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Georgia State Record Redbreast

Statesboro angler also captures line class with 1990 rooster from the Canoochee River.

GON Staff | June 21, 1990

On April 9, 1990, Lonnie Bradley, of Statesboro, grabbed his Zebco 404, bought some crickets and headed for Lotts Creek in Bulloch County to catch a mess of bream. He did just that… and more.

Lonnie came home with a new state record and a line class world record for a 1-lb., 7.36-oz. redbreast sunfish. The fish topped the previous Georgia state record redbreast, which weighed 1-lb., 4.75-ozs. and was caught in the Satilla River in 1977.

Lonnie’s fish was also recognized as a world record by the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in the 6-lb. test class.

Lotts Creek is a fairly large drainage about 30 feet wide in the spot where Lonnie was fishing. It forms the border between Bulloch and Evans counties before feeding into the Canoochee River. Lonnie said he has also caught bluegill up to 2 pounds in the creek.

Spotted Sunfish 6.9-ozs. Jason Cone 04/11/20
Warmouth 14.08-ozs. Tim Stewart 06/18/20
Redbreast 1-lb., 7.36-ozs Lonnie Bradley 04/09/90
Shellcracker 1-lb., 14.24-ozs. Lalah Pitts 05/29/21
Bluegill 15.04-ozs. Chip Asbury 06/20/20

On April 9, 1990, Lonnie Bradley, of Statesboro, set the Georgia state record for redbreast with this 1-lb. 7.36-oz. fish.

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