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Want Your Guess at the Weight of This One

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I caught this one last Saturday night in SW Michigan. This is my first large smallie. We were poorly prepared to catch anything of this size and had no scale and/or tape measure with us. My father-in-law was with me and is a carpenter by trade (knows his measurements) - He guesses this fish would have been 5 lbs, but you know how they always look bigger when you first catch them (adrenaline, etc...). We both agreed that this is a 20" fish, but I would like some of you guys who have caught bigger ones to share what your guess would be of the weight of this one.

Thanks for your input!

Rich

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Awesome fish probably around 4-5 lbs depending on girth

I haven't fished for smallmouth in awhile makes want to get back into it :)

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Absolutely beautiful smallmouth.  I would have to guess around 4 to 4.5 pounds, which is an excellent smallmouth no matter where you are!!

Nice catching!

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3.5 lbs

Seriously doubt twenty inches as well, looks closer to 18.

Sorry,  not being a hater, but I've caught and weighed ALOT of fish that size.

Nice fish either way, and I love the pic! The mashed up cigar is a nice touch.

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Let's see.

She looks about 18 inches long and a total of 14 inches grith.

So.....

18 X 18 X 14 = 3.78

       1200

If you can give us the length from the photo and then estimate the grith you can use the above formula to estimate the weight.

And that is a beautiful smallie.

Good job!   :)

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Thanks for the kind words! This is my PB SM. I caught a largie at 20.5" and 14.25" girth - that weighed in at 5lbs 14 oz. That is my PB. Big fish for Northern Illinois.

I could see how you might think the fish is shorter than 20", but we know the length was 20" - For a frame of reference, I am not a small guy - 6' - 230 lbs with broad shoulders. I do a lot of shore fishing and have measured from my fingertips to the inside crease of my left elbow and that is 18" - this fish was 19.5 - 20"...

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I'd say 3-1/2 to 3-3/4lbs

Nice Fish!!!!!

To give you an example click on my name on my avatar

That fish was a little over 19inches, and was 4lbs on the nose

Pics are deceiving but scales don't lie, LOL ;D

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To give you a frame of reference, here are (in order) a 4-0, 4-4, 4-8 and 5-0. I'm sure you will be able to tell which one yours is closest in size to.

4-0

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4-4

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4-8

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5-0

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Nice catch, congrats. And best of luck with your replica mount.

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I guess 3lbs. 11oz. Great fish...nice job!!! I caught a 2lb. 11oz. smallie the other day (my PB) in a pond not really known for smallies. Great fish........Congrats!!!

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3 - 3 1/2 lbs

Nice fish!

8-)

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3.5 lbs

Seriously doubt twenty inches as well, looks closer to 18.

Sorry, not being a hater, but I've caught and weighed ALOT of fish that size.

Nice fish either way, and I love the pic! The mashed up cigar is a nice touch.

Ya I would agree with that and that is on the heavy side.

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3 - 3 1/2 pounds

Its a goodun'

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