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I caught this bass but didn't have a scale to weigh him. He was 22 inches long. How much would you guess he weighed?
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good you got the pic up. i would say 5-8 playing it safe lol
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   JB
Hard to tell, I would say 6 - 7.
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   JIMMY W
6.5
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where did you catch it
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Cody, you know you didn't catch that fish. That new little baby you and Jenn had Friday caught that fish. It bigger than her. I told you they had big bass and crappie in that pond behind your house.

Congrates on the new little one and I'm glad she looks like her mother.

Call me I missed your call earlier
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   S a l t y
5 1/2 lbs.
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   junebug
7 1/2 easy. Very nice.
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i would say 8-9 lbs. Huge Mouth and girth
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   JB
For that fish to be over 8 lbs, it would have to be longer than 22 inches.
Think about this; a healthy 16 inch fish is 2 lbs, give or take an ounce. A fish 6 inches longer is not gonna weigh 6 more pounds. 1 inch does not equal 1 pound.

*NOTE - This is just my opinion. It is not right nor is it wrong. I am no biologist or professional fish measurer.
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   S a l t y
There is no way that bass weighs anywhere near 8 lbs. The dude's hand is closer to 8 than the fish. 5 1/2...5 3/4 max.
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i wouldnt say his hand is 8 lbs lol..
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Is probably between 7 3/4 lbs and 8 1/4 lbs. Ive only seen several HUNDRED fish that size, so my guess is only a guess.
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Eric, The baby weighed 6.2 pounds so the fish may be bigger than the baby.

I caught it in my backyard, ran inside had my wife take a pic and I released it.

I have caught some over 5 pounds and this one was alot bigger but I really don't know what it weighs.

I will say this, my entire hand with my thumb sticking out fit in his/her mouth.
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   YeaURight
The longer the arms the bigger the fish.
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My opinion is 5 plus. We just recently took a trip to toledo and out of our group we had some 3's, 4's and 5's and that one is bigger than the 5's easy. I agree with the guys that said 6-7.
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   S a l t y
"Ive only seen several HUNDRED fish that size." - Made To GO

Were any of 'em on scales...? :)
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   Matt Wahl
My wife would have beat me if I brought a live fish into the living room. Haha.

I wonder what she would do if I started cleaning them on the coffee table.
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   kjs123
http://www.fishingreporters.com/fish-calculators/

i tried it with a fish, because i do have a scale. it was 2 oz off from my scale....thats not too bad
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KJS: I have no clue what the girth was.
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A fish in the living room???
Your wife must be cool as hell
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   cajunsorc
The IGFA uses a formula to determine weight of a fish based on the lenght and girth. The formula would get you within 5% of the weight of the fish. By lookin at the pics I would guess between 5.75 and 6.75. But its very hard to guess from a pic.
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judging by the second pic... I'd say ~6lbs!! Great fish man! And thanks for not getting on here and quoting a weight of 10lbs!!!! LOL
What did ya catch her on?
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re:
"Ive only seen several HUNDRED fish that size." - Made To GO

Were any of 'em on scales...? :) "

No they were on Lake Fork :)

Matter of fact, Texas state record is 18.18 lbs...ONLY 25 INCHES LONG....

Is this settled yet? :)
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Salty, that was funny!
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No doubt about that fish is 6+. My biggest was 21" or so and it was 6 lbs, just spawned out and empty. Definitely woulda been atleast a lb bigger. That is a big healthy looking fish. Somewhere in the 6-8lb range
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6+ Easy. I wonder what it would way if it were pre-spawn.
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   cullin
The number two bass in Texas was 17.67lbs and it was 27.5 inches long? So whats your point?

No, This isn't over yet!! LOL
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This chart says almost 7. Although this could vary, atleast it gives you a general idea. And i have found it is usually close. That fish looks 7 to me

http://www.windycityfishing.com/bass_conversion_chart.htm
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Actually an inch does start equalling a pound. The bigger bass get the less they increase in length and more in girth and weight. like they said 27 inch bass at 18lbs. that is 11 inches longer and 16lbs heavier than your 2lber.
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   topsisme
this chart is accurate http://www.thejump.net/fishing/basschart.htm
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   JB
Maybe so, like I said, I am no professional fish weigher. Regardless of how long that fish or any other fish is, I still say no way can that fish be 8+.

I am not bashing the guy or calling him a liar. I am happy he caught it and even happier that he released it.
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Is pushing 8lbs. If you look at the time of year the top 50 bass were caught in Texas, they had eggs, look at their length...

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the one i have mounted is 5 lbs and around 18-19 inches long so yall do the math on this one. im saying around 8 lbs
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   lookn4dux
Meat....That is extremely dirty!!!!!!

8lbs
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   capt-mike
I think the bass in the photo is somewhere between 6 and 7. I've caught two fish that weighed right at or under 8 this spring and they were 24" each. My fish were both pretty thick and full of eggs. The girth will tell the tale. Bass weight can be very decieving. Go to the sewing section of Wal-Mart and get a retractable tape measure for $1.50 and use this formula next time. It is deadly accurate on Bass.
Length X Girth X Girth divided by 800. The tape is plastic coated and should stay in you tackle box. Whatever the case, that's a fine fish. I'll take it any day.

Mike Herrmann
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Nice bass my brother. Will it count in the East vs. West tourney? What was she caught on?
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