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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
Wayne Rich's Chaonia Landing HC 2 Box 114
Williamsville, MO
573-297-3206
Taney State Park Marina 380 State Park Marina Road
Branson, MO
417-336-5341
Taney Lilley's Landing Resort 367 River Lane
Branson, MO
417-334-6380
Stone Ozark Thunder Marine, Inc. 5 Fire Station Road Ste D
Kimberling City, MO
417-739-1452
Scotland Hillside Gun Shed RR 1 Box 55W
Memphis, MO
660-465-2506
St. Louis Valley Park Elevator 2 Marshal Road
Valley Park, MO
636-225-7100
St. Louis 367 Bait and Tackle, LLC / Baitshop Unlimited LLC 11841 Benham Road
Saint Louis, MO
314-653-1377
St. Louis Dennis Hardware, Inc. 1 Gravois Road
Fenton, MO
636-343-9447
St. Francois Shy's Feed and General Merchandise 507 Cedar Street
Bismarck, MO
573-734-2942
Ste. Genevieve The Pet Store 137 N Main Street
Sainte Genevieve, MO
573-883-3125

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