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Goldeye illustration


Mooneye Family

Goldeye Identification

  • Flat-sided
  • Silvery
  • Large golden eye
  • Only one dorsal fin located almost directly above the anal fin


Goldeye are found in both the Red River and Missouri River systems.

It is often called skipjack or shiner.

It is important as a forage fish for predators like catfish and pike.

They are bony fish, best prepared for eating by smoking.