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Florida Keys Fishing Report – May 2022

How is it May already? This year is flying by as summertime fishing is already right around the corner. May 1st is a special day for us in the Florida Keys because it's the opening day of the eight-month-long Grouper season! May 1st is nearly a holiday for many anglers, with the ultimate goal being to get their limit on the first day. Grouper Update Captain Alex and first mate Steve had a three-quarter day charter with Laura Kennedy and her friends on May 1st opening day of the season. They had a blast, catching four nice [...]

2022 Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament

2022 Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament Last weekend was one for the books! The 1st Annual Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament was held in Marathon, Florida Keys. This non-profit organization was established by Main Attraction co-owner, Katie Lewis. The tournament aims to showcase local talent, bring a much-needed sailfish tournament to Marathon, and raise money for a fantastic cause. This year’s charity of choice was Mission Fishin, a south Florida-based charity that helps special needs children and their families get out on the water and fish, take boat rides, and eco-tours.  All four of Main Attraction’s vessels were registered to [...]

Two-Day Florida Keys Summer Fishing Charter Camp – July 2022

We had such a blast hosting our spring fish camp that we have decided to do a summertime fish camp! The summer brings calmer seas and winds, which is excellent news because typically, we need to head further offshore to catch fish this time of year. So we switch gears in the summer and spend most of our time offshore. The winter/spring gusty winds have subsided by May, allowing us to travel far enough to target deep-sea pelagic and bottom-dwelling fish. We still monitor the weather because we occasionally see fronts or tropical systems in the summertime. Dates [...]

April 14th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Reef|

Spring Camp March 2022 Fishing Report

Spring Camp March 2022 Fishing Report The Main Attraction two-day fish camp is a hands-on experience designed to teach anglers how our crews catch fish. Recently we had a springtime edition scheduled for March 4th and 5th. Unfortunately, a few days before the camp was due to start, it was clear the weather would be a problem, so we decided to move it to another weekend that would allow for calmer winds and seas. Unfortunately, we had three participants who could not make the new camp date, but we wanted to take advantage of the March [...]

March 28th, 2022|Categories: Fishing Camp, Florida Keys Fishing Charters|Tags: |

Florida Keys Fishing Report – March 2022

It sure has been a windy winter in the Florida Keys! We have been experiencing winds from 15 mph to 30mph these past few weeks. Although we run larger boats which allows us to fish in a wider variety of conditions, not everyone enjoys the rocking motion caused by the taller waves. Having to shuffle and reschedule trips due to the weather is an unfortunate but necessary task when running a fishing charter in the Keys. Despite these weather-related challenges, the fishing has been consistently good, and we are excited for the official start of spring which is just [...]

March 17th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Sailfish, Yellowtail Snapper|Tags: |

Establishing Long-Term Relationships in the Fishing Charter Business

If the very mention of sportfishing in the Florida Keys makes your face light up and gets your adrenaline pumping, you have something special in common with our crew members and repeat customers. We love to fish, and we especially love to fish with the fantastic clients we have built relationships with over the years. Whether fishing with an individual or a family, a first-time client is an opportunity to build a long-term relationship. Many of our clients come to the Florida Keys frequently or live here for at least part of the year. We have watched many of [...]

February 19th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters|

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp – March 2022

Main Attraction is happy to announce our latest Fishing Camp program! Friday, March 18th, and Saturday, March 19th, 2022, is our Two-Day Spring Fishing Camp. This program is for clients who want to learn first-hand about the techniques we utilize for catching various species in the Florida Keys. Being able to correctly identify the fishing conditions on any given day help a Captain know what species they should target. This fishing camp will focus on that, which means you will likely target various species over the two days. Get as involved as you would like to be! [...]

January 26th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Reef|

Main Attraction Moves To Marathon Sailfish Marina

With the New Year comes some exciting news for the Main Attraction family! No, we are not expecting any babies, but Captain Marty and Katie have recently purchased a 13-slip marina! We are excited to announce that Marathon Sailfish Marina is the new home of Main Attraction Sportfishing Charters. For the past three decades, Key Colony Beach Marina has been our docking home, and by our estimates, we've fished somewhere between 150-180 thousand people out of that marina! Since Hurricane Irma hit the Keys in 2017, the Key Colony Beach Marina has been up for sale. Over the [...]

January 15th, 2022|Categories: Main Attraction, Main One|

A Florida Keys Winter Sailfish Story

On the morning of December 6th, Captain Marty Lewis and Mate Lance Doire pulled out of the Marina aboard the Main One on a mission. To help Vinny Yeager, age 66, fulfill a lifelong dream to catch a Sailfish. Vinny is no stranger to fishing; he spent most of his life fishing on the Long Island Sound and taking fishing vacations in Cape May. After moving to Florida in 2013 to retire, Vinny switched to fishing in the lakes and canals of his home in Melbourne, vacationing in the Florida Keys. But somehow, after all these years, [...]

December 20th, 2021|Categories: Main One, Sailfish, Videos|

All About The Yellowtail Snapper – Facts About Florida Keys Yellowtail

Well, it's that time of year again, time to catch Yellowtail Snapper! Earlier this year, we published The “Secret” to Successful Yellowtail Fishing Trips in the Florida Keys, which was focused on how to catch Yellowtail and have a great reef fishing trip. Today instead, we will focus on the Yellowtail Snapper itself because while most of us know they are beautiful looking and delicious to eat, there is much more to learn about this fascinating species of fish. Location, Location, Location Yellowtail Snappers (Ocyurus chrysurus) can be found in the Atlantic ocean along the East Coast of [...]

November 20th, 2021|Categories: Reef, Yellowtail Snapper|

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