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#11739685 - 07/24/16 03:44 PM Guess The Weight
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I didn't have scales. The tip of the cork to the butt of the rod is 10.5" and the reel is 2.75" across.

Caught in the Brazos below Whitney, today.




Edited by Lloyd5 (07/24/16 03:45 PM)
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#11739734 - 07/24/16 04:13 PM Re: Guess The Weight [Re: Lloyd5]
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The fish or the rod?

Just kidding, I'm not good at estimating weights, but that's a nice bass.

But seriously, what size rod were you using?

Congratulations!

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#11739743 - 07/24/16 04:17 PM Re: Guess The Weight [Re: Lloyd5]
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3.76
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#11739893 - 07/24/16 05:50 PM Re: Guess The Weight [Re: Lloyd5]
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The rod is a 9' 6wt, with 8lb test tippet.

I'd caught a big bluegill and when I had the bluegill halfway to me this bass attacked it, spit it out and came back and took it again. I set the hook like you normally would for a bass and the hook came out of the bluegill and into the bass's lip. That's the third or fourth time that's happened in the past year or so.

Best I can tell is it's 21" long and 21" girth, based on the known lengths in the photo and how thick I remember it being. From the formula this would be an 8.16lb bass. Or so it would appear to me, how about to you?

Here's the link to the measurement system: http://legacy.myfwc.com/fish/


Edited by Lloyd5 (07/24/16 05:59 PM)
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#11740118 - 07/24/16 07:48 PM Re: Guess The Weight [Re: Lloyd5]
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Pretty good formula with the slander tail I would say 7.5 my self and I've caught a few big bass (see sig pics for reference) great fish Lloyd!
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#11740450 - 07/24/16 10:51 PM Re: Guess The Weight [Re: Lloyd5]
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Nice fish! cheers Only guessing I would say 4 to 5 pounds. noidea
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#11740510 - 07/25/16 03:55 AM Re: Guess The Weight [Re: Lloyd5]
Lloyd5 Offline
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I made a dumb math error. I still take it the bass is 21" long but the girth is more like 16". For some reason I was thinking the reel is 3 1/2" but it's 2 3/4" and I was using that to gauge the "depth" of the bass, and going from memory on thickness. By the formula this would be a 7 lb bass.

He was definitely a blast to catch.

LT
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