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.

County Dealersort icon Address Phone
Daviess Michael Carpenter 31574 Highway M
Breckenridge, MO
St. Francois Mike Kauffmann 3193 Highway OO
Farmington, MO
Madison Mill Creek Bait & Tackle 1744 Bus Highway 67
Fredericktown, MO
Wayne Miller's Bait & Tackle 201 Piedmont Avenue
Piedmont, MO
Camden Mimosa Beach 510 Mimosa Beach Drive
Climax Springs, MO
Camden Minit Mart 1780 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO
Morgan Missouri Goldfish Hatchery 517 Hatchery Road
Stover, MO
Morgan MJ's Mini Mart 411 Washburn Road
Gravois Mills, MO
Camden MJ's Mini Mart 8699 N State Highway 5
Camdenton, MO
Hickory MO Fun Parks, LLC Hwy 64 B, HC 77 Box 890
Pittsburg, MO

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