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Daily Fishing Report 2017

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Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 15:28
Current Report:
Sometimes success is about WHERE
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.


Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 07:36
Current Report:
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.


Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:08
Current Report:
Quick morning
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.


Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 17:21
Current Report:
A little swell but good fishing
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.


Date: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 18:36
Current Report:

Quite a fish


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.



Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 16:25
Current Report:
A few other issues
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.


Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 19:50
Current Report:
Good catch report around the fleet Tuesday morning
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.


Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 12:53
Current Report:

Good day around the fleet


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.



Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:46
Current Report:

"Cod-Zilla


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.



Date: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 17:36
Current Report:
Beautiful day and very decent catching on Friday morning
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.


Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 14:56
Current Report:

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



Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 14:54
Current Report:

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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.



Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 20:08
Current Report:
Lings on the bite
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.


Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 13:10
Current Report:

Got a rare fishing report & Nice Lingcod pic
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!!



Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 12:24
Current Report:
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.


Date: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 13:15
Current Report:
Slower day on the bottom fishing grounds
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?


Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 16:24
Current Report:
Hot in the valleys & windy on the coast
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.


Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 17:13
Current Report:
A nice ocean day with mixed fishing results
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.



Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 17:42
Current Report:
Not a lot of info today ... Tuna tomorrow
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.



Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 17:39
Current Report:

Beautiful ocean Thursday


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!!!



Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 19:00
Current Report:
Windy beginning turned into nice ocean
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.


Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 18:08
Current Report:
We did get out today
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.


Date: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 13:08
Current Report:
Take a day off
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.


Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 14:09
Current Report:

YES folks, another HALIBUT


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.



Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 16:33
Current Report:
Very busy Saturday
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.


Date: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 15:09
Current Report:

Really good salmon fishing folks


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.



Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 13:58
Current Report:

Lis the whale capitol & also Tradewinds the Halibut capitol


Yes, Tradewinds caught another one (PICTURE AB9VE) 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.



Date: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 13:44
Current Report:

How about this couple showing off this beautiful Lingcod




Date: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 13:41
Current Report:

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.



Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 13:25
Current Report:

Another great sized Halibut on a Tradewinds bottom fishing trip

We have the magic spot folks




Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 13:23
Current Report:

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.



Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 18:11
Current Report:

Lots of colors from this group on Saturday afternoon




Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 18:09
Current Report:

A couple of nice Lingcod off Saturday morning trips




Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 15:05
Current Report:
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.


Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 14:56
Current Report:

Beautiful Ocean - more Halibut


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!!



Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 14:48
Current Report:

Beautiful Ocean - more Halibut


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!!



Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:30
Current Report:

Not HOT fishing but it was steady


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.



Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 13:01
Current Report:
Salmon showing up in much better numbers
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 !!


Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 12:58
Current Report:

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.



Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 14:57
Current Report:
Nice ocean - good fishing on Tuesday
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...


Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 14:56
Current Report:
Nice ocean - good fishing on Tuesday
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...


Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 19:01
Current Report:
Salmon update
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.


Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:46
Current Report:
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.


Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 13:22
Current Report:

How about this 55lb beauty




Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 13:21
Current Report:

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....



Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 15:54
Current Report:
What kind of crab bait would you prefer
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?


Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 12:46
Current Report:

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).



Date: Friday, July 7, 2017 at 14:46
Current Report:
Beautiful Friday. ocean
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.


Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 13:54
Current Report:
Coho salmon update
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).


Date: Monday, July 3, 2017 at 15:59
Current Report:

Holiday fishing trip

....one day early


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.



Date: Monday, July 3, 2017 at 15:58
Current Report:

Holiday fishing trip

....one day early


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.



Date: Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 17:43
Current Report:
Sunday morning fishing
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.


Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 15:24
Current Report:
Good Saturday morning fishing
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.


Date: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 17:10
Current Report:
Good fishing and crabbing Friday morning
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.


Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 16:12
Current Report:
Dirty water day
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.


Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 05:16
Current Report:
The Reservation site is back up and running
The RESERVATION link on the website is back up and running. We hope it will stay running as we design a totally NEW & better website coming soon.


Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 18:42
Current Report:
Need to make a reservation ?
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Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 18:39
Current Report:
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.



Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 13:17
Current Report:
Tuesday morning fishing round-up
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.



Date: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 16:53
Current Report:
Great ocean and good fishing
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.


Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 16:13
Current Report:

Sunday fishing report


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.



Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 13:21
Current Report:
Salmon season open and the ocean is beautiful
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.



Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 at 15:37
Current Report:
Windy but great fishing
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.


Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 17:53
Current Report:
Windy with good fishing
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.


Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 16:16
Current Report:
Fishing was Ok on Wednesday but what a windy day
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.


Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 17:31
Current Report:
Good Lingcod Tuesday
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.


Date: Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:54
Current Report:

Fishing on a foggy day Monday


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.



Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 19:18
Current Report:
What a day !!
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.


Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 16:33
Current Report:
Saturday morning fishing
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.


Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 14:04
Current Report:

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




Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 14:03
Current Report:

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




Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 13:53
Current Report:
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.


Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 14:34
Current Report:

Nice ocean - great fishing & crabbing


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).



Date: Monday, June 12, 2017 at 13:27
Current Report:

Windy and choppy day


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.



Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 19:50
Current Report:

How about this Sunday morning "COD"




Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 16:23
Current Report:

Good looking fish with one very large LINGCOD in center




Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 16:22
Current Report:

Nice Vermillion rockfish




Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 16:20
Current Report:

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.



Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 15:01
Current Report:

Good fishing & excellent crabbing Saturday


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....



Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 16:00
Current Report:

No Halibut but good bottom fishing & crabbing


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.



Date: Monday, June 5, 2017 at 16:13
Current Report:
Lots of fish and a whole boatload of crabs
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.


Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 16:42
Current Report:
Saturday fishing report
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.


Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 at 15:27
Current Report:

Good fishing & crabbing today


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.



Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 13:43
Current Report:
Wednesday morning report
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.


Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:42
Current Report:

Tuesday morning fishing report


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.



Date: Monday, May 29, 2017 at 13:43
Current Report:
Memorial Day fishing
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.


Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 14:18
Current Report:

Nice Lingcod caught Sunday morning




Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 16:59
Current Report:
Rockfish limits morning and afternoon trips
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.


Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 14:57
Current Report:

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



Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 17:01
Current Report:
Tough water this morning
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.


Date: Monday, May 22, 2017 at 15:19
Current Report:
Lingcod & rockfish on the bite - crabbing slow
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.


Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 16:15
Current Report:
Another good day on the bottom fishing reefs
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.


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 15:44
Current Report:

Another day another terrific fish catch


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....



Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 15:52
Current Report:

Another great weather day and fish catching


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.



Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 13:48
Current Report:

Beautiful oceaN and great fishing


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.



Date: Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:22
Current Report:
Heres hoping the ocean forecast is correct
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.


Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 12:58
Current Report:
Fishing really good but crabbing a little slower
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.


Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 17:33
Current Report:
Ocean got a lot better in the afternoon

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).



Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 13:51
Current Report:
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.



Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 14:59
Current Report:
Another good Lingcod day

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.



Date: Monday, May 8, 2017 at 12:40
Current Report:
Lingcod really on the bite

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.



Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 12:29
Current Report:

Sunday morning fishing report


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.



Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 14:15
Current Report:
Good day on the fishing grounds

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.



Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 13:41
Current Report:

Nice Lingcod caught Sunday morning




Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 13:34
Current Report:

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.



Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 15:45
Current Report:

Great ocean & Great fishing


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.



Date: Monday, April 17, 2017 at 13:09
Current Report:
Free fishing weekend this coming weekend

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.



Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 13:42
Current Report:
Summer & Fall Salmon seasons set

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.



Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 13:38
Current Report:
Summer & Fall Salmon seasons set

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.



Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 18:39
Current Report:
Had great fishing Tuesday

Weather thru the weekend not looking good

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.



Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 at 18:10
Current Report:

Nice Lingcod caught on the Sunrise




Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 14:48
Current Report:
The results we heard about were really good

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.



Date: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 17:28
Current Report:

Showing off some really nice Friday morning Lingcod




Date: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 15:28
Current Report:
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.



Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:11
Current Report:

Mr Max on his return


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 2x4'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.



Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 15:45
Current Report:
Ocean weather update

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.



Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:57
Current Report:

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.



Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:56
Current Report:

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.



Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:54
Current Report:

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.



Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 18:48
Current Report:
Choppy waters but decent fishing

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.



Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 14:36
Current Report:



Date: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 14:35
Current Report:

Wet but the fish were really biting


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 !!



Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 14:36
Current Report:

Nice day & good fishing

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.



Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 15:43
Current Report:
Nice ocean Sunday produced some good fishing results

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.



Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:36
Current Report:
We got 'er in

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.



Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 13:13
Current Report:

Thursday fishing Report

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.



Date: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 13:20
Current Report:
Springtime fast approaching

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.



Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 20:21
Current Report:

Saturday morning February fishing

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.



Date: Friday, January 13, 2017 at 05:18
Current Report:
Want to go fishing this Saturday

Putting together a trip tomorrow morning (1/14) 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(s) on the boat and get in some good winter fishing. Also heard the ocean weather is suppose to be really good by todays forecast.



Date: Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10:58
Current Report:
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