This page summarises how to catch Furious Crawdad. For a more detailed guide, see Catching Furious Crawdad and Mr. Pinchy.
About Furious Crawdad
Usage: Cooking: Spicy Crawdad (restores 7500 health over 30 sec, 30 Stamina and 20 Spirit for 30 min, requires Level 55). Spicy Crawdad are commonly regarded as an essential raid "tank" buff.
Vendor Value: 8c.
Auction Value: Spicy Crawdad sell for around 1g 70s, particularly where there is a large raiding community. ((Prior to patch 2.1, Raw Furious Crawdad also sold well to Alliance, since they were the only way to raise cooking skill to 375.))
Catching Furious Crawdad
Detailed mapping of hard to find areas is shown below.
Notes: Areas with Highland Mixed School require a flying mount or (Druid) flight ability to reach. In Terokkar Forest, there are 10 confirmed pool locations in Blackwind Lake (near Skettis), 4 in Lake Ere'Noru (above Allerian Stronghold), and 3 in Lake Jorune (above Stonebreaker Hold). There are no pools in Silmyr Lake.
Detailed Guide: Catching Furious Crawdad and Mr. Pinchy - How to catch Furious Crawdad, and Mr. Pinchy, who may grant you a rare Magical Crawdad pet.
Commentary: Each Highland Mixed School gives an average of 3 Furious Crawdad. Highland Mixed Schools are very commonly fished, yet there are only 17 possible spawning locations, and each typically respawns 60-65 minutes after it was last fished (emptied). So if other people have been fishing within the previous hour (very likely), you may struggle to find any Highland Mixed Schools. Pools around Blackwind Lake are patrolled by elite giants, however these can be avoided by simply flying away when the giant approaches. Those able to walk on water (Priests and Shamen) can fish while standing in the lake, and so avoid most monsters completely.
|Water/pool type||Minimum skill||Areas||Catch Rate||Commonly caught fish|
|To cast||To avoid get aways||% of Catch||Source|
|Highland Mixed School - Inland||405||500||65%||Sample: 1060.|
The catch rate is the approximate proportion of all catches in the area from the water/pool type that are the named fish.
- Valuable Fish - This chapter will help you catch fish of value.
- Pools and Wreckage - This chapter will help you fish among schools and floating debris.
- The Burning Crusade - Fishing changes in the first expansion.
- Catching Furious Crawdad and Mr. Pinchy - How to catch Furious Crawdad, and Mr. Pinchy, who may grant you a rare Magical Crawdad pet (The Burning Crusade only).
- The Role of Skill - This topic considers the role skill plays in fishing, including how skill changes the proportion of fish that "get away".
- Zone Base Fishing Skill - This topic attempts to answer the question, what fishing skill will I need to fish in a certain zone?
These remarks have been written about this subject by El's readers in the forums. Hopefully you will find them useful.
By Gummo, on 07 June 2008:
I have seen a few people who have gotten to Lake Ere'Noru without flying (the lake behind Allerian Stronghold) to fish for Furious Crawdad and Mr. Pinchy, but I haven't been able to duplicate this feat (see here, here, here, and here)
I've found the path from the Arrakoa village to the lake, but I can't get over the last ridge to reach the lake. Some mention needing an epic mount, but I couldn't do it even then. Does anyone have more detailed advice on getting there? It's possible the terrain has been changed in a recent patch to prevent this. I also tried slow fall + rocket boots xtreme but couldn't get there...
By Trokair, on 10 June 2008:
You don't even need a mount, just a few tricky jumps on foot over the terrain there (unless they've changed the terrain, as you mentioned).
I'll try it tonight or soon, take a screenshot of the ridge you jump over, and post it up here.
By chubtohd, on 09 August 2008:
well done man...well done :)