there is this special vasj'ir style cove of the eastern side of darkmoon near this wreaked ship i read about it and went there there was 50 other people i tryed fishing there and in 10 casts i got 4 of the rare fish for one that didn't get away and 3 sea ponys is this some kind of special drop rate spot
[Fishing] darkmoon luck
For reference, the cave is half way along the eastern coast. The entrance is in a V-shaped indentation in the sea wall (the undersea edge), close to the point at which fatigue starts, directly below a ship wreck.
I don't know if this area has a higher chance of rare catches. I caught one Sea Pony there fairly quickly, but that may just be chance. May try some more casts later.
Either this is the first time I got lucky or that cave does have a higher rate,
managed to get the Sea Pony in 33 catches.
Total fish caught was:
18 Rainbow Fin Albacore
9 Oily Blackmouth
9 Firefin Snapper
2 Waterlogged Crate
1 Sea Pony
Statisticly not a very accuraote pool (heh - pool), but worth considering if you aren't having any luck on the boardwalk.
I'm afraid Blizz nerfed this location. (74,43 when standing in cave)
Lvl 85, skill 525 (563 with buffs)
102 rainbow fin albacore
29 oily blackmouth
8 firefin snapper
and a few misc. (message in a bottles, waterlogged crates, small locked chest)
no rares, no pony yet.
I don't know if it matters that the location is technically in the great sea?
Wierd.... I was fishing on the boardwalk for like 2 hours.
I swam to this location and picked it up in 2 casts. Maybe dumb luck (which I doubt since it took me like 8 months to get my sea turtle and I'm far from lucky.)
It's wierd but there may be something to this.
I think it took me less than 2 trips around the island just fishing from Shipwreck Pools, which now have me hooked as I love the random goodies contained inside. Depending on the other people fishing, it may take longer to catch from the pools, but ut certainly makes up for it in profitability. I made over 1000 gold just fishing for my pony.
So, I set out, with 115 Fishing Skill with a why not attitude, and got the Sea Pony in 1 cast.
Please don't hate me. To post what others posted,
Level 78, 114 Skill.
Came with a Oily Blackmouth.
/played 6 days.
Maybe this adds to the theory that low level'd characters get it faster? I don't know much other than I am ridiculously lucky.
I have 12 days played and 525 fishing, was using the Jeweled rod. I was fishing off that square floating dock with the ramp up to it. I didn't keep track of what fish I caught, but it was much less than 100 casts before I caught it. I was probably there 15-30 minutes. I don't have any of the other rare fish achievements.
I was fishing in those pools of wreckage previously, but didn't see the sea pony there out of maybe a dozen. But made a lot of money off the items in the crates. There's usually a lot of competition on the pools of wreckage, though.
Just to clarify the Underwater Cave thing. My coordinate thing said 75,34 on the Great Sea. Like it's been said, it's about 1/3 to 1/2 way down the East coast of the island when looking from the North, look for the 'V' in the outline of the island. You'll see an underwater shipwreck if you're diving. You start getting fatigue as you swim down, but it ends when you enter the cave.
I didn't have any special luck there, but I didn't stay for long. Lots of Rainbow Fin Albacore and Oily Blackmouth, same as everywhere else on the island. No one was there, but no one was along the east coast of the island either.
Just to mention it. Pools of Wreckage do spawn along the eastern shore. I saw two on my way up from the docks. Hardly anyone goes there, but they're really spaced out compared to the ones around the docks.
Darn. Drowned while making this post. Heh. Maybe I should have gotten to shore first. :D
I'd like to comment as well on this cave:
After fishing for over 250 casts on the boardwalk I checked out this page for more help and found out about this cave, I went there and got the sea pony on my 4th cast. I suggest you try it if, might still be worth trying it.
I fished for about 100 casts on the boardwalk, and then went to the cave. Got it on my 50th cast.
My real intention was to get the rare fish to finish my Salty title, but unfortunately the sea pony popped up too soon.
So after reading about this cave I decided to give it whirl, so me on my trusty turtle mount paddle on out to what I thought was the spot, and start to descend. I remembered reading about the "fatigue" so I didn't pay it much mind feeling certain I'd find the cave entrance any second, any second now, ...ummmm.....dead.
So, I run back from the grave yard and see on my map where my waterlogged corpse is; that I am way off, but I figure when I reach my body I'll rez and swim to the dive spot.
I get right on top of where my lifeless bod is and can't dive down, you know, being a ghost n all.
So kids, be sure to take the rez sickness from the Death Angel, unless of course there is a trick to the "diving in water as ghost thing" that I am currently unaware.
So now I'm back to life and at square one again. This time I decide to raft out. May be quicker, ya know? So I raft to the coordinates, and looking down I can see the ship wreak. Ooooooo right spot. Yay for me!
Now to jump off raft.
I have a special "dismount" macro for such situations.
Your right, It didn't work.
Now what. I'm new to this raft thing just having acquired it the other day. I happen to see it's icon upper right of screen.
Yay I'm in the water.
I had decided before hand to give the spot a full 2 hours, so fishing I start.
Caught Sea Pony around 1 Hour 20 Min.
Here my catches:
104 Raw Rainbow Fin Albacore
50 Oily Blackmouth
17 Fire Fin Snapper
3 Water Logged Crates
1 Small Locked Chest
1 Sea Pony (of the "uncommon" variety)
Crates yielded: 1 Coarse Blasting Powder / 1 Blasting Powder / 1 Broken Modulator (1 item ea. crate)
The small locked chest yielded: 1 Bolt of Woolen Cloth.
So, Here I sat having Just gotten the pony and of couse I wanna check it out, so I go into my Mounts tab and... wait what? No PONY!
Heart sick I scroll through log and find that it's a pet.
Hay, news to me. I just assumed it was a mount. I mean I caught the turtle (mount) right?
So I finished fishing out the rest of the 2 hours with Ed, (that's the name of my Sea Pony, Ed,
Get it?) and there was nothing else notable to report.
The above fish count is in fact for the 80 odd minuets or so fishing before I found Ed.
Now you might be thinking that this is a WHOPPER of a fish tale, but I assure you it's true.
Just ask Ed. He was watchin' the whole time I'm sure.
Did about 20 pools.. no luck..
went into cave ^^ 24 cast.. a blue sea pony .. ;)
Cave is definitely a good spot. Got the pony in 34 casts on alt with 600 skill. Catches are congruent with your fishing skill. 600 skill caught carp, shrimp and octopus. Lures appear to have no effectiveness here. Alt with 220 skill took much longer to catch the pony, about 120 casts. This cave appears to be a good place to level your fishing if you want to spend the time. Leveled from 220 to 425 in about 2 1/2 hours, including time to run back to the pier and train. Guild does have Working Overtime Perk which may have helped this fast leveling though.
You do not have to swim out to the fatigue area to get to the cave. It it about 1/2 way up the East coast.Just a bit South-East of the spot that juts out on the map. Look for the ship under water and dive right behind the bow. If you are as crazy as me, run up the hill at the end of the beach. If you go to the spot that juts out the furthest and jump off, you will land in the water aimed for the spot you need to dive.
Not sure if it means anything but here is my take on the subject.
Using the addon fishing buddy, I noticed that there are two locations withint inches of each other along the shore.... Some say "Darkmoon Island: Darkmoon Island" and the other Darkmoon Island: The Great Sea" Looking at statistics on the addon, i have over 600 catches on Darkmoon Island with NO sea pony. But on the list for The Great Sea, I have 3 Sea Pony's ... Just a thought...
I just found the cave and between checking facebook, signing in here and doing other things in the past ten minutes I fished up http://www.wowhead.com/item=93732/darkmoon-fishing-cap no pet yet but I am focused lol
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