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161% Relative Weight

Caught this fat BGxRES yesterday on half a worm. 9 3/4 inches long, weighed 1 lb 2 5/8 oz. Using some interpolation from ewest's Relative Weight Table (splitting the difference between 9.5" and 10", and averaging the figures for BG and RES) I get 160.6%.

For comparison, my relative weight is around 140%.

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Theo, good one there! ("For comparison, my relative weight is around 140%").
The fish is a good one, too.
Did you get any Condello style close ups?

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Sadly, no. My photographer was sitting in the UTV on shore.

Also, my arms are only 3 feet long.


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Nice work T.
















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Theo Doing really good growing those hybrid redears - aka specklebelly sunfish. From a distance it looked like a female. How much red or light orangeish is on their ear flaps? Any?

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This one had no orange/red on the opercules at all, IIRC. (F1's always have it, in the Fx's it is of course quite varied.)

I would have said "female" as well.


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Theo - Are your fish still eating pellets in 54-55F water??


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Great fish, T - appreciate the photo taken from the space station, too.


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Originally Posted by Bill Cody
Theo - Are your fish still eating pellets in 54-55F water??
They are still eating, but I haven't measured the water temp for a while. The last time you posted yours and I checked mine (maybe 2 weeks ago?), it was close to 10 degrees warmer than your water. I am guessing that it's currently closer to 60 than 55 - my Tilapia are still actively eating, although not at the surface anymore.

I am feeding about 30% of the volume I do at the peak of warm weather. The interesting thing is that the % of big fish showing up seems higher than when it is warm.


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Great fish, T - appreciate the photo taken from the space station, too.
You're welcome. BTW, those Soyuz capsules are darn uncomfortable.


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Water Temp tonight - 57.5 Deg F surface, 59.3 deg F three feet down


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It's important to wear camo when you're fishing your own ponds...


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Yes fish learn to avoid negative stimuli. That is why I camouflaged my boat bottom and sides. It applies to what you wear as well - if you are that serious about catching fish don't wear bright colors when fishing.
















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I do it to keep from scaring the fish - if I'm in Camo, they know it's me.


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