Redbreast Sunfish State & World Records
There are 9 states that track record redbreast sunfish caught in their state. Below you will learn what makes a trophy redbreast sunfish and the state and world records.
World Record Redbreast Sunfish
The IGFA all tackle world record for the redbreast sunfish is 1 lb 12 oz caught on the Suwannee River in Florida.
A new catch in 2022 is pending a world record tie. Lester Roberts caught a redbreast weighing 1 pound, 12 ounces that was 11 3/8 inches long on the Satilla River.
Redbreast Sunfish Records by State
|Alabama||1 lb 4 oz||Choctawhatchee River||Archie Russ, Brantley||6/12/2010|
|Florida||2.08 lbs||Suwannee River||Jerrel Dewees, Jr.||4/29/1988|
|Georgia||1 lb 11 oz||Coweta Co. Pond||Emory Walden||4/1/1998|
|Kentucky||0.88 lbs||Marsh Creek||Tim King||9/1/1997|
|North Carolina||1 lbs 12 oz||Big Swamp||Ronald Stanley||5/29/1983|
|South Carolina||2 lbs||Lumber River||D. R. Turner||5/28/1905|
|Tennessee||1 lb 5 oz||Holston River||R. W. Gillespie||6/22/1974|
|Texas||1 lbs 10.08 oz||Comal River||Alex Labowski||8/30/1997|
What state has the redbreast sunfish?
Florida is the state with the largest redbreast sunfish caught in the United States. It weighed 2 lbs 0.08 oz and was caught on the Suwannee River by Jerrel Dewees, Jr. in 1988.
What is the average size redbreast sunfish?
The average size redbreast sunfish seen in the wild are 4 – 6 inches long and weigh less than a pound. This is much smaller than the world record of 15.5 lbs.
What size redbreast sunfish is considered a trophy?
A trophy size redbreast is 8 inches long and larger.