Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Salmon is a type of fish found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Salmon may be caught by activating them, which adds raw salmon meat to the Dragonborn's inventory. The raw meat may later be cooked at a cooking place to produce salmon steak. One can also shoot arrows, bolts, or use ranged Destruction spells to kill salmon; this yields salmon roe, an alchemical ingredient. Salmon caught leaping up falls may also contain salmon roe.


This section contains bugs related to Salmon. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • Salmon may not have salmon meat in them when caught.
  •  360   PS3   Salmon that have been killed, whether by a bow or by the Unrelenting Force shout, do not prompt the Dragonborn to harvest them. However, the salmon can still be harvested by pressing "A" or "X," and still yield both salmon meat and salmon roe; only the prompt is missing.