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Journal Templates #10650381 02/26/15 08:03 PM
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This year, I have decided that I am going to start keeping a journal. Does anyone have a good journal template that I could look at? I'm sure that there is some app or something, but I am more of a pen and paper person. Probably just something simple that I could keep in a 3 ring binder. Thanks!

**Journal for recording conditions/results, not a "dear diary."** LOL

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Here's an excerpt from mine

Date: July 27th 2013
Location:USDA climate zone 8a
Time fish were most active: 11am
Temp: warming to 79deg F
Sky conditions: mostly cloudy, but clearing after rains
Airpressure: 30.02
Humidity: dropping to 73%
Sunrise: 6:36am
Moonrise/moon phase: 11:41pm waning crescent
Wind: NE at 10mph
Water temp: didn't record
Water clarity: clear
depth fishing/structure/cover: 7 feet grassy bottom
successful technique (s): rage rig black/blue craw tops of grass
unsuccessful techniques: crank bait, crig, trig,
overall keys: Fish were shallower today after the rains and north winds. There were fish out deep, but suspended and not very active.


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Sweet, Thanks for the input. That's pretty detailed!


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If I were to do the journal over again, I wouldn't include humidity (humidity correlates somewhat with barometric airpressure, but airpressure is much better data to record) The other data points are helpful, but the most important is the synopsis/overall keys--it gives the big picture/ties everything together.


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