Friday August 16th reports
August 16, 2019
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.
(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.
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
(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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
(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.
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.
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 !!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Friday the 19th Halibut
We still have four spots open on our first offshore Halibut trip of the year, next Friday July 19th, on our new boat the KADAHO. Give us a call at 541-765-2345 to make a reservation on the best looking & equipped boat in the bay and get your flat fish to go home to the freezer.
Friday July 12th report
July 12, 2019
Bottom fishing remains very strong even with the hot water (62 degrees) as even today we are told of quite a few Lingcod biting. The crabbing also is decent with around a 4-5 average around the fleet per person.
It should be Tuna conditions but still no reports of any of the fellas close by so we can get to them.
Salmon also remains pretty good especially with the hot water. They are not usually liking 60 plus degree ocean temperatures but they are still biting. The results today was a somewhat slower bite with the better biting occurring towards the end of the morning with slower conditions at the start of the trips. One boat had a number of Chinook onboard as the pictures to the right shows a few of those black mouth critters.
Thursday 7/11 report
July 11, 2019
Bottom fishing this morning was excellent with limits on the rockfish but did not get a report on the Lingcod. Crabbing was also very good rebounding from a slower start to the week.
Salmon fishing was red hot with three of the boats out there limited and we had another also Salmon fishing but no report from that vessel. There are many-many throwbacks hitting the nets so the entire five hours was needed on the boats that limited. The Coho’s are getting a little bigger and as of July 7th we have only caught statewide in our zone 17% of our allotted quota. That is good news as its gonna last quite a while at the present catch rate.
July & August Halibut opener’s
We still have one more July offshore Halibut opener on July 18th, 19th & 20th. W have a few spots still open on the 18th and quite a few spots still to go on the 19th and 20th. The Summer season as it is called opens the first weekend in August (the 2nd and 3rd Friday and Saturday) & we have spots open on those dates also. If interested in a flat fish onboard our new vessel the Kadaho gives us a call at 541-765-2345.
Wednesday July 10 report
July 10, 2019
Somewhat unusual two days of rain that will end late this afternoon with wind and a moderate swell in and around the Depoe Bay area. All will be out of here by tomorrow morning with summer conditions returning in time for morning fishing and afternoon trips as well as whale watching.
In the meantime we do have three boats out this morning (the larger ones) two of which are Salmon fishing and one bottom fishing. Easy morning reports are that the bottom fish are biting pretty good and the Salmon also showing some decent action offshore. More reports later when they come in.
(updated) One boat was back in early with a limit of Salmon and the other boat was experiencing quite a few throwbacks but still had a really nice total of take home fish. Bottom fishing was very good as well.
Tuesday July 9th report
July 9, 2019
Salmon fishing remains very strong somewhat surprising after a number of years in a row of mediocre Salmon fishing. No complaints understand but I guess the “powers-to-be” at the ODFW knew something when they gave us a 90,000 fish quota. Hope they keep on biting.
Bottom fishing has been the same for the past several weeks with excellent rockfish biting but the Lingcod bite has slowed to a trickle. Mostly because of the warm water we are experiencing these past few weeks. Again, what we need for the Ling’s to pep up some is some Northwest winds to cool things down.
Crabbing was a little off the mark today for the first time in a month but for sure it is just one of those days and things will pick back up very shortly.
Monday July 8th report
July 8, 2019
Excellent bottom fishing this morning with some Lingcod, a good number of Cabezon and of course lots of limits on the other rockfish. Lots of southerly winds in our forecast with some higher wind speeds in for Wednesday and then back to great conditions after that. Salmon fishing was also really good today with one boat back in early with a limit and another back in on time but had a nice catch. Crabbing as it has been remains strong.
July 7th fishing report…Offshore Halibut News
July 7, 2019
Here we are at the end of the 1st full week of July and the weather is about as perfect as it can get and the fishing is going really well. First off, for the Lingcod fisherman it would be nice to see some northwest winds to help cool the water down some. Fishing in the mid-water (deeper say about over 100 feet or so) is quite poor at the moment as the amount of bait we have in the water right now is astounding. It for some reason (??) goes mostly away when you get say inside 50-60 feet of water and the fish are biting in those depths. This time of year not a whole lot of Lingcod to be had in the shallow stuff where more to be found in deeper water. Just drove by the ocean a few minutes ago and did see white caps out on the pond so that is a little good news for deeper water fans.
Anyhow, the bottom fishing was really good with not many Lingcod going to the filet tables but we here at Tradewinds caught quite a good number of Cabezon today. The bass caught today and yesterday were really nice sized ones as well.
Crabbing remains very strong with averages around 5-7 per person even though as we stated before some softer ones in the mix.
Salmon fishing today from the scuttlebutt was slower this morning then with about an hour left like yesterday lit off pretty good. Did not hear the results of the boats out there looking for “slippery’s” but sounded like they were getting quite a few with quite a few throwbacks and some nice Chinooks also.
There are some offshore halibut dates still open in July and then of course the Summer season as they call it opens in August so call the office to book your offshore fishing adventure for the flat ones. Tradewinds knows where they are.
July 6th report
July 6, 2019
Bottom fishing was really-really good today about a mile north of the city and they were really BIG rockfish. Everyone on every Tradewinds boat got a limit on them including some but not a whole lot of Cabezon and Lingcod.
The Salmon bite was really good again even though some of the boats reported having to throw back quite. few with the adipose fin attached. There were also plenty of the ones that just got off the hook on the reading into the boat. The Coho are getting bigger by the day with some nice 8-9 po8nd fish beginning to show up. There are also some nice Chinook salmon biting the hooks if lucky enough to hook up one.
Crabbing remains very good with a few softer ones beginning to show but still have a good percentage of the meat in the shells.
Remember, we are open for business for offshore halibut since we now have the Kadaho working for us. A very nice and clean 50-foot Delta just ready to take you out for a flat one and there are some good dates remaining for the summer fishery. Call our office for the details.
Friday July 5th report
Did not hear any report from our one boat Salmon fishing today as all of the others were out on the bottom fishing pond. However, the sport boats were still coming in early with limits so we can only assume that fishing is still really good. Several of us are Salmon fishing tomorrow morning. Bottom fishing also remans strong with real good catches of rockfish and we did see quite a number of Cabezon on the filet table. Crabbing as we can see some customers pulling “up those pots” a real fun experience also is very good but we are finding a few softer ones as the molting process is well underway. Still quite a bit of meat in even the softer ones.
July 4th fish report
July 4, 2019
Early morning report was that Salmon fishing was terrific today with limits on one boat and the others also Salm0n fishing were doing really well. More later as the bottom fishing boats come back in.
Happy Birthday America
July 3, 2019
Have a great holiday everyone from Tradewinds !!
Wednesday July 3rd report
Decent Salmon fishing this morning with about a fish per rod on the average. Quite a few throw back fish this morning and lots of action but sorting thru the wild and hatchery fish is what we have to do with the state regulations.
Bottom fishing was excellent this morning with limits on the rockfish but not a great deal of Lingcod this morning but those we caught were really nice ones. Crabbing remains strong.
Tradewinds Depoe Bay would like to welcome back HOME the Kadaho and the Starship . They are back with us after a few years in another charter agency and we welcome them back.
The Kadaho is a fifty foot Delta operated by Roman M. Smolcic and he fishes offshore for Halibut and Tuna as well as inshore fisheries Salmon, bottom fish and crabbing.
The Starship operated by Kain Crawford is a really nice 6-pac boat who fishes Tuna offshore, inshore Salmon, inshore Halibut and bottom fishing and crabbing.
The bats are docked in the same spots in Depoe Bay they have always been so easy to find and go down and say hello. Call Tradewinds at 541-765-2345 to reserve spots on these two great vessels.
The picture to the right is the KADAHO docking for his first trip back this m0rning 7/3/1
Tuesday July 2nd report
Fishing was excellent today no matter if you were salmon or bottom fishing. One boat limited on salmon and the other had a good catch of salmon but to many throw-backs. All of the bottom fishing boats limited on the rockfish but the Lingcod continue to be a slower catch right now. Crabbing remains in the 4-6 per person area.
Monday July 1st report
July 2, 2019
Great salmon day with one of our boats getting much better then 1-fish per rod. There were also lots of throw-backs (adipose finners) and on & off fish so in other words lots of action.
Bottom fishing was also really good with all of the action in close to shore in shallow water which means lots of bass type fish but not many Lingcod caught. The opening day of Cabezon saw a few brought back to the filet table. Crabbing was around four per person average.
Sunday June 30th fishing report
July 1, 2019
An absolutely beautiful day out on the ocean water today with warm temperatures along with just a flat ocean. Can’t get much better then it was today. The Salmon action was pretty good in the morning hours for a few hours and then it dropped off to very slow late in the morning and especially in the afternoon hours. When the sun beats down on the water and the water is as warm as it is right now approaching sixty degrees the fish most likely are diving down to deeper water.
The bottom fishing was very good in the morning hours as well but the Lingcod bite has slowed quite a bit over the last week.. More then likely one can contribute that to the sixty degree water temperatures we are having right now. A few days of northerly winds will take care of that.
Crabbing is really good right now with averages coming in around the 5-6 per person mark.
Tomorrow being July 1st the Cabezon fishing opens and that will be something else we can count on out there as we have seen quite a few them coming up on the hooks so far this spring/summer.
Nice picture to the right of some folks having there limits Sunday morning of black bass and a Lingcod on the filet table.
Saturday June 29 report
June 29, 2019
Bottom fishing was pretty good this morning but the water is up close to 60-degrees and does the same thing as the cold water does. It makes the fish a little sleepy. The bite was slower then it has been the past week but again, as we try to emphasize, those that worked hard at it got a good number of fish. The Lingcod bite was just so-so and the crabbing has been and again today was excellent.
Salmon fishing which has been good the past few days got off to a decent start this morning and then fizzled as the sun hit the water along with the warm water. Hard to even say, but we need some northerly winds.
We got report out in 60 fathoms of water Saturday that a sport boat out there salmon fishing hooked into two Albacore Tuna. No further information available but that might mean that Tuna trips might be starting soon.
Friday fishing report 6/28/19
Good fishing this morning with one of our boats out Salmon fishing which lots of fish caught but of course lots of those had to be returned with the adipose fin intact. We did however bring home quite a few. Bottom fishing was excellent with just a few Lingcod caught but some of the bigger rockfish we have seen in a while heading to the filet tables. Crabbing was also very good today as you can see by the picture of a family with a full tote and an additional half/tote for there efforts this morning.
Thursday June 27th report
June 27, 2019
The ocean is just so flat right now with hardly a swell predicted over 3-foot for the next 5-6 days and that means outstanding ocean conditions for fishing. The Salmon really bit this morning and that is so good news with the big quota we have for the summer that we might just get a good catching salmon summer. Have not had a really good one for several years. The bottom fishing was also good today with lots of rockfish caught and some nice Lingcod as well. The fishing is really picking up and crabbing has also gone form just so-so to pretty darn good over the past week. A great time to go fishing.
Pic’s from June 25th
June 25, 2019
Two nice Salmon caught on the Sea Fever as the report was they were putting the gear in and down went two dancing rods. One Coho and one Chinook Salmon
Pictures from Monday 6/24
The granddaughter of one our our most loyal customers shows her cooked and cleaned crab catch and the work done on the boat that day to pull the crab pots to the surface on the Morning Star.
Saturday June 22nd
June 23, 2019
Nice Lingcod caught on the Sea Fever our 6-pack boat @ Tradewinds Saturday.
Thursday June 20 Fish Report
June 20, 2019
For the third day in a row we had fairly slow fishing around the entire fleet. The water did warm up a little for this morning but the fish were hard to find and when we did locate them they were slow on the bite. Even so, we did have many hard working anglers onboard our boats this morning and those that worked hard as it is normally came out OK with decent catches. All the signs are things are changing after all those northwest windy days we have had and we should see a change in the bite hopefully TOMORROW. We did catch some nice rockfish and Lingcod today and have a few pictures posted here for the days catch. Sorry folks, but we have to be honest with you as somedays fishing is just slower then we would like. The fishing was great but a little slow on the catching. Crabbing on the other hand is picking up, not as many girl crabs in the pots and up to an average around 4-per person.
Wednesday June 19th report
June 19, 2019
The fishing report is similar to yesterday with very cold water in the high 48 degree area. This consistently over the years has made catching especially rockfish nothing short of hard work and hard work is what our customers did this morning. Besides what some of the boats experienced very late in the morning trips which was a “frenzy” of biting fish it was a one fish here and one fish there morning. One of the boats caught a nice bunch of Lingcod about one and a half per customer onboard. Crabbing today came in on two boats reporting about three per customer. Looking at the ocean waters this afternoon around 3pm the ocean was free of the wind chop we have been having it seems forever so hopefully tomorrow and beyond will see ocean temps warming up and better biting fish. Nice picture of this young girl with her really nice Lingcod she caught
Remember, this Saturday, June 22nd is the opening of a predicted good Salmon season along the central coast with 90,000 fish selective quota (healed adipose fin). If we are able catch half of that in take-home fish this adipose fin summer Salmon fishery era it will be a most successful summer of Salmon fishing.
Fishing dates 7-days a week June 22nd thru August 25th
September fishery 9,000 fish quota non-selective fishery August 31 & September 1st & each other Friday thru Sunday in September thru September 30th or until quota is caught.
Tuesday June 18th fishing report
June 18, 2019
For a 2nd straight day we had a nice morning of ocean weather report to give you but the fishing rumors were that it was a all around slower catching day today. Yes, it is fishing and catching comes with hard work and for those who did that there was some success this morning but the Lingcod catch was very slow today. Crabbing remains around 2-3 per person.
One inshore Halibut trip and we heard there were some takedowns but no flatfish to show for the day. So far in the Central Coast area for inshore halibut it has been quite slow and even the offshore Halibut fishing since May 1st has been spotty at times. Summer is just a few day away so hopefully with Salmon opening this weekend the weather and the catch reports will get better.
Sunday fishing report 6/16/19
June 17, 2019
In the first of the morning hours for about an hour and a half the ocean was really windy and rough but as it does quite a bit of the time for the final 3+ hours we had nice conditions which produced lots of Lingcod and rockfish. A few pictures from the morning catch. Crabbing remains a little slow even though we are getting 2-3 per person. Lots of girl crabs crowding the pots so hopefully they will do what they do most summers is move to deeper waters.
Lots of Fish !!
June 15, 2019
Lots of fish caught by Tradewinds vessels the past few days by the Sunrise, Mariner, Mr Max, Morning Star and the Sea Fever. Here are just a few.
“SEA FEVER” – Tradewinds New 6-Pack Now Available
June 14, 2019
Our brand new 6-pack vessel the 32′ SEA FEVER made his maiden run this morning and from last report was catching fish. He runs Bottom fishing trips, Salmon fishing trips & Inshore Halibut trips as well as adding crabbing as Combo’s to all of those trips. The boat has really nice fishing tackle onboard with a really skilled US ARMY veteran operator anxious to provide TOP DECK fishing trips for all of his clients. Book your next fishing trip with Tradewinds on our new 6-pack boat as fishing on 6-packs provides you with no big boat crowds and a much more personal experience. The boat for your next Oregon Coast fishing adventure.
Tuesday Jone 11th report
June 11, 2019
Two vessels out this morning on a bumpy ocean initially but after the first hour the ocean turned beautiful and we had pretty good success out there catching fish. Both boats caught a good number of Lingcod as well as the rockfish and the crabbing appears to be picking up with one boat averaging about five per person.
Tuesday June 4th report
June 4, 2019
Had two boats out this morning and both were fishing ups north off of the Siletz River reefs. It was a strange morning with the current as it began at a straight up and down 0.0 speed in knots. By the time a hour or so had past it was all the way up to 1.4 knots. Kinda strange to see a rise in current speed that quickly in a fishing trip. The office was a little choppy all over this morning without hardly any wind at all probably having to do with the minus tides we are having this week in the morning hours. None-the-less fishing was good with limits on the rockfish but not a great deal of take home Lingcod this morning but quite a few caught that we had to throw back. Crabbing was slow on the one boat reporting.
Monday June 3rd fishing report + some nice weather coming
June 3, 2019
We had one vessel out this morning and the reports was really good fishing like the weekend was on a nice ocean with lots of really nice sized canary rockfish in the catch.
We also are happy to report a real nice weather week in the forecast with low swells and not much wind in that forecast. The official start of summer is still a few weeks away but the good weather is beginning to show up in some good stretches now and we are looking forward to a good summer of weather after a rough spring.
Sunday fishing report
June 2, 2019
The forecast this morning was just like the windy-choppy forecast we have had the past few days but today after a brief start to that wind and choppy waters the ocean went to a really nice condition and the wind went away. The result was really good fishing for all of our boats out this morning with plenty of Lingcod and rockfish to go home with out customers.
Saturday fishing report
June 1, 2019
It was a good day out on the water today even though it was like yesterday, quite on the windy side. Nice Canary rockfish in the picture above. There was no ocean so to speak (light swell), so the wind just produced a little bit of uncomfortable moments but they were not that many of them. Heard crabbing was around 2-3 per person with lots of girl crabs in the pots which of course have to be returned unharmed. Lingcod fishing was good on some boats and not so good on others as a heavy current kept bouncing the bottom to a minimum.
Free Fishing weekend
May 30, 2019
This will be a good weekend to go fishing not only because the weather will be good with a 3-foot swell predicted but it is also a free fishing weekend. No fishing licenses are needed to fish on our charter boats this weekend so give us a call for some savings.
Tuesday fishing Report
May 29, 2019
One boat out today and the fishing was great with close to a limit of Big Lingcod, a rockfish with really nice Quilback, Canary & Yellowtail’s. Not a small model in all of them. Not a Black bass in the bunch which is quite strange in this fishery. No crabbing on this trip this morning.
Memorial Day fishing report
May 27, 2019
Had two boats out this morning and both boats had good days with close to limits on the rockfish and decent Lingcod fishing but less then one per person. Hopefully as the ocean cleans itself up after a week of bad weather things will get better out there. There was a huge amount of bait in the water this morning not sure if that has anything to do with the rough seas we have had lately but time will tell as we begin to get into the summer fishing months.
Friday fishing report
May 24, 2019
Went out there this morning on a decent ocean with a fairly decent forecast but as it does especially this time year the forecast happened much earlier then it was listed. It turned into a rough ocean the last few hours and the fishing was only so-so but we did have a good Lingcod bite per person with a little over one per rod. The rockfish bite was slow today. Crabbing for those participating was 4-per person.
Better ocean weather on the way
We do have a fishing boat out this morning on a decent ocean after 4-5 days off the water. . Tomorrow sounds a little on the “iffy” side but Sunday moving forward looks like good weather thru the forecast period well into next week. Maybe, (Hopefully) summer weather is beginning to show up.
Late spring weather issues
May 22, 2019
We are in the midst of some late spring bad ocean weather which might be here for the rest of this work week but as spring weather can be it can change overnight and be really nice the next day. Today, however is not very nice out there and we will let you know when things look like they are changing.
Almost everyone came back in Thursday
May 16, 2019
We saw 6-vessels leave the harbor Thursday morning, two charter boats going Halibut fishing three charter boats going bottom fishing and one loan small private sport boat going to do something. Interestingly enough the only boat to stay out was the private sport boat. All of the charter boats were back in within an hour as the forecasters missed this forecast badly. Not hardly any swell but rainy, windy and 5-6 feet of wind chop out there. Most uncomfortable !!! Hopefully better tomorrow.
Finning Bass then the winds came
May 14, 2019
Had one boat out Tuesday morning and came upon what looked like a ocean of finning bass feeding on the surface about a mile to the north of Depoe Bay. Really fun fishing when this happens where you basically just cast out, let it sink for a few seconds and literally set the hook. The fish came to the boat fast and furious. Not a bad scenario for this day because it was not long after the fishing began that a heavy wind which produced a heavy wind chop came thru the area which made it a most uncomfortable ride as well as tough fishing conditions. They had the limit on the rockfish so home came the boat into a calm harbor.
Monday morning fishing round-up
May 13, 2019
Had several boats out this morning on the bottom fishing reefs and both of them brought home really good bunches of fish for the folks onboard the two boats. One of the boats had 11-nice Lingcod onboard but the crabbing still remains a little on the pokey side but it is still historically from past years a little early for good scores on the sport boats.
Another beautiful ocean and terrific fishing
May 12, 2019
Had another great ocean day with calm seas, no wind, no rain and it all even got better with terrific fishing. The boats reporting caught lots of Lingcod with good size to them and limits of rockfish. The crabbing was also good and getting better with one boat averaging around 3-per person and another close to 4- per person. More good weather for next week with the exception of Tuesday which looks like a wind day with great weather returning Wednesday.
Saturday fishing round-up
May 11, 2019
We had all five boats out this morning (four bigs and one tiny one) and all came home with really good trips. Crabbing was decent with three of the boats averaging a little over 2-per person but one of the boats found the sweet spot so-to-speak and brought home 55- crabs on the boat. The fishing was also really good with all reports we heard from had pretty close to full limits of rockfish and quite a good number of Lingcod the reports said. The ocean was really nice and we expect that to continue well into next week according to the forecasts we are seeing.
Beautiful Spring Forecast
May 9, 2019
The forecast all the way thru the forecast period which goes into a few days into next week is telling us to expect beautiful conditions no matter if you want to fish or whale watch here on the Central Oregon Coast. We are forecasted to get beautiful calm seas with no rain and hardly any wind in the forecast to speak. Should make for great fishing conditions & if you choose whale watching to easily spot and take good pictures of the whales. Easily qualifies for a good time for a whole family outing on the ocean waters. Give us a call and make the reservation.
Saturday fishing report
May 4, 2019
The winds let up enough overnight that we had a pretty nice morning out on the pond and all of our boats were booked and out there. From all reports the rockfish bite was really good with limits we heard on all or most of the boats. The Lingcod bite we did not hear much about but one boat limited on those as well and actually found those easier to catch then the rockfish. Not totally unheard of but a little rare. No report on the crabbing but the last report we did hear was that the commercials were beginning to pick up there pots and that the catch was improving some already.
Weekend Fishing and Crabbing & the Weather
April 29, 2019
Had some nice weather this weekend and we got out for mostly limits on the fishing side and it seems that crabbing might be improving as one of our boats reporting came home with three per person. Might not seem like a great number but as more of the commercial crab boats are taking there pots to shore for the summer less competition means more crabs for the sport fleet. It should continue to improve as we get closer to summer.
Another good piece of news is that the spring weather might have finally arrived for the ocean forecast as the next 7-8 days by forecast looks really nice with sunny skies and nice calm seas. We are open and fishing seven days a week so come on down and book a trip with Tradewinds.
Best summer Salmon forecast for 2019 in years
April 16, 2019
We are in store for a really good summer and fall salmon season if the forecast for this year turns out to be correct. We have the largest quota of Salmon available to us in many years on the 2019 quota
The hatchery mark selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to the OR/CA Border will be open from June 22 through the earlier of August 25 or the quota of 90,000 adipose fin-clipped Coho Salmon. There will be a more limited non-selective Coho Salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. that is scheduled to be open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning on August 31 and continuing through the earlier of September 30 or the quota of 9,000 non mark selective Coho Salmon.
Better weather in the forecast
April 15, 2019
Sounds like things will begin to improve by Thursday of this week. No forecast yet for the weekend but Thursday and Friday look decent so far.
Preliminary Salmon season information
April 13, 2019
The entire Oregon Coast is poised to have a large fin-clipped coho salmon season, with options calling for a statewide quota running between 80,000 and 105,000 fish. The 80,000 fin-clipped coho option also includes a season on wild coho, with an 8,000-fish quota. The final season will be adopted by the PFMC at there meeting in California ending on April 16th.
Good News – Bad News
April 10, 2019
The Good News is that after over a week of bad weather we did get a boat out this morning on a fairly decent ocean at sail time. The rockfish bit really well but it was a real struggle getting the Lingcod to bite this morning. Come about the last hour or so of the trip the Bad News happened and the Bad Weather came back in and really quickly. Now folks we are back into a bad ocean forecast for at least thru the weekend. Mostly high surf and rainy conditions in the forecast. As normal we will let you now when things improve.
Bad Weather Folks
April 7, 2019
We have some pretty bad weather down here now with oceans up over 20 foot at times. We will let you k now when things b begin to get better and were guessing not until at least the start of next week.
Wednesday fishing report
April 3, 2019
Really good fishing this morning as all of our boats out today spent the trip just a mile or so north of Depoe Bay. We awoke to some wind on the waters this morning and even though there was very little swell to deal with the ocean had the swell that was there hitting you it seemed from a few different directions at the same time and the swell(s) were very close together. It was very fishable but at times a hand was grabbing the rail to hold on. None-the-less the catching was excellent with limits of a nice variety of rockfish but we were down on the Lingcod catch this morning. The current with that wind was moving a little over 1-knot which made staying close to the bottom where those guys live difficult.
Limits Lingcod, Rockfish & even Crab
April 2, 2019
One of our boats came back in on a Tuesday morning trip with a Lingcod limit, a Rockfish limit and a Crab limit. The crabbing was really a strange one as it has not been all that great here this early spring but today they were around the pots one can only guess and it was a limit for the one person crabbing with only two pots out there.
Beautiful Saturday Ocean
March 30, 2019
The radio sounded like it was good fishing for all our boats out on the bottom fishing grounds Saturday morning with lots of fish being caught for the passengers onboard. One of our boats came home with 2-crabs per person and a limit of rockfish and Lingcod. As you can see the ocean was warm with blue skies and lots of. enthusiasm in pulling up those crab pots.
Excellent fishing Friday with great weather all weekend long
March 29, 2019
Have some nice pictures from the boats this morning of some nice Lingcod caught along with excellent catch on the rockfish and lots of variety in the catch. The crabbing remains only fair as as we have spoke to the ocean is like a mine field out there and when the commercial boys pick up there pots for the summer it will get better. One of the pics below is on a nice young lady doing her part along with the guys onboard in pulling up the pots.
Thursday fishing report
March 28, 2019
Another nice day to fish out on the pond despite a windy wet forecast that never happened . It was actually really nice. The fish bit with limits on the rockfish and I did see some really nice Lingcod on the filet table as well. The weather tomorrow (Friday) thru the weekend into the first part of next week sounds really nice so would be a great time to come down and do some spring fishing.
Fishing continues to be very good
The fishing has been quite good over the past 3-4 days with plenty of rockfish hitting the filet tables as well as a pretty good number of Lingcod as well. The Lingcod range in size from the just legal length of 22 inches to some really nice sized ones in the 30+ inch range. Crabbing is just fair with still so many commercial pots out there yet we are competing with them for the crabs. As soon as most of them begin to pick up there pots it will improve and that should be happening pretty soon here now.
Spring break fishing
March 25, 2019
We have been fishing on some oceans decent enough to fish on but a little windy, rainy and moderate swell days especially Monday morning. The catch has been decent with a fair amount of Lingcod caught with nice variety in the rockfish as well. Did not hear how the crabbing did the past few days but it has been around 2-crabs per person recently not unusual this time of year with as many commercial pots still out there.
Monday fishing in the wind
March 18, 2019
The ocean was really nice this morning with pretty much flat conditions except for the occasional really heavy winds that hit the waters occasionally this morning. Some of them were reaching 20-25 knots. Sure made crabbing a little tough!! However, in between all of that one of our boats came within one Lingcod of a limit and 2-rockfish of a limit. Crabbing was not great but we had one boat report of 2-3 around.
Fishing a little slow on Sunday
March 17, 2019
With a 9-foot swell and a running current the fishing today was slower then it has been with the one boat we had out this morning. Monday is suppose to be a much nicer day so hopefully we will see an improvement not only in the ocean conditions but fish that are hungry and have there mouths open.
Beautiful day and good fishing
March 16, 2019
Good fishing on the ocean waters this morning with an improvement on the Lingcod bite up on the northern fishing grounds and the rockfish were biting as well. Really cold water the past few days which always takes the bottom fish bite down a bit but it improved this morning on all of our fishing boats reporting. Crabbing still remains a little on the slower side with so many commercial pots still out there but we are seeing them starting to bring them to the beach now so our turn is coming. Some nice pics of some of the Lingcod caught today.
Too rough today but fishing was great yesterday
March 10, 2019
The ocean is doing what it does this time of year, really nice one day and not so nice the next day. Have upwards of a 10-foot swell offshore this morning but yesterday it
was virtually flat. We had great whale watching in the afternoon and really good fishing with lots of Lingcod and the usual variety of rockfish. A few pictures included of some of the Lingcod and a really nice Vermillion rockfish.
Fishing and weather
March 6, 2019
Good weather will be with us thru Saturday, March 9th and the fishing is really good right now. Late winter-early spring has always been a good time to fish especially for the Lingcod as this is when the spawning cycle takes place and the bigger Lingcod are in the more shallow waters. Lots of nice rockfish being caught as well. The weather on Sunday of this weekend looks like a growing swell might approach the area.
Getting ready for springtime
March 2, 2019
As we approach the beginning of spring now that we are in the month of March our office will be open everyday to get ready for the Spring Breaks and the summer tourist season beginning Friday, March 8th. Our office will be open to take reservations for both fishing and whale watching and answer your questions as our good ocean weather is is starting to happen. Give us a call and watch for our discount coupons which will be appearing on our website soon.
Fish on the bite
March 1, 2019
We finally got some decent weather today with more good ocean weather tomorrow. While the State of Oregon is getting thru heavy snow in parts of Oregon where travel has been more then just difficult the ocean is really very nice. Strange how things shape up weather wise at times. The Lingcod were on the bite today as well as the rockfish and we expect the same tomorrow.
Winter fishing when the ocean is nice
February 15, 2019
When we get out in these winter months you can get some really nice fish especially some really big Lingcod.?
Central Oregon & Idaho Sportsman Shows
Tradewinds just completed five very successful days in Portland at the Expo center at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show. We now will be moving on to Redmond, Oregon for the Central Oregon Sportsman Show. The dates of this show are February 28th thru March 3rd. We hope to see you all there. We will also the same four days be in Boise, Idaho for the Idaho Sportsman Show so hope to see you folks from the surrounding Idaho area at that show as well.?
2019 Inshore Halibut Season
February 7, 2019
Oregon ODFW has delivered its recommendation to the Pacific Halibut Commission for the upcoming 2019 Halibut season. Tradewinds as of this writing will not be running the offshore trips which will begin in the first week in May until that quota is reached. We will however run the inshore Halibut trips which open on June 1st. Below is the recommendation that the ODFW has made and you can pretty much plan on this to come to light and be accepted. The good thing about this fishery is that you can also catch Lingcod and bottom fish on this trip where on the offshore trips you only can catch one (1) Halibut and that is all you can bring home.
Nearshore: Opens June 1, seven days per week, inside the 40-fathom line, through the earlier of the quota being caught or Oct 31. Quota = 32,591 pounds
Portland Sportsman Show
January 28, 2019
Hey Folks…Hope you are planning on visiting the Portland Sportsman Show scheduled for February 6-7-8-9-10 at the Expo Center in Jantzen Beach along the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. Tradewinds Charters will be there and will have some valuable discounts for you so look us up and lets get ready for the 2019 season. The season quota for fish will be the same as 2018 but we will be able to fish out in deeper water this year which is where some bigger fish reside. See ya there.
December 27, 2018
To all of our past and future customers:
We hope the New Year brings you and your family much happiness and success. Hope to see you all at Tradewinds in 2019. Happy New Year to you all.
Merry Christmas from Tradewinds
December 24, 2018
Tradewinds Charters and all its boat captains and employees would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Tradewinds holiday gift certificates
December 18, 2018
Want to give a great gift for Christmas to a friend or family member who likes to fish? You might consider a Tradewinds gift certificate and you can make it for any amount that you wish to cover a fishing trip for one or more people. All you have to do is call the Tradewinds ticket office and they will send you one thru the mail immediately. No expiration date on these certificates. If you get it done in the next few days you will have it before Christmas Day. Call them at 541-765-2345 and Happy Holidays to all of you.
2019 Bottom Fishing regulations
December 9, 2018
The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission adopted recreational and commercial nearshore groundfish fisheries regulations for 2019 as proposed by staff. Next years regulations are very similar to 2018 regulations. The general marine bag limit will again be 5 fish. The lingcod, cabezon, and longleader fishery bag limits will also be the same as 2018, and retention of blue/deacon rockfish will be allowed in the longleader fishery. New for 2019, yelloweye rockfish allowances have increased, so recreational fishing will be allowed out to the 40 fathom line (instead of 30 fathom line) during the seasonal depth restriction, and the restriction is proposed to start one month later, on May 1
Happy Thanksgiving everyone
November 19, 2018
This time of year is the time of the year where we give thanks for the great country that we all live in and for spending time with our families. Hope this holiday season is special for you and your loved ones and we hope to see you all for the 2019 fishing and whale watch seasons. Remember ocean weather permitting the Christmas holidays is a great time to come down and try out some winter time fishing. ?It should be a great time to bag some winter fish for the freezer especially some real nice Lingcod
October 19, 2018
We are in the off-season as we call it so we are not running trips daily as we would in the summer months. We are operational and running fishing trips and whale watch tours when the ocean is nice and when we have folks wanting to go. So please give us a call and schedule your fishing trip or whale watch tour and our office will tell you when we have them scheduled and the departure times. Our office is normally open at 10am at the latest and they will be able to give you the information you need. Call us at 541-765-2345.
Fishing and crabbing still really good
October 2, 2018
Lots of crabs in the pots and the filet works overtime to get the fish cleaned.
The off season is here
September 29, 2018
Things begin to slow down here this time of year as we are already in the fall season and the rainy season if you know the Oregon Coast can’t be too far away from us. We will be sending boats out when we have enough folks to go so a long as the ocean weather holds the fishing should be really good like it was today.
Wednesday the fishing and crabbing was really slow and that was really strange as the crabbing normally is as consistent a fishery as we have but for some odd reason not on Wednesday. Today however one of the boats limited on the crabs and there were lots them to go around and the fishing was also providing limits of fish to the folks onboard.
Friday fishing report
September 21, 2018
Bottom fishing was really good today as all of our boats bottom fishing came home with rockfish limits and we saw some really nice Lingcod in the totes of some really happy folks onboard the boats.
The 2018 Salmon fishing season came to an end today on a good note especially for the Salmon boat we had out this morning on the final day to fish for Coho salmon. We can still fish for Chinook with no restrictions except for the 24-inch length till the end of September and then thru October but inside the 40-fathom curve, Our one boat out today cam home with over one around average of really healthy looking Coho salmon and one that the ODFW checker estimated was 16-17 pounds. It was quite the brute. The hot spot which was empty till the word got out was between 45-60 fathoms in really warm water which was a little surprising they were biting in that kind of water temperature. They also had 3-4 fish right up close to being netted and 12-15 fish on and off so plenty of action on the final day.
Thursdays fishing report
September 20, 2018
OTHERS CATCH THE SMALLER ONES…….TRADEWINDS CATCHES THE LARGER ONES
ONE OF THE LINGCOD CAUGHT ON OUR BOATS THURSDAY MORNING
Wednesday fishing news update
September 19, 2018
As we begin the official fall season here in a few days we still have one more day to fish ALL SALMON this Friday, September 21st. The season closes at midnight on Friday for the year. The good news about Salmon fishing this summer is that we got the whole summer to fish for them and a number of days here in September to take home a Salmon for the freezer or the barbecue. We had to throw back many fish with the adipose fin but we still got to fish for them all summer long which was a good thing.
The bottom fishing folks gave us back one fish so now as of today we can catch five rockfish plus the two Lingcod which was the quota we had most of the summer. Because of the long Salmon season and those out tracking down the Albacore tuna the pressure on the rockfish was less then it could have been.
The inshore Halibut also opened back up so if you want to fish for a Halibut you can 7-days a week inside the 40-fathom curve.
All-in-all we here at Tradewinds Depoe Bay had a great spring, summer and early fall and we thank you our loyal customers. We are hoping for some nice ocean weather as we enter the fall season.
Tuesday fishing round-up
September 18, 2018
Good bottom fishing this morning but after three hours of the trip I believe the boat had 2-3 fish and that was all. The vessel ran across one spot and it saved the day producing a limit of rockfish and also some really nice Lingcod which one was around the 35 inch mark. He was holding on to a 1-pound or less black bass when we gaffed him. Crabbing was three crabs per person.
Monday fishing report
September 17, 2018
Slower Lingcod fishing right now especially in the shallow water spots with a little better success out in the deeper waters. Al of our boats this morning got limits of rockfish even though we had to sort thru a bunch of smaller fish to get the bigger ones in the passengers fishing totes. Probably thru back 20-30 on one boat and they are not harmed at all because of the shallow water. You can see them dive right back to the bottom. Crabbing is not as good as it was a week or so ago like it was for over a month but we are still getting an average of 3-4 per person.
As far as we know the salmon season will re-open back up this upcoming Friday & Saturday. They normally let us know early on Thursday and hopefully before.
Ocean weather forecast
We will keep you up to date as the days go by this week but for fishing everyday this week thru Sunday looks good right now except for Saturday of all days. Real nice ocean conditions with very little wind is forecasted except Saturday which right now is showing moderate to heavier winds and a 7-10 foot swell. Things change but right now you might want to keep an eye on the weather forecasts especially Saturday.
Sunday fishing report
September 16, 2018
Had four boats heading out this morning but all four cancelled trips as it was really rough in the early morning hours. Heavy rain accompanied moderate to sometimes heavy wind along with a 6 foot swell. It was just no place for folks to have fun out there this morning. Three hours into the morning improvement is taking place and the forecast for the next four days looks really good.
Saturday fishing report
September 15, 2018
Salmon week two closed today with another semi-dissapointing day with only a few fish caught per boat. Very warm water may have been the culprit or maybe there just are not very many salmon out in front of Depoe Bay this time of year.
The bottom fishing was really good early in the morning hours and then as it has been the past few days cooled off about mid-morning. By that time most of our bottom fishing boats had there limits of the rockfish with a few Lingcod mixed in. Crabbing although not as plentiful as it has been the past month or so but still producing maybe around 5 per person.
Friday fishing report
September 14, 2018
Casually optimism gave way to reality this morning as the Salmon bite was not much better then last weekend. The two boats out this morning did catch some take homes as they are all take homes if you net them but just not as many as we anticipated. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Bottom fishing was really good this morning once again with limit catches coming home of the rockfish but did not hear a report yet today on the Lingcod each. Crabbing was excellent again this morning.
Thursday fishing report
September 13, 2018
The ocean and the weather-person are having a hard time getting together with nice ocean forecasts as the ocean thinks a little nautical and the weather-person says really nice. Hopefully they will be together tomorrow thru the weekend with the nice ocean weather forecast.
One of the charter boats out this morning caught a really nice Coho salmon while bottom fishing. Hope that is a good sign for good fishing tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. Yes, we had to throw it back for many a reason.
The bottom fishing was really good this morning with really nice quality rockfish biting the hooks for limits on all of our boats. Not many Lingcod this morning possibly due to a heavy current on the water this morning. Crabbing was also excellent.
Wednesday fishing report / new departing times
The bottom fishing today was a little slow but thanks to some late trip biting by the fish both boats out today ended up really well on the rockfish. The Lingcod were slow today as September normally shows some decent Lingcod fishing beginning to comeback after summer slower times mixed in with days like today. Tomorrow could be different we hope.
The ODFW added a few thousand more salmon to the September quota from “summer roll over” which is hard to understand but we got more fish to catch. There were only a few hundred fish left on the quota after last weekend as we heard Tillamook and south of Newport quite ways were the hot spots. Hopefully those southern fish will be moving thru our area this weekend.
Heard some boats are catching some Tuna bout 30 miles out but have-not heard anything from our office about any trips.
Also next Monday, the 17th of September we will be loading at 7am and departing at 7:30am.
Tuesday fishing report
September 11, 2018
Al little nautical and windy seas today but we did get one of the larger boats out this morning. Even with the seas the way they were we still got a limit of rockfish but did not hear any report on the Lingcod bite today. We also got a good bunch of crabs and we hear the ocean weather will be much improved by tomorrow morning and then really nice thru the weekend.
Monday fishing report
September 10, 2018
Fishing was excellent on Monday with limits of really big rockfish the report was and also some nice lingcod. Crabbing was excellent as everyone crabbing limited the story was reported.
New departure times beginning next weekend
September 9, 2018
Beginning next Monday Tradewinds will change departure times as it is getting too dark going out there at 6:30am… On Monday, September 17th our new check in time will be 7:00am and departure will be at 7:30am.
Sunday fishing report
There was some information of some Salmon being caught south of Newport Saturday and if that was true possibly we might have some fish to catch next weekend when the salmon season opens back up next Friday & Saturday. If we hear anything else we will let you know.
The bottom fishing was really good this morning in the shallow water off of the Siletz River reefs Sunday morning. Some nice sized Black rockfish and quite a few Yellowtail rockfish were fund in the shallow water which is a little unusual as they are normally found in deeper water. Some Lingcod were caught and the crabbing proved to be really good in the crab pots on the way home.
Saturday fishing report
September 8, 2018
Salmon for the 1st report of the day. It was the same as yesterday with unfortunately not that many brought home for our boats this morning but there were some and they were nice fish. Lots of bites and takedowns reported but they either were on and off quickly or lost halfway back to the boat.
The bottom fishing was terrific. The two boats we had out this morning on the bottom fishing reefs came home and both with limits with quite a few Lingcod. One of the boats came back with 150+ “CRABS” which is sure a huge difference from earlier this summer. The crabbing took off about three weeks ago and was really good back then but now has gotten even better. If you like crab on your dinner table then now looks like the time.
Friday fishing report
September 7, 2018
Bottom fishing was again really good today with almost everyone getting there limits on the rockfish and there were a good number of lingcod but no limits on them. The larger boat out today had over 100 crabs so it was a good day on that side of it also.
The Salmon report a little different story but some good signs. There were not a whole lot of fish caught but without the adipose fin restriction all that were landed in the nets got to go home. The Silver salmon are of decent size for this time of year and some nice Chinook were caught as well. Quite a few juvenile salmon caught also which were under the length requirement so we did have to throw those back. The chance is there to catch and take home a salmon so its worth the money spent especially tomorrow is forecasted to be another beautiful flat ocean. Hopefully we get a few more on the hooks tomorrow.
Thursday fishing report
September 6, 2018
Excellent bottom fishing today as our boat out this morning got a limit of rockfish almost completely comprised of nice good sized Canary rockfish. Also the Lingcod fishing was also very good with 8-9 of the toothy critters headed for the filet knife from the trip. Crabbing was also really good with a six per person average this morning.
Cautiously looking forward to tomorrow morning and the opening of the adipose fin-less Salmon fishing. Lots of fun if there are fish around to be caught. Will let you know about afternoon time tomorrow how it went.
Salmon fishing this weekend
September 5, 2018
We still h ave a few spots left for Salmon fishing this Saturday and remember we don’t have to throw back any of the fish anymore (adipose fin rule lifted for September fishery) as long as they are the right length. The fish should be really nice fish and should have a good deal of weight to them this time of year. Give our office a call and get in on the fun and fill those remaining spots we have available.
Wednesday fishing report
Labor Day is behind us now and fall is getting closer by the day but still some really good days ahead beginning tomorrow to get out there and catch some nice bottom fish and over the weekend both Salmon and bottom fishing. Also remember that crabbing is really good right now. Also remember Friday and Saturday’s of this month as long as the quota holds out we can keep any legal length salmon caught. Lets hope the quota runs out after two weekends as that means the salmon are in the area. Had some heavy winds the past 3-4 days and that has cooled down the water which in-turn probably has cleared out the masses of jellyfish we have had in the area. That means Salmon, here we come after you all.
One bottom fishing trip today and after yesterday we heard from other charters that it was incredibly slow but today was really pretty good. That is a good sign for the upcoming weekend. The weather sounds good as far as the ocean water so come on down and join us.
Labor Day fishing report
September 3, 2018
The summer season today marks a day where things along the coast begin to slow down as by tomorrow all the kids across the land will be back in school so we depend on the senior groups who travel a lot during this pre-fall time of year. Of course there are years when the coastal weather is some of the best we have this time of year. By the sounds by about Thursday thru the upcoming weekend we will be seeing some of that type of nice weather. Right now however we are still a day or two away from escaping these heavy winds we are experiencing right now and with that brings colder water and the fish seem to not bite as well like this morning. Crabbing remains very good and remember we have the non-selective salmon fishery opening up this Friday. That being any legal salmon caught with or without a adipose fin gets to go home with the person who catches it.
Summer Salmon fishing
The summer months salmon fishing season will close tonight, September 3rd at midnight. We will see all of you summer fishing folks next summer and will have the new season information when the PFMC makes those decisions in April 2019.
In the meantime, we will have the non-selctive season still to go beginning this Friday, September 7th. The season will be open every Friday and Saturday in September or until the quota (3,500) is reached. This season is always something to look forward to as we do not have the adipose fin restriction to deal with so we can keep any legal length salmon we catch. Salmon catching the past week has been quite slow so hopefully some will show up the open weekends in September. Good fishing to you all.
Sunday fishing report
September 2, 2018
Happy Labor Day weekend everyone….
Depending where you were was the factor on how you would do with the bottom fishing. The normal spots everyone goes to were very slow the report was but closer to home had a few very fun moments as the fish were really on the bite. The rest of the time it was also very slow but enough for one boat to capture a boat limit. No Lingcod today was the word on one boat reporting. Crabbing made up for a lot of that with again terrific results with around7-11 per person depending on the boat.
Salmon fishing this morning was and no other way to put it honestly….”very slow”. With the “don’t have to worry about the adipose fin season” opening next Friday we sure hope a few fish swim into the area.
Saturday fishing update
September 1, 2018
All our boats like yesterday were bottom fishing but we do have a salmon boat going out tomorrow. Both trips types of fishing today were quite slow even though the bottom fishing did pickup right at the end of the trip in the mid-water depth (around 100 feet) so we got as we call it “saved” at the end. One of the boats actually almost limited his crew and there were a few Lingcod caught. Crabbing from all the reports was terrific again today. The fishing ocean weather is OK even though the reports are for windy conditions thru next Wednesday. Today however, even though the wind was beginning to come up it was a really nice ocean out there this morning. We do have two boats back out bottom fishing this afternoon and are hopeful the fish get hungry.
Friday fishing report
August 31, 2018
We did not have any boats out salmon fishing today as all of our vessels were bottom fishing. The word around the radios was that it was quite slow today and that the good info was that there were quite a few fish south of us out around the rock pile a little to far for us to go on a normal 5-hr trip. Hopefully they will move our way.
Bottom fishing was excellent today with either limits or very close to limits were caught on the rockfish with some Lingcod in the mix. Crabbing scores today sounded really good.
Salmon season ending error
August 30, 2018
We have reported incorrectly that the 2018 summer salmon season would end this Friday August 31st. That is incorrect as the real closure date is Labor Day, Monday September 3rd.
Tuesday-Wednesday fishing update
August 29, 2018
The past three days we have had the first possible look at fall weather beginning to come upon us with winds and uncomfortable seas. Certainly not a small boat (6-pac’s) kind of ocean. It was a big boat last three days. It was suppose to get better by this morning but never did but as of this writing at mid-day it was finally beginning to look much better. The next few days and hopefully thru the weekend we are hopeful the forecast is correct and will give us some better ocean conditions.
We heard this morning though we did no have salmon boats out today that it was pretty slow out there. Only two more days to the close of the summer salmon season and we look forward to the Friday-Saturday September fishery to be a really good one. If the fish are here there should be some really big ones out there. That season begins September 7th.
The big boats out the past few days have had to deal with some lumpy conditions but the fishing has been pretty good. Today was better then Tuesday but both days saw quite a good number of fish caught including today some really nice Lingcod and one very large Halibut shown in the picture here.
Monday fishing report
August 27, 2018
Tough fishing day out on the pond this morning. Had a overnight rising swell we had to deal with on the trip this morning along with some wind and moderate tidal currents. Forced us somewhat to have to fish in shallower water and that also forced us off where the fish have been biting that being the mid-deeper water. Anyhow the ocean weather is improving and tomorrow into the rest of the week we will be seeing a steady improvement.
Sunday fishing update
August 26, 2018
Salmon fishing produced quite a good number of fish in nets but not very many of those were taken home today. We really had a problem today with jellyfish as they were pretty much everywhere out there right in the spots we were fishing and getting some bites. It was a continual cleaning of lines when some of them went further offshore to escape them. We still do have quite a few fish in the area and hope to catch them once the jellyfish clear out of here. The summer season ends this coming Monday, September 3rd. The September fishery will be open every Friday and Saturday in September or until the quota is reached. We never came close to the summer fish quota as there were far to many fish caught which had the adipose fin attached. The September fishery we do not have to worry about that as any legal length salmon we can keep. We only hope the fish are still around when the opener September 7th comes around.
An approaching stretch of bad ocean weather sometimes makes the bottom fish a little lazy about biting. Such might have been the case this morning. We came home with very decent catches but we had to work hard for them. Sounds like a growing swell & some showers will be in our area from the present thru Tuesday possibly.
Saturday fishing report
August 25, 2018
Had one boat out on the salmon grounds and our skipper went a long way north in order to catch up to the moving salmon. He caught three as take home fish and quite a few more with the adipose fin which we have to return to the ocean waters. They have been in our area for around 10 days and this time of year are moving north mainly towards the Columbia River area. Hopefully there are more moving this way from the south not already by our area so the decent salmon action continues. Next Monday (Labor Day) September 3rd is the final day of the summer salmon season and then we wait till the September fishery open Friday and Saturday’s(September 7 & 8 the first opener) till the quota is reached or September ends.
Bottom fishing was really good this morning with lots of rockfish caught mostly the orange ones (Canary rockfish). Quite a few Quilback rockfish and some Black rockfish. No great number of Lingcod but one boat got seven this morning and they were really nice sized ones including to “Hanger Lingcod”. Crabbing remains Ok with 3-5 per person on a combined average off all of the boats.
Friday fishing report
Salmon took a turn today with slow results after around 10 days of very good fishing. We are hopeful maybe by tomorrow they begin to bite again or a new batch of them come up out of the south the typical direction they travel from.
Bottom fishing was very good today as everyone was out in the deeper water 110-130 feet and catching lots of species we typically catch off in deeper water like canary rockfish and Quilback rockfish alone with some nice Yellowtail. No limits on the Lingcod side but some really nice sized ones on the filet tables. Crabbing remains pretty good with maybe 3-5 per participant.
Thursday fishing report
August 23, 2018
Salmon fishing has been great all week long even back as far as a week or so ago. There is lots of action but of course we are still having to throwback lots of salmon because of the adipose fin law. We are seeing possibly a few more take home fish in the past few days. Why that is I don’t think anyone has the answer to that.
Bottom fishing improved today based on the report of a few of the boats out there on the bottom fishing reefs. Lots of Canary rockfish on the bite and not anything close to limits but a good number of Lingcod also came to the filet table.
Wednesday fishing report
August 22, 2018
We did not have a salmon boat out this morning but we can suspect the fishing to have been very good as there is so much bait out there it is keeping the salmon around the area. On bottom fishing trips this morning several were hooked and returned to the waters after taking the hook off and many more were seen chasing bottom fishing jigs. It is a great time to come down and give it a try. They are big Coho salmon with the occasional Chinook salmon in the 9-11 pound range (Coho) mostly and make for a great barbecue.
Bottom fishing improved this morning with one boat coming back in with a limit and several Lingcod as well. Mostly a semi-deep water catch right now as the inside more shallow water contains lots of fish but not biting right at this time. The ones we are getting are the occasional Black bass with lots of really nice good eating Canary rockfish.
Tuesday Fishing report
August 21, 2018
Another good salmon day out there with “gobs” of action and “gobs” of throwbacks and it was reported that they had multiple salmon laying on the deck after 5-6 on at the same time only having to throw back each and every one. We were hopeful that they all survived the trauma. And the group onboard went home with only one salmon short of a limit. Good day.
Was a little better on the bottom fishing grounds but still not close to being up to what we are used to. Some of the boats did better in the deeper water but the mounds of fish we are seeing are also surrounded by lots of bait fish and they are the ones getting attacked by the rockfish. It will get better like it always does.
Crabbing was terrific with most folks going home with around 7-8+ crabs per person.
Monday fishing report
August 20, 2018
Bottom fishing was a little bit better this morning but its has been off what we are used to the past three days. Saw some nice Lingcod on the filet table and quite a few Canary and Black rockfish. Crabbing is very good with one boat well over 100 crabs for the day and a 6-pac boat with 51 keepers.
The Salmon fishing was terrific for the third day in the row with pretty much constant action on the five hour trip this morning. Our small boat had well over 22 throwback fish but came home with 9-keepers today. The photo included shows some of those nice fish. Except for one probably around a nine pound average.
Sunday fishing report
August 19, 2018
Mixed bag today to speak to….Tradewinds did not have boats out salmon fishing today as all of the boats were booked with advanced group bottom fishing trips with crabbing. However, as an update we heard from some of our associates who are sport boat operators and they told us that the salmon bite was really good today for a 2nd straight day. We do have salmon boats going tomorrow.
The bottom fishing after a few days of poor fishing came alive today on most of the boats reporting. It seemed that the major bite today was out in the deeper water. The fish on the inside reefs were there in huge numbers but they for whatever reason that makes them not hungry well, that was the case. Fo those boats venturing out on the deeper water 120-140 feet out there it was a terrific bite. Lots of Canary and Lingcod out there today. Crabbing which for the past week has finally come alive this summer as well was really good again today.
Saturday fishing report
The best day of salmon fishing might have been today for the summer. Some boats had continual action for all five hours of the trip. One boat we heard had 60 fish on hooks and threw back a very large majority of them but was able to take home ten fish as keepers. The fish were right out in front of the harbor about a mile or two offshore and they were really on the bite. Same old adipose fin problem however.
For the second straight day the bottom fishing was quite slow. Lots and lots of fish showing on the fish machines but not many of them biting. We had three afternoon trips today so hopefully they went on the bite for those three boats. No word on those trips yet. Crabbing remains very good.
Friday fishing report
August 17, 2018
Salmon fishing this morning sounds about the same as the whale watching sounds every day. The whale watching says lots of whales everywhere and the salmon news says loots of Salmon biting but not a whole lot of them we are able to retrain and bring home.
Bottom fishing followed suit today also with a slower bite then what we are used to. It started out quickly with some nice sized fish caught and then it stopped quickly and then from then on it was just a fish here and there. Crabbing which was so slow most of the summer is now really going with some great scores coming to the docks.