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#11438602 - 02/25/16 10:43 AM Time for BIG fish!!!!
Beltonbanger® Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 2400
Loc: Temple,Tx,USA
This is the time of the year that I start getting the SOWS in. With that being said, proper care after the catch is essential to a great mount on your wall. Couple steps!!!
1-Ice the fish as soon as possible. Couple pictures are fine....I find them useful IF they are quality.
2-Get that fish FROZE!!!! My advise is, use an old towel, t-shirt or cloth(cotton best). Get it thoroughly wet and wrap your fish in it. Keep fins laid down and make sure the tail gets extra cloth that can be folded over for support to prevent damage. Place fish in a plastic bag(good bags are the ones your ice came in) and freeze the fish flat.
3-Get the fish to the taxidermist. IF you have to ship a fish remember this, many times shipments are stored in rooms that are far warmer than outside. That fish needs to be shipped early in the week, first or second day and wrapped in as much insulation as feasible. DON"T ship if there is a possibility that your fish could sit in a warehouse for the weekend!!! YIKES, it has happened and it isn't pleasant opening that shipment!!! TRUST me!!!!

Here are a few things folks don't consider. The digestive enzymes in the stomach of the fish still keep working....EVEN ON A DEAD ICED FISH! The stomach area of the fish is the first to degrade!!! Pictures are fine, but you can run around with the mount and get the fish froze for now! Show them your selfie until then!!!!!

Get your big fish mounted or release it. I could go on a tropical vacation if I had a $ for everyone that said, "I wished I would have mounted it"!!!!

Fish like this(3lbs.+) don't grow on trees...........unless they are under water!!!!!

GOOD LUCK this season!!!!!!


Heck with the soda can....I use a coffee can!!! If properly cared for, I can get quality photos of the fish before skinning as seen here!!!
Don't ask where this one was caught, client wants all the bragging rights!!!!

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#11438619 - 02/25/16 10:55 AM Re: Time for BIG fish!!!! [Re: Beltonbanger®]
Jesse10 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 232
Loc: Grandview
OMG! Monster!!!! Very rare!

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#11438680 - 02/25/16 11:23 AM Re: Time for BIG fish!!!! [Re: Beltonbanger®]
Ruffneck2000 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 1224
Loc: tx
Nice!
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#11438732 - 02/25/16 11:41 AM Re: Time for BIG fish!!!! [Re: Beltonbanger®]
moonriver Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/15/09
Posts: 4634
Loc: Dallas, Texas
very nice
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#11438780 - 02/25/16 12:04 PM Re: Time for BIG fish!!!! [Re: Beltonbanger®]
Jerry T. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 687
Loc: Texas
Wow...

Congrats to the client. What a fish.
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#11439715 - 02/25/16 06:55 PM Re: Time for BIG fish!!!! [Re: Beltonbanger®]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5980
Loc: mansfield,tx
congrats on the catch!

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#11440096 - 02/25/16 09:04 PM Re: Time for BIG fish!!!! [Re: Beltonbanger®]
Action_Jackson Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1305
Loc: Dallas, Texas
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Katchin krappie...doin surgeries(filleting)...and givin hott grease baths until krunchy and golden brown is what it's all about!!!

"STAY ready for the THUMP"!!!!

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#11440154 - 02/25/16 09:22 PM Re: Time for BIG fish!!!! [Re: Beltonbanger®]
Laker One Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 9436
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice slab! So far it has been a pretty good winter! woot

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#11440279 - 02/25/16 10:12 PM Re: Time for BIG fish!!!! [Re: Action_Jackson]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5980
Loc: mansfield,tx
lol! There you have it....
Originally Posted By: Action_Jackson


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#11443871 - 02/27/16 06:16 PM Re: Time for BIG fish!!!! [Re: Beltonbanger®]
Beltonbanger® Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 2400
Loc: Temple,Tx,USA
Iron Mike fishes???? banana

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