# formula for weighing fish`

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by stump jumper, Jul 28, 2008.

1. ### stump jumperNew Member

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does anyone know the formula for weighing a fish by measurements ,i had a 50 inch long buy 36 inch:confused2: girth

2. ### olejerNew Member

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Yea it weighs 50 x 36

3. ### GrumperNew Member

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Jerry, you're getting more and more like Kutter every day!:smile2:

4. ### stump jumperNew Member

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i want to know why its four play and i only see three
:roll_eyes:

5. ### fishnfwlNew Member

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(Girth x Girth) x Length) / 800 = weight in pounds
(girth and length are inches) Example: If the fishs girth is 15 inches and its length is 29 inches, the formula would be used as follows:

• 15 x 15 x 29, divided by 800 = 8.16 pounds
Then the ".16" or "16/100" is converted to ounces (multiply by 16)
• .16 x 16 = 2.56 or 3 ounces
so this fish is 8 pounds 3 ounces

6. ### catfishchrisActive Member

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That one should have weighed just a hair above 70. I can't give you the formula because I don't have it. I have a chart that was made by using the formula. It is only good for blues.

7. ### CountryHartNew Member

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Take me OFF the skunk list if this is correct info.:smile2:

8. ### olejerNew Member

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Well
Its a FOUR WINNS boat,Our dog has four legs,and there is one other reason we wont go into here

9. ### SkipEyeWell-Known Member

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Chris is correct. There is a formula just for Blue Cats that was created after a long scientific study. I came across it before but cannot find it at the moment. It held to be accurate throughout the range of sizes from small to large.

Part of the formula was the Antilog of something so get your scientific calculators out boys and girls.:wink:

10. ### stump jumperNew Member

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thanks for the formula guys it figured my fish at 71 lbs and justins scale called 74.6 close enough :misdoubt:

11. ### Skunk MasterNew Member

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You'll have to excuse Jer... He don't get out much and his boat isn't set up for fishing, so he has to read about how everybody else does it... hehehe

12. ### KutterNew Member

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You did hear what they said, didn't ya Jerry?
You want to be me!:crazy:
One would think I'd be complimented, you know, imitation being the finest form of flattery an all. Somehow though, I expected a bit better quality of groupie.

13. ### KutterNew Member

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This is soo easy I won't even bother. Everybody had the same thought pop into their head, so I don't have to say a word.:wink:

14. ### olejerNew Member

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Man
You have really sunk low there h a.k.a. "bank fisher"
Trying to build yourself up at my expense. but thats ok ,when and if you ever get a real boat (LOL) maybe you can save up some more \$ and pay me to ride in it with you,

15. ### olejerNew Member

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16. ### KutterNew Member

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First off, let's get one thing straight. To his credit, Ryan aint ever going to grow up!

I also have come to the conclusion it is not I that you want to be like, it is both Ryan & Harold. Ryan has been out of work for quite a spell now, hmmm, how long have you been out? Harold has no fishing boat and neither do you. At least Harold has caught a fish, it's been a spell, but at least he has! Not sure you will ever rise up that high. Keep trying.:wink:

17. ### stlcatmanNew Member

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OLE jer- what is your going rate these days? I sure could of used the big boat last night. I think you just need to get over this debilitating fear of running out of gas and come on out to fish the big water again.

Yes I have the Peter Pan syndrome for sure but I think I have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up.:wink: It has been a long hard search but I believe that I have it figured out now.

18. ### sliderNew Member

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take em out on the big boat jer

19. ### Skunk MasterNew Member

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Yeah Ryan but guides are highly overrated and underpaid.. You sure you can make enough to buy gas..

20. ### stlcatmanNew Member

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No I would probably starve as a guide.