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Wintertime Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys

Wintertime Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys As temperatures cool in the Florida Keys to a comfortable 75 degrees the fishing heats up big-time on the reef. The Florida reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. In addition to the living reef, the Florida Keys has a multitude of artificial reefs on the ocean floor created by sunken wrecks and debris. Beyond the living reef in the Keys there is not much more natural structure on the ocean floor as it is mostly sand bed. In order to provide more housing and spawning [...]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Bottomfishing, Grouper, Offshore, Wahoo, Wreck Fishing|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Florida Keys Daytime Swordfish Charters

Florida Keys Daytime Swordfish Charters Swordfish are part of the billfish family and commonly known as “broadbills”. They have long flat bills that they used to slash at prey in order to injure it for an easier catch. Swordfish have soft mouths since they lose all their teeth and scales by adulthood. Swordfish tend to spend most of their day near the bottom in depths up to 1850 feet. For this reason, Florida Keys fisherman would typically target Swordfish during the night. Over the last 10 years fisherman have discovered that with the right equipment and techniques Sword fishing [...]

Florida Keys Grouper Season 2019

Florida Keys Grouper Season 2019 For many, May 1st is just the start of Spring, but for avid fishermen in the Keys, May 1st means Grouper season is open! Once the season opens, most Grouper species can be speared or caught on hook and line, as long as they are the allowable species and the correct length. Before you harvest a Grouper, make sure you have done your homework and checked the wildlife and game regulations as the FWC enforce fish regulations quite actively. The most common Grouper we catch in the keys are Black Grouper, Red Grouper, Gag [...]

April 27th, 2019|Categories: Bottomfishing, Grouper, Offshore|Tags: , , , , |

Tuna fishing on the Marathon Hump

Tuna fishing on the Marathon Hump When customers book a Blackfin Tuna trip with Main Attraction, it means we are fueling up, catching large amounts of fresh, live bait, and heading 27 plus miles offshore to the Marathon Hump! The Hump looks like an underwater mountain causing depths to range from 1150 feet to 480 feet at its pinnacle. The Hump is roughly in the middle of the Gulfstream which means the current screams through and forces a lot of the bait upward toward the surface when it collides with the large underwater structure. For this reason, many pelagic [...]

Wintertime Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys

Wintertime Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys As temperatures cool in the Florida Keys to a comfortable 75 degrees the fishing heats up big-time on the reef. The Florida reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. In addition to the living reef, the Florida Keys has a multitude of artificial reefs on the ocean floor created by sunken wrecks and debris. Beyond the living reef in the Keys there is not much more natural structure on the ocean floor as it is mostly sand bed. In order to provide more housing and spawning [...]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Bottomfishing, Grouper, Offshore, Wahoo, Wreck Fishing|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Florida Keys Daytime Swordfish Charters

Florida Keys Daytime Swordfish Charters Swordfish are part of the billfish family and commonly known as “broadbills”. They have long flat bills that they used to slash at prey in order to injure it for an easier catch. Swordfish have soft mouths since they lose all their teeth and scales by adulthood. Swordfish tend to spend most of their day near the bottom in depths up to 1850 feet. For this reason, Florida Keys fisherman would typically target Swordfish during the night. Over the last 10 years fisherman have discovered that with the right equipment and techniques Sword fishing [...]

Florida Keys Grouper Season 2019

Florida Keys Grouper Season 2019 For many, May 1st is just the start of Spring, but for avid fishermen in the Keys, May 1st means Grouper season is open! Once the season opens, most Grouper species can be speared or caught on hook and line, as long as they are the allowable species and the correct length. Before you harvest a Grouper, make sure you have done your homework and checked the wildlife and game regulations as the FWC enforce fish regulations quite actively. The most common Grouper we catch in the keys are Black Grouper, Red Grouper, Gag [...]

April 27th, 2019|Categories: Bottomfishing, Grouper, Offshore|Tags: , , , , |

Tuna fishing on the Marathon Hump

Tuna fishing on the Marathon Hump When customers book a Blackfin Tuna trip with Main Attraction, it means we are fueling up, catching large amounts of fresh, live bait, and heading 27 plus miles offshore to the Marathon Hump! The Hump looks like an underwater mountain causing depths to range from 1150 feet to 480 feet at its pinnacle. The Hump is roughly in the middle of the Gulfstream which means the current screams through and forces a lot of the bait upward toward the surface when it collides with the large underwater structure. For this reason, many pelagic [...]