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

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
BIG HILL  0.50 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.72
ELK CITY  0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.00

Ponds

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
ELWOOD WILDLIFE AREA POND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 P 0.00

Lakes

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
DOUGLAS SFL 23.00 0.75 0.00 0.68 20.58
LYON SFL 8.50 1.00 0.00 0.53 6.42
MONTGOMERY SFL 8.50 0.50 0.00 0.57 5.71
COWLEY SFL 7.50 1.75 0.00 0.67 8.08
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 6.75 1.00 0.00 0.62 3.75
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.36 6.00
SEVERY CITY  LAKE 6.00 2.00 0.00 0.54 7.50
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 6.00 4.60 0.00 0.83 3.27
SHAWNEE SFL 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.54 F 1.75
NEOSHO SFL 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 2.17
LEAVENWORTH SFL 3.75 0.25 0.00 0.46 F 6.42
WILSON SFL 3.75 2.50 0.00 0.67 8.42
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 3.67 0.00 0.00 0.37 G 2.58
BONE CREEK LAKE 3.38 0.13 0.00 0.51 4.68
PAOLA CITY LAKE 2.50 0.25 0.00 0.76 4.50
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 2.25 0.75 0.00 0.85 F 1.33
BOURBON SFL 2.00 0.75 0.00 0.46 1.13
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 2.00 0.50 0.00 0.40 3.83
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 1.00
BUTLER SFL 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 1.33
LEBO CITY LAKE 1.25 0.25 0.00 0.56 F 0.58
EDNA CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.36 F 1.00
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 1.00 0.25 0.00 0.52 F 1.00
PLEASANTON -  EAST LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 0.42
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 0.83
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.42 P 0.31
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 2.00
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.67
MADISON CITY LAKE 0.13 0.13 0.00 0.48 P 0.31
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.00
CRAWFORD SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.17
JEWELL SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 1.25
MIAMI SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 P 0.22
MOUND CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 0.13
PARKER CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04 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