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A Crappie trophy fish mount from Gray Taxidermy is handcrafted in the U.S. We combine over fifty years of experience and skilled craftsmanship to ensure that your custom trophy mount exceeds your expectations of what a perfect custom fish mount should look like.
Our skilled artists take pride in capturing the rich beauty and realism of nature that each unique marine species bring. A fish mount from Gray Taxidermy will capture and commemorate a memory of a life time.
We are able to transform raw materials into the ultimate representation of an angler's most notable achievement. Providing great attention to detail and exceptional quality and true craftsmanship is our motto while we continue to serve customers around the world.
Gray Taxidermy goes to great lengths to ensure the precise color and characteristics are resembled in your custom fish mount.
Before leaving our facility, each custom fish mount is thoroughly inspected to ensure our goal of 100% customer satisfaction.
- Available Sizes: 14" - 17"
- Details: Fired-Enamel Glass Eye
- Product Options: Wood Plaque, Custom Base, 360°
Scientific Name: Pomoxis
Average Size: 6 - 11 lbs.
Location & Habitat: The Crappie's range covers most of the eastern half of the United States, excluding the eastern coastal region from Virginia northward through New England. As a result of introductions, black crappie presently may be found throughout much of the U.S., including the northeastern seaboard and in the west. The crappie has a preference for clear water.The crappie prefers areas with an abundance of aquatic vegetative cover with sand and mud bottoms such as in many ponds, lakes, streams, and sloughs.
Description: This fish has the deep and laterally compressed body that is commonly associated with panfish. The head is small and the back is arched. The crappie has a fairly large mouth which may be indicative of its piscivorous (fish eating) feeding habits. The upper jaw extends below the eye. The crappie has 7-8 spines.The dorsal and anal fins are large and appear almost identical in shape. The crappie often has more of this black pigment and is mottled more evenly over the entire body of the fish. Also has dark, black mottling on a silvery-gray to white body color. During the breeding season, it may be primarily black in coloration with flecks of iridescent blue and green. The dorsal, anal, and caudal fins are marked with rows of dark spots.
This species is known to live at least 15 years. During the first four years of life, young crappies grow quickly in the warm waters of the southern US while growth is slower in cooler northern U.S. waters. crappies reach maturity at 2-4 years.