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Lowrance or Garmin Edge data for GPS units

I have a Garmin GPS map 76 handheld, Lowrance hook 5, Lowrance elite chirp 7, and a Lowrance HDs 9 on my various boats. When I purchase your Fishing Edge files, will standard .gpx files work on all four or do I need Lowrance- and Garmin-specific files?  […]

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The Circle Rigs

I was wondering the coordinates for the circle rigs out of Belle pass. This is a group of rigs in a circle with numerous artificial reefs made up of old oil rigs and military APC’s. I believe it is approximately 30 miles due south of the pass? […]

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Tides in Louisiana

I regularly get questions about the time and range of the tides in Louisiana coastal marshes. Many of the inquiries are about the time of the published tides from various sources listed as compared to the actual times that the high and low tides occur, and how are they determined. […]

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Info on the old Lutcher Moore GMA

After reading your column about the Dewey Mills / Saline WMA in the Louisiana Sportsman magazine, I had an idea that you could possibly help solve a family mystery that has plagued our family, since the death of our hunting grandfather. […]

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Saline WMA is now Dewey Wills

Dear Capt. Paul:

I know that this in not an entirely GPS question, but I have been impressed with your findings of different reader-requested hunting and fishing locations. I hope that you can assist me. […]

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DGPS vs. WAAS: What is better in a GPS?

I am now running my Global Positioning System unit mated to a DGPS receiver while in offshore locations, but I am considering getting another GPS unit that I would be using in interior lakes away from the coastal waters. I am also considering one of the current handheld units offered. […]

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Backup, backup, backup

There is hardly a week that goes by that I don’t get asked what can be done to recover lost waypoints, tracks and or routes from a crashed or broken GPS unit or to enter waypoint data into a newer of different brand unit. […]

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Turtle Bayou and Orange Grove

Dear Capt. Paul:

I have been the target of several jokes about fishing the Turtle Bayou and Orange Grove fishing area for freshwater fish. My “friends” keep telling me that I would need a very good mapping GPS unit supplemented with aerial or topographical maps to find my way in and out of these area […]