Fishing is a profitable side venture all characters can engage in. Not only is it great for Cooking, but several fish are also required for Alchemy. Fish are good for leveling your skills, but many of the higher-end fish are in great demand as stat food for soloing, dungeons, and raids.

Stonescale Eel

Fishing level: 205 minimum, 300 no “get aways” or 330 minimum, 425 no “get aways” in Bay of Storms

Stonescale Eel is probably one of the most useful reagents for Alchemy and as such will always be in demand. The fish is used to make Stonescale Oil, which in turn is used for Elixir of Superior Defense, Greater Stoneshield Potion, Flask of Petrification, and Flask of the Titans. These will be heavily used by progression raiding guilds.

Farming Oily Blackmouth

Farming Stonescale Eel is by far the most lucrative way to earn money fishing. However, it’s also the most competitive. Oily Blackmouth can be a reliable alternative to make considerable gold for lower level characters. Oily Blackmouth can be most reliably caught off the coast of Steamwheedle Port in Tanaris (minimum skill: 130; recommended skill: 225), but a good alternate location is the western coast of The Wetlands (minimum skill: 1; recommended skill: 75).


Sagefish has two different fish that can make different levels of mp5 food: Smoked Sagefish and Sagefish Delight. The best locations for Raw Sagefish are Loch Modan and Silverpine at lower levels or Ashenvale, Hillsbrad Foothills, and Mirkfallon Lake in Stonetalon Mountains at higher levels. For Raw Greater Sagefish, the best places to fish are near Lordamere Lake in Alterac Mountains and around Lake Nazferiti in Stranglethorn Vale.

Nightfin Snapper and Sunscale Salmon

These two fish are time-sensitive and are caught at opposite times of the day in the same areas. Raw Nightfin Snapper makes the highest mp5 food, Nightfin Soup, which is great for casters. Just like Stonescale Eel, it’s caught only at night. The highest drop rate is between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m., with a lower drop rate from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. It’s not available between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. at all.

Raw Sunscale Salmon makes a good hp5 food, Poached Sunscale Salmon. It’s the daytime counterpart to Nightfin and as such can only be caught during the day. The highest drop rate is between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., with a lower drop rate from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. It’s not available between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.

They’re located mostly inland in level 45+ zones. The best locations are Azshara, Eastern Plaguelands, Felwood, Jademir Lake in Feralas, The Hinterlands, Moonglade, Un’goro Crater, Scholomance in Western Plaguelands, and Winterspring.

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