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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
Maries Vienna Marine, LLC 202 Highway 63 S
Vienna, MO
573-422-6100
Franklin Washington Outfitters Bait and Tackle 501 W 5th Street # B
Washington, MO
636-432-1590
Franklin Wayside South 6823 Highway O
Catawissa, MO
636-257-5600
Franklin West End Station, LLC. 1400 W 5th Street
Washington, MO
636-239-7021
Gasconade Whiskers Bait Shop 201 Wharf Street
Hermann, MO
573-486-3488
Randolph Wyatt's Bait & Tackle 1290 County Road 2615
Moberly, MO
660-651-2408

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