Now that redear sunfish are entering their typical May-June spawn, Hector Brito’s pending world record redear caught in February that weighed 5.80 pounds – and was not a spawner – could be in jeopardy before the International Game Fish Association even certifies it.
These redear were caught last week and weighed 5.23 and 5.74 pounds, respectively.
Ever eaten a redear sunfish, a.k.a. shellcracker? Excellent table fare.