According to Field and Stream Magazine, angler Robert Lawler has caught the potential World Record Sunfish. Lawler was bass fishing on Lake Havasu in Arizona on May 2nd when the monster hit.. Knowing the fish was record size, Lawler had it officially weighed where it came out at 5lbs 8oz. The current World Record is 5lbs 7oz by Amos Gay caught in 1998. According to the IGFA World Record Rules, fish weighing 25lbs or less must top the World Record by a minimum of 2oz, therefore, Lawler will gain a tie if his sunfish meets all IGFA requirements. Lawler was fishing with a 7 inch Berkley Power Worm.