How to catch King Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Learn the King Salmon price in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as where to find it.

Got yourself in a royal mess hunting for King Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? This sovereign of the waters can only be found in specific places at a very specific time of year. To help you out, this guide will teach you to catch King Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s a new arrival in September, so this guide will cover the King Salmon price as well as where you’ll find it.

How to catch King Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch King Salmon Animal Crossing New Horizons
You can only catch King Salmon during September in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 
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You can catch King Salmon only in September for the northern hemisphere, or March for the southern hemisphere. Here are the key details you need to know to catch it, as well as the King Salmon price:

  • When: All day, September only
  • Where: River mouth
  • Shadow Size: Large
  • Price: 1,800

You can only catch the King Salmon during September in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so don’t bother hunting for it during the rest of the year. It’s also exclusive to the river mouth, which is the area where the river meets the sea (the river expands here and usually you’ll see a few rocks in or around the water). Fish in this area and keep your eyes out for a large shadow to catch a King Salmon.

Read more: Animal Crossing: New Horizons September bug and fish list

Animal Crossing New Horizons King Salmon price
The King Salmon is found in the river mouth. 
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Once you have a King Salmon, we obviously recommend giving the first to Blathers’ museum, but after that you’ll want to sell it to Timmy and Tommy at Nook’s Cranny, or to C.J. when he visits. The Mitten Crab price is 1,800 bells by default, but if you choose to sell to C.J. then you’ll earn 1.5x the normal price, bringing it up to 2,700 bells. That's not quite as much as the Mitten Crab, another new arrival in September!

That’s all you need to know to catch King Salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They’re a cool new addition to the island, so have fun catching them. The King Salmon price isn’t the highest in the game, but it’ll still give your bell balance a boost! For more Animal Crossing: New Horizons content, click here to visit the game’s hub page.

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