Lake Havasu’s claim as one of the top lakes in the world for large sunfish was further solidified on Tuesday when Thomas Farchione of Waterford, Wisconsin hauled in another world record.
The current world record redear sunfish was also caught in Lake Havasu – back in 2014. But Farchione caught an even larger one around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in about 25 feet of water while fishing in California Bay – located south of the Island and about half a mile north of Copper Canyon on the California side of the lake – with a couple friends from back home in Wisconsin. Farchione said when they got the record fish to the boat, they measured it at 17-inches long and it weighed in at about 6.25 pounds on his scale.
“We put it in the live well and headed to the bait shop,” he said. “I knew the record was 5-something, so I thought, ‘We had better run this in.”
Once at Bass Tackle Master, the redear sunfish officially weighed in at 6.3 pounds on the…