Stardew Valley Guide: How to Catch Every Fish

It's time to become a master angler in Stardew Valley. Here's how to catch every fish, including Walleye, in this farming simulator.

Now that we've already shown you how to use bait in a previous Stardew Valley guide, it's time for another guide that will help you become a master angler not that you had enough chores to do already being the farmer/dungeon delver/father that you are. 

Every fish, from Albacore to Walleye and Void Salmon, will be listed here alphabetically, including details of when and where you can catch them and with what tools. Categories will be divided by fishing pole fish, legendary fish, and what you can catch using a crab basket.

Stardew Valley Fishing Pole Fish

Albacore 

  • Seasons: Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Sunny, Rainy
  • Location: Oceans
  • Time: 6am-11am, 6pm-2am

Anchovy

  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: Any

Bream 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River
  • Time: 6pm-2am

Bullhead 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mountain Lake
  • Time: 6pm-2am

Catfish 

  • Seasons: Spring, Summer (only in Secret Woods Pond), Fall
  • Weather: Rainy
  • Location: River (Town and Forest), Witch's Swamp
  • Time: Any

Chub 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Forest), Mountain Lake
  • Time: Any

Dorado 

  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Forest)
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Eel 

  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • Weather: Rain
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 4pm-2am

Ghostfish 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mines (20, 60, 100)
  • Time: Any

Halibut 

  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-11am, 7pm-2am

Herring 

  • Seasons: Spring, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: Any

Ice Pip 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mine (60 F)
  • Time: Any

Largemouth Bass 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mountain Lake
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Lava Eel 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mine (100F)
  • Time: Any

Lingcod 

  • Seasons: Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Lake, River
  • Time: 4pm-2am

Octopus 

  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-1pm

Perch 

  • Seasons: Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town & Forest), Forest Pond, Mountain Lake
  • Time: Any

Pike 

  • Seasons: Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town & Forest), Forest Pond
  • Time: Any

Pufferfish 

  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 12pm-4pm

Rainbow Trout 

  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Location: River (Town & Forest), Mountain Lake
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Red Mullet 

  • Seasons: Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Red Snapper 

  • Seasons: Summer, Fall
  • Weather: Rain
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Salmon 

  • Seasons: Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town & Forest)
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Sandfish 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Desert
  • Time: 6am-10pm

Sardine 

  • Seasons: Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Scorpion Carp 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Desert
  • Time: 6am-10pm

Sea Cucumber 

  • Seasons: Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Shad 

  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Weather: Rainy
  • Location: River (Town & Forest)
  • Time: 9am-2am

Slimejack 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mutant Bug Lair
  • Time: Any

Smallmouth Bass 

  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town), Forest Pond
  • Time: Any

Squid 

  • Seasons: Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6pm-2am

Stonefish 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mine (20F)
  • Time: Any

Sturgeon 

  • Seasons: Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mountain Lake
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Sunfish 

  • Seasons: Spring, Summer
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Super Cucumber 

  • Seasons: Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-2am

Tiger Trout 

  • Seasons: Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town & Forest)
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Tilapia 

  • Seasons: Summer, Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-2pm

Tuna 

  • Seasons: Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Walleye 

  • Seasons: Fall
  • Weather: Rainy
  • Location: River (Town & Forest), Forest Pond, Mountain Lake
  • Time: 12pm-2am

Woodskip 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Secret Forest Pod
  • Time: Any

Void Salmon 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Witch's Swamp
  • Time: Any

Legendary Fish

Angler Fish 

  • Fishing Level Requirement: 3
  • Seasons: Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: North of JojaMart
  • Time: Any

Crimsonfish 

  • Fishing Level Requirement: 5
  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean (East Pier)
  • Time: Any

Glacierfish 

  • Fishing Level Requirement: 6
  • Seasons: Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Deep waters at South end of Arrowhead Island in Cindersap Forest
  • Time: 6am-10pm

Legend 

  • Fishing Level Requirement: 10
  • Seasons: Spring
  • Weather: Rainy
  • Location: Mountain Lake Deep Waters (Cast into log)
  • Time: 6am-10pm

Mutant Carp 

  • Fishing Level Requirement: N/A
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: The Sewers
  • Time: Any

What You Can Catch in the Crab Pot

Cockle 

  •  Location: Ocean

Crab 

  •  Location: Ocean

Crayfish 

  •  Location: Freshwater

Lobster 

  •  Location: Ocean

Mussel 

  •  Location: Ocean

Oyster 

  •   Location: Ocean

Periwinkle 

  •  Location: Freshwater

Shrimp 

  •  Location: Ocean

Snail 

  •  Location: Freshwater

Did you catch all that? Now, it's your turn to cast a line and catch some fish. Make sure to check out our other Stardew Valley guides here

Contributor

Just a regular person trying to make it in the world while working as a corporate plebeian. In the meantime: enjoys arts n' crafts, sewing cosplay, and drawing but on a poor college student budget.

Published Mar. 21st 2019

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