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uppernorth
Posted 6/2/2018 9:45 AM (#908891)
Subject: Weight Question




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First thing I am new here nice to meet you all . I have a tackle and archery shop in northern Wisc .
My question is . In April I was in Missouri on vacation . Wanted to go Musky fishing with my fly rod but weather made it to tuff . Went two days with a guide on the second day I caught a Musky . They guide said it was the biggest fattest fish he's ever seen . It was only 46 inch but had a 30.5 girth . If I would of caught it the first time I was out the DNR was out there netting and weighing musky's. The length and girth comes out to 51 lb but I don't think it was that much . Had never caught a fish that was full of eggs like this and was wondering if anyone new the difference with the girth what's heavier eggs or body mass ?
14ledo81
Posted 6/2/2018 10:29 AM (#908892 - in reply to #908891)
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Location: Ashland WI
Got a picture? Would love to see that fish.
uppernorth
Posted 6/2/2018 11:13 AM (#908896 - in reply to #908891)
Subject: RE: Weight Question




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the pictures area little deceiving the belly on this thing was over 6 inches wide . I don't see a spot to post pictures . I checked attack file but its not showing anything.
sworrall
Posted 6/2/2018 4:32 PM (#908926 - in reply to #908896)
Subject: RE: Weight Question





Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Muskie Weight calculator on MuskieFIRST.
Larry Ramsell
Posted 6/3/2018 10:05 AM (#908966 - in reply to #908891)
Subject: Re: Weight Question




Posts: 1108


Location: Hayward, Wisconsin
Steve: Don't know what formula you are using for the MF weight calculator, but no way it is near correct/accurate. However, if the measurements of the subject fish are correct, it is a giant! The Crawford formula (L X G/25 minus 10) puts it just over 46 pounds.
mnmusky
Posted 6/3/2018 10:51 AM (#908970 - in reply to #908891)
Subject: RE: Weight Question





did it look something like;


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sworrall
Posted 6/3/2018 2:34 PM (#908984 - in reply to #908966)
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Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Larry Ramsell - 6/3/2018 10:05 AM

Steve: Don't know what formula you are using for the MF weight calculator, but no way it is near correct/accurate. However, if the measurements of the subject fish are correct, it is a giant! The Crawford formula (L X G/25 minus 10) puts it just over 46 pounds.


Not sure, can have Zach put in the one you have here easy enough.
NPike
Posted 6/3/2018 4:10 PM (#908988 - in reply to #908984)
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Posted a link which put it at 47.5 lb's. Guess it didn't fly.
muskyhunter47
Posted 6/3/2018 6:55 PM (#908991 - in reply to #908988)
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Location: Minnesota
Love to see the pic congrats on the fish
uppernorth
Posted 6/4/2018 8:44 AM (#909022 - in reply to #908891)
Subject: RE: Weight Question




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See if I can get more pictures . Shes kind of deceiving when you see her from the side . Shes was over 6 inchs wide at the belly and 5 on the top . If she would of made 43 lbs she would be new state record but I will never know . She looked like she was going to bust open from the eggs , But I don't know how much they would affect the weight . Would of been great if I caught it a week earlier , the DRN was out there measuring and weighing Musky.


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Larry Ramsell
Posted 6/4/2018 9:35 AM (#909036 - in reply to #908891)
Subject: Re: Weight Question




Posts: 1108


Location: Hayward, Wisconsin
Uppernorth: They can have as much as 20% of body weight in eggs. Great fish!

Steve: Formula good for this size fish...for WR class fish (over 58 pounds) we use a minus of 8 in that formula.

Edited by Larry Ramsell 6/4/2018 9:35 AM
IAJustin
Posted 6/4/2018 8:00 PM (#909144 - in reply to #908891)
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Posts: 1653


I’ve caught dozens of prespawn female muskies ... nice fish ..but that not a 26” girth let alone 30” ... if you want to see a 30” girth look up the world record catch and release 55 x 30”... looks like a nice 30-35lb fish congrats!!

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supertrollr
Posted 6/4/2018 8:22 PM (#909149 - in reply to #909144)
Subject: Re: Weight Question





imo the only fish that could really came close to these measurement came from st-john river new-brunswick.you will not find mid 40 pound fish smaller than 50 inch in a lot of place
esox911
Posted 6/5/2018 4:05 PM (#909217 - in reply to #908891)
Subject: Re: Weight Question




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I knew WE WOULD HAVE AN expert WHO CAN AGAIN JUDGE LENGTH or GIRTH by a picture----and even better---By an absolutely TERRIBLE picture which not only doesn't show the length but not even a side view.... Some Guys are just GREAT !!
Slamr
Posted 6/5/2018 5:47 PM (#909220 - in reply to #908966)
Subject: Re: Weight Question





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Location: Northwest Chicago Burbs
Larry Ramsell - 6/3/2018 10:05 AM

Steve: Don't know what formula you are using for the MF weight calculator, but no way it is near correct/accurate. However, if the measurements of the subject fish are correct, it is a giant! The Crawford formula (L X G/25 minus 10) puts it just over 46 pounds.


That's so nice of you to say!
14ledo81
Posted 6/5/2018 7:55 PM (#909233 - in reply to #909220)
Subject: Re: Weight Question





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Location: Ashland WI
Slamr - 6/5/2018 5:47 PM

Larry Ramsell - 6/3/2018 10:05 AM

Steve: Don't know what formula you are using for the MF weight calculator, but no way it is near correct/accurate. However, if the measurements of the subject fish are correct, it is a giant! The Crawford formula (L X G/25 minus 10) puts it just over 46 pounds.


That's so nice of you to say!


??

Calling the fish a giant?
ToddM
Posted 6/5/2018 8:16 PM (#909234 - in reply to #908891)
Subject: Re: Weight Question





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Location: oswego, il
Why do you call it an MF weight calculator? That is a big fish anyone would be proud to catch.
14ledo81
Posted 6/5/2018 8:43 PM (#909240 - in reply to #909234)
Subject: Re: Weight Question





Posts: 2121


Location: Ashland WI
ToddM - 6/5/2018 8:16 PM

Why do you call it an MF weight calculator? That is a big fish anyone would be proud to catch.


Hah.... Even for you Todd, this one ranks high...

I'm picturing Larry telling worrall his calculator is a MFer....
BNelson
Posted 6/6/2018 10:20 AM (#909283 - in reply to #908891)
Subject: Re: Weight Question





Location: Contrarian Island
30+ inch girth on a 46 is hard to imagine being legit..possible? sure. would love to see the fish from the side view... heavy one regardless.
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