One of Red Dead Redemption 2’s lesser-used features, both in Story mode and Online is the fishing mechanic. Unlike hunting, fishing isn’t strictly necessary to crafting any beneficial goods. Whilst hunting can provide pelts to craft saddles, upgrades, and decorations, fish are typically useful mainly for their ability to provide sustenance.
Legendary Animals and Fish work in pretty much the same way. All of the Legendary Animals can be used in some way, whether it’s crafting clothing or trinkets. Legendary Fish, on the other hand, are only good for two things: their meat, and sending their carcasses to Jeremy Gill. That, and the pride of wrangling in one of these monstrous fish.
Jeremy Gill is an NPC in the RDR2 world who is famous for fishing. If you catch a legendary fish, you’ll be able to load them on your horse and take them to Mr. Gill to advance his personal quests. There are 13 Legendary Fish available to catch, which will be detailed in the article below.
Legendary Bluegill The Legendary Bluegill can be found south of Clemens Point off the shore of Flat Iron Lake. You will discover it if you accept Kieran’s offer to go fishing sometime during Chapter 3. To catch the Legendary Bluegill, use a Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Catfish The Legendary Catfish can be fished in the creeks to the west of Sisika Penitentiary on Sisika Island. A Special River Lure is needed to catch this fish.
Legendary Chain Pickerel In order to catch the Legendary Chain Pickerel, go to the area around the Dakota running northwest of Flatneck Station. A Special Lake Lure is needed.
Legendary Gar The Legendary Gar can be found in the marshes between Lakay and Lagras in the Bayou Nwa region of Lemoyne. Use a Special Swamp Lure to catch this fish.
Legendary Largemouth Bass Fish for this Legendary Bass southeast of Lake Don Julio, on the shore of the San Luis River, located in New Austin. Special River Lure is the bait used to catch this fish.
Legendary Muskie To catch the Legendary Muskie, travel to the lighthouse at the south end of the Van Horn Trading Post in New Hanover. Use a Special River Lure.
Legendary Perch You can find the Legendary Perch swimming in the Elysian Lake, southwest of Annesburg in New Hanover. Use a Special Lake Lure to catch this fish.
Legendary Redfin Pickerel You can find the Legendary Redfin in the largest pool of Stillwater Creek, between Thieve’s Landing and MacFarlane’s Ranch in New Austin. Use the Special Lake Lure to catch this fish.
Legendary Rock Bass This Legendary Bass can be found in the Aurora Basin, at the head of the Lower Montana River, west of Manzanita Trading Post in West Elizabeth. Use a Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Salmon The Legendary Salmon swims in Lake Isabella, to the northwest of Valentine in the Grizzlies West region of Ambarino. The White Arabian horse can also be found in this area.
Legendary Smallmouth Bass You can catch the Legendary Bass in Lake Owanjila, to the west of Strawberry in West Elizabeth. Use a Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Sturgeon You can aim to find the Legendary Sturgeon in the Lannahechee River, between Saint Denis and Rhodes in the southern part of Lemoyne. Just drop your line off the bridge spanning the river for an easy cast.
Legendary Trout The Legendary Trout can be fished for in the basin far north of Annesburg, in the northeast corner of New Hanover, up the Kamassa River. Use a Special River Lure to catch it.
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