Catch these Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish and bugs before March ends

The first month is ending for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch, and with it, a bunch of fish and insects will become unavailable until later this year or even next year.

To help make sure you grab what you can before they disappear, we’ve put together a list of things to hunt down and fill out the the Museum.

While folks who time travel don’t have as much to worry about when it comes to catching this variety of bugs, people playing by the day will not want to wait months to continue their collection.

For fish, we recommend using bait, crafted using the manila clams that you can dig up on the beach, to quickly spawn fish in the desired location. Simply make the bait at your crafting table and toss it into the water from your inventory.

We’ve broken up the hemispheres into two separate tables, as Northern Hemisphere players will only notice a handful of critters leaving their islands. Meanwhile, Southern Hemisphere players will be saying goodbye to a large chunk of fish and bugs as they enter the colder months.

Fish and bugs leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons after March (Northern Hemisphere)

Critter type Name Location Size Value Time
Critter type Name Location Size Value Time
Fish Bitterling River Smallest 900 All day
Fish Yellow Perch River Medium 300 All day
Fish Stringfish River (Clifftop) Largest 15,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Sturgeon River (mouth) Largest 10,000 All day
Fish Sea Butterfly Sea Smallest 1,000 All day
Fish Football Fish Sea Large 2,500 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Bug Emperor Butterfly Flying N/A 4,000 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.

Fish and bugs leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons after March (Southern Hemisphere)

Critter type Name Location Size Value Time
Critter type Name Location Size Value Time
Fish Crawfish Pond Medium 200 All day
Fish Soft-shelled Turtle River Large 3,750 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Sweetfish River Medium 900 All day
Fish Salmon River (mouth) Small 700 All day
Fish King Salmon River (mouth) Smallest 1,800 All day
Fish Nibble Fish River Small 1,500 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fish Piranha River Small 2,500 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Fish Arowana River Large 10,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Dorado River X Large 15,000 4 a.m – 9 p.m.
Fish Arapaima River 10,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Saddled Bichir River Large 4,000 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Fish Clown Fish Sea Smallest 650 All day
Fish Surgeonfish Sea Small 1,000 All day
Fish Butterfly Fish Sea Small 1,000 All day
Fish Puffer Fish Sea Medium 250 All day
Fish Ocean Sunfish Sea Largest (Fin) 4,000 4 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fish Saw Shark Sea Largest (fin) 12,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Hammerhead Shark Sea Largest (fin) 8,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Great White Shark Sea Largest (fin) 15,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Whale Shark Sea Largest (fin) 13,000 All day
Fish Suckerfish Sea (Fin) 1,500 All day
Bug Tiger Butterfly Flying N/A 240 4 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bug Great Purple Emperor Flying N/A 4 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bug Agrias Butterfly Flying N/A 3,000 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bug Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing Flying N/A 4,000 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bug Atlas Moth On trees N/A 3,000 7 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Bug Madagascan Sunset Moth Flying N/A 2,500 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bug Grasshopper On ground N/A 160 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bug Walker Cicada On trees N/A 400 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bug Pondskater Ponds N/A 130 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bug Diving Beetle Ponds and rivers N/A 800 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bug Giant Water Bug Ponds and rivers N/A 2,000 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Bug Stinkbug On flowers N/A 120 All day
Bug Rosalia Batesi Beetle On tree stumps N/A 3,000 All day
Bug Earth-boring Dung Beetle On ground N/A 300 All day
Bug Goliath Beetle On trees N/A 8,000 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Bug Rainbow Stag On trees N/A 6,000 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Bug Walking Leaf Near trees, disguised as furniture leaf N/A 600 All day
Bug Mosquito Flying N/A 130 5 p.m. – 4 a.m.

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Source: Polygon.com

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