Redbreast sunfish haven't earned as much press as their larger cousins, but these bream fight tenaciously and are held in high esteem in areas where they're common. In prime waters, they often weigh a half-pound or so. Most large specimens are caught in the Southeast, from the Carolinas down into Florida. The all-tackle world record-a whopper at 2 pounds, 1 ounce-was taken from Florida's Suwannee River. A bright splash of color across the breast and belly gives this panfish its name. However, a redbreast's breast isn't always red. It may be vivid yellow or rust-colored. Common regional names include yellowbelly, yellowbreast, robin, red perch, tobacco box and longear.