Captain Marty fishes nearly everyday of the year, even on his days off! His favorite fish to target are Sailfish and Cobia.
Captain Marty Lewis was born in Fort Myers and raised in Immokalee, Florida. He spent his summers vacationing in the Florida Keys with his family. When he was 15 years old, his father moved the family to the Florida Keys to operate a fishing charter business. At a young age, his love for fishing and being on the ocean was very apparent, and anytime he wasn’t in school, you would find Marty on a boat. Eventually, Marty acquired his Captain license and began running a boat for the Main Attraction while enrolled in marine mechanics school.
Captain Marty has always had an amazing work ethic. Despite the hard work and long days, Marty loves what he does. Fishing is not just fun, it requires long hours and working weekends and holidays. A typical day starts off catching live bait at dawn, preparing the boats to fish, a full day on the water, processing the client’s fish, cleaning the boat, and fixing any issues from that day. Anyone who knows Captain Marty would describe him as a hard worker, and someone who lives to fish.
Captain Marty has won countless Sailfish and Mahi tournaments throughout the years, as well as several for Swordfish and Tarpon. Back in 2005, he set the Keys record of catching 36 sailfish in one day, which was unheard of at the time. In 2018 he caught 61 sailfish in one day. Now, as of Easter Sunday 2020, he holds the FL Keys record of 70 Sailfish caught and released in one day.
In 2017, literally weeks before Hurricane Irma devastated the FL Keys, Marty decided to buy the family business, Main Attraction Sportfishing. Needless to say, he was off to a very challenging start. After several hard months of clean up and repairs he was back in operation and ready to take on the fishing world. Marty is responsible for producing the fish, maintaining the vessels, and keeping the clients happy on their charters.
In January 2022, Marty became co-owner of the Marathon Sailfish Marina with his wife Katie.