Flier State & World Records
Flier are a popular sunfish species. Below you will learn what makes a trophy flier and the state and world records.
World Record Flier
The biggest flier ever caught weighted 1 pounds, 5.5 ounce. This world record was caught on a private pond in Jackson County, Florida by Twila Gates in 2015.
Flier Records by State
|Arkansas||14 oz||Saline River||Harvey Jones, Warren, AR||7/10/1985|
|Florida||1.35 lbs||A Cypress Pond in Jackson County||Twila Gates||5/9/2015|
|Georgia||1 lb 4 oz||Lowndes Co. Pond||Curt Brooks||2/1/1996|
|Indiana||3 1/2 oz||Stream, Jackson County||Harold H. Otte||6/5/1905|
|Missouri||11 oz||Farm Pond||Anthony Sifford||3/15/1991|
|North Carolina||1 lbs 5 oz||private pond||Douglas N. McCall||3/17/1990|
|South Carolina||1 lbs 4 oz||Hemingway||Steve Bryant||5/30/1905|
|Tennessee||8 oz||Kentucky Reservoir||Craig Ellis||6/8/2001|
What state has the flier?
Florida is the state with the largest flier caught in the United States. It weighed 1 lb 5.5 oz and was caught on a private pond in Jackson County, Florida by Twila Gates in 2015.
What is the average size flier?
The average size flier seen in the wild are 5 inches long and weigh around 3 oz. This is much smaller than the world record of 1 lb 5.5 oz.
What size flier is considered a trophy?
A trophy size flier is over 7 inches long.