Stardew Valley Tiger Trout: Locations, seasons, recipes, more

Stephanie Zucarelli
Tiger Trout in Stardew Valley

Tiger Trouts are one of the rarest specimens you’ll find in Pelican Town. If you’re wondering how to catch it and what you can use it for, here’s what you need to know.

In Stardew Valley, you’ll have to explore Pelican Town to get all the items you need for your farm. Every experienced player knows that there are some quite easy to get, but there are others that are going to give you a run for your money.

Tiger Trouts are one of the hardest species to fish since they can be found only in a few places during very specific conditions. If you’re looking to complete your River Fish Bundle in the Community Center or you just want to have this rare species in your Fish Pond, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s everything you need to do to catch a Tiger Trout in Stardew Valley.

Stardew Valley: Where & when to find Tiger Trout

Tiger Trouts in Stardew Valley can only be found in the river flowing through Pelican Town or Cindersap Forest. To catch one, you’ll need to head there during Fall and Winter, between 6 AM and 7 PM.

Stardew Valley Tiger Trout locations
You’ll have more chances of catching a Tiger Trout if you focus on the Cindersap Forest river.

If you’re playing in the Riverlands Farm, Forest Farm, or Hill-Top Farm layouts, you can also try your luck catching Tiger Trouts in your nearest river or lake.

There are a couple more ways to get a Tiger Trout if you don’t want to fish them: you can try buying one from Krobus on Wednesdays for 200g or ask for them at the Traveling Cart, where you’ll be able to buy them for prices ranging from 450g to 1000g.

Stardew Valley: All Tiger Trout recipes

You can craft and cook several recipes with Tiger Trout, so here’s the list of everything you can make in Stardew Valley:

RecipeImageIngredientsBuffRecipe SourcePrice
Quality FertilizerQuality Fertilizer in Stardew Valley* Sap x2
* Any Fish x1
N/AFarming Level 910g
Maki RollMaki Roll in Stardew Valley* Any Fish x1
* Seaweed x1
* Rice x1
* +100 Energy
* +45 Health
*From The Queen of Sauce (Year 1, Summer 21)
*Stardrop Saloon
SashimiStardew Valley Sashimi* Any Fish x1* +75 Energy
* +33 Health
Linus at 3 Hearts75g

Best Tiger Trout uses in Stardew Valley

There are several uses you can give the Tiger Trout after you get it, so here’s a list of everything you can do with it in Stardew Valley:

  • Community Center Bundle: You’ll need to get a Tiger Trout to complete the River Fish Bundle in the Fish Tank.
  • Tailoring: You can use it in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create a Fish Shirt.
  • Quests: Willy will randomly request up to 4 Tiger Trouts during Fall or Winter at the “Help Wanted” board for a reward of 150g per fish.
  • Fish Pond: You can place it in the Fish Pond to produce Roe, but they can’t reproduce.

You can also try gifting a Tiger Trout to any villager to try to improve your relationship with them, although only one of them is excited to receive it as a present. Here’s a list of who likes and dislikes getting a Tiger Trout as a gift:

  • Likes: Willy.
  • Neutral: Demetrius, Elliot, Leo, Linus, Pam, Sebastian.
  • Dislike: Abigail, Alex, Caroline, Clint, Dwarf, Emily, George, Gus, Harvey, Jas, Jodi, Kent, Krobus, Leah, Lewis, Marnie, Maru, Penny, Robin, Sam, Sandy, Shane, Vincent, Wizard.
  • Hate: Evelyn, Haley, Pierre.

That’s everything you need to know about the Tiger Trout in Stardew Valley! If you want to read more related content, you can check out our guides list below.

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