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Flats
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Jul 2019
2635 posts

Fish scale?
I caught what may have been a personal best largemouth Sunday and didn't have a *(&*%% scale. Are they all pretty much the same, made in China, last a couple of years?

I didn't want to keep a fish that big so I had to settle for measuring it, it was 26.5". Interwebs puts it between 10 and 11 lbs.


Loup
McNeese State Fan
Broussard
Member since Apr 2019
983 posts

re: Fish scale?
There were some good responses here

LINK

I ended up going with this one from Amazon since it was 10 bucks and my dad loses stuff. It seems pretty solid. The hook is garbage so I filed a catfish hook down and removed the barb as a replacement.

LINK


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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
18169 posts

re: Fish scale?
how much are you wanting to spend?

I have a boga grip. It's bullet proof.


TopWaterTiger
LSU Fan
Lake Charles, LA
Member since May 2006
7739 posts

re: Fish scale?
quote:

how much are you wanting to spend?

I have a boga grip. It's bullet proof.


Boga is the best. 15 lb scale can be igfa certified if you want to send it off. They are that accurate. No digital read out though. Has weight lines in every half pound.


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
18169 posts

re: Fish scale?
I'm guessing someone isn't a fan of Boga with the down votes.

Bet they won't say why though


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Flats
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Jul 2019
2635 posts

re: Fish scale?
Growing up on the coast I know about the Bogas, I was just going to get a digital something. I kayak fish a lot and a $125 scale would be something else I'd need to tether.


Itismemc
Jacksonville St. Fan
LA
Member since Nov 2008
4227 posts

re: Fish scale?
Rapala Tournament Scale

This thisn is awesome, especially if your a tournament angler. Makes Culling a breeze



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speckledawg
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Somewhere Salty
Member since Nov 2016
2200 posts

re: Fish scale?
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I kayak fish a lot


Then the boga is what you want. It's easy to quickly grab one, spins when the fish flops and doesn't let go of them. I have a float attached to mine in case I drop it over the side of the kayak. It's been going strong for many years.


TopWaterTiger
LSU Fan
Lake Charles, LA
Member since May 2006
7739 posts

re: Fish scale?
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Then the boga is what you want. It's easy to quickly grab one, spins when the fish flops and doesn't let go of them. I have a float attached to mine in case I drop it over the side of the kayak. It's been going strong for many years.



Agree. I added the float. Used mine heavily when Wade fishing. Could get wet. Couldn’t hurt em.


And agree bbvdd. Can’t please everyone


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Flats
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Jul 2019
2635 posts

re: Fish scale?
Fish in question


Homey the Clown
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2009
4009 posts

re: Fish scale?
I couldn't tell you how much that thing weighed as I have never personally seen one over around 7lbs, but that is definitely a pig! Nice catch!


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
18169 posts

re: Fish scale?
That's a good ol bigun...


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Flats
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Jul 2019
2635 posts

re: Fish scale?
I have one mounted that's 10 lbs 12 oz, and it's about the same size or slightly bigger. There are online calculators but all I had was a ruler on the cooler lid so I got length but not girth. It's almost certainly between 10 and 11, maybe just over 11. Oh well. I'll have to make do with the picture and no weight.

We were crushing small ones, and I had just got done commenting that if they cleaned out some of the small ones they could get some size when that sucker hit. We got him and one that was 5-6 lbs, every other one (probably 40 between 3 of us) was less than 2.

Went the next day to a new place, full of bream, cypress and bottom structure that looked like bass heaven, and got completely skunked. Fish calendar said it was a 100% day, but nobody told the fish.


Big Bill
McNeese State Fan
Down da Bayou
Member since Sep 2015
276 posts

re: Fish scale?
2nd the Rapala Tournament Scale. My tourny partner and I each bought one and they are extremely accurate.


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