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Plaques on your trophy mounts


Lakeside

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In the 'So what's on your wall' thread I mentioned a 31" 'eye repro I'll soon pick up. One question I need to answer is what I want as text for the plaque(s). This replica represents almost identical 31" 'eyes caught and released in Lac Seul this summer and LotW in 1999.

If there is a plaque on your trophy mount what does it say?

- The date goes without saying.

- Fishermans name? I know I caught them, but some time after I'm gone I'd like to think my grandkids might get a kick of the big fish caught by Grandpa.

- Do you name the species? If the viewer doesn't know it's a walleye how would they know it's a big one.

- Of course I'll name the lake, but what about the location? e.g. Wapesi Bay, Lac Seul? (I'm not particularly concerned about giving away my secret spot here. Although we've caught hundreds of fish there the big girl isn't one of them).

Lakeside

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I would put the length. Most people cannot judge that and almost always ask how big it is. Plus, a 31" is something to be proud of. Plus it shuts up those loudmouth inlaws who tend toward one-upmanship when they say, oh, that is a nice 6 pounder!

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My 'ski has length, girth,lake caught on, and month/year. Sounds like a lot but it really isn't. I wouldn't put the species-anyone who looks at the trophy and doesn't know what kind of fish it is won't appreciate it the same way anyway!

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I would put weight /length and Lake another nice touch is a picture of where you caught it. I always tell people where my good fish come from I mean I already caught it so it's not there right.... I have taken so many nice fish from Bobber lake....

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I agree date caught and sizes and then I just tell them I caught it straight out from shore, on that same lake WE fished on a few years ago.

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I wouldn't put the species-anyone who looks at the trophy and doesn't know what kind of fish it is won't appreciate it the same way anyway!


I agree.

Date, length/weight, girth perhaps, lure, and lake name is all I'd go with.

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I think adding a photo is a nice touch. A digital photo can be added to a porcelain disk and then mounted on the placque.

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