Fishing Report

Fishing Report Archive 2015

December 31, 2015

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 16:38:36

Current Report:


Windy but decent catches today

It was quite windy out on the waters this morning especially the second half of the trip but the Tradewinds boats did a decent job of rounding up quite a few bottom fish this morning. The Lingcod bite because of the very heavy current which came along on the ride with the wind was slower today.


Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:44:49

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Halibut just two weeks away-opening Thursday May 16th

The first three day opener is coming up quickly on May 14,15 and 16 and we still have some openings in particular on Thursday, May 14th. Take advantage of the coupon on our website which gives you an additional $10 off your trip.


Date: Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:36:51

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2015 Halibut dates

Today (Wednesday) April 24th the ODFW finalized the dates for the upcoming spring, summer and inshore Halibut dates. All of the proposed dates and quota amounts are the same as the proposed dates. For all of those dates please visit our website homepage and on the homepage scroll you will be able to view those dates as well as all of the other seasonal information.


Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 05:35:31

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Saturday weather OK-Sunday even better

The ocean weather made a turn for the better for the weekend with “good-to-go” weather now for Saturday and really nice weather on Sunday. Come on down and go fishing with us.


Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 06:50:05

Current Report:


Still having some unsettled weather

The best day this week might be Thursday with all of the other days thru Sunday look somewhat unsettled with moderate swell with some wind in the forecast. The weekend keeps going up and down on the forecast so nothing set in stone yet so we will keep an eye on it for you and hope it keeps getting a little better. Long range forecast shows a possibility of breaking out of this persistent weather pattern by late next week.


Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 14:32:11

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We finally got out




After being tied to the docks for over a week due to rough ocean conditions we finally got out on the water Sunday morning and were rewarded with good catches. They had to deal with a reported 3-knot plus current as well this morning. None-the-less the rockfish bite was really good and was told the variety of canary, blues, blacks and some really big Olive rockfish was the best of the year so far. Also a nice mixture of Lingcod was in the catch. The picture above shows one tote full of Lingcod and rockfish off the Kadaho.


Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 16:53:58

Current Report:


Summer salmon season adopted by PFMC & ODFW

Chinook salmon is open from March 15th thru October 31st.


The Coho salmon summer season (fin-clipped Coho salmon) opens June 27th and closes August 9th or a 55,000 fish quota.


The non-selective (any salmon) Coho salmon season opens September 4th and runs thru September 30th or 12,500 fish.


Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:08:10

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Ocean weather update

We had to cancel all of our ocean activites today due to rough ocean conditions. The forecast looks a little “nautical” for the next 4-5 days or so which makes us want to tell you to please call our office directly if you have any fishing or whale watch activites scheduled with us thru the end of this next week. We will keep you informed best we can on our APP and the website updates.


Other then that we had decent fishing yesterday (Saturday) before the weather moved in with limits or close to limits on the rockfish and some nice lingcod as well.


Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 17:50:48

Current Report:


Good fishing Friday

No official report from the boats out today but I did notice that they were all back in early so fishing must have been pretty good. Sounds like a moderate swell and rain for the morning and into the first of next week as a spring unsettled weather period is upon us. We will keep you up-to-date.


Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 16:16:52

Current Report:


Good fishing a nice ocean

It was a little wet the first part of the trip but the ocean seemed to be really nice out there and the fishing was really good. The Starship reported that the rockfish bite was excellent but not many Lingcod hit the hooks today.


Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 18:38:47

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Nice oceans – Good fishing

The ocean weather the past few days has been really nice and we expect the same thru Thursday with light winds and calm seas. The fishing was good again on Tuesday with the boat coming in early with limit catches.


Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 09:48:26

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2015 Summer Coho salmon fishing

We will know here at the end of next week but you can begin to plan for the 2015 fin-clipped Coho summer salmon fishing around the following dates. The season will open sometime between June 27th and July 1st and run until July 31st or till the 9th of August. The PFMC will make that determination at there April meeting next week being held in Sacramento, California.


We will also have another non-selective salmon season it appears during the month of September like we have had the past few years.


Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 09:29:13

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Ocean weather a little nautical today

Woke up to close to a ten foot swell this morning and all fishing activities for the day have been cancelled.


Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 15:25:39

Current Report:


Good Sunday morning fish bite

Sounds like the rockfish bit really well on Sunday morning but that the Lingcod bite has slowed up the past week or so. Pretty much all of the boats are limiting on the rockfish as reported in today on the Kadaho but that the Lingcod bite seems to have slowed on all of the vessels as well.


Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 16:10:00

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Another limit trip to report

The Mariner just reported in with 15+ limits on his boat and a few Lingcod. I guess the ocean report was a little bouncy and may be little more bouncy tomorrow morning. Lets hope it does what it does sometimes and we wake up to a decent day.


Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 13:15:52

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Another good fishing day




Fishing once again was really great with limits out there on the boats and some nice looking Lingcod like the one in the picture above off the Sunrise. Spring is here and the fishing is great!!


Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 16:58:11

Current Report:


Good fishing again Friday

Loads of people wanting to go fishing today so the Mariner had 23 folks onboard and they came home with 23 limits of rockfish and quite a few nice Lingcod to boot. Another good day!!!


Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 15:09:58

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Thursday another good fishing day




Caught lots of fish on Thursday fishing trips with close to limit catches on the boats as reported in on the Kadaho. Looking at the photo above you can see lots of color and variety in the fish totes and some Lingcod hanging there as well. Another good day only thru Tradewinds Depoe Bay.


Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 05:32:03

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Offshore “Big Ling” report

The Kadaho ventured offshore Wednesday morning and from the inshore report it was pretty windy out on the ocean waters and then on top of that fishing 600 feet of water. They got a number of Lingcod and also some nice Canary rockfish to bring home but not a limit out there on Wednesday.


Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 18:43:57

Current Report:


Lots of fishing spots available

More fishing trips tomorrow (Thursday) and had a offshore Big Lingcod trip today with No results reported. Maybe later. Much better ocean weather tomorrow.


Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 15:37:28

Current Report:


Windy but great fishing

The winds were up in the 15mph zone with some higher gusts but the fishing was really good. The Mariner was out there and limited out 16 folks and heard they were home with about one hour to spare. Good day as the fishing results remain consistent with terrific catch rates.


Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 09:06:30

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Quick Saturday update

Had several boats out on a windy ocean Saturday and both the Kadaho and Tacklebuster (those were the two that I heard from) had great trips with lots of rockfish and some really nice Lingcod also.


Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 16:10:42

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Good bottom fishing Friday




Really good fishing on the Kadaho with a nice batch of really big Bass and a few nice Cod hit the filet table. Hope for good weather as it is spring break time.


Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 14:56:03

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Good day on the pond




Really nice ocean and really good fishing on the Morning Star Wednesday morning with some mighty nice Lingcod hitting the decks as you can see from the picture above. The spring breaks are beginning so lets hope for good weather as spring begins Saturday.


Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 10:58:42

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Thank goodness the fish bit right off the bat




Interesting morning with such a beautiful ocean at sunrise with fairly calm winds in the 5-10 knot range. The next good thing was the fishing which took off fast and furious from the 1st drift and continued until the Tacklebuster had his fish limit and came back in early. The picture above was part of that hot fishing this morning. The Mr Max had near a limit and came back in as the afternoon forecast happened mid-way in the morning as storm warnings are up around the coast today. It is really blowing hard here now well over 30 knots with higher winds predicted later in the day. Yes, it is raining also!


Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:26:07

Current Report:


Friday fishing terrific


Bad weather here for the weekend

The worst storm of the winter which does not have much time left has landed on the coastal waters and things look iffy for the entire weekend into the first part of next week. Hopefully things will straighten out for next weekend the beginning of the spring break times


In the meantime fishing was good on the inshore and offshore trips on Friday. Before the winds got here in the afternoon on Friday one boat was back in three hours early with a load of rockfish for its customers. The offshore boat limited out on really nice big Lingcod, caught a limit of really big Canary rockfish while out in the deep water (we can keep one around now if you did not know) & then limited out on rockfish when they came back into the shallow waters. Good day.


Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 16:41:50

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Canary Rockfish Retention

From the ODFW Website


NEW RULE effective March 11


Anglers may retain one Canary Rockfish as part of the 7-fish marine daily bag limit but are urged to avoid Canary Rockfish (retaining one if caught incidentally) and to recompress any that are released.


Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 16:14:04

Current Report:


Chinook salmon season update

The Chinook salmon season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain which is our area out of Depoe Bay will open March 15th and continue till April 30th. By then the PFMC will have had its annual meeting and expect that season to be extended along with knowing what the Coho salmon season will be also in our area. The bag limit is two per person and must be at least 24 inches long. So if there are any out there go out and catch one.


Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 12:39:52

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The fishing just can’t get any better




This is just the time folks to take in a fishing adventure exclusively with Tradewinds Depoe Bay as we are having a banner spring season so far. Every day just seems to produce lots of Lingcod and rockfish. The thing that makes it even better is the size of the Lingcod coming to the TW filet table each and every day. The Kadaho just reported Sunday (pic above) with another boat limit of not only rockfish but also a boat limit of Lingcod. Another terrific day.


Our deep water trips can’t be beaten by anyone as our deep water boats normally always get the fish as we go to where they are much more consistently. Our trips are long enough (8-hrs) to give time to catch a bunch of rockfish for the folks onboard also on the way back inshore. Compare if you wish but we are #1.


Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 15:13:20

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Terrific grade of Lingcod off the deep water reefs Saturday


Inshore fishing just as terrific




It was another really good day on the fishing front on Saturday with our deep water boat getting a limit of Lingcod of which all were 22 pound fish and above (like the one pictured above) and one was a pound or so over 40 pounds. They then came in a put a limit of rockfish on the boat for the perfect score. The inshore boats also having great trips as the Kadaho reported close to a Lingcod limit and the same for the rockfish. Just another great Tradewinds day with another terrific ocean weather day in the forecast tomorrow.


Date: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 13:17:31

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Another great day on the pond




For the 2nd day in a row the Mr Max brought back lots of fish and today they bit so hard that they came home early with limits. The picture above shows another one of the Mr Max “Big Boys” and there were a lot of others not quite as big but sure plenty good to eat. Two of our 6-pac boats, one fishing offshore for the Big Lingcod in 600 feet of water both limited on both Lingcod and rockfish and home early as well. Quite the day folks!!!


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12:23:02

Current Report:



Great fishing Thursday




As the skipper said about the picture above, “that is a Big Boy”, and that described the picture very well. The Lingcod fishing remains very strong and as normal the rockfish catch is very close to limits as well. The weather thru this weekend also sounds really good so a good time to get out there and catch some good eating fish.


Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 05:34:16

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From five days out the weekend weather looks decent

We are still five days away from the weekend but the long range ocean forecast looks good for fishing trips for the weekend including the next 3-4 days as well. Fishing is really good right now so it is a great time to not only catch some fish but the LIngcod are also on the bite.

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:12:07

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Coupons on the website and the Tradewinds APP


The first installment of 2015 coupons are now visible on the Tradewinds website coupon link and the Tradewinds APP coupon link. The beginning date is March 15th, 2015. There are coupons for bottom fishing trips, Halibut trips & one and two hour whale watch trips. Coupons on the website are printable for your use and if you use our smartphone APP you only have to show the office staff when you check it the coupon you want to use on your phone and it will be honored.


Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 17:59:27

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Tradewinds says Hi to you folks in Redmond, Oregon and Boise, Idaho


For you folks in Eastern Oregon and Idaho we hope to see you out at the sportsman shows to be held in Both Redmond, Oregon and Boise, Idaho this next week, March 5,6,7, & 8. We will be at both locations with fishing and whale watch information and some valuable coupons for some great discounts for the 2015 season. Come see us at our booths.


Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 15:15:29

Current Report:


Lingcod fishing really good today


For one of those rare times the Lingcod fishing today was a little better then the rockfish catch and we caught quite a few rockfish today also. I know a couple boats limited on the Lingcod and others had really good catches including the Morning Star with a nice “Cod” catch and around 5-rockfish around per customer. Good Day!!


Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 17:24:41

Current Report:


Decent catch day on Saturday


The Kadaho reported in with a little over one around per person on the Lingcod on Saturday with 3+ Black rockfish around per customer and some nice blues in addition. It was a nice sunny day but the wind made the current troublesome with a fast moving one which hampered the catch somewhat.


Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 07:21:43

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Fishing has been really terrific lately


Just a quick note on the fishing report over the past several weeks where the Lingcod fishing has been red hot with close to limit catches on most of the trips in the past few weeks. Real nice weather has certainly helped out the cause and we have a good forecast clear thru the upcoming weekend. Crabbing still as it has been remains quite slow.


Date: Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:18:08

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2015 Halibut Seasons




We are only 10 weeks away from the start of the 2015 sport Halibut season as the ODFW will make final approval at there meeting April 24th. Below are the proposed season information which you can begin to make plans for.


Inshore season…July 1st thru October 31st or until a 21,076 lb quota is caught…inside the 40 fathom line…7-days a week


Spring all depth season…May 14-16…May 28-30…June 11-13…June 25-27 (back-up dates) July 9-11 & July 23-25….season quota 110,649 lbs


Summer all depth season…Aug 7-8 and every other Friday and Saturday until the 43,908 lb quota is caught


Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 18:35:17

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Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 18:34:20

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Nice 20+ pound Lingcod caught on the Kadaho Sunday morning



Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 14:58:14

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Sunday Lingcod


Just a quick note as the Lingcod fishing after a few days of good ocean weather returned to the type of fishing we expect this time of year with limits or close to Lingcod limit catches on all of our boats out Sunday morning. Also near limits on the rockfish as well.


Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:08:25

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Good fishing last three days


Excellent rockfish bites the past few days but because of moderate currents the Lingcod bite has been somewhat slow but one boat on Saturday was getting a little more then one per rod. Windy conditions on Saturday had the ocean a wee-bit nautical but the fish sure did bite.


Will begin daily fishing reports shortly after the 1st of March as we begin to get closer to spring.


Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 16:50:19

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Bottom Fish bag limit for 2015


There are some changes for the 2015 bottom fishing bag limit which all of the captains of the charter boats and sport fishing boats should be aware of. The 7-fish marine bag limit is still in effect with the following changes:
Yelloweye rockfish, Canary rockfish, Quillback rockfish, Copper rockfish & China rockfish must be returned to the waters unharmed.


You may keep Black rockfish, Vermillion rockfish, Rock Greenling, Sablefish, Yellowtail rockfish & Kelp Greenling.


You may also keep up to 3-Blue rockfish per angler. 1-Cabezon may also be kept but only in season between July 1st & December 31st.


This Lingcod separate bag limit is two per angler.


You may also keep up to 25 in aggravate Petrale Sole, Pacific Sanddab, California Halibut & Arrowtooth Flounder. Pacific Halibut only in season.


Offshore pelagic bag limit which includes Albacore Tuna, Pacific Mackerel, & Blue Shark are 25 per angler.


White Shark, Megamouth shark, Oceanic Whitecap shark and Opah are prohibited to harvest.


There is an opportunity after the PFMC meets in the spring that a 1-fish limit of Canary rockfish could be added to the bottom fish 7-fish bag limit. Will keep you informed.


Date: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 08:12:13

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Upcoming Sportsman shows for Tradewinds Depoe Bay


Hope to see all you past and future customers of Tradewinds at one of the three upcoming Sportsman Shows we will be attending. We will have lots of information about the upcoming 2015 seasons and free trips to win as well as valuable coupons you can pick up for fishing and whale watching trips. Hope to see you there.


Portland Sportsman Show February 4,5,6,7 & 8


Central Oregon Sportsman Show (Redmond, Ore) March 5,6,7 & 8


Idaho Sportsman Show (Boise, Idaho) March 5,6,7 & 8


Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:50:07

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Crabbing Report


Just a little update for those of you enjoying a little crab with your bottom fishing trip. Right now the crabbing is very poor as even the commercial crabbing out front of Depoe Bay this winter has also been poor. No reason to believe that it won’t improve this spring into summer but for now not a good bet on success. We will keep you uipdated if and when that changes.


Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 18:50:55

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Holiday season ending


With some windy & rainy weather forecasted for tomorrow and a rising swell we pretty much can wrap up the Holiday season on a good note. We had excellent fishing today with limits of fish and some great looking Lingcod. We will be open for fishing trips January & February with the best times certainly on weekends where we can get enough folks to go to allow the boats to make the trip. The office will be open on a daily basis beginning March 1st.


Date: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 17:02:42

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Good Lingcod and rockfish catch today


Heard from Captain Rick of the Siamez and it sure sounded like a good day. The day started out pretty chilly and I am talking about air temperatures. The fishing was not red hot but it was steady all morning and the boat got a limit of rockfish and also a beautiful limit of Lingcod for everyone. Good day….


Date: Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 11:48:54

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Fishing trips going out both Friday and Saturday


We have bottom fishing trips going out this Friday and Saturday and lots of room available as we have lots of boats standing by. If interested give us a call today and secure your spots. Dress warmly !!