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.

Regulations
115-18-08 (PDF - 58.99 kB)

Retrieval and possession of game animals and migratory game birds - Requirements

115-17-02 (PDF - 117.25 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

Fishing Forecast Information

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Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
BIG HILL 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 0.83
WOLF CREEK 0.07 0.00 0.00 0.44 P 0.07
LACYGNE 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 0.08
WILSON 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.14 P 0.00
ELK CITY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 P 0.00
HILLSDALE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.00

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
SEVERY CITY LAKE 11.50 2.50 0.00 0.58 G 6.17
JEWELL CITY LAKE 2.00 1.50 0.00 1.13 F 1.17
LAWRENCE - P. DAWSON BILLINGS - N 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 1.00

Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
DOUGLAS 15.00 0.75 0.00 0.53 G 16.69
WILSON 13.00 1.75 0.25 0.99 G 7.17
PAOLA CITY LAKE 10.75 3.75 0.00 0.93 G 3.75
MELVERN RIVER POND 10.50 2.50 0.00 0.66 F 4.00
DOUGLAS CO. - LONESTAR LAKE 8.25 0.00 0.00 0.39 F 7.00
BONE CREEK LAKE 6.38 2.13 0.25 1.12 G 5.93
COWLEY 5.75 0.50 0.00   G 8.67
MONTGOMERY 4.14 0.14 0.00 0.55 G 3.13
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 4.00 1.00 0.00 0.47 G 3.83
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 3.50 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 3.50
LYON 3.00 0.75 0.00 0.67 G 4.58
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 2.00 0.75 0.00 0.65 G 2.85
THAYER CITY LAKE 2.00 0.25 0.00 0.46 G 1.25
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 2.00 0.50 0.00 0.78 G 3.92
JEWELL 1.75 0.00 0.00 0.41 F 2.92
BUTLER 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 1.38
NEOSHO 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 G 0.83
YATES CENTER - SOUTH OWL LAKE 1.40 0.20 0.00 0.52 F 1.02
HOWARD - POLK DANIELS LAKE 1.25 0.50 0.00 0.48 G 1.00
LEAVENWORTH 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 9.58
OSAGE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 1.08
POTTAWATOMIE #2 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 0.58
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.75 0.25 0.00 1.05 F 1.58
MIAMI 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 1.31
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 0.63 0.25 0.00 0.47 P 0.63
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.69 F 0.28
SHAWNEE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.50
BROWN 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.50
ATCHISON 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.58 P 0.63
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.44 P 0.75
CRAWFORD 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 0.17
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.30 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 0.30
BOURBON 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.43 G 0.25
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 0.25
MOUND CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.21 G 0.25
MIDDLE CREEK 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.41 P 0.75
PARSONS CITY LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.13
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.13
KIOWA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 P 0.00
SHAWNEE CO. - LAKE SHAWNEE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.00
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
MEADE STATE LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.05 P 0.00
KINGMAN 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.00
Stocking Records Information
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.

FINGERLINGS

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE WMAS 03/21/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 23014
MEADE STATE LAKE SFLS 03/23/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 2239
JETMORE CITY LAKE COML 03/23/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 2239
SOUTH DAKOTA   03/22/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 6138
      Total Requested 29920
      Total Stocked 33630