I have heard several people here wanting to mount a trophy Bluegill. I know on the bass forums, it's common knowledge that replicas often look better, and always last longer, than the real thing + the fact that you can release the fish, and maybe catch it again when it has gotten to be even bigger.
Has anyone here gotten a nice trophy Bluegill replica made ? By who ? Where at ? How much ? Can we see a photo of it ?
I've had a couple of big bass replicas done, and they came out awesome !
I know Robert Munoz, who did my 18.4lb PB Largemouth, is very much of a multi-species artist, but I never thought to ask him if he has molds for trophy Gills. He is from that area down in So Cal, with the giant Coppernoses... so I'd be surprised if he didn't.....
Here's the bass he did for me. I love the closed mouth pose. I think it looks so natural, and relaxed.... (photo could have been better... but anyway, you get the point)
Bluegill replicas anyone ?