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Boats in Southeast Louisiana
I am having an aluminum trailer built for my aluminum bay boat they use treated lumber for their bunks any one have trouble with treated lumber?//I read somewhere some boats were getting pitting also if this was your boat what type of preservative was used?
July 25 at 6:43pm
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Opinions & Responses in Southeast Louisiana
HAS the WLDF set dates to open white shrimp season in lake borgne or the east side of the river Just looking to pull test trawl for croakers and shrimp
July 26 at 11:39am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
Who knows when shrimp season will re open in the eastern side of the river
July 23 at 8:12pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Please Capt. explain why or what advantage is your edge program. I just got a new lowrance hds and I am thinking about your edge program. How hard is it to put in my new lorance? how does it work ect Some info to make a good decision please/////mike
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Response by Captain Paul
July 15 at 8:35pm
EDGE for your GPS unit
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Mike the Tigre ~

The CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE OF GPS WAYPOINTS programs are positions (waypoints) that are written in a computer language that is recognized by the various GPS consumer systems. These waypoints are designed to give you an “Edge” on getting to and fishing various fishing areas in the coastal marshes. They are sold exclusively as a download from the Louisiana Sportsman’s OUTDOOR STORE. They are lat~long positions that can be transferred into your GPS unit.

In order to transfer the data from the download into your GPS unit, you will need the data transfer program offered by the manufactures. Lowrance offers their INSIGHT PLANNER on their web site (www.lowrance.com) as a “For Sale” download. The Insight Planner allows you to exchange tracks, waypoints, and routes between your PC and your GPS unit via a spare memory card.

The data is transferred in computer language that your GPS will understand. All of the positions are transferred as overlays to what ever mapping program you may have installed in your GPS unit. After the installation, the waypoints will show up in an index and as named positions on the maps.

It is necessary that you specify your correct GPS system as the waypoint language is generally not the same for difference unit brands.

The Edge consists of mainly fishing locations supplemented by key intersections of canals and other navigation points.

It IS NOT A MAP that can be installed in your GPS unit.

Captain Paul
July 14 at 12:37pm
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
Guides would work less if limits are lowered but my question is if 10 people go fish do more than one get his limit? where are the specks this year ? where is the shrimp? No big reports from guides////why lower limits WHY???????????????
July 09 at 10:50am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
If you think limits should be lower lets meet at any launch count trucks and count the people that come in with there limit 1 in ten maybe 1 in 25 more likely. A guide fishes every day or so /he should produce. Who really believes a man a pole hurts fish population? How much do you spend to catch a trout. It easily cost $100.00 to go fish with no guarantee.
July 09 at 12:44pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
hey Capt. You misunderstood me I want to know what you think of lowrance with a 7 inch screen which model is the best for the price. seems there are many models Hds /touch/ chirp. What is your opinion of structure scan? Can a map be made on a computer easily for this unit EX google earth how hard to enter your chip Capt paul edge. give you thoughts on these units please
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Response by Captain Paul
July 09 at 4:21pm
Which Gps to get? ?
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Mike the Tiger ~

~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Mike the Tiger ~

Sorry Mike,

If you are set on a Lowrance GPS unit, start with the HDS series Gen2 units are the top of the line in performance and price. For such Gen 2 they start at about $850.00.

I personally don’t like the touch screen models as they are sometimes hard to operate in bad weather and cold temperatures when you have to wear gloves.

Lowrance also has a line that they call the ELITE line. I would start with those units as a starting point.

Remember that the price increases as the size of the screens increase, as well as if it is a colored screen. I don’t know of a program that will allow you to use Google Earth images while under way. The Earth programs requires a link to a Wi Fi or cell phone data link in order to display the maps.

When planning your purchase be sure to include the Lowrance INSIGHT PLANNER. This will allow you to save and install tracks, routes and waypoints to and from your computer and GPS unit. It is a for sale item on the Lowrance web site.

I am sorry, but I can’t give you the expertise you will need to assist in the selection of the sonar ~ depth ~ fish finder part of the system.

Most sonar units will have a hard time giving you an accurate image of the bottom when traveling at today’s boat speeds in two feet of water. You may find one but I doubt it.

Captain Paul
July 02 at 7:47am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
WHO USES A LOWRANCE GPS? I am looking at 7inch model. What model is best for the money ? Hds Elete Chirp Touch screen ect What about imageing?
July 04 at 8:53am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Hey Capt Paul looking for info on lowrance 740 series what model would be the best at the best price? I would like good GPS mapping (maybe use standard map chip for Lakes P.and borgne and some hopedale/delocroix areas These are my usual areas that I go. Also I want some good imageing of the bottom and fish or bait If possible will this unit give dept under power so I can tell if Iam in.... Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
July 01 at 7:16pm
Lowrance 740 ? ?
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Mike the Tiger ~

Mike, I could not find a current model 700 etc., as a current model on the LOWRANCE web site. It certainly not listed as a current model, but may have once been a production model.

However GARMIN currently and a GPSMAP® 741xs and a GPSMAP® 721xs @ 1500.00

The premier Garmin GPSMAP 721xs combination chartplotter/sounder has 60 percent more processing power than its previous generation. Includes a 7” touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom, HD-ID™ sonar and CHIRP capabilities (transducer sold separately, some versions). Built-in high-sensitivity 10 Hz Garmin GPS/GLONASS receiver updates position and heading 10 times per second. It lists at $1,399.99 USD .

Naturally any map, accessories or charts for a Lowrance would not work in a Garmin unit.

I am not sure this is what you want. Get back with me if you can get any other information on the Lowrance unit.

Most sonar units will have a hard time giving you an accurate image of the bottom when traveling at today’s boat speeds in two feet of water. You may find one but I doubt it.

Captain Paul
June 25 at 7:36pm
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General in Southeast Louisiana
Whats up with Capt. Paul he does not seem to be answering his Questions or reporting
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June 30 at 3:52am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
I am in the market for a new tandem trailer for my 18 ft bay boat. Has anyone heard of Discount boat trailers of Plant city Fla. Good or Bad ? Any other recomdations ? mike fogy70420@yahoo.com
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June 26 at 12:41pm
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General in Southeast Louisiana
Looking for advice /oppinions on Lowrance 740 I want to know good or bad what model is best for gps mapping using a standard map card/ which one gives the best scanning which transducer ect. Also does this unit work on depth sounding under power please write in
June 23 at 5:09pm
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General in Southeast Louisiana
Any one catch any shrimp in Lake Borgne or Lake p. Yes or no dats all not exactly where thing of trying my lil 16
June 21 at 5:35pm
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General in Southeast Louisiana
Went to Gus in Slidell the other day to renew license but was told he could not till I called the WLDF to validate it. that took over 30 min. on hold. They ask ss# then Driver lic.# then all done. why is this required of some? I have had a license since I was of age and now so old Mine is only $5. This is another example of the state messing with people like brake tags on trailers. No.... Read More
June 11 at 10:08am
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College Sports in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
In the market for a new trailer for my 18 ft bay boat Looking for trailer co. names good people not like the one who use to advertise here (Jason Maybe) please give me some names with good reviews
June 04 at 10:08pm
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General in Southeast Louisiana
WHAT CONDITION IS LAKE BORGNE is it still fresh water from the pearl Is there going to be any shrimp Has WDLF been testing ?
May 27 at 11:42am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
Who knows the answer to this question? I live in Louisiana have Louisiana fishing license and want to launch in Mississippi to be closer to creole gap area fish in Louisiana but bring catch back to Mississippi and then home to La. Which fishing license do I need?
May 12 at 11:09am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
DOES ANYONE KNOW where I can get some clear fuel line//// looking to make a site tube for my gas tank on my boat tried many auto parts here on northshore anyone ever done this before///////////////
May 14 at 5:46pm
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General in Southeast Louisiana
Where can I get info on skimming for shrimp? don't know much ABOUT IT//// where to buy nets how to make frames? Is it worth the effort for a part timer?
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May 03 at 9:39am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
HAS IT BEEN DECIDED YET WHAT are the opening dates where and what are the shrimp like this year?//?? Are the shrimp going to be stunted with all this cold weather ????????????
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May 01 at 6:18pm

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