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How to get a Largemouth Bass in Stardew Valley

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There are many things you can do in this game. Stardew is quite the casual experience, but its cutesy exterior belies tons of depth. There’s farming of course, but fishing is another acceptable way to make money. To get the most valuable fish, you need to know where to look. If you want to catch largemouth bass in Stardew Valley, you will need to use this guide.

How to get a Largemouth Bass in Stardew Valley

The Largemouth Bass is a fish that can be caught in the mountain lake during all seasons. It has a variable catch rate based on the season though. During Spring and Fall, the catch rate hangs around 20%. During Summer and Winter, it drops to around 15%. Not too hard to catch, but it will still require some effort. So make sure you fish during the best times to get the most reward out of your effort.

The timing is pretty important too, as the time of day will affect fish spawns in the game. The Largemouth Bass will only spawn between 7 am and 6 pm.

The best way to get Largemouth Bass in Stardew Valley is to use Magic Bait. Regardless of time of day, you can catch any fish, if you use this bait. It may be randomly be found in Garbage Cans or at the Traveling Cart for prices as high as 1,000 G.

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You can use it to make various things. There are powerful cooking recipes like Crispy Bass that give you buffs. You can also use this item in the Lake Fish Bundle in the Fish Tank. Here are the recipes for cooking you can use the Largemouth Bass for:

  • Crispy Bass
  • Maki Roll
  • Quality Fertilizer
  • Sashimi
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