How to catch a salmon in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Want to know how to catch a Salmon in ACNH? In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how and where to find one and the salmon’s seasonality, active hours, and location. It may not be the rarest fish, but it’s still one you’ll need to catch in September to fill out your Critterpedia. Here’s how to catch a Salmon in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to catch a salmon in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Here’s everything you need to know about the salmon:

  • Fish: Salmon
  • Northern Hemisphere Seasonality: September
  • Southern Hemisphere Seasonality: March
  • Active Hours: All Day
  • Location: River Mouths
  • Shadow: Large
  • Selling Price: 700

“Ah, salmon! Did you know their coloration is due specifically to their diet? Indeed, this is the case! The more they fill their diet with crustaceans such as krill and shrimp, the deeper shade of pink they are. If they ate a bushel of carrots, might they turn orange?”

The salmon is a fish that’s only available for one month out of the year. Depending on your location, you will want to fish during either September for Northern Hemisphere players, or March for Southern Hemisphere players. You can find them swimming around in the river mouth. Salmon are migratory fish, so that explains their limited seasonality. 

Salmon have a large shadow and a low selling price of only 700 Bells. It’s not exactly a high value or rare fish, so farming them is not worth it. However, for Northern Hemisphere players, September is fast approaching, and it’s the only month you can spot one. You won’t feel any controller vibration when you hook one, so don’t anticipate one.

If you spot an extra-large shadow in the river mouth, you’ll likely hook a King Salmon. You might also come across some Sturgeon while trying to catch a Salmon. Good luck out there!