LOOKS LIKE YOU DID YOUR HOMEWORK ON GPS UNITS
November 11, 2013 at 11:19am
Captain Paul’s Response to RLELBLANC 68
Sounds like you have plotted a very good course for your GPS experiences. Evidently you did your homework.
Either the Blue Chart g2 OR the Blue chart g2 VISION should serve you well. The Vision has ortho aerial photo maps along with the typical chart type mapping. The Home port will let you transfer routes, waypoints, and tracks to and from the GPS unit and your computer. It also lets you view the g2 or g2 Vision software on your computer as you are configuring your data. In today’s electronic world, that is the way to go. It would be very hard entering a series of waypoints directly into your GPS unit. Besides, when you are in your boat, you are more interested in keeping your lines tight than trying to enter data into the unit.
Each of the CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE OF GPS WAYPOINTS files you listed are for different of in some cases slightly different areas as there is some overlapping in the adjacent areas. They cover the area between the Mississippi River to Black Bay, to Lake Borgne to the MS sound to Lake Pontchartrain to lake Maurepas. Basically they cover the entire south east portion of the state from the Mississippi River northward.
Out of those you listed, my Hopedale~ MRGO to Miss Sound edge has the most waypoints. I believe that there are over 300 Edge locations. This Edge covers the Biloxi Marsh area.
The LAKE BORGNE Edge has some over lapping with the Hopedale MRGO to MS, the Bienvenue and the Rigolets, but all of these also have different locations.
There is also an Edge that covers from MRGO to Delacroix, which is called Hopedale~ MRGO to Terre Boeufs.
So, my suggestion is that you start with one or two Edge programs that you would be mainly interested in as a start and expand the coverages as per your fishing needs.