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 400 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.
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.