SpeckCrusader hit me up and wanted me to share this with all of you. He posted it to RodnReel some time ago but it is definitely worthy to have here for you to see. No, this is not Google Earth!
Also known as CSI-16, this platform had a set sensors on it that provided a lot of great data, like wave height and vectors for both wind and current. Alas, it has been down for awhile (over a year) and now it looks as if it won’t be getting funding to be repaired. I used it frequently to plan trips into Breton Sound. (Read the Fishing Planning article.)
From the website:
CSI-16 is temporarily offline due to lack of funding. We will resume providing data as soon as we get new funding to do so.
A reader of the blog and avid Google Earth user made these routes that he uses of the Venice area since fall of last year. Charles B sent them to me in order to share them on the blog. Charles, much thanks!
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Fisherpeople, here is the updated Spoil Canal file.
Now you will be able to safely navigate the Spoil Canal in Hopedale. With this download you can avoid the shallow water and stay in water deep enough for the draft of your bay boat.
Post questions about this file and more at Louisiana Fishing Reports.
I was able to take a quick run out into the marsh to take stock of the situation. Marsh mats everywhere, no sand flies, lots of baitfish. Most importantly, I have not seen any underwater obstructions in the main routes from Bayou Biloxi to the MRGO. I have not run the Spoil Canal yet. Stay tuned!
Crossing Stump Lagoon has been something of a misnomer amongst boaters and recreational fishermen that wish to fish this area. I have never found any “stumps” in Stump Lagoon, just as I never found any dead men on Deadman Island or white logs in White Log Lake. Maybe once upon a time (pre-MRGO for example) tree stumps were more prolific because saltwater had not yet intruded into the area…
Check out this preview of a KML file I did using Google Earth. It illustrates how to run the Spoil Canal, which is rife with shallow water areas.
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If you haven’t already then sign up at Louisiana Fishing Reports and post any questions you have in the forum there. There I can answer them and others can see the answer, too!