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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 [...]

Florida Keys Fishing Report – December 2020

December is off to a great start in the Florida Keys. There has been a wide variety of species caught amongst our vessels, such as Yellowtail Snapper, Black Grouper, Cobia, Mackerel, Kingfish, Sailfish, Yellow Jacks, Wahoo, and various large Sharks. The Winter months typically bring more wind from a direction that is usually out of the North. Fortunately, the Islands help block that wind energy when we fish the Atlantic side, allowing us to fish pretty comfortably. You can expect on average a 2-4 foot chop on the ocean during these months. We have had several “cold fronts” [...]

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 [...]

All About The Blackfin Tuna – Facts about Florida Keys Tuna

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Florida Keys Fishing Report – August 2020

Florida Keys Fishing Report - August 2020 August 2020 kicked off with some excitement last week. Captain Marty had some nice folks for a full day offshore. Ralph and his friends originally canceled their trip due to tropical storm Isisais and its potential impact on the Florida Keys. We all watched the weather for a few days and since the Keys didn’t even get a drop of rain, Ralph decided to go fishing. The plan was to go offshore and it was a good one! The team of guys caught Mahi (Dolphinfish) and Blackfin Tuna! But the most interesting [...]

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 [...]

Florida Keys Fishing Report – December 2020

December is off to a great start in the Florida Keys. There has been a wide variety of species caught amongst our vessels, such as Yellowtail Snapper, Black Grouper, Cobia, Mackerel, Kingfish, Sailfish, Yellow Jacks, Wahoo, and various large Sharks. The Winter months typically bring more wind from a direction that is usually out of the North. Fortunately, the Islands help block that wind energy when we fish the Atlantic side, allowing us to fish pretty comfortably. You can expect on average a 2-4 foot chop on the ocean during these months. We have had several “cold fronts” [...]

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 [...]

All About The Blackfin Tuna – Facts about Florida Keys Tuna

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Florida Keys Fishing Report – August 2020

Florida Keys Fishing Report - August 2020 August 2020 kicked off with some excitement last week. Captain Marty had some nice folks for a full day offshore. Ralph and his friends originally canceled their trip due to tropical storm Isisais and its potential impact on the Florida Keys. We all watched the weather for a few days and since the Keys didn’t even get a drop of rain, Ralph decided to go fishing. The plan was to go offshore and it was a good one! The team of guys caught Mahi (Dolphinfish) and Blackfin Tuna! But the most interesting [...]

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