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 - 12.38 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

Fishing Forecast Information

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Reservoirs

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
BIG HILL 1.25 0.25 0.00 0.34 F 0.73
LACYGNE 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.32 P 0.09

Ponds

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
SEVERY CITY LAKE 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 G 2.33
JEWELL CITY LAKE 1.00 0.67 0.00 0.98 F 1.06
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.32 P 0.50

Lakes

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
DOUGLAS SFL 23.75 0.25 0.00 0.45 G 15.86
LEAVENWORTH SFL 14.50 0.25 0.00 0.43 G 12.08
COWLEY SFL 11.00 1.50 0.00 0.74 G 7.33
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 9.25 0.00 0.00 0.42 G 5.33
WILSON SFL 8.50 4.00 0.00 0.76 G 3.39
LYON SFL 7.75 2.75 0.00 0.87 G 4.75
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 5.50 0.00 0.00 0.37 G 3.17
MONTGOMERY SFL 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.39 G 2.25
BONE CREEK LAKE 4.29 0.57 0.00 0.95 G 4.97
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 4.00 0.50 0.00 0.60 G 4.00
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 2.50 0.25 0.00 0.57 G 6.08
JEWELL SFL 2.00 0.25 0.00 0.61 G 3.58
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 1.80 0.20 0.00 0.53 G 2.77
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 1.75 0.00 0.00 0.28 P 0.75
MELVERN RIVER POND 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.46 P 0.67
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.24 G 4.75
BUTLER SFL 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 1.13
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 1.00
OSAGE SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 1.00
NEOSHO SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.26 G 0.50
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 1.00 0.33 0.00 0.64 P 1.50
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 0.33
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 0.75 0.25 0.00 0.51 F 0.50
BLUE MOUND - CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.50
MADISON CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 0.38
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.40 F 1.13
SHAWNEE SFL 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.50
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.25
PAOLA CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.39 P 0.25
CRITZER LAKE 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.20
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 P 0.28
CRAWFORD SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 0.00
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.00
MIAMI SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 1.42
MEADE STATE LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 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 09/13/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 24098
KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR RESV 09/13/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 268689
WILSON RESERVOIR RESV 09/13/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 101641
SOUTH DAKOTA   09/13/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 11450
      Total Requested 322500
      Total Stocked 405878