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Dawg48
01-07-2007, 07:04 PM
What would you recomend for a scale for weighting light fish such as crappie. I plan on fishing some Tournies this year and I am looking for something that accuratly weighs the lighter fish.

Dawg48 :cool:

CrappieHound
01-07-2007, 07:18 PM
One idea would be to buy a digital scale. The other and less expensive way is to buy a balance. You can hook a fish to each side and it will tell which is heavier. Cabelas has a digital "lip grip" tool for $49.00.

Jerry Blake
01-07-2007, 07:48 PM
I use one of these and it does a good job to one ounce - http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4328456

bobberwatcher
01-07-2007, 07:53 PM
I use one of these and it does a good job to one ounce - http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4328456

JB, those scales in particular only go up to 50 lbs. I understand those scales probably work ok in other states, but how do you weigh the ones caught here in AR? :D

CrappieHound
01-07-2007, 08:36 PM
Now... that's funny.

Jerry Blake
01-07-2007, 08:54 PM
JB, those scales in particular only go up to 50 lbs. I understand those scales probably work ok in other states, but how do you weigh the ones caught here in AR? :D

Just fillet them first and then weigh them. :)

Big Crappie
01-07-2007, 08:56 PM
What would you recomend for a scale for weighting light fish such as crappie. I plan on fishing some Tournies this year and I am looking for something that accuratly weighs the lighter fish.

Dawg48 :cool:

These scales weigh in 1/100 of an ounce, but they are fairly expensive. Did a comparision with them against my balance beams and guess what? They were no more sensitive than my balance beams. If you just want to find out your biggest limit of fish on tournament day, my suggestion is to go with the balance beams. They seem to make the culling process a little faster anyway.

I could have save that money and used it on something else like a cheaper set of scales to have just to find out what a fish weighed.

$15.00 versus $175.00. hmmmnnnn! A lot of crappie jigs that I could have had.

possumcop
01-07-2007, 09:35 PM
I bought a very expensive set of postal scales that weighs in .0001 and honestly the T-bar that you buy at Wal-Mart is probably more accurate than any scale made.

paddlebug235
01-07-2007, 09:51 PM
Jerry:

You told me my 1lb 14 oz. was a good fish. Were you holding out on Me:-) What kind of Bamboo condo does it take for a 50 pounder?

magnum500
01-08-2007, 10:11 AM
I'm with JB. I use a Berkley scale that I bought adout 10 years ago when I was fishing bass tournaments and it works great.It will weigh anything from a few ounces up to fifty pounds. Cost less than twenty bucks.

unknown 5
01-08-2007, 10:37 AM
I have had some Berkley digital scales that were way off on their weights. I mainly weigh catfish on them but I have seen up to a pound difference between their weight and the weight of a digtal tournament weighing scale at the Marina.
I would invest in some digital scales if I knew I was going to get some accurate weights. I like to catch, photo, and release but I want an accurate measurement, not something that can be a pound off.
I weigh my catfish on some baby scales I bought at a yard sale for $2. It beats the Berkley scale on accuracy.

Dawg48
01-09-2007, 10:23 PM
Thanks Guys for your help...

Later
Dawg48