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 - 9.48 kB)

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

115-17-02 (PDF - 12.19 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

Fishing Forecast Information

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Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
REDEAR SUNFISH            
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
BIG HILL 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 0.43
ELK CITY* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 P 0.00
HILLSDALE* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.13 P 0.00
PERRY* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.00
WILSON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
CLINTON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 1.38

* Not sampled in 2019. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
SEVERY CITY LAKE 6.00 2.00 0.00 0.52 G 7.83
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 3.00
JEWELL CITY LAKE - EMERSON LAKE* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 1.00

* Not sampled in 2019. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
DOUGLAS SFL 33.50 0.50 0.00 0.62 G 23.83
COWLEY SFL 14.00 2.00 0.00 0.65 G 9.08
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 12.00 0.50 0.00 0.50 G 12.00
MELVERN RIVER POND 7.50 2.00 0.00 0.76 G 9.00
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE - SOUTH 6.00 2.75 0.00 0.90 G 4.92
LEAVENWORTH SFL 5.75 0.00 0.00 0.40 F 3.50
NEOSHO SFL 5.17 0.00 0.00 0.44 G 3.56
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 4.50 0.75 0.00 0.52 F 6.38
WILSON SFL 4.50 1.25 0.00 0.74 G 7.08
LYON SFL 4.25 0.00 0.00 0.45 G 5.25
THAYER CITY LAKE 3.75 0.00 0.00 0.39 G 2.88
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 3.75 0.00 0.00 0.42 G 3.71
JEWELL SFL 2.60 0.00 0.00 0.47 F 1.45
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 2.33 1.33 0.00 0.86 F 1.78
MONTGOMERY SFL 2.25 0.00 0.00 0.37 G 4.96
LENEXA LAKE - LENEXA 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 2.67
SHAWNEE SFL 1.75 0.25 0.00 0.51 F 2.25
BONE CREEK LAKE 1.38 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 3.71
JETMORE CITY LAKE 1.00 0.25 0.00 0.55 P 1.00
MIAMI SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.56
PAOLA CITY LAKE(LAKE MIOLA) 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.28 F 4.75
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 1.00 0.60 0.00 0.73 F 3.00
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 0.87
BUTLER SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 1.08
CHERRYVALE CITY LAKE-TANKO 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.50
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.46 P 0.92
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 0.92
BOURBON CO. LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.57 P 0.33
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE 0.25 0.25 0.00 1.21 P 0.25
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 0.25
CRAWFORD SFL 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.22
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.06
BOURBON SFL* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 G 0.75
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.31
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
KINGMAN SFL* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.00
OSAGE SFL* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.50
WINFIELD CITY LAKE* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.15

* Not sampled in 2019. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

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 Number stocked
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE COML 4/8/2019 1034
JETMORE CITY LAKE COML 4/2/2019 2594
Meade State Fishing Lake SFLS 4/2/2019 8671
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/8/2019 28805
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) COML 4/8/2019 9258
THAYER CITY LAKE COML 4/8/2019 6060
MINED LAND WA-CK/CR CO WMAS 4/9/2019 25118
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