View Full Version : Lipper-Gripper Tools

unknown 5
04-04-2007, 06:48 PM
I know you don't need a lipper tool to handle crappie but sometimes I catch other fish that are big enough to use a lipper-gripper tool. I am thinking about investing in such a tool, I want one that accurately weighs fish also, and I am wondering if any of you guys have any knowledge or advise on buying one. I see all types of grippers that run from around $30 to $120. I don't want to buy some junk that will fall apart or won't give an accurate weight measure. But, I don't want to spend for more than I need to for something that is just priced higher.
I have seen some going for around $100 that will weigh up to 30 pound fish and the scales can be sent in to be certified accurate.
I like the idea of being able to better handle my fish so catch and release is possible and I like to be able to take a picture of my catch so you guys can get a chuckle on how small of catch I get.
I have several scales, some spring loaded, some digital. But, none are really accurate when measured againt the certified scale at the local marina. Does anyone know what to buy?

04-04-2007, 09:08 PM
I`ve heard the boga grip is the way to go will hold big fish and weigh em to. D.W.

04-04-2007, 09:51 PM
I have the Rapala Proguide lock'n weigh that i've been trying to sell for a while now. Weighs up to 20lbs. Still in box, never used. $55. plus shipping. PM me if interested.

unknown 5
04-05-2007, 08:45 AM
I have checked out the lipper tools at www.lippertools.com. Acording to their reports, their high end gripper works better than a boga gripper and is a little less expensive. The have some Econolippers from $25 to $30. I would personally want to pay more for something that would last than something that is cheap.
I was hoping some of you have had some experiance using the grippers.
Right now, I am deciding whether to invest in a boga gripper or the high end gripper at lippertools. I am more interested in accurate weighing than lipping big cats, I use a landing net on them. I sometimes catch channel catfish up to 20 pounds and stripers over 10 pounds while crappie fishing. I would like to weigh them, take their pictures, and release them with the least amout of damage.