Need a weight estimate

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Rapalaman, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Rapalaman New Member

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    Hey guys this morning I caught this obese fella. He/she measured in at 33 inches, but I don't have the girth. Anyone have an idea of how much it could have weighed?

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  2. sleestak240 Active Member

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    Is that a rainbow? 16.1476 pounds.
  3. flyfishmt Active Member

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    Rainbow? I thought it was a Coho. What do I know? It's big, but you need to go to our sister site WRF (Washington Rapala Forum).
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  4. Rob Allen Active Member

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    not a coho.. short and fat though i'd guess 12lbs
  5. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Nice fish. My guess, 13 pounds
  6. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Sorry. But that fish looks friggin disgusting. Looks like it was hand fed Peeps its whole life.
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  7. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Hell, looks like there's a Peep sticking out of its mouth.
  8. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    A Great Lakes lake run bow with a grill full of rapala? While awesome, you're probably on the wrong website.

    That said, at 33", probably in the mid teens with that kind of girth.
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  9. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Rainbow of some kind (lake run, steelhead, whatever). I'd be in the 13#-15#, but from a photo, its a wild guess. Healed lamprey marks on the side?
  10. flyfishmt Active Member

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    12.75 pound Cobow
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  11. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    If I was a rainbow trout that is probably what I would look like.
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  12. Steelie Mike Active Member

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    Basic way to think about it 30 inches is 10 lbs and add one pound from there for each inch. Early in the run the fish tend to be higher and vice versa toward the end, not including kelts. That is for anadramous fish, Lake Run, I am not sure. Great fish regardless of method though.
  13. Derek Day Rockyday

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    weight=length x girth(squared)/690

    That fish is pretty thick, and girth is squared, so I'd say easy 15#. If the fish were two dimensional, it would weigh in at about 12#. Given that it is not, a couple extra pounds would be fair.
  14. Klickrolf Active Member

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    The girth on this one pushes it up notably. Looks just like a fat steelhead, probably a lake run potential spawner. NIce fish, I'd put it over 15#. It is a buck, wonder what it's been eating?
  15. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I catch triploids of similar length and girth. I've caught two that weighed slightly over 18#s. One was 33inches, one 34, but even fatter. But without something other than the lure to gauge, I'd guess around sixteen.
  16. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Photoshopped guppy. Likely weighs a pound and a half.

    I agree with Evan; wrong web site. That "thing" should be posted on gamefishin.com not here.
  17. Big Tuna Member

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    Finally, a distraction from the great yarnie debate. I don't think using rapalas is fly fishing.
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  18. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    was this rapala grease lined by any chance? if so your on the correct site you just need to re-title in the spey section
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  19. flyfishmt Active Member

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    12.34561 Pound Cobrownbow. What size bobber do you use with the Shad Rap?
  20. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Fixed it for you. Don't put your plug in us again....

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