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Title: My personal best walleye
Post by: RAU on June 24, 2018, 03:52:10 PM
I caught my personal best walleye last night. I kept it to mount. I'm definitely going through with it I talked to the taxidermist this am.  I killed it so I'm definitely mounting it but now I'm having 2nd thoughts.  I didn't have a tape on the river and estimated it to be a 30 inch fish. It taped out to 27 and a bit, still my biggest by a lot but I thought it  was a little bigger. I don't know maybe I should have waited and released. 

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Title: Re: My personal best walleye
Post by: shiver318 on June 24, 2018, 06:42:33 PM
Nice walleye! One sure way to catch a bigger one is to get that one mounted, works almost every time. lol
Title: Re: My personal best walleye
Post by: DRY on June 24, 2018, 10:04:52 PM
Nice eye!! I am assuming you are using the fish for the mount?

One other possibility for a mount is a reproduction.
I have seen some excellent ones. Take the fishes measurements and a couple of pictures. You can then release the fish.

Might be a little more $$ than using the fish but I don't think it is that much.

Bill
Title: Re: My personal best walleye
Post by: chez on June 25, 2018, 08:45:57 AM
Great Eye Rau.!!!!
Congrats,no matter what you do with him 8)
Title: Re: My personal best walleye
Post by: 1iarrowking on June 25, 2018, 10:14:14 AM
My personal best is 26 inches caught back in the 90's.  I had it mounted and I never caught a bigger one. I'm having my fourth whitetail mounted right now.  Each one was better than the one before except the current one isn't bigger, he's just more perfect.  Get it mounted, after all he's already dead.  If you catch a bigger one you can get him mounted also.  There's nothing says you can't have more taxidermy.  Well, maybe you have a wife?  ::)  Mine left before I had any taxidermy and she was never replaced by anything that didn't have four legs. ;D  Now my trophy rooms are packed but there's always room for one more.  Taxidermists have to make a living too. ;)
Title: Re: My personal best walleye
Post by: old shaky on June 29, 2018, 01:41:00 PM
Very nice Walleye! I agree, mount it up! More memories and great conversation piece. Congratulations!!!