Here is a quick step-by-step guide on how to craft, place, and set up a fish trap in Stranded Deep.

Stranded Deep: Fish Trap Crafting Guide

Here is a quick step-by-step guide on how to craft, place, and set up a fish trap in Stranded Deep.

Fish are a great source of meat in Stranded Deep. A big fish such as cod can be especially valuable, if you can catch it using a fish trap. If you want to know how to craft a fish trap in Stranded Deep, then follow our guide below.

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The crafting recipe for fish trap is quite simple, but there are a few important details when it comes to placing and setting up the fish trap.

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Step 1: Craft a Fish Trap

Before crafting a fish trap you will need to collect the following materials:

  • 2x Lashing
  • 2x Rock
  • 6x Stick

Then, follow these steps to craft a fish trap:

  1. Open the game’s menu
  2. Select “Crafting” tab
  3. Select “Hunting” option
  4. Choose “Fish Trap”

If you have all the required materials, the fish trap will spawn right in front of you.

Step 2: Place a Fish Trap

When you have the fish trap ready, use the L2/LT buttons on consoles or right mouse button on PC to drag the trap into the water.

If you want to catch a bigger fish, which is recommended, then you need to place the trap under the water as far away from the shore as possible. Just don’t forget where you left it.

The deeper the water, the bigger your catches. Keep that in mind when placing your traps.

Step 3: Set Up a Trap

Previously, players needed to put bait inside the fish trap to catch fish. However, the developer has removed this necessity in the latest build of the game, and all you need to do is simply set up the trap once you’ve placed it in the desired location.

When you’re ready to set up a trap, approach it and press the “E” key on PC, the square button on PS4, or the X on Xbox One.

You can use the same keys/buttons to dismantle the trap in case you want to change its location.

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