Now that we have entered the month of May, we have an all-new set of bugs and fish that have entered our waterways and foliage for the catching. The Catfish is one of those new creatures you will be hunting with your trusty fishing rod. Here’s how to catch Catfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
Catfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons
The Catfish will only be available to catch during the following months, starting today for those in the Northern Hemisphere:
- Northern Hemisphere: May to October
- Southern Hemisphere: November to April
Get ready for some late nights or early mornings chasing this one, as it will only appear starting at 4 pm, running through the night until 9 am the following morning.
Also, the Catfish can only be found in ponds with one of the larger shadows, similar to the Carp or Koi, so taking the necessary trips past those goldfish-infested waters will be necessary to haul in these beauties.
Even though the hours could be tricky for some, this fish isn’t all that rare and shouldn’t pose a serious challenge for those who have the chance to be on during these hours. Especially if fish bait is used to quicken the spawning process, this should be doable for most looking to finish the collection at Blathers’ museum.
As is customary with other fishing endeavors, you will want to steady your aim directly in front of the shadow of the fish, making sure not to readjust if the target has spotted your lure.
Waiting for the lure to dip below the water before quickly hitting the A button will mean the difference between excitement and disappointment.
Catfish Sell Price
The Catfish isn’t a prized bell-earner like the Coelacanth or Oarfish, and will only net you 800 Bells from Nook’s Cranny.
Adjusted to drop-box prices, that would leave you with 640 Bells if you deposit during the later hours this fish is available, or if CJ just so happens to be on your island you can expect 1200 Bells, which definitely makes it more worth the effort.
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