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What are the things  you log after or during your fishing trips? example: weather conditions, water clearity etc

 

I am going to make a program for these logs and i need some ideas on what info everyone logs for their trips so i can add as much possible to it...i dont mind keeping them in a notebook or so but i would much rather be able to have a search function on say a specific lake that im going to and what worked on the conditions ill be in

 

also it will be able to be accessed by say your smart phone from the cloud to get info while you are out on the water already

 

any ideas what i could add to it would be great as im starting to write out a layout for it now

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Mine is not that detailed, but I do keep up with bass total, biggest fish, lures used, date and water/weather conditions.  Also I note the pattern I found if there was a good one that day.

 

Jeff

 

 

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The fishing log in the Tools section will give you lots of ideas:  BR Fishing Log

 

For me - I record catch data in an Excel spreadsheet - including:

 

Date

Location

Qty and type of fish

Length of fish

Weight of bass 14" and over

Tackle used (rod, reel, bait, line type and lb. test)

Surface water temp

and a misc. section for anything else I want to record...

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wow that one has a lot of stuff on it! thats great :) if anyone has anymore ideas that can be added please let me know :D

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I'd add a line that says whether or not the bass revealed the location of his family and if not coerced to reveal these locations, was he water-boarded?

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I have several fishing logs type apps on my phone but have better luck just recording it in a little pocket notebook. I try and log 

Date

Time

Place

Weather, including air temp, water temp, humidity, wind direction & speed, barometric preasure

Catches - size, bait used

Probably should also record the rod used too but I don't.

 

When looking to see what new apps might be available I found this one https://www.myfishpattern.com what interesting is that you record the catch and trip on your phone then when finished you can transfer it to their website where you have an account. You can also enter the data directly on the website too. You can then do sorting and create patterns. Just started using it, I think I like the web site part of the app better then the phone park. 

 

I also recently found a widget for recording catches that looks interesting, you can take a photo and record the data it's called My Fishing Journal Widget.

 

The problem I have found with the phone apps it that it takes to much time to record the catches were as in the notebook you can make a quick entry and be back in fishing in no time. 

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I've gone to a pocket voice recorder clipped to a retractor. Too much going on for notepads. I do bring a pocket-sized notepad for sketches/maps.

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hmm so voice recognition could be an idea of entering the data

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I keep two journal types -hand-written and in MS Word.

 

The hand-written ones are kept in bound acid-free sketch books, written in prose, with small tables of pertinent data, and some sketches and maps. I’ve kept these up since 1976, with nearly a shelf full of volumes.

 

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The problem with these is I cannot search as you could in a computer. However, I can usually find things pretty quickly as I tend to refer back to them on a seasonal basis –“What was happening in mid-May on such-n-such pond”. Things I have no date recollection of take some time to find. Searchable documents are better in this regard. I now also write up many fishing days in Word files, written in narrative form. Some of these I also post on-line as fishing reports, some on BR.

 

Here are some of my "word processed" journal entries:

http://www.troutnut.com/topic/6849/High-Country-Hoofing-A-Photo-Essay

http://www.troutnut.com/topic/6667/Turbulence-and-Trout-Heaven-and-Hell-in-One-Location

http://www.troutnut.com/topic/2413/In-the-Willow-Jungle

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/116606-searching-out-those-zones-of-carnage/

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/115075-boom-spring-or-is-it/

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wow you just gave me an even better idea lol...will take some time but is very doable

 

i could also have a map based program with it that you could map out the lake and all like your drawn maps and have it searchable also but im not sure how well it would work on phones guess the maps would be kinda small unless using a tablet 

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I like lists so I try to get as detailed as possible.

Trip #

Date

Day of week

Lake or arm I was fishing on

If I was fishing out of a boat or not

weather conditions

type of fish caugh

amount of fish

weight of the largest

bait color, and size

cover or structure

I also like to put down when I did maint. or my reels and what size line I put on.

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On Google Maps you can pull up your body of water, zoom in, mark a spot and put notes and save it. Set up a Google email account and then start editing. I do that from time to time.

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Posted · Hidden by Long Mike, May 24, 2013 - promotional
Hidden by Long Mike, May 24, 2013 - promotional

Hello Bass resource members, I've been reading up on the fishing apps and saw my app posted on here.  My name is Steve Agius and I'm the founder of http://www.myfishpattern.com

 

I just wanted to clear the air on some comments.  I read some posts that the anglers don't want to spend time on their phones while fishing, this ties into another comment why we don't allow tackle entry from the app.  We designed our app to be the quickest on the market when it come to logging your fish catch data...period!  All of the tackle can be entered on our free site and synced to your phone, it's that simple.  When your tackle is on the app you can create up to 3 rod/reel/line/bait combos, simply tap on the rod combo that is in your hand when you catch a fish so the software can recognize what you are using.  Fish catch data can be done in 4 seconds or less.  Sync your trip over to the website and let the software do all of the hard work for you.  In the analysis section our "Pattern Wizard" will highlight fish catch commonalities so you can create a fishing pattern!  sync that pattern back to your phone so you always have it with you.  Best of all, the apps and software are FREE.

 

If anyone has any questions I'd be glad to help.

 

Tight lines,

Steve

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