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joejelly

Does anyone know where I might find info. for finding the weight of a fish based on the length. I've caught a few sunnies that were in the 10 to 11 inch range and was curious how much a fish of that length might weigh.

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ditchpickle6996

bass weight = (length x length x girth) / 1,200

pike weight = (length x length x length) / 3,500

sunfish weight = (length x length x length) / 1,200

trout weight = (length x girth x girth) / 800

walleye weight = (length x length x length) / 2,700

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SALMON

HOW BOUT PERCHIES, I HAVE ONE THAT GOES 14 3/4 LONG!!!

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TrophyEyes

How accurate do you believe those calculations are? I would say the walleye is believable to an extent. I have a few that prove it true within a couple ounces, but others that make it completely false. For example I have a 29.5” walleye that weighed 10lbs 11oz according to a DNR certified scale. Yes it looked like it ate a football. According to the calculations you presented it would have said that that walleye was 9.5 lbs. That is a huge discrepancy. And the difference between a trophy and not a trophy in my book. I am just wondering because I have a 33.5” walleye that I don’t have a weight on and this says it would be 13.9lbs, which I would agree with because it was a little bit skinnier, but who knows for sure.

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ditchpickle6996

Of course they are not exact or accurate for every fish just like every human 6' tall doesn't weigh the same. The only way to be exact is to weigh a fish on a quality scale. These formulas are for an estimate and as close as as you are going to get unless you weigh them!

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fish500

That's why I like to get a weight on a fish especially if it's a trophy. Personally, I would mount a sunfish if it was one pound four ounces or bigger and caught through the ice. It would probably have to be bigger if caught on the open water. There's a good chance I won't ever mount a sunfish.

I've measured nine inchers that were around 3/4 pound. Ten inchers are really big, but it's hard to guess the weight.

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ditchpickle6996

,,,, and I would never use these formulas on a trophy fish as I would want to know exactly how much my "trophy" weighed.

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joejelly

All I was looking for was an estimated guess. Thanks for the replies. With those calculations a 10.5 sunnie would be about .97 lbs. The one i caught I figured it was about 1 to 1.25 lbs. Not too far off. Once again thanks.

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TrophyEyes

I would agree about with you ditchpickle, but unfortunately I was in Northern Manitoba and my scale did not work due to some rust I was not aware of. I am only a catch and release guy now (other than a few eaters) and don’t ever keep these trophies unless they were possible state records. I usually take measurements, weight and pictures, however I was not able to get the weight. I had four witnesses, including my father, which really was the only important thing to me. It is the only fish I ever wonder about, but that’s what keeps me going back because she is still swimming around.

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