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
Monroe Indian Creek Marina 23111 Monroe Road 589
Monroe City, MO
Monroe South Fork Resort, LLC 36765 Highway 154
Stoutsville, MO
Monroe The Hunting Corner 1100 US Hwy 24 & 36
Monroe City, MO
Monroe Paris Sporting Goods 227 N Main Street
Paris, MO
Miller Gier's Bass Pro 105 W 4th Street
Eldon, MO
Miller Rippin Lips Bait & Vape 459 Highway 42
Kaiser, MO
Miller Iguana Watersports Inc. d/b/a Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park 70 Legion Road
Lake Ozark, MO
Maries Vienna Marine, LLC 202 Highway 63 S
Vienna, MO
Madison Custom Lures and Bait 410 Burris Street
Fredericktown, MO
Madison Cherokee Pass Liquor 6597 Business Highway 67
Fredericktown, MO

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