Rapala Pro Bass Fishing 2010

Table of Content

1. Basic Fishing Info
	a. Attack Bonus
	b. Overhead and Pitch Casting
	c. Perfect Hooks
	d. Monster Fish Trick
2. Tournament
      Rookie
      Pro
      Legendary
3. Two Player
4. Free Fishing
5. Outfit Angler
6. Options
7. Extras
	a. Unlockables
8. Fish-o-Pedia
	a. Lure Presentation Techniques
	b. Equipment
		b1. Fishing Boats
		b2. Rods
		b3. Reels
		b4. Fishing Lines
		b5. Lures
		b6. Fish Finder/GPS
	c. North American Freshwater Lakes and Monster Sightings
	d. Fish Species
	e. Rapala Pro Staff
9. Alphabetical list of fish and average weight
10. Mini Guide to Catching All 30 Fish Species and Monster Fish

Copyright: None.  

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BASIC FISHING INFO
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*Some of this info applies only to Tournament events and won’t apply if 
you’re Free Fishing.  The Fish-o-pedia says Piton the Northern Snakehead 
sighted this autumn in the evening and it should be autumn in the morning.  
I have corrected it throughout the guide. The Fish-o-pedia does not list 
Walleye at Lake Mead, but they can be found there in the morning.


Upon starting a new game you will select a character and customize it.  
You will not be able to change your name or gender, but you can change 
your clothing later.  Use the A button to select.  Use the thumbstick, D-pad 
or Wii cursor to change the  options.  When finished, you will be 
prompted to save the profile.

The next screen you come to is the main menu.

When you select a Tournament event there are four subheadings: 
      Start Event - begin the tournament
      Event Table - competitor standings	
      Livewell - what fish you’ve caught 
      Tier Table - leader board.

There are four tiers to each skill level. You must complete lower tiers 
before  unlocking the next tier.Choose a tournament event, free fishing 
or two player and press A to begin.  The Z button changes the view while 
you’re driving the boat. Press A in the boat to accelerate, B to reverse 
and brake.  Thumbstick on nunchuck, or tilting the controller, will steer 
the boat.  If you’re using the thumbstick, be sure to not tilt the 
controller. You can’t enter fishing mode if the boat is going too fast.  
Press the 1 button to enter fishing mode. Press the 1 button to get back 
in the boat.

Target fish means the fish you are trying to catch. There are several 
indicators to show you where fish are.  In Tournament events, always drive 
around until you find the large green circles on the GPS.  If the Fishfinder 
is on, your target fish are blue and the others are red.  

During Free Fishing, the red circles on the GPS are the best fishing spots. 
Your casting ring will turn from yellow to green when you are in the 
boundaries of the fishing spot.In the lower left corner, while in 
boat-driving mode, is the FishFinder/GPS. The C button will toggle between 
FishFinder and GPS.  Pressing the plus (+) button during game play will 
bring up the menu and pause the game.  Depending on what mode of fishing 
you do, some of the options won’t be in the menu. 

Tournament Menu:
      Resume
      Event Objectives – what fish you’re going for, primary and 
secondary objectives
      Livewell – fish you’ve caught
      Event Table – competitors and rankings
	Fish-o-pedia – everything you need to know about lure techniques, 
equipment, fish, etc…
      Controls – allows you to switch control sets
      Options – gameplay, video and sound (use the thumbstick or d-pad to 
change options) 
      Restart 
      Quit to Main Menu
	
Free Fishing Menu:
      Resume
      Objectives – this show up once you’ve accepted a challenge
      Fish-o-pedia
      Controls
      Challenges – a list of challenges for that lake and completion status
      Options – gameplay, video and sound (use the thumbstick or d-pad to 
change options)
      Restart
      Quit to main menu 

Pressing the – button will bring up your tackle box while your in the boat 
or while fishing. Pressing the one button with your tackle box open will 
toggle through the fish in that lake for your season and time of day.  
There will be a max of four fish species in the lake at any season and time, 
or five if you met the Monster fish requirements during Free Fishing. 
Tournament events may have more than four fish species.  You must change 
season or time of day to change the fish species in the lake during Free 
Fishing.  Largemouth Bass are present constantly.

When you get out of the boat to fish, there will be a colored circle, 
either yellow or green.  This is the casting ring.  Better rods and reels 
improve casting precision and distance.  Use the thumbstick to move the 
casting ring around.  Also use the thumbstick to troll.  Push the casting 
ring out to max distance and keep pushing to troll out further.  Pull the 
casting ring all the way toward you and keep pulling to troll in reverse.  
If the casting ring hits a barrier, like the bank or a wall, it won’t troll 
you any closer.  In timed events – Tournament and Free Fishing – setting 
your casting ring around 47-60 feet greatly improves your success. Try to 
stop the boat more close to the bank if you need the casting ring closer 
to you.  

Pull up your tackle using the minus (–) button. Toggle through the fish in 
the lake  using the 1 button. Fish will have five stars underneath them.  
Depending on how well the fish likes the tackle you’re using, the stars 
will change from all black (doesn’t like it at all) to red, yellow or green.  
One red star means the fish will bite on your selected tackle. Five green 
stars is perfect tackle. Using the tackle that your target fish really 
likes, and the least amount of other fish in that lake that like it, 
improves your chances of catching the target fish.  Use the thumbstick or 
D-pad to change lures, reels and rods.  If a fish has one red star when 
the lure is small and  the line is 6 pounds, larger fish of that species 
will still bite.

To cast press and hold B, raise the controller and fling it forward quickly 
in an arc.  You will get a casting bonus for hitting the ring.  If you press 
and hold the B  button for too long it will shrink, decreasing your chance 
for the bonus.

After casting, press the Z button to change lure techniques.  Lures have 2 
techniques.  Change techniques if your fish aren’t responding to the first 
technique. Mimic the movement of the controller on the lower right to attract 
fish from farther away.  Always use the lure technique. Press 2 while reeling 
in to turn the lure technique icon off and on.

If you mimic the lure technique correctly, some background music will start 
and your lure will give off sparkling gold stars.  Press and hold the B 
button to reel in.  You can also reel in using the nunchuck (wiggle it 
back and forth, or in a circle.  You’ll be able to hear it reeling in 
when done properly). 
 
If you want to turn the music off, press the plus (+) button, choose Options, 
then audio, turn down the Retrieve music.When a fish bites, hook the 
fish by jerking the Wii-mote in the direction of the onscreen indicator. 
Keep reeling in as you hook the fish. See below for perfect hooking 
instructions. When you hook a fish, the bottom left will say the type of 
fish and how much it weighs.

There will be a treble hook icon on the lower right corner after you hook a 
fish. This is your hook stability. Depending on how well you hooked the fish, 
you’ll receive one of three colors on the treble hook icon: three silver 
hooks for perfect, one yellow or red with two silver hooks for good, or two 
silver hooks for poor.  Reel in constantly or the line will slack and the 
fish will escape.  Stop reeling when the fish swims to far to the sides of 
the screen, a circle of red will appear around the fish’s mouth and the 
game gives warning beeps. The treble hooks will turn color from silver to
yellow to red and break off if your fish is on the side of the screen too 
long.  

Keep the fish in the center of the screen by moving your controller in the 
opposite  direction the fish is pulling and the same direction the onscreen 
controller is  showing.  As the fish moves toward the center of the screen, 
move the Wii-mote also.  You want to move the Wii-mote in the mirror opposite 
of the fish. If you pull the fish to the side, without moving the Wii-mote to 
the center as the fish does, you’ll just keep pulling him all the way to the 
side of the screen. The Wii-mote will vibrate when the fish is going to 
switch sides. Using the right fishing line helps or hinders how far and how 
long a fish can be to the sides of the screen.  If you have a 40 pound fish 
on a 10 pound line, you’re going to get lots of red.

If you caught a fish you don’t want, press the C button to cut the line.  
Cutting the  line on a fish makes it leave your fishing spot too and can 
be a benefit if your lure  attracts multiple types of fish. In Rookie 
tournament mode the fish tire out easily  and will always stay in the 
center of the screen.  

When fish get within 22 feet of the boat the viewing angle will change.  
The onscreen controller indicator, showing you what direction to keep it 
in the center, disappears. Watch the fish and pull in the opposite 
direction it’s facing to keep it in the center. 

As the game progresses there will be a red bar across the top of the 
screen with blue  in the middle.  This means the fish is going to jump 
and you have to press the A  button while a circle is within the blue 
section to prevent its escape.  The bigger  the fish, the smaller the 
blue section and the appropriate line plays a factor also.  
 
With some fish you have two chances to hit the blue section, your first 
chance is when the circle moves toward the left, prior to the fish’s jump, 
and your second chance when the circle moves toward the right after the fish 
has jumped. Successfully countering an escape brings the fish closer to you. 
How many feet closer is determined by the weight of the fish and the line 
you’re using. 

There is a timer at the top of the screen after selecting events, and when 
it runs out  the tournament or challenge is over.  If you have a fish on, 
you can keep reeling it  in and it will still count toward the tournament. 
During tournament, if you don’t have a fish on when the timer runs out, it 
puts you automatically in the boat mode. This is a bit glitchy, sometimes 
when I had a fish on at the end of the timer it counted toward the tournament
and sometimes not.

You have 10 minutes to get back to the dock during tournament play. Press 
the 1  button to get into boat mode if you had a fish on when the timer ran 
out. Press the C button to view the GPS. Follow the double arrows on the 
GPS to the dock. When the dock is on the same screen as your boat, it will
be a blue square. Drive up close to the dock and press the A button to 
weigh in. 

You can press 1 to restart a tournament or A to accept.  Restarting will 
remove your eligible unlockables and points from the event and you’ll have 
to start over.  When  Free Fishing, you won’t see your unlockables until 
you return to the main menu.

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ATTACK BONUS
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After you complete a tier 1 level in the Rookie Season, reeling in while 
the fish is  in the center of the screen fills up an attack bar.  The bar 
starts off as a small  bluish-white dot at the top center of the screen, 
just under the clock, and expands to  the left and right as you keep the 
fish in the center. When the attack bar turns all  blue, the A button will 
appear on screen.  Before initiating attack, make sure the  buttons are 
facing up when you jerk the line (buttons toward the ceiling, battery pack 
facing the floor).  If you tipped it and the buttons are facing slightly 
sideways, not up, you’ll probably get some red lines.  Follow the onscreen 
prompts to determine  which direction to jerk. Keep your wrist as stiff as 
possible and move your elbow  instead. 

Red, blue or bluish-white lines will surround the fish. Blue lines 
are perfect. Red lines mostly sink the hook deeper, but the fish will 
swim out about farther and occasionally lose hook stability. Bluish-white 
means you’re probably going to lose the fish. 

As the game progresses you’ll be able to press the A button to flip small 
and medium sized fish into the boat when they’re within 22 feet.  
The Flip It game bar and the Attack game bar are one in the same.  
Depending on how many feet out your fish is, you may want to save the 
bonus for a Flip It instead of Attack.  If you’re far enough out, it is 
possible to fill the game bar a second time before the fish gets within 
22 feet. Max size to flip is somewhere between 6 pounds 5 ounces and 
6 pounds 9 ounces. If your fish is the appropriate weight, the game bar 
will continue to fill up for the Flip it bonus when the fish is within 
22 feet of the boat. The Flip it bonus  disappears when the fish is within 
5 feet of the boat. When the fish is 3 feet away,  your character will haul 
the fish in the boat.  You can decide whether to keep or  release most fish, 
monster fish you must release.

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OVERHEAD AND PITCH CASTING
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There are two types of casting, overhead (overhand) and pitch (underhand).

How to overhead cast:  

Hold the Wii-mote like you’re the Statue of Liberty and the Wii-mote is the 
torch. Now bend and point your elbow toward the TV (if the Wii-mote is in 
your right hand, bend your elbow while putting the Wii-mote on your right 
shoulder.  If the Wii-mote is in your left hand, bend your elbow while 
putting the Wii-mote on your left shoulder).  The Wii-mote buttons should 
be facing the floor.  

Press and hold the B button.  Without letting go of the Wii-mote, fling the 
Wii-mote forward toward the TV as fast as you can and let go of the B button 
when you’re about halfway through the arc.  If you aren’t casting perfectly, 
experiment when you let go of the B button and the speed that you fling the 
controller.  Move the casting ring from max distance to half distance and 
try to hit the casting ring.  If it goes too far, ease up on how fast you’re 
casting.  How far you cast will be at the bottom center of the screen after 
your lure hits the water.

How to pitch cast: 

Method 1: Hold the Wii-mote with the buttons facing up, 
battery pack facing down. This is the same action as initiating the 
Attack function.  Swipe the rod horizontally, kind of like throwing a 
Frisbee.  You can cast from right to left or left to right.  
Keep your wrist stiff and move your elbow instead.

Method 2:  Point the tip of the Wii-mote toward the floor (buttons and 
battery pack facing to the right and left of you may be easier than 
buttons up, battery pack down) and flick the Wii-mote upwards. 

A pitch cast won’t go as far as an overhead cast.  Move your casting ring 
out as far as it will go, pitch cast a few times and make a mental note of 
how many feet you’re throwing.  Move the casting ring to the number of feet 
you’re consistently pitch casting.

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PERFECT HOOKS
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Wait for the fish to get close, ignore the lure technique 
and have the controller held  horizontally (Wii-mote pointing 
in front of you, nunchuck cable pointed toward you and buttons facing 
the ceiling, battery pack facing the floor). When it bites, jerk the 
controller in the direction of the onscreen indicator.  Keep your wrist 
stiff and move your elbow instead. 

The indicator will show you one of four directions: up, down, left, right. 
For an up icon, jerk the Wii-mote tip from facing in front of you toward the 
ceiling. For a down icon, jerk the Wii-mote tip from facing in front of you 
toward the floor. If you’re using a topwater lure, most fish will give you a 
down icon. 

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MONSTER FISH TRICK
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Use this technique for Monster Hunt challenges and challenges 
that have a pounds of fish requirement, restarting in between each 
challenge. Make sure your autosave feature is turned on by pulling 
up the menu, go to Options then Gameplay. Autosave is the third one down. 
Make sure the autosave screen pops up after you completed the challenge. 
There may be a brief pause before it pops up on some challenges. 

Drive to and activate the appropriate challenge rings after you have 
the Monster fish Location. Monster trick information will be listed 
again at the beginning of each Free Fishing lake.  Monster fish are 
indicated on the GPS by a blue circle and on the fish finder by a giant 
blue fish.  Use GPS view when using this trick.  Occasionally the red 
fishing spots and blue Monster fish spots overlap, switch to the fish 
finder if you’re unsure. Some blue Monster fish spots may not be visible 
until you drive near enough to them. Change the season and time of day to 
your Monster fish requirements before entering the lake.  Drive to the 
location for each lake listed below.  

***If it’s not there, press the plus (+) button to access the menu and 
restart***   Pull up the GPS again after restarting.  It may take several 
tries, most of the time, but not always, less than 10.  This will work for 
all Monster fish in the lake, not just a specific Monster fish. 

-LAKE MINNETONKA-

The blue indicator is not visible immediately, you must drive near it. 
From the  default boat position drive straight west under the bridge near 
the Strength In  Numbers Challenge.  Look for the blue indicator on the 
left side near the bank in  front of the large yellow house.

-LAKE LANIER-

The blue indicator is not visible immediately, you must drive near it. 
Drive down the southeast branch that is directly underneath you. Red and 
blue fishing spots may overlap.

-LAKE CASITAS-

The blue indicator will be visible immediately on your GPS to the north, 
in between the two docks nearest to The Meaning of Fishing Challenge.

-LAKE CHAMPLAIN-

The blue indicator will be visible immediately on your GPS to the east.  

-LAKE FORK-

The blue indicator will be visible immediately on your GPS to the northeast.

-LAKE ERIE-

Blue indicator will be visible immediately to the right.  Drive forward 
and turn right, in between the first two docks.

-LAKE MEAD-

The blue indicator is not visible immediately, you must drive near it. 
Drive southeast from the default boat position to the easternmost corner 
of this branch.

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TOURNAMENT
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*This was written before any Free Fishing challenge lures were unlocked 
and you may have better options.  

Seasons:  Rookie, Pro, Legendary
You must complete Rookie season to unlock Pro and complete Pro to unlock 
Legendary.

Secondary objective helps you gain tournament points but won’t get you 
unlockables.

When you’re in a tournament with a length requirement, sometimes the fish 
that weigh less are longer than a heavier fish.

If you feel like you’ve won or want to stop, drive to the dock and you can 
weigh in  early and it will tally the scores immediately.

The unlockables are by tier only. You won’t get additional unlockables for 
completing the other tournament events in those tiers. 

The tier structures for Rookie, Pro and Legendary are identical: Three 
events for tier 4, two events for tier 3, one event for tiers 2 and Final.

Cut the line on anything hooked outside of your target fish with the C button.

You must keep the fish for it to count toward your total.

In Tournament fishing there are large green circles when you’re using the GPS.  
These fishing spots are loaded with your target fish.  Always drive around 
until you find one. If you switch to the FishFinder your target fish will be 
blue, other fish will be red. When you get out to cast, hover your casting 
ring over the surface of the water until it turns green. A yellow casting ring 
means you’re outside of the fishing spot.  

Keeping your casting ring around 47-60 feet, and still green, is the 
single most  important element, outside of location, that will help you 
place first.  You will have  a lot more time at your disposal if you didn’t 
waste two minutes or more reeling in if your casting ring was at max distance.

To troll the boat if you are too far away, set the casting ring to max 
distance and keep pushing it out further. If you are too close, bring the 
casting ring as close to  you as you can and keep pulling the casting ring 
toward you. If the Interim standings get in the way of your FishFinder/GPS, 
turn them off by pressing the plus (+) button, go to Options then Gameplay.  
Turn Interim Standings off at the bottom.

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Tier 1

Title: Walleye Triumph
Location: Lake Minnetonka
Minimum Size: 15.3 inches
Primary Objective: Weight of the best 5 catches of Walleye
Time Limit: 17 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch at least 7 fish.
Tackle:  Shallow Running Rapala Original Floater, size medium, 
10 pound line, any rod and reel.

Recommendation: Aim for around 7 pounds or better for first place. 
Press the plus (+) button, then Event Table, to check your standings. 

Unlockables: Place with 8 points or better (third place) to unlock tier 2 
for a Rapala  
MaxRap, Tournament Class Series Spinning Rod, Sufix Performance Fuse 14lbs
and gain Flip Into the Boat Technique.   

You can choose whether to advance to tier 2 or finish the other two events 
in this  tier.  You won’t be able to return to the other two events in 
tier 1, if you choose to  advance, until you finish the final tier. 
Nothing more in tier 1 is unlockable.

Tier 1
Title: Black Crappie Bash
Location: Lake Minnetonka
Minimum Size: 10 inches
Primary Objective: Number of Catches of Black Crappie
Time Limit: 17 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch 1 record Walleye (bigger than 10 pounds)
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, small, 6 pound line, 
any rod and reel

Recommendation:  Aim for around 5 catches or better for first place. 
Press the plus  (+) button, then Event Table, to check your standings. 


Tier 1
Title: White Bass Fest
Location: Lake Lanier
Minimum Size: 9.00 inches
Primary Objective: Total weight of best 3 captures of White Bass
Time Limit: 17 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch at least 3 pounds of White Crappie.
Tackle: Topwater, Rapala Skitter Walk, medium or Variable Running 
depth Blue Fox Classic Vibrax, medium, 14 pound line, any rod and reel.
	
Recommendation:  Aim for 3 pounds of fish or better for first place. 

Tier 2
Title: White Crappie Brawl
Location: Lake Lanier
Minimum Size: 9 inches
Primary Objective: Number of catches of White Crappie
Time Limit: 17 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch 3 different fish from 2 different species.
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, small, 6 pound line, 
any rod and reel

Recommendation:   Aim for 4 or more catches for first place.

Unlockables: R-Type Casting Reel, Sufix Performance Fuse 30lbs, 
Fish Drag Technique

You can choose whether to advance to tier 3 or finish the other event 
in this tier.   You won’t be able to return to the other event in tier 2 
if you choose to advance  until you finish the final tier. Nothing more 
in tier 2 is unlockable.

Tier 2
Title: Northern Pike Fight
Location: Lake Fork
Minimum Size: 32 inches
Primary Objective: Total weight of best 3 captures of Northern Pike
Time Limit: 17 minutes
Secondary Objective:  Catch at least 7 Northern Pike
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel

Recommendation:   Aim for 12 or more pounds for first place.

Tier 3
Title: Muskie Madness
Location: Lake Minnetonka
Minimum Size: 30 inches
Primary Objective: Weight of the best capture of 1 Muskellunge
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch 3 fish using different retrieving techniques.
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel

Recommendation:   Finish 5th place or better or gain 6 points to advance. 
Aim for 40 or more pounds for first place.  

Unlockables: Ranger Z521 Comanche Color option A (includes boat), RAP SX3iUL 
Spinning Reel and Fish Escape Technique.

Final
Title: Largemouth Bass Classic Final
Location: Lake Mead
Minimum Size: 14 inches
Primary Objective: Total weight best of 5 catches of Largemouth Bass
Time Limit: 13 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch at least 5 Smallmouth Bass
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel

Recommendation:   Aim for 9 pounds or more pounds for first place. 
Place fifth or better for unlockables.
	
Unlockables: Ranger Z521 Comanche Color Option B, Rapala Fat Rap


----------------------------- PRO SEASON------------------------------- 
Fish don’t get exhausted as easily. Equip the faster boat from the 
main menu. Go to  Outfit Angler, Boat and select the Ranger Z521 Comanche.

Tier 1

Title: White Bass Rumble
Location: Lake Lanier
Minimum Size: 9.00 inches
Primary Objective: Length of the best catch of White Bass.
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch a world record Striped Bass bigger than 37 pounds
Tackle:  Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Aim for 16 inches or more for first place.  Compete in 
two tier 1 events and gain at least 15 points to advance to tier 2.  
First place 10 points,  Second place 9 points, Third place 8 points, 
plus bonus points for completing  secondary objective.

Unlockables: Men’s character Rapala Red Beanie or women’s character The 
Panda and Rapala Glass Fat Rap

Tier 1

Title: Rainbow Rush
Location: Lake Casitas
Minimum Size: 9.00 inches
Primary Objective: Number of Catches of Rainbow Trout-Steelhead
Time Limit: 15 min
Secondary Objective: Catch at least 12 fish.
Tackle:  Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Aim for 6 catches or more for first place.  


Tier 1

Title: Black Crappie Derby
Location: Lake Mead 
Minimum Size: 10.00 inches
Primary Objective: Total weight of best 5 captures of Black Crappie
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Secondary Objective: Cast into 5 different fishing spots
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, small, 6 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Aim for 4 or more pounds for first place.  


Tier 2

Title: Catfish Challenge
Location: Lake Lanier
Minimum Size:  18 inches
Primary Objective: Total weight of best 3 captures of Channel Catfish
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch 3 fish after getting perfect hooks on each
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel. Aim for 40 pounds or more for first place. 

Recommendation:   Get second place or better, or gain at least 9 points 
in any tier 2  events, to advance.

Unlockables: Storm Original Wiggle Wart and RAP SX6i Spinning Reel


Tier 2

Title: Smallmouth Shootout
Location: Lake Fork
Minimum Size:  12 inches
Primary Objective: Total weight of best 3 captures of Smallmouth Bass
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch at least 3 Rainbow Trout-Steelhead
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Aim for 9 or more pounds for first place.


Tier 3
Title: Sturgeon Bash
Location: Lake Champlain
Minimum Size: 40 inches
Primary Objective: Weight of the best capture, 1 fish, Lake Sturgeon
Time Limit: 13 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch a world record Lake Sturgeon bigger than 80 
pounds
Tackle:  Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Place third or better, or gain more than 8 points, 
to advance. Aim for 40 pounds or better for first place.

Unlockables: Ranger 621V5 Fisherman Color Option A (includes boat) and a 
TS2 Casting Rod


Final
Title: Largemouth Bass Classic Final
Location: Lake Erie
Minimum Size: 14 inches
Primary Objective: Total weight of best 5 catches of Largemouth Bass
Time Limit: 11 minutes
Secondary Objective: catch at least 4 fish in the first 6 minutes of 
competition
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Place third or better for all the unlockables (this may 
be fifth  place, not sure.)

Unlockables: Ranger 621V5 Fisherman Color Option B, Rapala Skitter Prop


----------------------------LEGENDARY SEASON----------------------- 
Equip the fastest boat from the main menu. Go to Outfit Angler, 
Boat and select the  Ranger 621V5 Fisherman.

Tier 1

Title: Northern Pike Giants
Location: Lake Minnetonka
Minimum Size: 32 inches
Primary Objective: Number of catches of Northern Pike
Time Limit: 13 minutes
Secondary Objective:  Catch a Northern Pike longer than 50 inches.
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Try to catch 9 or more fish for first place. 
Compete in two tier 1 events and gain at least 18 points to advance.

Unlockables: XLT Spinning Rod, men’s character Rapala Charcoal/Olive 
Twill Cap, women’s character The Panda 


Tier 1

Title: Rainbow Magic
Location: Lake Mead
Minimum Size: 9 inches
Primary Objective: Length of the best catch of Rainbow Trout-Steelhead
Time Limit: 13 minutes
Secondary Objective: Use up 2 fishing spots
Tackle: Variable running depth Blue Fox Classic Vibrax, medium, 
30 pound line, any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   

Tier 1

Title: White Crappie Gathering
Location: Lake Casitas
Minimum Size: 9 inches
Primary Objective: Weight of the best catch, 1 fish, White Crappie
Time Limit: 13 minutes
Secondary Objective: Hook 7 Channel Catfish.
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 14 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Try to catch a 3 pound fish or more for first place.

Tier 2 

Title: Sturgeon Legends
Location: Lake Champlain
Minimum Size: 40 inches
Primary Objective: Total weight of 3 best catches of Sturgeon
Time Limit: 11 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch a Largemouth Bass larger than 5.5 pounds
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Try to catch 127 or more pounds of fish for first place. 
Compete in two tier two events and gain at least 18 points to advance.

Unlockables: Men’s character Camo shorts, woman’s character Black Leather 
Pants. Place first for a Rapala Down Deep Husky Jerk


Tier 2

Title: Catfish Treasures
Location: Lake Fork
Minimum Size: 18 inches 
Primary Objective: Length of the best catch of Channel Catfish
Time Limit: 11 minutes
Secondary Objective: Catch 5 fish using only the Rapala Shad Rap in this 
event.
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Try to catch a 40 pound fish or more for first place.


Tier 3

Title: Striper Ultimate
Location: Lake Lanier
Minimum Size: 18 inches
Primary Objective: Weight of the best catch, 1 fish, Striped Bass
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Secondary Objective: Perfectly hook 5 White Bass
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Finish first or gain more than 10 points to advance. 
Try to catch a 48 pound or more fish for first place.

Unlockables: XLT Casting Rod, Rapala Glidin’ Rap and Hydros Casting Reel, 

Final

Title: Largemouth Bass Classic Final
Location: Lake Champlain
Minimum Size: 14 inches
Primary Objective: Total weight of best 5 catches of Largemouth Bass
Time Limit: 9 minutes
Secondary Objective:
Tackle: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 pound line, 
any rod and reel.

Recommendation:   Try to catch 22 pounds of fish or more fish for 
first place.

Unlockables:  Rapala X-Rap Jointed Shad, Rapala Flat Rap and Sufix 
Performance Braid 80 pounds

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FREE FISHING
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*If you’ve met the requirements to unlock the monster fish,
the GPS will show a blue circle at a random location upon entering 
the lake and the fish finder will have a giant blue fish.  
You don’t have to activate the Monster Hunt Challenge for the blue 
indicator to be there and can catch them right away.  You have to activate 
the Monster Hunt Challenge for it to qualify toward the challenge. If you’re
 in a lake with a challenge where a requirement is pounds of fish, you can 
use the monster fish toward the weight qualification.  Once you catch a 
monster fish, it will move to a new location. You don’t have to restart.  
If you’re at a lake where the monster fish is near the default boat 
position, you may have to restart several times for it to reappear.

If you’re having difficulty trying to find it, get the fastest boat 
by unlocking the  final tier of the Pro Season. Drive around every inch 
of the lake since some of the  GPS indicators don’t show up until you’re 
near them.

You can select all of the lakes, weather type, reel type, season and 
time of day and  play with no time limit to free fish.In each lake are 
red rings on the water surface with a red and white circle floating 
above them.  Drive into the red circle and press A to activate a challenge. 
There are time limits to most challenges. If you complete the challenge 
successfully, the red circle on the water surface disappears.  

The red and white circle floating above the water remains if you ever 
want to repeat the challenge.  It will auto save when you complete the 
challenge if you have that option turned on. The red circle on the water 
surface will not reappear even if you leave the lake.  When you quit to 
main menu, you can see the unlockables you collected.  There’s no easy 
way to tell you how to locate the rings, just drive around until you 
spot one.  Use the GPS and drive around the border of land clockwise 
if you’re having a problem.

I completed all of the Tournament challenges before this, so some of my 
equipment may be different than yours.

After selecting a lake, press the plus (+) button to access the challenges 
information.

----------------------------LAKE MINNETONKA CHALLENGES-----------------------

*MONSTER FISH TRICK: You need to drive near it. From the default 
boat position drive straight west under the bridge near the 
Strength In Numbers Challenge.  Look for the blue indicator on the 
left side near the bank in front of the large yellow house. Set season
 and time of day to autumn in the morning and use Lou the Lake Sturgeon 
for Monster Hunt and The Real Deal challenges.

Fish Species: Black Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish, Lake Sturgeon, 
Largemouth Bass,  Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Redear Sunfish, Silver Carp, 
Walleye, Yellow Perch.

SPRING AND AUTUMN
Morning: Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Silver Carp
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Bluegill Sunfish
Evening: Lake Sturgeon, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch

Title: THE SMALL CATCH
Objective: Use the Rapala Original Floater to catch a fish smaller than 
5 pounds.
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala X-Rap
Recommendations: Put the Rapala Original Floater on small, change your 
line to 6  pounds, rod and reel don’t matter.

Title: OVER THE SHOULDER, LAKE MINNETONKA
Objective: Perform 5 consecutive perfect casts by using overhand casting 
with a  
casting ring set farther than 85 feet
Time Limit: 3 minutes
Unlockable: RAP SX4i Spinning Reel
Recommendations:  Use the Shift Casting Rod.  Move the casting ring out as 
far as it will go.  Change lures if it’s not over 85 feet.

Title: MEET THE FISH
Objective: Catch 4 different species of fish
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Woodland Shorts, woman’s character Cut-Offs
Recommendations:  Change the time of day to morning. Drive to a fishing 
spot using the fish finder. Equip 30 pound line and a shallow running 
Rapala Original Floater medium to catch a Walleye, Muskellunge and a 
Silver Carp in the same fishing spot.  Cut the line if you hook the 
same type of fish that you’ve already caught. Drive to a new location 
and use a Topwater Rapala Skitter Walk to snag a Largemouth Bass. 
It doesn’t have to be a fishing spot, just somewhere random. If you 
don’t want to go back and change time of day, toggle through the fish 
and see what lure they like.

Title: THE REAL DEAL
Objective: Catch more than 100 pounds of fish without losing any fish
Time Limit: 30 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala Skitter Pop
Recommendation:  Cutting the line counts as losing a fish. 

Method 1: Catch Lou the Lake Sturgeon, 200-plus pounds.

Method 2: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, large, 30 pound line 
(unlock tier 3 of Rookie tournament) or 80 if you have it (placed first 
in the final round of the Legendary Tournament), any rod and reel.  
Drive to a nearby fishing spot.  If you only have 14 pound line (unlocked 
by winning 3rd place or better in Rookie Season tier 1), use a medium 
instead of large.

Title: TARGET PRACTICE, LAKE MINNETONKA
Objective: Cast into more than 10 rings in the time limit
Time Limit: 9 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala Glass Shad Rap
Recommendation: Only one ring appears at a time.  You can miss and it’s 
not a penalty. Equip rod and reel with best casting precision.  Line your 
pole up with the right edge of the casting ring and use overhead casting.

Title: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Objective: Catch 5 fish of the same species consecutively in any of the 
locations  
specified on the map
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Unlockable: Sunglasses 2
Recommendation:  When you accept the challenge the spots on the map, using 
your GPS, are represented by blue dots and on the water surface is a lime 
green ring.  Use the Shift Casting Rod, a Rapala Original Floater medium 
and 30 pound line.  Line your casting ring up so that max distance lands 
in the middle or the edge opposite of you, troll the boat if you need to.  
Catch your first fish and make that your target fish. Cut the line to any 
that aren’t your target fish.  Use the Attack and Flip it function 
at every opportunity.  When you cut the line, recast as fast as possible.

To find the location of the Strength in Numbers challenge ring, go to the 
main menu and start Free Fishing, Lake Minnetonka from the beginning.  
When you enter the lake the default boat position is facing the Northwest 
corner on your GPS.  Drive straight forward toward that Northwest corner 
inlet and there are some banners on a bridge that say Sufix and VMC.  This 
looks like a barrier, but it’s not.  Drive under them. 


Title: JUST PERFECT
Objective: Perform 5 perfect hooks.
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 4, woman’s character 
Rapala  
Tournament Shirt 19
Recommendations:  Drive to a nearby fishing spot.  Use the Shallow running 
Rapala Original Floater, medium and 6 pound line.  Hover the casting ring 
over the surface of the water until it turns green. You don’t have to reel 
them in, just hook them.

Title: MONSTER HUNT, LAKE MINNETONKA
Objective: Catch a monster fish in this lake
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: RSC Spinning Rod.
Recommendation:  Pull up your tackle and toggle through your fish to make 
sure the Monster fish is there.  It will be listed by its name. If not, 
change the season and  time of day.  The Monster fish will be indicated by
a blue circle using your GPS or a giant blue fish using the fish finder.

If your Monster fish is not in a fishing spot, your casting ring will turn 
lime green  when it’s above it (it will be lime green if it’s over a fishing 
spot regardless).   When you catch the Monster fish, the lower left fish 
information will say its name  instead of species, i.e. Dottie the Largemouth 
Bass will say Dottie.Troll your boat until your casting ring is around 45 
feet and still green for an easy catch.

Equip for all: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 80 pound line.

Dottie the Largemouth Bass sighted this spring in the morning. Weight 32 
pounds 10 ounces.

Cryer the Smallmouth Bass sighted last spring in the evening.  Weight 19 
pounds 2  ounces.

Lou the Lake Sturgeon sighted last autumn in the morning. Weight 285 pounds 
10 ounces.

Ludwig the White Bass sighted last autumn in the evening.  Weight 11 pound 
7 ounces.

	
---------------------------LAKE LANIER CHALLENGES------------------------

*MONSTER FISH TRICK: You need to drive near it. Drive down the southeast 
branch that is directly underneath you. Red and blue fishing spots may 
overlap. Set season and time of day to spring in the morning and use 
Eyesup the Flathead Catfish for Monster Hunt and Heavy Lifting challenges, 
restarting in between challenges.

Fish Species: Bluegill Sunfish, Brown Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, 
Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Northern Snakehead, Striped Bass, White Bass, 
White Crappie, Yellow Perch

SPRING AND AUTUMN
Morning: White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Snakehead, Brown Bullhead 
Catfish
Noon: Northern Pike, White Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish, Largemouth Bass 
Evening: Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Yellow Perch

Title: MARKSMAN
Objective: Hit the casting ring after it has shrunk below 30 inches
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 11, woman’s character 
Rapala Tournament Shirt 26
Recommendation: Bring your casting ring near your boat, press and hold B to 
shrink it.  When it turns red it is 30 inches or less. Equip rod and reel 
with best casting precision and move your casting ring out to max distance 
or where you can cast consistently. Missing is not a penalty.

Title: DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Objective: Cut the line when fighting a fish that is 20 lbs or bigger
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Rapala Jointed Shad Rap
Recommendation: Use a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 30 
pound line, any rod and reel.  Cast from your immediate position.  Find a 
fishing spot only if you don’t hook one from the challenge ring location.

Title: BASS FIGHT
Objective: Catch a world record Largemouth Bass over 22 pounds 4 ounces
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Blue Fox Rattlin’ Pixee Spoons
Recommendation: Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 
80 pound line, and farthest casting rod and reel.  

North of the Bass Fight challenge ring is a Bridge.  Before the bridge is an 
inlet on the west side.  It may have indicators on your GPS that show a 
fishing spot.  Along the inlet is some tall grass and a couple of dead 
branches that prevent you from driving your boat into the inlet. You have 
to pitch cast into it.  Be sure to set your casting ring twice as far as 
you want to land, because pitch casting will be about half the distance. 
You can catch a 22 pound 4 ounce Largemouth Bass and qualify.  

Title: HEAVY LIFTING
Objective: Catch more than 150 pounds of fish
Time Limit: 30 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala X-Rap 14
Recommendation: 

Method 1: Catch Eyesup the Flathead Catfish for 200-plus pounds.

Method 2: Change season and time to autumn at evening and go for Channel 
Catfish.  
Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium and 30 pound line. 
Find a fishing spot using the fish finder, hover the casting ring over the 
surface of the water until it turns green.  Cut the line on anything much 
less than 20 pounds, and recast as fast as you can.  Initiate Attack as much 
as possible.  

Title: 10 TIMES PERFECT
Objective: Perform 10 perfect hooks
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 10, woman’s character 
Rapala Tournament Shirt 25
Recommendation: Drive to a nearby fishing spot.  Use the Shallow running 
Rapala  
Original Floater, medium and 6 pound line.  Hover your casting ring over 
the surface of the water until it turns green. You don’t have to reel them 
in, just hook them.

 
Title: USE THE WORM
Objective: Use the Trigger X Swimming Worm to catch a fish
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Trigger X Swimming Grub
Recommendation: Equip the Variable running depth Trigger X Swimming Worm, 
medium, 14 pound line, any rod and reel.  Cast from your immediate location.

Title: UNDER PRESSURE
Objective: Go to each zone in order and catch 2 fish per zone
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 7, woman’s character 
Rapala Tournament Shirt 26
Recommendation: The zones are lime green rings, easily found on your GPS. 
There will be three total.  Once you’ve caught the two required fish, the 
green ring will disappear and you drive to the new location.  Equip a Shallow 
running Rapala Original Floater small, 14 pound line and your shortest 
casting rod.  Line up the casting ring so you hit the edge furthest away 
from you at max distance.  Initiate Attack and Flip it as much as possible. 
Cut the line on anything that bites that will give your 14 pound line a 
problem.  If you are a confident marksman, line up your casting ring at 
50-ish feet to the center of the green ring.   If you have problems, switch 
to a faster boat and shorten your casting distance, and change the season to 
autumn at noon.

To switch boats, go to the main menu and select Outfit Angler.  The higher 
the  horsepower (HP), the faster the boat.
1. 175 HP, Ranger 1860 Angler – default boat 
2. 250 HP, Ranger Z521 Comanche - Unlock the final event of the Rookie Season 
3. 300 HP, Ranger 621V5 Fisherman – Unlock the final event of the Pro Season

If the challenge ring and green ring locations don’t vary by game, use this 
as a guide to finding the green rings:  First ring, immediately east of this 
challenge ring.  I used the GPS to drive to the next location. Point the boat 
facing west and exit this  branch.  The GPS shows a branch going north and 
south.  Take the second south branch, catch two fish in this ring until it 
disappears. Leave this branch and go north.  Head slightly west and take the 
first north branch.

Title: 5 PERFECT PITCH CASTS
Objective: Perform 5 consecutive perfect casts by using pitch cast
Time Limit: 4 minutes
Unlockable: SXSi Spinning Reel
Recommendation: Equip rod and reel with highest casting precision. A pitch 
cast won’t go as far as an overhead cast.  Move your casting ring out as far 
as it will go, pitch cast a few times and make a mental note of how many feet
 you’re throwing.  Move the casting ring to the number of feet you’re 
consistently pitch casting.

How to pitch cast: 

Method 1: Hold the Wii-mote with the buttons facing up, battery pack facing 
down. This is the same action as initiating the Attack function.  Swipe the 
rod horizontally, kind of like throwing a Frisbee.  You can cast from right 
to left or left to right.

Method 2:  Point the tip of the Wii-mote toward the floor (buttons and 
battery pack  facing to the right and left of you may be easier than buttons
up, battery pack down) and flick the Wii-mote upwards.  

Title: THE X-CATCH
Objective: Use the Rapala X-Rap to catch a fish smaller than 5 pounds
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala X-Rap Subwalk
Recommendation: Equip Shallow running X-Rap, small, 6 pound line, any rod and 
reel.  Cut the line if bigger than 5 pounds.

Title: A CERTAIN CATCH
Objective: Catch a fish that weighs between 5 and 6 pounds
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Khaki Shorts, woman’s character Black Jeans

Recommendation: Drive to the nearest fishing spot. Equip a Shallow running 
Rapala Original Floater medium, 30 pound line, any rod and reel. Cut the line 
on fish that don’t meet the requirements.

Title: MONSTER HUNT, LAKE LANIER
Objective: Catch a monster fish in this lake
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: RSC Series Casting Rod
Recommendation:  Pull up your tackle and toggle through your fish to make 
sure the Monster fish is there.  It will be listed by its name. If not, 
change the season and  time of day.  The Monster fish will be indicated by a
 blue circle using your GPS or a giant blue fish using the fish finder.

If your Monster fish is not in a fishing spot, your casting ring will turn 
lime green when it’s above it (it will be lime green if it’s over a fishing 
spot regardless).   When you catch the Monster fish, the lower left fish 
information will say its name  instead of species, i.e. Dottie the Largemouth 
Bass will say Dottie.Troll your boat until your casting ring is around 45 
feet and still green for an easy catch.
Equip for all: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 80 pound line.

Arrow the Rainbow Trout-Steelhead sighted last autumn in the morning. Weight 
65  pounds.

Lighter the White Crappie sighted last autumn in the evening.  Weight 9 
pounds 6  ounces

Eyesup the Flathead Catfish sighted this spring in the morning. Weight 215 
pounds 3 ounces.

Amp the White Perch sighted last spring at noon. Weight 5 pounds 15 ounces



--------------------------LAKE CASITAS CHALLENGES-----------------------

*MONSTER FISH TRICK:  Blue indicator will be visible immediately on your 
GPS to the north, in between the two docks nearest to The Meaning of Fishing 
Challenge. Set season and time of day to summer in the evening for Charlie 
the Brown Trout for the Monster Hunt and The Meaning of Fish challenges, 
restarting in between each challenge.

Fish Species: Bluegill Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped 
Bass, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead,
Redear Sunfish, Smallmouth Bass.
 
SUMMER AND AUTUMN
Morning: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Cutthroat Trout, Chain Pickerel
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, White Crappie, Bluegill 
Sunfish
Evening: Channel Catfish, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass

Title: MONSTER HUNT, LAKE CASITAS
Objective: Catch a monster fish in this lake
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: RSC Casting Reel
Recommendation: Pull up your tackle and toggle through your fish to 
make sure the Monster fish is there.  It will be listed by its name. If not, 
change the season and time of day.  The Monster fish will be indicated by a 
blue circle using your GPS or a giant blue fish using the fish finder. If your 
Monster fish is not in a fishing spot, your casting ring will turn lime green 
when it’s above it (it will be lime green if it’s over a fishing spot 
regardless).  When you catch the Monster fish, the lower left fish 
information will say its name instead of species, i.e. Dottie the Largemouth 
Bass will say Dottie.

Troll your boat until your casting ring is around 45 feet and still green 
for an easy catch.

Equip for all: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 80 pound line.

Charlie the Brown Trout sighted this summer in the evening. Weight 67 pounds 
1 ounce.

Umbra the Black Crappie sighted this summer in the morning. Weight 9 pounds
 9 ounces.

Pickwick the Sauger sighted this autumn in the evening. Weight 13 pounds 9 
ounces.

Starlad the Yellow Perch sighted last autumn in the morning. Weight 7 pounds 
10 ounces.

Title: PERFECT FORM
Objective: Perform 7 consecutive perfect casts by using pitch cast
Time Limit: 8 minutes
Unlockable: Andros Casting Reel
Recommendation: How to pitch cast is listed under basic fishing information 
at the  beginning of this guide.  Equip your rod and reel with the best 
casting precision.

Title: IN BETWEEN
Objective: Catch between 45-47 pounds in total fish weight
Time Limit: 30 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 3, woman’s character 
Rapala Tournament Shirt 18
Recommendation: Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, 30 pound 
line and drive to the nearest fishing spot.  At the top, above the timer, 
is your total fish  weight.  When you get to around 40-ish pounds, lower your 
line weight to 6 or 10  pounds. 

Tally 45 pounds minus your current fish weight. Tally 47 pounds minus your 
current fish weight.  

Example:
45 pounds minus 43.3 = 1.7
47 pounds minus 43.3 = 3.7

The figure after the decimal point is not the ounces. It is tenths of a 
pound. One  tenth of a pound is 1.6 ounces.  Use the conversion chart below 
to figure out how many ounces your target fish should be.

If your fish weight ends in the number on the left, the ounces should be the
 number on the right.  

0.1=1.6
0.2=3.2
0.3=4.8
0.4=6.4
0.5=8
0.6=9.6
0.7=11.2
0.8=12.8
0.9=14.4

The example fish (1.7 to 3.7) must weigh between 1 pound 11 ounces and 3 
pounds 11 ounces. Cut the line on anything out of your target weight.

Title: EVEN CATCHES
Objective: Out of ten fish total, only catch even numbered fish while 
cutting the line on odd numbered hooked fish.
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Storm ThunderBeast
Recommendation:  Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium. 
Pull up your tackle box and toggle through the fish.  If Striped Bass are 
present, use 80 pound line or change the time of day to noon.  Drive to the 
nearest fishing spot.  Hook your first fish and release it (fish number 1). 
Fully reel in the next one (fish number 2).  Continue this pattern, cutting 
the line of fish 3,5,7,9 and catch fish 4,6,8,10.  You will only be reeling 
in 5 fish.   Wait to cut the line on your odd numbered fish until you see the 
controller icon indicating which way to pull.  If you cut the line too soon, 
you’ll have to start over.

Title: 20 DEEP DIVING
Objective: Use any Rapala Deep Diving lures to catch at least 20 fish
Time Limit: 50 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala DT (Dives-to) Sure Set Series
Recommendation: Pull up your tackle and toggle through the fish looking for 
Channel Catfish or Chain Pickerel.  If neither fish are there, change your 
time of day, evening is best.  Equip a Deep diving Rapala Shad Rap, 30 pound 
line and any rod or reel.  Drive to the nearest fishing spot.  Set your 
casting ring to around 47 feet.  Utilize Attack and Flip it as much as 
possible. Cut the line on anything that gives your line problems, or switch 
to 80 pounds until the fish are caught. Move to next fishing spot when you 
reel in without a bite.

Title:  CORRECT ASSESSMENT I
Objective: Catch one fish between 5-6 pounds and one fish between 7-8 pounds
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Straight Leg Jeans, woman’s character Cut-Offs 
Black.
Recommendation:  Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, 10 or 14 pound 
line.  Drive to the nearest fishing spot. If Striped Bass are in the lake, 
change your time of day to morning or noon.  If your time of day is noon, 
move to a different fishing spot if the one you’re at is heavy with Bluegill 
Sunfish or White Crappie.  6 pounds 1 ounce is too big to qualify, as well as 
8 pounds 1 ounce.

Title: SEEING SITES
Objective: Find and cast into 5 different fishing spots
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Unlockable: Ranger 1860 Angler Prototype Wrap
Recommendation: Equip the fastest boat, any equipment.  The fishing spots 
are the red circles using your GPS.  Some don’t show up until you are very 
near them. Once visible, they will stay like that, preventing the need to 
dive near them again, until you leave the lake. Having several visible before 
starting is helpful. Stop the boat when you are directly over them. Make sure 
your casting ring is green when casting into them.  If it doesn’t register 
toward your score, try moving the casting ring a few feet.  Cut the line 
immediately after the lure hits the water and you hear a chime.  


Title: HUMBLE HOOKS
Objective: Perform 5 poor hooks
Time Limit: 5 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 14, woman’s character 
Rapala Tournament Shirt 29
Recommendation: Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 6 
pound line.  Drive to the nearest fishing spot.  Jerk the opposite way of 
the controller indicator and point the tip of the Wii-mote down toward the 
floor (unless that’s the position of the controller indicator, then jerk up).

Title: THE MEANING OF FISH
Objective: Catch a fish weighing at least 42 pounds
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: VMC Jig Series with Trigger X Frog
Recommendation: 

Method 1: Catch Charlie the Brown Trout.

Method 2: Pull up your tackle box and toggle through the fish looking for a 
Channel Catfish or Striped Bass. Change the season to evening if they’re not 
in the lake.  Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 80 
pound line any rod 
and reel. Drive to the nearest fishing spot.


----------------------------LAKE CHAMPLAIN CHALLENGES-----------------------

*MONSTER FISH TRICK: Blue indicator will be visible immediately on your GPS, 
to the east. Set season and time of day to autumn in the evening and use 
Ralph the King (Chinook) Salmon for the Monster Hunt, Ultra Heavy Lifting 
and The Real Deal Reloaded challenges.

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Arctic Char, 
Brown Trout, Burbot, Lake Sturgeon, Lake Trout, Muskellunge, White Perch

SUMMER AND AUTUMN
Morning: Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Arctic Char, Chain Pickerel
Noon: Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Brown Trout, Lake Trout
Evening: Burbot, Lake Sturgeon, Largemouth Bass, White Perch

Title: 20 SHALLOW
Objective: Use any shallow-running lures to catch at least 20 fish
Time Limit: 50 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala CountDown
Recommendation: Equip Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium and 
30 pound line.  Drive to the nearest fishing spot.  Make sure your casting 
ring is green and move it to around 47 feet.  Move to a new fishing spot if 
you reel in without a bite.  Utilize Action bonus and Flip it as much as 
possible.

Title: MONSTER HUNT, LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Objective: Catch a monster fish in this lake
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: Magnum Series Spinning Rod
Recommendation:  Pull up your tackle and toggle through your fish to make 
sure the Monster fish is there.  It will be listed by its name. If not, 
change the season and time of day.  The Monster fish will be indicated by 
a blue circle using your GPS or a giant blue fish using the fish finder.

If your Monster fish is not in a fishing spot, your casting ring will turn 
lime green when it’s above it (it will be lime green if it’s over a fishing 
spot regardless).  When you catch the Monster fish, the lower left fish 
information will say its name  instead of species, i.e. Dottie the Largemouth 
Bass will say Dottie.

Troll your boat until your casting ring is around 45 feet and still green for 
an easy catch.

Equip for all: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 80 pound line.


Ralph the King (Chinook) Salmon sighted this autumn in the evening. Weight 
164 pounds 10 ounces.

Freezner the Arctic Char sighted last autumn in the morning. Weight 54 pounds
 7 ounces.

Annublu the Bluegill Sunfish sighted last summer in the evening. Weight 7 
pounds 14 ounces.

Mekong the Channel Catfish sighted this summer in the morning. Weight 94 
pounds 7 ounces.

Champ the American Eel sighted this summer at noon. Weight 14 pounds


Title: PATIENT MARKSMAN
Objective: Hit the casting ring after it has shrunk below 20 inches
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Rapala X-Rap Shad
Recommendation:  Bring your casting ring near your boat, press and hold B 
to shrink it.  When it turns red it is 20 inches or less. Equip rod and reel 
with best casting precision and move your casting ring out to max distance or 
where you can cast consistently. Missing is not a penalty.

Title: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Objective: Catch 10 fish of the same species consecutively in any of the 
locations specified on the map
Time Limit: 25 minutes
Unlockable: Ranger 621V5 Fisherman 2010 Wrap
Recommendation: When you accept the challenge the spots on the map, using 
your GPS, are represented by blue dots and on the water surface is a lime 
green ring.  Troll up to the circle so that your boat is touching one edge 
and set your casting ring to the opposite edge.  It should be about 75 feet.  
Shorten the casting ring about 2 feet.  

Try to max cast to that 70-ish some odd feet each time.If you decide to keep 
a different fish than your first catch, the score resets to zero.  Cutting 
the line on your target fish is not a penalty.  Driving to a new green zone 
is not a penalty.

Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium and 30 pound line for 
your first fish.  After you catch one, equip that fish’s favorite tackle and 
try to get at least 3 yellow stars. Utilize the lure technique, Attack and 
Flip it bonus as much as possible.

Title: BETTER THAN PERFECT
Objective: Perform 12 perfect hooks
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Sun Glasses 3
Recommendation: Drive to a nearby fishing spot.  Use the Shallow running 
Rapala  Original Floater, medium and 6 pound line.  Hover your casting ring 
over the surface of the water until it turns green. You don’t have to reel 
them in, just hook them.

Title: WIGGLE
Objective: Use the Storm Original Wiggle Wart to catch a fish
Time Limit: 8 minutes
Unlockable: Blue Fox Vibrax Musky Buzz
Recommendation: Place third or better in any event of the tier 2 Pro Season 
tournament to unlock the Deep diving Storm Original Wiggle Wart.  Scroll 
through your fish and make sure at least one of them has one red star. Use 
30 pound line and cast from your immediate location to max distance.

Title: THE REAL DEAL RELOADED
Objective: Catch 150 pounds of fish without losing any fish
Time Limit: 50 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Khaki Pants, woman’s character Red Leather Pants
Recommendation: 

Method 1: Catch Ralph the King (Chinook) Salmon.

Method 2: Equip the Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium and 80
pound line. Drive to the nearest fishing spot.

Title: TARGET PRACTICE, LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Objective: Cast into 12 rings within the time limit
Time Limit: 9 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 12, woman’s character 
Rapala Tournament Shirt 27
Recommendation:  Equip rod and reel with best casting precision.  Line your 
pole up with the right edge of the casting ring and use overhead casting.

Title: ULTRA HEAVY LIFTING
Objective:  Catch more than 200 pounds of fish
Time Limit: 40 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala Tail Dancer
Recommendation: 

Method 1: Catch Ralph the King (Chinook) Salmon.

Method 2:  Noon is the worst time of day. Toggle through your fish and make 
sure you have Muskellunge or Lake Sturgeon. Equip a Rapala Original Floater, 
80 pound line.  Drive to a fishing spot. If you make a max distance cast on 
80 pound line and nothing bites, switch to 30 pound. If you drive to a new 
fishing spot, test the 80 first again.

---------------------------LAKE FORK CHALLENGES---------------


*MONSTER FISH TRICK: Blue indicator will be visible immediately on your 
GPS to the northeast.  Use Lost the Burbot sighted this summer in the evening 
for the Monster Hunt and More Decision, Decisions challenges.  Use Annure the 
Redear Sunfish sighted this spring in the evening for the 9-13 pound fish in 
the Three Assessments challenge. 

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Rainbow 
Trout-Steelhead, Redear Sunfish, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, White Bass, 
Flathead Catfish, Sauger

SPRING AND SUMMER
Morning: White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sauger
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, Northern Pike, Brown Trout
Evening: Flathead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

Title: MONSTER HUNT, LAKE FORK
Objective: Catch a monster fish in this lake
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: Magnum Series Casting Rod
Recommendation: Pull up your tackle and toggle through your fish to make sure 
the Monster fish is there.  It will be listed by its name. If not, change the 
season and time of day.  The Monster fish will be indicated by a blue circle 
using your GPS or a giant blue fish using the fish finder.If your Monster 
fish is not in a fishing spot, your casting ring will turn lime green when 
it’s above it (it will be lime green if it’s over a fishing spot regardless). 
When you catch the Monster fish, the lower left fish information will say 
its name instead of species, i.e. Dottie the Largemouth Bass will say Dottie.


Troll your boat until your casting ring is around 45 feet and still green 
for an easy catch.

Equip for all: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 80 pound line.

Deepner the Lake Trout sighted this spring in the morning. Weight 119 pounds 
12  ounces.

Annure the Redear Sunfish sighted this spring in the evening. Weight 9 pounds 
7 ounces

Ferdinand the Brown Bullhead Catfish sighted this summer in the morning. 
Weight 9 pounds 8 ounces.

Lost the Burbot sighted this summer in the evening. Weight 32 pounds 11 
ounces.


Title: OVER THE SHOULDER, LAKE FORK
Objective: Perform 7 consecutive perfect casts by using overhand casting 
with the 
casting ring set farther than 85 feet
Time Limit: 5 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala Rattlin’ Rapala
Recommendation: If you miss the score resets to zero.  Equip the rod and 
reel with the highest precision.  Move the casting ring out to max distance.


Title: TARGET PRACTICE, LAKE FORK
Objective: Cast into more than 15 rings in the time limit
Time Limit: 9 minutes
Unlockable: Storm Live Kickin’ Shad
Recommendation: Equip rod and reel with best casting precision.  
Line your pole up with the right edge of the casting ring and use overhead 
casting.


Title: UNDER BIG PRESSURE
Objective: Go to each designated zone in order and catch 4 fish.  
There are 5 zones total
Time Limit: 40 minutes
Unlockable: Luhr-Jensen Crippled Herring Smash Flash
Recommendation: Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 
30 pound line.  
The zones are lime green rings on the surface of the water, found on your 
GPS as large blue circles. You have to drive around to find them.  They 
will appear right away, you don’t need to drive near them.  Once you catch 
4 fish, the ring will disappear and you have to find the next location. 
Try to aim your casting ring inside the green circle at 37-47 feet or so. 
Don’t waste time trying to line up the boat perfectly. 

1st location: drive south until you spot it.
2nd location: drive north, you’ll see it at the northernmost point to the 
east.
3rd location: drive straight west until you spot it 
4th location: drive to the northernmost point, you’ll spot it in front of 
the bridge
5th location: you’ll spot it immediately to the east.


Title: MORE FISH VARIETY
Objective: Catch 4 different species of fish consecutively then catch another 
2 fish of a single species consecutively
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Rapala Crankin’ Rap
Recommendation: There are 4 different species of fish in the lake total, and 
a monster fish if you met the requirements. Toggle through your fish and see 
what is in the lake. Write them down and cross them off as your catch them, 
make a mental note or catch them in the order they appear when you pull up 
your tackle box. 

Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 30 pound line. Cast 
from your immediate position about 55 feet or so.  If your first fish was not 
a Largemouth Bass, equip a Topwater Rapala Skitter Walk medium and 14 pound 
line, cast from your immediate position. Re-equip the Shallow running Rapala 
Original Floater medium, 30 pound line. Drive to the nearest fishing spot, 
stopping to fish at a random location and repeat until you’ve caught all 4 
species.  If your last species of the four is a smaller fish, adjust your 
lure size and line weight accordingly.For the next half of the challenge, 
drive to the nearest fishing spot –unless you’re at one- and catch two of 
the same species of fish.

Title: EXPERT ON PERFECTION
Objective: Perform 5 perfect hooks
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 5, woman’s character
Rapala Tournament Shirt 20
Recommendation: Drive to a nearby fishing spot.  Use the Shallow running 
Rapala Original Floater, small, and 6 pound line.  Hover your casting ring 
over the surface of the water until it turns green, cast 75-plus feet. You 
don’t have to reel them in,  just hook them. Missing is not a penalty. Wait 
for the onscreen indicator showing you which direction to pull comes on 
before you cut the line, or it may not count toward your score.


Title: THE SMALLER CATCH
Objective: Use any Blue Fox lure to catch a fish smaller than 3 pounds
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Camo Cap, woman’s character Rapala Trucker 
Mesh Black Cap
Recommendation: Equip a Variable running depth Blue Fox Classic Vibrax, 
small, and 6 pound line.  Cast from your immediate position toward the group 
of trees in the water.  If you have trouble, switch the time to noon for a 
Redear Sunfish.


Title: TRY A BUG
Objective: Use the Trigger X Flappin’ Bug to catch a fish
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala Clackin’ Minnow
Recommendation: Equip the Variable running depth Trigger X Flappin’ Bug, 
small, and 6 pound line.  Cast from your immediate position to max distance.  
Let the lure sink all the way to the bottom before beginning reeling in.  
If the Bug hits a deeper while reeling in, allow it to sink to the bottom 
again.  Perform the lure technique to attract fish farther away.

Title: THREE ASSESSMENTS
Objective: Catch a fish between 4-8 pounds, one fish between 9-13 pounds and 
one fish between 14-18 pounds in any order.
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 6, woman’s character 
Rapala Tournament Shirt 21
Recommendation: 

Method 1: Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 30 pound 
line. Cast from your immediate location to max distance off the left, front 
and right sides of your boat.  Drive to nearby fishing spots in shallow and 
deep water until you catch them all.  Catching a fish outside of the weight 
limit or one in a weight category you have already caught one is not a 
penalty, your score will not reset to zero.

Method 2: Change season and time to spring in the evening and use Annure the 
Redear Sunfish as the 9-13 pound fish. Use method one to catch the other two.

Title: MORE DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Objective: Cut the line when fighting a 30 pound fish
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 13, woman’s character 
Rapala Tournament Shirt 28
Recommendation: 

Method 1: Equip the Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium and 80 
pound line, cast from your immediate position to max distance.  Drive to the 
nearest deepwater fishing spot if you didn’t hook one.

Method 2: Change season and time to summer in the evening and catch Lost the 
Burbot sighted this summer in the evening or Deepner the Lake Trout sighted 
this spring in the morning.



---------------------------LAKE ERIE CHALLENGES----------------------- 

*MONSTER FISH TRICK: Blue indicator will be visible immediately to the 
right.  Drive forward and turn right, in between the first two docks. Use 
Jewel the Silver Carp sighted this summer at noon for the Monster Hunt and 
Bodybuilding challenges.  Use Piton the Northern Snakehead sighted this 
autumn in the morning for the Correct Assessment II challenge.

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, Lake Trout, 
Muskellunge, White Perch, American Eel, Arctic Grayling, King (Chinook) 
Salmon, Silver Carp, Walleye

SUMMER AND AUTUMN
Morning: Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Silver Carp
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, American Eel, Lake Trout
Evening: Arctic Grayling, Largemouth Bass, King (Chinook) Salmon, White 
Perch


Title: BODYBUILDING
Objective: Catch more than 300 pounds of fish
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: Rapala Super Shad Rap
Recommendation:  Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 
80 pound line for all methods.  Set the casting ring to about 47 feet and 
make sure it’s green when over Monster fish or fishing spots.

Method 1:  Catch Jewel the Silver Carp sighted this summer at noon for all 
300 pounds. Use the Monster fish trick until she appears at the first 
location, to the immediate right of the default boat position.  For the 
second location, drive out of the marina to the west, past the strips of 
land. Go north, near the northern most ship and The Smallest Catch challenge
ring. She is between the first and second northernmost ship.  Third, 
go south.  There are 5 ships along this barrier. She is next to the fifth 
ship, the one furthest south.

Method 2: Attract Muskellunge in the morning, Lake Trout at noon or King 
(Chinook) Salmon in the evening. 


Title: DOUBLE MARKSMAN
Objective: Hit the casting ring after it has shrunk below 30 inches 2 times
Time Limit: None
Unlockable: Terminator T-1 Series Titanium Spinnerbait
Recommendation: Bring your casting ring near your boat, press and hold B to 
shrink it. When it turns red it is 30 inches or less. Equip rod and reel 
with best casting precision and move your casting ring out to max distance 
or where you can cast consistently. Missing is not a penalty.


Title: KROC HUNT
Objective: Use the Luhr-Jensen Krococile SureSet to catch a fish
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala Shad Rap RS
Recommendation: Equip the Variable running depth Luhr-Jensen Krococile 
SureSet medium and 30 pound line, 80 for King (Chinook) Salmon.  
Cast 70 feet from your immediate location. Attract these fish: morning 
Muskellunge, noon Lake Trout, evening Chinook.

Title: CORRECT ASSESSMENT II
Objective: Hook and catch a fish between 30-40 pounds
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Unlockable:  Men’s character Rapala Tournament Shirt 8, women’s character 
Rapala Tournament Shirt 23
Recommendation: Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 80 
pound line, any rod and reel for both methods.

Method 1: Use the Monster fish trick to catch Piton the Northern Snakehead 
sighted this autumn in the morning.

Method 2: Cast from your immediate location to max distance.  Move to the 
nearest  fishing spot if you reel in without a bite from the target fish.


Title: 20 TOPWATER
Objective: Use any topwater lure to catch 20 fish
Time Limit: 30 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala Twitchin’ Rap
Recommendation: Equip the Topwater lure you have unlocked that gives 
Largemouth Bass the most stars, small, and 14 pound line.  

Location 1: From the challenge ring, drive south until you see a south 
entrance into a marina. There is a fishing spot to the east of the 
marina entrance along the wall.  There is a tree, a tower and some tall 
grass under the tree. Try to get your casting ring to around 60 feet from 
you to the wall and still green. You’ll have to drive the boat closer 
because you can’t troll when your casting ring is shorter than max distance. 
Fish until you no longer get a bite and nothing follows your lure.   

Location 2: Get back in your boat, use the GPS, and drive north. There is a 
land barrier with street lamps on it.  Do not pass under the bridges and 
continue north.  The land barrier will angle and you’ll see a line of trees. 
 In the corner where the  land barrier meets the line of trees are two trees 
in the water with tall grass  underneath them and a red fishing spot.  
Get out to fish and troll the boat as close  to the grass as you can, and 
pull back your casting ring to about 80 feet. You may  
need to occasionally pitch cast. Fish until you no longer get a bite and 
nothing  follows your lure, and then go to next step if you haven’t caught 
20.

Get back in the boat and turn on your GPS, accelerate for 2 seconds and 
brake. Get out to fish, cast off the front of your boat and set your casting 
ring to around 50 feet. If you didn’t get a bite and no fish were following 
the lure by 35 feet, cut the line, get in the boat and accelerate for 2 
seconds and brake. Get out, cast and repeat. Utilize Attack and Flip it bonus 
as much as possible.  If you can’t fill the Attack  bar twice by the time you 
catch the fish, choose Flip it over Attack.


Title: THE SMALLEST CATCH
Objective: Use any Rapala lure to catch a fish smaller than 3 pounds
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Rapala DT (Dives-to) Flat Series
Recommendation:  Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater small, 6 
pound line. Cast out about 47 feet from your immediate location. Cut the line 
on anything larger than 3 pounds 1 ounces.


Title: SEEING LOTS OF SITES
Objective: Find and cast into 8 different fishing spots
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Unlockable: Luhr-Jensen Kwikfish Xtreme SureSet
Recommendation:  Equip the fastest boat, any equipment.  The fishing spots 
are the red circles using your GPS.  Some don’t show up until you are very 
near them. Once visible, they will stay like that, preventing the need to 
dive near them again, until you leave the lake. Having several visible 
before starting is helpful. Stop the boat when you are directly over them. 
Make sure your casting ring is green when casting into them.  If it doesn’t 
register toward your score, try moving the casting ring a few feet.  Cut the 
line immediately after the lure hits the water and you hear a chime.  


Title: MONSTER HUNT, LAKE ERIE
Objective: Catch a monster fish in this lake
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: Ranger 1860 Angler Color Option C
Recommendation: Pull up your tackle and toggle through your fish to make 
sure the Monster fish is there.  It will be listed by its name. If not, 
change the season and  time of day.  The Monster fish will be indicated by a 
blue circle using your GPS or a giant blue fish using the fish finder.If your 
Monster fish is not in a fishing spot, your casting ring will turn lime green 
when it’s above it (it will be lime green if it’s over a fishing spot 
regardless).   

When you catch the Monster fish, the lower left fish information will say 
its name  instead of species, i.e. Dottie the Largemouth Bass will say 
Dottie.

Troll your boat until your casting ring is around 45 feet and still green for 
an easy catch.

Equip for all: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 80 pound line.

Monster Sightings: 

Icy the Arctic Grayling sighted this summer in the morning. Weight 6 pounds 
13 ounces.

Golden the Chain Pickerel sighted last autumn in the evening. Weight 20 
pounds 6  ounces.

Piton the Northern Snakehead sighted this autumn in the morning. Weight 39 
pounds 6 ounces.

Jewel the Silver Carp sighted this summer at noon.  Weight 114 pounds 12 
ounces.

Headless the Cutthroat Trout sighted this summer in the evening. Weight 66 
pounds 1 ounce.



Title: STRENGTH IN HUGE NUMBERS
Objective: Catch 20 fish of the same species consecutively in any of the 
locations  specified on the map
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Sun Glasses 4
Recommendation: When you accept the challenge the spots on the map, using 
your GPS, are represented by blue dots and on the water surface is a lime 
green ring. Equip a Topwater Rapala Skitter Walk, small, 6 pound line, 
attracting Largemouth Bass.  Set your boat at one edge of the green zone 
and your casting ring at the opposite edge, about 75 feet.  Pull your 
casting ring closer about 2 feet.  When reeling in using a Topwater lure, 
you won’t see the lime green zone.  You may drive to different green zones 
without penalty.



-------------------------LAKE MEAD CHALLENGES-----------------------

*MONSTER FISH TRICK:  The blue indicator is not visible immediately, you 
must  drive near it. Drive southeast from the default boat position to the 
easternmost corner of this branch. Set the date and time to summer in the 
evening for Jack the Northern Pike.  Use him for the Final Catch, Monster 
Hunt and Ultimate Decision, Decisions challenges. 

Fish Species: Black Crappie, Brown Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, 
Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout – Steelhead, smallmouth 
Bass, Striped Bass, White Crappie

SPRING AND SUMMER
Morning: Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Bullhead Catfish
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, Black Crappie, White Crappie
Evening: Flathead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass

Title: FISHING SPOT FRIEND
Objective:  Cast and catch 1 fish in each of the map’s populated fishing 
spots
Time Limit: 50 minutes
Unlockable: Trigger X Minnow
Recommendation: Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 30 
pound line and the fastest boat.Before activating this challenge, drive south 
of the challenge ring and drive around the perimeter of the entire lake until 
all of the fishing spots along the bank are visible.  When you get back to 
the challenge ring, activate it.  The map’s populated fishing spots are the 
normal red circles on the GPS. There are slightly more than 18 fishing spots, 
adding a little room for error.  They don’t disappear after you’ve caught a 
fish in them.  Stop your boat directly when it’s directly over the fishing 
spots and make sure your casting ring is green.  Try to set the casting ring 
to 47-60 feet.  Verify that your catch is recorded in the score above the 
timer before moving to the next fishing spot.  If not, move the casting 
ring a few feet.

You’re going to drive in a zigzag pattern starting from the southwest,moving 
east, stopping at all the fishing spots on the way. Go to the fishing spot 
furthest south and west.  Catch a fish in the first fishing spot, get in the 
boat and make your way east, stopping at all the fishing spots on the way.  
When you get to the east bank, drive north until the south-most fishing spot 
is at the bottom of the GPS. Drive west, hitting all the fishing spots on the 
way and repeat.

If you have a hard time, pull up the Fish-o-pedia, North American Lakes, and 
then Lake Erie.  Draw a rough sketch of a map of the Lake, drive around the 
lake making circles on your drawing of the fishing spots.  Number them 1-18. 


Title: ULTIMATE DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Objective: Cut the line when fighting a fish that weighs more than 40 pounds
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Rapala Clackin’ Crank 
Recommendation: Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 
and 80 pound line.

Method 1:  Best time of day is evening. Drive to the nearest fishing spot, 
make sure  the casting ring is green. Move to a different fishing spot if 
unsuccessful.

Method 2: Cut the line on any Monster fish. 


Title: MONSTER HUNT, LAKE MEAD
Objective: Catch a Monster fish in this lake
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: Men’s character The Arrrr, women’s character Headband
Recommendation: Pull up your tackle and toggle through your fish to make 
sure the Monster fish is there.  It will be listed by its name. If not, 
change the season and time of day.  The Monster fish will be indicated by a 
blue circle using your GPS or a giant blue fish using the fish finder.

If your Monster fish is not in a fishing spot, your casting ring will turn 
lime green when it’s above it (it will be lime green if it’s over a fishing 
spot regardless).  When you catch the Monster fish, the lower left fish 
information will say its name instead of species, i.e. Dottie the Largemouth 
Bass will say Dottie.

Troll your boat until your casting ring is around 45 feet and still green for 
an easy catch.

Equip for all: Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium, 80 pound line.

Monster Sightings: 

Jack the Northern Pike sighted last summer in the evening. Weight 93 pounds 
13 ounces.

Murphy the Muskellunge sighted this summer in the morning. Weight 113 pounds.

Uboat the Walleye sighted this spring in the evening. Weight 41 pounds 13 
ounces.

Blaze the Striped Bass sighted last spring in the morning. Weight 116 pounds 
4 ounces.



Title:  THE UPPER LIMIT
Objective: Catch 4 different fish with a total weight of less than 20 pounds
Time Limit: 15 minutes
Unlockable: Storm Kickin’ Stick
Recommendation: Best time of day is noon. Equip a Shallow running Rapala 
Original Floater, small, and 6 pound line.  Cast from your immediate 
position.  Set the casting ring out to 70 feet and fish from the left, 
front and right sides of your boat.  You must catch four different fish 
species, not four fish total.  Pull up your tackle box and toggle through 
the fish, write them down or make a mental note.  If you catch the same 
species twice, it will tally the weight toward your total. If one of your 
first three fish was not a Largemouth Bass, equip any topwater lure to reduce
the amount of other fish species attracted to your lure.


Title: TARGET PRACTICE, LAKE MEAD
Objective: Cast into more than 20 rings in the time limit
Time Limit: 7 minutes
Unlockable: Ranger Z521 Comanche 2008 Wrap
Recommendation: Equip rod and reel with best casting precision.  Line your 
pole up with the right edge of the casting ring and use overhead casting.


Title: GOOD VIBES
Objective: Catch a fish using the Blue Fox Classic Vibrax
Time Limit: 10 minutes
Unlockable: Ranger Z521 Comanche 2007 Wrap
Recommendation: Equip the Variable running depth Blue Fox Classic Vibrax 
medium and 30 pound line, any rod and reel. Cast right from where you’re at.


Title: RAPALA RUN
Objective: Catch 5 fish using 5 different Rapala Lures
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Rapala DT Thug 
Recommendation:  Listed below are the 5 default Rapala lures you get at 
the beginning of a new game. Use a small size and 10 pound line for each. 
Fish from the closest fishing spots to the challenge ring, Largemouth Bass 
will bite on them all.

Deep diving:  
1.  Rapala Shad Rap

Shallow running: 
2. Rapala Original Floater
3. Rapala Husky Jerk

Topwater: 
4. Rapala Skitter Walk

Variable Running depth: 
5. Rapala Clackin’ Rap



Title: THE IMPOSSIBLE DEAL
Objective: Catch 30 fish
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: Ranger 621V5 Fisherman 2009 Wrap
Recommendation: Equip the Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, small, 
and a rod and reel with the shortest casting distance, 10 pound line. Drive 
to the nearest fishing spot.  Initiate Attack and Flip it as much as 
possible. Move to a new fishing spot if you reel in with no bite and nothing 
following your lure.

You need to reel in a fish every 2 minutes.  Set the casting ring to around 
45 feet.   Most fish won’t bit on your lure for 15 seconds after it’s in the 
water. That equates  to 9 feet if you’re constantly reeling in.  If the fish 
is hooked within 33 feet of  the boat, it’s going to drag the line out to 34 
feet regardless of how close to the  boat it was hooked. At 47 feet out, I 
should have a fish hooked by 38 feet, it won’t  drag the line out and it 
gives a little leeway.  Make sure the casting ring is green  when casting 
into a fishing spot.


Title: FINAL CATCH
Objective: Catch a fish heavier than 50 pounds
Time Limit: 1 hour
Unlockable: Men’s character The 10-Gallon, women’s character Rapala Black 
Visor
Recommendation: Equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater, medium, 
and 80 pound line.

Method 1:  Best time of day is evening. Drive to the nearest fishing spot, 
make sure  the casting ring is green. Move to a different fishing spot if 
unsuccessful.

Method 2: Use Jack the Northern Pike sighted last summer in the evening, 
Murphy the Muskellunge sighted this summer in the morning or Blaze the 
Striped Bass sighted last spring in the morning. 


Title: A VERY SPECIFIC TARGET
Objective: Catch 2 fish between 5-10 pounds and 2 fish between 11-15 pounds 
in any order
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Men’s character Gym Pants, woman’s character Camo Capris
Recommendation: Best time of day is evening. Equip a Shallow running Rapala
 Original Floater, medium, and 30 pound line. Cast to max distance from your 
immediate position then move to a nearby fishing spot.


Title: ULTIMATE MARKSMAN
Objective: Hit the casting ring after it has shrunk below 30 inches 5 times
Time Limit: none
Unlockable: Trigger X Lizard
Recommendation:  Bring your casting ring near your boat, press and hold B to 
shrink it.  When it turns red it is 30 inches or less. Equip rod and reel 
with best casting precision and move your casting ring out to max distance 
or where you can cast consistently. Missing is not a penalty.

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Under Extras are four categories: Fish-o-pedia, Statistics, Unlockables 
and Credits.   

I did not include Statistics and Credit.


DEFAULT EQUIPMENT

-LURES-

Deep diving:  
Rapala Shad Rap

Shallow running: 
Rapala Original Floater
Rapala Husky Jerk

Topwater: 
Rapala Skitter Walk

Variable Running depth: 
Rapala Clackin’ Rap
Blue Fox Classic Vibrax
Luhr-Jensen Krocodile SureSet
Trigger X Flappin’ Bug
Trigger X Swimming Worm

-REELS-
Volt Casting Reel

-LINE-
6 pound
10 pound

-POLES-
Shift Casting Rod


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UNLOCKABLES
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----------LURES----------

Luhr-Jensen Crippled Herring Smash Flash
Under Big Pressure, Lake Fork

Rapala CountDown
20 shallow, Lake Champlain

Rapala Skitter Prop
Complete the Pro Season

Storm Live Kickin’ Shad
Target Practice, Lake Fork

Rapala X-Rap 14
Heavy Lifting, Lake Lanier

Storm ThunderBeast
Even Catches, Lake Casitas

Rapala Twitchin’ Rap
20 Topwater, Lake Erie

Rapala Skitter Pop
The Real Deal, Lake Minnetonka

Blue Fox Rattlin’ Pixee Spoons
Bass Fight, Lake Lanier

Rapala X-Rap
The Small Catch, Lake Minnetonka

Rapala DT (Dives-to) Flat Series
The smallest catch, Lake Erie

Luhr-Jensen Kwikfish Xtreme SureSet		
Seeing lots of sites, Lake Erie

Rapala Fat Rap
Complete the Rookie Season.

Rapala Glass Shad Rap
Target Practice, Lake Minnetonka

Rapala Clackin’ Crank
Ultimate Decisions, Decision, Lake Mead

Rapala Glidin’ Rap
Unlock the final event of the Legendary Season

Rapala Crankin’ Rap
More fish Variety, Lake Fork

Rapala Super Shad Rap
Bodybuilding, Lake Erie

Rapala MaxRap
Unlock tier 2 of Rookie Season

Trigger X Lizard
Ultimate Marksman, Lake Mead

Rapala Rattlin’ Rapala
Over the shoulder, Lake Fork

VMC Jig Series with Trigger X Frog
The meaning of fishing, Lake Casitas

Rapala DT Thug 
Rapala Run, Lake Mead

Rapala Glass Fat Rap
Unlock tier 2 of Pro Season

Storm Kickin’ Stick
The upper limit, Lake Mead

Rapala Tail Dancer
Ultra Heavy Lifting, Lake Champlain

Rapala Jointed Shad Rap
Decisions, Decisions, Lake Lanier

Storm Original Wiggle Wart
Unlock Tier 3 of Pro Season

Rapala X-Rap Jointed Shad
Complete the Final Event of the Legendary Season

Rapala Down Deep Husky Jerk
Unlock Tier 3 of Legendary Season

Rapala DT (Dives-to) Sure Set Series
20 Deep Diving, Lake Casitas

Blue Fox Vibrax Musky Buzz
Wiggle, Lake Champlain

Rapala X-Rap Subwalk
The X-catch, Lake Lanier

Rapala Clackin’ Minnow
Try a bug, Lake Fork

Trigger X Minnow
Fishing Spot Friend, Lake Mead

Rapala X-Rap Shad
Patient Marksman, Lake Champlain

Trigger X Swimming Grub
Use the Worm, Lake Lanier

Rapala Flat Rap
Complete the final event of the Legendary Season

Terminator T-1 Series Titanium Spinnerbait
Double Marksman, Lake Erie

Rapala Shad Rap RS
Kroc Hunt, Lake Erie

----------RODS----------

Magnum Series Casting Rod
Monster Hunt, Lake Fork

RCS Series Spinning Rod
Monster Hunt, Lake Minnetonka

TS2 Casting Rod
Unlock the final event of Pro Season

XLT Spinning Rod
Unlock Tier 2 of Legendary Season

XLT Casting Rod
Unlock the final event of Legendary Season

RSC Series Casting Rod
Monster Hunt, Lake Lanier

Tournament Class Series Spinning Rod
Unlock tier 2 of Rookie Season

Magnum Series Spinning Rod
Monster Hunt, Lake Champlain


----------REELS----------

RAP SX3iUL Spinning Reel
Unlock the final event of Rookie Season

SXSi Spinning Reel
5 perfect pitch casts, Lake Lanier

Andros Casting Reel
Perfect form, Lake Casitas

Hydros Casting Reel
Unlock the final event of Legendary Season

RAP SX4i Spinning Reel
Over the Shoulder, Lake Minnetonka

RAP SX6i Spinning Reel
Unlock tier 3 of Pro Season

R-Type Casting Reel
Unlock Tier 3 of Rookie Season

RSC Casting Reel
Monster Hunt, Lake Casitas


----------FISHING LINES----------

Sufix Performance 14lbs
Unlock tier 2 of Rookie Season

Sufix Performance 30lbs
Unlock tier 3 of Rookie Season

Sufix Performance Braid 80lbs
Complete the final event of the Legendary Season

----------FISHING BOATS-----------

*There are only 3 boats.  A wrap is a color option. When you unlock 
Color Option A you also get the boat (1. Ranger 1860 Angler – default boat 
2. Ranger Z521 Comanche -  \Unlock the final event of the Rookie 
Season 3. Ranger 621V5 Fisherman – Unlock the final event of the Pro Season)

Ranger 1860 Angler Prototype Wrap
Seeing Sites, Lake Casitas

Ranger Z521 Comanche 2008 Wrap
Target Practice, Lake Mead

Ranger 621V5 Fisherman 2009 Wrap
The Impossible Deal, Lake Mead

Ranger Z521 Comanche Color Option A
Unlock the final event of the Rookie Season

Ranger Z521 Comanche Color Option B
Complete the Rookie Season

Ranger 1860 Angler Color Option C
Monster Hunt, Lake Erie

Ranger Z521 Comanche 2007 Wrap
Good Vibes, Lake Mead

Ranger 621V5 Fisherman 2010 Wrap
Strength in Numbers, Lake Champlain

Ranger 621V5 Fisherman Color Option B
Complete the Pro Season

Ranger 621V5 Fisherman Color Option A
Unlock the final event of Pro Season

----------MONSTER FISH-----------------

If you are doing a free fishing challenge and get a message that says 
you have to  
unlock a monster fish for this lake, you haven’t met the requirements. 
You must have 1. caught a fish of the species you’re going for (in any lake, 
tournament or free fishing, i.e. you must have caught a Largemouth Bass to 
unlock Dottie the Largemouth Bass) or 2. check your Fish-o-pedia under North 
American Freshwater Lakes and scroll down the description information, 
monster sightings are at the bottom. Write down or make a mental note of 
the season and time of day (it varies by game).  Restart Free Fishing and 
change the season and time of day to match the monster sighting information.  
To see if you have unlocked a Monster fish, go to the main menu, select 
Extras then Unlockables.  Scroll down to the Monster fish information if 
there is a red padlock to the left of the fish name, you haven’t caught that 
species yet.

While in the lake of your target Monster fish, pull up your tackle and 
toggle through your fish to make sure the Monster fish is there.  Monster 
fish will be represented by a blue circle using the GPS or a giant blue fish 
using the fish finder.  

It will be in a random location when you enter the lake.  
You may have to drive around every inch of the lake since sometimes the 
fish indicators don’t show up until you’re right on top of them.  Once 
caught, it will move to a new location and another blue indicator will mark 
it.

If your Monster fish is not in a fishing spot, your casting ring will turn 
lime green when it’s above it (it will be lime green if it’s over a fishing 
spot regardless).   When you hook the Monster fish, the lower left fish 
information will say its name  instead of species, i.e. Dottie the Largemouth 
Bass will say Dottie.  Troll your boat  until your casting ring is around 45 
feet and still green for an easy catch.

If doing the Monster Hunt Challenge, you will only be rewarded for the first 
Monster fish you catch.  Catching the rest rewards nothing.

There are 30 Monster fish, one for each type of fish in the game.  The fish 
appear in  the monster sightings at the beginning of a new game, even if you
haven’t caught that fish type.  

1. Mekong the Channel Catfish
Found in: Lake Champlain

2. Eyesup the Flathead Catfish
Found in: Lake Lanier

3. Ludwig the White Bass
Found in: Lake Lanier

4. Lou the Lake Sturgeon
Found in: Lake Lanier

5. Lost the Burbot
Found in: Lake Fork

6. Umbra the Black Crappie
Found in: Lake Casitas

7. Cryer the Smallmouth Bass
Found in: Lake Minnetonka

8. Murphy the Muskellunge
Found in: Lake Mead

9. Icy the Arctic Grayling
Found in: Lake Erie

10. Annure the Redear Sunfish
Found in: Lake Fork

11. Headless the Cutthroat Trout
Found in: Lake Erie

12. Ralph the King (Chinook) Salmon
Found in: Lake Champlain

13. Uboat the Walleye
Found in: Lake Mead

14. Arrow the Rainbow Trout-Steelhead
Found in: Lake Lanier

15. Dottie the Largemouth Bass
Found in: Lake Minnetonka

16. Ferdinand the Brown Bullhead Catfish
Found in: Lake Fork

17. Blaze the Striped Bass
Found in: Lake Mead

18. Amp the White Perch
Found in: Lake Lanier

19. Champ the American Eel
Found in: Lake Champlain

20. Piton the Northern Snakehead
Found in: Lake Erie

21. Annublu the Bluegill Sunfish
Found in: Lake Champlain

22. Jewel the Silver Carp
Found in: Lake Erie

23. Lighter the White Crappie
Found in: Lake Lanier

24. Starlad the Yellow Perch
Found in: Lake Casitas

25. Golden the Chain Pickerel
Found in: Lake Erie

26. Freezner the Arctic Char
Found in: Lake Champlain

27. Deepner the Lake Trout
Found in: Lake Fork

28. Pickwick the Sauger
Found in: Lake Casitas

29. Charlie the Brown Trout
Found in: Lake Casitas

30. Jack the Northern Pike
Found in: Lake Mead


-----------GLASSES---------
 
Sun Glasses 4
Strength in Huge Numbers, Lake Erie

Sun Glasses 3
Better than Perfect, Lake Champlain

Sun Glasses 2
Strength in Numbers, Lake Minnetonka

--------MEN’S HATS--------

*In Men’s and Women’s Hats, Shirts and Pants, the gender of your 
character will determine what gets unlocked.

Rapala Charcoal/Olive Twill Cap
Unlock Tier 2 of Legendary season

The Arrrr
Monster Hunt, Lake Mead

The 10-Gallon
Final Catch, Lake Mead

Rapala Red Beanie
Unlock Tier 2 of Pro Season

Rapala Camo Cap
The Smaller Catch, Lake Fork

----------WOMEN’S HATS---------

Rapala Trucker Mesh Black Cap
The Smaller Catch, Lake Fork

Rapala Black Visor
Final Catch, Lake Mead

The Panda
Unlock Tier 2 of Pro Season

Rapala Stone Visor
Unlock Tier 2 of Legendary Season

Headband
Monster Hunt, Lake Mead

------MEN’S SHIRTS------

Rapala Tournament Shirt 8
Correct Assessment II, Lake Erie

Rapala Tournament Shirt 6
Three Assessments, Lake Fork

Rapala Tournament Shirt 4
Just Perfect, Lake Minnetonka

Rapala Tournament Shirt 13
More Decisions, Decisions, Lake Fork

Rapala Tournament Shirt 11
Marksman, Lake Lanier

Rapala Tournament Shirt 3
In Between, Lake Casitas

Rapala Tournament Shirt 7
Under Pressure, Lake Lanier

Rapala Tournament Shirt 5
Expert on Perfection, Lake Fork

Rapala Tournament Shirt 12
Target Practice, Lake Champlain

Rapala Tournament Shirt 10
10 Times Perfect, Lake Lanier

Rapala Tournament Shirt 14
Humble Hooks, Lake Casitas

--------WOMEN’S SHIRTS----------

Rapala Tournament Shirt 21
Three Assessments, Lake Fork

Rapala Tournament Shirt 23
Correct Assessment II, Lake Erie

Rapala Tournament Shirt 25
10 Times Perfect, Lake Lanier

Rapala Tournament Shirt 27
Target Practice, Lake Champlain

Rapala Tournament Shirt 29
Humble Hooks, Lake Casitas

Rapala Tournament Shirt 19
Just Perfect, Lake Minnetonka

Rapala Tournament Shirt 20
Expert on Perfection, Lake Fork

Rapala Tournament Shirt 22
Under Pressure, Lake Lanier

Rapala Tournament Shirt 26
Marksman, Lake Lanier

Rapala Tournament Shirt 28
More Decisions, Decisions, Lake Fork

Rapala Tournament Shirt 18
In Between, Lake Casitas

-------------MEN’S PANTS-------------

Khaki Pants
The Real Deal Reloaded, Lake Champlain

Khaki Shorts
A Certain Catch, Lake Lanier

Straight Leg Jeans
Correct Assessment I, Lake Casitas

Camo Shorts
Unlock Tier 3 of Legendary Season

Gym Pants
A Very Specific Target, Lake Mead

Woodland Shorts
Meet the Fish, Lake Minnetonka


-----------WOMEN’S PANTS---------

Cut-Offs Black
Correct Assessment I, Lake Casitas

Camo Capris
A Very Specific Target, Lake Mead

Black Leather Pants
Unlock Tier 3 of Legendary Season

Red Leather Pants
The Real Deal Reloaded, Lake Champlain

Cut-Offs
Meet the Fish, Lake Minnetonka

Black Jeans
A Certain Catch, Lake Lanier

-----------FISHING TECHNIQUES-----------

Flip into the Boat
Unlock tier 2 of Rookie Season

Fish Escape 
Unlock tier 3 of Rookie Season

Fish Drag
Unlock the final event of Rookie Season



FISH-O-PEDIA

* some information skipped intentionally. 


-------------LURE PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES----------------

These are called retrieving techniques in Tournament fishing. 
Press the Z button after you’ve hooked a fish to change techniques.  
Certain lures will only do certain techniques.  Imitate the controller 
icon on the bottom of the right-hand screen to perform the technique. 
Press the plus (+) button to turn the controller icon off and on.

If you want to turn the music off or down, press the plus (+) button, 
choose Options, then audio, turn down the Retrieve music.

Fast Cranking - Keep the fishing rod up as you reel in.

Stop & Go – Reel in for a second, then pause for a moment

Sweep & Pause – Pull and hold the fishing rod to the left, return it to 
the center and  wait a moment, then do the same thing to the right while 
reeling in.

Skitter – Move the fishing rod up and down while reeling in.

Dead Sticking – pull and hold the fishing rod up while reeling in, return 
it to the  center, then move and hold the rod down while reeling in and 
again return it to the  center.

Walk the Dog – Pull and hold the fishing rod to the right and then to the 
left, while  reeling in.

Bump the Stump – Hold the fishing rod down and wait for the lure to dive.  
When your lure hits the bottom of the lake, reel in constantly while holding 
the rod in the same position.

Slide & Glide – Reel in constantly while moving the fishing rod left, 
then move it to the center.  Next move the rod up and then return it to 
the center again.

Hard Snap –Reel in constantly while pulling and holding the fishing rod up 
from time to time.

--------------------EQUIPMENT----------------

--------FISHING BOATS----------
Ranger z521 Comanche
Ranger 621V5 Fisherman
Ranger 1860 Angler


-----------RODS------------
Sportsman’s Series Spinning Rod
Tournament Class Series Spinning Rod
RSC Series Spinning Rod
Magnum Series Spinning Rod
XLT Spinning Rod
Shift Casting Rod
TS2 Casting Rod
RSC Series Casting Rod
Magnum Series Casting Rod
XLT Casting Rod

------------REELS-----------
Volt Spinning Reel
RAP SX3iUL Spinning Reel
RAP SC4i Spinning Reel
SXSi Spinning Reel
RAP SX6i Spinning Reel
Volt Casting Reel
R-Type Casting Reel
Andros Casting Reel
RSC Casting Reel
Hydros Casting Reel

-----------FISHING LINES----------

Sufix Elite 6lbs
Sufix Elite 10lbs
Sufix Performance 14lbs
Sufix Performance 30lbs
Sufix Performance 80lbs

-----------LURES-------------

TOPWATER

Rapala Skitter Walk
	Techniques: Skitter, Walk the dog
	Running Depth: Topwater
	Species: Largemouth Bass

Rapala Skitter Prop
	Techniques: Skitter, Hard Snap
	Running Depth: Topwater
	Species: Only a few species are moderately attracted.

Rapala Skitter Pop
	Techniques: Skitter, Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: Topwater
	Species: Largemouth Bass, Northern Snakeheads, Smallmouth Bass, 
Striped Bass, 	 
	  White Bass


SHALLOW RUNNING

Rapala Original Floater
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Dead Sticking
	Running Depth: topwater – 11’
	Species: All species are moderately attracted.

Rapala X-Rap
	Technique: Stop & Go, Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: 3’-8’
	Species: Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Lake Trout, Sauger, 
	King (Chinook)Salmon, Muskellunge, Black Crappie

Rapala X-Rap Jointed Shad
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: 4’-8’
	Species: Muskellunge, Striped Bass

Rapala Twitchin’ Rap
	Technique: Hard Snap, Stop & Go
	Running Depth: 0.5’-2’
	Species: Brown Trout, Walleye, King (Chinook) Salmon, Northern Pike, 
	Lake Trout

Rapala X-Rap 14
	Technique: Walk the Dog, Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: 4’-8’
	Species: Northern Pike, Northern Snakeheads

Rapala Husky Jerk
	Technique: Slide & Glide, Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: 4’-8’
	Species: Redear Sunfish, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, 
	Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass

Rapala CountDown
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Slide & Glide
	Running Depth: 1’-13’
	Species: Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Black Crappie, Sauger

Rapala Glidin’ Rap
	Technique: Slide & Glide, Fast Cranking
	Running Depth: 2’-5’
	Species: Only a few species are moderately attracted

Rapala X-Rap Shad
	Technique: Sweep & Pause, Hard Snap
	Running Depth: 6’-15’
	Species: Chain Pickerel

Rapala MaxRap
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Slide & Glide
	Running Depth: 1’-2’
	Species: Cutthroat Trout, Flathead Catfish, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, 
	Silver 	Carp, White Crappie, Lake Sturgeon, Lake Trout, Largemouth 
	Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass,

Rapala Flat Rap
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: 2’-5’
	Species: Brown Trout, Silver Carp, White Crappie, 
	Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Arctic Char, 
	Arctic Grayling, White 	 Perch, Yellow Perch

Rapala Rattlin’ Rapala
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Hard Snap
	Running Depth: 4’-8’
	Species: White Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch

Rapala X-Rap Subwalk
	Technique: Hard Snap, Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: 0’-4’
	Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass

Storm Kickin’ Stick
	Technique: Stop & Go
	Running Depth: 1’-2’
	Species: White Bass

Storm Live Kickin’ Shad
	Technique: Slide & Glide, Walk the Dog
	Running Depth:  Variable
	Species: Lake Sturgeon, American Eel, Burbot, Striped Bass, 
	Arctic Char,  Arctic Grayling

Rapala Clackin’ Minnow
	Technique: Hard Snap, Fast Cranking
	Running Depth: 3’-5’
	Species: Sauger, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye

Rapala Clackin’ Crank
	Technique: Stop & Go
	Running Depth: 3’-4’
	Species: Bluegill Sunfish, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow
	Trout-Steelhead


DEEP DIVING

Rapala Shad Rap
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Walk the Dog
	Running Depth: 4’-15’
	Species: Largemouth Bass, King (Chinook) Salmon, Lake Sturgeon, 
	Walleye

Rapala Tail Dancer
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Dead Sticking
	Running Depth: 6’-15’
	Species: Chain Pickerel, Northern Pike

Rapala Jointed Shad Rap
	Technique: Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: 4’-15’
	Species: White Perch, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass
		   Sauger, Smallmouth Bass

Rapala Glass Fat Rap
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Dead Sticking
	Running Depth: 5’-15’
	Species: White Bass, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Walleye

Rapala Fat Rap
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: 3’-14’
	Species: Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Crappie

Rapala DT (Dives-to) Sure Set Series
	Technique: Sweep & Pause, Dead Sticking
	Running Depth: 4’-20’
	Species: Chain Pickerel, Northern Pike, Sauger, Walleye

Rapala DT (Dives-to) Flat Series
	Technique: Sweep & Pause, Dead Sticking
	Running Depth: 3’-9’
	Species: Chain Pickerel, Northern Pike, Sauger, Walleye

Rapala Down Deep Husky Jerk
	Technique: Dead Sticking, Bump the Stump
	Running Depth: 7’-19’
	Species: Northern Pike, Walleye

Rapala DT Thug 
	Technique: Stop & Go, Fast Cranking
	Running Depth: 4’-8’
	Species: Walleye, Sauger, Striped Bass

Rapala Super Shad Rap
	Technique: Slide & Glide, Hard Snap
	Running Depth: 5’-9’
	Species: Striped Bass, Muskellunge, Northern Pike

Rapala Shad Rap RS
	Technique: Seep & Pause, Slide & Glide
	Running Depth: 5’-15’
	Species: King (Chinook) Salmon, Lake Sturgeon, Silver Carp, 
	Muskellunge, Walleye, Northern Pike

Rapala Glass Shad Rap
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Sweep & Pause
	Running Depth: 5’-15’
	Species:  Walleye, Sauger, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, 
	Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, White Crappie

Storm Original Wiggle Wart
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Sweep & Pause 
	Running Depth: 7’-18’
	Species: Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass

Rapala Crankin’ Rap
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Slide & Glide
	Running Depth: 8’
	Species: Only a few species are moderately attracted.

VARIABLE RUNNING DEPTH

Rapala Clackin’ Rap
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Hard Snap
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch

Storm ThunderBeast
	Technique: Sweep & Pause, Walk the Dog
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: Burbot, Channel Catfish, Silver Carp, Flathead Catfish

BlueFox Classic Vibrax
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Walk the Dog
	Running Depth: 2’-4’
	Species: Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling

BlueFox Rattlin’ Pixee Spoons
	Technique: Hard Snap, Slide & Glide
	Running Depth: Variable	
	Species:  Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Lake Trout

BlueFox Vibrax Musky Buzz
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Walk the Dog
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: Northern Snakeheads

Luhr-Jensen Kwikfish Xtreme SureSet
	Technique: Hard Snap, Walk the Dog
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: Only a few species are moderately attracted

Luhr-Jensen Krocodile SureSet
	Technique: Slide & Glide, Fast Cranking
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout

Luhr-Jensen Crippled Herring Smash Flash
	Technique: Bump the Stump, Walk the Dog
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: Lake Trout, Cutthroat Trout, White Bass

Terminator T-1 Series Titanium Spinnerbait
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Slide & Glide
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: Silver Carp

VMC Jig Series with Trigger X Frog
	Technique: Fast Cranking, Walk the Dog
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: Chain Pickerel, Striped Bass, White Bass

Trigger X Flappin’ Bug
	Technique: Dead Sticking, Bump the Stump
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: American Eel, Arctic Char, Silver Carp

Trigger X Lizard
	Technique: Sweep & Pause, Bump the Stump
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: The majority of species are moderately attracted.

Trigger X Swimming Grub
	Technique: Stop & Go, Bump the Stump
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: The majority of species are moderately attracted.


Trigger X Swimming Worm
	Technique: Dead Sticking, Bump the Stump
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: American Eel, Arctic Char, Brown Bullhead Catfish, 
	Silver Carp, Burbot, Cutthroat Trout, White Perch, Yellow Perch


Trigger X Minnow 
	Technique:  Slide & Glide, Bump the Stump
	Running Depth: Variable
	Species: Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Striped Bass, Northern Pike

-Fish Finder/GPS-
Hummingbird 1198c SI Combo


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NORTH AMERICAN FRESHWATER LAKES AND MONSTER SIGHTING
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*Some fish are only present during certain seasons or time of day.  
Weather is not a factor.


-LAKE MINNETONKA-

All Fish Species: Black Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish, Lake Sturgeon, 
Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Redear Sunfish, Silver Carp, 
Walleye, Yellow Perch.

SPRING AND AUTUMN
Morning: Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Silver Carp
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Bluegill Sunfish
Evening: Lake Sturgeon, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch


Monster Sightings: 

Dottie the Largemouth Bass sighted this spring in the morning.
Cryer the Smallmouth Bass sighted last spring in the evening.
Lou the Lake Sturgeon sighted last autumn in the morning
Ludwig the White Bass sighted last autumn in the evening.

-LAKE LANIER-


All Fish Species: Bluegill Sunfish, Brown Bullhead Catfish, Channel 
Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Northern Snakehead, Striped Bass, 
White Bass, White Crappie, Yellow Perch

SPRING AND AUTUMN
Morning: White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Snakehead, Brown Bullhead 
	Catfish
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, White Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish 
Evening: Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Yellow Perch


Monster Sightings: 

Arrow the Rainbow Trout-Steelhead sighted last autumn in the morning.
Lighter the White Crappie sighted last autumn in the evening. 
Eyesup the Flathead Catfish sighted this spring in the morning.
Amp the White Perch sighted last spring at noon.


-LAKE CASITAS-

All Fish Species: Bluegill Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, 
Striped Bass, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow 
Trout-Steelhead, Redear Sunfish, Smallmouth Bass.

SUMMER AND AUTUMN
Morning: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Cutthroat Trout, Chain Pickerel
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, White Crappie, Bluegill 
      Sunfish
Evening: Channel Catfish, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass

Monster Sightings: 

Charlie the Brown Trout sighted this summer in the evening.
Umbra the Black Crappie sighted this summer in the morning
Pickwick the Sauger sighted this autumn in the evening.
Starlad the Yellow Perch sighted last autumn in the morning.

-LAKE CHAMPLAIN-

All Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Arctic 
Char, Brown Trout, Burbot, Lake Sturgeon, Lake Trout, Muskellunge, 
White Perch

SUMMER AND AUTUMN
Morning: Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Arctic Char, Chain Pickerel
Noon: Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Brown Trout, Lake Trout
Evening: Burbot, Lake Sturgeon, Largemouth Bass, White Perch

Monster Sightings: 

Ralph the King (Chinook) Salmon sighted this autumn in the evening.
Freezner the Arctic Char sighted last autumn in the morning.
Annublu the Bluegill Sunfish sighted last summer in the evening.
Mekong the Channel Catfish sighted this summer in the morning. 
Champ the American Eel sighted this summer at noon. 

-LAKE FORK-

All Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, 
Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, Redear Sunfish, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, 
White Bass, Flathead Catfish, Sauger

SPRING AND SUMMER
Morning: White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sauger
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, Northern Pike, Brown Trout
Evening: Flathead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass

Monster Sightings: 

Deepner the Lake Trout sighted this spring in the morning.
Annure the Redear Sunfish sighted this spring in the evening.
Ferdinand the Brown Bullhead Catfish sighted this summer in the morning
Lost the Burbot sighted this summer in the evening.

-LAKE ERIE-

All Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout – Steelhead, lake Trout, 
Muskellunge, White Perch, American Eel, Arctic Grayling,  King (Chinook) 
Salmon , Silver Carp, Walleye.

SUMMER AND AUTUMN
Morning: Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Silver Carp
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, American Eel, Lake Trout
Evening: Arctic Grayling, Largemouth Bass, King (Chinook) Salmon, White 
	 Perch


Monster Sightings: 

Icy the Arctic Grayling sighted this summer in the morning.
Golden the Chain Pickerel sighted this autumn in the evening. 
Piton the Northern Snakehead sighted this autumn in the morning.
Jewel the Silver Carp sighted this summer at noon.
Headless the Cutthroat Trout sighted this summer in the evening.


-LAKE MEAD-

Fish Species: Black Crappie, Brown Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, 
Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout – Steelhead, smallmouth 
Bass, Striped Bass, White Crappie

SPRING AND SUMMER
Morning: Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Bullhead Catfish
Noon: Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout-Steelhead, Black Crappie, White Crappie
Evening: Flathead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass


Monster Sightings: 

Jack the Northern Pike sighted last summer in the evening.
Murphy the Muskellunge sighted this summer in the morning.
Uboat the Walleye sighted this spring in the evening.
Blaze the Striped Bass sighted last spring in the morning.


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FISH SPECIES
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Some information in the Fish-o-pedia intentionally omitted (world record, 
habitat and sporting qualities)The category of the lure is in parenthesis 
prior to the lure name.  The fish are listed in the order of the Fish-o-pedia 
and not by alphabetical order.

1. Largemouth Bass
	Length Range: 12-26 inches
	Weight Range: 1-9.5 pounds
	Found in: All lakes.
	Best Lures: (Topwater) Rapala Skitter Pop, (Deep Diving) 
	Rapala Jointed Shad Rap

2. Northern Pike
	Length Range: 20-45 inches
	Weight Range: 1.8-23.9 pounds
	Found in: Lake Minnetonka, Lake Fork and Lake Lanier
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala X-Rap 14

3. Rainbow Trout-Steelhead
	Length Range: 9-27 inches
	Weight Range: 0.36-8.4 pounds
	Found in: Lake Casitas, Lake Fork, Lake Erie and Lake Mead	
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala MaxRap, (Shallow Running) 
	Rapala Clackin’ Crank

4. Brown Trout 
	Length Range: 12-30 inches
	Weight Range: 0.7-12.5 pounds
	Lake Fork and Lake Champlain
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala X-Rap, (Shallow Running) 
	Rapala Twitchin’ Rap, (Shallow Running) Rapala Flat Rap

5. King (Chinook) Salmon
	Length Range: 21-45 inches
	Weight Range: 3.9-43.5 pounds
	Found in: Lake Erie
	Best Lures: (Deep Diving) Rapala Shad Rap RS

6. Lake Trout 
	Length Range: 1.5-50 inches
	Weight Range: 1.2-47.9 pounds
	Found in: Lake Champlain and Lake Erie	
	Best Lures:  (Shallow Running) Rapala X-Rap, (Variable Running Depth) 
	Luhr-Jensen Crippled Herring Smash Flash

7. Cutthroat Trout
	Length Range: 10-22 inches
	Weight Range: 0.43-4.7 lbs
	Found in: Lake Casitas
	Best Lures: Rapala X Rap, (Shallow Running) Rapala MaxRap and 
	(Shallow Running) Rapala Clackin’ Crank

8. Arctic Char
	Length Range: 12-33 inches
	Weight Range: 0.6-16.9 pounds
	Found in: Lake Champlain
	Best Lures: Blue Fox Classic Vibrax, (Variable Running Depth) 
	Trigger X  Flappin’ Bug, (Variable Running Depth) Trigger X Swimming 
	Worm

9. Arctic Grayling
	Length Range: 8-20 inches
	Weight Range: 0.2-2.9 pounds
	Found in: Lake Erie
	Best Lures: Blue Fox Classic Vibrax


10. Smallmouth Bass
	Length Range: 12-22 inches
	Weight Range: 1-6 pounds
	Found in: Lake Casitas, Lake Fork and Lake Mead
	Best Lures: (Topwater) Rapala Skitter Pop, (Deep Diving) Storm 
	Original Wiggle Wart, (Shallow Running) Rapala Clackin’ Minnow

11. White Crappie
	Length Range: 8-15 inches
	Weight Range: 0.3 to 2.3 pounds
	Found in: Lake Lanier, Lake Casitas, Lake Champlain and Lake Mead
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala MaxRap, (Shallow Running) 
	Rapala Flat Rap, (Shallow Running) Rapala Rattlin’ Rapala

12. Black Crappie
	Length Range: 8-14 inches
	Weight Range: 0.3-2.4 pounds
	Found in: Lake Minnetonka and Lake Mead
	Best Lures:

13. Bluegill Sunfish
	Length Range: 6-10 inches
	Weight Range: 0.2-1 pound
	Found in: Lake Minnetonka, Lake Lanier and Lake Casitas
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala Clackin’ Crank

14. Redear Sunfish 
	Length Range: 6-13 inches
	Weight Range: 0.8-2.3 pounds
	Found in: Lake Minnetonka, Lake Casitas and Lake Fork
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala Husky Jerk

15. Chain Pickerel
	Length Range: 16-28 inches
	Weight Range: 0.9-7.9 pounds
	Found in: Lake Champlain and Lake Casitas
	Best Lures: Rapala Tail Dancer, (Variable Running Depth) VMC Jig 
	Series with Trigger X Frog

16. Muskellunge
	Length Range: 20-55 inches
	Weight Range: 1.4-46 pounds
	Found in: Lake Minnetonka, Lake Champlain and Lake Erie 
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala X-Rap Jointed Shad

17. Yellow Perch
	Length Range: 7-12 inches
	Weight Range: 0.2-1.2 pounds
	Found in: Lake Minnetonka and Lake Lanier
	Best Lures: Rapala Jointed Shad Rap, (Shallow Running) Rapala 
	Rattlin’ Rapala

18. Walleye
	Length Range: 12-30 inches
	Weight Range: 0.65-10 pounds
	Found in: Lake Minnetonka, Lake Erie and Lake Mead 
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala Twitchin’ Rap and (Deep Diving) 
	Rapala Glass Shad Rap

19. Sauger
	Length Range: 10-20 inches
	Weight Range: 0.36-2.6 pounds
	Found in: Lake Fork
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala X-Rap and (Shallow Running) 
	Rapala Clackin’ Minnow

20. Channel Catfish
	Length Range: 12-36 inches
	Weight Range: 0.5-20.4 pounds
	Found in: Lake Casitas, Lake Lanier, Lake Fork and Lake Mead 
	Best Lures: (Variable Running Depth) Storm ThunderBeast

21. Brown Bullhead Catfish
	Length Range: 8-20 inches
	Weight Range: 0.26-4 pounds
	Found in: Lake Lanier and Lake Mead 
	Best Lures: (Variable Running Depth) Trigger X Swimming Worm

22. Flathead Catfish
	Length Range: 20-50 inches
	Weight Range: 3.4-70 pounds
	Found in: Lake Fork and Lake Mead
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala MaxRap

23. Striped Bass
	Length Range: 18-42 inches
	Weight Range: 2.8-36.8 pounds
	Found in: Lake Casitas, Lake Lanier and Lake Mead
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala X-Rap Jointed Shad, 
	(Deep Diving) Rapala Super Shad Rap

24. White Bass
	Length Range: 9-17 inches
	Weight Range: 0.3-2.6 pounds
	Found in: Lake Fork and Lake Lanier
	Best Lures: Rapala Glass Fat Rap and (Shallow Running) 
	Storm Kickin’ Stick


25. White Perch
	Length Range: 7-14 inches
	Weight Range: 0.18-2 pounds
	Found in: Lake Champlain and Lake Erie
	Best Lures: Rapala Jointed Shad Rap

26. Lake Sturgeon
	Length Range: 30-70 inches
	Weight Range: 6.4-79 pounds
	Found in: Lake Minnetonka and Lake Champlain
	Best Lures: (Deep Diving) Rapala Shad Rap RS and (Shallow Running) 
	Storm Live Kickin’ Shad

27. American Eel
	Length Range: 6-36 inches
	Weight Range: 0.5-2 pounds
	Found in: Lake Erie
	Best Lures: (Variable Running Depth) Trigger X Flappin’ Bug and 
	(Variable Running Depth) Trigger X Swimming Worm

28. Burbot
	Length Range: 7-27 inches
	Weight Range: 1-7 pounds
	Found in: Lake Champlain
	Best Lures: (Variable Running Depth) Storm ThunderBeast

29. Northern Snakehead
	Length Range: 20-45 inches
	Weight Range: 10-15 pounds
	Found in: Lake Lanier
	Best Lures: (Topwater) Rapala Skitter Pop and Blue Fox Vibrax 
	Musky Buzz

30. Silver Carp
	Length Range: 5-35 inches
	Weight Range: 1-20 pounds
	Found in: Lake Minnetonka and Lake Erie
	Best Lures: (Shallow Running) Rapala MaxRap, (Shallow Running) 
	Rapala FlatRap, (Deep Diving) Rapala Shad Rap RS, (Variable Running 
	Depth) Storm ThunderBeast, (Variable Running Depth) Terminator T-1 
	Series Titanium Spinnerbait, (Variable Running Depth) Trigger X 
	Flappin’ Bug and (Variable Running Depth) Trigger X Swimming Worm


ALPHABETICAL LIST OF FISH, AVERAGE WEIGHT
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*Use this section to determine the best line weight to use

American Eel 0.5 - 2
Arctic Char 0.6 - 16.9
Arctic Grayling 0.2 - 2.9
Black Crappie 0.3 - 2.4
Bluegill Sunfish 0.2 - 1
Brown Bullhead Catfish 0.26 - 4
Brown Trout 0.7 - 12.5
Burbot 1 - 7
Chain Pickerel 0.9 - 7.9
Channel Catfish 0.5 - 20.4
Cutthroat Trout 0.43 - 4.7
Flathead Catfish 3.4 - 70
King (Chinook) Salmon 3.9 - 43.5
Lake Sturgeon 6.4 - 79
Lake Trout 1.2 - 47.9
Largemouth Bass 1 - 9.5
Muskellunge 1.4 - 46
Northern Pike 1.8 - 23.9
Northern Snakehead 10 - 15
Rainbow Trout-Steelhead 0.36 - 8.4
Redear Sunfish 0.8 - 2.3
Sauger 0.36 - 2.6
Silver Carp 1 - 20
Smallmouth Bass 1 - 6
Striped Bass 2.8 - 36.8
Walleye 0.65 - 10
White Bass 0.3 - 2.6
White Crappie 0.3 - 2.3
White Perch 0.18 - 2
Yellow Perch 0.2 - 1.2

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MINI GUIDE TO CATCHING ALL 30 FISH SPECIES AND MONSTER FISH
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There are 30 fish species and 30 Monster fish, one for each species. 
There will be no more than four fish species present at one time during
 Free Fishing, and one Monster fish. Adjust the time of day to find new 
fish species, or time of day and season for Monster fish.  There are seven 
lakes. Each lake has a difficulty level.  Lake Minnetonka is the easiest and 
gets progressively harder as you scroll toward Lake Mead.  Weather and reel 
type are a matter of preference.  Season only matters to Monster fish.  

During Free Fishing, equip a Shallow running Rapala Original Floater medium 
and 30 pound line (unlock tier 3 of Rookie Season) unless otherwise 
specified, any rod and reel.  Drive to the nearest fishing spot using the 
GPS.  

Some fishing spots are prevalent with a certain fish species than others, 
you may have to move.  Try fishing spots in the middle of the lake as well 
as along the bank and in high grass.

----Lake Minnetonka----

MORNING:
1. Walleye
2. Largemouth Bass
3. Muskellunge 
4. Silver Carp
Monster Fish: Dottie the Largemouth Bass sighted this spring in the morning.
              Lou the Lake Sturgeon sighted last autumn in the morning

NOON
5. Black Crappie
6. Northern Pike	
7. Bluegill Sunfish

EVENING 
8. Lake Sturgeon
9. Redear Sunfish (small lure, 6 pound line)
10. Yellow Perch (small lure, 6 pound line, fish in an area with tall 
grass along the bank, pitch cast)
Monster Fish: Cryer the Smallmouth Bass sighted last spring in the evening.
              Ludwig the White Bass sighted last autumn in the evening.


-----Lake Lanier-----

MORNING
11. White Bass
12. Northern Snakehead, (Topwater Rapala Skitter Walk, 14 pound line)
13. Brown Bullhead Catfish
Monster Fish:  Arrow the Rainbow Trout-Steelhead sighted last autumn in 
the morning. Eyesup the Flathead Catfish sighted this spring in the morning.

NOON
Monster Fish:  Amp the White Perch sighted last spring at noon.

EVENING:
Monster Fish:  Lighter the White Crappie sighted last autumn in the evening. 


-----Lake Casitas-----	

MORNING: 
14. Smallmouth Bass (Topwater Rapala Skitter Walk)
15. Cutthroat Trout (look for trees along the bank and pitch cast)
16. Chain Pickerel
Monster Fish:  Umbra the Black Crappie sighted this summer in the morning
      Starlad the Yellow Perch sighted last autumn in the morning.

EVENING
Monster Fish:  Charlie the Brown Trout sighted this summer in the evening.
               Pickwick the Sauger sighted this autumn in the evening.

-----Lake Champlain-----

MORNING: 
17. Arctic Char 
Monster Fish:  Freezner the Arctic Char sighted last autumn in the morning.
      Mekong the Channel Catfish sighted this summer in the morning. 

NOON:
Monster Fish:  Champ the American Eel sighted this summer at noon. 

EVENING: 
18. Burbot (small lure, 6 pound line, look for a spot along the bank with 
some grass, they won’t bite with many other fish around.  There will be a 
fishing spot full of them somewhere in the lake slightly more time consuming 
to find)
19. White Perch (small lure, 6 pound line)
Monster Fish:  Annublu the Bluegill Sunfish sighted last summer in the evening.
           Ralph the King (Chinook) Salmon sighted this autumn in the evening.



-----Lake Fork-----

MORNING: 
20. Sauger (small lure, 6 pound line. From the default boat position upon 
entering the lake, turn right –or north.  There are a bunch of dead trees 
sticking out of the water. Along the bank is some vegetation floating on 
the water surface, cast into that vegetation)
Monster Fish:  Deepner the Lake Trout sighted this spring in the morning.
   Ferdinand the Brown Bullhead Catfish sighted this summer in the morning

NOON: 
21. Rainbow Trout-Steelhead 
22. Brown Trout

EVENING:
Monster Fish: Annure the Redear Sunfish sighted this spring in the evening.
              Lost the Burbot sighted this summer in the evening.


-----Lake Erie-----

MORNING:
Monster Fish:  Icy the Arctic Grayling sighted this summer in the morning.
          Piton the Northern Snakehead sighted this autumn in the morning.

NOON: 
23 American Eel (small lure, 6 pound line, find in a fishing spot in deeper 
water)
24. Lake Trout
Monster Fish:  Jewel the Silver Carp sighted this summer at noon.

EVENING: 
25. Arctic Grayling 
26. King (Chinook) Salmon (find a fishing spot in deeper water)
Monster Fish:  Headless the Cutthroat Trout sighted this summer in the 
evening.
      Golden the Chain Pickerel sighted this autumn in the evening. 


-----Lake Mead-----

MORNING:
Monster Fish:  Murphy the Muskellunge sighted this summer in the morning.
               Blaze the Striped Bass sighted last spring in the morning.

NOON: 
27. White Crappie (small lure, 6 pound line.  Using your fish finder, 
look near the banks where there is a solitary fish or two, keep trying)

EVENING: 
28. Flathead Catfish 
29. Channel Catfish 
30. Striped Bass (drive between fishing spots until you find one full of 
Striped Bass)
Monster Fish:  Jack the Northern Pike sighted last summer in the evening.
     	       Uboat the Walleye sighted this spring in the evening.