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
Clinton Huffmans Guns & Such Inc. 505 Center Street
Lathrop, MO
816-528-6865
Macon Hunters Haven LLC 106 N. Missosuri Street
Macon, MO
660-395-4867
Morgan Indian Creek Bait 25866 Cactus Road
Rocky Mount, MO
573-280-3126
Monroe Indian Creek Marina 23111 Monroe Road 589
Monroe City, MO
573-735-4075
Buchanan J & B Outdoors, LLC 2722 S Leonard Road
St. Joseph, MO
816-273-0036
Bates J & J Enterprises R 5 Box 179
Butler, MO
660-464-0101
Camden J-7 Market 6098 N Highway 7
Roach, MO
573-347-2354
Lewis Jesse's Place 612 N 4th Street
La Belle, MO
660-213-3174
Cass Jim Stewert 703 E Mechanic Street
Harrisonville, MO
816-929-9847
Benton JP's Beer N Bait 31604 Highway 83
Warsaw, MO
660-438-2380

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