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Old 10-31-2002, 07:21 AM
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Default Best scale for weighing fish on the boat??

I used a Boga Grip this last weekend, but they seem a little pricey. Anyone have any good suggestions for an on the boat scale?

The Boga has a lip gripper so you don't hurt the fish.

Using it for eyes and striper, so a large range would be best.

Thanks in advance,


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Old 10-31-2002, 08:01 AM
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Default RE: Best scale for weighing fish on the boat??

I find the Berkely digital scale to be pretty accurate. The one which weights up to 50lbs is $29.99 almost everywhere.
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Old 10-31-2002, 08:30 AM
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Well I have had the stren digital which was so so
then I got the berkley which quit working the second time out
then I got the small berkley which seems to be fine on smaller fish
then I got the rapala which I like the best and seems to be the most accurate
so I would say the rapala would be my choice $29.00 at Dicks

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Old 10-31-2002, 08:48 AM
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rebs,

Thanks for the info, but which Rapala, the digital or spring?


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Old 10-31-2002, 09:22 AM
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Default RE: Best scale for weighing fish on the boat??

Tried most of them, digital Rapala seems to be the best.
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Old 10-31-2002, 10:00 AM
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I bought the digital berkley scale (50 lb.) and my friend bouth the Rapala digital (50 lb.). The accuracy of the Berkley is 1/10th of a pound, the accuracy of the Rapala is 1 oz. (1/16th of a pound). Now when we go fishing we only use his scale. Buy the Rapala, I wish I would have.
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Old 10-31-2002, 10:39 AM
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The quality control of consumer scales is poor at best. Test the scale you are considering buying. It's simple.
Go to the grocery store before the tackle shop. Buy 10lbs of flour, and 5lbs of sugar. The net weight of the contents will be very accurate, but a little over the stated weight. The container also weighs a little.
Test the scale the salesman recommends at 5, 10, and 15lbs. Buy one that's consistant.
For example, the scale I ended up buying shows 5.1lbs for the sugar, 10.2 for the flour, and 15.3 for the combination. I can live with that much error, it is consistant.
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Default RE: Best scale for weighing fish on the boat??

The digital one from rapala it has a handle that pulls up from the top
light brown or gray in color

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Old 10-31-2002, 12:47 PM
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Default RE: Best scale for weighing fish on the boat??

Thanks all.

Sounds like the Rapala is the winner.

Phil T, I did what you said with Cannon downrigger balls and found out that Cannon balls are light and that the Boga is consistent at 4, 6, and 15. Maybe flour and sugar are more reliable.

Thanks again,
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Old 10-31-2002, 01:57 PM
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Default RE: Best scale for weighing fish on the boat??

I use a chantillon brass spring scale, pricey but the BEST out there, have had numerous lcd display scales all go kaput. I also weigh my fish in a weigh sack, or cradle, that way the fish is not hanging by its jaw which on larger fish does them no good.
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