Wild Bait

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Wild Bait
Wild Bait.png
A unique recipe from Linus that gives you a chance to catch two fish at once.
Source Crafting
Energy Inedible
Sell Price data-sort-value="15">Gold.png15g
Recipe Source

Linus Icon.png Linus (4-heart event)

Ingredients Fiber.png Fiber (10)Slime.png Slime (5)Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (5)
Produces 5 Wild Bait per craft

Wild Bait is a type of bait that makes it possible to catch two fish at the same time. The chance of two fish being caught at once is equal to 0.25 + Daily Luck / 2.0. It also reduces the delay before a nibble on a fishing rod by 62.5%, making fish bite slightly faster than with standard bait.[1] The chance of catching 2 fish does not apply to Legendary Fish. It can however, catch 2 of the semi-Legendary fish caught from the Extended Family quest line.

Wild Bait can be crafted after being taught the recipe by Linus during his 4-heart cutscene. Once the recipe is known it is also possible to obtain Wild Bait from regular Fishing Treasure Chests and Golden Fishing Treasure Chests. It can also be found in artifact spots on Ginger Island, even before triggering the cutscene with Linus.

Note that catching two fish does not grant double fishing experience points. However, catching two fish while working on a fishing or special order quest counts both fish toward the required total.

Wild 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.

Wild bait can 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.[2]


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.


Villager Reactions

Neutral Linus Icon.png Linus
Hate Abigail Icon.png AbigailAlex Icon.png AlexCaroline Icon.png CarolineClint Icon.png ClintDemetrius Icon.png DemetriusDwarf Icon.png DwarfElliott Icon.png ElliottEmily Icon.png EmilyEvelyn Icon.png EvelynGeorge Icon.png GeorgeGus Icon.png GusHaley Icon.png HaleyHarvey Icon.png HarveyJas Icon.png JasJodi Icon.png JodiKent Icon.png KentKrobus Icon.png KrobusLeah Icon.png LeahLeo Icon.png LeoLewis Icon.png LewisMarnie Icon.png MarnieMaru Icon.png MaruPam Icon.png PamPenny Icon.png PennyPierre Icon.png PierreRobin Icon.png RobinSam Icon.png SamSandy Icon.png SandySebastian Icon.png SebastianShane Icon.png ShaneVincent Icon.png VincentWilly Icon.png WillyWizard Icon.png Wizard


Wild Bait is not used in any bundles.


Wild Bait is not used in any recipes.


Wild Bait is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine to create a Shirt. Shirt075.png


One or five Wild Bait may be requested by several fish in Fish Pond quests.


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