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fishing user avatarJohn105 reply : 

I caught this and managed to have a broken scale, and a ruler that wouldn't bend to get a girth measurement. The fish was 22 3/4 inches long. Any educated guesses on girth or weight? Guess it's time to pony up for something other than a $10 scale.

 

Thanks for the help

 

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fishing user avatarJar11591 reply : 

I'd guess around 4 pounds. Nice fish!


fishing user avatarAngry John reply : 

My 20 inch fish was 5lbs even, and my six i never measured length just weight.  My best guess would be 5.5-6.5 but thats all a guess.


fishing user avatarTeam9nine reply : 

Pic is deceiving and doesn't do the fish justice. If your length measurement was right though, I'd say 6.5 pounds, plus or minus.

 

-T9


fishing user avatarDarren. reply : 

Beautiful bass any way you view it.


Congrats!


fishing user avatarN Florida Mike reply : 

5 3/4 to 6 1/4


fishing user avatarPECo reply : 

My rule of thumb for largemouth bass in Connecticut is that a bass hits one pound at 14 inches and gains an additional pound for each two inches beyond that. Of course, there are exceptions to that rule.

 

Your bass looks like it had an average girth for its length, so I estimate that it weighed between 5-1/4 and 5-1/2 pounds.

 

In any case, congratulations on catching a nice fish! I'm still looking for my first nice one for this year, so I'm a little bit jealous.

 


fishing user avatarlonnie g reply : 

don't have any idea. but would take fish like that all day long!! NICE.


fishing user avatarXpressJeff reply : 

I hope it was at least FUN Pounds and SMILE ounces!

 

Congratulations on your catch!


fishing user avatarBankbeater reply : 

Maybe between 4-1/2 and 6 pounds.


fishing user avatarRoLo reply : 

Based on length alone, a 22" largemouth will weigh about 6 lbs, a 23" bass will weigh about 7 lbs.

Based on a mean physique, a 22¾" bass will weigh about 6-lb 12-oz

 

Roger


fishing user avatarWIGuide reply : 

Nice fish! Next time you catch one and you don't have a ruler take your bait and line connected to it. Lay it over the top of the fish and cut your line at the length. Take the same line/bait and measure the girth using the bait as the marker on one side and then tie a simple overhand knot in the line where it comes back and meets the bait. You now have the length and girth on one string as the distance of the whole line is the length and distance from bait to knot is the girth. You can save it until you get home, or in your case, you can measure with the tape that wouldn't properly measure the girth. 


fishing user avatarMocktopus reply : 

My pb was 6.5 on the money and exactly 22.5" based on your measurement I'd say its in that range.


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

At that length and not appearing overly fat, I'd guess around 6 pounds. Great fish regardless of weight!


fishing user avatarVAHunter reply : 

I agree it's likely around the 5.5 lb. mark, give or take.  However, length alone can be deceiving.  I caught a 23" fish in the prespawn this year the weighed 9.35 lbs.  I've also caught 22" fish that didn't even weigh 4 lbs.  You still caught a nice chunk, congrats!


fishing user avatarjtharris3 reply : 

Definitely over 5lbs. Nice fish!


fishing user avatarjimf reply : 

I'd guess 6.   About six weeks ago my granddaughter came into this world and 7'7, and she was a wee bit bigger than that bass I'd say.  I didn't hold her by the lip like that so I can't say for sure though.

 

Nice fish!


fishing user avatarRoLo reply : 
  On 5/2/2017 at 9:40 AM, Mocktopus said:

My pb was 6.5 on the money and exactly 22.5" based on your measurement I'd say its in that range.

 

 

There you have it.

 

Roger


fishing user avatarPECo reply : 
  On 5/2/2017 at 12:53 AM, RoLo said:

Based on length alone, a 22" largemouth will weigh about 6 lbs, a 23" bass will weigh about 7 lbs.

Based on a mean physique, a 22¾" bass will weigh about 6-lb 12-oz

 

Roger

 

That's may be true of Florida largemouth bass, but not up here in Connecticut. I WISH it were true up here. though!

 

Yesterday, I caught my first five-plus pound largemouth bass for the year. It weighed five pounds, 11 ounces on my buddy's Rapala-branded digital scale and five pounds, 12 ounces on my Berkley-branded digital scale, so I'm calling it five pounds, 11 ounces.

 

I didn't measure its length. Maybe I should start a thread for people to guess its length. :D


fishing user avatarA5BLASTER reply : 

Very nice bass Sir and well done.

 

Just going off what I know the bass to be weight wise down here in Toledo Bend I would say that bass is 4:10 to 5 half. If it was full of eggs it could be closer to 6 to 6 and half pounds.

 

Again very nice catch Sir.


fishing user avatarthe reel ess reply : 

Right at 7 by this chart

http://www.in-fisherman.com/in-fisherman-blogs/bass-length-to-weight-conversion-chart/

 

Since you didn't measure the girth, there's also this one:

(Length X Length X Length) / 1700, which gives you 6.93 lbs. I'd call this fish 7 lbs if I were you, especially since anything starting with 7 would be my PB :)

 

 

 


fishing user avatarRoLo reply : 
  On 5/5/2017 at 7:46 PM, PECo said:

 

That's may be true of Florida largemouth bass, but not up here in Connecticut. I WISH it were true up here.

 

 

Your wish has been granted.

Without a doubt, Florida-strain bass grow ‘faster’ than northern-strain bass, and they reach

much ‘heavier’ ultimate weights. Nevertheless, the girth ratio of bass does not hinge on genetic strain.

The ratio of girth-to-length hinges on the forage base in the bass’s home waters coupled with the foraging strategy and tactics of an individual bass (energetic vs.opportunistic).

 

Florida-strain bass in California that gorge on high-fat trout acquire the shape of a basketball.

In contrast, the typical Florida-strain bass living in its native waters is a streamlined,

well proportioned fish (ditto northern-strain bass).

 

The In-Fisherman conversion table (length to weight) makes no distinction between

Northern-strain and Florida-strain. As it happens, their weights are a tad higher than mine:

22” = 6.22 lb

23” = 7.17 lb

 

Beginning in the mid 1960s I devised my own ‘Length to Weight Conversion Table’.

The underlying framework is based on the average of 2 accepted conversion formulas,

then adjusted and tweaked by forthcoming data over several decades.

Input data was derived from certified records, published statistics, bass I weighed

in local tournaments and bass we personally caught from Ontario to Florida.

To improve linearity, the table results were smoothed in much the same manner

as you’d smooth stock prices with an exponential moving average.

 

Roger

 

 

 


fishing user avatarPECo reply : 

I accept what you've said, but my experience has been that your table greatly overstates the weight of the typical largemouth bass that I see in Connecticut. I understand that there's going to be variation from the mean, but the vast majority of the fish that I've measured fall on the left side of your bell curve.

 

Maybe I only catch skinny fish. :huh:

 

I guess that I'll have to keep the batteries in my digital scales fresh.


fishing user avatarBASS302 reply : 

Nice fish.  There's a Bass Resource Fish Weight calculator that estimates weight based on length (or length & girth if you have both measurements).  Go to the tools section.


fishing user avatarSam reply : 

You never know when you will need a specific tool or bait or rod/reel setup when fishing.

 

That is part of the beauty of the sport.

 

Congrats on your catch.

 

Now go out and catch her momma!!!!!


fishing user avatarDogBone_384 reply : 
  On 4/30/2017 at 10:00 PM, lonnie g said:

don't have any idea. but would take fish like that all day long!! NICE.

 

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