Genshin Impact 2.1 fishing gameplay features five separate fish species and four different baits to get. As each family only responds to a certain kind of bait, you must have all recipes for them.

The fishing system in Genshin Impact is a permanent feature and the devs can bring fish-themed weapons to the game thanks to this. That is why the currently available weapon for exchange is highly sought-after.  The weapon, which is called “The Catch”, acquires Kois and Raimei Angelfish. It is likely that more weapons will be released so you can exchange for diverse fish.

Genshin Impact Fishing
Before Genshin Impact introduces more possible weapons to exchange for fish, know all fish bait recipes to get as many fish as possible.

1. Genshin Impact fish bait recipes

The very first bait you will come across is Fruit Paste Bait. Its recipe will be available as soon as you unlock the fishing feature. Apart from this, there are three more types of Fish Bait in Genshin Impact.

In total, there are 4 types of fish bait:

  • Fruit Paste Bait
  • False Worm Bait
  • Redrot Bait
  • Fake Fly Bait

You can buy the blueprints for the above baits from Nantuck, an angler in Mondstadt. Each blueprint requires 3 Medaka, a common fish which are attracted to the regular Fruit Paste Bait. You can also craft the baits in the Crafting Table after having unlocked all Genshin Impact fish bait recipes.

Talk to Nantuck so you can get the fish bait blueprints.

Genshin Impact fish bait chart

Each kind of bait needs different ingredients. You can follow the Genshin Impact fish bait chart below to check which fish respond to which bait and the materials needed for Genshin Impact fish bait recipes.

Bait type Fish that respond Bait materials
Fruit Paste Bait
  • Crystalfish
  • Aizen Medaka
  • Dawncatcher
  • Medaka
  • Glaze Medaka
  • Sweet-Flower Medaka
  • 1 Wheat
  • 1 Sunsettia
Redrot Bait
  • Akai Maou
  • Venomspine Fish
  • Lunged Stickleback
  • Betta
  • Snowstrider
  • 1 Fowl
  • 1 Dendrobium
False Worm Bait
  • Abiding Angelfish
  • Purple Shirakodai
  • Brown Shirakodai
  • Tea-Colored Shirakodai
  • Raimei Angelfish
  • 1 Berry
  • 1 Slime Condensate
Fake Fly Bait
  • Pufferfish
  • Bitter Pufferfish
  • Rusty Koi
  • Golden Koi
  • 1 Sakura Bloom
  • 1 Horsetail

Among all the baits, the recipe for Fruit Paste Bait will be up for grabs immediately after the player finish the Exploding Population quest to unlock the fishing system. On another hand, the recipe for the other three kinds of fish baits has to be bought via the Mondstadt Fishing Association in Mondstadt City.

Note: A set of ingredients will give players 10 baits and they can make them using a crafting table.

Fish Baits
Genshin Impact fish bait chart shows that each type of bait can attract certain kinds of fish.

2. How to get Genshin Impact fish bait materials

After learning the materials needed for each bait, you should also know the locations to get them.

  • Wheat: Buy from the General Store
  • Sunsettia: Get from trees in the open world
  • Dendrobium: Available all over Nazuchi Beach
  • Fowl: Acquirable from killing birds
  • Slime Condensate: Defeat Slimes and get the item drop
  • Berry: Obtain from bushes in the open world
  • Horsetail: Up for grabs in Dihua Marsh, and buyable from Liyue’s Bubu Pharmacy
  • Sakura Bloom: Inazuma local specialty, can be discovered around the Sacred Sakura Tree

Fishing baits are no less important than the fishing rod. Players cannot catch the fish they desire without Genshin Impact fish bait and that’s a fact.

You should also remember the fish and their corresponding bait. Or else, angling would be challenging to you while playing the game.

Sunsettia 2
Sunsettia is an easy material to obtain across the open world, so don't miss any chance to get lots of them.

3. How to make bait Genshin Impact and use it

  • Making Fish Bait

To make fish bait in Genshin Impact, the player has to get bait recipes by visiting the Fishing Association in each region. What you need to do is to catch and turn Medaka fish to purchase bait, so take a look at the Fishing Spots map in Genshin Impact interactive map to see where you can seek some.

Once the player has been able to get a bait recipe, they can make fish bait at a Crafting Bench.

  • Using Bait

You can only use bait in the Fishing System of Genshin Impact. When you have had bait in the inventory, pair it with a Fishing Rod and head to the designated spots to catch Fish. The most suitable fishing rod to use depends on the area you are in currently.

When it comes to bait, the game would only allow the player to choose the bait that is currently usable at the fishing spot. Just pick one of those available bait types and cast your line.

4. How to get a fishing rod in Genshin Impact

The fishing system is open only to the players at Adventure Rank 30 and above. You need to complete the first Serenitea Pot world question which opens prior to the Inazuma prologue. Complete it if you have not already.

  • After downloading the Genshin Impact 2.1 update, go to Mondstadt and talk to Katheryne at the Adventurer’s Guild. This will begin a brief quest that is basically a tutorial for fishing.
  • Follow the instructions and talk to Nantuck to learn all the basics. He would also hand you a basic rod and some bait.
  • Afterward, you can gather more rods themed after each region by conversing with the Fishing Association representative of that nation as well as exchanging specific fish for a new rod.
Fishing Rod
Get a fish rod to do the fishing.

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