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Florida Keys Fishing Report – January 2, 2020

Florida Keys Fishing Report - January 2, 2020 It has been a very busy week for us at Main Attraction. Our boats have been running double charters to accommodate everyone during one of the busiest times of the year. We had a huge weather front blow through on December 18th starting in the afternoon and lasting until Sunday evening December 22nd. We tried our hardest to get these charters out, but for the safety of our passengers and vessels, we had to cancel or reschedule most of those trips. Once the weather let up, we were back on [...]

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 [...]

Wintertime Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys

As “winter” approaches in the Florida Keys and temperatures cool to a comfortable 75 degrees the fishing heats up big-time on the reef. The Florida reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. In addition to the living reef, the Florida Keys has a multitude of artificial reefs on the ocean floor created by sunken wrecks and debris. Beyond the living reef in the Keys, there is not much more natural structure on the ocean floor as it is mostly sand beds. To provide more housing and spawning opportunities for fish, Florida has [...]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Bottomfishing, Grouper, Offshore, Wahoo, Wreck Fishing|Tags: , , , |

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Florida Keys Fishing Charter

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Florida Keys Fishing Charter Main Attraction Charters has some of the best customers! Operating in the Florida Keys over the past 3 decades we have built a strong repeat client business, but we also get to meet many new clients and families every year. The first initial contact is typically either via email, contact form or a phone call. We try our best to return your emails and phone calls within a 24 hour period, most times it is quicker than that. Communication Before Your Charter We like to ask questions [...]

Florida Keys Off-Season Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Off-Season Fishing Charters Wow! What a busy summer we have had in the Florida Keys. During the months of May, June, and July, our fleet completed over 300 fishing charters. With only a couple weeks left in August we wanted to take the time to thank everyone who visited us this Summer. We hope you had a positive fishing experience and plan to come back and fish with us again. As the summer winds down and the kids go back to school, charter bookings start to slow down as well. Slowing down for us means we only [...]

August 15th, 2019|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore|

Lobster Mini Season 2019 – Monroe County – FL Keys

Lobster Mini Season 2019 - Monroe County - FL Keys Mini Lobster Season in the Florida Keys, is one of the busiest times of the year. Mini Lobster Season is an annual event that falls on the last Wednesday and Thursday of July, bringing thousands of people to Monroe County.  For 2019, that means on July 24th and 25th, properly licensed recreational individuals can hunt Spiny Lobster before thousands of commercial lobster traps are deployed on August 6th. Most vacation rentals start on the Saturday prior, so the locals start to feel the congestion the weekend before. Although [...]

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: , |

Florida Keys Fishing Conditions Guide

Florida Keys Fishing Conditions Guide When clients call or email to book a charter, they convey what type of fish they prefer to catch, whether its going offshore in search of Mahi, deep dropping for Swordfish or staying on the reef to catch Snapper etc. The million dollar question often is, can you guarantee we will catch fish? Main Attraction DOES guarantee for a full day charter, that you will catch fish, but we can not guarantee what species of fish you will catch. Why? Because It all comes down to the conditions on the day you go out. [...]

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|

Repeat Client Swordfish Charter – Florida Keys

Repeat Client Swordfish Charter - Florida Keys Main Attraction has been operating in the Florida Keys since 1992. Over the years, we have had the pleasure to meet and fish some pretty amazing individuals and families. Recently, we had one of our repeat clients, Jay Williams, organized a three day fishing adventure with his buddies, Joe, Joey, Geoffrey, Daniel, and Elzie. Fishing is a way to get all age groups together that share a common passion for the ocean! The guys ranged in age from 37 years old to 77 years old. Each charter had a [...]

Florida Keys Fishing Report – January 2, 2020

Florida Keys Fishing Report - January 2, 2020 It has been a very busy week for us at Main Attraction. Our boats have been running double charters to accommodate everyone during one of the busiest times of the year. We had a huge weather front blow through on December 18th starting in the afternoon and lasting until Sunday evening December 22nd. We tried our hardest to get these charters out, but for the safety of our passengers and vessels, we had to cancel or reschedule most of those trips. Once the weather let up, we were back on [...]

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 [...]

Wintertime Wreck Fishing in the Florida Keys

As “winter” approaches in the Florida Keys and temperatures cool to a comfortable 75 degrees the fishing heats up big-time on the reef. The Florida reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. In addition to the living reef, the Florida Keys has a multitude of artificial reefs on the ocean floor created by sunken wrecks and debris. Beyond the living reef in the Keys, there is not much more natural structure on the ocean floor as it is mostly sand beds. To provide more housing and spawning opportunities for fish, Florida has [...]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Bottomfishing, Grouper, Offshore, Wahoo, Wreck Fishing|Tags: , , , |

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Florida Keys Fishing Charter

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Florida Keys Fishing Charter Main Attraction Charters has some of the best customers! Operating in the Florida Keys over the past 3 decades we have built a strong repeat client business, but we also get to meet many new clients and families every year. The first initial contact is typically either via email, contact form or a phone call. We try our best to return your emails and phone calls within a 24 hour period, most times it is quicker than that. Communication Before Your Charter We like to ask questions [...]

Florida Keys Off-Season Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Off-Season Fishing Charters Wow! What a busy summer we have had in the Florida Keys. During the months of May, June, and July, our fleet completed over 300 fishing charters. With only a couple weeks left in August we wanted to take the time to thank everyone who visited us this Summer. We hope you had a positive fishing experience and plan to come back and fish with us again. As the summer winds down and the kids go back to school, charter bookings start to slow down as well. Slowing down for us means we only [...]

August 15th, 2019|Categories: Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore|

Lobster Mini Season 2019 – Monroe County – FL Keys

Lobster Mini Season 2019 - Monroe County - FL Keys Mini Lobster Season in the Florida Keys, is one of the busiest times of the year. Mini Lobster Season is an annual event that falls on the last Wednesday and Thursday of July, bringing thousands of people to Monroe County.  For 2019, that means on July 24th and 25th, properly licensed recreational individuals can hunt Spiny Lobster before thousands of commercial lobster traps are deployed on August 6th. Most vacation rentals start on the Saturday prior, so the locals start to feel the congestion the weekend before. Although [...]

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: , |

Florida Keys Fishing Conditions Guide

Florida Keys Fishing Conditions Guide When clients call or email to book a charter, they convey what type of fish they prefer to catch, whether its going offshore in search of Mahi, deep dropping for Swordfish or staying on the reef to catch Snapper etc. The million dollar question often is, can you guarantee we will catch fish? Main Attraction DOES guarantee for a full day charter, that you will catch fish, but we can not guarantee what species of fish you will catch. Why? Because It all comes down to the conditions on the day you go out. [...]

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|

Repeat Client Swordfish Charter – Florida Keys

Repeat Client Swordfish Charter - Florida Keys Main Attraction has been operating in the Florida Keys since 1992. Over the years, we have had the pleasure to meet and fish some pretty amazing individuals and families. Recently, we had one of our repeat clients, Jay Williams, organized a three day fishing adventure with his buddies, Joe, Joey, Geoffrey, Daniel, and Elzie. Fishing is a way to get all age groups together that share a common passion for the ocean! The guys ranged in age from 37 years old to 77 years old. Each charter had a [...]

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