Stardew Valley | the Ultimate fishing Guide to the Walleye

“a freshwater fish caught at night.”

This article discusses all things Walleye in Stardew Valley! How, Where, and When to catch this fish – plus great tips on recipes and bundles. Come cast a line with us and learn which villagers to give a Walleye to, and what season to find them in!

The Walleye is a moderately sized, yellow-green fish that can be caught in a few different locations. It can only be caught during Fall, and only while it’s raining. The Walleye isn’t a very difficult catch, but getting the weather and timing right can make it a challenge.

The Walleye has a catch difficulty of 45, with Smooth behavior – meaning players don’t have to have a very high fishing level to catch a Walleye. They can be anywhere from 10 to 41 inches long, and have a base price of 105g.

Fishing for Walleye

Where to Find a Walleye

This fish appears in a few different locations around Pelican Town. The easiest place to catch a Walleye is at the Cindersap Forest pond. Players have a 32% chance of catching a Walleye here with every cast, keeping in mind the weather and season requirements. The time frame to catch a Walleye is from 12 pm-2 am, giving players ample time to catch this fish.

Name Location / TimeWeather / SeasonSizeEnergy / Health Sell Price
River, Mountain Lake, Forest Pod, Forest Farm Pond | 12pm-2amRain | Fall (Winter with Rain Totem)10-41 inches30 13
42 18
54 24
78 35

As for other locations, players can also catch Walleye at the mountain Lake, and in the River. If players select the Forest Farm or Riverland Farm at the start of the game, they can also be caught in the farm pond. The Walleye can also be caught during Winter if the player uses a Rain Totem. 

Note: Players using Magic Bait can catch the Walleye regardless of weather, time or season. 

Players who prefer not to fish can also find it randomly in Garbage cans around town, or at the Traveling Cart for anywhere from 315-1,000g.


Players will need a Walleye to complete the Night Fishing Bundle in the fish tank at the Community Center. 

Note: At the Fish Tank (Remixed, a minimum of gold quality Walleye is required to complete the Quality Fish Bundle.)

Recipes & Uses

Use the Walleye to create these recipes: The Maki Roll, Sashimi, and Quality Fertilizer. While the Walleye isn’t required to make any of these – they make as good a fish as any to use here!

Name DescriptionIngredients Energy / HealthSources Sell Price

Maki Roll
Fish and rice wrapped in seaweed.Any fish (1)
Seaweed (1)
Rice (1)
The Queen of Summer Sauce (21 Summer, Year 1)

Stardrop Saloon for 3000g
Sashimi Raw fish sliced into thin pieces.Any fish (1)75
Linus (Mail – 3+ )75g

Quality Fertilizer
Improves soil quality, increasing your chance to grow quality crops. Mix into tilled soil. sliced into thin pieces.Sap (1)
Any fish (1)
N/AFarming Level 910g

The Walleye can be used in the spool section of the sewing machine to generate a Fishing Vest that players can place on their character. It can also be used to create a yellow dye at the dye pots in Emily and Haley’s house. Their home address is 2 Willow Lane. 

If Players have a Fish Pond, they can place a Walleye inside and it will reproduce every 3 days, continuously. The output is yellow Walleye Roe, which can be aged and turned into an artisan product called Aged Roe to increase the sell price. While the fish pond capacity starts out at 3 fish, players can complete three quests to eventually increase the capacity to a maximum of 10.


At the Help Wanted board outside of Pierre’s General Store, one Walleye can be randomly requested during Fall or Winter. Upon completion, players will receive a reward of 315g and 150 Friendship points with the villager who requested the fish.


Unfortunately, no villagers in Pelican Town Like or Love the Walleye as a gift. There are a few that feel neutral toward it, including Demetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, and Willy. The vast majority of villagers Dislike the Walleye as a gift. The few that Hate it are Evelyn, Haley, and Pierre.

Happy Fishing!

Meet the author

I’m Maureen, a Jack-of-all-trades in the world of Copywriting & Marketing. I also love Stardew Valley, and enjoy sharing what I know!

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