Winter Squid - El's Extreme Anglin' - WoW Fishing Guide

This page summarises how to catch Winter Squid. For a more detailed guide, see Catching Winter Squid.

Winter Squid

About Winter Squid

Usage: Cooking: Grilled Squid (restores 874 health over 27 sec, increase your Agility by 10 for 10 min, requires Level 35).

Vendor Value: 7c.

Auction Value: Traditionally a reasonable seller, Grilled Squid have effectively been replaced in the Burning Crusade by cooked Figluster's Mudfish (Grilled Mudfish), which give a better buff.

Catching Winter Squid

Detailed mapping of hard to find areas is shown below.

Time: Winter Squid are seasonal, and can only be caught between the September (Autumn/Fall) and March (Spring) equinox (approximately 22 September to 20 March). Highest catch rate 12:00-18:00. Cannot be caught 00:00-06:00, except in the Bay of Storms area of Azshara.

Detailed Guide: Catching Winter Squid - This topic explains the best place and time to catch Winter Squid.

Commentary: Overall highest catch rate is in the higher-skill area (Azshara Bay of Storms) - over 30% of the catch between 12:00 and 18:00, compared to under 15% during the same period in lower-skill areas.

Where to catch Winter Squid
Water/pool typeMinimum skillAreasCatch RateCommonly caught fish
To castTo avoid get aways% of CatchSource
Open Water - Coastal2053000-15% [1]Sample: 2848.
33042510-30% [1]Sample: 857.
  1. Winter only. Best catch rate 12:00-18:00.

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: Bay of Storms. Map: Jaguero Isle.

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Learn More

  • Variation by Time - This topic explores how catch rates for fish vary by time of day.
  • Catching Winter Squid - This topic explains the best place and time to catch Winter Squid.
  • 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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