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Ocean Fishing Hole

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Ocean Fishing Hole
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Main Appearance(s)

The Ocean Fishing Hole is a location in Majora's Mask 3D.[1] It is a Fishing Hole in the Great Bay operated by the Fishing Hole Man. Link can Fish here for 50 Rupees or for free by exchanging a Fishing Hole Pass. An swamp counterpart, the Swamp Fishing Hole, is located in the Southern Swamp and operated by the Fishing Hole Man's older brother.[2]

Notably, the Ocean Fishing Hole and Swamp Fishing Hole are the only areas of Termina outside of a boss chamber where Link can wear the Fierce Deity Mask. However Link will unable to use any combat abilities and will not be permitted to leave until taking it off.[3]

Features and Overview

The Ocean Fishing Hole is located on the far eastern edge of the Zora Cape close to the Zora Hall. The entrance houses a shack where the Ocean Fishing Hole Man stands behind a counter. Between the door and the counter is a large bulletin board displaying the fishing journal, Tatl can read it out to Link and display the fish that he has caught. Numerous posters adorn the walls of the shack, displaying pictures of the various kinds of fish that can be found in the area and giving hints on the conditions and masks needed to catch them.

The exterior area beyond the shack features a sandy shoreline next to the ocean, with canoes, flowers, and trees. If Link tries to swim too far away from the shore, the Ocean Fishing Hole Man will prevent him from going any farther.[4] A covered jetty extends from the direction of the shack into the water. In the ocean are several tiny islands that can be accessed by any of Link's forms, but most easily with Zora Link. A sunken ship can be found underwater along the western side of the area. An underwater cave adorned with pink crystals resides in the east. The cave is blocked by vegetation and cannot be entered, but certain kinds of fish will spawn in and around them.

There are three rules posted in a sign next to the jetty, though the only the last one can be broken to elicit a reaction from the Fishing Hole Man.

  • Don't deface our posters
  • Don't drown if ya can't swim.
  • Don't cast lures at people!!!

Random fish types are spawned when Link enters the fishing hole, and leaving and re-entering the area will regenerate the available fish. Link is free to explore the area and scout the ponds as Zora Link before paying for a fishing rod. The Termina Seabass, Goodta Goby, and Ambrosial Amberjack are common fish that can always be found in the water and do not require any special conditions to catch. There are two "boss fish" that can be found which play the boss battle theme when attempting to catch them: the Grand Swordfish and the Savage Shark. There is also one secret boss fish who is not listed on the posters: Great Fairy Fish. This fish will only appear after catching several rare fish in the same game session, and the Ocean Fishing Hole Man will personally congratulate Link on catching it.

The Ocean Fishing Hole will experience rain on the Second Day, despite the surrounding region remaining clear and dry. The presence of rain will prompt the Goodta Goby to swim deeper underwater, allowing it to be caught more easily using the Fishing Rod with Sinking Lure.

List of Fish

Fish Rarity Availability Lure Description Notes
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Termina Seabass
Common Anytime Standard The Termina Seabass!
Lives in the ocean. A gallivanting fish that travels the sea far and wide. Hangs out near the ocean's surface.
Common fish that can be caught easily. Can be found close to the shore.
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Goodta Goby
Common Anytime Any The Goodta Goby!
Lives in the ocean, near the shore. Fond of river deltas. Often spotted in the shallows when the sun is shining.
Common fish that can be caught easily. Swims near the surface on First and Final Days but swims deep underwater on the Second Day.
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Ambrosial Amberjack
Common Anytime Sinking The Ambrosial Amberjack!
Lives in the ocean. Known by different names as it grows. Prefers swimming in deep water.
Common fish that can be caught easily. Appears near the open sea to the north.
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Bashful Angler
Uncommon Anytime Sinking The Bashful Angler!
Lives in the ocean. A cowardly fish that hates attention. Easier to catch for people who don't stand out.
Appears around the sunken ships. Won't approach Link unless he is wearing the Stone Mask.
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Dancing Sea Bream
Uncommon 6 AM to 6 PM Standard The Dancing Sea Bream!
Lives in the ocean. Drawn to flowing rhythmic movement. Mesmerizing dance moves are its weakness.
Approaches Link when dancing with Kamaro's Mask.
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Fairy Fish
Uncommon Anytime Sinking The Fairy Fish!
Lives in the ocean. So pretty it could be mistaken for a fairy. The way it moves is just like a Stray Fairy.
Appears amongst the tiny islets. Approaches Link while wearing the Great Fairy Mask.
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Ninja Flounder
Rare Anytime Sinking The Ninja Flounder!
Lives in the ocean. Faithful pets for the ninjas of Ikana. Utterly obedient to their ninja master.
Appears around the sunken ship. Fish will splash on the surface while wearing the Garo's Mask.
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Skullfish
Rare 6 PM to 6 AM Sinking The Skullfish!
Lives in the ocean. A mystery to oceanologists. Is it alive? Dead? Enjoys the company of skeletons.
Appears near the open sea to the north. Approaches Link while wearing the Captain's Hat.
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Nuptuna
Rare Anytime on First and Third Days Sinking The Nuptuna!
Lives in the ocean. Seeing one is supposedly good luck for impending nuptials. Loves special celebrations.
Appears amongst the tiny islets. Approaches Link when wearing the Couple's Mask.
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Grand Swordfish
Boss Anytime Standard The Grand Swordfish!
Lives in the ocean. Very large, most often found in open water. Requires superhuman strength to reel one in...
Boss fish.
Appears amongst the tiny islets. Can only be reeled in as Goron Link or Fierce Deity Link.
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Savage Shark
Boss Anytime Sinking The Savage Shark!
Lives in the ocean. A marine meanie that eats other fish. May go after other fish you're reeling in.
Boss fish.
Appears amongst the tiny islets. May bite the line when hooked onto a fish smaller than 100 centimeters.
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Great Fairy Fish
Boss Anytime on Final Day Sinking The Great Fairy Fish!
Jumpin' jellyfish! I don't believe it! That there fishy is the one they call the queen o' the ocean! Good work pal! Congrats and all that!
Secret Boss fish that resembles the Great Fairy.
Appears close to the underwater cave. May bite the line when hooked onto a Fairy Fish.

See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 246
  2. "Huh? Oh. Yeah. My big bro mans the Swamp Fishing Hole. Haven't seen 'im in years, though. Hey. If ya see 'im, tell 'im I said...hey." — Fishing Hole Man (Majora's Mask 3D)
  3. "Hey. Hey! What's with that scary face, fella? If ya leave here lookin' like that, you'll scare away potential customers and ruin our reputation!" — Fishing Hole Men (Majora's Mask 3D)
  4. "Whoa, there! Come back! There be dangerous currents if ya go too far out. I love fishin' too, but it's not worth it. Stick closer to shore." — Fishing Hole Man (Majora's Mask 3D)