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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Big enough to mount?

I know it's different for each individual person, but for you walleye fisherman, how big does an eye need to be for you to consider mounting it? What's considered "big" for a walleey?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: Big enough to mount?

Depends where you catch them. I am not a walleye fisherman, but I caught a 27" in a creek that would look fine on my wall.

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Re: Big enough to mount?

I caught a 32"+ fish on the Georgian Bay a year or so ago. People say that's not "anything special", but I beg to differ. It was caught on a 14' cedar strip boat while trolling a worm harness with 6lb. test...now if that was Erie on a charter I could maybe see it bearing that title.
I didn't get it mounted, but I did take all measurements in case I decide to do so in the near future.
But to your question...I think that's entirely up to the angler. I just can't afford it, so I didn't get it done. You better believe I would have though!

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10+ pounds
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For Pa. caught fish I follow the PFBC list for angler awards.. http://fishandboat.com/awardapp.pdf The place I used to go in Canada 10lbers(about 30") got your name on the board in town.
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Roughly 11.2 lbs. When I first felt that thing hit I told my buddy, "Shut the motor off now" thinking I had a big pike.
Saw it next to the boat and almost had a heart attack!

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Re: Big enough to mount?

1. Is it legal ?
2. Are you proud of it ?
3. Do you want to keep it ?

THEN IT'S BIG ENOUGH TO BE MOUNTED !

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Re: Big enough to mount?

I would tend to agree that the body of water and circumstances of the catch have always controlled my decision of whether or not to get a walleye mounted.

For instance, when I first began to frequent Lake Erie for eyes, I caught a number of trophy(at least for anywhere else) eyes in the 27-31" range and intended to get one of them mounted. However, after a few more trips and seeing how common a 30" 10# eye was in Erie, I decided against it.

This Spring I landed my personal best walleye at 32.5" ~11#. What made this one so sweet was that it was taken from the 3-rivers. With nearly 15 years of dedicated walleye fishing on the 3-rivers under my belt, I knew this one was special and that the likelihood of topping this one was very slim from these waters. Even with that said, I hate killing big females from the river and decided that I was going to let her loose. Well after 30 minutes of effort, it was apparent that she wasn't going to make it. Given the circumstances and the body of water the fish came from I decided to have it mounted. I am anxiously waiting for its return from the taxi now and I believe the mount will allow me to relive my experience for many years to come...
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Re: Big enough to mount?

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Originally Posted by freeze
1. Is it legal ?
2. Are you proud of it ?
3. Do you want to keep it ?

THEN IT'S BIG ENOUGH TO BE MOUNTED !
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Re: Big enough to mount?

Anything over 9lbs.

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