Catfish Length/Girth Chart

Here is a chart that can be used to determine approximate weight without using a scale.  This chart uses total length (tip of nose to tip of tail) and maximum girth (the fattest part of the fish)   The length should be measured with a rigid tape or ruler or bump board and the girth should be measured with a soft flexible tape.  Round to the nearest inch.  If measured properly, this chart should get you within +/- 10%.  For example if you measured a 40 x 25 you would come up with 31lbs +/- 3.1 lbs.     Since most catfish have the same body style it should work for all species.  Click the link below to view the chart.

LWG chart

 

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