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How much does this fish weigh?


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#1 Limpinglogan

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Posted March 22 2009 - 05:08 PM

How much do you think this fish weighs?

http://i151.photobuc...nglogan/1-1.jpg

This was my first fish of the season and being a northern fish this is a pretty decent size fish. It measured out a little over 21" but I didn't have a scale with me.

I caught it on a watermelon 4" Yum Zellamander



#2 Wayne P.

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Posted March 22 2009 - 05:18 PM

A 21" nothern strain bass is approximately 5 1/2 pounds

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Posted March 22 2009 - 05:19 PM

My honest opinion, somewhere around 5lbs. :)
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#4 Limpinglogan

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Posted March 22 2009 - 05:29 PM

Thanks!  That is kind off what I was thinking but I wanted to see what you guy thought.


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Posted March 22 2009 - 05:37 PM

not too bust your chops  but the fish in my avatar was 20.5 inches and 7.2lbs ;D so those calculations arent aaaaaaaaaaaaalways right bring a scale :D
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Posted March 22 2009 - 05:38 PM

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Posted March 22 2009 - 05:53 PM

4.5...5.lbs nice fish!!!! ;)
This fish was well over 20" but SKINNY!!! It was about 4lbs...cold Northern waters!!!

http://i212.photobuc...etajr/Bass2.jpg


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Posted March 22 2009 - 07:11 PM

not too bust your chops but the fish in my avatar was 20.5 inches and 7.2lbs ;D so those calculations arent aaaaaaaaaaaaalways right bring a scale :D


Those are some toadish porportions ;)
Conversely, I caught a 21 incher that only weighed 3lb9oz. I dont think LimpingLogan has that problem though. Id say 5.4579lbs.


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Posted March 22 2009 - 07:17 PM

Go to this site and download the conversion chart. Of course nothing beats an accurate scale.

http://www.rodrule.c...ion_Charts.html

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Posted March 22 2009 - 09:26 PM

That's a big ole belly on her !! :o
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Posted March 22 2009 - 10:28 PM

I agree, 21" equates to about 5lbs.


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Posted March 22 2009 - 10:33 PM

51/2 to 6

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Posted March 22 2009 - 10:50 PM

You don't know without a scale and it impossible to tell by pictures.  I would guess just a hair over 4lbs.  Nice fish.
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Posted March 22 2009 - 10:56 PM

4-5 lbs.
PB: LMB = 9 lbs   SMB = 2.5 lbs  Crappy = 1.5

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Posted March 22 2009 - 10:59 PM

Agree with others that 21 is about 5-1/2 for LM in good body condition. And that's a big northern bass.

Now...if you "cheated" and ran your tape from the tips of it's folded tail to the end of it's pulled out lower jaw -I'd say that "21" is 20.25" at best and may be just hitting 5lbs. That is still a big northern bass btw.

If you do use a scale, make darn sure it's calibrated, and check it regularly.

This is something of a pet peeve of mine, as too often fish weights are overestimated and really skew people's expectations of what a "big bass" should weigh.