Fishing for Redear sunfish

Lepomis microlophus
23K logged catches • 247K followers

This beautiful member of the sunfish family is also known as a "shellcracker" because of their fondness for eating snails and other mollusks.

The most popular recent Redear sunfish catch on Fishbrain
gabe_reel_mc, Fishbrain angler since 2019

Recently caught Redear sunfish

Recently caught Redear sunfish
Recently caught Redear sunfish
Recently caught Redear sunfish
Recently caught Redear sunfish
Recently caught Redear sunfish
Recently caught Redear sunfish

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast

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Water type

Freshwater

Common length

8 in

Maximum age

7 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

According to catch data from over 14 million anglers on Fishbrain, these are the top baits used to catch Redear sunfish. Click on a bait to learn more, or buy it directly from our shop.

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