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
Wayne Miller's Bait & Tackle 103 Business Highway HH
Piedmont, MO
Wayne Lost Creek Lodge HC 3 Box 3390
Greenville, MO
Wayne Sundowner Marine HC 2 Box 2022
Wappapello, MO
Wayne The Corner Store HC 2 Box 116 A
Williamsville, MO
Wayne Rich's Chaonia Landing HC 2 Box 114
Williamsville, MO
Wayne Holliday Landing Resort HC 1 Box 1595
Greenville, MO
Vernon A & P Bait / Sewell's Bait & Tackle 328 South Tower Street
Nevada, MO
Taney State Park Marina 380 State Park Marina Road
Branson, MO
Taney Lilley's Landing Resort 367 River Lane
Branson, MO
Taney Jet Tackle Shop 20333 Highway 160
Forsyth, MO

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