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northernsportman

fish size

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I got a question.... Do fish shrink or become longer when you throw them in the pail or on the ice while ice fishing (when they are dead)?

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i'm pretty sure they shrink like 1/3 of an inch when you throw them on the ice.

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They shrink. Think of when you lift weights. While lifting your muscles look bigger because they swell up with water. The same think happens when you fight a fish. They use their muscles and get larger by about a 1/4 of an inch for a little while.

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I think they expand. If you think about it, when Ice forms it expands, thus when a fish freezes I think it expands, not by much but it does. Who knows though!

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