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#420312 - 08/05/15 07:25 PM What does she weigh?
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One of these days I'm going to get a boca grip and remember to take it with me...

22 1/4 long, 7 1/2 tall at the belly

Oh and for those that want to know - 4 1/4 tall by 4 wide gape.



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#420313 - 08/05/15 08:13 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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I'm going to guess #7. If you don't have a scale, you can get a circumference at maximum width to get a girth. There is a formula to estimate weight from those two measurements.
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#420314 - 08/05/15 08:30 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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I would guess somewhere between 7 and 8 lbs. Nice fish!
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#420322 - 08/05/15 10:14 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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Thanks for making the all important mouth gape measurements. Data will be useful.
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#420351 - 08/06/15 08:52 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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I'm ordering a digital scale today...this will be the last fish I catch without the immediate ability to weigh her...

I'm having Cecil do a replica mount for me - the fish is hopefully doing just fine back in her home BOW...maybe I can catch her again in a year or two.

I'm looking at several sites that have length to weight charts, but none of them take girth into account.
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#420354 - 08/06/15 09:41 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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Really nice fish, Dale! Congrats!
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#420363 - 08/06/15 10:10 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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Nice fish

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#420367 - 08/06/15 10:13 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: Rainman]
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Originally Posted By: Rainman
Really nice fish, Dale! Congrats!


Thanks Rex!
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#420370 - 08/06/15 10:26 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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Here you go - LMB - bass weight estimator.


From -- http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=65734&page=1

Guys :

Notice this. Standard calculation methods used for estimating large LMB weights (not RW) that I have seen are as follows:

L x L x G / 1000 for longer fish and

L x G x G / 800 for wider fish.

I have found that using the 2 methods gives a weight range that is accurate. But look at several of these fish.

No. 1 26x26x20/1000= 13.52
26x20x20/800= 13.00
Fish 1 at 13.14 is right in that range

No. 5 25.75x25.75x20/1000= 13.26
25.75x20x20/800 = 12.875
Fish 5 at 13.82 is half a pound over both methods. She must have had a big lunch of 1lb. LMB. laugh

No. 2 25x25x22/1000 = 13.75
25x22x22/800 = 15.125
Fish 2 at 13.48 is 3/10ths lb. under both methods . She must have skipped lunch. eek

Like us they come in all shapes and sizes and weights . Just don't start with the "big bone structure" human type measurement concept or we will never figure this out. confused
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#420372 - 08/06/15 10:36 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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I have a 22.25 inch on the wall and she was 7.50 pounds. I also have a 23.5 inch on the wall and it was 8.25 pounds. So I would say it's in that realm like others have said 7 to 7.50 pounds I bet. Nice fish man!! Congrats!

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#420373 - 08/06/15 10:38 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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I'm going to have to make an assumption on this calculation...because I didn't have a flex tape. The height was 7.5 - length was 22.25.

I don't know a proper ratio to calc width from height and length. If I guess a width of 4.5 - that gives me a circumference of 19.15.

Based on the above then we're looking at:

22.25 X 22.25 X 19.15/1000 = 9.48

22.25 X 19.15 X 19.15/800 = 10.19

That's too big isn't it? I don't have any experience with LMB this big. I was guessing the same as above, between 7 and 8 lbs. MAYBE low 8's?

Those of you with lunker creds speak up. I don't have any.
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#420374 - 08/06/15 10:39 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: RC51]
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Originally Posted By: RC51
I have a 22.25 inch on the wall and she was 7.50 pounds. I also have a 23.5 inch on the wall and it was 8.25 pounds. So I would say it's in that realm like others have said 7 to 7.50 pounds I bet. Nice fish man!! Congrats!

RC


That seems more like a good measurement/weight to me.
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#420375 - 08/06/15 10:40 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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Some weights for corresponding measurements of largemouth bass blanks used to make replicas (reproductions).




Length, girth, weight

22 1/2" 16" 6 1/4
22 1/2" 17 1/2" 7 1/2
22 1/2" 17 " 6 3/4
22 1/2" 18 " 8 3/4
22 1/2 " 19" 8 3/4
221/2" 19 1/2" 9.0
221/2 " 19 1/2" 9 1/4
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#420600 - 08/10/15 01:14 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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My guess

22.25 X 22.25 X 14.5/1000 = 7.17

22.25 X 14.5 X 14.5/800 = 5.84
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#420602 - 08/10/15 01:26 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: ewest]
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Originally Posted By: ewest
My guess

22.25 X 22.25 X 14.5/1000 = 7.17

22.25 X 14.5 X 14.5/800 = 5.84


I think your top guess is pretty much right...I've caught several 6 lb LMB and she was a good bit bigger than that. My initial guess before any measurements was just over 7. I've spent a bunch of time looking at pics of other LMB and just based on comparison that's still what I think. I don't believe she would be 8. I'm sticking with low to mid 7 as she came out of the water.

Cecil and I have a plan (or more accurately Cecil steered my novice butt in the right direction) and I believe the blank will be ordered shortly.
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#420698 - 08/11/15 03:15 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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A very nice fish anyway you gauge it. Cecil will do an excellent job for you. See this.

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#420709 - 08/11/15 07:55 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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Thanks for the kind words Eric. Blank has been ordered.
I will document the progress step by step here if that's O.K.
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#420728 - 08/12/15 12:35 AM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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That diorama is sweet! Awesome LMB - I'm saying every ounce of 8.25!
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#420754 - 08/12/15 01:50 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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Please do Cecil !
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#420760 - 08/12/15 02:37 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: teehjaeh57]
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Originally Posted By: teehjaeh57
That diorama is sweet! Awesome LMB - I'm saying every ounce of 8.25!


Dale left it up to me so we ordered the 8 3/4 pound 22 1/2 inch blank.


Edited by Cecil Baird1 (08/12/15 02:38 PM)
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#420764 - 08/12/15 03:52 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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Based on one that I caught back in 2012, I'd guess between 6 3/4 and 7 1/4#
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#420767 - 08/12/15 04:12 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: stickem']
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Originally Posted By: stickem'

Based on one that I caught back in 2012, I'd guess between 6 3/4 and 7 1/4#


Stick, 7 1/4 was my guess but like I said I've never caught a LMB that big so I went with Cecil's expert opinion...she's a fat pig no doubt about that.
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#420771 - 08/12/15 04:49 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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Originally Posted By: dlowrance
Originally Posted By: stickem'

Based on one that I caught back in 2012, I'd guess between 6 3/4 and 7 1/4#


Stick, 7 1/4 was my guess but like I said I've never caught a LMB that big so I went with Cecil's expert opinion...she's a fat pig no doubt about that.


DL,
I'm no expert. I'm sure Cecil is more accurate than I am. My "guess" was based on personal experience. That fish is a huge beautiful specimen. But, I did not see or hold the fish either. I caught one very similar to her in a private 75 acre lake in S.E. Texas in 2012....I thought she would go 8 - 8 1/4#. I put her in an ice chest of water and ran to nearby grocery store chain that had a meat market scale...much to my surprise, she was 6lbs. 12oz. Mine had a huge belly on her as well...then again, I've seen 10lb bass on a scale at a weigh in of a fishing tournament that I swear didn't look like it would weigh over 7-8lbs. I tried to get this fish back to the water but she died on the way (too much trauma with my driving, I guess...LOL). She's on the wall at my river camp...but, she looks nothing like she did when she was caught. The taxidermist I brought her to asked how much she weighed....I told him 6 3/4#....he said, he was thinking at least 8lbs. I guess it's like our PB mantra goes, "It all depends".
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#420772 - 08/12/15 05:00 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: dlowrance]
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Post spawn she probably lost a pound and a half which would put her at 8.5 or more.
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#420775 - 08/12/15 05:26 PM Re: What does she weigh? [Re: stickem']
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Originally Posted By: stickem'


...then again, I've seen 10lb bass on a scale at a weigh in of a fishing tournament that I swear didn't look like it would weigh over 7-8lbs.


They really put on the pounds when they get packed full of lead weights! wink
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