In Case You Missed It… Boshamps’ Swordy Shootout

By Caroline Haney

 

Boshamps Oyster House hosted the 2017 Swordy Shootout, benefitting Emerald Coast Autism Center, September 21-24.

 

The event kicked off with a captain’s meeting on Thursday. Fishing occurred throughout the next few days with weigh-ins on the docks at Boshamps Saturday and Sunday.

 

The tournament guaranteed a prize of $10,000 for the largest swordfish. Other categories included aggregate swordfish, biggest dolphin, biggest tuna, biggest wahoo, and video tag and release.

 

The largest fish of the tournament, a 244-pound Swordfish caught by Wide Open, was brought in Sunday. Total tournament payout was $88,250. Winners were as follows:

 

Wide Open

$35,200

 

Makaira

$12,600

 

Black Sheep

$9,900

 

Relentless

$8,550

 

Lucky Dog

$6,750

 

Sea Bandit

$2,925

 

Flat Dangerous

$2,250

 

Grimmjimmer

$2,250

 

Overall, the 2017 Swordy Shootout raised a total of $7,825 for the Emerald Coast Autism Center.

 

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