In today’s guide, we’ll be covering how to attach bait to a fishing rod in Stardew Valley, not only on PC but also on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PS4. Similar to the real world, fish in Stardew Valley is more likely to bite when there is bait attached to your fishing pole rather than when there is none.
If you want to hone your fishing skills in Stardew Valley, there are three things you must have: patience, a really good fishing rod, and some bait. even though bait is fairly easy to find in the game, knowing exactly how to use it can prove to be a bit of a hassle. Thanks to this Stardew Valley guide, you’ll be able to learn how to use and attach bait to multiple types of rods, plus a couple more tips about fishing in Stadew Valley.
Stardew Valley: How To Attach Bait To A Fishing Rod
To attach bait to a fishing rod in Stardew Valley, you need to just left-click and select the bait stack in your inventory and, with it selected, right-click on the rod. You can right-click again to remove the bait if you wish to. Another thing to keep in mind is that tackles will not last permanently ( They do wear out). Therefore, if you come across a piece of fishing gear in a treasure chest, on a mission, or whatever, you do your best to just keep it.
Keep in mind that before being able to use bait in Stardew Valley or successfully attach it to your fishing rod, you must first upgrade your rod to one that has been fitted with a bait slot. Bamboo rods are a decent way to start fishing in Stardew Valley, but you won’t be able to use bait with this basic type of rod. However, both Fibreglass and iridium rods each have their own bait slots.
In case you need more clarification, below is a visual guide showcasing exactly how it’s done:
Also, remember that you can also place a stack of baits on one fishing rod to avoid needing to repeat this every time. You will be prompted by the game when the last remaining bit is used, which is very handy to both new and veteran players.
Stardew Valley: How to Attach Bait (Xbox)? Press A on the bait to collect the entire stack. Alternatively, you can press X to select individual pieces. then press X again to attach them to the fishing rod.
Stardew Valley: How to Attach Bait (PS4)? You can either first press X to pick up the whole pile of bait or “Square” to select individual pieces. Next, once again, while the bait is still selected, press “Square” on the fishing rod in order to set the bait.
Stardew Valley: How to Attach Bait (Nintendo Switch)? hold A on the bait to pick up the whole stack. After selecting the bait, press Y on the rod to attach the bait.
Stardew Valley: How to Attach Bait (iOS/Android)? iOS/Android: To attach the bait on mobile devices, easily drag and drop the bait onto your fishing rod.
That was it for this gaming guide, we hope now you’ve learned how to attach bait in Stardew Valley. If you’ve got any questions related to this matter or Stardew Valley in general, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.