Redear sunfish spawn from spring to early fall. The males develop nests in silt, sand, or soft mud. These nests are developed with each other in nests in protected, shallow locations near the coast. The females transfer the eggs which hatch within two to four days. These eggs are safeguarded by the males for several days. The young eat zooplankton.
Fishermen like Redear fish since they put up a fight despite light take on. They could be caught with a range of lure such as worms, foods, snails, and some synthetic hooks. They are thought about good eating. They are great caught near the places of spawning, while spawning or later after spawning period near the nests. They are thought about good table fare and can be readied in a range of ways.