Call 1-800-392-1111 to report poaching and arson
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.
Detailed guides to fishing any of Missouri's harvestable fish.
Browse fishing seasons by date or by species.
A complete guide to Missouri fishing regulations, filterable by species.
Brag about your Missouri catch, download first-fish certificates, browse state-record fish, and apply for a Master Angler Award.
Learn the basics of how to fish, and where to look for fish in ponds, lakes and rivers.
Fishing areas, fishing reports, boat ramps and more.
A full listing of fishing permits, filterable by species.
Learn about common diseases that can infect Missouri fish.
Browse things you can do to protect Missouri's waters for future generations.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.