Fish Wrangler General Guide



Fish Wrangler General Guide by John Rathburn

Fish Wrangler is one of the fast-growing popular games on Facebook that is a turn-based game where you have the chance of catching a wild variety of unique fish every 15 minutes. There have been suggestions to create a simple guide for many months and it is hoped that this one fills that void. Below is not the only way to play the game, but it does outline one possible path to follow for the fun of the game and be successful at the same time.

This is only a chronologically-based outline and it is strongly advised to learn more about Fish Wrangler from the game, itself, and in the rest of this Wiki. Included for each step are at least the main links you can follow to find out more information on each topic discussed. There are no tricks or play-strategy information within this particular guide. However, there are some possible spoilers as there are throughout the Fish Wrangler Wiki.

You can venture off to do additional quests, catch rare fishes, but doing what is written in this guide will ensure you progress through the game quickly, and that then allows you the ability (and gold) to do whatever you desire from that point on.

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THE GUIDE

In this section, each step in the process is broken down by Angler Class so that you don’t have to keep a long list in mind as you progress. Since the Monthly Tournament is based upon these classes, it is also helpful so that you know you are on track with a majority of wranglers in the same class that you are competing against during the tournament.

Note that at some times you may have the points, but not the gold to purchase the next pole, boat, skill, or resource mentioned. At others you might have the gold, but not the points. Just keep in mind your next step as you enjoy playing Fish Wrangler and you’ll have fun and success.

Activities to do no matter what Angler Class

{Fish Wrangler Wiki}: Use this Wiki to find answers to your Fish Wrangler questions. As you gain experience, help make this Wiki better with your input.

{Forum}: Become familiar with the Discussion Boards in the game. Especially note the Changelog at the top-left of the Forums as this is where the developer normally announces tweaks to Fish Wrangler.

{Crew Trips and Captain Trips}: Invite friends to start playing Fish Wrangler and make friends with those who are already playing. Once they you have Facebook friends playing Fish Wrangler, you gain opportunities to catch more fish each day by making them part of your crew!

{Monthly Tournament}: As soon as you have the opportunity, join the tournament and continue competing every month since you can win prizes and playing in the tournaments increase the level of your poles
Poles: Once you purchase a pole, it’s yours to keep and is rotated into use during various tournaments and for quests

{Night Fishing}: After getting your first boat – join a Night Fishing Crew in Fishertonville. As you progress you are able to change Night Fishing Crews or create your own. It increases the level of your poles, earn gold and points, and increases your catch numbers – all while you are offline!

{Quests}: Once you begin your quests for specific poles – continue to work on them but don’t get overcome by them. We suggest only doing the first couple of each pole and holding off on the higher level ones until you have fished in most of the areas.

{Red Love Chum}: Fish Wrangler is a wonderfully enjoyable free game on Facebook. To keep the game updated and growing, many wranglers have donated money by purchasing the optional Red Love Chum (RLC). Do not buy this at the start of playing – learn more about the game and enjoy it for awhile before making a decision. It can also be traded in the forums of Fish Wrangler for gold, offers can be done to get it, you can win it in the official
RLC Raffle or a variety of other fun competitions in the Forum, and it can be found in Treasure Chests. Though many of the advantages are active when getting it through these other means, only certain aspects are available when RLC is purchased using Google Checkout or Paypal.

Aspiring Class (0 – 14,999 points)

Islands: The first island in Farovia is WaterPort. There are more islands to come!

Skills: Fishing 101 Newbie – you begin the game with this

Poles: Choose either the Oak Branch (280 gold) or the Broken Standard (300 gold) – you catch the same initial fish with either.

Chum: Buy and fish with the various chums (hint: some fish have chum preferences).

Poles: As you gain the gold to do so, buy the other beginning pole that you didn’t choose at the start.

Skills: At 2,000 points learn Introduction to Chumming (3,000 gold)

Poles: At 4,500 points buy the Fancy Rifle-pole (1,950 gold)

Skills: At 10,000 points learn The Art of Night Fishing and Timing (5,000 gold)

Quests: Once they are level 10, take on the first two quests of the Oak Branch and Broken Standard.

Poles: At 10,000 points buy the Excali-pole (4,200 gold)

Quests: Once it is level 10, take on the first two quests of the Excali-pole

Become a fan: Join the Fish Wrangler fan page for fun information, pictures, and more

As you come near the upper end of the Aspiring Class you should: have learned your skills up through The Art of Night Fishing and Timing, have purchased all poles up to the Excali-pole, have success using the chums available (Generic, Steak, Cayenne, Loaf), be inviting friends and making new ones part of your crew, be getting familiar with quests and how to use them to your advantage to progress through the game.

Minnow Class (15,000 – 29,999 points)

Boats: Once you have 15,000 points – buy the Beat up Dinghy (4,000 gold)

Islands: Set sail (well, start rowing) for Fishertonville

Night Fishing: Join a night fishing crew leaving out of Fishertonville

Poles: At 26,000 points buy the Necro-pole (18,400 gold)

As you come near the upper end of the Minnow Class you should: have purchased all poles up to the Necro-pole, have purchased your first boat, be fishing primarily in Fishertonville, have visited Sig’s Shell Shoppe to learn about how to use attractants/repellents for fishing, and continue the activities you started previously.

Tuna Class (30,000 – 89,999 points)

Skills: At 65,000 points learn Habitats of Large Fish (35,000 gold) once you have caught 22 Fiestas and 4 Hates

Quests: Once they are level 10, start on the first two quests of the Fancy Rifle-pole and the first three of the Necro-pole

Review Fish Wrangler: Add a review to the fan page of Fish Wrangler, let the developer know what you feel about the game.

As you come near the upper end of the Tuna Class you should: have learned skills up to Habitats of Large Fish, be fishing primarily in Fishertonville, and continue the activities you started previously.

Shark Class (90,000 – 298,999 points)

Poles: At 120,000 points buy the Steam Powered Hydro-pole (45,000 gold)

Boats: At 150,000 points buy the Mini Cruiser (35,000 gold)

Islands: Congratulations! you can now start fishing for bigger fish in Blue Crescent

Chum: Fish Guts Chum is now available to be bought and used

Skills: At 250,000 points learn Mastering Shark Wrangling (100,000 gold) once you have caught 25 Tiger Sharks, 3 Grim

Quests: At level 10, start on the first three quests of the Steam Powered Hydro-pole

As you come near the upper end of the Shark Class you should: have learned skills up to Mastering Shark Wrangling, have bought your new boat and your Steam Powered Hydro-pole, be fishing primarily in Blue Crescent, be learning how to use Fish Guts Chum effectively, and continue the activities you started previously.

Exceptional Class (299,000 – 814,999 points)

Poles: At 482,000 points buy the Sonar Pulverizer

Islands: Once you have attracted or caught 2 Volcano Rock Fish with your Sonar Pulverizer, you will be able to fish in Magma Reef

Resources: Once in Magma Reef, go to Earl’s Lava Shack to buy a Lava Suit (30,000 gold)

Poles: Buy a Cubey Incinerator (125,000 gold) – the only pole that works in Magma Reef

Chum: Only Fire Sludge and Steak (and the optional RLC) works in Magma Reef

Quests: When it is level 10, start on the first three quests of the Cubey Incinerator

Skills: At 800,000 points learn The Secrets of Farovia (375,000 gold) once you have caught 200 Tiger Sharks, 30 Red Diablo

Quests: When it is level 20, start on the first three quests of the Sonar Pulverizer

As you come near the upper end of the Exceptional Class you should: have learned skills up to The Secrets of Farovia, have bought your Cubey Incinerator and Sonar Pulverizer, be fishing primarily in Blue Crescent and Magma Reef (and cooling down your Cubey Incinerator in either WaterPort or Fishertonville), be learning how to use Fire Sludge Chum effectively, and continue the activities you started previously.

Sensational Class (815,000 – 2,429,999 points)

Resources: Fishing in Blue Crescent with your Necro-pole, and after a while you will find the Scuba Helmet ’84

Resources: After 1,200,000 points, while traveling in your Mini Cruiser to and from Blue Crescent, you will get possession of the Sans Culpra Scroll.

Islands: You are now able to surface fish in Sans Culpra

Resources: Fish in Sans Culpra with any pole to find the Message in a Bottle. Go to Earl’s House in WaterPort. Make sure to note 2 things: the password for Earl is in the message and you will need to write down where Earl is when you first visit him because he’ll ask you when you later try to buy the Rocket Booster.

Resources: Buy a full tank of Oxygen (8,000 gold) from Earl

Poles: Buy the Spear Gun (250,000 gold) to start scuba fishing in Sans Culpra

Resources: Eventually, Earl will sell you the Rocket Booster for your Mini Cruiser

Skills: After 1,750,000 points and 200 dives buy your Scuba Fishing License (450,000 gold) from Earl

Poles: Also after 1,750,000 points you can have Earl upgrade your Spear Gun to a Pneumatic Spear Gun (as long as your original Spear Gun is at least level 10). It is suggested to wait until your Spear Gun is at least level 42 so that when it upgrades you have a level 15 Pneumatic Spear Gun and can begin on the quests for that pole, if you wish.

Quests: When it is level 15, start on the first three quests of the Pneumatic Spear Gun

As you come near the upper end of the Sensational Class you should: have earned your Scuba Fishing License, have bought your Spear Gun and upgraded it to the Pneumatic Spear Gun, have learned to scuba fish effectively, be fishing primarily in Sans Culpra, and continue the activities you started previously.

Prodigious Class (2,430,000 – 7,289,999 points)

Resources: Once you attain 33% Prodigious (~4,009,000 points), Earl will give you instructions on what he needs to build a GPS Device (100,000 gold). Two sets of the items you can actually get before this, but for the third set of items you will need to have the instructions.

Islands: Once you have had the GPS Device for about 24 hours, you will receive the coordinates from the Ancient Mariner to travel to Glacier Bay
Evilness and Goodness: Before making purchases in Icelantica, decide if you would like to follow the evil or good ‘path’ while fishing there – both are equal and catch the same fish until the highest levels

Boats: Buy either the Hybrid Cruiser or Toxic Cruiser (300,000 gold)

Poles: None of the poles you have now will work in Icelantica so buy either the Holy Liberator (HL) or Evil Obliterator (EO) (600,000 gold) and make sure to read how the pole levels and the add-ons you will need to purchase as you advance

Chum: Veggie Blend Chum and Nail Goo Chum are especially made for the fish of Icelantica

Resources: After your HL/EO is level 13, once you catch an Angelica on a regular cast you will receive Snow Shoes

Islands: Once you have the Snow Shoes, you are able to travel to San Digloo though it is advised to wait until your HL/EO is level 22 before starting to fish in San Digloo for better success

Poles: Your third through fifth HL/EO add-ons are purchased in San Digloo

Resources: In order to fish in San Digloo, you will need either the Good Olde Auger or Crude Olde Auger (300,000 gold)

Quests: When it is level 15, begin your quests for your HL/EO. When you have the resources and gold, consider working on the higher level quests from your other poles.

Islands: After your HL/EO is level 32, you will catch an Inuit on a regular cast it will show you the path to Lake Freezberg though it is advised to wait until your HL/EO is at least level 54, if not level 64 to avoid low catch rates in Lake Freezburg

Resources: Your original auger isn’t powerful enough to drill here. So you have the option of buying either the Solar Powered Auger or Blood Powered Auger (500,000 gold). However, holes drilled in San Digloo ‘transfer’ over to Lake Freezburg. Understand if you don’t buy the new auger, you will need to travel back and forth every hour to drill holes.

Poles: Your sixth through eighth HL/EO add-ons are purchased in Lake Freezburg

Resources: While in Lake Freezburg, you will find a Recycled Starter Tent or Endangered Animal Tent in a Treasure Chest that you will need once you unlock Snowpeak River

Islands: After your HL/EO is level 69 (or 72 – depending on the source of information) a Bottom Feeder will wander by in Lake Freezburg. Bribe it with rum (or gold) and you will be able to travel to Snowpeak River though it is advised to wait until HL/EO is at least level 83, if not level 86 to avoid low catch rates in Snowpeak River

Skills: At 6,000,000 points learn Sub-Zero Survival Training (475,000 gold) in Snowpeak River

Poles: Your ninth and tenth HL/EO add-ons are purchased in Snowpeak River

Islands: After your HL/EO is level 100, catch the Reigning Ice Fish on a regular cast and you will be rewarded with the route to Snowpeak Summit

Resources: Your Recycled Starter Tent or Endangered Animal Tent will be upgraded to Holy Shack or Evil Shack when you are given the route to Snowpeak Summit

As you come near the upper end of the Prodigious Class you should: have learned the skill Sub-Zero Survival Training, have bought your new Cruiser and the resources necessary for fishing in Icelantica while leveling your Holy Liberator or Evil Obliterator, be using Veggie Blend or Nail Goo effectively, be fishing primarily in the upper areas of Icelantica, and continue the activities you started previously.

Righteous Class (7,290,000 – 21,869,999 points)

New poles, fish, area and quests coming before the end of 2009

Poles: Many choose to go through Icelantica again but this time with the other pole available.

As you come near the upper end of the Righteous Class you should continue the activities you started previously. NOTE: Fish Wrangler is an ever-evolving and growing game. By the time you have reached this Class, there will be new areas, fish, poles, resources, quests, etc that will be added (or perhaps you will add) to this guide.

Extraordinaire Class (21,870,000 – 65,609,999 points)

As you come near the upper end of the Extraordinaire Class you should continue the activities you started previously. NOTE: Fish Wrangler is an ever-evolving and growing game. By the time you have reached this Class, there will be new areas, fish, poles, resources, quests, etc that will be added (or perhaps you will add) to this guide.

Incredible Class (65,610,000 – 131,219,999 points)

As you come near the upper end of the Incredible Class you should you should continue the activities you started previously. NOTE: Fish Wrangler is an ever-evolving and growing game. By the time you have reached this Class, there will be new areas, fish, poles, resources, quests, etc that will be added (or perhaps you will add) to this guide

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