How to Create Your Personal Fishing Journal

How to Create Your Personal Fishing Journal
Creating a journal is a wonderful way to remember a past fishing trip. Though the memory can fade, what is written in the journal always will exist to help relive that day. Creating and keeping a journal does not require a degree in writing. All that is needed is the desire to record all the little happenings and thoughts that occur during an outing.

Additionally, the journal is useful for looking at conditions and locations where fish were caught. These observations can help the angler be successful on later trips.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Journal or notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Ziplock baggie
Step 1
Purchase a fishing journal or a notebook. Keep journal in a Ziplock baggie along with a pen or pencil.
Step 2
Store the journal in a tackle box or in the boat's console. Write journal entries as events happen or as soon as the trip is over.
Step 3
Record any details that seem interesting or memorable. Make note of weather and sea conditions, people along on the trip and what was caught.
Step 4
Make the journal entries even if unsure about spelling or grammar. Check the dictionary later when the trip is over.
Step 5
Draw a map or picture to describe an event. Include a physical object to help remember a person or place.

Tips & Warnings

Waiting hours or days after the trip is over will result in missed memories or observations.

Article Written By Daniel Ray

Daniel Ray has been writing for over 15 years. He has been published in "Florida Sportsman" magazine. He holds an FAA airframe and powerplant license and FCC radiotelephone license, and is also a licensed private pilot. He attended the University of South Florida.

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