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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.

Countysort icon Dealer Address Phone
Benton Anglers & Antlers 14561 Highway 7
Warsaw, MO
660-438-6000
Benton Bakers Bait & Tackle 205 N 65 Hwy
Lincoln, MO
660-547-3350
Benton Cano Country Store 23510 Highway W
Lincoln, MO
660-668-3014
Benton Cody's Bait and Tackle 30093 W Dam Access Road
Warsaw, MO
660-438-7664
Benton Get a Bite 29828 Highway M
Edwards, MO
573-345-3380
Benton Sterett Creek Marina 18174 Marina Road
Warsaw, MO
660-438-2280
Benton Puddle Jumpers Bait & Country Mart 11429 Highway Z
Warsaw, MO
660-438-6300
Benton Long Shoal Marina 12735 Steam Boat Road
Warsaw, MO
660-438-2841
Benton Lakeway Quick Shop 26955 Highway H
Lincoln, MO
660-668-4448
Benton J.P. Beer & Bait 31604 Highway 83
Warsaw, MO
660-438-2380

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