Below is a picture of me, with the 50-lb flathead I caught friday night...I am a big guy 6-4 275lbs, so remember that with your guess. If you did not know the weight would you guess this fish weighed 50-lbs...less than 50-lbs, more than 50-lbs? My fishing buddy Roger thinks his scales is off, and this fish actually weighed more, it sure as hell felt like it..But they could be weighing heavy also. The scales he has are digital and only acurate to 50-lbs, I seen 52-lbs a couple times on his scales, but also seen 50lbs 13ounces which is what I went with. Next time I will bring my sclaes also.