# How to weigh a fish without a scale

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

1. ### Nobody SpecialNew 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. ### LarryWNew 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. ### laidbck111New Member

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

4. ### RiverKingActive Member

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

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

6. ### SilverCrossNew 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. ### rcnemanNew 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
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8. ### TOPSNew 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. ### BuddriceNew 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. ### DanoNew 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 williamsNew Member

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

12. ### SeedTickNew Member

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

ST

13. ### DraggerNew 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 williamsNew Member

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Me too!peewee-williams

15. ### JammerNew Member

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

16. ### IL HunterNew Member

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

17. ### EllisNew 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 williamsNew 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