Glory Days 1974 – Alaskan king salmon fish replica

Jeff S. contacted us through the fish replica quote request form on our website. Sending us a photo of the fish he caught in 1974, Jeff shared his memory of catching this Alaskan salmon with his father – his Glory Days adventure!

Luke, This is a fish that I caught over 40 years ago. 

Alaskan King Salmon caught in 1974

I still have the mount today although it has seen better days.  I’ve attached a photo of my current mount and a photo of the fish when I first caught it.  I’d prefer that the replica be similar my current mount, if possible.  I’ve also included a photo of the plaque that I would like to go along with the fish.” – Jeff S.

Luke worked with Jeff on details of this 60 lb. salmon, which measured out at 51″ x 32″. Using Jeff’s photo for reference, Luke was also able to re-create the original trophy plate on a custom driftwood wall display.

Jeff S Alaskan King Salmon Replica hanging in office_painted by fish artist Luke Filmer_2019

Luke, here is a photo of the new replica hanging on the wall. I really love it and appreciate your craftsmanship and artistry! It brings back fond memories from my childhood and it’s much better than my 45 yo mount with the original skin that still smells. All my best and Thanks again.” – Jeff S.Jeff S Alaskan King Salmon Replica hanging in office_painted by fish artist Luke Filmer_2019 - Copy

Trophy Plate Reads:

JEFF’S 60 LB. KING SALMON
CAUGHT AT AGE 8
NEAR DEEP CREEK, ALASKA
ON JUNE 22, 1974
WITHOUT HELP FROM HIS PROUD FATHER
Alaskan King Salmon fish replica by fish artist Luke Filmer of Blackwater_4
Custom 60 lb. Alaskan King Salmon fish replica sculpture by Luke Filmer

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