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For information about the Fishing Skill and Mechanics, see Fishing.
For an index to the completed fish collection, see the Fish Collection page.
For the guide to catch all fish, see Fishing Strategy.
See also: Bait, Tackle
Fish Display.gif

Fish can be found in oceans, lakes, rivers, and certain underground locations. Most fish can be caught with a fishing pole (see fishing) but some require crab pots to catch them. Some fish only spawn at certain times of the day or during certain seasons while others only appear during certain weather. Upon catching them, the name of the fish and its length are displayed. Players can keep track of how many fish they've caught and their record lengths in their Collections menu. Fish can be used as ingredients in cooking and are required to restore the Fish Tank in the Community Center.

While players can fish near any body of water, some places have lower rates of success. These areas are more likely to produce junk, which can be sold for a small profit or saved and turned into useful items using the recycling machine, which unlocks at fishing level 4.

Fishing Mini-Game

The fishing mini-game

Whenever a fish is hooked, a minigame which allows the player to catch it will be triggered. In this minigame, a fish-like icon will move up and down inside a vertical space. The player controls a green bar, which will ascend while the left mouse button is pressed and will drop while it's not. The green bar will bounce against the boundaries of the minigame unless a Lead Bobber is equipped.

A catch meter will increase while the fish is kept inside the green area, and will decrease while it's not. Once the catch meter is fulfilled, the fish will be caught. The fish escapes if the meter drops empty.

If the player catches a fish without letting it slip out the green area once, they will accomplish a "perfect" catch (the word "perfect" will be displayed above the minigame when the fish is caught). This increases the fish quality provided the fish was at least silver quality initially: silver quality fish become gold quality, and gold quality fish become iridium quality.

It's only possible to know what fish was hooked after it's caught, as the minigame will show no information about the specimen. The player can, however, deduce this by observing its behavior and knowing the circumstances the fish was hooked under, such as season, time, weather, and location. The only exception to this is with Legendary fish, which can be seen wearing an orange crown in the fishing minigame.

Behavior

There are 5 types of fish in the mini-game:

  • Mixed: These fish use the basic movement pattern.
  • Smooth: These fish have a more steady movement pattern.
  • Sinker: These fish have a faster downwards acceleration.
  • Floater: These fish have a faster upwards acceleration.
  • Dart: These fish move more random with a [2 x difficulty]% higher possible amplitude in both directions, moving erratically up and down the fishing bar.

Fish Types

Fishing Pole Fish

Image Name Description Price Fisher.png Fisher Profession (+25%) Angler Icon.png Angler Profession (+50%) Location Time Season Weather Size (inches) Difficulty & Behavior Base XP Used In
Pufferfish.png
Pufferfish Inflates when threatened.
200g
250g
300g
400g
250g
312g
375g
500g
300g
375g
450g
600g
Ocean, Ginger Island oceans 12pm – 4pm  Summer
(All Seasons on Ginger Island)
alt= Sun 1-37 80 floater 29 Bundle Red.png Specialty Fish Bundle

Abigail Icon.png Abigail  (loved gift)

Quests Icon.png "Aquatic Research" Quest
Anchovy.png
Anchovy A small silver fish found in the ocean.
30g
37g
45g
60g
37g
46g
56g
75g
45g
55g
67g
90g
Ocean Anytime  Spring
 Fall
Any 1-17 30 dart 13
Tuna.png
Tuna A large fish that lives in the ocean.
100g
125g
150g
200g
125g
156g
187g
250g
150g
187g
225g
300g
Ocean, Ginger Island oceans 6am – 7pm  Summer
 Winter
(All Seasons on Ginger Island)
Any 12-61 70 smooth 26 Bundle Blue.png Ocean Fish Bundle
Bundle Red.png Quality Fish BundleFish Taco.png Fish Taco
Sardine.png
Sardine A common ocean fish.
40g
50g
60g
80g
50g
62g
75g
100g
60g
75g
90g
120g
Ocean 6am – 7pm  Spring
 Fall
 Winter
Any 1-13 30 dart 13 Bundle Blue.png Ocean Fish BundleDish O' The Sea.png Dish O' The Sea
Bream.png
Bream A fairly common river fish that becomes active at night.
45g
56g
67g
90g
56g
70g
83g
112g
67g
84g
100g
135g
River (Town+Forest) 6pm – 2am All Seasons Any 12-31 35 smooth 14 Bundle Purple.png Night Fishing BundleBaked Fish.png Baked Fish
Largemouth Bass.png
Largemouth Bass A popular fish that lives in lakes.
100g
125g
150g
200g
125g
156g
187g
250g
150g
187g
225g
300g
Mountain Lake 6am – 7pm All Seasons Any 11-31 50 mixed 19 Bundle Green.png Lake Fish Bundle
Bundle Red.png Quality Fish BundleCrispy Bass.png Crispy BassQuests Icon.png "Fish Casserole" Quest
Smallmouth Bass.png
Smallmouth Bass A freshwater fish that is very sensitive to pollution.
50g
62g
75g
100g
62g
77g
93g
125g
75g
93g
112g
150g
River (Town)
Forest Pond
Anytime  Spring
 Fall
Any 12-25 28 mixed 12
Rainbow Trout.png
Rainbow Trout A freshwater trout with colorful markings.
65g
81g
97g
130g
81g
101g
121g
162g
97g
121g
145g
195g
River (Town+Forest)
Mountain Lake
6am – 7pm  Summer alt= Sun 10-26 45 mixed 18 Trout Soup.png Trout Soup
Salmon.png
Salmon Swims upstream to lay its eggs.
75g
93g
112g
150g
93g
116g
140g
187g
112g
139g
168g
225g
River (Town+Forest) 6am – 7pm  Fall Any 24-66 50 mixed 19 Salmon Dinner.png Salmon Dinner
Walleye.png
Walleye A freshwater fish caught at night.
105g
131g
157g
210g
131g
163g
196g
262g
157g
196g
235g
315g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
Mountain Lake
12pm – 2am  Fall
 Winter with Rain Totem
alt= Rain 10-41 45 smooth 18 Bundle Purple.png Night Fishing Bundle
Bundle Red.png Quality Fish Bundle
Perch.png
Perch A freshwater fish of the winter.
55g
68g
82g
110g
68g
85g
102g
137g
82g
102g
123g
165g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
Mountain Lake
Anytime  Winter Any 10-25 35 dart 14
Carp.png
Carp A common pond fish.
30g
37g
45g
60g
37g
46g
56g
75g
45g
55g
67g
90g
Mountain Lake
Secret Woods Pond
The Sewers
Anytime All Seasons Any 15-51 15 mixed 8 Bundle Green.png Lake Fish BundleCarp Surprise.png Carp Surprise
Catfish.png
Catfish An uncommon fish found in streams.
200g
250g
300g
400g
250g
312g
375g
500g
300g
375g
450g
600g
River (Town+Forest)
Secret Woods Pond
Witch's Swamp
6am – 12am  Spring
 Fall
( Spring &
 Summer in Secret Woods Pond)
alt= Rain 12-73 75 mixed 28 Bundle Teal.png River Fish Bundle

Willy Icon.png Willy  (loved gift)

Pike.png
Pike A freshwater fish that's difficult to catch.
100g
125g
150g
200g
125g
156g
187g
250g
150g
187g
225g
300g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
Anytime  Summer
 Winter
Any 15-61 60 dart 23
Sunfish.png
Sunfish A common river fish.
30g
37g
45g
60g
37g
46g
56g
75g
45g
55g
67g
90g
River (Town+Forest) 6am – 7pm  Spring
 Summer
alt= Sun
alt= Wind
5-16 30 mixed 13 Bundle Teal.png River Fish BundleBaked Fish.png Baked Fish
Red Mullet.png
Red Mullet Long ago these were kept as pets.
75g
93g
112g
150g
93g
116g
140g
187g
112g
139g
168g
225g
Ocean 6am – 7pm  Summer
 Winter
Any 8-23 55 smooth 21
Herring.png
Herring A common ocean fish.
30g
37g
45g
60g
37g
46g
56g
75g
45g
55g
67g
90g
Ocean Anytime  Spring
 Winter
Any 8-21 25 dart 11
Eel.png
Eel A long, slippery little fish.
85g
106g
127g
170g
106g
132g
158g
212g
127g
159g
190g
255g
Ocean 4pm – 2am  Spring
 Fall
alt= Rain 12-81 70 smooth 26 Bundle Purple.png Night Fishing BundleFried Eel.png Fried EelSpicy Eel.png Spicy Eel
Octopus.png
Octopus A mysterious and intelligent creature.
150g
187g
225g
300g
187g
233g
281g
375g
225g
280g
337g
450g
Ocean 6am – 1pm  Summer Any 12-49 95 sinker 34 Bundle Red.png Master Fisher's Bundle

Willy Icon.png Willy  (loved gift)

Red Snapper.png
Red Snapper A popular fish with a nice red color.
50g
62g
75g
100g
62g
77g
93g
125g
75g
93g
112g
150g
Ocean 6am – 7pm  Summer
 Fall
 Winter with Rain Totem
alt= Rain 8-26 40 mixed 16 Bundle Blue.png Ocean Fish Bundle
Squid.png
Squid A deep sea creature that can grow to enormous size.
80g
100g
120g
160g
100g
125g
150g
200g
120g
150g
180g
240g
Ocean 6pm – 2am  Winter Any 12-49 75 sinker 28 Fried Calamari.png Fried CalamariQuests Icon.png "Catch a Squid" Quest
Sea Cucumber.png
Sea Cucumber A slippery, slimy creature found on the ocean floor.
75g
93g
112g
150g
93g
116g
140g
187g
112g
139g
168g
225g
Ocean 6am – 7pm  Fall
 Winter
Any 3-21 40 sinker 16 Lucky Lunch.png Lucky Lunch

Willy Icon.png Willy  (loved gift)

Super Cucumber.png
Super Cucumber A rare, purple variety of sea cucumber.
250g
312g
375g
500g
312g
390g
468g
625g
375g
468g
562g
750g
Ocean, Ginger Island oceans 6pm – 2am  Summer
 Fall
(All Seasons on Ginger Island)
Any 12-37 80 sinker 29

Wizard Icon.png Wizard  (loved gift)

Ghostfish.png
Ghostfish A pale, blind fish found in underground lakes.
45g
56g
67g
90g
56g
70g
83g
112g
67g
84g
100g
135g
Mines (20, 60)
Ghost drops
Anytime All Seasons Any 10-36 50 mixed 19 Bundle Red.png Specialty Fish Bundle
Stonefish.png
Stonefish A bizarre fish that's shaped like a brick.
300g
375g
450g
600g
375g
468g
562g
750g
450g
562g
675g
900g
Mines 20F Anytime All Seasons Any 14-16 65 sinker 24
Ice Pip.png
Ice Pip A rare fish that thrives in extremely cold conditions.
500g
625g
750g
1,000g
625g
781g
937g
1,250g
750g
937g
1,125g
1,500g
Mines 60F Anytime All Seasons Any 7-9 85 dart 31
Lava Eel.png
Lava Eel It can somehow survive in pools of red-hot lava.
700g
875g
1,050g
1,400g
875g
1,093g
1,312g
1,750g
1,050g
1,312g
1,575g
2,100g
Mines 100F
Volcano Caldera
Anytime All Seasons Any 31-33 90 mixed 33 Bundle Red.png Master Fisher's Bundle
Sandfish.png
Sandfish It tries to hide using camouflage.
75g
93g
112g
150g
93g
116g
140g
187g
112g
139g
168g
225g
The Desert 6am – 8pm All Seasons Any 8-25 65 mixed 24 Bundle Red.png Specialty Fish Bundle

Penny Icon.png Penny  (loved gift)

Scorpion Carp.png
Scorpion Carp It's like a regular carp but with a sharp stinger.
150g
187g
225g
300g
187g
233g
281g
375g
225g
280g
337g
450g
The Desert
Requires fishing level 4
6am – 8pm All Seasons Any 12-33 90 dart 33 Bundle Red.png Master Fisher's Bundle
Flounder.png
Flounder It lives on the bottom, so both eyes are on top of its head.
100g
125g
150g
200g
125g
156g
187g
250g
150g
187g
225g
300g
Ocean, Ginger Island oceans 6am – 8pm  Spring
 Summer
(All Seasons on Ginger Island)
Any 4-17 50 sinker 19 Seafoam Pudding.png Seafoam Pudding
Midnight Carp.png
Midnight Carp This shy fish only feels comfortable at night.
150g
187g
225g
300g
187g
233g
281g
375g
225g
280g
337g
450g
Mountain Lake,
Cindersap Forest pond,
Ginger Island pond and river
10pm – 2am  Fall
 Winter
(All Seasons on Ginger Island)
Any 12-53 55 mixed 21 Seafoam Pudding.png Seafoam Pudding
Sturgeon.png
Sturgeon An ancient bottom-feeder with a dwindling population. Females can live up to 150 years.
200g
250g
300g
400g
250g
312g
375g
500g
300g
375g
450g
600g
Mountain Lake 6am – 7pm  Summer
 Winter
Any 12-61 78 mixed 29 Bundle Green.png Lake Fish Bundle

Willy Icon.png Willy  (loved gift)

Tiger Trout.png
Tiger Trout A rare hybrid trout that cannot bear offspring of its own.
150g
187g
225g
300g
187g
233g
281g
375g
225g
280g
337g
450g
River (Town+Forest) 6am – 7pm  Fall
 Winter
Any 10-21 60 dart 23 Bundle Teal.png River Fish Bundle
Bullhead.png
Bullhead A relative of the catfish that eats a variety of foods off the lake bottom.
75g
93g
112g
150g
93g
116g
140g
187g
112g
139g
168g
225g
Mountain Lake Anytime All Seasons Any 12-31 46 smooth 18 Bundle Green.png Lake Fish Bundle
Tilapia.png
Tilapia A primarily vegetarian fish that prefers warm water.
75g
93g
112g
150g
93g
116g
140g
187g
112g
139g
168g
225g
Ocean, Ginger Island rivers 6am – 2pm  Summer
 Fall
(All Seasons on Ginger Island)
Any 11-31 50 mixed 19 Bundle Blue.png Ocean Fish Bundle
Chub.png
Chub A common freshwater fish known for its voracious appetite.
50g
62g
75g
100g
62g
77g
93g
125g
75g
93g
112g
150g
Forest River
Mountain Lake
Anytime All Seasons Any 12-25 35 dart 14 Bundle Blue.png Field Research Bundle
Dorado.png
Dorado A fierce carnivore with brilliant orange scales.
100g
125g
150g
200g
125g
156g
187g
250g
150g
187g
225g
300g
River (Forest) 6am – 7pm  Summer Any 24-33 78 mixed 29
Albacore.png
Albacore Prefers temperature "edges" where cool and warm water meet.
75g
93g
112g
150g
93g
116g
140g
187g
112g
139g
168g
225g
Ocean 6am – 11am
6pm – 2am
 Fall
 Winter
Any 20-41 60 mixed 23 Quests Icon.png "Fish Stew" Quest
Shad.png
Shad Lives in a school at sea, but returns to the rivers to spawn.
60g
75g
90g
120g
75g
93g
112g
150g
90g
112g
135g
180g
River (Town+Forest) 9am – 2am  Spring
 Summer
 Fall
alt= Rain 20-49 45 smooth 18 Bundle Teal.png River Fish Bundle
Bundle Red.png Quality Fish Bundle
Lingcod.png
Lingcod A fearsome predator that will eat almost anything it can cram into its mouth.
120g
150g
180g
240g
150g
187g
225g
300g
180g
225g
270g
360g
River (Town+Forest)
Mountain Lake
Anytime  Winter Any 30-51 85 mixed 31 Quests Icon.png "Catch a Lingcod" Quest
Halibut.png
Halibut A flat fish that lives on the ocean floor.
80g
100g
120g
160g
100g
125g
150g
200g
120g
150g
180g
240g
Ocean 6am – 11am
7pm – 2am
 Spring
 Summer
 Winter
Any 10-34 50 sinker 19
Woodskip.png
Woodskip A very sensitive fish that can only live in pools deep in the forest.
75g
93g
112g
150g
93g
116g
140g
187g
112g
139g
168g
225g
Secret Woods Pond
Forest Farm
Anytime All Seasons Any 11-31 50 mixed 19 Bundle Red.png Specialty Fish Bundle
Void Salmon.png
Void Salmon A salmon, twisted by void energy. The fresh meat is jet black, but rapidly turns pink when exposed to air.
150g
187g
225g
300g
187g
233g
281g
375g
225g
280g
337g
450g
Witch's Swamp Anytime All Seasons Any 24-66 80 mixed 29 Bundle Purple.png The Missing Bundle
Slimejack.png
Slimejack He's coated in a very thick layer of slime. He keeps slipping out of your hands!
100g
125g
150g
200g
125g
156g
187g
250g
150g
187g
225g
300g
Mutant Bug Lair Anytime All Seasons Any 8-26 55 dart 21
Stingray.png
Stingray Despite having a toxic stinger, these fish are shy and prefer to avoid humans.
180g
225g
270g
360g
225g
281g
337g
450g
270g
337g
405g
540g
Pirate Cove (Ginger Island) Anytime All Seasons Any 18-61 80 sinker 29
Lionfish.png
Lionfish An aggressive, predatory fish with venomous spines.
100g
125g
150g
200g
125g
156g
187g
250g
150g
187g
225g
300g
Ginger Island Ocean Anytime All Seasons Any 3-13 50 smooth 19
Blue Discus.png
Blue Discus A brightly colored tropical fish that is popular in aquariums.
120g
150g
180g
240g
150g
187g
225g
300g
180g
225g
270g
360g
Ginger Island Pond and Rivers Anytime All Seasons Any 2-10 60 dart 23

Night Market Fish

These fish can only be caught in the submarine ride at the Night Market during  Winter 15-17, or by using Magic Bait in the South-western corner of the beach. They can be caught during any weather, and at any time while the market is open (5pm – 2am).

Image Name Description Price Fisher.png Fisher Profession (+25%) Angler Icon.png Angler Profession (+50%) Size (inches) Difficulty & Behavior Base XP Used In
Midnight Squid.png
Midnight Squid A strange and mysterious denizen of the ocean's twilight depths.
100g
125g
150g
200g
125g
156g
187g
250g
150g
187g
225g
300g
8-25 55 Sinker 21
Spook Fish.png
Spook Fish The huge eyes can detect the faint silhouettes of prey.
220g
275g
330g
440g
275g
343g
412g
550g
330g
412g
495g
660g
8-25 60 Dart 23
Blobfish.png
Blobfish This odd creature floats above the ocean floor, consuming any edible material in its path.
500g
625g
750g
1,000g
625g
781g
937g
1,250g
750g
937g
1,125g
1,500g
8-25 75 Floater 28 Bundle Red.png Master Fisher's Bundle

In addition to the 3 fish listed above, Sea Cucumber, Super Cucumber, Octopus, and Seaweed can be caught in the submarine. There is also a 0.4% chance of catching a Pearl.

Legendary Fish

There are five fish in the game classified as "legendary". These fish are caught in specific places and have a high difficulty. When reeling them in, these fish are shown wearing a crown. Legendary fish can only be caught once per save file, or once per player in Multiplayer.

The Lost Book named Secrets of the Legendary Fish contains the seasons and the locations of the legendary fish.

The high difficulty of these fish makes catching them challenging. Higher fishing skills than required just to hook the fish may be necessary, especially from food bonuses (e.g., from Seafoam Pudding). Having the Iridium Rod and using a Tackle such as the Trap Bobber or Cork Bobber can also help. Ultimately, catching these fish can depend more on luck than on good reactions. Simply try again and again until the fish doesn't move too fiercely.

Image Name Description Price Fisher.png Fisher Profession (+25%) Angler Icon.png Angler Profession (+50%) Location Time Season Weather Size (inches) Difficulty & Behavior Base XP
Crimsonfish.png
Crimsonfish Lives deep in the ocean but likes to lay its eggs in the warm summer water.
1,500g
1,875g
2,250g
3,000g
1,875g
2,343g
2,812g
3,750g
2,250g
2,812g
3,375g
4,500g
East Pier on The Beach. Requires level 5 fishing. Any  Summer Any 19-21 95 mixed 170
Angler.png
Angler Uses a bioluminescent dangler to attract prey.
900g
1,125g
1,350g
1,800g
1,125g
1,406g
1,687g
2,250g
1,350g
1,687g
2,025g
2,700g
North of JojaMart on the wooden plank bridge. Requires level 3 fishing. Any  Fall Any 17-19 85 smooth 155
Legend.png
Legend The king of all fish! They said he'd never be caught.
5,000g
6,250g
7,500g
10,000g
6,250g
7,812g
9,375g
12,500g
7,500g
9,375g
11,250g
15,000g
The Mountain Lake near the log. Requires level 10 fishing. Any  Spring alt= Rain 49-51 110 mixed 195
Glacierfish.png
Glacierfish Builds a nest on the underside of glaciers.
1,000g
1,250g
1,500g
2,000g
1,250g
1,562g
1,875g
2,500g
1,500g
1,875g
2,250g
3,000g
South end of Arrowhead Island in Cindersap Forest. Requires level 6 fishing. Any  Winter Any 26-28 100 mixed 180
Mutant Carp.png
Mutant Carp The strange waters of the sewer turned this carp into a monstrosity.
1,000g
1,250g
1,500g
2,000g
1,250g
1,562g
1,875g
2,500g
1,500g
1,875g
2,250g
3,000g
The Sewers Any All Seasons Any 35-37 80 dart 145

Legendary Fish II

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There are five legendary fish II that can be caught during the Extended Family Qi's Challenge. They are caught in the same locations and have the same difficulties as the older generation of fish. However, the fishing bar is not distinctly marked as it is with the original legendary fish. In addition, unlike the original legendary fish, it is possible to catch these fish more than once. It is impossible to catch them when the quest is not active. Catching these fish are not required to complete the Master Angler achievement.

Image Name Description Price Fisher.png Fisher Profession (+25%) Angler Icon.png Angler Profession (+50%) Location Time Season Weather Size (inches) Difficulty & Behavior Base XP
Son of Crimsonfish.png
Son of Crimsonfish He hatched in the warm summer water, and followed in the footsteps of his father.
1,500g
1,875g
2,250g
3,000g
1,875g
2,343g
2,812g
3,750g
2,250g
2,812g
3,375g
4,500g
East Pier on The Beach. Requires level 5 fishing. Any All Seasons Any 19-21 95 mixed 170
Ms. Angler.png
Ms. Angler Uses a bioluminescent dangler to attract prey.
900g
1,125g
1,350g
1,800g
1,125g
1,406g
1,687g
2,250g
1,350g
1,687g
2,025g
2,700g
North of JojaMart on the wooden plank bridge. Requires level 3 fishing. Any All Seasons Any 17-19 85 smooth 155
Legend II.png
Legend II The successor to the original Legend.
5,000g
6,250g
7,500g
10,000g
6,250g
7,812g
9,375g
12,500g
7,500g
9,375g
11,250g
15,000g
The Mountain Lake near the log. Requires level 10 fishing. Any All Seasons Any 49-51 110 mixed 170
Glacierfish Jr..png
Glacierfish Jr. The original Glacierfish had a son...
1,000g
1,250g
1,500g
2,000g
1,250g
1,562g
1,875g
2,500g
1,500g
1,875g
2,250g
3,000g
South end of Arrowhead Island in Cindersap Forest. Requires level 6 fishing. Any All Seasons Any 26-28 100 mixed 180
Radioactive Carp.png
Radioactive Carp A carp that spent one too many years in toxic sludge.
1,000g
1,250g
1,500g
2,000g
1,250g
1,562g
1,875g
2,500g
1,500g
1,875g
2,250g
3,000g
The Sewers Any All Seasons Any 35-37 80 dart 145

Crab Pot Fish

All of these creatures can be used as components in the Crab Pot Bundle. Some are only catchable using a baited Crab Pot. Crabs drop from Rock Crabs (15%) and Lava Crabs (25%); Clams, Cockles, Mussels, and Oysters can be foraged on the beach. Between beach foraging and Rock/Lava Crab loot it is possible to complete the Crab Pot bundle without the use of a crab pot. Baiting the rewarded crab pots, however, is only possible by reaching fishing level 2, viewing Linus' 4-Heart cutscene, or acquiring Bait randomly from a fishing treasure chest.

All crab pot fish can be used in Cooking. Some recipes require a specific fish while others can use "any fish." It is more profitable to cook all normal quality catches (other than Crab, Lobster, and Crayfish) into Sashimi than to sell them uncooked. (This changes with the Fisher and Angler Professions.)

Note that any of these fish dropped by monsters or foraged from the beach do not count towards the fish collection. They must be caught in a crab pot.

Foraged fish can be of normal, silver, gold, or iridium quality. Fish caught in crab pots are always normal quality. All Crab Pot fish are worth 5 XP.[1]

Image Name Description Price Fisher.png Fisher Profession (+25%) Angler Icon.png Angler Profession (+50%) Location Trap Chance Used In
Non-Mariner Mariner.png Mariner
Lobster.png
Lobster A large ocean-dwelling crustacean with a strong tail.
120g
150g
180g
Ocean 3% 14% Lobster Bisque.png Lobster BisqueQuests Icon.png "Wanted Lobster" Quest

Elliott Icon.png Elliott  (loved Gift)

Clam.png
Clam[2] Someone lived here once.
50g
62g
75g
100g
50g
62g
75g
100g
50g
62g
75g
100g
Ocean 12% 14% Chowder.png ChowderSpeed-Gro.png Speed-Gro
Crayfish.png
Crayfish A small freshwater relative of the lobster.
75g
93g
112g
Freshwater 28% 33% Fish Stew.png Fish Stew
Crab.png
Crab A marine crustacean with two powerful pincers.
100g
125g
150g
Ocean 6% 14%

Crab Cakes.png Crab Cakes

Cockle.png
Cockle A common saltwater clam.
50g
62g
75g
100g
62g
77g
93g
125g
75g
93g
112g
150g
Ocean 17% 14%
Mussel.png
Mussel A common bivalve that often lives in clusters.
30g
37g
45g
60g
37g
46g
56g
75g
45g
55g
67g
90g
Ocean 14% 14% Fish Stew.png Fish Stew
Shrimp.png
Shrimp A scavenger that feeds off the ocean floor. Widely prized for its meat.
60g
75g
90g
Ocean 5% 14% Tom Kha Soup.png Tom Kha SoupShrimp Cocktail.png Shrimp Cocktail
Snail.png
Snail A wide-ranging mollusc that lives in a spiral shell.
65g
81g
97g
Freshwater 13% 33% Escargot.png Escargot

Vincent Icon.png Vincent  (loved Gift)

Periwinkle.png
Periwinkle A tiny freshwater snail that lives in a blue shell.
20g
25g
30g
Freshwater 21% 33% Strange Bun.png Strange BunFish Stew.png Fish Stew
Oyster.png
Oyster Constantly filters water to find food. In the process, it removes dangerous toxins from the environment.
40g
50g
60g
80g
50g
62g
75g
100g
60g
75g
90g
120g
Ocean 3% 14%

Other Catchables

There are some non-junk items players can reel in while fishing. They do not trigger the fishing mini-game, but are instead immediately picked up. Each gives 3 Fishing XP when caught and is always standard quality.

All three are displayed in the Fish section of the collection tab, and count towards the four fishing Achievements.[3] However, they are not otherwise considered to be a fish, and therefore cannot be sold to Willy at the Fish Shop, nor can they be used in place of "Any Fish" in Recipes.

Image Name Description Price Location Used In
Seaweed.png
Seaweed It can be used in cooking.
20g
25g
30g
40g
Maki Roll.png Maki RollFish Pond.png Fish Pond
Green Algae.png
Green Algae It's really slimy. Gold.png15g Everywhere but the Farm Pond of the Standard Farm Algae Soup.png Algae SoupTrout Soup.png Trout SoupFish Pond.png Fish Pond
White Algae.png
White Algae It's super slimy. Gold.png25g MinesSewersMutant Bug LairWitch's Swamp Pale Broth.png Pale Broth

Recipes

All items shown on this page, with the exception of Other Catchables and Clams, can be used in the following recipes:

Image Name Description Ingredients Restores Recipe Source(s) Sell Price
Maki Roll.png
Maki Roll Fish and rice wrapped in seaweed. Fish.png Any Fish (1)Seaweed.png Seaweed (1)Rice.png Rice (1) Energy.png 100
Health.png 45

Cooking Channel.png The Queen of Sauce
21 Summer, Year 1

Gus Icon.png Stardrop Saloon for Gold.png300g

Gold.png220g
Quality Fertilizer.png
Quality Fertilizer Improves soil quality, increasing your chance to grow quality crops. Mix into tilled soil. Sap.png Sap (2)Fish.png Any Fish (1) N/A Farming Skill Icon.png Farming Level 9 Gold.png10g
Sashimi.png
Sashimi Raw fish sliced into thin pieces. Fish.png Any Fish (1) Energy.png 75
Health.png 33

Linus Icon.png Linus  (Mail - 3+ HeartIconLarge.png)

Gold.png75g

When to turn fish into Sashimi

Below is a quick reference table showing when it is profitable to turn fish into Sashimi based on the quality of the fish. Fish that never make a profit when turned into Sashimi are not listed (Crab, Crayfish, Lobster, Legendary Fish, etc.). Fish whose sell price is Gold.png75g, the same as Sashimi, are not listed.

Fish No Profession Fisher.png Fisher Profession Angler Icon.png Angler Profession
Anchovy.png Anchovy Always Regular, Silver, Gold Regular, Silver, Gold
Bream.png Bream Regular, Silver, Gold Regular, Silver Regular
Carp.png Carp Always Regular, Silver, Gold Regular, Silver, Gold
Chub.png Chub Regular, Silver Regular Never
Cockle.png Cockle Regular, Silver Regular Never
Ghostfish.png Ghostfish Regular, Silver, Gold Regular, Silver Regular
Herring.png Herring Always Regular, Silver, Gold Regular, Silver, Gold
Mussel.png Mussel Always Regular, Silver, Gold Regular, Silver, Gold
Oyster.png Oyster Regular, Silver, Gold Regular, Silver Regular
Perch.png Perch Regular, Silver Regular Never
Periwinkle.png Periwinkle Always Always Always
Rainbow Trout.png Rainbow Trout Regular Never Never
Red Snapper.png Red Snapper Regular, Silver Regular Never
Sardine.png Sardine Regular, Silver, Gold* Regular, Silver* Regular*
Shad.png Shad Regular Never Never
Shrimp.png Shrimp Always Never Never
Smallmouth Bass.png Smallmouth Bass Regular, Silver Regular Never
Snail.png Snail Always Never Never
Sunfish.png Sunfish Always Regular, Silver, Gold Regular, Silver, Gold

*Turning Sardines into Dish O' The Sea to temporarily increase Fishing Level may be a better choice.

References

  1. Crab pot contents are determined by CrabPot::DayUpdate. For mariners, there is no chance of junk, and all creatures are equally likely. For non-mariners, there is a 20% chance of junk, then each creature is checked sequentially using the chances specified in Fish.xnb. One result of this algorithm is that the actual chance of finding a given creature is smaller than the value in the input file, because it can only be found if junk items and all previous creatures failed their tests.
  2. Clams are not categorized as Fish by the game. Therefore they cannot be used in Fish recipes, do not benefit from Fishing price bonuses, do not show up in the Fish section of the collection tab, and do not count towards the four fishing Achievements.
  3. In the game data (ObjectInformation.xnb) the type assigned to Seaweed and Algae is "Fish", but it is not assigned the Fish category (-4). The label displayed in-game and most uses are controlled by the category.

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