Nice!!! Some pigs!!
Nice!!! Some pigs!!
so with tonys logic (makes sense) using the math calculations really wont work with a bull red because of the air bladder and void of space in its belly..makes sense.
i wish i had a scale to weigh the 58"er i got..i always wondered what the true weight was on that fish.
Most all fish have an air bladder, Im sure those calcs are close..... just think reds seem to be lighter than most other species at the same length. 58"?????? I would freak out!
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I did. It hit a 12" mullet. Thought it was a poon at first
To officially weigh a fish for the records it has to be weighed on land....which would be illegal if caught in a boat. moving the fish to land for weighing would be considered a harvest I believe....but from the beach?? that's a different story...
Boattronics its all good man. I do think this Red was over 50lbs But whether it was or not doesn't even matter. Even if it were its a lost cause now lol. You guys had a good day yesterday. Nice Reds dude.
In the 70's Reds were fished nearly to extinction. Regulations got passed and the numbers have been getting better yearly ever since. In the late 70's(not based on my personal experience, too young), you could only find Rat Reds in our water ways. Larger Bulls were considered rare to most people. 40 years pass and we are getting a lot of good numbers now on the Bulls. Based on common sense, if we know these animals have a life span of 50-60 years, and they have recently gotten numbers back up, we will have started to see sizes not common for our area. So yes, in the past a 50-70lb Red was unheard of in these parts. Based on the calculation i just broke down, we will have no choice but to see even larger Reds in the next 10 years. This is why North and South Carolinas see 100+ LBs Reds. They didn't hurt their stocks nearly as bad as we did. This isn't a pissing contest attempt by any means, just an outside the box view of whats taking place within our Redfish stock. You can ask anyone that fished Jacksonville water in the 70's and they will tell you the species was nearly wiped out. The result was an unusual number of juvenile fish. Jacksonville Snook are another good example, although they were crippled by freezes and not so much by over fishing.
If you're gonna weigh them, it might be less traumatic to the fish to rig a sling.. Just my .02.....
Again, one heck of a Bull!!! Very nice!