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Daily Fishing Report 2017


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:
Happy New Year

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