Types of bait
Shrimp are primarily used to catch Cod, with a decent chance to get Pollock or Haddock. Contrary to the in-game description, it does not provide the most varied catch; Crab does.
Shrimp is the most expensive bait.
Crab are used to catch all types of fish. Crab is the only form of bait where no single fish has a 50% or above chance of being caught, making it the most varied bait.
Crab is the cheapest bait.
Krill are primarily used to catch Redfish, and the only bait that has more than a 5% chance of doing so.
Mackerel are primarily used to catch Pollock, with a decent chance to get Cod or Haddock. Mackerel are unique in that they can be fished rather than just bought, so a vessel capable of efficiently catching Mackerel can then use them as free bait for their lines, and sell the rest.
See tables below for details on which bait is best for each type of fish as well as the cost based on length (number of hooks) of the lines.
|Bait \ Fish||Cod (Kabeljau)||Pollack (Pollack)||Haddock (Schellfisch)||Redfish (Rotbarsch)|
|Bait \ Cost||Pr. Hook||250||500||1,000||2,000||5,000||10,000|
|Krill||6 kr||1,500 kr||3,000 kr||6,000 kr||12,000 kr||30,000 kr||60,000 kr|
|Mackerel||5 kr||1,250 kr||2,500 kr||5,000 kr||10,000 kr||25,000 kr||50,000 kr|
|Shrimp||8 kr||2,000 kr||4,000 kr||8,000 kr||16,000 kr||40,000 kr||80,000 kr|
|Crab||4 kr||1,000 kr||2,000 kr||4,000 kr||8,000 kr||20,000 kr||40,000 kr|
- All baits except krill have a 5% chance of catching Redfish.
- No bait is particularly good for catching Haddock. The best, mackerel, only has a 25% chance, with the other having either 15 or 20% chance.