Doesn't have to be based on size. There could be a good story behind the catch, or it could be a child's first catch by themselves. The meaning behind the catch is what's most important.
My personal minimum was 30"/10 pounds, but I've seen a lot of nice looking 28" mounts. I've got a 10 pound mount right now, but the next one will have to be a 13+ Greenback.
IMO u cant go wrong mounting any size of fish. I am not a fan of skinny long fish for mounts. I would rather have a 27 inch 10 lber (winter fish) on the wall than a 29 inch 9.5 lber (summer fish) for example. When in doubt just mount the fish haha.
Interesting... I'm the opposite. If I caught a 33 or longer fish I'd probably mount it. I'm not into fat toady looking fish - they look ungainly and dumpy vs. a long sharky torpedo predator look.
Especially perch... I'd rather mount a 15" than a blimpy 13.5" of the same weight.
Tomato Tomahto. :;:huh
I have a 10.5.
My next target weight for walleye is 12lb - if it's in good shape. Not sure I would mount a beat up rag-fin. Judgement call if/when I suppose.
What size of bullhead would you mount? If you won the Jedi Master Bullhead Tourney with a trophy bullhead, would you mount it?
30", released a 29" out of Lake of the Woods a couple years ago and thought hard but let it swim.
Are you sniffing paint thinner with johnr? That perch comment is really a mind blower haha. Lets say u go to a lake that has perch that weigh 2 lbs at 15 inches and then you go to a different lake with perch that are 2.75 lb at 15 inches and 2 lbs at 13.5 inches. The 15 inch 2 lber will look like a minnow in comparison.