Red Dead Redemption 2: How to Get Legendary Bait

How to Get Legendary Bait in Red Dead Redemption 2

If you ever want to take a break from all the robbing and shooting in Red Dead Redemption 2, you might consider trying to catch some legendary fish instead. Before you can do that, though, first you’ll need to get legendary bait.

Now, they’re not actually called legendary bait in the game, but they’re still special types of lures that you’ll need to get first before you can start catching those mighty fish. Here’s what you need to know about how to get bait to catch the legendary fish in Red Dead Redemption 2.

For starters, here’s a list of all legendary fish you can catch in the game:

  • Largemouth bass
  • Redfin pickerel
  • Rock bass
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Sockeye salmon
  • Chain pickerel
  • Steelhead trout
  • Perch
  • Muskie
  • Longnose gar
  • Bullhead catfish
  • Lake sturgeon
  • Bluegill

As you progress through Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll eventually come across a stranger in the south who will give you a reference map to help you locate all the fish. You can check out a screenshot of the map down below.

However, you can’t just catch these powerful fish with the corn or cheese you’re carrying around. That’s where your legendary bait comes in particularly handy in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Getting Special Lures in Red Dead Redemption 2

There are three types of water bodies in the game: lake, river, and swamp. The legendary fish can all be located in these different biomes, and you’ll need different types of lures to catch them. Thankfully, getting these lures isn’t too difficult. All you need to do is head over to the bait shop in Lagras, and you’ll find the shopkeeper selling all three lures you need: one for each body of water.

You’ll want to buy the Special Lake Lure, the Special River Lure, and the Special Swamp Lure. These will cost you $15 each, and will also increase your chances of catching medium and large-sized fish, so they’re definitely worth the money. Now that you’ve got all the lures you need, you can start catching the legendary fish.

Lures work a little differently from bait in Red Dead Redemption 2. Once you’ve attached it to your rod, cast the line and hold L2 / LT to grip the rod. Next, start rotating the right stick slowly to attract the fish. Once you get a bite, the process is pretty much the same. Hit the R2 / RT button to hook the fish and start reeling it in.

We’ve got a handy fishing guide to answer all of your questions regarding the pastime, too. There’s also a boat you can get to navigate the bodies of water in Red Dead Redemption 2.

And that’s all you need to know about how to get bait to catch the legendary fish in Red Dead Redemption 2. Be sure to check our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide wiki for more information on the game.

About the author

Zhiqing Wan

Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.