45 inches. I paid a price for this fish. The pained face is real. First, the big girl karate chopped me in the clavicle with its snout as I was trying to position it for a picture with my stupid cellphone in my hand, which then did a death roll and chomped my other hand hold its head. My fingers bled all day. Only fish this size that I caught. Hooked in the bottom lip by a single tine that popped out as soon as it hit the cradle.