Joe Pitruzello of Northeast Taxidermy explains how to measure a fish when you want to get a replica mount made. Follow these steps when you catch a wallhanger this summer but decide to catch and release ...
1) Measure from the tip of the tail, not the fork of the tail
2) Take the girth measurement at the widest point of the fish, which is usually right before the dorsal fin
3) Get a quality photo of the fish so the taxidermist can replicate its color.