I’m not against collectibles or grinding. I’m not trying to eliminate either. Yes I’ve switched up bait and fishing spots and times of day.
But at this point there’s only 5 or so fish missing from my log. I’m fishing near 50 each of the other types of fish in the same category. I’m pretty sure I’m still stuck with a few fish that are even flagged as common/uncommon, not even rare (I just got the basic “crab” for the first time, after 1.2m fishing exp). I pretty much have everything in the sea store, but have no luck getting the rng luck to fill out my log. Meanwhile my friends have multiple copies of fish I’m missing with literally 1/20th of the time spent.
I’m willing to accept that this can’t be done because such is the life of rng. But I like the idea of a getting a random slot machine-esque prize from the dolphin for time spent. 20 coins gets me a random missing entry. Considering I go thru about 60 bait to get a single coin, it’s worth a consideration before deciding if I should trust my luck. If not that, than Idk, something like crazy expensive lure that helps find fish you haven’t caught, or some kind of detector… anything to help some of us who have really really bad luck.
edit sea coin cost dependent on rarity of fish could be a factor. Or maybe sea coins to spend for a chance at fishing/some type of minigame also seems fun…?