Today found us leaving the dock super early trying to beat the wind forecast to hit around 1:00 pm. At the 45 mile mark, in fairly sporty seas, Joey throws out a catch-all trolling spread. First two hours pass with no action but we see some lobster gear in the distance and hopes improve. First pass and one of our flat lines get jumped. Sure we have a mahi, I’m shocked when Joey pulls a jumbo blue runner in the boat. A couple more sets of gear yield only a couple super micro mahi bites. Honestly, the baits are bigger than the fish! Finally we get get a reasonable bite and we put our first small mahi in the box. I swing around for another pass. Twenty feet from the gear a white marlin comes flying out of nowhere and hangs himself on one of our chains. After a great fight and with the swivel at the rod tip the light chain leader gives up and the marlin swims off, with one of my favorite chains. Pulled past a couple more sets in increasing wind & seas adds only one more mahi to the box. At 11 am we have 20 knot winds and tight 4-5 ft seas and decide to start a troll towards home. At the 45 mile mark my long rigger takes off hard. Fifteen minutes later the guys are stoked when Joey sinks the gaff into a 52 lb. wahoo. The next hour sees one more marlin encounter but the fish is only window shopping.