Getting outdoors and going fishing is an excellent activity with exposure to some excellent scenery, but fishing shouldn’t be a mystery.
A fishing notebook allows you to keep track of the methods and techniques that have and have not worked. When keeping a notebook over time, you will begin to analyze trends and patterns you may have missed otherwise. What worked last time is likely to work again!
A fishing notebook with basic information is useful, but detailing more information will maximize your fishing habitats, patterns and techniques. However simply trying to find a basic fishing notebook appears to be extremely difficult. In regards to this issue I have created a simple and comprehensive universal fishing notebook attached below. The universal fishing notebook can be used in any type of lentic or non moving (i.e., ponds, lakes, reservoirs, oceans) and lotic or moving (i.e., creeks, rivers, streams) water environments. Additionally this notebook can also be used for calculating catch efficiency and analyze trends associated with different terminal tackle, techniques (e.g., fly fishing, wreck/bottom fishing, top and mid-water lures, etc..) and with seasonal and physical environmental parameters.
Detailing and documenting your fishing experiences will give you valuable tools for landing that trophy fish.