Stardew Valley – How to Attach Bait

This is going to be a quick guide on how to attach bait to a fishing rod in Stardew Valley. Please note that bait cannot be attached to the training rod or the bamboo pole. Bait can only be applied to the fiberglass rod, the iridium rod and can also be placed in crab pots.


How to attach bait to a Fishing Rod on PC

To attach bait to a fishing rod in Stardew Valley simply left click to pick up a stack of bait and right click on your fishing rod.

If you’d like to attach a smaller amount of bait to a fishing rod, right click until you have the desired amount selected and then right click on the fishing rod.

Bait, attached to the Iridium Fishing Rod

How to attach bait with an Xbox Controller

To attach bait in Stardew Valley for Xbox, or using an Xbox controller on PC simply press A on the bait to pick up the whole stack. You can also press X to select single pieces. Once you have the desired amount selected press X to attach them to the fishing rod.


How to attach bait with a PlayStation Controller

To attach bait using the PlayStation controller firstly press X to pick up an entire stack or bait or ‘Square’ to select singular pieces. Then, once again, with the bait selected, press ‘Square’ on the fishing rod to attach the bait.

Iridium fishing rod, Bait and a Dressed Spinner

How to attach bait with a Nintendo Switch Controller

To attach bait using a Nintendo Switch controller press A on the bait to select the entire stack, or alternatively Y to pick them up one at a time. Once the bait is selected press Y over the rod to attach the bait.


How to attach bait on iOS and Android

To attach bait on a mobile device simply click and drag the bait item or stack onto your fishing rod. Providing is can actually take the bait.


Attach bait in Stardew Valley to improve your chances of catching fish

Attach Tackle on all versions

To attach Tackle, such as spinners and bobbers to your rod it is the same as bait. Simply select them the same way you would as bait on your console or device.

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