Thanks for Bill Brown's contact info. I agree that a charter would be the best short course on bluewater fishing. I will give him a call and begin the process of preparing for a new type of fishing. I doubt that it will be a favorite of mine but it should still be great fun. Rest assured that as we get these trips together you will be on the boat. We fit 12 guys comfortably in this rig during my bachelor party but remember, only one at a time in the fighting chair!
He has the gear for tuna and that is a plus. Any fish that will eat a 5 pound blue is more than welcome at the end of my line.
Thanks Pete and I hope to see you soon.