Pardon my delay in responding to George Packard's Article (There's Only One Kind of Fishing, Aug. 18), but I was away on a bluefin-tuna fishing trip. Captain Arno Rogers and I were fishing out of Boothbay Harbor, Maine aboard his Gertrude R when I hooked up with a 730-pounder about 14 miles out in the Atlantic. Five hours and 15 minutes later I had my tuna and quite a fish story. Thanks to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and George Packard for an equally good fish story. I understand it all too well.
Of all the sports I have ever participated in (skiing, motorcycle racing, etc.) bluefin-tuna fishing is by far the most exciting.
R. T. LAW