At the bait patch, the porpoises showed up as we were anchoring. As we were leaving the patch a manta ray showed up, circling the boat (in 27 years I've only seen a few and never that shallow ). Next we headed out to look for mahi and after stopping on some birds, Dave ( my mate ) threw a live cigar minnow out on a light rod. It got eaten not by a mahi but a 225 pound blue marlin!!
Over the next 2 hours there were 2 times we had the fish close enough to declare it officially caught but In the end the marlin starting jumping again but this time got his tale on our 20 lb mainline to end the fight.
What a day! We also caught 15 nice fat mahi to finish out our special day.