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Florida Keys Family Vacation Fishing Charters – July 2020 Report

Florida Keys Family Vacation Fishing Charters - July 2020 Report Fishing is a great way to include the whole family and have some good wholesome fun! What is more beautiful than a sunny day out on the water breathing in the fresh sea air? At Main Attraction Charters we enjoy seeing young children discover their passion for fishing. It is very easy to get caught up in hunting for monster fish, breaking records, and winning tournaments. But all it takes is seeing a child catch their first fish, seeing their face beaming with joy and pride to remember [...]

July 11th, 2020|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Main Attraction, Main Attraction I, Main One, Offshore|

Florida Keys Marlin Fishing Report

Florida Keys Marlin Fishing Report Many people travel to the beautiful Florida Keys to book a fishing charter and some expect to come down here and catch Marlin. Perhaps it is the stories of Ernest Hemingway or the fact that our professional baseball team in Florida is named the Marlins, but the fact is we don't catch Marlin all that often here in the Florida Keys. We catch far more Mahi (Dolphinfish), Blackfin Tuna, Yellowtail Snapper, Sailfish, Grouper, Wahoo, and Swordfish to name a few. Marlin is typically caught more frequently in places like Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Puerto [...]

Billfish Camp February 2020 Fishing Report

Billfish Camp February 2020 Fishing Report On February 7th and 8th, 2020, Main Attraction hosted their first 2-day Billfish Camp. We had six participants, some local and some traveled as far from North Carolina and Tennessee to join our camp. The forecast for Friday, February 7th was less than appealing, as a large front was making its way through Florida. Captain Marty spoke to all the anglers the night before and asked that they arrive at the dock at 7:30 am Friday so he could review the weather conditions and make the best judgment call. The morning started [...]

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp Main Attraction is happy to announce our new Fishing Camp program! Scheduled for February 7th and 8th, 2020 is our Two-Day Billfish Camp. This program is for clients that want to learn first-hand about the techniques we utilize for catching Sailfish and Swordfish. Get as involved as you would like to be! Want to learn how to rig baits? Learn how to operate the kite fishing reel? Our two-day billfish camp is designed to not only catch fish but to educate you and give you a more hands-on experience. Tickets will be [...]

The “Secret” to Successful Florida Keys Charter Fishing

The “Secret” to Successful Florida Keys Charter Fishing Many clients are envious of our Captains and Mates. They say things like, “you are so lucky you get to fish all year round!” They are not wrong, of course, our crew members love to fish. However, most people don’t get to see all of the work behind the scenes that is required to consistently produce fish for our clients. A successful charter fishing fleet entails so much more than fishing daily. While our past article The “Secret” to Winning Florida Keys Sailfish Tournaments focused on the preparation required for high [...]

Shark Fishing in the Florida Keys

Shark Fishing in the Florida Keys Often clients call and request to catch something VERY BIG. Sharks always put up a great fight as they are incredibly powerful and often weigh hundreds of pounds. There are many different types of Sharks in the waters of Florida, however we will focus on the ones we see and hook the most while fishing out of Marathon and Key Colony Beach, Florida. Some clients ask specifically to target shark on their trip but we also catch them while targeting other species. Sometimes our crews will see an opportunity to hook a [...]

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: , |

Fathers Day Fishing Tournament – Marathon, Florida Keys

Fathers Day Fishing Tournament - Marathon, Florida Keys This past weekend, on June 15th, Main Attraction 1 traveled offshore to compete in the Father’s Day Dolphin Derby Tournament. The tournament is held every year, the Saturday before Father’s Day. Main Attraction has participated in this tournament for years. This year was no different, Captain Marty and his thirteen year old son, Alex, went out in search of a big Mahi (Dolphin Fish). It didn’t take long to get into the fish, but there was quite a bit of weeding through little schoolies (small Mahi) to get to the gaffers [...]

June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction, Offshore|

Party Boats Vs. Private Fishing Charters in the Florida Keys

Party Boats Vs. Private Fishing Charters in the Florida Keys When it comes to fishing charters in the Florida Keys there is a huge difference between a Party Boat and a Private Charter. Main Attraction Charters are all private. We currently have 4 vessels in service, two that are 32’ in length and two other larger boats over 40’ that carry up to 6 passengers each. People often ask if we can take 7 or more people on one boat if some aren't fishing and the answer is always no.  The Coast Guard issues us a certain type of [...]

Florida Keys Family Vacation Fishing Charters – July 2020 Report

Florida Keys Family Vacation Fishing Charters - July 2020 Report Fishing is a great way to include the whole family and have some good wholesome fun! What is more beautiful than a sunny day out on the water breathing in the fresh sea air? At Main Attraction Charters we enjoy seeing young children discover their passion for fishing. It is very easy to get caught up in hunting for monster fish, breaking records, and winning tournaments. But all it takes is seeing a child catch their first fish, seeing their face beaming with joy and pride to remember [...]

July 11th, 2020|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Main Attraction, Main Attraction I, Main One, Offshore|

Florida Keys Marlin Fishing Report

Florida Keys Marlin Fishing Report Many people travel to the beautiful Florida Keys to book a fishing charter and some expect to come down here and catch Marlin. Perhaps it is the stories of Ernest Hemingway or the fact that our professional baseball team in Florida is named the Marlins, but the fact is we don't catch Marlin all that often here in the Florida Keys. We catch far more Mahi (Dolphinfish), Blackfin Tuna, Yellowtail Snapper, Sailfish, Grouper, Wahoo, and Swordfish to name a few. Marlin is typically caught more frequently in places like Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Puerto [...]

Billfish Camp February 2020 Fishing Report

Billfish Camp February 2020 Fishing Report On February 7th and 8th, 2020, Main Attraction hosted their first 2-day Billfish Camp. We had six participants, some local and some traveled as far from North Carolina and Tennessee to join our camp. The forecast for Friday, February 7th was less than appealing, as a large front was making its way through Florida. Captain Marty spoke to all the anglers the night before and asked that they arrive at the dock at 7:30 am Friday so he could review the weather conditions and make the best judgment call. The morning started [...]

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp Main Attraction is happy to announce our new Fishing Camp program! Scheduled for February 7th and 8th, 2020 is our Two-Day Billfish Camp. This program is for clients that want to learn first-hand about the techniques we utilize for catching Sailfish and Swordfish. Get as involved as you would like to be! Want to learn how to rig baits? Learn how to operate the kite fishing reel? Our two-day billfish camp is designed to not only catch fish but to educate you and give you a more hands-on experience. Tickets will be [...]

The “Secret” to Successful Florida Keys Charter Fishing

The “Secret” to Successful Florida Keys Charter Fishing Many clients are envious of our Captains and Mates. They say things like, “you are so lucky you get to fish all year round!” They are not wrong, of course, our crew members love to fish. However, most people don’t get to see all of the work behind the scenes that is required to consistently produce fish for our clients. A successful charter fishing fleet entails so much more than fishing daily. While our past article The “Secret” to Winning Florida Keys Sailfish Tournaments focused on the preparation required for high [...]

Shark Fishing in the Florida Keys

Shark Fishing in the Florida Keys Often clients call and request to catch something VERY BIG. Sharks always put up a great fight as they are incredibly powerful and often weigh hundreds of pounds. There are many different types of Sharks in the waters of Florida, however we will focus on the ones we see and hook the most while fishing out of Marathon and Key Colony Beach, Florida. Some clients ask specifically to target shark on their trip but we also catch them while targeting other species. Sometimes our crews will see an opportunity to hook a [...]

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: , |

Fathers Day Fishing Tournament – Marathon, Florida Keys

Fathers Day Fishing Tournament - Marathon, Florida Keys This past weekend, on June 15th, Main Attraction 1 traveled offshore to compete in the Father’s Day Dolphin Derby Tournament. The tournament is held every year, the Saturday before Father’s Day. Main Attraction has participated in this tournament for years. This year was no different, Captain Marty and his thirteen year old son, Alex, went out in search of a big Mahi (Dolphin Fish). It didn’t take long to get into the fish, but there was quite a bit of weeding through little schoolies (small Mahi) to get to the gaffers [...]

June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction, Offshore|

Party Boats Vs. Private Fishing Charters in the Florida Keys

Party Boats Vs. Private Fishing Charters in the Florida Keys When it comes to fishing charters in the Florida Keys there is a huge difference between a Party Boat and a Private Charter. Main Attraction Charters are all private. We currently have 4 vessels in service, two that are 32’ in length and two other larger boats over 40’ that carry up to 6 passengers each. People often ask if we can take 7 or more people on one boat if some aren't fishing and the answer is always no.  The Coast Guard issues us a certain type of [...]