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Harmonic tide monitoring stations like these are the latest and greatest tide readers.

Tides in Louisiana

New technology offers better-than-ever data
May 08, 2017 at 9:00am
The author’s primitive Lutcher camp site.

Info on the old Lutcher Moore GMA

Public area is now Clear Creek WMA
April 08, 2017 at 9:00am
Keep the accompanying list of GPS-related items handy for future reference.

Defining common GPS terms

Words and acronyms all boaters should know
March 07, 2017 at 4:10pm
Game species hunted at the former Saline WMA and now Dewey Wills WMA are deer, squirrels, rabbits, raccoon, turkey and waterfowl.

Saline WMA is now Dewey Wills

More about this public deer mecca
February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
A handheld GPS unit aboard an in-flight plane. Note the speed and altitude. WAAS signals are being implemented because of aircraft navitation needs.

DGPS vs. WAAS: What is better in a GPS?

December 08, 2016 at 9:00am
Mark your home by walking out your front door and using a GPS.

Use your GPS for marking an SOS location

November 08, 2016 at 9:00am
Don’t lose that favorite fishing hole by losing your data in a GPS crash.

Backup, backup, backup

Don’t lose valuable navigational data
October 07, 2016 at 9:00am

Ask Capt. Paul: How to get from Empire to the Empire Jetty

Waypoints to help you navigate
September 07, 2016 at 2:55pm
Finding the mouth of a pass in bad weather can be difficult if the datum you’re using sends you to a different position.

DATUM settings in your GPS can be critical

August 08, 2016 at 9:00am
The Halo was torpedoed south of Belle Pass by a German U boat during World War II.

The Halo Shipwreck

A German WWII casualty
July 08, 2016 at 9:00am
Turtle Bayou and Orange Grove are known for bass and other freshwater fishing.

Turtle Bayou and Orange Grove

Locations to popular fishing holes
June 08, 2016 at 9:00am
The Red River offers anglers with a variety of options, but do your homework because there are few service locations along the pools.

The Red River - This top bass fishery has a lot to offer anglers

GPS coordinates for the five locks and dams on the Red
May 05, 2016 at 10:24am
While GPS units are great, you should never rely solely on that technology when in the field.

Use your GPS while turkey hunting

Handheld units are better than smartphones
April 08, 2016 at 8:30am