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Weigh Your Fish With a Ruler

Fishing Regulations Icon New York Fishing

Ever wanted to know the weight of your catch but didn’t have a scale handy or the desire to kill your fish and weigh it on land? For the species listed below, you can get an approximate weight by measuring the fish from the snout to the tip of the tail. These weights are averages taken from fish collected by DEC fish management crews from across the State of New York. Remember, these are averages—fish growth can vary significantly based on a number of factors, including the length of the growing season and food supply.

Average Weight By Length (in Inches) of Various New York Freshwater Fish Species

Length

Black Crappie

Bluegill

Yellow Perch

Smallmouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Brook Trout

Rainbow Trout

Brown Trout

Lake Trout

Walleye

Chain Pickerel

Northern Pike

Muskellunge

5

1 oz

6

3 oz

1 oz

7

4 oz

2 oz

8

7 oz

3 oz

9

7 oz

10 oz

5 oz

10

9 oz

13 oz

7 oz

6 oz

11

13 oz

10 oz

8 oz

12

1 lb 1 oz

13 oz

13 oz

14 oz

11 oz

10 oz

10 oz

13

1 lb 6 oz

15 oz

1 lb 1 oz

1 lb 2 oz

14 oz

12 oz

13 oz

14

1 lb 12 oz

1 lb 2 oz

1 lb 5 oz

1 lb 7 oz

1 lb 2 oz

1 lb 0 oz

1 lb 1 oz

15

1 lb 5 oz

1 lb 10 oz

1 lb 13 oz

1 lb 6 oz

1 lb 3 oz

1 lb 5 oz

1 lb 0 oz

1 lb 1 oz

11 oz

16

1 lb 15 oz

2 lb 4 oz

1 lb 11 oz

1 lb 7 oz

1 lb 9 oz

1 lb 4 oz

1 lb 4 oz

14 oz

17

2 lb 9 oz

2 lb 12 oz

2 lb 0 oz

1 lb 12 oz

1 lb 14 oz

1 lb 8 oz

1 lb 9 oz

1 lb 1 oz

18

3 lb 2 oz

3 lb 5 oz

2 lb 7oz

2 lb 1 oz

2 lb 4 oz

1 lb 13 oz

1 lb 14 oz

1 lb 4 oz

1 lb 4 oz

19

3 lb 5 oz

3 lb 15 oz

2 lb 14 oz

2 lb 7 oz

2 lb 11 oz

2 lb 3 oz

2 lb 4 oz

1 lb 8 oz

1 lb 7 oz

20

3 lb 14 oz

4 lb 10 oz

3 lb 6 oz

2 lb 14 oz

3 lb 2 oz

2 lb 9 oz

2 lb 10 oz

1 lb 12 oz

1 lb 11 oz

21

4 lb 8 oz

5 lb 7 oz

3 lb 15 oz

3 lb 5 oz

3 lb 10 oz

3 lb 0 oz

3 lb 1 oz

2 lb 1 oz

2 lb 1 oz

22

5 lb 3 oz

6 lb 6 oz

3 lb 13 oz

4 lb 3 oz

3 lb 8 oz

3 lb 9 oz

2 lb 6 oz

2 lb 6 oz

23

4 lb 6 oz

4 lb 12 oz

4 lb 0 oz

4 lb 1 oz

2 lb 12 oz

2 lb 9 oz

24

5 lb 0 oz

5 lb 7 oz

4 lb 9 oz

4 lb 11 oz

3 lb 3 oz

2 lb 15 oz

25

5 lb 11 oz

6 lb 3 oz

5 lb 4 oz

5 lb 5 oz

3 lb 10 oz

3 lb 5 oz

26

6 lb 6 oz

6 lb 15 oz

5 lb 15 oz

6 lb 0 oz

4 lb 1 oz

3 lb 11 oz

27

7 lb 2 oz

7 lb 13 oz

6 lb 11 oz

6 lb 12 oz

4 lb 10 oz

4 lb 2 oz

28

8 lb 0 oz

8 lb 12 oz

7 lb 8 oz

7 lb 10 oz

4 lb 9 oz

29

8 lb 14 oz

9 lb 11 oz

8 lb 7 oz

8 lb 9 oz

5 lb 1 oz

30

9 lb 14 oz

10 lb 12 oz

9 lb 6 oz

9 lb 8 oz

5 lb 10 oz

7 lb 4 oz

31

10 lb 7 oz

6 lb 3 oz

8 lb 1 oz

32

11 lb 8 oz

6 lb 13 oz

8 lb 15 oz

33

12 lb 11 oz

7 lb 7 oz

9 lb 15 oz

34

14 lb 0 oz

8 lb 2 oz

11 lb 0 oz

35

15 lb 5 oz

8 lb 13 oz

12 lb 1 oz

36

9 lb 10 oz

13 lb 4 oz

37

10 lb 6 oz

14 lb 8 oz

38

11 lb 4 oz

15 lb 14 oz

39

12 lb 2 oz

17 lb 5 oz

40

13 lb 1 oz

18 lb 13 oz

41

20 lb 7 oz

42

22 lb 2 oz

43

23 lb 15 oz

44

25 lb 14 oz

45

27 lb 14 oz

46

30 lb 0 oz

47

32 lb 3 oz

48

34 lb 8 oz

49

37 lb 0 oz

50

39 lb 9 oz

51

42 lb 4 oz

How Old is My Bass?

Average Age (in years) by Length of Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass in New York State

Length

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

Age

Smallmouth Bass

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

7

7

8

8

9

10

10

Largemouth Bass

2

2

3

4

4

5

6

6

7

8

8

9

10

10

11