Want to experience a fishing trip of a lifetime and the chance to enjoy great camaraderie? We have about 6 spots open on the trip below! We'll pursue TUNA, WAHOO, other Pelagics and also find AJ, Grouper, etc. as weather and conditions permit. Below are the details regarding a planned GEM 06 trip. We have secured the boat with a deposit of $1,000 for the November 18-21 dates. TOO has the following deposits: McGolfer (Rick Torian) Ragman (Tom Titus) Committed: Minnows (TJ) Kilsong (Kil) Paddler (Mark) We have about 6 spots open and the first 6 to send a $500 deposit to TOO will be secured. The remainder of the amount will need to be paid in full either in payments or in full on or before October 18. We'll also keep a stand-by list (according to deposits received). You may contact me or Willie at TOO anytime or post here with any questions. Please see the link below to view the boat, Carribeanean Sea, and the Captain's information. FROM TOO: "Talked in great detail with Captain Steve Tomeny of Tomeny's Charters in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. He runs four 65' offshore charters and has charters that can handle the criteria of the GEM 06 the groups needs. The website is: http://www.stevetomenycharters.com and he has two boats that can handle a group of 8-12 fishermen. The boat that will fit the GEM 06 is the Carribean Sea. All four of the boats are based on the same 65' hull and are topped out with different decks and cabins. Both of these boats are outfitted with new diesel engines and will cruise at 12-15 knots on the way out and back and still give enough fuel to be out for 4 days. We know that the group would like the center console style boat and the Carribean Sea seems to fit that criteria. Both boats have 1000 gallon fuel tanks, 500 gl water tanks, bunks, showers, and a stainless steel grill. Captain Tomeny strongly suggests fishing Greens Canyon for the 3 nights out there, with a possibility of running into some close by deepwater bottom areas for extra large AJ's, snapper, and grouper. He made this suggestion on the fishing techniques: night fish for tuna however the group wants to fish at the various spars in the Greens Canyon area, then either troll the rigs for Marlin, wahoo, tuna, dorado, etc, or daytime chunk for tuna, (he said that works well out in Greens Canyon for tuna), along with kite fishing with hard tails and other "livies" during the day. These styles can be broken up and the group can troll for a while then kite fish, then day time chunk, however the group wants to pursue the day time bite. If the group wants to run in to bottom fish one day of the 2 full days out there then that fits in nicely. Or the group can bottom fish on the way out the first day and back in the last day. He suggests that the group leave around 9 am on the day of departure, stop about halfway out, fish for bait and some big bottom fish, then continue out get situated for the night bite for tuna and fish until day light or as the group wishes. Then the next three day time the choices of trolling the spars, kite fishing, day time chunking, etc can be made through until the last morning, where they figure the group will want to stop on the way in and top off the ice chests with the deep drop fish. He is aware that the groups main focus is night time tuna fishing. His captains are young and gung-ho to fish as long as folks want, and the boat will have two operational captains, not just two to be legal, so repositioning drifts and moving to other spars during the night is not a problem. He is aware of the experience and self-sufficient level of the group and says his captains are perfectly happy being asked to get the boat to an area and letting the group do the fishing they want. He did offer to send us a suggested float plan of the various spars and areas that he thinks will pay off handsomely! Costexcept for fuel and food), for Carribean Sea for the 4 days, with all fee's and gratuity included is: Carribean Sea with 10 fishermen would be $1,206 total per person at the $2.75 a gallon fuel cost consuming 750 Gallons. Fuel cost: Diesel is currently $2.10 a gallon for Captain Tomeny and he dosen't expect to rise above $2.50-$2.75 for him in Port Forchon. He does get the rebates for federal and state tax, so that keeps his total fuel cost down somewhat. We also know that fuel cost might go over $4.00 a gallon retail so this is the only unknown variable. However the group would pay only for the fuel used fill up to fill up. Their last trip on the Carribean Sea used 450+ gallons to the Greens Canyon area to fish, and that was running at the 15-17 knot range. He figures that running out there at 12-14 knots depending on the seas, staying out three nights, trolling a lot, maybe running in one day to bottom fish and heading back eventually will burn 750(+ or -) gallons. At $2.10 a gallon, that will be around $1,600 or $200 a person. Of course an increase in fuel price will change that figure. At $2.75 a gallon we are looking at $2060 or $257.50 per person for fuel. Food: As with the other charters they are happy to buy what the group wants and have it there ready to go at the cost to buy it. They do hope that the group will want fresh grilled fish at least one of the evenings. Food, transportation, and lodging (1-2 nights) would be the only other costs to consider. If fuel costs were to be higher than that then we'd of course give a revised cost. One other thing, we specifically asked if he can and will commit to this trip, and that we don't want him to come back and say he can't do this trip after weeks of discussion trying to line up the trip. Captain Tomeny said he'll not back out. We made damn sure as the last thing we need is someone changing their mind after the group wants to solidify a deal. There is inexpensive lodging at Port Fourchon as well. Willie Texas Outdoor Organizers"