Are baits not working as intended?

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  1. gtesser

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    For example, when I use herrings in salt water, I catch a lot of leather pieces in a row. I have never caught a blood leech with a drudge leech (nor with a pale leech) after using dozens of each in swamp water. Has anyone been successful? I do not want to call this a bug if I am just unlucky.
     
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    I caught 2 Blood Leeches in Fetid Water - both with Red Worms (and i used roughly 10 Pale Leeches and several Drudge Leeches in the same session - with no Blood Leeches caught)
     
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    I had the same experience, minus actually catching any blood leeches ever with any bait. I saved up leeches from a couple days worth of fishing. Think I had around 20 assorted pale and drudge leeches, and, with GM fishing and bait recovery, a pax ring, prosperity pole and the fishing blessing for good measure, I used them all up in less than an hour and not one blood leech made its way into my bait bag.

    I've decided it's minnows for me until we hear for sure that bait is actually doing anything.
     
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    the one blood leech i caught was with a worm, too. i've not yet used any of my various leeches to know if they'd get me any more.
     
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    RNG, I always catch blood leeches with pale leeches.

    edit: well that and I found a good spot to get them :D
     
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    I used 8 pale and a few drudge and caught no blood leeches. Ive also used sardines and herring in the ocean and didnt notice any better luck than if I was only using minnows. All other players that I have spoken to have said the same thing.
     
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    The special baits don't guarantee you catch the fish that you want, or any fish at all. They just increase your odds of catching something. The Blood Leech increases your chance to catch a Shark, but, again, doesn't guarantee it. I didn't really test enough to confirm, but it did seem that most times I used any of the special baits I was catching something, although it was rarely anything I cared to catch.
     
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    I had best results (3 of 4 Blood Leeches caught) at Midnight / Late night
     
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    Which swamp was this at?
     
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    South Fetid Swamp (best Swamp Water Szene for Fishing in my book)

    from the "Making of South Fetid Swamp" (Update of the Avatar 267):

    Alligator hunting is a big sport in the Fetid Swamp, alongside this the swamp locals are master
    fishermen who constantly tell tales of fish the size of a full grown man!