[Our Expert Opinion]: How To Catch Stardew Valley Walleye

The Stardew Valley Walleye is a unique species of fish that players can catch for a few different purposes. But fishing, in general, can be a bit tricky, primarily because the mini-game involving it can be tough to master for newer players. Even experienced players struggle with it sometimes.

Key Highlights
  • In Stardew Valley there is a unique species of fish known as the Walleye, which only appears in the Fall and Winter Seasons.
  • The Walleye can be used in 2 Bundles which are Night Fishing Bundle and Quality Fish Bundle for the Community Center. 
  • Although, there are some requirements that you will need to fill in order to catch the Walleye. 
  • Firstly, the Walleye Fish shows up from 12 pm till 2 am, only when it is raining in the game.
  • Some of the best spots to fish for Walleye are; Cindersap Forest Pond and River, Mountain Lake, or the Pelican Town River.
  • Apart from that, players will also need to use bait in order to attract the Walleye.
  • You can use a Rain Totem which highly increases the chances of rain.
  • To get the Rain Totem you can craft it yourself which requires 1x Hardwood, 5x Pine Tar, and 1x Truffle Oil.

Stardew Valley Walleye Guide

Stardew Valley Walleye
Night Fishing Bundle.

Like most fish, the Walleye can be used to create a few different dishes. But the more important use for this is in two different bundles for the Community Center.

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To access these, you first have to complete at least one Crafts Room bundle.

Night Fishing Bundle:

  • Bream.
  • Eel.
  • Ealleye.

Quality Fish Bundle:

  • Largemouth Bass (Gold Quality).
  • Shad (Gold Quality).
  • Tune (Gold Quality).
  • Walleye (Gold Quality).

Before players attempt to catch the Walleye, there are a few different factors that have to be taken into account.

How To Catch A Walleye

Stardew Valley Walleye
Cindersap Forest Pond.

First of all, this fish can only be found between the hours of 12 pm and 2 am. Plan your activities with this in mind, so you don’t waste the first six hours of the day. Also make sure to bring along some Bait to make the whole process a bit quicker than usual.

Secondly, it has to be raining for the Walleye to become available. Players can try their luck and hope for rain, or they can get their hands on a Rain Totem. This is a unique consumable item that greatly increases the chances of rain on the next day.

You can randomly find these Totems in the Skull Cavern, but a more reliable method of getting this item is to craft it yourself. To do this you have to be at Foraging level 9, with the following components in your inventory:

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

And finally, the Walleye can only be caught in the Fall and Winter. If neither of those seasons have come around yet, then maybe prioritize some other fish like the Sturgeon or the Catfish.

But once all of these conditions have been met, head to either the Cindersap Forest Pond and River, Mountain Lake or the Pelican Town River to catch the fish.

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Alternatively if you chose the Forest Farm as your map at the start of the game, you can simply use the pond in your own home. This is easily the most convenient source of Walleye in the entire game, but it requires you to lock yourself into a particular type of farmland.

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