Place it in the water, load it with bait, and check the next day to see if you've caught anything. Works in streams, lakes, ponds, and the ocean. 

You can buy the Crab Pot from Willy in the Fishing Shop on the Beach for 1500G. You can also get three crab pots by completing the Crab Pot bundle in the Community Center, or from crafting using 40 Wood and 3 Iron bars. With the Trapper perk, they cost 25 Wood and 2 Copper Bars to craft. Bait is unlocked once you hit level 2 in fishing, and is crafted from monster meat. 

With the Crab Pot you can catch:

Image Name Location Sell Price Recipe Use
Clam Ocean NoStar: 50g
SilverStar: 62g
GoldStar: 75g
Chowder, Maki Roll, Sashimi
Cockle Freshwater (River, Lake, Pond) NoStar: 62g
SilverStar: 77g
GoldStar: 93g
Maki Roll, Sashimi
Crab Ocean NoStar: 125g Crab Cakes, Maki Roll, Sashimi
Crayfish Freshwater (River, Lake, Pond) NoStar: 93g Maki Roll, Sashimi
Lobster Lobster Ocean NoStar: 150g Lobster Bisque, Maki Roll, Sashimi
Mussel Ocean NoStar: 37g
SilverStar: 46g
GoldStar: 56g
Maki Roll, Sashimi
Oyster Ocean NoStar: 50g
SilverStar: 62g
GoldStar: 75g
Maki Roll, Sashimi
Periwinkle Freshwater (River, Lake, Pond) NoStar 25g Maki Roll, Sashimi, Strange Bun
Shrimp Ocean NoStar75g Maki Roll, Sashimi, Tom Kha Soup
Snail Freshwater (River, Lake, Pond) NoStar 81g Escargot, Maki Roll, Sashimi

Other Items Possible:


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