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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 with [...]

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 fun [...]

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. Patches of floating grass and weeds are home to many small fish which attracts hungry Mahi. Main Attraction has been fishing this tournament for years, for a wide variety of companies over the years. [...]

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

All About The Florida Keys Dolphinfish – Facts About Mahi-Mahi

All About The Florida Keys Dolphinfish - Facts about  Mahi-Mahi This is the first installment of a series we plan to write about the many unique species of fish in the Florida Keys. Our past articles often tend to focus on catching fish in the Keys and the techniques we use to catch them but not so much on the species themselves. The fact of the matter is the more you know about the fish you are targeting the better you will be at catching them! Knowledge gained about a fish's eating habits, migratory patterns, and general tendencies, [...]

September 21st, 2020|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction, Offshore|

Florida Keys Fishing Report – September, 2020 – Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo

Florida Keys Fishing Report - September, 2020 - Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo The Florida Keys are still pretty busy, which is a surprise. Typically, every year once the kids go back to school, the Keys will see fewer visitors, making it our off-season. This year, Main Attraction fished more charters in July and August then we did in 2019 and September is looking pretty busy too. Our guess is after the COVID restrictions were lifted, people were anxious to get out of the house and have a vacation that didn't require international travel. What is better than being in [...]

Florida Keys Fishing Report – August 2020

Florida Keys Fishing Report - August 2020 August 2020 kicked off with some excitement last week. Captain Marty had some nice folks for a full day offshore. Ralph and his friends originally canceled their trip due to tropical storm Isisais and its potential impact on the Florida Keys. We all watched the weather for a few days and since the Keys didn’t even get a drop of rain, Ralph decided to go fishing. The plan was to go offshore and it was a good one! The team of guys caught Mahi (Dolphinfish) and Blackfin Tuna! But the most interesting [...]

Florida Keys Fishing Report – Mahi Season July 21

Florida Keys Fishing Report - Mahi Season July 21 For the last several weeks, the Florida Keys has experienced a lack of wind and very flat calm conditions on the water that we often refer to as a slick day or a slicker. This is typical in the Summertime but not normally for weeks on end without any change in the weather to offer some relief. The prolonged lack of wind and waves combined with the summer sun was not only making for hot days but also increased water temperatures. With weeks of no wind, the sargassum grass [...]

July 21st, 2020|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore|Tags: |

Florida Keys Family Vacation Fishing Charters – July 2020 Report

Florida Keys Family Vacation Fishing Charters - July 2020 Report Fishing is a great way to include the whole family and have some good wholesome fun! What is more beautiful than a sunny day out on the water breathing in the fresh sea air? At Main Attraction Charters we enjoy seeing young children discover their passion for fishing. It is very easy to get caught up in hunting for monster fish, breaking records, and winning tournaments. But all it takes is seeing a child catch their first fish, seeing their face beaming with joy and pride to remember [...]

July 11th, 2020|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Main Attraction, Main Attraction I, Main One, Offshore|

2020 Mahi-Mahi Tournament Update

2020 Mahi-Mahi Tournament Update S ummertime is the prime time for Mahi-Mahi (a.k.a Dolphinfish). The Florida Keys see lots of travelers in search of filling their freezer with fresh meat to consume throughout the year. It is also a fun time because many Dolphin tournaments are held throughout the islands which encourages friendly competition among the local fishing crews. Marathon hosts several different tournaments, such as the Marathon Bull and Cow, Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament (by Habitat for Humanity), and the Father’s Day Dolphin Derby. The Main Attraction Charter fleet has been fishing Mahi tournaments for years! Typically, [...]

July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Offshore|Tags: |

Florida Keys Reopening – June 2020 Fishing Report

Florida Keys Reopening - June 2020 Fishing Report The Florida Keys officially reopened to public visitors on June 1, 2020. As the charters began to trickle in, we were thrilled to have some type of normalcy back in our lives. We were also fortunate enough to have our loyal clients who had trips booked during the pandemic, reschedule instead of cancel to help support our business during such a difficult time. We are happy to report we are back in action, fishing, and working hard! Dave Villiger and his son recently traveled from Atlanta, Georgia, to fish with [...]

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