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Take A Kid Fishing! Mission Fishin’ Event with Main Attraction

The five families along with Mission Fishin', and Main Attraction Crews. Main Attraction Charters fishes year-round; however, it is less hectic during our offseason, which allows us to take boats out of the water and perform maintenance and upgrades. This added schedule flexibility enables us to host various groups and events that might be trickier during the high season. On October 16th, we hosted a charitable organization called Mission Fishin'. For those unfamiliar with this fantastic group, Mission Fishin' gives special needs children, foster children, and their families a chance to get on a [...]

October 29th, 2021|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters|

Main Attraction Vacation Break – Fishing Report Fall 2021

What do fishermen do on their time off? Why we fish, of course! Our crew worked hard this past summer, and we thought everyone could use a couple of weeks off to relax, fish, and spend time with their families before the holiday rush begins. It was a fantastic past two weeks, and for the most part, the weather was sunny and warm. Once Hurricane Ida passed below the Florida Keys and headed for New Orleans, it left lots of floating debris in the ocean, which is never bad for Mahi fishing. Natalie poses [...]

How To Become a Florida Keys Fishing Professional

So you want to fish professionally? Perhaps you are sitting in an office cubicle reading this article right now. Are you tired of sitting under artificial fluorescent lights? Sick of working for an entire year to get another week off to fish the Keys again? Maybe you recently returned from a fantastic Florida Keys fishing vacation, and you can't stop daydreaming about it.   Well, the idea of being paid to fish is appealing; heck, you get to be on the ocean, catch fish, meet new people every day, and get paid for it!?! And to be able to [...]

August 28th, 2021|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters|

Lobster Mini Season 2021 Monroe County, Florida Keys

This summer has been incredibly busy for the Main Attraction Sportfishing fleet, and as summer is winding down, that means once again it is time for Mini Lobster Season. Mini-season is so much fun that we no longer offer lobster charters at Main Attraction during this event, allowing us to take some time off and catch lobster with our friends and family instead! Thousands come to Keys from near and far to participate in the two-day recreational mini lobster season. This sport season allows anyone the opportunity to catch lobster before the commercial traps go into [...]

August 9th, 2021|Categories: Florida Spiny Lobster|

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

Whether you call them Mahi-Mahi, Dolphinfish, Dorado, Coryphaena hippurus, "Maui," or any of the other dozens of names we have heard this fish called, most agree that Mahi are an extraordinary fish. The voracious appetite of Dolphinfish combined with their ability to reach sexual maturity within 2-3 months allows them to reproduce at incredible rates. Mahi are the fastest-growing fish in the sea, capable of growing more than 2.5 inches per week, reaching lengths of 4 feet, and weighing up to 40lbs within the first year of life! Dolphinfish are also a blast to catch, offering [...]

ECA 36th Annual Fishing Tournament – Hawks Cay Marina

Florida Keys summertime means two things, hopefully, lots of Dolphin Fish (Mahi) and fishing tournaments. Every year, we look forward to participating in these Florida Keys fishing tournaments. The Engineering Contractors Association or ECA holds their annual Dolphin & Wahoo tournament out of Hawk’s Cay each year. Last year it was suspended, due to COVID, so we were excited it returned in 2021. Main Attraction has been fishing this tournament for years, for a wide variety of companies over the years. This year The Paving Lady, a paving and road work contractor based out of West Palm Beach, [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore|Tags: |

The “Secret” To Not Getting Seasick On Your Fishing Trip!

If you have ever been seasick before, you know it is not a pleasant experience. While everyone who gets seasick will eventually recover while still at sea, it usually takes 12-24 hours for their bodies to adjust to the motion of the vessel. This is not welcome news for individuals on a fishing trip that is only scheduled to last 4-10 hours! So how can you try to avoid getting seasick? Seasick Medicine Our bigger boats mean you can safely fish in larger waves as long as your stomach lets you! If you are someone who [...]

April 20th, 2021|Categories: Offshore, Reef, Secrets to Success|

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

Here in the Florida Keys, one of the most sought-after fish to catch on the Reef is the Yellowtail Snapper. People love them because you don’t have to travel very far to catch them and they are delicious to eat! Another bonus of Yellowtail fishing is that since they are smaller fish, we use light tackle to make the fight fun and challenging. These lighter rods are much easier to handle making this fishing style universally compatible with anglers of all ages and skill levels. When the conditions are right, some days the fish are practically [...]

April 12th, 2021|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef, Secrets to Success, Yellowtail Snapper|

Springtime Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, no it's not Christmas, it's springtime in the Florida Keys!  Florida Keys springtime fishing offers a wide variety of species to be caught, along with an equally diverse set of fishing conditions. This time of year we aren’t typically fishing as far from land as we do later on in the year. When it comes to fishing in the Spring, less travel time means longer fishing time! While Yellowtail Snapper are delicious to eat and can still be found on the Reef in the springtime, many of our customers [...]

Blackfin Tuna – Spring 2021 Fishing Report

Springtime fishing in the Florida Keys is one of the best times to catch a variety of species without having to travel far offshore. When baitfish push in closer, so do predators, and our travel time is reduced. The Blackfin Tuna bite has been incredible this past week. The seas have been kind to us lately (although this looks to be changing soon) and we have been able to catch lots of great eating Tuna. We have fished two different techniques this past week, each being very successful, Trolling and Live baiting. Trolling Captain Steve took the [...]

March 11th, 2021|Categories: Blackfin Tuna, Florida Keys Fishing Charters|Tags: |

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