Selecting an Area
To select an area to fish at, go to the main menu by tapping the home icon on any bar and press the Go Fishing option. You’ll be then brought to a screen where you can select different lakes. You can switch between fishing areas by flipping the pages back and forth. Different fishing areas will be unlocked gradually as you accomplish quests.
Choosing a spot
After selecting a spot, you’ll be brought to a birds eye view of that location. Here is where you can choose an area to fish at by simply tapping twice anywhere you see water. You can scroll with your finger and also zoom in and zoom out here too.
To cast, select a spot you wish to fish at and tap twice. You’ll be brought to a new screen where you can cast out by flicking your device forward and down*. To catch a fish, simply reel in using your finger. Once a fish bites, you’ll feel your device vibrate or beep. Make sure to set the hook by quickly raising your device upward otherwise you’ll lose it!
Fighting a fish
After setting the hook, a status bar will appear showing the line tension, fish endurance, and line out. Line tension is how hard the fish is pulling; make sure this doesn’t get too high or the fish will break the line and escape. Fish endurance is how strong or tired the fish is and will go down gradually as the fight persists. Line out is how much line you have left and tells you how close or far the fish is. Make sure not to let too much line out though!
Setting a boat
While you can beat the game with just casting lures, boats offer a way to save time and instantly hook onto a fish.To set a boat, first bring up the menu bar by touching the tab and tap the boat icon with the red flag. This will switch between casting and setting boats. To switch baits, tap the bait tab to toggle through your selection. You can retrieve the boat by double tapping on them, and if a red flag is up, you’ll instantly find yourself in a fish fight. Note that while boats are reusable, most baits will be used up every time you hook a fish.
In Summer Fishing you can purchase baits from to shop or gather them by placing traps. To place a trap, simply go to the menu bar when in a fishing area and tap the boat icon and then buoy icon. Bait traps can be set similar to boats. Retrieve them at a later time to collect baits to use for boats or when casting.
To buy equipment, baits, and lures, go to the shop by tapping the money icon on the menu bar. Here you can use your fish cash or fish coins to purchase miscellaneous things.