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Florida Keys Hurricane Update & Fishing Report – November 2022

There is never a dull moment here in the Florida Keys, especially during hurricane season. With only a few days left before the Hurricane season ends, we can only hope that Mother Nature abides by the schedule. Hurricane Ian First, we had Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 Hurricane with wind gusts up to 140mph. We experienced high winds and a lot of rain when it passed through. The storm meant no fishing for a few days. There was also some destruction in the town, such as lost dockage, but it was much worse for other parts of Florida. [...]

Florida Keys Hurricane Season Update & Fishing Report

It's starting to feel like Fall in the Florida Keys. Since that awful Hurricane Ian blew past us, temperatures have dropped to the mid to high 70's, and winds are blowing out of the North. Changes in the weather pattern like this are typical this time of year. But the hurricane seems to have brought the change more abruptly than in previous years. Hurricane Report Hurricane Ian caused massive amounts of damage throughout Florida, including Fort Myers and Cape Coral, one of the hardest hit areas in Lee County. Sanibel island was cut-off from the mainland when the [...]

October 7th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef, Yellowtail Snapper|Tags: , |

Two-Day Florida Keys Fall Fishing Charter Camp – November 2022

Are you ready to learn our techniques for fishing the Florida Keys in the Fall? Well, if this sparks your interest, read on! The temperature in the Florida Keys begins to cool in October. While we won't see snow anytime soon, the winds will shift, and the water temperature will drop. This change in conditions will create excellent fishing opportunities for us, including species we don't see in the summer. With this in mind, we are excited to announce another Two-Day fish Camp! Our 2022 Fall fish camp will be held on Friday, November 11th, and Saturday, [...]

September 8th, 2022|Categories: Fishing Camp, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Reef|

Two-Day Florida Keys Summer Fishing Charter Camp – July 2022

We had such a blast hosting our spring fish camp that we have decided to do a summertime fish camp! The summer brings calmer seas and winds, which is excellent news because typically, we need to head further offshore to catch fish this time of year. So we switch gears in the summer and spend most of our time offshore. The winter/spring gusty winds have subsided by May, allowing us to travel far enough to target deep-sea pelagic and bottom-dwelling fish. We still monitor the weather because we occasionally see fronts or tropical systems in the summertime. [...]

April 14th, 2022|Categories: Fishing Camp, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Reef|

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp – March 2022

Main Attraction is happy to announce our latest Fishing Camp program! Friday, March 18th, and Saturday, March 19th, 2022, is our Two-Day Spring Fishing Camp. This program is for clients who want to learn first-hand about the techniques we utilize for catching various species in the Florida Keys. Being able to correctly identify the fishing conditions on any given day help a Captain know what species they should target. This fishing camp will focus on that, which means you will likely target various species over the two days. Get as involved as you would like to be! [...]

January 26th, 2022|Categories: Fishing Camp, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Offshore, Reef|

All About The Yellowtail Snapper – Facts About Florida Keys Yellowtail

Well, it's that time of year again, time to catch Yellowtail Snapper! Earlier this year, we published The “Secret” to Successful Yellowtail Fishing Trips in the Florida Keys, which was focused on how to catch Yellowtail and have a great reef fishing trip. Today instead, we will focus on the Yellowtail Snapper itself because while most of us know they are beautiful looking and delicious to eat, there is much more to learn about this fascinating species of fish. Location, Location, Location Yellowtail Snappers (Ocyurus chrysurus) can be found in the Atlantic ocean along the East Coast of [...]

November 20th, 2021|Categories: Reef, Yellowtail Snapper|Tags: |

The “Secret” To Not Getting Seasick On Your Fishing Trip!

If you have ever been seasick before, you know it is not a pleasant experience. While everyone who gets seasick will eventually recover while still at sea, it usually takes 12-24 hours for their bodies to adjust to the motion of the vessel. This is not welcome news for individuals on a fishing trip that is only scheduled to last 4-10 hours! So how can you try to avoid getting seasick? Seasick Medicine Our bigger boats mean you can safely fish in larger waves as long as your stomach lets you! If you are someone who [...]

April 20th, 2021|Categories: Offshore, Reef, Secrets to Success|Tags: |

The “Secret” to Successful Yellowtail Fishing Trips in the Florida Keys

Here in the Florida Keys, one of the most sought-after fish to catch on the Reef is the Yellowtail Snapper. People love them because you don’t have to travel very far to catch them and they are delicious to eat! Another bonus of Yellowtail fishing is that since they are smaller fish, we use light tackle to make the fight fun and challenging. These lighter rods are much easier to handle making this fishing style universally compatible with anglers of all ages and skill levels. When the conditions are right, some days the fish are practically [...]

April 12th, 2021|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef, Secrets to Success, Yellowtail Snapper|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|

Sailfish On The Reef! – Florida Keys Kite Fishing

Every year near the end of October, beginning of November, Team Main Attraction begins to transition the way we fish in the Florida Keys. This time of year, through the winter, we spend a lot of time on the reef, or within 10-15 miles offshore. As the baitfish push closer to shore, so do our frequently targeted species (Sailfish, Cobia, Kingfish, Mackerel, Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, etc.). On October 31st, Captain Marty and Katie Lewis had some family come into town to go trick-or-treating with their little one. Katie’s father Fred, has always enjoyed Yellowtail snapper fishing [...]

November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Billfish, Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef, Sailfish|Tags: , , |

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