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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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Duck hunters report slow start to second split

Despite a well-timed cool front and brisk temperatures Saturday morning, many Louisiana duck hunters didn’t have the second-split opening weekend they were hoping for.

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December 21, 2015 at 1:20 pm
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Take comfort in fall trout fishing

The days are shorter, the temperature is cooler and the specks are closer. Fall is the best time to target speckled trout from a kayak: The fish are hungry, concentrated and easy to reach.

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November 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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Specks a 'shore thing' now out of Shell Beach

I missed the first clue when I made a dark-thirty drive to Shell Beach to meet Captain Jacques “Jakamo” Laboureur and Robert Campo for an early-morning trout excursion. 

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November 05, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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Delacroix’s tres amigos

Capt. Rykert Toledano Jr. puckishly calls Farley Dennis and Kelly LeBouef “good guys and good friends, but best of all cheap labor.”

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October 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Hooked! Fishing guide shares tips for trout success at Shell Beach, Hopedale

I think the first time I fished with Capt. Tim “Hook” Ursin Jr. was back in the early to mid-1990s. At the time he was running his charter service out of the End of the World Marina on Delacroix Island — and we were both a lot younger then.

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October 01, 2015 at 7:00 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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Night games — How to catch Delacroix trout after the dark

We left the dock at 7 p.m.

Yes I said p.m., not a.m.

Everything else in Delacroix was dead quiet. All the sports had gone home and were digesting their supper.

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September 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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The Express Lane — Trout-fishing tips for the Biloxi Marsh

I arrived at the small-boat harbor in Pass Christian, Miss., 15 minutes before our 2 p.m. appointment — as storms just to the north of the coast broke loose.

So the next hour or so was spent visiting with Capt. Ronnie Daniels and the father-and-son fishing team of Dana and David Sanders while the rains passed.

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August 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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May speckled trout techniques: The Carolina rig

For years, the standard way to present live bait to trout feeding in surf, around rocks or in deeper water has been a plain old bottom rig - also known as a Carolina rig.

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May 08, 2015 at 12:39 pm
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Freshen up

The primary target species of most coastal Louisiana kayak anglers are speckled trout and redfish. However, many areas that primarily harbor these saltwater species are seeing decreased salinities and an influx of largemouth bass.

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April 17, 2015 at 8:00 am
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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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Cigars and courtbouillon — Best bets for spring school trout and redfish

The crawfish heads were piling up, the keg was foaming and Artie was in the spotlight. Happens every time.

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April 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Solid duck season overall ends in the coastal zone

Coastal zone hunters across the state trekked to their blinds for the last time yesterday, ending a season that for many featured the most ducks they had seen in years.

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January 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm
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The Great Wall of Chalmette — Fishing tips for the Michoud floodwall

There are some very famous walls in our world. For instance, there’s the Great Wall of China, a historical monument and one of the rare, still-extant wonders of the ancient world. It stretches out over a distance of 5,000 miles and took two millenniums to build.

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January 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Most hunters report successful duck season opener

On Friday afternoon, the state’s waterfowl study leader reported encouraging aerial survey results, indicating the largest number of birds Louisiana’s seen in early November for at least 10 years. 

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November 17, 2014 at 8:50 am
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