If you have, I need some insight regarding the puffer fish.
I have played this sim for 96 game "days" and am at 20% in my collection. I feel I have done all I can do until I get the hammer handle from the doctor. I have all of the bugs I need to trade for it, but no matter what I do, I never see the puffer fish. I've spear-fished on every single one of the beaches at noon (plus shortly before and after) for at least 40 game days and nothing.
All I am seeing are Turkeyfish, Catfish, Flounders, Monkeyface Pricklebacks, and Chubs. That's it... only them, over and over and over. I've done it for so long that I have over 300 fish in my inventory now, but still no Puffer fish. I'm beginning to think my game cartridge is defective (it did crash during spear fishing once.)
So... do any of you have any hints or suggestions of anything else I can try? If anyone has found the Puffer, how long did it take you to find it and where were you when you did? What did you do beforehand (perhaps to "unlock" the Puffer?)
I am getting so frustrated with this game, lol! I keep thinking this puffer fish should NOT be this difficult to find, so I'm convinced I have done/am doing something wrong!
Thanks everyone! :D