Catch these Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish, bugs, and sea creatures before December ends

December is ending, which means that a bunch of critters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are going to vanish for a while.

To help make sure you grab what you can before they disappear, we’ve put together a list of things to hunt down and fill out the the Museum.

While folks who time travel don’t have as much to worry about when it comes to catching this variety of bugs, people playing by the day will not want to wait months to continue their collection.

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

The Northern Hemisphere is continuing isn’t saying bye to that many creatures, as most of them have already left the islands before the snow fell. The Southern Hemisphere islands will be losing most of its butterflies until next year.

Critters to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons before December ends (Northern Hemisphere)

Critter typeCritterLocationShadow sizeTime
Critter typeCritterLocationShadow sizeTime
FishPikeRiverX LargeAll day
Sea CreatureMusselOcean (diving)N/AAll day
Sea CreatureSpiny LobsterOcean (diving)N/A9 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Critters to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons before December ends (Southern Hemisphere)

Critter typeCritterLocationShadow sizeTime
Critter typeCritterLocationShadow sizeTime
BugCommon ButterflyFlyingN/A4 a.m. – 7 p.m.
BugYellow ButterflyFlyingN/A4 a.m. – 7 p.m.
BugPeacock ButterflyFlying by hybrid flowersN/A4 a.m. – 7 p.m.
BugFireflyFlyingN/A7 p.m. – 4 a.m.
BugLadybugOn flowersN/A8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BugViolin BeetleOn tree stumpsN/AAll day
BugPill BugHit rocksN/A11 p.m. – 4 p.m.
BugCentipedeHit rocksN/A4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
FishCherry SalmonRiver (Clifftop)Medium4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishCharRiver (Clifftop)Medium4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Sea CreatureChambered nautilusOcean (diving)N/A4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Sea CreatureFirefly squidOcean (diving)N/A9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Sea CreatureLobsterOcean (diving)N/AAll day