Notice of Closure:
As of 12/31/2013 we will not be accepting any more orders. It is with mixed feelings that we have decided to retire so we are able to spend more time on the water and doing the things we enjoy most.
We have truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with our many customers over the past 40 plus years and have made many great friends along the way… Perhaps our paths will cross again in the future.
Kevin & Cindy Stenzel
Welcome to Artistic Creations, located in South Beloit, Illinois and producing some of the Most Beautiful Fish Mounts available today!
We are very proud to have had the highest scoring Replica Fish the last three years in both Illinois & Wisconsin state competitions! We also hold the title of 2011 Wisconsin State Champion – Reproductions
Let us produce one of our Award Winning Replica’s for you!
The Most Realistic Replica Fish I’ve ever seen, I wouldn’t send my clients anywhere else.
- Bob Stonewater, Deland FL, Professional Big Bass Guide for over 30 years
I had Kevin do a Northern replica for me and have to tell you that he re-created that fish perfectly. There were unique patterns in the markings on the photo that I didn’t really notice at first. But Kevin’s eye picked up on them and he re-created them on my replica. I haven’t seen this attention to detail from others in the business. Kevin, thank you! You are a true artist!
- Jack Pertz, Reginal Vice President, Flatlanders Chapter, Muskies Inc.
I’d like to take a moment and just say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your support of our annual golf outing. It was a success and your support and donations will send a little guy with Prune Belly Syndrome on his dream of a lifetime fishing adventure to Ontario, Canada. Also loved your work at the ITA convention. Thanks much!
- Gary Henderson, Illinois Ambassador, Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation
In October 2009 I had my first trip to Door County, WI fishing for SM bass. I caught a 5.5-6lb SM bass and decided that this would be my first fish to be displayed on the wall. I’ve never really liked skin-mount fish because of how they look after time and I also had reservations about a replica because of how they tend to lack the detail of a skin mount. I always thought that Kevin’s replicas looked phenomenal and having the recent awards from taxidermist competitions made it a very easy choice for me to choose him. The pose of the SM bass, along with it mounted on a piece of driftwood and the three rocks, really makes this fish come to life. The coloration and attention to detail that went into this fish is also unbelievable. Anyone wanting to having a replica done by a true award winning taxidermist needs to go to Artistic Creations and let Kevin create that trophy fish.
- Andy Wiegert, Rockford IL, Rock Valley Anglers Fishing Club Newsletter Editor
Got the mount okay! It’s beautiful! Your attention to detail is stellar!
- Dustin Knight, Ohio
The fish is awesome! Thanks!
- Jeff Jackson, Montana
My fish came in and I am thrilled at how it looks, you do very nice work!
- Eric Hebert, Massachusetts
Thanks Kevin…. nice to wake up to the replica of my big fish in morning and say WOW…Thank You !!
- Danny Barker, Florida
Looks awesome. Hanging on the wall. Great job. Can’t even tell it is a replica!
- Brian Bolssen, Wisconsin
We just recieved the walleye replica you did for us, and it looks amazing. Thank you for helping us keep this memory in our lives!
- Jason Wuest, Wisconsin
Kevin, Got my fish yesterday and wanted to tell you it looks great! Thank you you did a wonderful job! Hope the next fish you do for me is just as good!
- Dustin Johnson, Pennsylvania
Great job on my walleye! Thank you for all your hard work. Hope to catch more and continue business.
- Jason Anderson, Iowa
Kevin – It’s awesome. We are so happy and impressed with your artistic skills. Amazing…..
Thank you again.
- Jay and Gina, Michigan
I received the musky mount yesterday and it looks awesome. Thank you for doing such a great job! I’m going to try to catch a nice walleye this year and hope you can do that for me as well.
- Rob Raymond, New Jersey