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Looking For A 10.8 Spotted Bass Replica

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by GotHonks, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. GotHonks

    GotHonks Active Member

    I've looked a little with no luck for a big Spot Bass replica blank ... Really like Lake County but don't see a 10.8 Spot ... Anybody make one around this size? My buddy caught this 10.8 at Bullards Bar Lake in No Cal last yr , didn't measure it just got the weight and a couple pics then threw her back .. It's a hog that needs to be on his wall ...only 3 oz off the World Record .... Crazy big Spot ... Thanks for the help
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  2. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

    Wow, That thing is a chunk. Wonder if you could use a smallmouth head and a largemouth body? Gust a thought.

  3. GotHonks

    GotHonks Active Member

    Yeah , she's a hog dang near the world record ... kinda cool markings too .... Great idea , wonder if one of the suppliers could do something like that for me .... I'm a bird Taxidermist .... So I've got no idea how its done.... But I'm sure I could figure it out ....
  4. GotHonks

    GotHonks Active Member

    Thanks , I told my buddy we wouldn't find one that big in a replica yet .. He already has a 9.6 Spot skin mount .... Kinda suprised nobody made a replica of the world record 11.2 Spot caught at Bullards a few yrs back ....
  5. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    There's no money in it!
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  6. What's the difference between a big spot and largemouth
  7. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

    Look at the head
  8. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Unfortunately there isn't a big selection of spotted bass replicas out there . I have used a small mouth replica before and shaped the fins more like a spots fins . That's for commercial ofcourse worked great. Just dont know who has a smallmouth that size either.
  9. fishmaster

    fishmaster Well-Known Member

    Got Honks,
    Do you have measurement on the fish?
  10. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    What's the difference between a big spot and largemouth

    Mandible is same as small mouth
    Scales are smAller than large mouth
    Spot pattern is continuous in most cases
    Teeth are different
    Nice fish to paint
    Use reference ..... period .....