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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
Daviess Michael Carpenter 31574 Highway M
Breckenridge, MO
660-359-7100
St. Francois Mike Kauffmann 3193 Highway OO
Farmington, MO
5733159547
Madison Mill Creek Bait & Tackle 1744 Bus Highway 67
Fredericktown, MO
573-783-8896
Wayne Miller's Bait & Tackle 201 Piedmont Avenue
Piedmont, MO
573-233-3195
Camden Mimosa Beach 510 Mimosa Beach Drive
Climax Springs, MO
573-345-3400
Camden Minit Mart 1780 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO
573-365-5777
Morgan Missouri Goldfish Hatchery 517 Hatchery Road
Stover, MO
573-377-2343
Morgan MJ's Mini Mart 411 Washburn Road
Gravois Mills, MO
573-372-6298
Camden MJ's Mini Mart 8699 N State Highway 5
Camdenton, MO
573-873-5098
Hickory MO Fun Parks, LLC Hwy 64 B, HC 77 Box 890
Pittsburg, MO
417-852-1031

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