Fishing is an important part of Stardew Valley, especially if you are attempting to complete the community center or get 100% perfection in the game, which is why visiting the Mountain Lake is essential.
The Mountain Lake, north of Pelican Town, is one of the best fishing locations in the game.
Not only is it a hub of key locations, including Robin’s House and the Mines, but it is also the location of one of the five legendary fish and a wealth of year-round fishing opportunities.
Here’s what you need to know about the Mountain Lake location in Stardew Valley.
The Mountain Lake Location in Stardew Valley
The Mountain Lake is located in the northern portion of the Stardew Valley map, above and to the right of the player’s farm and directly North of Pelican Town.
It is in the center of the Mountain map, between Robin’s house on the left and the Quarry on the right, just below the Mines.
No seasonal festivals take place here, though there are many key locations in and around the Mountain Lake, including:
- Robin’s House, where Robin’s carpentry shop is located and where she lives with Demetrius, Maru, and Sebastian. This is where you can buy and upgrade buildings on your farm.
- Linus’s Tent, around which you can find Linus most days.
- The Mines, where you can upgrade your Combat skill and find most of the mining materials in the game.
- The Adventurer’s Guild, where you can find Marlon and Gil, and where you can purchase weapons, shoes, and rings.
- The Quarry, where you can find additional mining materials such as metal ores and stone, and which has its own mines to explore (this is where you’ll find the Golden Scythe).
- The entrance to the Spa and Train Station, just North of the Mountains. (Learn more about the Earthquake in Stardew Valley).
Mountain Lake Fishing
The Mountain Lake is one of the best places in the game to level up your fishing skills.
Only Lake fish are available here, but there are a wide variety of Lake fish that are much easier to catch in this section of the map than they are in Cindersnap Forest due to the sheer size of the lake.
Fish Available To Catch in the Mountain Lake
Some fish and materials you can catch all year long at the Mountain Lake:
- Largemouth Bass
- Green Algae
Other than that, though, there are quite a few specialized fish, including one of the five legendary fish in the game: The Legend.
The Legend can only be caught on a rainy day in Spring, at the very tip of the island in the center of the lake.
Some of the other specialized fish include the Walleye, used in the Community Center’s Lake Fishing bundle and only available on rainy fall days, and the Midnight Carp, available at night only when it’s raining and only in fall or winter.
Here is a quick reference guide for the fish available to catch in the Mountain Lake in Stardew Valley.
|Nighttime||Midnight Carp||Midnight Carp|
You can also use crab pots in the lake to find crayfish, periwinkle, and snails, along with the occasional trash spawn.
Best Fishing Spots in the Mountain Lake
Though the chance of catching fish is much the same across the Mountain Lake, there are a couple of convenient spots that will make fishing easier.
Firstly, the bridge in front of the glittering boulder is a good place to fish if you are waiting for a certain time or have finished in the mines early.
It’s easy to access and navigate back to the backwoods path to the farmhouse.
The arrowhead island is a good fishing spot, especially since this is the place where you’ll catch The Legend. It’s difficult to get out of in a hurry, though, so plan not to stay too late while fishing there.
Beyond that, anywhere that bubbling appears is a good place to fish. The bubbling means that you have an extra bonus on your bite rate.
Here’s a tip: on PC, you can use the directional keys to move your bobber once you’ve released your cast to hit hard-to-reach bubbling areas.
Read more: 10 Best Fish in Stardew Valley and How to Catch Them