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Hello Capt. Paul,

I'm looking to outfit an 18 foot aluminum boat that gets used for a lot of different purposes with a decent GPS chart plotter and depth finder combo. I'll be using it for hunting and fishing in the Shell Beach and Hopedale area and wanted to know if you had any recommendations for a good all purpose unit with a budget maximum of $500. I know you get what you pay for, but is there anything in this price range that has good reliability and the ability to ad maps that do not come standard with most units? GPS is the first priority and using it as a depth finder second. What maps or cards would you consider essential for safety sake and for finding fish? I've been looking at some Lowrance and Garmin models but welcome any recommendations to steer me in the right direction. Thanks very much

October 01, 2015 at 5:46pm

Is the biloxi marsh area accessible by any other method than motor boat? Can you reach in by kayak under normal conditions? Thanks

September 24, 2013 at 7:05pm
A comment titled: Kayak? in response to a report titled: Honey Island Swamp Hog Hunting

Good advice, BigJim. Does anyone have experience with a kayak in pearl river wma? I was wondering if putting a kayak in anywhere gives you an advantage. It seems like the smaller creeks around the shooting range area/ hwy 11 are too full of stumps and branches for a kayak, but I was wondering if the waterways in the southern part of the wma might be more suitable for a boat than a kayak? Anybody having success with a pirogue or kayak?

February 13, 2014 at 10:00am
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Biloxi Marsh - Kayak Accessible?

No I didnt know any of that, couldn't really tell from Gps and maps. Thanks for the info and advice.

September 25, 2013 at 12:36pm
A comment titled: kayak fishing in response to a report titled: Fishing Partner

I'm in.

September 15, 2013 at 11:00pm
Boutte, LA

Badger Bullpulp stock for the marlin 795. I sanded the magwell to accept the 25rd promag magazines more reliably (as per the maker's instructions). It feeds the stock metal marlin magazines too of course. Really fun plinker and makes your 795 lighter and more compact for hunting. Will include unopened box of CCI Minimag, fmj or hollowpoint, your choice.

One 25rd magazine is included. Look these up on the internet if you want to turn your 795 into a bullpup. The buttstock opens for storage and the handle also holds an extra magazine. Sells for ~$120 new plus shipping. Including sling if you want. Sold the rifle with original stock, don't need this anymore. Compact and handy little stock and comes with all the original parts and accessory rails. Message me through the sportsman email please. Thanks

October 21, 2018 at 8:16pm