Booby Trap Catches Swordfish Number 1,000

Completing a challenge he never thought possible, Capt. Brett Holden and the crew aboard Booby Trap caught their milestone.

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1,000 Swordfish for Capt. Brett Holden and the Booby Trap

Photo courtesy Capt. Brett Holden

Capt. Brett Holden reports to the staff at Marlin: "The quest for my 1,000th swordfish came to an end on July 26, 2015, with a trip out of Freeport, Texas, that produced 7 day-time swords, one during the night and one blue marlin on the way home. We are actually now at 1,001... wish you could have made the trip! I have now managed to catch or put our guests on a total of 1,001 swordfish over the years. I never had a goal of catching 1,000 swordfish, it just started creeping up on us. We have always enjoyed trying to set new records, so we decided to try for 1,000. It is one we will always remember."

Stay tuned for an upcoming feature in the October 2015 issue of Marlin___ _of senior editor Andrew Cox's trip with Capt. Brett Holden and the crew aboard the Booby Trap in May where they fell just short of the 1,000 mark.