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Get the most out of your GPS

Use the electronic data transfer feature
March 07, 2016 at 6:00pm
You can transfer navigation routes from your iPhone to an HDS unit, if you know the steps.

From app to onboard GPS unit

Step-by-step instructions
February 08, 2016 at 9:00am

Grey Duck Lake is Bay Courant

Coordinates to Golden Meadow hotspot
January 08, 2016 at 9:00am
If you can, purchase all the accessories you might need when you buy a GPS unit — you might not be able to find cables and transfer programs down the road.

Get accessories for your GPS unit now

They might save you trouble with data transfer later...
December 07, 2015 at 4:58pm
There are many fish-rich targets off the southeast Louisiana coast.

Venice offshore platform fishing

Angler wants to show appreciation to uncle who taught him to fish
November 03, 2015 at 9:30pm
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