April 28, 2014 By: Dale Wills The 2014 “Get Tight Sucka” Texas Swordfish Seminar held at Surfside Beach, Texas is in the books along with a significant donation of $400,000.00 into the US veterans organization of “Everyday Heroes Inc” accounting books. InTheBite was on hand this year and happy to support such a great cause. “I was impressed by the enthusiasm and passion the Booby Trap team demonstrated at the event. To leverage their knowledge of swordfishing expertise and using the seminar as a platform to raise money for our veterans is truly remarkable. It’s an event like no other and I thank all of you who stopped by our table.”
The Booby Trap is made up of Captains Brett Holden, Matt Reed, Jeff Wilson and Travis Joyce. During the seminar hundreds of spectators listened as the team discussed every detail about how to catch swordfish and as Brett Holden proclaimed, “There are no secrets to what we do, we are here to disclose everything in the hopes that everyone who attended the seminar will have the opportunity to go out and catch one of the most remarkable fish in our oceans.” In the full day seminar, the Booby Trap team did just that in a relaxed environment with breakout sessions demonstrating rigging techniques, tackle tips and even one-one discussions with any Booby Trap team member.
Rafflels, hundreds of donated auction items and vendors greeted guests, including several US veterans who showed up in a bus purchased with last years donations. A modest entry fee of $20.00 to attend, which included all you could eat BBQ and Crawfish, was worth the price of admission. Add to it the open forum of learning how to swordfish from the best in the industry and for a great cause makes next years event one to put on your calendar. During the live auction one of the attendees paid $27,000.00 for a “Make You Famous” swordfish trip with the Booby Trap. That’s just one idea of how enthusiastic the auction activity ramped up. When it was all said and done over $400,000.00 will be given to the “Every Day Heroes, Inc.” For more info on the seminar and Booby Trap fishing visit www.boobytrapfishingteam.com