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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

Northwest Islands

Submerged islands provide good fishing
August 07, 2013 at 9:00am
Anglers were all smiles when they learned the Pickets wouldn’t be removed.

The Pickets

To be or not to be! That is the question
July 01, 2013 at 7:00am
Freemason Island is noted on NOAA maps as a shoal, but it’s actually a spit of sand that sticks above the water — most of the time.

Freemason Island

Barrier island disappearing before our eyes
June 05, 2013 at 9:00am
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