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Florida Keys’ ‘Hell Week’ Fishing Report

The Snapper bite has been hot on the reef! In true Florida Keys style, we ended 2023 with a flurry of fishing trips. The day after Christmas every year marks the start of the busiest week of the year in the Florida Keys. It can get pretty hectic that week, so the locals commonly call it 'Hell Week!' Hotel occupancies this year were 90-100%, with many families looking to put a unique island twist to their Christmas festivities. During this week, we fished nonstop, with multiple trips per day. We fish a lot of [...]

January 19th, 2024|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Grouper, Mackerel, Reef, Yellowtail Snapper|Tags: |

Florida Keys Fishing Report – December 2023

A large Mangrove Snapper caught on the reef recently. Can you believe it's December already? 2023 seems to have passed in a flash. There were many ups and a few downs, but as always, we managed to surmount the challenges we encountered. As the new year approaches, we are happy to report that the fishing in the Florida Keys has been exceptional! A few weeks ago, we had what felt like a tropical storm come through. Despite its classification as a low-pressure system, the deluge of rain and relentless high winds we endured were [...]

December 27th, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef|Tags: |

2023 Mission Fishin’ Event

We were privileged to host the Mission Fishin' charter fishing group again this year. This annual event has become an autumn tradition that we look forward to every year. For those unfamiliar with Mission Fishin', it's a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with foster families, disabilities, and special needs. This valuable organization not only arranges cost-free outdoor excursions for families and caregivers but also offers vital support to local schools. Mission Fishin' is collaborating to provide specialized equipment for the special needs program at our local Stanley Switlik Elementary School in [...]

December 2nd, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Reef, Videos|Tags: |

Family Fishing Charters in the Florida Keys

If you're reading this article, we share a special bond - a profound love for fishing! At the Main Attraction, our enthusiasm for all things fishing is fueled by countless cherished memories forever etched into our lives. Many of our valued clients have pointed out how lucky we are to fish for a living, and they're right! While in past articles we have shed light on the less glamorous aspects of the job, such as the long hours and physically demanding work, we wouldn't trade this life for anything. People often ask us how we maintain our [...]

September 15th, 2023|Categories: Amberjack, Reef, Wreck Fishing, Yellowtail Snapper|Tags: |

Florida Keys Reef & Wreck – May 2023 Fishing Report – Birthday Edition

Katie and her friends celebrating her birthday. The summertime season is just around the corner, and soon we'll be running charters nonstop until the fall. Believe it or not, on our days off, we like to fish, which we call fun-fishing. While we love our jobs, the difference between charters and fun-fishing is that their is no pressure to produce fish. This lets us cut loose, have a beer, and be a little sillier than we might be with a client onboard. Every year on Cinco de Mayo, Main Attraction co-owner  Katie Lewis goes fun [...]

May 12th, 2023|Categories: Grouper, Reef, Wreck Fishing, Yellowtail Snapper|Tags: |

Florida Keys Holiday Season Fishing Report – December 2022

One of our busiest weeks of the year is right around the corner. Anglers from all over the country will come to the Florida keys during Christmas week, most to escape the snow and bitter cold. The temperature has cooled to a pleasant 75 degrees as the winds shift northerly. Sure, that's warm for Winter compared to most places, but for us, this is a welcome respite from the 90-100 degree summertime heat. We are starting to see Wahoo and Sailfish show up right on time! Our typical reef and wreck species are also in play now. As [...]

December 17th, 2022|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Grouper, Reef|Tags: , |

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, November [...]

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. Dates [...]

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

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