Red Dead Redemption 2: Fishing Guide

Red Dead Redemption 2: Fishing Guide

Last updated on January 16th, 2019

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 Western set action-adventure RPG title has a large compendium. The compendium in Red Dead Redemption 2 allows players to track Animals, Cigarette Cards, Equipment, Fish, Gangs, Horses, Plants, and Weapons. In this Fishing Guide, I’ll give you tips and locations to quickly complete the fish section of the compendium.

Red Dead Redemption 2: Fishing Guide

Below you will find a list of fish according to their name, location as well as useful information including lure type needed, and helpful tips to get your catch of the day.

Fish

  • Location
    • Lure/extra tips

Normal Fish

Bluegill

  • Found in most Lakes, Rivers and Swamps.
    • Use Cheese as bait.

Chain Pickerel

  • Can be found in most bodies of water.
  • Can be found North East of Brandywine Drop
    • Use Corn as bait.

Redfin Pickerel

  • Can be found in the Kamassa River to the East of Maclean’s House. Fish at night to avoid the owners being aggressive or just hogtie them before fishing.
    • Use bread as bait.

Rock Bass

  • Can be found to the West of Fort Brennand in the Kamassa River.
    • Use bread or cheese bait. (I like using bread)

Smallmouth Bass

  • Can be found in the body of water South of Clemen’s Point.
    • Use Crickets as bait.

Bullhead Catfish

  • In the town of Lagras, head to the Western part near the shore and fish off the coastline.
    • Use corn as bait.

Perch

  • Can be found in the Kamassa River West of Beaver Hollow.
    • Use bread as a bait.

Lake Sturgeon

  • Located in Lagras Lake of the Lakay peninsula.
    • Use Swamp Lure

Largemouth Bass

  • Can be found in the body of water West of Clemen’s Point.
    • Use Crayfish as bait.

Steelhead Trout

  • Can be found in the Kamassa River South of the “E” in Kamassa River.
    • Use worms as bait.

Channel Catfish

  • Can be found in the Swamp region body of water
  • Can be found by fishing from both shores near the “SS” in Kamassa River.
  • Use Swamp Lure

Longnose Gar

  • Can be found in any swamp region’s body of water.
    • Use Swamp Lure

Muskie

  • Located near lighthouse in Van Horn Trading Post. Fish at the east side of it to find Muskie.
    • Use River Lure.

Northern Pike

  • Found in the Kamassa River South West of the Roanoke Valley.
  • Use River Lure

Sockeye Salmon

  • Found in the Kamassa River North of Fort Brennand but South of the Railway that crosses the river.
    • Use River Lures

Legendary Fish

Legendary Bluegill

Legendary Chain Pickerel

Legendary Bullhead Catfish

  • Located on Sisika Island, to the west of penitentiary.
    • Use Special River Lure.

Legendary Redfin Pickerel

Legendary Rock Bass

Legendary Smallmouth Bass

  • Located in Owanjila Lake to the west of Strawberry.
    • Use Special Lake Lure. (I like casting off from the East coast of the lake near the portrait of fish’s mouth)

Legendary Perch

Legendary Lake Sturgeon

  • Located below the southern railroad bridge leading to Saint Denis. Stand on the edge of the bridge to avoid being hit by trains.
    • Use Special River Lure.

Legendary Largemouth Bass

Legendary Steelhead Trout

  • Located next to the waterfall north of Annesburg, northeast part of the world map. Near Willard’s Rest point of interest.
    • Use Special River Lure.

Legendary Longnose Gar

  • Located in Lagras Lake. Head to northwest tip of Lakay peninsula and fish there.
  • Use Special Swamp Lure.
    • This is the only legendary fish that requires Special Swamp Lure, you can use any other special lure and save $20, but it will be harder to catch it.

Legendary Muskie

  • Located near lighthouse in Van Horn Trading Post. Fish at the east side of it to find Muskie.
    • Use Special River Lure for Legendary Muskie.

Legendary Sockeye Salmon

  • Found in Lake Isabella.
    • Use Special Lake Lure.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on Playstation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.


Be sure to check out more Red Dead Redemption 2 in Red Dead Redemption 2 Update 1.04 and Red Dead Redemption 2 Online: Exclusive Item Locations. You can also get all your outlaw needs with our Red Dead Redemption 2 wiki.

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