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The Mardi Gras rig is a favored trout hotspot for anglers heading out of Cocodrie during the summer.

Correct coordinates needed:

Mardi Gras and EnStar rigs
May 06, 2013 at 9:00am
Having an older GPS go down usually means purchasing a new unit, since only the manufacturers work on them — and might <br />
no longer support some models.

Data card dilemma

GPS unit not reading mapping program files
April 08, 2013 at 9:00am
The Sackett Bank — or the Midnight Lump, as it is most-often called — offers predatory fish easy feeding opportunities. That makes the Lump a great fishing spot.

Finding and fishing the Midnight Lump

March 06, 2013 at 9:00am
Navigating to your favorite hunting spot repeatedly can create a mess of trails on a GPS screen, so it’s important to know how to save these routes.

Understanding tracks and routes

Garmin BaseCamp software
January 04, 2013 at 9:00am
Yellowfin hotspots abound off the Louisiana coast, and the Mississippi Canyon area is one of the best.

Yellowfin hotspots

Mississippi Canyon full of rigs
December 01, 2012 at 7:00am
The mouth of the Mississippi River offers some world-class fishing, if you know how to get around.

Marking Pass a Loutre camp sites

November 12, 2012 at 9:00am
Bird Island no longer is visible, but the reef remains and can be a productive fishing location.

The Bird Island that once was

Site is still worth locating
October 01, 2012 at 7:00am
Don’t trash waypoints to rigs that have been removed because there could be fish-attracting trash scattered on the bottom of the Gulf.

Lost platform

Missing rig could be valuable fishing site
September 01, 2012 at 7:00am
Jahncke’s Ditch and Reef were favorite fishing areas back in the 1950s, but there were some danger zones.

Jahncke’s Ditch and Reef

August 06, 2012 at 10:00am
The sulphur mines scattered along the coast provide some great fishing — if you know how to find them.

Sulphur mine options abound

GPS locations for four fishing hotspots
July 02, 2012 at 7:00am
Using GPS positions accurately means understanding how to enter them into your unit.

Confused by GPS settings

Datum settings different than position format
June 27, 2012 at 11:30am
You can spend all your time changing out GPS chips to have the best maps, or you can use that time to fish.

High quality maps for your GPS unit

Google Earth-type maps aren’t worth the effort
May 01, 2012 at 4:16pm
Be sure your GPS is not on the simulator mode to ensure you are able to use it effectively.

GPS says OFF

What could be the cause?
April 01, 2012 at 7:00am