Main Attraction News and Articles Archives

Home/Florida Keys Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Sailfish Season Kickoff 2020-2021

Florida Keys Sailfish Season Kickoff 2020/2021 As we approach the month of December, it should have every sport fisherman fired up, because it means Sailfish season is upon us. Every winter, we have many customers that request to catch a Sailfish and we hope to fulfill them all. Landing a Sailfish depends heavily on weather conditions, current, and the fish being there, but when it’s game on we love catching and releasing Sailfish just as much as our anglers do. Catching a Sailfish is a lasting lifetime memory especially if it is your first. Main Attraction [...]

November 30th, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Sailfish|

Florida Keys Fishing Report – November 2020

Florida Keys Fishing Report - November 2020 It has been extremely windy, the last few weeks here in the Florida Keys. We have been shuffling trips to get charters out on the water, and preparing boats for tropical storms in NOVEMBER! Crazy right? Although, it is 2020, so it feels like anything is possible! We had Tropical Storm ETA (almost hurricane status), bounce off South America, and zig-zag its way towards the Florida Keys. We prepared our vessels as normal and watched it rain and blow for several days. Once the wind settled down and the water cleared [...]

Sailfish On The Reef! – Florida Keys Kite Fishing

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. [...]

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

Gator Hunting in Florida

Gator Hunting in Florida Since the Florida Keys were reopened June 1st it has been full speed ahead for the Main Attraction team. Seeing as the typically slow season hasn't been all that slow, Main Attraction owners Marty and Katie Lewis decided to take a weekend off to get away as a family and reset. Katie, who handles social media and marketing for Main Attraction Charters, found a business named G3 Outfitters in Okeechobee, FL that offers all kinds of guided hunts (alligator, turkey, deer, etc).  Katie thought an alligator hunt could be a fun and [...]

October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters|Tags: |

Florida Keys Fish Mounts and Taxidermy

Florida Keys Fish Mounts and Taxidermy If you enjoy fishing as much as we do here in the Florida Keys, you most likely have a fishing bucket list, compiled of different species you would like to catch over time. Many adventurers not only enjoy being on the water, but they enjoy crossing off those species to accomplish goals. And every species they catch, tells a different story. Main Attraction owners Marty and Katie Lewis both grew up in South Florida passionate about fishing. Katie developed a love of fishing, hunting, and being outdoors at a very young age. [...]

October 1st, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction|

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 [...]

Preparing Your Boat For a Hurricane – Florida Keys 2020

Preparing Your Boat For a Hurricane - Florida Keys 2020 Florida Hurricane season 2020 officially began June 1st and lasts through November 30th. Every year we hope we are not in the path of a strong storm; however, being prepared and understanding how to prepare for a storm is an important part of Floridians' lives. A few days ago Hurricane Laura had appeared to be heading to the Florida Keys, that along with the presence of a Tropical Storm named Marco in the Gulf, caused us to begin some preliminary storm preparations. We took some photos of these [...]

August 26th, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction|Tags: |

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 Sailfish Season Kickoff 2020-2021

Florida Keys Sailfish Season Kickoff 2020/2021 As we approach the month of December, it should have every sport fisherman fired up, because it means Sailfish season is upon us. Every winter, we have many customers that request to catch a Sailfish and we hope to fulfill them all. Landing a Sailfish depends heavily on weather conditions, current, and the fish being there, but when it’s game on we love catching and releasing Sailfish just as much as our anglers do. Catching a Sailfish is a lasting lifetime memory especially if it is your first. Main Attraction [...]

November 30th, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Sailfish|

Florida Keys Fishing Report – November 2020

Florida Keys Fishing Report - November 2020 It has been extremely windy, the last few weeks here in the Florida Keys. We have been shuffling trips to get charters out on the water, and preparing boats for tropical storms in NOVEMBER! Crazy right? Although, it is 2020, so it feels like anything is possible! We had Tropical Storm ETA (almost hurricane status), bounce off South America, and zig-zag its way towards the Florida Keys. We prepared our vessels as normal and watched it rain and blow for several days. Once the wind settled down and the water cleared [...]

Sailfish On The Reef! – Florida Keys Kite Fishing

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. [...]

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

Gator Hunting in Florida

Gator Hunting in Florida Since the Florida Keys were reopened June 1st it has been full speed ahead for the Main Attraction team. Seeing as the typically slow season hasn't been all that slow, Main Attraction owners Marty and Katie Lewis decided to take a weekend off to get away as a family and reset. Katie, who handles social media and marketing for Main Attraction Charters, found a business named G3 Outfitters in Okeechobee, FL that offers all kinds of guided hunts (alligator, turkey, deer, etc).  Katie thought an alligator hunt could be a fun and [...]

October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters|Tags: |

Florida Keys Fish Mounts and Taxidermy

Florida Keys Fish Mounts and Taxidermy If you enjoy fishing as much as we do here in the Florida Keys, you most likely have a fishing bucket list, compiled of different species you would like to catch over time. Many adventurers not only enjoy being on the water, but they enjoy crossing off those species to accomplish goals. And every species they catch, tells a different story. Main Attraction owners Marty and Katie Lewis both grew up in South Florida passionate about fishing. Katie developed a love of fishing, hunting, and being outdoors at a very young age. [...]

October 1st, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction|

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 [...]

Preparing Your Boat For a Hurricane – Florida Keys 2020

Preparing Your Boat For a Hurricane - Florida Keys 2020 Florida Hurricane season 2020 officially began June 1st and lasts through November 30th. Every year we hope we are not in the path of a strong storm; however, being prepared and understanding how to prepare for a storm is an important part of Floridians' lives. A few days ago Hurricane Laura had appeared to be heading to the Florida Keys, that along with the presence of a Tropical Storm named Marco in the Gulf, caused us to begin some preliminary storm preparations. We took some photos of these [...]

August 26th, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction|Tags: |

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: |
Go to Top