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Florida Keys Fishing Report – September 2023

Autumn means more than just a weather change in the Florida Keys. Similar to the pre-pandemic years, our schedule has eased as the kids return to school. During this brief hiatus from daily fishing, our crews are dedicating their efforts to our yearly boat maintenance tasks. The Main One being brought to the boatyard for repairs. Vessel Update We had an engine problem in June on our 49-footer, the Main One. Captain Marty and Katie have been working with a Caterpillar dealership to get all the proper parts and pieces to [...]

September 29th, 2023|Categories: Blackfin Tuna, Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore|Tags: |

Florida Keys Sailfish – March 2023 Fishing Report

If you read last week's article , you know that Main Attraction Co-Owner Katie Lewis passed on an opportunity to take the day off and go fun fishing with her husband Captain Marty Lewis. That day she missed out on catching 24 sailfish and a 750lb Bluefin Tuna with their son! A few days after that epic trip, once their daughter recuperated from the Flu, Katie decided she needed some saltwater therapy and a reset. On the morning of Friday, March 3rd, Captain Marty, Katie, a few friends, and crew members boarded their 49' fishing vessel, the [...]

March 15th, 2023|Categories: Billfish, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore|Tags: |

Bluefin Tuna In the Florida Keys – A Day Offshore To Remember

On Wednesday, February 22nd, Captain Marty Lewis called his wife, Katie, and asked if she would like to go fishing the next day. Marty felt Thursday would be an excellent day to look for sailfish tailing in the waves. Katie wanted to say yes, but she had spent most of the week tending to their sick daughter, so she declined to catch up on work-related tasks. Captain Marty started calling around to friends and fellow fishing companions to see if anyone wanted to go fishing with him on his rare day off. It seemed like everyone was [...]

March 4th, 2023|Categories: Billfish, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore|Tags: |

All About Wahoo – Florida Keys Wahoo Facts

If you are American, you call it Wahoo; Hawaiin, Ono; Japanese, Kamasu-sawara; or a marine biologist, Acanthocybium Solandri. No matter what you call it, this cousin of the Mackerel is an extraordinary fish. When a Florida Keys fishing Captain has a Wahoo pulled over the transom of their vessel, everyone gets excited. Wahoo is a treat, not an everyday catch, even for daily fishing Captains in the Florida Keys. You can only accomplish a Florida Blue Water Slam by catching a Wahoo! So we know we love catching Wahoos and eating them, but what else can we [...]

February 15th, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Wahoo|Tags: |

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: |

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