This Potential World Record Sunfish Is Bigger Than Every Panfish You’ve Ever Seen

Thomas Farchione of Wisconsin brought a potential world record redear sunfish with this 6.3-pounder that measured 17-inches long and 20-inches around.

Thomas took a road trip down to the famed Lake Havasu, the same place where the standing world record sunfish was caught. Thomas was fishing a drop shot rig tipped with a nightcrawler. This method is common for anglers trying to finesse large and smallmouth bass using slow-moving, methodical retrieves. But don’t be fooled. This simple rig paired with the live bait will hammer other species feeding near the bottom like walleye or, in this case, redear sunfish.

Congrats to Thomas on the incredible catch! We’ll keep you updated if we hear any more details about the enormous panfish swimming around the Arizona desert.

Photo Courtesy Of Bass Tackle Master
Photo Courtesy Of Bass Tackle Master

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