Longear Sunfish State & World Records
Longear sunfish are one of the most popular sunfish species. Below you will learn what makes a trophy longear and the state and world records.
World Record Longear Sunfish
The biggest longear sunfish ever caught weighted 1 pounds, 12 ounce. This world record was caught on Elephant Butte Lake in New Mexico by Patricia Stout in 1905.
Longear Sunfish Records by State
|Alabama||8 oz||Yellow River||Jerry Jones||5/12/1990|
|Arkansas||1 lb 2 oz||Table Rock Lake||Carl Bohannan||4/22/1991|
|Kentucky||13.28 oz||Strip mine pond||Anthony Lynch||6/23/1994|
|New Mexico||1lb 12oz||Elephant Butte Lake||Patricia Stout||6/7/1905|
|Ohio||0.41 lbs||Greene County gravel pit||Kevin Shanks||4/22/2012|
|Tennessee||13 oz||Pond (Overton Co.)||Kay Forsberg||5/15/1985|
|Texas||7.68 oz||Lake Fork||Tyler Russell||6/1/1998|
What state has the longear sunfish?
New Mexico is the state with the largest longear sunfish caught in the United States. It weighed 1 lb 12 oz and was caught on Elephant Butte Lake by Patricia Stout in 1905.
What is the average size longear sunfish?
The average size longear sunfish seen in the wild are 3 – 6 inches long and weigh less than a pound. This is much smaller than the world record of 1 lb 12 oz.
What size longear sunfish is considered a trophy?
A trophy size longear is over 7 inches long or weights more than 13 oz.