So here is the reason I asked this question. I doubt these tournament scales are off and of course photos are always hard to judge due to type of camera, how the fish is held, etc.... But in this one particular case it seems off to me.
The first photo above is a total of 30.32lbs, with the left fish being 9.21 and the right fish being 9.28. The second photo below, the total is 16.71 with the big fish at 7.71. To me, especially since the second photo guy isn't holding that fish way out, and the fact that the first pick has 2 over 9lbs, that big fish looks bigger than 7.71.
Here are some other examples, and wanted to see if you guys still thought it was 7.71 or if it was a bit bigger?
Here are the fish side by side, 7.71 vs 9.21 vs 9.28
Here is Brent Ehrler's fish he just caught Wednesday, 9.11 and holding it way out, and the other big fish at 7.71
Here is Clint Davis's 7.62 fish he just caught yesterday and holding it way out vs the 7.71