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                                  FISH GUIDE

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This guide is all about the fishes, and everything about them! It covers all
information about the fishes, and related information that includes fishes!


        TABLE OF CONTENTS  


     000. Versions / Updates / Contact Me
     001. How to Fish	              
     002. Fishing Pole	              
     003. Fishing Locations          
     004. Detailed Fish Information   
     005. Fish Gifts for the Villagers 
     006. Fish-Related Recipes	        
     007. Other Stuff                   
     008. Legal Stuff                 

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=== 000. VERSIONS / UPDATES                                                
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CONTACT ME: hm_devlin at yahoo dot ca 
- My guide is more helpful than me, as my memory of MM is vague now. 
  It has been five years now (as of 2011.)
- You can e-mail me if you'd like to do general HM discussions, or check
  my contributor page for HM series FAQs I've written. Newer ones is your
  best bet that I'll remember them clearly, heh.

VERSION [1.12] - Oct 16, 2011
My guide is not 100% accurate. There were a few reports that you can catch a
certain fish in different season than specified season.

There was e-mail reports of catching a tuna in winter season, and lampsquid
in early summer, instead of midsummer. Unfortunately, as it has been five
years since I last wrote this FAQ and I no longer have a copy of MM or GC, so
I have no way of rechecking my information to make sure it's accurate.

VERSION [1.11] - June 07, 2006
-> Fixed Squid Prince error. Sorry, it's my mistake. I caught that squid on
   Summer 1, while I was thinking it's Spring 30. After e-mails to me about 
   the squid princes so I tried it out. Turns out you can catch it in the
   summers only, and day after rain/typhoons (I'm only human so I can make
   some mistake! >.>;)

VERSION [1.1] - May 06, 2006
-> Added "COMMON" section next to the Fishing Locations' chart, since one of
   the readers e-mailled me, suggesting that I should add that.
-> Added more information about the Fishing Poles, and their differences.
-> Fixed few things in this Guide, to make it more clean.

VERSION [1.0]
April 28, 2006: Is on the Gamefaqs
April 20, 2006: Started this FAQ

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001. HOW TO FISH
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You will first start with the Iron Fishing Pole. It is inside the Tool Box,
so take it out! Now, you have to approach the river, or anything with water.

There are several things to remember when you're about to fish.

"THROWING THE HOOK" - Just stand at the water's edge, and press "X". You'll
toss the hook right into the water. Longer you hold down "X" then release it,
you'll toss the hook harder so there will be more distance. (EQUIP POLE!)

"CATCHING THE FISH" - If a fish take a bite on your hook, first your character
will have [!] above her/his head. When it happens, press "X" repeatedly until
you reel in. If you're looking away while fishing, you may will feel the
viberation on your controller when a fish takes a bite. 

"CLOSE TO THE FISHES" - When you walk around nearby the water, you'll notice
the dark fish-shaped things in the water. Obviously, those are fishes. So you
need to stand next to them, and throw your hook at them so they can swim to
the hook and take a bite. When you're at the beach, you are unable to see any
fishes, so good way to spot them, is hold down "X" for few seconds, then
release "X"... A hook will fly, and the camera will follow your hook. So from
there, you can search for any fishes in the beach, and then move to that spot.

DO NOT FRIGHTEN THE FISH
Whatever you do, do not land your hook directly on the fish, or too close to
the fish. Otherwise, the fish will get scared and disappear. It will appear
after a few seconds.

THE CURRENT MOVEMENT
All water (except the ponds) will move your hook in one direction, it is due
to the current movement. You can take use this, and place your hook in the
current where it'll take you to the fish. So this way, quicker fishing without
worrying about frightening the fishes by landing a hook too close.

FISH'S MOVEMENT
I find it to be more difficult to fish for those fishes who move a lot, 
especially those that go in the circle pattern. You will be better off by 
fishing with those fishes that only go forward and backward. That way, you 
don't have to worry about the fish straying too far from your hook.

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002. FISHING POLE
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You start with the Iron Fishing Pole. But after you catch about hundred fishes
or so, your fishing pole will be at the copper level. You can head to Sunny
Lake, and Ray will reward you with the Copper Fishing Pole.

From there, you can upgrade your Fishing Pole to certain level. You do not
have to upgrade it one by one. You can skip some levels.
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| 1 Level = Iron Fishing Pole   = No Ore     |
| 2 Level = Copper Fishing Pole = Copper Ore |
| 3 Level = Silver Fishing Pole = Silver Ore |
| 4 Level = Gold Fishing Pole   = Gold Ore   |
| 5 Level = H.G. Fishing Pole   = Rare Metal | 
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(To upgrade your H.G. Fishing Pole, you need to max the fishing pole's meter.)

WHAT IS DIFFERENCE OF THE "X" FISHING POLES?
I was experimenting with types of the fishing pole, and so far, I don't see
any notable impacts on the fishing pole. All fishing poles can catch any
fishes, including the fish kings. Yes, you can catch the fish king with the
Iron Fishing Pole. Only difference is the fish's weight. When you upgrade your
fishing pole, you'll be able to reel in the heavier fishes. But it doesn't
mean you can catch the tunas more often than other fishes. Chances of catching
the certain fishes remains same. Only difference is the fish you catch will
be heavier, nothing more.

So far I can see, upgrading your Fishing Pole is pretty useless. It isn't
worth it. If you want to upgrade your Fishing Pole, then by all means.


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003. FISHING LOCATIONS
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This section is all about where to fish. There are eleven locations where you
can fish, and those locations hold different fishes. But for now, I'll explain
where are those locations.

There is a map in your game, just access to it in the menu. It's useful to
find where is the location I listed here, especially names of the bridges.

-------------------------------LONG RIVER-------------------------------------
There is a river in Flower Bud Village, and it's divided in four sections.
High River, Upstream River, Midstream River, and Downstream River. Each part
holds different fishes.
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| NAMES          | LOCATION                                                  |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| High River*    | Above the Suspension Bridge. It is located in the mountain|
|                | and near the Harvest Goddess Spring. To get there, just   |
|                | enter the Mountain, and head west. You'll see the bridge. |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Upstream       | Between the Suspension Bridge and Duck Bridge. It is      |
|                | located north of Woody's Workshop.                        |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Midstream      | Between Duck Bridge and Encounter Bridge. It is located   |
|                | under of Blue Sky Ranch.                                  |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Downstream     | Between the Encounter Bridge and Sunset Bridge. It is     |
|                | located west of the Junk Shop.                            |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
              All locations under is not related to the river
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Stardrop Pond  | It is located northeastern of Sunny Lake. It is a small   |
|                | pond with one, circling fish in it.                       |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Sunny Lake     | It is located far west. Just keep walking west, and on a  |
|                | road, and you'll be there.                                |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Underground Lake| It is located in very deep of the Lake Mine, at 100 level.|
|                | Walk over Sunny Lake when it's frozen solid during winter |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Beach          | It is located far south. If you're standing on the bright |
|                | sand, that's the beach. The pier also counts as the beach |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Delta          | It is located south of the Sunset Bridge, above the ocean |
|                | It's little spot, but you can fish at shores of delta.    |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Southern Water | It is located at the island. More details under.          |
| Northern Water | It is located at the island. More details under.          |
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*-High River is not official name. I made it up since I do not know of its
real name.

          SOUTHERN WATER / NORTHERN WATER
The island is far south of the beach. To get there, you will have to ride on
the dolphin at the pier. But you'll have to increase the dolphin's heart up
to one. Then it'll let you ride on it to the island.

The island is divided in two parts. Some fishes stay north of the island,
while other fishes stay south of the island. Reason why it is different is 
because the north water is close to the beach, while the south water is close
to the open seas.

Northern Water covers the north water, but it also covers the west water.
To fish in the northern water, just stand at the pier, or at edge of the 
island, heading in direction of north.

Southern Water covers the south water, but it also covers the east water.
To fish in the southern water, just stand at the island's edge, facing the
south.

THE CHART - This chart is arranaged by the location, and season.
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|LOCATION's NAME | FISH's NAME    | AVAILABLE DURING THE SEASON(S) |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| High River     | Char           | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Amago          | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Yamame         | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Dace           | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Rainbow Trout  | Spring, Summer, Autumn,+Winter |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Upstream       | Amago          | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Yamame         | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Dace           | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Rainbow Trout  | Spring, Summer, Autumn,+Winter |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Midstream      | Amago          | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Crawfish       | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Dace           | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Rainbow Trout  | Spring, Summer, Autumn,+Winter |
|                | Silver Carp    | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Downstream     | Crawfish       | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Cureall        | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Salmon         |                 Autumn         |
|                | Dace           | Spring, Summer, Autumn,+Winter |
|                | Silver Carp    | Spring, Summer, Autumn,+Winter |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Stardrop Pond  | Crucian Carp   | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Silver Carp    | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Smelt          |         Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Sunny Lake     | Crucian Carp   | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Crawfish       | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Silver Carp    | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Hutchen        | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Smelt          |         Summer, Autumn         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Beach          | Flounder       | Spring,                 Winter |
|                | Blowfish       | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Chulowfish     | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Squid          | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Halibut        |                 Autumn, Winter |
|                | Maple Flounder |                 Autumn         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Island         | Squid Prince   |         Summer                 |
| Northern Water | Halfbeak       | Spring,                 Winter |
|                | Flounder       | Spring,                 Winter |
|                | Blowfish       | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Chulowfish     | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Squid          | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Saury          | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Shrimp         | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Snadore        | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Snapper        |         Summer                 |
|                | Opaleye        |         Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Lampsquid      |         Summer*,Autumn, Winter |
|                | Mackerel       |                 Autumn, Winter |
|                | Sardine        |                 Autumn, Winter |
|                | Shinapper      |                         Winter |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Island         | Squid Prince   |         Summer                 |
| Southern Water | Yellowtail     | Spring,                 Winter |
|                | Bonito         | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Saury          | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Squid          | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Tuna           |         Summer          Winter*|
|                | Mackerel       |                 Autumn, Winter |
|                | Sardine        |                 Autumn, Winter |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Delta          | Cureall        | Spring, Summer, Autumn         |
|                | Blowfish       | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Chulowfish     | Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter |
|                | Salmon         |                 Autumn         |
|                | Lobster        |                 Autumn, Winter |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Underground Lake| Jamasquid      |                         Winter |
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* Tuna In Winter Season (reported by Tom, unverified by me.)
* Lampsquid in Summer (reported by various sources. I thought it's midsummer.
                       also unverified by me.)

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004. DETAILED FISH INFORMATION
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Read here if you want to know more indepth information on the fishes. In here,
you can find if the fish is common, or rare, or how to catch certain fish
kings, recipes, so on.

**There is four fish kings - Huchen, Jamasquid, Squid Prince, Boot (Right).

Popularity Levels:
1.  Very Common (you'll catch this fish very often, nearly all time.)
2.  Common
3.  Average
4.  Uncommon
5.  Rare (chance of catching this fish is extremely rare, like squid prince)


Default (This list is in "default" order, meaning it's in same order as 
         in-game menu order on default option.)
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1. Amago
   SELL COST...100g
   LOCATION....High River, Upstream River, and Midstream River
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn
   POPULARITY..High River-Average. Upstream-Average. Midstream-Average.
   IN-GAME....."Lives upstream of rivers. 
                It's wary and hard to catch. Really good."
   RECIPES.....Amago Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 110g
               Caramelized Amago (pot) --- Sell for 290g
               Salted Amago (bonfire) ---- Sell for 110g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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2. Cureall
   SELL COST...30g
   LOCATION....Downstream River, Delta
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn
   POPULARITY..Downstream-Uncommon. Delta-Uncommon.
   IN-GAME....."A fish that can be caught only at
                Flower Bud Village. Used as medicine."
   RECIPES.....Salted Cureall (bonfire) - Sell for 60g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA
   "Cureall
    15 to 36 cm long
    Caught from early spring to fall. A river fish seen only around Flower 
    Bud Village. It got its nickname of "lonely doctor maker" because people 
    eat it as a medicine. It goes bad quickly, so it's better to not eat it 
    raw."
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3. Hutchen (FISH KING)
   SELL COST...1000g
   LOCATION....Sunny Lake
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn
   POPULARITY..Common*
   IN-GAME....."A really rare and fierce fish that lives
                in lakes. Huge. The king of lake fish."
   RECIPES.....Hutchen Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 1,010g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
   SPECIAL NOTE: Best chance of getting this fish king is a day after rain*
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4. Char
   SELL COST...90g
   LOCATION....High River
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn
   POPULARITY..Average
   IN-GAME....."Lives upstream in cold rivers.
                It's greedy, but wary. Tastes good."
   RECIPES.....Char Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 100g
               Salted Char (bonfire) ---- Sell for 100g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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5. Dace
   SELL COST...15g
   LOCATION....High River, Upstream River, Midstream River, Downstream River
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..ALL-Average.
   IN-GAME....."Lives mid-stream in rivers and eats about
                anything. Eating it raw is risky."
   RECIPES.....Salted Dace (bonfire) - Sell for 25g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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6. Silver Carp
   SELL COST...20g
   LOCATION....Sunny Lake, Stardrop Pond, Midstream River, Downstream River 
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..Sunny Lake/Stardrop/Midstream-Average. Downstream-Uncommon
   IN-GAME....."A type of carp that lives in swamps.
                Tastes bad. Do not eat it raw."
   RECIPES.....Caramelized S. Carp (pot) - Sell for 130g
               Broiled S. Carp (bonfire) - Sell for 30g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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7. Salmon
   SELL COST...120g
   LOCATION....Downstream River, Delta
   SEASON(S)...Autumn
   POPULARITY..Downstream River-Common. Delta-Average/Common
   IN-GAME....."Lives middle/downstream in rivers.
                Used in a variety of dishes and raw."
   RECIPES.....Salmon Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 130g
               Salted Samon (bonfire) ----- Sell for 230g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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8. Rainbow Trout
   SELL COST...35g
   LOCATION....High River, Upstream River, Midstream River
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..ALL-Average (Winter-Common)
   IN-GAME....."Lives in up/midstream in rivers.
                Pretty easy to catch. Tastes so-so."
   RECIPES.....R. Trout Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 45g
               Salted R. Trout (bonfire) ---- Sell for 45g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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9. Crucian Carp
   SELL COST...30g
   LOCATION....Sunny Lake, Stardrop Pond
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..ALL-Average
   IN-GAME....."Lives in ponds. It is popular 
                among anglers but not great for meals."
   RECIPES.....Caramelized C. Carp (pot) - Sell for 150g
               Broiled C. Carp (bonfire) - Sell for 40g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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10.Yamame
   SELL COST...80g
   LOCATION....High River, Upstream River
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn
   POPULARITY..High River-Average. Upstream River-Rare.
   IN-GAME....."Lives upstream of rivers.
                It is wary and hard to catch. Tastes good."
   RECIPES.....Yamame Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 90g
               Salted Yamame (bonfire) ---- Sell for 90g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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11.Smelt
   SELL COST...10g
   LOCATION....Sunny Lake, Stardrop Pond
   SEASON(S)...Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..Average
   IN-GAME....."A small fish caught in lakes. It's good,
                but it's not for eating raw."
   RECIPES.....Caramelized Smelt (pot) - Sell for 110g
               Salted Smelt (bonfire) -- Sell for 110g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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12.Crawfish
   SELL COST...10g
   LOCATION....Sunny Lake, Midstream River, Downstream River
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn
   POPULARITY..Sunny Lake/Midstream River-Average. Downstream River-Uncommon
   IN-GAME....."Easily caught in middle stream of 
                rivers, deltas and ponds. Don't eat it raw." 
   RECIPES.....Broiled Crawfish (bonfire) - Sell for 20g
               Grilled Crawfish (oven) ---- Sell for 120g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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1. Chulowfish
   SELL COST...5g
   LOCATION....Beach, Island (Northern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..Beach-Average(Autumn-Uncommon.) Island-Rare.
   IN-GAME....."A pink-colored blowfish that has
                poison. Only in Flower Bud Village."
   RECIPES.....Chulowfish Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 15g
               Broiled Chulowfish (bonfire) --- Sell for 15g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
   "Chulowfish
    24 to 26 cm. long
    A pink blowfish caught only in Flower Bud Village. Its poison is so 
    powerful would increase your marksmanship if you put it on your arrows. 
    Its flesh tastes good, but the poison is all over its body, so be really 
    careful when cooking."
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14.Blowfish
   SELL COST...3g
   LOCATION....Beach, Island (Northern Water), Delta
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..Beach-Very Common (Autumn-Common), Island-Rare, Delta-Common
   IN-GAME....."Caught in deltas and near the seashore.
                Be careful with its deadly poison."
   RECIPES.....Blowfish Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 113G
               Broiled Blowfish (bonfire) --- Sell for 113G
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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14.Lobster
   SELL COST...90g
   LOCATION....Delta
   SEASON(S)...Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..Average
   IN-GAME....."A large crawfish in delta and the sea.
                Really tastes good."
   RECIPES.....Lobster Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 100g
               Broiled Lobster (bonfire) --- Sell for 100g
               Grilled Lobster (oven) ------ Sell for 100g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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14.Sardine
   SELL COST...25g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Water, Southern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Autumn
   POPULARITY..Island-Average.(Winter-Uncommon)
   IN-GAME....."Lives near Island. Nutritious"
   RECIPES.....Sardine Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 35g
               Anchovy (bonfire) ----------- Sell for 35g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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1. Shinapper
   SELL COST...200g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Winter
   POPULARITY..Uncommon
   IN-GAME.....""
   RECIPES.....Shinapper Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 210g
               Broiled Shinapper (bonfire) --- Sell for 160g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA
   "Shinapper, Snadore
    Sparidae family, Perciformes order, 30 to 68 cm. long Both are native to
    Flower Bud Village. The shinapper is a bluish porgy appearing only in
    winter. The snadore has a flesh-colored body with white stripes and can
    be caught year-round."
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14.Bonito
   SELL COST...140g
   LOCATION....Island (Southern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn
   POPULARITY..(Spring/Summer-Average)(Autumn-Uncommon)
   IN-GAME....."A large fish from the open sea.
                When eaten as steak, it's out of this world!"
   RECIPES.....Bonito Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 150g
               Bonito Steak (bonfire) ----- Sell for 250g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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14.Flounder
   SELL COST...45g
   LOCATION....Beach, Island (Northern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Winter
   POPULARITY..Beach-Uncommon. Island-Rare
   IN-GAME....."Caught near the coast.
                Whatever you do, make sure you stew it!"
   RECIPES.....Flounder Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 55g
               Stewed Flounder (pot) -------- Sell for 110g
               Broiled Flounder (bonfire) --- Sell for 55g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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14.Mackerel
   SELL COST...30g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Water, Southern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..Island-Average
   IN-GAME....."A fish caught near the Island.
                Never eat it raw! Broiling it is fantastic!"
   RECIPES.....Miso Mackerel (knife set) -- Sell for 140g
               Broiled Mackerel (bonfire) - Sell for 40g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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14.Halfbeak
   SELL COST...35g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Winter
   POPULARITY..Average
   IN-GAME....."A thin fish with white flesh caught
                near Island. Has a pleasant flavor."
   RECIPES.....Halfbeak Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 45g
               Salted Halfbeak (bonfire) ---- Sell for 45g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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14.Saury
   SELL COST...30g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Water, Southern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..(Summer-Average)(Autumn-Common)(Winter-Uncommon)
   IN-GAME....."Caught in the open sea. 
                When broiled, its flavor is irresistible."
   RECIPES.....Saury Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 40g
               Salted Saury (bonfire) ---- Sell for 40g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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14.Snapper
   SELL COST...150g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Summer
   POPULARITY..Average
   IN-GAME....."A large fish caught near the Island.
                Fights hard and has good flavor."
   RECIPES.....Snapper Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 260g
               Stewed Snapper (pot) -------- Sell for 210g
               Broiled Snapper (bonfire) --- Sell for 160g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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1. Snadore
   SELL COST...250g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Island)
   SEASON(S)...All Seasons
   POPULARITY..Rare
   IN-GAME....."A fish native to Flower Bud Village.
                You can't catch it unless you need to."
   RECIPES.....Snadore Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 260g
               Broiled Snadore (bonfire) --- Sell for 260g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA
   "Shinapper, Snadore
    Sparidae family, Perciformes order, 30 to 68 cm. long Both are native to
    Flower Bud Village. The shinapper is a bluish porgy appearing only in
    winter. The snadore has a flesh-colored body with white stripes and can
    be caught year-round."
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14.Halibut
   SELL COST...50g
   LOCATION....Beach
   SEASON(S)...Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..Common
   IN-GAME....."Caught near the coast.
                For sashimi or broiled, this is wonderful."
   RECIPES.....Halibut Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 60g
               Broiled Halibut (bonfire) --- Sell for 60g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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14.Yellowtail
   SELL COST...140g
   LOCATION....Island (Southern Water) 
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Winter
   POPULARITY..(Spring-Common)(Winter-Uncommon)
   IN-GAME....."A large fish from the open sea.
                A fish for everyone. Really tastes good."
   RECIPES.....Yellowtail Sashimi (knife set) -- Sell for 160g
               Yellowtail Teriyaki (frying pan)- Sell for 300g
               Stewed Yellowtail (pot) -------- Sell for 210g
               Broiled Yellowtail (bonfire) --- Sell for 160g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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14.Tuna
   SELL COST...300g
   LOCATION....Island (Southern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Summer, Winter*
   POPULARITY..Average
   IN-GAME....."A large fish caught in the open sea.
                Tastes good and is fantastic as steak."
   RECIPES.....Tuna Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 410g
               Tuna Steak (frying pan) -- Sell for 450g
               Broiled Tuna (bonfire) --- Sell for 310g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]

* reported by Tom that he caught it in winter season. Unverified.
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14.Opaleye
   SELL COST...60g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..ALL-Uncommon
   IN-GAME....."A fish caught near the Island.
                It's easy to catch and tastes good."
   RECIPES.....Opaleye Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 70g
               Broiled Opaleye (bonfire) --- Sell for 80g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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1. Maple Flounder
   SELL COST...60g
   LOCATION....Beach
   SEASON(S)...Autumn
   POPULARITY..Average
   IN-GAME....."Caught only in fall at Flower
                Bud Village. An unusual fish."
   RECIPES.....M. Flounder Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 70g
               Broiled M. Flounder (bonfire) --- Sell for 70g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA
   "Maple Flounder
    Bothidae family, Pleuronectiformes order, 32 to 55 cm. long. A native to
    Flower Bud Village, it is a treasured feature of fall. It has a maple-leaf
    pattern on its body and is loved for the flavor of its meat."
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14.Squid
   SELL COST...35g
   LOCATION....Beach, Island (Northern Water, Southern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..Beach/Island-Average. (Autumn/Winter-Uncommon)
   IN-GAME....."Caught near the seashore or the Island.
                Can be used in a variety of dishes."
   RECIPES.....Squid Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 145g
               Squid Teriyaki (oven) ----- Sell for 145g
               Broiled Squid (bonfire) --- Sell for 45g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
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1. Squid Prince (FISH KING)
   SELL COST...1000g
   LOCATION....Island (Southern Water / Northern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Summer
   POPULARITY..Uncommon (day after rain or tyhpoon)
   IN-GAME.....""
   RECIPES.....Nice Squid Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 1,010g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA
   "Squid Prince
    80 to 120 cm. long
    A large squid whose existence has been verified only near Flower Bud 
    Village. Spotted particularly after typhoons and rainstorms. One theory
    says that it's the baby form of the giant squid, probably pulled from
    the deep sea during inclement weather..."
   SPECIAL NOTE: When it rains, wait a day later, and go down to the Island.
   You should have good chance of catching it. It works same way for the
   typooons.             
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1. Lampsquid
   SELL COST...60g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Water)
   SEASON(S)...Midsummer, Autumn, Winter
   POPULARITY..(Midsummer-Average)(Autumn-Rare)
   IN-GAME....."So called because it emits bright
                light from its body under the new moon."
   RECIPES.....Lampsquid Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 170g
               Lampsquid Teriyaki (oven) ----- Sell for 170g
               Broiled Lampsquid (bonfire) --- Sell for 70g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA
   "Lampsquid
    Luminous Squidous family, 12 to 25 cm. long Native to Flower Bud Village.
    Can be caught in coastal waters from midsummer to wintertime. It has an
    internal organ that gives off light. People used to use it as a lamp,
    thus the squid's name."
   SPECIAL NOTE: Lampsquid will appear after Summer 15.

* Various sources reported they've caught it in early summer. Unverified.
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14.Shrimp
   SELL COST...100g
   LOCATION....Island (Northern Water)
   SEASON(S)...All Seasons
   POPULARITY..Rare (Very Rare)
   IN-GAME....."A rare crustacean that's hard to find.
                A native of Flower Bud Village."
   RECIPES.....Shrimp Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 110g
               Broiled Shrimp (bonfire) --- Sell for 110g
               Grilled Shrimp (oven) ------ Sell for 210g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA
   "Shrimp
    10 to 15 cm. long
    A very beautiful, very delicious crustacean seen only in Flower Bud
    Village. Can be caught year-round, but there aren't a lot, so they are
    valuable."
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14.Jamasquid (FISH KING)
   SELL COST...1,000g
   LOCATION....Underground Lake
   SEASON(S)...Winter
   POPULARITY..100% success
   IN-GAME....."A mysterious squid that hides in Lake
                Cave. The Underground Lake king."
   RECIPES.....Jamasquid Sashimi (knife set) - Sell for 1,010g
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This fish has no information in the fish encyclopedias]
   SPECIAL NOTE: Once you get to the underground lake, there'll be one fish.
   Catch a jamasquid, and it'll not reappear, so you have to leave the mine.
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14.Can
   SELL COST...none
   LOCATION....Anywhere that got water
   SEASON(S)...All seasons
   POPULARITY..Rare
   IN-GAME....."Throw cans away in a garbage can!"
   RECIPES.....no recipes
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This litter has no information in the fish encyclopedias- duh]
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14.Boot (Left)
   SELL COST...none
   LOCATION....Anywhere that got water
   SEASON(S)...All seasons
   POPULARITY..Rare
   IN-GAME....."A left rubber boot.
                If you litter with it, people won't like you."
   RECIPES.....no recipes
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This litter has no information in the fish encyclopedias- duh]
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14.Boot (Right) (FISH KING...?)
   SELL COST...none
   LOCATION....Anywhere that got water
   SEASON(S)...All seasons
   POPULARITY..Rare
   IN-GAME....."A right rubber boot.
                For some reason, it is a king."
   RECIPES.....no recipes
   ENCYCLOPEDIA 
  [This litter has no information in the fish encyclopedias- duh]
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005. FISH GIFTS FOR VILLAGERS
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This section is all about the villagers' reaction to the fish gifts. However,
the fish recipes will not be included in this section. It's only the raw 
fishes used as the gifts. Maybe, in future, I'll add in the fish recipes.

The villagers have four different reactions when they get the gift from you,
and they are...

"LOVE" is when you hand a fish to the villager, the three hearts will appear
above the villager's head. It means s/he loves your gift.

"LIKE" is when you hand a fish to the villager, the green stitch will appear
above the villager's head. It means s/he likes your gift.

"SO-SO" is when you hand a fish to the village, no icon will appear
above the villager's head. But s/he will accept your gift anyway.

"HATE" is when you hand a fish to the villager, but s/he refuses to take your
gift. It means s/he hates your gift.

But for now, there are only "LIKE" and "SO-SO" in this section because I still
haven't discover the raw fishes that villagers love or hate.


A-Z                                  BOYS
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| Alex - The Doctor - Lives in the Clinic                                    |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Salmon, Lobster, Crawfish, Sardine, Halibut, Blowfish                |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Basil - Plant Hunter - Anywhere outside                                    |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Maple Flounder, Dace, Salmon, Halibut, Blowfish                      |
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| Blue - Cowboy - Near Blue Sky Ranch                                        |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Rainbow Trout, Blowfish, Salmon, Crawfish, Maple Flounder, Saury,    |
|       Squid, Mackerel                                                      |
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| Bob - Shipper - Near Blue Sky Ranch, inside Blacksmith, other places       |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Dace, Chulowfish, Salmon, Halibut, Blowfish, Squid, Mackerel, Squid  |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Carl - Waiter/Owner - Works in Duke's Cafe, later owner of his own cafe    |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Halibut, Rainbow Trout, Squid, Saury, Bonito, Salmon                 |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Dan - Worker - Works at the Orchard                                        |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Halibut, Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Maple Flounder                       |
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| Jamie - Farmer - Lives in his/her farm.                                    |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Blowfish, Salmon, Halibut, Opaleye                                   |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Joe - Carpenter - Lives in Woody's Workshop                                |
| LIKE: Salmon, Mackerel, Dace, Maple Flounder,  Amago, Halibut, Sardine,    |
|       Saury, Cureall                                                       |
|SO-SO: Blowfish                                                             |
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| Kurt - Carpenter - Lives in Woody's Workshop                               |
| LIKE: Lobster, Crawfish, Blowfish                                          |
|SO-SO: Maple Flounder, Dace, Halibut, Mackerel, Sardine, Saury              |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Louis - Scientist - Lives in the Inn                                       |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Salmon                                                               |
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| Ray - Fisherman - Anywhere near water                                      |
| LIKE: Maple Flounder, Amago, Yellowtail, Halibut, Dace, Mackerel, Sardine, |
|       Saury, Opaleye                                                       |
|SO-SO: Blowfish, Chulowfish, Lampsquid                                      |
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                                   GIRLS
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| Ann - Future Inventor - Lives in Junk Shop                                 |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Salmon, Saury                                                        |
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| Dia                                                                        |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: N/A                                                                  |
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| Eve - Waiter - Lives in Duke's Cafe                                        |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Halibut, Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Blowfish, Saury, Mackerel            |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Gina                                                                       |
| LIKE: Salmon, Cureall, Halibut, Saury
|SO-SO: Rainbow Trout                                                        |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Gwen - Horse Fanatic - Lives in Doug's Inn                                 |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Halibut, Rainbow Trout, Maple Flounder, Sardine, Mackerel            |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Katie - Waiter - Works in Carl's Cafe                                      |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Halibut, Maple Flounder, Saury, Squid, Bonito, Blowfish              |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Lyla - Owner - Owns Lyla's Hearty Shop                                     |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Lobster, Halibut, Salmon                                             |
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| Maria - Librarian - Lives in the Mayor's house                             |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Salmon, Mackerel                                                     |
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| Nina - Daughter - Lives in Liz's house                                     |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Crawfish, Halibut, Mackerel                                          |
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                              OTHER PEOPLE
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| Doug - Owner - Lives in his own Inn                                        |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Dace, Halibut, Sardine                                               |
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| Duke - Owner - Lives in his own Cafe                                       |
| LIKE: Halibut, Sardine, Saury                                              |
|SO-SO: Salmon, Blowfish                                                     |
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| Gourmet - Renter - Lives in Doug's Inn                                     |
| LIKE: Dace, Halibut                                                        |
|SO-SO: N/A                                                                  |
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| Henry - Painter - Anywhere outside                                         |
| LIKE: Dace                                                                 |
|SO-SO: Halibut, Mackerel                                                    |
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| Hank - Owner - Lives in Blue Sky Ranch                                     |
| LIKE: Salmon, Blowfish                                                     |
|SO-SO: Halibut, Saury, Sardine                                              |
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| Liz - Owner - Lives in her plant shop                                      |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Halibut, Cureall, Sardine, Salmon                                    |
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| Martha - Midwife - Lives in the Clinic                                     |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Salmon, Halibut, Squid                                               |
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| Meryl - Girl - Lives in the Orchard                                        |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: N/A                                                                  |
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| Michael - Owner - Lives in his own Junk Shop                               |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Salmon, Halibut, Saury                                               |
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| Nami - Weather Girl - Anywhere outside during the summer season            |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: N/A                                                                  |
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| Ronald - Owner - Lives in his own Orchard                                  |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Dace, Salmon, Blowfish, Halibut, Sardine                             |
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| Saibara - Owner - Lives in his Pottery shop                                |
| LIKE: Salmon                                                               |
|SO-SO: Halibut, Blowfish, Saury                                             |
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| Tai - Owner - Lives in his own Blacksmith                                  |
| LIKE: Rainbow Trout                                                        |
|SO-SO: Blowfish, Mackerel                                                   |
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| Theodore - The Mayor - Lives in his house                                  |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Salmon, Blowfish, Dace, Halibut, Saury, Sardine                      |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Tim - The Kid - Often at the Moonlight Mine                                |
| LIKE: Blowfish                                                             |
|SO-SO: Salmon, Dace                                                         |
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| Terry - Ranger - Anywhere outside                                          |
| LIKE: N/A                                                                  |
|SO-SO: Crawfish, Halibut, Silver Carp, Maple Flounder, Saury, Squid         |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Woody - Owner - Lives in his own Workshop                                  |
| LIKE: Halibut, Maple Flounder, Sardine, Saury, Bonito                      |
|SO-SO: Rainbow Trout, Blowfish                                              |
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006. FISH-RELATED RECIPES
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All recipes that uses a fish is listed here. The prices will not be included.

Amago Sashimi           Char Sashimi            R. Trout Sashimi
Yamame Sashimi          Salmon Sashimi          Huchen Sashimi
Snapper Sashimi         Opaleye Sashimi         Shinapper Sashimi
Snadore Sashimi         Bonito Sashimi          Yellowtail Sashimi
Tuna Sashimi            Sardine Sashimi         Halfbeck Sashimi
Saury Sashimi           Halibut Sashimi         Flounder Sashimi
M. Flounder Sashimi     Squid Sashimi           Nice Squid Sashimi
Jamasquid Sashimi       Lampsquid Sashimi       Blowfish Sashimi
Chulowfish Sashimi      Lobster Sashimi         Shrimp Sashimi
Char Meuniere           R. Trout Meuniere       Yamame Meuniere
Sardine Meuniere        Salmon Meuniere         Halibut Meuniere
Flounder Meuniere       M. Flounder Meuniere    Yellowtail Teriyaki
Tuna Steak              Bouillabaisse           Stewed Flounder
Stewed Yellowtail       Stewed Snapper          Miso Mackerel
Tomato Sardine          Tomato Squid            Caramelized Amago
Caramelized Smelt       Caramelized C. Carp     Caramelized S. Carp
Grilled R. Trout        Grilled Sardine         Grilled Snapper
Grilled Saury           Grilled Salmon          Grilled Mackerel
Grilled Halibut         Grilled Tuna            Grilled Smelt
Squid Teriyaki          Lampsquid Teriyaki      Grilled Lobster
Grilled Crawfish        Grilled Shrimp          Seafood Pizza
Seafood Gratin          Salted Amago            Salted Char
Salted R. Trout         Salted Yamame           Salted Dace
Salted Salmon           Salted Cureall          Broiled C. Carp
Broiled S. Carp         Broiled Snapper         Broiled Opaleye
Broiled Shinapper       Broiled Snadore         Bonito Steak
Broiled Mackerel        Broiled Yellowtail      Salted Smelt
Broiled Tuna            Anchovy                 Salted Halfback
Salted Saury            Broiled Halibut         Broiled Flounder
Broiled M. Flounder     Broiled Squid           Broiled Lampsquid
Broiled Blowfish        Broiled Chulowfish      Broiled Lobster
Broiled Crawfish        Broiled Shrimp


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007. OTHER STUFF
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FISH-RELATED MUSICAL NOTES:
Master Angler - Catch 100 fishes.
Expert Angler - Catch all types of fishes.

DID YOU KNOW?
Natsume made little typos with the lovable halfbeaks. If you check the recipe
list, you'll see the typos - "Halfbeck Sashimi", "Salted Halfback".

CREDIT:
Natsume for translating the game and bringing it to North America.
Gamefaqs for hosting this FAQ.

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008. LEGAL STUFF
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private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
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