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ok guys i know some will say no way, but i have seen the pics. my boss being a rookie dino fisherman took his brother and buddy from Sask. fishing on thursday for sturgen and was into a double header.one fish was estimated at 8 feet before it was lost after 1hour 45 min. the other was landed after 4 and a half hours which mearsured 10feet nose to fork,with a girth of 42inches. does anyone no roughly how much this fish would weigh. and is there a formula to figure out sturgen weights. thanks
 

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FISH WEIGHT FORMULA


The following is the formula for the use in estimating weight of fish by measurement. Take measurements as follows: Girth at the thickest point, length from the point of the lower jaw to crotch of the tail.



Multiply the square of the girth in inches by the length in inches and divide by 800

For example: a fish measures 38 inches in girth and 59 inches in length, so 38 x 38 = 1,444 and 59 x 1,444 = 85,196, then 85,196 divided by 800 = 106.39 or 106-1/2

NOTE: For International Game Fish records measurements, the girth and entire length of the fish should be taken
 

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FISH WEIGHT FORMULA


The following is the formula for the use in estimating weight of fish by measurement. Take measurements as follows: Girth at the thickest point, length from the point of the lower jaw to crotch of the tail.



Multiply the square of the girth in inches by the length in inches and divide by 800

For example: a fish measures 38 inches in girth and 59 inches in length, so 38 x 38 = 1,444 and 59 x 1,444 = 85,196, then 85,196 divided by 800 = 106.39 or 106-1/2

NOTE: For International Game Fish records measurements, the girth and entire length of the fish should be taken
I believe this formula is used for estimating the weight of trout. Other fish have different body shapes and the ratio of length to girth is different for those other shapes.
 

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Cant imagine what his arm feels like - lol. Last week I caught my first sturgeon - it was 5 1/2 feet and it took me a 1/2 an hour to bring it in. So
I definitely have a rubber arm - lol. My husband said he thought it was between 80 and 100 lbs! I brought her in on 20 lb test - lol. So I definitely had to baby it. I was trying for pinks - lol. I thought my rod was going to break - lol. But it was fun! And then we forgot the stupid camera - so all we had was a cel phone - so i got a 2" x 2" picture :mad:
 

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where abouts were you Fishnfvr? did you get it on a pink lure? :happy:

i spoke to a guy at brownsville a couple years back that got more than one sturgeon on lures while fishing for pinks and then he hooked another one while i was standing there but lost it unfortunately

HOOK
 

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At this time of the year prior to the sturgeon putting on a lot of weight from thervarious salmon runs, I would estimate a fish a 10 ft. with a girth of 42 inches at around 600lbs.....That same sturgie at the end of |November, could easily tip the scales at 800+.....Ortho 8)
 
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