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stifler51

fish scales

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which fish scale do u use to weigh ur fish? and what is the best/worse? pros cons?

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Berkley's seem OK. I have one it only needs to go to 20lbs. Don't need any thing bigger, just hurts larger fish anyways.

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a tape measure is the most reliable in my book.

No need to mess around with scales. That is "old school" smile

In the past I have found that the spring type work the far the best. I would'nt touch a digital one, to many things to go wrong.

however, like jim said, weighing fish does hurt them. If you intend on releasing them, just measure them. there are some good conversion charts out there to find aprox weight via lenght and girth.

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Length is the best way in my book unless you are caught up with an ounce or two its the best way to go

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boga grip

I think of mine as a gaff in the winter and a net in the summer, it also has this nice spring scale on it. Once you have on a fishes mouth they can thrash all they want. It is abit spendy though.

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I have the berkley tournament scale.. Its been a very good one for me, but I have never used it in the winter.

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I never use a scale. I measure the lenght and girth if I need a weight. I do have a Boga grip and it does work very well.

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i usually use just length and girth but was lookin into maybe getting one, i only fish walleye during the summer so nothing would be over 20lbs anyways

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My brother taught me to hook the scale on the rim of the net and weigh the fish in it. Then after releasing the fish, weigh the net, and subtract the difference. Never seemed to hurt the fish, just make it quick.

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If its worth measuring or weighing.. then I just go ahead and assume its 3 ounces shy of the state record and sadly put it back.. but enjoy spreading the "story"..

works perfect!

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