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Old 05-05-2011, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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5.5# Redear Sunfish caught from Lake Havasu, AZ. Wow.

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Old 05-05-2011, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WOW is right. That probably fought like a sailboat was running away with my hook in it.
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Got to be some giants in Kentucky Lake too.



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Old 05-05-2011, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yikes!
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It's the new world record. The previous record was 5lb 5oz caught at Santee Cooper in 1998.
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That's is a monster. People usually use their stretched hands to determine if a sunfish is a trophy but this guy could probably lay that thing across the top of an oil drum. Now there's a stocking option for the cooling lakes haha.

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Lake Havasu will probably continue to produce World Record "Shellcrackers". A couple of invasive mussels have taken over the lake and the Redears are growing like weeds! I took in a 3 pounder from there last year and that same customer is bringing me TWO more from the lake each at three and a half+ pounds!
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