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  1. Hi, has anyone used any of the inexpensive handheld gps units (Garmin eTrex Venture or other recommendation) as a backup? I currently have a Lowrance gps/plotter, and it works great...except when I really need it. I find it loses coverage from time to time fishing the bridge tunnel but this is mostly just a nuisance. But loosing coverage 18+ miles offshore is more than a little frustrating if you are trying to locate structure. I'm looking for something that will give me an accurate speed reading, and can track to a handful of entered waypoints. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks, Dave
  2. Hi, I hope this isn't too stupid of a question, but one that I haven't seen discussed. What approach do you use when trying to stay within the 3 mile line chasing stripers? Do most people make a boundary line with their electronics and set up a proximity warning? Or is there a good "visual" reference that you can use to make sure that you are in the "safe" zone?
  3. Hi guys, I just joined the forum, but I love fishing the bay when I get a chance to get down there from the western part of the state. I'm planning a trip down on Thursday (tomorrow) and the reports look like they are really heating up! I realize I'm right on the edge of the season, but is there a chance that the cobia are still around and if so, what's my best bet on hooking up with one? I'm taking a couple guys with me this time that haven't ever fished the bay, so I don't want to turn them off by not catching fish if its a lost cause. But if theres a chance we could hook a few, I'd love to catch my first bay cobia. Otherwise we'll just focus on the stripers and the flounder. Thanks in advance for anyone's responses.