- 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?
- 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.