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#12545465 - 12/20/17 05:18 PM Culling fish
Raettig Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 155
Loc: ALEDO
What is the most accurate item you can buy to weigh fish on the water?
Reason I ask is I fished the fish and chips, had a 5 and a 4 other 3 fish were 2 pounds
plus or minus ended up with 16.17 pounds 12th place 7 hundredths from cashing a check.
Culled fish by me and my partners eye all afternoon , skinny and long, short and fat in the
back of my mind , did we nail it, did we keep the bigger fish we will never know.
What is the best tool out there ?

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#12545471 - 12/20/17 05:25 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Balance beam. Not affected by springs, or electronic weight sensors.
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#12545479 - 12/20/17 05:29 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig]
Raettig Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 155
Loc: ALEDO
Will it detect Hundredths? Asking because I don't know

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#12545488 - 12/20/17 05:38 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig]
Shallow Waters Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 550
Balance beam will be most accurate to compare 2 fish. Too many influences in scales from writing one fish to weighing another.

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#12545500 - 12/20/17 05:54 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: Wayne P.]
Donald Harper Online   happy
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Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Balance beam. Not affected by springs, or electronic weight sensors.


This.
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#12545528 - 12/20/17 06:24 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Yep...get a good beam. I have been screwed by cheap scales and started more arguments (that I didn't win) over my scales weight vs the tourney scale. Never again. I catch five keepers and then use the beam to cull. Let the tourney scale put me in my place.
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#12545667 - 12/20/17 07:52 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig]
the skipper Online   content
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We don't even use a scale anymore. If you can't see the difference put them on a beam. Then you know for sure.

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#12545862 - 12/20/17 10:03 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: the skipper]
SoCal Tom Offline
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Originally Posted By: the skipper
We don't even use a scale anymore. If you can't see the difference put them on a beam. Then you know for sure.


This ^^^
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#12545887 - 12/20/17 10:19 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig]
SKEETER_MAN_225 Offline
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Loc: TEXAS
I have my own crazy system down that works for me, but I use a scale and a balance beam.
I use the scale mainly to keep track of what weights I have instead of writing it down. but the balance beam never lies.
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#12545893 - 12/20/17 10:23 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig]
2 Bee'z Online   happy
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Registered: 07/23/15
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Loc: Lake Texoma, TX
Just don't leave the tag in he fish when you cull it.

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#12545896 - 12/20/17 10:23 PM Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig]
Matt Jackson Online   content
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 1364
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Every time we put the beam in the the boat we can't catch squat. Take it out and no problems but tend to wish we had it.
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#12546011 - 12/21/17 06:43 AM Re: Culling fish [Re: Matt Jackson]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Matt Jackson
Every time we put the beam in the the boat we can't catch squat. Take it out and no problems but tend to wish we had it.
I have the same problem with nets.....it's why I've learned to boat flip 6 pounders and down and lip the big ones. The net is always under the throwable and three life jackets and maybe a couple rain jackets.

Maybe you just need to bury the beam under a bunch of stuff.
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#12546070 - 12/21/17 07:51 AM Re: Culling fish [Re: 2 Bee'z]
Rob W. Online   happy
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Registered: 10/26/10
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Loc: stephenville
Originally Posted By: 2 Bee'z
Just don't leave the tag in he fish when you cull it.
roflmao Who would do that?
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#12546087 - 12/21/17 07:59 AM Re: Culling fish [Re: 2 Bee'z]
B.Hollingshead Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 2106
Loc: ft.worth
Originally Posted By: 2 Bee'z
Just don't leave the tag in he fish when you cull it.
I do but I have a separate tag that says cull and the TH Marine beam has notches for the tags. To the OP Cul M rite is the most accurate scale to the hundredths and a balance beam is the best combo.
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#12546161 - 12/21/17 08:45 AM Re: Culling fish [Re: B.Hollingshead]
One fish Bill Online   content
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Registered: 05/12/05
Posts: 1911
Loc: Granbury
[/quote]I do but I have a separate tag that says cull[/quote]
That's a good idea. Thanks
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