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Chum Bucket
  • Chum Bucket item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Use time19 (Very fast)
TooltipToss in water up to 3 times to increase fishing power
RarityRarity level: 1
Research25 required
Projectile created
  • Chum
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Blood EelBlood EelBlood Eel7-1050%
Hemogoblin SharkHemogoblin Shark.pngHemogoblin Shark7-1050%
Wandering Eye FishWandering Eye FishWandering Eye Fish4-650%
Zombie MermanZombie MermanZombie Merman4–650%

The Chum Bucket is a consumable which increases fishing power when thrown into a liquid. It is dropped with a 50*1/2 (50%) chance from Blood Moon enemies: the Wandering Eye Fish and Zombie Merman drop it in stacks of 4–6, and the Hemogoblin Shark, Blood Eel, and Dreadnautilus in stacks of 7–10. These enemies spawn when fishing during a Blood Moon.

The fishing power bonus depends on how many Chum Buckets are present on the water's surface. A single bucket used will increase fishing power by 11, two for a total of 17 and finally three for a total max bonus of 20. This bonus is added after all other fishing factors and so isn't influenced by time factors like other fishing gear are; see the relevant section on Fishing for details.

Each bucket lasts up to 10 times reeling in the line, even if nothing is on the line or if the line breaks.

Using Chum Buckets does not change the chance of hooking enemies during a Blood Moon, but fishing using the Chum Caster doubles the chance.



  • The tooltip is a reference to the popular children's show Spongebob Squarepants' main antagonist, Plankton, who owns a restaurant named "The Chum Bucket" which quite literally resembles a bucket itself and sells the namesake chum.
  • Chum buckets in real life are used by fishermen to lure sharks.