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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Horseshoe Island

Dear Capt. Paul:

An old timer once told me about a small island somewhere in Black Bay south of Mozambique Point by Breton Sound called Horseshoe Island. Try as I can, I cannot find anything on the island. Can you help?

Bert S.

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October 08, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Old oil structures in Tiger Shoal

Dear Capt. Paul:

I am told that there were several oil platforms, old well heads and/or other oil-field sites within the Tiger Shoal area that have been removed in years past.

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September 08, 2014 at 9:00 am
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The Pickets are to be!

It looks like the actual well heads and Christmas tree and platforms in the area known as the Pickets will be removed.†

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August 07, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Polecat Bend and Baldwin Lodge

Dear Capt. Paul:

Have you ever heard of a fishing place called Baldwin Lodge? It is somewhere near the Polecat Bend, wherever that is located. I believe that it is somewhere in Lake Pontchartrain.

— Tommy BAT†

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July 07, 2014 at 9:00 am
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What to look for in a GPS unit

Dear Capt. Paul:

Can you advise me on a type of marine GPS-only unit I should buy to download your maps. Medium-priced unit. Do you sell any units with your maps installed, or what is an EDGE?†

– BYU P

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June 06, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Downloading Captain Paulís Edge to iPad

Dear Capt. Paul:

How do I download Captain Paul’s Edge files that are in my desktop PC, and how can I transfer my other Google waypoints that are in my desktop computer to my iPad that has a Google Earth App.

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May 08, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Who doesnít want a fishing edge?

Dear Capt. Paul:

Do you have the GPS position coordinates for Vermilion Bay and the Boxcar Reef?

– Thanks, WA

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April 07, 2014 at 9:00 am
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