Great trip down from San Diego. Lots of fish outside of Santa Maria bay. Birds and Marlin galore. On the hook in Mag Bay, one of the guys goes out to take a leak at 1:30am to find 3 banditos about to board us in a panga. Probably to steal rods. These bastards had a nice quiet 4 stroke honda on back. They slid up with the motor off and we caught them right at the start. Luckily for us nothing was taken. We yelled at them and I shined our high power hand held in their eyes. They were swearing in spanish. Fuckers. They were lucky they did not get a spear gun through their fucking forehead or a flare gun up their asses. More marlin on finger bank than one can imagine. We jumped in the water and swam with them. Almost better than catching them.