This trick makes for easier and safer navigation of Louisiana’s winding bayous.
Nothing beats experience when it comes to navigating Louisiana’s waters, but having good tech certainly helps out. Experience plus a good GPS makes experienced anglers that more effective.
Above all, Chad is an accomplished bass angler. And, if you know bass anglers, you know they love their electronics.
Chad is no exception, proving to be very accomplished with GPS units and fish finders. In fact, he talks about it a good deal in his episode.
Sometimes I overlook the simple things that radically improve my fishing trips. What Chad showed me is one of those things.
I use a Simrad Go5 XSE with a Standard Mapping E-Card to navigate the marsh. It’s been my favorite navigation solution.
As I go from Point A to Point B, I find myself constantly looking at the GPS, zooming out to see where I am in relation to Point B and zooming in to see the details I need to get there.
I don’t have to keep my eyes on the GPS as I zip down a canal. Instead, I can keep them where they need to be: looking ahead.
This makes for a safer ride and ease-of-navigation.
Constantly zooming in and out on a single screen is inefficient: hitting the “clear cursor” button, or accidentally tapping the menu, etc.
This simple trick using your GPS (should it have this feature, whether it’s a Lowrance or not) makes your fishing trips easier and more fun.
Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.
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