Here’s a cool little device that should help solve some future arguments between you and your buddies about the length of fish you caught.
The Snap Shot Ruler is a vertical fish measuring device that you can easily attach to your line or fish gripper (BogaGrips, etc). It’s a two birds with one stone type of deal: You can simultaneously snap a photo of your fish while getting a measurement…
Made of durable vinyl, the Snap Shot is simply a soft (easily stowed) ruler with a clip on the top side for attaching to your gripper or scale and a weight on the bottom so that it hangs straight. We recently tried it out on some Nor Cal stripers. With the fish lipped with a gripper, all we did was snap the ruler onto the Boga and then snap a couple quick shots.
What’s pretty cool about this thing is you can measure your fish without handling it so much — or flopping it around on the deck — so it’s a handy catch and release tool. Also, it’s good for those of us who are…well…”measurement challenged.” I can give you a pretty accurate estimate of a fish’s weight, but when it comes to it’s length I’m not so good. Unfortunately, I may find out that all those 24-inch trout I’ve been catching in the creek are actually a little shorter than I had thought!
I can also see the Snap Shot being useful when you get together with some buddies for a little fun catch & release derby. If everybody has one of these rulers on board, “weigh-in” can be done with digital photos. That way, you don’t have to kill or haul a fish around in the livewell all day.
For more on Snap Shot Rulers, click HERE