I read a lot of posts on keeping a fishing journal or log to track when, where, why, how a person catches fish to decide when and where to fish the next time they go fishing. I got bored one Saturday and built a small MS Access database to track my fishing trips. Tracks water temps, where I was fishing, weather, bait, river level, whether the river is rising, falling, fish caught,etc. Cool thing about doing it that way, you can pull the data and get reports, actual numbers, etc without searching through a bunch of paper smeared with shad guts . Showed me that a lot of the things I thought (like fishing right before a storm) weren't necessarily true when I looked at overall numbers and trends. Anyway, attached is a graph I pulled from the DB that shows numbere of fish and total pounds by month. Since I'm just tracking myself, it's not a great representation of what might be the best way to fish (people are creatures of habit, so since it's just me, the data is skewed totally to the way I fish) but it does give me a good idea of what works for me. Also pretty cool because you can create reports to show which fishing buddy you have the best luck with, what bait works when, how many pounds of fish per hour you've caught over a period of time, whatever you feel like writing queries for. Anyway, just thought somebody might get a kick out of it.