Spearfishing Fishing Log

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Why Keep a Fishing Log?

Keeping a spearfishing log is one of the best things you can do. That goes for new and experienced spearos. If you are diligent and update 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 or the target.

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 that I can backup to multiple locations 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. Your fishing log should include:

  • Date
  • Time of day
  • Water Temperature
  • Visibility
  • Tide
  • Depth
  • Currents
  • Thermocline
  • 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.

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