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SitDown
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 pm

any suggestions for a freebie download, not a bloody phone app, prefer using my laptop win10

matwould
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:46 pm

SitDown wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 pm
any suggestions for a freebie download, not a bloody phone app, prefer using my laptop win10
i just run my own one in excel. looks like this:
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:52 am

Could you email that template? Looks a bloody good idea.
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:54 pm

that's what i`m looking for, will do a similar template, cheers mate

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Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:59 am

more than happy to share with anyone who wants a copy.

I'll see if i can attach here?
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matwould
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:01 am

matwould wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:59 am
more than happy to share with anyone who wants a copy.

I'll see if i can attach here?
looks like people can click on it and download it on the bottom right hand corner of my post above. haven't tried doing so myself but if it doesn't work let me know and if you message me your email i'll flick it over by email.

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Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:36 am

Thanks for the template
I added 3 more steps to the list -
Always trying to figure things out when we planned fishing trips before I got into kayak fishing

Moon Phase - usually first quarter is good, moon on the drop meh unless an active front passes thru calm before the storm
Tide Stage - some locations fish better half tide down to dead low, while others 2hrs either side of high tide, some are almost completely dead first 2hrs of incoming
Weather report leading up to fishing trip - days of calm weather usually brings no fish or all throw backs, Stormy weather with a calm break can be pretty good in the shallows

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 pm

SitDown wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:36 am
Thanks for the template
I added 3 more steps to the list -
Always trying to figure things out when we planned fishing trips before I got into kayak fishing

Moon Phase - usually first quarter is good, moon on the drop meh unless an active front passes thru calm before the storm
Tide Stage - some locations fish better half tide down to dead low, while others 2hrs either side of high tide, some are almost completely dead first 2hrs of incoming
Weather report leading up to fishing trip - days of calm weather usually brings no fish or all throw backs, Stormy weather with a calm break can be pretty good in the shallows
Nice. I think Moon and Tide were already in there but the weather leading up certainly wasn't. Probably a good one to add though.

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:55 pm

Have also added drop downs which I didn't know could be easily added, now the journal is preloaded with drop downs
eg: seabed - drop down to select - mud, sand, weed, rocky, reef
eg: tide stage - drop down select - either side low, either side high, low - half tide, half tide - high, high - half tide down , and so on...

At one stage, I was using fishers log in trail mode, I liked the layout but could not justify usd20
With the journal you created, I added similar entries with the drop downs

In the end, just want something I can do drop downs to select whats preloaded & move thru the journal quickly by clicking & leave the actual trip report at the end in the comments

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