Fishing

There are five locations to catch fish in the game: the grinding windmill, waterfall, Zephyr Café, Raul's Store, and manufacturing windmill. If you walk onto a fishing pier and equip a fishing pole, then you can press B to cast your line and catch fish. The fish shadows in the water give you a general indication on how large the fish you catch is going to be; small shadows close to the pier are typically small fish, the middle fish are often medium size, and the far away, large fish are of course, large in size.

There are three separate sizes of fishing poles that correlate to the three distances of fish:

Fishing by the café

Usually you will only be able to cast as far as the size of the pole, but on stormy days you have a chance of casting farther. The Short Fishing Rod can reach the medium fish locations when the weather is really stormy.

To use a fishing rod, equip it and press B when standing on a pier. Your character will cast the line out and then you just have to wait until you see a ! mark appear. That is when you can press the A Button over and over until the fish is reeled in.

The star quality of the fish you catch depends on the star quality of your fishing rod. You can upgrade your fishing rod by using the manufacturing windmill. The windmill does not make fishing rods; it upgrades the star quality of your existing fishing rods. Each time you remodel a fishing rod, you will add .5 star quality to it. You can buy necessary ore for the remodels from Lloyd at the weekly bazaar.

You can start catching 5-star quality fish once you have a fishing rod at 4 or more stars.

Winter fishing is possible!

You can go fishing during the winter season. Use your Hammer on the cracked ice by each pier to break it apart and open up a hole for fishing. The ice will reform every morning.

If you don't own a Hammer, buy it from Felix at his weekly bazaar booth for 8000 G after you buy the Sickle from him.

Besides junk like Long Boots, Empty Can, and Fish Bones, there are three rare items you can catch. These items can be sold at your bazaar or given as gifts:

Cooking Ingredients

There are very specific fish that can be used for cooked dishes. For all of the rest of the fish, you can sell them individually without worrying about if you'd earn more profit by cooking them.

NameUtensilIngredientsAdditionsProfit
.5 stars
Profit
2.5 stars
Profit
5 stars
Appetizer Recipes
SashimiNone(Char or Kokanee or Ocean Sunfish or Rainbow Trout or Sculpin or Tuna)(no additions)360 G690 G1070 G
Fish PasteNone(Dark Chub or Flounder or Sea Bass)(no additions)80 G140 G220 G
TempuraPotFlour + Oil + Egg + (Eggplant or Icefish or Shitake or Smelt or Yam)(no additions)560 G1000 G1560 G
Main Dish Recipes
SushiNoneCooked Rice + SashimiSea Urchin640 G1150 G1790 G
Sushi BowlNoneCooked Rice + Sashimi + (Black Egg or Cucumber or Egg or Fish Paste or Shitake)(no additions)700 G1260 G1970 G
Grilled FishNone(Big Head Carp or Silver Carp or Sweetfish or Three-Lips or Willow Gudgeon)(no additions)240 G430 G670 G
Fish StewPot(Dark Sleeper or Gin-Buna or Mackerel or Red-spotted Trout or Silver Goby)(no additions)280 G500 G780 G
MeuniereNoneFlour + Oil + (Flounder or Masu Salmon or Salmon or Sea Bass)(no additions)360 G640 G1000 G
CarpaccioNoneOlive Oil + (Flounder or Salmon or Sashimi or Tuna)(no additions)620 G1130 G1740 G
Marinated FishNoneOlive Oil + Onion + (Salmon or Sashimi or Tuna)(no additions)620 G1130 G1740 G
Udon NoodlesNoneFlour + Fish Paste(no additions)240 G430 G670 G

Fish List

NameDistanceSeasonLocationProfit
.5 stars
Profit
2.5 stars
Profit
5 stars
Black CarpLongAll yearWaterfall
Zephyr Café
160 G280 G440 G
Amur MinnowShortAll yearG. Windmill
Waterfall
50 G100 G150 G
Red-Spotted TroutMediumAll yearG. Windmill
Waterfall
80 G140 G220 G
SweetfishShortSummerWaterfall
Zephyr Café
200 G360 G560 G
AyumodokiShortSpring
Winter
Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
50 G100 G150 G
CharLongSpring
Summer
Fall
G. Windmill80 G140 G220 G
DaceMediumAll yearG. Windmill
Waterfall
Zephyr Café
Raul's Shop
80 G140 G220 G
EelLongAll yearRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
160 G280 G440 G
Pale ChubShortAll yearRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
50 G100 G150 G
Large EelLongSummerZephyr Café
Raul's Shop
160 G280 G440 G
Aucha PerchShortSpring
Summer
Fall
G. Windmill50 G100 G150 G
SculpinShortSpring
Winter
G. Waterfall
Waterfall
50 G100 G150 G
Dark ChubShortSpring
Summer
G. Windmill
Zephyr Café
50 G100 G150 G
Crucian CarpShortAll yearRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
80 G140 G220 G
Gin-BunaMediumAll yearRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
80 G140 G220 G
Big Head CarpLongAll yearWaterfall
Raul's Shop
160 G280 G440 G
SalmonMediumFallG. Windmill
M. Windmill
320 G570 G890 G
IcefishShortSpring
Winter
M. Windmill50 G100 G150 G
Sea BassLongSummerM. Windmill160 G280 G440 G
Grass CarpLongAll yearZephyr Café
M. Windmill
160 G280 G440 G
NameDistanceSeasonLocationProfit
.5 stars
Profit
2.5 stars
Profit
5 stars
BitterlingShortAll yearRaul's Shop50 G100 G150 G
Silver GobyShortSpring
Summer
Waterfall
Zephyr Café
Raul's Shop
50 G100 G150 G
LoachLongAll yearM. Windmill160 G280 G440 G
Amur SticklebackShortFall
Winter
G. Windmill50 G100 G150 G
Dark SleeperShortAll yearRaul's Shop80 G140 G220 G
Barbel SteedMediumSpring
Summer
Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
80 G140 G220 G
Rainbow TroutLongAll yearG. Windmill
Waterfall
160 G280 G440 G
Silver CarpLongAll yearWaterfall
Zephyr Café
160 G280 G440 G
Three-LipsMediumSpring
Summer
Fall
Zephyr Café
M. Waterfall
80 G140 G220 G
KokaneeMediumFall
Winter
Raul's Shop80 G140 G220 G
Black BassMediumAll yearZephyr Café
Raul's Shop
M. Windmill
80 G140 G220 G
BluegillShortWinterRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
200 G360 G560 G
Willow GudgeonShortSpring
Summer
Fall
Zephyr Café50 G100 G150 G
Striped ShinerShortSpringZephyr Café50 G100 G150 G
KillifishShortSpring
Summer
G. Windmill50 G100 G150 G
Topmouth GudgeonShortSpring
Summer
Fall
M. Windmill50 G100 G150 G
Masu SalmonMediumAll yearG. Windmill
Waterfall
80 G140 G220 G
Blotch SnakeheadMediumSpringZephyr Café
Raul's Shop
320 G570 G890 G
SmeltShortWinterRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
50 G100 G150 G
Requires A Stormy (3 Wind) Day
BonitoShortSummerRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
800 G1440 G2240 G
TunaMediumSummerRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
800 G1440 G2240 G
Ocean SunfishLongSummerRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
1200 G2160 G3360 G
Moray EelShortWinterRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
560 G1000 G1560 G
MackerelMediumWinterRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
560 G1000 G1560 G
FlounderLongWinterRaul's Shop
M. Windmill
800 G1440 G2240 G
King Fish (Can't Keep or Sell)
Giant HuchenLongWinterZephyr CaféCatch the Giant Salamander, Giant Carp, and Giant Catfish first
Giant SalamanderLongFallG. WindmillWalk into the waterfall area after midnight (0:00)
Giant CarpLongSpringWaterfallSunny day, 2 blue-marks of wind strength
Giant CatfishLongSummerRaul's ShopRainy day, 1 blue-mark of wind strength

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