited at all times and in all waters.
  • China, copper, and quillback rockfish are prohibited for the remainder of the year.
  • Cabezon are prohibited for the remainder of the year when fishing from a boat.
  • The recreational bottomfish fishery is open to all-depths as of September 3.
  • Anglers participating in the summer all-depth halibut fishery can have both halibut and bottomfish (including lingcod) on the same trip.
  • Anglers participating in the nearshore halibut fishery can continue to retain bottomfish (including lingcod) and halibut on the same trip, but halibut cannot be onboard the vessel outside of the 40 fathom regulatory line.
  • The offshore longleader fishery regulations remain the same, no halibut or other bottomfish (lingcod) are allowed.
  • Descending devices must be onboard vessels fishing for bottomfish or halibut, and must be used when releasing rockfish seaward of the 30 fathom line


Salmon rollover for September announced

The rollover from the summer selective Coho salmon quota came thru and we are getting an additional 6,640 more Coho salmon to fish for so now we are up to a September quota of 15,640.   It appears now that we will almost for sure at least get thru the 3rd weekend going on the catch averages from last weekend.

Dates available:

September 6,7 & 8

September 13,14 & 15

September 20,21 & 22

September 27, 28 & 29


Wednesday September 4th report

September 4, 2019

Non-selective Salmon season

(updated) Wednesday 4:20pm

So far in this non-selective 2019 Salmon season we have already caught 58.3% of the 9,000 fish quota in the first two day opener last weekend.  The numbers we see are that most of the fish were caught Newport north to Garibaldi.  Hopefully we will get that rollover we have been hearing about to keep it going past this 3-day opener beginning this Friday thru Sunday, September 6-8.

 

Bottom fishing and crabbing

Crabbing on the filet dock looked pretty good and the bottom fishing looked really good.  There were a bunch of Canary and Black rockfish and a really nice assortment of Lingcod also.  The ocean was a little lumpy but the fish seem to like that on most occasions and everyone went home with lots of fish.

Offshore Halibut

Beginning this weekend, the Central Oregon Coast summer all-depth fishery will be open three days per week, Friday through Sunday. Previously it had only been open Friday and Saturday.A substantial amount of the annual halibut quota remains, so fisheries managers determined that the summer all-depth halibut fishery can be open an additional day each week.

Also 7-days a week except for the offshore halibut days the inshore Halibut season remains open thru October.


Catch tuna & other things

On a Tradewinds Depoe Bay Tuna trip you not only catch Tuna but possibly something other then Tuna…..maybe even a Blue Shark???


Tuesday September 3rd report

September 3, 2019

Bottom fishing & crabbing and anything else

We had one vessel out this morning as Labor Day has passed and sometimes that means that it will heart a little slower here along the coast.  Did not hear any reports on the fishing trips this morning but didi see the filet table had fish on it.  Nothing on the crabbing as well.

There are still lots of opportunities for your fishing needs left for 2019 as a little ocean type weather will be in here later today into tomorrow but after that the ocean weather looks good Thursday thru the weekend.

There will be Salmon fishing Friday thru Sunday and we will be getting a pretty good rollover from the summer season sometime tomorrow evening (we have heard ????).  The fall quota we are working on now was set around 9,000 fish and the (hopeful) rollover is a good little chunk which will be added onto that which might just get us thru September when it is closing for good for 2019.  One biologist said that the fish because of a certain bait fish in the area are still out here in front of Depoe Bay and more then likely will be here for at least the next few weeks.  The fish are getting bigger.

There is also  offshore Halibut on the weekends (Friday and Saturday) & Tuna any day of the week when we can put trips together.


Monday September 2nd report

Happy Labor Day everyone the unofficial end of summer and it has been a very good one for Tradewinds Depoe Bay

 

Bottom fishing and crabbing

Really good bottom fishing this morning with one boat back early with a boat limit and another one an hour later with some nice Lingcod and lots of Canary rockfish.  The crabbing was also very good with one boat reporting 6-7 per person.

Tuna

One boat out today our 6-pack boat and we will get a report here by early evening and will pass it along to you.

Our 6-pack came home with 29 really nice Albacore Tuna…almost 5-fish around…Great Trip !!!

Salmon

The season will re-open for the 2nd weekend go fishing this com9ng Friday thru Sunday, September 6,7 and 8th.


Sunday September 1st report

September 2, 2019

Tuna

One boat out today and will hopefully have the daily numbers sometimes here soon.

30+…3 around per fisherman

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Bottom fishing was good on trips out of Tradewinds in the morning and the afternoon.  Quite a few nice Lingcod came home to the filet table in the afternoon trips and there were limits on the rockfish on both morning and afternoon trips.  Also, some really nice Canary rockfish on the afternoon go.  Crabbing was really good on the morning bottom fishing trips and two boats on Salmon trips had good crab pulls on there crab combo’s as well.

Salmon

Somewhat like the day before with some boats doing fairly well and others struggling some.  It is really a case of being at the right place when a few of them are starting to bite.  For the 2nd day in a row it was a better mid-morning bite then early morning which certainly is a little non-traditional.


Saturday August 31st report

August 31, 2019

Halibut

We do have a trip going out on Friday, September 6th and we do have a few spots left to fill-up if you are interested.

REMEMBER: the Halibut quota is such that they have increased the bag limit to 2-fish per person. which makes it a very nice trip.  Give our office a call if you can make it for some great Halibut fishing.

Deep water Lingcod fishing

Remember, on Tuesday September 3rd the ODFW has opened up fishing at all depths so we can go out on the 6-hour offshore Big Lingcod trips as they are sometimes called.

Tuna

One boat out on the Albacore Tuna grounds and as soon is it gets within range coming home we will give you a report on today’s activities.

35+ caught on this day….

Salmon

Today was the opening day of the non-selective season (NO adipose fin) and the fishing was a little slow on the opening day.  Some of the boats did better then others as being in the right spot at the right time.  The best bite of the day was later in the morning which is a little unusual from past times but we have had some decent fishing in the mid to late morning hours most of the summer.  The water temperature could also be a hinderance with well over 60-degree water.  The fish are there most of the chatter we are hearing but with warmer water they need to come up towards the surface for some better action.

Bottom fishing and crabbing

Both our boats out bottom fishing this morning had good trips mainly because they were back a little early off there trips this morning but no specifics as of this time as well as the crabbing.


Fishing report August 30th

August 30, 2019

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Four boats out on the pond this morning bottom fishing and three boats came home a little early with rockfish boat limits and one also reported a rockfish limit and 9-nice Lingcod also.  Crabbing was also really good with all boats bringing home totes of crab with one vessel reporting 4-5 per person.  One boat was out on a late morning departure and will have the scores for that boat later in the afternoon.

 

Tuna

Three vessels out on the Tuna grounds this morning and we will have updated reports as they come in.  Hopefully it will be a good day as the ocean sure is fantastic today.

Boats on there way home and the following is what we are told….another terrific day…

Kadaho 80 (final)

Mr Max 43 (final)

Starship 30 (final)

Salmon

The non-adipose fin salmon fishery opens tomorrow morning, Saturday August 31st.


August 29th report – Thursday

August 29, 2019

Bottom fishing

Beginning on Tuesday, September 3rd, recreational bottomfish anglers in Oregon will be able to fish at any depth, including beyond the 40 fathom regulatory line. The depth restriction, which is used to limit yelloweye rockfish mortality, can be lifted earlier than planned this year because enough yelloweye rockfish quota remains to accommodate some additional opportunity for deep water lingcod and rockfish.

So anyone out there wanting to do some deep water offshore “Big Lingcod” fishing here is your opportunity at Tradewinds.

Bottom  fishing today was very good as there were some really big rockfish on display on the filet table late this morning. There were a few Canary rockfish in that catch but most were Black rockfish and Blue/Deacon rockfish.

Tuna

Trips going out on multiple boat tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) August 30th and 31st.


Wednesday bottom fishing report 8/28

August 28, 2019

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Only one boat reporting in today thus far and that report was only 1-Lingcod short of a boat limit and 3-rockfish short of a boat limit so a good trip for this day.  Crabbing was also very good with 7-crabs per person.


Monday & Tuesday Reports Aug 26-27

August 27, 2019

Bottom Fishing & Crabbing

Just bottom fishing going on right now as the summer Salmon season closed down on Sunday.  The bottom fishing was good the past few day for the most part even though we have been fishing on some moderate choppy waters out there as we go thru a windy period which will end sometime this evening.  The weather thru this weekend beginning tomorrow sounds pretty good.  Crabbing was also good today but did not receive a report on Monday.

Salmon

The Salmon fishing for the summer season closed down this past weekend with well over half of the available quota still remaining.  That should mean that we should get a rollover from the summer season into the fall non-selective season which means no worries about adipose fins.  That opens this Saturday and Sunday and then every other Friday thru Sunday until the quota runs out till the end of September.

Tuna

We do have trips running out there this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and there might be a few spots left.  Call the office if interested.  (541-765-2345)


August 25, 2019

 Bottom Fishing & crabbing

We did have four boats out today all bottom fishing as no other fishing was on the books this morning.  One boat did report in and said that the current was extremely heavy and in the shallow water spots that can mean really fast and furious action and that was the case this morning.  Most of the boats observed folks getting off the boats with totes hopefully with fish in them so it looked like it was a good day.  One crabbing report said that the crabbing as it has been the past few days was very good.

Sounds like a very windy afternoon today and all day tomorrow but the rest of the week sounds really nice with nice days in the forecast.

Halibut

Remember offshore Halibut takes place every Friday and Saturday until the quota runs out and it is a two fish limit.

Tuna

Not sure when the next trips are scheduled so call the office at 541-765-2345 for more information.

Salmon

Salmon summer selective season closes today and the fall non-selective season gets started next Saturday and Sunday, August 31st & June 1st.  It then goes to a Friday thru Sunday fishery until the end of September or until the quota runs out.


Fishing report August 24th

August 24, 2019

Tuna

I believe we have three boats out on the Tuna grounds today and we will bring you updates and final totals as we receive them.

(6:30pm Tuna update) ((These are  #’s before official final counts were made)). Anyway you look at it with these or very close to these #’s a very good day…..

The Kadaho 76 (updated 9am 8/25)

The Mr Max  40

Starship. 25

Salmon

Not sure of any Salmon trips out this morning.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is the final day of the summer Salmon adipose finned fishery for 2019.  The Fall season non-adipose fin will begin next Saturday, August 31st thru Sunday, September 1st and then every other Friday thru Sunday in September as long as the quota holds out.

Bottom fishing and crabbing

Have not heard how the inshore bottom fishery was going this morning but those crabbing on the trips we didi pick up some radio chatter that it was very good like the day before.

The deeper water bottom fishing was really good with limits on the rockfish (lots of Canary and Yellowtail rockfish with one Tiger rockfish) and a really good assortment of Big Lingcod.

Halibut

No Halibut trips that I am aware of for this Friday/Saturday weekly opener with the 2-fish limit.


Thursday August 22nd report

August 22, 2019

Bottom fishing and crabbing

No reports on the crabbing but the bottom fishing was semi-slow this morning except for the last two drifts where they lit off a little and the boat got about two-thirds of the fish needed.

Fall season

The fall season must be peaking around the corner at us as we have had after two months plus of beautiful weather and ocean conditions a couple of semi-rough days here in a row.  Today was better then yesterday but the entrance to the channel was a little nautical both days.  The weekend beginning tomorrow sounds pretty good with better weather in-store for next week.

Tuna

Not sure if any spots left as you would have to call the office but we do have trips over the weekend.  Give the office a call if interested. 541-765-2345


August 21, 2019

Halibut

(2 fish bag limit)

Summer All-Depth Season—Open every Friday and Saturday until quota is met or Oct. 31. Quota remaining = 58,000 lbs. 2 fish bag limit effective Friday, August 23rd.

Bottom Fish

China, Quilback and Copper rockfish must be returned to the ocean as of 12:01am Friday, August 23rd. All other rockfish and Lingcod quotas and limits remain the same.

Note:We did have 2-vessels out this morning bottom fishing and they came back in really early as the ocean got very rough and the Depoe Bay bar was put under restriction.  The weather is forecasted to improve by tomorrow morning.


As we approach the fall season here is what is open to fish for….

August 20, 2019

Halibut

Offshore season…Every Friday and Saturday until October 31st or until quota is reached

Inshore season… Open 7-days a week until October 31st until quota is reached minus any day the offshore season is open (Friday’s and Saturday’s)

Bottom fishing

Open 7-days a week

Tuna

Open 7-days a week until they are out of the area…hopefully September is a good month also

Salmon

Selective Coho season +Chinook….Open 7-days a week for Coho until August 24th

Salmon Non Selective Coho season +Chinook…Opens August 31st & September 1st & every other Friday thru Sunday in September until quota is reached

 


Tuesday August 20th report

Tuna

One vessel out to the tuna grounds today and we will have reports later in the day or early evening on the results.

6:30pm update…65 Albacore Tuna on this trip…really great score!!

Bottom fishing & crabbing

All of the bottom fishing boats were back in somewhat early today after a really good bite up north off of the Lincoln City reefs.  There were some Lingcod on the filet tables but unsure as to the actual number caught today but it sure was a nice ocean to catch some of them.  Crabbing was also good with one boat reporting 5-6 per person.

Salmon

Another decent day out on the Salmon grounds with a 1-fish per rod caught and able to be transported home.  Quite a few throwbacks but a good catch on a really nice trolling ocean.


Fishing report Monday August 19th

August 19, 2019

Tuna

No boats out this morning but trips planned for later in the week.  for more information call our office and talk to one of our agents @ 541-765-2345.

Bottom fishing & crabbing

No reports on todays crabbing but hope to have one later in the day.  The bottom fishing started out slow but took off later in the trips and our one early boat came home with a limit.  No information yet on the Lingcod catch.

Salmon

Not bad today with a take home catch of one per person.  Of course, lots of throwbacks.


August 18th report

August 18, 2019

Salmon

The morning bite turned out to be lights out fishing for the 1st 45-minutes and then as fast as it lit up it died for the rest of the morning after that.  The one boat out on the salmon grounds put fish in the boat to take home quickly and quite a few throwbacks then the bite just disappeared. There were a few bites towards then end of the trip but indeed a strange morning.

Bottom fishing

The radio word was that bottom fishing like the salmon was slow this morning.  There were quite a few fish caught but certainly slower then what we are used to on an average nice ocean morning.  Crabbing also dropped off some this morning.

Tuna

Two boats out offshore today and we will report the happenings when we hear anything and certainly on there return this evening.

(4:50pm) The boats are on there way back in and between the two boats we are bringing in around 115 fish……another great day with Tradewinds.


August 17th report

August 17, 2019

Tuna

No boats out today but we do have them going tomorrow.

Salmon

Fantastic fishing today offshore about 4-7 miles and there was action pretty much from start to finish on the five hour trips.  There are still lots of throwbacks probably about 60%+ of them going back.  But because of all the action there were also plenty of take-home fish….no limits but two boats reporting possibly about a fish and a quarter to a fish and a half per customer average.

Bottom fishing and crabbing

Sounded like  fishing today was really good as it has been the past week or so and plenty of folks onboard achieved limits of fish.  Crabbing also was fairly decent today with 3-5 per customer depending on the boat.


Friday August 16th reports

August 16, 2019

Halibut

Our Halibut boat went offshore and beat back in most of the onshore bottom fishing boats.  Thats how good the fishing was for the “flat ones” this morning.

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Really good bottom fishing on the shallow water reefs and the mid-water deeper water reefs this morning.   One of our larger boats camel home with north of 20-Lingcod this morning.  Good fishing for Canary and Yellowtail rockfish in the deeper water this morning.  Crabbing from a few of the boats reporting was between 3-5 per person.

Tuna

(4;30pm)Our vessel fishing for the Albacore is still out there and have not heard any reports so far but we will bring them to you when the boat checks in.

6:30pm…35-40 fish we are told.

Salmon

For the 2nd day in a row we had good salmon fishing with our one boat out looking for the “slippery’s” today came back in with 12 keepers and had to put back into the water over 20-the word was.

 


Thursday August 15th report

August 15, 2019

Tuna

(update 2:30pm Thursday)  Still fishing and has 80+fish onboard)

(Update 3:35pm Thursday  over 100+ fish &  still fishing)

We do have one boat offshore today and another one heading out there tomorrow.  As soon as we get reports today and tomorrow we will post them.  Check back later in the day.  Not sure if the trip is full but if interested call the office @ 541-765-2345.

Halibut

Another two day opener comes up tomorrow and we have a boat on its way out there. in the morning.  Not sure if the trip is full but if interested call the office @ 541-765-2345.

Bottom fishing and crabbing

The bottom fishing was really good again this morning with limits or really close to limits on all of the boats and there were some nice catches of Lingcod today.  Also, this is the final day of Cabezon fishing for 2019 and they were really on the bite with one boat coming within one Cabezon of a boat limit.  Crabbing was also very good today by all reports.

Salmon

No Salmon boats out today as we were all bottom fishing but some reports from some of the sporty’s was that it was a red hot bite with one boat having a limit 20-minutes after putting the boats gear in the water.  It has also been very good in the afternoon for the past few days with one charter boat landing close to 40-Salmon on a afternoon trip but only getting to keep 6-7 of them.  Lots of action however.


Wednesday August 14th report

August 14, 2019

Tuna

No boats out today but we will have tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday.

Bottom fishing & Crabbing

Most of the boats are reporting good crab totals for the day and the rockfish bite was really quick this morning with limits obtained by all of the boats out this morning.  Not much of a Lingcod bite however this morning which does seem to happen more times then not when the rockfish are biting so heavily as they were this morning

Also, we have a request from the ODFW to voluntarily return Quilback, Copper and China rockfish to the water and not to retain them.  Most of the boats will be observing this practice as the quota has been obtained of these species and we want to preserve these species plus keep the rockfish season open for the rest of the year.

Salmon

The Salmon bite out of the blue was very good this morning after it seems like 8-10 days of sporadic bite.  Lots of take home fish from the boats we heard about.


Halibut or Tuna anyone?

August 13, 2019

We have trips going out for Halibut on Friday (8/16) and Tuna Wednesday (8/14), Thursday (8/15) and Frida (8/16). If interested in one or any of these fishing adventures call the office as we still have some spots available.  The ocean is suppose to be very nice all three days with virtually only a small swell and light winds.


Monday August 12th report

August 12, 2019

Tuna

No Tuna boats out this morning but they will start up again for tomorrow.  Yesterday one boat out there and brought home about 4-per person average.

Salmon fishing

Only one boat out there and that was a split trip combo and in the afternoon part of the trip they had a number of fish in the net but all had to be returned to the water as they were native Salmon. More boats out for tomorrow.

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Good morning trips today with limit catches of rockfish on all of the boats with only one boat reporting slower then normal Lingcod catch.  The crabbing on the only boat reporting was 9-per person.


Sunday August 11th report

August 11, 2019

Bottom fishing & Crabbing

Crabbing made a turn for the better today after a week or so of below average catches.  People were taking home on those reporting up to 6-8 each this morning.  

The bottom fishing was very good today both inshore and the deeper water catches.  The inshore boats had limits on the rockfish with no reports on there Lingcod catch.  The catching was not as good as past days but still in the 5-hour trip limits were obtained.

The deep water catch was excellent with limits on the rockfish (lots of Canary’s & Yellowtail) and lots of Lingcod. A few pictures of some of the ones caught are on this page.

 Salmon

No official reports on the Salmon but the office did say that the two boats out this morning that they saw Salmon filet’s coming up the stairs so we assume some were caught.

Tuna

We still have one vessel out on the Tuna grounds and thus far we have not any report that has comm in.  Will get that to you as soon as we hear anything.

 


Saturday August 16th report

August 10, 2019

Bottom fishing

(Cabezon retention closes next Friday @ 12:01am August 16th) 

Bottom fishing this morning was really good inshore/shallow water fishing and the offshore/deeper water style.  The bass were really on the bite with boats limiting on the rockfish side of the ledger by 8:30am.  Have not received any word on the Cabezon or the Lingcod bite.

The offshore deeper water fishing was excellent as well with almost limits on the Lingcod and some really nice specimens as well.  The rockfish bite was also good especially for the Canary rockfish as the one boat out there reported close to limits on those critters.  No word on the crabbing thus far.

Tuna

Still no word on the catch from yesterday but I can tell you that some of the carcass from the tuna is being used for crab bait so it must have been decent.  So Far today one large boat out there and a photo posted on some social media site shows a bucket full of upside down Tuna bleeding out and that was earlier this morning so it sounds like it is going really well.

(Afternoon update)

66 Tuna…..Great Day for Tradewinds

THE WEATHER IS GREAT AND THE FISH ARE NOT ALL THAT FAR AWAY CERTAINLY WELL WITHIN OUR RANGE.  BETTER GIVE US A CALL WHEN THE GOING IS GOOD !!

 

Salmon

No word yet except from a boat on a combo trip who is right now currently trolling out there and they have 3-4 onboard Salmon and 4+ others having to be put back in the water with the adipose fin after doing the bottom fishing side of the trip earlier in the morning.


Fishing report July 9th

August 9, 2019

Tuna

We have one boat out today and another going out this weekend and half because of the ocean weather is so beautiful and the warm water offshore for the first time in a few years the fish are here to catch and well within reach Depoe Bay on a 12-hour trip.  Will try to get the results today in this evening.

(Results). 3 fish per person

Salmon

One vessel out Salmon fishing this morning had great action with lots of action which ended up with a delayed triple at the time we were bringing in gear at the end of the trip.  The one problem of the day is there are “many” throwback fish in the equation which does not take away from the fun of reeling in fish but certainly is a bummer at the end of the trip.  The good word is there are fish in the area and if you are lucky enough you might get one with the fin gone so you can take it  home.

Bottom fishing

The boats out bottom fishing this morning reported loads of action and absolute limits on the rockfish and I did see quite a few Cabezon and some Lingcod on the filet table. Some deepwater fishing on tap for tomorrow.


Wednesday fishing report

August 7, 2019

Tuna

We have one Tuna boat out today and have not had a report thus far from this writing but we did hear that some sport boats have had good scores from 25-30 miles out.  Fantastic ocean weather so a good time to go out there so call our office for a reservation to get your Tuna for the freezer

Salmon

One boat out this morning and had decent action but no take home fish with about 4-5 throwbacks with a adipose fin and other takedown bites.  Not a whole lot of fish out there right now it appears but Newport boats doing well south of there harbor the past few days from reports.  Hopefully those fish are on there way up to see us shortly.

Bottom fishing & crabbing

Another nice day out there with the rockfish on the bite with limits of them to the filet tables.  Some Lingcod in the fishing totes but the rockfish we saw today were really nice sized ones.  Crabbing was a little on the slower side today from all reports.


Tuesday August 6th report

August 6, 2019

Salmon

We didi not have any Salmon boats out this morning but a friend who h as a sport boat limited out south of Depoe Bay and also had to throw back in quite a few.  So, there are still som fish around the area.

Bottom fishing & Crabbing

Bottom fishing was very good around the fleet this morning with good bites on every boat with limits or close to limits on the rockfish. There were decent catches on the Lingcod but not quite as good as the day before.  Crabbing remains consistent with most days producing 3-4 per customer.

Tuna

We have a boat heading out to the Tuna grounds tomorrow so we will have some reports for you hopefully by the end of the day tomorrow. We certainly do have the weather for it as the next 5-6 days sounds like excellent forecasts on the ocean weather.


Some more Monday bottom fishing pictures

**. Nice Big Lingcod for dinner tonight

**  LOOK AT THIS NICE BIG LINGCOD

**.  One families bottom fish filets…WOW!!**

**  A young women with her deep red Vermillion


Ocean weather update

August 5, 2019

If you are planning a trip to the coast for a fishing trip and enjoy the Oregon Coast now might be the time. The Marine forecast all the way thru this weekend into the 1st day of next week is calling for perfect ocean conditions with almost no ocean winds in the forecast for the morning hours into the afternoon.  That makes fishing and in some respects catching them an even better opportunity.  Come down and go with the #1 charter office on the coast….Tradewinds Charters Depoe Bay.


Monday fishing report

Salmon

One vessel out on the Salmon grounds this morning but no report as of yet.  Will pass it along to you later when it comes in.

Bottom fishing

Bottom fishing was spectacular this morning and you should have been here as the weather was good and the fish were biting.  Did not hear from all of the boats but those that did reported great catches and some really big fish being sent to the filet tables.  If you like deepwater fish like Canary rockfish today was a great day as the filet table had plenty of orange in it today. Lingcod  was also very good with some really nice size ones caught this morning.


Sunday fishing with Tradewinds

August 4, 2019

Salmon

After some excellent reports from the day before on some afternoon Salmon fishing on Saturday we sent quite a few boats out today with not much luck in bringing home take-home fish this morning. There were some further reports of good action a little south of Newport, Oregon so those fish will be swimming by here very soon hopefully in a day or two.

Bottom fishing and crabbing

The bottom fishing was terrific today with most of the better action in the mid-waters with lots of Lingcod and some really big Canary and Quilback rockfish caught.  The bite was also good for the Black rockfish in the shallow water as well.  Crabbing today between 2-5 per person depending on the vessel.


Thursday August 1st fishing report

August 1, 2019

Bottom Fishing

Bottom fishing was very good with all boats reporting came home with limits today and some really nice Lingcod and Cabezon also caught.  Crabbing was also good today.

Salmon

No report on Salmon as those out today for TW were all bottom fishing.


Tuesday July 30th report

July 30, 2019

Bottom fishing & Crab

The bottom fishing was excellent today with plenty of Lingcod and Cabezon on the bite and the rockfish ch8ipped in on the effort with plenty of them caught as well.  Crabbing was very good today on the combo trips.

Salmon

The Salmon bite was good today especially the first few hours of the trips but were are still dealing with as far as we are concerned far to many throwback fish.


Monday July 29th report

Bottom fishing

Bottom fishing was really slow this morning for the first four hours of the trips except the Lingcod and the Cabezon were still biting fairly well. The rockfish were ALL missing in action.  The last hour they began to come alive and in that time quite a few of the folks onboard got there rockfish limits as well.

Salmon

We were all bottom fishing this morning but did hear that Salmon fishing on some sport boats was going fairly well out there but no specifics to add to that.


July 28th Sunday report

July 28, 2019

 

 

Tuna

Give the office a call as we are working hard to book Tuna trips as the Tuna have been caught inside 30 miles.  It is a great time to schedule a trip and if you have never Tuna fished before you are in for a real thrill.

Bottom Fishing

Bottom fishing was really good this morning especially in the shallow water fishing with really big sea bass along with really good totals of Cabezon and some nice Lingcod hitting the filet tables.  Crabbing was a little on the slower side today as in the shallow water crabbing there were an enormous number of female crabs crowding the pots.  We just go the next time and find another place where the males are hanging out.

Salmon

Pretty egged action this morning as one boat said if they could have kept all of the fish they netted they would have been limited and home early.  Lots of throwback this morning.


Saturday July 27th report

July 27, 2019

TUNA-TUNA-TUNA

One boat we know of out after Tuna today and they are having a really good trip but is not back in yet with over 25 fish by the noon hour.  They are in close folks so book the trip now when they are close in as waiting might not be a good idea.

SALMON AND BOTTOM FISH

After a really good day of catching salmon yesterday today it was a little down again like it has been on a day to day basis.  Good one day  & not so good another day.  Nothing seems to biting on the afternoon trips or anything after mid-morning which has been a good time to catch them the first month of the season.

Bottom fishing was really good both in the shallow water for the bass and Cabezon and also really good outside in the mid to deep water for Canary, Quilback, Yellowtail and some nice Ling’s as well.  Crabbing remains good with 4-5 per person on a fleet average.


Tuna-Tuna-Tuna

July 26, 2019

The Albacore Tuna have finally moved into range as some of the sport boats are reporting Tuna in a little more then 30 miles offshore from Depoe Bay.  We are currently booking trips on our two Tuna boats…Mr Max & the Kadaho,  Now is the time to give us a call and get in on the action.  There is nothing like reeling in a Albacore tuna as it will be a thrill of a lifetime not to mention the best tasting Tuna you will ever taste.


Friday July 26th report

Salmon fishing pepped up some today as Tradewinds found them quite a ways out in the 50-fathom area around 7 miles offshore which was an area that most of the boats were not going out that far to search.  We caught quite a few take-home fish and also quite a few throwback fish.  In other words it was really good action today.

The bottom fishing was pretty good today as we were experiencing rather cold water at the first part of the trip as we had 49-50 degree water temps. Toward the midway part of the trip we ventured out a little deeper to find some better water temps and the bite picked up also.  Caught quite a few Lingcod today with lots of Black bass and the boat fishing in deeper water caught lots of Canary, Quilback, Coppers & Yellowtain rockfish.

Crabbing was also very good today.


Thursday July 25th report

We are really  having terrific trips on the bottom fishing side mainly because the Lingcod after a absence of a few weeks are back on the bite which just makes the trips for our clients that much more special.  Crabbing is also great and it has been very steady around 4-7 per person depending on the boat each day (Just an overall average).

Salmon fishing has slowed quite a bit at this writing but we are still catching some fish and also throwing back quite a few each trip.  This is quite normal when the bite goes downhill at times in the summer as we are awaiting a new school to move thru our area up from the south.  It will happen here pretty soon and we will let you know when it happens.


Wednesday July 24th report

July 25, 2019

Bottom fishing trips for us today were excellent with limits on the rockfish side and lots of Lingcod as well.  A perfect current on the reefs down south today gave the Ling’s a chance to compete for the hooks and the folks onboard our boats did a number on them.

Salmon fishing has slowed some over the past few days as we await the next school of Salmon to come up from the south to visit our area.  Quite a few caught today but with the throwbacks not as many take home fish as we have been getting lately.  This will change soon as the next group comes thru our area.


Tuesday July 23rd report

July 23, 2019

Salmon fishing was good this morning but unfortunately not a huge number of take home fish as there were many adipose finned Salmon returned to the waters out there.  The catch has been a little slower but we heard today just south of Newport there is another big school of fish moving our way as they had good fishing to the Newport fleet. They should be upon us hopefully by tomorrow…if not real soon as these fish are moving with the colder water and they are always moving north back to where they came from originally.

Bottom fishing was good today as they were biting not only in the deeper water but also after a few down days back on the bite in the more shallow waters.  The Lingcod have been on the bite now for the past 3-4 days.

Crabbing is about what it has been for the past month with good catches and some days really good catches.  Like fishing, crabbing is also day to day.


SundY July 21st report

July 21, 2019

Bottom fishing was slow if you fished in the shallow water and excellent if you fished or able to fish in the deeper water. The change over in the water temp might have caused the inshore fish to button there lips where the fish in the deeper water which had there lips closed for a long time with hot water are all of a sudden biting very well.  Not sure that is all accurate but makes a little sense possibly.

Salmon remains very good with lots of fish caught and many more fish biting hooks but still the thing you have to do is be lucky enough to sort thru the adipose fin wars to be able to take some home.  Sure are fun trips however with lots of action.

Crabbing was also very good today with averages depending on the boat between 4-7 per person.


Saturday July 20th report

July 20, 2019

Salmon fishing today was red hot with lots of fish caught but you had to be a little lucky to catch one of the ones without the adipose fin as the report was there was a larger percentage of throwbacks then the take-home variety.  The fish are gaining weight and some are really nice fat ones good for the barbecue.

Bottom fishing took a weird turn this morning with the red hot fishing for the rockfish we have had with all of the hot water in the shallows went away today with the northwest winds producing near average ocean water temps around 52-degrees. It was very difficult to find any biters even though they were clearly visible on the fish machines so they ventured off into the deeper water where they have not been biting at all and it took off right away.  All of the boats caught some Lingcod and nice big deeper water rockfish and one of our 6-pac boats limited on both Lingcod (quite a few over 30 inches) and rockfish.  The Lingcod had not been biting at all with all of the hot water but they sure made up for it this morning.  No word today on the crabbing.


Friday July 19th update

July 19, 2019

What a difference a day makes with the ocean weather.  As we had windy/choppy conditions yesterday with a forecast for the same and maybe a little more the morning fishing boats fished in almost perfect conditions (or close anyhow). The Salmon boats got quite a bit of action with quite a few take home fish but still had to battle thru the adipose fin throwbacks.

The bottom fishing boats found a little cooler water and the rockfish were on the bite this morning with lots of folks limiting out and others getting pretty close.   Crabbing was good and if the cool down of the water continues we are hopeful for the Lingcod to get back on the bite.

By the way the other day we had a boat out on an inshore Halibut trip and before the wind and current did them in they caught some nice flat fish.


Thursday July 18th report

All of our boats were bottom fishing this morning as anyone that did Salmon fish was back in early not due to catching fish but rough ocean conditions offshore.  The ocean did get better after an hour or so but we are experiencing some northwest winds especially in the afternoon hours and offshore.  The northwest winds in a way are a welcome sign to us as we need them to cool the very hot water we have right now up in the mid 60’s.  Hopefully we will have decent conditions in the morning hours to run our morning trips as we do need the winds right now.  Bottom fishing was Ok this morning but it was choppy out there and it took most folks the whole trip to get there fish.  Crabbing was very good for those participating.


Tuesday July 16 fishing report

July 17, 2019

Salmon slowed this morning (some) with water temps up & around 64 degrees.  The water which has effected the Lingcod catch now seems to be working on the Salmon as well in shallow water.  Things seem to improve as we get out into deeper water. The rest of the bottom fishing seems to be going very strong with really BIG rockfish being caught and a lot of Cabezon on the filet table.  We have good news with some northwest winds coming to the area this Saturday and that will begin the ocean water cool down and improve all of the fishing.


Just a HALIBUT reminder

July 15, 2019

REMEMBER, this Friday  July 19th we are heading offshore for some HALIBUT fishing aboard the KADAHO.  Some really nice weather predicted for Friday.


Monday fishing report July 15

Bottom fishing was very good today with limits on the rockfish and some really nice Cabezon but very few Lingcod on the filet table.

Salmon fishing was also pretty darn hot but the adipose fin restriction really got in the way of some of the boats total of take-home fish. Thats state law so nothing we can do about that except to try again another day.


Sunday July 14th report

July 14, 2019

Bottom fishing was excellent today even though we did not have a boat out today primarily on a bottom fishing trip. We did have three boat out on combo trips with Salmon fishing going first and they came home after doing really well on Salmon with a great catch of rockfish and some really nice Cabezon with a few Lingcod.  Crabbing also was very good from the reports.


Next weekends Halibut offshore opener

July 13, 2019

Halibut offshore fishing opens for another couple of days Friday and Saturday, July 19th and 20th and we do have some spots open on both days.  Give us a call for some great offshore deep water Halibut fishing.  There are some nice ones out there they have been getting all season long so time to get yours.


Saturday July 13 report

Salmon fishing was good again but you needed to be fortunate enough to catch the ones that had the healed adipose fin.  As it always is in the summer Coho salmon fishery some get the ones in the net that have the healed fin and others don’t which is the determining factor in taking fish home.

Bottom fishing was good today especially for Cabezon and rockfish but not very many Lingcod caught as it has been now ever since this hot water has come into the inshore waters.  We need some northwest winds to cool it off a might

Crabbing was good as some folks came in with 7-8 plus per person.  Good crabbing and most are fairly full of meat to as they harden up after the molting season.