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Booby Trap Fishing Crew

  • Brett Holden/Capt Ahab and his ability to find and catch fish have propelled him to be a top player in the sport-fishing world.  With his finely honed crew and a battleship called the Booby Trap, he has become an unstoppable fishing machine.  His desire for excellence has led the Booby Trap to become the top private boat in the Houston Big Game Fishing Club for 5 consecutive years!  Capt Ahab is a pioneer and has become the most recognized sword fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico (read about it in the June 2011 issue of Sportfishing Magazine) catching a record 8 daytime swords in one day and has logged over 500 swordfish to date.  Capt Ahab was also was behind the helm of the Booby Trap for the first ever recorded Super Grand Slam in the Gulf of Mexico, catching 2 Blue Marlin, 2 Swordfish, 2 Sailfish and a white marlin in a single day.  When he fires the Booby Trap up he no longer sees her as a vessel but as a weapon, 40 knots in forward and 10 knots in reverse, he fears no seas only the fuel bill…

    Fishing Highlights and Acomplishments
    — 2012 – 2nd Annual Texas Super Grand Slam – Made history by catching 4  billfish species in 4 hours – Look for in the Jan 2013 Sport Fishing Magazine
    — 2012 – 2nd Annual “Get Tight Sucka’ ” Texas Swordfish Seminar raised shy of $250,000 for Everyday Heroes
    — 2011 – 1st Annual “Get Tight Sucka’ ” Texas Swordfish Seminar raised over $68,000 for Everyday Heroes

    Featured in Pacific Coast Sportfishing / SportFishing / June 2011 & Marlin / July 2012 Magazines

    — 2009 – Winner at 5th Annual Houston Invitational Billfish Tournament Hosted by Houston Big Game Fishing Club Read Article

     

  • If there was a definition for a cross between an offshore addict and a hard worker it would be Travis,  at the young age of 13 you could find him at the docks washing boats and looking for a ride offshore.  By the age of 18 he had achieved his personal goal of becoming a captain and soon after (1997) landed a spot running a charter boat which happened to be docked next to Capt Ahab.  Capt Travis and his desire for blue water sought out Capt Ahab and the Booby Trap and has now become the team’s longest standing member.  Travis has accomplished one of the most sought after goals in Sportfishing by catching a Super Grand Slam, the first ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico.  He was the designated angler during the Houston Invitational Billfish Tournament and caught four billfish species in one calendar day.  Ahab refers to him as a fish feeding machine and among the best he has ever seen in the cockpit.  If you look up the word persistence in the dictionary you might see a picture of Capt Travis

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Matt came to us from Port Aransas, Texas. It was there that he started fishing on charter boats in the summers during his break from college. He has done a little bit of everything off the TX coast from headboats, to charter boats, to tournament boats. Not only has he extensively fished the  TX coast, Matt has crewed on boats throughout the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean. He was our new addition in 2013, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him aboard.

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    Coming soon!!! Mj “Get Tight Suckas”!

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