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
Cass Seven Stop, LLC 31 N F Highway
Garden City, MO
Cedar Orleans Trail Marina 15857 S 1525 Road
Stockton, MO
Chariton Burks Baits 28442 Highway 11
Brunswick, MO
Chariton The Bottle 209 W Hwy 24
Salisbury, MO
Chariton D&H Outdoors 212 Highway 24 W
Salisbary, MO
Clark Bait & More Tackle 127 South Mulberry Street
Alexandria, MO
Clark The Shaft Shop RR 1 Box 176 S
Kahoka, MO
Clay Clay County Parks Dept. 17201 Paradesian Street
Smithville, MO
Clay Ectonville's On Your Way 8407 NE 92 Highway
Smithville, MO
Clay Metro Sportswear LLC 102 N Jefferson Street
Kearney, MO

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