Bait

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This article is about the item category. For the item, see Bait (item).

Bait can be attached to a Fiberglass Rod or an Iridium Rod, or inserted into a Crab Pot. Crab Pots require bait to catch fish, but fishing rods do not require it. However, attaching bait to a fishing rod will decrease the delay before a fish bites or increase the chance to find treasure.

Use

To attach bait to a fishing rod, click on the bait (left-click or right-click, depending on how many you want to pick up), and then right-click on the rod. To remove bait, right-click on the rod.

Each cast uses one piece of bait or one magnet. When all bait is used up, the game pops up a notification saying "You've used your last piece of bait."

On an Xbox controller, press A on the bait to select the whole stack (or X to pick up a single one), then X to attach to the rod.

On a PS4 controller, press X on the bait to select the whole stack (or ⬜ to pick up a single one), then ⬜ to attach to the rod.

On a Nintendo Switch Controller, Press A on the bait to select the whole stack (Or Y to pick up a single one), then Y to attach to the rod.

Bait can be detached by pressing X on either Controller. (Y on Nintendo Switch)

For the mobile version, you can add bait to your fishing rod by opening your inventory, then drag the bait and drop it on top of the rod.

Bait Items

Image Name Description Notes Purchase Crafting
Bait.png
Bait Causes fish to bite faster. Must first be attached to a fishing rod. Default bait, decreases the time taken for fish to bite (reduces the delay before a nibble by 50%) and lowers chance of getting trash items. The recipe is earned at Fishing Level 2. Gold.png5g Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (1)
Magnet.png
Magnet Increases the chance of finding treasures when fishing. However, fish aren't crazy about the taste. Increases the treasure chance by 100% (30% chance instead of the base 15%). Despite the description, it does not reduce the bite rate of fish. The recipe is earned at Fishing level 9. Gold.png1,000g Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (1)
Wild Bait.png
Wild Bait A unique recipe from Linus. It appeals to all fish. Decreases the time taken for fish to bite slightly more than standard bait does, reduces the delay before a nibble by 62.5%. The recipe is obtained from Linus upon earning four hearts and approaching his Tent between 8pm and 12am on a day when it's not raining. N/A Fiber.png Fiber (10)Slime.png Slime (5)Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (5)