Live Bait Dealers

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
Osage Rehagen Fish Farm 290 Rehagen Lane
Freeburg, MO
Ozark Big Bob's Bait & Tackle 206 High Street
Gainesville, MO
Perry Barnes Mart 509 S Kings Highway
Perryville, MO
Phelps 24 HR Bait Shop 16875 State Route J
Newburg, MO
Phelps DJ's Package & Sporting Goods 214 N Jefferson Street
St. James, MO
Pike Phil Waddell 8105 Pike 1
Frankford, MO
Ralls Nemo Bait & Fisheries 28880 Highway 19
Perry, MO
Ralls Hobbie Hut, LLC 28880 Highway 19
Perry, MO
Ralls Blackjack Marina, Inc. PO Box 310
Perry, MO
Ralls Cannon Dam General Store 42526 Cabin Road
Perry, MO

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