Red Snapper Stardew Valley

Red Snapper in Stardew Valley — Everything You Need to Know

Hey there, fellow Stardew Valley enthusiasts! Today, we’ll share the know-how on a certain fish in the game – the Red Snapper. This fish can be challenging to catch, but the rewards are worth it.

Where’s The Best Place to Catch a Red Snapper?

The Red Snapper is found in the ocean, and it has no level or fishing rod requirements. You can catch it anywhere in the ocean, including The Beach south of town or your farm if you have The Beach Farm.

It’s quite a difficult fish to catch due to its fast movements and tendency to swim erratically with a difficulty of 40 and labeled as having mixed behavior. 

If you’re having trouble catching one, try the trash bins around Pelican Town. Sometimes, you can find it there, along with other valuable items. 

Additionally, watch for the Traveling Cart that comes through town on Fridays and Sundays. The Red Snapper is available there but be prepared to pay a premium price.

Traveling Cart

When is The Best Time to Catch a Red Snapper?

A Red Snapper can be caught during the Summer and Fall seasons when it’s raining. It’s active between 6 AM and 7 PM. If it’s not raining, you can catch a Red Snapper by using Magic Bait on your fishing rod, or if it’s Winter, use a Rain Totem.

Selling Prices

The selling price of the Red Snapper varies depending on its quality and your fishing skill:



Fisher (+25%)

Angler (+50%)

















Uses of Red Snapper

The Red Snapper has several uses in Stardew Valley. Catching one increases your Fishing XP:











It can be eaten to restore energy and health, making it a valuable source of sustenance for your character:
















Although most people in Pelican Town dislike it, it can be given as a Neutral gift to certain villagers, namely: Demetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian, and Willy, to improve your relationship with them.

The Red Snapper is a requirement for the Ocean Fish Bundle in the Community Center Fish Tank. Once the bundle is complete, you’ll receive five Beach Warp Totems.

If tailored on the Sewing Machine, it will create a Sailor Shirt. It can also be a red dye for the Sewing Machines and Dye Pots. For cooking, if you have a kitchen in the farmhouse, Red Snapper may be utilized for the recipes Maki Roll and Sashimi.

Finally, the Red Snapper can be crafted into Quality Fertilizer through a crafting recipe if you’re on Farming Level 9. To create this, you need 1 Red Snapper and 2 Sap.

Red Snapper Fish Pond

The Red Snapper can also be placed in a Fish Pond, producing additional Red Snappers every 2 days, with a minimum capacity of three fish and a maximum of ten.

To increase its capacity, simply use the fish with a Fish Pond and wait for the quests to appear, then complete it. Each quest will add 30 Fishing XP upon completion.

A Red Snapper Fish Pond’s only produce is Red Snapper Roe, which grants 12 Fishing XP [1] and increases quantity if the fish pond has a maximum capacity. Note that there’s a chance that produce will not come daily.

Red Snapper in Quests

Red Snapper may be requested as part of a quest posted on the “Help Wanted” board outside Pierre’s General Store, rewarded with money. If it’s a request from Demetrius or Willy, they may ask for multiple Red Snappers, but you’ll get to keep them.

Is a Red Snapper Rare in Stardew Valley?

The Red Snapper is considered a fairly common fish in Stardew Valley, it just has certain weather and time conditions that need to be met to catch one.

Red Snapper Details

Can You Catch a Red Snapper with a Training Rod?

Yes, you can catch a Red Snapper with a training rod! However, you’ll need to fish in deeper areas or increase your Fishing Skill to get a higher quality Red Snapper.


The Red Snapper is a prized catch in Stardew Valley. Whether you’re looking to sell it for a good price, use it for various crafting and cooking recipes, or give it to a friend, this fish has many uses. 

With a bit of luck and skill, you can add this delicious fish to your collection and enjoy its benefits. So grab your fishing rod, head to the ocean, and see if you can reel in this feisty and elusive fish. Happy fishing, farmers!

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