Hi folks, this post is a request of an experienced offshore fishermen that is trying to set up a GEM 07 trip with Captain Tomeny out of Port Fourchan, LA. The dates of the trip are Sunday October 7th- Wednesday October 10th, 2007. We have been instructed to inquire about moving the charter to Friday October 5th to Monday October 8th, as well as increase the number of fishermen to 12 to lower the cost per person This 3 night period is going into the new moon that occurs on the 11th of October. The estimated cost will be around $1,350 for 10 fishermen and $1,058 for 12 fishermen and that includes the following: 1. Fuel cost up to $2.25-$2.30 a gallon, (currently fuel is costing Captain Tomeny about $2.05, but that can change as you know), 2. A 15% gratuity (in the past 7.5% up front and the balance paid after the trip depending on the service) 3. Our fee to keep everyone in line and in order so there are no surprises on costs at the end of the trip The only things not included are the license costs ($15), lodging before and after the trip, and food. Additional gratuity above the amount of 7.5% is up to the indivdual depending on his experience after the charter. We can arrange for food to be on board, or other options, when folks get there, but that issue will wait until the trip is secured. The idea is to have the GEM style trip occur for 2007 for 10-12 people as in the past. Currently, there are 4 people on this trip, and 3 people trying to clear their schedules to mak the trip. The GEM 06 group was very happy with Captain Tomeny's effort and the charter chief hopes that 10 people can and will commit to chance to fish the Green's Canyon area and other deep rigs in Ocotber for tuna, and then grouper, snapper, AJ's, etc during the day. There is no reservation or limit on how to fish, chunking, topwaters, jigging, etc, all are fully acceptable. If you are interested in this charter, please email at [email protected] or PM or call (210)215-3877 and we'll discuss the particulars.