Core Keeper: How to Fish

Here's how to fish for food, equipment, and profit in Core Keeper.

You can't have a sandbox game like Core Keeper without fishing, and there are plenty of good reasons to fish in the new title from developer Pugstorm. If you're here, you're wondering how to succeed at the minigame.

When fishing in Core Keeper, you'll reel in more than just the odd aquatic creature to eat. You can also reel in accessories — though, you can also reel in trash to vendor. In any case, you've got to know how to fish to make it happen.

How to Fish in Core Keeper

You need at least a Wood Fishing Rod and be near a body of water. Waters rife with fish will be indicated by a cluster of them wading in a single tile. Your line does not need to reach the tile for you to be able to catch them.

Put your Wood Fishing Rod on your action bar first. You can hotswap between items on your action bar via the number keys on your keyboard, or by scrolling with the mouse wheel.

Next to the water, right-click and hold to toss your line, with the duration you hold affecting the strength of your cast. Release to cast your line into the water. When you have a bite, your bobber will bounce in the water. You can choose to right-click to tug and try to hook and reel in whatever's on the line or wait for another bite.

You won't get kicked out of the minigame if you do not tug on a bite; your line will stay in the water and you can try again.

Early on, you'll be reeling in more junk than treasure or fish. Rusty Spoons and Green Kelp are a menace in the waters of Core Keeper, but occasionally, you'll get lucky and will have an edible fish or even accessory on the hook.

If you get lucky and are presented with the reeling minigame, you'll have to fight tension and the fish to reel it in.

As with this activity in other games, you'll have to hold right-click to reel in when the fish is orange and release when the fish turns red and thrashes. If the tension bar beneath the fish graphic fills, you'll lose your catch and have to try again.

That's it for how to fish in Core Keeper, which is surely going to have a bright future moving forward through and beyond Early Access. We've just started, but keep an eye out for more Core Keeper guides here on GameSkinny, such as how to get iron ore and how to find Slime Oil.

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Published Apr. 27th 2022

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