The fishing is a blast, congrats on your trips.
Our capt had a billfish tournament coming up and I got put on a tight timeframe to fight fish, ended up getting into 4 white marlin and it was quick release (cut leaders). Caught a bunch of dink mahi as well and that was it. It's a lot different that what I'm used to fishing off the TX coast, I won't run out far enough to get to blue water and opt to catch bull reds, kings & jacks on bass fishing tackle.
Live to hunt, hunt to live.