Hooked Inc Strategy Guide – Catch the Biggest Fish With These Hints and Tips

Hooked Inc is a semi-idle fishing game that sees you swiping the screen to land your catch. It’s well put together and it’s pretty easy to get to grips with the main gameplay mechanics. But there are other things bubbling under the surface that you’re going to have to figure out if you want to make sure you’re getting as many fish as you possibly can.

Which is why we thought it was a good idea to write up this guide. We’ve played a decent chunk of Hooked Inc and discovered a series of strategies that are going to take your ocean-trawling skills to the next level. And now we’re sharing them with you. You’re most welcome.

Just thrown your line out for the first time? Already hooked one of the mega-fish that haunt the different areas? Wherever you are in your Hooked Inc journey, there’s going to be something on this list that’s going to help you out. So let’s do this – here are the best hints, tips and tricks for Hooked Inc.

Watch out for shoals

Shoals are a great way to make a lot of money in a short amount of time. When you spot one, swipe as many of the fish as you can. You’ll up your multiplier and be raking in the cash. If the shoal goes under your boat, remember to start swiping on the other side to collect even more once they’ve passed.

Swipe like mad on the big fish

There’s a big fish on every section, and while it’s going to take you a while to be strong enough to collect them, it’s still worth your time. Swipe as fast as you can on the big fish when it appears – the screen will darken to let you know its on its way. You might not catch it, but it’s good to get the practice in for when you’re strong enough.

Complete the challenges

Challenges will appear in the top right of the screen in small green boxes. Tap on one to see what you need to do to complete it. Some of them you’ll finish just by playing, but there are others that are going to take a little more dedication to get done. Make sure you always know what the current challenge is, and make sure you’re working towards completing it.

Open the boxes

You’ll sometimes swipe on a variety of different boxes floating in the ocean. These will appear in the bar at the top right of the screen. Tap them to find out how you can open them. Some will open automatically, others will need gems or time or videos to get what’s inside. We wouldn’t recommend spending your gems on boxes, but the rest are fair game.

Hire when you can

You should save your gems for hiring and upgrading new crew mates. These will up your fishing skills and allow you to earn more and catch more fish. The more crew you have, the better you’re going to do, and they stick around when you cash in your fishing XP as well, which is super useful.

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