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Crappie Blank

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by WLELTD, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. WLELTD

    WLELTD Active Member

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    Any body have a 20 inch crappie blank?
     
  2. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

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    Jesus's dad didnt make any that size.
     
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  3. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

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    They live next to the 15 inch gills and 13 in pumpkinseed jimmy
     
  4. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    I mounted one that was 21 inches here in Indiana. But yeah a 20 inch crappie blank would be hard to come by. I get a few 18 plus every year to mount, but only once the one below that was over 19 inches.

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    I'll be feed training and rearing hybrid crappies starting next weekend in my basement. Look for some bruisers in a few years.
     
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  5. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I've had a running deal in the shop anyone who brings one in gets a free mold and cast. Guess how many came in? 0.

    I molded a 19.25" 4.32lb hybrid crappie last year and have another one 19" from the same lake caught a year later to mold also.

    I have a lot of literature on hybrid crappie . They fascinate me. I've been into them for a long time.
     
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  6. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Mine may or may not have a black stripe on top due to the possibility of the male broodfish being the black stripe version of a black crappie crossed with a White Crappie. I know Arkansas or Mississippi Fish & Game does it so they can differentiate from their regular crappies when they do surveys, but don't know for sure about my supplier Malone and Sons. I just asked the friend that is delivering them on Saturday. I hoping not but it's not a deal killer for me as it was a pain in the ass to get both species this spring to produce my own.
     
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  7. WLELTD

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    I understand Jesus"s dad didn't make a lot of them but sure he made a few,and that is why I'm asking if anybody had a blank,You know how fishermen are ,adding inches all the time
     
  8. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Indeed they do. Indeed they do.
     
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  9. WLELTD

    WLELTD Active Member

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    turns out the 20 incher is 17
     
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  10. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Not to hijack the thread but the hybrid crappies I will be getting on Saturday for one of the basement tanks will indeed have a black stripe like this on top. Hopefully that is not an issue for skin mounts if they are huge crappies.

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  11. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    So typical.

    Did have a woman come to pick up her bass. First thing out of her mouth was, "Looks like you made my fish bigger." I'd never hear that from a male! :p
     
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  12. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

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    This is my 19.25" 4.32lb Mold. Hybrid Crappie.
     
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  13. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Here's another 17.5" that I haven't molded yet. Also a hybrid.
     

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  14. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Jimmy,

    I like how you did a great job with the caudal fin on the crappie above. I see so many fins on crappies -- even the skin mounts -- that look unnaturally painted or look like sheet.
     
  15. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I hate painting crappie. Especially fins :/
     
  16. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    I don't mind painting crappie but the caudal, soft dorsal, and anal fins, can be a challenge to repair and paint if they are all split up like they typically are from rough care.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2018
  17. Fishingtyler

    Fishingtyler New Member

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  18. Fishingtyler

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    I’ll be headed your way as soon as I get another one!