Bass Measuring Tool - Don't Go Bass Fishing Without It
The two items discussed below are two that you definitely do not want to forget to
include on your fishing trip check list.
Whether you are Bank, Boat or Pier Fishing, it doesn't matter; you will catch your
breath when you realize how much money it could cost you being off 1/2 inch.
Yes, both items are what I consider to be
important tools that
might save you about $150.00 or more in FINES
while either bass or crappie fishing.
Bass Measuring Tool: It is called by many anglers the Golden Rule
Fishing Ruler - Golden - 22".
They can be found in all sporting goods departments, sporting goods stores or can
be ordered on-line at Bass Pro
The one I have measures up to 15 inches, being the state law
in Tennessee, however they do have ones longer.
They are very easy to use. Take the fish with mouth closed and
push it up to the "L" shape and then look where the tail hits. This
will keep you from receiving a hefty fine for a fish that is too
Make sure that you wash it off before using it again in
a different lake. You do not want to spread germs from one lake
Yep, Got To Measure The Crappies Too
Crappie Fishing: It is the Frabill E-Z Check'R; the easiest way
to make sure that your crappie is legal.
Easy to use to quickly verify your fish meets the state size requirements for your
state and I will state now "Do Not Rely on Your Eyes".
Place the crappie in head first and make sure that it slides to
the bottom of the Polycarbonate Plastic Crappie E-Z Check'R.
It will measure crappie up to 12 inches and in most states that
is the legal size for you to keep. Keep one too short and you can
bet it will cost you at least $150.00 in a fine if not more. Game wardens
don't take "I didn't know" as an excuse.
This tool is great, it provides less handling of the fish
which will cause less stress on the fish, and it is easy to discard
the ones that are too small back to the lake.
Again, make sure when the day of fishing is over, that you think to
rinse off your Frabill E-Z Check'R to avoid in transmitting small
microbes and germs to the next lake that you fish.
I have had my E-Z Check'R going on six years and if proper care is taken,
it will last you a life time. I recommend you get two of them. One
for you at the front of the boat and one for the back.
One last tip, both tools are light so I suggest that you attach
a string to the holes that are provided. This will save your
tool when you start up the big motor and fly down the lake.
Keep The Hooks Wet!