Stardew Valley | THE 2023 ULTIMATE GUIDE TO Catching ALBACORE

“Prefers temperature ‘edges’ where cool and warm water meet.”

The Albacore is a blue-ish green fish in Stardew Valley that can be caught in the Ocean, at The Beach, during Fall and Winter. The albacore can require a bit of patience for new players, or those looking to hone their fishing skills, to catch due to their relatively small spawn window and moderate catch difficulty.

Albacore can range from 20-41 inches long, and have a catch difficulty of 60. They have a mixed behavior, which is the basic movement pattern.

Fishing for Albacore

Where to Find the Albacore

There aren’t many places to find the Albacore, aside from the Ocean. The best time of day to catch albacore will be early in the morning, from 6am to 11am, and also in the evening from 6pm to 2am. The albacore can also be caught in any type of weather.

ImageNameBase Sell PriceFisher Profession
Angler Profession

While players don’t have to have too much experience fishing to catch an Albacore, a higher Fishing XP will make the task easier. You can also use aids like bait and a higher quality fishing rod, like the Fiberglass rod, to make your catch easier.

If you’d prefer not to fish, you can sometimes find the albacore at Krobus’ shop for 200g, but only on Wednesdays. 

The albacore can also be found at the Traveling Cart at random times, selling for anywhere between 225g and 1,000g. 

In Fall and Winter, there’s even a chance to find an Albacore in a Garbage Can outside of any of the villager homes – but be careful! If anyone happens to catch you, you will lose friendship points.

Note: If a player is using Magic Bait, the albacore can be caught at any time or day or during any season. (This is true for all fish.)

Recipes & Uses

There are a few recipes that albacore can be used as an ingredient in. First up is the maki roll, which sells for 220g and provides gamers with 100 energy, Sashimi, which sells for just 75g and provides 75 energy, and Quality Fertilizer, which can be used to improve soil quality and increase the chance to grow quality crops.

NameDescriptionIngredients Energy/
Recipe SourcesSell Price
Maki Roll Fish and rice wrapped in seaweed. Any fish (1)
Seaweed (1)
Rice (1)
The Queen of Sauce
(21 Summer, year 1)

Stardrop Saloon for 300g
Sashimi Raw fish sliced into thin pieces.Sap (2)
Any Fish (1)
N/AFarming Level 910g
Quality FertilizerImproves soil quality, increasing your chance to grow quality crops. Mix into tilled soil. Any Fish (1)75
Linus (Mail – 3+ )75g

Aside from Recipes, the albacore can be useful to players in a few other areas, like at the sewing machine and the fish pond. When placed on the spool of the sewing machine, albacore can allow players to create a dyeable Sailor Shirt. It also works as blue dye at the dye pots inside Emily and Haley’s house, at 2 Willow Lane. 

At the fish pond, players can place an albacore inside and it will reproduce every 2 days, with the only possible output being Blue Albacore Roe. The initial pond capacity is 3, but can be raised to 10 by completing various quests.  


At the Special Orders Board outside of The Mayor’s Manor, players may get the Aquatic Overpopulation quest from Demetrius. To complete, players must catch 10 Albacore during Fall. In return, you will receive gold equivalent to the cumulative price of the fish you caught, as well as the Farm Computer recipe.

On The “Help Wanted” Board outside of Pierre’s general store, Willy may randomly request for you to catch anywhere from 1-4 Albacore during Fall or Winter. The reward is 75g per fish, which you also get to keep. 

On the 26th of Winter, players will receive a letter from Gus in the mail, requesting an Albacore, initiating the Fish Stew quest. The reward for completing this quest is 400g, plus 1 Friendship heart with Gus. 

Note: Albacore is not used in any bundles within the Community Center, including any Remix Bundles from the Stardew Valley 1.5 Update.


There are no villagers that love to receive albacore as a gift – the vast majority actually dislike it, so avoid gifting this fish if you’re hoping to improve friendships around Pelican Town. The villagers that Hate albacore are Evelyn, Haley, and Pierre. Neutral villagers consist of Demetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, and Willy.

Happy Fishing!

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