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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Are there GPS Maps that I can buy for my Garmin GPS that have the rig locations for West Bay out of Joshua's Marina in Buras? Id also like to get maps for the rigs out of Venice as well. (South, Southeast & Southwest Pass)
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Response by Captain Paul
April 05 at 8:43pm
Platforms in Wesst Bay
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ The30Point Buck ~

This is really a tough question to answer, as you did not list the model of your Garmin. Several of the offshore (America Blue Chart, etc.) marine mapping programs indicate the sites of offshore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf area you indicated, but all are not compatible with all of their older models. You will have to determine what maps your unit will accommodate

The Garmin web site has a listing of what accessory mapping programs are available for your particular unit.

The other task is to visit a stocking Garmin dealer and actually view the different mapping software that is available for you unit. Pick out the area that you need and see if that particular chart meets your needs.

However, the tried and true method is to get a current copy or charts 1116a, Leased Blocks for the Mississippi River to Galveston and charts 11361 Mississippi River Delta and 11358 Barataria Bay and Approaches.

These may be found at any “Print on Demand” NOAA Marine chart dealer.

The Lease Block chart will show the Leased areas and the Leased blocks in those areas, but it is in a 1:458596 scale which is not really suitable for accurate navigation. The other two should show you enough details for accurate navigation.

In addition you should visit the official site that keeps track of all of the offshore platforms. U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), formally named the Mineral Management Service (MMS), offshore leased areas. This federal agency is responsible for overseeing the safe and environmentally responsible development of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf. It also lists of all offshore leases, platforms and well sites in the Gulf of Mexico in a data program called FAST FACTS /

Platform Structures. (http://www.gomr.boemre.gov/homepg/fastfacts/platform/master.asp)

You may need additional charts for more detail in some of the areas, but start with the aforementioned two charts as a basis for your navigation tools.

Then monitor the OFFSHORE FISHING report posting category of this site for current information on the fishing conditions in these off shore areas.

Couple the “Report” information with the Lease Block charts and then access the BOEMRE FAST FACTS web site at


The site will provide an up to date listing of all platform structures in the Gulf of Mexico. You can search by a large criterion for the platform or area that you are interested in. It will be a very valuable tool in locating the Leased Block areas described in some of the reports.

Please let me know how you make out.

~ Captain Paul ~
March 29 at 9:06pm
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Freshwater Fishing in Henderson Lake in South Central Louisiana
Anybody know where I can buy frozen pogies, beef melt or other kinds of bait that will work well for Crawfishing somewhere close to Baton Rouge or Henderson? I've seen videos on youtube of people using some kind of bait that looks like sausage for crawfish.

I was planning on running 20 pillow traps or so out of my kayak just for fun near Ramah, Henderson and maybe try Lake Verrett.....  Read More
March 06, 2014 at 12:24am
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Deer Hunting in Central Louisiana
Okay I have 4 Moultrie Tripod Feeders. 2 of which have had water leak into the battery housing and flood the battery use to spin the corn. I'm getting aggrevated with this problem and thinking I may weld my own feeders from here on out!

Has anybody else had this problem?
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July 10, 2013 at 12:50pm
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Deer Hunting in Central Louisiana
I just got a new Honda Foreman 4x4 from Brookhaven Honda. I'm looking to put a Front Cargo Basket & Rear Cargo Drop Rack on the 4wheeler. I need the front cargo to be just below the Foreman's large headlight. Would like the Rear Cargo Drop Rack to be quite large so that I can transport plenty of stuff for food plot prep work and carry corn for my feeders.
January 13, 2013 at 6:13pm
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Archery in Central Louisiana
Can anybody recommend an 'Awesome' bowhunting outfitter that they have used or heard of friends using. I'm looking to bowhunt for 150'-200' bucks and not at some High Fence Outfitter that has deer as tame as cattle! LoL
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January 13, 2013 at 6:00pm

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Bass Fishing in South Central Louisiana
Where are some good places to go frogging within an 1hr 30mins from Baton Rouge? Me and my buddy have a 16ft aluminum with a 25mph motor and want to do some froggin. Never been frogging in my life, so any info helps! PS I wouldnt mind going with anyone who would let me go with their group too!
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June 04, 2012 at 1:25am
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Hunting in South Central Louisiana
Can anybody recommend a welder or welding shop within 15-50miles from Baton Rouge that can help weld me a 15ft tall ladder platform and a Box Stand frame of a 6ft(long) x 6ft(height) x 7ft(wide) for Bow Hunting?

I can't seem to find any good welders yet. I need some help! Please e-mail if you can recommend someone for me.

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May 04, 2012 at 9:08pm
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Kayak Fishing in Central Louisiana
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Hey Guys! Trying to expand my fishing horizon. I've only fished magnolia and one spot in buras. I am very familiar with my fishing grounds in Magnolia.

I wanted to see if I could get a couple of new areas to explore in my kayak. Can yall give me a couple of areas that I could look into. If you have any maps that I could download from my email address that would be awesomeness. I would love to....  Read More
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February 19, 2012 at 9:23pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Central Louisiana
I wondering what your opinion is on using an Outboard Motor 25hp-50hp in the marsh for duck hunting. I'm thinking that if you keep the motor trimmed up you should be good.

I know traditional people use Geaux Devils or Pro-Drives but I'd like to be able to use the boat to do some fishing too.
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February 17, 2012 at 2:41am
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Deer Hunting in Central Louisiana
Hey Guys,

I really need some advice from yall that are married that hunt.

I'm 26yrs old, work rotating shift work at a Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana. I'm just having a hard time figuring out how to manage to go hunting in Mississippi on my Family's land and not distancing myself from my girlfriend 'maybe wife one day'. I can't be the only person out there that works shift....  Read More
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February 09, 2012 at 12:32am

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Offshore Fishing in Central Louisiana
Hey Guys,

I really need some advice from yall that are married, own offshore boats and get to fish.

I'm 26yrs old, work rotating shift work at a Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana. I'm just having a hard time figuring out how to manage buying an offshore boat for inshore/offshore/spearfishing and not distancing myself from my girlfriend 'maybe wife one day'. I can't be the only person out....  Read More
February 09, 2012 at 12:27am
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Offshore Fishing in Central Louisiana
Hey Guys. I'm thinking about getting a boat that I can do speck/redfishing and still be bigger enough/ deep enough to go to the rigs and the midnight lump. Can yall give me some names of boats and I'll start looking into which boat to pursue? In your personal opinion, speck/redfishing in a T-top Center Console functional or just a pain in the butt?

I'm thinking along the lines of a 22-24ft....  Read More
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November 15, 2011 at 12:39am
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Archery in Central Louisiana
I have a couple questions. I?m thinking bout using my Atv for food plots next year with a Tufline flip disc. My question is...What do other hunters use to remove all the dead leaves, grass, sticks and weeds from the designated area for your food plot before planting seed and covering with an Atv chain harrow? Since i dont have a front-in loader like with a tractor, so what do yall Atv food plot....  Read More
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November 12, 2011 at 9:30pm
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Offshore Fishing in Central Louisiana
Hey Guys. I live in denham springs. Just got my first house and looking for some fishing buddies to go offshore with during the LUMP Season. I know some people need help with expenses like gas since gas isnt at all cheap! Haha I work rotating shift work out at a plant in port allen, louisiana so I have days off during the week as well. Call me or text me if you will be looking for people to help....  Read More
October 14, 2011 at 2:47am

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