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Florida Fish Species

Alligator Gar
American Eel
American Shad
Atlantic Croaker
Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Black Drum
Blue Catfish
Blue Tilapia
Bluegill
Bowfin
Brown Bullhead
Brown Hoplo
Chain Pickerel
Channel Catfish
Clown Knifefish
Common Carp
Flathead Catfish
Flier
Florida Gar
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Goldfish
Grass Carp
Green Sunfish
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Inland Silverside
Ladyfish
Lake Chubsucker
Largemouth Bass
Longnose Gar
Longnose Sucker
Mayan Cichlid
Mozambique Tilapia
Oscar
Peacock Bass
Red Drum
Redbreast Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
Redfin Pickerel
Redspotted Sunfish
Shoal Bass
Spotted Bass
Spotted Sunfish
Spotted Tilapia
Striped Bass
Striped Mullet
Suckermouth Catfish
Sunfish (Bream)
Suwannee Bass
Threadfin Shad
Warmouth
White Bass
White Catfish
Yellow Bullhead

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FishExplorer Lakes with Threadfin Shad
Lake Alfred
Alligator Lake
Lake Apopka
Lake Baldwin
Bay Lake
Bear Lake
Lake Beauclair
Big Sand Lake
Black Lake
Lake Blue Cypress
Lake Bryant
Butler Chain
Lake Cannon
Lake Carlton
Cat Lake
Center Lake
Clear Lake
Lake Conlin
Lake Conway
Crescent Lake
Cypress Lake
Lake Denham
Lake Dexter
Lake Dias
Lake Disston
Lake Dora
Lake Dorr
East Lake Tohopekaliga
Edward Medard Reservoir
Ella Lake
Lake Eloise
Lake Eustis
Lake Fairview
Lake Gentry
Lake George
Lake Haines
Lake Hamilton
Lake Hancock
Lake Harney
Lake Harris
Lake Hart
Lake Hartridge
Lake Hatchineha
Lake Hellen Blazes
Holly Lake
Lake Howard
Lake Ida
Lake Ivanhoe
Lake Jackson (Tallahassee)
Lake Jesup
John's Lake
Kenansville Lake
Lake Kissimmee
Lake Lawne
Little Lake Harris
Lake Lizzie
Loughman Lake
Lake Louisa
Lake Marian
Lake Mary Jane
Lake Minnehaha
Lake Minneola
Lake Miona
Lake Monroe
Lake Okeechobee
Lake Osborne
Lake Panasoffkee
Lake Poinsett
Puzzle Lake
Lake Rochelle
Rodman Reservoir
Lake Rousseau
Sawgrass Lake
Sellers Lake
Shipp Lake
South Lake
Starke Lake
Stick Marsh
Lake Summit
Lake Tarpon
Lake Tibet
Lake Tohopekaliga
Lake Trafford
Trout Lake (Osceola Cty)
Turkey Lake
Lake Underhill
Lake Washington
Lake Weir
Wildcat Lake
Lake Winder
Lake Woodruff
Lake Yale
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Threadfin Shad
Threadfin shad, small pelagic plankton feeders, are native to the central and southeastern United States. They do best in large lakes and rivers not subject to freezing temperatures. Thanks to stocking efforts their range has been expanded.
 
Like gizzard shad, threadfin sport an elongated dorsal ray. They are a deep bodied, laterally compressed fish. Its mouth is terminal and the upper jaw does not project out, which is typical of gizzards. Their fins generally have a yellowish tint, especially the tail. Coloration is grey to blue along the back and they sport a dark spot on the shoulder. Threadfins form large schools.  They generally are shallow water feeders and work the surface at dawn and dusk. A smallish fish, these shad rarely exceed six or seven inches. Like gizzard shad they are sensitive to temperature changes and oxygen levels.  Die offs are frequent in late summer and the fall.
 
When water temperatures reach the upper sixties, typically in May or June, threadfin spawn. They broadcast their eggs over submerged objects in shallow water.  The sticky eggs adhere to the structure. Females may lay upwards of 24,000 eggs. Life expectancy seldom exceeds 2 to 3 years.
 
The young and adults feed by filtering plankton and organic debris by passing water through their gill rakers.
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Threadfin Shad Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
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