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Do you use fishing logs?  Do they work?  Hank Parker gives you his take on them in this video. Do you agree?

 

 

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Absolutely! Without a doubt I've become a better angler since I started keeping a log; around 10 years ago. I don't have a really fancy, thorough system; just a notebook that I keep date, weather, water conditions (temp, clarity), body of water, number of fish, where I caught them, cover they were in or structure they were on and baits used.

And almost more importantly, I'll log what didn't work for that day.

Now, if I need to, I can go back before a trip and read what worked and what didn't for the same time period. Doing this has taught me the typical patterns for a given time of year. The thing to be careful of, and this topic may spark a debate about fishing "history" as it always does, you have to fish the conditions at hand. It's just that the log gives you some clue as to where you should start; then adjust your presentaions and baits as the conditions require.

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Best Fishing Log app?    Dinks all day, went out this evening, first cast off pier a 4.6 POUNDER!!! Had to jump in lake to make sure she swam off ok (takes little time to run up hill to get scale  and camera) lol would love to have a great app for a fishing log.

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Can't watch the video right now but I'll comment anyways.

 

I don't keep a log. For me, I'm gonna go fishing anyways even if, according to my log, it shouldn't be a good fishing day. Also, I hear pretty often "don't fish history, fish the conditions." So it's a no from me! However, my dad keeps track of how many fish he catches per year and how many in the 5lb range, 6lbs, etc. for reference. I'm not sure that counts as a log though

Can't watch the video right now but I'll comment anyways.

 

I don't keep a log. For me, I'm gonna go fishing anyways even if, according to my log, it shouldn't be a good fishing day. Also, I hear pretty often "don't fish history, fish the conditions." So it's a no from me! However, my dad keeps track of how many fish he catches per year and how many in the 5lb range, 6lbs, etc. for reference. I'm not sure that counts as a log though

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