If you want to make money in Far Cry 5, to buy weapons and other items to give your character an edge, then we definitely recommend fishing. There are numerous different species of fish to discover, in various lakes, rivers, and streams of Hope County. All of which fetch a good price from vendors. If you want to fish though, you’ll need the right gear.
So let’s show you where you can find a fishing pole in Far Cry 5, early in the game. You don’t need to play that long to unlock a fishing pole, but you do need to complete the small island where you wake up with local resistance leader Dutch. This gives you access to the rest of the map and the ability to fast travel. Once you’ve completed the first three story missions and Dutch tells you where to go, pop open the map and make a beeline directly west of Dutch’s bunker and across the water. You’re looking for the Vasquez residence.
Make sure to clear out any enemies in the area, and once you’ve done that, you’ll have a new fast travel point. Go inside the Vasquez residence, through the front door with the flag waving over it, and go straight to the back of the house. Take a right on the small hallway, and you should see a tool rack on the right-hand wall. Lurking innocently there is your prize, your first fishing pole. Head over to it and interact with it to pick it up. You should check the rest of the house too, as there’s other loot to collect. The fishing pole will be automatically added to your weapon wheel, but unlike guns and grenades, the fishing pole is accessible through the secondary utility wheel. Pop open the weapon wheel with L1, or Left Bumper depending on your console, and then press R1 or Right Bumper and you’ll switch to the utility wheel. Swipe up towards the fishing pole icon and your character will whip out the fishing pole. Once you have the fishing pole, you can head towards any body of open water, equip it, and start fishing.
There’s a bit of nuance to fishing, and you’ll want to unlock the associated perk, to help tire the fish out more quickly. But once you’ve mastered it, you’ll be able to make thousands of dollars in pretty quick fashion, giving you access to the huge arsenal of weapons, tools, and vehicles available through the games vendors. If you’re new to Far Cry 5 generally, make sure to check out our piece on the things you need to know before you start playing. And good luck with your fishing pole..
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