Each year, two key numbers keep growing out of the Texas port of Surfside Beach.
The first one is the number of both day and nighttime swordfish that are caught by the world-class crew aboard the Booby Trap, captained by Brett Holden, Matt Reed, Jeff Wilson and Travis Joyce.
The second number that hit an all-time high was the amount of money raised and donated to the veteran’s organization of “Everyday Heroes Inc.”.
The crew of the Booby Trap just put on their fourth annual “Get Tight Sucka” Texas Swordfish Seminar. With the help of many sponsors, local businesses and lots of volunteers, the Booby Trap Crew raises money to help the Everyday Heroes organization buy electric wheel chairs and provide transportation to our veterans in need. They cut through the hassle of paperwork and help the people who have served and sacrificed for us all.
The seminar is hugely popular and a great time where aspiring swordfish anglers come from near and far to learn the techniques used by the masters of this fishery. This year the proceeds reached the 400,000-dollar mark, and will go a long way for helping our veterans.
Each year a trip aboard the Booby Trap is auctioned off. In the spirit of competitive giving, this year’s trip was sold for 37,000 dollars.
Our BD hats are off to the veterans who serve and to the crew of the Booby Trap and all of the supporting organizations for making us proud of the people in the sportfishing community who work hard to give some back.