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2024 Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament Recap

April is an exciting month for us in the Keys; sailfish season is in swing and  it's the 3rd annual Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament, founded by our very own Katie Lewis. Main One and Main Attraction both signed up with returning clients and teams, ready to battle with Marathon's finest. The Main One team anglers was Mark Busch and his friend, John Dedinsky from Ohio and Alexis Bowcock from Georgia. Captain Marty was at the helm, with Captain Ben Zdan as the mate. Many of you remember Mark Busch since he fishes with Captain Marty 6 months out [...]

May 14th, 2024|Categories: Billfish, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: , |

Florida Keys Spring Fishing Report – April 2024

What a rollercoaster of a week it's been! Last weekend, our plans took a hit as we had to call off a charter due to relentless rain and strong winds. Unfortunately, our client was only in town for those days when the weather turned sour. The ocean resembled a frothy milkshake, with menacing storms unleashing thunder and lightning. When weather-bound, most of the crew usually heads home for some extra rest. However, Captain Marty Lewis saw an opportunity amidst the setback. He decided to tackle some overdue boat maintenance and replenish our tackle inventory at Cudjoe [...]

April 12th, 2024|Categories: Billfish, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore, Sailfish, Wreck Fishing|Tags: , |

Florida Keys Spring Fishing Report – March 2024

When it comes to fishing in the Florida Keys, March is one of the busiest months of the year, and we happily embrace it! Recently, we've had the pleasure of hosting many spring breakers and their families, who have been fortunate to experience the outstanding, consistent fishing we have been enjoying. Yellowtail Snapper The Florida Keys are a special place to fish because of the variety of species available, and spring is no exception. On the Reef, the Yellowtail Snapper bite is consistent this time of year, and we even get to catch very [...]

Main Attraction IFC Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament 2024

Sailfish Tournament season is in full swing! In December, we fished the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament , which is leg one of the 2024 Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series. Then we fished the 2024 Fish For Holly Sailfish Tournament . Now we are back with more fishing tournament updates! 2024 Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament On January 17, 2024, Team Main Attraction fished the second leg of the Gold Cup Series, the Islamorada Fishing Club tournament Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament. The team was fired up and ready to get back together. Our competitive [...]

February 12th, 2024|Categories: Main One, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: , |

2024 Fish For Holly Sailfish Tournament

Now that the holidays are behind us, it is time to focus on Sailfish! We started 2024 with one of the first Sailfish Tournaments of the new year, The Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament out of Islamorada. Main Attraction owners Captain Marty Lewis and his Wife, Katie Lewis, fish this tournament yearly. It is a wonderful tournament that raises money for an important cause: raising awareness about domestic violence. Usually, Marty and Katie fish the tournament every year with a repeat client named Dominick and his friend Jeremy. Since Dominick could not make it this year, they [...]

January 30th, 2024|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore, Sailfish, Videos|Tags: , |

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament December 2023

As the song goes, It's the most wonderful time of the year, but for us in the Florida Keys, it isn't just because it's the Holidays. It's also because Sailfish tournament season is here! On social media, you mostly see the fish that were caught, the scoring results, and the trophies. But you only get to see a small portion of the necessary prep work leading up to the tournament. Fishing sailfish tournaments competitively takes a significant amount of preparation and planning. Sailfish Tournament Season Preparations Every year Main Attraction crews begin to prepare for [...]

December 17th, 2023|Categories: Main One, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: , |

34 Cuban Migrants Rescued From Sinking Vessel in The Florida Keys

Last Friday started like any other typical day at the Main Attraction. Still dark out, the crew met at the marina and loaded the bait boat to catch live bait for their charters that day. Once they returned to the Marathon Sailfish Marina, they loaded the 49-footer, Main One, with lots of fresh live bait and finished prepping the boat. Upon the customer's arrival, Captain Marty Lewis reviewed the proper way to use the fishing equipment, the location of life jackets, and other safety protocols. Taking advantage of the unusually tranquil weather for this [...]

All About North Atlantic Swordfish – Facts About Florida Keys Broadbills

The Swordfish is a globally recognizable and iconic species of fish. A member of the billfish family, the Swordfish earns its name due to the flattened bill that looks like a sword protruding from its upper jaw. Most of the iconic fish we feature are known by different names, and the Swordfish is no exception. Swords are referred to by various names, including Broadbill, Emperado, and, scientifically, Xiphias gladius. No matter the name, the North Atlantic swordfish undoubtedly holds a special place in the world of sportfishing, especially in the Florida Keys. Main Attraction [...]

October 28th, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore, Swordfish|Tags: , , |

Florida Keys Fishing Report – September 2023

Autumn means more than just a weather change in the Florida Keys. Similar to the pre-pandemic years, our schedule has eased as the kids return to school. During this brief hiatus from daily fishing, our crews are dedicating their efforts to our yearly boat maintenance tasks. The Main One being brought to the boatyard for repairs. Vessel Update We had an engine problem in June on our 49-footer, the Main One. Captain Marty and Katie have been working with a Caterpillar dealership to get all the proper parts and pieces to [...]

September 29th, 2023|Categories: Blackfin Tuna, Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore|Tags: |

2023 Florida Keys Dolphinfish Report

If you follow our fishing reports and updates, you may have noticed we haven't been writing about Dolphinfish nearly as much as in previous seasons. There is a good reason for this; there simply hasn't been much to write about. Fortunately, that is starting to change! Here in the Florida Keys, Dolphinfish, a.k.a. Mahi, are the most requested fish to catch. That suits us just fine in the late spring through summer when Dolphinfish abound. However, this year, the Dolphinfish have been on a different schedule. Better late than never! The Dolphin season is finally starting [...]

August 25th, 2023|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Offshore|Tags: |

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