Firefin Snapper - El's Extreme Anglin' - WoW Fishing Guide

This page summarises how to catch Firefin Snapper.

Firefin Snapper

About Firefin Snapper

Usage: Alchemy: Fire Oil (2 fish per oil). This is primarily used to make Elixir of Greater Firepower.

Vendor Value: 5c.

Auction Value: 30s.

Catching Firefin Snapper

Detailed mapping of hard to find areas is shown below.

Notes: Sometimes Firefin Snapper School on the northern border of Dustwallow Marsh appear in The Barrens, and so can be fished at lower (1 to cast, 75 to avoid get-aways) skill (from bazooka).

Commentary: Only about 10-15% of the catch from open water will be Firefin Snapper. Pool fishing will normally give a far better catch rate. Oil Spills in Stonetalon Mountains are a particularly good choice, because the zone is quiet, and there are only two pool types in the set (Wreckage and Oil Spill). Coastal Firefin Snapper School also tend to be plentiful in higher-skilled areas, since these pool sets contain the heavily-fished Stonescale Eel Swarm.

Where to catch Firefin Snapper
Water/pool typeMinimum skillAreasCatch RateCommonly caught fish
To castTo avoid get aways% of CatchSource
Firefin Snapper School - Coastal5515080%Sample: 272.
  • Firefin Snapper
13022580%Sample: 272.
  • Firefin Snapper
20530080%Sample: 272.
  • Firefin Snapper
Oil Spill - Inland5515080%Sample: 272.
  • Firefin Snapper
Open Water - Coastal5515015%Sample: 154.
13022512%Via Thottbot.
20530011%Sample: 2848.
School of Tastyfish - Coastal1302255%Sample.

The catch rate is the approximate proportion of all catches in the area from the water/pool type that are the named fish.

Detailed Mapping

Map: Jaguero Isle. Map: Blackwolf River, Cragpool Lake and Mirkfallon Lake in the Stonetalon Mountains.

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Learn More

  • Getting Started - Read this chapter if you are new to fishing, or have only just started fishing.
  • Valuable Fish - This chapter will help you catch fish of value.
  • Pools and Wreckage - This chapter will help you fish among schools and floating debris.
  • The Role of Skill - This topic considers the role skill plays in fishing, including how skill changes the proportion of fish that "get away".
  • Zone Base Fishing Skill - This topic attempts to answer the question, what fishing skill will I need to fish in a certain zone?
  • Gazetteer - This topic develops a simple gazetteer that shows which fish may be caught in which zones.
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