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A friend of mine e-mailed me some of his way points and I opened them via Garmin's 'home port'software program on my apple pc.
I have a lowrance Elite-7 HDI chartplotter with a Standard Mapping chip. If I copy the way points to a blank micro sd card, will my Lowrance read them or will the code only be read by a Garmin GPS? Is there a way I can transfer the data without manually typing in each way point?

July 23, 2014 at 9:14pm

Installing a water separator on my 115 yam 4-stroke fuel line. Should the primer bulb be located from the tank to the filter, or from the filter to the motor, or does it matter?

June 26, 2011 at 10:43am

Anyone use the Mojo Wing Thang with much success? At $25.00 you could get 4 and add alot of flash to your spread.

January 01, 2011 at 2:05pm

Hit the trestle yeasterday (thurs.) Strong s.east wind made it tough. Dirty water mid bridge, dirtier water south end. But fish are there. Caught 6-7 small male trout and left around lunch. Hard to feel bite in 20mph wind. Fish caught on opening night dudley bay-chovey. Chas at Dockside said he is supposed to be getting some 'pink-lemonade' hybrids in soon. Hopefully the winds will lay soon and allow the water to clear.

April 30, 2010 at 8:16am

I bought a new Oil less fryer (Charbroil Big Easy) and was wondering how many min./ pound for a turkey and chicken. Also do you cook on highest setting or medium heat? Gonna give it a shot tomorrow.

April 03, 2010 at 10:32pm

Can someone tell me if the Garmin 421 or 431 can use standard Blue Chart sd cards, or do they have to have the new G2 vision cards? Trying to pinch pennies and don't want to shell out another 300$ for the G2 vision card. It looks like garmin makes different cards for different models.

April 02, 2010 at 12:37pm

A big thanks to the guys at'Southern Marine Specialists'on a super job at refurbishing the deck of my 22 Pathfinder. If you need fiberglass work done, these guys can do it. Outstanding price, and service! Thanks guys!

March 26, 2010 at 7:07am

Captain Paul, I'm looking at both the Lowrance Elite-5 and the Garmin 421s. I want the most user friendly model for downloading your edge files and other chart software systems. Which would you lean tword? They both have similar features, and a price that fits my budget. What say you?

March 08, 2010 at 3:56pm

I'm looking for a trolling motor repair shop nearest Hammond,La. Can someone point me in the right direction?

September 27, 2009 at 8:08am

I've had both and prefer the low maint. of the oil bath hubs. What say you? I've heard folks having problems keeping the seals from leaking in the oil bath hubs, I never experienced issues however.

September 20, 2009 at 8:20pm

Anyone starting to catch fish out of Pevine? Need to make a quick afternoon trip tomorrow and was thinking of giving it a shot. Seems like we started to pick at them a little last year around now.

August 25, 2009 at 7:18pm

Anyone been catching in L Catherine/Unknown p areas? Or is all the action on the bridges?

May 29, 2009 at 8:48am

Fished the Chef/St.Catherine area today. Winds 20-25 knots so it was tough. Managed 25 trout and a red (2 men). Slow steady retrieve on a Blue Moon/Char tail hybrid. Fished the marsh, to windy for big water. Fish caught in about 2-3 feet of water. We caught a few on top waters but they went cold to that so we went back to the hybrids. I was suprised we caught anything in all that wind.

February 26, 2009 at 10:10pm

Made a quick run in the Chef/St.Catherine area on the 1st. Not much happening for us. Hit the Textron, stump lagoon, ICW, bayou Catherine, Unknown, and points in Catherine then back around the Marques canal... with a totall of 3 small fish. Only had plastic no fresh or live. Found a dead end with some reds, but we didn't have anything in the box they wanted. We went in the afternoon after the tide fell, so that may have got us...anyway that's the story. Anyone know if they're selling live bait near the Chef launch? I fish that end and don't want to have to run to Rigolets then all the way back for bait.

January 03, 2009 at 5:38am

Amite River Hunting Retriever Club would like to invite all duck hunters and retriever owners to come out and watch our annual Spring Hunt Test to be held on the grounds of DCI (Dixon Correctional Institute) in Jackson La, about 30 min. North of Baton Rouge. There is no fee to come out and watch some of the best retrievers in the area do their stuff. With 3 divisions (started,seasoned,finished) there is plenty of action to see, with challenging retrieves made by retrievers (labs,goldens,chessapekes,etc) in true to life duck/bird hunting situations. Camo and/or dark clothing required. For more info. email

February 20, 2008 at 6:46am

Amite River Hunting Retriever Club would like to invite all duck hunters and retriever owners to come out and watch our annual Spring Hunt Test to be held on the grounds of DCI (Dixon Correctional Institute) in Jackson La, about 30 min. North of Baton Rouge. There is no fee to come out and watch some of the best retrievers in the area do their stuff. With 3
divisions (started,seasoned,finished) there is plenty of action to see, with challenging retrieves made by retrievers (labs,goldens,chessapekes,etc) in true to life duck/bird hunting situations. Camo and/or dark clothing required. For more info. email

February 20, 2008 at 6:39am
A comment titled: Re: Don’t need no stinking shrimp!!! in response to a report titled: Don’t need no stinking shrimp!!!

Hopedale side or Delacroix side? Don't need specifics just general area. Good to see fish making their way in.

October 01 at 5:46am
A comment titled: Re: Hopedale Area Fishing in response to a report titled: Hopedale Area Fishing

Glenn at Bretton Sound Marina or Mr. Campo (campo's marina) will put you on them, just ask.. The rocks along the end of the MRGO is a hot spot this time of year.

May 12, 2016 at 12:41pm

-If fishing from the beach use doh-nets. They are foam rings with nets attached to put your fish in. They can be used to float on if you get pulled out our loose your footing. Put life jackets on kids. Wear old tennis shoes or somthing on your feet. Attach a rag, and a small landing net to your doh-net (fish holder) to help with taking fish off of hook. If bringing kids, get live shrimp to increase chances of catching.Use lots of sunscreen. Have fun. If not using live bait a double rig with 1/4 jig heads and Matrix shads or H&H, Dudley's or any other minnow looking or shrimp (Voo-doo) looking bait will do the trick. Good luck!!!

May 12, 2015 at 11:06am
A comment titled: surface drive in response to a report titled: Surface drive advice

I had a 30 horse mud buddy before switching to a prodrive. My 07 Prodrive hasn't left me yet (knock on wood)and I really like the full power reverse feature. Just think if you couldn't put your vehicle in reverse how limited you would be. I can pull into a small cut or area and not have to worry about turning the boat around. 5 seconds and I can back strait out of there. I got around ok with my mudbuddy and a push pole, but once I had the reverse feature of the prodrive, I wouldn't trade it for anything. Plus I like sitting down when I drive. If your worried about the extra features breaking (which is the godevil disclaimer) then why buy a vehicle with power everything. Go get a standard, no AC, no power steering,roll down windows ect.. so all that extra stuff won't break on you. Go to the manufacture or dealer of each and ask for a test ride then go from there. The above is only my opinion which is only important to me.
Purchace the most boat and motor (horse power wise) you can possibly afford.

January 11, 2012 at 7:58am
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Primer bulb location w water separator

Thanks, that's how my last boat was rigged as well. I'm going with that.

June 26, 2011 at 1:10pm
A comment titled: Teach Hold, enforce hold. in response to a report titled: Dog Training

Your dog needs a 'formal' basics program. You can find one on the 'Danny Farmer Basics DVD.
Quick outline:
a. teach obedience
b. collar condition w. e-collar to obedience commands (or a heeling stick if you don't have an e-collar)
c. teach hold
d. enforce/force hold untill dog will do above obedience commands while holding dummy
e force fetch,walking fetch
f pile work (force to pile)
g. teach right back, left back, overs
h. T-drill
I. Water T and water force
j. transition drills
(if you are not familiar with some of these terms e-mail me at for help) Thats about 5-8 months of training I just outlined.

February 07, 2011 at 5:10pm
A comment titled: Other senses in response to a report titled: Blind Retriever

He will no doubt have incredible hearing and smell, way above what he had previously. The body will refine those to make up for the loss. Im willing to bet his nose is incredible.

January 02, 2011 at 5:20am
A comment titled: location? in response to a report titled: Non Stop Action

What area of the State? Venice? Biloxi marsh? Atch Delta?

January 02, 2011 at 5:15am
A comment titled: evening hunts are the key in response to a report titled: Roosting Ducks

stay with the evening hunts. Stop morning hunts. Do this for a week or so. Make them think its cool to hang out in the morning,but not the evening. Try to put as much evening pressure as you can to get them swiched around.

December 31, 2010 at 9:35am
A comment titled: Dog trainer in response to a report titled: trainers

Take some things into consideration. Experience, Kennel cleanliness, references, Hunt Test results.
Get as many references as you can. Hunt Test results don't lie. The best trainers consistantly title dogs in Master, Finished, and Grand levels for a reason.
top picks: Chumac Kennel (Baton Rouge), Ed Thibidoux (Acadiana area), Ronnie Lee (Mississippi), Mark Smith (New Orleans)
These guys consistantly turn out top animals in the gun dog, hunt test, and field trial world, with hundreds of happy clients to back it up. They know how to read a dog which is ultimately the defining factor,and a skill which takes years to perfect. I see alot of folks with the knowledge, but lack knowing how to match the method, with the different characteristics that dogs posess. Just because I can weld, doesn't mean you want to trust me to build you a boat. Good luck with your search.

December 19, 2010 at 7:24am
A comment titled: Yep in response to a report titled: high winds

We saw the same thing so we trailered over to the N.Shore where it was calmer. Around 9 the wind laid then changed to southwest and picked up but wasnt too bad. Caught @30. No hoggs but nice just the same. I'm ready for a trip where I aint gotta listen to traffic all day...those big fish are like a drug though, once you catch one, you just keep going back.

October 16, 2010 at 6:58am
A comment titled: where? in response to a report titled: better than work

Where were you? Nice catch.

September 19, 2010 at 11:02am
A comment titled: Ed in response to a report titled: Dog Trainers?

Yep. E-mail sent.

September 18, 2010 at 5:26am
A comment titled: trainer in response to a report titled: Dog Trainers?

Ed Thibideaux in Morse (between Esterwood and Geydan). One of the best.

September 17, 2010 at 5:44am
A comment titled: awesome! in response to a report titled: Redfishing Biloxi Marsh running me ragged

Good job on the fish and cam. We've been hitti'n Delacroix last few weeks, but all my trout holes are empty (summer and fall). Been way out, and way in (marsh) as well. Looks like Reds are the name of the game right now till the water temp drops a little more.Gonna shoot a few teal birds this weekend and may drag the pathfinder to 'Big Lake' to see whats bitting over there.?

September 09, 2010 at 6:45pm
A comment titled: vet info. in response to a report titled: HEARTWORMS

The 1/10th of a cc/lb. of body wt. was given to me by a VET.And who cares if the drug company will pay for the treatment. That process is a long, MISERABLE experience for both owner and dog, bringing the animal to an almost zombified state, and still puts the animal at risk of a pulmonary embolism.All I can state is what I observe and experience and that is far more dogs with positive results that are on the pills and chewables, than the liquid stuff. In 12 years of running a kennel, and competing in trials with 100's of dogs, I've heard of one positive case on the liquid, and the owner admitted to skipping a month...just sayi'n. I'm not partial, If they found out bananas were the best prevention, that's what my dogs would get,all I want is whats best for them.

May 05, 2010 at 9:00pm
A comment titled: Most effective trtment in response to a report titled: HEARTWORMS

Most effective treatment out right now (that is proven) is strait liquid Ivomec. 1/10th of a CC per lb. of body weight. Not saying it's fullproof, but I know far more dogs testing positive on Heartgart, Sentinel, and Interseptor than the strait active ingredient. Dear, rabbit, and hog dog guys have been using it for years. I started using it on my labs a few years ago and havent had a pos. test yet. Most Vets don't push it, you have to get it at a feed supply store. I told my Vet I was using it,and all he said was 'one less thing we have to worry about with your dogs'. Ivomec is also used to kill skin parasites like mange, and as a treatment for mild cases of heartworms. I also use a topical spray for the dogs in my kennel daily, when mosquitos get heavy, and I keep a big fan running so it's tough for mosquitos to land on them.

May 01, 2010 at 12:23pm
A comment titled: bump in response to a report titled: Runaway

prayers sent.

April 30, 2010 at 1:11pm
A comment titled: Causeway word? in response to a report titled: Lake P trout

anyone heard word on the causeway bridge yet?

April 17, 2010 at 10:22pm
A comment titled: Big water trout in response to a report titled: Trout and Reds w/o a bay boat

Take em to east Timbalier from Fourchon. Quick gulf ride from bell pass. Start at radio tower and work west. Watch the rocks as there is a lot of submerged structure, so Idle up slow. You can catch fish out there year round. Bring live bait for those kiddos.

April 11, 2010 at 8:25am
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