This database program lets you organize all aspects of your fishing activities, but using it can be a baffling and frustrating process. The program's main window not only is cluttered and confusing, it's also quite difficult to use. We had to spend a good deal of time digging through the help files to figure out how to add a simple record. In terms of features, and detail, Fishing Log Pro fares much better. You can log just about every bit of information about your fishing trips, including species caught, time of catch, location, bait used, air temperature, and wind speed. You can append pictures to any records, print reports of your fishing escapades, and generate graphs. The app even contains an Inventory module for keeping stock of your gear. Though this program is far too user-unfriendly for casual anglers, prolific or professional fisherman with time to invest likely will find it covers most of the bases.
What's new in version 2.1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedJanuary 19, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Fishing Log Pro is a complete fishing database and application for image collection. It covers catches, fishing trips, boats, reels, maintenance, repairs, and contacts--all in a single installation. This program analyzes how different weather, water temperatures, bait, types of hooks and flies, moon phases, tides, line color, sinkers, lure position, and your use of fishing techniques affect your catches. It can show all data in graphs and can create Web reports for you. It can be used on a laptop computer--hardware requirements are minimal. The data can be analyzed and easily presented to family and friends. Simply enter fishing-trip records and let the log print them out in color or create a Web page to show off on your personal Web site. It supports any number of logs on a single PC, and records can be sent to anybody by e-mail. Its easy-to-use and features extensive online help.