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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: , |

Costa Rica Big Game Fishing Charter

About a year ago, one of our repeat clients you all hear a lot about, Mark Busch, went to Costa Rica on an overnight FAD fishing trip. Costa Rica is well known for its Blue Marlin and Sailfish billfish. Other pelagic species, such as yellowfin tunas and mahi, are also available. The primary purpose of using fish aggregating devices (FAD) is to concentrate fish in a specific area, making it easier for fishermen to locate and catch them. This allows fishing vessels to reduce search time and fuel consumption, making fishing operations more efficient and [...]

August 4th, 2023|Categories: Billfish, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: , |

Florida Keys Sailfish Tournament Update January 2023

The new year starts with plenty of great fishing and exciting sailfish tournament action. The Main Attraction Sportfishing team has already participated in three Sailfish tournaments in the past three weeks! 2023 Fish For Holly Sailfish Tournament On January 7, 2023, Captain Marty Lewis and Mate Ben Zdan fished with Dominick & Jenny Ferels, Jeremy & Andrea Barber, and Adam Knudson in the Fish For Holly Sailfish Tournament. One of the angler's aboard the Main One, Andrea Barber, placed Third Angler Overall and Second Place for Top Female Angler. Andrea Barber with her trophy for [...]

February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main One, Sailfish|Tags: , |

New Years Fishing Report – January 2023

Happy New Year to all our clients and friends! After a hectic Christmas week, Captain Marty wasn't booked on January 1st, 2023, and decided to take his family and a few friends out fishing. Believe it or not, Captain Marty never gets sick of fishing, so what better way than to start the year catching fish? The Main Attraction crews headed out early that morning to catch bait at sunrise like they usually do. The group had a productive bait run that morning, and all our boats were loaded with Pilchards. Captain Marty and Katie brought their son [...]

January 11th, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Offshore, Sailfish|Tags: |

The Secret To Successful Sailfish Trips In The Florida Keys

One specific species the Main Attraction Charter Fishing Team is known for catching is the Atlantic Sailfish. This speedy billfish is one of our favorite sportfish to catch in the Florida Keys. It doesn't matter how often you catch and release one; the next is always just as exciting. Captain Marty Lewis of the Main One has caught thousands of Sailfish over the past few decades. When asked if he ever grows tired of catching Sailfish, his response was: "Absolutely not! It is always fun and exciting. I get to help people catch their first Sailfish [...]

January 1st, 2023|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Sailfish, Secrets to Success|Tags: , |

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