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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 Golden Shiner
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 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
Ella Lake
Lake Eloise
Lake Eustis
Lake Fairview
Lake Gentry
Lake George
Lake Griffin
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 Jesup
John's Lake
Kenansville Lake
Lake Kerr
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
FishExplorer Rivers with Golden Shiner
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Golden Shiner
Golden shiners are native to the eastern half North America, ranging from Saskatchewan in the north, south to Texas. This popular bait fish has been widely introduced throughout the west.
Golden shiners prefer quiet waters, such as lakes, ponds, sloughs, and occasionally are found in the quietest parts of rivers. Clear water with heavy aquatic vegetation is best, but they are tolerant of pollution, turbidity, low oxygen levels and high water temperatures (100 degrees Fahrenheit). Goldens tend to live in large schools.
 
These golden hued fish are deep bodied and laterally compressed. Their fins are reddish and the dorsal fin is soft rayed.  The head is small, with a small, upturned mouth. Coloration is a light greenish olive to light orange along the back, with silvery or golden sides and a whitish belly. These shiners can exceed 12 inches in length, but typically are 3-7 inches long. Golden shiners release an alarm substance if the skin is broken. Other shiners in the area detect the substance and leave.
 
Spawning occurs from April to July, when shiners lay sticky eggs primarily on vegetation.  No parental care.  Golden shiners are known to practice egg dumping.  They lay their eggs in the nests of other fish, such as sunfish, largemouth bass, or bowfins.
 
As omnivores, shiners diet includes a wide variety of items, such as crustaceans, filamentous algae, adult and immature insects, and plankton, crustaceans, aquatic insects, and algae. Feeding can occur anywhere throughout the water column.  They are primarily visual feeders.
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Golden Shiner Articles, Blogs, & Podcasts
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Blog: Spring (Rebirth) New podcasts coming Soon! 04.11.12 by Tim Emery
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Blog: Clouser Pattern Detailed - New Article 12.16.11 by Matt Snider
Recent Florida Golden Shiner Photos by Fish Explorer Members
by gdmoesch - Fishing on a canal off of Dunns creek