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
Ralls Timber Ridge Resort 22764 Joanna Drive
Perry, MO
Randolph Wyatt's Bait & Tackle 1290 County Road 2615
Moberly, MO
St. Charles Ponds Plus Water Garden Center 1757 S Old Highway 94
Saint Charles, MO
St. Charles Bullseye Bait & Tackle 266 Fort Zumwalt Square
O' Fallon, MO
St. Charles Bobby T's One Stop, Inc. 2234 N 3rd Street
Saint Charles, MO
St. Charles Outpost Bait & Tackle 2360 Highway D
Saint Charles, MO
St. Clair Bear's Den 9005 NE Hwy C
Lowry City, MO
St. Clair Shady Summit/Dains Fish Farm 2550 SW H Hwy
Schell City, MO
Ste. Genevieve The Pet Store 137 N Main Street
Sainte Genevieve, MO
St. Francois Shy's Feed and General Merchandise 507 Cedar Street
Bismarck, MO

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