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.

Live Bait Dealers

Countysort icon Dealer Address Phone
Wayne Miller's Bait & Tackle 201 Piedmont Avenue
Piedmont, MO
573-233-3195
Stone Ozarks Bait & Tackle 11863 State Hwy 13 Unit 2
Kimberling City, MO
417-739-1116
Shelby The Outdoor Store 7528 Highway T
Shelbina, MO
816-876-3844
Saline Blind Pony Nursery 1119 N Miami
Marshall, MO
660-886-8585
St. Louis Cabela's 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd. Ste. 167
Hazelwood, MO
314-225-0100
St. Louis Valley Park Elevator #2 Marshal Road
Valley Park, MO
636-225-7100
St. Louis 367 Bait and Tackle, LLC 11841 Benham Road
Saint Louis, MO
314-653-1377
St. Louis Malawi Aquatics 11619 W Florrisant Avenue
Florrisant, MO
314-830-6460
St. Francois Shy's Feed and General Merchandise 507 Cedar Street
Bismarck, MO
573-734-2942
St. Clair Bear's Den 9005 NE Hwy C
Lowry City, MO
417-644-2700

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