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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 [...]

Meet The Crew 2021-Part 2

For our second installment of this year's Meet The Crew series, we are focusing on our First Mates. While our Captains’ primary roles are maintaining our vessels, keeping them fueled up, and finding fish for our customers to catch, our Mates have equally important roles to fill. Our Mates' responsibilities include keeping the vessels clean, maintaining fishing gear, managing tackle inventory, as well as assisting the customers in catching and boating fish. And as always at Main Attraction, ALL crew members catch live-bait! Lance Doire – First Mate Main One Lance Doire is the first mate for Captain [...]

February 7th, 2021|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction I, Main Attraction II, Main One, Offshore|

Meet The Crew 2021 – Part 1

With 2021 in full swing it is time to introduce you all to our 2021 crew! In this multi-part series over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to our new crew members, and provide updates on our returning Captains as well as the owners of Main Attraction. Captain Steve Fitzgerald – Reel Attraction Captain Steve Fitzgerald is a one-man show, most of the time, running Reel Attraction, our 32’ center console vessel by himself. The Reel Attraction is our most versatile boat, as it can fish reef, wreck, offshore, bayside, and Tarpon trips. Occasionally, Captain Steve [...]

January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction II, Meet The Crew|Tags: |

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 [...]

Mission Fishin Update

Mission Fishin Update On Saturday September 7, 2019 The Main Attraction Fleet hosted an amazing organization out of Broward County called Mission Fishin. Mission Fishin is run by Tony Davis and several other generous partners. Tony’s youngest son is wheelchair bound and after taking him fishing one time, he saw the excitement on his face and wanted every child who faced challenges to have that same feeling of joy. Mission fishin is an organization that gets kids with special needs, disabilities, foster children, or a child who has gone through a hard time (ie. Such as losing a parent), [...]

FL Keys 4th of July Fishing Report

FL Keys 4th of July Fishing Report Many of our valued repeat clients visit the Florida Keys on holiday weekends to fish with Main Attraction Charters, and the 4th of July was no exception.  We had two families in town this past 4 day weekend that booked multiple trips with us.  Gary and Nancy Mein were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary and had their extended family along for the ride. First off, congrats to them for 50 years together! They started off their week celebrating and taking their grandson, Cam, for a half day reef charter on one of [...]

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Main Attraction, Main Attraction II, Offshore, Swordfish|Tags: , |

Meet the Crew – Main Attraction II

Meet the Crew - Main Attraction II On this week’s edition of “Meet the Crew” we are highlighting the second largest vessel of the fleet. Main Attraction 2 is a 42’ Morgan run by Captain Shelby Bentley. Some of our long-term clients may recognize Captain Shelby from years back. He has worked for Main Attraction now and then for more than 10 years. Shelby is an original “Conch”, born and raised in Big Pine, Florida Keys. Shelby and Captain Marty Lewis basically grew up together which is why they get along so well! When Captain Shelby parted ways with [...]

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction II|