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Redear Sunfish

REDEAR SUNFISH

The redear sunfish has been stocked into select lakes and reservoirs. Although the redear resembles the bluegill, it usually prefers deeper water and is more difficult to catch. The redear has a narrow band of red on the gill cover lobe and usually shows vertical barring. Redears are popular locally because of the challenge they provide. The state record weighed 1 pound, 8 ounces. The world record tipped the scales at 5 pounds, 8 ounces.

Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (lbs.)   (>7”)
BIG HILL 0.20 0.10 0.00 0.51 F 0.50
JOHN REDMOND 0.08 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.08
MELVERN 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.00
WILSON 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (lbs.)   (>7”)
JEWELL CITY LAKE 1.67 0.33 0.00 0.79 F 1.06
LAWRENCE-P. DAWSON BILLINGS-N 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.56 P 0.50
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #7 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.53 P 0.50
SEVERY CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 4.83
LAWRENCE-P. DAWSON BILLINGS-S 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.00
Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (lbs.)   (>7”)
DOUGLAS SFL 12.50 0.00 0.00 0.47 G 16.92
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 8.50 0.75 0.00 0.56 G 9.00
LEAVENWORTH SFL 8.50 1.25 0.00 0.61 G 6.25
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.46 G 4.88
ATCHISON SFL 6.25 1.00 0.00 1.13 G 6.25
JEWELL SFL 3.75 1.75 0.00 0.88 G 3.50
LYON SFL 3.50 1.75 0.00 0.71 G 2.92
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 3.50 2.25 0.00 0.60 G 3.17
BONE CREEK LAKE 3.50 0.38 0.00 0.64 G 6.29
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 3.25 0.75 0.00 0.75 G 5.61
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.42 F 1.83
COWLEY SFL 1.75 0.25 0.00 0.66 F 4.42
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 1.75 0.75 0.00 0.73 F 0.88
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 1.75 0.50 0.00 0.66 G 1.50
WILSON SFL 1.67 0.33 0.00 0.47 G 3.97
MONTGOMERY SFL 1.50 1.00 0.00 0.79 G 2.16
BROWN SFL 1.25 0.25 0.00 0.53 F 0.75
MIAMI SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 F 1.50
BUTLER SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 1.17
ATCHISON CL #23 (WARNOCK) 1.00 0.75 0.00 0.69 F 1.00
OSAGE SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 3.33
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.44 P 0.63
NEOSHO SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 G 3.61
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.64 F 0.50
MELVERN RIVER POND 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.60 P 2.17
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.73 F 0.83
BOURBON SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.41 F 1.92
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.44 P 0.25
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.37 F 0.31
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.28 P 0.25
KINGMAN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.25
MEADE STATE LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 P 0.00
CRAWFORD SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 F 0.00
WOODSON SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 P 0.00