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FFXIV Fishing Tackle Guide - Where to Get Lures and Bait

A list of all the fishing tackle currently in the game, and where to obtain them.

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Despite its technical simplicity and limited money-making potential, playing a Fisher in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is still an enjoyable experiences for those who like to take things more slowly.

Chugging through my levels fishing, I would sometimes find myself wondering where I could get the tackle for the next level tier. The game doesn't make it easy to find fishing holes, and similarly it can be tricky to hunt down lures and bait of the appropriate level and water (or air or sand) type on your fishing travels.

I don't want to list out fishing spots and all of that, because part of what's great about being a Fisher is the adventure of finding hidden little fishing holes spattered about Eorzea. That said, I do recommend that you find a fishing-dedicated link shell on your server to talk with with fellow Fishers. Most of the people who take the time to fish for extended periods are nice and patient, and a talkative link shell is a great way to keep on track while toiling the hours away.

What can be seen below is a list of tackle, the type of water they are used for, and how you obtain them. Most often tackle can be found at Merchant & Mender NPCs, but it's better to have it all listed out than to teleport all over the place looking for some level-appropriate bait.

Bits that are marked with an asterisk are those that the tack description did not state specifically, but seem to imply. The NPC locations are listed, but not the NPCs themselves.

Fishing tackle locations and specifications

Levels 1 through 20
  • Moth Pupa (Level 1, Freshwater, Live) (Vendor price: 1 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Old Gridania, Central Sroud, North Shroud (Hyrstmill), Ul'dah, and Limsa Lominsa
  • Lugworm (Level 1; Saltwater; Live) (Vendor price: 1 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendor in Limsa Lominsa
  • Pill Bug (Level 5; Saltwater; Live) (Vendor price: 2 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Limsa Lominsa, Middle La Noscea
  • Crayfish Ball (Level 5; Freshwater; Processed) (Vendor price: 2 gil)
    • Obtained via: Cooking (Level 5); vendors in Old Gridania, North Shroud (Hyrstmill), Central Shroud, North Shroud (Hyrstmill), Ul'dah, Limsa Lominsa, Middle La Noscea, Western Thanalan (Scorpion Crossing)
  • Goby Ball (Level 10; Saltwater; Processed) (Vendor price: 3 gil)
    • Obtained via: Cooking (Level 10); vendors in Lower La Noscea (Moraby and Candlekeep), Western Thanalan (Crescent Cove), Western La Noscea (Swiftperch)
  • Bloodworm (Level 10; Freshwater; Live) (Vendor price: 3 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Central Shroud, Central Thanalan, Lower La Noscea (Red Rooster, Moraby and Candlekeep), Western Thanalan (Scorpion Crossing, Horizon and Silver Bazaar)
  • Midge Basket (Level 15; Freshwater; Live) (Vendor price: 4 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Central Thanalan, Central Shroud, Lower La Noscea (Moraby and Candlekeep), Eastern Thanalan, East Shroud, North Shroud (Hyrstmill), Western La Noscea (Swiftperch and Aleport)
  • Rat Tail (Level 15; Saltwater; Processed*) (Vendor price: 4 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Western La Noscea (Swiftperch and Aleport), Lower La Noscea (Candlekeep and Moraby), Western Thanalan (Crescent Cove)
  • Crow Fly (Level 20; Freshwater; Lure) (Vendor price: 240 gil)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 20); vendors in South Shroud (Buscarron's Druthers), Upper La Noscea (Memeroon's Trading Post)
  • Butterworm (Level 20; Freshwater; Live) 
    • Obtained via: Vendors in South Shroud (Buscarron's Druthers), Upper La Noscea (Jijiroon's and Memeroon's), Eastern Thanalan, East Shroud, Western Thanalan (Vesper Bay)
  • Crab Ball (Level 20; Saltwater; Processed) (Vendor price: 5 gil)
    • Obtained via: Cooking (Level 20); vendors in Western Thanalan (Vesper Bay), Western La Noscea (Camp Skull Valley)
Levels 21 through 30
  • Floating Minnow (Level 22; for fish near water's surface; Lure) (Vendor price: 264 gil)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 22); vendor in Western Thanalan (Vesper Bay)
  • Brass Spoon Lure (Level 23; Freshwater (lakes); Lure) (Vendor price: 276 gil)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 23); vendors in Quarrymill and Upper La Noscea (Memeroon's)
  • Bass Ball (Level 25; Freshwater; Processed) (Price at vendors: 6 gil)
    • Obtained via: Cooking (Level 25); vendors in South Shroud (Buscarron's Druthers and Quarrymill), North Shroud (Fallgourd Float), Southern Thanalan (Little Ala Mhigo), East Shroud
  • Shrimp Cage Feeder (Level 25; Saltwater; Processed) (Price at vendors: 300 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendor in Costa del Sol
  • Chocobo Fly (Level 27; Freshwater; Lure) (Price at vendors: 324 gil)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 30); vendors in North Shroud (Fallgourd Float), Southern Thanalan (Little Ala Mhigo)
  • Syrphid Basket (Level 30; Freshwater; Processed) (Price at vendors: 7 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Costa del Sol, North Shroud (Fallgourd Float), Southern Thanalan (Little Ala Mhigo), South Shroud (Camp Tranquil and Quarrymill)
  • Spoon Worm (Level 30; Saltwater; Live) (Price at vendors: 7 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendor in Costa del Sol
Levels 31 to 40
  • Iron Jig (Level 32; Saltwater*; Lure) (Price at vendors: 384 gil)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 32); vendor in Costa del Sol
  • Silver Spoon Lure (Level 32; effective in lakes; Lure) (Price at vendors: 384 gil)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 32); vendors in South Shroud (Camp Tranquil), Upper La Noscea (Camp Bronze Lake)
  • Sinking Minnow (Level 34; attracts surface and floor fish; Lure)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 34)
  • Sand Leech (Level 35; Dunefishing; Live) (Price at vendors: 8 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendor in Southern Thanalan (Forgotten Springs)
  • Honey Worm (Level 35; Freshwater; Live) (Price at vendors: 8 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Southern Thanalan (Forgotten Springs), South Shroud (Camp Tranquil), Upper La Noscea (Jijiroon's and Camp Bronze Lake), Eastern La Noscea (Wineport), East Shroud (Fullflower Comb), Coerthas (Observatorium and Dragonhead)
  • Herring Ball (Level 35; Saltwater; Processed) (Price at vendors: 8 gil)
    • Obtained via: Cooking (Level 35); vendor in Costa del Sol
  • Wildfowl Fly (Level 36; Freshwater; Lure) (Price at vendors: 432 gil)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 36); vendors in Southern Thanalan (Forgotten Springs), Coerthas (Observatorium), Upper La Noscea (Jijiroon's)
  • Heavy Iron Jig (Level 37; Saltwater*; Lure)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 37)
  • Spinner (Level 39; Freshwater and Saltwater*; Lure)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 39)
  • Sand Gecko (Level 40; Dunefishing; Live) (Price at vendor: 9 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendor in Southern Thanalan (Forgotten Springs)
  • Stem Borer (Level 40; Freshwater; Live) (Price at vendors: 9 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Upper La Noscea (Camp Bronze Lake), Coerthas (Observatorium), Outer La Noscea (Camp Overlook), Eastern La Noscea (Wineport), Northern Thanalan (Camp Bluefog)
  • Krill Cage Feeder (Level 40; Saltwater; Processed) (Price at vendors: 480 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Costa del Sol, Western La Noscea (North and South Tidegate)
Levels 41 to 50
  • Mythril Spoon Lure (Level 41; Freshwater*; Lure) (Price at vendors: 492 gil)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 41); vendors in Northern Thanalan (Camp Bluefog), Coerthas (Dragonhead and Whitebrim), and Eastern La Noscea (Wineport)
  • Snurble Fly (Level 43; Freshwater; Lure)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 43)
  • Topwater Frog (Level 44; Freshwater; Lure)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 44)
  • Hoverworm (Level 45; Skyfishing; Live) (Price at vendor: 10 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendor in Coerthas (Whitebrim)
  • Rolling Stone (Level 45; Dunefishing; Live) (Price at vendor: 10 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendor in Southern Thanalan (Forgotten Springs)
  • Glowworm (Level 45; Saltwater and Freshwater; Live) (Price at vendors: 10 gil)
    • Obtained via: Northern Thanalan (Camp Bluefog and Ceruleum Processing Plant), Outer La Noscea (Camp Overlook), Mor Dhona (Saint Coinach's), Coerthas (Whitebrim), Western La Noscea (North and South Tidegate)
  • Rainbow Spoon Lure (Level 46; effective in lakes; Lure)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 46)
  • Spinnerbait (Level 47; effective in rivers; Lure)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 47)
  • Yumizuno (Level 48; increases chances of landing a 'big catch'; Lure)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 48)
  • Streamer (Level 48; attracts carnivores at floor; Lure)
    • Obtained via: Goldsmithing (Level 48)
  • Caddisfly Larva (Level 50; Freshwater; Live) (Price at vendors: 11 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendors in Outer La Noscea (Camp Overlook), Northern Thanalan (Ceruleum Processing Plant), Mor Dhona (Saint Coinach's), Coerthas (Whitebrim)
  • Northern Krill (Level 50; Saltwater; Live) (Price at vendors: 11 gil)
    • Obtained via: Western La Noscea (North and South Tidegate)
  • Balloon Bug (Level 50; Skyfishing; Live) (Price at vendors: 11 gil)
    • Obtained via: Vendor in Coerthas (Whitebrim)
Originally Published Oct. 18th 2013

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  • 1
    Lenanu 2 months ago
    Just to clear up, the Spinner does not work for ocean fishing. I just finished trying and received the message that my bait is not suited for the location.
  • 1
    C_8024 10 months ago
    Shrimp cage feeder isn't in Costa. I found it at Camp Skull Valley, where they also sell Crab Balls. It's just west of Aleport in Western La Noscea.