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    Does anyone have a specific strategy for labeling waypoints? Just leave the machine generated default? Label with the fish type caught? The depth? Something else?
    "Miss Mary"
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    Depends on what I'm marking. I do a lot of shallow water fishing around rocks and reefs, but most are not marked on charts (either electronic or paper). At most you get a wash rock here and there within the shaded blue area along the shoreline. Gotta find em and mark em. I don't even label those. I also mark the edges between two bottom types when that matters. Those don't need labels. Hot spots get a number, and I reference the number in my logs.
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    Excellent. Thanks BrownBear.
    "Miss Mary"
    Kingfisher 2725, twin Yamaha 150's

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    I hardly ever label


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    Haha, nice, now if I could only expand that screen shot a bit...
    "Miss Mary"
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    I generally label them with the type of fish caught if I feel its going to be worth a return trip. If not I just use the number as a marker just so its a reminder to maybe stop in there and try if Im feeling up to it.
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    Had an interesting conversation last night.

    A couple of years back my long-time fishing companion and the best king fisherman I've known passed on to the great beyond. His grandson inherited lots, including the boat. He just started a charter business, and confided in me that granddad left behind a very-well marked GPS.

    Grandson is a good fisherman in the first place, and with that doctored up GPS, I'd say he has a very bright future on charter.

    Makes me reconsider some of my marking practices. No grandson in my wake, but a son-in-law who loves to fish and is good at it. I'm sure he'd appreciate just a wee bit more info on my machine!
    "Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
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    I don't label anythig, usually I know what it is when I look at it. Only 2 spots I have labeled, that's out of a say nastolgic reason where my old man caught his big one or something like that.
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