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#52 Feb 06 2004 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Shining Trout!! Use these lil bad boys to make Trout Balls for catfish. 1 Earth+ 1 shining Trout + 1 Rye Flour + 1 Distilled Water= 12 Trout Balls. Unfortunatley, I caught on to this late, but it goes a looooooong way :) I catch Moats during the day and switch to Catfish in the evenings, good way to make money during your 20 lvls of fishing and not stay bored out of your mind!!


#53 Feb 06 2004 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I know someone is going to call me a cheater for posting this, but one thing I wanted to add.

If you have your back against a zone wall, large rock, log, etc, you cannot fish up monsters. Monsters spawn behind you when you fish them up, if something is blocking that space, you can't catch them.

So for example, In Jugner Forrest, at the lake there are spots with logs/rocks you can put your back to and fish all day without worrying about being owned by a monster you fish up.
#54 Feb 06 2004 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Shoon,

Personally, I would not call it cheating, cheating is when you do something against the rules... I doubt there is a rule that says you can't fish with your back against the wall...

I would on the other hand, call this "Observant"... and that you have observed that fished up monsters always spawn behind you, and the "Don't spawn in a rock" code over-rides the "Fish up a Monster" code is a neat to know item...

but I have yet to fish in a place where I can fish up a monster... I may go find one just to see if I Observe the same trend as you have. (In other words, thank you for the info)
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#55 Feb 06 2004 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Euthenasia,

Using the sabiki rig to fish for sardines at lvl 6 is great :P Now go buy your own!

Wolfstable,

Thanks for another great guide, being that I used your cooking guide ;) I will definately have to use your fishing guide. Don't sweat the critics keep the guides comin!

Stupid ppl (You know who you are),

Get a life! And if think you can make more money lvling a THF to 15 than I can fishing, you are just plain nutz. Yes with a "z" NUTZ!!! Gold carp are not as rare as I keep reading. In 2 hours time I can catch "at least" 4 stacks of Moat carp 4k each
2 stacks of Tricolored 1.2k each (NPC)and close to a stack of golds 10k each or 600+gil a piece at NPC (if your AH is full of moats like mine is :P). So, if you think you can make 20K in 2 hours of lvling a THF PFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTT...... sorry! Anyway, fishing is great!

P.S. To catch Golds, you must use a rod that they can break. Don't ask me why; I didn't make the rules I just follow them. The Devs must have a very sick sense of humor.

P.S.S. Thought I would share my macro. A friend gave me the basic idea I just tweaked it to my likings.

/equip ammo "Insect Ball"
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And that't it in a nutshell. Therefore I have a reminder that my macro has started, I don't have to worry aboot changing bait and it's nice and simple.

Edited, Fri Feb 6 14:34:41 2004 by Rytemis
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#56 Feb 06 2004 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
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My estimates are conservative if anything. The worst run I have had to date is 10 line breaks to a skill gain. So I simply take the 100% fiqure and divide it by 10 and well simply get 10%. Instead of bashing it or claiming it to be "outrageous" perhaps you should do your part and seek to disprove or backup such statements.


I don't need to disprove anything. You're the one that's making the claim, so the onus is on you to prove it. But the fact that you take 10 line breaks, and use such a TINY sample to extrapolate your numbers from, shows how ignorant you are on statistical significance. You would literally need a sample of hundreds if not thousands of linebreaks in order to prove there is an effect, and that's it's just not a standard deviation. I'm not against people making 'hypothesis', but at least have some judgement and rationaling ability.


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While you are LVLing at the lake keep track of line breaks and rod breaks and note how many times you gain skill during such an event. To do so you will hafta lay down your Composite Rod if you are doing like just about everyone else and use Carbon as I suggest.


And yet you using your fvcked up method and having all these line/rod breaks does nothing either, because the sample is too small.

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Fishing gear has an optimum LVL for usage. Items such as the Rouge's Rig requires a LVL 51 to use and at this LVL will catch Moat carps in 3's. But hay, it's ultimately your choice if you wanna use a composite rod and fish with a skill LVL of 11 for moat carps one at a time knock yourself out. No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to accept my guide as the end-all be-all of fishing guides.


What the hell does this have to do with anything? I didn't say i was using your guide for everything... and you're a little egotistical to believe that everybody who reads your posts follow everything you do to the word. But i'm just making a point to stick to what you know, and not start pulling numbers out of your ass. Really, what's the point in all those numbers anyways? Are you trying to impress somebody or something? They mean absolutely NOTHING.

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Do yourself a favor, don't be a troll and simply come here and claim my fiqures are "outrageous" or "arbitrary" just because your Primus Guide or guide you bought off ebay doesn't mention anything about it. Test it and add to the pool of knowledge, it's what all the great scientists do. Hypothesis >>> Theory >>> Law


LOL and you're calling yourself a scientist now? Man you sure get sensitive when somebody criticizes you. Maybe you're too thinned skin for these type of open message boards.
#57 Feb 06 2004 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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i find that i breck carbon rods like mad at jungar. they last about 25 to 30 casts then bang. i am going to try bringing a bunch of bambo rods and see how i do. BTW fishing at jungar is off the hook! you got to try it some time.
#58 Feb 07 2004 at 7:26 AM Rating: Decent
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First of all, you mentioned selling fish to npc in jueno. Do you mean any npc, or one in particular? Also, would I get a higher price selling them at the AH?
#59 Feb 07 2004 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
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If you're fishing in Jugner, I don't know if this guy was fished up or just spawned, but watch out for King Arthro. A bunch of japanese, high levels of course, have been fighting him for about 7 minutes so far, and he's only down to half health. (Alla's has him listed at lvl 55)

Waterga IV... yikes.... hehehehe
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#60 Feb 07 2004 at 11:15 AM Rating: Decent
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So, if you think you can make 20K in 2 hours of lvling a THF PFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTT...... sorry! Anyway, fishing is great!


I can definately make 20k in 2 hrs as a THF(not counting time to sell at AH)... you know my secret too Rytemis :p Fishing's not just a Gil making scheme though, it's for skill ups and for quests.

That being said Fishing is a lot less intensive than my methods and can make just as much money (and probably much more in the later levels).

I'm at level 11 now and needed a break from fishing to do some more leveling. I used moat carp all the way to 9 then switched to Cheval Salmon and Shining trout to 11 ... I guess I need to stick to them until 15 :p

Thanks for the Guide Wolf!
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#61 Feb 07 2004 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I thought wolfsable's guide was practical and clean and easy to read. Istondil does a lot of research and so he knows a lot of the fishing stuff. Somebody had a fishing site that was so hard to read :p ughh.... just lots of facts just slow and hard to understand it ¬_¬: all us poor newbies want to know is how to use this info and do the optimal lv gain in fishing with low expenditure :/ Not everybody is rich in ffxi :P You can't afford to break expensive rods, lose expensive lures, buy expensive fishing body gear :/

After reading a few guides and i went back to ffxi to try it, i ended up asking again people who were actually fishing what they were doing.

over at gamefaqs they said to use a clothespole, but in ffxi they said to use bamboo to fast your skill if your a lv 0 and just started.

Point is, nobody can know how far they can trust what they read here compared to asking somebody fishing next to you in ffxi what their doing and etc. Thats what i do. I take the notes here, try some of it, and i ask the fishermen around what their doing and try it their way.

I've been fishing in the Zeruhn mines river at the bridge past the gate and thats on the way to korroloka tunnels.

I broke a carbon rod there >_<; from my exp from lv 0-6 fishing i've caught cray fish , moat carp , tricolored carp, and black eel.

skill gain was like 0.1, 0.2 and i think i once got 0.4 I used only 2 rods there so far which were bamboo and carbon. Carbon broke once after a long long time and i never expected that. Bamboo broke too frequently. Fastest record time after i bought this was 3-5 times fishing without a catch and it broke.

Waiting for how many thugs i believe doesn't make a difference. As long as you get a bite you just pull.

People at the Zeruhn mines river bridge told me that. I also saw some fishermen with angler fishing gear and a lushang rod do that too.

Edited, Sat Feb 7 11:47:44 2004 by MoogleStiltzkin
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hy·poth·e·sis
n. pl. hy·poth·e·ses (-sz)
1) A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
2) Something taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation; an assumption.
3) The antecedent of a conditional statement.




A lot of people as of late have been asking why there fishing skill hasn't been going up. Some of them ask why it's so slow. I have seen these posts on other fishing threads, stand a lone threads and even some here in my post. Well my hypothesis is my best guess to thier question based on the data I have collected over my fishing experiance.

This information was not based off a mear 10 line breaks. If anyone has fished in Jugnar Forest with a Carbon/Glass rod you will see for yourself that line breaks and rod brekas are a VERY trackable phenomenon. And I tracked it though 10 lvl's of fishing due to the frequency of those two events, and I continue to track it now.

I do nothing half-assed. I take my time and present the best information possible. Anyone that reads my guides should know this. And if you have a better idea I will test it and change information based on those ideas. I never have had a problem addmitting I was wrong. What I do have a problem with is arrogant @#%^s that are prolly the ones that started the "Wolfsfable you killed cooking" thread bombard and troll my threads for no apparent reason, furthermore they add nothing to this thread, hell they add nothing to anyones thread as is apparent by there overall posting karma.

As for the Rogue's Rig, turns out I WAS WRONG I heard about it like many of you did, off the message boards and ingame. Even heard specific places and specific times to attempt to catch the elusive 3x Moat Carps. Maybe the Japanese started the rumor to sell Rogue Rigs, those BASTARDS. Turns out you hafta do it one at a time. Which I did last night and will be doing this weekend, 300/10,000. Well it's a start I suppose. ^^



Edited, Sat Feb 7 12:36:03 2004 by Wolfsfable
#63 Feb 08 2004 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
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all i did was

1. buy 3 bamboo rods
2. buy 10 stacks of insect paste
3. fish in windy woods
4. get 4k from my first stack of carp and use 1k for fishing gloves
5. get 4k from my next stack of carp and use the 7k for a comp rod
6. fishfishfishfishfishfishfishfishfishfish (buy the rest of the fishing gear) and i can make 30k on a good day :) (i really liked ur guide tho; when i start needing more money ill use it to lvl past 11 ^^)
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#64 Feb 08 2004 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Levish, I'm sure a lvl 28 THF can make 20k, but I was talking aboot the lvling process.

Anyhoo, Yesh fishing is low stress. I also enjoy the lvl increases with the profit. And I am tempted to go Salmon/Trout Fishing in E.Ron. I fish in N. San almost exclusively. Since the only fishing I enjoy in RL is fly fishing in streams for Salmon/Trout. :) Gonna try Jugner, just to get away from the New Adventures asking me questions all the time in N. San.

"Um, excuse me can you show me where Mog House/Monsters/Weapon Shop/Armor Shop/Quests/Guild is?" "I am a new player!" "How Do I Fish/Make stuff/Fight/Make Money/Make friends?" "Um, Ok can you show me, cause I don't understand."

I'm sure we can all realate.





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#65 Feb 08 2004 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Some things that aren't mentioned.

1. We are basing these statistical numbers on the fact that this is a GAME. Would the devs make stupid ass random equations to determine skill gains, etc .. or would they use something reasonable and on par with the other parts of the game. Do something for free = takes long time, get money = takes time, craft = takes no time. The time factor determines the equation.

2. You can raise your skill to 50 in any part of the world. I find that with the advanced support from WH, I can catch fish 10-15 lvls up instead of 7-10. Might take a bit longer but result in A. less broken rods B. More of each fish (think cooking) C. You can stay near town and garden for a sh*tload of $$.

So I fish, Guild support + fishing, gardening, and day trading makes a easy 30k profit a day.

Take into account I play max 5 hours a day.

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#66 Feb 09 2004 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Wolfsable also said to go get fishing support by joining the fishermens guild. and zixz your saying the same thing.

So are you saying, even when your lv 0 fishing skill, to go sign up at the fishing guild ?

or, do you sign up when you reach lv 10 so you can uncap your fishing skill ?

Might be easy for windhurstians but poor old sandorian and bastokians have to go a long way ;P

quickest route i can think of is ...

south gustaberg >> north gustaberg >> konsthat highlands >> valkrum dunes >> selbina >> mhaura >> and somewhere along here is wind hurst :/

will have to take chocobos and boat :(
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It is a long run, unfortunately, MoogleStiltzkin.

Bastok Markets > South Gustaberg > North Gustaberg > Konschtat Highlands > Valkrum Dunes > Selbina > Ship to Mhuara > Mhuara > Buburimu Peninsula > Tahrongi Canyon > East Sarutabaruta > Port Windurst.

A long, long trip indeed. An not an easy one to make, as there can be a lot of tough mobs you could encounter around the Dunes, on the ship, and in Buburimu if one doesn't know who and what to avoid, or aren't powerful enough to handle them.

I would highly suggest if you do make this trip, though, stopping along the way and picking up a crystal from both the Crag of Dem in the Highlands, and the Crag of Mea, in Tahrongi Canyon, along the way. Why? Because at peak times (sometimes for a moderate fee), you can often find a lot of mages willing to give you a Teleport that will save you a lot of time and effort. I've just finished Mission 6 (or 2-3, depending who you ask), and my entire party used the Teleport to go from Bastok to Windurst, and Windurst to San d'Oria.

All you need to do when you get ready to go, after you have the appropriate Crag crystals, is just do a search for a level thirty six or higher WHM in the area you're in and politely ask (I usually offer 500 gil, but often they will port you for free, especially the Japanese players.. they tend to be very friendly if approached properly), or just use the /shout command in the Markets or wherever you happen to be.

It's a great way to get about, saves loads of time. I plan on leveling WHM up enough that I can use it, and you'd better believe if someone asks me, I'll give them a 'port if possible. Cooperation and a little friendly spirit make this game as great as it is. ^^

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#68 Feb 09 2004 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Something that I have observed with the help of a friend is that even if the "this fish is too small" message is not displayed, you can still lose the fish due to the rod being too big....example:

was at knightwell with the equivilent of 20 skill (16 + clothes) fishing for moat carp with my composite rod, i was only pulling in 50% of my catches where as my friend with the equivilent of 10 skill was pulling in almost everything...rite so i run back to town, buy a carbon rod...come back and woohoo i pull in the fish almost every time :D (think i missed 3 in 15).

My point is, when im at jungar should i use my carbon rod and risk breaking it, or use my composite and not break it but miss the occasional fish....?

Another question, when u say the values that u moved on is that REAL skill or equivilent skill (ie with clothes on) coz salmon no longer seems to give me any skill even when i fish up a chain of 10 of them with my composite rod.

Im tempted to go and try fishing in the sea outside windurst as I hear that u can race through the 20-30 skill there...failing that i can try jungar with both rods and see how i get on...slightly worried about monsters but i can try and find a rocky space....

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#69 Feb 09 2004 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Thnx Lukikiya =^-^=; kupo.

my in my experience, lv 20-25 the trip should be safe around places like valkrum dunes difficulty to make the trip i believe :/

I have a crystall from the crag in the konsthat highlands. I also did one mission to trade a crystal and receive one which i gave to cid :/

What does collecting crystals from the crags do actually :) bit confused.

I heard white mages can only do warp 1 to warp themselves, and only black mages can do warp 1 and warp 2. Thats warping themselves and also others i believe. Don't know if thats true but that was what i was told anyway :/

Since i'm a lv 29 war/ 10 monk, i'll take a visit around that windhurstian region when i hit lv 30 ^^
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#70 Feb 09 2004 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
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The gate crystals (they are listed under "Key Items") allow you to be teleported to said telepoint (the three crags, altepa, yhoat jung., and xarcabard). A WHM of sufficient level (36,38,38 and 42 respectively) can quest/purchase from the AH the spells to teleport folks to said locations. However, every person that wishes to go there must have a gate crystal to be teleported.
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#71 Feb 11 2004 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
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After getting a 5 in fishing you can off your bamboo rod/rods you won't be needing them anymore. Grab yourself a Carbon fishing rod and a Sabaki Rig and head over to the fishing guild in Port Windurst. Fish off the pier there and yank up Bastore Sardines 1-3 at a time YEEE HAW. These suckers will take you to a skill LVL of 9 you can chop them up to start your cooking career or hang onto them for later use. the choice is yours. AT skill LVL 8 make sure to hit the guild for your first promotion.


I'm currently level two with full fishing gear, putting me technically at 6 fishing skill, would that be enough to start there?

Also, I have a Mithran Fishing Rod, would that be safer than a Carbon? I checked Osakana Database and it said Carbon'll snap but Mithran won't.

http://www.fishermanrods.net/database_e.cfm?genre=0&fish_id=028

Any thoughts?
#72 Feb 11 2004 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Theres an excellent spot in jugner where you cannot fish up any monsters. Its on the west side of the lake there are large stones and a fallen tree. If you park yourself in between the tree and incline of the wall you won't fish up any monsters. I've fished that spot for about 4 hours and gained abuot 3 skill points. Very, very good spot.
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#73 Feb 11 2004 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm curious as to one thing about all this - it's well and good if you have easy access to boats and warp spells and airships, but I'm a level 17 black mage (no subjob yet, this is my first real character) in Windurst and I don't have any viable way to go all the way to San d'Oria to fish -- I'm a level 11 fisherman right now and aren't catching moat carps fast enough, and I have a serious need for money right now. My plans aren't big: I don't want to be a level 50 fisherman (yet), I just want to make 20 or 25k when I need it, and being level 11 is only yielding me 2 to 5 moat carp per stack of insect balls. Is this guide pretty much limited to higher level characters starting out in the skill?
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Just a side info, with my San Doria fame, I get 2650 gil for each Rusty Cap while fishing and selling them in Rabao *cheer*~
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#75 Feb 11 2004 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Yah.....Rabao........One heck of a sweet fishin hole.

I'm tryin to get my whm to 38 just so i can port there when i feel like it. I am Galka. lol
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#76 Feb 11 2004 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a question, I'm a level 15 Fishermen and I've been wanting to get higher, yet can find no places to level up.

I'm curious, what should I do? I have a composite rod and a fly lure should I go to Easy Ron and fish in the river there? If so, how long? Thanks ^_^
#77 Feb 12 2004 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Id suggest actually reading the first post? it tells you what you need to do


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#78 Feb 12 2004 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I DID, but there are so many different opinions, IK'd like to know the best.
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I fished pretty heavy for awhile, and then I got caught up in leveling. I then went on a cooking venture (thanks Wolf!!), and like above did not do as good as wolf (-15K in the end) but it was an excellent investment.

I found Wolf's Cooking guide to be VERY helpfull in providing me some direction, but I did not follow it 100%. In this guide I also plan on following the Direction, but may deviate occasionally.

I tend to use a macro similar to Wolfs, but if like me you do other things while you fish the following might help. I cannot remember if I used /p, or /echo for the macro . . . I seem to recall switching to /p, because /echo was not alowing the <call#> events to sound off, but I may be misremembering.

LINE 1: /Echo *** MACRO STARTED *** <call12>
LINE 2: /wait 14
LINE 3: /Echo *** CASTING *** <call9>
LINE 4: /fish
LINE 5: /wait 20
LINE 6: /echo ***WAKE UP, and CAST!!!*** <call1>

I don't bother with a one line /fish macro . . . I type it.

Lines 5, and 6 are for when I lose track, and forget to recast. I will typically be doing something in the kitchen (I play on my laptop) and fishing at the same time. I have the volume up, and fish pretty much by sound.

Anyway . . hope it helps

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I know this is gonna get me flamed for saying this general statement but .. d-amn.. its soo true...

If you put the time and effort into fishing ( i have over 800 real life hours ) you will find out what to fish with , what to fish for, and where to fish for it.

No science involved, no hypothesis to disprove, no secret spots to discover. Fishing is the hardest craft to lvl up because you cant throw money at it. I have tried and failed doing that on more than one occasion ( is 20k spent on broken composite rods worth that 500G fish .. for .2 skill gain?)

Just put your time in and you will excel. The NA players in comparison to the JP's are advancing so much faster because we don't have to figure out 90 percent of the game; that part has already been done for us. So take the information you find on the net and put your time in, and you WILL see results.
#81 Feb 27 2004 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I jsut caught one,level 11 at Knightswell. Broad daylight,so much for catfish dont bite in the day. I have yet to catch anything else except for that and about 20 rusty leggings
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True Spladian time is the most important but also variety.

It is important to try new things all the time not just fish that same spot for 30 hours.

You gotta go out there and try catching most of the available fish, this is the only true way to advance in fishing.

Every time you explore something new is when you start gaining skill without realising, instead of just waiting and waiting.

This becomes a lot more important once you get past 50 cos skillups really slow down a lot.

Its hard work when you have to target one fish that only bites every 4 or so casts.

#83 Feb 27 2004 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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well this is my experince with fishing in the East Ronfare river for lvl 13.

pole used(glassfiber)
lure(fly)
fishing gloves

Salmon caught(12)
Trout caught (4)
skill gained (0)

Does'nt seem to be a good place to me.

#84 Feb 27 2004 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
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keep at it, I just started fishing in E Ronf myself. So far with glass and fly lure I've caught 22 salmons 13 trouts, broke the rod once and got about 1.5 skill raise in the past 3 hours
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#85 Feb 28 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I had a similar experience in a 4 hour period

Fishing 11
Pole (Glass Fiber..no breaks)
Lure (Fly)
Full Fishing gear

Salmon (24)
Trout (11)
skill gained (.5)

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#86 Feb 28 2004 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Wolfstable help me out here. I read your post and decide to try fishing, bought some worms and couple bambo rods,i try for 3 days now for about 3 hour each day, but my skill still have not go up still at lvl 2 and btw i got fishing gear +3 and i was fishing in bastok sewer. am i doing something wrong here or is it just my luck? any help any one would really help:(
#87 Mar 01 2004 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I am current a LV 30 following you guild kind off


But somehow I cant catch anything in east Sar with slices sardine. Everything is either too small for the Rod or too low for the skill...I am using Comp. Fishing Rod.

I got a few skill ups in 4-5 stacks of lure(Sliced Sardine 1.1k per stack) but no fish, that is a 6k cost for almost no return.

Any idea whats wrong? could it be the fact that there was at least 30 more ppl there all with Lu Shang?

I got LV up but I am not making good money unless I fish Moat Carps, and in good i mean at least to pay for lure.

Thank you for you guild :)

Edited, Mon Mar 1 10:01:05 2004 by Dagashi
#88 Mar 02 2004 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I have followed this guide up til i hit 9 where i went to eron a tad early, got a comp rod since looking at a fishing site said it wouldnt break if i used this instead of the one wolf listed(cant really afford too many rods) but i did get .9 skill up in an hour, and got 2 trout (no skill ups on them) and a bunch of salman which I did get about .4 and the rest were from lost catches. Then i went inside to get some moat carp for the quest and got my last .1 doing that. I did break my line so lost fly lure(hence why i did moat carp) but otherwise it was a quick point.
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#89 Mar 07 2004 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
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*shifty eyes* BUMP! Thanks for the great guide, sorry you had to go.
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#90 Mar 08 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey Gonad - You started in Windurst from 0? Any particular spot in Windurst Woods that I should start from? I know I cant get to Bastok and since it seems Windurst is the place to be for Fishermen I might as well not attempt to run. I figure I can fish and learn to cook in tandem with Fishing taking the lead. Any additional things I should think about please let me know.

I love the guide it will really help. I look forward to seeing how this goes tonight.
#91 Mar 08 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Double Post :((

Edited, Mon Mar 8 16:30:17 2004 by Naykedmage
#92 Mar 08 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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triple post :(

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#93 Mar 11 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree with this for the most part except for the skill level 5-8. This actually works as early as skill level 3 and can be done in Selbina if you don't live on that side of the world. Also since Valkrum Dunes is a big place to level, this can be a great time killer while waiting for an invite.

I've only reached skill 10, so I won't comment any further, but this is a great guide.
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#94 Mar 11 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Just a stupid noob question.... but please help me.
Do you guys know where is the Bastok mines fishing area?.... I often go to Bastok, but never seen rivers at bastok mines.
thanks
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There is a small area of water between the AH and Zeruhn Mines.
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#96 Mar 12 2004 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I personally found fishing in Bastok for 0-5 to be a big waste of time and money. Bastok on my server is not well known for being anything other than last place, so traveling to get little worms is necessary. Not to mention I broke my bamboo rod I had to get from the auctions and seemed to waste almost all of my bait on lost catches (maybe 8 stacks of little worms to get 18 crayfish... not my idea of fun). Frustrated, I took my .4 starting fishing skill, a carbon rod and a cheap sabiki and went straight to the docks in Port Windurst.

I started with a waxing 95% full moon and got advanced fishing support from the guild and sat alone at the docks near the magic shop for about 3 hours and got to 5.0 fishing skill. No rod or line breaks. No +skill fishing gear. Just don't try this in Selbina.

Now, I'm trying to figure out how I can use up all this fish I've caught (6 stacks of sardines and 4 stacks of quus). Bubblie Bernie is gonna hate me when I get back to Bastok.
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#97 Apr 26 2004 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Gotta love Wolfsfable, done so much for we wana be crafters, this guide isn't so bad, i've been following, lvl 13 in E Ron, even on a bad moon i got a stack of samon and trout and 1.3 skill ups in about 1 hour. trade skills are my only hope of raking in money sufficiently, really sucks sometimes being a taru bard trying to farm, i almost got pwned by an axebeak, its tough, but fishing is alot of fun, thanks wolf, even tho your gone, your still a name that runs through my head when i think of FF!
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#98 Apr 27 2004 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Good faq, it's nice to have an idea of where to fish in the early levels. Me, I've got my skill up to lv 5 in the past couple of days, but I have a BIG problem- broken rods! In two days alone I have broken 3 glass fiber rods, 3 yew rods ( yeah I know cheap) and at least 4 bamboo rods.

I've pretty much only been fising in San D'Oria, because it's easiest to run for more bait/rods that way. Am I doing something wrong, or is it just my low fishing level? Also, I seemed to have had far better luck my very first day, both with actually catching fish and keeping my rod in one piece, only broke 2 that day.


It's really lousy because not only is it expensive, the AH has been really low on supplies and prices are going up. I bid as much as 700 gil on the last bamboo rod yesterday, and it still wasn't enough, so I ended up just waiting around til another came in, and got it for 500gil.
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#99 Apr 27 2004 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah so I have a question. My fish is capped at level 10 and if i go above level 10 will I still be able to catch moat carp. Catching moat carp is capped at level 10 fishing? What other fish sell well besides moat carp? Surely moat carp isnt the only thing that sells well when you progress in fishing levels thanks.
#100 Apr 27 2004 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry Double post >< ; ;

Edited, Tue Apr 27 16:12:28 2004 by Llewynn
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#101 Apr 27 2004 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
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You'll still be able to catch moat carps, how ever i have noticed that i get alot of too small messages now that i'm lvl 13 fishing, (i was using comp) so i switched to carbon and voila, no problem, I like to carp in windy since i can make lots of money selling paste that i make and giving teleports, the other day i made 50k from it all, i was happy, only 200k more till my signa!
Oh and one more thing, your carbon rod can break on rusty items, but they are only 4 k and sell back for 2k, so with all the gil you make with carps, its worth it

Also a note on E raunfare river, i was worried about rod breaks so i bought 3 glass fibers and 4 fly lures and didn't break 1 on about 8 hours, still using the same one, but we'll see.
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