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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
Lincoln Jerry's Fresh Fish 522 N Lindsey Road
Winfield, MO
636-697-2974
Linn Parsons Creek General Store 207 S Macon Street
Meadville, MO
660-938-4938
Livingston North Missouri Outdoors 801 Washington Street
Chillicothe, MO
660-707-0630
Livingston Skylar's Ag Parts, LLC 715 Mansur Street
Chula, MO
660-639-2685
Macon Long Branch Marina 28615 Visitor Center Road
Macon, MO
660-773-5229
Madison Custom Lures and Bait 410 Burris Street
Fredericktown, MO
Maries Vienna Marine, LLC 202 Highway 63 S
Vienna, MO
573-422-6100
Miller Gier's Bass Pro 105 W 4th Street
Eldon, MO
573-392-4791
Monroe Chigger Hill Bait & Tackle 34044 Monroe Rd. 466
Stoutsville, MO
573-672-3332
Monroe Elk Fork Campground LLC 31298 Hwy 154
Paris, MO
660-676-9433

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