The Booby Trap is a 52’ Viking Express docked at Surfside Marina. Specializing in catching Swordfish and Blue Marlin the Booby Trap has been the top private boat in the Houston Big Game Fishing Club for 5 consecutive years. Owner Brett Holden has received worldwide recognition for his ability to catch big fish and pioneering daytime Swordfishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Holden and his crew had a banner 2011 season catching 104 billfish off the Texas coast; 86 of those were Swords bringing the total number of Swordfish logged to over 500 aboard the Booby Trap. The Booby Trap is also responsible for the first ever Super Grand Slam in the Gulf of Mexico, recording the catch in 2009.
In 2012 Booby Trap fishing team caught 172 swordfish in 41 days.
The Booby Trap Fishing Team created the Texas Swordfish Seminar in 2011, an event designed to promote recreational Swordfishing and benefit Everyday Heroes, a local nonprofit organization that provides support to Disabled Veterans. The 1st annual seminar had over 500 people in attendance and raised over $80,000.00 allowing Everyday Heroes the funding to purchase and operate a new van used to transport the Veterans to and from medical appointments.
The 2012 Texas Swordfish Seminar raised nearly $250,000 with over 1200 people in attendance to support Everyday Heroes again. The 2013 Texas Swordfish Seminar will be on March 23, 2013 at Surfside Marina in Freeport, Texas. We are now underway seeking sponsors for the 2013 Texas Swordfish Seminar. Click here to become a sponsor.
Stay Tuned and Check the website as we are updating information on a daily and weekly basis. Thank you from the Booby Trap Fishing Team. GET TIGHT SUCKAS! — Capt. Ahab.