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Freshwater Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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  • Alona and her monster bluegill!
  • Smoked 'em!
My Lil Bream Buster laid the law down on some Bluegill this weekend at Lake Eddins in Pachuta, MS!
April 29 at 11:51am
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Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
I went to Sweetwater Marina on 5/2/2015. Since I was by myself and did not want to hold up the line I launched my boat before paying. After launching I went inside to pay for launch. I was informed that the credit card machine was down and payment was cash only. Looking in my wallet I only had $3 cash. I was willing to give him the $3 or pay him next time I was down there. Lets work something....  Read More
10 hours ago
Capt  Bill Lake - Bayou Guide ServiceProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Dularge double!!
After a prior blowout due to stiff winds it was great to get on the water with Lawrence Chatagnier with The Bayou Catholic. Although it was still windy and a bit rough it was no problem for the big 26 ft Pathfinder. Also joining Lawrence and I were good friends Capt.Pat Olivier and Craig Major. We jumped all over the trout at our first stop with double rigged Wedgetail Mullets and Chick on a....  Read More
4 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
I'm fishing Friday and Saturday out of Delacroix in a 19' Kenner. This is my first non-guided trip out of there. My buddy who has a place in Delacroix recommended running to Black Bay and gave me some spots.
Am I burning fuel and running past all sorts of redfish and trout on the inside? From the looks of the reports, it looks like they are on fire everywhere.
1 hour ago
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Hunting in Louisiana
I was wondering what kind of experiences anyone had with there Packs. I have been through a couple of different brands and have not really been satisfied. Well, I went ahead and bought the Badlands Superday Pack and I love it. It has a great amount of storage and fits great to the body. Any feedback would be great.

http://www.badlandspacks.com/superday-hunting-pack.html
February 26 at 10:33am
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Site Sponsor Capt. Rory Rorison
Inshore Fishing in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
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Good day at the Beach today. I picked up Jim Walther and two of his friends up at Jim’s camp. The wind was blowing pretty good out the SE and the water was very high as we left the dock. I was a little worried went we got to our first spot since the water did not look all that good. Fishing with Campo’s live shrimp 3’ under a cork the bite started off kind of slow. Turned out the fish were in....  Read More
3 hours ago
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Site Sponsor Capt. Rory Rorison
Inshore Fishing in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
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Okies hit the Beach last Friday. Terry Stupp, my rod supplier from Oklahoma was in town for Jazz Fest and he brought Kristie and Sheila down for some fishing fun. The wind was blowing pretty good and the water was very low. We started out in a semi protected area on the edge of Breton Sound. The bite was a little slow, but the Trout were very nice. We worked the area with Campo’s live shrimp 3’....  Read More
3 hours ago
Capt. Frank (Laid Back Charter)Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
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Friday Saturday and Sunday, all great days!!

Used live shrimp and plastics(Opening Night) to catch all the trout over the weekend. Under a cork about 2 feet produced most of the fish.
Great customers and friends on the boat made for an enjoyable weekend.

I've got openings on Friday May 15 and Sunday May 17 if anyone would like to get in on the action.

P.S. Never....  Read More
4 hours ago
IDLEWILDMANProfile Photo
Captain Paul - GPS Info in Myrtle Grove / Port Sulphur in Southeast Louisiana
I am in the market for a new GPS. I would primarily use it for fishing. My budget is around 200.00-250.00 dollars. I have an older Garmin eTrex but i would like something with a larger screen. I also have the Garmin Mapsource software that I bought years ago. What do you recommend?
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Response by Captain Paul
4 hours ago
TRY the Garmin GPSMAP 64ST
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Idlewildman ~

You will be hard pressed to find a new GPS unit for that price that has a larger screen.

Being you have a Garmin, I would stay with a Garmin system, as you would not have to relearn the nomenclature of another brand.

The closest thing to meeting your price range would be a Garmin model GPSMAP 64. I would order it with the option of having preloaded topographical maps. I believe that it is the GPSMAP 64st model. The ST means that it has sensors and topo mapping.

It will put you a little above your listed spending, but it is a super unit and would give you most if not all the maps you would need.

Check it out on the Garmin web site at www.garmin.com

Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as Degrees, minutes and thousandths of minutes (DDD,MM.mmm) and were determined using WGS 84 Datum. All bearings and courses are stated in Magnetic degrees.

~ Captain Paul ~
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Yesterday at 11:45pm
Wild BillProfile Photo
Captain Paul - GPS Info in Leeville / Golden Meadow in Southeast Louisiana
Capt. Paul: I am just now getting to know my Garmin 541s and learn about navigation, attempting to manually load some waypoints you had in the last edition of La. Sportsman. The unit is set for WGS 84 and the waypoints you provided were in that format, but the unit does not allow the decimal between the minutes and thousandths of minutes. Exposing my lack of knowledge, but does this matter....  Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
4 hours ago
Wrong Position Format?
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Wild Bill ~

Two of the least understood terms in the GPS settings are DATUM and the Position Format.

You seem to have the DATUM correct using the WGS 84 settings, but I suspect that Position Format or “Location” settings are not the same.

In latitude~ longitude settings, you usually have the choice of Decimal degrees, ie. 89.1234567° (DDD.ddddddd), Degrees, minutes and tenths of seconds, ie. DDD,MM,SS.s (89°20’ 15.8”) and Degrees, minutes and thousandths of minutes, ie. DDD, MM.mmm (89°20.123).

By your description, it seems that you are trying to enter one of these position formats into another format.

To correct the procedure, you will have to mathematically convert one to another, OR simply change the GPS Position Format setting to match the one you have.

Try this out and get back with me.

Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as Degrees, minutes and thousandths of minutes (DDD,MM.mmm) and were determined using WGS 84 Datum. All bearings and courses are stated in Magnetic degrees.

~ Captain Paul ~
May 04 at 6:19pm
Capt. Marty LaCoste - Absolute Fishing ChartersProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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It was nice having Dr Steve Marcello back onboard the Bluewave today with his friends. Frank is visiting from Boston and experienced trout fishing at its finest!! As soon as the troll motor was put in the water the first fish was coming in. The Power Pole was deployed and 52 trout were taking a ice bath in the K2 Cooler. The bite went dead so I started moving around trying to locate the....  Read More
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5 hours ago
SeahuntBX22Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
What are the preferred rod size/brand the majority of fishermen are using for fishing specks?
Using a 7' med/heavy now for grubs with 1/4 - 3/8 heads and bait caster.
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6 hours ago
Pathfinder13Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
I am stationed at Fort Polk and looking to do some fishing in my free time. For the time being I am leaving my boats in FL where I am from. Just wondering if there is any good spots to jump in the water and do some wade fishing in Lake Charles area for redfish and trout? Also do I need to worry about live bait? I have 20+ years of expierence fishing inshore and offshore FL and Bahamas and not....  Read More
May 03 at 2:24pm
RiderWannaBeProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
Planning a trip to Cocodrie. Any body know where to get live shrimp and/or crabs?
Yesterday at 4:25pm
Epic Fishing Charters LLCProfile Photo
Offshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
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RED SNAPPER SEASON HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!!!
Snapper season for charter boats will open JUNE 1 and close JULY 15! Book your trip today and dont miss out on catching the illusive red snapper!! We will also be catching mangrove snapper cobia and grouper!! Give Capt Austin Ourso a call text or email for more information and pricing.

225-733-6080
Captaustinourso@gmail.com
9 hours ago
t-heartProfile Photo
Technical in Louisiana
looking at purchasing another offshore boat the two boats I want to look at both have Mercury 150 optimax motors can anyone give real input on these motors reliability good bad etc never own a mercury befor one has 2003 480hrs and other 2006 400hrs thanks
May 02 at 7:30pm
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Bass Fishing in Toledo Bend in Central Louisiana
This video is from this past weekend...I was there for a half day on the 22nd through the 26th. The shad were spawning in the morning and evenings. They were not in big schools, or at least what I found, so I was thinking I was catching the beginning of the spawn. I didn't try sight fishing due to the fact it was going to be overcast for most of my time there. I'll post another video of my....  Read More
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April 29 at 9:43pm
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Fishing in Toledo Bend in Central Louisiana
Looking for a guide sometime during the second week of June (8th - 12th) We plan on staying at Cypress Bend Resort. Have three in the party and am assuming a barge would be the way to go. Any info concerning this is greatly appreciated - good or bad.

Many Thankds
10 hours ago
Capt. Kim - Speckle Trout Guide ServiceProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
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  • HUDSON
NICE CATCH IN DELACROIX

Had Rick, Jim, Mike and Lil Hudson(10 yrs old) on the boat today.The wind was not to bad today. The tide was just starting to come in this morning.The bite was not fast but steady.I was helping Lil Hudson and he was putting a hurting on the trout. We put 65 in the box for 10:30am and then tried for some drum.Got 6 then they quit.It was the first time Hudson caught....  Read More
Yesterday at 5:54pm
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General in Louisiana
About half the classified tractors for sale are a scam those tractor are for sale on multiple web sites. They need rules for posting on classifieds like number of posts and be member for multiple days new to site and very disappointed
22 hours ago

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