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ummm over that way i don't know any i had my 1st 27' Bull Mounted by local here in Walker,La, Came out Nice $12 a inch it cost maybe more then that no
David's Taxidermy on Pont des Mouton is about the best in Lafayette. (337) 269-9635 Not sure what it will cost though.
I totally agree... Just go take a look inside David's and I promise you, you will let him mount your fish! He does some of the best fish mounts I have ever seen!!
Man that is a monster!
You really should consider having a reproduction mount done. Big bulls like that contain a lot of oil in their heads and fin base. Even the best of taxidermist will have difficulty getting all the oil out.
Go take a look at any older skin-mount bulls you find. I guarantee you will see the orange oil spots bleeding through the paint. Look at the throat, around the gill plates and at the base of the lower fins. Gravity will cause the oil to collect in the lower portions of the mount over the years.
You are going to pay several hundred dollars to get that fish mounted whether you get a reproduction or a skin mount. Getting a good reproduction done will look as good as the original fish and last a lifetime.
The Elite Outdoors Taxidermy in Henderson. Korey can get you going 337-356-1846
Wondering length and weight of that bull? Very nice fish man
Thanks for the advice. I will be stopping by David's tomorrow to look at some of his mounts. A few people also recommended a guy out of White Castle. The red was caught w/ a half cracked crab and shrimp combo. Guess he couldn't resist the seafood platter. He measured 47' and weighted 36 lbs. Felt heavier but it's seems they always feel heavier then they really are. thanks again.
Length wise, that is the longest bull red i have ever seen. Very nice fish.
Gonna be at least $10 per inch of fish. Replica??
that is a beautiful fish, although as already discussed the oil will be a problem in time. reproduction is the way to go. not only in the face region, the lines in each scale that are usually visible are also oil. this helps to keep the from freezing in really cold climates. feel
free to call or to look me up on facebook, i will answer any of your questions you may have. also the elite outdoors is cory, he is a good friend and does a good job aswell.
Pics are linked because photo uploader here fails as usual.
Beautiful fish man, but they do have a good point about the oil.
This fish was 50 inches and just over 51Lbs. I brought it to a very good taxidermist in early 2002, and it took him until mid 2003 to drain enough oil to finish the mount. Even after all that time a little yellowing appeared about a year later (see 2nd pic. Thankfully it never got any worse than this.
But either way it will come out great. My real gripe is that i don't think the colors were bright enough after the mount was finished.
That's a nice one but look at this mount Fattest red I have ever caught !!! Built like a tuna