Being an avid hunter and fisherman, I can appreciate the importance of capturing your trophy in the most realistic and creative way possible. That is why we bring wildlife artistry to new heights of realism, be assured that whether it is your trophy buck or your kids first fish. That is the purpose of this guide. If you are planning a hunt in the near future, please visit our other guides. These will provide all the information you will need to prepare your kill for your taxidermist, or feel free to call us and we will personally help.
A camera is a good tool to have when fishing, for both replicas,( to be made for catch & release), and for an accurate reference for skin mounts. Fish lose color fast and lose all color after mounted, before painting is completed.
- Measure longest length with fish laying straight, and measure around the fish at its largest girth for catch and release fish.
- Place wet in 1 or 2 tied shut plastic bags. (It is optional to first wrap in an old completely saturated towel.)
- Keep in cooler, refrigerator or freezer depending on how soon it can be delivered to a taxidermist.
- Never belly cut and gut fish. It will only cost extra to repair and still won't look as good as originally.