Recognizing the main ingredients comprising Quabbin Reservoir fishing patterns are significant tid-bits often transforming our normal day of fishing into fish catching bonanza.
Most of us can recall past days on the water and compare the more prominent details of earlier days to current conditions.
Although many of the methods used and patterns encountered may be remembered, the subtle details that actually contributed to fish catching success during previous trips usually remain a mystery.
Why Do Fishing Professionals Become Successful?
So how do the professional fishermen adjust to ever-changing conditions during tournaments so rapidly?
Simply by reviewing the key factors of previous fishing trips to set the foundation for the upcoming days on the water!
Most touring pros keep a fishing journal to help recall the prior information before leaving for their next toruney.
When properly updated, the log becomes a complete history of each day on the water. Every piece of infoormation including weather conditions; water temperatures and clarity; sections fished, structures and types of cover evaluated; etc. is recorded.
Starting Your Quabbin Reservoir Fishing Diary …
The log is formatted with a minimum of two parts: 1) the field log compiling info while on the water and 2) the permanent file kept in your home fishing workspace.
In the case of the field log, most everyone uses something like a small notepad with card-stock sheets and keeping it in a plastic bag with a pencil and short ruler to record data while out on the reservoir.
Recorded information usually includes the following data:
2. Reservoir Fished (in this case the Big Lady)
3. Total Hours On The Water
4. Weather Conditions (indicate sun, full cloud, part cloud or rain)
5. Wind Direction and Strength
6. Temperature (air and water)
7. Time Fish Was Landed (indicate when fish was caught)
8. Fish Numbers & Measurements
9. Water Conditions
10. Type of Cover/Structure Fished — weedline, rocks, slop, pads, dock, etc.
11. Plug or Bait (include size and color)
12. Retrieve (fast, slow, finesse, etc.)
The office diary consists of a permanent record of the field diary along with more detailed records. Most of the time photos and clipped sections of topographic maps are included with the permanent notes. Since historical topographic maps are available, these are a great asset to include (see previous post).
The final result of your endeavors helps you be better prepare and remember all the keys of your Quabbin fishing locations and patterns!
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