|Causes fish to bite faster. Must first be attached to a fishing rod.|
|Source:||Fish Shop • Crafting • Fishing|
|Recipe Source:||Fishing (Level 2)|
|Ingredients:||Bug Meat (1)|
|Produces:||5 Bait per craft|
Bait can be bought at the Fish Shop for 5g each, crafted, grown in a Worm Bin, or found in Fishing Treasure Chests. Bait may also randomly appear in the Traveling Cart's stock for 100-1,000g.Thirty bait are the reward for completing the River Fish Bundle in the Fish Tank.
Bait cannot be used with the Bamboo Pole. Only the Fiberglass Rod (unlocked at Fishing skill level 2) or the Iridium Rod (unlocked at Fishing skill level 6) can use bait. Bait can also be used with Crab Pots.
To attach bait to your fishing rod, open the Inventory screen, then left-click or right-click on the bait (left-click to select the stack, right-click to select one piece of bait), and then right-click on the fishing rod.
On an Xbox controller, open the inventory with B, then 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.
Only one bait will be consumed per use. The remaining bait can be detached by right-clicking the rod in your inventory or pressing X on the Controller.
On iOS, drag the bait on to the rod. There is currently no known way on iOS to remove bait from a rod.
Using bait with your fishing rod reduces the delay before a nibble by 50%.
Bait is not used in any quests.
|Artisan||Bee House • Cask • Cheese Press • Keg • Loom • Mayonnaise Machine • Oil Maker • Preserves Jar|
|Refining||Charcoal Kiln • Crystalarium • Furnace • Lightning Rod • Recycling Machine • Seed Maker • Slime Egg-Press (Slime Egg) • Slime Incubator • Tapper (Maple Syrup • Oak Resin • Pine Tar) • Wood Chipper • Worm Bin|
|Fertilizer||Basic Fertilizer • Basic Retaining Soil • Deluxe Speed-Gro • Quality Fertilizer • Quality Retaining Soil • Speed-Gro • Tree Fertilizer|
|Sprinklers||Iridium Sprinkler • Quality Sprinkler • Sprinkler|
|Other||Deluxe Scarecrow • Garden Pot • Rarecrow • Scarecrow|
|Bait||Bait • Magnet • Wild Bait|
|Tackle||Barbed Hook • Cork Bobber • Dressed Spinner • Lead Bobber • Spinner • Trap Bobber • Treasure Hunter|
|Bombs||Bomb • Cherry Bomb • Mega Bomb|
|Fences||Gate • Hardwood Fence • Iron Fence • Stone Fence • Wood Fence|
|Other||Chest • Mini-Fridge • Staircase • Stone Sign • Tools • Wood Sign • Workbench|