Seminar on How to Catch Swordfish Raises Funds for Vets

The annual Texas event continues to expand and attract a large following.

May 4, 2014


The end game of a daytime swordfish fight. Most anglers keep their swordfish if its legal size, but some Florida captains have tagged and released fish to find out where they migrate. Courtesy Brett Holden, Booby Trap Fishing Team

A swordfish seminar in Texas that has become an annual event and grown to surprising proportions this year raised more than $400,000 for Everyday Heroes, an organization dedicated to helping military vets get wheelchairs and other devices essential to them.

The Fourth Annual Get Tight Sucka Swordfish Seminar was held April 26 at Surfside Marina in Surfside Beach, Texas . More than 200 sponsors donated fishing trips, tackle, guns and more.

Capt. Brett Holden, driving force behind the Booby Trap Fishing Team and the annual seminar, was featured in Sport Fishing magazine in two articles in recent years as he and his anglers refined and largely defined modern, innovative swordfishing (both day and night) off the Texas coast.


Holden and his team are planning a bigger-and-better event for next year’s fifth annual seminar.


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