A Fisherman’s Paradise: Conquering the Legendary Catfish

The vast landscapes of Red Dead Redemption 2 offer more than just outlaws and six-shooters. For those with a keen eye and a patient spirit, the world teems with hidden treasures – legendary fish. These magnificent creatures are the pinnacle of their species, boasting immense size and a fight that will test even the most seasoned angler.

This guide equips you with the knowledge and tools to become a legendary fisherman in Red Dead Redemption 2. We’ll explore the locations, tackle requirements, and techniques to snag all 13 legendary fish, culminating in the ultimate challenge – the elusive Legendary Catfish.

The Legendary Fish and Jeremy Gill: A Quest for Aquatic Glory

Legendary fish aren’t readily apparent in the open waters. To embark on this aquatic adventure, you’ll need to meet a peculiar character – Jeremy Gill.

Encountering Jeremy Gill: Head to Gill’s Landing on the Kamassa River in New Austin. A ramshackle shack and a weathered boat mark his humble abode.

A Fisherman’s Invitation: Approach Jeremy and strike up a conversation. He’ll speak of his passion for fishing and offer a proposition – a map revealing the locations of all 13 legendary fish. In exchange, he asks you to catch and mail each fish to him.

The Importance of the Legendary Fish Map:  Jeremy’s map is crucial. It pinpoints the general locations of each legendary fish on your in-game map.  While the map provides a starting point,  these elusive creatures won’t be marked with a specific marker. Keen observation and a bit of exploration around the marked areas will be necessary.

Gearing Up for Glory: Essential Tools for the Legendary Catch

Before casting your line for legendary fish,  ensure you have the proper equipment:

Fishing Rod: A standard fishing rod won’t suffice for these leviathans. You’ll need a special rod for each type of legendary fish – the Legendary Fishing Rod for most and the Special Lake Lure for the Legendary Bluegill. These can be purchased from any fishing shop throughout the game.

Bait: Legendary fish require specific bait to tempt them. The bait required varies depending on the fish species. The bait types include Special River Lure, Special Lake Lure, and Special Swamp Lure. These can also be purchased from fishing shops.

Patience and Technique: Mastering the Art of the Legendary Catch

Legendary fish are no pushovers.  They will put up a fight, testing your reflexes and line tension. Here are some key techniques to remember:

The Right Spot: Once you’ve identified the general location of a legendary fish from Jeremy’s map, carefully explore the area. Look for ripples on the water’s surface or emergent vegetation – these can be indicators of a fish’s presence.

Casting Your Line: When you spot a legendary fish, equip the appropriate bait and cast your line strategically. Aim for a precise cast near the fish, avoiding spooking it.

The Fight: Once hooked, the legendary fish will make powerful runs and jumps. Stay calm and maintain moderate tension on the line. Reeling in too quickly can cause the line to snap. Use the left stick to control the rod tip, countering the fish’s movements and slowly tiring it out.

Reeling It In: As the fish weakens, you can gradually reel it in. When it gets close enough, use the “reeling in” prompt to haul it onto land. Congratulations, you’ve conquered a legendary catch!

The Complete List: Locations and Requirements for All 13 Legendary Fish

Here’s a comprehensive list of all 13 legendary fish, their locations, and the bait you’ll need:

Legendary Bluegill: South of Clemens Point near Flat Iron Lake (Special Lake Lure).

Legendary Bullhead Catfish: West of Sisika Penitentiary on Sisika Island (Special River Lure).

Legendary Chain Pickerel: Lagras in the swamps near Lakay (Special River Lure). You can also find another Legendary Chain Pickerel near MacFarlane’s Ranch.

Legendary Lake Sturgeon: Lake Isabella north of Saint Denis (Special River Lure).

Legendary Largemouth Bass: San Luis River southeast of Lake Don Julio (Special River Lure).

Legendary Longnose Gar: Marshy swamps between Lakay and Lagras (Special Swamp Lure).

Legendary Muskie: Willard’s Rest near Roanoke Ridge (Special River Lure).


Ah, the thrill of the hunt… but this time, with a rod and reel! Legendary fish in Red Dead Redemption 2 offer a unique challenge for anglers and completionists alike. Here’s your one-stop FAQ to lure in those elusive lunkers:

What are Legendary Fish?

Scattered throughout the vast world of Red Dead Redemption 2 are 13 legendary fish, each a prized catch for any fisherman. These behemoths put up a fight and reward you with unique trophies and completion bonuses.

How do I start catching Legendary Fish?

To begin your legendary fishing adventure, you’ll need to meet Jeremy Gill, a fisherman you’ll encounter during Chapter 2 near Saint Denis. He’ll point you towards his cabin and gift you a special map marking the legendary fish locations.

What gear do I need?

The Right Rod: There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Each legendary fish requires a specific lure: Special Lake Lure, Special River Lure, or Special Swamp Lure. Buy these from any fishing shop.

Patience: Legendary fish are no pushovers. Prepare for a battle, with strong fishing line and a calm hand to reel them in.

Any tips for catching these whoppers?

Use Eagle Eye: This ability can help you spot the ripples of a legendary fish in the water.

Pay Attention to the Map: Each location has its ideal weather conditions and times of day for catching the specific legendary fish.

Study Your Bait: Consult online resources or experiment to see which lure works best for each fish.

What can I do with Legendary Fish?

Reel in the Rewards: Mailed legendary fish to Jeremy Gill via any Post Office for a hefty sum.

Completionist Corner: Catching all 13 legendary fish unlocks a special encounter with Jeremy for an additional reward.

A Fisherman’s Brag: Stuffed and displayed in your satchel, legendary fish serve as trophies of your angling prowess.

Where can I find more information and guides?

Red Dead Redemption 2 Wiki: https://reddead.fandom.com/wiki/Fishing

YouTube Video Guide: Search for “Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Fish Guide” for visual walkthroughs.

Legendary fish are more than just a trophy; they’re a test of skill and a chance to explore the hidden corners of Red Dead Redemption 2. So grab your rod, cast your line, and  prepare for an unforgettable fishing adventure!

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