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
|1 lb 2 oz
|Table Rock Lake
|Strip mine pond
|Elephant Butte Lake
|Greene County gravel pit
|Pond (Overton Co.)
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.