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Looking for a decent fishing scale, I fish mainly from a canoe and I have gotten the Berkley scale  15$ and it has broke both times.  I need something water proof and can take somewhat of a beating while still being accurate. Not looking for anything more than say 50$ .. might go a little higher if it’s worth it and will last 

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A-Jay

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Portable-Pocket-Digital-Fish-Hook-Luggage-Hanging-Weighing-Balance-Scale-US-SHIP/201182154407?hash=item2ed7640ea7:g:9UAAAOSwd4tUKeAk

Super cheap and crazy accurate. I buy them 4 or 5 at a time because I have a bad habit of dropping them in the water and they don't like the water. I use a similar lip gripper setup as @A-Jay uses, 100X easier and safer on you and the fish than trying to use the metal hook. 

 

I believe it was member @Goose52 that did a write up on the accuracy of those little luggage scales. The accuracy and consistency of the ones I've had is truly impressive. 

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Yeah - the luggage scales are AMAZINGLY accurate...and I am not checking them with a gallon of water or whatever, but with laboratory-quality calibration weights.

 

Here's one of my posts on these scales

 

And, as mentioned by Blue, these are NOT waterproof...but inexpensive enough to buy several.  I have them in the boat, in my bank fishing gear, and even in my house - I use them to weight packages that I am shipping...

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This is great.  My Berkley scale was needing new batteries and it takes like 4 of the flat batteries and they cost more than one of these scales.  So I ordered two :)

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I just ordered one . 

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Digital scales are as accurate as the battery voltage powering them, most are within 0.1 %. Be aware most luggage scales are not water proof.

Tom

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Bite the bullet & buy a boga. They are waterproof & last forever. Tether it to the canoe or buy a float for it so it won't sink if you drop it or capsize. If you tether it to the canoe you can lip the fish & then let the lake/pond be your livewell while you get your camera ready. 

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anybody got a link to that clamp?

Thanks!

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6 minutes ago, Steve1357 said:

anybody got a link to that clamp?

Thanks!

   @Steve1357  Here ya go ~ 

The top link is the unit I used initially.  Worked OK - But the 'grips' are too small for 4 lb plus fish so I switched it out for the Rapala unit (second Link) which offers more 'grip space' and is definitely easier on the basses face. 

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A-Jay

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Fish-Grip-Jr-Black-7-Floating-Fishing-Gripper-Holder-Lip-Grip-Grabber/273119379209?hash=item3f972eff09:g:pDMAAOSwu6taedBq:sc:USPSFirstClass!49735!US!-1

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Rapala-Floating-Fish-Lip-Grip-Gripper-6-RFFG6-B/362354320394?hash=item545e00240a:g:~YQAAOSw~OVWuObA

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Thank you sir!

 

All these years, I've always just measured the length and bragged on the guesstimate....

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I use the Dr.meter one on amazon. Has a built in tape measure also. Not waterproof but is accurate. Currently $10.50 but price fluctuates up and down from $8-$16.

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1 hour ago, Dwight Hottle said:

Bite the bullet & buy a boga. They are waterproof & last forever. Tether it to the canoe or buy a float for it so it won't sink if you drop it or capsize. If you tether it to the canoe you can lip the fish & then let the lake/pond be your livewell while you get your camera ready. 

I thought about getting the boga but don’t like how it only measures in half pound increments not the exact 

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51 minutes ago, Ksam1234 said:

I thought about getting the boga but don’t like how it only measures in half pound increments not the exact 

The 15lb scale measures in 1/4 lb increments. Most bass fisherman prefer the 15 lb scale. The 30 lb scale measures in 1/2 lb increments. After you get used to using one you can interpolate to 1/8lb increments by reading between the lines. Seriously I check my reading with a brecknell digital scale sometimes just for the fun of it. 9 times out of ten I'm within 1 oz accuracy with the 15 lb boga. 

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28 minutes ago, Dwight Hottle said:

The 15lb scale measures in 1/4 lb increments. Most bass fisherman prefer the 15 lb scale. The 30 lb scale measures in 1/2 lb increments. After you get used to using one you can interpolate to 1/8lb increments by reading between the lines. Seriously I check my reading with a brecknell digital scale sometimes just for the fun of it. 9 times out of ten I'm within 1 oz accuracy with the 15 lb boga. 

HMM might have to just close my eyes and buy one, the 15 pounder. I tend to catch a lot of northern pike and the boga would be nice to have to help hold them 

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It's saved me from a lot of hooked fingers/hands & lots of pike/musky teeth.  

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I have this one.  Same one that they use on Major League Fishing.  Accuracy is +/- 0.4% and it cost $75.   Make me feel like I'm on TV 🤣

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008JG0ZLG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

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