Best Marlin lures/trolling ?
Looking for the best lures for a GOM blue marlin. What colors, troll speed, and how far back do you recommend. Please name some good brands. I assume these lures are rigged with about 15-18 feet of 250-400 pound mono leaders, ball bearing swivels, and bimimi twist, but correct me if I am wrong. Do you recommend double hooks 90 or 180 degrees to each other? What strength line on the reel?
Also, looking for a good high speed trolling blue marlin lure. I need it to be able to troll up to 16 miles per hour.
I have a purple and black arearule doorknob, but it is about 9 inches long. I am assuming it is too small.
Is trolling live bait better? At what speed? I assume just fast enough to keep the bait from swimming under the boat.
No answer is too basic. You don't need to kill yourself answering all these questions, but feel free too. I am trying to learn about trolling for blues.