Fishing is a new mechanic in Red Dead Redemption 2. Much like hunting, it plays a prominent role in the game, where players can catch and hunt various species of fish for survival, sport and money.


Fishing can be done manually or through the use of a fishing rod. When a fish is caught, the player may cook a fish to restore health, stamina or Dead Eye cores, donate it to the camp, or sell it for profit.


There are 15 types of fish that can be caught in Red Dead Redemption 2 with each types having their own legendary versions. These species of fish will differ in weight and size when caught or fished. Fish are commonly found in lakes, pond and rivers but some are exclusive to one habitat or region.

The following species appear in Red Dead Redemption 2:


Red Dead Redemption 2-Legendary Fish


Tools of the Trade

The primary tool for fishing is the fishing rod. The equipment is unlocked as the player progresses through the story, specifically in "A Fisher of Men". However, fishing rods can be found in random encounters within the game.

Another tool for fishing are baits and lures, which can be bought in bait shops and general stores.



  • It's a good idea to take note of good locations for each species of of fish. For example, one of the best areas to catch Sockeye Salmon in O'Creagh's Run is around Hamish Sinclair's homestead.

Baits and Lures

Casting and Reeling

After Catching Fish


Red Dead Redemption 2 All Legendary Fish (A Fisher of Fish)

Red Dead Redemption 2 All Legendary Fish (A Fisher of Fish)

Achievements and Trophies

The player can attain these following trophies/achievement when specific requirements are achieved.

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Catch a fish weighing at least 16 lbs (7.3 kg).

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Study every animal across all states in Story Mode.

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