Tuna fishing on the Marathon Hump

2019-02-09T17:47:47+00:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Blackfin Tuna, Bottomfishing, Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Main Attraction, Offshore|Tags: , |

When customers book a Blackfin Tuna trip with Main Attraction, it means we are fueling up, catching large amounts of fresh, live bait, and heading 27 plus miles offshore to the Marathon Hump! The Hump looks like an underwater mountain causing depths to range from 1150 feet to 480 feet at its pinnacle. The Hump is […]

The “Secret” to Winning Florida Keys Sailfish Tournaments

2019-01-29T23:41:44+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Billfish, Main Attraction I, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: |

Sailfish Tournaments are held in the Florida Keys between November and April when Sailfish are most plentiful. While the Main Attraction promotes a sense of comradery and teamwork among its crew there is a friendly competition that exists between boats for the best catches on a daily basis. This passion for putting together great catches and […]

Woohoo it’s Wahoo! Florida Keys Charter Fishing

2019-01-20T17:52:13+00:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Main Attraction, Offshore, Wahoo|Tags: , |

When people think about Wahoo in the Florida Keys, they often think about high speed trolling or jigging under large floating debris miles offshore, typically while Dolphin Fishing in the late spring and summer. The wintertime, however, also presents some fantastic opportunities for anglers to land these highly prized, […]

Mack Facts! Mackerel Fishing in the Florida Keys

2019-01-06T16:54:59+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Mackerel, Main Attraction, Offshore|

As the cooler north winds blow in this time of year, and water temperatures decline, schools of Mackerel begin to appear all throughout the waters of the Florida Keys. We fish many Reef trips at the Main Attraction during the winter months, and while we are targeting delicious reef staples such as Yellowtail and Mangrove Snapper, […]

Christmas Week Fishing Report – December 29, 2018

2018-12-29T20:39:35+00:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction, Offshore, Reef, Sailfish|

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for fishing in the Florida Keys. The Main Attraction Fleet fished 30+ charters in the past week, not including Christmas Day. The week started off with a slower bite but has been getting better and better. We had boats coming in yesterday with Blackfin […]

Why we use live bait in the Florida Keys

2018-12-15T17:37:19+00:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Billfish, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: |

From October through May, the Main Attraction Fishing Charter Team meets daily at the dock at 5:30 am to go on “bait runs”. Hours before their day officially begins, our crew is out on the water looking and throwing their cast nets to catch fresh live bait. With four charter boats in service, it is a […]

2019 Sailfish Season Approaches

2018-12-08T17:59:41+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: Billfish, Main Attraction I, Offshore, Sailfish|

As “winter” approaches in the Florida Keys, many enthusiastic anglers know Sailfish season is upon us. After a record-smashing Sailfish season last year, the Main Attraction Charter Fishing Team is excited to see what this year brings. The majority of Sailfish tournaments in the Florida Keys are held between November and April, the typical windy months.

The […]

Florida Keys Mahi fishing in November!

2018-11-30T15:30:06+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Main Attraction I, Offshore|

Every year, many Floridians travel to the Florida Keys to fill their freezer with Dolphinfish (a.k.a. Mahi Mahi) filets. Because of this, we often get asked what are the best months to catch large quantities of Dolphinfish. As a fishing charter fleet, that fishes 300+ days a year, we typically advise our customers that April through […]

Pompano & Permit

2017-02-27T19:35:38+00:00March 27th, 2015|Categories: Offshore|Tags: , , , , , |

Recently we have been catching some beautiful African Pompano and now Permit as well. These beautiful fish will be around for roughly 2 months. Can you tell the difference between a Florida Pompano, African Pompano, Permit and Palometa? While visually similar there are some distinct differences. View the table below to see the difference and […]