Complete Beginner’s Guide to Fishing in Spiritfarer

Fishing on the boat in Spiritfarer

There are two ways to catch fish in Spiritfarer.

#1: The easier way is to simply jump in the water and interact with the fish that are sticking to the hull of your ship. These fish refresh everytime you go sailing, so you don’t have to worry about running out.

The easiest way to fish is acquiring the ones sticking on the hull of your ship / Spiritfarer
The easiest way to fish is acquiring the ones sticking on the hull of your ship.

#2: The other method is fishing with the fishing pole from your boat. Introduced to you early in the game by the Atul, the fishing minigame starts by sitting at the chair at the back of the ship.

Once Stella casts her line, wait until the bobber in the water starts sinking / Spiritfarer
Once Stella casts her line, wait until the bobber in the water starts sinking.

Stella sits on the end of the ship and will throw her line in the water. Once the line starts to dip, hold the ‘interact’ button and Stella will start reeling it in.

Your fishing line will then change colors depending on how “strong” the fish is. It starts off as white, before becoming yellow, to orange, and finally red.

While reeling in, release the line when it becomes red, as this means it will break soon and the fish will escape.

Thus, fishing is a balance between reeling in and releasing once the line becomes red. Depending on the fish, this minigame may be short or reach up to 5 minutes, so always keep an eye on your line.

Once the line becomes red, let go of the line to stop it from breaking / Spiritfarer
Once the line becomes red, let go of the line to stop it from breaking.

All Fishing Locations + Possible Catches

Here are all of the fish you can catch in the game, along with the locations where you can find them:

Hummingberg (Spring)
Fish Type Weather
Bay Shrimp Clear Weather
Black Tiger Shrimp Rainy Weather
Cod Clear Weather
Eel Rainy Weather
Herring Clear Weather
Sole Any Weather
Squid Any Weather
Common Mussel (Ship Hull) All Weather and Locations
Empty Shell (Ship Hull) All Weather and Locations
Hummingberg (Winter)
Fish Type Weather
Bluefin Tuna Snowy Weather
Blue Salmon All Weather
Char All Weather
Lobster Any Weather
Scallop (Ship Hull) All Weather
Furogawa
Fish Type Weather
Albacore Tuna All Weather
Bay Shrimp Clear Weather
Cod Clear Weather
Herring Clear Weather
Mackerel Rainy Weather
Sole Any Weather
Squid Any Weather
Northeast Crow’s End
Fish Type Weather
Anchovy Clear Weather
Giant Scallop (Ship Hull) All Weather
Urchin (Ship Hull) All Weather
Crow’s End
Fish Type Weather
Cobia Clear Weather
Haddock Clear Weather
Halibut Clear Weather
Sockeye Salmon Clear Weather
Hard-Shell Clam (Ship Hull) Clear Weather
Oxbury
Fish Type Weather
Black Tiger Shrimp Rainy Weather
Cuttlefish Clear Weather
Flounder All Weather
King Salmon Clear Weather
Lobster Any Weather
Mackerel Rainy Weather
Mahi-Mahi Clear Weather
Octopus Clear Weather
Yellowfin Tuna Any Weather
Clam (Ship Hull) All Weather
Hard-Shell Clam (Ship Hull) Clear Weather
Giant Scallop (Ship Hull) All Weather
Scallop (Ship Hull) All Weather
Southwest Crow’s End
Fish Type Weather
Cod Clear Weather
Sole Any Weather

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