Rapala Tournament Fishing - Achievement Guide
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There are 30 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
 
 Tournament Completion (50 points)
Finish the Tournament game mode.
 

 

See Tournament Master.

 

 
 Tournament Master (40 points)
Finish the Tournament game mode in first place (Gold Medal).
 

 

This is going to take a while as you have to work through all the tournaments, although none are really difficult. Only accept your position if you're in first place. Keep only the biggest fish. If you're having trouble finding fish, try different locations. I had a lot of luck in weed beds and narrow channels.

A thread listing recommended lures can be found here.

 

 
 Rapala Series (25 points)
Finish the Rapala Series event.
 

 

See Tournament Master.

 

 
 American Tour (25 points)
Finish the American Tour event.
 

 

See Tournament Master.

 

 
 Lund Series (25 points)
Finish the Lund Series event.
 

 

See Tournament Master.

 

 
 Elite Tour (25 points)
Finish the Elite Tour event.
 

 

See Tournament Master.

 

 
 Ranger Tour (25 points)
Finish the Ranger Tour event.
 

 

See Tournament Master.

 

 
 Legends Series (25 points)
Finish the Legends Tour event.
 

 

See Tournament Master.

 

 
 Rapala Pro Tournament (25 points)
Finish the Rapala Pro Tournament event.
 

 

See Tournament Master.

 

 
 Time Challenge Completion (50 points)
Finish the Time Challenge game mode.
 

 

Easy Difficulty Achievement. Complete each of the three difficulties (Rookie, Amateur and Pro) to get this achievement. Each difficulty has 5 levels in with you must catch specific fish of a minimum size within a time limit. A thread listing recommended lures by lake, can be found here.

 

For example:

Rookie Timed Challenge Level 1 of 5 Lake Erie, Ohio

Catch a Walleye of at least 10"

Catch a Rainbow Trout of at least 10"

Catch a King Salmon of at least 15"

 

Within 30 minutes. (Clock is real time and can be paused with the Start button)

Meet these objectives and you'll go onto the next level. If you fail a level simply restart it and try again.

 

 
 Arcade Challenge Completion (50 points)
Finish the Arcade Challenge game mode.
 

 

Medium Difficulty Achievement. Complete each of the three difficulties (Rookie, Amateur and Pro) to get this achievement. Each difficulty has 5 levels, broken down into 3 regions, in with you must beat a score within a time limit.

 

For example:

Rookie Arcade Challenge - Level 1 or 5

Ross Bartlett, Mississippi

OBJECTIVES: Beat level score of 300

Remaining location time 10:00 minutes

 

Catch any fish you can, the bigger one's score higher. A thread listing recommended lures by lake, can be found here. Sometimes you can do this with 3 really nice fish, others take a lot more. Your current score and remaining time can be seen on the pause menu.

 

Meet these objectives and you'll go onto the next level. If you fail a level simply restart it and try again.

 

 
 Bass Champion (20 points)
Catch 40 Bass.
 

 

See Salmon King.

 

 
 Perch Champion (20 points)
Catch 40 Perch.
 

 

See Salmon King.

 

 
 Trout Champion (20 points)
Catch 40 Trout.
 

 

See Salmon King.

 

 
 Catfish Champion (20 points)
Catch 40 Catfish.
 

 

See Salmon King.

 

 
 Salmon King (20 points)
Catch 20 King Salmon.
 

 

Easy achievement. The fish you catch throughout the different events will accumulate toward this achievement. They can be caught from a boat, in any tournament or in free fish. Only keepers will count. A thread listing recommended lures can be found here.

 

 
 Fish Master (25 points)
Catch every fish in the game at least once.
 

 

Easy achievement. Simply catch at least one type of each fish. If you restart an event, any fish you caught will not count; you'll need to catch them again.

 

The fish are:

Largemouth Bass

Striped Bass

Smallmouth Bass

White Bass

White Perch

Yellow Perch

Rainbow Trout

Brown Trout

Lake Trout

White Crappie

Black Crappie

Bluegill Sunfish

Redear Sunfish

Channel Catfish

Flathead Catfish

Brown Bullhead Catfish

Sauger

Lake Sturgeon

Walleye

King Salmon

Northern Pike

Chain Pickerel

 

 
 Fishing Boat Expert (20 points)
Use all boats at least once in a tournament event.
 

 

Boats will unlock as you play through the Arcade and Time Trial mode (do those first). Once you have all six boats available here's an easy way to get this achievement.

 

Start a new tournament with the character that you used to unlock all the boats. Skip practice and make note of the boat being used. Start the tournament, pull away from the dock and then reverse back into the highlighted 'finish' zone. End the day's fishing but do not accept your placement, restart the tournament but be sure to switch to a different boat. Rinse and repeat until you have used all six boats. When using the last boat be sure to accept your placement, advancing you to the next day. Using the same settings, finish the last day quickly (by pulling away and returning to the dock), accept your placement, save and enjoy your achievement.

 

The boats are:

Ranger 621VS

Ranger 210 Reata

Ranger Z22 Comanche

Lund 1775 Classic

Lund 1800 Explorer

Lund 2025 Pro V

 

 
 Shore Fishing Expert (20 points)
Catch at least 15 different fish species casting only from the shores.
 

 

This achievement is glitched and is not attainable. The game does not save when you leave shore fishing so all fish caught from the shore WILL NOT count toward any achievements.

 

 
 Master of Deceivement (135 points)
Finish the Tournament game mode with every character in the game at least once.
 

 

This achievement is glitched and is not attainable.

 

 
 Fishing Rod Expert (25 points)
Catch at least 20 fish using every rod in the game.
 

 

Medium Achievement (because it's a bit glitchy). Rod's will unlock as you play through the Game. There are four different types. I initially thought you had to use EVERY rod, meaning each lentgh and type within the class to catch 20 fish. Meaning Sportsman Series UL 5' 0" (1 piece), L 5' 6" (2 piece), L 6' 0" (2 piece), etc... After going through all the combinations and copious note taking on the first two classes of rods, I decided to just use the other two classes, and I got the achievement. So I would use ONE type of rod from each class to catch 20 fish and the achievement should be yours.

 

The rods are:

Sportsman's Series

Sportsman's Classic Series

Tournament Class Series

Xtreme Ultralight Series

 

 
 Fishing Reel Expert (25 points)
Catch at least 20 fish using every reel in the game.
 

 

This achievement is glitched and is not attainable.

 

 
 Fishing Line Expert (25 points)
Catch at least 20 fish using every fishing line in the game.
 

 

This achievement is glitched and is not attainable.

 

 
 Lure Master (75 points)
Use each lure at least 10 times.
 

 

This achievement is glitched and is not attainable.

 

 
 Lure Apprentice (25 points)
Catch at least 10 Lake Sturgeon using a single lure type.
 

 

Easy Achievement. Fish in Lake Champlain, New York in Free Fish Mode. I use the W9-GT lure (enjoy the' fight'). Once you find a lure that works don't change it until you get the achievement.

 

 
 Lure Expert (25 points)
Catch at least 30 Chain Pickerel using a single lure type.
 

 

Easy Achievement. I used the RNR05-S lure on Lake Kissimmee, Florida in Free Fish Mode. Once you find a lure that works don't change it until you get the achievement.

 

 
 Lure Specialist (50 points)
Catch at least 60 King Salmon using a single lure type.
 

 

Easy Achievement. I got this achievement after catching only 39 King Salmon, I used the SR08-BB lure on Lake Erie in Free Fish Mode. Make sure you don't change lures until you get the achievement.

 

 
 Always Ready (25 points)
Catch your first fish within the first 2 minutes of entering a new tournament fishing day.
 

 

Easy Achievement. Make sure you're fishing in a tournament, when it starts pull away from the dock until you see fish on the radar. Stop there and start fishing. Often times you can fish right from the start fishing without moving away from the starting location.

 

 
 Quick Fishing (40 points)
Catch your first 3 fish in a new tournament fishing day in less then 6 minutes.
 

 

Easy Achievement. Make sure you're fishing in a tournament, when it starts pull away from the dock until you see fish on the radar. Stop there and start fishing. Often times you can fish right from the start without moving away from the starting location. I got this achievement after catching only 2 fish.

 

 
 Bad Weather (20 points)
Catch at least 40 fish while in bad weather.
 

 

Easy Achievement. Catch a total of 40 fish while it's raining. No need to do anything special here, you'll get this for just playing throughout the game.

Notes:

Actually landing fish can be the biggest challenge in the game! These tips will help and are a MUST READ if you want to retain your sanity.

 

When reeling in a lure watch the picture of the lure, if it starts to flash red stop reeling in. Even if you don't see a fish, there is one that has been attracked to it. When it bites, set the hook.

 

You can see which fish is going to bit and if you’re short on time you can reel the lure in instantly, press and cast again, avoiding a delay in fighting a fish you don’t need.

 

If you keep having the fish throw the hook, swing the rod from left to right during the fight, this will keep tension on the line and allow you to land the fish.

 

Use the drag! 1 is the lowest / loosest and 5 is the highest / tightest. If you’re line tension is getting high switch the drag setting down immediately. Set the drag too low and the fish will pull line out all day and you’ll lose it. 3 is a good general setting. If you've hooked a monster and need to let more line out, press

 

Avoid fishing from the shore, the game does not save when you quit so fish caught here will not accumulate.

 

Finish Arcade & Time Trial before the tournaments because you will unlock boats, etc.

 

Easy achievement mean they do not require any specific skills, I didn't say they're not time consuming.

 

 

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