So I'm fishing in Muska for Mardans, using poisoned apples, and at dusk, but I had better luck fishing overall with the potato cakes, but no Baron. Am I doing something wrong here? Is there a way to tell the difference between normal and legendary without batton bait? And on avewrage, how long does it take to catch a mardan?
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Honestly, it's unrealistically difficult to get Barons. I would suggest that you just fish for Mardan Garayans exclusively, as they will harvest lots of points for you in pretty short order. Also, time of day does not actually matter, if memory serves. Get yourself lots of poison apples (bought from the fruit stand in Queens or stolen from the various Witches) and look for titanic fishes in the Oasis. If you see a fish that has near-planetary mass, it may be a Nonky, but it could be a Mardan. If it goes for a throbbing cherry bait, then it is junk. Quit and restart fishing.
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