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
Hickory Alps HC 79 Box 3408
Pittsburg, MO
Hickory Hickory Ridge Hwy 83 Resort RR 2 Box 408
Flemington, MO
Hickory Hobos at the Lake Corner of Co. Rd. 325 and Hwy 64
Hermitage, MO
Hickory The Trading Post RR 2 Box 2129
Hermitage, MO
Hickory TNT Quick Shop RR 82 Box 270
Flemington, MO
Hickory MO Fun Parks, LLC Hwy 64 B, HC 77 Box 890
Pittsburg, MO
Howard Matt Sanders 863 County Road 246
Glascow, MO
Howard Sport Shop 297 Highway 5 & 40
New Franklin, MO
Howell CC Pets 1319 Southern Hills Ctr
West Plains, MO
Iron 32 DD Bait Shop 12800 Highway 32
Belleview, MO

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