Genshin Impact added a fishing minigame in its 2.1 update allowing you to get rewards and unique items by trading certain fish you find in the world’s lakes, rivers, coasts, and ponds.
In each region, you can trade items with one local fishing expert known as the Angler.
Different bait types attract different fish species. After you complete the quest “Exploding Population” and unlock fishing, you will be given a small amount of every bait type and a recipe to craft the Fruit Paste Bait.
However, you can only learn to craft all four kinds of bait by getting the recipes from Nantuck, the Mondstadt Angler. You can get the remaining three recipes in exchange for nine Medakas.
You need to craft and bring four types of bait when fishing.
1. Fruit Paste
This bait is made from mashing, fermenting, and kneading Sunsettias and Wheat.
Mixing Dendrobium and mashed meat will give you Redrot bait.
3. False Worm
This bait is an artificial worm you can make out of condensate.
4. Fake Fly
Produce the Fake Fly bait from vibrantly colored materials to attract large fish with sharp vision.
Fish Types and Baits that Attract Them
As noted above, each fish species will only respond to a specific type of bait.
- Medaka, Glaze Medaka, Sweet-Flower Medaka, Aizen Medaka, Dawncatcher, and Crystalfish are only attracted to Fruit Paste bait.
- Lunged Stickleback, Betta, Venomspine Fish, and Akai Maou will only bite the Redrot bait.
- You should stick to False Worm baits for Shirakodai or Angelfish.
- Fake Fly is used to catch all varieties of Pufferfish and Koi.