Fishing in Red Dead Redemption 2 requires lures and baits; however, since the video game features a large number of fish species, it is mandatory to know the best lure and bait for each of them.
Before approaching this side-activity, you should know that there are exactly 12 RDR2 fishing baits and lures you can obtain.
Some of them can be found, while others can be purchased from a specific store. Below we discuss all baits and lures in Red Dead Redemption II, along with the fish species on which you should use them.
Once you complete it, you’ll unlock the fishing rod, which will remain in your inventory allowing you to go fishing whenever you want.
To do so; however, you need fishing baits or lures. Furthermore, you also need to know the best spots where specific fish species exist.
A key location that must be visited in Red Dead Redemption 2 is the Bait and Tackle Shop in Lagras. You can see its location on the map below.
When you talk to the shopkeeper, you’ll be able to purchase most baits and lures; so make sure you buy as many as you can carry.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Lagras Bait and Tackle Shop offers three Special Lures and a Special Spinner. The Special Lures become available after you start the mission A Fisher of Fish.
The said mission unlocks the Legendary Fish, for which you’ll need the Special Lures. Once you trigger it, head back to Lagras and buy them.
Once you complete the said mission, you’ll be able to buy the Special Spinner, as a reward for mailing all Legendary Fish to the quest giver.
Live Worms – Best suited for medium-sized fish in lakes (Steelhead Trouts). Can be bought from any General Store or Lagras Bait and Tackle Shop for $0.50.
Live Crickets – Recommended for medium-sized fish in rivers (Smallmouth Bass). You can buy them from General Stores or Lagras Bait and Tackle Shop for $0.50.
Crayfish – Best suited for medium-sized fish in swamps (Largemouth Bass). Can be purchased from the Bait and Tackle Shop in Lagras for $0.25.
Special Lake Lure – Used to catch medium and large-sized lake fish as well as the following Legendary Fish: Legendary Perch, Legendary Redfin Pickerel, Legendary Rock Bass, Legendary Smallmouth Bass, Legendary Sockeye Salmon, and Legendary Bluegill.
The Special Lake Lure costs $20.00 at Lagras Tackle Shop and you can buy it after you start A Fisher of Fish.
Special River Lure – This lure is best used to catch medium and large-sized fish in rivers. It is also used to catch the Legendary Bullhead Catfish, Legendary Chain Pickerel, Legendary Lake Sturgeon, Legendary Largemouth Bass, Legendary Muskie, and Legendary Steelhead Trout.
You can buy it for $20.00 at Lagras Tackle Shop.
Special Swamp Lure – Recommended for medium and large-sized fish in swamps and for the Legendary Longnose Gar. Also available at Lagras Tackle and Bait Shop for $20.00.
Special Spinner – This unique item becomes available at the Lagras Tackle and Bait Shop after you catch all larger fish species and all Legendary Fish.
Now, that you know how to find all Red Dead Redemption 2 fishing baits and lures, head to our RDR2 Wiki hub and let’s go fishing. For additional help, don’t forget to follow our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.