Fishing is a big part of Stardew Valley, and there are tons of different types of fish that players can catch from different spots on the map. One in particular that most want to catch is the Walleye. This guide will help players add Walleye to their collection and tell them exactly where to find it, how to catch it, and what to do with it!
Where to Find Walleye
Stardew Valley players can only catch Walleye in the Fall and Winter season on days that it is raining. Further, to catch one, players must cast their line between 12 AM and 2 PM at one of the following locations:
- Pelican Town River
- Cindersap Forest Pond
- Mountain Lake
It’s important to note that the Walleye can only be found during two seasons and the specific times mentioned above, and it must be raining. Additionally, to make it rain in the wintertime, players are going to need to have a Rain Totem.
Alternatively, for those that don’t like fishing and are feeling lucky, Walleye can be found at random in garbage cans and at the Traveling Cart during the Fall and Winter. It will cost between 315-1,000g if purchased.
How to Farm Walleye
The best thing to do with this specific fish is to sell it. It’s fairly easy to set up a Walleye farm and sell them for extra Gold. To start, you’ll need to visit Robin at the Carpenter’s Shop and purchase a Fish Pond for 5,000g. It’ll take her two days to build the pond.
Initially, players can hold three fish in their pond, but if they complete all of the fishing quests, the pond capacity can reach ten. To increase the capacity of Walleye in a pond, retrieve the following items and toss them into the pond.
- Capacity 5: Acorns x3, Bug Meat x10, Maple Seeds x3, Pine Cones x3
- Capacity 7: Gold Ore x3, Maple Syrup x1, Mixed Seeds x5
- Capacity 10: Crayfish x1, Honey x1, Jade x2, Periwinkle x1
It will take three days for Walleyes to reproduce in a pond, so players will need to wait a few weeks to reach full capacity. The offspring can be sold for a base of 105g, which can be increased to 131g or 157g, if the player is a Fisher or Angler, respectively.
Walleye | Recipes, Tailoring, and Quests
There are no recipes in Stardew Valley that specifically require Walleye. However, there are three different recipes that it can be used in:
- Maki Roll
- Quality Fertilizer
For those looking to increase their relationship with Linus, Sashimi is one of his favorite foods and is a good way to earn some friendship hearts. On the other hand, the Maki Roll restores 100 Energy and 45 Health. Of course, Quality Fertilizer is also always good to have around the farm to increase the chance of growing quality crops.
Additionally, for those that are working with a sewing machine, a Walleye is needed to make a Fishing Vest.
As far as quests are concerned, players can visit the Help Wanted board that is located at Pierre’s General Store to receive a random quest that will require them to retrieve a Walleye. Doing so will earn them 315g and 150 Friendship points.
Do Any Villagers Like Walleye?
There are six villagers that are neutral towards Walleye, and three that hate them. So there is really no point in gifting the fish to anyone around town. However, if you do, be sure to give it to one of the villagers listed below, as it won’t negatively impact your friendship.
If the fish is gifted to any other villagers, it will hurt the relationship. After all, who wants a stinky fish as a gift?
This should be everything needed to start catching Walleye in Stardew Valley! So wait for some rain, grab some bait, and cast a line. If that’s not an option, rummaging through the trash is always an option!
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