Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Fish Locations Map

Legendary fish are unique fish in Red Dead Redemption 2. There’s one specimen of each kind that is the best and biggest, and you’ll need to catch them all for the A Fisher of Fish mission. You can begin this quest by talking to a stranger called Jeremy Gill. He’ll give you a relatively useful map and send you on your merry way. After that, you’ll have to get the special lures, find the fish, catch them and send them to him. Our Red Dead Redemption 2 legendary fish guide will show you how to do all those things.

legendary fish rdr2
Legendary Fish RDR2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Fish

There are 13 legendary fish in total. They’re scattered across the map, and you can find them in all kinds of water – rivers, ponds, lakes, swamps, etc. You’ll need special lures in order to catch them, which you can buy from the general stores or special bait shops. Once you catch a legendary fish, you’ll have to carry it as horse cargo – they’re that big. Here’s a list of all the legendary fish in Red Dead Redemption 2:

1. Legendary Sockeye Salmon
2. Legendary Chain Pickerel
3. Legendary Smallmouth Bass
4. Legendary Rock Bass
5. Legendary Redfin Pickerel
6. Legendary Bluegill
7. Legendary Lake Sturgeon
8. Legendary Longnose Gar
9. Legendary Bullhead Catfish
10. Legendary Muskie
11. Legendary Perch
12. Legendary Steelhead Trout
13. Legendary Largemouth Bass

Legendary Fish Locations Red Dead Redemption 2

Although we’re going to give you the locations of all the fish, keep in mind those spots will feature other, lesser fish as well. You probably won’t catch any of these on your first try, but don’t give up. Using the appropriate lures will help you weed out the less important fish and increase the chances of the bigger ones biting. Here’s a map with all their locations, numbered according to the list above:

red dead redemption 2 legendary fish locations
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How to send legendary fish in RDR2?

When you go to the post office to send the fish, the send mail option might be greyed out. In order to send Jeremy the fish, you first have to view his business card – the one he gives you at the start of the quest. Then, make sure the fish is in horse cargo – for some reason, it often doesn’t work if you bring it to the counter yourself. Also, having a high bounty might sometimes block you from using the post office, so either go to an area where you don’t have trouble with the law, or pay off your bounty.

Jeremy Gill Red Dead Redemption 2

If you haven’t still begun the ordeal, you’ll probably want to know how to start A Fisher of Fish mission. To do that, you’ll need to talk to Jeremy Gill, a stranger hanging out at a fishing shack on the shores of New Hanover, west of the border with Lemoyne. Simply talk to him and you’ll get the quest.


If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides.


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