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
115-17-02 (PDF - 12.19 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

115-18-08 (PDF - 9.48 kB)

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

Fishing Forecast Information

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Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
BIG HILL 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 0.77
ELK CITY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 P 0.00

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
EMPORIA-JONES PARK WEST POND 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 25.00
EMPORIA-JONES PARK NORTH 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 15.00
ST FRANCIS-KELLER LAKE 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 5.00
SEVERY CITY LAKE 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 4.83

Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
LYON SFL 24.25 11.00 0.00 1.01 E 12.08
MONTGOMERY SFL 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.41 G 4.08
JEWELL SFL 7.60 0.00 0.00 0.46 G 5.73
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE - SOUTH 6.00 0.75 0.00 0.60 F 4.67
LEAVENWORTH SFL 5.25 0.25 0.00 0.53 F 6.00
COWLEY SFL 5.00 1.00 0.00 0.83 F 9.50
EDNA CITY LAKE 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 4.50
WILSON SFL 3.75 1.25 0.00 0.76 G 3.92
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 3.67 1.67 0.00 0.68 F 2.25
JETMORE CITY LAKE 3.00 0.25 0.00 0.88 F 2.00
OSAGE SFL 2.50 1.25 0.00 0.83 G 1.25
SHAWNEE SFL 2.25 0.75 0.00 0.69 F 1.75
WOODSON SFL 2.20 0.00 0.00 0.45 F 2.10
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 1.25 0.25 0.00 0.75 F 1.25
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 1.25 0.25 0.00 0.49 F 1.25
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 1.25
NEOSHO SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.42 G 3.06
LENEXA LAKE - LENEXA 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 0.83
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.79 P 0.29
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.43 P 0.25
BONE CREEK LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25 G 3.04
BOURBON SFL 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.36 G 0.25
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.41 P 0.33
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.19
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.93
CRAWFORD SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 0.06
PAOLA CITY LAKE - LAKE MIOLA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.75
MADISON CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 P 0.13
MOUND CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 0.13
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