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Fish Shrinkage #14088523 08/09/21 12:47 PM
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So people often say that fish are bigger when alive and shrink after you kill and clean them. I caught a trout when I was back home that I swear was 13 inches. After being cleaned and in the fridge overnight I measured it and it was 12 inches. Has anyone ever bothered to measure them before and after to see if they actually do shrink? Dumb question I know, but it's Monday.

Re: Fish Shrinkage [Re: CarlB] #14088585 08/09/21 01:24 PM
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Did you weigh them before and after? I would assume they lose a lot of water after being filleted.


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Happens when you put them in ice. I have noticed this when I get fish out of the cooler he next day to clean them


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Re: Fish Shrinkage [Re: CarlB] #14088768 08/09/21 04:19 PM
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When I fished tournaments, I would put my fish is icey water rather than just ice.


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Re: Fish Shrinkage [Re: CarlB] #14089173 08/09/21 09:45 PM
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a 13" fish isn't going to lose one whole inch.

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You have to allow for shrinkage! https://youtu.be/8DoARSlv-HU

Re: Fish Shrinkage [Re: CarlB] #14091946 08/12/21 01:15 AM
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Same thing happens when I get in cold water

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Originally Posted by Dubee
Same thing happens when I get in cold water


Your toes shrink?


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Re: Fish Shrinkage [Re: CarlB] #14093137 08/12/21 11:06 PM
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Same holds true on deer antlers.


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