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Red Dead Redemption II: Bluegill Fishing Guide

RDR2 Bluegill

Red Dead Redemption 2 Bluegill is the sixth small-sized fish you can catch while playing the video game developed by Rockstar Studios for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Because of its size, the RDR2 Bluegill is similar to the Redfin Pickerel, Perch, Bullhead Catfish, Chain Pickerel, and Rock Bass.

All of these fish-types can easily be caught starting Chapter 2 of the video game, after you complete A Fisher of Men, thus unlocking the fishing rod.

The Bluegill is endemic to the northern and southern lakes and rivers as well to the swamps.


“Bluegill is a small freshwater fish, often prayed upon Muskie and bass. They are quite easily caught using food baits such as cheese. Bluegill, prefer open water and are found in lakes and rivers all over the country. They are particularly active during rain. Fishermen around Scarlett Meadows tell tales of a Legendary Bluegill.”

RDR2 Legendary Bluegill Location Map

Common and Legendary Bluegill Fishing Spots

Recommended Fishing Spot and Bait:

Being such a common fish, you might catch Bluegill while fishing for other species; however, if you’re trying to catch this specific fish in the game, we suggest trying your luck in Flat Iron Lake.

Using Cheese Bait which can be found at General Stores, head to the pier in Clemens Point where Dutch’s gang moves at the beginning of the second chapter.

This Bluegill fishing spot remains our favorite location because it’s close to Arthur’s camp and because a large variety of fishes inhabit Flat Iron Lake.

Bluegill Variation and Weight:

Red Dead Redemption 2 features 2 different types of Bluegill you can fish. The common Bluegill weights between 0.5 and 2 lbs.

A larger version known as the Legendary Bluegill can also be found in Flat Iron Lake, only several steps away from your camp. You can see its location on the map above.

Cooking Recipes:

A fish with Flacky meat, the Bluegill can be cooked as all other similar fishes.

Without herbs, you can cook Plain Flaky Fish; while aromatic recipes (Thyme Flaky Fish, Oregano Flaky Fish, Minty Flaky Fish) require additional plants.

All these recipes also require a fire.

How to Catch:

Since it is a small fish, there are no specific requirements while trying to catch a common Bluegill in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Cast your line with R2/RT after you equip the Cheese Bait; then hook the fish with R2/RT when your controller shakes.

Reel in with the right thumbstick (rotate clockwise) when the fish is not fighting, and stop when you notice that your controller shakes.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Common Bluegill

A Common Bluegill in Red Dead Redemption 2

Interested in catching bigger fish? How about a Northern Pike? Or maybe some Legendary Fish? Check our RDR2 wiki guide for more guides, tricks, and tips.

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