Posted by Colin on Mar 29, 2013 under



The 3rd Annual Swordfish Seminar hosted by the Boobytrap Fishing Team on Saturday, March 23rd wrapped up in fine fashion.  Held at Surfside Marina, in Surfside Beach, TX, some 3,000 people made their way to the event to tour the vendor displays, bid for valuable prizes at the live auction, and learn tips and tricks from some of the masters of daytime swordfishing.

Captain Brett Holden of Boobytrap was the event host and daytime swordfishing pioneer, Nick Stanczyk, of Islamorada, FL, was tapped as a guest speaker.  The guys went through everything you need to know to boat your own daytime sword including rigging, structure patters, currents, and even gave up some of their favored swordfish coordinates in the gulf.


Below:  Masters of their craft -- The Boobytrap Fishing Team and Pro Team Captain Nick Stanczyk show off a couple deep-water denizens.



More importantly, the event is done strictly for charity.  Benefiting Everyday Heroes, Inc., everything from door entry fee, raffle ticket purchases, and live auction bids are all directly donated to the charity.  Last year with the money raised, a transportation bus was purchased for some of the wounded veterans.  This year, just under $200K was raised through the event.


Below:  The crowd poured in to learn tips and tricks from the pros // The catered BBQ and crawfish boil was a hit (minus the waiting line).



Make sure to look out for this event next year, as I’m sure it’s going to be another great show.  Visit to learn more about daytime swordfishing in the Gulf, and check out to book a charter out of Bud ‘n Mary’s Marina with Captain Nick Stanczyk.