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Texas Fish Species

Alligator Gar
American Eel
Atlantic Croaker
Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
Bigmouth Buffalo
Black Buffalo
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Black Drum
Blackstripe Topminnow
Blacktail Shiner
Blue Catfish
Blue Tilapia
Bluegill
Bowfin
Chain Pickerel
Channel Catfish
Common Carp
Creek Chubsucker
Flathead Catfish
Flathead Chub
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Goldeye
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Gray Redhorse
Green Sunfish
Guadalupe Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Inland Silverside
Ladyfish
Lake Chubsucker
Largemouth Bass
Longear Sunfish
Longnose Gar
Longnose Sucker
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Paddlefish
Rainbow Trout
Red Drum
Red-bellied Pacu
Redbreast Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
Redfin Pickerel
Redspotted Sunfish
Rio Grande Cichlid
River Carpsucker
Rock Bass
Shortnose Gar
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Buffalo
Spotted Bass
Spotted Gar
Spotted Sucker
Spotted Sunfish
Striped Bass
Striped Mullet
Suckermouth Catfish
Sunfish (Bream)
Threadfin Shad
Walleye
Warmouth
White Bass
White Crappie
Yellow Bass
Yellow Bullhead

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Goldeye
Goldeye’s range extends from the lower Mississippi River drainages northward through central North America into extreme northwestern Canada. Canadian river drainages with Goldeye include the Churchill, Saskatchewan, Red, Winnipeg, and Nelson. They prefer large, quiet turbid rivers, marshy backwaters, and their connected lakes and reservoirs.
 
Goldeye are elongate bright silver colored fish with a large golden colored eye on a smallish head.  The small dorsal fin sets way back, starting behind the leading edge of the larger anal fin. A flesh keel runs the length of their belly. Sharp teeth cover their tongue and jaws. Adults are typically12 to 18 inches in length and less than two pounds in weight.
 
Spawn occurs in March or early April, temperatures reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit. While no one has actually seen them spawn, they are believed to be broadcast spawners in swift currents, allowing the eggs to drift along until they hatch in a couple weeks.
 
These opportunistic carnivores frequently surface feed.  Aquatic insects and small fish are primary prey, but it is known to feed on just about anything that passes by, such as worms, snails, terrestrial insects, frogs, mice, and shrews. Due to their feeding habits, they are considered a good fly-fishing species, but due to the smallish size have not gained a large following.
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Goldeye Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
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