News and Articles Archives

Home/Florida Keys Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Sailfish Tournament Update January 2023

The new year starts with plenty of great fishing and exciting sailfish tournament action. The Main Attraction Sportfishing team has already participated in three Sailfish tournaments in the past three weeks! 2023 Fish For Holly Sailfish Tournament On January 7, 2023, Captain Marty Lewis and Mate Ben Zdan fished with Dominick & Jenny Ferels, Jeremy & Andrea Barber, and Adam Knudson in the Fish For Holly Sailfish Tournament. One of the angler's aboard the Main One, Andrea Barber, placed Third Angler Overall and Second Place for Top Female Angler. Andrea Barber with her trophy for [...]

February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Sailfish|Tags: , |

New Years Fishing Report – January 2023

Happy New Year to all our clients and friends! After a hectic Christmas week, Captain Marty wasn't booked on January 1st, 2023, and decided to take his family and a few friends out fishing. Believe it or not, Captain Marty never gets sick of fishing, so what better way than to start the year catching fish? The Main Attraction crews headed out early that morning to catch bait at sunrise like they usually do. The group had a productive bait run that morning, and all our boats were loaded with Pilchards. Captain Marty and Katie brought their son [...]

January 11th, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: |

The Secret To Successful Sailfish Trips In The Florida Keys

One specific species the Main Attraction Charter Fishing Team is known for catching is the Atlantic Sailfish. This speedy billfish is one of our favorite sportfish to catch in the Florida Keys. It doesn't matter how often you catch and release one; the next is always just as exciting. Captain Marty Lewis of the Main One has caught thousands of Sailfish over the past few decades. When asked if he ever grows tired of catching Sailfish, his response was: "Absolutely not! It is always fun and exciting. I get to help people catch their first Sailfish [...]

January 1st, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Sailfish, Secrets to Success|Tags: , |

Florida Keys Holiday Season Fishing Report – December 2022

One of our busiest weeks of the year is right around the corner. Anglers from all over the country will come to the Florida keys during Christmas week, most to escape the snow and bitter cold. The temperature has cooled to a pleasant 75 degrees as the winds shift northerly. Sure, that's warm for Winter compared to most places, but for us, this is a welcome respite from the 90-100 degree summertime heat. We are starting to see Wahoo and Sailfish show up right on time! Our typical reef and wreck species are also in play now. As [...]

December 17th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Grouper, Reef|Tags: , |

Florida Keys Hurricane Update & Fishing Report – November 2022

There is never a dull moment here in the Florida Keys, especially during hurricane season. With only a few days left before the Hurricane season ends, we can only hope that Mother Nature abides by the schedule. Hurricane Ian First, we had Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 Hurricane with wind gusts up to 140mph. We experienced high winds and a lot of rain when it passed through. The storm meant no fishing for a few days. There was also some destruction in the town, such as lost dockage, but it was much worse for other parts of Florida. [...]

2022 Mission Fishin’ Event

Every year we look forward to seeing our friends from Mission Fishin' and spending time on the water with them. We just had the honor of hosting this wonderful organization again last week. For those unfamiliar, Mission Fishin' is a fantastic organization founded by Mr. Tony Davis with the help of marine artist and fishing enthusiast Mr. RJ Boyle. Tony started the organization to put a smile on the faces of foster children, children with special needs, their caretakers, and their families. One way to do this is to take them out on the water to [...]

November 11th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Videos|Tags: |

All About Sailfish – Facts About Atlantic Sailfish

Winter is nearly here, and besides the holidays, there is another gift we have to look forward to down here in the Florida Keys; The Atlantic Sailfish! The Sailfish is undoubtedly the quintessential sportfish of the Florida Keys. Not many species of fish can get an angler's heart racing like having a Sailfish on the line. No matter how many Sailfish our Captains and Crews catch and release Sailfish, it never gets old; it is always exciting and fun. But how much do we really know about the Atlantic Sailfish? Atlantic Vs Pacific First, let us differentiate [...]

October 24th, 2022|Categories: Blackfin Tuna, Florida Keys Fishing Charters|Tags: |

Florida Keys Hurricane Season Update & Fishing Report

It's starting to feel like Fall in the Florida Keys. Since that awful Hurricane Ian blew past us, temperatures have dropped to the mid to high 70's, and winds are blowing out of the North. Changes in the weather pattern like this are typical this time of year. But the hurricane seems to have brought the change more abruptly than in previous years. Hurricane Report Hurricane Ian caused massive amounts of damage throughout Florida, including Fort Myers and Cape Coral, one of the hardest hit areas in Lee County. Sanibel island was cut-off from the mainland when the [...]

October 7th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef, Yellowtail Snapper|Tags: , |

Two-Day Florida Keys Fall Fishing Charter Camp – November 2022

Are you ready to learn our techniques for fishing the Florida Keys in the Fall? Well, if this sparks your interest, read on! The temperature in the Florida Keys begins to cool in October. While we won't see snow anytime soon, the winds will shift, and the water temperature will drop. This change in conditions will create excellent fishing opportunities for us, including species we don't see in the summer. With this in mind, we are excited to announce another Two-Day fish Camp! Our 2022 Fall fish camp will be held on Friday, November 11th, and Saturday, November [...]

September 8th, 2022|Categories: Fishing Camp, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Reef|

A Florida Keys Summer Dolphinfish Story

On July 17th, 2022, Captain Marty Lewis was a man on a mission. That mission was to help Vinny Yeager, age 66, catch his first Dolphinfish (Mahi-Mahi). Just eight months before, Vinny had the trip of a lifetime along with his son Nick aboard the very same vessel. Captain Marty helped Vinny catch his first Sailfish. In fact, Vinny also caught his second and third Sailfish that day! Main Attraction Co-Owner Katie Lewis enjoyed the article and video about the trip as well as receiving positive feedback on it from her customers. Katie decided a summer [...]

August 16th, 2022|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Videos|

TAKE YOUR VACATION TO

THE NEXT LEVEL

TAKE YOUR VACATION TO

THE NEXT LEVEL