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I have found it to be one of the hardest things to do. There are many tricks to making trout look bigger.

The old hold the trout away from your body at arms length is one method. This one usually fails due to your face being out of focus and your fingers look huge. There are many sizes of hands. My buddy has smaller hands that measure 3.5 inches across the knuckles and I have monkey hands that go 4.25 across the across the knuckles.

There are also ways to make your trout look smaller. Holding it centered to your body and close to it makes the trout look small.

If you want a good photo that makes the trout look large, have the photographer kneel when taking the photo. Tuck in as many fingers as you can to hide comparison. Hold that trout away from your body to the side.

The bigger the trout the bigger the range of guesses. I am fair at guessing but typically I am off by 2- to 3-inches on big trout. My net is a good measuring device. Most folks don't tape their fish these days because of the catch release thing.

Care to guess away at these two?

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Len Harris blogs from the "Heart" of Wisconsin's Driftless Area. Len's passion is small stream trout fishing with every legal means possible. When trout season is closed he writes and takes photos. He even dabbles in a little cooking. Read more of Lenís writing on his blog at http://lenharris.blogspot.com/.

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