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.

County Dealersort icon Address Phone
Atchison Dirk Rawson 10203 Euclid Avenue
Rockport, MO
Camden Dollar Plus 102 Brook Lane
Laurie, MO
Franklin Don's Bait & Tackle 1340 Parkway Drive
Saint Clair, MO
Andrew Donald Wray 2820 Jennifer Lane
Country Club, MO
Phelps Doss & Fenster Enterprises, LLC 314 N Jefferson Street
Saint James, MO
Clay Ectonville's On Your Way 8407 NE 92 Highway
Smithville, MO
Henry Everhart's Outdoor Store 511 E Hillcrest Drive
Clinton, MO
Camden Fitz Fishing Tackle & Supplies 3621 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO
Jasper Floyd's Bait and Tackle 444 Kansas Ave.
Asbury, MO
Laclede Fort Bennett Tradin' Post 11448 Hwy 64
Lebanon, MO

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