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musky396

got a big one..any guess on girth?

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Caught a 52.5 on Tonka this morning. Didn't have a tape to get the girth, and am curious about the weight. On the weight calculator, length*.46 puts it at 24 inch girth and 38 lbs. It seemed fatter than that though. Tonka muskies tend to run a little skinny in my opinion, but this one was pretty darn fat. I want to put it at 25 or 26, but is that realistic at this time of year? Don't have too much (any) experience with a ski as big as this one.

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You don't have a pic of it, do ya? That'd make it alot easier!

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Tonka muskies tend to run a little skinny in my opinion, but this one was pretty darn fat. I want to put it at 25 or 26, but is that realistic at this time of year?

That is big for this time of the year, that would put the fish around 41 pounds if it had a 25 inch girth. It's possible but like fishuhalik said a photo would help a ton.

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Wow - nice fish! Can't guess on girth but would love to see pix!

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You don't have a pic of it, do ya? That'd make it alot easier!
I have pics but dont know how to post them.

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upload all pictures onto photobucket or photo-hosting sites then just cnp the HTML codes and you're good to go...

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24 is a lot bigger than you think. Not saying it's not possible but look at the girth on this 53.5 caught in October and tell me what you think it's girth is.

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musky396, you can e-mail them to me and I can post them if you'd like. scootsfishing at yahoo dot com

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Here's a 53 1/4 x 24 1/2 for comparison. You start to get a good belly sag at 24 which is really really big.

Copyofjim5325x245.jpg

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Here are the pics that musky sent me:

GiantMuskie2.jpg

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GiantMuskie5.jpg

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Not saying it's not possible but look at the girth on this 53.5 caught in October and tell me what you think it's girth is.

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i'd say 48x22

That's a nice fish but I do not think it'll get to the 25-26" girth mark. Somewhere around 22 is my guess... A great fish and great release shot too!

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That's a kick-arse release photo!!! whistle

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Nice fish and awesome pictures. I say around 21"-22".

bRIAN

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very nice looking fish my guess in the low 20s like the other guys are sayin

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I'd guess 21-22 also. Calm and high sun no less. Beautiful fish. Mine was 23.5 and it was huge. It takes a whale of a girth to get that 25 or better as somebody mentioned. I think we might all tend to overjudge the girth when we get a chunky one.

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I think we might all tend to overjudge the girth when we get a chunky one.

Agree 100%. The few fish I've girthed I was suprised at how low the number was.

Great picture on the release Musky396.

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