Snapping Up Fish

When I started up the game tonight, I saw that Joey has ducked out of town. I received his goodbye letter in the mail.

Sorry, Jeff, I'm writing to tell you I left Forest secretly, so don't bother looking for me. See, I... Well, I just had to leave, OK? Let it lie. And if possible...send me fruit! -The Hungry Joey

While the best time of year for making money just ended in ACCF (catching summer bugs on trees), the best money-making time in this game is right now! In early September, there are no sea bass (or jellyfish) in the ocean. So any ocean fish you catch will be worth at least 3,000 bells (as long as you don’t fish near the mouth of the river, since salmon can be caught there). For more information, see my September Fishing guide.

So I emptied my pockets and took my rod to the sea. I fished until my pockets were full. It wasn’t raining, so I didn’t catch any coelacanths. And of the two remaining types of fish, I only caught one of the more valuable (barred knifejaw) fish. The rest were red snappers.

My pockets full of fish (14 red snappers and one barred knifejaw).

But still, in under ten minutes of fishing, I earned 47,000 bells. Not bad.

Tom Nook: If I add it all up, my price comes to 47,000 bells. You will sell, yes?

I ran into Tom, and he thought he smelled raviolis? Maybe he just smelled my cologne. I’m wearing Eau de Chef Boyardee. 😉

Tom: Hmm? Sniff, sniff... I smell raviolis!

I bumped into Hank, and he asked me for a new catchphrase to replace “on my beak.” So I told him to say “in a cage.”

Hank: All right! So...how do I sound now, in a cage!

I was trying to get him to use his new phrase in a funny way, but I didn’t have much luck. But he did offer me a new shirt for free, a fish bone shirt. Since it’s such a good fishing season, I decided to put it on.

Jeff changes from a paw shirt into a fish bone shirt in Animal Crossing for Nintendo GameCube.

After that, I pulled some weeds, did some more fishing, and stopped in the post office to mail a fossil away. I also checked my map… Surprisingly, Joey’s replacement has not moved into town yet. But I’ll surely meet him or her next time. Happy fishing, everyone!

5 thoughts on “Snapping Up Fish”

  1. You’re probably going to be cycling through “lazy” villagers for a while, because if I remember right this Animal Crossing always replaces a villager with one of the same personality type unless someone comes from another town. And shame that’s not true of New Leaf, where that matters more (public work project suggestions).

    1. Honestly, I don’t even pay attention to which villagers are which personality. 😛 Eventually, Snake will move out, even though he’s been around for almost a year now.

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