The 2018 Swordy Shootout is Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House’s 3rd annual offshore fishing tournament featuring the saltiest and most skilled captains and crews of the Gulf of Mexico going head to head on some of the biggest and toughest creatures that swim these waters. The two heavyweights in the 2018 Swordy Shootout are the elusive and sneaky White Marlin and the deep dwelling sea monster, the Swordfish. There will be a guaranteed prize of $10,000 a piece for the largest Swordfish and the largest White Marlin brought to the scales Saturday night. There are also eight Calcutta betting categories for Swordfish, Aggregate Swordfish, White Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi as well as a “Tag and Release” category. After the mandatory captains’ meeting on Thursday evening, teams will leave their port of call from any location in the Gulf of Mexico with fishing starting at 5:00 am on Friday morning. Fishing will continue through Friday night until Saturday afternoon, with as much time as needed to get back to the dock by the 9:00 pm deadline to weigh their catch.
Along with Live Music and the beautiful setting at Boshamps, the weigh ins should be a fun event for fisherman and spectators alike. Both previous years have featured Swordfish up to almost 340 lbs and plenty of other giant Pelagic fish to see, touch and take pictures with. Sponsored by Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House and Lucky Dog Seafood Company, this event, like all others at Boshamps, will be sure to live up to the hype and be fun for everyone.
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House, located on the beautiful Destin Harbor, is the culmination of over 40 years of dreams, ideas and experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The vision and goal of providing the finest quality ingredients in the most comfortable, family friendly atmosphere available has been rooted in our family and in this property since 1985. After almost 30 years of being Destin’s finest white table cloth restaurant, The Flamingo Cafe, our family, Chef, and team started dreaming, planning and building Boshamps. While stripping the table cloths and removing our bow ties, we kept our vision in mind and now more than ever, encourage our guests to be as casual and comfortable as they can be while experiencing the absolute finest dining offered on the Destin Harbor.