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Recipes in Outside Louisiana
Smoked fish dip is one of the most delicious, and easy-to-make horderves. Just a little of this and that, and in no time you can look like a hero to your friends and neighbors over for dinner or watching the game.
39 seconds ago
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Boats in Southwest Louisiana
Good morning to all! I am seeking any advice I can get regarding boat performance. I currently own an 18' 44' custom with a vented tunnel and a stoke 2014 2 stroke Nissan 40. I am not sure of the make on of the prop but it is a 14 pitch with cup added to it. By myself, 5 gal of fuel, and three batteries( one at the rear and two under front deck) I run a solid 36 mph trimmed out. If I add.... Read More
4 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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I’m not a “Night Owl” but when it comes to fishing, I’ll happily skip a night of sleep. I headed out with Matthew Ory and Michael Marcello along with some other friends for some night time Speckled Trout action. Launching out of Jug’s Landing in Dularge, Louisiana, we all knew we were going to have a good trip because of the conditions. Once we arrived to our first location at one of the rigs,.... Read More
43 minutes ago
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
A friend of mine e-mailed me some of his way points and I opened them via Garmin's 'home port'software program on my apple pc.

I have a lowrance Elite-7 HDI chartplotter with a Standard Mapping chip. If I copy the way points to a blank micro sd card, will my Lowrance read them or will the code only be read by a Garmin GPS? Is there a way I can transfer the data without manually.... Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
1 hour ago
Garmin Data to Lowrance protocol
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Dog dude ~

No! Waypoints written in a computer language for a Garmin unit will NOT work in a Lowrance unit and conversely.

You MUST change the format that Lowrance has designed for their units.

The hard way is to re-enter all of the waypoints manually into your Elite-7 unit or find a way to convert them.

I use a program called GPS BABEL. It has the ability to reformat many different types of formats from one to another.

It is a free program on the internet at http://www.gpsbabel.org/

I suggest that you download the program in your computer and experiment with the conversion options. It is a real time saver.

First save the Garmin waypoints to a file then do the conversion, never overwriting the saved file.

To use the data, you will need a SPARE DATA card and the Lowrance transfer program called INSIGHT PLANNER. This is a worth while investment as it will allow you to transfer data from the GPS to your Computer and from the computer to your GPS unit. Saving your waypoints to a computer or thumb drive, etc, will give you the option of backing up all of your data.

Captain Paul
Yesterday at 9:14pm
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Fishing in Louisiana
We announced the start of a Petition on July 9th to URGE Chalmette Refining to resume the manufacture and sale of ethanol FREE gasoline from their refinery’s truck rack in Chalmette.

Over the first week, we were having an average of 100+ signatures per day sign up. At that rate, I felt we would have well over 1,000 by now. It is now 13 days since we launched the petition and we have.... Read More
July 21 at 9:53pm
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Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
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  • Black Drum caught in south central Louisiana.
Black Drum Secrets

Black drum are a popular sport fish in Texas, Florida, and up the Atlantic coast as far as Virginia. They are eschewed among many anglers in Louisiana due to the abundance of redfish and speckled trout, but they are actually the most important commercial fishfish in Louisiana owing to the excellent meat quality and their popularity as imitation crab.

Black drum.... Read More
July 20 at 6:08pm
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Hunting in Central Louisiana
So Mary Landrieu announced her latest attempt to betray our state today, turning the bulk of the Atchafalaya Basin into a national park! While at first that may sound like a good thing, she is lauding fictitious restoration funds and 'improved acess for tourist', what it really means is a giant NO HUNTING sign in the center of our coast. Also no further oil and gas activity in the area. This.... Read More
23 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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I had a crew onboard who wanted to give Redfish a try because 2 of the 3 had never caught a Redfish. I tied everyone on a Gold Spoon and off we went into the duck ponds , it didn't take long and the first drag was screaming. We went to work on them pretty quick catching 9 keeper fish and quite a few undersized in the first hour of fishing then it slowed up on us a little and we had to make a.... Read More
2 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
I recently read an article (sorry can't remember where) and it was talking about how next year you may not be able to fish for red snapper in federal waters unless you have a commercial liscense or hire someone to take you? I may not have read it and understood it fully. Can anyone give me any information on this or explain what that means? Thank you.
Yesterday at 9:24am
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
We have had a cancellation for a room for tonight and tomorrow night.

If anyone is interested in booking a last minute fishing trip just give us a call at 504-342-2368.
2 hours ago
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Bass Fishing in Louisiana
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FUN DAY OF FISHING AT TROPHY BASS HAVEN CENTER POINT LA

WWW.TROPHYBASSHAVEN.COM
3 hours ago
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Hog Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
Why is there a problem with too many hogs in spite of more lenient seasons an choice of weapons? Wildlife requires three things: food, cover, and water. In our coastal marshes we have an abundance of all three. What has changed is more cover because of the lack of storm tides that kill a lot of the ground cover, especially the wild pea vines (deer pea) that forms a blanket over the marsh which.... Read More
4 hours ago
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Hunting in Louisiana
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I just wanted to pass this along in case someone's looking for ammunition. I've searched for months to find a couple boxes of 22 magnum with no luck. Hard to believe a few short years ago I could walk into Walmart and the Winchester boxes where stacked three wide and ten deep with them for around $11.00 a box of 50. I found a place on the internet and they had the Armscor 22 magnum in 40 grain.... Read More
July 23 at 2:05pm
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Bass Fishing in Louisiana
Looking to see what hook some of you use for punching mats. I have read reviews and some like gamakatsu and trokar have keeper issues. Id love to find some hack attack flippin hooks but i cant find them anywhere in the br area. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless.
July 22 at 4:57pm
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Inshore Fishing in Vermilion Bay in South Central Louisiana
Where to go/where to go out of for reds in the marsh around Vermillion Bay?

(last post with same text had 130 views, no responses. Just looking for a LITTLE help here guys!)

New to the Vermillion bay area and only have a 14' flat boat with 15hp. Is ther anywhere on the north end of the bay, in the marsh, or anywhere I could get to some reds with this little.... Read More
Yesterday at 1:57pm
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
We will have live bait for tomorrow. Capt. Jack took his shrimp boat out for a trial run today and they did pretty well for a first run. Going to make a few minor adjustments and head out again tomorrow. We will keep you posted on the bait situation for the weekend.
16 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
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  • 40 trout,07-24-14
40 TROUT, 07-24-14

100% of the 20% CHANCE OF RAIN

Had Mr. Jimmy on board today to go catch some trout.The day started of by watching a Cape Horn try to anchor his boat 6 times in the same place.After all that we had to move.Started catching few trout then the showers started coming and going.We had 4 different showers get us today.The croakers were out in force today but we.... Read More
17 hours ago
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Freshwater Fishing in South Central Louisiana
I want to catch a 20 pound catfish around baton rouge and I don't know where to start can someone tell me some rigs baits and spots were I can catch a big catfish and some medium sized catfish for a fish fry
January 30 at 12:32pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
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Waterfowl Specialist Guide Service is now scheduling hunts for the 2014-2015 teal and duck season. Make sure to come experience some of the finest duck hunting Southeast Louisiana has to offer. If you would like to schedule a hunt you can contact Capt. Jimmy Corley by phone at (504)258-4431,or by email at cap.jimmy.corley@gmail.com. Also feel free to check out our web site waterfowlspecialist.com
20 hours ago
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Fishing in Louisiana
Readers, Don Dubuc has invited me to be on his radio talk show on Friday at 12:10 pm. He substitutes for Garland Robinette's 'Think Tank' radio talk show on Fridays.

The show is on WWL radio, 870 am. We will discuss the Chalmette Refining Petition. So, tune in at noon. I'll come on at 12:10.

Spread the word and tell your friends about the show.

'Pete'
20 hours ago

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