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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by justinj, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. justinj

    justinj Member

    How easy are bass to mount compared to other fish?
  2. RDA

    RDA Well-Known Member

    a very good choice, tough skin and scales make it one of the easier fish to do...

  3. justinj

    justinj Member

    how about painting?
  4. RDA

    RDA Well-Known Member

    once again, although all fish are difficult to properly finish, bass are some of the easiest for me...
  5. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

    i have to say bass is one of the easiest to finish for me as well RDA, very good choice for a first fish in my opinion.
  6. Curt

    Curt Family Life member of the NTA

    I would have to agree with RDA. However I also think walleye are a good starter fish, IMO.
  7. justinj

    justinj Member

    yeah i done other fish just no bass yet
  8. rnviper3

    rnviper3 New Member

    bass are very easy to mount and paint. and to me rewarding when done. well all my fish are rewarding, but bass are fast for me so thats better right. next one up.
  9. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    bass was my first. it was easy compaired to a smaller fish.
  10. bdahyrt

    bdahyrt New Member

    go with a smallmouth bass over a large mouth if you can, smallies have much tougher skin than largemouths. Walleyes have pretty tough skin too.
  11. Smallmouths are a little thicker skinned, but I think they can be a little trickier to paint for a beginner, and probably a little harder to attain. You can buy all the colors premixed for a largemouth. What ever you choose, go with a larger fish, they are easier to mount.
  12. Frank from PA

    Frank from PA Frank's other brother, Frank.

    My first fish were yellow perch. Very tough skins. It used to be in Maryland you could keep 15 or 20. Now certain areas are off limits and when you can keep them it is a creel of 5. I eat yelllow perch and it is not worth fishing for them now. Maybe someday. Good luck. Frank.