Relative weight, sometimes abbreviated as simply "Wr", is a reference to how much a bluegill should weigh for a particular length.
If you look at all bluegill in a particular region of the country, the fish that would be at the 75th percentile, or bigger than three out of four fish is given the designation of Wr 100.
Therefore, if you catch a fish that is 10% heavier than the 75th percentile bluegill for your region, your fish will be given a designation of Wr 110.
Quite honestly, if you're catching bluegill with Wr's in the 90's, these are pretty healthy fish because they're still bigger than average, which would be about the 50th percentile.
I'd like to see a lot of www.bigbluegill.com members familiarize themselves with this particular system. It is helpful for biologists in determining what's going on in a body of water to know the relative weights. High relative weights generally mean that the overall population of a particular species has abundant forage, and probably a better potential to achieve high weights. If you want BIG BLUEGILL, you want them to have high relative weights or Wr's throughout their lifespan.
Here's the chart, and I apologize to those of you who are "metrically challenged".
And now....Thanks to Big Bluegill member Jesse Schertzer, we have an English Units table for to play with. Somebody out there go catch a bluegill, and get a weight and length, and we'll use this chart to show a Wr value!
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