Stardew Valley Walleye Guide

As players move around the map, they can catch different types of fish from a variety of spots, making fishing a great part of the game. The walleye is the one most people want to catch. With the help of this guide, players will be able to add Stardew Valley Walleye to their collection, knowing exactly where to find it, how to catch it, and what to do with it!

Where to catch Stardew valley walleye?

Stardew valley Walleye can only be found at very specific locations in the game and at very specific times. Because it’s such a picky catch, most players will not be able to catch it. However, if you know when to catch a Walleye, they aren’t that rare and only have a catch difficulty rate of 45. 

Walleye can only be caught during the Fall and Winter seasons when it is raining. In addition, to catch one, players must catch between 12 AM and 2 PM at the following locations:

  • Mountain Lake
  • Pelican Town River
  • Cindersap Forest Pond

(Generally any place except the beach)

walleye location

A Walleye can be caught only in two seasons and at these specific times; also, it must be raining for the Walleye to appear. Additionally, players will need a Rain Totem in order to make it rain in the wintertime.

For those who don’t like fishing, On a lucky day, Walleye can be found randomly in garbage cans (make sure no NPC sees you searching for garbage cans as it will cost you 25 friendship points) and also at the Traveling Cart during the Fall and Winter. If you are planning to purchase it will cost you between 315-1,000g. 

The optimal way you can use Stardew valley walleye 

We will break it down into two parts.

  • Firstly, are there any villagers who like walleye?
  • Secondly, does Walleye have any needs for Recipes, Quests?

What about the villagers? Do they like walleye?

There are six villagers who are neutral towards Walleye, and three who hate them. Thus, it would be pointless to give the fish to anyone around town. However, if you do, be sure to give it to one of the villagers below, as it won’t negatively impact your friendship.

  • Linus
  • Pam
  • Sebastian
  • Willy
  • Demetrius
  • Elliot
  • Leo

Gifting the fish to any other villagers will damage the relationship. 

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Does Stardew valley walleye have any quests or recipes? 

In Stardew Valley, there are no recipes that require Walleye. However, it can be used in three different recipes:

  • Sashimi 
  • Quality fertilizer
  • Maki Roll

If you want to gain more friendship hearts with Linus, try Sashimi, which is one of his favorite foods. Maki Rolls, however, restore 100 energy and 45 health. Quality fertilizer is also always good to have around the farm in order to increase the chance of growing quality crops.

Players can visit Pierre’s General Store to obtain a random quest to retrieve a Walleye by visiting the Help Wanted board. Players can earn 315g and get 150 Friendship points.

walleye help wanted


Here is everything that you should need to catch Walleye in Stardew Valley! Get some bait, wait for some rain, and cast a line. If this doesn’t work out then looking through the trash is always an option!

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