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From app to onboard GPS unit

Dear Capt. Paul:

I run the Lowrance HDS-2 with the Navionics card, on my boat and I have the Navionics boating app on my iPhone.

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February 08 at 9:00 am
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Grey Duck Lake is Bay Courant

Dear Capt. Paul:

Can you provide the coordinates for Little Grey Duck Lake and Grey Duck Lake in the Golden Meadow/Catfish Lake Area?

Respeckter

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January 08 at 9:00 am
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Get accessories for your GPS unit now

I have been getting more and more requests to assist readers with finding parts and accessories for their GPS units.

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December 07, 2015 at 4:58 pm
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Venice offshore platform fishing

Dear Capt. Paul:

I am a native of Louisiana currently living in Texas. I have a Texas registered 28-foot boat with twin 300-horsepower Verados with joystick steering.

I want to tow the boat to Venice to take my uncle fishing offshore for tuna. I’m looking for Thunder Horse, Diana and Hoover coordinates, if you have them.

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November 03, 2015 at 9:30 pm
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How to transfer Google Earth data to your GPS

Dear Capt. Paul:

I learned how to plot a path with waypoints on Google Earth. The problem is I am unsure which format to use so it will work with my GPS.

I have a month-old Garmin 547xs. Does anyone know which format I am supposed to use? If needed I can list the options that GPS Babel gives me.†

The Truck Man

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October 07, 2015 at 4:40 am
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Removed platform sites can be great fishing locations

Dear Capt. Paul:

I am looking for coordinates of shell pads that might exist in Lake Borgne and around Bay Eloi.

Any old rig pads, old islands or points, etc. would be great.

Thanks.†

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September 03, 2015 at 3:45 pm
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Determining GPS courses

Dear Capt. Paul:

Recently, a skipper of a vessel put a waypoint into the GPS, and the display showed the direction and distance to that point, but it is not the same as the course to steer plotted on the chart.

Why is this? What would cause this?

- CS

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August 07, 2015 at 11:00 am
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Position format is important

Dear Capt. Paul,

I have some coordinates directly from a buddy’s GPS, but they are not bringing me to the same location as his GPS? Is there more than one way to measure/input coordinates? What are we missing here? Why won’t they work?

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July 06, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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Hog Islands

Dear Capt. Paul,

By any chance do you have the latitude-longitude coordinates for a place called Hog Island? I used to fish it some 30 years ago.

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June 08, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Itís springtime again

Dear Capt. Paul:

I have heard of a place called the Midnight Lump out of Venice that is supposed to be a great spot for line-breaking tuna and other big sport fishing, but I can’t find the location on any on my charts or maps.

Are the lumps protruding above the water surface or are they just underwater features? If they are only under water, how do you anchor around them?

Will 200 feet of anchor line be enough?

Thanks, John

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May 07, 2015 at 4:15 pm
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Google Earth placemarks to GPS waypoints

Dear Capt. Paul:

Can you please give detailed instruction to get GPS coordinates off Google Earth? I would like to find points in Delacroix and Hopedale areas, and put them in my Lowrance HDS7 touch screen as waypoints.

Thanks in advance.†

Mike

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April 08, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Getting the correct datum is important

Dear Capt. Paul:

In several of your articles I have read, you mentioned that the GPS coordinates were in NAD 27. I have a Garmin mapping program and in the properties are 11 NAD 27 settings. Would you be referring to NAD 27 Central?

I know this is a stupid question , but I just want to be sure and not assume anything.†

Rk

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March 05, 2015 at 3:00 pm
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Maps and charts for your GPS unit

I hear that many of you received new GPS unit from Santa. About this time you have probably installed the unit in your boat and maybe even tried it out.

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February 05, 2015 at 11:00 am
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Using your GPS to improve your hunting

Recently I covered how to improve your fishing by using your GPS unit. Now, I will discuss how to improve your hunting by using your GPS unit.

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January 08, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Use your GPS for improving your fishing

Are you fretting the coming cold weather and the extremely low tides in the Louisiana marshes? As we know, anglers look for the deeper bayous and “holes” during these wintertime trips, mainly because that is where the water and fish are now located.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Venice voyage

Dear Capt. Paul:

Fishing info needed for wintertime fishing around Venice. I am going there shortly with some out-of-state friends.

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November 08, 2014 at 9:00 am
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