Aug 28, 2018
Finding fish can sometimes be fairly easy, but being
able to replicate that situation weeks, months or even years later
and find fish doing the same thing again is really what separates
the good from the great. Obviously, keeping some sort of
record of what you have found can make a really big difference, but
many people start their fishing journal with grand plans of keeping
a ton of data. A few days after starting, they simply stop
because the record keeping is taking too much time and effort.
My friend, Simon Becker, told me once that I only
needed to keep track of a few key pieces of information to be able
to replicate any success I was able to have on the flats. If
I kept track of these things, I should be able to understand what
the conditions were that had the fish using that particular spot
and I could pay attention to the weather, wind and tides and figure
out when I should go back in the future to find them doing the same
By just keeping track of a few key details, I was
able to create a habit that didn’t take too long and was simple. I
continued doing it up to today.
Computers and the internet make it even easier than
it once was. Weather and tide data are all archived and
What are these key pieces of information?
Listen to this week’s How2Tuesday to find out.