Reminds me of my wife on her first blue marlin of about 400 lbs. She screamed that it hurt worse than child birth. I started laughing and said “you know us men do this for sport?” I got a big fuck you.
Here in SoCal the big fish are usually fought from a still boat, and that is absolutely the hardest way to do it. If you go fish in Hawaii or Florida or just about anywhere else in the world, the captain is constantly on the throttles during a fight. If you look at the position plotter after a fight it is usually a bunch of tight circles.
Of course, that gives the angler a whole lot of advantages. So they ignore that fact when they whine about us West Coast anglers using the rail.