Jump to content
Donh

Fish Sling

Recommended Posts

I would rather measure the  fish at boat side and estimate the weight.  During the summer we fish the stripers in NE and never use a boga on a 40-50 lb fish. There are graphs that estimate length /girth for weight,if that's important.  It's a death sentence unfortunately.  Musky fishermen use a sling with 2 handles to lift the fish which gives it full support .

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hanging large fish from a boga grip is a death sentence.

 

Get a fish bag, weigh it and then properly lift the fish and deduct the bag weight. IGFA does not to the best of my knowledge allow fish to be weighed on a boat.

 

Length and Girth formulas are out there. They are fairly accurate and I have tested them by killing a lot of big fish. Ain't proud of it but have done it and have the t-shirt.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My need is for the WPB Fishing Club Records and the Annual Fishing contest. Fish weight is the criteria. Last year (2018) I had the biggest snook at 30 pounds. Going forward I’m not going to hang anymore of those big fish. Some of the black drum up around Titusville easily go 20-30 pounds and more. Club records generally follow IGFA rules. Record fish must be weighed from land including wading or from a grounded boat.The Annual Fishing Contest is a little more laxed.

Thought I could save a few bucks by making one. The Club has one for $65. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...