The International Game Fish Assn. confirmed Friday that it’s reviewing a May 4 catch of a massive redear sunfish as a potential world document.
“You may have considered this fish circulating the Information superhighway within the past few weeks,” the IGFA stated on Facebook. “The IGFA no longer too long ago got the application from Thomas Farchione for this mountainous 2.83-kilogram (6-pound, 4-ounce) redear sunfish.
“This fish would potentially role the IGFA All-Tackle File for the species and was caught out of the same lake in Arizona (Havasu) as the outdated document.”
Lake Havasu is a reservoir on the Colorado River along the Arizona-California border.
Farchione, of Waterford, Wis., ancient a nightcrawler to entice the slab-treasure sunfish onto his hook. He was fishing in California Bay in 25 feet of water.
Since then his catch has been described as a pending world document. The IGFA on Friday explained that the approval job is “still beneath review.”
The present document – 5 kilos, 12 oz. – was role in February 2014 by Hector Brito.
Redear sunfish are native to Gulf states from Texas to Florida, north to Indiana and North Carolina. Nonetheless their range has been expanded considerably within the U.S., thanks to introductions.
The fish are prized by light-line anglers for their combating ability and as table fare.