The third annual Swordy Shootout at Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House is set to go Oct. 5-6.
The two big money fish will be the white marlin and the deep dwelling sea monster, the swordfish.
There will be a guaranteed prize of $10,000 apiece for the largest swordfish and the largest white marlin brought to the scales Saturday night. There are also eight Calcutta 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 at 7 p.m. Thursday, teams will leave their port of call from any location in the Gulf of Mexico with fishing starting at 5 a.m. on Friday. Fishing will continue through Saturday afternoon, with as much time as needed to get back to the dock by the 9 p.m. deadline to weigh their catch.
There will be live music at Boshamps and the weigh ins should be a fun event for fishermen and spectators.
Both previous years have featured swordfish up to almost 340 pounds and plenty of other giant pelagic fish to see, touch and take pictures with.
To register, go www.boshamps.com or call 850-461-4745 or 850-837-0961.