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After compiling & tabulating years & years of fish weighing data, the following “How Much Does This Weigh?” Scale has finally been completed.

 This most accurate unit of measure is particularly effective for those who have never owned a scale, refuse to purchase one and or have never weighed more than 3 fish in their entire life.

And best of all it is being offered right here & now for the first time, totally Free of charge.

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If you (as the angler who landed said bass) believe the fish in question to be  . . . .

Between 3-5 pounds – the actual weight is at least 1 pound less than you think it is.

Between 5-7 pounds – the actual weight is at least 2 pounds less than you think it is.

Between 8-10 pounds – the actual weight is at least 3 pounds less than you think it is.

Over 10 pounds –  at this point our scale varies so widely that we cannot publish the results at this time.

For those anglers who may have a question regarding the accuracy of these findings – get a scale.  And see for yourself.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

:eyebrows:

A-Jay

 

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What if i think its a 2lb bass?  :eyebrows:

 

No Fair - you have a scale ~ I've seen it.

 

:respect-059:

 

A-Jay

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Lmao!!! That's funny, A-Jay!

But... I prefer to add two pounds to all my Bass..

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Ive seen several 5s end up close to 3.5 when the old "de-liar" comes out

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This reminds me of a time I was bank fishing with a guy near me. He caught a dink, maybe 1.5 lbs tops. After that his friend came over and he said "Dude I just caught a 3 pounder!" Made me laugh, I just kept quiet.

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No Fair - you have a scale ~ I've seen it.

 

:respect-059:

 

A-Jay

 

Say that I didn't have one, what would a 2lb bass be on the calc?? haha

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It's also possible that an angler may OWN a scale, USE the scale, and KNOW the exact weight.

Come home, post the photo, then pop the question.

Owing to the benevolence of fellow anglers, he can sit-back and watch his bass grow before his eyes :grin:

 

Roger

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I've gotten pretty good at guesstimating the weight of the bass when i hook into them, but primarily when i land them.. i knew this one was upper 4's, and it was 4lb 11oz on scale

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Someone told me they once saw an 11 pound bass

in a local pond. Saw. Weighed with their eyes, not 

a scale. LOL. 

 

Nicely done, A-Jay. Glad it doesn't apply to me LOL :Idontknow:

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There was this one time I lost a state record bass right at the boat...........   :)

 

Jeff

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This thread is like "how far I can cast." 

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I've gotten pretty good at guesstimating the weight of the bass when i hook into them, but primarily when i land them.. i knew this one was upper 4's, and it was 4lb 11oz on scale

G9eROkJ.jpg

Is that a golf course?

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Is that a golf course?

 

Guess how many holes it has . . . .

 

A-Jay

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Is this a trick question? :eh:

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Is this a trick question? :eh:

 

It is if you think it is . . . :dazed-7:

 

A-Jay

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I say 18, but 19 if you include the pond... :pray:

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Or you are the guy like me, as I don't carry a scale (my dad had one but it broke) but will this year. I would rather significantly under estimate a fish if I'm telling someone than to guess even an ounce over what it actually was so as to not take false credit. Probably an anal retentive thing. I'd rather people think I catch smaller fish and when I bring em to the scale (when it matters) see the truth.

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After compiling & tabulating years & years of fish weighing data, the following “How Much Does This Weigh?” Scale has finally been completed.

 

 This most accurate unit of measure is particularly effective for those who have never owned a scale, refuse to purchase one and or have never weighed more than 3 fish in their entire life.

 

And best of all it is being offered right here & now for the first time, totally Free of charge.

 

See Below ~

 

If you (as the angler who landed said bass) believe the fish in question to be  . . . .

 

Between 3-5 pounds – the actual weight is at least 1 pound less than you think it is.

 

Between 5-7 pounds – the actual weight is at least 2 pounds less than you think it is.

 

Between 8-10 pounds – the actual weight is at least 3 pounds less than you think it is.

 

Over 10 pounds –  at this point our scale varies so widely that we cannot publish the results at this time.

 

For those anglers who may have a question regarding the accuracy of these findings – get a scale.  And see for yourself.

 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

 

:eyebrows:

 

A-Jay

 

Lost in all of the hyperbole regarding the use of personal scales is that they offer no real proof of weight.  It all still boils down to the angler reporting a believable story, and others accepting it. 

 

There are only two times when weights can be readily accepted. The first is when your fish are weighed against others in a tournament, where all fish are weighed by the same device.  The second more accepted method is upon a set of certified scales when an uninterested third party is the one who weighs the fish and attests in writing the accuracy of that weight.

 

One of the most idiotic and hypocritical things I have ever seen is the self-appointed expert casting doubt on a person's story, while expecting other's to treat them as being above reproach.  These sad and extremely insecure individuals can't grasp the simple concept that another person's claimed success does absolutely nothing to diminish their own selves.  It must be a terrible way to go through life.

 

My New Year's resolution shall be to accept everyone's word for self weighed fish.  With all reservations kept to myself!

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Last year I had one almost to the boat when my line broke. She weighed 8# 4.7 oz.

Hootie

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Funny, but A-Jay is so right. However those without a scale, or refuse to weigh their bass, will also ignore A-Jay's formula. I find the guys who say they caught a 5 pounder are guessing. The guys who say they caught a 5.7 lber are telling the truth. The guessers will usually round up their bass to an even number while the weighers will give you the weight down to the ounce. One guy I fish with is always telling me he caught 18 and the largest was a 7 lber and a 6 lber. He goes with me he catches 5 and when I weigh his largest it's about 2.8.

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Lost in all of the hyperbole regarding the use of personal scales is that they offer no real proof of weight.  It all still boils down to the angler reporting a believable story, and others accepting it. 

 

There are only two times when weights can be readily accepted. The first is when your fish are weighed against others in a tournament, where all fish are weighed by the same device.  The second more accepted method is upon a set of certified scales when an uninterested third party is the one who weighs the fish and attests in writing the accuracy of that weight.

 

One of the most idiotic and hypocritical things I have ever seen is the self-appointed expert casting doubt on a person's story, while expecting other's to treat them as being above reproach.  These sad and extremely insecure individuals can't grasp the simple concept that another person's claimed success does absolutely nothing to diminish their own selves.  It must be a terrible way to go through life.

 

My New Year's resolution shall be to accept everyone's word for self weighed fish.  With all reservations kept to myself!

 

The intent and tone of my OP was for entertainment purposes only. 

 

Whether an angler weighs a fish or not is a person preference just like anything else.

 

Some care, some do not and that's fine by me. 

 

When a guesser presents a fish to a scale user, there's the possibility a debate could ensue.

 

Been going on for a long time and will no doubt continue to do so.

 

To be clear, I was not casting doubt on anyone's catch, I was having a little fun.

 

Lighten up Francis.

 

A-Jay

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I got a friend who needs to see this. He does catch some decent bass, but he seems to guess at least a pound or two over on most fish. After fishing a big fish tournament earlier this year in which we had some pretty good success, he was telling someone how we wore them out and he was getting annoyed catching 3 pounders all day.  I had weighed a bunch of them and they were decent fish but were in the 2 lb range and the ones on the bigger side going 2 1/4 lbs. 

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So I caught this HUGE bass in a pond and I think it's the new world record (pictured in my profile). Okay, you say, it's a dink, but what you don't know is that I'm 7'6 and I have fists the size of basketballs, so in relation to my size, what do you think this bass weighs? :eyebrows: Lol great post A-Jay. I think we needed it.

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