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.

County Dealersort icon Address Phone
Cass Freeman Market PO Box 307
Freeman, MO
Camden Fry's Montreal Quick Stop 6599 S State Highway 7
Montreal, MO
St. Clair Fuzzy's Bait & Booze 3665 NE Old Highway 13
Osceola, MO
Benton Get a Bite 29828 Highway M
Edwards, MO
Miller Gier's Bass Pro 105 W 4th Street
Eldon, MO
Livingston Gil's Live Bait & Tackle 205 Third Street
Chillicothe, MO
Henry Glover Bailey 856 NE Highway J
Calhoun, MO
Cass Good Times Liquor & Bait PO Box 786
Peculiar, MO
Livingston Hale Grocery Bait & Tackle 208 Main Street
Hale, MO
Knox Harrison Fishery, Inc. 46074 Lassofish Street
Hurdland, MO

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