Every time I see a yellow dot indicating a fishing pool, I fish. I do enjoy fishing even though most dread it. The one thing I have noticed on my realm is the lack of fish available for sale in the auction house. I decided to farm for any fish I could find in the areas I was questing. You must obtain a Weather-Beaten Journal to track these pools in your map. The Weather-Beaten Journal can be obtained in: daily fishing bags or any crate/box you pull up from fishing pools. This journal can only be learned when you have obtained a fishing skill of 100.
My Fishing Trip
I was out leveling up my mining skill on one of my toons when I decided to level up her fishing as well. Anytime I saw a specific pool on my map, I would plop down, turn on my music and fish in serenity. I probably did about 30 minutes of fishing in an area that was abundant with Oily Blackmouth and Firefin Snapper fishing pools. I obtained close to 30 Oily Blackmouth and about 20 Firefin Snapper. Since I had no use for the fish at that time, I decided to check the auction house and see what they were going for. One person had 1 Oily Blackmouth up for 10 gold. I ended up putting the Oily Blackmouth up for 30-35 gold buyout per stack of 5. Oily Blackmouth are used to make Blackmouth Oil for Alchemists. I checked the Firefin Snapper and saw that there were none for sale. I put the Firefin Snapper up for 45-50gold per stack of 5 just to see if they sold. Firefin Snapper is used to make Fire Oil which is also used for Alchemists. Within the day, all of my fish had sold. I checked my realm for different fish that I could fish for and ended up reaping in nice benefits. I farmed for fish for the next week and even had a guild mate make me a Lure Master Tackle Box to hold all my fish.
I gathered many stacks of different fishes for various professions. I sold 80-85% of all the fish I farmed for within 3 days totaling almost 1000 gold! Please note that every realm is different but nevertheless, a little research on which fish are selling great on your realm’s auction house is encouraged. You can check out The Undermine Journal for what fish are selling well on your realm. Even though fishing can be boring and tedious to some, don’t underestimate the profit you can get from farming these fish. I will also add that the Deepsea Sagefish sells for close to 175 per stack of 20 on my realm. This fish is used to create a delicacy which most healers and casters hunger for in 85 dungeons and raids. Even the two created foods: Delicious Sagefish Tail and Severed Sagefish Head sell for a nice profit on my realm. All you need to do is check out what is selling, grab your strong fishing pole and turn up the music. Oh, one more thing…it doesn’t hurt to say “Here Fishy, Fishy” as the pupils in your eyes turn into gold coins.