Feed, do understand that this trip, TBB 06, is a private, limited load (35 person) charter. Being a private charter there will be a bit more flexibilty in what can be done in regards to fishing both bottom fishing and drifting at night for tuna.
on a 135 foot boat like this, the group will be more spread out, and unless Bellyup puts his foot down and says "no" to this, the group should be free to move about to where ever they want to fish including the deep drop fishing. They did not do the numbering system for deep drop fishing on the Halloween 05 private charter, if my memory is correct. If this is still the case, that is another advantage to paying a bit more for a private charter on a boat as to an open 52 hour charter.
At 135' that's almost 4 foot from one fisherman to the next, or at least 2 foot on either side on the Big E, if everyone fished the down current side on the deep drops.
When I used to fish fish offshore, I tried for the bow as far as I could get up there unless it was extremely rough. Gave me a little more room if I got to the pulpit or extreme bow.
Some folks will not deep drop or do lttle of that type of fishing, others will be taking a break and others will be doing different types of fishing than dropping straight down. At least that is likley to happen.
For the night time tuna bite, there will be folks on the bow and in that general area throwing topwaters, as well at the stern, and then the chunking and jigging guys will be on the other side doing their thing as well. Plenty of room for 35 to fish for tuna, unless everyone is throwing topwaters. Even then there is still room if all 35 work together.
You need to expereince a 52 hour private charter sometime, the relaxed situation is a dream as far as fishing pressure, expectations, and help.
This trip has a good number of tuna guru's and a few middle of the pack ability fishermen and some rookies, but the help the group has done to make this trip a success so far has been unbelievable.
they are going to convert the rookies into full fledged addicts once this trip is done.
The first Y-fin over 70 lbs that hits the deckwill be an eye opener for the rookies and when Mont lands an AJ almost as big as he is, that will seal the rookies fates. They'll be hooked.