- 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.
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.
Bait can be detached by pressing X on either Controller.
|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.||5g||Bug Meat (1)|
|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%). This item is decent if you want extra materials or are collecting artifacts, although it does have a lower bite rate than regular bait. The recipe is earned at Fishing level 9.||1,000g||Iron Bar (1)|
|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 sunny or snowy day.||N/A||Fiber (10) Slime (5) Bug Meat (5)|
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