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
Lafayette Corn's Shop 223 S 2nd Street
Odessa, MO
Lafayette Red Shanty 2201 Highway 13
Higginsville, MO
Lewis Jesse's Place 612 N 4th Street
La Belle, MO
Lewis P.C. Bait 117 North Main
LaGrange, MO
Lewis Russ Heindselman 709A Route C
La Grange, MO
Lincoln Buzzy's Liquor & Sporting Goods 208 N Lincoln Drive
Troy, MO
Lincoln Parkside LLC OBA Parkside Mini Mart 942 E Hwy 47
Troy, MO
Lincoln On The Line, LLC 306 N. Main Street
Elsberry, MO
Lincoln Liberty Arms of Missouri 4033 E Highway 47
Winfield, MO
Lincoln Jerry Vance 522 N Lindsey Road
Winfield, MO

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