Making the most out of the Old West in Red Dead Redemption 2 involves everything from keeping the hero clean to discovering sources of food out in the wild. One way to keep mouths fed is to pick up fishing, an activity that will eventually lead keen anglers toward catching a variety of different Legendary fish. There are 14 different Legendary Fish in the game, and as luck would have it, we know where to find each and every one of them.
How to start catching Legendary Fish
Before catching any sort of Legendary Fish, players will also need to have met the Stranger named Jeremy Gill and opened up the quest called A Fisher of Fish. This is accomplished over at Gill Landing, in New Hanover on the north shore of the Flat Iron Lake.
Catching Legendary Fish in Red Dead Redemption 2 requires the use of three specific lures: the Special Lake Lure, the Special River Lure, and the Special Swamp Lure. Simply put, players will not catch any Legendary fish without these lures. Fortunately, they aren't too hard to find: after players meet Gill, the Special Lures can be purchased for $20 each at the bait shop in New Hanover, in the area known as Bayou Nwa, around the middle of Lake Lagras.
Any of the three Special Lures can be used to catch any of the Legendary Fish. However, using the right lure stands a greater chance of catching a Legendary Fish, or of catching one more quickly. The correct lure for each Legendary Fish type can be found alongside the fish's location in the listings below. And, in the off chance that players dropping by this guide haven't yet unlocked the activity, be sure to stop by our guide to learn how to start fishing in Red Dead Redemption 2.
The Legendary Bluegill can be caught on the eastern side of the Flat Iron Lake, due west of the city of Rhodes, between the shore and the barrier islands. Use the Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Bullhead Catfish
The Legendary Bullhead Catfish can be found swimming through the western inlet of Sisika Penitentiary island, on the far eastern side of the in-game map. Use the Special River Lure.
Legendary Chain Pickerel
The Legendary Chain Pickerel finds its home in the Dakota River, and can be caught near the bend just northwest of Flatneck Station in The Heartlands. Use the Special River Lure.
Legendary Largemouth Bass
The Legendary Largemouth Bass hangs out in the New Austin region of the San Luis River, not too far away from Armadillo, on shore west and slightly south of Lake Don Julio. Use the Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Large Sturgeon
The Legendary Large Sturgeon can be found where the Kamassa River opens out into the Lannaheche River, west of Saint Denis in southern Lemoyne. Use the Special River Lure.
Legendary Longnose Gar
The Legendary Longnose Gar is located in Lake Lagras, east of the Kamassa River in the Lemoyne's Bluewater Marsh area. Use the Special Swamp Lure.
The Legendary Muskie is located in the Lannaheche River on the east end of New Hanover, in the waters just outside the Van Horn Trading Post. Use the Special River Lure.
The Legendary Perch can be found in New Hanover, southwest of Annesburg, in the Elysian Pool off the Kamassa River. Use the Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Redfin Pickerel
The Legendary Redfin Pickerel can be found toward the eastern end of New Austin, in the Lower Montana River inlet known as Stillwater Creek, due east of MacFarlane's Ranch. Use the Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Rock Bass
The Legendary Rock Bass is located on the western border of West Elizabeth, at the end of the Lower Montana river in the Aurora Basin. Use the Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Smallmouth Bass
The Legendary Smallmouth Bass can be found near the western edge of West Elizabeth, in the lake known as Owanjila, toward the northern end of the Upper Montana River. Use the Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Sockeye Salmon
The Legendary Sockeye Salmon is located in western Ambarino, just past the point where the Beartooth Beck empties into Lake Isabella, due west of Barrow Lagoon. Use the Special Lake Lure.
Legendary Steelhead Trout
The Legendary Steelhead Trout is located in the northeast corner of the in-game map, just past the Brandywine Drop area of the Kamassa River. Use the Special River Lure.
There's a good reason why we've listed the Legendary Catfish outside of the standard alphabetical order: it's because players can't actually catch one until they've caught and mailed off all 13 other fishes. Once they have, Jeremy will send an invite to the hero asking to meet up at his fishing hut. Once arrived, the duo will make a trip to Rio Bravo where they'll be able to catch the Legendary Catfish.
With the help of our maps and locations, anglers shouldn't have any trouble finding each and every Legendary Fish in the game. Now that the fish all mailed away, now would be a perfect time to start tracking down each of the game's Legendary Animals. The action doesn't stop there, of course — stop by our Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough and guide to brush up on all the biggest details of Rockstar Games' latest open-world release.