Fish guide & list

Fish list

  • Months are inclusive.
  • Southern hemisphere months are written in brackets.
  • “#” is the position a particular fish has in your Critterpedia app, top to bottom from left to right.
  • “📏” refers to the size of the fish’s shadow, on a scale of 1 to 6. Eel shadows are long and thin, while finned shadows are always size 6 and have a fin.

The following is a list of links to each section. I’ll get around to making a southern hemisphere list sometime in April. Maybe one day there will be a big table on here, as well, but they don’t work too well on mobile devices.

All year

#NameAreaTime📏
02Pale chubRiver9am–4pm1
03Crucian carpRiverAll day2
04DaceRiver4pm–9am3
05CarpPondAll day4
06KoiPond4pm–9am4
07GoldfishPondAll day1
08Pop-eyed goldfishPond9am–4pm1
09Ranchu goldfishPond9am–4pm2
16Freshwater gobyRiver4pm–9am2
20BluegillRiver9am–4pm2
22Black bassRiverAll day4
56AnchovySea4am–9pm2
57Horse mackerelSeaAll day2
59Sea bassSeaAll day5
60Red snapperSeaAll day4
62Olive flounderSeaAll day5
79BarreleyeSea9pm–4am2
80CoelacanthSea (rain)All day6

March to May (September to November)

#NameAreaTime📏
17LoachRiverAll day2

March to July (September to January)

#NameAreaTime📏
14TadpolePondAll day1

March to November (September to May)

#NameAreaTime📏
58Barred knifejawSeaAll day3

March to May; September to November (September to November; March to May)

#NameAreaTime📏
29Golden troutCliff4pm–9am3

March to June; September to November (September to November; March to June)

#NameAreaTime📏
27Cherry salmonCliff4pm–9am3
28CharCliff4pm–9am3

April to August (October to February)

#NameAreaTime📏
10KillifishPondAll day1

April to September (October to March)

#NameAreaTime📏
11CrawfishPondAll day2
49Clown fishSeaAll day1
50SurgeonfishSeaAll day2
51Butterfly fishSeaAll day2

April to October (October to April)

#NameAreaTime📏
13Snapping turtleRiver9pm–4am5

April to November (October to May)

#NameAreaTime📏
34GuppyRiver9am–4pm1
38Neon tetraRiver9am–4pm1
48Sea horseSeaAll day1
53Zebra turkeyfishSeaAll day3

May to August (November to February)

#NameAreaTime📏
15FrogPondAll day2

May to September (November to March)

#NameAreaTime📏
35Nibble fishRiver9am–4pm1

May to October (November to April)

#NameAreaTime📏
18CatfishPond4pm–9am4
36AngelfishRiver4pm–9am2
37BettaRiver9am–4pm2
39RainbowfishRiver9am–4pm1
68Giant trevallyPierAll day5
69Mahi-mahiPierAll day5

June to August (December to February)

#NameAreaTime📏
19Giant snakeheadPond9am–4pm5

June to September (December to March)

#NameAreaTime📏
40PiranhaRiver9am–4pm;
9pm–4am
2
41ArowanaRiver4pm–9am4
42DoradoRiver4am–9pm5
43GarPond4pm–9am6
44ArapaimaRiver4pm–9am6
45Saddled bichirRiver9pm–4am4
72Saw sharkSea4pm–9amFin
73Hammerhead sharkSea4pm–9amFin
74Great white sharkSea4pm–9amFin
75Whale sharkSeaAll dayFin
76SuckerfishSeaAll dayFin

June to October (December to April)

#NameAreaTime📏
23TilapiaRiverAll day3
65Ribbon eelSeaAll dayEel

July to August (January to February)

#NameAreaTime📏
52NapoleonfishSea4am–9pm6

July to September (January to March)

#NameAreaTime📏
26SweetfishRiverAll day3
55Puffer fishSeaAll day3
70Ocean sunfishSea4am–9pmFin

July to September; November to April (January to March; May to October)

#NameAreaTime📏
67Blue marlinPierAll day6

August to September (February to March)

#NameAreaTime📏
12Soft-shelled turtleRiver4pm–9am4

August to October (February to April)

#NameAreaTime📏
64Moray eelSeaAll dayEel

August to November (February to May)

#NameAreaTime📏
71RaySea4am–9pm5

September only (March only)

#NameAreaTime📏
31SalmonRiver mouthAll day4
32King salmonRiver mouthAll day6

September to November (March to May)

#NameAreaTime📏
33Mitten crabRiver4pm–9am2

September to December (March to June)

#NameAreaTime📏
24PikeRiverAll day5

September to March (March to September)

#NameAreaTime📏
46SturgeonRiver mouthAll day6

October to March (April to September)

#NameAreaTime📏
21Yellow perchRiverAll day3

October to April (April to October)

#NameAreaTime📏
61DabSeaAll day3

November to February (May to August)

#NameAreaTime📏
54BlowfishSea6pm–4am3

November to March (May to September)

#NameAreaTime📏
01BitterlingRiverAll day1
77Football fishSea4pm–9am4

November to April (May to October)

#NameAreaTime📏
66TunaPierAll day6

December to February (June to August)

#NameAreaTime📏
25Pond smeltRiverAll day2

December to March (June to September)

#NameAreaTime📏
30StringfishCliff4pm–9am5
47Sea butterflySeaAll day1

December to May (June to November)

#NameAreaTime📏
78OarfishSeaAll day6

December to August (June to February)

#NameAreaTime📏
63SquidSeaAll day3

Fish guide

This section will be updated to be more complete ASAP.

Catching river mouth fish

River mouth fish can be caught where rivers join the sea. Sprinkling bait in the river by the rocks will usually result in a river fish spawning, but occasionally a river mouth fish will spawn instead. Naturally-spawned river mouth fish are usually a tad further out to sea, but still close to the river.

Catching cliff fish

Cliff fish can be caught in elevated bodies of water. If you needed a ladder to get there, you’re in the right spot! Regular river fish may also spawn at the clifftops.

Catching pier fish

Pier fish can be caught from the wooden pier on the west or east side of your island. Sea fish may also spawn at the pier.

Fish leaving after March (September)

There are 29 fish leaving after March in the Northern and Southern hemispheres combined.

Northern hemisphere

There are 6 fish leaving after March in the Northern hemisphere.

#NameAreaTime📏
01BitterlingRiverAll day1
21Yellow perchRiverAll day3
30StringfishCliff4pm–9am5
46SturgeonRiver mouthAll day6
47Sea butterflySeaAll day1
77Football fishSea4pm–9am4

Southern hemisphere

There are 23 fish leaving after March in the Southern hemisphere.

#NameAreaTime📏
11CrawfishPondAll day2
12Soft-shelled turtleRiver4pm–9am4
26SweetfishRiverAll day3
31SalmonRiver mouthAll day4
32King salmonRiver mouthAll day6
35Nibble fishRiver9am–4pm1
40PiranhaRiver9am–4pm;
9pm–4am
2
41ArowanaRiver4pm–9am4
42DoradoRiver4am–9pm5
43GarPond4pm–9am6
44ArapaimaRiver4pm–9am6
45Saddled bichirRiver9pm–4am4
49Clown fishSeaAll day1
50SurgeonfishSeaAll day2
51Butterfly fishSeaAll day2
55Puffer fishSeaAll day3
67Blue marlinPierAll day6
70Ocean sunfishSea4am–9pmFin
72Saw sharkSea4pm–9amFin
73Hammerhead sharkSea4pm–9amFin
74Great white sharkSea4pm–9amFin
75Whale sharkSeaAll dayFin
76SuckerfishSeaAll dayFin

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