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#12782822 - 06/06/18 02:22 PM Question about measuring an Under
Shallow Waters Offline
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I know that when deciding if a fish is long enough to keep that you can swipe the tail, but if you are measuring for an "Under" do you have to swipe the tail to see if it will go over 16"? Or is swiping the tail for all fish the standard procedure?

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#12782828 - 06/06/18 02:27 PM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: Shallow Waters]
Ken A. Offline
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Shallow Waters
I know that when deciding if a fish is long enough to keep that you can swipe the tail, but if you are measuring for an "Under" do you have to swipe the tail to see if it will go over 16"? Or is swiping the tail for all fish the standard procedure?


Under or Over, swipe the tail to make it as long as possible. If it touches 16 inch mark you are running a big risk of not only losing the fish but also getting a nice souvenir from the GW.


Edited by Ken A. (06/06/18 02:28 PM)

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#12782867 - 06/06/18 03:03 PM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: Shallow Waters]
TxFisherman03 Offline
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The key answer is to make it as long as you can or achieve the greatest length. Mouth closed, gently bump bottom lip, pinch tail, then swipe. Remember, you are trying to achieve its greatest length.
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#12782912 - 06/06/18 03:41 PM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: Shallow Waters]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
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I agree, because to measure for overage, the same would be done.
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#12782916 - 06/06/18 03:45 PM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: Shallow Waters]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
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I agree, because to measure for overage, the same would be done.
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#12782962 - 06/06/18 04:25 PM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: Shallow Waters]
txmasterpo Offline
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Most tournament rules say it can't touch.... though that is not what the Texas law says....always swipe it
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#12783429 - 06/07/18 12:24 AM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: Shallow Waters]
catslayer Offline
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
If you can make it touch doing ANYTHING. then it ain't an under
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#12783431 - 06/07/18 12:45 AM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: catslayer]
cephusjoe Offline
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Originally Posted By: catslayer
If you can make it touch doing ANYTHING. then it ain't an under


Right here.... nailed it. Only one thing to add, it can touch 16 but can’t go over. Roll the dice if you want but don’t complain if you get turned away or a ticket.


Edited by cephusjoe (06/07/18 12:47 AM)
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#12783436 - 06/07/18 01:25 AM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: Shallow Waters]
WackySenko Offline
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Originally Posted By: catslayer
If you can make it touch doing ANYTHING. then it ain't an under


Rules to live by lol.

From fishing slot lakes my general conclusion is that they're going to do they're best to make them fit on either end within reason. If a pinch and swipe looks good you're ok. I'f it needs stepped on a little at the low end you're ok. But that's a 1/16th or less margin you're dealing with.
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#12783519 - 06/07/18 07:40 AM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: Shallow Waters]
LakeGilmerGuide Offline
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Registered: 03/28/17
Posts: 148
The person measuring fish at the Skeeter Owners Tournament last year said "I will do everything I can to make your fish 24 inches so I have to do everything I can to make a fish 16 inches"

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#12783522 - 06/07/18 07:42 AM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: catslayer]
Outlaw Outdoors Offline
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Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 253
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: catslayer
If you can make it touch doing ANYTHING. then it ain't an under


Per the TP&W laws, that's not true.

For largemouth bass, length limit is a 16-24” slot. Bass 16 inches and less or 24 inches or greater in length may be retained.

The way it reads, an under includes a 16" fish.
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#12783523 - 06/07/18 07:45 AM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: Outlaw Outdoors]
David Burton Offline
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Originally Posted By: Outlaw Outdoors
Originally Posted By: catslayer
If you can make it touch doing ANYTHING. then it ain't an under


Per the TP&W laws, that's not true.

For largemouth bass, length limit is a 16-24” slot. Bass 16 inches and less or 24 inches or greater in length may be retained.

The way it reads, an under includes a 16" fish.


But tournament rules can be more restrictive...
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#12783564 - 06/07/18 08:21 AM Re: Question about measuring an Under [Re: David Burton]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
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Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Originally Posted By: Outlaw Outdoors
Originally Posted By: catslayer
If you can make it touch doing ANYTHING. then it ain't an under


Per the TP&W laws, that's not true.

For largemouth bass, length limit is a 16-24” slot. Bass 16 inches and less or 24 inches or greater in length may be retained.

The way it reads, an under includes a 16" fish.


But tournament rules can be more restrictive... and vary from tournament to tournament. Read the rules for the event you are fishing.


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