Minnow fishing spots move around at a fixed rate of 15 seconds, more rapidly than other forms of net fishing. Players can use a synced interval timer for an auditory signal notifying the player of the spot moving. In addition, occasionally a flying fish will appear which will eat minnow directly from the player's inventory as long as they keep fishing there. A flying fish will only appear after a fishing spot has changed, if there isn't one already there.
Minnow can be exchanged for raw sharks by trading with Kylie Minnow at a rate of 40 minnows for one raw shark.
Upon release, the minnow's inventory icon was much larger (). Due to player complaints that the number of minnows they had in their inventory was difficult to see, it was given a graphical update a week later in an update on 13 July 2017.