The Hawg Trough Fish Measuring Device has almost become the standard measuring device for fisherman across the country. Its concave design cradles the fish for simple measurement. Available in white and yellow the Hawg Trough measures fish in 1/4 inch increments from 8 inches to 30 inches in length. A word of advice: The Hawg Trough does not float but it luckily has holes on either end to attach a leash.
|Length:||18 in / 45.72 cm|
|Width:||3 in / 7.62 cm|
Product was what I was looking for. I had to break out the Sharpie to fill in the lines to make it easier to read in photographs. I added 1/2 inch foam backer rod in the channels on the back to make it float. Great product!
I just can't give it more than three stars. This is my second one and I only bought it because, well it's required for the tournaments. Why just three stars. First it's been out a while and by now the mfg. should have figured out we are having to use a permanent marker to highlight the division marks. 2nd the first one I had broke because it's really just a little too flimsy for kayakers and should be made a little thicker/stiffer. 3rd We have to modify them to make them float. So the idea is great and with a little effort from the manufacturer they could be a 5 star product.
It is what it is. Works as advertised. The concave ruler helps. Simple and effective.
I'm not a tournament fisherman but I always compete against 'myself' for a new personal best. If this tool works for the tournament anglers out there, I knew it would work for me. This Hawg Trough Fish Measuring Device is awesome. I darkened all of the raised measure increments with a black Sharpie (see YouTube vids for how) so getting a quick measurement is faster and easier for my older eyes and added 3/8" wood dowels in bottom grooves for flotation (which already paid off) but I'd buy another Hawg Trough in a heartbeat. Forget the tape measures, the tailors tape, blah, blah, blah; been there and used them all but "this" item is by far the best. Highly recommended.