Thanks, grade 2 fishing spots bait is grade 8 maybe its the fresh water sea water thing.Fishing was just something fun to kill time now it's a chore It's not even worth figuring out since my cooking is going to end at lev 10.At least i'll have 4 to 8 more inventory space when i drop fishing gear.
You needed 2 different types of bait to catch anything useful before the patch anyway. All you gotta do is go out and get a stack of crow flys (theyre really cheap) or even chocobo flys from the fishing guild and itll last you almost forever @ freshwater spots (seriously 99 crow flys will cost you 30-50k depending on the server and last you well over 300 hours of fishing)
Ocean bait/lures is a little more of a pain since I havent seen a crafting equivalent of crowflys (ie something dirt cheap/easy to make) but thats when you just end up buying lug worms or have someone make you ocean lures (theres tons of spoon lures @ the fieldcraft ward but theyre a little more expensive)
Fishing is really the easiest gathering job in the game I wouldnt let it discourage you its not bad at all
And ill also throw this out there that Crow Flys work perfectly fine in grade 3, and pretty good @ grade 4. Once you get to grade 5 they still work just not very well (ie youll get a bite maybe 2 out of 7 times with them) Edited, Nov 28th 2010 12:12am by pamayepa