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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.

County Dealersort icon Address Phone
Cole Osage Campground 10407 Marina Road
Jefferson City, MO
573-395-4066
Camden Ozark Fisheries, Inc. 1100 Ozarks Fisheries Road
Stoutland, MO
573-765-3227
Stone Ozark Thunder Marine, Inc. 5 Fire Station Road Ste D
Kimberling City, MO
417-739-1452
Monroe Paris Sporting Goods 227 N Main Street
Paris, MO
573-881-3643
Linn Parsons Creek General Store 207 S Macon Street
Meadville, MO
660-938-4938
Osage Pearon Bait Shop 656 County Road 623
Linn, MO
573-897-2408
Camden Pier 11 25 Lone Oak Point
Sunrise Beach, MO
573-374-4143
Benton Puddle Jumpers Bait & Country Mart 11429 Highway Z
Warsaw, MO
660-438-6300
Osage Rehagen Fish Farm 290 Rehagen Lane
Freeburg, MO
5734552526
Gasconade Rhine Valley Game Calls 1486 Old Iron Road
Hermann, MO
573-301-3167

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