All Things Tiger Trout: Catching, Fish Pond Farming, and More

It’s pretty rare to see a Tiger Trout in Stardew Valley, but we’ll help you get one. Is it worth it? Where to find and reel them in with your Fishing Rod? This guide will talk about everything you need to know about the creature!

Tiger Trout in Stardew Valley.
Beautiful colors!

Every fish you catch in Stardew Valley before version 1.4 can’t reproduce since there is no available means. A Fishing Rod and some baits are the best choices if you want to fill your storage with slimy catch from different bodies of water. With Fish Ponds, multiplying them is possible, but you still can’t eat them.

The perfect exception for populating an artificial body of water is the Tiger Trout. What is it, and where can you find it? We’ll help you catch this fish and reveal its uses on multiple in-game features!

What is a Tiger Trout?

This rare hybrid of Trout has beautiful bodily colors, attracting fishers like Willy. It can’t bear offspring but has different parents. 

Their difficulty and behavior are 60, Dart. The smallest size recorded is ten inches, growing up to 21.


Where to Catch a Tiger Trout?

There are two areas to spot the fish. Make sure to follow the season, time, and day as indicated in the following table:

Cindersap Forest River• Fall
• Winter
• 6am – 7pmAny
Pelican Town River• Fall
• Winter
• 6am – 7pmAny

There’ll be no barrier in catching the fish when using the Magic Bait at either location. Also, there are two notable merchants to check out as alternatives:

Fish Pond

Tiger Trout in Fish Pond.
Tiger Trout in the Fish Pond.

Since this Trout can’t reproduce, it’s the easiest to farm – although daily drops aren’t the best. However, you can catch ten of them and fill the Pond to get higher chances of Roe loots. No quests are necessary as long as you have the marine animal.


Here’s the fish eggs loot to get:

ItemPopulationItem PercentageChanceFishing XP
Roe (1)1-4100%23-47%+14
Roe (1)5-960%33-52%+14
Roe (1)1012%11%+14
Roe (2)5-940%22-35%+14
Roe (2)1088%84%+14

Selling Prices

All fish in Stardew Valley benefit from Fisher and Angler professions, increasing raw selling prices. However, starting an Aged Roe farm is more convenient as the produce count skyrockets at various populations.

QualitySelling PriceWith FisherWith AnglerRoeAged RoeWith Artisan


Here’s the result of using this item with Sap:

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


Sashimi and Maki Roll in Stardew Valley.
Some delicious fresh food!

As with most fresh catch you can get from any River, here are some of the most common cooked meals:

RecipeIngredientsEnergyEnergy with QSHealthHealth with QSBuff + DurationBuff + Duration with QSSelling PriceSelling Price with QSRecipe Source
Maki RollFlounder (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
SashimiFlounder (1)+75+135+33+60  75g112g• After reaching a three-heart friendship with Linus


In-game screen of the Sewing Machine and Dye Pots.
Modern apparel for sea lovers!

Do you want to make a Fish Shirt in Stardew Valley? Combine a piece of Cloth with a Tiger Trout at the spool of the Sewing Machine! Also, you can turn some extra to the Dye Pots as an orange dye.


It may not be the best gift, but Willy appreciates the stuff.


There are two missions to complete with the item:

  • Help Wanted at Pierre’s General Store. You’ll keep one to four pieces of the fish requested by Willy during Fall or Winter. Moreover, you’ll get 150g-600g depending on the quantity.

  • Aquatic Overpopulation. Demetrius will ask for ten pieces at the Special Orders Board for a Farm Computer recipe and its gold value in the market.


Under the Fish Tank, the River Fish bundle will require you to donate this item for completion.

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