a flighty catfish  


Uploaded July 24th, 2007
Updated July 25th, 2007

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Categories: Templatized | EverQuest
This page last modified 2008-02-27 10:14:36.

Level: 25
Expansion: Original
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2020-05-12 16:00:06
Known Loot:
icon Giant Catfish

Known Habitats:
  Ocean of Tears

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Fast respawn by killing Sharks
# Feb 11 2018 at 7:02 PM Rating: Good
308 posts
Killed him once, then he respawned very fast. But after that for hours nothing. Killed a bunch of 30 sharks and he was after that there. It seems all water life has a chance for spawning him.
don't need a tracker for this
# Apr 02 2016 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
141 posts
zone into OoT from BB so you begin on Sister Isle. Then run to the NE side and go straight into the water, with clip plane maxed out you will have all the visibility you need to spot the little guy. There is no need to try to swim up to him, just dagger throw (exuberant daggerthrow ftw) and it should be enough to one shot him.

Note: you CAN land assassinate on this fish. I did so with the dagger throw.
Biko - Formerly of Solusek Ro
# Jan 02 2014 at 8:12 AM Rating: Good
264 posts
Also found it just NE of Sister Isle. Was pretty close to the shoreline. Tracked it with a Level 3 Ranger.
NE of Sister Isle
# Dec 07 2013 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
36 posts
Found NE of Sisters Isle.
Found Easy
# Jul 15 2010 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
I found him of the shore a bit on the NE side of the Sister Island. He was up when I got to the zone, I guess I am lucky.
# Aug 09 2009 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
OK I GOT LUCKY...within 15 minutes of searching this conitent...i went to sister isle auto swimming. he was on the beach when I alt-tabbed back into game. He wasnt moving fast at all. Have 200 swimming AT LEAST. I hope you get lucky as I did.
far NE corner of zone
# Jun 28 2009 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
I finally found him after a few rounds of the entire zone with bard tracking.
He was in the far NE corner of the zone and was mostly underwater!
# Jan 05 2009 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Found right at the docks, where the boat comes in from Freeport
found it
# Feb 27 2008 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
just take a boat from Freeport, and stay in the boat. while keep on tracking, drop off the boat when you have it in the track. it fly over the water, close to SoW speed. so, make sure you have leviate or SOE to chase it.
Drop item you need everytime you find it
Finding 'a flighty catfish'
# Dec 05 2007 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
I found him this weekend pathing west on the southern boat route. He was skimming the SURFACE of the water very fast, at about run speed 2 I would imagine. Ocassionally, he would despawn (bug?) and reappear to the east. Even with a ranger tracking, he was very confusing. It was definately daytime in game when I finally caught up to him.

BTW, I camped east of the Aviak island for 5 hours previous to that and never saw him. He may not respawn there unless killed.

On a side note.. you may be in this zone a while. Although it is fun raising the swimming skill, make certain you keep tabs on your food supply. I ran out of food twice while in zone (halflings are hungry). If you are out of food when you loot the giant catfish, you WILL eat it. Thought I'd toss out that warning.

Edited, Dec 5th 2007 7:32am by Alkyhaulyk
Finding 'a flighty catfish'
# Feb 08 2008 at 9:23 AM Rating: Default
292 posts
Ditto Ditto Ditto....Finally got him today.

After many days and hours of checking east of Aviak Island locations mentioned below, I never saw him. I believe those are its spawn locations if someone had killed it recently. Since I was always the only one it the zone, that would be unlikely.

This morning I switched tactics, Using the map from the other post. I swam back and forth along the southern boat route. Found him within an hour right at the sea surface. I pulled him with an arrow then meleed him down. He swims fast so don't let him get away.

I clicked to loot and got the loot window. But I couldn't get the loot at first.
The problem was that I was at the surface and the corpse had sunk to the bottom. I had to close that loot window and swim down to the corpse and re-loot. Finally got the Giant Catfish for the Epic prequest, TADAA
shipping lanes
# Aug 27 2007 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
69 posts
He follows the ship channels

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# May 25 2007 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
73 posts
Anyone know where he is at now, since the revamp?
# May 26 2007 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
1,352 posts
he paths around the whole sea now, but he has a couple spots he stays stationary at for a couple minutes. i marked his pathing on my map and loaded it to the map page on my sig, and here is a screenshot of his pathing

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spawn point
# Apr 03 2007 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
Spawned at +1927, +2300 ,-280 . east of aviak island N/W of succor point on map. hope it helps and it was right on the bottom of the ocean.
Found easily with Ranger
# Mar 24 2007 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Found at 1577, 2579, -260. Had Ranger along and a flighty catfish was the only mob in the area. Dropped Giant Catfish as promised
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Found easily with Ranger
# May 14 2007 at 4:10 AM Rating: Decent
159 posts
Number's are correct on location.. important note: the catfish hovers around 20 ft from surface.... but rest is GTG !
# Aug 19 2005 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
163 posts
was this mob stationary or swam around the ocean?
Finding this for Rogue Epic
# May 27 2005 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
Finally found one (Needed for Rogue Epic)
2108, 2204, -280
Between succor point and aviak island
Sometime between 5am and dawn game time.
RE: Finding this for Rogue Epic
# Sep 10 2005 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
I found it around that area he seems to follow a pattern. Also it does not have the name " a flighty catfish " above it. It is just a small fish at the bottom of the ocean. I had a ranger friend help me or I would have never found it.
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