Deluxe Bait

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Deluxe Bait
Deluxe Bait.png
Causes fish to bite even faster and increases size of the "fishing bar".
Source Fish ShopCraftingFishing Treasure ChestsDeluxe Worm BinBooksellerTrout DerbySquidFest
Energy Inedible
Sell Price data-sort-value="1">Gold.png1g
Recipe Source Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing (Level 4)
Ingredients Bait.png Bait (5)Moss.png Moss (2)
Produces 5 Bait per craft

Deluxe Bait is used to reduce the delay before a nibble on a fishing rod by 67%.[1] It also increases the fishing bar size by 12 pixels.[2] Deluxe Bait can be purchased at the Fish Shop after reaching Fishing level 4 for data-sort-value="100">Gold.png100g each, crafted, randomly found in Fishing Treasure Chests after reaching Fishing level 6, or grown in a Deluxe Worm Bin. Deluxe Bait may also randomly appear at the Traveling Cart for data-sort-value="1"Gold.png100–1,000g.

Thirty Deluxe Bait are the reward for completing the Bundle Teal.png River Fish Bundle in the Fish Tank. The Bookseller trades 30 Deluxe Bait for 1 Bait And Bobber. Twenty Deluxe Bait can be rewarded as a prize during the Trout Derby festival. Twenty Deluxe Bait is the copper tier reward on the 12th for the SquidFest festival.

Deluxe Bait cannot be used with the Training Rod or the Bamboo Pole. Only the Fiberglass Rod, the Iridium Rod, and the Advanced Iridium Rod can use bait.

Deluxe Bait can also be used in a Crab Pot, where it decreases the chance of catching trash (if the player does not have the Mariner profession) compared to using standard bait and increases the quality of Crab Pot fish to silver.[3]


Requires: Fiberglass Rod.png Fiberglass Rod, Iridium Rod.png Iridium Rod, or Advanced Iridium Rod.png Advanced Iridium 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."

To attach bait to a fishing rod, open the inventory, click on the bait (Left-Click.png left-click or Right-Click.png right-click, depending on how many bait will be used), and then Right-Click.png on the rod. To remove bait, Right-Click.png on the rod.

On an Xbox controller, press 360 A.png on the bait to select the whole stack (or 360 X.png to pick up a single one), then 360 X.png to attach to the rod.

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

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

Bait can be detached by pressing PS4 Cross.png on either Controller. (Switch Y.png on Nintendo Switch)

For the mobile version, bait can be added to the fishing rod by opening the inventory, then dragging the bait and dropping it on top of the rod.


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Deluxe Bait is not used in any bundles.


Deluxe Bait is not used in any quests.


Deluxe Bait is not used in any tailoring or dyeing.


  1. See FishingRod::calculateTimeUntilFishingBite in the game code.
  2. See BobberBar::BobberBar in the game code.
  3. See CrabPot::DayUpdate in the game code.


  • 1.6: Introduced.