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Ling Cod Fishing
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Daily Fishing Report 2017


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
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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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