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High quality maps for your GPS unit

Dear Capt. Paul:

My Garmin GPSMAP 60csx has some downloaded maps from Garmin MapSource TOPO 1:100,000, but these maps aren’t very good for marsh fishing. My Blackberry cell phone gives me Google Earth, but it won’t stand up to rain/pounding and it doesn’t work where there is no cell phone service. Is there a way to get Google Earth maps on my map60csx? […]

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Back to basics

Whether it’s blue catfish or channel catfish, Central Louisiana’s coastal bays in the springtime are teeming with both. Toss in the occasional flathead, and what you have is the skinning pliers Ictalurus Trifecta of North America. […]

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Croaker Soaker

“I fish live bait — live croakers,” the 68-year-old says with conviction, as if looking for a challenge. “Using plastic can be a good way to find the fish,” he adds, seeming for a moment to soften a bit, “but when I find them, I throw croakers to catch more. […]