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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
Polecate Bend and Baldwin Lodge are great areas to fish.

Polecat Bend and Baldwin Lodge

July 07, 2014 at 9:00am
Accurate maps and resources like Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge can make the difference between running around searching for a hotspot and getting there quickly.

What to look for in a GPS unit

Mapping should be part of consideration
June 06, 2014 at 9:00am
Vermilion Bay can provide a lot of fishing action, as LouisianaSportsman.com user reelin1 discovered.

Who doesn’t want a fishing edge?

April 07, 2014 at 9:00am
Wreck Bay should be marked on the GPS of any angler fishing out of Delacroix or Point a la Hache.

Pinpointing Wreck Bay

Trout, reds await at popular hotspot
February 05, 2014 at 9:00am
By marking his track to a hunting stand and examining the path on his computer, the author found a more-direct route.

Plot your course

Now is the time to really scout and mark your hunting area
January 06, 2014 at 9:00am
One of the basic functions of each GPS unit allows anglers set how the map is configured: course up (as shown), north up or track up.

Get to know your GPS unit

Your unit has a lot to offer
December 06, 2013 at 9:00am
Setting up your GPS with the proper north reference setting is important to being able to consistently find those fishing hotspots.

Is north really north?

It makes a difference
November 07, 2013 at 9:00am
If you don’t know the correct datum but can still locate the wreck or reef you want to fish, you can always make the adjustment once you arrive.

ABCs of GPS configuration, Pt. 2

Understanding datum settings
October 08, 2013 at 9:00am
Latitude and longitude settings of GPS units simply refer to parts of the Earth’s arch.

The ABCs of GPS configuration, Pt. 1

Understanding position format is first step
September 06, 2013 at 9:00am