Lone Star Swordfish

Suddenly, it's all about broadbill for Texas offshore enthusiasts

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“Never take your eyes off the rod tip” is the Booby Trap team’s mantra. Many sword anglers wait for the rod to bend, but when broadbill bite light, that’s the time to tease ’em.Will Drost
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Swords feed opportunistically. Accordingly, a variety of baits and rigs will spark their interest.Shayne Ellis
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No one has Texas swords better dialed in than Brett Holden (left) and crew member Travis Joyce.`Shayne Ellis
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Daytime “Bump Troll” RigDavid Shepherd
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Capt. Brett Holden’s Nighttime Swordfish SetDavid Shepherd
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Capt. Brett Holden’s Tangle-free Deep DropDavid Shepherd
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Daytime Hand-Crank RigDavid Shepherd
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Once it’s made the 100-mile run offshore, team Booby Trap fishes night and day, nonstop, until it heads back to port.Will Drost