Fishing Pole: To use Fish Bait with a pole, just have the bait somewhere in your inventory. Casting the line at the edge of water will remove 1x Fish Bait from the stack, whether or not you catch anything.
If there is no bait in your inventory, the game will notify you and prevent you from casting the line.
Fishing Trap: Bait must be in the active hotbar slot (i.e. held in the character's hand) in order to place in a trap. Walk up to the trap, and the text prompt to place the bait will show.
If you are holding the wrong bait for the trap, the prompt will not appear.
|Utility||Fishing • Fishing Pole • Fishing Bait • Chum • Fishing Trap • Shellfish Trap • Shellfish Bait • Seaweed Poles|
|Fish||Blue Glow Angelfish • Blue Jellyfish • Blue Snapper • Box Pufferfish • Bright Damsel • Candy Basslet • Clown Fish • Electric Tang • Emperor Angelfish • Fish • Gold Dipped Molly • Gold Dust Molly • Gold Fish • Gold Jellyfish • Midnight Tang • Pastel Butterflyfish • Pink Jellyfish • Rainbow Jellyfish • Rainbow Parrot Fish • Red Snapper • Royal Blue Fish • Silver Belly Molly • Silver Jellyfish • Skeleton Fish • Small Fish • Spotted Fish • Striped Dragonet • Yellow Angel Fish|
|Shellfish||Abalone • Clam • Mussel • Oyster • Scallop • Shrimp • Small Crab • Snail|
|Other||Seaweed • Pink Coral • Soggy Paper • Old Bottle • Message in a Bottle • Sand Dollar • Worm|