Size of Walleye to mount

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For those who have mounts of eyes and those still searching, what was your absolute bottom length and or weight to get a mount done?
 


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Whatever size fish has some special meaning to you.
 


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At the time, my minimum was 8 lbs, because it would be my first ND whopper. Turned out to be 9.1 lbs. so I mounted it. If I were to mount another it would have to be 12+. Still waiting...
 

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I just mounted a 6 I caught last fall.
 

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I had an 8.25# walleye I did not mount, but did get it officially weighed to get the ND Whopper Club entry. Haven't landed anything larger in the walleye area. I did catch a 31#, 49" muskellunge in 2006 and mounted that. At the time it was the 2nd largest in the state, but then the record was broken each of the next two (53" and 54") summers out of New Johns. Muskie 2006.jpg
 

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I put a 31" 10.5lber on the wall a couple years ago, next one will have to be over 12lbs.
 


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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.
 

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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.
 

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I have an 8.5 and a 9 pounder on the wall. Next one will have to be well over 10 to be considered.
 

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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.

When my children are old enough to start fishing their first fish will be mounted. i dont care if its a 7 inch perch or a 50 pike. its going on the wall for them
 

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30", released a 29" out of Lake of the Woods a couple years ago and thought hard but let it swim.
 


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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.
 

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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?
 

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What size of bullhead would you mount? If you won the Jedi Master Bullhead Tourney with a trophy bullhead, would you mount it?

I won it last year... 20-something ounces?

I sure would mount a hog bullhead!

Example:

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But I hear the catfish specie are a drag to mount - not?
 

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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.
 

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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.

Minnow in comparison to which? I said both fish weigh the same.

You threw in a 2.75 lb to confuse the argument... or are you back on the gold Krylon again?
 


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