How-to view/filter specific port records in the display window

I have Windows7 Pro. and Wireshark 1.12.4

I need to monitor(see) the actual data I send from my homemade C++ client program on a specific port to a server listening on that port.

Example: When I do this…
tcp.port >= 3001 and tcp.port <= 3001

There are way to many records in the display clogging up my ability to see what the client has transmitted.
How can I reduce/remove and/or manage unneeded information in the output window so I can see/find basic information like the actual connection, and the actual data-stream. Is there a filter ? or some other way to see only specific information in the output window ?

Thanks for any help you can offer,