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Fishing in Louisiana
Here are a few blogs pieces on the insane 11 day red snapper season and how it connects back to the Fed court decision on the case brought by commercial fishermen...

One on the original court decision:
http://www.reel-time.com/articles/conservation/federal-court-decision-red-snapper-mean-rec-anglers/

And a few on the decision to reduce the snapper season to 11.... Read More
41 minutes ago
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Louisiana
Capt Paul,can the Edge .usr file for Lowrance be imported into apple iPad as you explained for a Garmin user in a similar fashion?Thanks
john
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Response by Captain Paul
1 hour ago
Lowrance files to iPad
No you cannot transfer Lowrance Data (.usr) files from your compuer to your iPad, but you can transfer the data if you can get in a Google Earth format.

To convert the Lowarance file(s) (.usr) to a Google I have found a FREE converting program.
Go to http://www.gpsbabel.org/download.html
Once it is installed in your PC, follow the directions to make the conversion, then follow these instructions for installing the Google data into your iPad.

Google earth to iPad
First install Google earth in your iPad or iPhone. Then open the program.

Now
Open your Google Earth in your PC and save the waypoints to a file, preferably a Google KML file.

Once done send your self an email with the saved file as an attachment. Open the attachment file in your iPad then using the out source (the icon representing a document with an arrow pointing upward.
When the option opens select the open in Google Earth. Icon.

All of the waypoints should appear in the Google Eath program on your iPad.

By the way this will also work an any of the Google files I offer in the Captain Paul's Fishing of GPS Waypoints.

Simply substitute the Edge files opened in the PC Google program And them send as an attachment to your iPad.

Google luck, contact me if you need any specific help.

Captain Paul
April 16 at 9:57am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Where do I go to purchase the Edge(Grand Isle/Leeville) programs for the Lowrance Elite 5 DSI? I have looked on the Outdoor Store and do not see where it can be purchased?
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Response by Captain Paul
1 hour ago
CAPTAIN PAUL'S FISHING EDGE PROGRAMS
I am gald you brought this to my attention.
I relayed the deficency to the web site.

In the meantime, go the the Outdoor Store, then search for EDGE. The list will appear and you can order the EDGE from there.

Captain Paul
April 16 at 11:27am
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Offshore Fishing in Louisiana
This question is directed to any recreational fisherman that fish for red snapper.

NMFS cut the season to 11 days and that will likely get shorter because of further actions due to noncompliance. This latest cut is the result of a lawsuit brought by a number of individuals.

Would you knowingly do business with any of them?


My answers is No! What is yours?
April 15 at 2:23pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Summertime is just around the corner folks. Our spring fishing in Venice has been about as good as it gets. The lumps produced a few decent tuna this year, but it was far from spectacular. That did not really matter though. Instead of chumming and drifrting all day we would run to the floaters on nice days. Live baiting 60 to 100 pound yellowfin tuna in early March was the ticket. There has been.... Read More
2 hours ago
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Freshwater Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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Decided to try the new pirogue out in the spillway ponds. I landed 5 nice sacalait and lost several others at the boat.
April 12 at 5:52pm
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Inshore Fishing in Myrtle Grove / Port Sulphur in Southeast Louisiana
Hey yall. So im a texas guy and not used to fishing reds and trout in anythign except the surf. im getting the hang of this marsh stuff tho. in texas we used alot of free swimming mullet on a circle hook. Does that work out here at all or not?i have not tried it yet because im lovin catching these reds on spoons and spinners!
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4 hours ago
Capt. Josh Ellender with Light Tackle Charters Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Matrix Shad doing the work.
  • Full box of fish.
Yesterday I had Don, Tim, and Sean on my boat and it was a beautiful day to be on the water. The winds stayed down, which made for perfect conditions. The shrimp were everywhere in Lake Mechant and we just bounced from one flock of birds to another. A lot of smaller trout were mixed into the catch but it was a great site to finally see some shrimp action. Tim, who is from Michigan, caught a.... Read More
April 12 at 9:16am
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Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
Hey guys. Was interested in getting into some jug fishing for catfish. Are there any rules and regulations for that? Or will a basic fresh and saltwater fishing license be fine? Also if I catch other game fish on the jugs such as redfish, drum, and etc. am I allowed to keep them? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
4 hours ago
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Freshwater Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
My son wants to go fishing this weekend. I was hoping someone could point me to an area where he can catch some catfish and bream. I live in Walker, so I the closer the better, but I am willing to drive further to benefit him catching fish and haveing fun.
Yesterday at 2:51pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Capt. Josh with a solid trout.
  • Matrix on a spinner getting it done
  • Matrix in a Bass mouth and Capt. Josh with a Matrix in a Trout mouth in the background.
We woke up to cold and windy conditions this morning but the sun was shinning bright so Capt Josh and I decided to go look around and see if we could find some clean water on the backside of that crazy front that passed through Monday night.
Our First 2 stops in Lake Merchant we found dirty water and not much activity but at our 3rd stop deep in the marsh we found what we where looking.... Read More
Yesterday at 9:19pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
Why is there an absence of fishing reports from regular weekend warriors? All I see is reports from guide boats. The guides are the best, we all know that & this site is great for advertising but what about us blue collar boys?
If I end up with 6 or 8 fish for the day that's enough to feed my family. Come on boys lets weigh in with the big dogs & share a little info. I can only.... Read More
18 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
Making a trip out to hopedale next weekend. Any reports on the area? Any reports would be great.

Thanks
7 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
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  • 25 trout, 04-17-14
  • 25 trout,04-17-14
WIND BURNED TROUT

Cancelled thursday and fidays trips due to wind.
Had nothing to do so i went fishing,what else.Left at 9:30am and the wind was already blowing.Had a report that the water was dirty but it was fine.Made 3 stops to put the 25 trout in the box in between rain showers and gusty winds from the east.The trout were in 20 ft of water today.They would bite in spurts with the.... Read More
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21 hours ago
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Freshwater Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Recent transplant from TN to Baton Rouge. Looking for a place I can fish with easy access. I have picked up that BR isn't the best spot so I understand I'll have a drive. I've got a 16ft War Eagle with a 25hp so not a boat for big water and I have a 10ft kayak. I'm not picky about what I catch just like being out and catching fish. Any pointers or suggestions would be great.

Thanks!
22 hours ago
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Bass Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
We are starting a new singles bass fishing club that will be fishing North Pass(manchac), Pearl River and Tchefuncte River. Will be a $25 membership fee for the remainder of this year and $30 entry fee for each tournament. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month at the Ponchatoula Community Center off of Range Rd by Elmers Candy company. The first tournament will be May 3rd with the.... Read More
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April 08 at 7:30pm
Capt. Marty LaCoste - Absolute Fishing Charters Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Double hook ups for the guys
  • Big trout of the day went 17 inches
Ben Bouterie and crew with Acclarent came into the Lodge Wednesday night. Chef Shawn P boiled up some crawfish and fried fish for the guys, a good night was had by all. We pulled out the lodge this morning at day break. Our first few stops were slow, then we found what we were looking for. Silver head shakers hitting the K2!!! Tiger and Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork did the trick. Once.... Read More
18 hours ago
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Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Mona's biggest bull red.
  • Johnathan's biggest red, he caught at least 8 bull reds.
Feeding frenzy, bull reds every cast!!!! Wore out the crew.

CaptainBrian@KayakVeniceLa.com
(504)419-5645
http://www.KayakVeniceLa.com
18 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
I want to take my son fishing Saturday for his birthday and was wondering if anyone is doing any good? How is the water looking? Thanks guys!
19 hours ago
Capt. Rob Dupont - Impulse Fishing Charters Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Today I was part of a 3 boat trip out of the Reel Inn down Dularge. I had a group from Texas on the Skeeter today and at first light the party started! We were slinging trout in the boat for awhile til the jaws locked up. After that it was a game of cat and mouse but the guys enjoyed themselves tremendously. Many jokes on the Skeeter today better left unsaid! Big thanks to Capt. Marty LaCoste.... Read More
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