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I use a 120 lb monofil line, wire leader and and relatively small lures -- rubber squids, or 5" tuna plugs, for example (if you use big lures you catch big fish which you really don't want to deal with). I attach the line to a bicycle inner tube which is attached to the stern pulpit. I use a bell attached to the inner tube to alert me to "fish on".
I do not slow down or otherwise try to accommodate the fish -- they either bite or they don't, their choice. That's probably why I average one fish per 1000 lure miles. We might heave-to to fight the fish, but usually just drag them a while until they drown.
It's really not fishing, at least in the usual sense of the term.
P.S. Offshore they usually bite at dawn and dusk.