Possible World Record RedEar Sunfish Caught in Ari

We just saw on the Arizona Game and Fish website, Azgfd.gov, where Robert Lawler of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., caught a redear sunfish weighing 5.55 pounds out of Lake Havasu. The massive fish specimen was 16.75 inches long with an amazing 19 inch girth. We’ve caught some two pound redears on Kentucky Lake and thought those were giants. We can’t even imagine a 5 pounder.

John Galbraith of BassTackleMaster.com snapped a photo of the specimen. The former state record was 4 pounds, 2.24 ounces and was also caught out of Lake Havasu on Feb. 16, 2010. That fish measured a measly 15.5-inches long.

To read more about the catch and the record visit this link on AZGFD.gov.