Redear Sunfish 1 to 3 inch.
Commonly called shellcrackers, these fish do well in ponds and lakes with lots of snails. They generally reach a larger size than bluegill but are a little more difficult to catch. In new ponds, redear can be substituted for up to one-half the usual bluegill stocking rate. To add variety to an established lake 50 to 100, 2 to 3 inch redear can be stocked per surface acre.