How to weigh a fish without a scale

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Nobody Special, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    Measure the fish from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail then around the fish in front of the pectoral fins. Now take the girth measurement and square it, then multiply this by the length measurement and divide the product by 800. This gives the fish it's weight.

    Example: Girth of fish 12 inches. Length of fish 30 inches; 12 times 12 = 144; multiply by 30 equals 4320; divided by 800 equals 5.4 pounds.
     
  2. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    I have a hard time remembering how to tie knots and you expect me to remember all of that. I will just take my scale and camera with me
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I agree if you don't have scales guess the weight and add 5-10 lbs, lol
     
  4. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    LOL...man oh man Grumpy....Im a fisherman, not a mathmatician
     
  5. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    :eek:oooh: OOOH, I got a headache just trying to keep up..LOL:wink: .
     
  6. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Thanks to brother Rat, I have a scale, but it's interestin, I won't be able to remember it, but I wrote it down and can always read it if I need it. Thanks
     
  7. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    i weigh them when i'm done filleting them..."ya, we had a good day, have 6 lbs of meat to eat now"....and so forth.

    cyas
    rc
     
  8. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    To much for me to remember the fish would be dead before I got all that figuring completed. I bought a scale.
     
  9. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    Thanks for the info Grumpy.I think I'll go buy a scale..LOL :lol:
    Reps to you brother..
     
  10. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    I aint going back to school at my age. LOL. Thanks for the Info.
    I make a foot print in the ground. If fish is bigger than foot print, its a keeper. The rest of story on with ,weight , length etc. is going to be a good one.LOL. :lol:
     
  11. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    What if it is FAT like me or SKINNY like my wife?
     
  12. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    I'm glad you didn't get that backwards Peewee.:big_smile:

    ST
     
  13. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    I just catch it , look at it a few minutes, let it go ,and then lie about it, It's gone and it can weigh what i want it to..........hu
     
  14. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Me too!peewee-williams
     
  15. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    Well Grumpy, I guess you can't ejikate some people.:lol:
     
  16. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I hate math. All the better reason to keep a scale with me.
     
  17. Ellis

    Ellis New Member

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    You guys need to go back to school:big_smile: Im in 8th grade and I got that perfectly:embarassed:
     
  18. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    8th.grade?Ain;t that where dem telligent folk gets dat master docture P,H an D? How old is you?You got to be on up there at 25 or so,to get that high in scoolin.Hang in there and don;t give up.It won;t be easy,but you still have a chance to be as dumb as some of us old Rednecks.You don;t get like his naturely.You have to workat it.peewee-williams