Hi All! My buddies and I are chartering a boat in late August in SD for a 1.5 day Tuna run. The boat heads out to International waters off the coast of Mexico targeting Yellowtail, Yellowfin, Bluefin and Durado. I have done plenty of ocean fishing....big game down in the Sea of Cortez and party boats around the channel islands for mostly varieties of bass, sheephead, half moons, rockfish, etc... I have a nice Eagle Claw 10ft surfcaster pole with the notches at the base that will do the job. The question is reels....Currently I have it set up for a 20lb test max spin reel, but looking to pick up a decent, not overly priced bait casting reel for this trip. For the price, I have seen a lot of Penn models, in particular the Fathom lever drag.... Are there any advantages to a lever drag over a star drag? Do I really need gears? I'm thinking 30 to 40lb model with 50lb braided to a 20 or 30lb fluorocarbon leader...does this sound right for live bait off a boat? Am I over thinking this? Any thoughts or suggestions? Thank you!