Fishing Report

HAPPY NEW YEAR. 12-29-17

December 29, 2017

The staff and captains from Tradewinds Charters Depoe Bay would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and a very productive 2018. Remember the bottom fishing opens, Monday, January 1st inshore so you can get some winter rockfish and Lingcod for your freezer. The daily limit was reduced to two Lingcod and five rockfish per person in I assume to keep the season open year around. Remember we had that September closure last year and hopefully this will help to make sure that will not happen.

Crabs & Whales

December 23, 2017

We had a crabbing trip on Friday and not only did we harvest a fair amount of the crabs but we also saw whales on the same trip. Looking forward to the re-opening of the bottom fishing season a week from now, Monday, January 1st. Should be some really nice Lingcod out there to be caught.

Happy Holidays & lets get ready to fish

December 22, 2017

Happy Holidays to all of our past, present and future customers from all of us at Tradewinds Depoe Bay. This is such a beautiful time of the year as we spend that most precious time with our family and friends. We hope to all of you that your holiday season and New Years brings you a memorable 2018.
The bottom fishing re-opens January 1st and we will be running trips for the Lingcod & rockfish which includes some really good crabbing going on out there ocean weather permitting beginning January 1st and beyond. Give our office a call @ 541-765-2345 for a reservation or you can reserve on our website on the reservation link. See you soon.

Happy Thanksgiving from Tradewinds Depoe Bay

November 21, 2017

We would like to take this time to wish all of our past, present and future customers a very Happy Thanksgiving from the staff and captains of Tradewinds Charters Depoe Bay. We hope all of you have a great day with your family and friends and hope to see all of you during the 2018 season.

Bottom fishing closing down Sunday night

September 12, 2017

Not very good news out of the ODFW Tuesday as we have found out that as of Sunday evening September 17th, the bottom fishing will be closed for the rest of 2017 and not re-open until January 1st, 2018. The official announcement has not been made as of yet so we do not know about anything that might be left open like the offshore deep water fishing which was scheduled to open October 1st. Chances are that will also be part of this but until we hear the official word we will stay a little optimistic anyhow. What is clear however the bottom fishing inshore will close this coming Sunday. So, if you want to go bottom fishing one more time in 2017 I suggest you make plans for the next five days because after that it is closed down.

Young man with his Lingcod off Mr Max Sunday

September 10, 2017

2017 September salmon season

September 7, 2017

It did not take long for the 7,900 salmon quota to go away but the ODFW has determined that by Thursday night the quota will be taken so the season will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, September 7th. It is disappointing but the weather and the catch along the ports in Oregon from Tillamook to the Oregon/California border was good in most spots. It did not take long for the quota to be used up.

Final day of Salmon for 2017

Bottom fishing terrific today

The Tradewinds boats out today participated in the final voyages of the season for Salmon as the season closes down this evening at 11:59pm as was reported yesterday by the ODFW. The reason being was that the quota of 7,900 fish will be caught today by there estimates. We had some nice Salmon come into our filet stations today as you can see by the picture above. We now will wait for a longer and better season for 2018.

The bottom fishing was very good this morning with limits on the rockfish and a decent assortment of the Lingcod it was reported. Crabbing was good but was a little down from the past few months. It was a very foggy day with very limited visibility and we hope even though the ocean was very nice that the fog lets up some by tomorrow morning. I’m not going to place a wager on it however.

Tuesday fishing report September 5th

September 5, 2017

It was a very good day out on the pond today. We had one bottom fish and crab boat out and he had a terrific trip going back to the same scene of the crime as the day before and the fish were waiting for him. He had a limit or very close to a limit of rockfish and a really nice assortment of Cabezon and Lingcod. On the way home he picked up several totes full of crab.

We had one 6-pac boat out Salmon fishing and he had a good catch even though h had top fight literally a ocean full of jelly fish. They get all over the lines and actually release the downriver pins and jut makes for a tough morning tending to lines every five minutes.

One of our larger boats had a 8-hr Combo and took in 10 Salmon was the report along with a limit of rockfish with some nice Lingcod and brought home over 120 crabs. Great Day !!

Trifecta Day and others

September 4, 2017

All of our fleet out on the water today and we had two straight bottom fishing trips with crab that both ended up great with lots of fish and then had terrific crab scores on the way home. We also had three boats on Trifecta’s which are Salmon, bottom fish & crab. it sounded like the Salmon was a bit spotty with one boat getting 8, another 4 and yet another 2 fish. All the boats reporting from what was reported did really well on the bottom fish side with limits of rockfish and a boat load of Lingcod and Cabezon. Crabbing was also really good with one boat bring home over 135 crabs. Wow!!!

Busy Sunday

September 3, 2017

It was a busy day Sunday with two boats bottom fishing/ crabbing, one boat salmon fishing and two others on salmon/ bottom fish crab combos. The bottom fishing boats had terrific trip catching close to limits of rockfish with a nice assortment of Lingcod also. Crabbing also was very good. The salmon boat had quite a few bites but not many making it to the boat where a 6-PAC boat came home with seven salmon and had quite a few others on. Salmon fishing however was sporadic both days this weekend. Bottom fishing on the combos and two afternoon bottom fish trips turned out really well also with around 4-5 fish per rod. Busy day with lots of fish on the filet table and huge numbers of crabs cleaned and cooked. We’ll be back at it again in the morning with more salmon & bottom fish trips.

Good variety trip on Saturday

September 2, 2017

Most of the boats reporting had decent trips on Saturday morning with lots of variety and the lingcod continue to bite with quite a good number of Cabezon also. Crabbing remains strong and also heard there are some Salmon out there. Most of the Salmon catch was out 4 miles or so offshore. Not any limits from what ve heard but fairly good action if you got to the right spots. More trips out there after the Salmon tomorrow so hopefully we have some good reports for our readers.

Thursday morning fishing

August 31, 2017

A couple boats out this morning and both reported good trips with lots of rockfish back on the bite and one boat getting half the Lingcod needed. A huge rip tide towards the end of the trip really cut down the fish bite the last hour and we also found lots of girl crabs in the pots this morning. Decent crab scores anyhow but could be a change starting to happen there.

Salmon quota extended, Good fishing Monday

August 28, 2017

The fall/September Salmon fishery which opens this Saturday, September 2nd will. have a slightly larger quota then was reported. The quota was at 6,000 fish thru the end of September or until the quota is reached now stands at 6,900 fish. Lets hope we have a lot of them in our area.

Had good fishing Monday with lots of lingcod and nice Canary rockfish with a scattering of the other brands as well. Crabbing was also very good.

A little slower today

August 27, 2017

If the memory serves me correctly August can be a little unpredictable when it comes to bottom fishing and if that is the case then today was one of those unpredictable days. It started out ok but then the rockfish hunt went down the drain and it was a tough day for most as the bottom fish came pretty hard to get for most folks. One of our boats got into some Lingcod early in the trip and limited out on them in a little over an hour. The end game though helped some as the crabs again were on the bite heavy.

Cold water so first thought was not looking good

August 26, 2017

When you head out in the morning and you see 48 degree water your first thought is Oh-Oh. Well it turned into one of the better trips of the summer. We often get lots of lingcod and lots of rockfish but today was a little different. Cold water or not the fish lit off on all of the boats that reported with great size Black rockfish and lot os Lingcod this morning. One boat got into some deep water Canary rockfish that were bigger then regulation footballs. Beautiful fish that you don’t normally see them that large inside 30-fathoms. Lots of crab on a nice late summer ocean.

Every boat had a somewhat different story

August 25, 2017

Fishing was just OK this morning with no great scores from any of the boats out there. One boat didi really well on the Lingcod and Cabezon but not so well on the rockfish. Another said he did really well on the Cabezon but not so well on the lingcod and rockfish. Another had a decent catch of rockfish but not so good on the lingcod and Cabezon. Strange day but a great day crabbing again.

The fish are back on the bite

August 23, 2017

We had a really good fishing trips Wednesday morning with quite a few Lingcod, Cabezon and some boat limits on the rockfish. It was not hot fishing but fairly steady as everywhere the boats went they found some Ling’s and a few rockfish. By the end of the 5-hour trip all of the boats had a great catch. Heard also that the crab catch was just as good as it has been the past few months.

Total Eclipse was awesome

August 21, 2017

Had a day off from fishing but what a show it was here in Depoe Bay as we got to be part of history with a total eclipse occurring here. The people who seem to know were right on in the prediction as exactly when as it was like a light switch being thrown. When it happened you could hear all of the folks on the bridge, along the sea wall and elsewhere began to scream at the sight of the sun behind the blockage of the moon. It was like being inside a packed arena after a great play. It was spectacular!!! Just as quickly as it got dark was just two minutes and it was over and the rays of the sun began to light things up again. It was a great show.

Fishing slow at the start Sunday morning

August 20, 2017

Had good first drifts this morning then the ocean catching went dead for the better part of the next few hours and then came alive again towards the end of the trip. Several boats still out there finishing up their trips. The guy in the picture above got into some good fishing late and the boat did come home early along with this nice Lingcod as you can see. One of our 6-pac boats had three pots out for crabbing and came home with 48-of the creepy crawlers

Quick work day at GP

August 18, 2017

THE BOATS STAYED CLOSE TO HOME TODAY AS THE FISH UP NORTH WHERE WE ALL NORMALLY FISH ARE THERE IN GOOD NUMBERS BUT JUST NOT BITING. The fish off of Government Point about a mile north of Depoe Bay and much shorter a ride for the passengers were on fire as they have been the past 3-4 days. Tons of bait in the water there and the fish were really active. Many times this morning the fish were on the hook and being brought to the surface and there were 20-30 others chasing the hooked fish up to the surface. Interesting !1. No word on the crabbing today but I’m sure it was pretty good.

Quick work day at GP

THE BOATS STAYED CLOSE TO HOME TODAY AS THE FISH UP NORTH WHERE WE ALL NORMALLY FISH ARE THERE IN GOOD NUMBERS BUT JUST NOT BITING. The fish off of Government Point about a mile north of Depoe Bay and much shorter a ride for the passengers were on fire as they have been the past 3-4 days. Tons of bait in the water there and the fish were really active. Many times this morning the fish were on the hook and being brought to the surface and there were 20-30 others chasing the hooked fish up to the surface. Interesting !1. No word on the crabbing today but I’m sure it was pretty good.

Sometimes success is about WHERE

August 17, 2017

Most of the time we can find fish catching success just about anywhere around the Depoe Bay area but there are some days when it is WHERE you fish. Today was one of those days where the boats who ran up north off the usual spots around the Lincoln City area had decent trips but not as good as those who stayed closer to home around the Government Point area. There was so much bait around Government Point that the rockfish were on fire and pretty much biting anything that moved. Not a great deal of Lingcod action today as that is a normal thing when the rockfish are really on the bite like it was this morning. Crabbing again was excellent.

Still a few spots left on Eclipse Tour

Hey folks..the big day is just a few days away and just checking the weather it is suppose to be as of now next Monday the 21st sunny so hopefully that means a clear day in the morning to see the full ECLIPSE. We have a really nice tour planned with all the things you will need for a safe way to view the ECLIPSE with glasses, coffee, pastries and other memorabilia. So give us a call @ 541-765-2345 to make reservations. You will probably also have the opportunity to see the whales while you are out there on this approximately 2-hour tour leaving at 9am. See ya Monday.

Quick morning

August 16, 2017

It was one of those mornings where the fish seemed to be biting every hook all around the boat constantly. We were getting doubles and the single hooks were bringing up 30-40 chasers with them. Bottom fish everywhere. Quick morning but the folks looked like they were having lots of fun as every boat probably were throwing back fish so everyone caught plenty of fish. Not many Lingcod in the mix as is the case when the bottom fish are biting like that. All boats home a bit early after they let there crab pots soak for the required length of time.

A little swell but good fishing

August 15, 2017

Three boats out this morning and all three did really well but did not get a whole lot of information. Just heard that the bite was on in all the places they fished and they came back to the crab pots and did the usual good job on the crabs counts.

Quite a fish

August 14, 2017

How about this fish caught by 13 year old Myah from Renton, WA last Friday on the Mariner. It is a Red Irish Lord and was weighed in at 2.29 pounds. That is quite large for this specie of fish and this 13 year was really proud of it along with the rest of her catch.

A few other issues

August 12, 2017

Had some things going on which took me away from computer for a few days bu I’m back now with an update. The ocean has been just beautiful with no wind, partly cloudy skies and a flat as a floor ocean. The fishing has been really good also with really good rockfish bites going on pretty much every vessel participating and not a whole bunch of Lingcod but a fair amount. Crabbing remains EXCELLENT.

Good catch report around the fleet Tuesday morning

August 8, 2017

The entire fleet had a good catch report at least from the ones specifically we heard from with nice catches of rockfish and some really nice Lingcod as well. Crabbing remains very strong as it has been all summer long.

Good day around the fleet

August 6, 2017

All of our boats had good days no matter where they were fishing with some really good Lingcod fishing on some of the boats and the rockfish were really hungry for the most part today. Crabbing was excellent as it has been all summer long and take a look at this young lady showing off her large Lingcod she caught this morning in the phopto above.


August 5, 2017

Three boats back home early today by 10am with rockfish limits and a good number of Lingcod including Cod-Zilla in the picture above. The rockfish were really on the bite with stacks of fish pretty much everywhere north & south of Depoe Bay. Lots of crabs out there as well with numbers 8+ and above per person.

Beautiful day and very decent catching on Friday morning

August 4, 2017

Sounded like a little off day around the fleet with some boats doing pretty well on the lingcod and others doing a little better on the rockfish. It did not sound like the overall bite was only a little bit better then average today. The crabbing as it has been for it seems like al summerlong was terrific again this morning.

A really nice lady taking her turn pulling crab pots as her fiancee look on.

August 3, 2017

Beautiful ocean sunrise

Beautiful ocean sunrise off Depoe Bay Thursday morning even though it was caused by fires up in Canada blowing some smoke into our area. Non the less, it was beautiful to see.

Lings on the bite

August 2, 2017

Had great trips today with lots of crabs, a good selection of rockfish and lots of Lingcod on all the boats reporting. It was a really nice day but the ocean was a bit bouncy with only a five foot swell but they were very close together which at times made for a uncomfortable ride. Sounds like nice weather thru the weekend.

Got a rare fishing report & Nice Lingcod pic

August 1, 2017

Most of my fishing reports I pick up on the radio chatter but just heard a report from the office that one of our big boats limited on Lingcod out there today. Betcha he was fishing in a little deeper water? Nice Lingcods!!

A little better Tuesday morning

Though we are still experiencing a reduced bite the past few days due one might think is the colder water as the water temperature is laboring to get above 48 degrees. The rockfish and any of them out there seem to prefer temps over 50 degrees as I guess even fish shiver in the cold and don’t eat as much. Some better weather with much less wind starts tomorrow (Wednesday) so I expect a much better bite action to begin to come into play real soon. Crabbing still seems to be very strong.

Slower day on the bottom fishing grounds

July 31, 2017

Strange ocean this morning. We expected fog and heavy winds and it ended up being no fog, hardly any wind and bright sunny skies. There was a strange swell that made the ocean rather uncomfortable and the ocean temperatures was a balmy 46-47 degrees. That made for the slower fishing pretty much all the way around the fleet. Even on really nice days we do have slower days and this was just one of them. We also have really rough days where just the big boats go and the fish bite like fleas so who ever knows?

Hot in the valleys & windy on the coast

July 30, 2017

The story for the next 4-5 days will be the same. When it is HOT in the valleys you can almost assure yourselves that it will be windy on the coastline. We are hearing temps over 100 degrees in the valley the middle of next week so the ocean forecast is for hardly any swell to speak of but the wind will be quite moderate pretty much the whole day. Today we had a pretty good morning even though it was foggy for the first hour or so but the fishing was pretty good and the wind never has anything to do with the crabbing. The fishermen on the boats will experience fast running currents but sometimes that really makes the fish bite even more. So a little windy, YES but should not have much effect on the fishing success.

A nice ocean day with mixed fishing results

July 29, 2017

Going on just what the radio chatter was the fishing on bottom fishing up north on the morning trips was a bit on the slow side this morning. The salmon fishing on the boats that did that was also slow on the take home fish but pretty good on the number of fish caught. One boat landed 18 fish but was only able to take home three. The afternoon bottom fishing for those boats reporting was lights out with limits on rockfish and quite a few Lingcod. Crabbing was also good all day long.

The inshore Halibut quota is met and the season will close down Sunday, July 30th. Salmon fishing in the summer fishery will close down on July 31st and re-open in September.

Not a lot of info today … Tuna tomorrow

July 28, 2017

Did not hear much info from the larger boats today or the Salmon boat but both the 6-pac guys did really well on Lingcod and the rockfish and heard they had about 8-crabs per person.

We finally have a Tuna boat who will be on the loose tomorrow morning and we hope to have a report for you by days end.

Beautiful ocean Thursday

July 27, 2017

We had another beautiful ocean especially after all of the windy days lately and had pretty good fishing trips. We are going thru a trend now where the Lingcod and Cabezon fishing is really good but the rockfish are somewhat off the bite right now. Normally it is the other way around. This young lady in the picture above caught this really big Lingcod and we apologize for the half the face picture. Oh Yes, we caught another 40 pound Halibut today pretty much in the same spot ad all the rest thin a mile anyhow. Thats 21 for the month of July on bottom fishing trips. Another good day!!!

Windy beginning turned into nice ocean

July 26, 2017

After a windy start to the morning with moderate ocean conditions the ocean turned into a really nice fishing morning and the Lingcod and Cabezon were on the bite. Quite a good number of those critters the report was made there way into the fishing totes with the rockfish bite a little short of the usual mark for Wednesday morning. The good news is the really heavy winds of the past three days seem to be behind us now as we get into some nice weather thru the upcoming weekend.

We did get out today

July 25, 2017

It was still windy out there but not as bad ad the last few days. All of our big boats went fishing today as the 6-pac boats stayed home on a small boat bar restriction. Thirty-six feet and under were restricted from crossing the Depoe Bay bar. Because of all of the wind lately the ocean water temperatures were down around 47-degrees which normally causes the fish to shiver and takes there appetite away from them. Those who fished in the mid water around 100-feet did really well as we had one boat that even limited out including a 44-inch Lingcod. That folks is a BIG BOY. No crabbing today.

Take a day off

July 24, 2017

Very unusual weather here the past few days and maybe even one more day to go before it starts to mellow out for Wednesday. Even Wednesday sounds a little windy but nothing like Sunday thru Tuesday. The winds have been howling all day and night up in the 25-35 knot range and it is foggy and cold down here. A little unusual summer weather but it does happen and is normally short lived. Long range Thursday they next weekend look really nice. So take a day off.

YES folks, another HALIBUT

July 23, 2017

On a day when the fishing was really slow from what was being said was mainly because of some really windy weather. No swell or anything but quite a lot of wind chop which made staying close to the bottom very difficult. Not sure exactly what the fish scores were but I suspect it was one of our slower days overall of the summer. However, there was one bright spot for the day and that was another Tradewinds Halibut caught which over this month will get us close to the twenty mark. Certainly the best bottom fishing / Halibut fishing on these type of trips that anyone could brag about. All six of our boats have been in on the fun so maybe we even know where they are? The picture above shows the guy holding his Halibut prize of the day. The crabs did not seem to mind the wind as we had a good day hauling pots.

Very busy Saturday

July 22, 2017

It was a very busy day for all of the boats today with two trips for everyone and lots of cruising for the cruise boats. Looking ahead to some windy weather the next few days so we will keep our fingers crossed for a decent first part of the morning that we can get out on 1st trips and take the afternoon wind prone hours off. Anyhow all of the boats from the radio chatter did really well but pretty much all around the fleet the Lingcod bite really over the past few days has been weak. Like anything else it will get back going again real soon. Crabbing remains very strong on all of the boats. No salmon fishing today but we hear some more going out next week.

Really good salmon fishing folks

July 21, 2017

Sounds like the bottom fishing was really good again this morning with most folks on the boats bottom fishing collecting a limit of rockfish but heard that the Lingcod fishing was a little on the slow side today. Crabbing again was very good. One of our 6-pac boats was on a Trifecta trip (salmon, bottom fish and crab) and brought home 9 keeper salmon. They threw back in a dozen natives and had another dozen + they got to reel on. Guess they are here so lets go salmon fishing. The picture above shows a party of three with there limit catch of two per person.

Lis the whale capitol & also Tradewinds the Halibut capitol

July 18, 2017

Yes, Tradewinds caught another one as we continue the steady diet of Halibut caught on bottom fishing trips. Our boats are on fire this summer as all of the boAts have contributed to the Halibut trophy room and we continue to bring them home pretty much on a multiple weekly basis. The folks are not only getting a great chance to limit on rockfish and catch a good number of Lingcod but we are fishing in spots where the Halibut live. Crabbing continues to be terrific as all boats today had great trips. Our two 6-pac boats fishing together in the 6-pac only holes brought home limits of rockfish and really close to limits of Lingcod and Cabezon. Lots of crabs also on another beautiful ocean day.

How about this couple showing off this beautiful Lingcod

July 17, 2017

All the boats had great trips on Monday morning

Had five boats out Monday morning and all brought back limits of rockfish or very close to it and quite a few Lingcod by the reports we heard. Crabbing was also very good with anywhere from 6 crabs on up per person. The above picture shows a dad and his son with one of there Lingcod and a nice Dungeness crab. One boat even caught a 20-pound Chinook on the bottom fishing trip. Another good day for Tradewinds.

Another great sized Halibut on a Tradewinds bottom fishing trip

July 16, 2017

We have the magic spot folks

Beautiful day with the Lincoln County veterans group

As the picture above shows we had the Lincoln County veterans group out with us in one of there annual outings with Tradewinds and they had a great day out there catching fish and lots of crabs. Also one of the veterans caught a beautiful Halibut which is one of many we have been catching over the past few weeks. Without question, the best halibut on bottom fishing trips we have ever caught as we are in a few more will be approaching twenty of those FLAT GUYS. Anyhow lots of Lingcod and rockfish on the bite today on all of the boats and crabbing was around from what we heard 8+ and above. Another great ocean and blue sky day on the waters this morning.

Lots of colors from this group on Saturday afternoon

July 15, 2017

A couple of nice Lingcod off Saturday morning trips

Salmon report for Saturday

We had two boats out on the salmon grounds and they were out just around the 50-fathom line which is give or take 6 miles offshore. Both boats reported quite a bit of action 7-10 fish on and landing most of them. However, and in the summer fishery for salmon there is always that adipose fin thing. I heard with hour to go in the trip that one boat had one keeper and the other had two keepers. So there is action but not a lot of take home fish.

Beautiful Ocean – more Halibut

July 14, 2017

It was another beautiful summer morning on a really nice ocean and the fish were biting pretty much on all the boats Friday morning. Quite a few Lingcod and lots of rockfish bit the hooks and the radio chatter was that crabbing was once again very good.

As we spoke to before the Halibut are on the bite once again on the Tradewinds boats on bottom fishing trips. The number is around 15 now in the past month we have caught up around the Lincoln City reefs and our passengers are getting the best bounce for their bucks with Tradewinds. Lingcod, rockfish crab and a reasonable chance it seems to catch a Halibut all for the price of a bottom fishing trip. What a deal folks!!

Not HOT fishing but it was steady

July 13, 2017

The fishing was not red hot this morning as every time we have these minus tides run with a heavier current it seems to slow things down a bit. Not much of a minus tide the past few days into tomorrow but most of the time it seems to make it a little different. Most of the boats limited on rockfish and one boat had a real nice assortment of Lingcod to boot. Did not hear about the crab scores today. The picture above shows one of passengers on one of our 6-pac boats who limited on Lingcod and rockfish included in her rockfish limit was a nice Cabezon she is holding with one of the COD’s. She is in year #4 of her nursing degree program in Idaho. Very dedicated young women.

Salmon showing up in much better numbers

July 12, 2017

A little more success on the Coho salmon Wednesday morning with one boat we heard had seven keepers and quite a few throw backs. That is telling a lot of us that we might be real close to getting after them out there. LETS GO SALMON FISHING !!

Two more Halibut today

Well we caught two more Halibut on Wednesday morning trips and that folks is about a dozen in just the past few weeks. The cool thing to remember here is that we are catching them on bottom fishing trips not Halibut trips. This one was measured at 47-inches thats in the 45-50 pound range and it is in the photo above. By the way, Lingcod fishing this morning was better then an average day and I believe that all boats caught lots & lots of rockfish. Did not hear about crabbing but I believe I am safe to say that it was really good just like it has been the past month or so.

Nice ocean – good fishing on Tuesday

July 11, 2017

All boats reported really good fishing with a decent score of Lingcod and mostly rockfish limits. The crabbing remains very strong with reports on all boats 6-7+ per person. The ocean weather really is nice now with very nice mornings and quite windy in the afternoon but the fishing boats are back in before the winds come up. Another good day…

Salmon update

July 10, 2017

We did hear the first good news of the summer so far on Salmon. We heard that down in Winchester Bay (Southern Oregon coast) that they were doing really well on the Coho salmon. Historically just about every year the fish start out down there and then move north to our area. So we expect the fishing to improve here really quickly and we will let you know when that happens. Right now we are not running any Salmon trips unless they are part of a combo trip with bottom fishing and crab if the folks want that. We want to catch fish for you. When there is such a tiny chance of taking a fish home were not here to sell you something knowing the chance of success is so slim. Some trips are being run by other charter boats in the harbor with little success. One boat today ran a trip on a big boat and they caught one fish to take home. Our boat captains want to give you there best chance for success.

Latest word on Tuna

The last thing we heard from the Tuna front was that the outside waters we fish are beginning to warm up end the water appears to be getting close to what we look for as far as where we go to chase Tuna. For now however, they are mostly still about 100 miles out which is to far for us to venture. The thing to remember is that Tuna move quickly and cover large areas in a very short timely manner so we don’t feel it will be long till we begin to run trips and start catching some Albacore.

How about this 55lb beauty

July 9, 2017

A great day at Tradewinds

Our boats sure had a great day out on the water Sunday morning. Lots & lots of Lingcod came home with all of the boats with several limiting on the toothy critters and of course the usual assortment of baskets full of rockfish and crabs. The picture above shows a picture of happy fishermen with there Lingcod catch. It was a beautiful day out there even though when we left it was thick fog and then a beautiful blue sky day until we came home where the fog came back in. A little bit of everything today. Tradewinds is proving that per rod we catch more Lingcod then any other office and you should see the number of Halibut that have been coming in here lately. Close to ten the in just the past few days. Why pay the $200+ fee to go offshore 30 miles in tough weather to bring home one small fish on average from 800 feet of water where we are getitng quite a few in 100 feet of water and less. Good day….

What kind of crab bait would you prefer

July 8, 2017

It was an interesting day with our boats catching lots of rockfish, quite a good number of Lingcod, 3-rather large Halibut, Salmon and Cabezon. If your looking for crab bait for your next fishing trip and dumping some crab pots we’ve got the bait of your choice. Other charter houses just have the bass carcass for you. Had some Tuna filleted out also today we got in Newport. Take your pick customers?

Saturday morning fishing report

From the radio chatter onboard the boats this morning it was a mixed bag of reports but everyone seemed to come home with hard working fisherman having decent catches of fish. One 6-pac home early with a rockfish limit, another 6-pac home with a Lingcod limit but not a limit of rockfish. The big boat fleet from what we heard had a slightly slower rockfish bite but still pretty good one just not what it has been. Crabbing remains really good depending on the boat between 5-8 per person. One of the large boats also came home with three very happy fishermen each of them catching a Halibut (see photo above).

Beautiful Friday. ocean

July 7, 2017

From the radio chatter it sounded like a good day out on the bottom fishing grounds with it sounding like limits on all boats on the rockfish but not a lot of information on the Lingcod catch. One of the 6-pac boats netted 10 of the 12 Lings needed and crabbing as it has been for weeks now was really good. Some are in real good shape where others are a little soft which is pretty common in these times of the year.

Coho salmon update

July 6, 2017

Heard that a small sport boat went out and got four Coho salmon today. No word on how many people were on the boat but at least there are some being caught. Possibly some good news (maybe).

Holiday fishing trip…one day early

July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July everyone and hope you all have a great day tomorrow.

Very windy down here today and tomorrow as well. The ocean was quite nautical this morning but as it does it mellowed out just as we began fishing up north and we all had really good trips both for rockfish and we heard a lot of Lingcod were on the hooks. The crab scores were between 50-100 crabs per boat depending on small to larger boats with more pots. Hopefully we will get out tomorrow and the ocean will be decent but not as the forecast is saying. There is lots of hope though as the forecast around here for the inshore bottom fishing ground is right maybe 1/3 of the time.

Sunday morning fishing

July 2, 2017

All boats were out and all boats had really good trips from all of the information we were given. Sounds like crabbing was terrific, the rockfish bite was good but not super, quite a few Lingcod on all of the boats along with a really nice Halibut on one of the 6-pac boats. Put it all together on a real nice ocean Sunday morning & it was a good day of fishing.

Good Saturday morning fishing

July 1, 2017

It was a good day for all of our boats Saturday morning and if radio chatter is true all of the boats had good rockfish catches as well as Lingcod in the fish totes this morning. No word on the crab catch report today.

Good fishing and crabbing Friday morning

June 30, 2017

All of the boats had good trips Friday morning with lots of rockfish caught and we were told some excellent crabbing on three of the boats with averages around 7-8 per person. Thats good crabbing. One boat reported lots of Lingcod in the bite today along with the usual rockfish. Cabezon season opens tomorrow where we are allowed one per person for the rest of the summer and fall periods.

Dirty water day

June 29, 2017

Had a really nice ocean to fish on today but from time to time in the summer months in particular we deal with brown water which is very hard to see down in any more then a few feet or less. Imagine the fish trying to see in it. When it happens the fishing is not bad but you really have to work at it to get the fish to see your bait. Those that worked hard at it this morning on all of the boat did really well. Not a lot of Lingcod biting today but the rockfish catch and the crabbing was really good.

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Need to make a reservation

June 28, 2017

Our reservation link on our website is not working right now and is being fixed so until we get it back on-line please call our office directly at 541-765-2345. Our agents in our office will take care of all your requests no matter if they are fishing or for whale watching. The Information Request link is still operational.

Quick limits today

Both boats out today found quick limits close to home and the folks had lots of fun catching lots of fish. It was a really nice day also on the ocean waters.

Tuesday morning fishing round-up

June 27, 2017

We had boats fishing in the deepwater today (inside 30-fathom curve) & boats in the shallow water catching a bunch of finning rockfish. The total catch today was limits all around the fleet on the rockfish but not very many Lingcod hit the filet table today. Crabbing from those we heard from was about 6-per person average.

Not many folks even in the sport boat fleet fishing for Salmon right now. Hopefully waiting for summer to progress and a few fish begin to migrate into the area.

Great ocean and good fishing

June 26, 2017

Had a number of boats out this morning and all of the boats reported really good rockfish bites with a slightly slower bite on the Lingcod. Crabbing sounded like it was really good on all of the boats.

Sunday fishing report

June 25, 2017

It was another great ocean day at least till the last few hours a southerly wind came up and made it a little choppy on the waters. It did not hurt the fishing as we had terrific rockfish bites on all of the boats out today which was all of them and the Lingcod bite was OK but not like it was the past few days. Typical of those toothy critters as they take-naps once in a while. The photo above shows one of a group that comes down and fishes twice a month with Tradewinds and they always seem happy and have a good time. Crabbing was really good this morning with one boat reporting 9-per person.

Salmon season open and the ocean is beautiful

June 24, 2017

It is a beautiful ocean out there today and we had great trips this morning from all of our boats with lots of rockfish, Lingcod and crabs caught this morning. We have three more boats out there this afternoon on this sunny warm Oregon Coast day.

No good news from the Salmon season opening day as I have to be truthful with our followers out there that it was shall we just call it a not very good opener. It is one of the lowest quota seasons we have ever had so I guess the biologists down at the ODFW know what might happen this summer. Lets hope it might improve.

Windy but great fishing

June 23, 2017

Took off in a really low minus tide Friday morning which made for numerous bumps in the road on the way out this morning but once past the entrance buoy things improved. Improved but still a little windy and bumpy. The rockfish bite up north was really good and even in the choppy-windy seas had a good number of Lingcod in the fish totes this morning. Crabbing sounded like at least five crabs per person and higher on one boat.

Windy with good fishing

June 22, 2017

The fishing was really good with a fairly decent Lingcod catch and limits of rockfish. No word on the crabbing today. The day was like the past few with windy conditions later in the morning which made for a choppy ride home. All suppose to be out of here by the weekend.

Fishing was Ok on Wednesday but what a windy day

June 21, 2017

The fishing produced about five rockfish around but only a few Lingcod bit the hooks on the morning trips. It was a very windy morning and after the first three hours it got quite nautical out there. The ocean forecast calls for one more day like today and then improvement for Friday and it looks like a decent weather weekend is shaping up to be pretty nice as of now. Crabbing today was really good with 6+ crabs per person.

Good Lingcod Tuesday

June 20, 2017

Had good fishing trips on Tuesday and it was reported not only a good rockfish bite but also plenty of Lingcod on the hooks today as well. Some were reported over 36 inches long also and those are big boys. Crabbing was also good with a little over 4 or 5 per person.

Fishing on a foggy day Monday

June 19, 2017

It is foggy down here today but the ocean is nice and the fish were biting on the mid-morning report from our boats. The couple in the picture above show off some of the Canary rockfish they caught early in the trip Monday morning.

What a day !!

June 18, 2017

No limits on Lingcod today but we had a good number of them. We had a terrific rockfish catch probably one of the better ones because of the variety we came home with today. We normally do limit the boat on on most days with the rockfish but today was a little special. We had unbelievable variety with big bass, really nice sized Canary rockfish, some super size Quilback, Yellowtail & Coppers. It made for some amazing looking fish baskets for the folks onboard. Some of us were fishing in the deep water somewhere around the 165 foot range. Not sure how the crabbing turned out today though. It was a great day.

Saturday morning fishing

June 17, 2017

All of our boats had successful trips on Saturday with rockfish limits, and a good number of Lingcod hit the filet tables with really good scores on the crabs as well. We had nice variety and size on the rockfish with the Lingcod being of decent size but nothing really big bit the hooks this morning. except for a few really nice hanger Lingcod reported.

This really nice Canary rockfish caught by this young man on Wednesday morning

June 14, 2017

Nice Canary rockfish caught Wednesday morning…we can have 7-of these now

The fish were getting ready for the storm

Really an interesting morning with a rather unusual summer time storm suppose to hit the area tomorrow with gale force winds upwards of 40 knots, rain and heavy seas. The fishing this morning was really slow until the last 2-hours with lots of fish showing but not many of them seemed to be hungry. Then in the last hour they must have decided to get some food in their bellies to guide them thru the storm and went on the bite. Our boats ended with really good Lingcod scores and lots of rockfish. The crabs are beginning to soften up as the molting season is upon us but still are worth the keep. We will see what happens in the next few weeks.

Nice ocean – great fishing & crabbing

June 13, 2017

Another really nice day on the waters off Depoe Bay and all of the boats we have were out today and all had really terrific trips with lots of rockfish caught and a really nice variety of Lingcod on all of the boats. The picture above shows a really nice COD caught on one of the Tradewinds boats the past two days. Crabbing was also good today with the best we could calculator up around five per person average. Summer is acting like it is already here except for this Thursday (windy-rainy & sounds like tough seas in the forecast).

Windy and choppy day

June 12, 2017

The day started off really nice then the offshore winds came up as they moved inshore and the ocean got really windy and quite choppy for about half of the five hour trip. Towards the end of the trip things really calmed down nicely but just before we got home up came the winds and ocean wind chop again. In the middle of all of this we had a good catching trip with all of the boats limiting on rockfish and lots of Lingcod. The picture above shows a young man and this close to ten pound Vermillion rockfish. Another good day today and sounds like rain on Thursday but nice ocean conditions clear thru The Weekend.

How about this Sunday morning COD

June 11, 2017

Good looking fish with one very large LINGCOD in center

Nice Vermillion rockfish

Great Sunday of fishing

All of our boats out Sunday came home with great catches with some really big fish caught. Limits of rockfish and a great crabbing day as well. We also caught one really large Halibut (picture above), one of the larger Lingcod we’ve seen in a long time and some really nice Vermillion rockfish. Good day all around.

Good fishing & excellent crabbing Saturday

June 10, 2017

All of the boats out fishing this morning had really good catches with lots of rockfish and quite a few Lingcod biting the hooks as well. Crabbing was also excellent with our small boat averaging around 6-per person and the larger boats were showing counts over 60+ per boat. Good day….

No Halibut but good bottom fishing & crabbing

June 7, 2017

Could not find any flat fish to bite this morning but did not try very long as we wanted to get to the bottom fish spots before the forecasted heavy winds came up in the afternoon. Well, the winds did in fact come up but not what was forecasted. We did really well on the bottom fish catching quite a number of Lingcod and lots of rockfish including one very large Tiger rockfish. The young lady on the crab puller in the photo above caught two Lingcod, the Tiger rockfish and helped in the crabbing adventure getting around 6 per person. Good day.

Lots of fish and a whole boatload of crabs

June 5, 2017

Lots of rockfish this morning with some really nice Lingcod but not a great amount of them going to the filet tables this morning., Crabbing was really good with one boat reporting 8-9 per passenger. It was a beautiful pre-summer morning and was really unusually warm out there as well.

Saturday fishing report

June 3, 2017

The word around the fleet was a terrific rockfish bite with a slower then average Lingcod bite Saturday morning. We also had plenty of crabs caught with most boats who reported in were talking about a 6-7 per person average catch today. Crabbing is warming up for the summer months.

Good fishing & crabbing today

June 2, 2017

It was a nice day on the ocean waters and real good fishing. The picture above shows a happy fisherman who caught this slightly over a 6-pound Canary. Biggest one the boat captain ever landed on his boat in his lifetime. What a beauty!!!. All of our boats got limits of rockfish and the Lingcod bite was a little bit off as to what it has been lately. We had fun catching lots of fish as we actually returned unharmed several dozen rockfish in our work towards finding a few more Lingcod. Crabbing was excellent today on one of the boats with a participant average of 8-per person.

Wednesday morning report

May 31, 2017

The rockfish bite was up, the Lingcod bite was down and the crabbing bite was up. The rockfish and the crabs really bit well today but the Lingcod bite was Ok but not as good as it was the past few days. Beautiful ocean with warm sunny skies out on the waters today.

Tuesday morning fishing report

May 30, 2017

The fish continue to bite both Lingcod and rockfish about halfway through our morning trip with a good catch already. Lots of rockfish and Lings including this lady showing off her really nice Cod she brought up from the bottom this morning.

Memorial Day fishing

May 29, 2017

We had two boats out before the Memorial Day annual Fleet of Flowers honoring our military folks out there past and present and both boats had great trips. One was home after about two hours with limits of both Lingcod and rockfish and the other came home a little early with limits of rockfish and lots of Lingcod. Just a great day. No word on the crabbing for today though it has been picking up some in the past few days. Not as many girl crabs and a few more boys in the mix.

Nice Lingcod caught Sunday morning

May 28, 2017

Rockfish limits morning and afternoon trips

May 27, 2017

Not a whole lot of information but the ocean outside the 1st buoy was really nice and no wind today which made it even nicer. The only report that we heard was that all of the boats out 1st an 2nd trips limited. Not sure what the Lingcod & crabbing bite was like but obviously the rockfish bite was really good.

This young man on the Mr Max caught his first Lingcod Saturday morning

Tough water this morning

May 23, 2017

We did get out and fished light tackle really close to home due to the forecast for windy weather. There was no swell so to speak but about an hour and a half into the trip the forecasted winds came up but by that time we were really close to a rockfish limit. We made one more drift in those conditions and got that rockfish limit and then came home. A few Cabezon caught but are out of season and no Lingcod for the day. Hopefully better tomorrow.

Lingcod & rockfish on the bite – crabbing slow

May 22, 2017

The day was beautiful and we had a nice ocean for the 1st half of the trips this morning then the winds came up and it became a little choppy out there. Still we had a really good fishing side of the trip with lots of Lingcod and rockfish caught on our boats out this morning. It was not all good fishing though as we only got around one maybe two crabs around per person this morning. Lots of girl crabs but not many of the boy ones that we can keep.

Another good day on the bottom fishing reefs

May 21, 2017

All of our boats available were out today and all had good Lingcod totals and all of the boats either limited on the rockfish or were really close. Crabbing averages were from boat to boat between 3 to 5 per person.

Another day another terrific fish catch

May 20, 2017

Not the greatest day out there especially at the start of the morning with quite a bit of wind which produced quite a bit of wind chop. The fish however did not seem to care as it was not a heavy bite but was consistent thru the morning. As the morning went on the ocean got much better and ended actually being really nice thank goodness. Lots of Lingcod in the catch for the whole fleet and one boat boated a limit of them. The rockfish catch was above 5 1/2 per rod for the whole fleet. Crabbing ranged from 25 for a 6-pac boat to close to fifty on the larger boats. Good day….

Another great weather day and fish catching

May 19, 2017

Our boat out today caught a limit rockfish and about 1.5 Lingcod per rod this morning. The ocean was beautiful and everyone had a great time on the trip including the lady above with her Quilback rockfish. Nice fish !! Over 55 crabs also were brought in for those on the boat who were crabbing.

Beautiful ocean and great fishing

May 18, 2017

Had a really nice sunny day on Thursday morning and the ocean was pretty much flat with very little wind. That meant lots of fun out there and the fish cooperated with lots of mouths open to bite on our hooks. Rockfish limits on all of the boats and one boat got a limit of Lingcod as well. One of the passengers in picture above caught this really nice 16 pound COD. Crabbing on all of the boats sounded like 3+ crabs per person.

Heres hoping the ocean forecast is correct

May 15, 2017

After a very bad winter and equally bad spring weather wise after tomorrow (Tuesday) the forecast for the close to shore ocean weather report looks really good for possibly as long as ten days or so. Lets hope it comes true and could be a good time to come down here and do some spring nice ocean condition fishing.

Fishing really good but crabbing a little slower

May 14, 2017

Our one boat out on Sunday morning had a terrific fishing trip with lots of rockfish caught and about one Lingcod around per person this morning. The crabbing was not as good this morning with about two per person with hundreds of female crabs we had to sort thru.

Ocean got a lot better in the afternoon

May 13, 2017

We did send one boat out in the afternoon hours as the ocean finally subsided after a very rough morning. They also had a good trip and caught quite a few fish. Next weeks ocean weather right now looks better most of the days (for now).

Very rough on Saturday

Would you like fishing on a 10+ foot swell with a moderate supply of wind chop on top of that, occasional pouring down rain and finally a very rough bar exit / entrance? If not you might of liked to have fished with Tradewinds as all of our boats opted to stay home for the day. It would not have been any fun at all out there. Sunday looks much better so see you tomorrow.

Another good Lingcod day

May 9, 2017

Another day another limit of Lingcod back to the Tradewinds docks with only 3-4 rockfish short of a total limit. Nice ocean today and the bad weather forecasted for this weekend seems to be sounding better so lets all keep our fingers crossed. Crabbing today produced a 3-crab average.

Lingcod really on the bite

May 8, 2017

If you like fishing for Lingcod now might be as good of a time there is going to be as for the 2nd day in a row the Tradewinds boats came home with a whole slew of them. They are really biting and over half of them are really nice sized ones. One boat today had to release around 15-20 legal sized ones as the boat already had a limit for everyone. The rockfish came in a little slower but limits were had on them as well. Crabs came home a little over 3-per person.

Sunday morning fishing report

May 7, 2017

A nice ocean made for a really good fishing trip on Sunday morning with over 20 Lingcod caught on the boat along with a decent catch of rockfish as well. No crab report but some nice Lingcod pictures on the filet table before they were taken by the filet knife above.

Good day on the fishing grounds

May 3, 2017

Had a decent day out on the waters this morning on the Morning Star with no limit catches but pretty close on every pole as the totes displayed a good all around catch of fish. The crabbing was also decent with a 3.5 crabs per person. Nice ocean with little wind but pretty misty and foggy all morning.

Nice Lingcod caught Sunday morning

April 30, 2017

No swell but some wind out there today

Not quite as nice as Saturday but it was a bright sunny day with virtually no swell but some wind chop on the Pacific this morning but the fish did not mind. Had limits on all of our boats today along with some really nice Lingcod as well. The picture above is a really beautiful Canary rockfish (I believe) caught on the Morning Star this morning. Sounds like some nice spring weather at least the next 3-4 days so if interested in some mid-week bottom fishing Tradewinds is the spot.

Great ocean & Great fishing

April 29, 2017

Lots of fun on the waters Saturday morning with lots of boats out on the pond for Tradewinds and all came back in with good catches of Lingcod and rockfish. One of the vessels caught a limit of Lingcod in the first hour of the trip. A few of those COD on display in the picture above. Sounds like crabbing is picking up as normal as the ocean improves and we get closer to summer.

Free fishing weekend this coming weekend

April 17, 2017

This upcoming weekend April 22nd and 23rd is Oregon free fishing weekend. No license needed. Good time to not only go fishing but save some money on that license. Give us a call.

Summer & Fall Salmon seasons set

April 11, 2017

The PFMC along with the ODFW have set the 2017 ocean Salmon seasons in their meetings this week. The Chinook season already open since March 15th will run thru October 31st.

The mark-selective season will have a rather low quota of 18,000 adipose fin clipped Coho Salmon opening of June 24th and run thru July 31st or until quota is caught.

The non-selective season with no fin clips necessary has a quota of 6,000 Coho Salmon and will open September 2nd and run thru September 30th or until the quota is caught.

Had great fishing Tuesday

Weather thru the weekend not looking good

April 5, 2017

Had all of our boats out Tuesday and all came home with really good scores both on the rockfish and the Lingcod. Two of our boats also did really well on the crab counts. That is a good thing to see after a slow start to crabbing so far this spring.

Not good news on the ocean weather report as lots of wind and rain will really make the ocean waters rough it seems by the reports into the first of next week. Hopefully that will change.

Nice Lingcod caught on the Sunrise

April 3, 2017

The results we heard about were really good

April 1, 2017

Only two boats reported in and those two limited on the rockfish and one of them also limited on the Lingcod including the skipper. It was a nice ocean although misty most of the morning. Crabbing ranged from possibly 1.5 to 2 per person to. much worse then that. Just the time of year where we have seen some average catches to very poor. This also as we get closer to summer will improve greatly.

Showing off some really nice Friday morning Lingcod

March 31, 2017

Sunny day with great fishing

Did not hear all of the reports as we had every one of our boats out this morning totally full but it sounded like what was being said on the radios that it was a good day for all of the boats. Heard lots of rockfish were being caught and a really nice number of Lingcod hitting the filet tables as well. These new rockfish guidelines put out from the ODFW really are kinda cool. You have to take a course in trying to understand what you can keep and what you can’t keep and how many you can keep but if you like variety you will like this. We can keep every rockfish out there except for the Yelloweye rockfish. There are limits on all of them but you get a really nice variety of fish if your fishing up north off of Lincoln City. Really nice colorful fish totes coming from up there. Crabbing is still unpredictable as it normally is this time of year as we wait for the crabs to move into more shallow water but the folks are getting some to take home. Another nice day scheduled for tomorrow before the weather predicted to blow up again for Sunday.

Mr Max on his return

March 30, 2017

The Mr Max is just a few short days away from beginning to run fishing trips once again. The boat was wrapped in a plastic bubble for the past 4-5 months having a brand new floor, etc done to the boat. In the winter months around here if you want to get anything done you better keep the work area completely dry. The picture above shows the dismantling of the plastic bubble which as you can see rolled up on the dock along with the countless support items made out of 2×4’s and PVC pipe. It was quite a job but in about a week after his Coast Guard inspection and cleaning up the Mr Max will be ready for his loyal following.

Ocean weather update

March 28, 2017

Stay away from tomorrow (Wednesday) as sounds just miserable tomorrow but improving a lot on Thursday with the best days looking like Friday and Saturday. Sunday looks not real nice as of right now.

Quite a day on the ocean Monday morning

March 27, 2017

It was a tough day out on the bottom fishing grounds Monday morning unless you like rain, wind and moderate seas. This group from Idaho in the picture above still had a great time despite the conditions and though total fish counts were not provided they caught lots of fish. Believe it or not some of the best scores come on some of these marginal oceans. Don’t think they crabbed out there this morning so no report there.

Quite a day on the ocean Monday morning

It was a tough day out on the bottom fishing grounds Monday morning unless you like rain, wind and moderate seas. This group from Idaho in the picture above still had a great time despite the conditions and though total fish counts were not provided they caught lots of fish. Believe it or not some of the best scores come on some of these marginal oceans. Don’t think they crabbed out there this morning so no report there.

Quite a day on the ocean Monday morning

It was a tough day out on the bottom fishing grounds Monday morning unless you like rain, wind and moderate seas. This group from Idaho in the picture above still had a great time despite the conditions and though total fish counts were not provided they caught lots of fish. Believe it or not some of the best scores come on some of these marginal oceans. Don’t think they crabbed out there this morning so no report there.

Choppy waters but decent fishing

March 25, 2017

Oregon Spring Break began today and all of our boats out today had decent to good catches but had to battle choppy seas but all onboard went home with some nice filets. One of our boats limited on the rockfish and came close to a limit of Lingcod where the others caught 5+rockfish around and had some nice Lingcod also. Crabbing like it has been so far this year a little slow but we had between 1.5 & 2.5 crabs per passenger depending on the boat.

Wet but the fish were really biting

March 20, 2017

As long as you had rain gear all was well as the fish did not seem to mind the wet weather as the crew onboard the Mariner Monday morning caught a limit of rockfish and came home just two Lingcod short of a total limit of those critters as well. One of the passengers onboard displays (above) one of his Ling’s up at the filet station after the trip. Those onboard crabbing enjoyed a little better success today taking home 4- per person. Good Day !!

Nice day & good fishing

March 19, 2017

The Morning Star represented Tradewinds out on the bottom fishing grounds Sunday morning and the crew came home with a nice catch. The information we heard was very close to a rockfish limit and about a half limit of Lingcod like the one you see in the picture above. Did not hear any crab report but it has been a little on the slow side which it can be this time of year. That will improve as we get the thousands of commercial crab pots off the waters which is beginning to happen now.

Nice ocean Sunday produced some good fishing results

March 12, 2017

Both the Morning Star and the Mariner were out on the water Sunday morning and both had really good trips by the reports and had limits or close to limits on rockfish and had a really nice assortment of Lingcod as well. Crabbing was a little pokey as it sometimes is this time of year as it normally picks up by springtime.

We got ‘er in

March 9, 2017

Went out this morning on a decent ocean but as it sometimes does it began to build during the trip. The Morning Star had a really tough crew who braved the elements later in the trip, came home a little early with just a few fish short of a rockfish limit and some nice Lingcod. This time of year you get out when you can and brave some ocean weather from time to time. The ocean weather is slowly however beginning to turn towards spring after a really tough winter.

Thursday fishing Report

February 23, 2017

The Morning Star got out on a really nice ocean and had reasonable success with the fish count. Reasonable today means a limit of rockfish as well as a limit of Lingcod. Great Trip!! March is just about a week away which is the official-unofficial start to the 2017 season and you will find our office open longer hours as we start running trips on the many days coming forward which will have nice ocean weather. To say the least, it has been a rough winter…weather wise. Call our office directly @ 541-765-2345 on the reservation book if you want to get on the boat and start to replenish your fish freezer. See ya on our next trip.

Springtime fast approaching

February 13, 2017

Our office is open daily on good weather days on limited office hours and a good time to call us is after 10am in the morning. Our office will re-open full time daily beginning March 1st and all of our six boats will be available by the end of March. Right now the Morning Star and the Mariner are running fishing trips and whale watch excursions with the Sunrise, SeaSon, Mr Max and the Kimberly Ann sometime from mid-March to the end of March. As the weather improves as Spring approaches we will be gearing up for the 2017 season.

Tradewinds does not run offshore Halibut trips due to the cost of the trip for the fisherman and the 1-fish limit. We will be running inshore Halibut charters which opens June 1st. Tuna trips will be starting up very late June thru September and we expect to find out about any Salmon season we might have by mid-April. Bottom fishing as well as crabbing combos are running year around.

Hope to see you at Tradewinds in 2017.

Saturday morning February fishing

February 11, 2017

The Morning Star had a really successful fishing trip on Saturday morning, February 11th, as we finally got out once again on a nice winter ocean day of which there have not been very many the past few months. Things show hopefully signs of improving and we are hopeful as we get into the month of March and closer to Spring that ocean conditions will improve. We had a bunch of Lingcod onboard and just short of a full limit of rockfish for the folks on the boat this morning. We also brought home an average of 3 1/2 crabs per passenger a good score this time of year. Lets hope for good ocean weather in our future.

Want to go fishing this Saturday

January 13, 2017

Putting together a trip tomorrow morning to go bottom fishing and talked to a friend who was out there three days this month and the rockfish and lingcod bite he told me was really good. Give our office a call probably after 10am this morning and get a spot on the boat and get in some good winter fishing. Also heard the ocean weather is suppose to be really good by todays forecast.