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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|

A Florida Keys Winter Sailfish Story

On the morning of December 6th, Captain Marty Lewis and Mate Lance Doire pulled out of the Marina aboard the Main One on a mission. To help Vinny Yeager, age 66, fulfill a lifelong dream to catch a Sailfish. Vinny is no stranger to fishing; he spent most of his life fishing on the Long Island Sound and taking fishing vacations in Cape May. After moving to Florida in 2013 to retire, Vinny switched to fishing in the lakes and canals of his home in Melbourne, vacationing in the Florida Keys. But somehow, after all these years, [...]

December 20th, 2021|Categories: Main One, Sailfish, Videos|

ECA 36th Annual Fishing Tournament – Hawks Cay Marina

Florida Keys summertime means two things, hopefully, lots of Dolphin Fish (Mahi) and fishing tournaments. Every year, we look forward to participating in these Florida Keys fishing tournaments. The Engineering Contractors Association or ECA holds their annual Dolphin & Wahoo tournament out of Hawk’s Cay each year. Last year it was suspended, due to COVID, so we were excited it returned in 2021. Patches of floating grass and weeds are home to many small fish which attracts hungry Mahi. Main Attraction has been fishing this tournament for years, for a wide variety of companies over the years. [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore|Tags: |

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 3

For our third and final installment of the 2021 meet the crew series, we are focusing on Captain Marty Lewis and his wife Katie, the owners and operators of Main Attraction Sportfishing Charters. Captain Marty Lewis – Main One Captain Marty runs the Main One, our largest sportfishing vessel, however with his decades of experience, he can run any of the vessels in the charter fleet. He is on the water 300+ days a year fishing, and when he isn’t fishing you can usually find him in the boatyard maintaining all of our vessels during the off-season. Many [...]

February 26th, 2021|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One|

Barrelfish, Rare Creatures Of The Deep – 2021 Fishing Report

Katie Lewis with the first Queen Snapper of the day. Earlier this week Main Attraction had a day open for the Main One, their 49-foot sportfishing vessel. Owners Captain Marty and Katie Lewis decided to take it out for a day of fun fishing with some crew members, friends, and family. They headed offshore on a very calm day and decided to drop some baits down to the bottom in deep water. Katie’s friend Carlin, father Fred, and son Alex had never caught a Queen Snapper and wanted to cross that species off their [...]

February 16th, 2021|Categories: Bottomfishing, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Videos|

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 with a beautiful Queen Snapper. [...]

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

Queen Snapper Fishing in the Florida Keys

Cookie has charted with Captain Marty for over 3 decades! On January 6th, 2021 Main One had a full-day trip scheduled with one of our long-time customers, Mr. Cookie Rice. He brought along his daughter, Sally, son-in-law James, and a few neighbors to enjoy a beautiful day out on the water. The crew started heading offshore with live-wells full of bait to target large Blackfin Tuna. Live baiting on the hump can be extremely exciting but also challenging when there are large hungry sharks in the area. We had several anglers over the age [...]

January 15th, 2021|Categories: Bottomfishing, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore|Tags: , |

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|

Florida Keys Fishing Report – November 2020

It has been extremely windy, the last few weeks here in the Florida Keys. We have been shuffling trips to get charters out on the water, and preparing boats for tropical storms in NOVEMBER! Crazy right? Although, it is 2020, so it feels like anything is possible! We had Tropical Storm ETA (almost hurricane status), bounce off South America, and zig-zag its way towards the Florida Keys. We prepared our vessels as normal and watched it rain and blow for several days. Once the wind settled down and the water cleared up a bit, we went back to [...]

November 17th, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Swordfish|
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