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  • noun A North American freshwater fish of the mooneye family, Hiodon alosoides, usually eaten smoked.


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gold +‎ eye, from the fish's characteristic iris.


  • The inconnu (circumpolar species) spawns in Buffalo Lake, and the Peace-Athabasca delta is an important spawning area for goldeye and walleye.

    Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada

  • I'll never forget the Winnipeg goldeye they used to serve, and fresh Restigouche salmon, and fresh berries along the road, those magnificent chicken pot pies -- all served on real china, on real linen, with real waiters who you weren't afraid to speak to.

    The Ways and the Means

  • "You shall have another goldeye into the bargain -- six goldeyes for the five shillings and a whole catfish for the box and snuff -- voila!"

    The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains

  • Nothing is so unreal as the bite of the goldeye -- when it is not there.

    The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains

  • Occasionally he roused himself to haul out a goldeye.

    The Red Man's Revenge A Tale of The Red River Flood

  • The landing of another goldeye prevented its resumption.

    The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains

  • You'll find local ingredients such as bison, pickerel, smoked Winnipeg goldeye and wild rice on many menus, and you'll also see the city's Ukrainian, Icelandic, Jewish, French and First Nations heritage reflected in both traditional and contemporary dishes.

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  • Order a plate of Winnipeg smoked goldeye with crème fraiche and crispy potato latkes, and settle in for a political debate or a reading from a local author.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • I originally went down to the river to a trio of pools where summer goldeye are known to hang out in hopes of finding these summer transients feeding actively on surface insects.

    Edmonton Sun

  • The theory being that the NSR's goldeye, pike and walleye - all opportunistic feeders - may have switched to this new form of forage, which traditionally has been an eastern bass go-to bait.

    Edmonton Sun


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  • Species of fish in the mooneye family (Hiodontidae).

    June 15, 2010