<font color=’blue’><b>~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ ZEKE~</font color>
<font color=’blue’>The DOPE BOAT</font color>
I believe that the “DOPE BOAT” is located at or about <font color=’blue’> 29° 34.371’ N. Lat. ~ 89° 16.033’ W. Long. </font color>
It is located on the south side of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) spoil bank. It is south of Aid TO Navigation (ATON) Green # 43 and west of ATON Green # 41 in the M.R.G.O. Most people cross the rocks at the Black Bay cut by ATON Green # 59 and then run parallel to the MRGO on the south side for a distance of about 5 to 6 miles until they reach the Dope Boat.
<I><font color='red'>Use caution, in the area as the last time I saw the boat only a very small part of the ship’s mast was above the water. In addition, there are several other wrecks and obstructions in the area.</i></font color>
<font color=’blue’>The BLACK TANKS</font color>
The BLACK TANKS (last time I was there only one tank was visible) can be reached out of Hopedale, Delacroix Isle, Point a la Hache and via the Ostrica locks, and Baptiste Collette. The Black Tanks is located in the Breton Sound at about <font color=’blue>29º 30.916’ N. lat ~ 89º 24.343’ W. Long.
THE BUBBLE RIG </font color>
It may also interest you to know that a large concrete separator rig called “THE BUBBLE RIG” WAS just a few hundred yards NW of the BLACK TANKS. The rig has been moved but I have been told that the shell-aggregate base pad is still there. It seems that the shell base pad footings are an attractant to some species of fish in the area. The South east corner of the BUBBLE RIG was at or about<font color=’blue’> 29º 31.089’ N. Lat ~ 89º 24.378’ W. Long.
THE WRECK</font color>
Another similar location in the same general area is “The Wreck” in Breton Sound. I believe the WRECK is located at or about <font color=’blue’>29º 33.633’ N. Lat. ~ 89º 28.507’ W. long. </font color><i><font color='red'> Use caution in the area. I have heard that the old rig is to be dismantled. Last time I saw it, it was dangerous to approach close in rough water.</font color>
Check out NOAA chart # 11363- Chandeleur and Breton Sounds, and chart # 11364 – Miss. River, N.O. to Venice. They will cover most of the area of your interest. When shopping for these charts, be sure to get the most recent version.
<font size=’+2’>By the WAY</font size>
<i>These sites as well as over one hundred more are included in my new <font color='red'>CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE of GPS WAYPOINTS for Delacroix to Point a la Hache.</i></font color>
I call the Programs, <font color='red'>CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE,”</font color> because I believe that they will give the fisher an advantage in getting to, finding fishing spots, moving around, and getting back from some of the more favorite fishing areas in the state.
The “CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE” is a very unique <font color='red'> <i>ELECTRONIC </i></font color> program that can be downloaded directly into various GPS units from their manufacturer’s Mapping program or via several of Maptech’s mapping software programs. This technology saves countless hours of having to manually enter each separate waypoint value into the GPS receiver.
The entire procedure of loading over 150 odd waypoints from a CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE file takes less than three minutes from the time you view the email file to the time that they are loaded in the GPS receiver.
Presently I have <font color='red'>NINE</font color> Captain Paul’s Fishing Edge Files. They are; Barataria Bay, Lake Borgne, Hopedale to the Miss Sound, Hopedale to Bayou Terre Boeufs, Delacroix to Point a la Hache, Bayou Bienvenue, Port Sulphur, Calcasieu Lake and the Pearl River WMA.
<i>To download The CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE program(s) in your GPS, you MUST have FIVE items.
FIRST, a GPS Receiver; SECOND, that manufacturers Mapping Program or its Waypoint Manager software; THIRD, a computer with a connecting cable to the GPS unit or data card; FOURTH, a valid E-Mail Address that accepts attachments, and FIFTH, a CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE FILE. </i>
Separate Program Files are designed for GARMIN, MAGELLAN, LOWRANCE GPS receivers and their mapping programs as well as for MAPTECH TERRAIN NAVIGATOR. <font color='red'>These Edge files are <i>NOT</i> interchangeable.</font color>
All of the CAPTAIN PAUL”S FISHING EDGE may be found in the LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN’S OUTDOOR STORE. The link button may be found in banner on the left side of the HOME PAGE or you may cut and paste
<font size='+1'><font color='blue'> http://www.askcaptainpaul.com/fishingedge
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in the address bar of your browser.
<i>Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as H,DDD,MM.mmm and were determined using WGS 84 DATUM. All Headings/bearings/courses are stated in Magnetic Degrees.
<font color=’blue’><font size=’+1’>~ Captain Paul ~ </b></font color></font size>