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 image-94857.png
  • Seasons: Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Sunny, Rainy
  • Location: Oceans
  • Time: 6am-11am, 6pm-2am
Anchovy image-1dbda.png
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: Any
Bream image-a8b49.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River
  • Time: 6pm-2am
Bullhead image-a711f.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mountain Lake
  • Time: 6pm-2am
Catfish image-7cdcd.png
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer (only in Secret Woods Pond), Fall
  • Weather: Rainy
  • Location: River (Town and Forest), Witch's Swamp
  • Time: Any
Chub image-336b6.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Forest), Mountain Lake
  • Time: Any
Dorado image-a1edc.png
  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Forest)
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Eel image-90821.png
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • Weather: Rain
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 4pm-2am
Ghostfish image-b0a1c.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mines (20, 60, 100)
  • Time: Any
Halibut image-33009.png
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-11am, 7pm-2am
Herring image-8aeef.png
  • Seasons: Spring, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: Any
Ice Pip image-18430.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mine (60 F)
  • Time: Any
Largemouth Bass image-92528.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mountain Lake
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Lava Eel image-b3805.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mine (100F)
  • Time: Any
Lingcod image-da424.png
  • Seasons: Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Lake, River
  • Time: 4pm-2am
Octopus image-7167d.png
  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-1pm
Perch image-23419.png
  • Seasons: Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town & Forest), Forest Pond, Mountain Lake
  • Time: Any
Pike image-375a7.png
  • Seasons: Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town & Forest), Forest Pond
  • Time: Any
Pufferfish image-3f92e.png
  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 12pm-4pm
Rainbow Trout image-b6a8b.png
  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Location: River (Town & Forest), Mountain Lake
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Red Mullet image-c6280.png
  • Seasons: Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Red Snapper image-a73b9.png
  • Seasons: Summer, Fall
  • Weather: Rain
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Salmon image-a58c2.png
  • Seasons: Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town & Forest)
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Sandfish image-6a43b.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Desert
  • Time: 6am-10pm
Sardine image-bdd88.png
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Scorpion Carp image-a690c.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Desert
  • Time: 6am-10pm
Sea Cucumber image-3c59b.png
  • Seasons: Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Shad image-5db8b.png
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Weather: Rainy
  • Location: River (Town & Forest)
  • Time: 9am-2am
Slimejack image-c5d4b.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mutant Bug Lair
  • Time: Any
Smallmouth Bass image-7ec80.png
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town), Forest Pond
  • Time: Any
Squid image-8fd31.png
  • Seasons: Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6pm-2am
Stonefish image-74804.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mine (20F)
  • Time: Any
Sturgeon image-41a55.png
  • Seasons: Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mountain Lake
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Sunfish image-361da.png
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Super Cucumber image-df1e4.png
  • Seasons: Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-2am
Tiger Trout image-b3106.png
  • Seasons: Fall, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: River (Town & Forest)
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Tilapia image-1adf6.png
  • Seasons: Summer, Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-2pm
Tuna image-b4896.png
  • Seasons: Summer, Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean
  • Time: 6am-7pm
Walleye image-87d91.png
  • Seasons: Fall
  • Weather: Rainy
  • Location: River (Town & Forest), Forest Pond, Mountain Lake
  • Time: 12pm-2am
Woodskip image-75d65.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Secret Forest Pod
  • Time: Any
Void Salmon image-41f5f.png
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Witch's Swamp
  • Time: Any

Legendary Fish

Angler Fish image-6c2f0.png
  • Fishing Level Requirement: 3
  • Seasons: Fall
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: North of JojaMart
  • Time: Any
Crimsonfish image-dd953.png
  • Fishing Level Requirement: 5
  • Seasons: Summer
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean (East Pier)
  • Time: Any
Glacierfish image-07480.png
  • Fishing Level Requirement: 6
  • Seasons: Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Deep waters at South end of Arrowhead Island in Cindersap Forest
  • Time: 6am-10pm
Legend image-1a848.png
  • Fishing Level Requirement: 10
  • Seasons: Spring
  • Weather: Rainy
  • Location: Mountain Lake Deep Waters (Cast into log)
  • Time: 6am-10pm
Mutant Carp image-c60cb.png
  • Fishing Level Requirement: N/A
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: The Sewers
  • Time: Any

What You Can Catch in the Crab Pot

Cockle image-006b3.png
  •  Location: Ocean
Crab image-7551f.png
  •  Location: Ocean
Crayfish image-74cd3.png
  •  Location: Freshwater
Lobster image-c00ef.png
  •  Location: Ocean
Mussel image-d888b.png
  •  Location: Ocean
Oyster image-a2a2e.png
  •   Location: Ocean
Periwinkle image-80101.png
  •  Location: Freshwater
Shrimp image-97994.png
  •  Location: Ocean
Snail image-7bda6.png
  •  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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