texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
jwalker497, natureboy31, Redneckelly, Crosscampbell, FortWorthFishing
116106 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 105,120
hopalong 101,085
Pilothawk 81,443
John175☮ 80,347
Bigbob_FTW 77,420
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 67,158
Mark Perry 64,471
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,159,982
Posts15,867,146
Members141,106
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Measuring fish while wade fishing #13187700 06/16/19 10:48 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,186
L
Lil joe Offline OP
TFF Team Angler
OP Offline
TFF Team Angler
L
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,186
I have tried the stick on measuring tape on my rods and marks on my rods but its difficult to juggle everything keeping my reel out of the water and trying to hang on to a flopping slippery fish while trying to hold it up to my rod and not lose the fish, especially when Im in water chest high. Theres got to be a be better way that I havent found. I hate to put questionable fish in my basket and wait until I go back to the bank even though the fish do stay completely healthy in my basket most of the time

Re: Measuring fish while wade fishing [Re: Lil joe] #13187765 06/17/19 12:36 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 45
C
Chuckybrown Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 45
Use fingernail polish to mark spots at 14, 15, 20, 27 28, etc (or wherever you want) according to the fish you chase.

Good luck!

Re: Measuring fish while wade fishing [Re: Lil joe] #13187792 06/17/19 01:13 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,875
T
Texas Fight Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
T
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,875

Not me

[Linked Image]

Re: Measuring fish while wade fishing [Re: Lil joe] #13187796 06/17/19 01:18 AM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,810
B
Bayou Burner Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
B
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,810


"Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway."

John Wayne

ADHAERO VIRTUTI
Re: Measuring fish while wade fishing [Re: Lil joe] #13187988 06/17/19 11:52 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 1,042
J
Jerry713 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
J
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 1,042
I've seen guys drag a measuring board or hog trough behind them but to me that's just one more thing to drag. One of the things I look for in buying rods is having the measurement marks already on the rod. It's easy to hold a fish up to the rod and see if he's legal. If it's close I'll throw it back.

I have never tried this but I have used Gorilla glue super glue as extra adhesion for stick on things like this and it works great. I'd bet it'd work on a rod too.

https://www.zoro.com/gorilla-glue-s...Tmrnw4gIVDWeGCh0PyAPbEAQYBCABEgIwPvD_BwE

The fingernail polish works good too I just don't have a steady enough hand to do even a decent job at applying it.


You get out of it what you put into it!
Re: Measuring fish while wade fishing [Re: Lil joe] #13188049 06/17/19 01:23 PM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 338
G
Glitchmo Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
G
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 338
Fingernail polish along the rod blank is my preference. Saves time fussing with backpacks and pockets and bags, and its better for the fish you do release because its faster.

Plus you'll never forget your measuring tape.

Re: Measuring fish while wade fishing [Re: Lil joe] #13188065 06/17/19 01:35 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 15,358
C
COFF Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
C
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 15,358
I put a ring on my rod with colored electrical tape. Red tape at 20" and 28" to mark the slot for redfish, and blue tape at 15" and 25" to mark the slot for trout.

Most of the time you can tell with just a glance, and not even have to pull the fish out of the water. If it close enough that you actually have to pull the tail together to get the accurate measurement, then you aren't going to be able to do that wading anyway.


Re: Measuring fish while wade fishing [Re: Lil joe] #13188154 06/17/19 02:36 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 146
K
K5RCD Online Content
Outdoorsman
Online Content
Outdoorsman
K
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 146
Use a flexible sewing ruler. Inexpensive lasts a long time if rinsed off after saltwater exposure. Tie the far end to forceps, dehooker etc and the near end to your belt loop. It's always handy and convenient.



[img]https://www.amazon.com/Blisstime-Ta...;qid=1560781836&s=gateway&sr=8-9[/img]

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3