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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southwest Louisiana
Dear Capt. Paul: I recently wrote to you about the data card on my Garmin 182c not reading and you posted the article in the April La. Sportsman so, I am wrting today to give you the results. Fist let me thank you for all the valuable information you wrote about backing up routes and waypoints, this was very helpful and beneficial. After writing to you last month I was flipping through the.... Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
April 01, 2013 at 1:08am
A Harahan company repairs GPS units
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ RANDAL ~

Thanks for the Kudos, and thanks again for letting our readers know that one of the prime advertisers in the LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN MAGAZINE, SEA-TRAC repairs certain problems in GPS units.

SEA-TRAC is located at 114 Hickory Ave, New Orleans (Harahan) LA 70123, telephone 504-737-0591, 1-800-899-0591.

I strongly suggest that you consult them before trashing your unit as it may be repairable. At least give them a call to see if they could help.

Thanks again Randal, I am glad that the repair worked out for you. Now donít forget to back up all of your data.

~ Captain Paul ~
March 29, 2013 at 8:33am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southwest Louisiana
Capt. Last week i purchases the downloadable fishing edge gps coordinates for lake calcasieu from la sportmans website. I was charged but never recieved a download email. I attempted to contact jeffc@lasmag.com and have heard nothing. My order number is 2301. Anything u can do to help get me my gps points? Thanks

Adam L
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Response by Captain Paul
March 18, 2013 at 11:24am
CAPTAIN PAUL'S EDGE ORDER HAS BEEN SENT
By the time you read this response, you should have received your Captain Paulís Fishing Edge of GPS Waypoints. It was sent to your email address listed at 10:42 Am. Records indicate that the order was placed on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

I am sure that you will enjoy using the Fishing waypoints for the Lake Calcasieu area.

Captain Paul
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Response by Captain Paul
March 17, 2013 at 6:36pm
Order delay?
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ ADAM LATHROP ~

I checked my records and I do not have your order for a CAPTAIN PAULíS FISHING EDGE OF GPS WAYPOINT program.

I will check with the LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN office Monday morning to see what the problem is.

The orders are not immediately processed. Normally they are processed within five working days as specified in the order infomation. Most times the orders are processed sooner, but sometimes such as those ordered on a Thursday evening or during the day Friday, may not get processed until the following Monday.

Either way, I will let you know as soon as I get the information.

Captain Paul
March 16, 2013 at 10:45pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southwest Louisiana
trying to find your fishing edge and it doesn't come up on the louisiana sportsman website. can you help?

thanks
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Response by Captain Paul
March 17, 2013 at 6:47pm
CAPTAIN PAUL'S EDGE LOCATED IN THE OUTDOOR STORE
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Craig Perilloux ~

The CAPTAIN PAUL'S FISHING EDGE OF GPS WAYPOINTS Programs are sold exclusively on the LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN WEB SITE. The link is located in the OUTDOOR STORE under the WAYPOINTS link.

The Outdoor store click on is located in the banner at the top of the Home Page on the extreme right side.

From time to time on a random interval, the CAPTAIN PAULíS FISHING EDGE link is between the various reports.

You can click on it there or on the aforementioned OUTDOOR STORE link.

You may also enter the following URL to bring up the site:

http://www.shopsportsmanstore.com/collections/captain-pauls-fishing-edge-waypoints

~Captain Paul ~
March 15, 2013 at 6:55pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
I have in the past purchased the Lake Pontchartrain waypoints. I would like to know if you have any for the Grand Isle area? If so how may I purchase the downloads for the Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 system? Please let me know.

Thank You,

David Jenkins

captdjen@aol.com

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Response by Captain Paul
March 12, 2013 at 2:18pm
EDGE Files for BARATARIA BAY
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ DAVID JENKINS ~

I have 21 CAPTAIN PAULíS FISHING EDGE OF GPS WAYPOINTS one of which is BARATARIA BAY. The Edge program for Barataria Bay contains over 130 waypoints. I also have companion Edge programs for Lafitte, to the north of Barataria Bay, Myrtle Grove to the north east, Port Sulphur to the east and Leeville East to the west of the bay.

They all work in a Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 2 system.

All are for sale at the LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN WEB site in the OUTDOOR STORE. Be sure to specify that the EDGE is for a Lowrance or Eagle unit.

Contact me if there is any additional information you may need.

Captain Paul
March 12, 2013 at 7:33am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in South Central Louisiana
Captain Paul I have a Garmin 182c that is not reading the data card with Topo Map source on it. I have 2 friends that have the same unit and their units are reading my data card. I tried their cards in my unit and my unit dose not read their cards. I called Garmin and they sent me the data card 6.0 update to update my unit but it would not work in my unit, so I called them back and was told.... Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
March 06, 2013 at 4:05pm
GPS UNIT NOT READING NEW MAP CARD
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Randal Girouard ~

Sorry Randal,

The only people that I know of that repair Garmin units are GARMIN. The same thing holds true to almost all other GPS manufactures.

The units are now made with sealed cases and use Garmin propriety parts that they donít sell or distribute outside of the Garmin company.

If they canít help you I donít know of any one else who could.

You said that two of your friends had the same unit. This may be so, but sometimes there is a manufacturers update in the same model number without giving it a different number. It is possible that your unit is an older unit than your friends. So before sending it to the trash can, try this suggestion.

Get a spare data card that meets the requirements of your unit. Be sure to look in the ownerís manual and in the Specification page. Note the type of card that is REQUIRED by the manufacturer. I say this because many of the newer Secure Digital (SD) cards are now High Capacity and High Speed, and Extreme,( HC, HC, EXT) These newer technology type cards MAY not be able to be read by a older unit that reads older vintage technology cards. Find a standard SD card that your unit was initially designed to read. With the unit OFF place the new standard SD card not a HC SD, or HS-SD or Extreme SD card in the card slot of the unit and then turn the unit ON. This is necessary, as the unit MUST write coded info to the card so that the unit will later recognize it as a Garmin Card / unit.

Then, using the MENU feature in the unit, transfer any data, such as routes, tracks or waypoint data to the new card by giving it a unique name and writing it to the card. With the unit off, remove the card and place it in the card reader of your computer and see if you can read the data file that was transferred. Unless you have the Garmin Trip and Waypoint Manager, the Base Camp, or their MapSource 2005 topo installed on your computer you will not be able to actually read the information, but you should see a file with under 150KB on the card.

If this is successful, then it is not a default in the unitís card reader, it is that the unit cannot read and write to more modern cards.

If the file name was NOT written to the new card, then the internal card reader of the GPS unit is defective.

If the file is on the older technology SD card, try to copy the Topo SD card data onto the older SD card and see if the unit will recognize the mapping.

If this all fails, then it is time to start shopping for a new unit. I suggest that you stay with the Garmin line as the TOPO Mapping software and other accessories may work with the newer unit.

~ Captain Paul ~
March 06, 2013 at 2:59pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Central Louisiana
I am looking for GPS fishing spots on Lake St John in Concordia Parish, Louisiana. I have never been there, and will be taking my wife and son there in a few weeks. Do you have any good spots on this lake for bass fishing? Or know how to get a good map of the lake?

thanks

glend2123@yahoo.com
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Response by Captain Paul
February 01, 2013 at 2:47pm
Lake St. John
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Glen ~

Sorry Glen, but I donít have any hot spots in Lake St. John. Try posting your request in the Freshwater fishing section of the reports. You should get a response of at least some locations where to try.

Captain Paul
February 01, 2013 at 10:12am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Purchased 2 programs and used paypal. I didn't see anywhere to put email info.will the PayPal information be sufficient?whitjw@gmail.com
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Response by Captain Paul
February 01, 2013 at 3:13pm
The status of your order
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~Jeremy ~

The two orders that you ordered were sent to an email address of allman. . . .@aol.com that appeared on the order form.

I have resent the orders to you again, at your above listed email address.

Please contact me if you have not received the two Captain Paul Paulís Fishing orders.

~ Captain Paul ~

captainpaultgps@gmail.com

985-847-0536
January 31, 2013 at 7:53pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southwest Louisiana
the skipper vessel has put a waypoint into the gps and the display shows the direction and distance to the waypoint, but it is not the same as the course to steer plotted on the chart.

why is this?

email mendes_portugal@yahoo.com
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Response by Captain Paul
January 22, 2013 at 11:59am
GO TO Course Different from ROUTING course
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ MENDES ~

Without knowing exactly that area you are speaking about, the distance between the waypoints and or the brand of the GPS unit its mapping software, I can only offer some suggestions that may be causing the deviation.

First, check if the unit is set up for Magnetic or True North and the settings for the position of the chart on the screen. If one is different from the other, it could account for the different course readings.

Secondly, the GO TO designation indicates a DIRECT ďas the crow fliesĒ distance and direction and does not take into consideration the curvature of the earth. Most marine charts are depicted in a Mercator projection to allow the navigator the ability to see the curved surface of the earth on a chartís flat surface. To accomplish this view, certain features must be depicted in a manner that coincides to the chart. The farther away from each other the greater the differences in this GO TO course would be. The effect would become more distinct at over a straight 15 mile distance. The greater the distance between the two positions, the greater the difference will be as it would be laid out on a GREAT CIRCLE course and not a line of sight course as would be shown on a flat chart or piece of paper. One line would be a curved arch on the surface of the earth the other would be a straight line going through part of an arch linking the two positions of the surface of the earth.

In addition, some units have an automatic ďRoutingď feature activated when using certain maps or charts. If so, they give an automatic routing course and distance that is in established channels etc., and around obstacles, shallow water and other obstructions between the present position and the marked waypoint. This Routing feature is much as an automobile GPS unit has where the route is automatically laid out on established roads and highway and not a direct line course.

If the operator were to select a non auto routing setting, the unit would then provide a direct, line of sight heading to reach the desired waypoint.

The routing feature will guide the vessel in a sometimes longer distance to clear unwanted waters.

~ Captain Paul ~
January 21, 2013 at 7:51am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Capt. Paul,

I wrote to you in December concerning a chip for my HDS-5 Lowrance Unit.Fishing freshwater in Lake Verret & the Atchafalaya Basin & salt water frpm Grand Isle to the Atchafalaya River & close offshore.The salesman from the Bass Pro Shop said the Navionic Marine & Lakes USA for $99 would be the best choice. Your comments?

Thanks,

Will
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Response by Captain Paul
January 14, 2013 at 3:12pm
Basin Maps for a Lowrance HDS series GPS
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Will Daigle ~

First be sure that the Navionics Marine and Lakes USA HAS the Basin area that you normally fish. If it does and that is where you will be using the unit, then it should be a GO for you. But I suggest that you check out the Lowrance INSIGHT Topo Insight PRO 2013 East. It is the latest Lowrance Topographical type mapping program for their HDS line units. The Insight TOPO Insight Pro 2013 is as the name implies, topographical type mapping. It will be available in February of this year.

Yes, I know that you are in a boat with your unit, but topo maps are designed to depict land formations with a great deal of accuracy. It also of course depicts the water areas between the actual land. Topos show all of the smaller creeks, cuts, ponds, rivers, lakes and bayous that make up most of the Louisiana topography.

The Marine type of mapping are usually based on marine NOAA charts which are the best in the world for depicting the established waterways that have Aids to Navigation ( NAVAIDS). Coupled with the Notice to Mariners, these NAVAIDS keep the location and description of the buoys, cans, nuns lights and day markers up to date.

But I have noticed that the land features away from and even around these commercial channels are not shown with the accuracy that is shown in a side by side comparison of a USGS topographical type map of the same area.

The INSIGHT TOPO PRO 2013 is sold by regions. The East area covers topo type maps for entire eastern part of the U.S. That means that it can offer you maps for all of Louisiana and more than half of the U.S. Check it out on the Lowrance web site at http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Products/Mapping/TOPO-Insight-PRO-2013-East-en-us.aspx Then go back to the dealer and ask to see the Navionics Marine & Lakes USA and the INSIGHT TOPO Pro 2013 in a side by side comparison of a particular area that you are familiar with and zoom in to the area.

A side by side view will give you the information to make a choice that will best suit your needs.

Keep in touch and let me know your final choice.

~ Captain Paul ~
January 13, 2013 at 6:28pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
When & where are your next GPS seminars?

jmp2915@yahoo.com
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Response by Captain Paul
January 07, 2013 at 5:38pm
CAPTAIN PAULS SEMINARS
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ J.P. ~

I try to have about four or five seminars that I call CAPTAIN PAULíS GPS THE BASICS SEMINAR each year but health problems forced me to curtail the amount that I normally conduct.

I am planning to give one in the north shore area sometime this early spring or late winter. I am trying to have one in late February or mid March of 2013.

I try to have about 20 to 30 attendees seated at tables where I will supply 120 volt AC and some 12 Volt DC hook ups. I ask that all who attend the seminar to bring their GPS unit with them. Those who have mounted units should secure a spare power cable to utilize a 12 volt power source.

The seminar is usually a four or five hour session which is usually on a Saturday beginning about 10:00 AM.

Watch this site for the time, date and location of the seminar site once I finalize the location etc.

In addition, I hold some individual tutoring sessions at a mutually agreed site. If you are interested in such a session contact me.

~ Captain Paul ~

CaptainpaultGPS@gmail.com
January 06, 2013 at 3:40pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Hi Captain Paul,

I am interested in information on your Individual Tutoring sessions. I recently purchased a Garmin G.P.S. for my flatboat but have not yet used it. I fish mostly in Hopedale and plan on doing more in the Chef and Rigolets areas this year.

Many thanks!

Scott Delacroix

(O)504-585-0212

(c)985-630-8040

(H)985-892-1060
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Response by Captain Paul
January 03, 2013 at 12:21pm
Individual sessions
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Scott Delacroix ~

Iíll give you a call and see if we can work something out that would be agreeable to both of us.

~Captain Paul ~
January 02, 2013 at 2:14pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
I have a Lowrance handheld gps system that requires me to but a chip for fishing maps. Instead of buying a chip, can you use your maps for navigation? If so will it track my progress and store then in the GPS? I need to be able to look at the map in the dark being that im using to get to my duck ponds. Please email me answers to the follwoing questions.

Thanks,

cruggiero30@mail.com
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Response by Captain Paul
December 31, 2012 at 1:33pm
CAPTAIN PAUL'S FISHING EDGES ARE NOT MAPS
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ CHRIS RUGGIERO ~

No, Chris, I am sorry, but the CAPTAIN PAULíS FISHING EDGE OF GPS WAYPOINTS are NOT maps. They are WAYPOINTS and in some cases ROUTES which are downloaded into the internal memory of you GPS unit.

The Edge waypoints show up as overlays on whatever mapping program you may have in your unit. YOU MUST have some sort of mapping program approved by the manufacturer of your GPS unit installed in your GPS unit to see the map images on the various screens of your unit.

~ Captain Paul ~
December 31, 2012 at 1:04pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
I own a HDS-5 Lowrance with the base map that it came with.I fish the gulf coast from Grand Isle to Atchafalaya river & inland around Lake Verret ,Belle River & the Atchafalaya Basin. What crip should I purchase Navonics,Nautia Insight or others? As you see I fish both the coast & inland.Are there any other chips from other Companies? Do any local people make a chip? I'm CONFUSED. What is your.... Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
December 23, 2012 at 12:39pm
Mapping for a Lowrance HDS
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Will Daigle ~

One of our readers, VERMONT, ably describes the differences between some of the NAVIONIC charts that are available for your Lowrance HDS 5. I suggest that you personally compare these programs with Lowranceís INSIGHT and make your choice.

Captain Paul
December 20, 2012 at 5:32pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Central Louisiana
I would like to have a gps that sounds like chris rock. A funny comedian with black lingo. It would be so funny to here my gps telling me what to do in his crazy black man language. can it be done?
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Response by Captain Paul
December 17, 2012 at 12:06pm
contact the manufacturer for sound overlays
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~Beverly ~

I know of no means of incorporating the sound track into any of the commercial GPS units currently available.

I suggest that you contact the various manufacturers of GPS units and see if they could offer the sound overlay that you describe.

Captain Paul
December 14, 2012 at 8:02am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Do any of these the Lake mechant, lost lake, and sister lake areas of dularge? William.Abke@c-a-m.com

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Response by Captain Paul
December 10, 2012 at 7:38pm
Dularge fishing areas
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Cole Abke ~

Lake Merchant, Lost Lake and Sister Lake are between Atchafalaya and Fourleague Bays and the Bayou Dularge area by the end of LA Highway 315. They are EAST or these bays and WEST bayou Dularge. They are considered reachable from the Dularge and Cocodrie launch sites.

My CAPTAIN PAULíS FISHING EDGE of the COCODRIE~DULAC area has several waypoints plotted in and/or around these mentioned lakes.

~ Captain Paul ~
December 09, 2012 at 6:16pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
I bought a used Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx to use in my kayak so that I can find my way into and out of the marches, as I fly fish. It came with the old BlueChart MicroSD data card for the Mobile to Lake Charles area that is dated July, 2008.

Would I be wise to upgrade to the new BlueChart g2 chip? (The GPSMAP 76Cx is a compatible device ... at least for now.)

Thanks!

mgedge@att.net
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Response by Captain Paul
December 05, 2012 at 3:26pm
Best Mapping for your hand held Garmin
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Matt Gedge ~

The BlueChart G2 is Garminís latest chart type of mapping. It is surpassed by the G2 VISION which has ortho aerial photo maps as well as the latest marine charts. However both the old and the new BlueChart maps are based on NOAA Marine Charts.

These NOAA charts are the best in the world for depicting the locations of Aids To Navigation, NAVAIDS, such as Daylights, nuns, buoys, lights and markers along established, usually commercial waterways. They are certainly an essential tool when navigating the open sea waters and when entering and using the marked waterways as the US Coast Guard has established procedures for updating information on these NAVAIDS so that they are include in the latest chart revisions. But, it is these charts and the revisions that I question when using this mapping in the Louisiana marshes.

I have some currently issued charts dated 2010 and 2011of some areas in the southern Louisiana marsh that has features that shown on the charts that were not visible for the last 30 years. The NAVAIDS were updated but the actual topographically of the charts have not been updated. They simply do not show all of the bayous, creeks, lagoons, bays, lakes and canals that make up the myriad of features in the Louisiana marshes. The 1:80,000 scale of most of the charts simply does not offer the details that are needed to fish the marshes.

I am a firm believer that although they were designed to show land features, USGS Topographical maps offer more detail of the land and wager features that make up our marshes.

So what is a body to do?

I suggest that you first consider Garminís latest topographical mapping program they call TOPO U.S. 24K.

This program is available in a variety of format cards including the MicroSD format and as a download. It is sold by Garmin by regions. The TOPO U.S. 24k ~ Southeast covers Includes topographic coverage of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida and sells from Garmin for $99.00.

These topographic type maps have contour rings as well as names for most of the features in the area of coverage. They do not cover offshore areas as they are based on USGS ďQuadĒ or ďTopoĒ coverage which does not have land maps for such offshore features. Generally they cover a position that is about 3 to 5 miles from the shoreline depending how the layout of the shoreline is at that point.

I believe that they are ideal for inshore marsh fishing. They show the land and water features and are in a detail that depicts the actual topography as it is actually viewed.

Of course you must realize that the Louisiana marsh is a living estuary that is constantly changing with storms, sediments and even other prevailing weather conditions. These latest conditions may not always be included in any map that you find other than an up to date, real time, satellite image.

Even though these topo type maps may not show all of the current features, they show where land WAS. A body of water that appears as all open water may only shallow depth water. But the topo map will show where the water was once located. These maps let you navigate and find the deeper water that may have fishing opportunities.

Go to a stocking Garmin dealer and ask to see their new BlueChart and US TOPO 24K mapping programs. Pick out several areas that you may fish and configure the map to see that area. Then zoom in to a very detailed setting and compare the two types of mapping.

I will send you an email that has photos of the three different types of mapping I have referred to for your perusal. Look them over and then visit the Garmin dealer.

~ Captain Paul ~
December 05, 2012 at 8:03am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Northeast Louisiana
Captain Paul,

I am looking to fish out of La France Marina near Waveland, Ms and fish Blind Bay, False Month Bay, Kennedy's Lagoon and the Northeast part of the Biloxi State Wildlife Management Area. Which set to waypoints includes these areas? My E-Mail address is donsailors@windstream.net

Thanks,

Don
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Response by Captain Paul
November 26, 2012 at 2:13pm
EDGE for the Biloxi Marsh area
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Don Sailors ~

The Captain Paul's Edge listed as HOPEDALE ~ MRGO to Mississippi Sound has waypoints for the LA Biloxi Marsh area.

That Edge has over 300 waypoints in the area between the old MRGO and the MS sound.

It covers from the eastern shoreline of Lake BORGNE to The Chandeleur Sound, from the MRGO to the Miss Sound.

It does NOT have waypoints for waters in Mississippi.

Contact me if you need additional info.

~ Captain Paul~

Captainpaultgps@gmail.com
November 25, 2012 at 1:55pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Captain Paul: I understand that you have had some health issues, and hope you are doing well.

I spoke (via internet) with you about a year ago regarding problems I had with my Garmin GPSmap62st.

I am still not able to use the Garmin--maybe I'm to old for that. Are you able to provide "one to one" tutorship at your home as I recollect that you did before your health problems. If so, I.... Read More
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November 20, 2012 at 1:56pm
The Garmin GPSMASP 62st is a Great unit
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Burt Carnahan ~

I am doing much better now, thanks for your concern. I remember discussing the GPSMAP 62st with you and could accommodate you on a one to one session on GPS and how to use your particular unit.

I will contact you and hopefully we can set up a time after the Thanksgiving holiday.

~ Captain Paul ~
November 17, 2012 at 1:54pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Captain Paul,

I have been following and waiting for the Captain Paul GPS waypoints for the Venice area. I saw that you said you may have them complete by the end of the summer but I do not see them on the website. Are they finished, if not, do you have a date of when you think they will be complete? Thanks so much. My reply email is ryanretif@gmail.com. Thanks again for all the work you do in.... Read More
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November 14, 2012 at 4:22pm
Captain Paul's EDGE for Venice
Sorry for the delay, I had ~ have some health issues and have been unable to get out and verify my waypoints.

I hope to get the necessary files together and possibly have some if my friends verify the locations, but I don't see that happening before warmer spring weather.

In the meantime if you need a specific location, give me a name or description of the area and I will try to get or plot the coordinates for the area.

Captain Paul
November 13, 2012 at 2:58pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Hey Captain Paul. I remembered your saying Garmin was one of the better GPS units, so I went out and got one. It's an e-tech 20, with those little sd cards. DO you deal in the micro SD stuff ? If so, can I get detailed maps for just southeast Louisiana ? I called Garmin, but they want over $100 and want to give me the entire southern U.S.. I don't need all that. Lake Pontchatrain,.... Read More
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October 21, 2012 at 5:47pm
YOU MUST USE GARMIN MAPS IN YOUR UNIT
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Newton Barrios ~

Newton, unfortunately you can ONLY load approved Garmin Maps into the eTrex 20. The Garmin TOPO U.S. 24K Southeast DVD

At $ 129.99 USD from Garmin is the program that I would recommend for your areas.

I donít stock or sell any such data cards or mapping software that can be installed in your unit. My CAPTAIN PAULíS FISHING EDGE of GPS Waypoints, are data files that allow you to install the waypoints in the internal memory of the unit.

The Garmin TOPE U.S. 24k Program is loaded into your computer then transferred to a Micro SD card which is placed in the GPS unit.

You select what areas you want to install in the GPS by viewing the TOPO program, Marking it in your computer then writing it to the Micro SD card. You should first download the FREE Garmin program called BASE CAMP. Once installed, the Base Camp will allow you to view the Topo maps. This will allow you to view the maps on the DVD and in addition, allow you to transfer data such as waypoints, Tracks and routes to and from the GPS unit.

You should be able to get most of Southern Mississippi and southeast Louisiana on a 4 GB Micro SD card. Smaller cards would also do, but you may ďrun off the MapsĒ in the unit if you donít use the proper size card.

~ Captain Paul ~
October 20, 2012 at 12:05am

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