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2010/08/03 21:16:46 (permalink)

fish log

Hey everybody just wanted to see how detailed you make your fishing logs...i use a simple excel spreadsheet

thanks!
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    Mountian Man
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/03 21:28:31 (permalink)
    Weather, Type of fish, Bait/Lure/Rig used, Size and weight of fish, Location, Depth, Features of note (only when I first fish an area), Time of capture...

    That covers it mostly...

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    RE: fish log 2010/08/03 22:20:47 (permalink)
    The day I make a fishing spreadsheet....I quit.

    I don't always snag fish, but when I do...
    I choose Little Cleos

    I'm the best looking smartest snagging poacher alive...
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/03 23:01:36 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Mr.Slickfish

    The day I make a fishing spreadsheet....I quit.

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    Noplacelikehome
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/04 06:15:03 (permalink)
    That sounds like work to me!  I do keep a hunting and fishing journal. I just use a pocket calender(from work). I write down date,what I saw or caught,spot or depth and size if it was big. It at least shows patterns some good some bad.
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/04 11:34:06 (permalink)
    A couple of years ago I made up some real nice pads, even got leather folios. They have a place for date, time, temp, location, speed, lure, dipsy settings, pretty much all the info you would need to repeat the process. Funny thing is I never think about filling them out till it's too late. I've had them on the boat for 3 years and haven't even touched them with a pen. Guess that shows a pattern of getting excited when I'm catching fish.
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/04 12:38:59 (permalink)
    I just remember the day, the fish, and what it was caught on. I have found that if I write it down the growth of the fish is hindered. So in the interest of conservation I merely keep the fish in unwritten memory where it can grow unhindered. I can still check the length of the fish by bringing it up again in a story. For example, when I was 17 I caught an 8 inch brown trout in elk creek on a white rooster tail. Just an hour later it was a 12 inch brown. Within days it was 14 inches, caught on a home tied fly. Today, that was a 30 inch brown, big hooked jaw that exploded on an irresistible at the back edge of an eddy. Since I was only using a 3 weight I had to....  So you see, I find that an actual record of the fish hinders its ability to become a record fish. Think conservation, don't write it down. 
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/04 13:42:34 (permalink)
    NICE!

    I don't always snag fish, but when I do...
    I choose Little Cleos

    I'm the best looking smartest snagging poacher alive...
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/04 14:12:46 (permalink)
    I agree with cbeagler; logs would only hinder the growth potential of a lot of my fish. Takes years to be experianced enough to properly calculate growth potential...WF
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    Mr.Slickfish
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/04 17:18:34 (permalink)
    "So as far as I am concerned the fish should keep a log on me"

    Well said Sir! I sometimes think they know I'm comin'.

    I don't always snag fish, but when I do...
    I choose Little Cleos

    I'm the best looking smartest snagging poacher alive...
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/04 19:31:29 (permalink)
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/05 00:32:11 (permalink)
    Hey, if you want to do that, MM gave a good idea of what to put down.  I just had a young man ask me this evening if I had ever caught a Musky. Now in 40 years of fishing, I know that I have. But for the life of me I cannot remember any of the details. Northern? Oh yes. Pickerel? The things were as prolific as rabbits in upstate New York. Bowfin? you bet. But maybe a log would have been a good idea. As it was I had to pull it up out of memory and seeing how it was 30 years ago--it was a HUGE musky. It did quite well over the years. 
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/05 07:39:21 (permalink)
    I thought this was gonna be a walleye thread judging my the name. opps

    My reports and advice are for everyone to enjoy, not just the paying customers.
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/05 07:39:35 (permalink)
    I have a running log that dates back to 1987. First couple years were in a notebook, now I use a log book I get from the B.A.S.S organization..Nice log book....Sure makes some patterns easier to see.....

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    RE: fish log 2010/08/07 23:31:41 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Mountian Man

    Weather, Type of fish, Bait/Lure/Rig used, Size and weight of fish, Location, Depth, Features of note (only when I first fish an area), Time of capture...

    That covers it mostly...


    I started doing this a couple of years ago and these are the same things I write down. I am starting to see a pattern.

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    RE: fish log 2010/08/09 11:18:58 (permalink)
    I use a composition book to record my trout/salmon catches for each year. Not too detailed, just date, time, location, weather/water conditions, fishing method and catch info by species. This way I can keep track of my catches and try trend any patterns. But with 80% of my catches being stockies, you really don't need too. I just like to do it, I started it in 2001. 
    post edited by JEB - 2010/08/10 11:28:06
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/09 13:39:23 (permalink)
    Every sunday afternoon I see how much dried up blood is on the boat and how long it takes to clean off thats my first indication, then I look in the freezers and make sure a few are full of feesh. If that all works I'm in good shape the only logs I see on the weekend are the ones that go on the fire.
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/09 14:41:47 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: kingnuke32

    Every sunday afternoon I see how much dried up blood is on the boat and how long it takes to clean off thats my first indication, then I look in the freezers and make sure a few are full of feesh. If that all works I'm in good shape the only logs I see on the weekend are the ones that go on the fire.

     
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/09 16:20:44 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: BIGSLICK

    ORIGINAL: kingnuke32

    Every sunday afternoon I see how much dried up blood is on the boat and how long it takes to clean off thats my first indication, then I look in the freezers and make sure a few are full of feesh. If that all works I'm in good shape the only logs I see on the weekend are the ones that go on the fire.


    I get you notebook to record what time I start drinkin' when we get back to camp... We could have something special....


    Notebook be empty you never wait til we get back to camp
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    RE: fish log 2010/08/09 16:55:06 (permalink)
    Good point...



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    Re: fish log 2024/05/14 08:35:19 (permalink)
    Good morning,  I am new to this forum.  I am a student of data science and fishing.  I have been wanting to practice my data science with some information on fishing.  I want to use data science to help me find patterns to increase my catches.  I am new to crappie fishing and have not been collecting data at this point.  I am wondering if anyone would be willing to share or sell some of their log book?
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