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






Black Sheep






Lucky Dog



Sea Bandit



Flat Dangerous






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


Spread the love

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

  • camilles-ad.jpg
  • dewey-destin-ad.jpg
  • camilles2-ad2.jpg

  • Local Guides

    Art Galleries

    Your guide to Art Galleries in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Niceville, and Watersound.

    Happy Hours

    It’s happy hour in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Shalimar!


    Services on the Beach. Destin, Fort Walton, Miramar Beach, and 30A / South Walton