How to put bait in a crab pot in Stardew Valley

If you are struggling to figure out how to place bait inside crab pots, this guide will help you.

Similar to putting bait on a fishing pole, putting it inside a crab pot is also a tricky affair; luckily, our best scholars have the answers to this question waiting for you below. 

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How to put bait in a crab pot in Stardew Valley

To put bait inside a crab pot in Stardew Valley, you will first need to craft a crab pot and then place it inside the water; after this, you can then put bait inside by right-clicking on it. Once set in the water with some bait, your crab pot will potentially catch something interesting when you return the next day. However, if you don't have a crab pot yet in Stardew valley, here's how to get one.

In short, if you want a crab pot, you will have to level up fishing to level three; after this, you can then buy at the fish shop for 1500k and craft them with the items listed below.

  • Forty wood
  • Three iron bars

If you have the trapper fishing profession, you can craft crab pots with the items listed below. 

  • twenty-five wood
  • Two copper bars

That said, once you get a crab pot place, you will be able to catch a wide variety of sea creatures and items needed for crafting recipes. As a side note, if you place a crab pot in specific locations, you will get a higher chance to catch particular sea creatures. The list below will show all of the items/creatures you can get from using crab pots. 

Related: Stardew Valley Guide: how to put bait on fishing rod

Crab pots placed in saltwater (Beach, Ocean, etc.) 

If you have the mariner profession, you will drastically increase your chances of getting the sea creatures below. 

  • Ostlers:
  • Shrimp:
  • Lobster: 
  • Clam: 
  • Crab: 
  • Cockle:
  • Mussel:

Crab pot Trash items

Like with fishing, you can also get a number of trash items from crab pots.

  • Broken Glasses
  • Soggy Newspaper
  • Trash
  • Driftwood

Crab pots placed in freshwater (River, Moutan, Pond, etc.)

If you have the mariner profession, you will drastically increase your chances of getting the sea creatures below. 

  • Crayfish
  • Periwinkle
  • Snail

For more on  Stardew Valleywe at PGG have you covered with tons of guides like how to get sashimi and how to level up all skills in Stardew Valley.


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