Whenever fighting a large marlin, you must be absolutely focused on catching that particular fish. Stay strong, know what you want to achieve and never give up, even after you’ve been fighting it for what can be hours. Losing faith and mental strength will increase the chance of losing the very fish you have tried so long to catch. I have experienced many different types of fights with big fish, and you never know which one you’ll be dealing with until you start fighting her. It’s very important to choose your team wisely, because the angler is nothing without the right crew.