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Giant Wisconsin Yellow Perch!

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This beast of a Yellow Perch which I do believe was caught in Wisconsin was 17" long and had a 16" girth! They didn't scale it for weight as they released it! Absolute GIANT!

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Yup extend the arms toward the camera.

Makes it look like a 30" plus fish.

And damn the guy has thick fingers.

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Looks to me his elbows  are well back against his body. Not strait out 

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Wow - that perch looks much bigger than the average walleye or at least the average walleye I catch!

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what??? That thing is huge...but yes, the camera does appear a little close to the fish. That bruiser doesn't need creative photography

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You don't have to extend the arms if you put the camera close to the fish.  The purpose of the photo is to showcase a great fish.  Mission accomplished I say.  Congrats to the angler.

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Nice fat fish but there is no way anyone could accurately guess its size from this photo. I'm sure many people who target perch like I do have caught fat 12 or 13 inchers and if held as close to the camera as this fish is would get similar photos.

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This fish was on Green Bay in Wisconsin and they measured it at 17" in length & 16" in girth! It was released because the season for Yellow Perch there is currently closed!  

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17", why not take a pic of that beast next to a tape measure like many do for trophy fish before released. I don't want to be pessimistic but that guy wasn't doing the elbow tuck. Regardless it is scary huge. 

edit: I did a unscientific experiment. 

Assuming the guy is of average height and his arms are pointed straight out from his body I measured the distance from my 2 index fingerswith my arms held out straight from my body  which I measure it to be 12". The guys right index finger looks to be 1" from the fishes mouth so +1"=13". The mans left hand index or ring finger is under the fishes anal fin so I would add another 4" from the anal fin to the tail pinched together. Guess what? That massive Yellow Perch  measures 17"!!!!! I take my naysaying back. It's a 17" grotesque Perch.  

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Theres lots of video of this fish for all you armchair measuring scientists. Its legit. 

 

S. 

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On 3/28/2020 at 10:21 AM, Sinker said:

Theres lots of video of this fish for all you armchair measuring scientists. Its legit. 

 

S. 

 

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17 hours ago, misfish said:

 

Pretty quiet in here now, eh? LOL

 

S. 

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