Red Dead Redemption 2 Fishing Baits and Lures

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Red Dead Redemption II: Fishing Lures and Baits

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.

If you follow the game’s story you’ll be introduced to fishing while playing the story mission A Fisher of Men in Chapter 2.

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.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Lures and Baits Store Location

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.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Fishing Baits and Lures

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.

Here are all baits and lures in Red Dead Redemption 2, the video game developed by Rockstar Studios for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Common Baits

Cheese Bait – Recommended for smaller fish in lakes (Rock Bass & Bluegill). You obtain the cheese bait during A Fisher of Men mission or buy it from General Stores ($1.90).

Bread Bait – Recommended for smaller fish in rivers (Redfin Pickerel & Perch). The RDR2 Bread Bait is obtained randomly or can be purchased from General Stores ($0.40).

Corn Bait – Recommended for smaller fish in swamps (Bullhead Catfish & Chain Pickerel). You can obtain it from General Stores or find it ($0.40).

Live Baits

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.

Common Lures

Lake Lure – Works best on medium and large-sized lake fish (Lake Sturgeon & Muskie). You can find Lake Lures at the Bait and Tackle Shop. Each costs $2.50.

River Lure – Recommended for medium and large-sized river fish (Northern Pike & Sockeye Salmon).You can purchase it from the Lagras Bait Shop for $2.50.

Swamp Lure – Best suited for medium and large-sized fish in swamps (Channel Catfish & Longnose Gar). Found at Lagras Tackle Shop, this lure costs $2.50.

Special Lures

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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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