How do you catch a Ghostfish in Stardew Valley?

Answered by Tom Adger

To catch a Ghostfish in Stardew Valley, you need to find the underground lake located on floors 20 and 60 in the mines. This elusive fish can only be found in these specific locations, regardless of the season or weather conditions. Here’s a detailed guide on how to catch a Ghostfish:

1. Prepare your fishing gear: Before heading to the mines, make sure you have a fishing rod equipped and some bait or tackle. The better your fishing rod, the easier it will be to catch the Ghostfish.

2. Head to the mines: Make your way to the Adventurer’s Guild, located at the southernmost part of Pelican Town. Here, you can access the mine entrance. Descend into the mine and start making your way down to floor 20 or 60.

3. Explore the correct floors: Once you reach the desired floor, start exploring the area. The underground lake can be a bit tricky to find, but it usually appears as a large body of water with a dock at the edge. Look for a ladder leading down to the lake area.

4. Cast your line: Stand at the edge of the lake and cast your fishing line into the water. Wait patiently for a fish to bite. It’s important to note that Ghostfish are quite rare, so it may take some time before you get a nibble.

5. Reel in the Ghostfish: When you feel a bite, quickly click the mouse button or press the corresponding button on your controller to start reeling in the fish. Pay attention to the bar that appears on the screen and try to keep the fish within the green zone to successfully catch it.

6. Patience is key: Ghostfish can be quite challenging to catch as they are known for their erratic movement patterns. They tend to dart around and may require some additional focus and quick reflexes to reel them in successfully. Don’t get discouraged if you miss a few attempts; persistence is key.

7. Take care of the fish: Once you’ve successfully caught a Ghostfish, it’s important to handle it properly. Ghostfish are sensitive to sunlight, so make sure to place it in your inventory or a fish chest as soon as possible. Avoid leaving it outside for too long, as it may spoil.

8. Utilize the Ghostfish: The Ghostfish is a valuable catch in Stardew Valley. It can be used in various recipes, such as the Sashimi dish, or it can be sold for a decent profit. Additionally, the Ghostfish is also one of the items required for completing the Community Center’s Fish Tank bundle.

Catching a Ghostfish in Stardew Valley requires perseverance and a bit of luck. Explore the underground lake on floors 20 and 60 in the mines, equip your fishing rod, and cast your line. With patience and skill, you’ll eventually reel in that elusive Ghostfish and reap the rewards. Happy fishing!