What kind of fishing scale does everyone use?

Discussion in 'Fishing Weighing Scales' started by davesoutfishing, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. davesoutfishing

    davesoutfishing New Member

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    What kinda scales do you all use......And did ya get them
     
  2. JReed

    JReed New Member

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    I use the 50lb digital Berkley. Waterproof, auto shut-off, permenent battery. Had it for about 8 or 9 years now with no problems. It also calibrates itself everytime you turn it on so you get a measurment to the 1/10th of a pound. No cheatin with this scale. :)
     

  3. wpsatisfide

    wpsatisfide New Member

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    Ive got this scale as well and its great. Mine is newer so it will hold a tared weight in memory (ie a bag, etc) each use. Better though is it will hold 10 fish weights in memory and give you average weight of them.
     
  4. FlatGetter

    FlatGetter New Member

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    If you are fishing a small river (for flatheads) a 50lb. digital is good. If a big river a larger spring scale is better.
     
  5. Cattoo

    Cattoo New Member

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    i just got a 120 pound digital scale off of ebay. it weighs in pounds, kilos and ounces. it also has a temp guage and a 40 inch tape. it is a very nice scale but it does not have a brand name on it anywhere. i had to get it from some guy in australia.
     
  6. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Sadly, I've never had to weigh a 50# fish (yet), but when I tested my berkley scale with a 50# weight, the hook straightened out. I then went into the shop and came out with my big game spring scale (300#). It reads in 5# increments, so you have to look pretty close to figure on 1#, etc. but I promise the hook won't straighten on it. Don't know if I'll ever max it out, but it'll do until I get something better. ;)
     
  7. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    I'm pretty sure I considered buying that same scale.
     
  8. rpcathunter

    rpcathunter New Member

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    I just got a berkly sping scale that is also a grabber with a 24" handle, but I havn't got to try it out yet.
     
  9. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    I just bought a 100# spring scale from BPS. Have'nt used it yet. Payed $20.00 for it. My digital does'nt seem to work too well if it gets wet!:cursing:
     
  10. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    I use that Rapala wideloc and I think that it goes to 75 lbs. I love it, its all stainless and has a spring type scale. And the jaws are kinda like a bogagrip type thing and good for handling fish and for pictures. Hope this helps. Good luck in your search!
     
  11. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    i really like mine. i have a berkley 50lb digital scale. you can pick one up at walmart for around $20, i think its more like $17 but i could be mistaken. It's worked just great for me though.
     
  12. catchaser19

    catchaser19 New Member

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    I bought a 100# spring scale from cabelas. It also has this little piece that slides under the indicater so you dont have to struggle to look at it while holding the fish up you just hold it up let the fish sit then put it down look at the scale and the little piece of plastic sticks at the last known wieght. Works great and measures in 1# increments.
     
  13. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Rapala ProGuide 50 lb.Digital.I just need a Cat to overload it.peewee-williams
     
  14. shania

    shania New Member

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    I have the same scale as above. "Good Scale" :)
    :0a23:

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool:
    (Shaina)
     
  15. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    I also use the berkley digi scale. Its been all I need so far.
     
  16. tbartek

    tbartek New Member Supporting Member

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    I use an old old old Zebco De-Liar. Its probably way off but who cares.:big_smile:
     
  17. tatersalad

    tatersalad New Member

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  18. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    50 lb, Rapala, given to me by brother Rat.
     
  19. dataman

    dataman New Member

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    Berkley Digital Lip Grip--30#. For bigger fish-Bass Pro spring Scale--100#