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Hooked Inc: Fisher Tycoon Guide: 10 Tips, Cheats & Tricks for Catching More Fish

Hooked Inc: Fisher Tycoon is a clicker game with a fishing theme that has just been released for iOS and Android devices. The goal of the game is simple. You just need to keep catching fish in order to build the ultimate fishing empire. You can hire and upgrade your own crew so you have help in catching more fish. There are dozens of types of fish, including Rare and Epic ones, just waiting for you to find them. The game isn’t just your standard idle clicker. Aside from the main goal of catching fish, you can also participate in Brawls to help increase your value. Once you have a decent crew, you can also join various multiplayer fishing tournaments to win incredible prizes! You will never run out of things to do but to help you get a good start, you should read our Hooked Inc: Fisher Tycoon tips and tricks for some pointers!

1. Let Your Crew Do The Work

The best way to earn money is to catch a lot of fish. You can do this manually by swiping on the fish silhouettes you see in the water. It’s easy enough to do. You can even randomly swipe on the screen and you will somehow still catch fish. Of course, it would be easier if you can fish without doing all the work. Luckily, you can hire crew members to automatically fish for you. Your first crew member can be unlocked using 13 gems. Don’t worry because you will have a few free gems in your pocket as soon as you start the game. After that, you can just leave your phone plugged into a charger and let the game run all day to catch a mountain of fish.

2. Go To Deeper Waters

Maximize your earnings by always going to the deepest waters you can afford. You will gain more experience when fishing in deeper waters. Your fishing experience and the number of stars you have will increase the amount of money you earn with each fish. Before you leave your phone on auto-fishing mode, make sure you first check if there is a new location available for you to unlock. It costs money to transfer to another location but you will easily earn that back once you are catching better fish.

3. How To Catch The Big One

The Big One will first appear during the introduction tutorial of the game. You will notice that you will barely deal any damage to it as you frantically swipe on it in vain. Rod will tell you that your fishing experience is too low to catch that guy and that is true. The more fishing experience you have, the more damage you will deal on the Big One. There is one in every sea you fish in so you will need to go back if you want to catch them all. The higher your fishing experience, the faster you will encounter the Big One. Once you have around 1000 fishing experience, you will practically encounter it immediately in the first two seas.

4. Open Gold Chests

Once in a while, you will encounter a Gold Chest floating in the water. Swipe on it and it will come up on the side of your screen. If you tap on the chest you picked up, you will be given the option to watch an ad. Agree to it so you can open the chest and claim the prize. The prize is usually a number of gems so opening them can help you hire even more members for your crew. Make sure you have internet connection before trying to open the chest because you need to be connected to watch the ad. If you accidentally tapped on the chest and want to dismiss it, just tap outside of the pop-up screen. Do not click on the X on the pop-up because that will make the chest disappear.

5. Take Advantage Of Buoys

Some of your crew members will have the ability to summon buoys on the water. You can drag these buoys around the map in order to put them in the best location. If you see a school of fish coming up, drag the buoy right in its path. Any fish that crosses it will automatically be caught. Use the buoys strategically in order to catch even more fish.

6. Spend Gems Wisely

Gems are the premium currency in Hooked Inc: Fisher Tycoon. You can spend them to hire more crew members or to upgrade the ones you currently have. It is cheaper to just upgrade your existing crew but you will eventually need to hire more if you want to progress far in the game. Find the perfect balance between upgrading and hiring in order to keep improving your income without spending too many gems.

7. Collect More Free Gems

Since gems are crucial to your success in this game, you would want to get as much of it as you can. Luckily, the game can be pretty generous when it comes to giving away free gems. Aside from opening gold chests, you can also earn more by spinning the wheel. You get one free spin per day but you can get more free spins by watching advertisements. One advertisement will give you one spin. Every time you spin without hitting the jackpot, one gem will be added to the pot. It will keep going up until you eventually win a whole lot of gems. Just keep watching a lot of videos in order to get a lot of gems!

8. Purchase Small Bonuses

If you check out the anchor icon on the lower right corner of the screen, you will see a new menu. This contains several things including the wheel but one of the things you should focus on is the store for bonuses. Using the gems you earned, you can buy a few boosts that will help you earn more in the game. One of the best boosts here is the Epic Action which summons the Big One instantly. If you are tired of waiting for it in your current sea, or want to catch it again, you can purchase this boost. Just make sure you are prepared to catch it or you will end up wasting 5 gems.

9. Link Your Facebook Account

Hooked Inc: Fisher Tycoon gives you the option to link your Facebook account to the game. Once linked, you will automatically get a 250% boost in earnings. You can also use this to invite your Facebook friends to play the game. Most importantly, you will automatically appear as an additional crew member. You will have a basic rod as a crew member. The only way to upgrade it is to invite your friends to the game. The more friends you convince to play the game, the better your rod will be.

10. Participate In Tournaments

When you are confident enough in your team’s abilities, you can join the tournaments. Your crew will be given a limited amount of time to catch as many fish as possible. The crew with the most number of points at the end of the tournament wins. You can get gems, money, and other boosts if you win in these tournaments so keep trying!

Are you ready to build your fishing empire? Just follow our Hooked Inc: Fisher Tycoon tips and tricks in order to succeed!


Monday 1st of May 2023

i am not getting the once a day spin. nor am i getting commercials.



Tuesday 8th of December 2020

The Mechanic can give you up to 3 buoys.


Saturday 5th of December 2020

Hello I am also wondering which crewmember gives you the buoys? It would be really useful


Tuesday 1st of December 2020

You must be joking

Amalia Iliescu

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

HI, I am new at this game - I have quite a sum gathered from the fishing and I want to withdraw a part of this amount of money. How can I do that? I can't seem to find this info in the game. Can you please help me with info? Thank you, Amalia


Friday 18th of June 2021

@Amalia Iliescu, Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!