There are many ways you can go about earning cold hard cash in Red Dead Online like joining a posse or collecting perfect pelts. However, there is the Red Dead Online salmon method that players have discovered. This one towers above all else right now in terms of collecting money. It’s currently the best way to earn money when playing online.
This method was brought to the attention of Forbes so credit goes to them for releasing the Red Dead Online salmon method. In this guide, we are going to go over exactly what you need to do for this. It’s a really great way of earning cash in a simple and easily repetitive way. Better yet, it has to do with fishing if you couldn’t tell so it can raise your health stat fast, too.
How to Fish for Red Dead Online Salmon
Unfortunately, this method is one that won’t be able to be done super early on in the online mode. For one, you will need to be at least rank 14 on your character to start it. That’s not really hard to reach, though. To do that the quickest, we recommend that you repeat queueing up for story missions with other players.
This is one of the quickest ways to reach rank 14 fast. Once you are 14, you are able to purchase the fishing rod. It’s pretty weird that you have to wait but oh well. Again, you’ll be at a waiting position here, though. You need the Lake Lure but you can’t buy it until rank 30. Your options are to grind for XP or use your gold bars to purchase it early.
Once you have both of these items, you can do the Red Dead Online salmon method. You are going to want to go to O’Creagh’s Run, which is a lake in the northeast corner of the map. It is west of Annesburg. Use the lure and you will easily find salmon here. They sell for $4.25 each while you are able to carry a total of 10 at a time.