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Greater Amberjack Tag and Release Program

Seriola Dumerili, AJ, Reef Donkey, Rock Salmon, Yellow trevally, Jenny Lind. Whatever you call it, the Greater Amberjack is a special fish. It's funny how iconic species of fish that have a significant impact on the lives of us humans seem to go by so many names. The Greater Amberjack is just that; it is the unsung hero of both the commercial and charter fishing industry.  Commercial Value Greater Amberjack is fished commercially throughout the South Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico and is often served in restaurants. The species doesn't get much credit; it is [...]

September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Amberjack, Main Attraction, Videos|

2022 Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament

2022 Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament Last weekend was one for the books! The 1st Annual Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament was held in Marathon, Florida Keys. This non-profit organization was established by Main Attraction co-owner, Katie Lewis. The tournament aims to showcase local talent, bring a much-needed sailfish tournament to Marathon, and raise money for a fantastic cause. This year’s charity of choice was Mission Fishin, a south Florida-based charity that helps special needs children and their families get out on the water and fish, take boat rides, and eco-tours.  All four of Main Attraction’s vessels were registered to [...]

Main Attraction Moves To Marathon Sailfish Marina

With the New Year comes some exciting news for the Main Attraction family! No, we are not expecting any babies, but Captain Marty and Katie have recently purchased a 13-slip marina! We are excited to announce that Marathon Sailfish Marina is the new home of Main Attraction Sportfishing Charters. For the past three decades, Key Colony Beach Marina has been our docking home, and by our estimates, we've fished somewhere between 150-180 thousand people out of that marina! Since Hurricane Irma hit the Keys in 2017, the Key Colony Beach Marina has been up for sale. Over the [...]

January 15th, 2022|Categories: Main Attraction, Main One|

Inshore Variety – March 2021 Fishing Report

The Reel Attraction is our 32’ center console which is one of our most versatile boats in the fleet. Typically, Captain Steve runs the Reel Attraction, but he had the day off and the boat wasn’t booked, so Captain Marty Lewis took his wife, young daughter, and his mate Lance, to fun fish inshore for a few hours. The fishing had been kind of slow the previous few days, but there is an old saying “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day in the office”. So with that said, the group grabbed [...]

March 5th, 2021|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Inshore, Main Attraction|

Florida Keys Fishing Report – End of 2020

Finally, 2020 has come to an end and we are thrilled! We just finished two very busy weeks here in the Florida Keys including Christmas week; the busiest week of the year. To be proactive before the nonstop week of fishing, we installed two brand new motors on one of our most popular vessels, the Main Attraction. Unfortunately, within two days of running them, one of our shiny new motors had a major internal failure and was found to be unrepairable. We worked very hard to rearrange trips on our four other vessels and get people on the [...]

January 8th, 2021|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Grouper, Main Attraction, Main One, Offshore, Reef, Wahoo|

All About The Blackfin Tuna – Facts About Florida Keys Tuna

This article is the second installment of a series we are writing about the many unique species of fish in the Florida Keys. At Main Attraction, we believe the more you know about the fish you are targeting, the better you will be at catching them! Learning interesting facts about the incredible species that live in the waters of the Florida Keys helps anglers develop a greater respect for their quarry and make well-informed decisions on whether or not to keep or release a fish. This week we will learn about the Blackfin Tuna. Our Captains have been [...]

October 15th, 2020|Categories: Blackfin Tuna, Main Attraction, Offshore|

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: |

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