Preserving Your Fishing Experiences

by Richard Chapo - Date: 2006-11-30 - Word Count: 412 Share This!

The more you fish, the happier you are. So goes the saying. While few of us would dispute this notion, it often helps to keep a record of your fishing exploits to preserve your experiences.

Far too often, we forget about the good times as the years pass by. I can't tell you how often I have completely forgotten some good time or hilarious event until someone raises it at a party. Suddenly, I am awash in memories and laughing like a madman. Ah, but what about the times that people don't mention and are slowly lost to time?

If you fish a lot, it makes sense to start keeping track of your fishing trips if for no other reason than reading about your past experiences will bring back a lot of memories. While that may be a good enough reason, there are plenty of other ones.

Primary among these is that writing about your fishing experiences helps preserve lessons learned. You should keep notes on the conditions you fished in, bait use, rods, time of day, weather conditions and so on. When it comes time to head back to the same spot, you can refer back to your notes and review what you did the previous times. This lets you consider whether another strategy should be used, perhaps different bait and so on. The more you do this, the more of an expert you will become. Once you become known as a guru for a specific spot, you can stop lying about how big your catches are!

There is a secondary reason for keeping notes on your fishing experiences. If you are not already a father, there is a good chance you will become one at some point in life. Yes, even those of you who swear you will not. Regardless of how it happens, you will inevitably introduce your kids to fishing. As you take trips together, your shared experiences are something you definitely want to keep a record of. Eventually, your fishing note will become an heirloom you can pass down to your kids who can pass it on to theirs. It may sound hooky, but it is one of those things you can share with your kids that they will appreciate and think is cool. Imagine that, a parent doing something cool!

When keeping notes on your fishing trips, it is best to use something that can take a beating. After all, you want the priceless knowledge to survive the test of time.

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