These Bluegill and Redear sunfish are tons of fun to catch.
Redear average 1.4 to 1.5 pounds and are 11.5 to 12 inches long. Live Bait is the way to go. Worms and crickets just can't be beat. The action is usually fast and furious and kids just love it.
Watch a few Redear Fishing Video Clips
Here's Lisa with a monster Redear Sunfish. With this fish she won the "In-Fisherman Master Angler Award" for the Redear Sunfish species, and later won the In-Fisherman Master Angler Recognition Pin : this was the largest Redear sunfish recorded by In-Fisherman Magazine in North America in 2002. This fish nibbled around on her line for 5 minutes while she patiently waited to set the hook. If she had listened to me, she would have never caught this Kentucky Lake mammoth.
My favorite Redear lake is Kentucky Lake
My favorite Bluegill pond is Hackl's Pond