Redear Sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)


Redear Sunfish
Lepomis microlophus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Genus: Lepomis
Species: L. microlophus
Native to the Savannah River in South Carolina to Nueces River in Texas, north in Mississippi River basin to southern Indiana and Illinois. Introduced to Arizona in 1946. The "Red-ear" sunfish has a black opercle flap which is bordered with a reddish or orange color on the rear of the flap. Sides of the head have olive-brown speckling. Body is compressed or flat with an olive-green cast, light speckling on sides. Vertical bars are rarely present on the sides. Pectoral fin long and pointed usually extends far past eye when bent forward. Length: 6 to 14 inches. Weight: 3 oz. to over 3 lbs. May live to 7 years. Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department

Fishing Spots
Name Location
Adams-McGill Reservoir White River Valley, NV
American Flat Creek Orovada, NV
Angel Lake Wells, NV
Baily Fishing Pond Casron City, NV
Barley Creek Tonopah, NV
Barth Pit Carlin, NV
Basset Lake McGill, NV
Bassett Lake McGill, NV
Battle Mountain High School Pond NV,
Beatty Pond Beatty, NV
Beaver Dam Wash Panacea, NV
Beaver Dam Wash Mesquite, NV
Big Creek Austin, NV
Big Springs Reservoir Denio, NV
Bilk Creek Reservoir Denio, NV
Blue Lakes Denio, NV
Boulder City Urban Pond Boulder City, NV
Boulder Reservoir Gerlach, NV
Bruneau River Mountain City, NV
Bull Run Reservoir Owyhee, NV
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