Ask Captain Paul

There are many Lake Borgne and Bay Eloi waypoints included in Captain Paul’s Fishing Edge.

Removed platform sites can be great fishing locations

Capt. Paul shares coordinates for Lake Borgne and Bay Eloi
September 03, 2015 at 3:45pm
(Left to right) Katie McAdam, Rachel Lang and Joelle Lorenzo wanted to get one last fishing trip in before heading off to college. They caught these snappers out of Venice.

Determining GPS courses

It gets complicated
August 07, 2015 at 11:00am
Sharing GPS data means both units have to be set to use the same position and datum settings.

Position format is important

Two ways to find your buddies’ fishing holes
July 06, 2015 at 5:00pm
Hog Island is now little more than a reef southwest of Battledore reef.

Hog Islands

Islands on the east side of Mississippi River are now underwater reef
June 08, 2015 at 9:00am

It’s springtime again

Time to plan a trip to the Midnight Lump
May 07, 2015 at 4:15pm
Knowing the original datum is essential to locating that hotspot your buddy shared with you.

Getting the correct datum is important

March 05, 2015 at 3:00pm
The basic maps that come with GPS units will definitely get you where you want to go, but there are better options out there.

Maps and charts for your GPS unit

February 05, 2015 at 11:00am
Create a route to and from your hunting stands now, and next season you’ll just have to follow the trail.

Using your GPS to improve your hunting

January 08, 2015 at 9:00am
Use old maps to discover where older channels were located so you know where water is deeper and safer to run.

Use your GPS for improving your fishing

December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
The Mud Lumps just southwest of South Pass are usually great for speckled trout and redfish throughout the summer but also can be a wintertime hotspot.

Venice voyage

Make the run south for stellar fishing
November 08, 2014 at 9:00am
All that remains of the former Horseshoe Island is an irregular bottom.

Horseshoe Island

The island isn’t there anymore, but the fish might be
October 08, 2014 at 9:00am
It might take some work, but research into the Tiger Shoal area is well worth the effort.

Old oil structures in Tiger Shoal

A lesson on finding productive fishing
September 08, 2014 at 9:00am
The Pickets near the Isles Dernieres chain are being removed, but reefs are being added to the waterbottom. So it’s worth keeping some coordinates.

The Pickets are to be!

An update on the Pickets
August 07, 2014 at 9:00am