Outpath: How to Fish

Find out how to fish and upgrade your rod in Outpath here.

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If you’re playing Outpath with hunger and rest needs enabled, you’ll need to eat. Indeed, survival elements here aren’t just for show. They matter. Catching fish is a great way to get food and boost those meters. Unfortunately, the fishing mechanic is a bit obtuse and unclear. Here’s how to fish in Outpath.

How to Fish in Outpath

While you won’t see fish in Oupath’s endless water, you can catch them if you unlock a fishing rod. However, you’ll need to complete a few steps to get the fishing rod recipe. Here’s how to craft a fishing rod:

  • Craft a basic Work Bench.
  • Craft a Research Table at the Work Bench.
  • Research the Furnace recipe at the Research Table.
  • Research the Spinning Wheel recipe at the Research Table.
  • Craft a Fishing Rod at the Spinning Wheel.
    • x30 Wood.
    • x8 Thread.
    • x1 Copper Ingot.

How to Catch Fish

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Once you’ve got your fishing rod ready, you’re ready to fish. However, you’ll quickly learn that the fishing mini-game isn’t the most intuitive. Follow these steps:

  • Equip Fishing Rod from your inventory.
    • Tab > Tools > RMB.
  • Approach water and cast Rod with LMB.
  • Once the fishing mini-game begins, continuously click LMB (or hold) while the white bar is within the fish’s target.
    • When within the target, you’ll slow the fish. 
    • If you hold the target too long, the white bar will push in the opposite direction.
    • The white bar will turn red when you’re about to lose the fish.

Fishing Tips: How to Improve

I found it next to impossible to catch fish without some upgrades to the basic rod. Thankfully, there are a few ways to enhance your fishing experience.

  • The easiest way to improve fishing is by equipping critters (Sparkfly, Earth Worms, Bees, etc.) caught with a Net. They offer unique buffs and don’t expire.
  • If you’re struggling with the mini-game, I recommend the Bee buff. The Bees will reduce the fish escape time by 20%, greatly improving your odds. 

Additionally, you can craft a Sticky Fishing Rod. However, this upgraded recipe won’t be available until you complete the first biome and unlock Amberpath. Then, it will automatically appear in your Spinning Wheel recipe book.

Well, that does it for how to fish in Outpath. For more tips, tricks, and walkthroughs, such as how to milk cows, head over to our guides hub for the survival game.

About the author

Maddison Ahlbrand

Maddison started her gamer journey traversing the lands of Runescape and World of Warcraft. These days, she can be found playing just about anything, and is always chasing the exciting discovery of a good game.