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Trying Again is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

John takes Jack fishing with the family dog, Rufus. They catch more than they bargained for.


Jack Marston is reading, and playing with the dog, Rufus. John asks him to go fishing, and he relents. They do agree they'd like to do more of this on the way, though. During their walk, Jack reminisces about the time Arthur used to take him fishing until the Pinkertons showed up. When John and Jack arrive at the stream, it's time to fish. After either John or Jack catches a fish, Jack notices that Rufus isn't nearby and starts looking for him. When they find Rufus, it looks like he's been bitten by a snake, and John has to suck out the poison on the dog's bad leg. When Jack gets to the house, he's upset, and proclaims that they never should have gone fishing. But John and Abigail assure him that Rufus will be okay in a few days.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Catch a fish.
  • Complete within 5 minutes and 20 seconds.

Video walkthrough


  • If the player tries starting the mission at night, John will knock on Jack's bedroom door, asking him if he wants to do something tomorrow, which Jack agrees as John says that he will see him bright and early.


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Epilogue, Part 2: Beecher's Hope
"Bare Knuckle Friendships""An Honest Day's Labors""Home Improvement for Beginners""The Tool Box""A New Jerusalem""A Quick Favor for an Old Friend""Uncle's Bad Day""The Best of Women""Trying Again""A Really Big Bastard""A New Future Imagined""American Venom"
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