Tuna Tail Mount

Discussion in 'Mainland Mexico Fishing Reports and Discussion' started by The Dr., Jan 22, 2019.

  1. The Dr.

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    I saw a couple really cool mounts of trophy tuna tails recently. Does anyone has experience traveling home with a fresh/frozen tuna tail?

    Is it legal to bring them back the states? Is there any difference between traveling home with 50lbs of fillets in a cooler vs a tuna tail in a cooler?

    I will be flying home from PV to Sacramento in a few weeks.
     
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    I know it's not the same, but you could take photos and measurements and have it recreated.

    Not sure I would do that, but it is an option.
     
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    Fiberglass mounts are forever not so much with skin mounts .
    Pics and dimensions would be easier and you will get a better finished product.
     
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    Your talking hard time :-)
     
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    I took a swordfish tail back across the border after our Apollo trip in PV last year. Had it in a large ziplock and put in my fish cooler and checked it... no problem at least for me
     
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    This is what I was thinking. Just freezing it, plastic bag and add it to my fish cooler.

    It's not a bill fish bill or product, so it shouldn't be illegal..
     
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    You are correct the replica mounts to last forever. But, the cost for a DIY tail mount is around $25. I would imagine a fiberglass replica is going to run in the hundreds.

    If I caught a trophy brown trout or any other species that could be released after photos, this is definitely the route I would go. But, since a tuna carcass is just going to be tossed overboard, I figured might as utilized the real tail for a mount.
     
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    I must have missed that DIY part :D
     
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    Brought back blue marlin bill, steans and tail in a yeti last year. No problem.

    Let ants and beetles eat the flesh. Than epoxy it and screw to a nice wood plaque.
     
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    Exactly my plan. Dry it out for a few months. Paint, laquer and mount to wood plaque!
     
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