Set out to focus on fishing to stay away from World Quests, I expected to spend weeks on raising my skill to max. I could not have been more wrong.
I discovered that by using the Legion fish bait, which attracts rare fish (which then grants you 5 skillpoints when you throw them back in the sea) I went to 800 in skill within a few hours.
Maybe that is old news to everyone else, but I had no idea, since I havent really payed much attention to it in Legion at all!
In case you are like me, then I put together a list of bait you can buy from the Auction House. Just get a couple of each – you should catch the rest easily. Do not spend lots of gold on them, you don’t need them all. (depending on your current skill)
Alunarias shopping list
Swollen Murloc Egg
Skrog Toenail /Aromatic Murloc Slime
Rusty Queensfish Brooch
Funky Sea Snail / Salmon Lure
Ancient Vrykul Ring
Decayed Whale Blubber /Ravenous Fly
I didn’t buy the overly expensive ones myself.
Then for each fish you catch which this bait, that is rare, and gives +5 skillpoints, just toss it into the water and there you have it 🙂
I read somewhere, that it wouldnt work unless you have Legion fishing, but that’s not true. At least not anymore. So go fish 🙂 Erm, go toss!
A few of the rare fish also places something on the ground, like a fishbone, or a whale blubber, that can attract for example a fly you then can “pick up”. Or a Druid will appear and grant you a fishing buff.
It took me hardly no time really.
Do beware though, that they are all Unique, these baits, so you can only have one of each at the time in your bag.
If you have some kind of portable mailbox, it would be very handy. (I didn’t).
Another idea I just thought of, which I havent tried myself is, that you might be able to sell the bait to a a vendor, and when you need it back, you can just buy it back.(Do not log out…)
That’s actually it – Happy fishing! 🙂