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Mistermojo

Fish measuring device

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I'm looking to come up with a cheap alternative to the $15+ trough-style fish measurers. I'd love to be able to spend $7 or 8 tops. I thought about wallpaper trays, but they have ridges on the bottom, so that's out. I'm not interested in the flat-style tapes, only a trough-type item.

Thanks,

Mojo

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Have you ever thought about taking a length of 4 or 6 inch PVC pipe and cut it down the middle and then attach a yardstick to it?

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The PVC pipe thing would be the cheap way to go. I know it's not what you're looking for, but I have one called the "Hawg Trough" that is around $17 made in Mitchell SD and absolutely love it.

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take a piece of rain gutter cut to length you want put cap on on end buy a tape to stick inside and the way you go. used this for years works good.

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PVC or junk wood. If you go junk wood (like 2x4 or 2x6's), router the middle out, stick the yard stick right in the cut, and glue it down with wood clue. Box in the top 8-10 inches to keep the fish's head mounted, and then lacquer it a few times to protect the yard stick. You'll have a measuring board as good as the ones C.O.'s use.

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Scrap rain gutter and a stick on tape is the way I've seen them made. Although for what a stick on tape costs I'd just save up the extra 10 bucks and buy a Hawg Trough.

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I took a old tee square and cut the tee off. Then cut a small piece and JB weld it on end, then you got a good measureing stick that gose up to 48in. Works great!!!

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Surface Tension, thats funny right there laugh. If you end up making your own be carefull that the yard stick or stick on tape is accurate! My buddy got pinched with a fish 1/2 inch out of the slot. The yard stick he glued down was off alittle bit every inch or so - by the time he thought he put a 17 and a half inch walleye in the well it was 18 1/4 inch on the CO's red judge. Go ahead and build it just compare it to a Judge before you count on it, that way as is well!

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Joe's Sporting Goods in Little Canada sells a great fish measurer. Its not super long, maybe 24 inches. It is a white plastic material that is lightweight and floats all for $5.95. It also gives you estimated fish weights by length for most of the popular species.

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