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Hi there, I'm looking for a largemouth bass to mount for a friend of mine. Looking for a bass around 5lbs and around 21". If someone has one they could catch for me that would be truly special. She had a stroke over the winter and it would be real cool for her. Maybe you have one in the freezer even? thanks everyone

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At one time Bass Pro Shops sold replica mounts, I'm not sure if they still do or not with a look.

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Hmm...*opens freezer* yeah I got 10-15 sitting here, lemme mail you a frozen 5lb. bass :lol:

 

I'm kidding lol, hope you find what you're looking for.

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It would be best to get a replica of the bass.

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nice jesture! hope you succeed in your quest. prayers for your friend as well.

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Get a replica- they don't shrink, stink or rot!  Plus in many states selling a gamefish is illegal.

I just googled "Largemouth Bass replica mounts" and a ton of options came up for sale. 

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Welcome aboard!

 

Good luck finding one :) 

 

Have to admit, this is one of the strangest

first posts I've seen yet! Is this a bass your

friend caught before her stroke you'd like

for a mount?

 

Maybe this can get you started:

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=bass+mount+replicas&*

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Yah I understand it sounds strange lol. But yes this would be a great gift to her. A mailed frozen 5lb bass. A lot of people do have them in there freezers. It is fully legal as long as it is a gift from someone. I'm not asking to buy one, I would buy one if it was from a game pond or something though. Yes she caught one like this but has had a stroke. I went to a taxidermy school a few yrs ago so I can mount the fish for her but not really a replica. Were in Mn so the season obviously isn't open here so that's why I'm reaching out to you bass guys down south a little who are always fishing them.  Maybe you could catch me one? freeze and wrap in plastic and maybe a little insulation and ship overnight or 2 day mail and id be happy to pay shipping. Would be great.  thanks again 

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Replica for sure.  I think most people that catch a giant fish nowadays let the actual fish go and have a taxidermist make a replica based on pictures.   Mailing dead things, mammals or fish or otherwise is just weird to me.

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I agree that replica is the way to go... Someone mentioned that you can't even tell the difference. I beg to differ on that. Very easy to tell a replica from the real thing. But as someone else said. Replicas don't shrink or rot. Which is a valid point and I would go this route as well. 

 

I stalked a 24" bass last summer for over a month. Knowing she was there. I had all intent on getting her mounted. Once I caught her, I grabbed my bag and my two rods and headed for the truck with her in my hand... And had a sudden change of heart. Dropped my stuff and put her back in the water. In ten years I'll be catching her babies. That will eventually (hopefully) be a hog like her.    

 

Genetics play a huge roll in bass size. Just like in most animals. Humans included. Proper environment is also key but a 6 foot man and a 5 foot woman don't typically have a 6'3 son if you catch my drift. 

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You could always get one the old fashion way.Go catch one.I honestly dont think many of us keep pond bass in the freezer.I too would look for a replica

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On 3/31/2017 at 10:21 AM, the grey said:

 I went to a taxidermy school a few yrs ago so I can mount the fish for her but not really a replica. Were in Mn so the season obviously isn't open here so that's why I'm reaching out to you bass guys down south a little who are always fishing them.  

 Do you have any Muskie Mounts?If you do please post pictures.

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I have mounted one 54" for a guy but I don't personally own one. if I can get a pic uploaded I will. I'm still looking for a 5lb bass around 21" if anybody has one in the freezer or can catch me one. thanks

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I'm still new here, but this seems like such a strange thing to request :lol:

If this is real, best of luck!

 

If I could catch anything over 3 pounds, I'd UPS it to you just for the story..."gather round kids. Did I ever tell you about the time I mailed a frozen fish to an internet stranger and ended up on the FBI watch list?"

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why would you end up on the fbi watch list? pretty common in the taxidermy world to send frozen fish/animals through the mail and there is nothing illegal about gifting a fish to somebody and you can sell them too if there pond raised. Lakes are froze here in Mn and season doesn't open for months yet. Was hoping for someone down south who catch a lot of bass to have it be no big deal to maybe catch me a 5lber and send me one or possibly one in a tournament died.

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On ‎3‎/‎31‎/‎2017 at 4:59 PM, Yeajray231 said:

Genetics play a huge roll in bass size. Just like in most animals. Humans included. Proper environment is also key but a 6 foot man and a 5 foot woman don't typically have a 6'3 son if you catch my drift. 

 

I catch your drift!  Natural Selection is part of that theory too!

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If you are looking for a piece of art, I would recommend getting a wood carving.  Most art festivals in your area will have at least one person who does fish carvings. They are expensive, but absolutely beautiful!

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Guys read what the OP has said. He is looking for a real fish so he can use his taxidermy skills to preserve it for his friend who has had a stroke. He doesn't want a carving, piece of art or a replica. 

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Yea I'm never keeping a hog..  unless it was bleeding and belly up. Which I haven't had happen to a big one yet. 

 

The only time I keep bass is when someone has a stunted population in their pond... We go wear em out and fry em up. It's a win-win that way.  

 

 

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On ‎3‎/‎30‎/‎2017 at 7:17 PM, the grey said:

Hi there, I'm looking for a largemouth bass to mount for a friend of mine. Looking for a bass around 5lbs and around 21". If someone has one they could catch for me that would be truly special. She had a stroke over the winter and it would be real cool for her. Maybe you have one in the freezer even? thanks everyone

I think I saw one on Indianapolis craigslist, could have been in a pawn shop in indy  don't know if you are close to this area or know anyone who is

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