So you want to know how to catch a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons? This fish is one of the rarest and most expensive fish in the game. In this guide, we’ll take a look at the Golden Trout’s seasonality, active hours, and general tips for catching one without any hassle.
How to catch a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Here’s everything you need to know about the Golden Trout:
- Fish: Golden Trout
- Seasonality: March-May, September-November
- Active Hours: 4 pm – 9 am
- Location: River (Clifftop)
- Shadow: Medium
- Price: 15,000 Bells
The Golden Trout is available in the springtime, from March through May, and autumn, between September and November. If you want to catch one, make sure to check clifftop rivers early in the morning before 9 am, or in the evenings after 4 pm. Both level two and level three cliffs work to get this fish to spawn, but we recommend sticking to the third level.
Look for a medium, or size 3, shadow to find the Golden Trout. To speed up the fishing process, you can try using some fish bait. For optimal results, your best odds are fishing in the Northern Hemisphere during April between 4 pm and 9 pm. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, try during October during the same time of day.
The only other fish with the same shadow size as the Golden Trout is the Char and the Cherry Salmon. Chase away any shadows that are smaller and larger than medium-sized ones. Consider all of this information, and you can go out and try to catch yourself a Golden Trout in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
Check out our fishing price and location guide to see what other fish you can catch this month. Good luck filling out that Critterpedia and happy fishing!