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

Fish are catchable when fishing using a fishing pole. They can be found in the ocean, lake or river, and some are unique to either day or night or only appear when it rains. Fish are used in cooking and the fishing community center bundles. The length of each fish type is recorded, and viewable on the collection screen.

Fishing can be done near any body of water, but some places have lower rates of fish. These areas have a higher chance to reel in junk, which can be sold for a small profit or saved and turned into useful items with the recycling machine (which unlocks with level 4 fishing.)

Fishing Mini-Game

The fishing mini-game

When a fish is hooked a window appears with a fishing mini-game. The player must move the highlighted area up or down to keep the fish inside it. While the fish overlaps it the catch meter will fill, while the fish is not inside the area it will decrease. If the catch meter fills completely the fish is caught, if it becomes completely empty the fish escapes. If the fish does not leave the meter boundary once, you will receive a "perfect" notification.

When playing the fishing mini game with mouse and keyboard, when one presses the left mouse button down, the bar raises but lowers if the left mouse button is not pressed. This means that you want to use left mouse pulses to actually raise the bar, not merely clicking, as a moderately fast series of clicks will just hover the bar stationary.

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.

See the fishing page for more details about equipment, mechanics and things unlocked as the fishing skill levels up.

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.
Pufferfish.png
200g
Pufferfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
250g
Pufferfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
300g
Pufferfish.png
250g
Pufferfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
312g
Pufferfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
375g
Pufferfish.png
300g
Pufferfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
375g
Pufferfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
450g
Ocean 12pm – 4pm Summer.png Summer Sunny.png Sun 1-37 80 floater 29 Bundle Red.png Specialty Fish Bundle

Abigail Icon.png Abigail (loved gift)

Anchovy.png
Anchovy A small silver fish found in the ocean.
Anchovy.png
30g
Anchovy.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
37g
Anchovy.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
45g
Anchovy.png
37g
Anchovy.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
46g
Anchovy.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
56g
Anchovy.png
45g
Anchovy.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
56g
Anchovy.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
67g
Ocean Anytime Spring.png Spring
Fall.png Fall
Any 1-17 30 dart 13
Tuna.png
Tuna A large fish that lives in the ocean.
Tuna.png
100g
Tuna.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Tuna.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Tuna.png
125g
Tuna.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
156g
Tuna.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
187g
Tuna.png
150g
Tuna.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Tuna.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Ocean 6am – 7pm Summer.png Summer
Winter.png Winter
Any 23-61 70 smooth 26 Bundle Blue.png Ocean Fish BundleFish Taco.png Fish Taco
Sardine.png
Sardine A common ocean fish.
Sardine.png
40g
Sardine.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
50g
Sardine.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
60g
Sardine.png
50g
Sardine.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Sardine.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Sardine.png
60g
Sardine.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
75g
Sardine.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
90g
Ocean 6am – 7pm Spring.png Spring
Fall.png Fall
Winter.png 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.
Bream.png
45g
Bream.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
56g
Bream.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
67g
Bream.png
56g
Bream.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
70g
Bream.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
84g
Bream.png
67g
Bream.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
84g
Bream.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
101g
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.
Largemouth Bass.png
100g
Largemouth Bass.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Largemouth Bass.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Largemouth Bass.png
125g
Largemouth Bass.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
156g
Largemouth Bass.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
187g
Largemouth Bass.png
150g
Largemouth Bass.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Largemouth Bass.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Mountain Lake 6am – 7pm All Seasons Any 11-31 50 mixed 19 Bundle Green.png Lake Fish BundleCrispy Bass.png Crispy Bass
Smallmouth Bass.png
Smallmouth Bass A freshwater fish that is very sensitive to pollution.
Smallmouth Bass.png
50g
Smallmouth Bass.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Smallmouth Bass.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Smallmouth Bass.png
62g
Smallmouth Bass.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
78g
Smallmouth Bass.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
93g
Smallmouth Bass.png
75g
Smallmouth Bass.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Smallmouth Bass.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
River (Town)
Forest Pond
Mountain Lake
Riverland Farm
Anytime Spring.png Spring
Fall.png Fall
Any 12-25 28 mixed 12
Rainbow Trout.png
Rainbow Trout A freshwater trout with colorful markings.
Rainbow Trout.png
65g
Rainbow Trout.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
81g
Rainbow Trout.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
97g
Rainbow Trout.png
81g
Rainbow Trout.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
101g
Rainbow Trout.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
121g
Rainbow Trout.png
97g
Rainbow Trout.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
121g
Rainbow Trout.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
146g
River (Town+Forest)
Mountain Lake
6am – 7pm Summer.png Summer Sunny.png Sun 10-26 45 mixed 18 Trout Soup.png Trout Soup
Salmon.png
Salmon Swims upstream to lay its eggs.
Salmon.png
75g
Salmon.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Salmon.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Salmon.png
93g
Salmon.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
117g
Salmon.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
140g
Salmon.png
112g
Salmon.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
140g
Salmon.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
168g
River (Town+Forest) 6am – 7pm Fall.png Fall Any 24-66 50 mixed 19 Salmon Dinner.png Salmon Dinner
Walleye.png
Walleye A freshwater fish caught at night.
Walleye.png
105g
Walleye.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
131g
Walleye.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
157g
Walleye.png
131g
Walleye.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
164g
Walleye.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
196g
Walleye.png
157g
Walleye.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
196g
Walleye.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
236g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
Mountain Lake
12pm – 2am Fall.png Fall
Winter.png Winter with Rain Totem
Rain.png Rain 10-41 45 smooth 18 Bundle Purple.png Night Fishing Bundle
Perch.png
Perch A freshwater fish of the winter.
Perch.png
55g
Perch.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
68g
Perch.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
82g
Perch.png
68g
Perch.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
85g
Perch.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
103g
Perch.png
82g
Perch.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
103g
Perch.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
123g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
Mountain Lake
Anytime Winter.png Winter Any 10-25 35 mixed 14
Carp.png
Carp A common pond fish.
Carp.png
30g
Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
37g
Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
45g
Carp.png
37g
Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
46g
Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
56g
Carp.png
45g
Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
56g
Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
67g
Mountain Lake
Sewers
Secret Woods Pond
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.
Catfish.png
200g
Catfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
250g
Catfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
300g
Catfish.png
250g
Catfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
312g
Catfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
375g
Catfish.png
300g
Catfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
375g
Catfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
450g
River (Town+Forest)
Secret Woods Pond
Witch's Swamp
Anytime Spring.png Spring
Fall.png Fall
(Spring.png Spring &
Summer.png Summer in Secret Woods Pond)
Rain.png 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.
Pike.png
100g
Pike.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Pike.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Pike.png
125g
Pike.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
156g
Pike.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
187g
Pike.png
150g
Pike.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Pike.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
Anytime Summer.png Summer
Winter.png Winter
Any 15-61 60 dart 23
Sunfish.png
Sunfish A common river fish.
Sunfish.png
30g
Sunfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
37g
Sunfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
45g
Sunfish.png
37g
Sunfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
46g
Sunfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
56g
Sunfish.png
45g
Sunfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
56g
Sunfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
67g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Farm
6am – 7pm Spring.png Spring
Summer.png Summer
Sunny.png Sun
Pollen spring.png 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.
Red Mullet.png
75g
Red Mullet.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Red Mullet.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Red Mullet.png
93g
Red Mullet.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
117g
Red Mullet.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
140g
Red Mullet.png
112g
Red Mullet.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
140g
Red Mullet.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
168g
Ocean 6am – 7pm Summer.png Summer
Winter.png Winter
Any 8-23 55 smooth 21
Herring.png
Herring A common ocean fish.
Herring.png
30g
Herring.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
37g
Herring.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
45g
Herring.png
37g
Herring.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
46g
Herring.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
56g
Herring.png
45g
Herring.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
56g
Herring.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
67g
Ocean Anytime Spring.png Spring
Winter.png Winter
Any 8-21 25 dart 11
Eel.png
Eel A long, slippery little fish.
Eel.png
85g
Eel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
106g
Eel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
127g
Eel.png
106g
Eel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
132g
Eel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
159g
Eel.png
127g
Eel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
159g
Eel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
191g
Ocean 4pm – 2am Spring.png Spring
Fall.png Fall
Rain.png 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.
Octopus.png
150g
Octopus.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Octopus.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Octopus.png
187g
Octopus.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
234g
Octopus.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
281g
Octopus.png
225g
Octopus.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
281g
Octopus.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
337g
Ocean 6am – 1pm Summer.png Summer Any 12-49 95 sinker 34

Willy Icon.png Willy (loved gift)

Red Snapper.png
Red Snapper A popular fish with a nice red color.
Red Snapper.png
50g
Red Snapper.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Red Snapper.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Red Snapper.png
62g
Red Snapper.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
78g
Red Snapper.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
93g
Red Snapper.png
75g
Red Snapper.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Red Snapper.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Ocean 6am – 7pm Summer.png Summer
Fall.png Fall
Winter.png Winter with Rain Totem
Rain.png 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.
Squid.png
80g
Squid.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
100g
Squid.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
120g
Squid.png
100g
Squid.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Squid.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Squid.png
120g
Squid.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
150g
Squid.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
180g
Ocean 6pm – 2am Winter.png Winter Any 12-49 75 sinker 28 Fried Calamari.png Fried Calamari
Sea Cucumber.png
Sea Cucumber A slippery, slimy creature found on the ocean floor.
Sea Cucumber.png
75g
Sea Cucumber.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Sea Cucumber.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Sea Cucumber.png
93g
Sea Cucumber.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
117g
Sea Cucumber.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
140g
Sea Cucumber.png
112g
Sea Cucumber.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
140g
Sea Cucumber.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
168g
Ocean 6am – 7pm Fall.png Fall
Winter.png 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.
Super Cucumber.png
250g
Super Cucumber.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
312g
Super Cucumber.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
375g
Super Cucumber.png
312g
Super Cucumber.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
390g
Super Cucumber.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
468g
Super Cucumber.png
375g
Super Cucumber.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
468g
Super Cucumber.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
562g
Ocean 6pm – 2am Summer.png Summer
Fall.png Fall
Any 12-37 85 sinker 31

Wizard Icon.png Wizard (loved gift)

Ghostfish.png
Ghostfish A pale, blind fish found in underground lakes.
Ghostfish.png
45g
Ghostfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
56g
Ghostfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
67g
Ghostfish.png
56g
Ghostfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
70g
Ghostfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
84g
Ghostfish.png
67g
Ghostfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
84g
Ghostfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
101g
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.
Stonefish.png
300g
Stonefish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
375g
Stonefish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
450g
Stonefish.png
375g
Stonefish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
468g
Stonefish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
562g
Stonefish.png
450g
Stonefish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
562g
Stonefish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
675g
Mine 20F
Requires fishing level 3
Anytime All Seasons Any 14-16 65 sinker 24
Ice Pip.png
Ice Pip A rare fish that thrives in extremely cold conditions.
Ice Pip.png
500g
Ice Pip.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
625g
Ice Pip.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
750g
Ice Pip.png
625g
Ice Pip.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
781g
Ice Pip.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
937g
Ice Pip.png
750g
Ice Pip.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
937g
Ice Pip.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1125g
Mine 60F
Requires fishing level 5
Anytime All Seasons Any 7-9 85 dart 31
Lava Eel.png
Lava Eel It can somehow survive in pools of red-hot lava.
Lava Eel.png
700g
Lava Eel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
875g
Lava Eel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1050g
Lava Eel.png
875g
Lava Eel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1093g
Lava Eel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1312g
Lava Eel.png
1050g
Lava Eel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1312g
Lava Eel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1575g
Mine 100F
Requires fishing level 7
Anytime All Seasons Any 31-33 90 mixed 33
Sandfish.png
Sandfish It tries to hide using camouflage.
Sandfish.png
75g
Sandfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Sandfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Sandfish.png
93g
Sandfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
117g
Sandfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
140g
Sandfish.png
112g
Sandfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
140g
Sandfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
168g
The Desert 6am – 8pm All Seasons Any 8-24 65 mixed 24 Bundle Red.png Specialty Fish Bundle
Scorpion Carp.png
Scorpion Carp It's like a regular carp but with a sharp stinger.
Scorpion Carp.png
150g
Scorpion Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Scorpion Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Scorpion Carp.png
187g
Scorpion Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
234g
Scorpion Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
281g
Scorpion Carp.png
225g
Scorpion Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
281g
Scorpion Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
337g
The Desert
Requires fishing level 4
6am – 10pm All Seasons Any 12-32 90 dart 33
Sturgeon.png
Sturgeon An ancient bottom-feeder with a dwindling population. Females can live up to 150 years.
Sturgeon.png
200g
Sturgeon.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
250g
Sturgeon.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
300g
Sturgeon.png
250g
Sturgeon.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
312g
Sturgeon.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
375g
Sturgeon.png
300g
Sturgeon.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
375g
Sturgeon.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
450g
Mountain Lake 6am – 7pm Summer.png Summer
Winter.png 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.
Tiger Trout.png
150g
Tiger Trout.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Tiger Trout.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Tiger Trout.png
187g
Tiger Trout.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
234g
Tiger Trout.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
281g
Tiger Trout.png
225g
Tiger Trout.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
281g
Tiger Trout.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
337g
River (Town+Forest) 6am – 7pm Fall.png Fall
Winter.png 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.
Bullhead.png
75g
Bullhead.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Bullhead.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Bullhead.png
93g
Bullhead.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
117g
Bullhead.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
140g
Bullhead.png
112g
Bullhead.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
140g
Bullhead.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
168g
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.
Tilapia.png
75g
Tilapia.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Tilapia.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Tilapia.png
93g
Tilapia.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
117g
Tilapia.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
140g
Tilapia.png
112g
Tilapia.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
140g
Tilapia.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
168g
Ocean 6am – 2pm Summer.png Summer
Fall.png Fall
Any 11-31 50 mixed 19 Bundle Blue.png Ocean Fish Bundle
Chub.png
Chub A common freshwater fish known for its voracious appetite.
Chub.png
50g
Chub.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Chub.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Chub.png
62g
Chub.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
78g
Chub.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
93g
Chub.png
75g
Chub.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Chub.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
River (Forest)
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.
Dorado.png
100g
Dorado.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Dorado.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Dorado.png
125g
Dorado.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
156g
Dorado.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
187g
Dorado.png
150g
Dorado.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Dorado.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
River (Forest) 6am – 7pm Summer.png Summer Any 24-33 78 mixed 29
Albacore.png
Albacore Prefers temperature "edges" where cool and warm water meet.
Albacore.png
75g
Albacore.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Albacore.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Albacore.png
93g
Albacore.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
117g
Albacore.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
140g
Albacore.png
112g
Albacore.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
140g
Albacore.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
168g
Ocean 6am – 11am
6pm – 2am
Fall.png Fall
Winter.png Winter
Any 20-41 60 mixed 23
Shad.png
Shad Lives in a school at sea, but returns to the rivers to spawn.
Shad.png
60g
Shad.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
75g
Shad.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
90g
Shad.png
75g
Shad.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Shad.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Shad.png
90g
Shad.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
112g
Shad.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
135g
River (Town+Forest) 9am – 2am Spring.png Spring
Summer.png Summer
Fall.png Fall
Rain.png Rain 20-49 45 smooth 18 Bundle Teal.png River Fish Bundle
Lingcod.png
Lingcod A fearsome predator that will eat almost anything it can cram into its mouth.
Lingcod.png
120g
Lingcod.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
150g
Lingcod.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
180g
Lingcod.png
150g
Lingcod.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Lingcod.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Lingcod.png
180g
Lingcod.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
225g
Lingcod.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
270g
River (Town+Forest)
Mountain Lake
Anytime Winter.png Winter Any 30-51 85 mixed 31
Halibut.png
Halibut A flat fish that lives on the ocean floor.
Halibut.png
80g
Halibut.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
100g
Halibut.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
120g
Halibut.png
100g
Halibut.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Halibut.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Halibut.png
120g
Halibut.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
150g
Halibut.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
180g
Ocean 6am – 11am
7pm – 2am
Spring.png Spring
Summer.png Summer
Winter.png Winter
Any 10-34 50 sinker 19
Woodskip.png
Woodskip A very sensitive fish that can only live in pools deep in the forest.
Woodskip.png
75g
Woodskip.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Woodskip.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Woodskip.png
93g
Woodskip.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
117g
Woodskip.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
140g
Woodskip.png
112g
Woodskip.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
140g
Woodskip.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
168g
Secret Woods Pond Anytime All Seasons Any 11-30 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.
Void Salmon.png
150g
Void Salmon.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Void Salmon.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Void Salmon.png
187g
Void Salmon.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
234g
Void Salmon.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
281g
Void Salmon.png
225g
Void Salmon.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
281g
Void Salmon.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
337g
Witch's Swamp Anytime All Seasons Any 24-66 80 mixed 29
Slimejack.png
Slimejack He's coated in a very thick layer of slime. He keeps slipping out of your hands!
Slimejack.png
100g
Slimejack.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Slimejack.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Slimejack.png
125g
Slimejack.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
156g
Slimejack.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
187g
Slimejack.png
150g
Slimejack.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Slimejack.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
Mutant Bug Lair Anytime All Seasons Any 8-26 55 dart 21

Night Market Fish

These fish can only be caught in the submarine ride at the Night Market during Winter.png Winter 15-17. They can be caught during any weather, and at any time while the market is open (5pm – 2am).

Due to the small size of the fishing area, it may be impossible to catch gold quality fish in the submarine.

Image Name Description Price Fisher.png Fisher Profession (+25%) Angler Icon.png Angler Profession (+50%) Size (inches) Difficulty & Behavior Base XP
Midnight Squid.png
Midnight Squid A strange and mysterious denizen of the ocean's twilight depths.
Midnight Squid.png
100g
Midnight Squid.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
125g
Midnight Squid.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
150g
Midnight Squid.png
125g
Midnight Squid.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
156g
Midnight Squid.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
187g
Midnight Squid.png
150g
Midnight Squid.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
187g
Midnight Squid.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
225g
8-25 55 Sinker 21
Spook Fish.png
Spook Fish The huge eyes can detect the faint silhouettes of prey.
Spook Fish.png
220g
Spook Fish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
275g
Spook Fish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
330g
Spook Fish.png
275g
Spook Fish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
343g
Spook Fish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
412g
Spook Fish.png
330g
Spook Fish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
412g
Spook Fish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
495g
8-25 60 Dart 23
Blobfish.png
Blobfish This odd creature floats above the ocean floor, consuming any edible material in its path.
Blobfish.png
500g
Blobfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
625g
Blobfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
750g
Blobfish.png
625g
Blobfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
781g
Blobfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
937g
Blobfish.png
750g
Blobfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
937g
Blobfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1125g
8-25 75 Floater 28

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 1% 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 hat. With the exception of the Legend, legendary fish will not appear again after being caught once. Legendary fish can be caught at any time of day.

There is a Lost Book named "Secrets of the Legendary Fish" which contains the seasons and the locations of the legendary fish.

The highest fishing skill plus food bonus (e.g., from Lobster Bisque), the Iridium Rod, Bait, and Tackle like the Trap Bobber or Cork Bobber may be necessary to catch legendary fish. Catching the most difficult of them depends more on luck than on good reactions. You simply have to 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 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.
Crimsonfish.png
1500g
Crimsonfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1875g
Crimsonfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
2250g
Crimsonfish.png
1875g
Crimsonfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
2343g
Crimsonfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
2812g
Crimsonfish.png
2250g
Crimsonfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
2812g
Crimsonfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
3375g
East Pier on The Beach. Deep water. Requires level 5 fishing. Summer.png Summer Any 19-21 95 mixed 170
Angler.png
Angler Uses a bioluminescent dangler to attract prey.
Angler.png
900g
Angler.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1125g
Angler.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1350g
Angler.png
1125g
Angler.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1406g
Angler.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1687g
Angler.png
1350g
Angler.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1687g
Angler.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
2025g
North of JojaMart on the wooden plank bridge. Requires level 3 fishing. Fall.png Fall Any 17-19 85 smooth 155
Legend.png
Legend The king of all fish! They said he'd never be caught.
Legend.png
5000g
Legend.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
6250g
Legend.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
7500g
Legend.png
6250g
Legend.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
7812g
Legend.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
9375g
Legend.png
7500g
Legend.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
9375g
Legend.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
11250g
The Mountain Lake near the log. Requires level 10 fishing. Spring.png Spring Rain.png Rain 49-51 110 mixed 198
Glacierfish.png
Glacierfish Builds a nest on the underside of glaciers.
Glacierfish.png
1000g
Glacierfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1250g
Glacierfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1500g
Glacierfish.png
1250g
Glacierfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1562g
Glacierfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1875g
Glacierfish.png
1500g
Glacierfish.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1875g
Glacierfish.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
2250g
South end of Arrowhead Island in Cindersap Forest. Deep water. Requires level 6 fishing. Winter.png Winter Any 26-28 100 mixed 181
Mutant Carp.png
Mutant Carp The strange waters of the sewer turned this carp into a monstrosity.
Mutant Carp.png
1000g
Mutant Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1250g
Mutant Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1500g
Mutant Carp.png
1250g
Mutant Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1562g
Mutant Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
1875g
Mutant Carp.png
1500g
Mutant Carp.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
1875g
Mutant Carp.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
2250g
The Sewers All Seasons Any 35-37 80 dart 148

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 not possible without first reaching level two in fishing, or viewing Linus' 4-Heart cutscene.

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 fish dropped by monsters or foraged from the beach do not count towards the fish collection. They must be caught with a pole or 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.

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.
Lobster.png
120g
Lobster.png
150g
Lobster.png
180g
Ocean 3.4% 1/7

Lobster Bisque.png Lobster Bisque

Clam.png
Clam Someone lived here once.
Clam.png
50g
Clam.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Clam.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Clam.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
100g
Clam.png
50g
Clam.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Clam.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Clam.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
100g
Clam.png
50g
Clam.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Clam.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Clam.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
100g
Ocean 12% 1/7 Chowder.png Chowder
Crayfish.png
Crayfish A small freshwater relative of the lobster.
Crayfish.png
75g
Crayfish.png
93g
Crayfish.png
112g
Freshwater 28% 1/3

Fish Stew.png Fish Stew

Crab.png
Crab A marine crustacean with two powerful pincers.
Crab.png
100g
Crab.png
125g
Crab.png
150g
Ocean 6.46% 1/7

Crab Cakes.png Crab Cakes

Cockle.png
Cockle A common saltwater clam.
Cockle.png
50g
Cockle.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Cockle.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Cockle.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
100g
Cockle.png
62g
Cockle.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
78g
Cockle.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
93g
Cockle.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
125g
Cockle.png
75g
Cockle.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
93g
Cockle.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
112g
Cockle.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
150g
Ocean 17.442% 1/7
Mussel.png
Mussel A common bivalve that often lives in clusters.
Mussel.png
30g
Mussel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
37g
Mussel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
45g
Mussel.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
60g
Mussel.png
37g
Mussel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
46g
Mussel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
56g
Mussel.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
75g
Mussel.png
45g
Mussel.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
56g
Mussel.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
67g
Mussel.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
90g
Ocean 14.2443% 1/7

Fish Stew.png Fish Stew

Shrimp.png
Shrimp A scavenger that feeds off the ocean floor. Widely prized for its meat.
Shrimp.png
60g
Shrimp.png
75g
Shrimp.png
90g
Ocean 5.29074% 1/7

Tom Kha Soup.png Tom Kha Soup

Snail.png
Snail A wide-ranging mollusc that lives in a spiral shell.
Snail.png
65g
Snail.png
81g
Snail.png
97g
Freshwater 13% 1/3

Escargot.png Escargot

Periwinkle.png
Periwinkle A tiny freshwater snail that lives in a blue shell.
Periwinkle.png
20g
Periwinkle.png
25g
Periwinkle.png
30g
Freshwater 21.45% 1/3

Strange Bun.png Strange Bun Fish Stew.png Fish Stew

Oyster.png
Oyster Constantly filters water to find food. In the process, it removes dangerous toxins from the environment.
Oyster.png
40g
Oyster.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
50g
Oyster.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
60g
Oyster.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
80g
Oyster.png
50g
Oyster.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
62g
Oyster.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
75g
Oyster.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
100g
Oyster.png
60g
Oyster.png
Silver Quality Icon.png
75g
Oyster.png
Gold Quality Icon.png
90g
Oyster.png
Iridium Quality Icon.png
120g
Ocean 3.174444% 1/7

Other Catchables

There are some consumable non-junk catches players can reel in while fishing. They do not trigger the fishing mini-game, but are instead immediately picked up. All 3 can be used in cooking, most notably Seaweed in the Maki Roll recipe for the Chef's bundle.

Image Name Description Price Location Used In
Seaweed.png
Seaweed It can be used in cooking. Gold.png20g Ocean Maki Roll.png Maki Roll
Green Algae.png
Green Algae It's really slimy. Gold.png15g Mines/River Algae Soup.png Algae Soup

Trout Soup.png Trout Soup

White Algae.png
White Algae It's super slimy. Gold.png25g Mines/Sewers 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.png1,500g

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

Fish Infographs

Location suggestions, collection chart, and time breakdowns by location and season are included in Fishing Strategy.

The Ultimate Fishing Infograph.png

When to turn your 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 No Profession Fisher.png Fisher Profession Angler Icon.png Angler Profession
Anchovy.png Anchovy Always Always Always
Bream.png Bream Always Regular, Silver Regular
Carp.png Carp Always Always Always
Chub.png Chub Regular, Silver Regular Never
Cockle.png Cockle Regular, Silver Regular Never
Ghostfish.png Ghostfish Always Regular, Silver Regular
Herring.png Herring Always Always Always
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 Always* Regular, Silver* Regular*
Shad.png Shad Regular Never Never
Shrimp.png Shrimp Regular Never Never
Smallmouth Bass.png Smallmouth Bass Regular, Silver Regular Never
Snail.png Snail Regular Never Never
Sunfish.png Sunfish Always Always Always

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