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! Want to learn how to rig baits? Learn how to operate the kite fishing reel? Our two-day fishing camp is designed to catch fish while you learn new skills and techniques with a more hands-on experience than you would get on a typical fishing charter. Tickets will be sold individually and include two days of fishing and hands-on deck experience, meals, drinks, and a Main Attraction swag bag that consists of a shirt, hat, and buff.
For this two-day fishing camp, you will target some of the following species depending on weather and fishing conditions; Sailfish, Mutton Snapper, African Pompano, Amberjack, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and Blackfin Tuna. If the weather allows, there may be kite fishing, which is a fascinating skill to learn and an exciting way to catch fish.
Your Captain will be Captain Marty Lewis, who has nearly three decades of year-round fishing experience and various Sailfish records and Tournament wins under his belt. We will place up to a maximum of 6 people on the Main One, a 49-foot Carolina-style sportfishing yacht.
A professional photographer will be on board to capture all the great moments. We will feature a blog article highlighting the trips, and you might even find yourself on a Youtube video on our channel!
The cost for this two-day experience is $1,700 per person with a 50% deposit upfront at the time of booking. A minimum of 4 participants is required for the boat to go out. If the minimum is not met, your deposit will be returned in full.
Weather and Cancelation
UPDATED: We had to reschedule this fishing camp to March 18 and 19 due to poor weather conditions. The fishing is typically quite good in March; however, it is also typically a windy month. Seas can range between two and five feet during the spring months and still be fishable. A third day Sunday, March 20th, will be an optional day if the weather does not permit safe fishing on either of the two scheduled days. If weather conditions deem it unsafe to fish, your deposit will be returned commiserate to the number of days fished. You forfeit your deposit if you cancel with less than seven days’ notice.
Gratuity is not included, so please remember to tip your Captain and Mate as you would on any other charter; this is how they earn their living.
If you have a history of seasickness, you should not participate. We suggest participants take seasickness meds the night before and the morning of (but of course, always consult your physician). If you get seasick and the vessel is far offshore, you will have to stick it out; we will not return until the trip is complete unless deemed medically necessary.
We will provide soda and Water throughout the two fishing trips. If you have any food allergies, please make us aware in advance as a third party will be preparing refreshments, and they will need to be notified well in advance. Breakfast will be available on the boat right before or as it leaves the dock. We will provide breakfast sandwiches from the Marathon Bagel Company. A box-style lunch will be provided during each trip, including standard lunch items such as a sandwich, chips, etc from Brutus Seafood Restaurant.
The boat’s catch will be a team effort. Any meat harvested will be split evenly among the anglers. Sailfish will be catch and release only. Any other species caught will only be harvested if it meets legal requirements.
The food items provided are subject to change depending on the company providing them.
Boats are scheduled to leave between 7 am-8 am each morning, depending on conditions. Each trip will last at least 7 hours. Fishing is unpredictable, so please make sure you have a fluid schedule over the three days to go with the flow. The event will be well organized, but the schedule must be flexible to provide participants with the best experience.
Lodging is not included in this two-three-day experience, so please arrange travel and stay accordingly. Enjoy a Main Attraction Discount with the local Fairfield Inn & Suites very close to our Marina.
Call us at (305) 289-0071 or contact us for more details.