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Wasn't sure where to post this. But is there anything I can hook on the end of my scale to hold the lip of the bass to weigh it? I don't like sliding that hook up under their gills. They clearly don't care for it much either. 

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Get yourself the Fish grip or Fish grip Junior. The fish grip has a slot to slide your scale's hook into. 

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Either fish grips or Rapalas version. They're basically like vise grips for fish.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rapala-Touch-Screen-Tourney-Scale-15lb-/301882692685?hash=item46499c544d:g:nhQAAOSwx-9W0Mfd

You can get these "jaws" at hardware stores.  They do pinch.  If you are using the cheapy scales that I have recommended, then you need to fabricate a bigger hook.  Then just carefully insert the hook in the last gill opening under the chin.  Please do not poke another hole in the fish!

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4 hours ago, Fisher-O-men said:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rapala-Touch-Screen-Tourney-Scale-15lb-/301882692685?hash=item46499c544d:g:nhQAAOSwx-9W0Mfd

You can get these "jaws" at hardware stores.  They do pinch.  If you are using the cheapy scales that I have recommended, then you need to fabricate a bigger hook.  Then just carefully insert the hook in the last gill opening under the chin.  Please do not poke another hole in the fish!

I don't puncher the fish to get a weight, but putting them on the scale using the hook under the gill seems to make them flip and fight, when holding them by the lip doesn't. 

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I haven't tried the Fish Grip for use with a scale yet. Gonna give it a try tomorrow when I go fishing

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Since someone mentioned it, I figured I would comment. I agree with the statement of not puting another hole in the fish. However,  have you guys seen how "pros" mark their fish in their livewells (saw it on bassmasters)? They drive a hook through the side of their mouth with color markers to help them cull. Kinda surprised this is ok, even if it doesn't increase mortality.  Got to imagine it adds stress and difficulty to the fish under water with another hole in their mouth.

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If I have a Rapala scale with the hook, how do I zero it out when adding the weight of the fish grip?

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fish grip junior is definitely the way to go...

 

2 hours ago, BassB8Caster said:

Since someone mentioned it, I figured I would comment. I agree with the statement of not puting another hole in the fish. However,  have you guys seen how "pros" mark their fish in their livewells (saw it on bassmasters)? They drive a hook through the side of their mouth with color markers to help them cull. Kinda surprised this is ok, even if it doesn't increase mortality.  Got to imagine it adds stress and difficulty to the fish under water with another hole in their mouth.

 

they were talking about this on Bassmaster live at the potomac.  I believe it was Zona talking about how ridiculous it is the amount of technology in fishing yet they still use the metal clips from stringers back in the day.  i've caught a couple fish that looked like their jaw was going to rot off from the culling clips being poked through them.

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2 minutes ago, buzzed bait said:

fish grip junior is definitely the way to go...

 

 

they were talking about this on Bassmaster live at the potomac.  I believe it was Zona talking about how ridiculous it is the amount of technology in fishing yet they still use the metal clips from stringers back in the day.  i've caught a couple fish that looked like their jaw was going to rot off from the culling clips being poked through them.

Yeah I don't remember which event it was (every weekend I usually look ahead and record whatever bass fishing shows I find on directv). It was an event kvd won. It was actually him who was doing this (is suspect this is normal behavior with all for culling fish). Not to mention seeing the "pros" lifting big bass by the lower jaw. Hate seeing that stuff.....anyway. sorry for getting off topic OP.

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3 hours ago, BareHook said:

If I have a Rapala scale with the hook, how do I zero it out when adding the weight of the fish grip?

Rapala touch scale comes with both a hook and a clamp. I just use the clamp all the time. If you don't have the clamp and have to add one, simply add it before you turn the scale on as the scale is self zeroing upon activation and doesn't have a tare function.

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Exactly what A-Jay posted...

One in action on a smaller pike, a little over 8 IIRC

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Agreed with previous comments. For my ten cents, weigh a couple fish with the grip and without the first few times, or just zero the weight out so you get the exact weight. See how much the grips add to the weight of the fish. We are sticklers about weight and in fun competitions and family lake records, every ounce counts! 

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About how big is the Accu cull scale? I want to get one but want to make sure it'll fit in my tackle bag.

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12 minutes ago, Torn Thumb said:

About how big is the Accu cull scale? I want to get one but want to make sure it'll fit in my tackle bag.

Smaller than a bread box & bigger than a pack of smokes

A-Jay

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57 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Smaller than a bread box & bigger than a pack of smokes

A-Jay

do you smoke?

 

 

get the fish grips

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Just now, CrustyMono said:

do you smoke?

get the fish grips

Routinely, in fact I was smoking them yesterday ~

6 lb Slaunch.jpg

A-Jay

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Just now, A-Jay said:

Routinely, in fact I was smoking them yesterday ~

6 lb Slaunch.jpg

A-Jay

"nice" how big?

 

-Crusty

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Just now, CrustyMono said:

"nice" how big?

 

-Crusty

6 on the Accu-scale.jpg

A-Jay

 

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1 hour ago, A-Jay said:

Smaller than a bread box & bigger than a pack of smokes

A-Jay

Roll top or low profile bread box? 20's or 100's?

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but seriously do you smoke cigarettes?

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3 minutes ago, Torn Thumb said:

Roll top or low profile bread box? 20's or 100's?

I'm a fan of tradition ~ Let's go Roll Top & Marlboro Red - Box 20's

:)

3 minutes ago, CrustyMono said:

but seriously do you smoke cigarettes?

No

A-Jay

 

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