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I have found it to be a hassle to write everything down. Instead, I use a video camera or my cell phones voice memo to talk my fishing into, then i get home review it and put it on my computer.

any of you guys do something similar?

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I just upgraded my cell phone and use the voice recording feature instead of writing reports.  I will also copy fishing reports from various sources and paste them onto my PDA for quick reference.

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Thats a great idea, I never thought about using my cell phone voice memo to record my days events.

I always write it down until now.

Thanks for the great idea.  

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I have 2 log books, One for home and one for the boat.  I just scribble stuff down on the boat log, to remember.  Then do a more detailed report in my home log.  My home log i have broke down in different lakes i have fished, so its a bit bulky to lug around.  I think they help alot when you go back to a lake you dont fish often.

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would anyone be interested in buying a super log for the computer, kinda like bassmaster1's home log. with every possible detail and you can look up all information based on each individual body of water or lure type, or whatever else?

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still brainstorming right now. i have a few ideas whether it be making and distributing copies or creating a website and make it one big shared file, i dont know yet. trying to get some feedback from those interested first.

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would anyone be interested in buying a super log for the computer, kinda like bassmaster1's home log. with every possible detail and you can look up all information based on each individual body of water or lure type, or whatever else?

Thats a good idea I have been keeping my eye out for one to come around. Let us know what you end up doing. ;D

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The computerized log already exists. You can download a trial from http://www.americanbassanglers.com/fishingsoftware.php/

I never actually used my trial and the time ended so I can't tell you much about it. It sounded good, but again, I didn't use it. It indicates that you can pull up graphs and info on just about every attribute that you input so that you can find trends.

Let us know how it works for you.

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any idea how much it is after the 30 day free trial is over? i was thinking of keeping it cheap, just like 25 bucks or whatever. ill fool around with it this weekend and try to estimate how many hours itll take to come up with a decent model.

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Didn't someone a while back mention that their girlfriend put together a detailed Excel spreadsheet that worked well?  That's a great idea.

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FutureClassicChamp, PM Me when you get that log started. I am very interested.

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I'm an Access wiz.  

If you need some help with your project, let me know.  I'd be glad to lend a hand.

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I use a program called Fishing Log V3.5 for my PDA.  It's by Ahchi.  You can find it here FREE:  http://www.3store.com/palm.htm

It's pretty straight forward--no bells and whistles but it does keep track of the following:

Best Location

Most Fish Caught

Biggest Fish Caught

Time

Weather

Water Level

Water Color

Water temp

Air Temp

Numerous customizable fields.  I keep track of tackle and Rods I was using.

The program appear to have been developed for fly fishing but it adapts pretty good for bass fishing.

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any idea how much it is after the 30 day free trial is over? i was thinking of keeping it cheap, just like 25 bucks or whatever. ill fool around with it this weekend and try to estimate how many hours itll take to come up with a decent model.

Cost of that software is $49.95. I like the idea of it and really should start using it as sometimes my memory isn't as good as I'd like!

Here's the link: https://www.americanbassanglers.com/products.php?cat=7

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Didn't someone a while back mention that their girlfriend put together a detailed Excel spreadsheet that worked well? That's a great idea.

I think that was Low Budget Hooker's girlfriend.  I think she can do just about anything.

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Go to Ebay and do a search for FOL2002. It is the best fishing log I know of and only cost 16 bucks. It is searchable and has a place for pictures and much more. It has just about everything.

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