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tenntom
02-25-2006, 12:03 AM
What is the estimated weight of a healthy 16 in black crappie?

TOMMY4UA
02-25-2006, 12:13 AM
On Wheeler Lake It Would Be In The 1 3/4 Pd. Range.tenntom Do You Deer Hunt.i Hunt Just Cross The State Line From You In The Molloy Area (east Of Vernon)

stumpbumpers
02-25-2006, 12:16 AM
I've caught 16's that ranged in weight from 1.5lbs to close to three and they all looked healthy(thick well formed, not thin). I'd say little over 2 maybe 2.5lbs;) actually if it were mine I'd say 3lbs.:eek: :p :D :D

CrappieLips
02-25-2006, 12:42 AM
same here most of my 16'' ers weigh around 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 depending of the time of year

slabbandit
02-25-2006, 12:56 AM
Here it would probably weigh 2 to 2 1/4 lbs but it depends who I'm showing it to. It might be a 3 pounder!!!;)

crap-king
02-25-2006, 02:59 AM
if its a female full of eggs it could go 3 lbs

bentpole
02-25-2006, 06:48 AM
Yep; I'm with them there other fellows.If I caught it would have weight 3lb's:D ,But being that I didn't it might not of been that big:
I did get one, one time that was 6lb:p ,But I ate it.:rolleyes: took a pic- of it setting on the scales beside a ruler,But guess what?The dog eat the pic- along with my homework.The dog gained 3lbs:p :D : ,
By the way has anyone ever seen a 10#bream:confused:
:D :p Good morning to you all.

CrappiePappy
02-25-2006, 09:27 AM
go by the "fish weight calculators" ........ I tried 5 different sites, and they all said a 16" Crappie weighed 3.41lbs :eek: ....... cp :cool:

Eager Beaver
02-25-2006, 02:30 PM
Here a 16 inch Black Crappie will weigh about 2.8 lbs. 14-1/2 inch crappie here is 2 lbs. most of the time.

Tommy
02-25-2006, 02:43 PM
This time of year that fish should weigh anywhere from 1.75 to right at 2.75 lbs. But They do vary in weight thats for sure.

dsinning
02-25-2006, 02:53 PM
have one on the wall caught in july 18 inches weighted 3 lbs. caught one last spring at marble lake mich. 15 in. weight 2.2 lbs. caught the first one on a rattletrap about 12 ft. deep. second one on a white nail tail and 1/32 oz. jig at 2ft. deep under a bubble bobber.

GRIZZ
02-25-2006, 05:00 PM
It would have to be a real porker for a 16 to approach 3 lbs I think. I'd say solidly in the 2-2.5 range depending on its girth. One of the things Ive experienced is that over 16 inches each inch ads a lot of weight.

CP - those "fish weight calculators" you mentioned are whacked imho. 3.4lb 16 incher - naw.

tenntom
02-25-2006, 07:35 PM
thanks for the input i caught it yesterday bigest i ever caught i figured it weight about 2.5 yeah i hunt if it moves i hunt it

Itzakeeper
02-25-2006, 09:20 PM
i caught one earlier in jan. it was 15 1/2 in. and weighed 2.25 lbs.,and wasn't even full of eggs yet.......

CrappiePappy
02-26-2006, 08:31 AM
CP - those "fish weight calculators" you mentioned are whacked imho. 3.4lb 16 incher - naw.


I don't buy into those "guesstimate" calculations either :D I was just giving him a way to get the most weight out of length measurements, alone.

And calculators don't take into account whether it's a Black or White Crappie .... :eek: (some of them even automatically added a "fixed" girth measurement of 9 inches or so).

For me personally ... if I weigh it, fine - I tell the weight as it is. If I don't weigh it, but measure it - I just say it was X number of inches long. If I don't weigh or measure it, and it's obviously a larger than average fish - then I just say I caught a Slab ;) Though, now that I have a digital camera, I can produce "some" proof of relative size ... LOL!! ........ luck2ya ...cp :cool: