Genshin Impact Bait Guide: All Bait Recipes and Fish Types

Catch different fish with different types of bait.

by Diego Perez
Genshin Impact Fishing Association

Genshin Impact version 2.1 has added fishing to the game, and players can catch all sorts of different fish as long as they use the right bait. There are currently four types of bait in Genshin Impact, and each type of bait will only attract certain types of fish. In order to get more fishing bait, players have to learn the recipes and craft it themselves using the right ingredients. Thankfully, all four bait varieties are cheap to make. Here’s everything you need to know about bait in Genshin Impact, including crafting recipes and what bait to use for each fish.

All Bait Types and Recipes in Genshin Impact

There are four bait types in Genshin Impact, and each of them is listed below along with their crafting recipes.

  • Fruit Paste Bait
    • Wheat + Sunsettia
  • Redrot Bait
    • Dendrobloom + Fowl
  • False Worm Bait
    • Slime Condensate + Berry
  • Fake Fly Bait
    • Horsetail + Sakura Bloom

To obtain bait recipes, you have to visit the Fishing Association in each region. You’ll need to catch and turn in Medaka fish in order to purchase bait, so check out our Fishing Spots map to see where you can find some. Once you obtain a bait recipe, you can craft it at a Crafting Bench.


What Types of Bait Attract Each Fish?

Certain fish only respond to certain types of bait. You can catch a lot of fish with basic bait, but if you’re trying to catch rarer fish so you can buy something like The Catch, then you’ll need to expand your bait collection. Here are the fish attracted by each bait type:

  • Fruit Paste Bait
    • Crystalfish
    • Dawncatcher
    • Medaka
    • Aizen Medaka
    • Glaze Medaka
    • Sweet-Flower Medaka
  • Redrot Bait
    • Akai Maou
    • Betta
    • Lunged Stickelback
    • Snowstrider
    • Venomspine Fish
  • False Worm Bait
    • Abiding Angelfish
    • Raimei Angelfish
    • Brown Shirakodai
    • Purple Shirakodai
  • Fake Fly Bait
    • Pufferfish
    • Bitter Pufferfish
    • Golden Koi
    • Rusty Koi

How to Use Bait

Once you have bait in your inventory, head to any fishing spot and you’ll be prompted to select your fishing rod and bait of choice. The best fishing rod to use depends on the region you are currently in. As for bait, the game will only let you choose bait that is currently usable at that fishing spot. Just choose one of the available bait types and cast your line.

Genshin Impact is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, and mobile devices.

About The Author

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Currently serving as an Associate Editor at Attack of the Fanboy, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and The Outerhaven, but Attack of the Fanboy is home to his best work. When he's not editing or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.