Spiritfarer Fishing Guide

Along with guiding spirits and managing your ship, Spiritfarer allows you to fish to your heart’s content. Overall, fishing is pretty simple, however, there are tons of different fish to catch, with locations all over the map.


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In this guide, we are going to go over every fish, as well as their location and the recipes that you can make with them. Fishing will unlock almost immediately in the game, so you do not have to complete any additional quests to start fishing.

Updated October 22, 2023, by Sean Murray: Looking for the catch of the day? Then you’ve come to the right place. This Spiritfarer fishing guide has received updated formatting and more breakout tips to make you into a master fisher. We’ve also given this guide more links to other helpful Spiritfarer topics.


How To Fish In Spiritfarer

stella standing near back of boat where players can fish from

There are two main ways to collect fish. First, you can fish from the chair on the back of your ship. Above, you can see this chair circled.

To start fishing, interact with the chair. Stella will sit in the chair and cast her line. The lure will float upon the surface of the water. When it starts to dip, press the ‘interact’ button. This will reel the line in.

The line will change colors depending on the amount of resistance the fish has. The line will start off white, and then change to yellow, orange, and then red.

When the line is red, this means that the line will break soon. Quickly release the interact button. The line will go back out again, returning to white. Before the fish has a chance to escape, hit the interact button again to reel them back in. Repeat this until the fish has been reeled in. Once the fish has been successfully caught, Stella will grab the fish and celebrate!

Some fish will be harder to catch than others. It’s important to keep track of your line integrity, and don’t be afraid to let a fish get away if it looks like it’s going to break your line. You’ll always be able to cast your lure again later.

In addition to fishing from the chair on the back of your ship, you can also grab any fish stuck to the hull of your ship. To collect these fish, just jump in the water and interact with anything that has attached itself to your ship.

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Types Of Fish In Spiritfarer

fish collection opened, with all 33 fish collected

In total, there are 33 different types of fish that can all be found on your ship. We are going to go over fish you can find from fishing off the back of your boat first. Although location and weather vary, every fish in the game can be found at any time.

Fish Type (from Fishing)

Location

Weather

Albacore Tuna

  • Furogawa
  • Everdoor Tuna Spot

All Weather

Anchovy

Clear Weather

Bay Shrimp

  • Furogawa
  • Hummingberg (in Spring)

Clear Weather

Black Tiger Shrimp

  • Hummingberg (in Spring)
  • Oxbury

Rainy Weather

Bluefin Tuna

  • Hummingberg Tuna Spot (in Winter)

Snowy Weather

Blue Salmon

All Weather

Char

All Weather

Cobia

Clear Weather

Cod

  • Hummingberg (in Spring)
  • Furogawa
  • Southwest Crow’s End

Clear Weather

Cuttlefish

Clear Weather

Eel

  • Hummingberg (in Spring)
  • Oxbury

Rainy Weather

Flounder

All Weather

Haddock

Clear Weather

Halibut

Clear Weather

Herring

  • Hummingberg (in Spring)
  • Furogawa

Clear Weather

King Salmon

Clear Weather

Lobster

  • Hummingberg (in Winter)
  • Oxbury

Any Weather

Mackerel

Rainy Weather

Mahi-Mahi

Clear Weather

Octopus

Clear Weather

Snow Crab

Any Weather

Sockeye Salmon

Clear Weather

Sole

  • Hummingberg (in Spring)
  • Furogawa
  • Southwest Crow’s End

Any Weather

Squid

  • Hummingberg (in Spring)
  • Furogawa

Any Weather

Yellowfin Tuna

Any Weather

stella in water near ships hull to grab fish that linger here

Below, you can find all the fish that will attach to the hull of your ship.

Fish Type (from Ship Hull)

Location

Weather

Clam

All Weather

Empty Shell

All Weather

Giant Scallop

  • Oxbury
  • Northeast Crow’s End

All Weather

Hard-Shell Clam

Clear Weather

Oyster

All Weather

Scallop

  • Hummingberg (in Winter)
  • Oxbury

All Weather

Urchin

All Weather

Common Mussel

All Weather

In addition to the fish listed above, you also will have a chance to find non-fish items.

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Cooking With Fish In Spiritfarer

stella interacting with the kitchen, with menu of fish that can be cooked open

There are several different types of fish dishes that you can create from the kitchen on your ship. Fish are split into a few categories, which you can find listed below.

  1. Fish: Typical fish with fins and a tail (including eel)
  2. Cephalopods: Cuttlefish, Squid, and Octopus
  3. Shellfish: These are the fish you find on the side of the ship
  4. Crustacean: All Shrimp, Lobsters, and Snow Crab
  5. Seafood: Every Sea Creature

The 33 sea creatures can all be referred to as ‘fish’, but the term also applies to the category. Many recipes require fish from a certain category, however, there are some recipes that require a specific critter. Below, you can find all dishes that require fish.

Fish Dish

Ingredients

Grilled Fish

Any Fish/Cephalopod

Steamed Shellfish

Shellfish

Paella

Shellfish, Grain

Lobster Germinal

Lobster

Heat-Treated Crab

Snow Crab

Shellfish Stew

Shellfish, Veggie

Southern Boil

Crustacean, Grain

Fish Curry

Fish, Grain

Clam Bake

Clam, Flour

Bisque

Crustacean, Veggie

Bouillabaisse

Fish, Veggie

Fisherman’s Pie

Seafood, Flour

Lobster Roll

Lobster

Crab Cake

Snow Crab, Flour

Calamari Rings

Squid, Flour

Clam Chowder

Clam, Dairy

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp

Fried Surf

Shellfish, Fat

Squid Skewer

Squid

Grilled Octopus

Octopus

Maple Salmon

Salmon, Maple Syrup

Fish Sticks

Fish, Fat

Fried Crawfish

Crustacean, Fat

Surstromming

Herring

Surf and Turf

Crustacean, Beef

Fishing can be relaxing, but it’s easy to forget about it. Try to make time to fish every few days. As mentioned before, you can find these fish at any time of day. While everyone is asleep, fish the night away!

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