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An introduction and a question!

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Hello, and thanks for having me! My names Ethan (raised in Indiana, now in Michigan) and I've been fishing since I can remember. In fact I have home videos of a small me fishing with a crankbait on a snoopy pole before I could walk. My first bass was on a snoopy pole, and since then my addiction has only gotten worse (or better) depends how you look at it!☺️ I've never made an account here, although many of you have helped me without knowing it at times...and for that I say thank you!

 

Onto my question!

today on a cold front Michigan day I went fishing, something I always do☺️ Today was a bit different, for today I caught my personal best! I debated on keeping the fish for a mount, but she was too large and beautiful I felt it would be selfish.. how can I kill something that I personally would love to catch again as would many others? I released her BUT I still want a mount? Are there any replication companies that can make a look alike mount to my measurements and weight etc? Has anyone used a company before that they were satisfied with? I thank you for your time, and truly hope I did not screw up by releasing her...

in case anyone wondered. It was a 9.4 pound largemouth, would of been ten but she spit up some large bluegills! Just shy of 25".. a fish like that is why I go fishing in the first place!

 

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Greetings Ethan and Welcome to the forums :)

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Welcome!

If you got good measurements and a picture or two almost any company that makes replicas should have no issues making you a quality reproduction of your fish. I've never personally caught a bass I felt worthy of a replica, but lots of other members have and I'm sure they'll offer suggestions. 

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Hello Ethan and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

Congrats on catching & releasing your Personal Best Bass.

There are a number of reputable Replica fish - producers.

I sure you'll hear about at least one here.

Along with those measurements, a quality photo of your catch could go a ong way to help the creator duplicate your memory.

btw - love to see that pic myself

Congrats again

A-Jay

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Wouldn't let me post the picture because it was to large? Hopefully this works though..sadly I was completely by myself, wife was sleeping in? It's a lot tougher then I assumed holding up that weight and getting a selfie picture. As you can see I'm holding the fish up close to me, it's not an optical illusion it was just big☺️..I always told myself if I pulled anything close to ten I'd get a mount. I was shocked when I pulled him out, I thought it was a pike the entire time. In fact I lost a trophy pike two days ago from that exact spot. Inches away from the net and I pulled the hook, set the drag to high and didn't let him run enough?

http://tinypic.com/r/282ne4k/9

 

wouldnt let me copy and paste so I suppose this is the route to go?

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Ethan - Welcome to Bass Resource. Enjoy reading & contributing in the forums.  Nice catch!

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11 hours ago, PhishFishing said:

 

Wouldn't let me post the picture because it was to large? Hopefully this works though..sadly I was completely by myself, wife was sleeping in? It's a lot tougher then I assumed holding up that weight and getting a selfie picture. As you can see I'm holding the fish up close to me, it's not an optical illusion it was just big☺️..I always told myself if I pulled anything close to ten I'd get a mount. I was shocked when I pulled him out, I thought it was a pike the entire time. In fact I lost a trophy pike two days ago from that exact spot. Inches away from the net and I pulled the hook, set the drag to high and didn't let him run enough?

http://tinypic.com/r/282ne4k/9

 

wouldnt let me copy and paste so I suppose this is the route to go?

Here you go ~ Nice Bass.

PhishFishing's PB.jpg

A-Jay

 

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Welcome aboard, Ethan! Nice catch, too!

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Congrats!!

Hello and Welcome! 

 

Mike 

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Welcome aboard!

 

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Welcome to the forums!

Jeff

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Welcome home! We're glad you're here.

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