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King Salmon
King Salmon.jpg
Scientific NameOncorhynchus tshawytscha
Time of YearSeptember
Time of DayAll day
Size51.55 in
Shadow SizeVery large
Selling Price1,800
Species Number#31

The King Salmon is an fish that can be found in the river mouth in the beginning of the month, and upstream later in the month. It appears all day in September. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 1,800 Bells.


The King Salmon is found in the river.

The Museum

The King Salmon can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"King salmon grow to about twice the size of regular salmon, which really helps them embody the name. This size essentially makes them the actual kings of salmon, though they are also called chinook salmon. In some regions, they return to the river in spring or summer and live there until spawning in the fall. In rare cases, king salmons' meat will be white, but these are not as popular since pink is the standard."


Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:

"Woohoo! Woohoo! I caught a king salmon! Where are his horses and men?"