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
St. Louis M&R Hardware 12112 Bellefontaine Road
Saint Louis, MO
314-741-0200
St. Louis Broadway Sporting 8228 N Broadway
Saint Louis, MO
314-382-9411
St. Francois Shy's Feed and General Merchandise 507 Cedar Street
Bismarck, MO
573-734-2942
St. Clair Bear's Den 9005 NE Hwy C
Lowry City, MO
417-644-2700
St. Charles Ponds Plus Water Garden Center 1757 S Old Hwy 94
Saint Charles, MO
636-946-2242
St. Charles Bullseye Bait & Tackle 266 Ft. Zumwalt Square
O' Fallon, MO
636-281-3524
St. Charles One Stop, Inc. 2234 N 3rd Street
Saint Charles, MO
636-946-1722
St. Charles South 94 Bait-n-Tackle 6301 Weldon Spring Road
Saint Charles, MO
636-939-5249
Reynolds Bluff View Marina, Inc. 93 Hwy AA
Piedmont, MO
573-223-4849
Randolph Wyatt's Bait & Tackle 1290 County Road 2615
Moberly, MO
660-651-2408

Key Messages: 

Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.

Content tagged with

Shortened URL
http://mdc.mo.gov/node/23291