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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: 2/21/14
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (lbs.)   (>7”)
BIG HILL RESERVOIR 0.40 0.00 0.00 . P 0.77
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR 0.00 0.00 0.00 . P 0.00
Updated: 2/21/14
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>7”)  (>9”) (>11”) (lbs.)   (>7”)
BALDWIN - SPRING CREEK LAKE 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.36 P 2.83
SEVERY CITY LAKE 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.82 F 5.33
OVERBROOK LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.36 P 1.00
JEWELL CITY LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.99 F 1.17
Updated: 2/21/14
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (lbs.)   (>7”)
DOUGLAS STATE FISHING LAKE 21.75 0.50 0.00 0.45 G 20.92
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 15.00 1.00 0.00 0.53 G 15.00
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 9.50 3.00 0.00 0.92 F 9.50
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE 8.33 3.33 0.00 0.75 F 5.44
NEOSHO STATE FISHING LAKE 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 G 4.11
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE 8.00 1.00 0.00 0.62 F 4.00
COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE 7.00 0.50 0.00 0.76 F 5.58
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE 7.00 0.50 0.00 0.57 G 4.42
BONE CREEK LAKE 5.75 2.00 0.00 0.73 G 15.79
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE 5.25 3.00 0.25 0.84 E 4.17
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 5.00 2.00 0.00 0.65 F 3.92
BOURBON STATE FISHING LAKE 4.75 3.00 0.00 0.71 G 2.53
ATCHISON STATE FISHING LAKE 3.75 0.50 0.00 0.60 G 4.67
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE 3.50 1.75 0.00 0.73 F 2.50
MIAMI STATE FISHING LAKE 3.25 0.00 0.00 0.43 F 1.25
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 1.33
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 1.75 1.00 0.00 0.68 F 1.17
MELVERN RIVER POND 1.50 1.00 0.00 0.74 P 3.00
MONTGOMERY STATE FISHING LAKE 1.20 0.00 0.00 0.44 G 4.33
JEWELL STATE FISHING LAKE 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.82 G 6.92
LEBO CITY LAKE 1.00 0.50 0.00 0.66 F 1.00
BOURBON COUNTY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 0.50
BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.49 P 1.75
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.43 P 0.25
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.28 F 0.50
SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 0.33
BIG HILL WA-NORTH POND 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.49 G 0.33
BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.41 F 1.50
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 F 0.17
KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 . P 0.13
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.40