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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: , |

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: , |

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: , , |

Florida Keys Marlin Fishing Report

Florida Keys Marlin Fishing Report Many people travel to the beautiful Florida Keys to book a fishing charter and some expect to come down here and catch Marlin. Perhaps it is the stories of Ernest Hemingway or the fact that our professional baseball team in Florida is named the Marlins, but the fact is we don't catch Marlin all that often here in the Florida Keys. We catch far more Mahi (Dolphinfish), Blackfin Tuna, Yellowtail Snapper, Sailfish, Grouper, Wahoo, and Swordfish to name a few. Marlin is typically caught more frequently in places like Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Puerto [...]

Local Heroes Tarpon Fishing Tournament – 2020

Local Heroes Tarpon Fishing Tournament Our first responders have been on the frontlines of the pandemic these past few months, working overtime while risking their health. Florida Keys Air Conditioning decided to organize a local heroes Tarpon fun tournament on May 23rd to thank them, and we were honored to participate. The Marathon, Florida based AC company reached out to the community and local businesses to help sponsor the event. Captain Marty and Steve took our 32’ Seahunter, Reel Attraction, over to Keys Fisheries to pick up the randomly selected first responders to participate in a shotgun start [...]

June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Florida Keys Fishing Charters, Inshore, Tarpon|Tags: , , |

2020 Sailfish Season Recap and Wrap-up

2020 Sailfish Season Recap and Wrap-up What an odd few months it has been for all across America and throughout the world. The Florida Keys have been shut down since mid-March. As many know, from February through August, the Keys rely heavily on tourism to support their businesses for “season”. With tourists being banned, that means no income. However, the fish didn’t get the memo, and fishing has been incredible! Although we haven’t had clients to entertain, the Main Attraction crew has taken advantage of less fishing pressure, specifically sailfish, and have put up some record-setting numbers. There [...]

June 1st, 2020|Categories: Billfish, Sailfish|Tags: , |

Florida Keys Sailfish Record 70 Sailfish Caught and Released in one day!

New Florida Keys Sailfish Record - 70 Sailfish Caught and Released in one day! On Saturday, April 11th, first mate Digger Rodamer sent out a group text to the Main Attraction crew suggesting a Sailfish trip on Easter Sunday. Digger and Captain Marty Lewis saw each other earlier that day while fishing off the Marathon hump. Captain Marty had taken his wife, Katie, and young daughter tuna fishing. Based on the conditions they saw offshore both Marty and Digger had a feeling the sail fishing was about to be great. With it being a holiday and having [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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