Crab Pot

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Crab Pot
Crab Pot.png
Place it in the water, load it with bait, and check the next day to see if you've caught anything. Works in streams, lakes, and the ocean.
Information
Source: Crafting
Sell Price: Gold.png50g

Crafting
Recipe Source: Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 3
Ingredients: Wood.png Wood (40)Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (3)
Trapper.png Trapper Profession Ingredients: Wood.png Wood (25)Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (2)

Crab pots are floated on the shores of bodies of water (lakes, ponds, rivers, or the ocean) and primed with bait in order to catch fish. Players with the Luremaster profession don't need to add bait.

Harvesting a crab pot gives 5 Fishing experience points, even if trash is caught. Fish caught with crab pots also count towards the four fishing achievements (Fisherman, Ol' Mariner, Master Angler, and Mother Catch).

Crab pots can be crafted, purchased for Gold.png1,500g at Willy's Fish Shop once you've reached fishing skill level 3, and three are rewarded for completing the Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle in the Fish Tank.

Stages

Crab pots have three stages, which can be distinguished visually:

Image Description
Crab Pot.png The crab pot is empty. If you don't have the Luremaster profession, you need to add bait before it will catch anything.
Crab pot (with bait).png The crab pot contains bait, and will catch something the next morning. (If you have the Luremaster profession, you'll see the 'empty' image instead.)
Crab pot (with catch).png The crab pot caught something and can be harvested. An icon of what it contains will appear above the crab pot.

Catch

The day after placing a crab pot, the following items can be found in it:

Anywhere

The following trash items can be obtained by putting a crab pot in any type of water, which includes the river, the lake and the ocean. They can be recycled into useful items.

Image Name Description Produced from Recycling
Trash (item).png
Trash It's junk. Stone.png Stone (1-3)  49%
Coal.png Coal (1-3)  30%
Iron Ore.png Iron Ore (1-3)  21%
Driftwood.png
Driftwood A piece of wood from the sea. Wood.png Wood (1-3)  75%
Coal.png Coal (1-3)  25%
Soggy Newspaper.png
Soggy Newspaper This is trash. Torch.png Torch (3)  90%
Cloth.png Cloth (1)  10%
Broken CD.png
Broken CD It's a JojaNet 2.0 trial CD. They must've made a billion of these things. Refined Quartz.png Refined Quartz (1)
Broken Glasses.png
Broken Glasses It looks like someone lost their glasses. They're busted. Refined Quartz.png Refined Quartz (1)

Ocean

The following creatures can be caught by putting a crab pot in the waters of The Beach.

Note that only normal quality fish can be caught with a crab pot.

Image Name Description Sell Price Trap Chance Used In
Mariner.png Mariner Non-Mariner
Lobster.png
Lobster A large ocean-dwelling crustacean with a strong tail. Gold.png120g 1/7 3.4% Lobster Bisque.png Lobster Bisque

Fish.png"Any fish" Recipes

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot BundleQuests Icon.png "Wanted Lobster" Quest

Elliott Icon.png Elliott (Loved Gift)

Clam.png
Clam Someone lived here once. Gold.png50g 1/7 12% Chowder.png ChowderSpeed-Gro.png Speed-Gro

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle

Crab.png
Crab A marine crustacean with two powerful pincers. Gold.png100g 1/7 6.46% Crab Cakes.png Crab Cakes

Fish.png"Any fish" Recipes

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle
Cockle.png
Cockle A common saltwater clam. Gold.png50g 1/7 17.442%

Fish.png"Any fish" Recipes

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle
Mussel.png
Mussel A common bivalve that often lives in clusters. Gold.png30g 1/7 14.2443% Fish Stew.png Fish Stew

Fish.png"Any fish" Recipes

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle
Shrimp.png
Shrimp A scavenger that feeds off the ocean floor. Widely prized for its meat. Gold.png60g 1/7 5.2907% Tom Kha Soup.png Tom Kha Soup

Fish.png"Any fish" Recipes

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle
Oyster.png
Oyster Constantly filters water to find food. In the process, it removes dangerous toxins from the environment. Gold.png40g 1/7 3.1744%

Fish.png"Any fish" Recipes

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle

Freshwater

The following creatures can be caught by putting a crab pot in the waters of The Farm's ponds, The Mountain lake, or the Pelican Town and Cindersap Forest river.

Note that only normal quality fish can be caught with a crab pot.

Image Name Description Sell Price Trap Chance Used In
Mariner.png Mariner Non-Mariner
Crayfish.png
Crayfish A small freshwater relative of the lobster. Gold.png75g 1/3 28% Fish Stew.png Fish Stew

Fish.png"Any fish" Recipes

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle
Snail.png
Snail A wide-ranging mollusc that lives in a spiral shell. Gold.png65g 1/3 13% Escargot.png Escargot

Fish.png"Any fish" Recipes

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle
Periwinkle.png
Periwinkle A tiny freshwater snail that lives in a blue shell. Gold.png20g 1/3 21.45% Strange Bun.png Strange BunFish Stew.png Fish Stew

Fish.png"Any fish" Recipes

Bundle Purple.png Crab Pot Bundle

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Tips

  • Because the freshwater catches sell for a low value and can be easily caught in large quantities, they're ideal choices for turning into Quality Fertilizer. During the early game you may want to put a handful of crab pots in your farm's ponds (where they're easily accessible to harvest daily) so that you can make fertilizer out of their catches and net a bit of fishing experience.
  • The Crab Pot may be used to catch a lobster for the Wanted: Lobster Quest.
  • When the Luremaster Profession is taken, it becomes very easy to accidentally pick up your crab pots immediately after harvesting them. In order to prevent this from happening, a simple set of steps must be followed; First, clear your entire inventory bar. Secondly, select the furthest right empty inventory space. Finally, only harvest the crab pots via left-clicking. So long as you do not right click, and the selected inventory slot is not filled by harvested trash or fish, your character will not pick up the crab pots!