Sunfish, Redear

Details

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Scientific Name:
Lepomis microlophus
Water Type:
Freshwater
Fight Rating:
Very Easy Pointer
Description:

The redear is a deep-bodied sunfish with a relatively small mouth. Color ranges from dark olive green above to almost white on the belly. The sides are usually yellow to green. The spinous dorsal fin, which is anterior to the soft dorsal fin, is normally equipped with 10 spines, although 9 or 11 spines are sometimes observed, and it is broadly connected to the soft dorsal fin. The anal fin has three spines. The species' most distinct characteristic is the red edge on the opercle ("ear") flap of the male (orange on the female). The opercle flap is never greatly elongated as it is in species such as the redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) or the longear sunfish (L. megalotis).

Fishing Spots

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3 Ponds Pond (Freshwater)

Peachtree City, GA
United States United States
8
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Adams Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Wolcottville, IN
United States United States
36 4
Tn_10430

Aitkin Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Libby, MN
United States United States
28
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Alapaha River -- Unknown --

Jasper, FL
United States United States
20 4
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Alapahoochee River -- Unknown --

Valdosta, GA
United States United States
9 4
Tn_3237

Albemarle Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Charlottesville, VA
United States United States
9
Locph_800041833_locid5950

Alcyon Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Glassboro, NJ
United States United States
21 1 4
Locph_490429639_locid2932

Aldrich Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Howe, IN
United States United States
8 2
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Alexandria Reservior Reservoir

Alexandria, KY
United States United States
19 1 2
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Allamuchy Pond Pond (Freshwater)

Allamuchy, NJ
United States United States
17 1 2
Locph_1552894853_locid5949

Allegheny River -- Unknown --

Olean, NY
United States United States
25 1 1 4
Locph_1474592616_locid6090

Allentown Pond Pond (Freshwater)

Allentown, NJ
United States United States
19 6
Locph_1635860954_locid2960

Alligator Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Lake City, FL
United States United States
10 2
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Ambrose Brook Brook

Raritan, NJ
United States United States
21 2
Tn_3235

Amelia Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Richmond, VA
United States United States
7
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Amite River -- Unknown --

Liberty, MS
United States United States
19 4
Locph_1553465339_locid6015

Amwell Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Snydertown, NJ
United States United States
17 3 2
Locph_1330155078_locid3000

Anderson River -- Unknown --

Troy, IN
United States United States
21 1 2
Locph_1854780013_locid4177

Angus Park Pond Pond (Freshwater)

Glastonbury, CT
United States United States
18 4
Locph_2106706587_locid6186

Ann Van Middleworth Pond Pond (Freshwater)

Hillsborough, NJ
United States United States
1 11 2
Locph_1309347591_locid2933

Appleman Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Lagrange, IN
United States United States
10 2
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Apple River -- Unknown --

Hanover, IL
United States United States
30 2 5
Tn_3239

Appomattox River -- Unknown --

Petersburg, VA
United States United States
21
Locph_1456638439_locid6141

Argyle Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Macomb, IL
United States United States
19 2
Tn_3211

Arrowhead Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Luray, VA
United States United States
13
Locph_1794792740_locid6150

Ashland New Reservoir Reservoir

Ashland, IL
United States United States
7 2
Locph_937085955_locid4179

Ashland Pond Pond (Freshwater)

Jewett City, CT
United States United States
12 2
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Assunpink Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Roosevelt, NJ
United States United States
21 19
Locph_1713168973_locid5711

Atsion Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Atsion, NJ
United States United States
19 6
Locph_1650457708_locid2934

Atwood Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Wolcottville, IN
United States United States
8 6

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Tournaments

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