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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:37 pm 
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Hey guys, we didn't weigh it, but I'm wondering if there's a way to estimate the weight of this Redfish.

My son gave me a bay fishing trip for my birthday, and we went out yesterday. Its length is ​44 inches, was caught on 12 pound mono with a No. 6 treble hook, and no wire leader. It was a real light tackle, big fish experience and took me 45 minutes to land. He was hooked just in the corner of the mouth with two barbs. We launched from Galveston Yacht Basin, and fished the north rock jetty.

My grandson (in the picture) hooked it on his line, and it was quickly obvious that this fish was too much for him so he offered me his rod to land it.

Best birthday present and biggest fish I've ever caught.

The second picture is the actual hook & mono. We also caught a 28" and 31" Redfish.

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Excellent!
I'm sure it was a good experience for the lil guy too...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:04 pm 
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You bet, SK!

He was the only one of us that knew how to get the redfish to bite! They were only biting his bait no matter which rod he used. He did reel in (with a little help from his dad) one of the smaller ones.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:45 pm 
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Very well done by the both of you. That is ONE NICE FISH. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:29 pm 
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44" is really big! Glad for you!!
I have never caught any red that big yet...knock on wood...
Great photos and thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:04 pm 
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Thanks guys! I am unbelievably fortunate to get to catch this fish. It's the only redfish I've ever caught.

My twin grandsons are more hooked on fishing than ever after catching these three redfish.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:51 am 
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Actually, there is a way to determine the weight of a fish by measurements.
A bass, which I would think would be the closest to a red fish, is determined thusly;
Length x Length x Girth / 1200 = weight

Your fish, assuming the Girth to be 30, might be;
44 x 44 x 30 / 1200 = 48.4 pounds.

Formulas change depending upon the species.


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Here is a link to a site that has a saltwater fish calculator based on species.

http://www.csgnetwork.com/fishsaltwtcalc.html

The girth measurement is important. Using the estimated 30" girth, the 44 inch length would put the fish weighing 44 pounds. If the girth was 25", the estimated weight is about 30.5 pounds.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:53 am 
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All true and I saw that but figured if he didn't have a fish scale on board, he probably didn't have his computer either.
I would rather know what the numbers were so I could use my phone to calculate, even tho I always carry the Boga's with me.
The girth is as important as all the other numbers.
I couldn't find the numbers for a red fish.
Anyone else know what they are?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:56 am 
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I don't take a computer with me fishing either. Half of the time, I can't get a cell phone signal. So the other option would be to write down the length and girth measurements and enter them into the computer after you get home.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:46 pm 
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Guys, thanks for the tips on estimating the weight, I appreciate your suggestions.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:34 am 
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All good, CW.
Where was your picture taken with that red? Were you wade fishing or surf fishing?
The bride and I want to do some surf fishing on Bolivar....
She likes salt water because she likes the different species. I like it too but would rather target a species.
Have you ever caught anything on Bolivar?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:11 pm 
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I caught a large red many years ago and can give you its length and weight for comparison. It was 47 inches long and weighed 42 pounds.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:49 pm 
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do you have the girth measurement for that one also Dutch.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:50 pm 
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No we didn't measure girth.

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