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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
Monroe Indian Creek Marina 23111 Monroe Road 589
Monroe City, MO
573-735-4075
Monroe South Fork Resort, LLC 36765 Highway 154
Stoutsville, MO
573-565-3500
Monroe The Hunting Corner 1100 US Hwy 24 & 36
Monroe City, MO
573-735-5406
Monroe Paris Sporting Goods 227 N Main Street
Paris, MO
573-881-3643
Morgan Ivy Bend Resort 33321 Marina Drive
Stover, MO
573-372-5900
Morgan Northshore Shopping Center 19554 Wonderland Road
Rocky Mount, MO
573-392-6402
Morgan Ship's Marina, LLC 25593 Highway 5
Gravois Mills, MO
573-372-6278
Nodaway Mozingo Lake Recreation Park 32348 245th Street
Maryville, MO
660-562-2323
Osage Mari Osa Delta Campground 285 Mari Osa Delta Lane
Jefferson City, MO
573-455-2452
Osage Pearon Bait Shop 656 County Road 623
Linn, MO
573-897-2408

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