There is some nice fish in this thread! That's an awesome billfish jump Craig. My dad use to do a lot of deep sea tournaments out of Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL with my uncle and his boat "Magic Carpet Ride" (Think it was a Topaz). They actually won the Orange Beach tournament one year, I think the blue marlin they caught was right around 400 lb. if I'm not wrong. Pretty good size fish. Won the wahoo division one year too.
Myself though, I'm a small time kind of guy, and that is because of finances mostly.
I do a little fly fishing for bream off their beds in a lake close to my house. Every now and again I'll get at some crappie there too with some crickets or go hit up a pond with some chicken livers and catch a fat ole catfish or two. It doesn't really matter where or what you fish though, it's all about enjoying the sport and having awesomely good fun. I love how relaxing it is, and how good of eating it can be too. Ha.