Redear sunfish represent the largest member of the sunfish family in San Diego, exceeding 4 pounds in weight. Fish well over 2 pounds are fairly common here, especially at San Vicente.
Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet, about an hour north of downtown San Diego is home to some of the biggest redear sunfish in the state of California. There have been several redears caught there recently that weighed more than 4.5 pounds!
While redear sunfish can be found in nearly all of the local lakes, they seem to prefer the clearer bodies of water like Miramar, Murray and San Vicente. Worms, especially night-crawlers are the most commonly used bait for larger redears.
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