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

Fish can be found in the ocean, lakes, rivers, and in certain levels of the mines. 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 while others only appear when it rains. 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 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 making "perfect" catches, the quality of the fish increases -- silver quality fish become gold quality and gold quality fish become iridium quality. (Normal quality fish are unaffected.)

When playing the fishing mini-game with mouse and keyboard, the bar will rise when the left mouse button is pressed and will lower when the mouse button is not pressed.

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.
Pufferfish
200g
Pufferfish
Silver
250g
Pufferfish
Gold
300g
Pufferfish
Iridium
400g
Pufferfish
250g
Pufferfish
Silver
312g
Pufferfish
Gold
375g
Pufferfish
Iridium
500g
Pufferfish
300g
Pufferfish
Silver
375g
Pufferfish
Gold
450g
Pufferfish
Iridium
600g
Ocean 12pm – 4pm  Summer   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.
Anchovy
30g
Anchovy
Silver
37g
Anchovy
Gold
45g
Anchovy
Iridium
60g
Anchovy
37g
Anchovy
Silver
46g
Anchovy
Gold
56g
Anchovy
Iridium
75g
Anchovy
45g
Anchovy
Silver
55g
Anchovy
Gold
67g
Anchovy
Iridium
90g
Ocean Anytime  Spring
 Fall
Any 1-17 30 dart 13
Tuna.png
Tuna A large fish that lives in the ocean.
Tuna
100g
Tuna
Silver
125g
Tuna
Gold
150g
Tuna
Iridium
200g
Tuna
125g
Tuna
Silver
156g
Tuna
Gold
187g
Tuna
Iridium
250g
Tuna
150g
Tuna
Silver
187g
Tuna
Gold
225g
Tuna
Iridium
300g
Ocean 6am – 7pm  Summer
 Winter
Any 12-61 70 smooth 26 Bundle Blue.png Ocean Fish BundleFish Taco.png Fish Taco
Sardine.png
Sardine A common ocean fish.
Sardine
40g
Sardine
Silver
50g
Sardine
Gold
60g
Sardine
Iridium
80g
Sardine
50g
Sardine
Silver
62g
Sardine
Gold
75g
Sardine
Iridium
100g
Sardine
60g
Sardine
Silver
75g
Sardine
Gold
90g
Sardine
Iridium
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.
Bream
45g
Bream
Silver
56g
Bream
Gold
67g
Bream
Iridium
90g
Bream
56g
Bream
Silver
70g
Bream
Gold
83g
Bream
Iridium
112g
Bream
67g
Bream
Silver
84g
Bream
Gold
100g
Bream
Iridium
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.
Largemouth Bass
100g
Largemouth Bass
Silver
125g
Largemouth Bass
Gold
150g
Largemouth Bass
Iridium
200g
Largemouth Bass
125g
Largemouth Bass
Silver
156g
Largemouth Bass
Gold
187g
Largemouth Bass
Iridium
250g
Largemouth Bass
150g
Largemouth Bass
Silver
187g
Largemouth Bass
Gold
225g
Largemouth Bass
Iridium
300g
Mountain Lake 6am – 7pm All Seasons Any 11-31 50 mixed 19 Bundle Green.png Lake 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.
Smallmouth Bass
50g
Smallmouth Bass
Silver
62g
Smallmouth Bass
Gold
75g
Smallmouth Bass
Iridium
100g
Smallmouth Bass
62g
Smallmouth Bass
Silver
77g
Smallmouth Bass
Gold
93g
Smallmouth Bass
Iridium
125g
Smallmouth Bass
75g
Smallmouth Bass
Silver
93g
Smallmouth Bass
Gold
112g
Smallmouth Bass
Iridium
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.
Rainbow Trout
65g
Rainbow Trout
Silver
81g
Rainbow Trout
Gold
97g
Rainbow Trout
Iridium
130g
Rainbow Trout
81g
Rainbow Trout
Silver
101g
Rainbow Trout
Gold
121g
Rainbow Trout
Iridium
162g
Rainbow Trout
97g
Rainbow Trout
Silver
121g
Rainbow Trout
Gold
145g
Rainbow Trout
Iridium
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.
Salmon
75g
Salmon
Silver
93g
Salmon
Gold
112g
Salmon
Iridium
150g
Salmon
93g
Salmon
Silver
116g
Salmon
Gold
140g
Salmon
Iridium
187g
Salmon
112g
Salmon
Silver
139g
Salmon
Gold
168g
Salmon
Iridium
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.
Walleye
105g
Walleye
Silver
131g
Walleye
Gold
157g
Walleye
Iridium
210g
Walleye
131g
Walleye
Silver
163g
Walleye
Gold
196g
Walleye
Iridium
262g
Walleye
157g
Walleye
Silver
196g
Walleye
Gold
235g
Walleye
Iridium
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
Perch.png
Perch A freshwater fish of the winter.
Perch
55g
Perch
Silver
68g
Perch
Gold
82g
Perch
Iridium
110g
Perch
68g
Perch
Silver
85g
Perch
Gold
102g
Perch
Iridium
137g
Perch
82g
Perch
Silver
102g
Perch
Gold
123g
Perch
Iridium
165g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
Mountain Lake
Anytime  Winter Any 10-25 35 dart 14
Carp.png
Carp A common pond fish.
Carp
30g
Carp
Silver
37g
Carp
Gold
45g
Carp
Iridium
60g
Carp
37g
Carp
Silver
46g
Carp
Gold
56g
Carp
Iridium
75g
Carp
45g
Carp
Silver
55g
Carp
Gold
67g
Carp
Iridium
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.
Catfish
200g
Catfish
Silver
250g
Catfish
Gold
300g
Catfish
Iridium
400g
Catfish
250g
Catfish
Silver
312g
Catfish
Gold
375g
Catfish
Iridium
500g
Catfish
300g
Catfish
Silver
375g
Catfish
Gold
450g
Catfish
Iridium
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.
Pike
100g
Pike
Silver
125g
Pike
Gold
150g
Pike
Iridium
200g
Pike
125g
Pike
Silver
156g
Pike
Gold
187g
Pike
Iridium
250g
Pike
150g
Pike
Silver
187g
Pike
Gold
225g
Pike
Iridium
300g
River (Town+Forest)
Forest Pond
Anytime  Summer
 Winter
Any 15-61 60 dart 23
Sunfish.png
Sunfish A common river fish.
Sunfish
30g
Sunfish
Silver
37g
Sunfish
Gold
45g
Sunfish
Iridium
60g
Sunfish
37g
Sunfish
Silver
46g
Sunfish
Gold
56g
Sunfish
Iridium
75g
Sunfish
45g
Sunfish
Silver
55g
Sunfish
Gold
67g
Sunfish
Iridium
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.
Red Mullet
75g
Red Mullet
Silver
93g
Red Mullet
Gold
112g
Red Mullet
Iridium
150g
Red Mullet
93g
Red Mullet
Silver
116g
Red Mullet
Gold
140g
Red Mullet
Iridium
187g
Red Mullet
112g
Red Mullet
Silver
139g
Red Mullet
Gold
168g
Red Mullet
Iridium
225g
Ocean 6am – 7pm  Summer
 Winter
Any 8-23 55 smooth 21
Herring.png
Herring A common ocean fish.
Herring
30g
Herring
Silver
37g
Herring
Gold
45g
Herring
Iridium
60g
Herring
37g
Herring
Silver
46g
Herring
Gold
56g
Herring
Iridium
75g
Herring
45g
Herring
Silver
55g
Herring
Gold
67g
Herring
Iridium
90g
Ocean Anytime  Spring
 Winter
Any 8-21 25 dart 11
Eel.png
Eel A long, slippery little fish.
Eel
85g
Eel
Silver
106g
Eel
Gold
127g
Eel
Iridium
170g
Eel
106g
Eel
Silver
132g
Eel
Gold
158g
Eel
Iridium
212g
Eel
127g
Eel
Silver
159g
Eel
Gold
190g
Eel
Iridium
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.
Octopus
150g
Octopus
Silver
187g
Octopus
Gold
225g
Octopus
Iridium
300g
Octopus
187g
Octopus
Silver
233g
Octopus
Gold
281g
Octopus
Iridium
375g
Octopus
225g
Octopus
Silver
280g
Octopus
Gold
337g
Octopus
Iridium
450g
Ocean 6am – 1pm  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
50g
Red Snapper
Silver
62g
Red Snapper
Gold
75g
Red Snapper
Iridium
100g
Red Snapper
62g
Red Snapper
Silver
77g
Red Snapper
Gold
93g
Red Snapper
Iridium
125g
Red Snapper
75g
Red Snapper
Silver
93g
Red Snapper
Gold
112g
Red Snapper
Iridium
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.
Squid
80g
Squid
Silver
100g
Squid
Gold
120g
Squid
Iridium
160g
Squid
100g
Squid
Silver
125g
Squid
Gold
150g
Squid
Iridium
200g
Squid
120g
Squid
Silver
150g
Squid
Gold
180g
Squid
Iridium
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.
Sea Cucumber
75g
Sea Cucumber
Silver
93g
Sea Cucumber
Gold
112g
Sea Cucumber
Iridium
150g
Sea Cucumber
93g
Sea Cucumber
Silver
116g
Sea Cucumber
Gold
140g
Sea Cucumber
Iridium
187g
Sea Cucumber
112g
Sea Cucumber
Silver
139g
Sea Cucumber
Gold
168g
Sea Cucumber
Iridium
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.
Super Cucumber
250g
Super Cucumber
Silver
312g
Super Cucumber
Gold
375g
Super Cucumber
Iridium
500g
Super Cucumber
312g
Super Cucumber
Silver
390g
Super Cucumber
Gold
468g
Super Cucumber
Iridium
625g
Super Cucumber
375g
Super Cucumber
Silver
468g
Super Cucumber
Gold
562g
Super Cucumber
Iridium
750g
Ocean 6pm – 2am  Summer
 Fall
Any 12-37 80 sinker 29

Wizard Icon.png Wizard (loved gift)

Ghostfish.png
Ghostfish A pale, blind fish found in underground lakes.
Ghostfish
45g
Ghostfish
Silver
56g
Ghostfish
Gold
67g
Ghostfish
Iridium
90g
Ghostfish
56g
Ghostfish
Silver
70g
Ghostfish
Gold
83g
Ghostfish
Iridium
112g
Ghostfish
67g
Ghostfish
Silver
84g
Ghostfish
Gold
100g
Ghostfish
Iridium
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.
Stonefish
300g
Stonefish
Silver
375g
Stonefish
Gold
450g
Stonefish
Iridium
600g
Stonefish
375g
Stonefish
Silver
468g
Stonefish
Gold
562g
Stonefish
Iridium
750g
Stonefish
450g
Stonefish
Silver
562g
Stonefish
Gold
675g
Stonefish
Iridium
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.
Ice Pip
500g
Ice Pip
Silver
625g
Ice Pip
Gold
750g
Ice Pip
Iridium
1,000g
Ice Pip
625g
Ice Pip
Silver
781g
Ice Pip
Gold
937g
Ice Pip
Iridium
1,250g
Ice Pip
750g
Ice Pip
Silver
937g
Ice Pip
Gold
1,125g
Ice Pip
Iridium
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.
Lava Eel
700g
Lava Eel
Silver
875g
Lava Eel
Gold
1,050g
Lava Eel
Iridium
1,400g
Lava Eel
875g
Lava Eel
Silver
1,093g
Lava Eel
Gold
1,312g
Lava Eel
Iridium
1,750g
Lava Eel
1,050g
Lava Eel
Silver
1,312g
Lava Eel
Gold
1,575g
Lava Eel
Iridium
2,100g
Mines 100F Anytime All Seasons Any 31-33 90 mixed 33
Sandfish.png
Sandfish It tries to hide using camouflage.
Sandfish
75g
Sandfish
Silver
93g
Sandfish
Gold
112g
Sandfish
Iridium
150g
Sandfish
93g
Sandfish
Silver
116g
Sandfish
Gold
140g
Sandfish
Iridium
187g
Sandfish
112g
Sandfish
Silver
139g
Sandfish
Gold
168g
Sandfish
Iridium
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.
Scorpion Carp
150g
Scorpion Carp
Silver
187g
Scorpion Carp
Gold
225g
Scorpion Carp
Iridium
300g
Scorpion Carp
187g
Scorpion Carp
Silver
233g
Scorpion Carp
Gold
281g
Scorpion Carp
Iridium
375g
Scorpion Carp
225g
Scorpion Carp
Silver
280g
Scorpion Carp
Gold
337g
Scorpion Carp
Iridium
450g
The Desert
Requires fishing level 4
6am – 8pm All Seasons Any 12-33 90 dart 33
Flounder.png
Flounder It lives on the bottom, so both eyes are on top of its head.
Flounder
100g
Flounder
Silver
125g
Flounder
Gold
150g
Flounder
Iridium
200g
Flounder
125g
Flounder
Silver
156g
Flounder
Gold
187g
Flounder
Iridium
250g
Flounder
150g
Flounder
Silver
187g
Flounder
Gold
225g
Flounder
Iridium
300g
Ocean 6am – 8pm  Spring
 Summer
Any 4-17 50 sinker 19 Seafoam Pudding.png Seafoam Pudding
Midnight Carp.png
Midnight Carp This shy fish only feels comfortable at night.
Midnight Carp
150g
Midnight Carp
Silver
187g
Midnight Carp
Gold
225g
Midnight Carp
Iridium
300g
Midnight Carp
187g
Midnight Carp
Silver
233g
Midnight Carp
Gold
281g
Midnight Carp
Iridium
375g
Midnight Carp
225g
Midnight Carp
Silver
280g
Midnight Carp
Gold
337g
Midnight Carp
Iridium
450g
Mountain Lake
Cindersap Forest pond
10pm – 2am  Fall
 Winter
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.
Sturgeon
200g
Sturgeon
Silver
250g
Sturgeon
Gold
300g
Sturgeon
Iridium
400g
Sturgeon
250g
Sturgeon
Silver
312g
Sturgeon
Gold
375g
Sturgeon
Iridium
500g
Sturgeon
300g
Sturgeon
Silver
375g
Sturgeon
Gold
450g
Sturgeon
Iridium
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.
Tiger Trout
150g
Tiger Trout
Silver
187g
Tiger Trout
Gold
225g
Tiger Trout
Iridium
300g
Tiger Trout
187g
Tiger Trout
Silver
233g
Tiger Trout
Gold
281g
Tiger Trout
Iridium
375g
Tiger Trout
225g
Tiger Trout
Silver
280g
Tiger Trout
Gold
337g
Tiger Trout
Iridium
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.
Bullhead
75g
Bullhead
Silver
93g
Bullhead
Gold
112g
Bullhead
Iridium
150g
Bullhead
93g
Bullhead
Silver
116g
Bullhead
Gold
140g
Bullhead
Iridium
187g
Bullhead
112g
Bullhead
Silver
139g
Bullhead
Gold
168g
Bullhead
Iridium
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.
Tilapia
75g
Tilapia
Silver
93g
Tilapia
Gold
112g
Tilapia
Iridium
150g
Tilapia
93g
Tilapia
Silver
116g
Tilapia
Gold
140g
Tilapia
Iridium
187g
Tilapia
112g
Tilapia
Silver
139g
Tilapia
Gold
168g
Tilapia
Iridium
225g
Ocean 6am – 2pm  Summer
 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
50g
Chub
Silver
62g
Chub
Gold
75g
Chub
Iridium
100g
Chub
62g
Chub
Silver
77g
Chub
Gold
93g
Chub
Iridium
125g
Chub
75g
Chub
Silver
93g
Chub
Gold
112g
Chub
Iridium
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.
Dorado
100g
Dorado
Silver
125g
Dorado
Gold
150g
Dorado
Iridium
200g
Dorado
125g
Dorado
Silver
156g
Dorado
Gold
187g
Dorado
Iridium
250g
Dorado
150g
Dorado
Silver
187g
Dorado
Gold
225g
Dorado
Iridium
300g
River (Forest) 6am – 7pm  Summer Any 24-33 78 mixed 29
Albacore.png
Albacore Prefers temperature "edges" where cool and warm water meet.
Albacore
75g
Albacore
Silver
93g
Albacore
Gold
112g
Albacore
Iridium
150g
Albacore
93g
Albacore
Silver
116g
Albacore
Gold
140g
Albacore
Iridium
187g
Albacore
112g
Albacore
Silver
139g
Albacore
Gold
168g
Albacore
Iridium
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.
Shad
60g
Shad
Silver
75g
Shad
Gold
90g
Shad
Iridium
120g
Shad
75g
Shad
Silver
93g
Shad
Gold
112g
Shad
Iridium
150g
Shad
90g
Shad
Silver
112g
Shad
Gold
135g
Shad
Iridium
180g
River (Town+Forest) 9am – 2am  Spring
 Summer
 Fall
  alt= 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
120g
Lingcod
Silver
150g
Lingcod
Gold
180g
Lingcod
Iridium
240g
Lingcod
150g
Lingcod
Silver
187g
Lingcod
Gold
225g
Lingcod
Iridium
300g
Lingcod
180g
Lingcod
Silver
225g
Lingcod
Gold
270g
Lingcod
Iridium
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.
Halibut
80g
Halibut
Silver
100g
Halibut
Gold
120g
Halibut
Iridium
160g
Halibut
100g
Halibut
Silver
125g
Halibut
Gold
150g
Halibut
Iridium
200g
Halibut
120g
Halibut
Silver
150g
Halibut
Gold
180g
Halibut
Iridium
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.
Woodskip
75g
Woodskip
Silver
93g
Woodskip
Gold
112g
Woodskip
Iridium
150g
Woodskip
93g
Woodskip
Silver
116g
Woodskip
Gold
140g
Woodskip
Iridium
187g
Woodskip
112g
Woodskip
Silver
139g
Woodskip
Gold
168g
Woodskip
Iridium
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.
Void Salmon
150g
Void Salmon
Silver
187g
Void Salmon
Gold
225g
Void Salmon
Iridium
300g
Void Salmon
187g
Void Salmon
Silver
233g
Void Salmon
Gold
281g
Void Salmon
Iridium
375g
Void Salmon
225g
Void Salmon
Silver
280g
Void Salmon
Gold
337g
Void Salmon
Iridium
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!
Slimejack
100g
Slimejack
Silver
125g
Slimejack
Gold
150g
Slimejack
Iridium
200g
Slimejack
125g
Slimejack
Silver
156g
Slimejack
Gold
187g
Slimejack
Iridium
250g
Slimejack
150g
Slimejack
Silver
187g
Slimejack
Gold
225g
Slimejack
Iridium
300g
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 15-17. 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
Midnight Squid.png
Midnight Squid A strange and mysterious denizen of the ocean's twilight depths.
Midnight Squid
100g
Midnight Squid
Silver
125g
Midnight Squid
Gold
150g
Midnight Squid
Iridium
200g
Midnight Squid
125g
Midnight Squid
Silver
156g
Midnight Squid
Gold
187g
Midnight Squid
Iridium
250g
Midnight Squid
150g
Midnight Squid
Silver
187g
Midnight Squid
Gold
225g
Midnight Squid
Iridium
300g
8-20[1] 55 Sinker 21
Spook Fish.png
Spook Fish The huge eyes can detect the faint silhouettes of prey.
Spook Fish
220g
Spook Fish
Silver
275g
Spook Fish
Gold
330g
Spook Fish
Iridium
440g
Spook Fish
275g
Spook Fish
Silver
343g
Spook Fish
Gold
412g
Spook Fish
Iridium
550g
Spook Fish
330g
Spook Fish
Silver
412g
Spook Fish
Gold
495g
Spook Fish
Iridium
660g
8-20[1] 60 Dart 23
Blobfish.png
Blobfish This odd creature floats above the ocean floor, consuming any edible material in its path.
Blobfish
500g
Blobfish
Silver
625g
Blobfish
Gold
750g
Blobfish
Iridium
1,000g
Blobfish
625g
Blobfish
Silver
781g
Blobfish
Gold
937g
Blobfish
Iridium
1,250g
Blobfish
750g
Blobfish
Silver
937g
Blobfish
Gold
1,125g
Blobfish
Iridium
1,500g
8-20[1] 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 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 hat. Legendary fish will not appear again on a save file after being caught once. In Multiplayer, each fish can be caught once per person. Legendary fish can be caught at any time of day.

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. 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 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.
Crimsonfish
1,500g
Crimsonfish
Silver
1,875g
Crimsonfish
Gold
2,250g
Crimsonfish
Iridium
3,000g
Crimsonfish
1,875g
Crimsonfish
Silver
2,343g
Crimsonfish
Gold
2,812g
Crimsonfish
Iridium
3,750g
Crimsonfish
2,250g
Crimsonfish
Silver
2,812g
Crimsonfish
Gold
3,375g
Crimsonfish
Iridium
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.
Angler
900g
Angler
Silver
1,125g
Angler
Gold
1,350g
Angler
Iridium
1,800g
Angler
1,125g
Angler
Silver
1,406g
Angler
Gold
1,687g
Angler
Iridium
2,250g
Angler
1,350g
Angler
Silver
1,687g
Angler
Gold
2,025g
Angler
Iridium
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.
Legend
5,000g
Legend
Silver
6,250g
Legend
Gold
7,500g
Legend
Iridium
10,000g
Legend
6,250g
Legend
Silver
7,812g
Legend
Gold
9,375g
Legend
Iridium
12,500g
Legend
7,500g
Legend
Silver
9,375g
Legend
Gold
11,250g
Legend
Iridium
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.
Glacierfish
1,000g
Glacierfish
Silver
1,250g
Glacierfish
Gold
1,500g
Glacierfish
Iridium
2,000g
Glacierfish
1,250g
Glacierfish
Silver
1,562g
Glacierfish
Gold
1,875g
Glacierfish
Iridium
2,500g
Glacierfish
1,500g
Glacierfish
Silver
1,875g
Glacierfish
Gold
2,250g
Glacierfish
Iridium
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.
Mutant Carp
1,000g
Mutant Carp
Silver
1,250g
Mutant Carp
Gold
1,500g
Mutant Carp
Iridium
2,000g
Mutant Carp
1,250g
Mutant Carp
Silver
1,562g
Mutant Carp
Gold
1,875g
Mutant Carp
Iridium
2,500g
Mutant Carp
1,500g
Mutant Carp
Silver
1,875g
Mutant Carp
Gold
2,250g
Mutant Carp
Iridium
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 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.[2]

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
120g
Lobster
150g
Lobster
180g
Ocean 3% 14% Lobster Bisque.png Lobster BisqueQuests Icon.png "Wanted Lobster" Quest

Elliott Icon.png Elliott (loved Gift)

Clam.png
Clam[3] Someone lived here once.
Clam
50g
Clam
Silver
62g
Clam
Gold
75g
Clam
Iridium
100g
Clam
50g
Clam
Silver
62g
Clam
Gold
75g
Clam
Iridium
100g
Clam
50g
Clam
Silver
62g
Clam
Gold
75g
Clam
Iridium
100g
Ocean 12% 14% Chowder.png ChowderSpeed-Gro.png Speed-Gro
Crayfish.png
Crayfish A small freshwater relative of the lobster.
Crayfish
75g
Crayfish
93g
Crayfish
112g
Freshwater 28% 33% Fish Stew.png Fish Stew
Crab.png
Crab A marine crustacean with two powerful pincers.
Crab
100g
Crab
125g
Crab
150g
Ocean 6% 14%

Crab Cakes.png Crab Cakes

Cockle.png
Cockle A common saltwater clam.
Cockle
50g
Cockle
Silver
62g
Cockle
Gold
75g
Cockle
Iridium
100g
Cockle
62g
Cockle
Silver
77g
Cockle
Gold
93g
Cockle
Iridium
125g
Cockle
75g
Cockle
Silver
93g
Cockle
Gold
112g
Cockle
Iridium
150g
Ocean 17% 14%
Mussel.png
Mussel A common bivalve that often lives in clusters.
Mussel
30g
Mussel
Silver
37g
Mussel
Gold
45g
Mussel
Iridium
60g
Mussel
37g
Mussel
Silver
46g
Mussel
Gold
56g
Mussel
Iridium
75g
Mussel
45g
Mussel
Silver
55g
Mussel
Gold
67g
Mussel
Iridium
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.
Shrimp
60g
Shrimp
75g
Shrimp
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.
Snail
65g
Snail
81g
Snail
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.
Periwinkle
20g
Periwinkle
25g
Periwinkle
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.
Oyster
40g
Oyster
Silver
50g
Oyster
Gold
60g
Oyster
Iridium
80g
Oyster
50g
Oyster
Silver
62g
Oyster
Gold
75g
Oyster
Iridium
100g
Oyster
60g
Oyster
Silver
75g
Oyster
Gold
90g
Oyster
Iridium
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.[4] 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. Gold.png20g Ocean 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 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 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 Regular Never Never
Smallmouth Bass.png Smallmouth Bass Regular, Silver Regular Never
Snail.png Snail Regular 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 For all submarine-specific fish, the input data in Fish.xnb specifies upper/lower size values of 8 and 25. However, these fish can only be caught in the Submarine, where the maximum possible Fishing Zone is 2. As a result, even with a Fishing skill of 14 and a perfect catch, the largest possible fish size is 20 inches (which happens to be just barely large enough to be iridium quality).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

History

  • 1.4: Added the ability to catch iridium quality fish with perfect catches. Added Flounder and Midnight Carp. The Legend can now only be caught once per save file. Snails are now a loved gift for Vincent.