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Old 03-26-2016, 10:30 PM   #1
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Went to Pickens and sat in the car waiting on rain more than anything, but in a small weather window, we managed to snag 2 in the rain. This one was definitely my biggest sheepshead.

I had no scale, but he measured 20 inches to the fork and was pretty chunky.
Can anyone put an honest number on this fish so I don't have to fib about it?

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Old 03-26-2016, 10:48 PM   #2
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6 1/4lbs
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6 1/4lbs
Alright, I pegged him at about 7, but I'm honestly terrible at weight estimates. Good to see I'm not grossly overshooting anymore.
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5.75#
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I'd guess 5-6 pounds.
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20" just to the fork? I'd bet money that it's closer to +-7 lbs.
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I'm gonna go with 6.5, maybe 7 If he is full of shells lol
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6.11 lbs
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You can measure the length and girth of a fish and fairly accurately determine the weight using a calculator such as this (use bass for sheepshead, redfish, drum, etc.)...
http://www.mepps.com/resources/fish-weight-calculator/

So a 20" length X a 18" girth would be 6.00 pounds,
but a 20" length X a 19" girth would be 6.33 pounds

Definitely a nice sized sheepshead!
BTW, it takes at least 8 years to grow one that size.
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