Guide: How To Catch Stardew Valley Sturgeon

Fishing in Stardew Valley is yet another of the multitude of ways through which player can earn money for themselves. It is also one of the best ways to get ingredients for crafting Health and Energy recovering consumables.

But fishing can be a bit tricky, primarily because the mini-game involving it can be a bit tough to master for newer players. Then there’s also the matter of locating the numerous different species of fish scattered around the map. A number of these are required to complete Community Centre bundles, which are essential to progressing the game’s plot. So with this Stardew Valley Sturgeon guide, we’ll help players catch one of the more elusive varieties of fish in Pelican Town.

Key Highlights
  • The Sturgeon is one of the many types of fish in Stardew Valley which can be caught in the seasons of Summer and Winter.
  • It is needed for the completion of the Lake FIsh Bundle. 
  • You can find the Sturgeon in Mountain Lake.  
  • There is an 11-16% chance you will catch the fish during the time between 6 am to 7 pm.
  • The Sturgeon mostly appears during Rainy Sunny Days, so make use of the Rain Totem to increase the chances of Rain.
  • Players should use Bait in order to have a less hard time catching the Sturgeon.
  • There are 3 types of Sturgeons each having different selling prices;
    • Basic Sturgeon: This can be sold for 200 Gold.
    • Silver Sturgeon: This can be sold for 250 Gold.
    • Gold Sturgeon: This can be sold for 300 Gold.
Stardew Valley Sturgeon
Lake Fish Bundle.

There isn’t anything particularly unique that you can make with the Stardew Valley Sturgeon, but the fish is needed to complete the Lake Fish Bundle. This is composed of the following items:

  • Bullhead.
  • Carp.
  • Largemouth Bass.
  • Sturgeon.

Out of all of these fish, the Sturgeon is the hardest to catch due to its specific requirements. It’s almost as tricky to catch as the Walleye. The Catfish is much easier, however. Catching a Sturgeon in Stardew Valley is quite hectic as they are one of the water species that are most difficult to get hands on.

Where To Find The Sturgeon Location in Stardew Valley

To hunt for Sturgeon, you need to adopt the correct strategies and tactics and know the whereabouts of this fish. The most important thing to remember is that Sturgeon is available only in a specific location in Stardew Valley that is the Mountain Lake. Mountain Lake is the fresh water stream that flows in front of the Mines. If you want to be more precise about the location of the Sturgeons then you should cast your rod in front of the Adventurer’s Guild. Set a bait and wait for this rare kind to get stuck in your hook.

Another important thing that you should keep in mind is that when you visit Mountain Lake of Stardew Valley for hunting Sturgeon, then make sure that you are there in the right season. This fish only spawns in Summers and Winters and cannot be caught in the remaining seasons. Now that you know about the location and primal conditions of this fish let’s talk about the correct Strategy of hunting the Sturgeon.

How To Catch A Sturgeon

Stardew Valley Sturgeon
Mountain Lake.

To begin with, you need to make sure that the season is either Summer or Winter. Sturgeon is not available in the Fall or Spring. The Stardew Valley Sturgeon is also much more common on rainy Summer days, than on any regular day.

We also recommend that you bring along some Bait with you to improve your chances of catching this fish.

Players can wait until the weather changes, but this would simply waste a lot of time. A more reliable method of getting rain is to use a Rain Totem. This is a consumable item that greatly increases the chance of rain on the next day. It requires the following ingredients:

  • 1x Hardwood.
  • 1x Truffle Oil.
  • 5x Pine Tar.

Once the weather has changed, head on over to the Mountain Lake near the Mines and the Quarry. This is the only body of water that spawns Stardew Valley Sturgeon. Now between the hours of 6 am to 7 pm, there is an 11% to 16% chance that all items caught within the lake will be Sturgeons.

Perks and Selling Price of Sturgeon

Sturgeon makes a splendid energy snack as well as  provides a good selling price when sold. It is up to you whether you want to gain energy and health through it or sell it to get gold in return.

The basic variant of Sturgeon grants you 25 energy and 11 health. Other than that it can also be sold for 200g. The Silver and Gold Sturgeon even gives more benefits and have selling price of 250g and 300g respectively. The best Sturgeon quality of Stardew Valley provides most perks with highest selling price. This variant grants you 65 energy with 29 health and has a selling price of 400g.

This concludes the eXputer’s guide about how to catch Sturgeon in Stardew Valley in the correct and most effective way. Once you adopt the mentioned strategies, the chances of getting hands on this unique fish significantly increase. The rest is dependent on your luck.

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