My first toon to 300 Cooking EVER! I finally found a fishing hole that gave up 12 Raw Sunscale Salmon in a few minutes… in Felwood. It wasn’t a huge fishing accomplishment until I realized that Sunscale Salmon were on my list of cookable fish. The 2 lures I went through got me 5 Electric Eels, 4 Blackmouth, 12 Salmon, and some potions.
After I had enough to almost guarantee hitting 300, I ran up the hill to the campfire and started cooking away.
This was only possible through Fishing, which accounted for the last 25 points of skill for items that were just not available on the AH on Velen. That made the Fishing effort worth it. I ended the night early with 192 Fishing, I believe. Now I’m off to kill Timbermaw enemies to get through the pass a little easier to get the Owlbeasts. I ran it successfully once, but I’m too lazy to run back from the Irontree area to the flight point and fly to Winterspring. Rep is good anyway. I’m only a few kills or one quest away from Unfriendly.
I got all of my Blood Ambers up North and logged while killing the last of the Grizzlies that I needed and just got too tired to go on. Long, satisfying days at the office will do that to you.