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Florida Keys Reopening – June 2020 Fishing Report

Florida Keys Reopening - June 2020 Fishing Report The Florida Keys officially reopened to public visitors on June 1, 2020. As the charters began to trickle in, we were thrilled to have some type of normalcy back in our lives. We were also fortunate enough to have our loyal clients who had trips booked during the pandemic, reschedule instead of cancel to help support our business during such a difficult time. We are happy to report we are back in action, fishing, and working hard! Dave Villiger and his son recently traveled from Atlanta, Georgia, to fish with [...]

Billfish Camp February 2020 Fishing Report

Billfish Camp February 2020 Fishing Report On February 7th and 8th, 2020, Main Attraction hosted their first 2-day Billfish Camp. We had six participants, some local and some traveled as far from North Carolina and Tennessee to join our camp. The forecast for Friday, February 7th was less than appealing, as a large front was making its way through Florida. Captain Marty spoke to all the anglers the night before and asked that they arrive at the dock at 7:30 am Friday so he could review the weather conditions and make the best judgment call. The morning started [...]

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament 2020 – Fish For Holly

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament 2020 - Fish For Holly Last Saturday, Main Attraction was entered into the 2nd Annual Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament, based out of Islamorada. The crew consisted of Captain Marty Lewis at the helm of Main One, with the help of Captain Shelby and first mate Digger Rodamer working the pit. We had four registered anglers, an all-female team, consisting of Katie Lewis (Marty’s wife and business partner), Elise Mucha (Brutus Seafood owner), Alli Heller and Carlin Palumberi.The team left the dock at 4:30am to run up to Islamorada and catch fresh live bait and [...]

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp

Two-Day Florida Keys Fishing Charter Camp Main Attraction is happy to announce our new Fishing Camp program! Scheduled for February 7th and 8th, 2020 is our Two-Day Billfish Camp. This program is for clients that want to learn first-hand about the techniques we utilize for catching Sailfish and Swordfish. 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 billfish camp is designed to not only catch fish but to educate you and give you a more hands-on experience. Tickets will be [...]

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 [...]

Winter Sailfish Tournaments in the Florida Keys

Winter Sailfish Tournaments in the Florida Keys It is almost that time of the year again, Sailfish Tournament fishing! Starting in December through March, Main Attraction Fishing Charters partakes in as many Sailfish tournaments in the Florida Keys as our schedule allows. Our clients often hire us to fish these tournaments for a shot at a big money prize. Our Tournament record includes many wins and placements. As we have discussed in previous articles, the key to our tournament success is preparation. From making sure all the rods and reels have been re-spooled and are in [...]

October 31st, 2019|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Sailfish|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 Sailfish – Fishing Report 4-17-2019

This past week has been very exciting if you’ve always wanted to catch a Sailfish. Starting last Friday, April 12th, the wind started blowing out of the East, anywhere from 10-20 mph. There has also been a light east current. With this condition change, our fleet immediately began to target Sailfish. Our Captains and Mates on all 4 boats have caught and released a total of 98 sailfish in the last 5 days! The top single day Sailfish catches of the week were Captain Marty Lewis and Mate Digger Rodamer with an amazing 24 on April 16th, 17 on [...]

Tuna fishing on the Marathon Hump

Tuna fishing on the Marathon Hump When customers book a Blackfin Tuna trip with Main Attraction, it means we are fueling up, catching large amounts of fresh, live bait, and heading 27 plus miles offshore to the Marathon Hump! The Hump looks like an underwater mountain causing depths to range from 1150 feet to 480 feet at its pinnacle. The Hump is roughly in the middle of the Gulfstream which means the current screams through and forces a lot of the bait upward toward the surface when it collides with the large underwater structure. For this reason, many pelagic [...]

How to find the right fishing charter for you.

How to find the right fishing charter for you. Most people are primarily driven by price when comparing one fishing charter company to another. We do understand charter fishing is not cheap and prices matter. However, when comparing your options there are different aspects you should investigate when determining value. Look at the type of vessels each company is running, the size of the vessel, and what type/size engines are they running, and how many engines are in/on the vessel. Bigger vessels and more engines mean more fuel being burnt. Bigger vessels typically mean more comfort and can handle [...]

December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Main Attraction|Tags: |
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