Catching Fish

Before you can catch fish, you'll need a Fishing Pole. Go to Flute Fields and walk down to the edge of river where you'll find Toby. He will give you an Old Fishing Pole.

Fishing at the waterfall

To catch fish, just equip your Fishing Pole and press A where you can find any pool of water. If you get a bite on the line, press A until you reel it in. You will be told what kind of fish you caught and its size (which really doesn't matter at all). There are a large number of watering holes you can cast your line in:

Different fish will appear at the fishing locations depending on the season, time, and weather. There are 47 different fish species in the game, and you need to locate each one if you want to earn the special Fishing Trophy.

Each fish has a "strength" to it, which determines how difficult it is to reel in. Some fish only take a few presses of the A button to pull up, and others are more stubborn. The longer it takes you to reel in the fish, the more stamina is used. More difficult fish have a higher amount of Experience Points that you earn for leveling up your Fishing Pole.

FishSell PriceLocationSeasonWeatherTimeEXP
Swordfish 322 G Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
Any season Any weather All day 65
Char 99 G Goddess Pond:
» shrine waters
» behind the divine tree
Any season Any weather 5:00 am to 3:00 pm 20
Rainbow Trout 58 G Clarinet District:
» stream

Garmon Mine:
» waterfall (power level 1 or higher)
» stream

Flute Fields:
» bridge, south
» bridge, north

Toucan Island:
» pond (power level 1 or higher)
Any season Any weather 5:00 am to 7:00 pm 13
Masu Trout 109 G Garmon Mine:
» waterfall

Flute Fields:
» bridge, south
» pond
Spring
Summer
Fall
Any weather 5:00 am to 3:00 pm 10
Steelhead 72 G Flute Fields:
» river, west
» bridge, north
» bridge, south
Any season Any weather 7:00 pm to 9:00 am 23
Carp 59 G Clarinet District:
» pond

Goddess Pond:
» shrine (power level 2)
» divine tree (power level 1)

Fugue Forest:
» footbridge, left (power level 3)
Any season Any weather Any time 20
Eel 198 G Garmon Mine:
» waterfall

Flute Fields:
» bridge, south

Water Cave:
» Floor 0 (northeast corner)
» Floor 50
Summer
Fall
Winter
Any weather 3:00 pm to 5:00 am 55
Pond Smelt 7 G Clarinet District:
» pond
» stream

Garmon Mine:
» waterfall
» stream

Goddess Pond:
» shrine water
» divine tree

Flute Fields:
» bridge, north
» bridge, south
» pond

Fugue Forest:
» footbridge, east
» footbridge, west

Toucan Island:
» pond
Any season Any weather Any time 10
Huchen 250 G Garmon Mine:
» waterfall

Flute Fields:
» bridge, south
Spring
Winter
Rain
Thunderstorm
Hurricane
Snow
Snowstorm
7:00 pm to 9:00 am 80
Salmon 277 G Flute Fields:
» bridge, north
» bridge, south
Fall Any weather 5:00 am to 7:00 pm 32
FishSell PriceLocationSeasonWeatherTimeEXP
Catfish 106 G Clarinet District:
» pond
» stream

Fugue Forest:
» footbridge, left
» footbridge, right

Goddess Pond:
» shrine water
» divine tree
Any season Any weather 3:00 pm to 5:00 am 15
Puffer 17 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach

Water Cave
» floor 0
Spring
Winter
Any weather Any time 13
Goby 13 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island
» south shore
» west shore
» north shore
» northeast shore

Water Cave
» floor 0
» floor 50
Any season Any weather 5:00 am to 7:00 pm 10
Sardine 17 G Clarinet District:
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach

Water Cave
» floor 0
Any season Any weather Any time 12
Mahi-mahi 286 G Toucan Island
» east shore
» south shore
» west shore
» north shore
» northeast shore
Any season Sunny
Clear
Cloudy
Any time 33
Horse Mackerel 81 G Clarinet District:
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach

Water Cave
» floor 0
Any season Any weather Any time 15
Sea Bream 149 G Clarinet District:
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach
Spring
Summer
Fall
Any weather 5:00 am to 9:00 am
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
32
Bonito 120 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island:
» south shore
» northeast shore
Summer
Fall
Any weather 8:00 am to 7:00 pm 25
Mackerel 85 G Clarinet District:
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach

Water Cave
» floor 0
Spring
Fall
Winter
Any weather 5:00 am to 7:00 pm 18
Saury 92 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island:
» south shore
» northeast shore
Any season Any weather 3:00 pm to 9:00 am 8
FishSell PriceLocationSeasonWeatherTimeEXP
Manta Ray 173 G Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
» north shore
» northeast shore
» east shore
Any season Sunny
Thunderstorm
Hurricane
Snow
Snowstorm
5:00 am to 3:00 pm 30
Rockfish 76 G Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
» north shore
» northeast shore
» east shore

Water Cave:
» floor 0 (right side, by staircase)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Any weather Any time 20
Cod 84 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island:
» east shore
Fall
Winter
Any weather 7:00 pm to 3:00 pm 8
Angler Fish 330 G Harmonica Town:
» lighthouse
» beach

Water Cave:
» floor 50
Fall
Winter
Any weather 3:00 pm to 9:00 am 80
Rock Trout 119 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island:
» northeast shore
Spring
Winter
Any weather 7:00 pm to 3:00 pm 24
Yellowtail 153 G Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
» north shore
» northeast shore
» east shore
Spring
Winter
Any weather 3:00 pm 9:00 am 25
Tuna 317 G Harmonica Town:
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
Any season Sunny
Cloudy
Rain
Snow
Snowstorm
Any time 80
Conger Eel 139 G Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
» northeast shore

Water Cave:
» floor 50
Summer
Fall
Any weather 3:00 pm 5:00 am 21
Halibut 125 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
» north shore
» northeast shore

Water Cave:
» floor 50
Any season Any weather 3:00 pm to 9:00 am 25
Flounder 67 G Clarinet District:
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» boat dock
» lighthouse

Toucan Island:
» northeast shore
Any season Any weather 5:00 am to 7:00 pm 11
FishSell PriceLocationSeasonWeatherTimeEXP
Squid 51 G Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
» north shore
» northeast shore
Any season Any weather 7:00 pm to 9:00 am 11
Octopus 60 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» boat dock
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
» north shore
» northeast shore
» east shore

Water Cave:
» floor 0
Any season Any weather 3:00 pm to 9:00 am 12
Crawfish 7 G Clarinet District:
» pond
» stream

Goddess Pond:
» shrine waters
» divine tree (right side)

Flute Fields:
» river, west side

Fugue Forest:
» foot bridge, left
» foot bridge, right

Toucan Island:
» pond
Any season Any weather Any time 10
Freshwater Prawn 23 G Clarinet District:
» pond
» stream

Garmon Mine:
» stream

Flute Fields:
» west shore
» bridge, south

Fugue Forest:
» footbridge, west

Water Cave:
» floor 50
Any season Any weather 7:00 pm to 9:00 am 12
Rock Lobster 91 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» boat dock

Toucan Island:
» south shore

Water Cave:
» floor 0 (right side)
» floor 50
Any season Any weather 3:00 pm to 5:00 am 18
Lobster 180 G Toucan Island:
» south shore
» west shore
» north shore
» northeast shore
» east shore
Any season Any weather 7:00 pm to 5:00 am 55
Shark 347 G Toucan Island:
» south shore
» north shore
» northeast shore
Any season Any weather 5:00 am to 9:00 am
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
80
Skull Jellyfish 665 G Water Cave:
» floor 50 (south end)
Spring
Fall
Any weather 7:00 pm to 5:00 am 120
Giant Arowana 650 G Goddess Pond:
» shrine waters (right side)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Rain
Thunderstorm
Hurricane
5:00 am to 7:00 pm 130
Barracuda 680 G Toucan Island:
» south shore
Any season Sunny
Cloudy
Snow
Snowstorm
8:00 am to 7:00 pm 130
FishSell PriceLocationSeasonWeatherTimeEXP
Tarpon 800 G Toucan Island:
» northeast shore
Spring
Winter
Sunny
Cloudy
Snow
Snowstorm
7:00 pm to 3:00 pm 130
Dorado 700 G Fugue Forest:
» footbridge, left
Spring
Summer
Rain
Thunderstorm
Hurricane
Any time 130
Nautilus 830 G Water Cave:
» floor 0
Spring
Summer
Fall
Sunny
Cloudy
Thunderstorm
Hurricane
3:00 pm to 5:00 am 130
King Salmon 760 G Flute Fields:
» bridge, south
Summer
Fall
Sunny
Cloudy
Hurricane
7:00 pm to 9:00 am 110
Giant Halibut 850 G Harmonica Town:
» lighthouse
Spring
Winter
Sunny Any time 110
Brown Trout 79 G Clarinet District:
»pond (along northern edge, by the 3 rocks)

Garmon Mine:
» stream

Flute Fields:
» bridge, north
» bridge, south
» river, west
Any season Any weather 5:00 am to 7:00 pm 19
Herring 76 G Clarinet District:
» southeast shore
» southwest shore

Harmonica Town:
» seawall
» lighthouse
» beach

Toucan Island:
» northeast shore

Water Cave:
» floor 0
Spring
Winter
Any weather 7:00 pm to 5:00 am 12

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