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I know the pictures are not the same size but you can still make a comparison. Roger has already stated that his fish weighs 5lb-9oz. Jeff aka 00 mod was there when I weighed mine as my witness. Lois was Roger's witness so we have two undisputed true weights from two very reliable scales. Let's hear your guesses & reasoning. A-Jay is disqualified because he knows the answer as does 00 mod.

 

 

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Party Pooper ~

 

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A-Jay

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Well, the focus or depth of the two pictures make it impossible for me to tell. Your fish

is significantly fatter than Roger's, but his might be longer. I'm going to guess that the

fish you are holding is 8-9 lbs and Roger's +/- 7 lbs.

 

 

 

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Party Pooper ~

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A-Jay

14.174 grams.. ? Or in laymens terms, teeny tiny!

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14.174 grams.. ? Or in laymens terms, teeny tiny!

 

Come man - you know that's my PB ~

 

:respect-059:

 

A-Jay

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I'm guessing both fish are in the high 5's to high 6's.  

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I'm guessing both fish are in the high 5's to high 6's.  

 Very good.

 

Roger's going to like that one - Dwight, maybe not so much.

 

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A-Jay

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 Very good.

 

Roger's going to like that one - Dwight, maybe not so much.

 

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A-Jay

Dwight's may be over 7, but not by much.

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Why am I DQed? Because I know the EXACT weight of both, and multiple reasons why everyone is guessing wrong? Lol

Jeff

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I know what Rodgers fish weighs, but at least I don't think I guessed over what Dwight's weighs. I could narrow it down to both over 4 but less then 12....lol

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Pretty sure I recognize that lake, Dwight  :cool7:

Looks about 8 lb

 

 

BTW: All fishermen are liars, isn't it possible I was playing close-to-the-vest  :grin:

 

Roger

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Well, one could look at the usual telltales, is the arm bent/how far away is the fish from the body, hand size compared to fish size (fat finger syndrome), fish shape/proportion, etc.  Taking all that into account, Dwight's fish is farther from his body but because of the shape of the bass certainly appears to look bigger than Roger's.  I won't guess a weight however... :lol:

 

BUT, more interestingly, Dwight's photo, to me, "flatters" the fish more than Roger's photo - the fish is closer to the camera and becomes the center of attention, rather than sharing the attention with the angler.  I feel this is a better composed shot for the purposes of capturing the spirit of the fish...and I don't believe at all that Dwight had any intent to inflate the apparent size of the fish.

 

My Dad used to do the old "hold out the fish to make it look bigger trick" and made me do it with my first nice bass 49 years ago.  First, and last, time I intentionally tried to distort the size of the fish in a photo!

 

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On Dwight's fish I know.. But no spoiler from me!

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I'm gonna say 4 1/2 on the first and 81/2 on yours.

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They both weigh the same - 5 1/2 lbs.  Based on ratio of hand size to head size. Of course a larger or smaller head might throw my calculations off a bit.

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Why am I DQed? Because I know the EXACT weight of both, and multiple reasons why everyone is guessing wrong? Lol

Jeff

 

 

Yes you took the 2nd picture. I'll give you full credit & disclosure.

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I'm gonna say 4 1/2 on the first and 81/2 on yours.

 

Whoops, I meant 81/2 on his and 41/2 on yours. my mistake, hope I didn't offend your friend. :)

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Well for all you guys still wondering Roger had the bigger fish at 5lbs-9oz. My fish was very girthy for her length but only weighed 5lbs-8oz. But what's an ounce among friends.  :respect-059:

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Well for all you guys still wondering Roger had the bigger fish at 5lbs-9oz. My fish was very girthy for her length but only weighed 5lbs-8oz. But what's an ounce among friends.  :respect-059:

 

 

My reasoning for that is

 

A) The photographer for your pic is he best photographer ever!  HAHA

B) Dwights fish has been feeding a high protein diet of Golden Shiners

C) Dwights fish is shorter and girthier, Roger's fish is LONG, but skinnier

 

Jeff

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Ha - it WAS a trick question!  That's why I usually never participate in the "guess the weight of this fish" threads... :lol:  Too hard to tell from photos.

 

Since it's in the same weight range - here's my 5-pounder from last week. This is 5lb 13oz / 22+" - heavier than both Roger's and Dwight's fish...but looks smaller.  Since I fish alone and usually have to do the 'ole fish next to the rod photo...you don't get the "magnification" effect of handheld fish... :lol:

 

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Nice fish Goose. I always like the coloration your fish have. A simple tripod with your camera would give you another option for pictures. A lot of my smallie  pics are taken with that system when I am fishing alone. 

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Ha - it WAS a trick question!  That's why I usually never participate in the "guess the weight of this fish" threads... :lol:  Too hard to tell from photos.

 

Since it's in the same weight range - here's my 5-pounder from last week. This is 5lb 13oz / 22+" - heavier than both Roger's and Dwight's fish...but looks smaller.  Since I fish alone and usually have to do the 'ole fish next to the rod photo...you don't get the "magnification" effect of handheld fish... :lol:

 

 

 

Goose, I'd like to recommend carrying a "special prop rig" for this very reason. 

 

Lay this one next to your fish and watch them grow before your very eyes. 

 

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A-Jay

 

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This was a big bass, but you really can't tell from the picture.

 

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Nice fish Goose. I always like the coloration your fish have. A simple tripod with your camera would give you another option for pictures. A lot of my smallie  pics are taken with that system when I am fishing alone. 

 

Thanks Dwight - and that fish was in 39 degree water... :lol:

 

On the tripod, I thought about it and just can't see it working when fishing from the bank. I've already got the fish out of the water for hook removal, length measurement, and weighing, then a quick photo. Finding a level spot on the bank to set up a camera, aligning the camera, hitting the timer, checking the shot, etc. Too much time.  Better to get the fish back in the water and forego the glamour shot. Now, from the boat, I could make up a bracket with the camera pre-angled and locked in.  But, sometimes I go a number of trips in a row in the boat without catching anything photo-worthy so it sounds like too much trouble as well !

 

Goose, I'd like to recommend carrying a "special prop rig" for this very reason. 

 

Lay this one next to your fish and watch them grow before your very eyes. 

 

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A-Jay

 

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THERE's the answer!   ;)

 

 

This was a big bass, but you really can't tell from the picture.

 

 

 

 

Exactly!  I would say 6 to 8 pounds and could still be wrong!

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