Tiger Trout Fishing
The picky tiger trout fish in Stardew Valley may help extend the life of the game in the long run, but to a player that’s been trying to complete their compendium, they are rather annoying. The Tiger Trout is another one of those fish that just likes to be a challenge for anyone playing the game. To help you find the trout, we booted up our copies of Stardew Valley and went fishing to provide the location and verify the time the elusive fish can be caught in-game.
Catching The Tiger Trout
This fish has a rather funny in-game description that states that it is a hybrid, rendering it unable to reproduce. True to its nature, it is a little bit harder to find than most fish in the game and appears only in specific conditions. Most players won’t be able to find this fish unless they are in just the right spot at the right time. The Tiger Trout only appears in the River and unlike most normal catches, it can’t be caught from any other spot in the game, even if you have the wilderness farm.
While it doesn’t have any weather requirements, it can only be found in either the Fall or the Winter seasons. It seems like the best spot to catch it is in town and near the bridge at the bottom of the map. You will need to manage your time because the Tiger Trout is only out between 6am and 7pm. It also comes with a difficulty rating of 60 making it a little more annoying to catch than some of the other fish in the river.
Tiger Trout Uses
The Tiger Trout is worth 150G at its base price. With the angler perk, it can be worth up to 337G at its gold star level, making it a pretty sweet money maker for leveled fishermen. Even without leveling up your fishing skill, a gold star Tiger Trout can net you 225G per catch. The Tiger Trout doesn’t really do much in way of health or energy, even at peak catch. With only 20 health and 45 energy at its peak, this is an item that’s more of a waste to consume than sell.
The Tiger Trout isn’t used for any quests outside of the possible help board notice. It can occasionally be requested and will net you 150G per fish. A perk to this quest is that you get to keep the fish after you show them to Willy. Most of the Pelican Town residents dislike the Tiger Trout, making it a negative gift to give. With the exception of Willy, there are only 4 villagers that will have anything more than a neutral reaction to the fish. All other villagers gifted the fish will cause your friendship points with them to decrease. The Tiger Trout is, however, needed to complete the fish bundle at the Community Center.