Stardew Valley Best Fishing Spots: Summer, Winter, Spring

Learn about all the best fishing spots in Stardew Valley for each season!

Stardew Valley comes with plenty of exciting activities to perform and no doubt, fishing is one of the best and easiest ventures to do. The fishing mechanics are pretty easy, so if you are new or an expert in the game, you can hunt some fish and fill up your inventory with precious items. So, in our Stardew Valley best fishing spots guide, we have mentioned the best fishing spots for each season and the type of fish you can obtain from there.

Fishing In Stardew Valley

Here’s a summarized look at all the best fishing spots and every type of Fish you can find during each season in Stardew Valley:

SeasonBest spotsFishOn Sunny DayOn Rainy Day
SummerEastern Pier
Western Pier Large Rock
Beach's Shore
Super Cucumber
Red Mullet
Puffer FishRed Snapper
WinterNear Mines in Mountain Lake
Edge of Cindersap Forest
Midnight Carp
Largemouth Bass
Glacier Fish
SpringJodi’s House In Pelican Town
Near Leah’s Cabin
Joja Supermarket In Pelican Town
Smallmouth bass
Angler Fish
River Fish
FallIsland Near the Hat Shop
Smallmouth Bass
Tiger Trout
Midnight Carp
Midnight Carp

You will require some skills and proper strategies to get hands-on with some rare breeds when you are past the beginner level. There are many options for fishing spots in Stardew Valley, and each location has a different kind of fish; some places are locked, and some of them are suitable only for a specific season.

So, players might get confused about which spot is perfect in a particular season and which is worth the time and effort. Whether you want to complete a side quest or increase your collection by catching a legendary fish, this guide will surely help you achieve your goal and improve your gaming experience.

Best Fishing Spots In Summer

What place other than The Beach can be better for fishing in summer? The Ocean in the hot season is full of rare fishes, which can reward up to 1000+ gold and 150+ experience points. The Ocean comes with one of the best fish types, and if it’s your lucky day, you might get your hands on a legendary fish, especially if it is raining.

Just be patient and wait for a big piece to get stuck on the hook. Here are some best places on the beach to hunt for fish in summer and the type of fish you might catch.

Fish You Can Get

  • Tuna
  • Super Cucumber
  • Tilapia
  • Red Mullet
  • Halibut.
  • Octopus
  • Flounder

On Sunny day

  • Puffer Fish.

On Rainy Day

  • Red snapper.

The best locations on the beach are.

Eastern Pier

The Eastern Pier is a prime location to catch legendary fishes, but this location is not accessible until you repair the broken bridge. Once you have fixed the bridge, you will be able to throw your rod in the water and catch some fish, as shown in the image below. 

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Eastern Pier
Easter Pier Stardew Valley

Eastern Pier is one of the favorite spots on the beach for most players as this area has different levels of water, distinguished by the shade of blue color. Casting your rod more profoundly in the water will increase the quality level of hunting.

Also, you can launch your rod on either side of the River, making it more convenient for you. Another perk of this spot is that it is near Willy’s Fish Shop, where you will be able to sell your fish at a higher price than any other shop in Pelican Town.

Western Pier Large Rock

stardew valley best fishing spots
Western Pier Stardew Valley

When you go to the west side of the pier, you can see a large rock inside the Ocean on the upper side. Go near the rock and face it directly. Throw your road and wait for your luck as you might get some rare fishes like Super Cucumber on this spot.

Best Fishing Spots In Winter

In winter, one of the best spots to hunt fish is The Lake, as it receives a notable boost in the winter season. You can expect 750+ gold with 150+ experience points on a typical day and 850+ gold with 170+ experience points on a rainy day by selling the fish obtained from here. 

Whether it is a rainy day or the sun is shining bright, the lake is the first location to catch the best type of fish in winter. Here are some best spots on the lake, along with the types of fish you can grab here.

Fish You Can Get

  • Midnight Carp
  • Carp
  • Bullhead
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Chub
  • Lingcod.
  • Perch
  • Sturgeon

On Rainy Day

The best locations are.

Near The Mines In Mountain Lake 

When you pass the Pelican Town and come across the mines near the set of bridges, there is a crucial fishing spot to hunt rare breeds. In this location, casting your rod near the log will significantly increase the chances of catching a legendary fish which is the hardest to find in the game.

Best fishing spots in Winter
Winter Fishing Spots

If you want to go mining and fishing on the same day, no place can entertain you better than this location. So launch your fishing rod and try to collect some rare fish before entering the mines to get the most benefit from this location.

Edge of Cindersap Forest

This location is the last corner in the Cindersap Forest. It might take some walk to reach the place, but it is worth the time and effort.

The benefits of fishing in this specific location are that it provides quality fish worth more gold to explore deep water levels, which are home to rare kinds. Especially during the winter, catching the legendary Glacier Fish chance increases significantly.

Stardew Valley best fishing spots
Edge of Cindersap Forest

Although the walk to this location seems long, this is the third closest location near the player’s home. Placed at the corner side of the map past the Wizard’s house, this location is the best one for rare catches.

Best Fishing Spots In Spring

If you have to name the loveliest season of the game, it should be Spring. It feels nice and cozy, plus it is the best season to farm a lot of gold. Though it is not the best season to go fishing, you can still find some breeds that might get you a lot of cash.

You don’t have to travel to forests or beaches; instead, you can stay in town and explore the rivers and other water bodies there. Don’t forget to grab the chance, especially when it is raining. Here are the best locations to fish in Spring and the types of fish you can catch in Stardew Valley.

Fish You Can Get

  • Bream
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Chub.

On Rainy Day

On Sunny Day

  • Sunfish.

The best spots for fishing in the Spring season are.

Jodi’s House In Pelican Town

Jodi’s house in Pelican Town is another location where you can find Willy hunting for fish himself. If you specifically want to catch a River Fish, this is one of the best places to find one. The area in the River with darker color means that this is the area with more water depth, the place where the River Fish and rare quality fish swim.

Best fishing spots in Spring
Spring fishing spots Stardew Valley

Along the River that passes through the edge of Pelican Town near Jodi’s house is a convenient and vital fishing spot as you don’t have to have to leave the town to go fishing.

Joja Supermarket In Pelican Town

When you travel the Northside of the Joja supermart in Pelican town, you can find another decent spot to catch some rare fish. This spot is peaceful for fishing, as it is at the side of the city, away from NPC’s, so you get little disturbance here. Furthermore, this spot is also famous as a home to one of the five legendary Angler fish

Joja Supermarket
Joja Supermarket Fishing Spot

This location comes at the last for fishing. Although it is home to a legendary fish, it offers no deep waters, limiting the chances of finding other valuable fish.

Best Fishing Spots In Fall

Fall is another great season in Stardew Valley to go fishing. In this season, you can expect to earn 400+ gold on typical days and 500+gold on rainy days. Similarly, you can expect 80+ experience points on regular days and 95+ experience points on rainy days.

You can say that the best spot for fishing this season is mixed for the fall season. When it is a Sunny day, you can travel to the Ocean, and when you see a rainy day, River will be the preferable option.

In this way, you can make your fishing strategy most efficient and earn the maximum gold. Here are some of the locations where you can go fishing, along with the type of fish you can catch.

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Fish You Can Get

  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Salmon
  • Tiger Trout
  • Midnight Carp
  • Chub.

On Rainy Day

  • Walleye
  • Midnight Carp
  • Catfish
  • Shad.

The best spots for fishing in the Fall season are.

Island Near the Hat Shop

When you cross Marnie’s Ranch below the character’s farm. You will come across a hat shop. Besides this shop, you can see an island on the left side.

stardew valley best fishing spots
Island Near the Hat Shop fishing spot

This island is another great body for hunting rare fish as this spot has different depths, which increases the chance of obtaining quality fish.

That is pretty much everything about Stardew Valley best fishing spots that could get you rare to legendary fish and plenty of gold. Keep in mind that despite these strategies, some fishes are hard to catch and depend on luck, which can be increased by following these tips. So, go on your venture and test your luck.

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