Why Keep a spearfishing Log?
Keeping a fishing log is one of the best things you can do. At first, it may not be much but if you are diligent about updating it after each session you will create a great resource for yourself. The more you dive the better. Soon you will be able to figure out what spots to hit depending on the conditions.
Ways to keep a fishing log
Some people keep a little log book where they write down their dive notes. I like to keep it in digital format on a OneNote notebook file that is backed up off of my computer. Figure out what works best for you. It should be easy to update and readily available so it’s not too much work to find and add an entry.
What to write in your Spearfishing Log
Put an entry in your log even if you don’t see or shot any fish. At a bare minimum your fishing log should include:
- Time of day
- Water Temperature
- Game Fish seen – species, quantity, depth
- Game Fish taken – species, quantity, depth
- Notes – Write down anything interesting about that dive that might come in handy in the future.