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need ID for fishes in a restaurant

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Brandon Rodriguez, Aug 1, 2018.

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    i went to a texas roadhouse which are ones in miami and clermont and it had some nice animal mounts but i took pics of these fish mounts in those restaurants they look like trouts and basses but they dont belong to a striped bass and rainbow trout at all so i dont know which species are they so i need help to tell me which three species of fish are that i found.
     
  2. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Those horrible horrendous mounts are supposed to be from top to bottom: rainbow trout, brown trout, carp, and hybrid striped bass. I was in a Texas Roadhouse in Massachusetts over a month ago and they had same type of God awful garbage hanging up there too.
     
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  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Thought the bottom one had grill marks on it. :)
     
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  4. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

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    There is another Roadhouse in Mass with a Carp " blank that was painted to look like a "Brook Trout " The average person wouldn't know the difference.
     
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  5. Monty Python

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    The top one is what I call the Free Willy pose. I recently had a bass redo that had the exact spinal curvature.
     
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  6. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    As Cecil mentioned, pretty tough to tell because they are done so poorly. But, disregarding the paint jobs I'm fairly certain the last two are actually a Buffalo and then a pure Striper. The latter I'm more certain about. Too elongated to be a Hybrid Striper. Or maybe they were TRYING to do a Sea Trout??? J/K, no soft dorsal. Crazy bad though! LOL! Pretty hard to be 100% with these poorly done fish!
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
  7. Sotired

    Sotired Active Member

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    What in the name of .... are those tail fins???? That small scaled carp MIGHT be a Tench, but only if it was EVER a real fish!

    Whoever did those need shock treatments!o_O

    ~S
     
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  8. olebarnette

    olebarnette Active Member

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    They probably bought them from China in bulk $10 each includes shipping.
     
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  9. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member


    Now Marty there ya go getting technical again. I didn't say what they were, I said what they're supposed to be. :p
     
  10. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Which gives new meaning to the Army phrase, "Be what you want to be."
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
  11. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Sad thing about this is, we are the only ones that this affects negatively. Texas Roadhouse will make (or lose) the same amount of money, regardless of how those fish are painted!
     
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  12. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Just put the tag "Vintage Taxidermy" on them and it's all good!
     
  13. Ron Kelly

    Ron Kelly Active Member

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    species ID is amateurish suckfish !! Pitiful.
     
  14. whitetails and fish only

    whitetails and fish only Well-Known Member

    Some people actually like old badly mounted specimens.Takes them back to another time, especially if they are in an old rustic bar, gun shop, or eating place.
     
  15. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member


    True!
     
  16. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Y'all stop making fun of my fish
    you hurt my Feelings
     
  17. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Liar! Those were my fish! How do ya think I knew what they were! :p
     
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  18. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    I beg to differ
    these are all my award winners:D:D:D:D:D
     
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  19. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    my icon is actually a LM Bass
     
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  20. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member


    Boloney! That's a skinny redbreasted sunfish! :D
     
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