Resident Evil 4 Remake: Lunker Bass [Solved]

This is your guide on how to catch the lunker bass for the Merchant and what you can do with it.

Lunker Bass Resident Evil 4 Remake
Lunker Bass Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake updated the game for a modern audience. Not only did the game receive a cosmetic makeover with a fresher look, but the game also received additional content. As a result, new side quests were added to the game as Merchant Requests. Therefore, this guide will help you find the location of the Lunker Bass, for the Merchant Request, in Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Key Takeaways

  • You need to find the location of the Lunker Bass for the Merchant Request, Catch Me A Huge Fish, in Resident Evil 4 Remake.
  • This side mission comes in Chapter 4 of the game. Moreover, this side mission takes place in a large lake, so you would need your boat.
  • The quest comes after you have defeated the huge monster that lives in the Lake.
  • You must find the Lunker Bass, kill it, and return it to the Merchant.
  • The Lunker Bass can be found in front of the Boat House. The Boat House is located in the South of the lake and is also marked on the map.
  • You can use the harpoon on your boat to aim and shoot at the fish. Once dead, you will see the blood around the fish. Go near the fish with your boat and store it in your inventory.
  • Sell the fish to the Merchant the next time you see him, completing your side quest and earning you 4 Spinels and 5000 Pesetas.

The Lunker Bass is one of many collectible items unique to Resident Evil 4 Remake. This fish is not only for show; players can consume it to regenerate the character’s health. As a result, this fish becomes another consumable that players can gather and use when the health situation gets rough. Other similar consumables in the game, such as the egg, can also help players regenerate health.

Merchant Request – Catch Me A Huge Fish

There are new side quests that are exclusive to Resident Evil 4 Remake. These side quests are often provided to us through Merchant requests. In these Merchant, Requests, players are required to collect certain items for the Merchant and sell them to him for special rewards. Most of the time, these rewards are Spinels, which players can trade Merchant for other items.

Some requests require players to break a certain number of Blue Medallions, while others require you to kill and capture a certain amount of snakes. You can find pamphlets near the Merchant or on walls around the map that will give instructions on these requests. You can learn more about them in our Resident Evil 4 Remake Blue Medallion location guide. 

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Merchant Request – Image Credits: Gamesual

Therefore, you get a new merchant request during Chapter 4 of Resident Evil 4. Catch Me A Huge Fish is a Merchant request that requires players to kill and collect a lunker bass for the merchant. You must sell the Lunker Bass to the Merchant to collect your reward.

Location Of The Lunker Bass

This side quest appears in Chapter 4 of the game. Moreover, this is fitting as the entirety of chapter 3 and chapter 4 takes around the lake area. However, finding the location of the Lunker Bass in Resident Evil 4 Remake may not be that simple. This is because Quest does not give you direct instructions on where to head out, and the lake section is dark, making it hard to spot anything.

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Lunker Bass Location – Image Credits: Gamesual

The Lunker Bass can be found near the Boat House where you initially found the boat. Moreover, getting this quest done while on the lake is better, as other missions require you to go around it. Just head to the front entrance of the Boat House, located in the southern part of the lake. It would be best to look out for greenish-yellow fish fins sticking out of the water.

The Merchant Request note tells you the description of the fish and a picture of the boat house. Once at the boat house, you need to spot the large fish in the lake and kill it.

You must kill the fish to capture and bring it back to the Merchant. Therefore, being on the boat makes it easier for you to catch the fish as you have all the necessary tools to kill them fish.

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Catching the Lunker Bass – Image Credits: Gamesual

The harpoon that comes with infinite ammo comes in handy here. Additionally, the players are given a complete tutorial on using the harpoon during the boss fights on the lake. However, if unsure, you can see the buttons to launch the harpoon on the bottom right of your screen. 

Now you just need to aim at the large Lunker Bass in the lake and shoot at it. You will know you have hit the fish, as the fish will stop moving. Moreover, you will also see the water get red due to the fish’s blood. Just drive up your boat to the fish and interact with it to add it to your inventory. 

Collecting Your Reward

You can bring the lunker bass you have captured to the Merchant. Next, you must head out to the sell menu while interacting with the Merchant. Now you can sell the fish to the Merchant completing your merchant request side mission. This will get you around 5000 Pesetas, and in a game where every upgrade comes with a cost, this will help your wallet a little bit.

However, this request also gets you the all-important spinels. Completing the Catch Me A Huge Fish side quest will earn you 4 Spinels. Moreover, spinels are extremely important as these help you trade items from the Merchant. So you can get items such as pistol stocks and other jewelry in exchange for spinels.

Final Words

Resident Evil 4 Remake has new content that caters to its newer audience while improving the gameplay. The Merchant Requests are side-missions exclusive to the Remake and provide a break from the main story. Moreover, the rewards for these side quests are good enough and will make you look at every corner trying to acquire items. 

The Catch Me A Huge Fish Merchant Request wants the player to go on fishing for everyone’s favorite Merchant. After catching rats and vipers, Lunker Bass is the third animal the merchant wants you to catch. So ensure you have excellent harpooning skills because you must shoot the fish from a distance. 

You can then collect the reward by selling the Lunker Bass to the Merchant. This will earn you 5000 Pesetas, the resale value of the fish, and 4 Spinels, the reward for the side quest. You can use this money and spinels to buy or trade newer weapons and get their upgrades. 

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