This guy rolled right up on a wide open YFT bite and parked on the paddy with 15 boats fishing.... It was simply awesome. Later in the afternoon we had the opportunity to bait a blue marlin, but the this boats form top that ;-)
Bummer on the paddy poacher!
Not trying to ruin your marlin story, but it's highly unlikely that you were trying to bait a Blue Marlin. Much more likely a striped marlin or maybe a Swordie.
The unknown fisherman