Skin Mounts & Reproductions

Taxidermist chosen by:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Service
Michigan State University
Cornell University
Chicago Botanic Garden
University of Minnesota
University of Buffalo
Pennsylvania State University
University of Wisconsin



" I wanted to drop you a note to thank you again for the incredible replica mount! You did such an incredible job that it brings me right back to that day on the South Fork Clearwater where he was caught. If ever I, or anyone that I know for that matter, have cause for a replica mount (or skin mount) I will definitely send them your way. Thanks again for doing such a great job and for being so great to work with. PS: I stopped at the South Fork River Ranch on the way back home to Montana yesterday and Chuck and Lana were definitely impressed with your work!"
Eric Merchant

"Just want to let you know how much I am enjoying my salmon trophy. I have it proudly displayed on my office wall so I get to enjoy it all week long. I have had everyone who sees it comment on how real it looks and admire the natural setting presentation. Thank you very much, you are both true artists."
Jay Demme
Emerald Paving, Inc.

" During our divorce the only thing we argued about was who would get our PRO FISH Steelhead !!"
Heather, ID


"It all started in 2004 with my 8 year old daughters 17-1/2 pound chinook. 10 fish later, I'm here to tell you, ProFish's quality and service is unsurpassed by none. "
Dave Horan,
Grangeville, ID

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Professional Fish Taxidermy


PRO FISH is located in Grangeville, Idaho, a fisherman's paradise, with three major rivers within an easy 15 minutes.

PRO FISH has two strong components that make it one of the best taxidermy businesses around: John and Kelly Bambacigno.

Kelly Bambacigno with a Sturgeon Mount
Kelly Bambacigno with a Sturgeon Mount


John knows fish. He has 12 patents in fishing tackle and has worked with Berkley on lure product development. John has been a fishing enthusiast for over 40 years and he constantly educates himself in understanding fish mannerisms, cycles and habitats. Superb craftsmanship and consistency is important to John. He insists on hand-carving all bodies of skin mounts to ensure an anatomically correct mount.


Kelly knows color. Kelly is a college-educated artist, raised in a family that was centered around the fishing industry. She feels each fish is unique unto itself and painstakingly studies the individual nuances in order to capture each fish's beauty. Kelly loves the process of "bringing the fish to life", from the handpainted detail work to the 30 or more layers of color. Her talent and skill is evident in the finished mounts that have become treasured art pieces for many satisfied customers!

John Bambacigno taking a day off and fishing with Anglers Experience.

John taking a day off from taxidermy to fish on the outdoor show Anglers Experience.


John and Kelly work closely together as a team to re-create custom detail-oriented mounts for their discriminating clients.

To find out more about how John and Kelly can preserve your big catch, please call at 208.983.3441 or email at

A Comment From One Of Our Valued Customers:
"I received the fish about a week ago but had to wait until this past weekend to take it home and open it. It arrived in tact and the painting is beautiful. It looks like the fish I caught. I also appreciated the crating. Very well done. So much better than other outfits. I will definitely use your services again". -Robert Pellan

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