Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch Sturgeon

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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 spawn that rarely appears 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 Sturgeon guide.

Sturgeon Critterpedia Information

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

  • Northern Hemisphere Spawn: September – March.
  • Southern Hemisphere Spawn: March – September.
  • Catchable Hours: All Day.
  • Shadow Size: Large.
  • Location: River Mouth (where River meets Ocean).
  • Price: 10,000 Bells.

So we know that the Sturgeon is catchable at river mouths. The river mouth is the area where the River meets the Sea and the rocks under the water are visible. You can catch this rare fish at anytime of the day during the spawn months. This means you will want to stock up on Fish Bait when it is active.

How to Catch the Rare Sturgeon Fish

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 Sturgeon fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons is the River (Mouth). The River Mouth is considered the area where the sea and the river meet. This location can be seen in the image above. Here 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.

If your island proves to be a bit of a lackluster catching zone you may want to take a trip to a mystery island. Mystery islands have higher fish spawn rates so you are able to cycle through fish in the River (Mouth) location much faster.

Focus your time trying to catch the extra large shadows you see appear in the River (Mouth) and eventually you will catch the Sturgeon. This is one of a few rare fish players can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

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