Abundance of certain trophy fish can vary with the time of year because of migratory patterns. Should you be lucky enough to catch yourself a trophy you can consult your captain or mate.
Modern day marine taxidermy incorporates methods that are entirely different than the old style conventional ways of mounting a salt water fish. Space age resins now available make it possible to create a mount that is virtually maintenance free and will not age or discolor as most skin mounts have in the past.
• It is not necessary to kill a fish in order to obtain a complete replica trophy mount.
• Most trophy mounts will be a fiberglass replica molded from the same size and species as fish caught. Customer can request in writing to have the original teeth and/or body parts incorporated in their mount.
• Your decision to bring on board or kill a fish does not commit you to order a trophy mount.
A contract for marine taxidermy services should not be signed by you until the boat returns to the dock or mooring at the end of the fishing trip.
Conservation would dictate not wasting a resource. This method of taxidermy will enable your trophy to last, and the thrill of the catch will remain fresh in your memory for generations to come.
Please ask your captain if you are thinking of mounting your catch.
Good fishing & enjoy,