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How to Catch Every Fish in Stardew Valley

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  how to catch every fish and aquatic creature in Stardew Valley, including the legendary fish and those caught in the crab pot. 

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Stardew Valley: How to Get Every Fish

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

Stardew Valley Fishing Pole Fish

Albacore 

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

Anchovy

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

Blue Discus

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ginger Island Pond and River
  • Time: Any

Bream 

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

Bullhead 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mountain Lake
  • Time: Any

Carp

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mountain Lake, Secret Woods Pond, Sewers
  • Time: Any

Catfish 

  • Seasons: Spring, Summer (only in Secret Woods Pond), Fall
  • Weather: Rainy
  • Location: River (Town and Forest), Witch’s Swamp, Secret Woods Pond
  • Time: 6am-12am

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

Flounder

  • Seasons: Spring, Summer (Any on Ginger Island)
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ocean and Ginger Island Oceans
  • Time: 6am-8pm

Ghostfish 

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

Goby

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Waterfalls, Cindersap Forest
  • 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

Lionfish

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Ginger Island Ocean
  • Time: Any

Lingcod 

  • Seasons: Winter
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Lake, River
  • Time: Any

Midnight Carp

  • Seasons: Fall and Winter (Any on Ginger Island)
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Mountain Lake, Cindersap Forest Pond, Ginger Island Pond and River
  • Time: 10pm-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-8pm

Sardine 

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

Scorpion Carp 

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Desert
  • Time: 6am-8pm

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

Stingray

  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Pirate Cove on Ginger Island
  • Time: Any

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: River
  • Time: 6am-7pm

Super Cucumber 

  • Seasons: Summer, Fall
  • 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

Night Market Fish

Night Market Fish are a bit different from normal, legendary, and Crab Pot fish. The Midnight Squid, Spook Fish, and Blobfish can only be caught in the submarine ride that’s part of the Night Market during Winter. If you use Magic Bait, then you can also catch them in the southwest corner of the Beach during any season, regardless of weather or time.

Legendary Fish

Not only are legendary fish hard to catch, you can only catch one per save file. In multiplayer, this changes to once per player. This doesn’t include the five legendary fish that are part of Qi’s Extended Family quest that’s required to get the Master Angler achievement. Those fish can be caught multiple times, but only when you have the quest in progress. Without the quest or after you complete it, you cannot catch those 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: Any

Glacierfish Jr.

  • Fishing Level Requirement: 6
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: Cindersap Forest at the South portion of Arrowhead Island
  • Time: Any

Legend 

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

Legend II (Qi’s Extended Family)

  • Fishing Level Requirement: 10
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: The Mountain Lake by a log
  • Time: Any

Ms. Angler (Qi’s Extended Family)

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

Mutant Carp 

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

Radioactive Carp

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

Son of Crimsonfish (Qi’s Extended Family)

  • Fishing Level Requirement: 5
  • Seasons: Any
  • Weather: Any
  • Location: East Beach Pier
  • Time: Any

Stardew Valley Crab Pot Animals

Clam

  • Location: Ocean

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


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