Magic Bait

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Magic Bait
Magic Bait.png
Allows you to catch fish from any season, time, or weather, from whichever type of water you cast into.
Source Qi's Walnut Room for data-sort-value="5">Qi Gem.png 5
Energy Inedible
Sell Price data-sort-value="1">Gold.png1g
Recipe Source Qi's Walnut Room for data-sort-value="20">Qi Gem.png 20
Ingredients Radioactive Ore.png Radioactive Ore (1)Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (3)
Produces 5 Bait per craft

Magic Bait is a type of bait that provides the ability to catch any fish from that source regardless of weather, time, or season. Magic Bait has the same effect on fish bite rate as standard Bait (decreasing biting time by 50%).[1]

Magic 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. It can also technically be inserted into a Crab Pot, but it is no better than standard bait as all crab pot fish can be caught regardless of weather or season.

20 Magic Bait can be purchased from the shop in Qi's Walnut Room for data-sort-value="5">Qi Gem.png 5. The recipe to craft Magic Bait can also be purchased for data-sort-value="20">Qi Gem.png 20.


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.

Fish Locations

Area for Night Market fish

See the fish location tables for a list of all fish that can be caught in a specific area. As long as the fish can be caught at some point in a specific area, it can be caught anytime by using Magic Bait. Night Market Fish can be caught anytime using Magic Bait in the southwest corner of The Beach. Legendary Fish can be caught anytime in their specific locations by using Magic Bait.


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Magic Bait is not used in any bundles.


Magic Bait is not used in any quests.


  1. See FishingRod::calculateTimeUntilFishingBite in the game code.


  • 1.5: Introduced.
  • 1.5.2: Fixed crash when fishing from the pond on the Farm using Magic Bait.
  • 1.5.3: Can now catch Night Market fish using Magic Bait in the southwest corner of the Beach.
  • 1.6: Fixed bug where Magic Bait disabled some fish area checks, which allowed players to catch river fish in the forest pond, for example. Can be used in the Advanced Iridium Rod.