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Florida Keys Reef Fishing May 2024 – Birthday Edition

EEvery year on Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, our very own Katie Lewis gathers her girlfriends for an annual fishing trip.  May 5th is also Katie’s birthday so she looks forward to this trip every year. You would think she fishes all the time, but sadly that is not the case! Usually, she's busy fielding calls, booking clients, and preparing them for their fishing adventures. Despite the windy forecast of 10-20 mph winds from the East, Katie decided to celebrate by taking her girlfriends fishing. She advised anyone with a weak stomach to take seasick [...]

May 22nd, 2024|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters|Tags: , |

2024 Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament Recap

April is an exciting month for us in the Keys; sailfish season is in swing and  it's the 3rd annual Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament, founded by our very own Katie Lewis. Main One and Main Attraction both signed up with returning clients and teams, ready to battle with Marathon's finest. The Main One team anglers was Mark Busch and his friend, John Dedinsky from Ohio and Alexis Bowcock from Georgia. Captain Marty was at the helm, with Captain Ben Zdan as the mate. Many of you remember Mark Busch since he fishes with Captain Marty 6 months out [...]

May 14th, 2024|Categories: Billfish, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: , |

Florida Keys Spring Fishing Report – April 2024

What a rollercoaster of a week it's been! Last weekend, our plans took a hit as we had to call off a charter due to relentless rain and strong winds. Unfortunately, our client was only in town for those days when the weather turned sour. The ocean resembled a frothy milkshake, with menacing storms unleashing thunder and lightning. When weather-bound, most of the crew usually heads home for some extra rest. However, Captain Marty Lewis saw an opportunity amidst the setback. He decided to tackle some overdue boat maintenance and replenish our tackle inventory at Cudjoe [...]

April 12th, 2024|Categories: Billfish, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore, Sailfish, Wreck Fishing|Tags: , |

Florida Keys Spring Fishing Report – March 2024

When it comes to fishing in the Florida Keys, March is one of the busiest months of the year, and we happily embrace it! Recently, we've had the pleasure of hosting many spring breakers and their families, who have been fortunate to experience the outstanding, consistent fishing we have been enjoying. Yellowtail Snapper The Florida Keys are a special place to fish because of the variety of species available, and spring is no exception. On the Reef, the Yellowtail Snapper bite is consistent this time of year, and we even get to catch very [...]

Main Attraction IFC Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament 2024

Sailfish Tournament season is in full swing! In December, we fished the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament , which is leg one of the 2024 Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series. Then we fished the 2024 Fish For Holly Sailfish Tournament . Now we are back with more fishing tournament updates! 2024 Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament On January 17, 2024, Team Main Attraction fished the second leg of the Gold Cup Series, the Islamorada Fishing Club tournament Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament. The team was fired up and ready to get back together. Our competitive [...]

February 12th, 2024|Categories: Main One, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: , |

2024 Fish For Holly Sailfish Tournament

Now that the holidays are behind us, it is time to focus on Sailfish! We started 2024 with one of the first Sailfish Tournaments of the new year, The Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament out of Islamorada. Main Attraction owners Captain Marty Lewis and his Wife, Katie Lewis, fish this tournament yearly. It is a wonderful tournament that raises money for an important cause: raising awareness about domestic violence. Usually, Marty and Katie fish the tournament every year with a repeat client named Dominick and his friend Jeremy. Since Dominick could not make it this year, they [...]

January 30th, 2024|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore, Sailfish, Videos|Tags: , |

Florida Keys’ ‘Hell Week’ Fishing Report

The Snapper bite has been hot on the reef! In true Florida Keys style, we ended 2023 with a flurry of fishing trips. The day after Christmas every year marks the start of the busiest week of the year in the Florida Keys. It can get pretty hectic that week, so the locals commonly call it 'Hell Week!' Hotel occupancies this year were 90-100%, with many families looking to put a unique island twist to their Christmas festivities. During this week, we fished nonstop, with multiple trips per day. We fish a lot of [...]

January 19th, 2024|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Grouper, Mackerel, Reef, Yellowtail Snapper|Tags: |

Florida Keys Fishing Report – December 2023

A large Mangrove Snapper caught on the reef recently. Can you believe it's December already? 2023 seems to have passed in a flash. There were many ups and a few downs, but as always, we managed to surmount the challenges we encountered. As the new year approaches, we are happy to report that the fishing in the Florida Keys has been exceptional! A few weeks ago, we had what felt like a tropical storm come through. Despite its classification as a low-pressure system, the deluge of rain and relentless high winds we endured were [...]

December 27th, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef|Tags: |

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament December 2023

As the song goes, It's the most wonderful time of the year, but for us in the Florida Keys, it isn't just because it's the Holidays. It's also because Sailfish tournament season is here! On social media, you mostly see the fish that were caught, the scoring results, and the trophies. But you only get to see a small portion of the necessary prep work leading up to the tournament. Fishing sailfish tournaments competitively takes a significant amount of preparation and planning. Sailfish Tournament Season Preparations Every year Main Attraction crews begin to prepare for [...]

December 17th, 2023|Categories: Main One, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: , |

2023 Mission Fishin’ Event

We were privileged to host the Mission Fishin' charter fishing group again this year. This annual event has become an autumn tradition that we look forward to every year. For those unfamiliar with Mission Fishin', it's a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with foster families, disabilities, and special needs. This valuable organization not only arranges cost-free outdoor excursions for families and caregivers but also offers vital support to local schools. Mission Fishin' is collaborating to provide specialized equipment for the special needs program at our local Stanley Switlik Elementary School in [...]

December 2nd, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef, Videos|Tags: |

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