Got my first Tanker, how big is she?

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by TunaSniffer, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. mike garrahan

    mike garrahan TheSabreGuy

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    My brother had a 48lber last year and that one looks at least 5 to 10 lbs bigger. I would say 55 to 60 would not be too far off. Very good eating. I liked it better than wahoo.
     
  2. tom cindric

    tom cindric Tom-broke-off

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    Congarats.... On that beauty. I know where I'm gonna fish tomorrow!. LOL... it looks a lot bigger then 48 I speared a few years back.
     
  3. Willdoggy

    Willdoggy Willing Member

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    I’d say it’s over 60# if your measurements are accurate.
    The formula goes: Girth Squared X Length divided by 800.
    This acheives 69.12 pounds with your dimensions of 54” Long x 32” Girth. No matter the actual weight it is a fish of a lifetime so celebrate! Congratulations on that mega biscuit!
     
  4. DMcD

    DMcD Well-Known "Member"

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    The formula above that Willdoggy supplied is pretty damn accurate...+/- a pound or two. So there you go...nice frickin fish. Congrats! Would love to have some of that in my freezer.
     
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  5. shamitch74

    shamitch74 Member

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  6. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    Now that I would have to see...
     
  7. TunaSniffer

    TunaSniffer Newbie

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    I want to use your scale next time.
     
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  8. TunaSniffer

    TunaSniffer Newbie

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    I sure hope I have the opportunity to try again. thanks
     
  9. Buttchaser

    Buttchaser Fresh One!

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    Nice fish , I'm guessing 53-58 lbs
     
  10. CHADDY

    CHADDY Cal

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    Great job! Best eating fish there is!!
     
  11. bloodfart

    bloodfart gentleman asshole

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    surprised you got it in the open water. X2, a lb an inch pre-spawn.
     
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  12. Bradyxxx

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    Congrats! That’s a Beauty!!
    Really Nice Going right there!!!
     
  13. watersdeep

    watersdeep I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Can i get a HELL YEAH............HELL YEAH!!!

    Good on you mang, BAD AZZ!!!

    There is hope.
     
  14. dudeman

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    I think that guy that said 1 inch per lb. was right. This kid I took on my boat got a 48" weighed 48 lbs.
     
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  15. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wow,wow,wow,congrats Brother that is a dream fish for sure!
     
  16. KID CREOLE

    KID CREOLE I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Congrats, its over 50
     
  17. Tailman

    Tailman Well-Known "Member"

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    My 54 in WSB -about 4 months ago went 62 lb-beautiful fish-Congrats !!!
     
  18. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Awsome fish way to go!
     
  19. ?? fisherman

    ?? fisherman super Captain

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    The formula above has been used for quite a long time now and was primarily for tuna and marlin.
    Its been pretty darn accurate (not perfect but fairly close) on many tuna and striped marlin. For some other marlin, there are some different calculations out there for that last divided number of 800.

    I think the formula of girth x girth x length divided by 800 will run a bit on the high side for WSB.....but hey, that's just this knuckleheads opinion.

    Like said, the fish in question is one very badass WSB to be stoked and proud of. Definitely a 50+ fish!

    Now go get a good scale that goes well over 50lbs, or if you live here by Mission Bay, you can always hit up the cool guys at Dana Landing Tackle & Deli....the are way cool n helpful when it comes time to weigh in those special catches....and it's always nice to know the true weight from a certified or reputable scale.

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
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  20. finaddict1

    finaddict1 Newbie

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    Definitely bigger than a bread box. Call. it 60.
     

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