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New Illinois Sunfish Record Has Been Confirmed

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois Record Sunfish

This new Illinois sunfish record might be around for a long, long time. 

Most of us grew up fishing for bluegill and sunfish. Because it’s a first fish for many, we know a big one when we see one. This new Illinois sunfish record is one of those big ones. As you can see from the photos, this is a huge redear sunfish anywhere

Ken Krumreich landed the sunfish in Grundy County May 19, 2018.

Now that it’s official, it looks like this record will be staying around for a while.

Illinois Record Sunfish
Chicago Sun Times

As the Chicago Sun Times first reported, there was some controversy over this fish. Some thought it was a hybrid, but thanks to science, we now know the truth.

Illinois Chief of Fisheries Dan Stephenson reported confirmation from geneticist Dr. Mark Davis from the Illinois History Survey, Champaign, that the fish was not a hybrid. The redear sunfish weighed an impressive 3 pounds, 1.1 ounce and measured 15 1/4 inches long with a 14 1/2 girth. 

The previous record, a 2-pound, 12.3-ounce beast was caught 33 years ago and has been the top dog ever since.

Sunfish that big just don’t come around very often. 

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois Record Sunfish

This new Illinois sunfish record might be around for a long, long time. 

Most of us grew up fishing for bluegill and sunfish. Because it’s a first fish for many, we know a big one when we see one. This new Illinois sunfish record is one of those big ones. As you can see from the photos, this is a huge redear sunfish anywhere

Ken Krumreich landed the sunfish in Grundy County May 19, 2018.

Now that it’s official, it looks like this record will be staying around for a while.

Illinois Record Sunfish
Chicago Sun Times

As the Chicago Sun Times first reported, there was some controversy over this fish. Some thought it was a hybrid, but thanks to science, we now know the truth.

Illinois Chief of Fisheries Dan Stephenson reported confirmation from geneticist Dr. Mark Davis from the Illinois History Survey, Champaign, that the fish was not a hybrid. The redear sunfish weighed an impressive 3 pounds, 1.1 ounce and measured 15 1/4 inches long with a 14 1/2 girth. 

The previous record, a 2-pound, 12.3-ounce beast was caught 33 years ago and has been the top dog ever since.

Sunfish that big just don’t come around very often. 

NEXT: 10 VINTAGE AMMO BOXES WORTH BIG BUCKS

WATCH

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N.F.C. | Product Review Podcast XOP Hawk KUIU

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Today we talk with Scott Clarke about a variety of different products that he has used throughout the last season including KUIU wool, XOP climbing sticks, and Hawk Treestands.

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N.F.C. | B.S. Session about Quality Deer Management

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Mossy Oak Premieres Commercial Free Series “Short Films” on Pursuit Channel

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WEST POINT, MS – Airing on Pursuit Channel on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM Eastern is the all-new commercial-free series, “Short Films,” filmed and produced by Mossy Oak Capture Productions. “Short Films” is the first show of its kind to air on a national platform and offer non-stop outdoor television entertainment. Each episode of “Short […]

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WEST POINT, MS – Airing on Pursuit Channel on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM Eastern is the all-new commercial-free series, “Short Films,” filmed and produced by Mossy Oak Capture Productions. “Short Films” is the first show of its kind to air on a national platform and offer non-stop outdoor television entertainment. Each episode of “Short […]

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