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Weighing fish if you must .
February 4, 2016
2:15 pm
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Matt Lysek
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This winter I have seen alot of nice fish been caught ,thanks to phone pics, Facebook, social media etc... Some estimated 30 + lbsers.
Girthing fish is fairly accurate way of getting a weight of fish after release , plenty of muskie sites have a section to type in the girth x length and it will spit out weight .
Please do not use Boga grips to weigh the fish, or Ive seen cheap ass scales on peoples decks hopefully they did not use the to hang fish from .
If you must weigh use at least a decent 50lb scale over the water and just keep the fish in the net quickly weigh the net and fish and deduct the net weight (Beckmans finsaver approx 4.4 lbs) easy and safe for the fish. Good luck and be safe this winter.

February 4, 2016
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Wise words, from a wise old man! Thanks

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February 4, 2016
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He called you an old man.... Hahaha

ITS NOT THE SIZE OF YOUR BOAT
ITS THE SIZE OF WHATS ON YOUR BUMPBOARD!
M.T.F

February 4, 2016
3:20 pm
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Weight and girth calculation is the way to go. I have an app on my phone that gives you 3 different weights according to different calculations and then the avg of all 3.

February 4, 2016
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Matt Lysek
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Yeah but I'm not scared to drive in the rain ::)

February 4, 2016
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Esoxhntr5m
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HAHAHAHAH!!!! Only need weights for bass tourneys guys!!!!!!

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February 4, 2016
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I fished with Mark Nicholas this fall and he had what I thought was a brilliant idea for weighing fish in the boat. Get a bathroom scale (I prefer the digital for accuracy) and store it under your console. When you get a fish worth weighing, pull the scale out. Stand on it. Then grab the fish from the net, snap your pictures and stand on the scale holding the fish. The difference between first weigh in ans second is the fish weight.

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February 5, 2016
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STUBBORN DUTCHY
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I've tried the digital scale but when there's chop on the water it just stays at zero. I prefer the old school bath scale. Stand on it while getting the pic

ITS NOT THE SIZE OF YOUR BOAT
ITS THE SIZE OF WHATS ON YOUR BUMPBOARD!
M.T.F

February 9, 2016
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Pretty sure it's just me being ancient but why does it matter if a fish is 25 pounds , 35 pounds or even 45 pounds ? Unless you are after an IGFA line class record weight seems irrelevant . Then again I'm the old fool that will not take out of water pictures no matter what size a muskie is.

Let 'em go .   RIP Jack  Burns

February 10, 2016
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I agree

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