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Biggest Of Species

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Mudbat, May 20, 2021.

  1. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    25 1/4 " Smallie that broke the 109 year old MI state record in 2015

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  2. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member


  3. 1fish2fish

    1fish2fish Well-Known Member

    Here's the thing. You show your 1 reference pic, and take your position, and what does that accomplish?

    If you want to let the poster know that the fleshy color selection is, perhaps, a bit overdone, we have a pm option. If you want to educate fish taxidermists on this forum, please share the science and the supporting information/documentation. If you want to puff your chest, lol.

    I can't pretend to know a whole lot. But, I encourage all those who have more knowledge and experience to share rather than posture.


    As for biggest specimens, I once had a request to replicate a nice fallfish.

    No doubt, WR musky is historically the most interesting to me, but I've only ever worked on 1, and it was a most excellent blank by DC. I highly recommend it.
  4. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    Dang it Paul
    You catch and mount on that chared blend
    Could not resist
    Time to meet up
  5. Fermis

    Fermis Well-Known Member

    All 4 I have done are my biggest!
    As a total noob...My 1st go was a repro of the biggest smally I have caught 5.5lbs...


    My 2nd was my 1st and only attempt at a skin mount. Not a "special" fish...just what I happened to catch and attempt to taxidermize! 3-ish lb walleye.
    It aint pretty...but I did learn a few things about what NOT to do!


    3rd fish was a 26lb repro King, for my dad.


    I have a 32lb repro of my King, ready for paint...but my lack of confidence has it collecting dust right now.

    #4 is another repro, of my biggest crappie 14"


    I do have a LONG way to go. None of them turned out as good as I hoped, but still better than I thought they would...except that walleye(yikes!)
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  6. Glenn M

    Glenn M Well-Known Member

    44lb striper, extra crispy skin mount molded and cast head
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  7. DFJ

    DFJ Active Member

    Just finished the new Utah state record Lake Trout. (Flaming Gorge)
    53.95 lbs
    44.25 length
    36.5 girth
    Skin mounted for a pedestal and also molded for replicas. Last 2 pics are the replicas.
    923DA4FA-F091-4C01-8774-778BDE0D5231.jpeg 1A01DF3E-B1CD-45DE-B388-8F1031DDAB92.jpeg EB28AB23-7A1D-448F-A209-B55BCD408FF2.jpeg
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  8. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    nobody said this was a critique free thread... 4.5# chain pickerel... 5.5# vermillion smally...pr of 2# plus bowstring black crappy...13#lake of the woods walleye( ooh dusty)...and a couple
    fun ones

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  9. CCarlson

    CCarlson Active Member

    #1 - That steelhead is smokin! Really really nice work man.

    Biggest projects I've had thus far have been an 11 foot Mako, a 7 1/2 foot Atlantic Sturgeon, and a 50" Muskie.

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  10. This striper came out of Bull SHoals in Arkansas weight was over 60lbs. look close you can see a standard door frame in the picture.

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  11. 16 pound walleye walleye.jpeg
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  12. 12 pound rainbow rainbow.jpeg
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  13. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

  14. DJdave

    DJdave New Member

    Please Help, I just skinned my first fish. With the help of disc 5 from McKenzie Supply. I have some small bass to practice on and a small striper. My question is, Can I skin my big 26in. striper or do I have to get a replica ? I'm not finding much info for the real thing.
  15. Skin and mount. Here's a pair I did that I don't remember the lengths, but they were well over 26".
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2021
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  16. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    I have a 54 lb striper with real head,
    If I did it over I would cast the head, and still skim mount it
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