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Fishing is a vital part of your success in Magical Melody. It is a quick, easy way to make that extra gold you need in order to purchase items, renovations, new buildings, or anything else you can think of. The following is a brief guide to fishing, including associated musical notes and sell prices of all various types of fish.



Starter for Fishing

Fishing is very easy to get a hang of, and the best part is...you start off with an iron fishing rod! In order to fish, equip your fishing rod using the X button and stand next to the water where you are fishing. Push X to cast your line. The important thing to note is that you can actually see where the fish are, as opposed to previous games when you couldn't. The advantage to this is that you can cast your line in front of a fish in order to catch hit in less time. It is also important to remember not to cast your line directly on the fish, as doing so will scare it away and you will have to recast. When a fish bites, a little exclamation point will appear over your head. Watch carefully as your line is slowly pulled below the water by the fish, and when this happens press and hold the X button until you reel it in. You then have the option of releasing or keeping the fish, and then start all over again. For those tougher to reach fish, try holding down the X button as you cast your line. The longer you hold it down before casting, the further out your line will fly.


Fishing Locations

In the large world of Flower Bud Village and its surrounding areas, there are several areas where you can fish, each location having its own unique fish that can only be found there.

The River - The river is one of the easiest locations to fish in Flower Bud Village, as it meanders through the town slowly from the mountain to the beach. Conveniently located, you will find an assortment of fish live in the waters, but you won't find many rare fish here. In addition, many fish are located in only certain areas of the river, those being Upstream, or closer to the Mountains, Midstream, simply inbetween, or Downstream, closer to the Beach.
Sunny Lake - Located west of the Village, Sunny Lake is very large and home to many fish. This location is frozen over during the Winter, so if it is your preferred spot you will need to choose another at this time.
Stardrop Pond - Located in the northwestern area of the Village, you can catch an assortment of fish here. All you need to do is stand on the tiny pier and cast your line. This is one of the easier locations to fish at, though you won't find many different fish here.
The Ocean - Stretching the entire length of the Village, just south of it, the Ocean is not the best place to fish when looking to turn a large profit. The shadows in the water are often difficult to see from the beach, and you need to cast your line just right in order to obtain the fish's attention. The best area of the Ocean to fish in is the western section of Moonlight Beach, west of the large rock formation. The Ocean is available for fishing during any season.
The Island - The Island takes a bit of work to reach, but it is well worth it. In order to reach the Island, you must first befriend the Dolphin to at least one heart. You can do this by visiting the Dolphin each day (stand at the edge of the pier in the Ocean) and wave to it, as well as throw it a fish each day. Once you have befriended it, the Dolphin will take you on its back to the Island in the ocean. The Island is available all year long, and the fish here can be very profitable.

The Underground Lake - Accessable only in the Winter, you must wait for Starry Lake to freeze over before you can reach this fishing spot. Once in the mine, you must reach the 100th level, and there you will find a large cavern with a lake. This spot is the only place you can catch the king fish (Jamasquid), so it is definitely worth a visit.

Types of Fish

Name Location Season Sell Price
Amago River (Upstream) Spring, Summer, Fall
100G
Blowfish Ocean, Island All
3G
Bonito Island Spring, Summer, Fall
140G
Char River (Mountain) Spring, Summer, Fall
90G
Chulowfish Ocean, Island All
5G
Crawfish River (Midstream), Lakes Spring, Summer, Fall
10G
Crucian Carp Lakes All
30G
Cureall River (Downstream) Spring, Summer
50G
Dace River All
15G
Flounder Ocean Spring, Winter
45G
Halfbeak Ocean, Island Spring, Winter
35G
Halibut Ocean Fall, Winter
50G
Huchen Sunny Lake Spring, Summer, Fall
1000G
Jamasquid Underground Lake Winter
1000G
Lampsquid Island Summer, Fall, Winter
60G
Lobster Ocean Fall, Winter
90G
Mackerel Island Fall, Winter
30G
Maple Flounder Ocean Fall
60G
Opaleye Ocean, Island Summer, Fall, Winter
60G
Rainbow Trout River (Up/Midstream) All
50G
Salmon River (Downstream) Fall
120G
Sardine Island Spring, Summer, Fall
25G
Saury Island Summer, Fall, Winter
30G
Shinapper Ocean, Island Winter
200G
Shrimp Island All
100G
Silver Carp River (Midstream), Lakes All
20G
Smelt Lakes All
100G
Snadore Ocean, Island All
250G
Snapper Ocean, Island Spring, Summer
150G
Squid Ocean, Island All
35G
Squid Prince Island Summer
1000G
Tuna Island Summer, Winter
300G
Yamame River (Upstream) Spring, Summer, Fall
80G
Yellowtail Island Fall, Winter
150G

Related Musical Notes

Underground Lake Note - Earned when you reach the 100th level in the Starry Lake Mine. If you are hunting after the elusive king fish, you will inevitably earn this note.
Expert Angler Note - Earned when you have caught one of every type of fish. This is a rather difficult note to earn, but very worth it if you love to fish.
Master Angler Note - Earned when you have caught 100 or more fish. If you fish as a supplement to your income, you will undoubtedly earn this note without realizing how many fish you have caught.
Rubber Boots Note - Earned for catching 10 pieces of garbage. While fishing, you may average about 1 or 2 pieces of trash per day, and these quickly add up.


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