1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest, Having Login Issues? Check this thread!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hail Guest!,
    Please take a moment to read this post reminding you all of the importance of Account Security.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Author Wes Locher has teamed up with Stratics for a giveaway of his new book Braving Britannia. This book explores the history and impact of Ultima Online and includes interviews from current and past dev team members as well as many UO and Stratics community members. Click here for more details!
    Dismiss Notice

[Fishing] I thought I was supposed to get BETTER at fishing?

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Basara, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter

    Jul 16, 2003
    Likes Received:
    I'm at 117.9 skill

    Recent run to the Underworld for a backpack full of fish (normally I bring my beetle but I was just looking for a couple specific fish).

    34 Dungeon Fish
    1 each, mud puppy & red herring (19 & 66 stone)
    2 mess of small fish
    TEN pairs of footwear.

    48 items fished up, and approximately 1/3 of them weren't usable fish. Hell, over 20% were Footwear (at least the small fish and fish steaks from the two big fish have SOME use).
  2. vvvaaannn

    vvvaaannn Guest

    IMHO skill level has ZERO effect on anything other than the rate at which you catch rare/legendary fish. For fun I ran a test of my 120 fisher on a regular shard vs. a 100 fisher on TC. Admittedly the sample size was too small to make a definative conclusion (only about 1000 casts on each tracked), but the data seemed to clearly point to the conclusion that skill level >100 has no effect on the rate of what you catch other than the special fish, (i.e. you catch as many boots and small fish at 120 as at 100). I remember that Mark_Mythic at one time indicated that "they may look at changing it so a 120 gets less/no footware", but clearly that has never been implimented.