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#10779065 - 04/19/15 12:05 PM Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $?
SLABXPRESS Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 1791
Loc: Teague, Texas
I have decent scales, but have never invested in a good culling system.
What's the best way to go without braking the bank?
Thanks!

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#10779078 - 04/19/15 12:17 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: SLABXPRESS]
fishin_farmer Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 413
Loc: Prosper,Texas
The rapala tough screen is what most guys use. I think they are around $40. Weigh your fish lock the weight in and touch slot 1-8. When you get 7 you just replace the smallest fish by touching it's number. Really simple. When I purchased mine I thought it would be a lot more money but I love it.

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#10779193 - 04/19/15 01:40 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: SLABXPRESS]
whitneylakerat Offline
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Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 619
Loc: Lake Whitney
^^what he said, and a culling board in case a couple are close.
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#10779256 - 04/19/15 02:14 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: fishin_farmer]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2296
Loc: Belton, TX
Originally Posted By: fishin_farmer
The rapala tough screen is what most guys use. I think they are around $40. Weigh your fish lock the weight in and touch slot 1-8. When you get 7 you just replace the smallest fish by touching it's number. Really simple. When I purchased mine I thought it would be a lot more money but I love it.

Academy has culling floats. The ones I've seen are big floats for bass and too big for crappie IMO. Academy also has a culling system with colored rubber tubes and a small dry erase card. The tubes have small clamps on the end. I don't like the clamps as they tend to come lose. If you don't use the Rapala system, you'll need a small dry erase board and marker to keep the weight written down. Or a small pad and pen for numbering fish. The dry erase system is a problem in the rain and I had to keep mine in a zip lock bag.
The Rapala system works better. Most are accurate within a few hundredths of a certified scale. Also has eight small red floats that attach to the fish to correspond to the number on the screen. Helps find that smallest fish when you need to cull. The clamps that were attached to the float didn't last long and I replaced those with brass safety pins. Those will stay attached to the fish. The small red floats are just the right size and don't hamper the fish's ability to swim in the live well. Keep some extra AA batteries in the boat for the scale. And there's eight markers for eight fish in case one dies.
Another good scale is made by America Weigh Scale and available on line. Another good accurate scale. Models are SR-5 and SR-20 and run on AAA batteries.


Edited by Ken Gaby (04/19/15 02:24 PM)
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#10781806 - 04/20/15 01:29 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: Ken Gaby]
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fish culling balance bar

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#10782302 - 04/20/15 04:10 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: SLABXPRESS]
tboxfish Offline
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Registered: 12/08/07
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Although I have several digital scales from my days on the dark side - LOL, I got the touch screen Rapala system with the 8 floats that others have been talking about. GREAT SYSTEM!
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#10782665 - 04/20/15 06:59 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: SLABXPRESS]
Squeaky Offline
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Registered: 10/14/11
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Loc: Lindale, Texas
That's good to hear Todd... I just ordered one!
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#10782955 - 04/20/15 08:29 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: fishin_farmer]
Stucky76 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 11095
Loc: Bedford, TX
Originally Posted By: fishin_farmer
The rapala tough screen is what most guys use. I think they are around $40. Weigh your fish lock the weight in and touch slot 1-8. When you get 7 you just replace the smallest fish by touching it's number. Really simple. When I purchased mine I thought it would be a lot more money but I love it.


This ^
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#10782993 - 04/20/15 08:40 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: SLABXPRESS]
angus56 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/08
Posts: 768
Loc: Gunter, TX
How does one calibrate the Rapala culling system. We used Crappie Quest's unit at Crappie Fest and it was way off from what the club's scale was. Our fish in the boat weighted 1.71 and 1.76 but once at the club's scale weighted 1.84lbs and 1.83LBS?

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#10783093 - 04/20/15 09:09 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: SLABXPRESS]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Registered: 05/08/07
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Loc: Belton, TX
Not sure they can be re-calibrated. I'd find some place that certifies scales and ask if they can certify the scale. I think cost is about $25-35.
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#10783177 - 04/20/15 09:34 PM Re: Tourney guys...what's the best culling system for the $? [Re: angus56]
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 2477
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
Originally Posted By: angus56
How does one calibrate the Rapala culling system. We used Crappie Quest's unit at Crappie Fest and it was way off from what the club's scale was. Our fish in the boat weighted 1.71 and 1.76 but once at the club's scale weighted 1.84lbs and 1.83LBS?

My hand scale is very accurate when compared to my meat scale at home, it is always within .02 even after all day of fishing, till the time I get home and weigh them on my meat scale.

We weighed two fish at the Crappiefest, one was a 1.49 on my hand scale and it weighed 1.56 on the club scales. The other fish was a 1.96 and it weighed 1.98 on the club scales?????

I think the basket and any additional water, makes up the difference. Just my thought.

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