Lingcod: Catching, Fish Pond, and More

It’ll be tricky to find and catch Lingcod back in your inventory. However, we’ll teach you everything with this item guide and things you might consider doing with it.

The player holding a Lingcod in Stardew Valley.
One of the largest fish in-game.

Year 1, Winter 1 – the perfect season to milk extra profit from the icy water. Is your Fishing Rod enough? How about baits and tackles? That’s because you may encounter some fishes that are difficult to catch. 

Lingcod is one of many types that’ll give you a hard time and a couple of tries to secure the catch. Let’s talk about the fish, where to catch them, and their uses. We’ll also include some valuable tips for capturing this aggressive eater!

What is a Lingcod?

This fearsome and hungry predator stalks fairly-sized bodies of water to munch on its smaller kinds. Its standard variant can reach 30 inches, while the biggest possible catch is at 51. Equip the Iridium Rod as you’ll need Trap Bobber (slower movement) and Cork Bobber (extended fishing bar) for your convenience.

Its behavior is mixed and scores 85 in difficulty.


Where to Catch a Lingcod?

It’s possible to catch this fish any time or season using the Magic Bait in the following locations:

Cindersap Forest River• WinterAnyAny
Mountain Lake• WinterAnyAny
Pelican Town River• WinterAnyAny

Note that you can also purchase this item from the following merchants:

  • Krobus’ Shop – in a random, non-permanent stock on Wednesdays for 200g.

Fish Pond

The player standing near a Fish Pond with an Lingcod inside.
One Lingcod and counting.

The starting point is similar to every fish: an initial three capacity and up to ten spaces. Their reproduction rate is +1 every three days unless the limit is reached.

Item Requests

Donating the following materials will make the Fish Pond inhabitants happy, and expansion will resume:

Initial CapacityItem RequestedFishing XPImproved Capacity
Three• Bream (2)
• Carp (2)
• Chub (2)
Five• Bullhead (2)
• Largemouth Bass (2)
Seven• Ghostfish (2)
• Sandfish (2)
• Woodskip (2)


These are the daily products you can harvest:

ItemPopulationItem PercentageChanceFishing XP
Bug Meat (10)9-105%4-5%+10
Roe (1)1-8100%23-79%+13
Roe (1)9-1095%83-90%+13

Selling Prices

Since this marine animal is hard to catch, its selling price is reasonably above average. Aged Roe from Preserves Jar also sells well, as shown by the table:

QualitySelling PriceWith FisherWith AnglerRoeAged RoeWith Artisan


Quality Fertilizer and its recipe:

ItemCrafting SourceIngredients
Quality FertilizerLevel 9 FarmingLingcod (1)
• Sap (2)


The player holding a Sashimi and Maki Roll in Stardew Valley.
Better than nothing.

Two common cooked meals in Stardew Valley to make:

RecipeIngredientsEnergyEnergy with QSHealthHealth with QSBuff + DurationBuff + Duration with QSSelling PriceSelling Price with QSRecipe Source
Maki RollLingcod (1)
• Rice (1)
• Seaweed (1)
+100+180+45+81  220g330g• Watching the Queen of Sauce on Year 1 Summer 21
• Stardrop Saloon permanent stock for 300g
SashimiLingcod (1)+75+135+33+60  75g112g• After reaching a three-heart friendship with Linus


In-game interface of Sewing Machine and Dye Pots in Stardew Valley.
Now that’s the best fishing outfit!

Fishing Vest is the apparel you can make with a piece of Cloth and the item at the spool of the Sewing Machine. It’s also an orange dye at Dye Pots.


Willy is the only villager in Stardew Valley that appreciates this aggressive eater.


There are two tasks to finish with the fish:

  • Catch a Lingcod. A quest from Willy in Year 2 Winter 13 for 550g and a Friendship Heart (1x).

  • Aquatic Overpopulation. Ten pieces for Demetrius at the Special Orders Board for its market selling price and Farm Computer recipe.


Not used in any bundle.

Meet the author

Stardew Valley is perhaps the most chill game out there. If you're a new player and hoping to join Pelican Town, we've got your back with all the basics.

Popular Content

Learn about the most profitable crops for each season to make the most profit. Just follow the link to find our definite farming guide!

What is the best profession? Professions in Stardew Valley have their very own pros and cons. Learn if the miner or geologist profession is better for you!

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments