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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 [...]

Barrelfish, Rare Creatures Of The Deep – 2021 Fishing Report

Katie Lewis with the first Queen Snapper of the day. Earlier this week Main Attraction had a day open for the Main One, their 49-foot sportfishing vessel. Owners Captain Marty and Katie Lewis decided to take it out for a day of fun fishing with some crew members, friends, and family. They headed offshore on a very calm day and decided to drop some baits down to the bottom in deep water. Katie’s friend Carlin, father Fred, and son Alex had never caught a Queen Snapper and wanted to cross that species off their [...]

February 16th, 2021|Categories: Bottomfishing, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Videos|

Queen Snapper Fishing in the Florida Keys

Cookie has charted with Captain Marty for over 3 decades! On January 6th, 2021 Main One had a full-day trip scheduled with one of our long-time customers, Mr. Cookie Rice. He brought along his daughter, Sally, son-in-law James, and a few neighbors to enjoy a beautiful day out on the water. The crew started heading offshore with live-wells full of bait to target large Blackfin Tuna. Live baiting on the hump can be extremely exciting but also challenging when there are large hungry sharks in the area. We had several anglers over the age [...]

January 15th, 2021|Categories: Bottomfishing, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore|Tags: , |

Wintertime Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys

As “winter” approaches in the Florida Keys and temperatures cool 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 beds. To provide more housing and spawning opportunities for fish, Florida has [...]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Amberjack, Bottomfishing, Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Offshore, Wahoo, Wreck Fishing|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Barrelfish, Rare Creatures Of The Deep – 2021 Fishing Report

Katie Lewis with the first Queen Snapper of the day. Earlier this week Main Attraction had a day open for the Main One, their 49-foot sportfishing vessel. Owners Captain Marty and Katie Lewis decided to take it out for a day of fun fishing with some crew members, friends, and family. They headed offshore on a very calm day and decided to drop some baits down to the bottom in deep water. Katie’s friend Carlin, father Fred, and son Alex had never caught a Queen Snapper and wanted to cross that species off their [...]

February 16th, 2021|Categories: Bottomfishing, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Videos|

Queen Snapper Fishing in the Florida Keys

Cookie has charted with Captain Marty for over 3 decades! On January 6th, 2021 Main One had a full-day trip scheduled with one of our long-time customers, Mr. Cookie Rice. He brought along his daughter, Sally, son-in-law James, and a few neighbors to enjoy a beautiful day out on the water. The crew started heading offshore with live-wells full of bait to target large Blackfin Tuna. Live baiting on the hump can be extremely exciting but also challenging when there are large hungry sharks in the area. We had several anglers over the age [...]

January 15th, 2021|Categories: Bottomfishing, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore|Tags: , |

Wintertime Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys

As “winter” approaches in the Florida Keys and temperatures cool 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 beds. To provide more housing and spawning opportunities for fish, Florida has [...]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Amberjack, Bottomfishing, Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Offshore, Wahoo, Wreck Fishing|

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 [...]

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