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Animal Crossing New Horizons Manila Clams Location | Where to find

If you’re trying to fill out your museum with donations to Blathers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, then you’re definitely going to need some fish bait in order to catch the rarer specimens. To unlock the fish bait DIY recipe you’ll need to discover your first manila clam, which, conveniently, will also serve as the sole crafting ingredient required to make fishing bait at a workbench. So, here’s how to get manila clams in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by identifying the sand spitting creatures whose presence is indicated by water shooting out of sand.

How do you get manila clams in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

How to get manila clams in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

When wandering the beaches in Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch, have you ever noticed jets of water coming up from the sand? These small waterspouts indicate that there’s a manila clam lurking beneath the ground at this position; if you haven’t yet experienced it in-game, check out the above image to see exactly what you should be keeping an eye out for.

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With that established, here’s how to find manila clams in Animal Crossing: New Horizons:

How to get manila clams in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Patrol the beaches of your island in search of water shooting from the sand
  • Equip a shovel of any variety
  • Dig at the exact spot that the water is/was shooting from
  • If positioned correctly, you’ll dig up a manila clam
    • Note: If you’re in the process of gathering Communicator Parts for Gulliver, you could dig those up instead

You’ll be able to start crafting fish bait with all of the clams that you’ve gathered in no time. Using it will let you get started on catching bigger and rarer fish to display on your island, donate to Blathers at the museum, or sell for Bells at the store.

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