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Culling fish #12545465
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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 ?

Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig] #12545471
12/20/17 11:25 PM
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Balance beam. Not affected by springs, or electronic weight sensors.


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Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig] #12545479
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Will it detect Hundredths? Asking because I don't know

Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig] #12545488
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Balance beam will be most accurate to compare 2 fish. Too many influences in scales from writing one fish to weighing another.

Re: Culling fish [Re: Wayne P.] #12545500
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Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Balance beam. Not affected by springs, or electronic weight sensors.


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Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig] #12545528
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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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Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig] #12545667
12/21/17 01:52 AM
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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.

Re: Culling fish [Re: the skipper] #12545862
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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.


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Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig] #12545887
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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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Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig] #12545893
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Just don't leave the tag in he fish when you cull it.

Re: Culling fish [Re: Raettig] #12545896
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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.

Re: Culling fish [Re: Matt Jackson] #12546011
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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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Re: Culling fish [Re: 2 Bee'z] #12546070
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Originally Posted By: 2 Bee'z
Just don't leave the tag in he fish when you cull it.
roflmao Who would do that?


Re: Culling fish [Re: 2 Bee'z] #12546087
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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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Re: Culling fish [Re: B.Hollingshead] #12546161
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[/quote]I do but I have a separate tag that says cull[/quote]
That's a good idea. Thanks


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