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Florida Keys Hurricane Update & Fishing Report – November 2022

There is never a dull moment here in the Florida Keys, especially during hurricane season. With only a few days left before the Hurricane season ends, we can only hope that Mother Nature abides by the schedule. Hurricane Ian First, we had Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 Hurricane with wind gusts up to 140mph. We experienced high winds and a lot of rain when it passed through. The storm meant no fishing for a few days. There was also some destruction in the town, such as lost dockage, but it was much worse for other parts of Florida. [...]

2022 Mission Fishin’ Event

Every year we look forward to seeing our friends from Mission Fishin' and spending time on the water with them. We just had the honor of hosting this wonderful organization again last week. For those unfamiliar, Mission Fishin' is a fantastic organization founded by Mr. Tony Davis with the help of marine artist and fishing enthusiast Mr. RJ Boyle. Tony started the organization to put a smile on the faces of foster children, children with special needs, their caretakers, and their families. One way to do this is to take them out on the water to [...]

November 11th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Videos|Tags: |

All About Sailfish – Facts About Atlantic Sailfish

Winter is nearly here, and besides the holidays, there is another gift we have to look forward to down here in the Florida Keys; The Atlantic Sailfish! The Sailfish is undoubtedly the quintessential sportfish of the Florida Keys. Not many species of fish can get an angler's heart racing like having a Sailfish on the line. No matter how many Sailfish our Captains and Crews catch and release Sailfish, it never gets old; it is always exciting and fun. But how much do we really know about the Atlantic Sailfish? Atlantic Vs Pacific First, let us differentiate the [...]

October 24th, 2022|Categories: Blackfin Tuna, Florida Keys Fishing Charters|Tags: |

Florida Keys Hurricane Season Update & Fishing Report

It's starting to feel like Fall in the Florida Keys. Since that awful Hurricane Ian blew past us, temperatures have dropped to the mid to high 70's, and winds are blowing out of the North. Changes in the weather pattern like this are typical this time of year. But the hurricane seems to have brought the change more abruptly than in previous years. Hurricane Report Hurricane Ian caused massive amounts of damage throughout Florida, including Fort Myers and Cape Coral, one of the hardest hit areas in Lee County. Sanibel island was cut-off from the mainland when the [...]

October 7th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef, Yellowtail Snapper|Tags: , |

Greater Amberjack Tag and Release Program

Seriola Dumerili, AJ, Reef Donkey, Rock Salmon, Yellow trevally, Jenny Lind. Whatever you call it, the Greater Amberjack is a special fish. It's funny how iconic species of fish that have a significant impact on the lives of us humans seem to go by so many names. The Greater Amberjack is just that; it is the unsung hero of both the commercial and charter fishing industry.  Commercial Value Greater Amberjack is fished commercially throughout the South Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico and is often served in restaurants. The species doesn't get much credit; it is [...]

September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Amberjack, Main Attraction, Videos|

Two-Day Florida Keys Fall Fishing Charter Camp – November 2022

Are you ready to learn our techniques for fishing the Florida Keys in the Fall? Well, if this sparks your interest, read on! The temperature in the Florida Keys begins to cool in October. While we won't see snow anytime soon, the winds will shift, and the water temperature will drop. This change in conditions will create excellent fishing opportunities for us, including species we don't see in the summer. With this in mind, we are excited to announce another Two-Day fish Camp! Our 2022 Fall fish camp will be held on Friday, November 11th, and Saturday, [...]

September 8th, 2022|Categories: Fishing Camp, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Reef|

A Florida Keys Summer Dolphinfish Story

On July 17th, 2022, Captain Marty Lewis was a man on a mission. That mission was to help Vinny Yeager, age 66, catch his first Dolphinfish (Mahi-Mahi). Just eight months before, Vinny had the trip of a lifetime along with his son Nick aboard the very same vessel. Captain Marty helped Vinny catch his first Sailfish. In fact, Vinny also caught his second and third Sailfish that day! Main Attraction Co-Owner Katie Lewis enjoyed the article and video about the trip as well as receiving positive feedback on it from her customers. Katie decided a summer [...]

August 16th, 2022|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Main One, Videos|

Summer Camp July 2022 Fishing Report

Summer Camp July 2022 Fishing Report Our Summertime Fish Camp was officially wrapped up last week and we are thrilled to report it was a success! Our Fish camps are designed for anglers to gain more experience and hands-on training learning how to tie knots, rig baits, and catch fish. Each fish camp has a three-day window, fishing two days, with an extra day on reserve, in case there are weather issues. Another cool feature of the camp is we bring along a professional photographer, to capture photos and video. The images and video are used [...]

August 8th, 2022|Categories: Fishing Camp, Florida Keys Fishing Charters|Tags: |

A Local Florida Keys Fish Story

Living in the Florida Keys gives you more than beautiful views and great fishing. You also get to develop small-town relationships with the locals, especially if you have lived here for many years. Captain Marty Lewis, now in his early 40s, has lived in the Keys since he was a teenager. Throughout the years, Marty has developed solid relationships with other locals, such as Ms. Donna Hart. Donna caught her first Sailfish many years ago with Captain Marty. Due to volunteering her time at local fishing tournaments, Ms. Hart is known by numerous fishing professionals and anglers. [...]

July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Grouper, Sailfish|Tags: |

The “Secret” to Successful Deep Drop Fishing Trips in the Florida Keys

When our customers mention deep drop fishing or deep dropping, they are often referring to swordfishing. Although a Swordfish is an incredible trophy and great to eat, many other creatures of the deep are also fun to catch and delicious to eat. At Main Attraction, we consider fishing for any species in depths over 500 feet to be deep dropping. This will be the 6th installment of our "Secrets To Success" article series. We sat down with Captain Marty Lewis, who runs our 49' flagship, the Main One, and asked him about his deep dropping techniques. [...]

June 27th, 2022|Categories: Bottomfishing, Grouper, Secrets to Success|Tags: |

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