Latest Fishing Topics

Browse and search for live bait dealers throughout Missouri.

Fishing helps kids discover nature and conserve it, too. Help the kids (up to age 15) in your life get hooked on the thrill of fishing.

This section will help you choose gear and get ready to start fishing.

Updates on statewide fishing spots—published April through September.

In This Section

Species A-Z

Detailed guides to fishing any of Missouri's harvestable fish.


A complete guide to Missouri fishing regulations, filterable by species.

Trophies & Certificates

Brag about your Missouri catch, download first-fish certificates, browse state-record fish, and apply for a Master Angler Award.

Get Started Fishing

Learn the basics of how to fish, and where to look for fish in ponds, lakes and rivers.

Where to Fish

Fishing areas, fishing reports, boat ramps and more.

Fish Diseases

Learn about common diseases that can infect Missouri fish.

Protect Missouri Fishing

Browse things you can do to protect Missouri's waters for future generations.