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Your Kayak Fishing Log Book

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I was listening to the last episode of kayak fishing radio this morning and heard Bill Howard (Heywood) refer to checking his fishing logs.  This got me thinking about not only keeping my own fishing log but to encourage you to keep up with one as well.  There are so many benefits to keeping track of your kayak fishing trips, some of which I’ll share with you below and I’ll also point you in the direction of a couple of different logs that you can keep up with for yourself.

Sportsman_Journal_pageWhy should you keep a fishing log?
  • So that you can keep up with fishing patterns
  • Look back and see what you caught during a specific time of year and on what
  • What lures worked best or didn’t work during certain kayak fishing outings

What information should you keep in your log?

  • Date
  • Weather
  • Water temp
  • Water level
  • Time of day
  • Location, be as specific as possible
  • Lure selection, both what worked and what didn’t
  • Fish caught
  • Ultimately you want to be as detailed as possible about all factors of the day

Here are a couple of options for keeping a fishing log.

  • Online fishing log – This is nice because it will you categorize your trip by season, species, weather, location, etc.  I have found http://onlinefishinglog.com/ to be a great resource, it has a pre-populated form for you to fill out and when you go to retrieve your info it will break it up into several different search opportunities.
  • Journal – I recommend a water proof one similar to the Rite in the Rain – Sportsman Fishing Journal.
  • My personal recommendation would be to carry an actual journal while you are out fishing and then plug the data into an online version just for ease of cataloging your trips.
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adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.

 

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