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Thread: 29 inch 8lb Arctic Char caught by my wife

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    Default 29 inch 8lb Arctic Char caught by my wife


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    Whoa what a pig!! Congratulations to her! Care to share any details?



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    Yeah that is a nice one! looks like a wild one too. You can tell the broodstock ones usually right off the bat, but that one looks like it has been in the lake since it was a fingerling. Id love to know the lake that came out of!

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    Nice fish! Wish i could hook a nice lunker like that! Wish i knew your secret spot

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    Dang! What a hog.. What lake did that beast come out of??? Sweet!

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    that could be a big lake drainage char.....theres some monsters in there



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    I got to agree, that has to be a big lake char.

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    Nice fish! Love the colors!

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    Awesome fish - congrats!!! Definitely looks like a wild fish to me - I'd guess Big Lake system as well. My biggest personally is 26" 6lb - and I'm sure it wasn't the biggest in the lake.

    Great fish! Great picture! Nicely done.
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    Wow! Nice fish!!! Definitley a trophy.

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    Nice fish! that's some girth on that fish!

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    Yep, that's a pig. You should get it mounted.

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    Good color through out. Would make a good mount.
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    The wife says, This one goes on the wall !!!
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    Nice! Thats going to look great on the wall!
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    I agree that will make an awesome mount. I would recommend getting a fiberglass replica, I have a couple fish mounted and I can say they just hold up better. My replica has fallen several times and still looks new, my skin mount looks rough and the fins are very fragile. Plus with a replica all you need is some good photos and a couple measurements, can even release the fish if you like.

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    The Force is strong with you! Awesome catch! I am in awe.....sweet!
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    Congrats on a very nice fish. Must have felt good on the line and most probably made a few runs on the drag. A great taxidermist in Anchorage that specializes in replica mounts is Real Life Taxidermy. http://www.rltaxidermy.com/ I have never used them but I have a friend that has had two fish done through them and they turned out fantastic.

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    Wow... Nice Fish! Congrats to her!
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    Default snowey mountian taxidermy in the Butte is the man for the replicas

    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    I agree that will make an awesome mount. I would recommend getting a fiberglass replica, I have a couple fish mounted and I can say they just hold up better. My replica has fallen several times and still looks new, my skin mount looks rough and the fins are very fragile. Plus with a replica all you need is some good photos and a couple measurements, can even release the fish if you like.

    Congrats on a great fish.

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