The "guess the weight" challenge......

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by TN Greg, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    The picture thing is a tough one. It seems every time I hold a fish, it looks small. That I know. :crazy:

    I am attaching four pics that baffle me (3 of them from a couple of weeks ago). Perhaps I'm out of practice, but I was surprised.

    I think you fellas already know the weight of one of them, but can you guess the weight of the others? No big dogs here, so it's going to be a little tougher.

    Attached is 1 & 2.
     

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  2. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    3&4
     

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  3. Dredge

    Dredge Member

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    #1 28,#2 18,#3 24,#4 32.
     
  4. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    Not even close........:wink:
     
  5. Mrs Okie

    Mrs Okie New Member

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    1. 40
    2. 35
    3 50
    4 60

    Of course women have always been taught to lie about weight.
     
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  6. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Well those are tough that last one is a good fish but he or she is obviously lacking the gut. Here go's.

    40
    28
    42 I am horrible at flatheads
    64
     
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  7. mylz17

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    1- 45
    2- 22
    3- 28
    4- 56
     
  8. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    Hehehe....this is too funny. Let me throw one more in the mix. It will be good for comparison purposes.

    Attached is #5. Please submit your guesses on this one as well if you have already submitted 1-4.
     

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  9. Mrs Okie

    Mrs Okie New Member

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    5. 38#
     
  10. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    1 29 pounds
    2 23 pounds
    3 40 pounds
    4 57 pounds

    Or
    dandy
    dandy
    pig
    pig (bordering on hog) lmao
     
  11. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Number five is a solid 30 pounds.
     
  12. Mr Okie

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    What she said she is the brains anyway..:wink: :wink:
     
  13. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    Wow.....

    You folks are off more than I thought. Both over/under. It was the same digital scale that weighed them all, so the measurement device is consistent.

    I have input from a few other guys that didn't go public. They were just as bad. Please post 'em fellas.



    As for the flatty, the weight didn't throw me off as much as the fight. I was absolutely disgusted when I first saw him. I was expecting a "stitch-type" fish. We have video of the fight and it's just embarrassing.
     
  14. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    disregaurd
    ?:crazy:
     
  15. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    I'm guessing number 5 to be 33 lbs

    So how long do we have to keep guessing here greg?
     
  16. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    Let's go until 4 or so. I want to make sure everyone gets their input. :wink: It's time to put the best "fish eyes" to the test. I do a pretty good job in person when they are laying in the boat, then when we get the pics up, I'm like what the %&*%?



    FYI. I've had people overestimate by as much as 35 lbs and under estimate by as much as 20lbs in today's responses. Of the 5 pics, there are 2 cases where 2 fish are within 1 pound of each other -- believe it or not.

    I think the missing variable is sometimes the quality of the "gut shot". Take pic #2 for example. Right after that fish, I caught one that was 2 inches longer, but it weighed 5 lbs less. :crazy: Typical....I catch the scrawny ones.

    The flatty's are in a whole different league. I have no idea how I would guess the weight.
     
  17. Mrs Okie

    Mrs Okie New Member

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    What?? No patience?:wink:
     
  18. stlcatman

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    Never have been one for patience. Plus I know how Greg likes to draw these things out. He definately has more patience than I do.:smile2:
     
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  19. Kutter

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    A 38
    B 20
    C 50
    D 80
    E 21
     
  20. JAinSC

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    #1. 24 pounds
    #2. 19
    #3. 35 (flathead)
    #4. 40

    How'd I do?

    Just saw #5.
    Gonna call this one 35, maybe a bit more.
     
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