PHILCO ISLANDS ARE IN THE EDGE FILE
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Huntley ~
I have a program that I call CAPTAIN PAULS FISHING EDGE of GPS WAYPOINTS. There are presently 21 EDGE locations in the Louisiana fishing areas. One of the EDGE files is my LEEVILLE WEST which includes over 340 EDGE waypoints in the area between the Gulf, Catfish Lake, Bayou Lafourche and the Houma Navigation canal. It includes the area that you listed.
The EDGE program allow you to electronically download the files waypoint into your GPS Mapping program and from there into your GPS receiver. The entire procedure of transferring over 100 waypoints from the file to your GPS unit can be completed in under three minutes.
The EDGE programs are sold ONLY at the LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN OUTDOOR STORE. They are sold by area and by the brand type of your GPS unit, as different manufactures require different protocol for their data.
Here are some of the EDGE files in the LEEVILLE WEST area.
The remnants of Philo Brice Islands are located north of Casse-Tete Island. What WAS the southern part of Philo Island that is NOT now visible is located at or about 29°10. 459 N. Latitude ~ 90° 20.883 W. Longitude. This point is actually now a small under reef that is just below the waters surface.
The northern part of the island WAS at 29°11.516N ~ 90° 20.297 W
The actual island is now between these two point.
The shell pile is the remnants of what was the northern tip of what was NORTHWEST ISLAND. It is located at or about 29°12.923 N. Latitude ~ 90° 20.964 W. Longitude. Fish the shoreline and the several platforms to the west of the island.
Try the REEF .4 miles to the south from the Shell Pile. This reef is on the north side of the southern part of what is left of Northwest Island. It extends form this location to the rest of the island located to the Southwest. It is at or about 29° 12.512 N. Latitude ~ 90° 20.979 W. Longitude.
There are old ruins located near the center of the island that is at or about 29°11.133 N. Latitude ~ 90°20.740 W. Longitude. The northern peninsular of the island is at or about 29° 11.487 N. Latitude ~ 90° 20.308 W. Longitude.
There are numerous oyster reefs in the area, but the largest ones are located to the east of the northern point of the island, east of Capon Point in Pelican Pass. There are numerous stakes in the area marking these reefs.
One of the larger reefs shown on some maps is at or about 29°11.499 N. Latitude ~ 90° 18.398 W. Longitude, and another is located at or about 29° 11.620 N. Latitude ~ 90° 18.933 W. Longitude.
These locations and over 340 more are included in the EDGE file for the LEEVILLE WEST Area
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.
~ Captain Paul ~