What a Catch! New Georgia State Record Redbreast Sunfish

 Angler Lester Roberts Reels The Record In

The top spots continue to fall as Georgia waters keep yielding record fish! Four new state records have been caught since December.

Angler Lester Roberts Reels In a New State Record Redbreast Sunfish

The latest state record fish, and pending world-record tie, is a redbreast sunfish caught by Lester Roberts of Blackshear. His catch, caught on May 7 on the Satilla River near Folkston, weighed 1 lb, 12 oz and was 11 3/8 inches long, and replaces the 1998 record (1 lb, 11 oz), according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD)

What is the world record Redeared Sunfish

It’s a pending all-tackle world record redear sunfish for the International Game Fish Association. Measuring 17 inches long with a 20-inch girth, the fish eclipses the former world record of 5.78 pounds caught in 2014 by Hector Brito. Brito’s fish topped Robert Lawler’s 2011 world record of 5.55 pounds.

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