April is coming to an end, which means a bunch of the critters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are going to disappear.

We’ve put together a list of fish and bugs leaving in April, to make it easier to hunt them down.

For fish, we recommend using bait, crafted using the manila clams that you can dig up on the beach. This will quickly spawn fish in a desired location. Simply make the bait at your crafting table and toss it into the water from your inventory.

Notably, tarantulas and scorpions are swapping hemispheres starting in May. Scorpions will now start appearing on Northern Hemisphere islands and tarantulas will appear on Southern Hemisphere islands. These bugs function in the same way. You’ll find them at night, they’re worth 8,000 Bells each, and they’ll bite or sting you if you’re not careful.

We’ve broken up the hemispheres into two separate tables, as Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere players will have different critters leaving their islands.

Fish and bugs leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons after April (Northern Hemisphere)

Critter type Name Location Size Value Time
Critter type Name Location Size Value Time
Bug Tarantula On ground N/A 8,000 7 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Fish Dab Sea Medium 300 All day
Fish Tuna Pier Largest 7,000 All day
Fish Blue Marlin Pier Largest 10,000 All day

Fish and bugs leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons after April (Southern Hemisphere)

Critter type Name Location Size Value Time
Critter type Name Location Size Value Time
Bug Yellow Butterfly Flying N/A 160 4 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bug Bell Cricket On ground N/A 430 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Bug Red Dragonfly Flying N/A 180 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bug Darner Dragonfly Flying N/A 230 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bug Banded Dragonfly Flying N/A 4,500 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bug Ladybug On flowers N/A 200 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bug Violin Beetle On tree stumps N/A 450 All day
Bug Scorpion On ground N/A 8,000 7 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Fish Snapping Turtle River X Large 5,000 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Fish Catfish Pond Large 800 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Tilapia River Medium 800 All day
Fish Angelfish River Small 3,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Betta River Small 2,500 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fish Rainbowfish River Small 800 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fish Moray Eel Sea Narrow 2,000 All day
Fish Ribbon Eel Sea Narrow 600 All day
Fish Giant Trevally Pier Large 4,500 All day
Fish Mahi-mahi Pier Large 6,000 All day

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