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#11152627 - 10/08/15 04:30 PM Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 90
Loc: Dallas, Texas
I've been trying for over a year now to land another fish that qualifies for a big fish award and I finally did it last weekend on accident ha. While fishing for largemouth in my favorite spot I hooked this monster Red Ear. I've caught quite a few different 9"+ sunfish out here on bass lures but this is the first to go 10+ and it went right at 10.25". Going back this weekend to try for a few more so I can get a cool mount made to hang above the big fish award, and next to my other one! [img] [img]http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/pics/usergals/2015/10/full-90514-81683-redear.jpg[/img]



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#11152671 - 10/08/15 04:42 PM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: Austin710]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish and Congratulations on your Big Fish Award! cheers How many do you have for your Elite Angler? hmmm Again super fish. thumb



Side Note: Bryan Russell (Fish Mounter) does GREAT replication work! He has done all of my Sunfish mounts and is very reasonable in his prices. His number is 904-716-7048. If you want someone local Belton Banger (Fish Bones Replication Mounts) does Great work also. His number is 254-913-4392. coolio
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#11152774 - 10/08/15 05:15 PM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: Austin710]
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Registered: 04/28/14
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Just one other Big Fish Award so far and it was a Striped Bass. I've actually already got a great Taxidermist though and there isn't a better guy to have mount a fish than Bill Muntz at Fin and Bones Taxidermy in my opinion. He did my last Big Fish Award and will be my only taxidermist until he retires from it. Thanks for the advice though.


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#11153103 - 10/08/15 08:22 PM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: Austin710]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome Mount. cheers The second artist I mentioned was Bill Muntz. I made a mistake and called his studio Fish and Bones. It is Fin and Bones. hammer I also feel the same about Bryan (Fish Mounter). He has done six of mine including a 12.50 lbs bass. Will most likely stay with him until he retires also. coolio Again super fish. You only have three to go to get Elite. thumb
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#11153130 - 10/08/15 08:33 PM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: Austin710]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Congrats!!!

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#11154057 - 10/09/15 11:13 AM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: banker-always fishing]
Austin710 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 90
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Awesome Mount. cheers The second artist I mentioned was Bill Muntz. I made a mistake and called his studio Fish and Bones. It is Fin and Bones. hammer I also feel the same about Bryan (Fish Mounter). He has done six of mine including a 12.50 lbs bass. Will most likely stay with him until he retires also. coolio Again super fish. You only have three to go to get Elite. thumb


Ha, I actually thought you were talking about Fish Scale Taxidermy for some reason and I've heard some pretty bad things regarding that guy. Hopefully I can luck out and land a 10" bluegill this weekend from the same spot, two "Big Fish" on one mount would be too awesome. (and cost effective lol)

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#11154059 - 10/09/15 11:14 AM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: Austin710]
Austin710 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 90
Loc: Dallas, Texas
I also caught a bass from this same spot that would have qualified for a Big Fish Award, but I didn't know about the awards at the time, that's actually why I was there bass fishing.

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#11157670 - 10/11/15 04:40 PM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: Austin710]
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice fish! Congrats. woot

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#11160880 - 10/13/15 08:37 AM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: Austin710]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Garland, TX
Very nice... accident or not!
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#11169616 - 10/17/15 08:08 AM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: Austin710]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish and Congrats.

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#11243948 - 11/25/15 09:59 AM Re: Finally got my 10" Red Ear Sunfish [Re: Austin710]
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Bring her by Austin......getting caught up!!!

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