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Florida Keys Fishing Report – December 2020

December is off to a great start in the Florida Keys. There has been a wide variety of species caught amongst our vessels, such as Yellowtail Snapper, Black Grouper, Cobia, Mackerel, Kingfish, Sailfish, Yellow Jacks, Wahoo, and various large Sharks. The Winter months typically bring more wind from a direction that is usually out of the North. Fortunately, the Islands help block that wind energy when we fish the Atlantic side, allowing us to fish pretty comfortably. You can expect on average a 2-4 foot chop on the ocean during these months. We have had several “cold fronts” [...]

Sailfish On The Reef! – Florida Keys Kite Fishing

Every year near the end of October, beginning of November, Team Main Attraction begins to transition the way we fish in the Florida Keys. This time of year, through the winter, we spend a lot of time on the reef, or within 10-15 miles offshore. As the baitfish push closer to shore, so do our frequently targeted species (Sailfish, Cobia, Kingfish, Mackerel, Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, etc.). On October 31st, Captain Marty and Katie Lewis had some family come into town to go trick-or-treating with their little one. Katie’s father Fred, has always enjoyed Yellowtail snapper fishing [...]

November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Billfish, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef, Sailfish|Tags: , , |

2020 Sailfish Season Recap and Wrap-up

2020 Sailfish Season Recap and Wrap-up What an odd few months it has been for all across America and throughout the world. The Florida Keys have been shut down since mid-March. As many know, from February through August, the Keys rely heavily on tourism to support their businesses for “season”. With tourists being banned, that means no income. However, the fish didn’t get the memo, and fishing has been incredible! Although we haven’t had clients to entertain, the Main Attraction crew has taken advantage of less fishing pressure, specifically sailfish, and have put up some record-setting numbers. There [...]

June 1st, 2020|Categories: Billfish, Sailfish|Tags: , |

Florida Keys Sailfish Record 70 Sailfish Caught and Released in one day!

New Florida Keys Sailfish Record - 70 Sailfish Caught and Released in one day! On Saturday, April 11th, first mate Digger Rodamer sent out a group text to the Main Attraction crew suggesting a Sailfish trip on Easter Sunday. Digger and Captain Marty Lewis saw each other earlier that day while fishing off the Marathon hump. Captain Marty had taken his wife, Katie, and young daughter tuna fishing. Based on the conditions they saw offshore both Marty and Digger had a feeling the sail fishing was about to be great. With it being a holiday and having [...]

Billfish Camp February 2020 Fishing Report

Billfish Camp February 2020 Fishing Report On February 7th and 8th, 2020, Main Attraction hosted their first 2-day Billfish Camp. We had six participants, some local and some traveled as far from North Carolina and Tennessee to join our camp. The forecast for Friday, February 7th was less than appealing, as a large front was making its way through Florida. Captain Marty spoke to all the anglers the night before and asked that they arrive at the dock at 7:30 am Friday so he could review the weather conditions and make the best judgment call. The morning started [...]

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament 2020 – Fish For Holly

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament 2020 - Fish For Holly Last Saturday, Main Attraction was entered into the 2nd Annual Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament, based out of Islamorada. The crew consisted of Captain Marty Lewis at the helm of Main One, with the help of Captain Shelby and first mate Digger Rodamer working the pit. We had four registered anglers, an all-female team, consisting of Katie Lewis (Marty’s wife and business partner), Elise Mucha (Brutus Seafood owner), Alli Heller and Carlin Palumberi.The team left the dock at 4:30am to run up to Islamorada and catch fresh live bait and [...]

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp Main Attraction is happy to announce our new Fishing Camp program! Scheduled for February 7th and 8th, 2020 is our Two-Day Billfish Camp. This program is for clients that want to learn first-hand about the techniques we utilize for catching Sailfish and Swordfish. Get as involved as you would like to be! Want to learn how to rig baits? Learn how to operate the kite fishing reel? Our two-day billfish camp is designed to not only catch fish but to educate you and give you a more hands-on experience. Tickets will be [...]

Florida Keys Fishing Report – January 2, 2020

Florida Keys Fishing Report - January 2, 2020 It has been a very busy week for us at Main Attraction. Our boats have been running double charters to accommodate everyone during one of the busiest times of the year. We had a huge weather front blow through on December 18th starting in the afternoon and lasting until Sunday evening December 22nd. We tried our hardest to get these charters out, but for the safety of our passengers and vessels, we had to cancel or reschedule most of those trips. Once the weather let up, we were back on [...]

Florida Keys Fishing Conditions Guide

Florida Keys Fishing Conditions Guide When clients call or email to book a charter, they convey what type of fish they prefer to catch on their trip, whether it is going offshore in search of Mahi or Sailfish, deep dropping for Swordfish, or staying on the reef to catch Snapper. While we note this information at the time of booking, it is essential to understand that the time of year is not the only factor in what species you should target; the conditions on the day you are fishing are most important. One Day the Mahi can be [...]

Repeat Client Swordfish Charter – Florida Keys

Repeat Client Swordfish Charter - Florida Keys Main Attraction has been operating in the Florida Keys since 1992. Over the years, we have had the pleasure to meet and fish some pretty amazing individuals and families. Recently, we had one of our repeat clients, Jay Williams, organized a three day fishing adventure with his buddies, Joe, Joey, Geoffrey, Daniel, and Elzie. Fishing is a way to get all age groups together that share a common passion for the ocean! The guys ranged in age from 37 years old to 77 years old. Each charter had a [...]

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