I have a Flathead rep. hanging on my wall..from what i was told since cats dont have scales and the chemicals they use to preserve "real" skin mounts..it shrinks up..and real skin would deform pretty bad after drying?
As awsome as the reps. are today..i dont see any sence in killing a trophy when you can take some quick measurements and a few photos and have that fish on your wall and still alive to be caught again some day!!
But thats my opinion!
The Cabelas up at Dundee, Mi. has a blue, channel and flathead rep. mounts in thier bait store area.
Biggest blue cat rep. i ever saw was 74lbs. here in Ohio.
Biggest Flathead rep. is owned by the ODNR(saw it one year at the sports and travel show) ..it was confiscated from a SNAGGER, was about 55-60lbs.