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
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
  RES          
BIG HILL 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.41 F 0.80
KANOPOLIS 0.08 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 0.08

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
  POND          
SEVERY CITY LAKE 5.50 1.50 0.00 0.50 G 5.83

Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
  LAKE          
DOUGLAS SFL 15.00 0.33 0.00 0.81 G 23.83
LYON SFL 7.75 3.25 0.00 0.70 E 6.83
BONE CREEK LAKE 7.50 0.50 0.00 0.85 G 4.08
LEAVENWORTH SFL 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.36 G 5.50
JEWELL SFL 5.60 0.20 0.00 0.64 G 2.73
SEDAN OLD CITY LAKE-NORTH 3.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 G 4.75
WILSON SFL 3.50 1.25 0.00 0.87 G 3.92
NEOSHO SFL 3.25 0.00 0.00 0.43 G 4.14
COWLEY SFL 2.50 0.25 0.00 0.00 G 8.00
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.43 F 1.33
MONTGOMERY SFL 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 G 4.25
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 2.00 1.00 0.00 0.85 G 3.00
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE-SOUTH 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.47 F 4.92
WOODSON SFL 2.00 0.20 0.00 0.74 P 2.00
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 1.80 0.00 0.00 0.36 F 1.00
PLEASANTON-EAST LAKE 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 1.13
PAOLA CITY LAKE-LAKE MIOLA 1.25 0.75 0.00 0.68 F 1.58
SHAWNEE SFL 1.25 0.25 0.00 0.58 F 2.50
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 1.17 0.17 0.00 0.54 P 0.58
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.75 0.50 0.00 0.76 F 1.78
KDOT W BORROW PIT (WICHITA) 0.67 0.67 0.00 1.18 F 0.67
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #23 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.50
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.75
BOURBON SFL 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 0.75
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 0.38
MADISON CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.19
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.58
MOUND CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 0.13
GARNETT CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 0.38
PRATT CO. LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
KINGMAN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.00
PARSONS CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.00
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.00
MIAMI SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.33
CRAWFORD SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 0.06
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 1.33
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

Redear Sunfish
Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 3/18/2020 3415
Madison City Lake COML 9/17/2020 3337
JETMORE CITY LAKE COML 9/17/2020 2822
Meade State Fishing Lake SFLS 9/17/2020 5183
    Total: 14757