A Jet Head, skirted surface lure. At least 5". Blue sparkles w/ white and pink underbelly.
Or a big, 10-25ft diving crystal minnow.
Add a heavy 8' mono leader or shorter wire leader for pelagics.
Keep the drag light and don't rush to set the hook. Use a gaff for keepers only Watch out for the rudder, dagger, mirage while boating the fish.
If it works, share some good fish recipes from your end of the world!
(Or ignore all this and go drinking with that ancient local fisherman who saved your TI. Your treat, of course.