Desert Island Fishing is a new game for the iOS and Android where you play as a castaway who fishes on a desert island, makes connections with other castaways, catch fish and a ton of other goodies and garbage, and even build an aquarium. You can earn coins, upgrade your rod, tackle, bait, and more. Read on for some tips and tricks for Desert Island Fishing!
You’ll catch a whole bunch of stuff during the beginning of the game that will set the whole thing up, such as the radar, the PDA, the tackle box, and more. Once you get the radar, it will tell you what depth to fish at, and when you get the nearby fish list (swipe left to pass and swipe right to accept), a mission-oriented fish will have a little radar logo next to it. Swipe left up to two times in order to pass while looking for a rarer or quest fish.
Every time you complete a mission, you gain a level, and the levels are exclusive to each one of your castaways; for example, if desert island guy gains a level, Eleanor won’t gain a level also. However, you can use any one of your castaways to contribute fish to a quest, although depending on the type (Aquatic Plants, Driftwood, etc), the stuff might be relegated to one specific castaway.
Once you unlock the aquarium, you can use it to earn money while you’re offline. Put the fish with the highest ranking (or non-fish item with the largest ranking) into it to earn the most money possible. You can buy more tanks, but they tend to require a LOT of money. They’re worth it, though; bigger tanks hold more fish, which earn you more money in a much shorter amount of time.
Specific items can earn you a ton of coins. Every time you hook a TV, pull it up and you will be able to watch an ad video for an instant 500 coins. When you pull junk mail, you’ll build up your junk mail counter, which, when full, will allow you to take a trip to treasure island. At treasure island you have a chance to catch clams, and each clam either earns you coins or pearls, which are the premium currency of the game.
Rare bait, lures and hooks have their uses, but the common, standard ones never run out. So if you ever run out of the money needed for the good baits, just use the standard ones and catch and sell fish rapidly until you build up the money again to buy one of the rare/good baits.