Lightning Eel

Lightning Eel

Where to catch Lightning Eel.

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Catching Lightning Eel

Where to Catch Lightning Eel
WaterAreasNo-Junk SkillCatch RateCommon Catch
% of CatchSample
Open WaterInland: Blasted Lands (Tainted Forest)250-10% [1]
Open Water3000-10% [2]
Open WaterInland: Un'Goro Crater (General)3750-10% [1]
Open Water4250-10% [1]
Open WaterInland: Deadwind Pass4254%
929Barbed Gill Trout
  • [1] Best catch rate 12:00-18:00
  • [2] 12:00-18:00 only

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Lightning Eel Woe!

  • Detri, May 2010

    Okay, not woe... I'm exaggerating!

    But even so, I'm sat here in Winterspring at 1:36pm Eu Server Time and of the 50+ fish I've caught, ZERO have been Lightning Eel.

    My first thought was that I should consider PDT in America and delay my 12:00 - 18:00 fishing window by the 8 hours difference in time between CA and London... but then I dismissed that as madness.

    Still... I'm fishing in theFrostfire Hot Springs in Winterspring... just north-west of Timbermaw Post.... East of Felwood.. and according to El, I should be on a 25% catch rate, or less.

    But THIS much less?

    If anyone has any tips, then please do pass them on.

    I caught a handful of Lightning Eel last night (around 9pm server time) but maybe that was just conincience.

    Thanks, fellas.

  • el, May 2010

    Times should be based on the realm. If you're playing on a US realm, then it'll be rather too early.

    Generally times split into 4x 6-hour blocks: 1 best, 1 dead, and 2 some. The dead time for Lightning Eel is 00:00-06:00. Literally 0 catches. 06:00-12:00 and 18:00-00:00 are times when some Lightning Eel can be caught. But the highest catch rate is 12:00-18:00.

    Having said that, I haven't checked this for a long time, so it may have changed. It would be helpful if you could confirm the realm time (by command /time).

  • Detri, May 2010

    Well, I can confirm that my realm time is working and it's indeed correct when I type /time.

    I posted a message on the EU Forums, under professions, so maybe someone can shed some light on it there.

    When I have time, I'll get an addon installed and take some print-screens.

    Perhaps they're affected by Autumn/Spring (Spring and Fall) and it's fliped on it's head at the moment?

    I'll keep you all posted.

    Great site, by the way... it's a great corner of Azeroth you've got here. :)

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  • el, May 2010

    Tested this just after (EU) midnight, and I'm not seeing any changes.

    One question to you: When fishing in the afternoon, were you catching Raw Sunscale Salmon or Raw Nightfin Snapper?

  • Trokair, May 2010

    Could he just catch Lightning Eel faster in Deadwind Pass... or is that also subject to certain time frames?

  • Detri, May 2010

    I was testing at 1:13PM. That's the afternoon... just after lunch. :)

    I was catching Sunscale, Whitescale and Redgill.. from memory... But specifically Sunscale, of the two you mentioned.

    (Edit: I think ZA and Deadwind are both static 4% drops.)

  • el, May 2010

    I've confirmed that Lighning Eel can be caught in Winterspring at about 14:00. The catch rate seems quite a bit lower than 25% (perhaps 10% - needs much more testing). So maybe there has been a subtle change. Still, that would probably be better than Deadwind Pass/Zul'Aman at that time (just under 5%).

  • Detri, May 2010

    Okay, thanks, El! :)

    I'm trying to save up some Stormchops when when I level my Shaman (just for fun in instances) so any help is much appreciated...

    Now for Clefthoof genocide!

  • Coppernica, November 2010

    I was fishing in Deadwind Pass just after midnight server time (and local time). After about 25 casts, I got one Lightning Eel. So, the drop rate is very low, but they are dropped between 00:00 and 06:00. I'll try again during other hours and see how it compares. At least I got one Eel for the Stormchop recipe to make for the achievement. Just need 30 more for the Writ quest.

  • eGaTS, March 2011

    630 Fishing Skill

    Alternating between
    Frostfire Hot Springs, Winterspring (32, 50)
    Timbermaw Hold, Winterspring (23, 47)
    Snowden Chalet, Winterspring (25, 60)

    Saw no one else fishing the entire time I was in the zone.

    Friday, March 4, 2011
    197 catches between 12:54 and 14:58 realm time

    • 46.70% -- 92 Raw Whitescale Salmon
    • 35.53% -- 70 Raw Sunscale Salmon
    • 12.18% -- 24 Raw Redgill
    • 4.57% -- 9 Lightning Eel
    • / -- 1 15 Pound Salmon
    • / -- 1 Superior Mana Potion
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