Stardew Valley Guide: How to Catch Every Fish

It's time to become a master angler in Stardew Valley! Here's a guide to help you catch all the fish in the farming simulator.

Now that we've already showed 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 will be listed here alphabetically, including details of when and where you can catch them and with what tools. They 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

Published Jun. 14th 2017

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