Resident Evil 4 Remake: How To Catch Lunker Bass

A Comprehensive Guide on Catching the Lunker Bass in Resident Evil 4 Remake: Tips, Rewards, and More.

The Resident Evil 4 Remake features a variety of optional quests, including the Lunker Bass Side Quest. In this side quest, players are tasked with catching a gigantic fish, the Lunker Bass, and selling it to the Merchant. The quest is called “Catch Me A Big Fish” and is available in Chapter 4 of the game. Completing this side quest rewards players with four Spinel and Ptas for selling the fish to the Merchant. The Lunker Bass is not easy to find, but the quest provides a fun and rewarding challenge for players.

Key Takeaways
  • Accessing the Lunker Bass quest requires being in Chapter 4 of RE4 Remake
  • You need to do the following things in order:
    1. Defeating Del Lago’s boss in Chapter 3
    2. Obtaining the Insignia Key
    3. Find the Northern dock and the blue note.
    4. You need to initiate the Catch Me A Big Fish side quest by getting the blue note from the northern dock in Lakeside Settlement. 
  • To catch the Lunker Bass in Resident Evil 4 Remake, head to the Boat House in the southern part of the lake and look for a large fish with its fins protruding from the water.
  • One useful tip is to Look for larger fish, search near the Boat House, use the in-game map, and pay attention to movements in the water.
  • To complete the side quest, players need to sell the Lunker Bass to the Merchant.
  • You will receive 5,000 Pesetas and 4 Spinels as a reward.
IMPORTANT: To carry out this quest, you need to have access to a boat and must have a harpoon.

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Requirements For Accessing The Lunker Bass Side Quest

To access the Lunker Bass side quest in Resident Evil 4 Remake, players need to meet certain requirements.

  • Must be in Chapter 4 to access the Lunker Bass Side Quest.
  • Must have defeated the Del Lago boss in Chapter 3 to obtain fuel for the boat.
  • Players need to be able to access the boat to navigate the lake
  • Must have obtained the Insignia Key to access the Northern dock in the Lakeside Settlement.
  • Need to find the blue note to initiate the quest.

Finding The Catch Me A Big Fish Side Quest

Get the blue note from the northern dock in the Lakeside Settlement to start the Catch Me A Big Fish side quest. This note requests the player to catch a Lunker Bass in the lake, which initiates the side quest. The note also includes a black-and-white photo that hints at the location of the Lunker Bass.

Location Of The Lunker Bass

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Lunker Bass Map Location
Find the Lunker Bass near the Boat House in the southern part of the lake in Resident Evil 4 Remake. A large fish with its fins protruding from the water is the Lunker Bass, which can be found once players reach the Boat House. Kill the fish with a harpoon, then walk up to it and press the appropriate button on the gaming platform to collect it.
 

Tips for Spotting the Lunker Bass in the Lake

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Lunker Bass Swimming in The Lake (Credit: WoW Quests YouTube Channel)

Some tips for spotting the Lunker Bass in the lake include:

  1. Look for a larger fish: The Lunker Bass is much bigger than other fish in the lake, so keep an eye out for any fish that appear noticeably larger.
  2. Search near the Boat House: The location of the Lunker Bass is hinted at in a photograph provided in the Catch Me A Big Fish quest, and it appears to show a run-down building in the background. The Boat House can be found in the southeast corner of the lake, close to the corner where the two roads meet.
  3. Use the in-game map: The in-game map can help identify where the Boat House is located, and once players arrive there, they can use the map to help navigate and locate the Lunker Bass.
  4. Pay attention to the water: The Lunker Bass will occasionally surface and stick its fins out of the water, so keep an eye out for any movements in the water and approach any larger fish that are spotted.

How To Catch Lunker Bass

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Harpooning the Lunker Bass

To catch the Lunker Bass in RE4 Remake, players need to use a harpoon to kill the fish.

  • Aim the harpoon at the Lunker Bass with its fins protruding from the water
  • Let the harpoon fly and wait until the water fills with blood
  • Get closer to the fish with the boat
  • Approach the fish and press the appropriate button on the gaming platform to collect it

Bringing the Lunker Bass to the Merchant

Once players have caught the Lunker Bass, they need to sell it to the Merchant to complete the Catch Me A Big Fish side quest. Players can approach the Merchant and select the option to sell the fish. These rewards can be used to upgrade weapons, buy new items, and unlock bonuses to make Leon’s journey easier.

Rewards for Completing the Lunker Bass Side Quest

Upon completing the Lunker Bass side quest, players receive 5,000 Pesetas and 4 Spinels as a reward. Spinels are valuable resources that can be exchanged for powerful upgrades and bonuses at the Merchant’s shop. The rewards for catching the Lunker Bass during the side quest in Resident Evil 4 Remake are very appealing.

My Experience Catching The Lunker Bass

Unfortunately, my experience with this quest during my first playthrough was not a memorable one as I made the mistake of not reading the description properly and started aimlessly boating my way through the entire lake, just hoping to catch a glimpse of the Lunker Bass.

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My RE4 playtime on Steam

Don’t make my mistake and stick close to the Boathouse, as I did on my second playthrough, which took roughly 11 hours to beat on my Future_Bird Steam Profile. The Lunker Bass should be swimming near the docking area; just keep a sharp eye, and you shouldn’t have much trouble spotting it. The bass likes to move a lot, so it was a bit annoying for me to take proper aim and kill the bass with the harpoon, but it is not unmanageable by any means.

Final Thoughts
In conclusion, the Lunker Bass Side Quest in RE4 Remake is an exciting and rewarding addition to the game. While it can be challenging to find and catch the fish, it is well worth the effort for the valuable rewards offered by the Merchant. Players should make sure to fulfill the requirements and follow the tips and tricks provided in this guide to make the most of their fishing experience in the game. Happy fishing!
 

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