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Freshwater Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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Late posting but caught a few over the Labor Day weekend on jug lines.
September 09 at 2:11pm
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Inshore Fishing in Leeville / Golden Meadow in Southeast Louisiana
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Left out from Bobby Lynns early Saturday. Headed to the marshes on the West side. Set the anchor and picked away at the trout until they shut down at 10:30 or so. Made a short move and about an hour later the reds turned on. It was my son's first saltwater trip and it was definitely a memorable one. Ended the day with 25 trout and 6 reds.
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October 28, 2013 at 8:21am
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Pretty slow weekend with my jug-lines. Highlight was this big boy waiting on me Sunday morning. Shad was the bait.
June 10, 2013 at 1:33pm
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Good news was my lines were only in the water about 10 minutes before he bit. Bad news was that I only caught 2 more to go with him. Chicken hearts near the intersection of the Diversion canal and the Amite river.
August 27, 2012 at 10:59am
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33 pounds. Cut shad on jug-line. Amite River.
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September 05, 2010 at 12:14pm
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Went by the house to catch a few bait bream for my jug lines and Alex caught his first fish all by himself. He handled the cast, the hookset, and the reeling in all on his own. Could not be any prouder......
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April 16, 2010 at 8:49pm
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Picked up a few cats over the weekend. Would also like to thank whoever ran my lines Saturday night and cut the hooks and weights off some of my jugs.
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March 30, 2010 at 8:02am
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Technical in Southeast Louisiana
Chris Holmes, you out there? Completed my necessary course, got printed, got photo'd, mailed all my packet into Florida for my permit. Now i'm hearing that Louisiana will no longer recognize the Florida permit. Everyone that I talked to before doing this said to get the Florida permit. More reciprocity, less frequent re-certification, yadda yadda yadda. Anyone know any more?
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October 16, 2009 at 10:33am
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Me, the boy, and his dog. This was his first trip to help with the catfish lines. He had a blast. Hopefully many more to come.
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March 09, 2009 at 7:38am
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Inshore Fishing in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Anybody have a current telephone number for Breton Sound Marina? I pulled up 504-473-2008 off the interweb, and was not-so-kindly informed that I had the wrong number.
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February 02, 2009 at 2:08pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in South Central Louisiana
Capt. Paul, bought a used boat with a Garmin 178 in it. Here lately if i'm running up the middle of a wide canal, the unit shows me as being almost to the woodline to my right. If in a narrow canal, it shows me being in the woods. Any kind of adjustment that I can make to it, or is this something that would have to be addressed by Garmin? If it makes any difference, the unit is mounted....  Read More
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December 07, 2008 at 6:30pm
GPS SHOWING an ON LAND POSITION rather than ON THE WATER
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<b>~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ TBOY~

I have seen that sometimes the maps in some units “register” incorrectly when the GPS unit is tracking in north south direction, but are right on when in an west ~ east tracking position. Newer units provide a more up to date frequency of coordinating the maps overlays to the actual GPS position and are able to provide a more accurate rendition of where the GPS position is on the displayed maps. In addition, the newer units use maps that have been updated and are usually more accurate.

First check your unit. You should have the WAAS feature ENABLED and set to WGS 84 DATUM. Secondly, does the unit have supplementary mapping software installed? It would be on a Garmin Data card that is plugged into the card slot located on the front of the unit. If there is no map data card in that slot then you are only using the standard Garmin base map. This base map generally covers the entire US and as such does not show a lot of detail when compared to the supplemental maps that are available which could cause the position error you describe.

The GPSMAP 178 uses ONLY Garmin data cards for accessory mapping software. Newer Garmin units use more common SD or Micro SD memory cards which are available from non Garmin sources. Installing maps in these Garmin data cards, require a Garmin Data Card Programmer. It is specifically designed to accommodate the Garmin Data card. A Garmin programmer MUST be used to write mapping software to the Garmin Data Card.

If your unit is using the supplemental and the settings were as I suggested, and the unit still indicates tracks on the screen maps that are not

Correct, then I suggest that you contact Garmin support at 1-800-800-1020 and ask for assistance.

I know that the distance is disturbing but I have found that there is usually no “cure” for the user to realign the maps to the actual position. It is something that only Garmin could do, but are very reluctant to attempt..

For now, you have the best that is available for your unit. As I said in my seminar, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, supplement the GPS unit with additional maps, a compass and other necessary item to ensure a safe trip.

The Garmin GPSMAP Sounder is no longer listed as an “in production” GPS unit by the Garmin Web site. As such some parts for the unit are not always available. Garmin data cards in 128 MB are still available, but the Garmin Card Programmer is not. An out of warranty repair may cost more than a newer Garmin unit as their bench time starts around $ 150.00 per hour.

The mounting of the unit would not matter unless the antenna, which is located inside the top of the case does NOT have a clear view of the sky OR if the is an electromagnetic or radio interference near the unit which could distort the position being reported by the device.

Check out your unit and let me know how you make out.

~ Captain Paul ~ </b>

December 05, 2008 at 1:29pm
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Events & Announcements in Southeast Louisiana
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Avery Monroe, born Oct. 16th. 6 pounds 4 ounces. Mom and baby girl are both doing fine
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October 27, 2008 at 9:10am
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Events & Announcements in South Central Louisiana
Anybody planning on running in the poker run in the spillway Saturday? This will be my first time, just wondering if anyone had been before.
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August 08, 2008 at 8:21am
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Freshwater Fishing in South Central Louisiana
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Mess of catfish off of jug-lines.
July 06, 2008 at 7:54pm
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Technical in South Central Louisiana
Recently purchased 2007 Yamaha 200 HPDI. It has about 50 hours on it. Cranked it Saturday, warning buzzer sounded. Not a solid beep, but beep-beep-beep. Both oil tanks full, nothing blocking the water intake, peeing fine. I put it in gear to get away from the launch a bit, and it stopped. Idling in neutral, buzzer was sounding, as soon as it was put into gear, no buzzer. Thoughts? ....  Read More
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June 30, 2008 at 8:59am
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Opinions & Responses in South Central Louisiana
I am about to purchase a troll motor and 2 batteries for my 20' V-hull aluminum boat. The battery trays are welded into the front center storage compartment. Because of their location and the added vibration and bouncing in that area of the boat, would I do better with a gel battery, or do y'all think a standard battery would be ok?
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May 23, 2008 at 10:18am
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Opinions & Responses in Louisiana
Anybody have any comments, good or bad, about A-1 Aluminum Boats out of the Morgan City area. The design of the one I am looking at looks identical to Scully's, just wondering if the quality is there also.
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March 18, 2008 at 3:28pm
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General in South Central Louisiana
When do the crabs start running in the Blind River or Lake Maurepas area?
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March 14, 2008 at 4:10pm
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Freshwater Fishing in South Central Louisiana
Drowned a few shiners Saturday, looking for a few Sac-a-lait. Nothing doing. Fished the Petit Amite in both directions off of the Diversion Canal. Caught 4 bass and a bream, all on shiners. The bass ranged from 8 inches up to about 12. Wasn't a total loss. Set my jugs out with the leftover minners, ended up with 15 blue cats. Biggest was 9 pounds. Sorry, no pic this time, donated them to....  Read More
February 25, 2008 at 9:07am
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Sorry for the late post. These were caught in the Amite River last weekend on jugs.
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February 15, 2008 at 11:43am

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