Over the years, many games attempted to perfect the concept and practice of Fishing within their own game environments. Some have succeeded, while others struggle to balance the rare catch. This issue translates over quite well in a world-explorer like Stardew Valley – where critters like Walleye can be a massive pain to catch.
The Walleye is a freshwater fish and is known for its difficulty in catching and availability. You’d have to set a camp in the nighttime and look for the perfect weather conditions, and have a keen eye for changes in the environment in order to catch the Walleye.
However, the process doesn’t have to be that complicated. Many locations on the map feature this type of fish. Therefore, it’s only a matter of having the proper gear to navigate to the hotspots in time.
How to Fish in Stardew Valley
The fishing mechanic in Stardew Valley involves casting a fishing rod into a valid water body and then using the rod button in order to pull your catch out whenever there’s an indication; you won’t be able to catch the Walleye unless and until you’re aware of the ins and outs of fishing.
Whenever a fish successfully bites the laid-out bait, the bobber will start wiggling, and you’d have to pull the rod back in a certain time frame. If, by any chance, you take too long in pulling back, then that’s it – you’ve lost your catch.
There is a progress bar at the side that indicates when it’s a good time to catch it and when you should ignore it. The opportunity arises once you’ve managed to make it to the green area in the fishing meter.
By pressing the tool button, you can increase your chances of catching a fish. However, the focal point of the mechanic is the green area on the meter; as long as your icon lands inside it, you’d be getting a decent catch in return.
Aim For Perfect Catches
As long as the fish in your fishing meter does not leave the green zone, you will be able catch a perfect catch.
Although it may seem small, you can get two benefits from doing this.
- First of all, any fish that is a perfect catch will automatically go up a grade if it is a silver or golden grade fish.
- Second, the experience of a perfect catch is 2.4 times more than the average.
By actively going for perfect catches, you’re essentially increase your chances of getting a good return.
Walleye Fishing Time
Walleyes are a night-only fish. Additionally, walleye can only be caught in the rainy seasons. Therefore, you’d only have a limited number of tries before the night fades away.
Walleye spawning is only possible if you are in the fall season. Without this, all your preparations will be in vain. It possesses a 45 points’ worth of catching difficulty. A high-quality fishing rod is recommended.
Walleyes are known to spawn in Stardew Valley
Walleyes can be found in rivers and lakes, but only a handful of places actually have them.
To maximize your chances of obtaining Walleye, it is important to set up camp in the following areas:
- River Pelican Town This is the town where the majority of the starting players and villagers live. It’s surrounded by a large river body circulating and providing water through the entire Pelican Town.
- Cindersap Forest River: The Cindersap Forest is a large tree forest with a river in its middle. It’s located in the southwest region of the Stardrew Valley.
- Mountain Lake This area is located at the northern end of Stardew Valley. After the game has ended to a certain point, you can open it up.
- Cindersap Forest Pond: There’s a pond located on the north-western side of the river. It’s also just as Walleye-dense – given you’re fishing in the correct season at the correct time. This area has the highest drop-rates, with 32% chances of hooking a Walleye.
It is possible to find more waterbodies in the Stardew Valley. Here, however, you’ll find the best quality fish. Therefore, you’re better off exhausting your luck before heading elsewhere.
How to Bypass Weather Restrictions for Walleye
Although the fall rains are the only time the fish can be found, it is possible to have the fish spawn in the winter. The Rain Totem is a handcrafted item that can help you do this.
Once activated, it boosts the chances for rain to a marginal extent – such that rain occurs the very next day of the totem’s use. The Rain Totem’s power is very limited. The Rain Totem can only be used in an area that receives rain.
Therefore, the totem can be used before a snowy day so that it simultaneously makes the sky snow and rain. Having said that, here’s the recipe to craft this totem:
- Hardwood x 1 You can harvest Mahogany Trees using an axe.
- Truffle Oil x 1To make Truffle Oil, you can place a truffle in an oil maker.
- Pine Tar x 5To get this Tar, tap the Pine Trees.
During rain, it’s quite possible to find Walleye in random garbage cans. It’s possible to stumble upon Walleye during rainy weather.
How To Override Walleye Restrictions
You don’t have to worry about the restrictions on season and time. There’s a more costly yet time-efficient way that can be used to essentially make Walleye fish-able at any time. However, you’d need a Magic Bait to make this happen.
Therefore, the cost of missing your target isn’t always affordable. This is why we advise you to not use this method unless your situation calls for a Walleye. Having said that, here’s how you can craft asss Magic Bait:
- Radioactive Ore 1: This ore will be found in the mines from Radioactive Nodes.
- 3. Bug Meat This ore is used to drop monster loot items. It can usually be found in insects.
You’d need to learn the crafting recipe from Qi’s Walnut Room for a total of 20 Gems. After that, it’s only a matter of finding the mentioned ingredients and creating the recipe. Each batch will yield 5 Magic Baits. Be careful not to overuse them.
How To Make A Walleye Farm
You should concentrate on your first Walleye catch, as you can reproduce the rest in a Fish Pond. The entire reproduction process takes three days. The production will stop once the pond has filled.
We recommend that you continue to take more out of the pond and do the optional quests that come with it.
|Prev Capacity||After Capacity||Quest Items||Granted XP|
|3||5||Acorns x 3.
Bug Meat x10
Maple Seeds, x 3
Pine Cones x 3
|5||7||Gold Ore x3
Maple Syrup x 1.
Mixed Seeds x 5.
|7||10||Crayfish x 1.
Jade x 2.
Periwinkle x 1
This small venture will provide yellow Walleye Roe. Therefore, it’s only worth if you want to pursue the profession on a long term basis.
You simply need to grab a fishing pole and wait for the best time to catch Walleyes in Stardew Valley. While there are methods to bypass the climatic restrictions, they’re generally only recommended if you’re looking to get the fish as soon as possible.