Custom Fish Taxidermy & Fish Replicas. Fish mounts and replication in museum quality. Custom fish eyes for your trophy fish.
Services…Skin Mounts & Fish Replicas!
PRICES…... Taxidermists routinely divide fish into categories for pricing purposes. Warmwater fish are those like bass and walleye. Trout and salmon are coldwater fish. They, along with saltwater species require extra degreasing steps. Large trout and salmon are provided with artificial heads. They look better, won’t shrink or bleed oil . Some saltwater fish can be skin mounted. These include small, scaled reef fishes like triggers, snapper, and grouper.
REPLICAS…..We take the greatest pride in our catch and release fish replicas. Do not mistake these meticulously and individually hand-crafted works of art with cheap, plastic looking junk you can get for $12 per inch. Take a close look and compare. I work in conjunction with only the finest, top -end, American molders to first obtain a “blank” which I finish and paint to match YOUR trophy from YOUR picture. Scale detail is defined, fins thin and translucent, mouth and gill structure is replicated.Markings are painstakingly airbrushed, and individual scales are individually hand-tipped in metallics and shimmers when appropriate.
WARMWATER FISH SKIN MOUNTS (the real fish)….$15 PER INCH/LENGTH
COLDWATER FISH SKIN MOUNTS…………..$18 PER INCH OF LENGTH (also pike and musky)
SALTWATER FISH SKIN MOUNTS (when possible)….$20 PER INCH OF LENGTH
SMALL PANFISH ( UNDER 10 INCHES)…….$175 MINIMUM
MUSEUM GRADE REPLICAS…….SELECTIONS FROM THE BEST MOLDERS IN THE COUNTRY. INCREDIBLE SCALE DETAIL, INNER MOUTH AND GILL DISPLAY, TRANSLUCENT FINS, AND REALISTIC POSES. INDIVIDUAL SCALES HAND TIPPED IN METALLICS. IRIDESCENT COLORS WHEN APPROPRIATE. THE BEST OF THE BEST…………………..$21 PER INCH OF LENGTH
TWO-SIDED PAINTING……USUALLY NOT NECESSARY. I CAN DO THIS ON REPLICAS FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST OF 50% OF BASIC CHARGES.
“HOW IS MY FISH DOING?” Add $500 dollars to total cost of fish, and 8 more months to your turnaround time. LOL
FREE SHIPPING! ( For all those of you willing to pick up your own fish!)
SPLASH SCENES, ICE FISHING HOLES, UNDERWATER HABITATS AND OTHER MODES OF DISPLAY TO SHOWCASE YOUR TROPHY (see our Display Options page .)PRICED ON COMPLEXITY, BUT YOU WILL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT THE REASONABLE COSTS.
RUSH SERVICE….. I prefer to do fish mounts in the order I receive them. This is only fair. However, if you must have it quicker, I can do this for an extra charge of 20% of the original fish cost.
SEND YOUR FISH FROM ANYWHERE FOR THE FINEST IN FISH TAXIDERMY AND FISH REPLICATION.
Believe it or not, I can do skin fish mounts of YOUR fish no matter where you live in the U.S. Frozen fish can be boxed and sent by UPS, second day air or ground. Lay fins flat against your fish, wrap in a wet towel, and freeze inside a plastic bag. Some folks use a cheap styrofoam cooler and frozen lunchbox packs for packing. Insulate well. Ship on Mondays or Tuesdays only, with all contact information and 50% deposit in a waterproof envelope. This really works! Don’t send your trophy to Billy Bob’s or Bubba Joe’s just because they are nearby. Have your fish mounts and catch & release fish replicas done by an expert and done right.
NOVELTIES…. Ever seen a Jackalope? Well, we do Bassalopes, Rhino bass, Plesiosaurs, and large dinosaur wall mounts. Have a Triceratops on your wall for about $175. Got any stranger ideas, like fish with eyes that light up at night or make disturbing noises? Just ask! We’ll try to make it. We will also mount your snake, turtle, or other reptile. Many replicas are available for reptiles and amphibians as well. Added to a habitat scene, your mounted fish becomes a true work of art!
REPAIRS AND RESTORATIONS…..Bring me your broken, faded, or just plain messed- up fish mounts and I can provide you with an extreme makeover, or simply replace a broken fin.
PRICE SHOPPING? Don’t. Great for a Ford f-150 if you get the same car from a different dealer for a lower price. Replicas are not like this. A 24 inch bass is NOT a 24 inch bass. It all depends on the quality of the casting, artistry, and your taste. Pricing here is on par with excellent fish taxidermy in Wisconsin. Shops in Washington, New York, some areas will cost more. Much more. Quality? Check Lake Country Replicas to see what top end means. If you like junk, try zzfish.com and a number of other high production, “Walmart” grade sites. Let’s talk and I can show you these purveyors of garbage. High volume, no quality. Live in the Midwest? Shipping Spee-Dee can save you a bundle.