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FISH WEIGHT FORMULA

The following is the formula for the use in estimating weight of fish by measurement. Take measurements as follows: Girth at the thickest point, length from the point of the lower jaw to crotch of the tail.

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Multiply the square of the girth in inches by the length in inches and divide by 800

For example: a fish measures 38 inches in girth and 59 inches in length, so 38 x 38 = 1,444 and 59 x 1,444 = 85,196, then 85,196 divided by 800 = 106.39 or 106-1/2

NOTE: For International Game Fish records measurements, the girth and entire length of the fish should be taken