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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Louisiana
Garmin Montana 610 , I just bought one for dual purpose , on the 14 ft flat boat for some fresh water adventures and mostly on my ATV , loaded in a Topo 100K SD card and it works great ------ so I have two questions , my unit says use 25K for best results and Garmins's card is 100K , how does that work , I think they are refereeing to least 25K and 100K is better ???? --------------- and....  Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
April 19 at 10:17pm
Topo maps for a Garmin
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Fish Flies ~

Keep your old copy of MapSource in your computer, and if possible download the new Garmin BaseCamp and their HomePort. Both are free from their website. Both of these programs allow you to load maps, waypoints, routes and tracks from your computer to a SPARE memory card this used to transfer the data. Garmin now requires that the memory card used to make the transfer, be first placed in your GPS unit. You have to then turn the unit on and complete any function. Changing viewing screens is sufficient. This action writes the unit’s model, serial number and operating software on the card. When placed in the card reader on your computer, the Base Camp or HomePort recognizes the card and allows the HomePort to write the correct password to the card. When inserted in the GPS unit the unit is available to read the files on the card. I am not sure that either of these are available from their site for a Mac system. I suggest that you contact Garmin at 1-800-800-1020 for help in getting the system running on your Mac for that info.

Some Garmin Montana 610 come loaded with 100,000:1 topographical maps permanently installed in the unit. That unit is designated as 610t. The “t” is for topo maps. If so you can supplement these maps with a very derailed topo map by getting one of the additional mapping programs. The 24,000 shows much more detail mapping. The Garmin mapping program called TOPO US 24K Southeast has 24000:1 topographical maps that are really great. You can purchase these either as a download of on a memory card that fits your unit. That 24,000 topo set Includes coverage for Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia all in 24,000 scale topo.

Before laying out the money for those maps, see if the 100,000 scale maps will suit your needs if so forgo the 24,000 topos. Garmin also has ortho corrected aerial images of various areas. It is called BirdsEye. It is sold by regions in yearly subscriptions. It too is loaded from BaseCamp onto a spare memory card.

These and most all others are loaded onto a spare memory card which is inserted in the GPS unit. It must be in the unit in order to view the mapping images.

Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as Degrees, minutes and thousandths of minutes (DDD,MM.mmm) and were determined using WGS 84 Datum. All bearings and courses are stated in Magnetic degrees.

~ Captain Paul~
April 16 at 8:08am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Louisiana
Captain Paul , I was given a Hummingbird Matrix 97-Fishing System , plugged it in and it powers up but doesn't seem to catch a position , got the owners manual on line and it really doesn't go into connecting it up as far as the bus bar on the back , in fact the bus bar isn't labeled what each socket is far , there are 4 spots , I figured out 2 of the 4 power and transducer, one may be....  Read More
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April 12 at 6:39pm
Matrix 97 info
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Fishfiles ~

Hey never refuse something that someone gave you out of kindness. But you may have some problems to get the unit to work properly.

First the good news, you are correct about needing another part to get Latitude~Longitude readings from the GPS system. That unit requires a separate module that is or WAS made my Humminbird. It would normally connect via a “Y” connecting cable that plugs into both the Matrix and the GPS module. This cable is also attached to a 12 volt DC power source which would power both pieces of the system.

Now the bad news, Humminbird advised me that the GPS part will only work with the Humminbird GPS module attached via a “Y” cable that links the two components and supplies the power. They also said that that unit in now considered a legacy (discontinued) and they no longer have either the cable or the GPS module. They said that the module MUST have a clear view of the sky as the GPS and antenna for GPS is located in the same part.

If you were given all of the components for the sonar, you maybe able to get that part of the unit working, if not you would need to locate a Humminbird GPS module that would work with the unit.

I tried a search on eBay and Craig’s List and could not locate either the cable or the module.

Sorry,

~ Captain Paul ~
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April 10 at 6:13pm
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Other Hunting in Louisiana
Looking for a side arm for no other reason than killing poisonous snakes , yesterday we killed 7 cotton mouths with sticks and a machette , and a 4 ft moccasin against a 18 inch machette is not my idea of a fair fight , it is so dry that when ever you find a water hole you find snakes -------- some brand of .22 Mag revolver that will shot rat shot loads is what I am thinking , also like the....  Read More
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October 12, 2015 at 6:40am
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Hunting in Louisiana
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My friend has a registered female Redbone Bloodhound , his dog is a hunter and will find them , he's looking for someone with a male with papers for stud services , 504/-427/-1201
March 12, 2015 at 5:06am
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General in Louisiana
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I bought this 1974 Honda XL250 Motorsport pictured below and I am doing a restoration on it , I always want a Honda Fat Cat which was made in like 86-87 and this bike found me , I don't know anything about the big wheel conversion kit that is on it , it wasn't homemade , the old guy I got it from doesn't remember who the kit came from , says his son bought the bike brand new in 1974 and the....  Read More
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February 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Boats in Louisiana
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.... I traded with a friend for some ATV parts and wound up with a GoDevil frame , old but good condition , took some measurements and couldn't find any motor that would fit the mounting pattern , called GoDevil with the mod and s/n and they told me it was a Yanmar diesel model which was old and rare , says I can use a Honda or such gas motor with a little fab work ---- has anyone ever had or....  Read More
May 09, 2014 at 6:02pm
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General in Louisiana
I have a lot of coyotes around the house , there are no animals that live on the ground any more , when I first moved over here I always seeing rabbits , possums , coons , armadillos, etc , etc and now there is nothing , a dead zone and now the coyotes are running the streets at night and from watching them on surveillance cameras they are hunting my Pomeranian , they come in the yard and....  Read More
August 29, 2014 at 6:50am
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Fishing in Louisiana
My buddy is about to buy a Epic boat from Blue Dot , it's either the 23 or 25 ft with a 300 on the back with a list of extras for $54,000 , he asked me what I thought and I have no experience with Epic , I asked around and have heard they have problems with the transom cracking up , Bent's says they dropped the line for that very problem so it must have happened a lot ---------any feed back....  Read More
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June 22, 2014 at 4:53am
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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
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Found this print , the Doral pack is 4 inches , the track about 5 1/4 , not the best pic as it had just rained heavy , what's it look like ?
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January 17, 2014 at 5:29pm
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Hunting in Louisiana
I am very disappointed in A+E's decision on Duck Dynasty ------ maybe A+E can come up with a new series called ' What happens at the camp , stays at the camp ' , I am pretty sure Hollywood has a long list of actors licking at the chops for the staring role
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December 19, 2013 at 4:41am

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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
Check out this guy who has master the art of the sling shot ------ http://www.liveleak.com/ll_embed?f=24113d89dfd8
October 27, 2013 at 7:48am
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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
We ride 4 wheelers a lot on the trails around my house and monitor the tracks of whats going on , all summer we never seen but a few coyote tracks , the last two weeks the deer tracks start appearing in good numbers and assorted sizes , then there goes the neighborhood , coyotes gone wild , no doubt they follow the deer ---------- I missed a golden opportunity to take one or more out , I have....  Read More
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October 08, 2013 at 6:09am
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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
I been thinking it over if I should post what the wife and I saw because I know the majority responce already ------ but we saw what we saw , so here's the story for those that believe in 'what don't exist' ---- last Saturday night the wife and I went to a late dinner , heading down 190 in the Lacombe /BigBranch area there is a pipeline which crosses the road , a very large 'BLACK' cat....  Read More
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August 08, 2013 at 4:32am
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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
Just when you thought you seen it all ! Launching squirrels you tube video = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Ya6z-NlDo&feature=related
November 24, 2012 at 6:41am
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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
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I been working on shutting down this chicken fillet late night drive thru going on in the pictures , just when I thought I had it under controll , the second wave comes in , the coyote gang was working it last week and this guy wasn't around , put up some red led flashing preditor deterorate lights and the coyotes moved on immediately , I hope because of the lights and not just them making....  Read More
November 12, 2012 at 7:46am

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Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
Keeping in mine with the dramatic changes of weather going on in the last few years , it is good to be prepared for it ------ not just your equipment but also yourself -----I was putting together a list of things to put in and do to my truck and boat for winter diasters like getting wet or breaking down and wonder if any of you'll have some things that might get over looked
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October 28, 2012 at 7:13am
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
Life Vest Question : I just finished putting together a tiller motored boat and have to get some life vest to wear while running and double as the ones needed on the boat ---------------------- what is a good brand and style vest that is comfortable and doesn't movement of your body ? ----------- I have looked at a few and can't make up my mine , I have seen some nice ones on Kayakas....  Read More
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October 10, 2012 at 6:35pm
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Deer Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
guess there is no end to how far some will go ---------95 caliper , 50 lbs , $40 per bullet , 2,400 bullet and 240 grains of powder-------check out the video ------http://www.staged.com/video?v=q0eb
September 29, 2012 at 6:10am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
Have you seen this Glock Commercial ----------http://www.youtube.com/embed/vsVCHE7ayPE?rel=0
July 19, 2012 at 5:54am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
I need a guy that can weld aluminum on the North Shore / Slidell area and has a truck that can go to the site , which is on land not the water , what needs to be done is two perch mounts for an wing net a frame need to be fabricated and welded to the boat and about a dozen shankle tie down tabs welded to the frames and boat Don 504 494 3225
February 23, 2012 at 5:04am

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Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
I have a friend that has a booth at a Flea Market , bought a lot of things over the years from him and knows I like fishing and has seen my boats as he came to my house and I gave him an old 135 gallon fish tank free for him to sell at his booth and he kept telling me for 6 months or longer that he had something he was going to bring me 'free' .................well yesterday was the day and....  Read More
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February 05, 2012 at 8:01am
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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
New Orleans East wooded trails are boo-bee trapped , so take care driving or even walking for that matter , there are steel spikes that someone planted in the grassy roads that will blow out and ruin your tires and would probally go thru your shoe and into your foot if you hit it right with the wrong shoes , someone took some time to fabricate these spikes , 1/2 square bar about 6 inches long....  Read More
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January 24, 2012 at 6:47pm
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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
Taurus P92 AF 9MM Para , gun has been unfired for about 5 years now , clip was stacked with Winchester 9mm Luger shells that were 5 years old , went to shot it this weekend and the first shot didn't go off , ejected the shell and there was a dent in the firing cap of the shell , 2nd shot went off , 3rd thru 6th shell didn't fire and all had the firing pin dent in the cap , don't know what to....  Read More
January 09, 2012 at 5:28am
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General in Southeast Louisiana
Has anyone ever been to the ---------http://redneckyachtclubmudpark.com/ -------- , this looks like something I would go to and a participate in if it were closer , years ago in Laplace behing Clements gas station they use to have mud racing and it was a good time -----------been going to Nola Speedway since they started clearing ground it and was there this week and it is going to be nice but....  Read More
October 22, 2011 at 7:07am
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Hunting in Louisiana
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