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Another Award Winning Fish From One Of My Ponds

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Cecil, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Another award winning cast from one of the fish raised in one of my ponds. It was cast and painted by John Hardman. Won Best of Category Masters, Polytranspar, and Taxidermist Choice at the 2019 Colorado show.

    All out of large bluegills right now but hope to seine some up in the spring. I still have some large trout left here. http://bairdfishsales.com Don't wait to long if you're interested as they are going fast.

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  2. Just looked at your website,what a great operation!!
     
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  3. h20halo

    h20halo New Member

    agree with Drob, interesting setup!
     
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  4. Very nice professional looking operation. Great to have a place to buy top quality mountable fish.
     
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  5. Brad Hendrickson

    Brad Hendrickson Active Member

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    is that biggest pond, with the full length walk, about 1/2 acre or so? how deep? and do you Aerate?
     
  6. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Cecil has a very professional business
    And fish are what he says
    I’ve bought several from him
     
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  7. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Cecil has some of the finest fish you'll find anywhere. When you order one, it will be perfect in every way and his shipping methods can't be beaten by anyone at anytime. Top notch operation.
     
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  8. Pikeonthefly

    Pikeonthefly Active Member

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    I just received a few fish from Cecil and have to agree. The fish are great and packaged very well. One order took 3 days to get to me and the fish were still frozen. Cecil himself is very professional and I would recommend him to everyone. Thanks again Cecil!
     
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  9. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Brad yes that is the biggest pond out of four. It's only 9 feet deep maximum but averages 7 feet. I used to run a compressor and couple of diffusers 24/7 in the summer in the deepest water to keep it mixed, but stopped as it really isn't deep enough to be a concern. I do run a small compressor and diffuser next to shore in the winter to prevent potential winter kill if we get deep snow. Fortunately don't run that much anymore either as we rarely get deep snow anymore or thick ice. Some winters hardly any ice or snow at all as in this winter.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2020 at 2:03 PM
  10. KAMoHunter

    KAMoHunter Proud member of the WVTA

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    my WV Best of Show skin mount Brookie was one of cecils fish
     
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  11. Brad Hendrickson

    Brad Hendrickson Active Member

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    Thanks Cecil.
     
  12. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Do I have a picture of it?
     
  13. Nice!
     
  14. KAMoHunter

    KAMoHunter Proud member of the WVTA

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    you do now!
     

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  15. Brad Hendrickson

    Brad Hendrickson Active Member

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    Awesome. Is that a BARBLESS HOOK ? Lol
     
  16. KAMoHunter

    KAMoHunter Proud member of the WVTA

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    Every time!
     
  17. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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  18. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Here you go Cecil
    S.C. best of category masters
    Your brookies