Stardew Valley Sturgeon: All You Need To Know

Welcome to our post on the Stardew Valley Sturgeon!

An ancient bottom-feeder with a dwindling population.

Fish Behavior

Size12-61 In.


A sturgeon is a type of fish that is obtainable through Fishing. It is a blue-green fish and can range in size from 12-61 inches. Females can live up to 150 years.

Though it’s not a Legendary Fish, sturgeons have time and seasonal restrictions and thus can be a little difficult to find and catch.

Where to find a Sturgeon

It can be found in the Mountain Lake during the summer and winter seasons, in any weather. The Lake is located in the upper righthand corner of the map, north of Pelican Town, and east of Linus’ camp. The days where you can most commonly catch a sturgeon are rainy summer days and the days that they are least commonly found are rainy winter days.

Further requirements are that you can only catch a sturgeon between the hours of 6 AM and 7 PM each day. The only way to catch a sturgeon outside of these times or seasons is through the use of magic bait.

There are more ways to obtain a sturgeon than just through fishing though. You can find them either in the Traveling Cart for 600 to 1,000 gold or in Krobus’ shop on Wednesdays for 200 gold.

How to catch a sturgeon

To maximize your chances of finding a sturgeon you should make sure to cast far away from the shore.

Once you’ve caught the fish on the line, they can be rather difficult to reel in (especially when compared with other fishes in the Mountain Lake). It’s a good idea to maximize your chances of successfully reeling them in the first time around. To do this, you should use the Iridium fishing pole, bait, and trap bobbers. Other things you can utilize to improve your chances are to eat special dishes that increase your fishing skill.

Furthermore, using shortcuts can make it easier for you as well. Pressing C on your keyboard instead of using your mouse.

Are you still failing to catch a sturgeon in Stardew Valley? Then have a look at this YouTube clip.

What To Do With A Sturgeon

Sturgeons are used for one bundle in the Community Center: The Lake Fish bundle in the Fish Tank. The Community Center is located directly north of Pierre’s General Store. The reward for completing this bundle is a dressed spinner. This tackle can be attached to an iridium rod and will help fishing by reducing the maximum delay before a nibble by 7.5 seconds.

Only one villager loves getting it as a gift (Willy). Meanwhile, Demetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, and Sebastian are all neutral to receiving a sturgeon as a gift. Everyone else in Stardew Valley either dislikes it or hates it.

There are no quests that need a sturgeon.

It can be sold at a base price of 200g, 250g for the silver quality, and 300g for the gold quality. When consumed, you will receive a boost of 25 energy, and 11 health.


It can be crafted into three basic recipes: Maki Roll, Quality Fertilizer, and Sashimi. Though, all of these recipes can be crafted using any fish in the game; and it is important to note that Sashimi sells for significantly less than the cost of just the actual fish.

Sturgeon are also used in making the fishing vest with the sewing machine, and as blue dye in the dye pots inside Emily and Haley’s house.


When sturgeon are put into a fish pond they produce only roe, regardless of the population.

Prices of a sturgeon

Properties of a stardew sturgeon

SeasonSummer And Winter
LocationMountain Lake
Time6:00 AM � 7:00 PM
Level RequirementNo Fishing Level Required

Healing Effect

Energy Gain25 Energy
Health Gain11 Health

Meet the author

What initially hooked me into Stardew Valley was how much there was to uncover and learn as you played through it. What got me to stay was how rich the characters' stories were! Abigail, Emily, and Shane will always be my favorites.

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