Calculating the weight?

Discussion in 'Channel Catfish' started by JJHACK, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. JJHACK

    JJHACK New Member

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    Anyone have a formula for the length and girth of a catfish?

    I caught this one last night and my Rapala digital scale battery was dead! Just when I really need it too! It's the best cat I've ever caught and I released it back to the river. I would like to have a reproduction made but I know everyone will ask the weight when they see it.

    It was just a hair over 32" long and the largest girth was 21"

    What do you all think this cat would have weighed? I used 12lb mono line.

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  2. mobowhtr

    mobowhtr Member

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  3. JJHACK

    JJHACK New Member

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    Wow, 17.9 pounds. Thats almost exactly what they were guessing!

    Guess I gotta find a good reproduction Taxidermist. I would love to get that mounted!
     
  4. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    i was thinking 20lbs so yeah id say 18-20 lbs.. that fish is LONG for that size
     
  5. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    Congrats on a nice fish