If you like Fishing in Far Cry 5 you’ll want to unlock the best rod in the game. This guide will tell you where to find all the hard spots & How To Unlock Old Betsy Fishing Rod In Far Cry 5 including the records for each area, where to catch the Hard fish and everything else you need to know.
Whilst exploring you may have encountered fishing scoreboards at various locations. These represent the different types of records that are currently held. There are two types of records. One for the entire county of Montana, the other is specific to each of the different regions. Firstly you should complete the All Regions ones as these are much easier. Then you only need to worry about the Region Records as these are the ones you must beat before you are able to claim Old Betsy as your own.
Where To Find All Of The Fishing Records
Henbane River Region Fishing Records – Hope County Jail
Whitehall Mountains Region Fishing Records – Wolfs Den
Holland Valley Region Fishing Records – Falls End. Inside the bar on the wall
All Regions Fishing Records
The Bull Trout (Hard) can be found in the North West area of the map. It’s a short distance from Langford Lake, to the North West. Your catch must be over 21lbs
The fishing spot for Golden Trout (Hard) can be found a short distance from the South West of Rye & Sons Aviation. Your Golden Trout needs to weigh over 4lbs.
The Lake Trout (Hard) Fishing spot is on the far East of the County. A very short distance North West of Fort Drubman. It needs to weigh over 37lbs.
You can find the Rainbow Trout (Hard) fishing location just East of Rae-Rae’s Pumpkin Farm. This must be over 28lbs.
Holland Valley Region Fishing Records
You can find the Pallid Sturgeon (Hard) spot just South of the Lamb of God Church. You need to catch one weighing over 55lbs.
You can find a Paddlefish Sturgeon (Hard) spot not far from the Pallid Sturgeon spot. It’s to the South East, just South of Seed Ranch. You need to catch one over 112lbs
Whitetail Mountain Region Fishing Records
You can locate the Chinook Salmon (Hard) fishing spot a short distance North West of the F.A.N.G Center. The one you catch must be over 27lbs.
To find the Kokanee Salmon fishing spot travel up to McKinley Dam and walk over the shore of Cedar Lake in the South West area. You need to fish one up over 6lbs.
The Arctic Grayling Salmon (Hard) fishing spot is far to the North Western edge of the area. North West of MicKinley Dam. You need to catch one weighing at least 3lbs.
Henbane River Region Fishing Records
You can find the Smallmouth Bass (Hard) fishing spot on the very Eastern edge of Henbane River region. It’s a distance South East of Rock Bass Lake. Your catch must be over 6lbs.
The Largemouth Bass (Hard) fishing spot can be located in the South Eastern area of the region. Just South of Nolan’s Fly Shop. Your catch needs to be over 8lbs.
The fishing spot to catch Rock Bass (Hard) is dead in the middle of Rock Bass Lake, on the Eastern side of the small island. Tiny one to finish, you just need one weighing over 3lbs.
That’s all of the hard fishing spots in Far Cry 5. Catch a fish over the weight for each section and you’ll learn How To Unlock Old Betsy Fishing Rod In Far Cry 5.