Bass Statues

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Many of the fiberglass fish below like the ones in Logansport, Manitowish Waters, Hayward, Chetek, Alexandria, and Defiance were produced by Sculptured Advertising in Sparta, WI in the early 1960s. Some of them might have been created by making molds of the original statues. I believe the fish on this page are all small or large mouth bass. Please correct me if I'm wrong since I'm not a fish expert.

east side
Logansport, LA
west side
Logansport, LA
These two Fish appear to be bass, made from the same mold. One is on the east side of town and the other on the west side of town. Logansport has bass fishing tournaments. [east map]; [west map]

Fish [gone]
Manitowish Waters, WI
Fish [gone]
Hayward, WI
Eufaula, AL
This Fish in Manitowish Waters might have been a smallmouth bass. It was installed next to Swanberg's Bavarian Inn. By 2023, the restaurant and statue were gone and the property had been turned into a park.

This Fish in Hayward might have been a largemouth bass. It was installed around the side of the building of Pastika's Bait & Tackle. It appeared to have been used as a fountain at some point. This photo is from 2011. Pastika's was founded in 1921 and closed in 2012. The building was demolished. The signs were saved by the nearby National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. I don't know if they saved this statue as well or if it was destroyed.

This Fish in Eufaula represents a largemouth bass. It is 12 feet tall and known as "Manny." The fiberglass statue was installed in 2018. For more, see this website. [map]

Chetek, WI
Ashland, WI
This Fish is located at the Rod & Gun Sport Shop. It appears to be a bass. It has been here since at least 2005. The store opened in 1949 so the fish might even date back to the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

I believe this Fish in Ashland represents a largemouth bass. In 2007, this statue was painted green and installed closer to the water of Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay. It was located next to the Bodin's on the Lake sporting goods store which is now closed. This photo is from 2011 when the statue was installed at Hudbucks Four Seasons Repair. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Fish [gone?]
Lake Ozark, MO
Madison, TN
This Fish in Lake Ozark was buried in the shrubbery at Two-Bit Town when this photo was taken in 2010. Two-Bit Town closed around 2013. In 2016, it was announced that the statues from Two-Bit would be moving to a waterpark in town. I don't know if that ever happened.

This Fish in Madison is installed in front of El Rodeo Mercado Latino. [map]

Alexandria, MN
Rockville, MN
This Fish in Alexandria is installed on top of the sign at Christopherson Bait Shop. [map]

This Fish in Rockville is located at Rockville Gas & Bait. [map]

Spanish Fort, AL
This Fish appears to have been made from the same fiberglass mold as the statues in Logansport shown above. It was installed in front of Ralph & Kacoo's restaurant around 2013. [map]

Defiance, OH
Florala, AL
This Bass in Defiance, aka "Big Mo" and the "Big Fish", is installed at Newman's Carryout and Marathon gas station. [map]

This Bass in Florala is located at a Cenergy gas station. The station was built in 2018 and the fish was installed then. [map]

Fish [gone]
Cape May, NJ
This Fish in Cape May was installed in someone's front yard. This photo is from 2012. The statue was removed around 2018. I don't know if it was moved or destroyed.

Clarks Grove, MN
This Bass is installed at a BP gas station. It was installed around 1979 when the station's convenience store housed the Fisherman's Stop. The fish was on the roof at that time. It was moved to the pole in the early 1990s. These photos are from 2012. By 2018, the fish was installed on the ground. [map]

Pepper Tackle Shop [gone]
Valley Station, KY
Pepper Tackle Shop featured this fiberglass fish on top of their already huge sign. The store had closed by 2021 and the statue was gone.

Fish [gone]
Minneapolis, MN
This Fish in Minneapolis was located behind Phillips Garden, a landscaping business. It was created by Jeff Millikan and was installed in front of the building for several years. Another artwork replaced it and the fish was moved back into this storage area. When I took these photos in 2007, I was told that the artist would be reclaiming the fish soon. I assume this statue is gone now. For more, see this website.

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Decatur, IL
Bass Lake, IN
Anderson, SC
Kerrville, TX
Ashland, VA

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