Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch Mahi-Mahi

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In Animal Crossing New Horizons there are a number of activities for players to complete on their islands. One activity players can undertake is fishing. There are a great number of fish for players to catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons with some being more rare than others. Rare fish are spawns that rarely appear while players are fishing. These rare fish sell for high number of bells and must be caught to complete your Critterpedia. To help you find one of the rare fish use our how to catch Mahi-Mahi guide below.

Mahi-Mahi Critterpedia Information

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The rare Mahi-Mahi is a fish you can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Like other rare fish getting the Mahi-Mahi to spawn is largely up to chance. Here is Critterpedia information to help you catch the Mahi-Mahi fish:

  • Northern Hemisphere Spawn: May – October.
  • Southern Hemisphere Spawn: November – April.
  • Catchable Hours: All Day.
  • Shadow Size: Extra Large.
  • Location: Pier.
  • Price: 6,000 Bells.

So we know that the Mahi-Mahi is catchable off the Pier. The Pier is the long wooden structure on the beach of your island. You can catch this rare fish anytime of the day during the spawn months listed above. Before heading out to fish you will want to stock up on plenty of Fish Bait.

How to Catch the Rare Mahi-Mahi Fish

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Note: Rare fish are rare spawns which means some may get it soon while other’s may take a little longer. Don’t give up.

The location to catch the rare Mahi-Mahi fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons is the Pier. The Pier is the wooden structure on the beach of your island. Off the Pier you will want to look for extra large shadows that spawn. If they don’t spawn you can scare away the other fishes and use bait to force other fish types to spawn in.

Infinite Fish Bait: If you feel like using a bit of an exploit to preserve your Fish Bait I have one for you. Craft about 5 – 7 Fish Bait and then save and exit your game. Head back into the game and go to the fishing spot. Here you have about 2.5 Minutes to fish before the game autosaves. Before the autosave triggers simply kill the game via the Nintendo Switch homescreen to have essentially infinite Fish Bait. Repeat this process until you’ve caught the fish you desire.

Focus your time trying to catch the extra large shadows you see appear in off the Pier and eventually you will catch the Mahi-Mahi. This is one of a few rare fish players can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

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