Ah, the Stardew Valley Albacore! This fish is not only elusive, it also has a quest around it.
Today we’re going to go over one of the community quests you can pick up from the notice board, or the quest Gus gives you on the 26th day of Winter, and that is the Fish Stew Quest.
If you’ve been struggling to complete this quest or if this is your first time and you really don’t want to fail it or need those 400 gold pieces, then read below as this post is for you.
Stardew Valley Albacore: How to Find It?
Before the end of your first year, Gus – the Saloon owner – will ask for help as he wants Albacore to be featured on his menu.
For that, you’ll need to find and fish one, but it can be tricky as the Albacore needs to be obtained before the Winter is over or it will only be available in two months – since it is a fish that only spawns during Fall and Winter.
The Albacore is an ocean fish, so you need to head down to the beach. Ideally, you should have a Fiberglass rod at this point – or an even better one.
Bait makes your job easier, but the fish can be hard to reel in, so you’ll do better having 2 or 3 levels on your fishing proficiency already.
Warnings on Getting the Albacore:
One of the first things you have to keep in mind is that you cannot postpone the quest for too long, since once Winter ends you’ll have to wait for next year in order to get it.
Having said that, I definitely advise you to fish the Albacore before you enter the second year in Stardew Valley in order to progress things and avoid having to wait two whole months for your next chance of scoring this fish.
Once you obtained the fish, you just need to head on over to the Saloon or wherever Gus is at that time to complete the quest.
Open your journal and you’ll have 400g waiting for you as a reward, and the quest will be completed so you won’t be looking at that entry again.