Wanted to try Deep dropping from my small 15' Whaler Dauntless. Left Dana Point at 6:00 am and had the line in at 6:30. Hooked up at 6:45, fish came straight up and broke water 20' from the boat, what a rush! The sword was neon purple and pissed off. Didn't take long to get a gaff into it, but getting it into the boat is another story. Managed to get it in and roped down for the short ride back in flat seas. Weight was 170.3 # at the Dana Point fuel dock. Had the boat cleaned, fish on ice by 10:00 am, not a bad half day of fishing.