Carl's Guide to Stardew Valley

Gameplay Strategy and Farm Management

Stardew Valley: Spring Fishing

Where and When to Catch Fish

Fishing during Spring in Stardew Valley Fishing at the mountain lake during Spring. This actually isn't the best spot, should've gone up the bridge! Deeper water offers more bites and higher-quality fish.

The following tables list the fish you can catch during the Spring season in Stardew Valley. I've broken them down this way to make it easier to look at the current season and what you can catch. This focuses mainly on four fishing spots, though there are a few more that contain exclusive fish.

The following data on fish times and weather should be helpful to you catching every fish and completing bundles. Note that for times, the 2nd number is the cutoff - 6AM to 7PM means that at 7:00 the fish will no longer be available. Fish that start with late times that end in the morning can be caught late at night or early morning.

Spring Fish List

Fish in River at Pelican Town

The best place to fish in Pelican Town is the bottom left corner of the area, just before the exit. There's a river there, where you can hit the deep spot south of villagers' homes.

Fish to CatchValueWhenWeatherWhat Bundles
Catfish200G6AM-11PMRainyRiver Fish Bundle
Sunfish30G6AM-7PMSunnyRiver Fish Bundle
Smallmouth Bass50GAll DayAny WeatherNone
Shad60G9AM-2AMRainyRiver Fish Bundle
Bream45G6PM-2AMAny WeatherNight Fishing Bundle

Cindersap Forest River Fish

There are both a river and lake in Cindersap forest. For this fishing spot, I've focused on the river as it is the one that contains exclusive fish. The lake has fish that can be caught elsewhere and is nothing special.

Fish to CatchValueWhenWeatherWhat Bundles
Chub50GAll DayAny WeatherField Research Bundle
Catfish200G6AM-12PMRainyRiver Fish Bundle
Sunfish30G6AM-7PMSunnyRiver Fish Bundle
Smallmouth Bass50GAll DayAny WeatherNone
Bream45G6PM-2AMAny WeatherNight Fishing Bundle
Shad60G9AM-2AMRainyRiver Fish Bundle

Fish in the Mountain Lake

Fish to CatchValueWhenWeatherWhat Bundles
Bullhead75GAll DayAny WeatherLake Fish Bundle
Carp30GAll DayAny WeatherLake Fish Bundle
Largemouth Bass100G6AM-7PMAny WeatherLake Fish Bundle
Chub50GAll DayAny WeatherField Research Bundle

Ocean Fish: The Beach

Fish to CatchValueWhenWeatherWhat Bundles
Halibut80G7PM-11AMAny WeatherNone
Eel85G4PM-2AMRainyNight Fishing Bundle
Sardine40G6AM-7PMAny WeatherOcean Fish Bundle
Anchovy30GAll DayAny WeatherNone
Herring30GAll DayAny WeatherNone

Further Reading on Fishing

Fishing Guide
How to Fish
Using Bait and Tackle
Summer Fish
Fall Fish
Winter Fish

Stardew Valley 1.1 Changes

Stardew Valley is now version 1.1, which comes with some significant changes. I have some updating to do as a result. Certain fruits (such as blueberries/cranberries) have had their sell prices reduced significantly to give players more reason to grow other produce. This makes tables with sales values wrong. I will fix them as soon as possible. You can see the full list of change notes here.

Stardew Guide Progress

My Stardew Valley Guide coverage has just begun as of July 8, 2016. I plan to put out pages regularly until I've covered most topics. For now I've completed guides on:

Skills & Unlocks New
Cows & Milk New
Gifts for Villagers (Hearts)
Combat New
The Skull Cavern New
The Desert New
Trees & Tappers New
Foraging New
The Secret Woods
Beginner's Guide New
Stardew Valley Tips
Crops to Grow for Bundles