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Freshwater Drum Question

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Challa, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Challa

    Challa New Member

    Hey all, just started skinning out a drum for a skin mount. It's popping scales everywhere while I'm trying to skin it. Any tricks on skinning these? I've never done one before but done lots of crappies and never popped scales on them. Any advise would be great before I kick the sh*t outta this fish :mad: https://100001.onl/ https://1921681254.mx/
  2. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Do not tug on the skin at all, or try to separate the skin with a traditional serrated fish knife. Use a scalpel to sever the skin from the carcass.
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  3. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    As above said any rough handling will pop them