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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.

Countysort icon Dealer Address Phone
Camden Pier 11 25 Lone Oak Point
Sunrise Beach, MO
573-374-4143
Camden Shawnee Market 873 State Road MM
Sunrise Beach, MO
573-374-4466
Camden Village Market 2599 Highway MM
Sunrise Beach, MO
573-207-0073
Camden Y Rd General Store 75 Wavy Leaf Drive
Linn Creek, MO
573-346-4075
Cape Girardeau Foutz's Hunting & Fishing LLC 68 S Plaza Way
Cape Girardeau, MO
573-335-0022
Cape Girardeau Garry Seabaugh 425 E. Main Street
Jackson, MO
573-243-2383
Carroll Arnold's Bait & Tackle 901 Waters Street
Carrollton, MO
660-542-2304
Cass Jim Stewert 703 E Mechanic Street
Harrisonville, MO
816-929-9847
Cass Rustin Flagg 508 Silverado Trails
Belton, MO
816-718-3385
Cass Freeman Market PO Box 307
Freeman, MO
816-250-2484

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