The Virtual Creel software is a Windows 95 application designed for anglers to record and track their
fishing endeavors. The program provides forms to record and edit fishing trip information,
and charts to view that data. You may generate reports in plain text or in HTML format to
post to the web. The goal was to make the GUI simple, easy to use and as compact as
Start by entering profile information through the File|Configuration
menu. You may enter custom data through the six different tabs which fit your style and
type of fishing. You may also choose to use the program's default values or key in a value
when entering new trip information. Select the photo source directory through this form
for including images.
Next select Record Fishing Trip Info and enter information about your fishing
experience. Trip information is divided into six sections. Click on each tab and enter
information for that section. You may select an item from the combo boxes, or fill in the
box with your own description. It is helpful to use the predefined data items when viewing
results on a chart. Leaving a box blank will result in UNDEFINED data in the charts.
Images can also be imported as a 150 x 200 pixel GIF, JPG or BMP files.
You may view, edit and search past trip entries from the Lookup Past Trips menu. There are 3 tabs which hold 144
log entries indexed by date. Clicking on a date brings up that trip's log. You have the
opportunity to edit that trip's information that point. By the way, you may open other
fishing databases through the File Open menu. That way you may customize a database for
each type of fishing ie: salt, fresh, river, stream...
Searching is performed through the search tab. Enter the text
to find and select a subject field to search. If the search is successful it will appear
in the search results box. Double click on a description and that log will be displayed.
Finally, the View Charts menu provides the tools to analyze your past fishing trips and to learn from successes and
failures. Each chart represents the number of fish caught for the selected criteria. In
the chart below, we are looking at the number of fish caught with respect to water
temperature. chart styles can be changed on the fly with the option button at the bottom.