Stardew Valley – How to Catch Catfish?

Catfish is a popular fish species that you can easily catch in Stardew Valley. By catching this fish, you can easily create fish bundles, i.e., catfish, sunfish, shad, and tiger trout. Apart from that, you can also sell this fish for points. 

However, it can be quite tricky to find catfish in the rivers of Pelican City. You also need to learn how to catch this fish. In this guide, we will show you how to catch catfish in Stardew Valley. 

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Where to Catch Catfish in Stardew Valley?

There are several different locations to fish for catfish in the game. There are four different seasons in Stardew Valley. Each season offers different activities. Certain fish are only found during certain seasons. 

Catfish are only found during the spring and fall season in the river in Pelican Town, on the Riverlands Farm, and on the Hill-top Farm. They can also be found in the Witch Swamp and Secret Woods during summer.

Those who wish to catch Catfish in Stardew Valley should start their search in the rivers. You can also look in trash bins around Pelican Town and in the secret woods. While the river is the easiest place to find Catfish in Stardew Valley, there are other locations you can visit.

However, apart from location and season, you can only catch them during particular weather conditions. It means you can only catch catfish on rainy days. If it is not raining, the fish will not spawn in the river. Because of this reason, you need to keep a watch on the weather. Apart from that, you can only catch them between 6 am, and 12 am. 

So if you want to catch catfish, you need to wait for the spring or fall season and go to the right location when it is raining. You also need to fish at the right time. In order to catch the fish, you need to wait for the weather to change.

However, for a more enticing experience, you can place a Rain Totem on your farm, granting you a chance to catch catfish. This totem will increase the chances of rain the following day. This item can be crafted from various items, including 1 X hardwood, 5 X pine tar, and 1 X truffle oil. If you’re interested in catching a catfish, you can fish for it during the summer season in the Secret Woods. Another great place to find catfish is The Witch’s Swamp.

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How to Catch Catfish in Stardew Valley?

If you’re wondering how to catch Catfish in Stardew Valley, keep reading! There are a few key points that you need to be aware of to be successful in your endeavor. You need to know where to fish, what the weather conditions are like, and the best time of day to try and catch catfish. Once you know what to do, fishing for catfish should be a breeze.

The first thing you need to do is find catfish in the game. Once you find the fish, the next task is to catch them. Fishes in the game have hidden difficult ratings. It will dictate how easily and quickly you can catch a fish. For catfish, the rating is 75, i.e., above-average. However, this fish uses a basic movement pattern which makes it easy to catch. 

To increase your chances of catching a catfish, you need to level up your fishing skill. Apart from that, you need to right fishing supplies, i.e., bait and tackle, to catch this fish. You can use items like Iridium Rod, Cork Bobber, Trap Bobber, and Barbed Hook to catch this fish.

If you don’t want to catch a catfish, you can also buy it from a Travelling Cart for 600 to 1000 gold. Apart from that, you can also find them inside Garbage Cans during the fall and spring seasons. If you have Magic Bait, you can catch this fish irrespective of time, weather, or season. 

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What Can You Do With Catfish?

Once you catch catfish, you can sell it to earn points. A normal catfish can be sold for 200g, whereas a silver one for 250g. If it is a gold catfish, you can sell it for 300g. You will get the best price for Iridium quality catfish, i.e., 400g. 

Another thing you can do is put the fish in your fish pond. It will produce gray catfish Roe which you can use for making Aged Roe by putting it in a Preserve Jar. You can also use the catfish to complete River Fish Bundle. 

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In Stardew Valley, you can easily catch a catfish by using the right type of fishing equipment and bait. However, you need to wait for the right time and find the right location to catch them. They only spawn in the rivers during the spring and fall season on a rainy days from 6 am to 12 am. You need to visit the right place at the right time and season to catch them.

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