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Craig Sanders

Fish Weighing Scales

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I have a hand-held Rapala 50 lb. digital fish weighing scale. Lately it has been acting up slightly. I can weigh a fish once and weigh it again and it will weigh two ounces different. I think they are fairly accurate under normal conditions.

I am thinking of getting another digital scale. I'm thinking of getting a smaller unit like the Rapala 15 lb. model and hoefully it will be more consistent.

Does anyone have any ideas or have experience with a better and more precise and accurate scale?

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I have yet to find one that is right on all the time. I have heard some good reports on the XTackle one with the lip grips. It flotas but is spendy.

I use my Rapala and its surprisingly close. I weigh fish 3 times and then average it out and its close enough to decide wich fish to keep. If your in a tourney and cant decide wich fish to keep a hanger is the only way to truely tel. Put 1 fish on each side and see wich one hangs lowest and thats the heavier one.

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I have a berkley tournament scale, It came with clips that you can hook in the fishes mouth... I have had more than a few tournaments, where the weight I think i have will be within an ounce of what the tournament scale says for all 5 fish... I am quite pleased with it at least. Accurate to 1/4 oz. I have also put a fish in the well and weighed it a few times in a day to see what you are talking about and it has always read within an ounce.

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I had a Rapala scale that I used to love, then about 3 years ago I caught a 31" walleye on the north end of Millacs, I hooked it up and all I got was flashing numbers, my buddy that was with me now owns it, and I havent had a need for one since crazy

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A fishes size grows exponentially as the fisherman retells of it's catch to another. The scale maker must have built this feature into the devise. The more time that passes, the more the fish weighs. That explains the weight difference grin

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I have a 30 lb berkely tec digital scale. Those buttons are kind of hard to press to get working. Suppose it works well for preventing accidental unit turn on, but makes for timely scale weighing very time consuming.

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