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Fishing in Louisiana
I guess this is a silly question but I want to make sure -- if I take a buddy from houston fishing for one day I need to get him the $17.50 and the $5.00 licenses right? or is this just for charter trips? I'm not a captain just a deck ape with a flatboat.



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March 03 at 8:31am
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
what is the safest route to oak river from sweetwater for a little flat?

I thought about following someone but Im old and slow and they would leave me in the dust
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January 26 at 2:03pm
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
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And I have proof -- Speckled trout on a purple worm....
October 27, 2013 at 1:14pm
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Fishing in Louisiana

for you guys that use your phones on the water what weather app for the radar do you use?

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July 26, 2013 at 7:27am
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana

anyone know how the launch is doing at sweetwater?
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April 19, 2013 at 7:53am
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Fishing in Louisiana
Anyone see the new episode of Louisiana Sportsman TV this weekend with Greg Hackney as the host?
March 03, 2013 at 2:51pm
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Fishing in Outside Louisiana
who says you should fish under birds?

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July 03, 2012 at 11:22am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Louisiana
I was trying to put some coordinates from a GPS into Google and it doesn't work.

Does you know if there is a conversion factor? or a way to change them?

for instance the GPS shows this place as:

91 43' 28.4'

30 15' 5.5'

and google is


even if you take out the ' and the' and just know we are - 91 the numbers aren't the same

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July 02, 2012 at 10:30pm
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Kruser ~

In the Latitude ~ longitude format or Position or Location choices, the name varies on the brand and model of your GPS unit, there are THREE options available in most GPS units to state a latitude~longitude position.

They are Decimal Degrees stated in the setup as H,DDD.ddddd, this is the way the Google positions you indicated are stated, and Degrees, Minutes, Seconds and tenths of seconds, expressed as H,DDD,MM,SS.s, which is the way your GPS unit is now set up and Degrees, Minutes and thousandths of minutes, expressed as H,DDD,MM.mmm.

A position can be stated in either of these settings. The numbers will be different but the position will be the same.

Remember your high school math? There are sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in a degree and 360 degrees in a circle. Latitude and Longitude values are not stated in a full circle 360 format as latitude and longitude positions are split to a northern, southern, east and west hemisphere. This hemisphere is the H in the aforementioned position format choices.

The U.S. is in the Northern hemisphere for Latitude and the Western hemisphere for Longitude. All positions should have both the N designation for North and the W designation for the Western hemispheres.

The Google positions of latitude N 30.251616 ~ - 91.72465,(the means West), converts as follows, to 30 plus .25161 of 60 minutes, which is one degree, (60 x .25161) or 15.0966 minutes. Again now converting the decimal MINUTES of .0966 to seconds requires that you multiply the decimal minutes, the .0966 by 60 which is then shown as seconds to the tenth position. (60 x .0966 = 05.79 seconds.

So the final latitude of the decimal degrees position as stated above converts to N 30 15 05.79. The () equals degrees, the ( )means minutes and the ( ) equals seconds.

You would then do the same with the Longitude value.

As you can see the Google position of N Latitude 30.251616 converts to 30 15 05.79, which is just a few feet from the position you stated as in the GPS as 3015 5.5. The discrepancy between the two is probably due to not placing the indicator at exactly the same location or different DATUM was used to determine the position.

Both the Google stated position and the mathematically converted position would describe the exact same location, within the confines of the amount of positions that are available for that particular format. Most GPS units only allow for a tenth of second (H,DDD,MM,SS.s and a thousandths of a minute in the H, DDD, MM.mmm position.

If having to do all of the math is a burden, I surely think so, then go to the SET UP in the MENU feature in your GPS unit and find the POSITION FORMAT or LOCATION which ever your brand of GPS calls it and change the H,DDD,MM,SS.s to the Decimal Degrees setting (H, DDD.dddddd) setting and enter the Google decimal degree positions. Then go back to the SETUP window and change the GPS back to whatever format you are comfortable with.

By the way, the GPS figure stats the Longitude value first as a LONG~LAT and the Google states the Latitude value first listing it as LAT~LONG.

In additional to the POSITION FORMAT settings, you should also consider the DATUM settings in the unit.

Datum is what the map makers thought was the shape of the earth. Older Datum was usually the North Americal Datum of 1929, (NAD 29) with the newer datum being determined via radar mapping and called World Geodetic Survey of 1984 (WGS 84). Waypoints, tracks and routes should be entered in the same DATUM used when they were plotted or captured by a GPS.

A difference between the two in this latitude could mean a difference of up to 250 feet which could be the error between your GPS and Google converted positions.

~ Captain Paul ~
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July 02, 2012 at 5:19pm
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Fishing in Louisiana
Have you guys seen this? looks like a rip off of La Sportsman

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June 20, 2012 at 7:43am
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Opinions & Responses in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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do any of you guys use these?

and are they any good?I'm thinking about using them to mount my cajun anchor in my flatboat


March 24, 2012 at 6:30pm
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Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
I want to see the results of this!!

February 13, 2012 at 6:01am
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
I've been doing a little research on the freshwater diversions and how it affects the fishing. Anyone have any other input?

It looks like the Davis pond is monitored for a lot of things.

This one talks of salinity levels:


this one shows the recent....  Read More
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January 16, 2012 at 9:11am
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Opinions & Responses in Louisiana
Merry Christmas to all the Louisiana Sportsman

let's see if any of you old guys remember this

December 23, 2011 at 10:23pm
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Opinions & Responses in Louisiana
I've been looking at floor and deck options for my flat boat. I had to tear out all the wood because they had pressure treated wood in it and it started to corroded the aluminum.

I'd like to hear what you guys think and what you have done in your boats.

There is that PVC wood like stuff in LOWES, I was thinking about doing slats lengthwise along the bottom ribs.

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December 15, 2011 at 4:14pm
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Fishing in Leeville / Golden Meadow in Southeast Louisiana
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Took a little ride down LA1 today, whole mess of rat reds and the world's biggest speck :)

must be some kind of record....
September 11, 2011 at 2:42pm
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General in Southeast Louisiana
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Caught last night in my driveway in Metairie.

just a baby... could mean mama is near...
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August 31, 2011 at 7:45am
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Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Bayou Sauvage is burning

August 29, 2011 at 7:40am
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Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
no clouds you can see it clearly

May 27, 2011 at 5:14pm
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Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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I'm doing my usual 'chaser of the bass' in city park this afternoon and almost step on this, had to be 6 ft
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May 05, 2011 at 5:17pm
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Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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Went fishing in Lafitte today,caught three nice bass and a big blue cat. When we got the boat out of the water the motor had this white stain on it -- looked like it came out of the vent, I rubbed it out with some scotch brite -- but have any of you seen anything like this?

thanks in advance!!
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April 23, 2011 at 2:59pm

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