Players ask how to get bait in Raft. As with any game that has a great body out of the water, fishing is pretty much a foregone conclusion and its addition to Raft has caused many players to clamor for the different types of bait in the game. In this guide, we teach you how to get bait in Raft.
How to get raft bait?
You can get Bait in Raft by going to the Trading Post and buying it with Trash Cubes. A single fishing bait costs one trash cube. Most trading posts don’t have a lot of fishing bait, but there are plenty of trading posts you can go to if you want to stock up on fishing bait.
The waste cubes needed to buy bait require the recycler. You need to build it first before you can exchange the necessary currency for fishing bait at any trading post.
To use these fishing baits, you first need a fishing rod which you can craft with certain materials. More on this later in this article. There is also a special bait variant called Shark Bait which we will discuss.
How to get raft shark bait?
You can get Shark Bait in Raft by crafting them with 2 Ropes, 2 Herrings, and 2 Pomfrets. You can craft them at the start of the game without having to use your research table.
Shark Bait Materials
- x2 Ropes
- x2 Herring
- x2 Pomfrets
Shark Bait is needed to attract sharks that are hostile to you. They will focus on the Shark Bait instead of keeping you and your raft safe. In peaceful mode, sharks are neutral and don’t attack, so you don’t need to craft shark bait just in case.
How to make raft fishing rods?
Once you place a plank and rope on your research table, you’ll get the recipe to craft a wooden fishing rod. You can do it with:
You can craft a wooden fishing rod quite early in the game. However, along the way, you can craft a metal fishing rod, which is more useful for catching certain fish. You can get the recipe for crafting Metal Fishing Rods by putting a Scrap, a Bolt, and a Rope on the research table. Crafting the metal fishing rod requires:
Making the fishing rod out of metal doesn’t mean you won’t use the wooden one anymore. The metal fishing rod gives you more chances to catch big fish like mackerel and catfish while the wooden fishing rod has more chance to let you catch smaller fish like herring and the Pomfret. You will alternate between fishing rods depending on your needs.
If you need to craft shark bait for example, using the wooden fishing rod to catch herring and pomfret is a necessity. This is because the wooden fishing rod is better for catching small fish.
How to fish in a raft?
To fish from a raft, simply stand next to a body of water, then left-click with any equipped fishing rod. This will cause you to throw your rod in the water to wait for the fish. Once you see a fish pulling your rod at you, left click again to catch it.
You don’t need fishing bait to fish, but they make the process easier. This is useful for newbie players who have not yet built a recycler to trade trash cubes for bait.
What can you do with the fish you catch in Raft?
You can exchange the fish you catch at any trading post for coins which allow you to buy items. You can also cook fish using the grill you build to eat if you get hungry.
Catching fish is one of the best methods to earn lots of trade coins and store lots of food, as it doesn’t require a lot of work. You are in a large body of water for most of your time in Raft. Fishing is almost compulsory.
And that’s how you can get bait in Raft, among other things. We hope you found this Raft guide really helpful. Stick with us as we have more Raft content for you.
Watch this Youtube video of Alidove featuring a detailed explanation of trading posts and raft fishing.