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ATTENTION ANGLERS: Live crayfish regulations change March 1, 2014

Effective March 1, 2014, the sale of one crayfish species, the virile (or northern) crayfish (Orconectes virilis), will be allowed for use as live fish bait in Missouri. HOWEVER, live virile crayfish may not be imported into the state.

Before you buy, know your fish’s favorite foods

The best bait or lure depends on what kind of fish you want to catch and where. Browse our Fishing How-Tos under Related Information below to research the kinds of fish you’re after and find out what they eat.

Registered bait dealers help protect Missouri's fishing waters

Browse live-bait dealers who sell only approved species that help Missouri anglers avoid spreading harmful aquatics, such as rusty crayfish and Asian carp minnows. Visit Don’t Spread Crayfish and Asian Carp Control below to learn more about how these invasive species hurt your fishing prospects.

If you collect live bait yourself, make sure to visit Live Bait Regulations below, and always collect bait in the area where you are fishing. When you’re ready to go home, be sure to throw unused live bait in the trash so your favorite fishing waters stay healthy and productive.

Countysort icon Dealer Address Phone
Grundy Bill's Bait & Tackle 2020 Princeton Road
Trenton, MO
660-635-0713
Grundy American Sportsman Rod & Gun 3017 Highway 6
Trenton, MO
660-359-6849
Grundy Bill's Variety Shop 605 E 9th Street
Trenton, MO
660-635-0713
Harrison Sportsmans Hut 22141 W State Highway W
Ridgeway, MO
660-868-0934
Henry Huey LLC d/b/a Tightwad Bait & Tackle 1093 SE Hwy 7
Clinton, MO
660-477-3630
Henry Bucksaw Resort & Marina 670 SE 803 Road
Clinton, MO
660-477-3900
Hickory Alps Foods TYNW, LLC HC 77 Box 3408, Highway 64
Pittsburg, MO
417-852-1111
Hickory TNT Quick Shop RR 82 Box 270
Flemington, MO
417-282-1561
Howell Fishland 205 Saint Louis Street
West Plains, MO
417-255-2345
Jackson Forty Woods Bait & Tackle, Inc. 3995 SW East US Highway 40
Blue Springs, MO
816-229-6818

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