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Sea Trap
Sea Trap.png
"It's a trap for sea creatures."
Palm Leaf.png × 4Empty Bottle.png × 2Jellyfish.png × 1
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Science Machine.png
8 uses
Catches Wobsters
can be baited
Stacks up to
Does not stack
Wilson Portrait.png
For the deadliest catch.


Willow Portrait.png
C'mon, swim inside! It's cozy in there!


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Little pincher does not stand a chance.


Wendy Portrait.png
Come, creatures of the sea! Enjoy a lovely snack!


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Place it near the creature's den.


Woodie Portrait.png
I'm looking forward to a wobster dinner.


Waxwell Portrait.png
The curiosity will get the best of you eventually.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Bring me spöils öf the sea!


Webber Portrait.png
Things swim in. Dinner comes out.


Walani Portrait.png
Wobster goes in. Dinner comes out.


Warly Portrait.png
I can trick some delicious crustaceans into this!


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Tis' a pirate's lunch fer me!


Sea Trap is an item from Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC. It's a Nautical item used to catch Wobsters, but will not catch Bottlenosed Ballphins, Jellyfishes, or Dogfishes. It can be crafted at a Science Machine with 4 Palm Leaves, 2 Empty Bottles, and 1 Jellyfish. It is also a reward from the Yaarctopus in exchange for Jelly-O Pop.

Once set, Sea Traps can be baited with food, which are attractive to Wobsters. Baited or not, a Sea Trap will trigger once a Wobster moves close enough to it.

Icon Tools.png Usage

Sea Traps are set by placing them in shallow oceans and can be picked up again at any time. They will move a bit of distance before settling completely when deployed. To bait a Sea Trap once set, simply place food in it. Bait will be consumed upon a successful catch, but will be given back if the player picks up the Sea Trap with the bait still in it. Once a Sea Trap has caught something, it will drop its hook with a cage, with the Wobster in the cage.

Sea Traps do not need bait in order to catch Wobsters; if a Wobster touches the Sea Trap for any reason, it will possibly catch it. This means if a Sea Trap is placed directly on top of a Wobster Den, it will catch the Wobster when it leaves home or comes back.

When a Sea Trap is picked up from the ocean and is still set to catch a Wobster, no durability is lost, allowing it to be moved around freely. When a Sea Trap is picked up after catching a Wobster (or failing), it will lose durability.

Sea Traps can also be used to mark notable areas on the map, as Trap icons appear wherever they are left.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Limpets are seen in the Sea Trap's art, hinting towards the ability to bait them with it, among most other food items.
  • Wilson's examination could possibly be a reference to the show Deadliest Catch.

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