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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
Lafayette Carson's Feed Store, Inc. 1650 Highway 13
Higginsville, MO
660-584-8111
Lafayette 224 Bait Shop 8493 W Highway 224
Lexington, MO
660-232-2103
Lewis Jesse's Place 612 N 4th Street
La Belle, MO
660-213-3174
Lewis Valley Place Fish Farm 709a Route C
La Grange, MO
573-655-4639
Lewis Bradon Bartlow 12879 State Highway 81
Canton, MO
Lincoln Buzzy's Sporting Goods & Liquor 208 N Lincoln Drive
Troy, MO
636-528-4060
Lincoln Parkside Mini Mart 942 Highway 47 E
Troy, MO
636-528-5101
Lincoln On The Line Bait & Tackle 306 N Main Street
Elsberry, MO
573-898-2974
Lincoln Liberty Arms of Missouri 4033 E Highway 47
Winfield, MO
573-898-3005
Lincoln Jerry's Fresh Fish 522 N Lindsey Road
Winfield, MO
636-697-2974

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