After being inundated with fresh water, Black Bay has roared back.
Dear Capt. Paul:
I would like to get GPS coordinates for Central and Breton Island. If it makes a difference, we usually launch at Breton Sound Marina.
Capt. Paul’s response:
Breton Island is now split into several smaller parts, but there are still two main parts.
The northern part of the islands is called North Point and the southern is called West Point. The radio tower on the north part of the island is located at or about N29 29.726 x W089 10.486. The western point of the southern section is about 3 miles to the southwest area at or about N29 27.864 x W089 12.586. The banana-shaped island once extended between these two points in a shallow “C” facing the west. My point in making this statement is to caution you when approaching this area.
I strongly suggest you get a current copy of NOAA Chart 11363/Chandeleur and Breton Sounds. It will have the locations you requested.
If by “Central” you mean the Central Rig, then the following will apply: The Central Rig is one of about eight platforms of the Kerr-McGee series of rigs in the area north of the MRGO. It is north of the MRGO, about 5 miles directly north of red No. 22 buoy in the MRGO channel. It is about 3.8 miles northwest of the Gosier Islands, or what is left of the islands, and is about 6.5 miles NNE of North Point Island of the Breton Islands, which are south of the MRGO.
The Central rig, KM-BS-SL-1998-56, is located at or about N29 34.692 x W89 07.034. It is about 39 miles from Breton Sound Marina, and is sometimes a big producer. It is in the southern part of Breton Sound Leased Block 21, which is north of the MRGO.
The Central Rig appears in my Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge of GPS waypoints for the Hopedale to the Mississippi Sound file. This Edge program has more than 300 waypoints of fishing and navigation points in the area.
The Edge file is a unique electronic media program that can be downloaded directly into various GPS units from their manufacturers’ mapping programs or via several of Maptech’s mapping software programs. This technology saves countless hours of having to manually enter each separate waypoint value into the receiver.
The entire procedure of loading the waypoints from a Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge file takes less than three minutes from the time you view the email file to the time that they are loaded in the GPS receiver.
Presently, I have 19 Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge files. They include Barataria Bay, Lake Borgne, Lake Calcasieu, Hopedale to the Mississippi Sound, Hopedale to Bayou Terre aux Boeufs, Delacroix to Pointe a la Hache, Bayou Bienvenue, Port Sulphur, Lake Pontchartrain, Myrtle Grove- Lake Hermitage, Empire to Buras, Pearl River WMA, Leeville West, Leeville East, Vermilion Bay, the Rigolets, Lafitte, Big Branch NWR and Bayou Sauvage NWR.
To download an Edge file, you must have five items: First, a GPS Receiver; second, that manufacturer’s mapping program or its waypoint manager software; third, a computer with a connecting cable to the GPS unit or data card; fourth, a valid e-mail address that accepts attachments, and fifth, a Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge file.
Separate program files are designed for Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance GPS receivers and their mapping programs as well as for Maptech Terraine Navigator.
These Edge files are not interchangeable.
All of the Edge files are now available at Louisiana Sportsman’s Outdoor Store. The Outdoor Store link button may be found in a red banner on the left side of lasmag.com.
Be the first to comment