Quiz And Calculator Help
Posted March 23 2012 - 12:39 PM
I was wondering what calculator do you use to determine the weight for specific species. For example: is there a reliable estimator for Smallmouth bass (and is it further broken down by bass caught in the South vs North); also - a good one for lmb, musky, etc.
When you get on Google, you can get a hundred different answers and theories! I just want a simple calculator that I KNOW is accurate for my home waters here in the mid-east.
As a quiz: let me show you this smallmouth that I caught yesterday (not my PB by length, but def one of my top 5 in weight...I'm guessing!!). Here are the details: she was 21.0", and her girth was 15.25".
I'm really anxious to see how many answers we can come up with, and by how far they will all vary!
Posted March 24 2012 - 01:28 PM
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Posted March 24 2012 - 03:29 PM
Posted March 25 2012 - 08:01 AM
Prior to using the scale, I was doing the "TV Fishing Host Guesstimate" method where I'd hold out the bass and say " that's every bit of 6 lbs".
Well, the first thing the scale taught me was that - 6lb fish are really 5lb fish and 5lb fish are really 4lb fish and so on. . . . . . . .
So if this is something you'd rather not find out for yourself, don't get a scale.
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Posted March 25 2012 - 08:54 AM
Just use a good quality scale & forget the calculator.
X2. Even if it isn't the most accurate scale, they're all pretty close. I think there is an obsession with some fishermen to know exactly how much their catch weighed. Personally, the older I get, the less I care. I don't even bring a scale along with me anymore. A good fish is a good fish regardless.
"A voyage in search of knowledge need never abandon the spirit of adventure."
Posted March 26 2012 - 08:19 AM
Posted March 26 2012 - 10:37 AM
Otherwise, you're making an estimate.
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