How to make and types of fishing bait in Genshin Impact

Fishing is a very interesting activity if people want to have a relaxing time. Fishing in games is popular because it tends to be simpler than practicing it in the real world. miHoYo also brings this game to Genshin Impact for gamers to go underwater and search for food sources, and create many unique and interesting items.

Understanding the types of bait will make fishing easier
Understanding the types of bait will make fishing easier

To fish, players need to know how to unlock the fishing system in Genshin Impact, collect fishing rods, and fishing locations in each region of each country. And another important factor for fishing is making bait.

In this article, also learn the list of fishing lures, how to make them, and the type of fish that corresponds to the bait in Genshin Impact.

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Types of fishing bait in Genshin Impact

Currently, there are types of fishing baits in Genshin Impact: Fermented Paste Bait, False Worm Bait, Redrot Bait, Flashing Maintenance Mek Bait, Sour Bait and Imitation Fly Bait ( Fake Fly Bait). Immediately after successfully unlocking the fishing system, gamers will receive the recipe for making Fermented Bait.

Players can start crafting fishing lures in Crafting right after unlocking them. Besides, meet NPC Nantuck – a fisherman in Monstadt, to buy detailed instructions on how to make different types of fishing lures.

Talk to Nantuck to get the recipe and how to use the fishing bait
Talk to Nantuck to get the recipe and how to use the fishing bait

Each of these guides will cost 3 Medaka (Kingfish), easily caught with Fruit Paste bait. After obtaining the recipes for all types of bait, gamers can use the Crafting Table to create them.

Ingredients to make fishing bait

In Genshin Impact, there are currently a total of 8 types of fishing lures, each type will require different requirements or ingredients to create. Each bait will also catch different corresponding fish species. Therefore, players need to pay attention to the ingredients to create bait and the fish species corresponding to that bait in the table below.

Type of bait Type of fish Bait ingredients
Lure Flashing Maintenance Mek Maintenance Mek: Platinum Collection
Maintenance Mek: Water Body Cleaner
Maintenance Mek: Initial Configuration
Maintenance Mek: Situation Controller

1 Iron Chunk
1 Marcotte

Can be obtained from the Fontaine Fishing Association.
Designs are exchanged in equal terms
3 Medaka

Sour bait Blazing Heartfeather
Rippling Heartfeather Bass

1 Bulle Fruit
1 Wheat

Can be obtained from the Fontaine Fishing Association.
Designs are exchanged in equal terms
3 Medaka

Glowgrass bait Medaka
Glaze Medaka
Sweet-Flower Medaka
Aizen Medaka
Lunged Stickleback
Venomspine Fish
Akai Maou
Tea-Colored Shirakodai
Brown Shirakodai
Purple Shirakodai
Abiding Angelfish
Raimei Angelfish
Golden Koi
Rusty Koi
Bitter Pufferfish
This type of bait can only be obtained when players participate in the Lunar Realm event
Sugardew bait Sunset Cloud Angler

1 Sumeru Rose (Sumeru Rose)

1 Harra Fruit

Sandstorm Angler
True Fruit Angler
Peach of the Deep Waves
Halcyon Jade Ax Marlin
Lazurite Ax Marlin
Fruit Paste Bait Crystalfish

1 Wheat

1 Sunsetia fruit

Blue Giant Fish (Aizen Medaka)
Medaka (Medaka)
Glaze Medaka (Glaze Medaka)
Sweet-Flower Medaka
Redrot Bait Red Devil Fish (Akai Maou)

1 Poultry (Fowl)

1 Blood orchid (Dendrobium)

Venomspine Fish
Lunged Stickleback

False Worm Bait Abiding Angelfish

1 Raspberry

1 Slime Condensate (Slime Condensate)

Purple Shirakodai (Purple Shirakodai)
Brown Shirakodai (Brown Shirakodai)
Tea-Colored Shirakodai
Raimei Angelfish
Fake Fly Bait Pufferfish

1 Cherry Hydrangea (Sakura Bloom)

1 Horsetail

Bitter Pufferfish
Rusty Koi
Golden Koi Arowana (Golden Koi)
Each type of bait can attract certain species of fish
Each type of bait can attract certain species of fish

How to collect ingredients for fishing bait

After players know what ingredients each type of bait requires to create, knowing how to find and collect them is also very important. Because the Genshin Impact world is extremely large, players need to pay attention to finding and buying bait materials at the following locations and locations:

  • Sumeru Rose: Appears throughout Sumeru.
  • Harra Fruit: found in the wild, grows in Serenita Pot, purchased from Hamawi's store and Aramani's store.
  • Wheat: Buy from the Store.
  • Sunsettia: Obtained from trees in the open world.
  • Blood Orchids (Dendrobium): Found throughout Nazuchi Beach.
  • Fowl: Obtained by killing birds.
  • Slime Condensate: Defeat Slime and receive items.
  • Raspberry: Obtained from bushes in the open world.
  • Horsetail: Obtained in Dihua Swamp and purchased from Liyue Bubu's Pharmacy.
  • Cherry Hydrangea (Sakura Bloom): Inazuma's local specialty, can be discovered around the sacred Sakura tree.
is an easy-to-find ingredient in the open world, so don't miss any chance to get a lot of them.
Sunflower seeds are an easy-to-find ingredient in the open world, so don't miss the opportunity to collect them

Fishing bait is as important as the fishing rod. Players cannot catch the desired fish without fishing bait. Everyone should remember the type of fish and their respective baits otherwise seemingly simple fishing will become a challenge when playing Genshin Impact.

How to make and use fishing bait in Genshin Impact

How to make fishing bait

To create fishing bait in Genshin Impact, players must find bait recipes by visiting the Fishing Association in each region. What gamers need to do is catch Medaka fish to buy bait.

To catch Medaka fish, check out the fishing locations in Genshin Impact's interactive map in HoYoLAB, which will show you where to find this fish. Once the bait recipe is obtained, players can begin the process at the Crafting Bench.

genshin impact craft fishing bait

How to use fishing bait

Gamers can only use bait in Genshin Impact's Fishing System. Once you have bait in your inventory, attach it to your fishing rod and head to the designated spots to catch fish. The most suitable fishing rod to use depends on the player's current region.

Genshin Impact will only allow players to choose the type of bait that is currently available at the fishing spot. Just choose one of the available baits and set your fishing line.

How to use bait to catch each species of fish

Fish species using fermented bait (Fruit Paste Bait)

The recipe for Fermented Bait is obtained in the world quest, Exploding Population. Players will then be able to craft a set of 10 with 1 Sunsettia and 1 Wheat. By using Fermented Bait, players will be able to catch Medaka and all its variations.

Fruit Paste Bait

Salmon-colored medaka is one of the most common fish, found in Mondstadt, Liyue and Inazuma. Purple variants such as Glaze Medakas can only be found in Inazuma, while orange-yellow variants Sweet-Flower Medakas can only be found in Liyue.

Some fish species will need Paimon's help to change the time in the game accordingly. Medaka variants, such as the Dawncatcher and Crystalfish, are more difficult to catch than similar fish. Although they can be found in Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma, they will only appear during certain hours. Dawncatcher only appears between 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm, while Crystalfish appears from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Redrot Bait fish species

Players will be able to receive the Mondstadt Fishing Association's Nantuck Redrot Bait recipe in exchange for 3 Medaka fish. To make this bait set, players will need 1 Dendrobium and 1 chicken meat, which can be easily obtained from Aloy.

Redrot Bait

Redrot Bait attracts Stickleback of all variations. All Stickleback variants are available between 18:00 – 06:00 (except the red Akai Maou variant). Akai Maou can only be found in Mondstadt, Liyue and Inazuma between 06:00 – 18:00.

The blue variant – Lunged Stickleback can be found in Inazuma, while the purple variant – Venomspine Stickleback can be found in Mondstadt. As for the orange variant, Betta can be found at Liyue fishing spot. One of the hardest variants to catch is the icy blue Snowstrider, which only appears in one location – Dragonspine.

All fish species use False Worm Bait.

The recipe for Imitation Worm Bait is also available from Nantuck in exchange for another 3 Medaka fish. This bait requires 1 Condensate Slime and 1 Berry to craft 10 baits at once.

It is used to catch Butterfly fish and variations. The Raimei Angelfish can be traded at the Inazuma Fishing Association for The Catch – a powerful weapon option for Raiden Ei, along with its refined materials. This is one of the most difficult fish to catch as only a few appear per world at a single fishing spot between 6:00pm – 6:00am.

False Worm Bait

The rest of the Butterflyfish variants can be found between 06:00 – 18:00. Brown Shirakodai can be found in Liyue while Purple Shirakodai appears in Inazuma. Tea-Colored Shirakodai is found in Mondstadt as well as the Dragonspine fishing spot. The pink variant – Abiding Angelfish can only be found in the fishing spot of Liyue, located on Aocang Mountain.

Fish species that use fake fly bait (Fake Fly Bait)

Fake Fly Bait is the ultimate bait offered by Nantuck. After exchanging 3 other Medaka fish, the player will be able to use 1 Sakura Bloom and 1 Horsetail to craft this bait from the given blueprint.

With the release of the Enkanomiya region, this bait now attracts 3 different species of fish with two variations each. Fake Fly Bait can be used to catch Golden Koi and Rusty Koi, available in limited fishing spots in Mondstadt, Liyue and Inazuma during all hours.

The remaining fish are more difficult to catch, so players may need to spend more time trying to catch them. Pufferfish, and its variant Bitter Pufferfish, are also available at several fishing spots in Mondstadt, Liyue and Inazuma.

The newest fish species, Divda Ray and Formalo Ray, can be found in Enkanomiya. Since there is no sun in Enkanomiya, these fish are always available regardless of Whiteninght or Evernight.

Fake Fly Bait Genshin Impact

Because there are many species of fish, players can use the fish caught through Genshin Impact's cooking mechanism to create items. Players can also display aquarium fish in Serenitea Lake using the interior, Sapphire Grace Lake.

Additionally, these fish can be used to trade with the Fishing Association from each respective region to receive rewards such as new fishing rods. These fishing rods contain different effects when used that gamers should not miss.

How to get a fishing rod in Genshin Impact

The fishing system is only unlocked for players at Adventure Rank 30 or higher. Gamers need to complete the first mission of the Serenitea Pot world that opens, before the prologue of Inazuma.

fishing rod genshin impact

After downloading the Genshin Impact update, visit Mondstadt and talk to Katheryne at the Adventurer's Guild. This will start a brief quest that essentially teaches everyone how to fish.

Follow the instructions and talk to Nantuck to learn all the basics. He will also give everyone a basic fishing rod and some bait.

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Update at 10:06 - 18/01/2024
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